Spacious Waterfront Home (Shores of Green Bay's Rileys Bay)
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Sturgeon Bay house description
Enjoy 150’ of Door County shore frontage “ON THE WATER”. Secluded… Quiet… Private… 50 feet from water's edge. A perfect getaway and lots of room for your family. Charming, clean, and spacious three-bedroom, cottage romantically hidden in the woods, west of Sturgeon Bay in beautiful Door County, Wisconsin!
Sunsets are some of the most spectacular in Door County. The stars on a clear night are awesome.
Swimming: The Green Bay Waters of Door County are calmer and warmer than on the Lake Michigan side. Haines Park beach is just 300 feet over to the right and is the place to go by locals with its sand bottom and shallow water. Because of its sheltered beach and shallow waters, the Haines beach area, anyone with a family will quickly understand that this location is a real gem for both safety and fun.
Boats: The water is really shallow this year and the water levels can change on a moments notice from there. The dock is really for enjoyment of the sunsets and for access to the water for swimming/kayaking/paddle boats. The dock is not intended to tie a boat up to. I have two buoys with 40# weights on that you can buoy your boat to, if you so choose. It cost $6.00 to use the Carmody boat launch in Little Sturgeon. I set the dock at about 18 inches every year in May. The water gets deeper every 25 feet a couple of inches. It should go up from there a couple of inches until the end of July and then go back down. Call if you have more questions.
World class fishing is just outside the front door. Wade in just 30 feet off shore and you are on some of the best bass beds on the entire bay of Green Bay. Tucked in at the base of Riley’s bay you have access to the open bay if you want, or the shelter of the protected shorelines of one of the best fishing bays of all of Door County. Charter fishing service is available for Lake Michigan Salmon fishing.
The Yard: The yard holds a nice area for playing games, grilling out, bird watching, or grilling smores at the fire pit.
Walk, run, bike ride(see photos of bikes) or Kayak (see photos of kayaks) along majestic Sand Bay, Rileys Bay and Little Sturgeon Bay views. It’s a 3.0 miles around Snake Island and 5.0 around Rileys Point road. This is a great way to enjoy the special beauty of the area. Potowatami state park is nearby, with hiking, tower climbing, biking, winter activities include cross country skiing, snowmobiling, hiking. End your day with a stop at Jellystone Campgound for an ice cream cone with the family.
Bird viewing: Pelicans, swans, bald eagles, hawks, ducks, geese, cranes, woodpeckers, song birds can all be routinely seen during your stay.
Winter: The bay freezes over entirely—perfect for skating, broomball, snowshoeing, or ice fishing for whitefish right out your front door.
Nearby: Located within short drive of Potawatami State Park, Idlewild Public Golf Course, several food marts, restaurants, county boat launches, downtown Sturgeon Bay, and boat, jet skis pontoon boat rentals, and sky diving (airport).
Since this is your family vacation home for the week, you will find it equipped with all of the niceties and conveniences you would like to find when you arrive.
The rental unit is 1300 square feet
In the kitchen you have a microwave oven, full-size oven/stove, full-size refrigerator, disposal, toaster, blender, coffee maker, pots & pans, glasses, plates, bowls, cups, cutlery, etc. Towels and washcloths for the week, are also included. The floors in the kitchen are porcelain tile.
The dining room has an oak table that will seat 6 people. The floors are oak hardwood.
The 14' x 29' living room has a large stone fireplace. A large picture window in this room has a beautiful view out onto the water.
In the main bedroom you have a queen-size bed.
The second bedroom features a full-size bed and twin a bed.
The third bedroom has a full size bed and a twin size bed. All beds have linens, blankets and pillows.
All bedrooms have a view of the water. Each bedroom has a nightstand with a lamp in addition to overhead lighting with a ceiling fan. Each bedroom also has a large closet with storage area for your clothing.
The newly remodeled bath has a toilet, pedestal sink, tub with shower and a mirrored vanity to accommodate your toiletries.
This home features tile and oak hardwood flooring
*Absolutely no pets, no exceptions, please don't ask
*Must be 21 or older to rent. Please note: occupancy limitiations: The maximum number of guests is limited to the number included in the rental agreement. This includes daytime visitors as well as any additional overnight guests.
NOTE ABOUT RATES:
Your rental agreement will include a RENT charge, a 11% Door County TAX charge, and SECURITY DEPOSIT.
Cancellation policy: You may cancel up to 30 days prior to your arrival date for a full refund. Refunds Are Not Issued for Early Departures or Less Than 30 Day Cancellations
Check out by 10:00AM. Check in by 3:00PM
Keywords: Door County, Sturgeon Bay, Riley’s Bay, Bay of Green Bay
Vacation home, cottage, lodge, rental, house
family, private, secluded
fishing, salmon, bass, sailing, sunset, bonfires, beach, boating,kayaking, biking, hiking, walking, swimming
- Vacation Rental
- Non Smoking Only
- Children Welcome
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Parking Off Street:
- Linens Provided
- Air Conditioning
- Wood Fireplace
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Beach View
- Lake View
- Water Skiing
- Jet Skiing
- Cross Country Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Live Theater
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Miniature Golf
- Sky Diving, Lake Michigan Fishing,
ReviewsWrite a review
Plenty of room, beautiful location
Plenty of room, beautiful location
Our party of six just spent 4 wonderful days at your lovely rental and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Your home is very spacious, and immaculate. While I'm sure most people are disappointed that the water level is so low, the temperatures were cold enough (and windy) that we didn't mind not being able to dangle our feet off the dock or take advantage of the kayaks. The location right on the bay was gorgeous, and if it hadn't been so windy we probably would have sat around the firepit in the evening. The kitchen was nicely furnished with everything we needed for the meals we made, and there was plenty of room for all of us to sit around comfortably. We were doubly blessed to find the Sunset Grill - not only was it only a couple miles away but the food was incredible - the pan fried perch was outstanding! We took a drive on Sunday to the northern end of the peninsula, with some stops along the way at an apple orchard and a winery, plus a couple gift shops. Plenty to see on the ride. This is the perfect property for just about anyone, whether couple(s) or a family with children. We would love to come back some day.
