MADELINE ISLAND COTTAGE ON THE SANDY SHORES OF LAKE SUPERIOR

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Bedrooms 2
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MADELINE ISLAND COTTAGE ON THE SANDY SHORES OF LAKE SUPERIOR

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Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

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.

VISIT OUR OTHER WEB SITE FOR MORE PICTURES ON MADELINE ISLAND, listed on the link later in is web site.

Keywords: A cozy two bedroom cottage under tall Norway pines with a view of the lake and sunset.

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  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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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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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
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Minimum Stay 3 nights
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5
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Madeline Island Cottage on the Sandy Shores of Lake Superior
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
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Madeline Island Cottage on the Sandy Shores of Lake Superior
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p112451vb
715-209-1746
Bayfield Northern Wisconsin
Rochester, MN
5

The Best R&R

The Best R&R
  • 5 of 5
I have been renting this lovely island home in the woods for 36 years and find it the best rest and relaxation spot for me. It is THE coziest place on a cool, rainy day (doesn't it always rain when you-re on vacation, at least one of the days) with a fireplace, a large supply of firewood, and windows all around the large room that doubles as living and dining. Madeline has loads of attractions for those who want to be active and entertained, but I go there for peace and quiet and it is perfect for me. I have just returned and read 3 books, slept until mid-morning each day, cooked all my own meals, walked every day, and feel totally refreshed and relaxed! Come, it's addictive!
  • Submitted: Apr 23, 0002
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Madeline Island Cottage on the Sandy Shores of Lake Superior
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p112451vb
715-209-1746
Bayfield Northern Wisconsin
Minneapolis
5

We Loved Every Day at Whose House

  • 5 of 5
We fell in love with Madeline Island on our 4 day stay in Whose House. Marjorie and Myron were welcoming and helpful hosts who made us feel right at home. Everything about the property was very accurately described and the cabin was well supplied to meet all our needs. We really hope for another and longer stay next year. There's something very special about islands--and island people--and Whose House is a place to experience that.
  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+
Owner's Response: Thank o for your review of Smiths Whose House. We'll see you next year.

Marj & Myron
business
Madeline Island Cottage on the Sandy Shores of Lake Superior
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p112451vb
715-209-1746
Bayfield Northern Wisconsin
5

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  • 5 of 5
Our family stayed here for the first time this year. It is an example of the classic WI summer cabin, with a homey woods feel and an amazing field stone fireplace. The dock was inviting, they offered kayaks to paddle about, we could easily bicycle into town. The beds were comfortable. The kitchen was well stocked with pots pans and lots of dishes, which was nice as we cook a lot. We hope to come back next year. It was just classic place -- like you read about in a novel of WI summers past.
  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your good review. We enjoy getting nice reviews like this. We look forward to your return visit. See you next year.

Sincerely,

Marjorie & Myron Smith
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Madeline Island Cottage on the Sandy Shores of Lake Superior
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p112451vb
715-209-1746
Bayfield Northern Wisconsin
Fox Cities, Wisconsin; United States
5

Superior Splendor

  • 5 of 5
Wonderful relaxing haven (or should I say Heaven!) For our anniversary get-away, it was all we wished for plus more--the Smiths are great hosts and are now our friends. And we are grateful they share such a splendid cabin with travelers like us so we, too, get to enjoy such a slice of bliss on the big lake. Peace and quiet seekers will love it!!! Loved it!
  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+
Owner's Response: We appreciate getting reviews like this. We hope that your time spent with us on Madeline Island, turns into good friendship. Come back soon!!!

Sincerely,
Marjorie & Myron Smith
business
Madeline Island Cottage on the Sandy Shores of Lake Superior
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p112451vb
715-209-1746
Bayfield Northern Wisconsin
Wisconsin
5

Our Happy Place

  • 5 of 5
Our family of 4 loved this place. We will be back. Majorie and Myron are wonderful! Exactly as described.
  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Madeline Island Cottage on the Sandy Shores of Lake Superior
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p112451vb
715-209-1746
Bayfield Northern Wisconsin
United States
5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5
Wonderful week with the family on Lake Superior. The owners were welcoming and easy going, made for a very relaxing vacation. The beach is shallow, which we needed for our family, and the kayaks were a great activity off the beach.
  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your nice review of the cottage. We appreciate the good comments.

Thanks again.

Marjorie & Myron Smith
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Amenities

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Bayfield Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Lake View
General:
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Telephone ...
  • Internet ...
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
  • miniature golf
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • cycling
  • tennis
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
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