WHOSE HOUSE--A SUPERIOR cottage on a GREAT lake!!
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Smith’s ‘Whose House’ is a lovely hideaway surrounded by old Norway pines over 125’ tall. It is on the western shore of Madeline Island (2.5 miles from LaPointe) and provides a wonderful view of the sunset. Guests enjoy great swimming and water sports. The water temperature even reached 80F a few times in 2006! Renters often return and also come for more than one week to enjoy all that Madeline Island has to offer.
The cottage has a large, comfortable living room with a big stone fireplace, two bedrooms, a complete kitchen, and a bathroom with shower. The living room is surrounded by windows on 3 sides and opens onto a large deck that overlooks the lake, about 175 feet away.
Beach chairs and water toys are kept near the dock and renters can walk along the shore to Grant’s Point. The beach is sandy and one can walk into the lake a long way out past the end of the dock, which is shared with the owners of the cottage. There is a swing seat under the trees next to the beach and a bench on the end of the dock.
There are many things to do on the island and in Bayfield. A few years ago the Chicago Tribune picked Bayfield as the #1 vacation spot in the Midwest! The Madeline Island Ferry makes its 20 minute trip between Bayfield and Madeline Island every 30-60 minutes from early morning to late at night during the summer months.
The island boasts a well-stocked public library with children’s story hours, books, videos, DVD’s, and internet access. The Madeline Island Historical Museum is a must visit for the whole family. There are several restaurants on the island whose food is uniformly excellent.
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We both grew up in northern Wisconsin (Ashland & Washburn). Marjorie’s parents bought property on Madeline in 1934. The original ‘Whose House’ was bought by friends at the same time and later sold to her parents in 1952. It was then remodeled and has been rented ever since. The Smith’s became owners of the property in 1976 and continue to maintain and update the cottage.
Myron is a retired dentist and Marjorie a retired nursing professor. We live in Rochester, Minnesota, but spend our summer months on Madeline. The island remains a very special place for our whole family.
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