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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 1 - 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:
March 16, 2018

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 Sister Bay

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 4.965517 based on 29 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This place was beyond our expectations as far as view and also furnishings. We stayed for a winter weekend getaway and the whole place was furnished so elegantly and not with cheap " rental stuff " that often accompanies rental properties. Yes, its a little pricey but so worth it. It was a joy to cook meals in the kitchen, light the fire and watch a movie on the big screen. We had a wonderful time and have even booked it again for summer. The owner is so responsive and patient in answering any and all question that you may have. It was clean and I really can't think of anything that should be changed.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Plymouth, WI

Hidden Hideaway

  • 5 of 5

We stayed with two other couples at this house over the Fall Fest weekend 2017. The property location was breathtaking. Tucked in behind the trees and right on the water. Love constantly hearing the waves hitting the shoreline from anywhere in the house. Each couple had their own bedroom and bathroom which was awesome! Ginny was extremely helpful and available if in need of anything. Plenty of room inside and out. A definite winner in my book.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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South Elgin, IL

Another fabulous girls weekend!

  • 5 of 5

Another fabulous girls weekend, thank you so much!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Minnetonka, MN

PERFECT in every way

  • 5 of 5

My siblings and I spent childhood vacations in Sister Bay. We planned a reunion with our spouses to expierence the nostalgia and joy of those childhood days. Everything about this in expansive home and setting on Lake Michigan was extraordinary. The pictures provided were our first "clue" for our visit. While the pictures show the beauty of the home and grounds, to experience it is so much more. The well-equipped kitchen (cooking family meals together was easy and fun), comfort of bedrooms and bathrooms (quiet privacy), and great room with lovely views of the shoreline are amazing. The lay out invited a place for togetherness as well as privacy that made it ideal. We were welcomed by a meticulously cleaned, easy accessed home. The homeowner provided ease of communication and responsiveness before, during and after our visit. The website pictures are accurate but the spirit of this place is hard to describe. The warmth, joy, and serenity are beyond anything we dreamed. I did extensive research to find a perfect spot that my family could come together to relive memories and make new ones. We left feeling the time went by far too was PERFECT!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: September 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: September 2017
  • Source: 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

Refundable damage deposit $1,500
Tax Rate 11.0%

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.