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Door County Church Restored to a Beautiful Home

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Great Room with Fireplace

Great Room with Fireplace Great Room Large Eat In Kitchen Dining Room Bedroom Bedroom Bedroom Bedroom Sunset

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Last updated: 04/23/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Sister Bay house description

Door County has been named the Best Family Vacation Destination in Wisconsin as well as one of the Top Ten Vacation Destinations in North America by Money Magazine. Most recently it has been named the Best Wisconsin Romantic Getaway by Wisconsin Magazine. In the heart of Door County is the Village of Sister Bay which is on the bay side of Door County. This is significant because if you like boating, swimming, fishing or just beautiful sunsets, the bay side is the place to be. Sister Bay has lots of shopping, restaurants and water activities as well as a huge marina.

Very close to the village is Maple Manor, a beautiful 2 acre estate with a historic church that has been transformed into a beautiful home. The great room is 27' x 47' with a beautiful fireplace and several sitting areas. Off this room are 3 bedrooms all with their own fireplaces and whirlpool baths. The large eat-in kitchen is also off this extraordinary room. Upstairs are 2 more bedrooms each with their own whirlpool baths and each with their own staircase. And lastly there is the tower room where you can sit and read or write with a little solitude.

This is a perfect home for a large family or several couples who enjoy traveling together. It is truly an extraordinary place to stay.

There is so much to do in Door County that you just can't fit it into 1 week.

Keywords: Restored church

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Children Welcome

              Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12

              Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dining Area Seats:

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

              Amenities

              • Towels Provided
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Parking Off Street
              • Gas Fireplace
              • Living Room
              • Air Conditioning
              • Parking
              • Heating
              • Washing Machine
              • Linens Provided

              Other Amenities

                  • 5 whirlpool baths, 6 fireplaces, huge dining room, 3rd fl. tower, large eat in kitchen, 5,000 square feet home....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Stereo
                  • CD Player
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • DVD Player
                  • Television

                  Communications

                      • Telephone

                      Pool & Spa

                          • Jetted Tub

                          Outdoor Features

                          • Deck / Patio
                          • Lawn / Garden
                          • Outdoor Grill

                          Activities

                          • Wind-Surfing
                          • Basketball Court
                          • Cycling
                          • Snorkeling/Diving
                          • Swimming
                          • Kayaking
                          • Cross Country Skiing
                          • Hiking
                          • Rock Climbing
                          • Parasailing
                          • Spelunking
                          • Jet Skiing
                          • Mountain Biking
                          • Fishing
                          • Snowmobiling
                          • Golf
                          • Tennis
                          • Horseback Riding
                          • Sledding
                          • Shopping
                          • Boating
                          • Health/Beauty Spa
                          • Restaurants
                          • Museums
                          • Live Theater
                          • Hunting
                          • Fitness Center
                          • Water Skiing
                          • Sailing
                          • Antiquing
                          • Sight Seeing
                          • Wildlife Viewing
                          • Miniature Golf
                           

                          Reviews

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                          • Family Vacation

                            Family Vacation

                            • Guest Barnesbiker (Madison, WI)
                            • Date of stay 09/22/13
                            • Review Submitted 10/22/13
                            We stayed at Maple Manor for 5 days in late September. The house was beautiful and had plenty of room for all of us (6 adults and one baby). The kitchen was a delight to cook in - lots of room and well equipped. The house is well located a short walk into Sister Bay, a fact we took advantage of on several occasions. All beds and bedrooms were very comfortable and the house really was a delightful place for our family vacation. Do keep in mind that the picture of the lake is not representative of the view from this house. It is situated a short distance outside of Sister Bay and does not have a lake view. The country views were lovely, however. Our only complaint would be that we weren't provided with towels for all bedrooms/bathrooms for our stay. It was "assumed" that since we had a small party we wouldn't need all the bathrooms, and one of the upstairs bathrooms was not stocked with towels. We had several singles in our group and we did indeed need all the bedrooms and all the bathrooms. For the amount of rent paid, we felt this was an unnecessary shortage. We weren't paying rent based on the number of rooms we were going to use, or the number of people, we paid to rent the entire house. I would assume the cost savings to not stock towels in one bathroom was minimal and we found it rather annoying to have to deal with. It was also very unfortunate that the lovely gas fireplace in the living room was not working while we were there. There were some cool fall evenings we relaxed at home with some good music and games and it would have been very nice to enjoy the fireplace too. Also, communication regarding the rental was sometimes quite slow and it took sometime to get our refund back, but we did eventually receive it. I would recommend this home for large groups. It was a beautiful place to stay and we certainly enjoyed having the room to spread out the evenings we relaxed "at home".

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children, age 55+.

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                          • Beautiful accommodations

                            Beautiful accommodations

                            • Guest Brion H. (-)
                            • Date of stay 10/09/13
                            • Review Submitted 10/17/13
                            Our group of 8 had a wonderful time surrounded with Door Counties beauty right out the back door. The home was beautifully decorated and our sleeping accommodations with each couple having their own bathroom was perfect. Kitchen was well stocked with all our cooking needs. Loved the long center island!!! Will definitely recommend to all our friends and family. Had a wonderful time. Thanks for the loan of your beautiful home. We'll be back.

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sightseeing, adventure seekers, age 55+.

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                          • Can't perfect perfection!

                            Can't perfect perfection!

