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“We’ve spent more than 30 years of very enjoyable times in Door County in all seasons, but this week at Somtara goes right to the top of the “Best Ever” list. We’re not sure we’d have the courage to share such a beautiful home with strangers, but we’re sure glad you did! Hard to leave……..looking forward to a return.”

“Thank you for sharing your cabin and waterfront with us. We’ve rented several cabins on Madeline Island over the last five years and this is the nicest”.

“This bride had the perfect honeymoon here at Somtara: a small slice of heaven for a week.”

“Our fourth visit to the island – our first to Somtara. Absolutely the best! The house is perfectly set with a beautiful view and the layout is so functional.”

“How fortunate you are to have such a beautiful home in such a magnificent location!”

“Thanks for sharing your home with us. We are grateful and forever changed!”

 “What a neat spot to spend a week and yes, how fortunate you are to own such a tranquil home away from home.”

“...We are sad to go because we had such a wonderful time here at Somtara. We have visited Madeline Island numerous times before, but this has been my very favorite time we have come here and Somtara has become my favorite place to stay when we come to Madeline Island. Somtara has the perfect beach for swimming and kayaking in the daytime and having bonfires in the fire pit when it becomes dark. Our stay here has brought out the meaning of “family” in our lives.”

“Hello! We’ve been vacationing on Madeline Island for many years now & have rented a number of properties. This one is by far the best

- the layout is neat - very spread out; we love the flooring; the fireplace is incredible. Nice sized kitchen & great porch. Not to mention fantastic beach access for kayaking! ...”


“Hi! You have a lovely place here.!...We have vacationed on Madeline Island for a long time now and I think we all agreed that this was one of the best houses / cabins on the lake!...”

“We spent our honeymoon on Madeline Island 20 years ago and have celebrated every 5 years by coming back and staying at different cabins or homes on the lake. Your beautiful, comfortable, cozy home is by far the nicest and roomiest we’ve stayed in.....”

“...we will always remember this place as the perfect place...”

“...We also stayed in Bayfield in a cottage, but we agreed that this place was better...We would never change a thing.”

“Absolutely perfect honeymoon. We were stunned when we arrived! The pictures do not do it justice”

The above are all comments from our guests. Check out The Guest Book for the complete text of these remarks and for additional comments as well.

Somtara is a wonderful home situated on one of the island's best lakeshore parcels. It is considered by many repeat island visitors as one of the nicest places to stay on the island. 

From the outside and from pictures only, Somtara looks like any ordinary ranch style home, but step inside and you see what makes this home so very special: you get a truly Superior experience the entire length of the home. No matter what the weather is like outside, you’ll enjoy the views and sounds of Superior from the comfort and warmth of Somtara.  Somtara has been well received and we are confident you will not be disappointed.  But don’t delay; book early.  There’s only one Somtara, which means only twelve or so summer rentals. Check the Summer Bookings page for summer openings.

Somtara is a well-maintained, clean, one level, two bedroom, two bath, year-round home on a beautiful and peaceful Chippewa Trail lot.  It offers great lake views and lake sounds.  The yard is large and pleasant. Shore access is easy and close: Somtara is on the lake, not across the road as are many properties. There’s a large, long deck out front overlooking the lake and a screened porch off the master bedroom. There is a queen bed in the master bedroom, two twins in the guest bedroom, and a sofa sleeper in the family room.  There is a fireplace in the living room, a wood stove in the family room, and a fire-pit on the shoreline patio - a guest favorite.

The kitchen is all new for 2015 summer rentals; new floor, new cabinets, new lighting, and all new appliances. The range has a gas cook-top and electric double ovens. The microwave is also a convection oven and the dishwasher and refrigerator freezer are new as well; all stainless steel. The view from the sink remains spectacular.

A charcoal grill is out front. The family room has two large picture windows in a corner offering great views of woods and lake. There’s a small flat-panel TV with cable service, a combination DVD / VCR player, and stereo in the family room.  There are large picture windows in the dining area and the living room also.  From throughout the front of the house, in the family room,  in the kitchen, in the dining area, in the living room, and on the deck, or in the screened porch, the views and sounds of Lake Superior are wonderful.

Somtara has been well-received and we recommend early bookings for weeks during the summer months.

No Smoking. No Pets. Maximum Occupancy Four. No tents or camping on grounds

Free Guest Parking

Free High Speed Internet

Free Wifi Access

Free Cable TV    

DVD player  

Tea & coffee making facilities  

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