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Sheila's Downtown Condo

Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
1 - 2 nights

About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, Sleeps 4 adults and 1-2 children


Walk to absolutely everything! Golf course, marina, ferry, galleries, restaurants, grocery, live music, bike, moped and kayak rentals, museum, beaches, and hiking trails. Charter a sunset sail.

The condo is only 1.5 blocks from the Ferry Landing and only 1/2 block from Lake Superior which can be seen from the large picture window in the living room. Being so close to the ferry landing means you don't have to bring your car over if you don't need to! You are surrounded by shops, galleries and restaurants allowing you to walk everywhere at you leisure! Mission Hill Coffee Shop is right below so you can meander down each day for a fresh pastry or sandwich to order.

The bedroom is on the back side of the building where the gentle breezes come across the quiet shaded veranda. It makes for a peaceful sleep after your daily (and nightly) fun.

All your bed linens and fluffy towels are included along with cooking utensils, dishes and glassware. The AMENITIES section directly below gives detailed information about the condo.

The Madeline Island Chamber of Commerce offers a wealth of information from ferry schedules to weekly events, things to do, business listings, and info on the Town Park and the State Park.

BOOKING PROCEDURES: Please check the CALENDAR FOR AVAILABILITY. Once you accept the quote sent to you, you will receive a notice for payment of deposit. Your 50% deposit will secure your reservation. You will receive a reminder email for your final payment about 3 weeks before your check-in date. Your balance is due prior to your arrival. Once I have received the balance I will email your CONFIRMATION LETTER that includes the address, directions from the ferry landing and the KEYLESS DOOR CODE along with parking information, some general information and the web link for the ferry schedule. KEEP IN MIND THAT ALL CORRESPONDENCE COMES FROM HOME AWAY. CHECK YOUR 'JUNK MAIL' FOR EMAILS that might get sent there.


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Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 14, 2017


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(50 traveler reviews)

Sheila's Downtown Condo
average rating of 4.74 based on 50 reviews
Middleton, WI

Beautiful condo in a remarkable setting

  • 5 of 5

Sheila's condo was the perfect place for us--very clean and confortable, with a good queen sized bed and an astoundingly well-equipped kitchen...Plenty of linens are provided. It was spacious for the two of us, but would have been comfortable for four since both sofa and loveseat open out. The wifi was free and fast.The amazing location was upstairs from a bakery, coffee shop and restaurant, and art gallery. The living room picture window (which was spotless) has a view of the bay, complete with ferry, sailboats and sunsets. Right across the street are several shops, including kayak, bike, and moped rental. Up the street is "Tom's Burned Down Cafe"--a very unique local hangout. The back porch looks toward the woods and the sunrise, and has some patio chairs and a table...the photos on the site capture it nicely. Sheila is a great VRBO host. Our email was answered within a few hours. She has placed many thoughtful extras--safety and first aid supllies, toiletry samples, as well as books and travel guides. I sincerely hope to return to the island, and to Sheila's!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice place to stay while on Madeline Island, but noisy.

  • 2 of 5

The condo itself was very clean and plenty of room for two people. She also had a little basket in the bathroom with all kinds of stuff(floss, conditioner, lotion, etc.) which was great in case you forget something! There are two bikes that we were allowed to use and I really appreciated the basket on one. It made it very easy to put a jacket and waters in while we went on a bike ride along the island. That was one of our favorite parts of our trip. Madeline island has great roads/bike lanes that make it easy to get around and see the whole island.

The only thing about the condo was that the refrigerator makes a very loud BANG when it shuts off. It sounds like a screen door is slamming shut. We thought someone was coming into the apartment the first night we stayed there until we figured out what it was! And once we figured out what it was, it still woke us up many times throughout the night. We would shut the bedroom door and it would drown out the sound but then the bedroom gets VERY warm because the air conditioning unit was in the living room. We ended up leaving two days early because we couldn't get a very good nights sleep because of that and the location of the condo.

