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Madeline Island Cottage Overlooking Apostle Islands

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Sala Architect Designed Lake Superior Cottage


Last updated: 05/21/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:16
  • Bedrooms:7
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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,

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Member since: 2007

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 05/21/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 5000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 16
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Limited Accessibility:

    Accessible main floor bedroom and bath...moreless

Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 16

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Main Floor Bathroom: toilet, shower


  • Upper Level Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Dormitory style: 3 sinks, 2 toilet rooms, shower room...moreless

  • Outdoor Shower: outdoor shower


Other Amenities

  • Indoor Rock Climbing Wall, 154' x 12' dock on the beach with 5' - 6' water depth at end of dock, 330' feet of lakeshore overlooking Apostle Islands National Park Land...moreless


  • Books:

    Lots and lots of books! Children's books, young adult, nature, history and novels....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    cards, puzzles, cribbage boards, chess...moreless

  • Music Library:

    iPod Dock...moreless

  • Ping Pong Table


  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront
  • Lake View:

    Overlooking the Apostle Islands National Park...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    pathway through the woods to the lake, staircase on the approach to the beach. Sandy beach gradually gets deeper to 7' at end of dock....moreless

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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Handcrafted wood table seats 14 comfortably...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 14 people


  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer:

    2 LG front-load dryers...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    rock-climbing wall; barbells, stability equipment...moreless

  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    in-floor heating on first level; forced air on upper levels...moreless

  • Internet:

    High speed internet; fiber optic cable...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    High Quality; all cotton, 250 thread count bed sheets hypo-allergenic pillows and comforters Pendleton Wool blankets...moreless

  • Living Room:

    large gathering space; seating for 8 or more...moreless

  • Parking
  • Telephone:

    land line available; no extra fees for long distance...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    High Quality, all cotton Bath towels provided; bring your own beach towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    2 LG front-load washing machines ...moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    Hand crafted fieldstone fireplace...moreless

  • Wood Stove


  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    2 Miele dishwashers, cuisinart, blender, coffee maker, Breville conical coffee bean grinder, toaster, Riedel wine glasses. NOTE: Bring your own spices!...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    pasta maker ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    35' Sub Zero side-by-side w/icemaker...moreless

  • Stove:

    Wolf 6 burner gas + griddle and double oven...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Bicycles:

    Available to rent on Main Street in the town of LaPointe...moreless

  • Boat:

    Available to rent or charter at the Madeline Island Yacht Club....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    wrap around screened in porch...moreless

  • Golf:

    Robert Trent Jones Sr. designed golf course on the island....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Available to rent at Big Bay Town Park and in the town of LaPointe....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Two Weber Grills; one by the beach and one near the kitchen....moreless

  • Tennis:

    Tennis courts available in the town of LaPointe...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Paddle Boards available to rent in the town of LaPointe...moreless



from 6 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Taxes Not included


Reservations cancelled before 30 day period receive deposit less $150 handling fee. Check in after 4pm, Check out 10am.

Year Round May-October ..... $975/night $6800/week (3-nt min /one week minimum stay July/Aug) November-April .. $800/night (3 night minimum) rental fee based on 6 adults/night. $15 add'l person charge over age 12. Deposit of 1/2 amount of total required to secure reservation. Balance, including 5.5% WI sales tax and 6.5% Town tax due upon check-in.

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Last updated: 05/21/2017
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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: We built this cottage when our three children were young enough to enjoy blissful summer days exploring nature and living on "island time." As they have grown, we still cherish our time together on the island but have also enjoyed sharing this magical place with other families.

Why the Owner Chose La Pointe, WI, USA:
We bought the property for its privacy and sunsets and built a family cottage to accommodate grandparents, grandchildren and everyone in between!

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
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!

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 05/21/2017

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  • Sala Architect Designed
Lake Superior Cottage

    Sala Architect Designed Lake Superior Cottage

  • Rumsford Fireplace in Family Room

    Rumsford Fireplace in Family Room

  • 'Eagle's Nest' Bedroom

    'Eagle's Nest' Bedroom

  • 'North Star' Bedroom

    'North Star' Bedroom

  • Common-area book nook

    Common-area book nook

  • Lower level family room/TV room

    Lower level family room/TV room

  • View from porch overlooking Apostle Islands

    View from porch overlooking Apostle Islands

  • Pathway down the the lake

    Pathway down the the lake

  • quiet morning on the beach

    quiet morning on the beach

  • Summer afternoon

    Summer afternoon

  • Winter Ice Road from Bayfield to Madeline Island

    Winter Ice Road from Bayfield to Madeline Island

  • Well-stocked kitchen

    Well-stocked kitchen

  • Dining table seats 12 comfortably

    Dining table seats 12 comfortably

  • Reading Chairs in "Away Room"

    Reading Chairs in "Away Room"

  • 'LaPointe' Bedroom

    'LaPointe' Bedroom

  • 'Sunset' Bedroom

    'Sunset' Bedroom

  • Architecturally designed staircase to loft bedrooms

    Architecturally designed staircase to loft bedrooms

  • Wrap-around porch with Lake View

    Wrap-around porch with Lake View

  • View of Side Porch

    View of Side Porch

  • peace and quiet on the dock

    peace and quiet on the dock

  • Jumping off the dock

    Jumping off the dock

  • Autumn colors

    Autumn colors

  • Winter fun

    Winter fun

VRBO #161763

This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Sunday, May 28, 2017

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