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Recent Madeline Island reviews

  • A large house for multiple families with plenty of elbow room, fun and water

    "This is the perfect home for a gathering of multiple families (technically we had 8 different units), or one very large one! There is plenty of space for children to play, adults to read, or to walk down to the lake and enjoy the beach. The kitchen is well stocked and was a pleasure to cook meals and clean up in. All the amenities were very nice and thoughtfully planned. The house is very well cared for and is beautifully decorated. It was a 6+ mile ride via bikes into town which we tended to do in the morning and then come back in the afternoon and spend time at the lake. There was plenty to do in LaPointe for those who wanted to venture into town such as the Museum, local stores, or check out the community calendar for events. To wake up every morning and have a spectacular view and nice cup of coffee on the porch made it hard to leave. Or was it the evening sunset? Or the afternoon playing in the sand and jumping off the dock? The owner did a great job communicating/answering questions, and even sent us a list of things to do while on the island. We had always visited MI in the past for a day, but we were absolutely delighted with our experience staying for seven. Yes, you want to stay here."
    Guest: CS Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 13, 2014
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  • When can we go again?

    "My husband and I brought our toddler to Blue Water Vista for a get-away. The cabin was as-described. We even had a double rainbow over the the lake! The best feature of the cabin is the amount of indoor and outdoor space to enjoy (especially with a busy toddler.) We will be back!"
    Guest: VacationMomma Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 7, 2014
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  • Very Homey

    "Staying at this home was just what we needed. It was very conveinent to walk to town. We traveled during off season so there were not too many tourists. The island is very dog friendly. There are plenty of things to do on the island if you like nature and being outdoors. We would definitely recommend staying here. The island is a nice little getaway from reality."
    Guest: Ocassional Traveler Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 27, 2014
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  • The Best R&R

    "I have been renting this lovely island home in the woods for 36 years and find it the best rest and relaxation spot for me. It is THE coziest place on a cool, rainy day (doesn't it always rain when you-re on vacation, at least one of the days) with a fireplace, a large supply of firewood, and windows all around the large room that doubles as living and dining. Madeline has loads of attractions for those who want to be active and entertained, but I go there for peace and quiet and it is perfect for me. I have just returned and read 3 books, slept until mid-morning each day, cooked all my own meals, walked every day, and feel totally refreshed and relaxed! Come, it's addictive!"
    Guest: G-Man Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 23, 2014
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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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