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Madeline Island cottage within steps of sandy shoreline!

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

Welcome to Gooseberry Cottage. You are invited to get away from it all at this rustic, charming lake cottage within steps of the crystal clear waters of Lake Superior! Private 600 feet of shoreline and beach is yours with plenty of room to swim and play on beautiful Chebomnicon Bay. You are moments from Big Bay State Park, which is great access for the hiker, biker, kayaker or adventurer. You can enjoy the 12+ acres of this very private location. The cottage has been recently updated and now has a new owner who is excited to share their love of Madeline Island with you. The cottage sleeps 6 comfortably with a king, queen, and a daybed with trundle on the 3 season porch (for those who enjoy sleeping to the sounds of nature and fresh air.) You will have amazing privacy at our cottage and you can truly get away from the "busyness" of daily life here. There is a VCR/DVD for watching movies if you wish (no tv service). Come make wonderful memories on the island while staying at Gooseberry Cottage. Family and pet friendly. 5 night min. during peak summer months, but please contact owner for consideration of shorter stay. Amenities: 3 season porch, basic kitchen essentials provided, microwave (no dishwasher), full bath, outdoor shower, wood burning fireplace,, sunporch, charcoal grill (please bring your own charcoal, lighter fluid and firewood), and an outdoor fire pit. *please note the beach changes throughout the seasons dependent upon many factors, and beach may be larger or smaller at different times of season.*

Jeanine Reder
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 11, 2018

About Jeanine Reder

Jeanine Reder

Live in Twin Cities, MN area

Jeanine Reder purchased this cottage in 2017

Why Jeanine Reder chose La Pointe

After visiting the island over many years, I fell in love with the island and it's natural beauty. I am thrilled to be able to share Gooseberry Cottage with others - a truly special place on a magnificent lake. I am certain you will feel the same.


La Pointe Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , outdoor shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Daybed with trundle on sunporch
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • sailing


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(6 traveler reviews)

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Madeline Island cottage within steps of sandy shoreline!
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

The best place on the Island!!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have been coming up to the Island for over 30 years and Gooseberry is the BEST place that we have ever stayed at. The property, the beach, the land and the home are fantastic!!! The fireplace was an added touch. It felt like home. The deck over looking the lake was breath taking OMG!! As I am writing this I started to think that if I gush to much Gooseberry will be rented all the time and we will never be able to get back in. But then I thought about what my mother taught me... sharing. This place is family friendly and also a great place for a romantic get away. The upstairs bedroom feels like you are in a tree house. You hear the waves, see the water, watch the moon cross the sky... so peaceful. The property is close to everything, town, the state park, everything. As my wife said, "this place is so cute". If it is not booked up we will be back many, many, many, more times. We found the perfect spot on the Island. The outdoor shower would have been great but it was late September and a little chilly but in the summer it would have been great to use it. Next time I will bring our badminton set because the lawn is huge. If you have more than one couple croquet would be great as well. Overall I rate it 5 stars that's because it will only let me rate 5 stars. I would go much higher if I could. The last word I would say about Gooseberry is "OUTSTANDING"

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the review. I am truly happy you had such an enjoyable stay and am happy you got to share what I really feel is a piece of heaven on earth. Please do come back to Gooseberry soon! Jeanine
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  • 5 of 5

We loved the Gooseberry Cottage. The views were spectacular. We loved looking out at Lake Superior. The location was perfect, secluded and private. The cottage was quaint and charming with little welcoming treasures all around! We went kayaking and hiking and had a wonderful time! Thank you for sharing the cottage with us, we plan on coming back!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review and I am thrilled to hear you had such an enjoyable time! Please do come back and visit Gooseberry again.Jeanine
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Cute cottage and worked great for our family!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the feel and layout of the house, especially upstairs bedroom. The deck is great, we could leave our big dog out there since there is a gate. Great views! The house was chilly and damp on cold rainy days, fire in fireplace would have done the trick but, it doesnt work (smoke pours out every crevice). Luckily most days/nights were warm and sunny. Kids loved the beach area, it was mostly rocky except a couple days after storm moved through we saw the sand in picture. Great for rock searching! Nice and secluded location, great biking distance to town and even closer to park. Just what we needed!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and I am happy you enjoyed your stay at Gooseberry. I appreciate your information re the woodburning stove insert and when I had my handyman check it, he noticed that a piece of the interior of the stove had come loose mostly like from a previous renter accidentally overloading the stove and it had jammed, likely causing the issue. Regardless, I have a fireplace technician coming to check it to be certain it is in proper working order. We hope you return as a guest again next year to Gooseberry. Jeanine
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

We had a really great time at Gooseberry cottage. The view from the deck was wonderful and we sat out there for hours just reading and looking at the view. On the last day we left and saw a very small black bear on the drive out of the property. We had a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy you enjoyed your time at Gooseberry and enjoyed the lake. It is a special spot and please return again to visit! Jeanine
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Charming cottage with an amazing view of Lake Superior!

  • 5 of 5

We loved Gooseberry cottage! The interior is decorated so perfectly and has all the ammenities you'd need. It has a rustic feel with charm. The loft room upstairs is amazing, best views in the cottage and beautifully decorated. The whole family wanted to hang out up there in the big cozy bed with twinkle lights draped around! We opened some of the many windows in that room to hear the rain and watch a storm roll over the lake. Just beautiful and about as relaxing as you can get! It was chilly when we were there but the rooms have space heaters and there is plenty of extra bedding. The beach is lovley, with nice sandy areas to explore and relax on. The owners left a great detailed book of instructions as well as notes around the cabin that were so helpful. Great deck, charcoal grill, plenty of space, easy to get to...can't say enough good things about our experience! The cottage definitely made our first visit to Madeline Island perfect!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jessica, thank you so much for your kind review of Gooseberry Cottage and I am so happy to hear you were all comfortable and enjoyed the accommodations! I certainly hope you return again as a future guest. Thank you, Jeanine
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Beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

I brought my family to the island for a mini vacation while I ran the Madeline Island half marathon. Gooseberry Cottage worked out perfectly. It felt really secluded, with a long driveway winding through the woods, but it's still easy access to La Pointe. We chose to bring a car, but it would have been an easy bike trip into town.

My favorite thing about the cottage was the lake views. There's a lakeside deck with a gate (bonus for the young children), and the views from the upstairs bedroom are phenomenal.

The cottage was well equipped, and we found everything we needed to cook a few meals. It was rainy and cold during our visit, so the kids greatly appreciated the children's books and handful of games in the cottage.

We had a great stay, thank you!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for sharing your review. I am so happy you enjoyed your stay at Gooseberry Cottage. We hope you come back when the weather is warmer and you can enjoy the beach with your family next time!
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Directions to Gooseberry: when get off Ferry take right on Fort Road, then take left at middle rd. head on middle rd for about 1-2 miles, there will eventually be a sharp left by lake continue to 3 way stop at Black Shanty Road and head straight. Middle Road turns into Hagen Road here and Gooseberry is on the right 1761. Look for the sign posted at end of long driveway. Head down driveway to end and you will run into Gooseberry Cottage.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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