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***August 6-13 SALE!!! named 2017 top 25 vacation rental by MN Monthly

Sleeps18
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms2
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Estate, 5 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 14-16)

From the moment you walk in the door you will feel completely at home at the barn at Madeline Island.

Sleeps 16 in beds/featured in both Martha Stewart Weddings, Linda Mack's new book about Madeline Island homes and featured on the Discovery Channel (Great Retreats).

Our home is located on over 900' of private lakeshore (18 acres) surrounded by beautiful white pine, maple and birch forest. The 3000 square foot home was built in 2003 from a 200 year old Vermont hay barn we had disassembled, transported and painstakingly reassembled into a luxury vacation home. The hand hewn beams inside are up to 20' in diameter and the walls are original barn board.

Enjoy our over-sized dock at sunset. Stand Up Paddle Boards and Kayaks are waiting for you at the lake... You and your kids will love swimming at the shore.

A charming treehouse for the kids and a handmade bonfire area to enjoy marshmallows and cocktails.

You will feel warm and comfortable from the moment you step inside to find a gourmet kitchen with Viking range and all of the amenities needed to relax and or entertain in grand style. Sit on the huge deck with family or friends and watch the sun set over the islands.

A perfect retreat for a couple, a wedding, a reunion or a larger group of friends looking to experience peace and quiet on Madeline Island.

We've hosted gorgeous weddings, family retreats, reunions and honeymoons. We take extra pains to make sure your needs are met. (caretakers are down the road!)

The Barn is truly a work of art that needs to be seen to be fully appreciated.

We are 7 miles from the town of LaPointe where you'll find restaurants, bars, ice cream and souvenir shopping. There are tennis courts available as well as a Robert Trent Jones-designed golf course. Moped, kayak and bicycle rental also available. Take the ferry over to Bayfield for a day trip of shopping and dinner out.

Available for weekly (7 night minimum) rentals during July and August or shorter periods in fall, winter and spring (3 night minimum).

This review sums up your future experience at our home:

"The home was BEAUTIFUL. It was decorated lovely, with a warm and cozy feeling. It was spacious, clean, very comfortable and the view to Lake Superior breathtaking. The home had all the amenities we needed and the gourmet kitchen was fabulous. We spent a lot of time on the huge deck, which had comfortable seating for all. The dock was large and awesome where we spent a lot of time sunbathing, taking a dip in Lake Superior to cool off and trying our skills on the paddleboard. We had a lovely time and we all agreed that it was one of our best vacations. We also want to thank the owner and the caretaker for calling us to make sure we had everything we needed. That's customer service at it's finest. "

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More Details

Owner
Sanders
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 28, 2017

What makes this house unique

The barn at Madeline Island is actually a 200 year old hay barn that was lovingly moved from Vermont to its new home at Madeline Island where it was turned in to a breathtaking luxury home. Featured on the Discovery Channel, Martha Stewart Weddings and the upcoming book 'Madeline Island Summer Houses' by Linda Mack.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Sanders,

It's been a bit of a whirlwind here since returning from Madeline Island--my apologies for sending this note so late!

I just wanted to thank you for our family's amazing vacation. Our parents have fond memories of the Island and have long talked about returning. Your beautiful home helped create a once-in-a-lifetime vacation for our entire family. It's hard to imagine how so many people could possibly relax under one roof--but we did! The mix of private and common spaces, spacious common rooms, and outdoor options were perfect.



Thank you so much for sharing your home with us.



All the best,

Andrew
Jun 2015
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Amenities

Ashland County House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1st floor - toilet , combination tub/shower
    2nd floor - toilet , shower
    Outdoor shower - outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • main floor: Hermit Island room - 1 queen , private bedroom with shared bath
    main floor: Basswood Island room - 1 king , private BR with hanging closet, large dresser and share bath
    upstairs: Hermit Island room - 2 twin/ single , private loft BR with shared bath
    basement: Sand Island room - 2 double , 2 twin/ single , 2 murphy bed , private room with shared main floor bathroom
    upstairs: Raspberry Island room - 1 queen , private bedroom with shared bathroom.
    basement: Stockton - 1 king , semi-private room with shared main floor bathroom
    upstairs: Eagle Island loft - 2 twin/ single , semi-private loft with shared bathroom
  • first floor Master: antique king bed, linens and duvet are Sundance catalogue products. Master BR also has a Large dresser and full hanging closet with shelving. two twin trundle beds in basement bedroom Leave the pack and play at home, we have a Graco brand pack and play waiting for you. There is an amazing screened in porch with an oversized twin couch/daybed. This is the best room in the house for those wanting the beauty of the lake and outdoors without the bugs!
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
If we don't have it, ask us and we'll do our best to accommodate your needs...

