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Lake Superior Beachfront, 4+ Bedrooms, Spectacular Timberframe Home

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Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, large open loft, sauna, 2 fireplaces, Apostle Islands Views

Bayfield Migizi Landings Lake Superior Shores Home

Located between Bayfield and Washburn on the sandy beaches of Lake Superior sits Migizi Landings. You will quickly learn why this home is so special to our family.

Migizi Landings is a short drive to everything that Bayfield County has to offer. A very convenient spot for those who vacation, hike, canoe, kayak, ski, ATV visit the Bayfield Apple Festival and attend Big Top Chautauqua events.

Many have told us that once they arrive they never want to leave the home. Local craftsmen built the four-story timber frame home in 2001. Many of the large wood beams were reclaimed from area buildings. Like the homes of Scandinavia that have stood for centuries, no metal is used in the super structure of Migizi Landings. You will stare up from the great room and fireplace three floors above to the loft and vaulted ceiling in awe at the sea of pine.

The home features four bedrooms, three full baths, a large authentic Finnish sauna, two fireplaces, and a large fourth-floor open loft. A three-quarters wrap deck extends to the back overlooking Lake Superior, Madeline and Long Islands. An extended dining table in the great room can accommodate large gatherings. Custom built furniture and art fill the cabin making it feel like home to all who visit.

We named our home Migizi Landings from the Ojibwa Indian (Lake Superior Band) name meaning bald eagle. On the day we bought the home in 2009 a pair of bald eagles landed on a tree on the corner of the property looking over Lake Superior. On every visit since we see them multiple times daily. Their nest is on the lake within a 1/2 mile of our home. Deer, fox, loons, pileated woodpeckers and much more are experienced on visit.

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Kevin Thomas
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 6, 2016

About Kevin Thomas

Natives of the Northwoods. We reside in South Florida, but return as often as we can to Migizi Landings.

Kevin Thomas purchased this house in 2009

Why Kevin Thomas chose Northwest

Once you visit, you will know why we fell in love with the home, the view and the area.

What makes this house unique

Walking into the house and smelling and seeing the pine never, ever gets old for us. Whether you prefer the outdoors, or a good book inside, you will never lack things to do.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

Lake Superior Beachfront, 4+ Bedrooms, Spectacular Timberframe Home
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 18 reviews

Wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

Better than the photos. Spectacular view, beautiful well equipped home.. Will return. Owners very knowledgeable and helpful about the surrounding area.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful home in a perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

The owners covered it all here! Very comfortable beds, fully stocked kitchen, awesome fireplace in the living room, pleanty of space to spread out, beautiful views, fantastic beach with a fire ring and seating etc. I would highly recommend this home and we would love to vacation here again!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Delightful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our week in this lovely home. I think "abundance" would be a good word to describe Migizi Landings. From the space, plenty of room for everyone to gather, or have privacy, to lots of towels, sheets, paper products, room to cook, lots of dishes and kitchen equipment, you name it, the homeowners have thought of it.

And the view of Lake Superior out the huge living room windows is breathtaking.

The weather wasn't the best when we were there, so we spent more time in the house than we normally would. This house is so cool, with its lovely setting and interesting, unique furnishings. Made it interesting to stay there.

In addition, we got long, personal notes from the homeowners, telling us about the area and great places to visit. Maggie's, in Bayfield, is a little, brightly painted old house off the beaten path. Great food, good service, and more pink flamingos than I've ever seen in one place! We never would have seen it if Patti hadn't told us about it.

We felt very welcomed by both Patti and Kevin.

I would recommend staying at this home. It was fun.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

This is a very top tier house and location. As a 70 YO with some physical limitations, ( my problem not the houses problem) the steps in and outside are challenging. The BR on the ground level is very nice but stepping out of the very deep tub would be a challenge for many. I love the sand shower but getting there can be a challenge.

