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Luxurious Door County Waterfront Home with Private Beach

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Space 7,000 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

7 BR, 7.5 bath estate on one of the nicest lots in all of Door County.

7501 Mariner Rd. in Egg Harbor WI is one of the finest luxury homes in Egg Harbor, WI.

Also see our adjacent 7505 Mariner Rd. property at VRBO Listing #626232.

This 1.2-acre, shore-front estate is nestled in a private, wooded paradise. The home has 6 bedrooms, each with their own private bathroom, plus a spacious coach house with its own king bed, full bath, sitting area with sofa sleeper, and a kitchenette.

The home has unique architectural features and accents, including an open loft area above the great room with a wet bar that serves the terrace where you can enjoy spectacular sunsets. The third floor has a separate bedroom with a bay view and a large play area.

7501 Mariner is perfect for large families and various types of gatherings. It features an open floor-plan around a dramatic great room, stunning water views throughout the home, a gourmet kitchen with a Wolf range and an oversized Sub-Zero refrigerator and ice maker, and inviting outdoor living and recreational spaces. The property is just two miles from the town center.

More Details

Carter Ruehrdanz
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
July 19, 2017

About Carter Ruehrdanz

Having lived my whole life in Illinois I found Door County Wisconsin to be the best place to get away to within reasonable driving distance.

I hate airports and much prefer the serenity of making a car trip through Milwaukee and up to Egg Harbor. It's much less stressful than taxis, shuttle busses, car rentals, TSA and flight delays.

I purchased my first Wisconsin waterfront property in 2003. After spending a year fixing up the house it was transformed into a wonderful vacation destination. My wife and I ran the house rental business for the past 3 years and really enjoyed it. We rented to 78 different families and surprisingly never had a problem.

One observation we made over the years is that renters always want to fit more people into the house than it's designed for. I turned down many rentals because the 4 BR house would be too crowded.

In 2012 I went in with a few partners and bought the Mariner Resort, a run-down lakefront hotel/cottage compound with a magnificent shoreline. We tore everything down and started fresh with two fantastic homes designed for the vacation rental business.

In late August of 2014 we'll have a second house completed that is nearly identical in terms of space and luxury. It's on the adjacent lot and will be available for rent in September.

I've worked in the fast-paced television broadcasting industry for the past 30 years and have found the resort rental business to be relaxing.

Carter Ruehrdanz purchased this estate in 2012

Why Carter Ruehrdanz chose Door County

Mariner Road is a great section of Egg Harbor that provides a secluded setting on prime waterfront. One side has a wonderful rock beach and the other is land trust that can't be built on. Total privacy from the main road yet still on the public sewer system and high speed cable.

No airplanes flying over, tons of stars at night yet only minutes from the great resort town of Egg Harbor. It's also only 15 miles to Sturgeon Bay, another great town where Titanic sized ships are manufactured and big box stores are open 24 hours.

7501 Mariner is a real gem. If you're in the area please drive by and take a look. It's one in a million.

What makes this estate unique

Private pier, rock beach & tons of split firewood ready for bonfires.


Egg Harbor Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 7000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower , Deluxe master bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Coach house bathroom - toilet , shower
    Powder Room - toilet
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Large master bedroom with outstanding master bath and closet
    3rd Floor Bedroom - 1 king , Large 3rd floor bedroom w/ private bath and lake view
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Deluxe lake view bedroom w/ private bath
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Large bedroom facing the woods w/ private bath
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king , Spacious 1st floor bedroom w/ private bath
    Coach House - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Deluxe coach house w/ kitchenette & balcony facing the lake.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , 1 child bed , Nice kids bedroom w/ private bath
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Luxurious Door County Waterfront Home with Private Beach
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 34 reviews

Family reunion

  • 5 of 5

Great time everything was there you would ever need. The property is wonderful and well taken care of.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this beautiful home. It was clean and well maintained. The furnishings were lovely and comfortable. The lake views were magnificent and the owners were great too. We had a marvelous time and hope to visit again.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning and extrodanary!

  • 4 of 5

We celebrated a milestone birthday with a gathering of friends and family. The house more than accomidated our needs. We did have bad timing, as we were unaware of the flies that were due to be swarming. Unfortunately that minimized our time outside on the best weather day of the weekend. We did get to make some wonderful memories with great friends in a home that provided space and luxury.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The flies that are out for several days this time of year are commonly called "mayflies" (an insect of the order Ephemeroptera), and are harmless flying insects that come out for a short time period in the late spring to mate. Each mayfly lives for approximately 1 day, but they exist in very large numbers during their short stay on the Door Peninsula. They have existed in this area for 350 million years, since before the dinosaurs roamed. They unfortunately leave us no choice but to coexist with them for this brief period in May.
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The house is perfect for a big group. Had 14 adults and we had a great time.

  • 5 of 5

Would definitely stay again at this property. Plenty of room for all.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Holiday Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My family and I spent the Thanksgiving holiday here and it was amazing. The home is so warm and cozy. We truly enjoyed every minute. The ping pong table was a real hit for my wife and I. The kitchen, dining and family room combo worked great for our family. Thank you again for allowing us to use your home for the holiday.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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So fabulous - beautiful in every way

  • 5 of 5

We loved 7501 in every way. It's gorgeous, high quality, comfy, fun, beautiful - we can't say enough! Our friends' reunion won't be able ever to match this. It's everything described and so much more. We had a magical weekend there.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
72 Miles
Green Bay
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Mojo Rosas
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Murphy Park
Car: recommended

Prime waterfront location with private beach and pier.


Rates & Availability

Egg Harbor Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer Prime 2017
May 26 2017 - Sep 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Fall 2017
Sep 6 2017 - Nov 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
June 2018
Jun 1 2018 - Jun 29 2018
3 night minimum stay
Summer Prime 2018
Jun 30 2018 - Sep 1 2018
7 night minimum stay
June 2019
Jun 1 2019 - Jun 29 2019
3 night minimum stay
Summer Prime 2019
Jul 1 2019 - Aug 31 2019
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning & Linen Service $580 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY- The maximum number of guests in our home is limited to eighteen (18) persons. An additional charge of $20.00 per person/per night for guests in addition to fourteen (14) will be added to the rental rate.
CHECK IN/CHECK OUT - Check-in is 4 P.M. central time and check-out is 10 A.M. central time. No early check-in or late check-out is permitted without written approval at least 60 days in advance. Exceeding the reported number of guests or the maximum allowed will result in automatic forfeiture of the damage deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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