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

***August 6-13 SALE!!! named 2017 top 25 vacation rental by MN Monthly
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 20 reviews
Illinois
5

Awesome!

  • 5 of 5

We booked a long weekend at the end of April at the Barn. Our daughter was on break from school, and The Barn was the perfect place to relax, unwind and catch up. Sanders was so wonderful and easy to work with. He provided perfect details and all the needed information about the cabin. When we arrived it was breathtaking. We enjoyed the cabin décor. The cabin was so warm and cozy and we immediately felt right at home. The cabin had everything we needed. Our stay was perfect and we did not want to leave. Thanks for sharing this treasure with our family. We can't wait to come back.

Michele & Jeff

  • Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Michele and Jeff, you guys were wonderful guests and I'm so happy that you were able to enjoy Madeline Island and the barn. I sincerely look forward to hearing from you again and hope you have a great summer. Best always, Sanders
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5

Lovely Time at The Barn

  • 5 of 5

We gathered at The Barn for my mother's 70th birthday. This one-of-a-kind property is gorgeous, organized, very spacious and well-maintained. There are a lot of toys, games, and equipment available which is a huge bonus. The screened porch was wonderful for late-night Scrabble games and the view of the lake and evening sunsets can't be beat. Sanders is a very responsive and helpful host. We look forward to coming back and highly recommend staying here!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: happy 70th birthday to your mom!!! And thank you for the wonderful review: we loved hosting you and your family and look forward to seeing you again. Best always, Sanders
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5

Simply Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

It only took a few minutes at The Barn for me to completely relax. The view of and proximity to the lake are spectacular, the rooms are comfortable and sweet. One of my favourite things about the house itself is that the main action happens in a large shared space: there is cooking happening on the gorgeous stove, games on the long dining table, and a whole range of perfect reading corners. In short: we had a great time unwinding, taking time for ourselves and reconnecting with each other. I'm counting the days until we go back.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. We loved hosting you and hope you will make the barn part of your yearly spring travel plans!
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Minneapolis
5

Magical.

  • 5 of 5

The Barn has become our favorite family vacation spot. The home and its surroundings are magical, including the dock! The home is extremely comfortable and very well stocked. The kitchen is a dream for anyone who loves to cook. Beds and bedding, top notch. Our kids never run out of things to do in the lower level kids space--when we need to be indoors! Most of our time is on the dock, in the water or meandering in the woods. The paddle boards and kayaks constantly in motion. Short trips to town for ice cream or a stop at Tom's Burned Down (the best) for a little adventure. We feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to live at The Barn a week every summer--it really feels like our home while we are there.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Minneapolis, MN
5

Beautiful retreat

  • 5 of 5

A great family vacation spot! The barn lived up to its reviews and proved the perfect place for our large family and two dogs. A spacious, comfortable, well-appointed home we look forward to visiting again.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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SAINT PAUL
5

Fell in love!

  • 5 of 5

This home is amazing! It was the perfect setting for a destination wedding in July. The ceremony was on the lawn with the woods and lake as a backdrop. The buffet was on the deck, fireworks were lit off the dock and lanterns were let go over the lake. We danced to the wee hours. Perfection!

12 of us stayed in the home which is spacious yet cozy with plenty of character and charming lux details. We were in awe of the vision that turned a hay barn in Vermont into a luxury home on Madeline.

We enjoyed big family breakfasts, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding and being off the grid. A haven indeed. Thank you! Cannot wait for our next visit!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Lapoint
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
LaPointe town park

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Rates & Availability

Ashland County House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
June 2017 SALE
Jun 26 2017 - Jul 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
$550
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
July 2017 weekend Getaway SALE
Jul 3 2017 - Jul 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$750
 
 
August 2017 SALE
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
$750
 
 
Late Summer 2017
Aug 28 2017 - Oct 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
$550
From
$750
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season 2017/18
Oct 3 2017 - Jun 6 2018
3 night minimum stay
$425
From
$550
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Summer 2018
Jun 7 2018 - Jun 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
$775
From
$975
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season 2018
Jun 29 2018 - Sep 3 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$975
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Summer 2018
Sep 4 2018 - Oct 7 2018
3 night minimum stay
$775
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season 2018
Oct 8 2018 - Jun 6 2019
3 night minimum stay
$425
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$975
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $350 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
dump fee-garbage removal $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.0%

Reservations cancelled before 30 day period receive deposit less $100 handling fee. Check in after 4pm, Check out 11am.

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.
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