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Madeline Island Cottage Overlooking Apostle Islands

Bedrooms 7
Space 5,000 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cabin, 7 Bedrooms + Den, 2.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 16)

A private and quiet setting overlooking the Apostle Islands National Park. Relaxing getaway for two or plenty of space for a gathering of sixteen.

Enjoy enchanting glimpses of wildlife; deer at dawn, lake trout and salmon migrating in spring and fall. The extra-wide, permanent dock reaches 140' into Lake Superior and provides a perfect place to relax on the adirondack chairs and watch children at play or enjoy a serene moment at sunset.

Our architecturally designed cottage has an old world feel. The all-wood interior on the main and upper floors, most of which is milled from old growth Douglas Fir timbers, lend warmth and character to the home. The wrap-around screen porch provides protected outdoor space for dining, reading, playing cards or taking an afternoon nap. The fieldstone rumsford fireplace will take the evening chill out of the air and the 12' dining table will seat a crowd for special meals prepared in the gourmet kitchen.

The lower level 'rainy day' room features table tennis, a kids rock-climbing wall, Blue Ray and DVD player with large flat screen TV. An acoustic guitar is there waiting to be strummed. Plenty of books line the shelves throughout the home.

We are 7 miles from the town of LaPointe where you'll find restaurants, bars, ice cream and souvenir shopping. There are tennis courts available as well as a Robert Trent Jones-designed golf course. Moped, kayak and bicycle rental also available. Take the ferry over to Bayfield for a day trip of shopping and dinner out.

Available for weekly rentals during summer months or shorter periods in fall, winter and spring. Designed by Dale Mulfinger of SALA Architects,

Keywords: Cabin

More Details

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2018

What makes this cottage unique

Lake Superior has a coastal, maritime feel drawing sailors and kayakers to the Apostle Island archipelago. Bayfield is a quaint harbor town and Madeline Island is its slightly rebellious cousin. As we drive from the hectic city, to the rural Wisconsin roads and finally aboard the ferry and across the channel to Madeline Island, all cares have vanished!


Ashland County Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main Floor Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Upper Level Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Dormitory style: 3 sinks, 2 toilet rooms, shower room
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower
  • 2.5+
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 7 - 2 twin/ single
    Book Nook - 1 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (4), Twin or Single Beds (8), Baby Cribs (1) collapsable Beds are fitted with all-Cotton bedding, primaloft down comforters and Pendleton wool blankets.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Bicycles, Kayaks, Paddle Boards, and Boats available for Rent in the Town of LaPointe


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

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Madeline Island Cottage Overlooking Apostle Islands
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

Wonderful place to stay

  • 4 of 5

We had a great stay! The cottage is beautiful!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Shell Rock, Iowa, USA

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

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Charlene, Thank you for the glowing review of our Rendezvous home on Madeline Island. I'm so glad to know that you and your family enjoyed a wonderful, relaxing week together. Take care, enjoy the rest of the summer and know that you are welcome to come back for another visit! My very best, Theresa
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  • 5 of 5

A truly wonderful place for a family rendezvous.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2012
  • Stayed: October 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Louis Park, MN

Beautiful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We stayed a week with our extended family. This is a beautiful home, both in design and decoration. The design is amazing because it never felt like there were that many people in the house until we sat down to eat together. The kitchen is great - two dishwashers are awesome when you have a large group. The beach is pristine.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bel Air, Maryland

Family vacation

  • 5 of 5

The rental property was everything it said it would be and more. The owner was great to work with. I can't wait to return to Madeline Island.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hampton, MN


  • 5 of 5

I just spent the weekend at the house with my family for my parents 50th wedding anniversary. There were 14 of us and there was plenty of room. Its not very often you can find a home with a large kitchen, great common area and bedrooms that are comfortable- this home had it all. The pictures are good but the house is even more beautiful in person. The gourmet kitchen was beyond my expectation in how well it was stocked.- just bring your groceries. The property is secluded and peaceful- we enjoyed early spring with deer and birds. The owners are gracious hosts and easy to get ahold of with questions and concerns. We rented bikes and rode around the island, played a lot of cards on the porch and even did a "polar plunge" into Lake Superior!! I highly recommend this property

  • Submitted: May 31, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Major Gilbert Field Airport
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Madeline Island Golf Club
Nearest Beach
Residence on the beach

Art Fairs and Festivals throughout the year.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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