- Guest Bunny Norell (Southeast Michigan)
- Date of stay 10/05/12
- Review Submitted 10/08/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, age 55+, sightseeing, families with young children.
some very positive and some so so
some very positive and some so so
This house was the cleanest we have had in the past 9 summers of renting in Wisconsin. It also had thoughtfully been stocked with what one needs in the kitchen. The view is spectacular. However, it was disappointing to find that there wasn't a boat launch nearby..and that the launch had to be paid for....also....in our paperwork it stated that we could share the dock with the owners boats. Well, the dock is much to shallow to be used by a boat. Therefore, some of us couldn't get to the boat because we had to wade through the water to the anchored boat and then walk up the steps of the boat. We were expecting a dock that could be used. If the bay had recently become lower than usual then we needed to be told that. As a result of needing to take the boat out of the water each night the boat was taken back home. The screen doors need to be replaced. They don't work well and make going in and out of them unusable. There seems to be a bee infestation. We we arrived there were 30 bees in the house. we were able to rid the house of the bees eventually and learned that they come in through the screen door in the dinning room. It may be they have a nest in the air conditioning unit. This is a nice home. It won't work for us in the future because we need a place to dock the boat.
- Guest vacationers (Savannah Georgia)
- Date of stay 08/11/12
- Review Submitted 08/21/12
Recommended for: Families with young children.
Owner response: Of all people staying this summer this family left the property the neatest. We have owned this property for a year and know every inch of this place and have restored this house in a fashion that we are very proud of. We take great pride in the fact that this house is spotless when people arrive. So their comments on cleanliness were appreciated. Weekly this house has been inspected by both the cleaning person and ourselves. We are not absentee owners and live right next door. If 30 bees were in the house, it is not due to our inattentiveness? Somebody left some door open, some window open, that allowed this to happen. It was not us! We of course, will now check the premise’s exterior for hives. We would have IMMEDIATELY dealt with the issue, no questions asked. But, the first we heard of this was in this VRBO feedback we are responding to. Our phone numbers are made available to the renters. You can ask any question you need to, to make your vacation special. The water is low, and I will restate this on the website, with their thoughts in mind. But, a lot of boats do spend a nice day or the evening just off this property. Docking to a buoy is not uncommon on the bay. I did personally make one available to them. The cost of launching a boat at Carmody boat launch is $6.00
Early Season, May 1 - May 30th $1500/week - $300/night (3 night min) Prime Season Rates, June 1st-Sept 8th $1800/week Late Season Rates Sept 8 - Dec 31 $1500/week - $300/night(3 night min) ***Security Deposit $500, RENTAL REDUCTIONS available for limited use (weekly rentals only): LINENS AND TOWELS: BYO, “bring your own” linens and towels ($100), BEDROOMS: Use of only 1 bedroom ($150), Use of only two bedrooms ($75). MINUS the FAMILY ROOM, 2nd BATHROOM, WASHER DRYER, ($100)
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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- Nearest Airport: Sturgeon Bay at 4 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: Hwy 57 at 6 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Heines Beach(front door) at Sturgeon Bay
- Nearest Ski: Potowatami (Cross Country) at 4 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Idelwild at 2 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Sunset Bar and Grill at 2 Miles
Year Purchased: 2010
Why the Owner Chose Sturgeon Bay:
Door County is beautiful. But, their are differences in where you would want to be. We chose this spot 20 years ago because of its distinct location. Below are some of the reasons we choose to be here. I hope it helps you in chosing our home in Door County to vacation. We chose the warm waters of Green Bay over the cold waters of Lake Michigan, Clarks Lake and Kangaroo Lake. We chose the sandy bottom at this location over just about everyone elses rocks. We chose a location with lots of shallow water and NO drop offs so our kids would always be safe. We chose a location in sheltered bay and not in the open bay for safer calmer waters. - You can always find a calm spot to fish even on windy days. - You can always leave Rileys Bay to the open water to fish. We chose a spot when we walk or bike we are on quiet rural roads. We chose this spot because Haines Beach is just 300 feet to the right. We chose this spot because the sunsets are breathless.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
This is Door County. The water is shallow, warm and safe. The sunsets breathtaking. You take walks or bike on safe quite roads. The fishing is just outside your front door. It is quiet. Ten minutes to Sturgeon Bay.
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Sunsets on Riley's Bay
Dining room Living room with bay view
Beachcruisers and tandem bike
Master BR (queen)
3rd bedroom (single and full)
I'm sittin' on the dock of the bay Watching the tide roll away
2nd BR (single and full)
Swans off the cottage
side view to see how close house is to the water
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