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Recent Madeline Island property reviews

  • Family Get a way

    "Our family had a wonderful Labor Day Weekend at the Somtara House. The location of the house was perfect - just a short drive to town/ferry/restaurants or to the State/Town Parks. The view of Lake Superior was beautiful from many rooms in the house and we enjoyed hearing the waves crashing on the shore at night. Our 3 girls (6, 10, 12) loved playing in the lake, looking for pretty rocks, exploring the shore, jumping over waves, eating lunch on the dock, making S'mores and driving to town to get ice cream. The house was very clean, well-maintained and well-appointed and the pictures of the house on the internet really look exactly like what the house and scenery looks like in person. We would definitely stay here again and recommend it to anyone looking for a great place to vacation. From a couple with no kids, to families with kids, everyone would find something unique and special about this house. My only other comment, is that the lake shore is a bit rocky, so we recommend that you bring water shoes of some kind if you plan to go in the water. Our girls did an didn't have any problems."
    Guest: Missy Date of Stay: August 2013 Review Submitted: September 12, 2013
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  • "We stayed at this home during the week of July 4. Idyllic doesn't even begin to describe this property. The house is situated on 10 very private wooded acres loaded with wildflowers and wild raspberries,is meticulously well cared for, and there are two decks and a large porch so everyone can spread out and pursue their own interests. We took our kayaks down the stairs to the lake and spent our days exploring the shore, reading on the "sunset bench," and swimming (yes, it was warm enough!). At day's end we enjoyed a glass of wine on the porch while admiring the sunset and congratulating ourselves on our great vacation find. We hardly left except for some trips to LaPointe for necessities. We highly recommend this island home to anyone who wants an absolutely relaxing yet stimulating vacation. We hated to leave! Our thanks to the owners for sharing their beautiful home with us."
    Guest: Ann Miller1 Date of Stay: July 2008 Review Submitted: July 30, 2008
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  • Kathy Harrison

    "We were all so comfortable in your home. We especially enjoyed the screened porch. Thank you for the personal touches and details."
    Guest: Kathy Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 7, 2014
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  • had a terrific time!

    "The fires on the beach were my favorite. The weather was great, so we spent a lot of time outside on the beach. We had a colored rock contest, went canoeing, played volleyball on the beach and more. Norm was very accommodating and an excellent person to rent from!"
    Guest: Lori Date of Stay: August 2012 Review Submitted: August 18, 2012
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Madeline Island Travel Tips

Beautiful Madeline Island Vacation Rentals

Originally named "Mooningwanekaaning" (or Home of the Golden Breasted Woodpecker), Madeline Island, the largest of the Apostle Islands, is located at the northern end of Wisconsin’s Lake Superior. It is 14 miles long and just three miles wide. Getting to Madeline Island lodging is not easy but it is most definitely worth the extra effort. The island is accessible only by air or ferry. The ferry service runs from either March or April and continues until Lake Superior freezes over for the winter. During the winter, it is accessible via an ice road. The ice road is a feature of the Christmas season, when the road is lined with Christmas treas. When it is not thick enough for cars, access is by airplane, snowmobile and even wind sleds.

Spot the Eagles, Swim and Relax on an Historic Island

The area around Madeline Island cabins was settled in 1693 by French fur traders whose fort became the town of La Pointe. The history of the fur trade’s influence on the life on the island’s inhabitants is remembered at the Madeline Island Historical Museum. On the island is Big Bay State Park, also called the "Eagles Nest," for the bald eagles that build their homes in the cliffs many pine trees where a large lagoon and bog are found. Access to the island’s biggest beach is at Big Bay Town Park, where the warmer water is great for swimming. The island is a wonderful base for exploring other islands with their delightful small fishing villages still maintaining their traditional way of life. Visitors here will enjoy the peace and quiet of a small island. Come here to enjoy taking long walks through stunning woodland and discovering each of the wonderful views. You can also enjoy relaxing on the warm sandy beaches and taking the occasional swim. Take a walking tour of the historic areas of the town or a Ferry Line Bus Tour.

During the winter here, those who brave the ice roads are rewarded with a wonderland of natural snowy beauty. Here, visitors can enjoy ice skating, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, ice fishing and even dog sledding.

Take a Day Trip to Baysfield

Madeline Island vacation rentals are within an easy distance for a day trip to the mainland of Wisconsin’s Bayfield. This quaint little village has unique shops where visitors can buy handblown glass and other souvenirs. Visit the Maritime Museum and have lunch at the Rittenhouse Inn, formerly one of the main houses in the village. Here, visitors can learn to kayak, charter a boat, take a fishing trip or learn to sail. Visitors can head to the "pick your own" orchard for some delicious apples and berries.

The Apostle Islands National Lakeshore was created in 1963 by President John F. Kennedy. This undisturbed wilderness area is a fabulous place to discover. There are lighthouses to tour, swimming, fishing, sailing, kayaking or hiking. Scuba diving enthusiasts may choose to head out to one of the local wrecks to do some underwater exploration.

A Perfect Property Awaits Your Visit

Madeline Island cabins come in a variety of sizes, from small cozy cottages for two to an apartment in town or a large, bright, spacious family home. Each property is unique and individually furnished to an exception standard. Property owners take every care to provide vacationers with everything you can think of to make a house into a comfortable home. This may include big-screen TVs, working fires, entertainment systems with music and film libraries, pool tables, and a variety of other luxuries that makes each ideal for the perfect vacation. Many also welcome pets.

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