In summary this is a very beautiful, unique and spacious home. The view from the deck alone almost makes the entire cost worth it. If you love the lake this place makes the list.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Heaven on Earth

  • 5 of 5

This is our last day at this gorgeous home and I'm lounging on the deck and gazing out onto Lake Superior, with Madeline Island in the distance. This place is fabulous and I highly recommend it to anyone contemplating whether this is the right place to stay. It is. You won't be disappointed! We had our family of 7 adults and four young children and never felt crowded. The wrap around deck, mostly covered, provides great play space for kids, rain or shine. The beach is amazing, particularly once you get in the water and realize you can walk out on the soft weed-free sand for what seems like forever in all directions. I'm just sorry I waited until day 6 to do it! Watching our "home" eagle soar over the lake was a real treat. We all enjoyed the sauna, especially the men who liked to follow up with a dip in the lake. We also loved the outdoor shower, the steam shower, the beautiful deck, the beautiful library room (perfect for a quiet reading space or bedtime stories for the grandkids), and all of the beautiful and interesting furnishings. The home is well stocked with all the essentials plus more. For outings, we took the ferry to Madeline Island where we picnicked and swam at Big Bay State Park, we toured Raspberry Island, chartered a fishing excursion (followed by a fabulous trout boil), and had a spa day for the ladies. More locally, we hiked to Houghton Falls (beautiful) and had fun getting water from the artesion well. There is plenty to do in the surrounding area, of course, but do not overbook your outings. You don't want to short yourself on the relaxation and rejuvenation thar Migizi Landings has to offer right at home base.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Migizi Landings is pure perfection

  • 5 of 5

Our family absolutely loved our time at Migizi Landings!!! Not enough superlatives to describe our experience. The home is spacious and full of light and welcoming, furnished beyond imagination, and boasting amazing timber frame construction. Loved the deck facing the lake for meals at any time of day. The kitchen is unbelievably well-stocked, a real bonus for traveling visitors. Thomases are truly the perfect hosts...they maintain their gorgeous property in supreme pristine condition and are so generous in sharing their "slice of heaven" with renters. We found Patti's list of suggestions and recommendations for fun in the area to be extremely helpful. We were able to hit a pleasant balance of exploring the area and nestling into the cabin. I think we would all agree that our very favorite times were those spent down on the beach...playing in the water in the afternoons, and enjoying campfires in the evening. So peaceful. And our last night there, we were treated to the strawberry moon! Gorgeous. It was fun to witness mama eagle retrieving meals for her babes. Activities we enjoyed included grilling, hiking, grand tour of the islands, ferrying to Madeline Island, shopping in Bayfield, and fish fry at Patsy's in Washburn! Cabin time was all about board games, jigsaw puzzles, saunas and playing cornhole in the yard.

The amenities that this property has to offer and Thomases' hospitality make Migizi Landings a true vacation value. We can't wait to return! Mange tussen takk, Thomases!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Duluth, Minnesota
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
This is Wisconsin, find two roads that intersect!
Nearest Ferry
9 Miles
Bayfield, Wisconsin
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Apostle Highlands Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
US Hwy 13
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Good Thymes
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Mount Ashwabay
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Lake Superior on Property
Car: necessary

Located at the gateway to the Apostle Islands, on the shores of Lake Superior.


Rates & Availability

Washburn House Rental Rates

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Summer of 2017
May 27 2017 - Sep 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
Applefest 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 6.5%

Rates are subject to change until rental is confirmed. Post-stay cleaning is taken out of the security deposit, unless other arrangements are made. Also, more than one holding tank empty per week of stay is deducted from the security deposit.

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Washburn House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Upper Bedrooms Full Bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master Full Bath and Main Level Bathroom. Steam Shower.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Lower Level Bathroom, with Sliding Door to the Sauna.
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower , Outdoor Lake Shower added in '15 for sand removal from beach
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Main Floor Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Third Level Bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Third Level Bedroom 2
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Lower Level Bedroom
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 1 double , 3 twin/ single , Loft with Several Beds
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
We ask that you not use fireworks or discharge firearms of any variety on the property. Nesting bald eagles and owls are on or very close to our property. There is no hunting from our property or any of the adjoining properties along Dryer Road. There is world-class hunting in Bayfield County. We ask that you discover these locations through the local or regional Wisconsin DNR offices or web sites.

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