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Summer Joy Beach Cottage...You Can't Get Any Closer to the Water

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Last updated: 02/21/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Summer Joy Cottage in Sister Bay, WI…You Can't Get Any Closer to the Water

Summer Joy is a one level Nantucket-style beach cottage that sleeps up to 4 (2 in master, 2 in great room on captain's beds) and sits 20 feet from the water’s edge on beautiful Green Bay. Perfect for a couple or small family who love to relax by the shore.

Summer Joy has been rejuvenated, adding modern touches at every point yet maintaining the character of a Nantucket-style beach cottage. You have a complete kitchen and outdoor grill for dining under the sun and stars. The comfortable open great room with its high wood ceilings and wood burning fieldstone fireplace add to the livability of your cottage.

The cottage is simply and tastefully furnished, with plenty of natural light and color. You will find the basics you will need to be comfortable, without too much clutter. There are cathedral ceilings in the great room and partial cathedral ceilings in the bedroom and kitchen.

Panoramic views and spectacular sunsets…your cottage is right there...where land meets water! Experience the 180 degree view of the land across the waters of Green Bay. You can see part of the Village of Sister Bay coastline, Little Sister Bay, Horseshoe Island, Peninsula State Park, Chambers Island, and Sister Islands. On clear nights you can see the lights of Marinette and occasionally a glimpse of the lights of Escanaba, MI. Enjoy most of these same panoramic views from your great room as well as wake up to some of the views from your master bedroom

Summer Joy is a must for anyone desiring more than just a beautiful water view. Enjoy the sight and sound of water along the shore. Watch sailboats glide by your patio. Swim, float on an inflatable, kayak and sailboard from your rock shore. Toast another spectacular sunset from your patio or dock. Snuggle up beside your fieldstone fireplace on a cool evening or enjoy marshmallows and conversation around a campfire on the beach. No matter how you choose to renew, there’s no better place than the shoreline of Sister Bay.

You are minutes away from all of the attractions that have made Door County the premier vacation destination in the Midwest.

The bay breeze in your face, morning coffee on the patio, long walks on Beach Lane and Beach Road, afternoons exploring, gallery hopping, relaxing on the dock, reading that best seller…whatever the reason you come to Door County, you will enjoy Summer Joy and the Sister Bay community!

Summer Joy is part of the Northern Lights Property...

The Northern Lights Property is 100’ wide by 800+ feet long and faces west; it begins on Beach Road and goes all the way to the water. Northern Lights consists of three vacation residences. Beginning at Beach Road, and “only 20 feet” from Beach Road, is the Carefree Guest Studio. The Guest Studio is where the owners will vacation for the next few years.

About 400 feet down the bluff the lot levels off somewhat for about 100 feet; then the lot drops down to the rear of Windsong (vrbo listing 571419 as of 3/28/14), where it levels again – then gradually slopes about 140’ feet to the shore. “Right” at the water, two feet from the northwest property line, is our one bedroom Summer Joy Beach Cottage (vrbo listing 482130). Windsong is about 125 feet away from the corner of Summer Joy. You’ll see in a picture that Windsong is about 6 feet higher than Summer Joy and more in the center

Inspiration for the name Northern Lights was the result of viewing the aurora borealis from our dock in the 1990’s. We have owned Northern Lights since 1988, renting Summer Joy for the first time in 2013 and Windsong for the first time in 2014. Eventually the Carefree Guest Studio will be available to rent during all seasons.
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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/21/2017

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Cottage
  • 740 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    room for a baby portable or an inflatable twin...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    Two built-in beds loc. in Great Room, room for inflatable....moreless

  • Bedroom 1 was patterned after a bedroom that we saw in a Cape Cod magazine 25 years ago: Natural pinewood floors, white walls, white ceiling, 3/4 of the room open studs with bridging between the studs, following the model; cathedral ceiling over the sitting area; 7'6' ceiling over the sleeping area...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Side 1: Shower, sink and door; side 2: toilet, sink and door...moreless

