Quintessential Door County Cabin on Lake Michigan(21 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3-7 nights
- Property type:Cabin
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Waterfront cabin, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, fireplace, fully equipped (Sleeps 6)
Keywords: Cabin, cottage, lodge, house
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Member since: 2004
- 2000 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Lake View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jun 3 - Jun 9, 2017
7 night min stay
Jun 10 - Jun 16, 2017
7 night min stay
Jun 17 - Jun 23, 2017
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $700
- Tax Rate 11%
During summer season (June, July & August) we rent only by the week, Saturday to Saturday. In the case a renter must cancel, the deposit and/or rental amount is refunded if Owner can re-rent Killasonna Lodge for the same time period to another party. Owner will return security deposit to Renter immediately upon receiving Renter’s cancellation notice.
50% of rental amount is required as a reservation deposit. Remaining 50% of rental amount, 11% tax and a $700 security deposit are due 60 days prior to arrival date. Payment should be made via PayPal, however, please note that the party initiating a payment or return is responsible their PayPal transfer fees.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Writing (it's a poet's and writer's paradise), sketching, star gazing, skipping stones on the lake or just sitting and doing nothing at all, there is something for everyone. There is a festival of some kind virtually every summer weekend someplace on the penninsula. There are over a dozen golf courses, loads of antiques stores, hiking, biking, zip lining, and lots more.
Year Purchased: 2003
About the owner: We are both native Chicagoans, now living in Evanston, IL. Carolyn is an architect and formerly the municipal building official in Evanston. John managed major design and construction projects for Northwestern University. We are now semi-retired and started a business called University Icons. In a nutshell, we sell fine art photographs of iconic college buildings. The business draws on John’s long standing avocation of photography, our combined enjoyment of travel, and our mutual interest in architecture. We also own a rental house in Buenos Aires, Argentina, called Casa Palermo, that we visit a couple of times per year. We each have two daughters from previous marriages.
Why the Owner Chose Sturgeon Bay, WI, USA:
After years of vacationing in Door County, we began looking at cottages and land in the summer of 2002, with the idea of either buying or building a summer cabin. We clocked hundreds of miles, over many weekends, driving back and forth across the peninsula in search of the right property. Nothing seemed just right. Carolyn had a yearning for a cabin on the lake, or at least a view, but our budget was slim. Eventually we found ourselves along the Lake Michigan shore, staring into dense woods. In the foreground a sign read, For Sale - 1.5 acres. Curiousity forced us to take a walk through the woods. Of course, we fell in love with it the moment we stepped on shore. The price of the land exceeded our total budget (Isn't that always the case?), but we had fallen in love and there was no stopping us. We concocted a scheme: We would rent the place out to vacationers and enjoy it ourselves when it was free. As soon as our offer was accepted, we began sketching potential designs like mad. We closed on the property in early December, 2002 and cleared the woods for the driveway before Christmas. Construction started the following March, and by the end of the year, the bulk of construction was finished. On January 1, 2004 we launched our website and signed up with VRBO. We spent that spring building and hanging doors, sealing the cabinets, shopping for furniture, etc. It was a photo finish. When our first guests arrived that spring, the paint on the shed doors was still wet. Killasonna Lodge is situated in an area that was developed in 1922 by an enterprising young woman named Annie Reynolds. She called the plat of subdivision “The Killasonna Plat.” We borrowed the name to commemorate her vision. After eleven years, we remain extremely pleased with our decisions. The location is tranquil and secluded and the shore is simply magnificent. As for the house itself, everyone has the same reaction when they first arrive: Their jaw drops.
- Primary: 847-475-1518 9 am to 9 pm daily CST
East side of house faces the lake
The Winnebago Room (a.k.a. the great room)
Second floor bedroom
Moonrise and rock art
Foggy morning on the porch
Large clouds amid moonrise
Fall colors in the driveway
View from the porch
Living, dining and kitchen all share one large room.
1st floor bedroom
Fire on the shore
Perfect swimming day!
A long driveway ensures tranquility
View of the lake
The Big Dipper seems to be right over the house
This listing was first published here in 2004.
Date last modified - Monday, February 20, 2017
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