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Clay Banks Retreat a Beautiful Quiet Home on Lake Michigan

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Last updated: 09/18/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Sturgeon Bay house description

Located in Southern Door County on a private dead end road. We offer the peace and tranquility one searches for. Our three bedroom, two bath home on Lake Michigan offers amazing views of the ever changing lake and her skies. Fall asleep to the waves lapping the shores of Clay Banks. Awake to spectacular sunrises resplendent with colors and water fowl. Relax with your favorite Door County wine while soaking in the spa under a full moon or catch the evening display of stars as the big ships silently pass by. See more pictures and get more information and at our website claybanksretreat dot com.

Whether you enjoy fishing, boating, golfing, hiking, site seeing, shopping, wine tasting, or art galleries, Door County has it all.

Only minutes from the Algoma marina is some of the best charter fishing the peninsula has to offer. Launch your own boat or try your luck from the pier. With more than five wineries throughout the peninsula you're sure to find a wine that suits your palate. Door has more golf courses than clubs are legally allowed in your bag, but make your reservation early, the courses fill quickly.

Many activities can be enjoyed without leaving the property. The front yard offers a legal height basketball hoop and the back side sports a Bocci ball court. After a cut throat game of Bocci relax in the spa or enjoy a drink on the deck with spectacular views. When the day comes to a close there is always a large fire ring to enjoy a fire side chat with family and friends and take in the night air.

Warm and welcoming family room with plenty of seating. Satellite T.V. with dvd/vcr player and XBox 360 game system (BYO games) for those rainy days and lazy nights. There is a full list of DVD's. Comfy rocking chair and side table when that good book just can't wait.

Kitchen opens up to family room and is fully stocked with all you need to whip up a hearty breakfast or dinner.

We proudly look forward to serving many repeat customers. Our customers can look to us for great quality and incredible value. We will strive to deliver on these expectations every time.

Please allow us to welcome you and your guest to Clay Banks Retreat.

Keywords: Three Bedroom Home, Vacation Rental,
Vacation Home, Charter fishing, Door County, waterfront property, lake access, lake, priviate, sunrise.

Property Type

  • House
  • 1480 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            25 years of age...moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            Great safe place for kids! Nice open yard, basketball....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            No smoking allowed in home!...moreless

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

          • Master: 1 king

            private bath...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

            Twin over full...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

            Twin over full...moreless

          • King size bed (1), Twins over Double (2) Total Occupancy 6 adults 2 kids ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Main Bath: toilet, shower


          • Bath in Master: toilet, tub, shower


          • 2 Baths both w\shower, 1 tub


          • DVD Player
          • Games:

            Many Board games, basketball, yard dice...moreless

          • Satellite / Cable:

            Dish Network...moreless

          • Video Games:

            Xbox 360 with Kinect but please BYO games...moreless

          • Video Library:

            Many DVD's for Kids and Adults...moreless


          • Away From It All
          • Family


          • Churches
          • Festivals
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Live Theater
          • Marina
          • Restaurants
          • Winery Tours

          Local Services & Businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Fitness Center
          • Groceries
          • Hospital
          • Laundromat

          Leisure Activities

          • Boating
          • Horseback Riding
          • Miniature Golf
          • Scenic Drives
          • Shopping
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Location Type

              • Lakefront:

                Stone shore - large bay with very safe swimming and sand bottom once off shore. Shallow for some distance. Great area for kids....moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Basketball Court
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Roller Blading
              • Sailing
              • Snowmobiling
              • Swimming
              • Wind-Surfing


              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 8 people


              • Air Conditioning
              • Dialup Access
              • Garage:

                separate and locked (off-limits)...moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Parking:


              • Telephone
              • Towels Provided:

                Bath towels are provided we suggest you bring beach towels for hot tub or lake use....moreless


              • Coffee Maker:

                and coffee and filters...moreless

              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Ice Maker
              • Kitchen:

                Fully stocked with all you will need for cooking and entertaining....moreless

              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Pantry Items:

                Paper towel, salt, pepper, flour, coffee, tin foil...moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                with Ice Maker...moreless

              • Stove
              • Toaster


              • Deck / Patio:

                Large rap around deck with lots of outside room for hanging out or eating. Two out side tables one in front and one in back....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                With bag of charcoal and electric starter...moreless

              Payment Type

              • Mastercard
              • Visa

              Pool / Spa



                  Write a review 4.6
                  from 12 traveler reviews
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Sep 1 - Oct 31, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  My Standard Rate
                  3 night min stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees and Rental Conditions:

                  • Cleaning $150 + tax
                  • Property Damage Protection $49
                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
                  • Tax Rate 11%


                  Minimum stay 3 nights @400.00

                  Fall 2 night Minimum

                  4 night stay required over Holidays

                  7 night week stays @ 357.14 per night

                  Cancellations outside 60 days receive full refund less 3.5% Booking fee. Inside 60 days lost of ANY deposit.

                  2014 season May 23rd 2014 - Oct 31rd 2014

                  Cancellation policy:

                  Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

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                  Last updated: 09/18/2014
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                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2003

                  About the owner: We have been Door travelers for many many years. We are also landlords back in the city. So we believe we have a good understanding of what vacationers want. Safe, clean and fund places! This property has all that. Please visit our website at for more pictures and information about Clay Banks Retreat.

                  Why the Owner Chose Sturgeon Bay:
                  We purchased this property mostly based on its solitude and views of the lake. It also has very shallow and safe swimming along with an open yard for our children to play which was very attractive to us. Located in southern Door the cabin is off the beaten trail yet close enough to be able to enjoy all of what Door County has to offer. And yet only 2 hours from the north side of Milwaukee. Southern Door is easy to get to on a Friday night. This means you can enjoy it much more often!

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  Solitude, yet close enough to the shops, parks and unique peninsula towns. Safe swimming, large yard, hot tub, basketball and wrap around deck to hide from the winds on a breezy lake day.

                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                  Guestbook comments from the owner

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                  • Home on the Lake

                    Home on the Lake

                  • Oustside dinning\relaxing

                    Oustside dinning\relaxing

                  • Family room

                    Family room

                  • Fully stocked Kitchen.

                    Fully stocked Kitchen.

                  • Main Bath w\shower

                    Main Bath w\shower

                  • Master Bath

                    Master Bath

                  • Moon over the water.

                    Moon over the water.

                  • Bedroom three with twin over full.

                    Bedroom three with twin over full.

                  • Lake Michigan , fall colors.

                    Lake Michigan , fall colors.

                  • Lake shore

                    Lake shore

                  • Lake View on a very cold winter day. From Back door.

                    Lake View on a very cold winter day. From Back door.

                  • Lake side of Home

                    Lake side of Home

                  • Large Family room

                    Large Family room

                  • Kitchen Dining

                    Kitchen Dining

                  • Main Bath

                    Main Bath

                  • Mater bedroom

                    Mater bedroom

                  • Master Bath

                    Master Bath

                  • Evening hot tub with full moon.

                    Evening hot tub with full moon.

                  • Bedroom two with twin over full.

                    Bedroom two with twin over full.

                  • Lake shore looking north.

                    Lake shore looking north.

                  • Family room view.

                    Family room view.

                  • Back drive way.

                    Back drive way.

                  VRBO #271777

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                  This listing was first published here in 2009.

                  Date last modified - Tuesday, September 30, 2014

                  $400 per night (USD)

                  3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

                  View calendar: Updated 09/18/14
                  Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
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                  Member since: 2009
                  Speaks: english
                  • Calendar last updated 09/18/2014
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                  3 BR  2 BA  Sleeps 8

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