Waterfront cabin, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, fireplace, fully equipped (Sleeps 6)
Bedroom #1 (1st floor): 1 queen size bed with premium mattress Bedroom #2 (2nd floor): 1 queen size bed with premium mattress Bedroom #3 (2nd floor): 1 double bed with premium mattress Bed linens provided.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
No parties/events - Maximum of 6 persons. Maximum of 6 persons.
No smoking - Smoking not allowed anywhere on the propertySmoking not allowed anywhere on the property
Max guests: 6
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
- Candles, incense, fireworks (illegal) or other hazardous items are not allowed on the property.
- Cooking in the fireplace, in the fire pit, or elsewhere on the property is not allowed. Cooking is only allowed in the kitchen and/or the BBQ grill.
- With the exception of folding lawn chairs, furniture may not be re-arranged or removed from the building or porches.
About John Brzezinski
We are both Chicago natives, now living in Evanston, IL. Carolyn is an architect and formerly a municipal building official. John managed major design and construction projects for Northwestern University. We are now semi-retired, operating a business called University Icons. In a nutshell, we sell fine art photographs of iconic university buildings. The business draws on John’s long standing avocation of photography, our combined enjoyment of travel and mutual interest in architecture. We each have two daughters from previous marriages.
John Brzezinski purchased this cabin in 2003
Why John Brzezinski chose Sturgeon Bay
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.
What makes this cabin unique
Carolyn swears that the best therapy is to simply collect kindling in the woods for the fire place or the fire pit. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