Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Panorama Waterfront Guest House North of Sturgeon Bay

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

WATERFRONT!! On Green Bay, 8 miles NORTH of Sturgeon Bay. 25 feet from water's edge, with a view of the bay from every room. Elegant sunsets. Free WiFi, satellite TV, central heat, and window air conditioners.

If you have questions about our property that aren't answered here feel free to contact me at (608)509-5909.

Update for the 2017 Season: new windows and microwave.

The Panorama is a private ranch home on its own 100 ft. of shore frontage. All rooms overlook the water. Incredible SUNSETS and panoramic views. Nautical cottage decor. All on one floor. 2 bedrooms. Relax on the fully furnished deck overlooking Green Bay. Look up and down the shore as far as the eye can see and across the water to the state of Michigan. Sunsets from the deck are some of the most spectacular in Door County. Stretch out on the chaise lounge, and let the waves lull you to sleep. Inside, the Panorama is one of the most comfortable accommodations on the waterfront. The house is equipped with everything you need. The Master bedroom has a queen bed, and the second bedroom has 2 twin beds. All beds are high quality mattresses & box springs. We have a High Definition flat screen satellite TV, and you can bring your laptop for free WiFi. It's the perfect spot, located near all the goings-on in Door County, a short drive to stores and activities.

The Panorama has a typical Bayside flat stone pebble beach, very accessible and suitable for swimming, stone skipping, or casting a line in the water. At night, roast marshmallows beside the fire ring on the beach, and look up at every star in the sky.

A walk or bike ride along Bay Shore Drive is a perfect place to observe the special beauty of the area. Bay Shore Bluffland Preserve is across the road...a public hiking trail contoured by the Land Trust, goes up the picturesque bluff. Come, take a hike. The Panorama is one and a half miles from Quarry Park boat launch and a short distance from the Quarry Stop...a nearby mini-mart grocery and bait station.

DOOR COUNTY is a 'must' place to visit. The Door Peninsula has been voted by Money Magazine to be one of the 10 best vacation places in North America....250 miles of shoreline, 5 state parks, 12 county parks, 10 lighthouses, more than 100 art galleries, live theatre. music venues. The Panorama is in the center of it all. Let us know what activities you would be interested in and we'll have information waiting for you when you arrive. Door County has been called 'A NATIONAL TREASURE.' Don't miss this world class vacation destination.


The Panorama is a short drive to comprehensive shopping, quaint villages, restaurants, church, sand beach, state and county parks, boat rentals,golf, tennis, live theatre, movies, musical performances, festivals.

Photographers Paradise:

The best sunsets in Door County are from the Panorama deck. Quiet, rural surroundings await you. Bring your camera and binoculars.

Two Bedrooms:

Master bedroom has a QUEEN BED, second bedroom has 2 TWINS. All beds have top quality mattresses and box springs. Newly decorated bedrooms. Living room sofa has a queen-sized hide-a-bed.


All tile with a shower-tub combination. Safety bar on the tub and firm tub floor. Just added--SOFT WATER!


Complete with updated range, refrigerator with ice maker, double-drain sink, microwave, radio/cassette player, eating area overlooking the water. Cookware, dishes, glasses, utensils, small appliances...coffeemaker, toaster, electric beater, blender...everything needed for meal preparation.

Living Room:

Large(12X20) overlooking a commanding view of the water. It has 2 sliding glass doors opening onto a wide well-furnished wrap-around deck overlooking the water. Living room has a sofa, two comfortable stuffed chairs, desk, bookshelf with fiction, non-fiction, and Door County history. There's also free WIFI, SATELLITE TV, new Blu-ray DVD, CD player, phone, ceiling fan. Carpeted floor. Lots of CDs and DVDs to choose from. The picture window in the living room also provides a fantastic shoreline view.


The Panorama is nicely decorated, super clean, has a view of the water from every room. It is ranch style...everything all on one floor. Bedrooms, living room, hallway are carpeted. There are plenty of pillows, blankets, sheets and towels. Beds are made before you arrive. Pack-n-Play and high chair available. Just ask.


The private park-like setting features a picnic table, Weber charcoal grill, bonfire circle on the beach. Caretaker and owner nearby. The Panorama is a registered Wisconsin accommodation, in business for many years. It is a SMOKE FREE ENVIRONMENT. Please smoke on the deck or in the yard. Sorry, NO PETS.


Keywords: door county cottage,Panorama guest house, cottage, private home

More Details

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2018

About The Owner

We bought our Door County property many years ago. The view and perfect approach to the water sold us on the location. We've been residing at our house and renting the adjacent guest house ever since, enjoying every minute.