                            • Guest Blessed (Williams Bay, Wisconsin)
                            • Date of stay 10/03/13
                            • Review Submitted 10/15/13
                            It rained everyday that we were in Door County. We didn't care, because it gave us an excuse to spend more time in this gorgeous home. This home exceeded our expectations. It is unique in nature and ambiance. The quality is in the construction and the decorating warmed huge spaces making it more than comfortable. Our family of ten adults gathered together and found times when it was nice to enjoy the loft to read or during a storm the third floor watch tower made for an exciting way to watch the lightening. The layout is perfect...hosting a large kitchen work area, granite counters, an 8' island, eating area seats 10 and even the kitchen sink and faucet are awesome. There is a wonderful deck overlooking the fields and we were able to spend time chilling and grilling. The guys tossed a football around in the spacious yard. The GREAT ROOM is just awe-inspiring! A wall of indirectly lit shelves and glass cabinets adorn the 47 foot wall with a large fireplace set into the step up arched focal point. The high ceiling is beamed and indirectly lit also. All have queen sized beds and soft feather quilts. It is difficult to capture the true beauty of the home with photography. The home was meticulous and we would recommend it to the most discriminate. The owner was extremely personable and willing to please. Great memories were created for our family!

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, sightseeing, tourists without a car, age 55+.

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                          • Perfect for an extended family gathering

                            Perfect for an extended family gathering

                            • Guest AC3 (Green Bay)
                            • Date of stay 08/22/13
                            • Review Submitted 09/17/13
                            This is a beautiful home inside and out--even more beautiful than in the pictures! The rooms are spacious and comfortable--especially the kitchen. We made most of our own meals during our stay and had plenty of counter and refrigerator space. Having a private bathroom with each bedroom was very nice. This home suited our group of ten very comfortably from the great grandparents to the family with the new baby. During our stay, we enjoyed pizza from Husbys, the Sister Bay Beach, Stone's Throw Winery, the Door County Ice Cream Factory, and the American Folklore Theater. We will definitely return.

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, girls getaway, sightseeing, age 55+.

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                          • Church Revival!

                            Church Revival!

                            • Guest Dan (Pennsylvania)
                            • Date of stay 07/24/13
                            • Review Submitted 08/22/13
                            This is a beautiful conversion of an earlier place of worship into a rental property which very comfortably accommodates five adult couples, or any family group/s up to ten. The kitchen is newly renovated and fully stocked with the necessary utensils and plates and service-ware with large adjacent breakfast area. Each bedroom has its own bathroom and there is a powder room off of the large common room on the first floor. Large dining room. Two sets of stairs make separate accessibility to the two bedrooms on the upper level. Unique sitting area in the former bell-tower. Adequate parking area for all visiting families. Good hiking and bike riding from the property. The town of Sisters Bay is walkable. I can recommend this home unequivocally. Clean, well-maintained, and exactly as presented on-line. There are things to note for potential renters: This does not have a view of Lake Michigan or Green Bay, although both bodies of water are close and easily accessible. Its location in the rolling countryside of the Door peninsula, however, is in itself quite beautiful. Entry stairs make it unsuitable for the handicapped. Bring your own coffee maker. I timed the existing brewer and it took 45 minutes to produce a full 12 cup pot. Luckily I am an early riser and had coffee ready for the rest of the family when they awoke. I would suggest that one (quite inexpensive) upgrade to the owners.

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, families with young children, age 55+.

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                          • Family Gathering

                            Family Gathering

                            • Guest TUCK & MARY (SANTA ROSA, CA)
                            • Date of stay 10/24/12
                            • Review Submitted 11/07/12
                            We came from California to Sister Bay to lay our mother to rest next to our father. There were 6 siblings, a few spouses and 2 nieces and having a place for all of us to stay together was very important and Maple Manor was PERFECT. The lay out and spaciousness of the house allowed both privacy and room for us to get together w/o feeling cramped. All 11 of us "LOVED" the house! Being able to walk each morning to Al Johnson's for swedish pancakes (a family tradition) was a big plus! Thank you Kurt for opening your house to others.Our stay in your home will always be a special memory to us.

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                          • book club excursion

                            book club excursion

                            • Guest Anonymous
                            • Date of stay 07/25/12
                            • Review Submitted 08/01/12
                            Our 4 couple book club spent 4 nights in this lovely house. It was a wonderful place for what has become an annual excursion, especially for a group that has much to talk about besides the books we read.

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                          • Beautiful, relaxaing vacation at this home!

                            Beautiful, relaxaing vacation at this home!

                            • Guest Connie (Appleton, WI)
                            • Date of stay 07/01/12
                            • Review Submitted 07/08/12
                            Our extended family of 11 stayed here the first week of July, 2012 and enjoyed it so much! We have stayed at other vacation rentals across the country, but this ranks on top for quality, beauty, relaxation, close to Sister Bay, but with an out of town feel. The listing was exactly as posted, the pictures are great, but don't do the home justice. The property was clean and when there was a minor problem, it was taken care of within two hours. The owner called me personally to make sure that everything was taken care of and then gave me all kinds of tips about the surrounding area. This was a fabulous, wonderful vacation/family reunion. I would highly recommend it.

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, girls getaway, sightseeing, adventure seekers, age 55+.

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                            • Guest Heather
                            • Date of stay 05/29/10
                            • Review Submitted 06/06/10
                            Absolutely beautiful home.

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Early Season Rate
                          May 23 - Jun 8, 2014
                          3 night min stay
                          $575
                          2014
                          Jun 9 - Nov 2, 2014
                          3 night min stay
                          $675

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                          • Tax Rate 5.5%

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                          There is a 250.00 cleaning fee charged per stay.

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                          Year Purchased: 2005


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                          • Great Room with Fireplace

                            Great Room with Fireplace

                          • Large Eat In Kitchen

                            Large Eat In Kitchen

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                          • Sunset

                            Sunset

                          • Great Room

                            Great Room

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                          Date last modified - Wednesday, April 16, 2014

                          $575 - $675 per night (USD)
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                          5 Bedroom / 5.5 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 12

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