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2500 sq ft open floor plan short walk to water!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Tucked away between Sister Bay and Ellison By on 3.5 wooded acres surrounded by orchards, Arnie’s Sanctuary is the perfect Door County escape. Nicely secluded but only a short walk to the water and Ellison Bluff County Park, this lovely setting is just a short drive from everything Northern Door County has to offer.

The 2500 sq. ft. open floor plan home was built in 2002. Situated on a small ridge, the abundant and oversize windows give you the feeling you’re living in a tree house. Three spacious bedrooms, two full baths, a huge sunroom and sitting room off the master bedroom gives up to nine vacationers plenty of elbow room.

Outside you can enjoy two full patios, fire pit, basketball court for the kids and hiking trails adjacent to the property. There’s also parking for up to six vehicles and plenty of space for a boat.

Arnie’s Sanctuary provides vacationers the tranquility of being “North of the Tension Line” along with the convenience of being just a few minutes away from all the shopping and dining you can handle. Let Arnie’s Sanctuary help you make some memories.


Wooded Setting

Well-equipped kitchen


Wood Burning Stone Fireplace


Washer and Dryer

Gas Grill

Fire Pit

Wood Provided

***2 night rate available during off peak time periods***

More Details

Property Manager
Door County Property Management
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 12, 2018


Ellison Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Plus sun room has 1 Full and 1 Twin pullout couches
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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2500 sq ft open floor plan short walk to water!
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
Milwaukee, WI

Lovely home in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

Arne's Sanctuary is a beautiful, secluded vacation home and we had a great stay at the property. It has all the amenities (patios, firepits, lake access) that you could ask for and is still close enough for leisurely bike ride access to Ellison and Sister Bay. We sat fireside under the stars at night, hiked to Ellison Bluff during the day, and ate and drank at all of Door County's best locations. Thank you for the memories!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home for our family getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This property was the perfect getaway for our family and friends. The location is tucked away on a private dead end which offers a lot of outdoor area to enjoy without the interruption of tourism. The amenities were perfect, including the basketball hoop down the hill. Open concept made it easy to all converse while cooking meals. Hands down we'll return in the future! Thanks Arnie's Sanctuary for the lovely stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Plymouth, WI

Charming and Secluded

  • 5 of 5

My friend and I stayed at Arnie's Sanctuary in June for a 4 night Girls' Getaway in Door County -- and couldn't have been more pleased! The home is spacious and the decor was lovely. The kitchen is well-equipped and the beds were soft. Everything we needed was there; and everything we wanted was just a short and easy drive away. Because it's set far back on a dead-end dirt road, we felt like we were in a wooded campsite. But the interior is elegant: best of both worlds!

The little beach nearby is very secluded. It's rocky -- mostly mid-sized rocks that are too big to be pebbles but not big enough to climb on. I use a cane, and didn't venture it. However, there are plenty of scenic overlooks and parks in the area.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tuscola, TX

House in the woods

  • 5 of 5

We were surprised that this home was even more beautiful than shown! The yard was beautifully landscaped and the green lawns were manicured. Lots of seasonal color all around. it was set back into the woods and very private. The grill, firepit and basketball court added to the family fun. The kitchen was well stocked with cookware and very spacious. The master was very private with a sitting area perfect for a nursery or toddler. Our family dog enjoyed swimming off the beach. You can walk to the rocky beach but it was pretty steep. The beach would require water shoes and a float since its all rocks.there are lots of games for kids in the basement. the other bedrooms got a little stuffy so we bought fans. it was very warm this year and the A/C had a hard time keeping up. as a whole i would highly recommend this property. Quiet, private, and beautiful! a great respite from Texas heat.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100

2 night getaway rate $600 plus taxes during most non-peak dates

All stays less than 1 week or overlapping designated turnover day during peak season are subject to approval.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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