About the property
- House1250 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 2 nights
5 acres, 4 Bedroom/2 bath, Tiki Bar, Firepit, screen porch, near Big Bay Beach
Located ten minutes from Big Bay Town Park (the jewel of Lake Superior) and fifteen minutes from the quaint village of La Pointe, yoMay u will find hip 'Northshore' with clean modern lines and antique accents which create a soothing Northwood's escape. A Tiki Bar, screened-in porch, Smart TV, a nice sized lawn surrounding the home, and a firepit and hammock mandate f-u-n, while four bedrooms with feather down blankets promise some deep z-z-z-z's. Serene, modern, with a brand new well-appointed interior, this retreat in the woods offers some serious get-away in the spirit of Madeline Island. This is the ultimate Midwestern Island getaway for a budget-minded family (sleeps 8-10, but the rate of $250 is for 8 Max, $30 each additional person) or for couples that appreciate a more current aesthetic. We are also dog-friendly! ($30 pet fee). Families with little ones and the elderly especially appreciate that it is all one level and very child-safe. And the cabin has super high speed internet!
Wake up and you can only see the woods, hear the wind. Have coffee in fresh new space decorated by young designer. Ride bikes to Big Bay, swim under bridge in lagoon out into the waves. At home, wash the lake off, have a drink at the Tiki Bar, grill, then circle the firepit and watch the sparks join the stars above. Fall into goose-down bedding and dream that your vacation never ends...
Frequently Asked Questions:
*Extra Fee for Events, Parties, Weddings, Reunions. Only the number of guests booked and paid for are authorized. Please contact owners if you'd like to plan an event no matter how small so rental agreement is not broken and guests are not asked to leave. We are happy to accomodate, but pre-arrangement must be made:)
-The rental is about 2 miles from the beach (Big Bay) and 8 miles from town. It's located on Northshore Road, just north of Benjamin Blvd. For sleeping arrangements there are 4 bedrooms: one queen, two full, and one with two twins. There is also a fold-out couch for an extra charge ($30 for each guest over 8 people).There are two full bathrooms and an outdoor shower.
-For a fee, guests can use the pool, spa, and sauna at the Inn on Madeline Island in town.
Keywords: Home in Woods
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
About Property Manager
Sarah Luck Pearson and Bob Douglas have lived on beautiful Madeline Island for 7 years where she wrote and he built custom homes. Bob's parents, Lynn and Ginny, also owners, live South of the Twin Cities but love to make the trip North to spend time with family, fish, play cards, and boat. 'Northshore' is an extension of family and of their love of the magical island of Madeline.
Property Manager purchased this House in 2007
Why Property Manager chose Ashland County
Madeline Island is the jewel of Lake Superior and the only place in the Midwest that has humidity-free summers. It's the Caribbean of the Northwoods! It also has one of the warmest communities we have ever experienced. Come one year, make friends, and you will be back for years to come. We also are enchanted with the nearby Big Bay Town Park that has a long white sand beach and lagoon... one of the most stunning places we've ever seen!
What makes this House unique
Wake up and can only see the woods, hear the wind. Have coffee in fresh new space decorated by young designer. Ride bikes to Big Bay, swim under bridge in lagoon out into the waves. At home, wash the lake off in outdoor shower, nap in hammock, have a drink at the Tiki Bar, grill, then around the firepit watch the sparks join the stars above. Fall into goose-down bedding and dream that your vacation never ends...
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Our stay was fantastic! It looks just like the pictures online. Made our vacation to Madeline Island even better! The only thing I would recommend is bringing fans because there is no air conditioning.
Secluded location with plenty of space in the house for the nine of us. My only complaint is that the screens are badly in need of repair. With no air conditioning it was necessary to keep doors and windows open. There were a lot of mosquitoes in the house when we arrived. I made temporary repairs with a roll of scotch tape found in the house. Things were better from then on and we enjoyed our stay and used it as a jumping off point for the Apostle Islands.
Lovely, comfortable, and convenient
The rooms were very comfortable and well appointed, the kitchen and sitting areas were also both functional and cute. The location was quiet yet convenient to LaPointe and Big Bay.
Great place to stay!
We absolutely loved this house. Loved the setting in the woods. We enjoyed bonfires in the evenings, it was a 2 minute drive to our favorite beach, we hiked a bit on the trail and the house had room for everyone. And the house had everything we needed.
OK for short getaway
The cabin was OK for a short getaway with the family but not having lake access and being in the bug-infested woods made it less enjoyable than we'd hoped. The cabin was large enough for 8 of us with a large dining room table, 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The outdoor space was good but we couldn't use it too much because the screens had holes for the bugs to get in so we spent our days at the parks and the evenings indoors. Overall, my family enjoyed our trip but were not overly impressed with the cabin.
Well, the Northwoods have bugs. And it's double the price for this many to stay on the lake. Will repair the screens right away though:)
We had three generations at the property - 10 total - and we never felt we in each others way. Plenty of room to spread out! The kitchen had everything we needed for meal prep and the outdoor grill and fire pit were used as well. Very quiet but the drive to the parks and town is fairly short. We enjoyed our time at Madeline Island.
Wonderful live entertainment at 'Tom's Burned Down Cafe.'
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
** Rate of $275 is based on 8 PEOPLE MAX. It is $30 for each additional person, regardless of age. Pet Fee $30 No available to renters under 21 years of age. No weddings or events unless approved with contract, min. $1000. Discuss with owner terms. CANCELLATIONS – Cancellations that are made more than 60 days prior to the arrival date are subject to a 5% cancellation fee or $50, whichever is greater. Cancellations or changes that result in a shortened stay, that are made within 60 days of the arrival date, forfeit the full reservation deposit. Cancellation less than 2 weeks from stay or early departure does not warrant any refund of rent.