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Beautiful Lake Front 4 Bedroom Home with Incredible Sunsets!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

This gorgeous year-round home is meant to sleep 8-10 people. The house is centered around a 30'x18' great room that includes the living room and dining room. There is a fireplace in the living room for cozy wood fires. On one side of the great room is the master bedroom. It has a queen-size bed in it and has a bathroom with shower next to it. On the other side of the great room are two more bedrooms with two twin beds in each. These two bedrooms share a full bathroom. There is a fourth bedroom in the studio, which is a separate structure about 4 feet away from the main house. It is joined by a covered walkway to the house but you do have to step outside. This spacious bedroom has a queen bed and also a queen sleeper sofa, so possibly four people could sleep in this room. The studio has a powder room with toilet and a sink but no bath facilities. This bedroom is lined with bookcases full of books. It is great for someone who likes their privacy. The lakeside of the great room has floor-to-ceiling windows and beyond that, a 30'x15' wood deck that overlooks Lake Michigan and is wonderful for sunning, lake watching, eating or just relaxing. The house sits on a bluff overlooking the lake so you are almost at treetop level. The house also has a wonderful kitchen, fully equipped for eating and cooking. It even has a double oven, microwave, dishwasher, and more.

There are many other amenities to this house including a washer and dryer in the laundry room, outdoor grill, outdoor deck furniture, wood for fireplace, DVD player (no TV reception, but you can play movies), a library of books and other niceties. The house is beautifully decorated. I'm sure you would love this house. It is very peaceful and private. No other places are visible and it is surrounded by cedar woods. It is on the lake and gets fabulous sunset views because it faces west. You can see more pictures of the beautiful Young house on our website, washingtonislandcottages. If this house is too big, there are two smaller ones available. If you decide to rent the Young house, you might just decide to move to the island!

During the summer, we only rent the house by the week, from Saturday to Saturday. During the spring, and autumn, you can rent by the night, with a 3-night minimum. Guests provide their own sheets and towels. We provide blankets, pillows, bedspreads, and mattress pads. Pets are not allowed and it is non-smoking.

Keywords: house, lakefront, cottage, island, vacation, rental, home, cabin, water, beach, lake

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2018

About Renee

Owned by husband & wife who love Washington Island.

Renee purchased this house in 2007

Why Renee chose Washington

Island living is a very unique experience from the moment you step on the ferry to Washington Island. We fell in love with the island and bought the property to spend more time there. It is lovingly cared for and beautifully decorated.

What makes this house unique

The Young house is on the shore of the lake and gets the most incredible sunset views over Lake Michigan. It is surrounded by cedar woods - great aroma - and is very peaceful, quiet, relaxing, and enchanting. No other places are visible.


Washington House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , (queen size sofa sleeper plus queen bed)
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (4)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • swimming
Lots of games & puzzles, wood for the fireplace


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Beautiful Lake Front 4 Bedroom Home with Incredible Sunsets!
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Love the woods and lake

  • 5 of 5

The Young house on Washington Island is a wonderful get away location. The house itself is nestled in the woods right on Lake Michigan. A very private and quiet location - just a short car ride (or walk) from town. We have an amazing time each time we visit. Great hiking in the woods, where you will always see deer, turkeys and more wildlife. It is fun to build a bon fire on the beach. The water is clear and beautiful. The house is very warm and homey feeling, brightly lite with all the windows, patio doors, and sky lights....and very clean. I highly recommend this property. You won't find a quiter and more relaxing place. I will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2012
  • Stayed: October 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Crystal Lake, WI

Washington Island Getaway

  • 5 of 5

I have to be honest that when another couple told us that they rented a place on Washington Island for four days & invited us, I was less that excited. That all changed when reaching the Young House. From the secluded drive to the house, to entering what felt like a second home, we couldn't have been more comfortable the entire time. This is as described in the neighbors in sight, well appointed & well furnished (great mattresses too), wood burning fireplace & a huge deck overlooking the water. Perhaps the best part is what the owners didn't mention...the afternoon bonfire on the beach while listening to a football game with the waves crashing 20 feet away. This turns into watching the sunset around the now growing bonfire & postponing dinner as we didn't want to leave the beach.

Thank you & we will be back next year for sure!!

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2012
  • Stayed: October 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Short ride to Rock Island State Park, fishing charters, beaches, animal farm, fiber arts school, lookout tower, library


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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