7 BR, 7.5 Bath Estate On One Of The Nicest Lots In All Of Door County.
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 10 years and really enjoyed it. We rented to over 100 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. 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 Egg Harbor
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 & fire pit on the property.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Families belong together and this home was extraordinary
Lucy and I have taken grandkids on "Cousins' Week" adventures for 17 years, and chose Door County for a special 2019 family extravaganza. Our children we invited to join the 7 grands (age 12-21) so we had seventeen arriving from the beastly hot environs of Oklahoma and Texas.
Seven bedrooms with seven bathrooms! We had great fun dividing up the house,. There is no other property in Door County offering such couple privacy for so many. The Cousins chose the Carriage House as their "we want to be together as much as possible" sleep and gather place.
We did experience DC from Egg Harbor to Washington Island and from the Bay to the Lake, but much of our week was together at the house. Swimming, backyard Ultimate Frisbee and volley ball, fire pit gatherings, sunset sharing, meals outside (there is outdoor seating for 20!), game nights in the living room, conclusion of our ten-year family D and D game, ping pong tournaments in the garage, roasted corn on the super grill, walks to Egg Harbor (only 2.1 miles), golf for some (Alpine course just a mile away and number 9 blue tee is on top of the world looking over the Bay), lots of just quiet sharing time on the water's edge. Did I mention the sunsets from the second floor porch?
Housewise I can report the cooks raved at the kitchen appliances and restaurant level equipment. Sleepers gave beds and comforters +++++. Hot water for everyone. Super clean when we arrived (we played in back yard till cleaning crew complete). Communication with owners before arrival was facilitated by a professionally done video giving us the ins and outs of arrival and departure. I had one questions about recycle bin pickup and got an immediate text response. Nice.
Great vacation spot!
This is the second time we have rented both houses for a week. The location and houses are great! Can't wait to return.
Great houses for a family reunion!
We rented both 7501 and 7505 for a family reunion. The houses worked out great! The upscale details in the homes really added to the reunion. Everything about the homes was top notch and the owner was great to work with. If you are looking for a wonderfully memorable place to get your family together in Door County, this is it.
Beautiful & spacious home with awesome view. Accommodations with bedroom and bath attached for each room was so nice. House large enough to accommodate family reunion.
Our stay was fantastic! The house is incredible and the property and location is beautiful. This was the perfect spot for our family vacation (10 adults and 8 kids) to celebrate my dads retirement. I would highly recommend a stay at 7501 Mariner as I am certain we ourselves will be back!
65th Wedding Anniversary Celebration
A gathering of our family visiting, playing, eating and enjoying each other's company. We enjoyed the ambiance, the weather, Door County, and the spaciousness of the house and grounds. Sunsets were delightful and the total experience memorable.
Prime waterfront location with private beach and pier.