lake superior: Slogging Through the Mud and Rain, Marking Lot Boundaries - A Rainy Day Activity for mid-September - 09/16/10 10:07 AM
Yesterday was a lousy day to take an autumn walk in the rain on Madeline Island.
At midday, the temperature was in the upper 40s and it was pouring.  The streets in LaPointe were full of flowing water and the view across two miles of Lake Superior facing the Bayfield mainland was obscured by low, heavy clouds and streaks of rain.
It was not what you'd call the best weather for enjoying the Apostle Islands.
My friend and colleague Jeff and I chose the day to take a trip up to the north end of the Island to mark lot corners for a pending … (5 comments)

lake superior: PRICES REDUCED - North Shore Heights Lots 9 and 10 - Madeline Island - 09/14/10 07:27 AM
Here's an idea for a buyer who wants to be able to enjoy Lake Superior and the Apostle Islands without the higher property taxes associated with a waterfront lot.
Buy lots nine and ten in the North Shore Heights subdivision on Madeline Island and get nearly eleven acres of woods and views, with deeded lake access and shared use of dock and beach, for a lot less than you'd pay for a three-acre waterfront lot.
For a real estate Virtual Tour of Lot 9, North Shore … (1 comments)

lake superior: SOLD Madeline Island Waterfront Estate - 2984 North Shore Road, LaPointe, Wisconsin 54850 - Madeline Island Real Estate - 09/03/10 04:21 PM

If privacy is what you desire, then you'll find no Madeline Island home more quiet and sequestered than this luxury Lake Superior estate on nearly six acres. 

Click here or on any photo for a Virtual Tour of this property.
This waterfront home offers an impressive array of jaw-dropping features, including "Timeless Timber" stair treads, massive burl log mantle shelf, stone fireplace surround, premium Velux skylights, upstairs loft with study and bedroom suite, towering screened gazebo and wrap-around deck. 

Enjoy a sweeping vista of nearby … (0 comments)

lake superior: YouTube Video - 4146 Kron Dahlin Lane, LaPointe, Wisconsin 54850 - Madeline Island Real Estate - 08/07/10 10:51 AM
Amnicon Beach Subdivision
4146 Kron Dahlin Lane, LaPointe, Wisconsin 54850
Madeline Island - Ashland County, WI

PRICED AT $179,900
MLS #3944815

lake superior: A Tripod is Still a Vitally Important Piece of Equipment for Best Results in Real Estate Photography - 07/25/10 11:23 AM
Let's talk tripods. 
Until someone figures out how to develop image stabilization that works well in all situations, photographic tripods will still be around.  In low light and for shots where you want a level horizon, a tripod is essential.  Yeah, you can level the horizon later on in most photo editing software, but you'll need to crop and you'll lose frame width.
The place where I see tripods least often used, and most often needed, is in video tours for real estate.  Going handheld with a videocamera when shooting a home tour is pretty unwise.  No one enjoys watching a jittery, bouncy image … (3 comments)

lake superior: North Shore Heights Lot 10 on North Shore Road - Madeline Island Real Estate - 07/20/10 04:48 PM
North Shore Heights Lot 10
Madeline Island Real Estate
Nearly six acres of wooded splendor with deeded lake access

An access trail on Stockton Road leads to sand beach and shared community dock, with views of Stockton, Hermit and Basswood Islands.

The delightful wooded path leads to the North Shore Heights beach and community dock.

Pathway bridge along the way, as you approach the beach

The North Shore Heights dock at sunset

The sunset view from the North Shore Heights dock is stunning!
PRICED AT $67,500
MLS #3946906

lake superior: Here's Why (and How) We Desktop Publish all our Printed Materials at our Madeline Island Real Estate Office - 07/20/10 09:28 AM
We receive a lot of compliments on our Madeline Island Realty three-panel listing brochure and our one-page listing flyers. 

One of my listing clients asked me the other day why we take the time to desktop publish our listing brochures and flyers.  I responded by saying that pre-printed listing flyers are, in my opinion, a waste of money.  They don't allow for price changes or photo substitutions.  They also don't allow for new or withdrawn listings.
We have a relatively short sales season here in the Apostle Islands area, although it is possible to make sales any time of the year.  … (0 comments)

lake superior: 2687 Big Bay Road, LaPointe, Wisconsin 54850 - Madeline Island Real Estate - Ashland County, Wisconsin - 07/14/10 01:38 AM
2687 Big Bay Road, LaPointe, Wisconsin 54850
Madeline Island Real Estate
Scarce Big Bay lakeshore lot at a remarkable price - Listed by Madeline Island Realty

Part of the Big Bay "horseshoe", sheltered from the west, north and south, this is remarkably calm and over 150 feet of peaceful Big Bay waterfront.  Level 2.39 acre lot with heavy tree coverage assures your privacy.   