The Owner purchased this house in 1968

Why The Owner chose Sturgeon Bay

The location is ideal--on the Bay shore just 1 1/2 miles north of Little Harbor exactly halfway between Sturgeon Bay and Egg Harbor on County trunk B...also called Bay Shore Drive. Entertainment and Shopping is 3 to 8 miles away in any direction.

What makes this house unique

The Panorama guest house deck is everyone's favorite spot. The comfortable deck furniture is a great place to observe the shoreline's beautiful scenery and sunsets. The deck is built overlooking the water, so a person can have a sweeping view up and down the Bay. Look across the water to both Michigan and Wisconsin shores. The guest house is always comfortable...air conditioned for summer's hot days, centrally heated for Spring and Fall. Cards, checkers, puzzles, dominoes etc. are there for rainy days. Current novels, Andy Rash's children's books and Door County history books are on the bookshelf. Maps,tourist literature, DVD's and CD's are in the living room. There are also a few outdoor games for the spacious lawn outside.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Very comfortable cottage, beautifully decorated, well-equipped. Comfy chairs & sofa, desk, TV, A-C. Large deck with chairs & table right on the water – sunsets, boats, beautiful white birds with black under their wings soar overhead.

Close to both Sturgeon Bay to the south and Egg Harbor and the rest of the peninsula to the north. Helpful and friendly Peg lives next door. You might need a raincoat!

Highly recommended.
Jul 2017
  • 1 of 36


Sturgeon Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Standard size tub with shower. Towels, toiletries etc. provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , Twin beds. High quality mattress and box springs.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen size--high quality mattress and box spring
  • Queen size Beds (1) Queen bed in master bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (2) 2 Twin beds in guest bedroom, Child Beds (1) Pack 'n Play with sheets on request, Baby Cribs (1) Pack'n Play on request.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 garden chairs
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
No matter what age you are, the Panorama is the place to be. Kids love to play outside on the lawn, skip rocks in the water, swim from shore. Games and books inside. A great place for seniors--quiet, beautiful views, a ranch house--everything on one floor. Great for a honeymoon or anniversary--very private.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

88% Complete
11% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Panorama Waterfront Guest House North of Sturgeon Bay
average rating of 4.888889 based on 63 reviews
Africa, Ireland, France, Caribbean, Finland, Belize, Hawaii,

If you love the sound and view of the water, this is it!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was equipped with everything we could possibly need for our stay. Cozy, clean and comfortable. I loved the quiet and convenient location between Sturgeon Bay and Egg Harbor. Nightly sunsets are spectacular!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Incredible location!

  • 5 of 5

The panorama is exactly what I've been looking for when it comes to a perfect couple's get away. Best view, water is literally 10ft off the deck, sun set is gorgeous every night. Can't imagine finding a better location to stay. Cabin was furnished amazingly too. Right down to the wine bottle opener ;)

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Anniversary Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at teh cabin with another couple celebrating our anniversaries. The cabin was very nice, comfortable and clean. We barbecued several evenings and enjoyed sitting on the deck listening to the waves roll in. We visited several areas and checked out the boutiques and took the scenic tour trolley. On Sunday we went to Bailey's Harbor and went on our first zip line adventure. Great fun!!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Cozy retreat

  • 5 of 5

This little house is the perfect size for two people. It's unusual to find a property that literally looks over the bay. We enjoyed sitting on the large deck, watching the stars come out.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Comfortable home with an amazing view!

  • 5 of 5

We had a very enjoyable stay at the Panorama Guest House. The deck has a table for outdoor meals and an amazing view. Our host, Jen, was easy to reach and work with. We had a campfire by the water, and cooked on the Weber charcoal grill. The internet service on the host's Wifi and on our phones was very slow. Otherwise, the house functioned well and was very comfortable. Overall, we were very happy and satisfied with our visit.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Lovely View

  • 5 of 5

Very nice cabin on the lake. Very clean and every thing we needed was here. We would come again.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Nearest Airport
50 Miles
in Green Bay
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Birmingham's, The Cabin, Door Peninsula Winery
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Cherry Bluff and Alpine courses
Car: necessary

Golf 36 holes at Alpine or 18 at Cherry Hills, both less than 5 miles away.

Tennis Courts at Sunset Park in Sturgeon Bay.

Skydiving, Ziplining, Para-sailing at various locations in Door County


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates


In season rents Saturday to Saturday only.
Check in time: 3pm Check out time: 11am
No Smoking
No Pets
Cancellation Policy: Cancellations need to be made 60 days before rental begins. If cancelled within this period, the deposit will be refunded, minus a $50 cancellation fee. After that time, all amounts paid are forfeited unless a suitable renter is found to take your rental period.
For rental inquiries, contact Jennifer (Daughter of owner, Peg Koenen).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

You might like these similar properties