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A Newly Remodeled House on Hwy 42 North of Ephraim. Great Location.

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Last updated: 05/19/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

2-story house, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, with a queen pull-out couch in Family Room

Enjoy RB's House, a vacation rental since October 2014, freshly remodeled and updated open-concept house located at the north end of Ephraim along Hwy 42 - convenient to all local attractions and activities. Anderson Dock is located only 1/2 mile away, so consider parking your small boat in our larger lot to the side of the house. The property has a semi-circular driveway shared with our other VRBO rental, Tuckaway Cottage, making it easy to get in and out of the lot and onto S. Coral Hill Road. For that unlucky fish that won't get away, preserve your catch in the chest freezer located in the attached garage. For bike enthusiasts, store your bicycles in the garage for protection and safe keeping, ready to hit the local trails within minutes.
RB's House is spacious and allows 6-8 people staying comfortably in a 2-story home. On the 1st floor, the family room has a queen size hide-a-bed which sleeps 2 people. On the 2nd floor, the master bedroom sleeps 2 in its king-size bed, while the 2nd bedroom has two double beds able to sleep another 4 people (great for family get-togethers). A fold-out cot for 1 person is available upon request.
Plan a family or friends' get-together for a beautiful fall color weekend, or set up plans for a holiday get-away to our special part of the country. Door County has a unique beauty in the quiet of winter, and Peninsula Park is always available to enjoy Mother Nature at its finest. Spend an invigorating day sledding, snowshoeing or cross-country skiing, then snuggle into the warmth of RB's House and watch your favorite TV or surf the web with a cup of steaming hot chocolate. Picture yourself enjoying Door County like the locals do. Board games and puzzles are available for a fun, close-knit time together.
RB's House features an open-concept kitchen to the dining area and living room. An eat-at island with comfortable stools awaits visiting with the cook(s) in this fully-equipped kitchen with a 12-cup coffeemaker, toaster, refrigerator, microwave, gas stove, and dishwasher. The dining room features a table for 12, so plan a wonderful sit-down dinner to last for hours. The living room has a recliner/rocker, a reclining couch and a reclining love seat, plus two comfy wing-back chairs. Watch limited channels of Dish Network TV in either the living room or in the adjacent family room. A DVD player and CD player are also available, so pack some of your favorites to enjoy. RB's House also has WiFi available for your use.
The house has an expanded and remodeled upstairs' bathroom with a tub/shower combination and a double sink for sharing facilities in the mornings or evenings. The 1st floor bathroom also has a shower, so no one needs to wait for hours to freshen up! You must bring bath towels, hand towels, washcloths, and beach towels, as those items are not provided for your stay. The house is air conditioned in the summer, and cozy-warm in the winter. A backyard deck with gas grill, picnic table, and patio set lets you entertain outdoors under the red maple tree; or if sunshine is your choice, a side patio area features an umbrella table with 6 comfy chairs to enjoy a beer, wine, or beverage of your choice. Just sit back and watch the world go by. You are vacationing in Door County, so choose the house which makes you say 'aaahh, now we can relax!' Make your rental choice RB's House!
Please note: Pets are not allowed into RB's House.
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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/19/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2100 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be at least 21 years of age to rent the house....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    The 2nd bedroom has 2 double beds, perfect for family members sleeping in the same room. Also the fold-out cot is child size and works well for youth. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is only allowed outside the house. Remember to pick up the butts or you will be assessed $50 against your cleaning deposit. ...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    This is a 2-story house with steps to the bedrooms. Also each entry to the house has at least one step....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Bedroom 2: 2 double

    Great for family members sharing beds, sleeps 4 people....moreless

  • Family room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Pull out a queen-size couch and sleep 2 people on 1st floor...moreless

  • 2nd floor open room: 1 twin/ single

    This 'single bed' is a fold-out cot on wheels, sleeps 1....moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    King mattress, sleeps 2....moreless

  • All bedrooms and available cot are on 2nd floor. Pull-out couch is on 1st floor....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    2nd floor: This bathroom features double sinks....moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Single sink. Located on 1st floor....moreless


  • Books:

    Some adult, but mostly children's books are found in the living room reading nook. ...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Many board games and puzzles. A card table can be found in the garage to spread out the puzzle pieces....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    WiFi available....moreless

  • Television:

    A flat screen Smart TV in the living room, and a small TV in the family room....moreless

  • Toys:

    Some beach balls and sand toys available in a container in the garage....moreless


  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural:

    Within walking distance to Ephraim, but a bit of a hike....moreless

  • Village:

    Located just north of Village of Ephraim....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    The kitchen abuts the dining room in this open-concept house. A long table with leaves seats up to 12, but you will need to use the extra folding chairs stored in the garage. ...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Window units are available downstairs and in both bedrooms of the house...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    You need to bring along dryer sheets....moreless

  • Garage:

    One bay is available for your motorcycle, bicycle, or other small items, but not for any car. A chest freezer is located in the garage....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Gas heat. We ask that the thermostats be set no higher than 70-72 degrees....moreless

