Large Lakeside Log Cabin with Private Beach Access

Entire cabin hosted by Erin

  1. 16 guests
  2. 7 bedrooms
  3. 10 beds
  4. 4.5 baths
Dedicated workspace
A common area with wifi that’s well-suited for working.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the lockbox.
Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.


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Welcome to The Boathouse Lodge on Madeline Island.

This 110 year old log cabin sits nestled in the woods with views of Lake Superior and its own private beach. It is home to 1 of the last 2 remaining boat houses on Madeline Island. This multi unit property sits on 5 acres surrounded by hundreds of white pine and maple trees. Located less than a mile from the golf course, and less than 2 miles from town, the location provides easy access to enjoy the wonderful businesses of Madeline Island.

The space
The Boathouse Lodge sleeps 15 and is perfect for large groups and families.
The main house is roughly 3,300 sq ft and has 5 bedrooms, 1 full bath, 2 three quarter baths and a powder room. It features a large gathering room highlighted by a dual sided gas fireplace, fully stocked kitchen, a second dining/living space and a large deck overlooking Lake Superior. The indoor dining room provides a new beautiful dining room table with ample seating. Additionally, you may choose to dine at the patio table, taking advantage of beautiful Lake Superior. The main cabin itself is a rustic log cabin with extraordinary character and history. The 110 year old home boasts tall ceilings and was originally used as the living barracks for the loggers on the island. The structure was beautifully expanded in the 1960’s to include the additional living space and kitchen. While sitting by the gas fireplace you will be surrounded by 200+ year old logs or enjoy a cup of coffee on the large deck looking out over Lake Superior.

Included in the rental is a separate, small guest cabin, 200 feet away from the main house, on a lit walking path. The house is perched at the top of the hill overlooking the beach, boathouse & lake. It sleeps 4 (1 queen and a twin trundle bed), has its own three quarter bathroom, microwave, small refrigerator, coffee maker & electric tea kettle. The 4 hatch windows allow for an extremely peaceful sleep with the sounds of Lake Superior nearby.

The Boathouse Lodge has its own private and swimmable beach, great for families and small kids. Private beach access on Madeline Island is very rare. The property has over 350 ft of lakeshore of which over half is made up of a beautiful private beach. If you have ever swam on Madeline Island you will understand that this is the perfect swimmers beach. It boasts pure sand access into the water without the large rocks you frequently find on the island. The Boathouse and dock have created a haven of shallow swimming areas for all ages to enjoy, especially little ones. Your views will overlook the Boathouse itself, Grant’s point and Bayfield. It is a frequent path for sailboats. The Boathouse is well over 60 years old. It is currently non-functional and although it is in need of restoration and some love, it is a living piece of island & Lake Superior history.

The cabin’s exterior is being freshly painted in Spring of 2022 and the interior has new couches and brand new mattresses.

Bedrooms & Bathrooms:
Main house:
Main level:
Bedroom 1: King w/ attached ¾ bath
Powder Room
Second level:
Bedroom 2: King w/ attached full bath
Bedroom 3: Twin w/ a day bed
Bedroom 4: King
Bedroom 5: Queen and Full
¾ bath

Carriage House:
Bedroom 1: Queen w/ attached ¾ bath
Bedroom 2: 2 Twin (trundle bed)

-Private beach accessible via a staircase
-Gas & Charcoal grills available
-Firepit available with firewood provided
-Plenty of parking available onsite for 5+ vehicles
-Outdoor deck with dining

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed
Bedroom 3
1 single bed, 1 sofa bed

What this place offers

Lake view
Private beach access – Beachfront
Dedicated workspace
Free parking on premises
TV with Roku
Free washer – In building
Free dryer – In unit

7 nights in La Pointe

Oct 8, 2022 - Oct 15, 2022

5.0 out of 5 stars from 3 reviews


Where you’ll be

La Pointe, Wisconsin, United States

Madeline Island is the largest of the Apostle Islands. The town of La Pointe has numerous, wonderful small businesses ( restaurants, bars, shops etc.). The island is an outdoor lovers paradise with numerous places to hike, bike, camp, cliff jump and swim.

Madeline island is located off of Bayfield, Wisconsin via a ferry. Cars are permitted on the ferry and island.

Hosted by Erin

  1. Joined in February 2017
  • 3 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hi! This cabin is owned by our family and is for future generations. We love sharing the magic of this home and the island when we're unable to ourselves.

During your stay

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 4:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy