Beautiful Spacious Lakefront Home Near Rowleys Bay Resort
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Sister Bay house description
RESERVATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR 2014.
You can have it all here: live right on Rowleys Bay in a charming, airy waterfront house. Our beautiful home is intimate enough for a quiet getaway or big enough for a reunion with family and/or friends.
The home is situated just north of Sister Bay on the banks of Rowleys Bay, a beautiful, all natural waterfront looking out on Lake Michigan. It’s adjacent to the Mink River Estuary, a protected nature preserve. There is beautiful unspoiled scenery all around the home —perfect for bird watching, hiking, etc. The home is quiet and secluded, but also located near the Rowleys Bay Resort (formerly the Wagon Trail) with its many amenities. These include a restaurant and pub, Grandma’s Swedish Bakery for delicious treats all day long (open June-Oct.), an indoor pool, whirlpool, game room and playground for the kids. A marina at the resort offers kayaking and boat rentals in season for exploring the Bay and the Mink River. Bicycling is also a great way to view the beauty of the area.
The house, which sleeps from 2-11, has it all, including four spacious bedrooms (two with views of the Bay), a hide-a-bed in the living room, a modern, spacious, full-service kitchen, and a screened porch and beautiful deck with lovely, pristine lake views. There are 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths upstairs, 1 bedroom and 1.5 baths downstairs. There is even your own private Lake-front access for water play by day and star-gazing by night.
The home is perfect for all occasions--and fun for all with a VCR/DVD player and satellite TV. It is available year round—in fact, winter offers
beautiful scenery along with peace and tranquility. You can text and check e-mail from our living room--our home has free WiFi access.
You can do as you like--relax at home, or visit and enjoy world class shopping, golfing and mini golf in one of the many charming towns just a short drive away (Ellison Bay, Sister Bay, Ephraim, etc.). You can enjoy nature near our house or at nearby Newport State Park, or have fun with the kids at the Rowleys Bay Resort lodge.
Our guest book is full of delightful messages from happy guests. We’d love to share our home with you!
Keywords: Vacation Home
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 11
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Wood Fireplace
- Parking Off Street
- Linens Provided
- Screened porch
- Music Library
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- CD Player
- Video Library
Pool & Spa
- Communal Pool
- Jetted Tub
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Cross Country Skiing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Miniature Golf
- Live Theater
- Fitness Center
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
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We had a great timeGuest comment entered by manager
We had a great time
Thank you for the use of your home in Rowleys Bay this past weekend. We (four couples) had a great time there. Grilled out, watched the Badger and Packer football games, went into town (in one of the local antique stores, a member of the group found some glass "floats" used in fishing that he has been trying to find for over a year), went to a bluegrass music concert at Door County Auditorium, and had a Saturday night fish boil and Sunday morning brunch at Rowley's Bay Resort. Everyone had a great time. They were all very impressed by the accommodations. Your family has built a beautiful home in a beautiful location. Thank you again.
- Guest Bill
- Date of stay 09/14/13
- Review Submitted 09/18/13
Perfect for our quick weekend getaway
Perfect for our quick weekend getaway
We truly enjoyed every minute of our stay and all agreed that we should have booked at least one night more. Our group included 3 adult couples and our 3 children under the age of 9 months and your home was the perfect location for us. We were able to spread out and each have our own space along with giving the babies their own room to share. On Friday evening we enjoyed drinks on the lawn of the restaurant while the babies played happily in the grass. It was definitely our favorite memory from the weekend. Saturday night the adults sat on the rocks near the beach to take in the stars and we were able to see 5 shooting stars! It was gorgeous. Thank you for opening your home to us and for keeping such a lovely home for guests to stay. We look forward to being back again in the future.
- Guest Kate (Illinois)
- Date of stay 08/01/13
- Review Submitted 08/09/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, families with young children, girls getaway.
Looking forward to visiting againGuest comment entered by manager
Looking forward to visiting again
Our stay once again was priceless. Even though we didn't have the snow for sledding, there was plenty to do. We have stayed at your home many times before and it was wonderful. Thanks for letting us use your home. We will look forward to using it again in 2013.
- Guest Tom (from Wisconsin)
- Date of stay 01/18/13
- Review Submitted 02/09/13
We had a great time at your house in Rowley's Bay - thanks so much for making it available to us! We were a group of nine friends. We walked around the resort, took a trail to the Mink River and also did some hiking in Newport State Park. We did a lot of cooking in the house, played some games, and hung out in the living room by the fireplace. The house was very comfortable and perfect for our needs. I especially appreciated the wide variety of cooking equipment available in the kitchen. Thanks again!
- Guest Lindsay (Madison, WI)
- Date of stay 01/11/13
- Review Submitted 01/16/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, sightseeing, families with young children, girls getaway.
We enjoyed our stay in your home last week. The beds were very comfortable, the view was fantastic and we loved the huge dining room table. We were so busy enjoying ourselves we never got around to signing the guest book. One of the highlights was seeing a porcupine next to the house on several occasions. We also enjoyed kayaking in the Mink River Estuary although it was a bit difficult getting there from the Lake Michigan side because of the low water level. There is another way if you have a 2-wheel cart coming down from the road leading to Newport State Park. We saw an eagle, several kingfishers, and some type of aquatic rodent in the Estuary. We also enjoyed biking the local trails and roads and the trails of Newport and Peninsula State Parks. The Segway tour was also big hit.
- Guest Dennis L. (Rockford, Illinois)
- Date of stay 09/16/12
- Review Submitted 09/28/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, age 55+.
Manager response: Thanks so much for your impressions of your visit. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay at our home! We love to share the beauty of Rowley's Bay with old and new friends. Actually, wildlife sightings right near our home are relatively rare, but the nearby Mink River Estuary and Newport State Park are great places to view the beauty of the local flora and fauna of Door County. Thanks so much!
This is perfectGuest comment entered by manager
This is perfect
When my friends walked into your house they said, "this is perfect". We had a wonderful time and your accommodations were great. We enjoyed the patio (deck) for breakfast and in the evening. The view from there and the living room was beautiful, restful and artful. The large dining room table was great for us and I could write a book upon listening to the stories of friends who have been friends for most of their lives. We really liked being on the 'quiet side' of the peninsula. The countryside was beautiful and we found a couple of wonderful produce stands and of course, items with cherries! Thank you.
- Guest Katie (from Minnesota)
- Date of stay 09/10/12
- Review Submitted 09/27/12
Can't Wait to Return!!
Can't Wait to Return!!
Our whole family enjoyed this spacious, beautiful home right on the water! The kids loved roaming the beach and swimming in the lake just steps out the back door, and the view is spectacular! Enjoyed jet skis, fishing, the drive-in movie, and shopping in Door County, then loved coming home to this well-appointed retreat. The set-up is great for families and couples, and many of the best times were around the large kitchen table for meals and games. Thank you for sharing your wonderful home with us!
- Guest Family Time (Chicago, IL)
- Date of stay 06/30/12
- Review Submitted 07/27/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, people with disabilities, sightseeing, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway.
A Retreat for Relaxation or A Base for Exploration
A Retreat for Relaxation or A Base for Exploration
My family recently stayed at this home which served as the unofficial "headquarters" for our large family reunion. It proved to be ideal for our needs, and I highly recommend it to others looking for a lakeside accommodation. This house features large, open rooms that make it light and airy. The fully equipped kitchen makes the choice of eating out or "dining in" rather difficult, especially considering that one can watch dusk settle in over the waters of Lake Michigan in the privacy of one's own spacious back deck. This house is nestled in the midst of natural woodland that separates adjacent properties. The sense of privacy and seclusion is wonderful--yet it is nice to know that additional amenities are conveniently located in the nearby Rowleys Bay Resort, as well as ten-minutes drive await in other lake-side communities. We managed to combine many experiences over the course of a week's stay, sometimes exploring the penninsula's many attractions, but often just soaking up the ambiance of our house on the lake. It is very difficult to find a place that "has it all"--but I think we've found it! My family is already talking about returning here in the not-too-distant future.
- Guest California Cousins (Laguna Niguel, CA 92677)
- Date of stay 07/06/12
- Review Submitted 07/16/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, sightseeing, age 55+, families with young children.
We come back year after year.
We come back year after year.
For a number of years we have had family vacations at this lovely home. It is one of the most peaceful setting we have ever encountered. It can accommodate our whole family(10 people) and it's also ideal for families who wish to share. The house is clean, well equipped and comfortable, with an excellent kitchen. We recommend this house to anyone.
- Guest momma tunes (Illinois)
- Date of stay 10/13/10
- Review Submitted 12/26/11
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway.
We had a wonderful timeGuest comment entered by manager
We had a wonderful time
We had a wonderful time at your vacation home. The accommodations and space for the 3 couples were more than adequate and the view was great too. Sunrise was special also. This was not our first trip to Door County but it was a very restful and scenic trip. Thank You!
- Guest Jim and Joanne
- Date of stay 10/10/11
- Review Submitted 10/26/11
Summer-$2723 per week/$389 per night Spring/Fall-$2093 per week/$299 per night Quiet (Winter-Early Spring)-$239 per night Year End Holiday Season-$299 per night Fall Fest (Weekends, mid-Oct.)-$399 per night Reservations are made through the Rowleys Bay Resort Minimum stays may be required during peak seasons Please call homeowner for contact information
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Year Purchased: 1995
Why Sister Bay:
Our family has been coming to Rowleys Bay for several years, drawn back year after year by the natural beauty of the Bay and Lake Michigan. We loved it so much, we decided to build a lovely year round home here. Newport State Park is directly across the Bay from our house--a beautiful unchanging backdrop to the Bay and Lake. Nearby Sister Bay (a short drive away) has always been one of our favorite towns in Door County, WI. Al Johnson's Restaurant, Sister Bay Bowl and Supper Club, and Pirates Cove mini-golf are just some of the many fun attractions there. We can experience the seclusion of our house, nearby Rowleys Bay Resort, and Sister Bay all together--the best of all worlds in this lovely setting.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Our house offers peaceful seclusion, but all the fun of the Rowleys Bay Resort lodge. Our kids were young when we started coming to Rowleys Bay, but they loved walking to the lodge for their own fun time. We could go there with them OR (more fun for them) they could go by themselves (the resort grounds are quiet and family friendly). They loved the game room, Grandma's bakery and the swimming pool.
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Our home in Door County
Living Room view of Rowleys Bay/Lake Michigan
View of Lake Michigan from our deck
1st Floor Bedroom with a Lakeview
Beautiful Rowleys Bay and the Mink River Estuary-just waiting to be explored!
Living Room with Lakefront view
Our Backyard deck-perfect for picnics and sunbathing
Full service Kitchen and spacious dining room
Enjoy Rowleys Bay Resort
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