When we rented the condo we thought the location right in downtown and above a coffee shop would be great. It turned out to be a noisy location. There was a bar across the street (Tom's burned down café) which had music going until 3am every night and the bakery & coffee shops below started work around 5-6am. This is not the condo's fault but we just want future renters to be aware of our experience. It was a good location to catch the ferry fast, but if we stayed on the island again we would not stay in the middle of downtown.

It was also very expensive for us to go back and forth from Bayfield to Madeline Island. It was $51 round trip for two adults and a vehicle. Each time we wanted to go explore Bayfield area it was $27 dollars for the two of us. Also not the condo's fault but people should be aware of the extra costs when planning their trip! :)

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jenna, I'm glad you were able to ride the bikes around the island. It's great fun isn't it? The island is a fun little spot where you can find solitude in the woods and the shores or 'urban' living in the village of LaPointe. I'm sorry that the downtown life wasn't to your liking! Thank you for letting me know (on 9/30) about the fridge making noise. If you would have called we could have it repaired or replaced with a new one within 24 hours. I want everyone's stay to be as wonderful as they envisioned!
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Fond du Lac

Always a great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Clean, handy, in the middle of all the action!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great condo

  • 5 of 5

We totally loved the condo. The location was so handy to the ferry as we did not bring our car. We used the bikes that were there for renters. We also appreciated all the updates on things before we came like using a cart from the ferry to all the extras that were provided at the condo that we did not expect. It was decorated so nicely with a theme that matched the area. If we are on the island again, we definitely would hope to stay at this condo again. It was great!!! Thanks for a great time.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks!!! It's always booked so we rarely get to stay. After reading your review I'm totally stoked to finally be able to stay in a few weeks. lol! Yes, come stay again for your next Island Adventure.
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Great Condo!

  • 4 of 5

Sheila's Downtown Condo is a wonderful place to stay when visiting Madeline Island. The location is perfect and Sheila is a pleasure to work with- very helpful and informative. The condo is just like an apartment, well equipped kitchen and bathroom. Comfortable bed. Nice view of the ferry dock and lake from the living room window. Reasonably priced. Would recommend staying at this condo when visiting Madeline Island.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Location and Very Comfortable Condo

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Sheila's condo was ideal. Located in the heart of La Point, it was very convenient to the various amenities the island has to offer. The accommodations are clean and well-cared for with everything we could ask for to make our visit a delight. Comfortable bed, big fluffy towels, air conditioned, satellite TV, WiFi, well-appointed kitchen and private parking. We trailered our 22 foot sailboat across on the ferry and found the folks at the marina to be super friendly and helpful too. The information provided by both her VRBO site and her personal attention to our needs made our Madeline Island sailing adventure a total pleasure. I recommend Sheila's condo without any hesitation. We'd gladly return.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so pleased that this trip worked out well for you to bring your sailboat. And thank you for your wonderful review!
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
There is a small airport on the island
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Madeline Island has a beautiful 18-hole course
Car: not necessary

Skateboard park, mini golf, bicycle, moped and kayak rentals. Sail and motor boat charters.


Rates & Availability

La Pointe Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late Fall & Winter
Nov 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
May 1 2017 - Jun 1 2017
1 night minimum stay
Jun 2 2017 - Sep 4 2017
1 night minimum stay
Sep 5 2017 - Oct 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
Apple Fest
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 7 2017
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.0%

CANCELLATION and REFUND POLICY is 100% (minus a 2.5% credit card service charge) for cancellations 30 days or more prior to arrival date. A 50% refund (minus any credit card service charges) is available for cancellations up to 2 weeks prior to arrival.

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La Pointe Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • There is a tub and shower enclosure. Enjoy plenty of fluffy towels. A blow dryer and a curling iron are provided. Please bring your favorite soaps and shampoos.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • A Queen-Sized Bed is located in the private bedroom.The sofa, purchased in 2011, converts to a standard Full-Sized Bed. A love seat in the living room converts to a floor level Single Bed; best for children only. All linens, pillows and blankets are supplied.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
On-Site: Restaurant, Coffee Shop, Bank, Art Gallery, Sweet Shop, Moped and Bike Rental, Laundromat. Nearby: Museum, Parks, Beaches, Playground, Local Arts & Crafts, Gift Shops, Bars, Boat Charters, Groceries

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