Relax and unwind in this charming waterfront home; perfectly located at the end of a quiet lane but also just a short walk from the heart of Sister Bay. As you drive down the lane and the sweeping lake vista comes into view, we promise it will take your breath away!
General layout - this unique and cheerful home features three levels of indoor living as well as a three levels of deck space outdoors. Inside, the open-concept main floor offers ample space for your group to gather for lake-view meals, board games, and fire-side conversations. However with all bedrooms/ bathrooms on the upper and lower levels, this layout also offers complete privacy for those who may want to sneak away for a quiet moment; to read or take a quick nap.
Main floor - along with stunning views from the entire lake-side of the house, the main living area offers hardwood floors, a sectional sofa in front of the stone wood-burning fireplace, seating for 6 at the dining table and an antique game table with 2 chairs snuggled into a bay window nook. This level also offers a flat screen tv, a dvd movie library (children's movies included), a cupboard with boardgames and puzzles, and a stereo system with speakers near the fireplace. (Wireless internet and cable tv is also available throughout the house.) The adjacent kitchen features all major/ smaller appliances you would expect, along with a blender, crockpot, waffle-maker, and hand mixer. Envision having a glass of wine while some of your party cooks dinner in the kitchen, while others enjoy the game table, all set to the backdrop sounds of boats passing by in the summer or a crackling fire in the winter!
Upper level - ascend the staircase at the front (driveway) side of the house, and you will find a large master bedroom with expansive lake and tree-top views, a king-size bed, an easy chair, a large closet, and a flat screen tv. Next door is a second bedroom also with amazing lake views, two twin beds, an easy chair, and a small closet. Finally on this floor you will find a full bathroom with tub and shower featuring a lovely forest view. Both our upper and lower levels offer brand new stair runners, wall to wall carpeting, and designer-quality bed linens, pillows, and mattresses.
Lower level - descend the staircase at the back (lake) side of the house, and you will find another charming water-view room, complete with a queen bed, 2 easy chairs in a cozy seating nook, a flat-screen tv, a decorative wood-burning stove, and a full en-suite bath with tub and shower. In addition, the small room adjoining this one (there is a door between) features a sweet space with Pottery Barn bunkbeds / bedding, perfect for children or teens. There is also a small unfinished room just off the bunk room with a new front-loading washer/ dryer.
Outdoor spaces - while the inside of this home couldn't be cozier, the outdoor places to gather (or to sneak off for a minute of privacy!) abound. The front of the house features a welcoming garden-like spot with comfortable seating, water views and a firepit; a wonderful spot to enjoy that perfectly-toasted marshmallow just as the sun sets. Behind the house the main deck, accessed from the kitchen, features seating for 6 plus a gas grill, an ideal spot for enjoying a glass of wine and taking in a magnificent sunset. A few steps down you will find a smaller deck housing the 8-person hot tub (this deck can also be accessed from the lower level bedroom.) The views from the hot tub - water as far as you can see by day and a sweeping vista of stars by night - is truly memorable! There is also a third/ even lower deck accessible only via a walking path leading from the front door to the back of the house. This space is a bit more private and is a great hangout spot for teens, once they've finished taking selfies in the hot tub! In addition, the outside stairs just off this lower deck provide access to our shoreline. Near the water you can enjoy dramatic forest and towering bluff views while strolling along a lake-front walking path into Sister Bay (approx 1/2 mile to the edge of town, then another 1/4 mile to Husby's!) And last but not least, our new dock has just gone in! This relaxing spot for morning coffee, fishing, wading, rock-hunting and swimming awaits you. In addition, kayaks/ paddleboards/ jet-skis can all be rented in town, delivered during your stay, and kept at our dock. The activity options abound both inside and outside ... there is something for everyone in your group!
Closest activities - once in Sister Bay (2 minutes from the house, if you choose to drive) the dining and entertainment options are plentiful. From taking in live music on the patio at Husby's or throwing a few frames at Sister Bay Bowl ... to watching an outdoor movie in the park or lounging on the sand of the newly-improved town beach ... all village attractions are VERY close to this house. Dining options include but are not limited to ... pizza at Wild Tomato, 'nice' dinner with stunning sunset/ marina views at Chop or Boat House, breakfast at Al Johnson's (check out the goats on the roof in summer!), coffee at Skip Stone or Analog ... and on the north edge of town (a 3 minute drive) don't miss the amazing margaritas/Mexican fare at JJ's or the cool treats at the charming 100-year-old Door County Ice Cream. In addition, a short stroll down our neighborhood street (less than 10 min walk) will take you to Pirate's Cove for mini golf and Johnson's Park for go-karts and batting cages. The Piggly-Wiggly is also just on the other side of Hwy 42 from us, so all grocery and sundry items are within a 3 minute drive as well.
IMPORTANT NOTES -
*We just purchased this home in March 2019; however it has been a highly sought-after waterfront rental here on the south edge of Sister Bay for the past 5 years. That said, although we will not have renters of our own until June 2019, we would like to point out that at the time we transitioned the previous owners had almost ONE HUNDRED 5-star reviews on vrbo! It is now our goal to offer the same high level of customer service they did, as well to continue sharing this unique and luxurious property to both repeat and new renters.
*IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN RENTING THIS HOME BUT YOUR DATES ARE UNAVAILABLE ON THE CALENDAR, or if you have any questions at all on our amenities, sleeping arrangements, location etc, please don't hesitate to contact us at (312)399-1931.Get the full listing »