Cool, clean, incredibly clear waters that only Lake Superior can offer!  Lake frontage faces south, looking across the water at Big Bay Point and Big Bay State Park area.

Perch on a boulder or spread out on the … (0 comments)

lake superior: 4121 Chippewa Trail, LaPointe, Wisconsin 54850 - Madeline Island Real Estate - Ashland County, Wisconsin - 07/13/10 04:52 AM
4121 Chippewa Trail, LaPointe, Wisconsin 54850
Madeline Island Real Estate
Superb lakeshore lot with sand beach, on secluded Chippewa Trail, is ready for your construction plans - listed by Madeline Island Realty

Enjoy clear, clean Lake Superior and an expanse of pristine sand beach lake frontage.  The lot is level and an area has been cleared for construction, with roadway into property from Chippewa Trail.
Chippewa Trail is a secluded private road, with no outlet at the end of the street.   There's no traffic noise to interfere with your enjoyment of the property.

Other real estate agents will show you lakeshore with brownstone banks and … (0 comments)

lake superior: More "Murphy's Landing" Photos - 3442 Big Bay Road, offered by Madeline Island Realty - 07/12/10 04:01 AM
3442 Big Bay Road, LaPointe, Wisconsin 54850
Madeline Island Real Estate
More photos of "Murphy's Landing" Log Home on Big Bay, Madeline Island, Listed by Madeline Island Realty

Murphy's Landing can best be described as a home with no compromises. Built and designed for entertaining, every room is a comfortable space.

The billiard room with wet bar is a perfect example of "Murphy's Landing" elegance. 

These are bedrooms you can furnish with a king bed and still have generous space.  Note the vaulted ceilings, alcoves, sliding doors to deck and ceiling fans.

Another delightful large bedroom with a splendid … (0 comments)

lake superior: 4146 Kron - Dahlin Lane, LaPointe, Wisconsin 54850 - Madeline Island Real Estate - 07/10/10 04:35 PM
SOLD - 4146 Kron - Dahlin Lane, LaPointe, Wisconsin 54850
Madeline Island Real Estate
Lakeshore "Beach Boat and "Crew's Quarters" on Amnicon Beach, listed by Madeline Island Realty
Spacious dining room and living room area with lots of light plus sliding doors which open to the front patio and lakeside deck.  The remodeled kitchen features custom hickory cabinets, island with breakfast dining area and track lighting.

Step into the roomy master bedroom suite with private bath, large closet and sliding door to the deck.

Roomy "Crew's Quarters" guest cottage provides extra room for your weekend guests.
Delightful "Beach Boat" features … (0 comments)

lake superior: 3442 Big Bay Road, LaPointe, Wisconsin 54850 - Madeline Island Real Estate - 07/01/10 03:56 PM
3442 Big Bay Road, LaPointe, Wisconsin 54850
Madeline Island Real Estate
"Murphy's Landing" Log Home on Big Bay, Madeline Island, Listed by Madeline Island Realty
Serene lakeshore living on Madeline Island at a remarkably affordable price Rustic decor blended with luxury amenities to create comfort & charm in this delightful Big Bay log home 
Billiard room with wet bar and large yard, with ample room to play  Five large bedrooms, each with private bath, ideal for entertaining and large gatherings  This property offers huge rental potential in the seasonal home rental market  
PREMIUM … (2 comments)

lake superior: Trying to find "LaPointe, Wisconsin" on Google Earth? It's All About How you Type the word "LaPointe" - 02/07/09 02:34 AM
Google Earth is a fun and useful utility, but it's far from perfect.
I found myself searching for the town of LaPointe, Wisconsin on Google Earth yesterday evening.  And depending on how you type the town's name, you get entirely different results.
LaPointe is the commercial zone on Madeline Island, located at the southwestern tip of the Island.  LaPointe Township includes the entire island.  Madeline Island is one of the twenty-two Apostle Islands in western Lake Superior, situated about seventy-five miles east of the Duluth-Superior metropolitan area.
There seems to be a sort of eternal debate among Islanders (and summer residents) … (2 comments)

lake superior: Madeline Islanders Cheer Early Freeze-Up - 01/06/09 12:03 AM
Winter has arrived in a big way on Madeline Island.
Approach to the ice road on Madeline Island
On New Year's Day, the Madeline Island Ferry Line made its last trip before freeze-up, slogging through the slushy passageway which threaded through the forming ice between Bayfield and La Pointe, Wisconsin.  The much-anticipated ice road is now forming across the two miles of Lake Superior that connects the mainland with the Island.  And Islanders are thrilled about it.  They see the ice road as a bonus, something that saves them from the expense of ferry (and windsled) fees.
Within the … (1 comments)

lake superior: Is Lake Superior Ice Formation Being Affected by Global Warming? - 01/05/09 10:12 PM
A recent University of Minnesota Duluth study claims that Lake Superior is a prime example of global warming and its effects.

