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Elegant, Peaceful Shore Home Nestled In Fragrant Pine And Cedar Woods

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,562 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms each with ensuite bath with spectacular eastern peninsula views

Sand Bay Shore Villa is well suited for a large family, three or four couples vacationing together, or as a retreat for a writing/hobby/book group. With a gourmet kitchen, large outdoor gas grill, patios, screen porch, 2 fieldstone fireplaces, outdoor firepit and more there are plenty of cozy places to enjoy a home cooked meal, sip a glass of wine, or toast marshmallows. You might choose to refresh with an early morning run down the cedar lined lane and an invigorating outdoor shower overlooking the lake, or just peacefully relax in the comfy leather lounge chairs and watch the sunrise. The best of both worlds awaits you in this peaceful retreat that is only three miles from the hustle/bustle of the unique shops, galleries, and restaurants of Door County, Wisconsin. Golfing, charter fishing, bike friendly roads, and an abundance of outdoor activities are set in this Niagara Escarpment area with significant geological features. Lifelong learners might sign up for classes, Peninsula Art School classes, Savory Spoon cooking classes, or nature classes at Newport or Peninsula Parks. Wifi and cable TV included.

Virginia Olson
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 10, 2017

About Virginia Olson

The Sand Bay Lane home has been owned by the Olson family since 1987 and is the site of many great family memories of children growing up, daughter and son-in-law’s wedding, special family and friend gatherings. Ginny Olson, your host, welcomes you to experience the unique peace and elegance that she has enjoyed in this lovely place for many years.

Virginia Olson purchased this house in 1987

Why Virginia Olson chose Door County

Vacationing in beautiful Door County since 1969 made owning a 2-acre piece of this paradise a longtime dream come true. 'Heaven feels a little closer in home beside the water.'

What makes this house unique

The Northern Lights, the moonrise, a campfire with the sounds of the lake at night or the glory of the sunrise, deer at the water's edge, or taking a cool swim in the heat of a summer day are unique benefits to this peaceful home.


Sister Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3562 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Outside shower - outdoor shower , overlooks lake
    Lakeshore first flr Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , May be closed to bedroom or shared with living area
    Harbor suite second flr Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , attached to king bedroom and sleeping loft
    Swedish second flr Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , attached to double queen bedroom
  • 3 bathrooms: 2 w/showers, 1 w/tub,shower Outside shower overlooking lake
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Harbor Suite: second flr Bedroom suite - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , king bedroom with door, sleeping loft w twin beds, full bath
    Lakeshore first floor bedroom 1 - 1 king , ensuite bath and patio overlooking lake
    Swedish 2nd floor Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , ensuite bath and balcony overlooking lake
  • 3 bedrooms and carpeted loft area
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • 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
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Elegant, Peaceful Shore Home Nestled In Fragrant Pine And Cedar Woods
average rating of 4.96 based on 25 reviews

Celebrated a family Birthday! Perfect location and home!

  • 5 of 5

Home was spacious and beautiful! Large gathering spaces inside and out. Very workable kitchen. Everything was very clean! Hoping to make this an annual trip!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, private home with gorgeous views! Worth every penny!

  • 5 of 5

We had the best extended weekend at this vacation home! There were two couples total and there was more than enough room and privacy for the four of us in this lovely home! From the large, high end kitchen to the amazing views to the lakeside fire pit in the back yard. We loved it all! Beds were comfy and the house is well taken care of. Nothing else that we've found even comes close to this! We loved our stay and can't wait to come back! Thanks so much, Ginny for allowing us to vacation in your beautiful home!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Minooka, Illinois

Loved our stay. Beautiful home and beautiful setting.

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 10 friends had a wonderful week. We all had plenty of room for together time and some quiet alone time as well. This well equipped and comfortable home was perfect for us.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Minneapolis, MN

Great Home, Amazing View! - August 2017

  • 5 of 5

We've been coming to Door County for 55 years and the last ten have been with our children and grandchildren. This house is so well suited for larger families/groups. The views from the great room are spectacular! We love the Bay side and activity throughout the burgs but wanted a little quieter place to relax with water views. This place was a great space for our family - we could all eat together at the dining room table and we all enjoyed the screened in porch (a favorite nap spot). We enjoy cooking in as well as dining out and this upscale kitchen didn't disappoint. The outside shower is a must - don't miss it. There is absolutely no light pollution at night so we were treated to star-filled skies, shooting stars and were able to see the Milky Way. So many of the places we've stayed in have little green space but this property had plenty. Our grandchildren put up a tent one night and enjoyed camping out on the lawn close to the lake. If you look at this property and think that it looks beautiful, it's because it is! Very easy & attentive owner to work with.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Private, unique and gorgeous property with an amazing view of the bay/lake.

  • 5 of 5

This property, like the others nestled along Sand Bay Lane, is so private and very special. So much time and attention has been given to welcoming guests into this home and making their stay comfortable and effortless. An upscale gourmet kitchen and Weber grill allows guests the option of dining in, which we did on several occasions. The bedrooms are large with their own private bathrooms, and each "suite" is separate from the others. The view from the great room out into the bay/lake is gorgeous and very calming. Family members who joined us had a VERY nice time also!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home, gorgeous setting...

  • 5 of 5

So much room in this beautiful family home on the lake. So comfortable! Lovely grassy yard and fun fire pit surrounded with benches.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Green Bay
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Sister Bay Bowl
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
Washington Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Bay Ridge Golf Course or Peninsula Park
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Waterfront or JJs
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
cross country at Newport State Park
Nearest Beach
0.75 Miles
Sand Bay Beach
Car: necessary

The area is known for natural beauty, good restaurants, wineries, art galleries, theater, shopping, golfing, fishing, boating, birding, cycling, hiking, star gazing, cooking and art classes, music, antiquing, and lighthouses.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $1,500

Full week rentals Sunday to Sunday during July and August are preferred. Security deposit is automatically refunded 7 days after check out if my home is left in good condition. Dishes clean and put away, furniture not moved, counters wiped, floor swept, no damage to household items including bedding, towels.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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