  • For privacy the bath is divided in two: one side has the shower, a sink and a door; the other side has a toilet, a sink and a door. You can see a photo of each side....moreless

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Waterfront:

    Summer Joy is a rare find, located 2.5 miles north of downtown Sister Bay on 100 feet of a beautiful shore front property. This lovely cottage is set at the water’s edge of a 1 acre wooded lot....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    A unit in great room as well as bedroom...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Fieldstone masonary...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    For four people...moreless

  • Living Room:

    The great room has a round wood beamed cathedral ceiling and wood walls; seating for seven plus captains beds. A ceiling fan aids comfort on warm days....moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking for one car 75 feet from the cottage; parking for an additional car 250' away on the middle private drive...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    For four people...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Cuisinart Brew Central 12 cup coffeemaker: we provide an initial supply of coffee, filters, creamer, sugar...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Gas...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    spices, condiments, and a roll of paper towels; starter supply of napkins and paper plates; starter bottles of water are in the refrigerator; dishwashing soap and scrubbing pads; towels and dishcloth...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    flagstone patio outside the great room and on the beach...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Summer (2 guests)
Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$220 $300
Fri, Sat
$1,600

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Summer (2 guests)
Jul 1 - Aug 19, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,700

Changeover Day: Saturday


Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Late Summer (2 guests)
Aug 20 - Sep 1, 2017
3 night min stay
$220 $300
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Fall (2 guests)
Sep 5 - Oct 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$220 $300
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning and Laundry $75
  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

Rates quoted are for 2 adults. Add $25 per night, per additional guest up to a maximum of four guests.

One or two children under four years old stay free.

Call or email for special Monday through Thursday rates for September and October

50 percent deposit required at the time of the booking

Balance due 30 days before your check-in date

Full payment due if rented within 30 days of check-in

Payment via check


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Last updated: 02/21/2017
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Location

1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
HWY42
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Door County Ice Cream Factory
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Sister Bay Beach

Car: Necessary

Door County Maritime Museums are located in both Gills Rock and Sturgeon Bay. You will also find the Door County Historical Museum in Sturgeon Bay. There are two miniature golf courses in Sister Bay, one in Ephraim and one south of Egg Harbor. Sister Bay also has batting cages and go-cart track plus arcade.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1988


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/21/2017

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Photos

  • Sunset photo from your dock

    Sunset photo from your dock

  • Another view of the great room looking out at the Bay

    Another view of the great room looking out at the Bay

  • Approaching the rear entrance to Summer Joy

    Approaching the rear entrance to Summer Joy

  • Kitchen eating area opposite the kitchen sink and cabinets shown in last picture

    Kitchen eating area opposite the kitchen sink and cabinets shown in last picture

  • Master bedroom sleeping area facing water

    Master bedroom sleeping area facing water

  • Private toilet area with sink and door

    Private toilet area with sink and door

  • Second captain's bed located in the great room

    Second captain's bed located in the great room

  • Your view from the side of Summer Joy

    Your view from the side of Summer Joy

  • A few steps outside your great room sliding door

    A few steps outside your great room sliding door

  • Flagstone walkway to Summer Joy from parking and Windsong Log Home

    Flagstone walkway to Summer Joy from parking and Windsong Log Home

  • Approach to the back of your cottage

    Approach to the back of your cottage

  • Kitchen area that will be on your right immediately after entering Summer Joy

    Kitchen area that will be on your right immediately after entering Summer Joy

  • Master Bedroom seating area with cathedral ceiling as you enter

    Master Bedroom seating area with cathedral ceiling as you enter

  • Private shower room with sink and door

    Private shower room with sink and door

  • A view of your great room, showing one of the captain's beds and the fireplace

    A view of your great room, showing one of the captain's beds and the fireplace

  • Great room overlooks the everchanging bay.

    Great room overlooks the everchanging bay.

  • View of Summer Joy from the waters edge

    View of Summer Joy from the waters edge

  • We hope that you are going to experience several of these glorious sunsets!

    We hope that you are going to experience several of these glorious sunsets!

VRBO #482130

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Wednesday, February 22, 2017

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