The "ice road" to Madeline Island begins to break up in Spring of each year.
According to a recent article in the Duluth News-Tribune, the Lake Superior winter ice cover has, in general, diminished over the last thirty years, with a corresponding rise in average lake water temperature.  And another study by a local Bayfield resident who researched weather data back to 1857 claims that today we are seeing an average of forty-five fewer ice-covered days in our area of Chequamegon Bay than there were in the … (1 comments)

lake superior: Fourth edition of "The Superior Way: A Cruising Guide to Lake Superior" is now available - 06/28/08 11:18 AM
If you're a Lake Superior sailor or power boat owner, you'll want to pick up the latest edition of Bonnie Dahl's much-praised "Cruising Guide to Lake Superior".
The newly-available fourth edition includes wilderness anchorages around the "big lake".  And there are over 350 GPS waypoints plotted for sailing and boating enthusiasts.

I still have my trusty second edition and I've always loved this book.  The section on the Apostle Islands is detailed and easy to follow.  The spiral binding lets pages lie flat on a chart table for easy reference.  You'll find harbor maps, wilderness charts, information on marine facilities and navigational … (4 comments)

lake superior: Madeline Island Golf Club opens June 14th in La Pointe, Wisconsin - 06/07/08 04:50 PM
The Madeline Island Golf Club is gearing up for its opening day, June 14.
The course, designed by world-renowned golf course architect Robert Trent Jones Sr., is in the process of being groomed and made ready for opening week.  Resident PGA pro Jeff Obst will be available for lessons and golf clinics this season. 
The course is located on Old Fort Road, across from the Madeline Island Marina and Yacht Club.  You'll enjoy spectacular views of Lake Superior and the mainland from much of the course.  Carts are available and there are occasional special prices and offerings which appear on the Golf Club … (4 comments)

lake superior: June 7-8 is "Free Fishing Weekend" in Wisconsin - 05/31/08 02:48 PM
Here's another freebie for Wisconsin visitors that you won't want to miss!
On the first Saturday and Sunday of each June, resident and non-resident anglers may fish without a fishing license in all Wisconsin waters, including Lake Superior and Lake Michigan.  Trout or salmon stamps are also not required during "Free Fishing Weekend".  The only "catch" would be that anglers must adhere to all other State regulations, including fish size and catch limits.
The State of Wisconsin offers over fifteen thousand lakes and 13,500 linear miles of navigable rivers and streams. 
Young people under the age of sixteen do not need … (0 comments)

lake superior: Building Your Company Image Around Recreation as a Focal Point - 05/28/08 10:40 AM
One of the biggest challenges to an independent real estate company is creating a unique company image that reflects your service area and the type of business in which you specialize.  Ideally, that image shoud be part of your entire marketing strategy, including print and Web marketing and even in the way your office is decorated
We started a company on Madeline Island, in La Pointe, Wisconsin (just off the south shore of Lake Superior) in 2001.  Madeline Island is a recreational/second home community that is popular with summer residents and tourists from all over the country, especially the Midwest.  The Island is also home to over two … (20 comments)

lake superior: Great Places to Dine on Madeline Island This Summer - My Recommendations - 05/21/08 09:53 AM
If you've never been to Madeline Island before, you'll hear plenty of opinions from newspaper travel columnists and websites about what to see and enjoy.  Here's my personal list of places to eat and relax while you're visiting the Island.
Restaurants - You've got choices on Madeline Island when it comes to dining.  If you're looking for casual dining or lunch in the town of La Pointe, stop at the Beach Club or Grandpa Tony's, both on Main Street, close to the ferry landing.  The Beach Club offers alfresco dining on the patio and plenty of indoor seating.  Grampa Tony's offers items like pizza, … (4 comments)

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La Pointe, WI

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Madeline Island Realty

Address: 809 Main Street, Box 553, LaPointe, WI, 54850

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