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Sand Beach Retreat. Play in the Sand or Just Look at the Water. Great Location!

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Sandy beach. Perfect for sand castles and launching kayaks or paddle boards.

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Last updated: 02/03/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Vacation home, 4 Bedrooms, 3.5+ Baths, sand beach on beautiful Lake Michigan

Our all-season home was built to our design in 1994 and gets its name, Emerald Surf, from the emerald color of the Lake Michigan waters that are viewable from almost every room in the house at about 2PM on sunny summer days. It was remodeled in 2015 to add two bedrooms, giving four bedrooms facing the lake and permitting us to have two king and two queen beds with plenty of space for our current extended family of ten. Ground floor master bedroom has a full bath and three upstairs bedrooms share two full bathrooms. Fully equipped kitchen has new refrigerator and dishwasher in 2015 and a phone to call for reservations. A half bath adjoins the kitchen. The living/dining area has a Door County real stone fireplace that soars 26’ to it peak, flanked by three stories of glass windows, on the water side of the house. Two TV rooms allow children and adults their own space. WiFi is strong throughout the house and in the outdoor screen house. Three bedrooms have electronic docking stations to accommodate four-fold charging needs. The attached garage has been repurposed to provide storage for bikes, kayaks, canoes, golf clubs, and beach toys that we and renters bring to enjoy Door County. It also provides a place to hang towels and to clean sandy feet and shoes. Outdoor amenities include balconies on two bedrooms, two large decks, a 12’x12’ screen house, gas grill, Weber charcoal grill, 40’ pier (seasonal), sand beach, fire pit, s’more equipment, and outdoor shower for those who like to commune with nature.

Renters are responsible for their own linens (sheets and towels) but blankets and pillows are provided.
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Owner

Member since: 2007

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/03/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Children Welcome:

    Sand beach play area, board games and puzzles...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Master Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub

    ...moreless

  • Powder Room: toilet

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  • Shared upstairs bath: toilet, shower

    Bathroom is shared by the n. and s. second floor bedrooms...moreless

  • Second floor bathroom: toilet, shower

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Other Amenities

  • 2 recliners suitable for guests with special needs for sleeping

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cable TV...moreless

  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    Sugar sand play area and firepit with utensils and firewood provided...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    Beautiful views and sunrises looking East over Lake Michigan...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Rarely needed except to provide comfortable conditions for guest who suffer from pollens or other airborne constituents of a forest environment....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet:

    High speed wireless internet connection available at no extra cost...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

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

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Two bedrooms have private balconies overlooking the beach and Lake Michigan...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    (3) Two decks next to beach, one patio off kitchen with grills and picnic table...moreless

  • Gazebo:

    12 foot diameter screen house overlooks the beach...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring
Jan 1 - May 27, 2017
2 night min stay
$425
$2,750
Summer
May 28 - Sep 3, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,100
Fall/Winter
Sep 4 - Dec 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$425
$2,750

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Housekeeping $150 + tax
  • Tax Rate 11%

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Owner info

Year Purchased: 1994

About the owner: I am a climate scientist at Iowa State University. Our family has enjoyed coming to Door County at least once a year for about 35 years, at first staying with friends but eventually building our own home. We have decided that this is now our family retreat, since we are getting scattered across the country and have reduced incentive to come back to the family home in Ames, Iowa.

Why the Owner Chose Baileys Harbor, WI, USA:
We built our home on this location in 1994 from a design I developed. The open design enables us to simultaneously view, from most public areas in the house, the lake, the stone fireplace, and the soaring pine and cedar trees between the lake and the home. Coffee mugs, beer and wine glasses, and wall décor reveal the personal interests of our family. We did not build the home for the purpose of renting it, but our schedules do not permit us to spend the entire warm season in Door County so we have decided to share the home with others.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The property is spacious and provides both privacy and gathering locations. It is a good launching point for enjoying the scenery, hiking, biking, golfing, boating, fishing, eating in or out, or just exploring Door County. You can walk the beach for miles in either direction without seeing a “keep out” sign or being yelled at. The lake influence means that the temperature rarely gets above 80 degrees between the house and the beach even in July and August. You will need a light jacket at your beach campfire in the evenings. The house is fully air conditioned for the few days that the humidity gets high enough to be uncomfortable.


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Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/03/2017

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  • Sandy beach. Perfect for sand castles and launching kayaks or paddle boards.

    Sandy beach. Perfect for sand castles and launching kayaks or paddle boards.

  • The hammock makes a perfect location for reading, relaxing or an afternoon nap.

    The hammock makes a perfect location for reading, relaxing or an afternoon nap.

  • Multiple locations are available for conversation. Relax on the beach or decks.

    Multiple locations are available for conversation. Relax on the beach or decks.

  • Shallow water is great for paddling. Crystal clear Lake Michigan.

    Shallow water is great for paddling. Crystal clear Lake Michigan.

  • Be sure to wake early and enjoy a sunrise over the water.

    Be sure to wake early and enjoy a sunrise over the water.

  • Relax outdoors in the large screen house. Plenty of room for a meal.

    Relax outdoors in the large screen house. Plenty of room for a meal.

  • Large dining room table offers great water views.

    Large dining room table offers great water views.

  • The first floor Master offers a private bath with stand up shower

    The first floor Master offers a private bath with stand up shower

  • One of two second floor bathrooms. Both offer stand up shower with seat.

    One of two second floor bathrooms. Both offer stand up shower with seat.

  • Second floor bedroom. Queen bed with plenty of natural light.

    Second floor bedroom. Queen bed with plenty of natural light.

  • Loft area has cable television with VCR/DVD combo

    Loft area has cable television with VCR/DVD combo

  • Enjoy a refreshing outdoor shower to "commune with nature" or rinse sandy feet.

    Enjoy a refreshing outdoor shower to "commune with nature" or rinse sandy feet.

  • Beach walking is encouraged. Over a mile of beach in each direction.

    Beach walking is encouraged. Over a mile of beach in each direction.

  • No Door County vacation is complete without a beach fire. Firewood is provided.

    No Door County vacation is complete without a beach fire. Firewood is provided.

  • Our dock, with a bench on the end, is a great place to enjoy a different view.

    Our dock, with a bench on the end, is a great place to enjoy a different view.

  • A view of the property from the water. The house is tucked into the treed lot.

    A view of the property from the water. The house is tucked into the treed lot.

  • Beach front screen house gives protection from evening bugs and breezes.

    Beach front screen house gives protection from evening bugs and breezes.

  • A view from the second level catwalk looking at the custom stone fireplace.

    A view from the second level catwalk looking at the custom stone fireplace.

  • Kitchen with plenty of cookware and a breakfast bar

    Kitchen with plenty of cookware and a breakfast bar

  • Second floor bedroom with king bed and attached deck with lake views.

    Second floor bedroom with king bed and attached deck with lake views.

  • Two bedrooms on the second floor offer a private retreat.

    Two bedrooms on the second floor offer a private retreat.

  • View from the S bedroom. Large windows offer beautiful views and sound of waves.

    View from the S bedroom. Large windows offer beautiful views and sound of waves.

  • Back TV area offers a quiet retreat away from the hustle and bustle.

    Back TV area offers a quiet retreat away from the hustle and bustle.

  • We have a Bald Eagle that with a nest nearby. Frequent sightings are exciting!

    We have a Bald Eagle that with a nest nearby. Frequent sightings are exciting!

VRBO #114970

This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Tuesday, March 14, 2017

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