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Quintessential Door County Cabin on Lake Michigan

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Last updated: 04/01/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Waterfront cabin, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, fireplace, fully equipped (Sleeps 6)

Killasonna Lodge is the quintessential Door County cabin, ideal for your vacation or weekend getaway. Located along Lake Michigan, just south of Jacksonport (Door County), Killasonna Lodge is secluded in a tranquil forest of cedar, birch, pine, poplar and maple. The woods are home to deer, fox, turkey, woodpeckers, and great horned owls. The shore is a haven to geese, ducks, hawks and gulls. A natural fieldstone fireplace is the centerpiece of the great room, which opens to a broad covered porch facing the lake. The lodge features heavy timber beams and rafters, rough sawn knotty pine paneling, and rustic details and ambiance. The three bedrooms comfortably accommodate 6 persons. There are 2 bathrooms with showers, a fully equipped kitchen and laundry facilities. Enjoy swimming, hiking, bicycling, fishing, antiquing, first-rate golf, and scenic drives through picturesque countryside and quaint villages. Killasonna Lodge is a place for those that treasure their time together. Indulge yourself and escape to Killasonna Lodge for a relaxing getaway. Or, give a Gift Certificate to parents or friends 'who don't need a thing.'

Keywords: Cabin, cottage, lodge, house
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Member since: 2004

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/01/2017

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 2000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Tranquil Door County lakefront location, real wood burning fireplace in a dramatic 2-story great room; large covered porch faces Lake Michigan, fully equipped kitchen. Walk out to the lake. Swimming, 1.5 wooded acres provides privacy and solitude....moreless


  • Books:

    A small library . . . enough to keep you reading for weeks. If you need a larger selection, there is a free library on Lake Shore Road, which is just a short walk away....moreless

  • Game Room:

    The loft, with its game table, is the game room....moreless

  • Games:

    Lots of games and puzzles. ...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Stereo has a cable to connect your music player (i.e. iPad, iPod, smart phone, etc.)...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Lakefront

Sports & Adventure Activities

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


  • Dining:

    Living, dining and kitchen co-exist in one great room that we call The Winnebago Room, which has lake views and access to an adjoining covered porch. The porch has a picnic table....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Bed linens provided, but not towels. Guests must bring their own bath towels....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Living, dining and kitchen are combined in one great room that we call The Winnebago Room. It has lake views and access to an adjoining covered porch....moreless

  • Parking:

    Note: We cannot accommodate vehicles with trailers. We have a long, narrow, meandering driveway (~700') ... impossible for vehicles with trailers to turn around....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Local service only. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace:

    Fieldstone woodburning fireplace indoors. Fire ring on the shore. Firewood is provided....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    We provide pretty much everything you will need to prepare meals....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped kitchen....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Large, covered deck facing Lake Michigan....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill


Write a review 5
from 21 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
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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Last updated: 04/01/2017
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71 Miles
Nearest Airport
Austin Straubel International Airport (Green Bay)
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Lakeside Park, Jacksonport

Car: Necessary

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.


Owner info

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.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/01/2017

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  • East side of house faces the lake

    East side of house faces the lake

  • The Winnebago Room (a.k.a. the great room)

    The Winnebago Room (a.k.a. the great room)

  • The loft

    The loft

  • Second floor bedroom

    Second floor bedroom

  • Lake-facing porch

    Lake-facing porch

  • Moonrise and rock art

    Moonrise and rock art

  • Foggy morning on the porch

    Foggy morning on the porch

  • Large clouds amid moonrise

    Large clouds amid moonrise

  • Evening


  • Fall colors in the driveway

    Fall colors in the driveway

  • View from the porch

    View from the porch

  • Killasonna Lodge

    Killasonna Lodge

  • Entry hall

    Entry hall

  • Living, dining and kitchen all share one large room.

    Living, dining and kitchen all share one large room.

  • 1st floor bedroom

    1st floor bedroom

  • Winnebago Room

    Winnebago Room

  • Early evening

    Early evening

  • Morning fog

    Morning fog

  • Fire on the shore

    Fire on the shore

  • Perfect swimming day!

    Perfect swimming day!

  • A long driveway ensures tranquility

    A long driveway ensures tranquility

  • View of the lake

    View of the lake

  • Looking south

    Looking south

  • The Big Dipper seems to be right over the house

    The Big Dipper seems to be right over the house

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This listing was first published here in 2004.

Date last modified - Wednesday, April 19, 2017

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