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A typical afternoon, perfect for a stroll on the beach or a sandcastle, or both.

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Last updated: 11/18/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Jacksonport house description

Our all-season home was built to our design in 1994 and gets its name, Emerald Surf, from the emerald color of the Lake Michigan waters that are viewable from almost every room in the house at about 2PM on sunny summer days (see attached photo).

This three-bedroom home has a master bedroom on the main floor and guest bedroom on the second floor, each having queen-size beds and private balconies overlooking Lake Michigan. The master bedroom has a private bath and walk-in closet. Both lakeside bedrooms offer the peaceful sound of waves lapping at the shore all through the night.

The second floor also has a 3/4 bath and a 'bunk room' with a double bed and a set of bunk beds. The second-floor carpeted loft, connected to the bedrooms by a cat-walk, has satellite TV/VCR/DVD as well as spectacular views of the lake and 25-foot Door County stone chimney soaring from the open lower level. Recliner chair and queen-size sleeper sofa in the loft accommodate all manner of vacation readers and snoozers.

The main floor has a spacious living/dining room and adjoining modern, fully equipped kitchen that includes a phone to call for reservations. Wood-burning fireplace features Door-County stone. Leather recliner on main floor accommodates special needs sleepers. Large outdoor decks overlooking the lake and sand beach are equipped with grills and outdoor furniture. A large managed area of sugar-sand beach begs budding architects to construct cities of sand castles. The lakeside fire-pit has firewood and tools for roasting hot dogs and making s'mores. A 12 foot diameter screenhouse/gazebo overlooking the beach provides bug-free dining, snoozing, or sleeping under the stars.

We provide free nation-wide calling and free high-speed wireless internet service throughout the home and also in the beach-side screenhouse.

Guests in 2009 frequently observed 'our' bald eagle patrolling the beach for unsuspecting critters who might not be paying attention. Eagles have nested in the natural area across the road for the last several years and are a majestic site in the afternoon sun.

Pillows and blankets are provided, but you will be expected to bring your own bed linens and towels. A port-a-crib is available.

Maximum occupancy is eight people. Smoking is not allowed inside the home, and pets are not allowed on the property.

The property address is 6582 Highway 57, north of Jacksonport, WI. Send email request for additional photos. You may also friend us on Facebook (Emerald Surf) for more photos of the house and some of our favorite local activities.

Keywords: Year-Round Home

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            Sand beach play area, board games and puzzles...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

          • First Floor Master: 1 queen

            ...moreless

          • Second floor bedroom: 1 queen

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          • Bunk Room: 1 double, 1 bunk bed

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          • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Bunk Beds (1)

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          Other Amenities

              • 2 recliners suitable for guests with special needs for sleeping

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • DVD Player
              • Toys
              • VCR
              • Video Library

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Restaurants
              • Winery Tours

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Horseback Riding
              • Miniature Golf
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Beachfront:

                Sugar sand play area and firepit with utensils and firewood provided...moreless

              • Lakefront:

                Beautiful views and sunrises looking East over Lake Michigan...moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Hunting
              • Jet Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Parasailing
              • Sailing
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Snowmobiling
              • Swimming
              • Water Skiing
              • Water Tubing
              • Wind-Surfing

              Dining

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 8 people

              General

              • Air Conditioning:

                Rarely needed except to provide comfortable conditions for guest who suffer from pollens or other airborne constituents of a forest environment....moreless

              • Clothes Dryer
              • Fireplace
              • Free Long Distance
              • Garage
              • Heating
              • Internet
              • Parking
              • Parking Off Street
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Telephone
              • Wireless Internet:

                High speed wireless internet connection available at no extra cost...moreless

              • Wood Fireplace

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Freezer
              • Ice Maker
              • Kitchen
              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Balcony:

                (2) Both bedrooms facing the water have private balconies overlooking the beach and Lake Michigan...moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                (3) Two decks next to beach, one patio off kitchen with grills and picnic table...moreless

              • Gazebo:

                12 foot diameter screen house overlooks the beach...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill

              Payment Type

              • Mastercard
              • Visa
               

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              Sep 14 - Dec 31, 2014
              2 night min stay
              $305
              $1,825

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              • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
              • Tax Rate 11%

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              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 1994

              About the owner: I am a climate scientist at Iowa State University. My research focuses on use of regional climate models to better understand trends and variability of climate and to understand the impacts of climate change on agriculture, water resources, human health and wind power generation. My collaborations take me to many interesting places around the world, but few have the natural beauty of Door County. I have been an author and reviewer of the the periodic reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which was co-recipient, with Al Gore, of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.

              Why the Owner Chose Jacksonport:
              We built our home on this location in 1994 from a design I developed. We did not build the home for the purpose of renting it, but our schedules do not permit us to spend the entire warm season in Door County so we have decided to share the home with others.

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              I like to work outdoors, so when we are not enjoying the scenery, hiking, biking, golfing, boating, fishing, eating out, or just exploring, I enjoy working on my 'farmette' at the corner of Fairview and Memorial. I have restored the barn and have planted large plots of wild flowers and annual flowering plants. Stop by and take a look during one of your explorations of the back roads of Door County.


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              Speaks: english

               

              Photos

              • A typical afternoon, perfect for a stroll on the beach or a sandcastle, or both.

                A typical afternoon, perfect for a stroll on the beach or a sandcastle, or both.

              • A typical afternoon, perfect for a stroll on the beach or a sandcastle, or both.

                A typical afternoon, perfect for a stroll on the beach or a sandcastle, or both.

              • Welcome to Emerald Surf

                Welcome to Emerald Surf

              • Second floor Guest room has a queen bed and a balcony overlooking the beach

                Second floor Guest room has a queen bed and a balcony overlooking the beach

              • Second floor bath shared by the upstairs bedrooms.

                Second floor bath shared by the upstairs bedrooms.

              • A view from the second level catwalk looking at the custom stone fireplace.

                A view from the second level catwalk looking at the custom stone fireplace.

              • Large dining room table offers great water views.

                Large dining room table offers great water views.

              • A typical afternoon, perfect for a stroll on the beach or a sandcastle, or both.

                A typical afternoon, perfect for a stroll on the beach or a sandcastle, or both.

              • House, screenhouse, decks, firepit, and sand play areas, viewed from waters edge

                House, screenhouse, decks, firepit, and sand play areas, viewed from waters edge

              • Beach front screen house gives protection from evening bugs and breezes

                Beach front screen house gives protection from evening bugs and breezes

              • The first floor Master offers a private bath with stand up shower

                The first floor Master offers a private bath with stand up shower

              • Our "bunkroom" has a double bed and a set of bunk beds.  Great for the kids!

                Our "bunkroom" has a double bed and a set of bunk beds. Great for the kids!

              • Kitchen with plenty of cookware and a breakfast bar

                Kitchen with plenty of cookware and a breakfast bar

              • Loft area has cable television with VCR/DVD combo

                Loft area has cable television with VCR/DVD combo

              • A typical afternoon, perfect for a stroll on the beach or a sandcastle, or both.

                A typical afternoon, perfect for a stroll on the beach or a sandcastle, or both.

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              3 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
              Sleeps 8

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