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Lake Superior Beachfront, 4+ Bedrooms, Spectacular Timberframe Home"""

Bedrooms 4
Space 4,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

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

Bayfield Migizi Landings Lake Superior Shore 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, an outdoor lake shower 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.

A post-stay cleaning fee is taken out of your security deposit. It is typically $150-175, but has been higher when the cabin needs more post-stay attention.

More Details

Kevin Thomas
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 12, 2018

About Kevin Thomas

Natives of the Northwoods, we reside in South Florida, but return as often as we can to family and friends near Migizi Landings.

Kevin Thomas purchased this house in 2009

Why Kevin Thomas chose Washburn

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.


Washburn House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
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 ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
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. Also, do not enter the property of our neighbors to the north including the concrete deck that extends out into the lake. The boathouse from the deck was demolished last winter, there is underwater debris around the base of the deck that is dangerous. Our beach is very safe, that area not on our property is not.


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Lake Superior Beachfront, 4+ Bedrooms, Spectacular Timberframe Home
average rating of 4.8846154 based on 26 reviews

Great place!

  • 5 of 5

All the comforts of home plus great views and relaxed and accommodating owners. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Week

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week here. Beautiful building with lots of great amenities. Would highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful. Very serene place. Quite large, house/ lodge.

  • 4 of 5

We love mtzgi landing. The one downside is very difficult main level shower.

Very nice, clean well appointed house on 3 levels. Incomparable.

An hour on the deck is worth a week in most places.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A week with old friends

  • 5 of 5

The images in the photos don't do justice to the majesty of this home and the lake! We spent a week with old friends, and our children here, and we all enjoyed our time. Space to spread out, privacy to accommodate many people, secluded, but close to everything! We had an amazing time. This place is made for relaxing!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ventura, CA

Kevin and Patti's Washburn "cabin" is an architectural gem with Lake views and beach access.

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed a weeklong adventure in mid-June at this cabin. The Washburn location was perfect for visits to Bayfield, Ashland and Cornucopia. We hiked, kayaked, fished and golfed - all within a 20 minute drive.

The cabin is immaculate, architecturally stunning, and was outfitted with our every need. The large porch overlooking the bay was a perfect spot for morning coffee and evening cocktails. Kevin and Patti communicated promptly and were extremely customer friendly.

As a bonus, the cabin is very well equipped for accommodating babies and toddlers.

We had a superior experience at this cabin - 5 stars!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very good

  • 4 of 5

I usually do not write reviews, but this being such a wonderful experience, i had to write one. So here it is. The place is just beautiful, house as my husband puts it "you name it the place has it". We were 3 families that went on this trip with 3 young ones and ahd a great time in the house and on the beach. We could not get into water much as it was cold but did have some good beach time. The owners were really good in providing every detail of the place. If there was anythig we had to point our finger at, wish there were some outdoor games like bean bags. But all in all a great relaxing place to spend good time

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate the review and are glad you enjoyed the home and location. Big oops, there is a bean bag game and bocce balls set in the basement furnace room. We will make note of that for future guests.
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Damage Deposit $500

Rates are subject to change until rental is confirmed. Also, more than one "empty-to-full" holding tank servicing per week of stay is deducted from the security deposit. "Empty-to-full" means that on your check-in day the tank typically has some level of fill. After the tank is emptied the first time during your stay, the next tank fill/empty is still on us. After that if your party refills the tank, that fee would be your responsibility.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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