  • Internet:


  • Linens Provided:

    We provide blankets, bed sheets, pillows, pillowcases, kitchen towels and dishcloths....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Contains a recliner rocker, a recliner couch, and a recliner love seat, plus 2 comfy wing-backed chairs. A flat screen Smart TV is also located in the living room....moreless

  • Parking:

    A larger parking area to the side of the house accommodates a small boat and/or several cars. Parking is also permitted in the semi-circular driveway alongside the garage....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    NOTE: we DO NOT PROVIDE bath, beach, hand towels, or washcloths for your stay. You must bring your own....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Front loading available. You need to bring along laundry soap....moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    A 'Ben Franklin' type stove is located in the family room, but not available for renter's use....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    A 12-cup drip coffeemaker is available for use....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Serving for 8, including dishes, glassware, cups, silverware. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    A full kitchen with dishes, silverware, utensils, pots and pans, dish towels and dish soap. An eat-at island with 4 stools is convenient for snacking and chatting with the cook. ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Located above the stove area....moreless

  • Oven:

    Gas oven....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    top freezer/bottom refrigerator combination. An ice maker is located inside the freezer....moreless

  • Stove:

    Gas stove with 4 burners....moreless

  • Toaster:

    A 2-slice toaster is in the appliance garage....moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    A large deck with picnic table is located off the family room, also a patio table, umbrella and 4 high-back chairs. A patio set for 6 is located at the side of the house. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas grill located on the back deck....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    The YMCA pool is available in Fish Creek on Hwy 42, about 6 miles from the house....moreless



from 5 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late Fall/Winter/Spring(*)
Oct 23 - May 24, 2018
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $125 + tax
  • Security Deposit $300
  • Cleaning Deposit $50
  • Tax Rate 11%


(*) The holidays of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's all require a 3-night minimum stay.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 05/19/2017
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4 Miles
Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Husby's, Sister Bay
15 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Northport/Gills Rock
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Peninsula State Park Golf Course
Ephraim, WI, USA
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 42
0.8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Joe Jo's Pizza
3 Miles
Nearest Ski
Peninsula State Park for cross country
1 Miles
Nearest Beach

Car: Necessary

Just minutes away from Wisconsin's well-known Peninsula State Park where one can bike, picnic, swim, camp, enjoy outdoor activities and theater in the park.

Ephraim is a favorite subject for artists painting landscapes, waterscapes, boats, and fantastic sunsets seen from Anderson Dock. The fall color is spectacular as one views the State Park across the water. Wilson's Ice Cream Shop is a must for your taste buds.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1994

About the owner: I have lived in Wisconsin all of my life. Growing up on a farm in the Rib Mountain area, I left country life after high school to attend St. Norbert College, met my 1st husband there, and settled in the Green Bay area for over 20 years. We moved to Ephraim in 1994 and I fell in love with Door County, its people, and the beauty of its landscape. After he died, I remained in the area, remarried, and now live in Jacksonport with my 2nd husband, who has helped me ready my Ephraim house for a vacation rental. Without him, I would never have been able to offer my house to vacationers.

Why the Owner Chose Ephraim, WI, USA:
My 1st husband and I found this house through our very dear friends in Ephraim. The adjacent cottage is really what caught our eye. The house was an art gallery and artist's residence. However, my husband and I envisioned it as our family home and converted the 1st-floor gallery and workshop and the 2nd-floor apartment into a 2-story home. We did various additions to the original building, but the present house visitors experience was my vision of having the living space be an open concept. The most recent remodel came about because of frozen pipes in January 2014.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
RB's House is conveniently located on Hwy 42 close to both Ephraim and Sister Bay with shopping, restaurants, water views, and local attractions within minutes of the house.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/19/2017

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  • Front Entrance

    Front Entrance

  • Driveway View

    Driveway View

  • View from Back Hall

    View from Back Hall

  • Downstairs Bathroom

    Downstairs Bathroom

  • Kitchen Center

    Kitchen Center

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • View of Living & Dining Room

    View of Living & Dining Room

  • 2nd bedroom looking toward bathroom

    2nd bedroom looking toward bathroom

  • Upstairs bathroom view #1

    Upstairs bathroom view #1

  • Upstairs study

    Upstairs study

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • View from State Hwy 42

    View from State Hwy 42

  • Back Deck

    Back Deck

  • Laundry


  • View Kitchen Island & Dining Room

    View Kitchen Island & Dining Room

  • Open Kitchen Concept View

    Open Kitchen Concept View

  • Family Room

    Family Room

  • 2nd Bedroom view from bathroom

    2nd Bedroom view from bathroom

  • View of beds in 2nd bedroom

    View of beds in 2nd bedroom

  • Upstairs bathroom view #2

    Upstairs bathroom view #2

  • Master bedroom view into study

    Master bedroom view into study

VRBO #617107

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Saturday, May 20, 2017

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