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Classic Antique Log Home, One Mile from Water, Sweet Pioneer Store!

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East facing wall; logs from an 1860 Washington Island barn

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Last updated: 01/31/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:12
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

ARTIST-OWNED, ART-FILLED ADULT ORIENTED PROPERTY. 3 NIGHT MIN., PRICE VARIES

CLASSIC DOOR COUNTY YEAR- ROUND ARTIST'S HOME.
Wonderful, private winter wonderland; cross country ski right out the door!


This totally private, four-acre, wooded lot is the site of this fabulous year-round home. Originally a Norwegian barn, this home has been reconstructed and added onto, resulting in a total of three bedrooms and two baths and another separate suite with bath. Owner is an artist and she has an art library and large suite suitable for painting and drawing. Serious scholars bring their manuscripts up here; good friends love to congregate here, finding the location a good mix of art galleries and restaurants, with outstanding quiet nights for great sleeping. Yogis tell me they find the spaces excellent for practicing and meditating.

Within one mile to The unique Pioneer Store, where you will find anything you have forgotten to bring!

Bicyclists will love the short jaunts to beaches; hardier bicyclists will love the hilly, longer routes!

Due to excessive wear and tear on the house by children, owner has decided to limit the house to 8 adult guests. There are MANY houses available to families; sadly, my house has sustained too much damage.
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Owner

Member since: 2006

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 01/31/2017

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 2600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only:

    SMOKERS ARE STRONGLY DISCOURAGED FROM RENTING THIS PROPERTY AND IF SOMEONE SMOKES, ARE ENCOURAGED TO DISPOSE OF THEIR BUTTS WHERE NO ONE ELSE WILL HAVE TO RAKE THEM UP...moreless

  • Not Suitable For Children:

    Due to damages to art work, windows and screens incurred in 2009, children are no longer suitable guests. ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    NO PETS! Some guests have sneaked dogs up and have had them sprayed by skunks! Skunks do not bother humans, only dogs that approach their dens!...moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    A friend in an automated chair was able to move around the first floor. He brought his own ramp....moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 8-12

  • Convertible bed(s)

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    First floor bedrm, one Queen, bath in hallway...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    First floor bedroom, full bath a few feet away, in hallway...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

    Large suite, 26 x 22 ft, private bath, skylights- very cool!...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

    Upstairs, separate entry, private bath, deck, very nice!...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (4), Twin or Single Beds (4), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    On Main level...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub, shower

    Upstairs, huge, in floor heating...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    cute little bath, nice tiled shower, in separate suite...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Large Open owner's suite with Skylights can be used for painting, writing, etc. Guests say that they feel inspired and energized by the light in this suite. Others find the space ideal for yoga and meditating. It is sound insulated from the rest of the house....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Lots of books, mostly art books, some fiction, mostly non-fiction...moreless

  • CD Player
  • Games:

    Lots of games...moreless

  • Music Library:

    Bose stereo/many CDs for your pleasure. Eclectic collection!...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    TV is hooked up to DVD player only, no cable, no satellite...moreless

Attractions

  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Oval walnut table seats 8, long kitchen counter seats 6...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 14 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking:

    No one ever uses the garage, but if you want it, there are two bays to use....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Handsome wood burning fireplace,lots of wood to burn...moreless

  • Garage:

    Parking in 3 stall garage; one bay taken by boat in storage. Electricity available and extra refrigerator for beverages...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    Sorry,my house is too far in the woods for internet but you can go one mile to Ellison Bay and have wi-fi!...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    circle drive for navigation; narrow but level driveway...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Fisher Paykel matched pair, in laundry room on first floor...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    There are numerous places featuring WiFi, one mile away in Ellison Bay. I am attempting to get WiFi in 2012!...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Artist made cups and bowls - guests usually choose their own mug at the beginning of their stay and keep for durations!...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Big kitchen equipped with everything a serious cook would want/use...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Convection electric...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Private balcony off of the Lyttlefyshe suite, 12 x 12...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Attractive plantings, lousy grass! ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Modest charcoal grill, electric starter....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$300

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59

Notes:

Sorry, no pets allowed. Strict no smoking policy.

Special rates will apply to parties staying weekly or monthly. Call for special rates 608-513-2200.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Location

Frequent Art Fairs, Many Artists in Vicinity, great biking, close to The Clearing, within walking distance to an adorable old fashioned but fully stocked Pioneer Store - anything you forgot to bring they will have. This home is bikable to a wonderful park on Lake Michigan, also close to Rowley Bay and great for those of you who want to kayak/canoe the Mink River!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1999

About the owner: As a young girl, I loved property; any kind of property,vacant land or tiny cottage. I grew up to be an artist, mother and eventually a real estate agent specializing in distinctive properties.

Why the Owner Chose Ellison Bay, WI, USA:
This home appealed to me immediately due to its site: the White Pines, the orientation to the sun, the circular drive. It seems to have always been in the back of my imagination; it was love at first sight despite having many structural drawbacks. (I remedied the structural problems!)

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Screened in porches really appeal to me, and this one has a porch suitable for 8 chairs/gliders and a table. I can watch deer saunter through the field, see the little ears of fox as they pursue voles in the grass, watch brazen coyotes run in threesomes through the field. No other humans are visible, just nature! And yet, one mile away is the darling Pioneer Store, which amazingly stocks everything I may have forgotten to include for my stay! Mink River Conservancy is very nearby as well.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 01/31/2017

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Photos

  • East facing wall; logs from an 1860 Washington Island barn

    East facing wall; logs from an 1860 Washington Island barn

  • 'DOOR COUNTRY CHAIRS' around firepit

    'DOOR COUNTRY CHAIRS' around firepit

  • 22 x 26 ft master suite/ skylites, private bath

    22 x 26 ft master suite/ skylites, private bath

  • Fourteen foot long kitchen counter accommodates several cooks!

    Fourteen foot long kitchen counter accommodates several cooks!

  • Combination of antique and contemporary furnishings - all comfy

    Combination of antique and contemporary furnishings - all comfy

  • Lyttlefyshe suite, private bath, private deck into white pine woods

    Lyttlefyshe suite, private bath, private deck into white pine woods

  • Three sofas surrounding wood burning fireplace in greatroom

    Three sofas surrounding wood burning fireplace in greatroom

  • lots of new art in 2010, adding to ambiance!

    lots of new art in 2010, adding to ambiance!

VRBO #109367

This listing was first published here in 2006.

Date last modified - Thursday, February 23, 2017

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