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Comfy Remodeled House a mile north of downtown Ephraim on Hwy 42. Great Location

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

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

Come and enjoy RB's House, a vacation rental since October 2014, freshly remodeled and updated with a comfortable open-concept living space. It is located at the north end of Ephraim along Hwy 42 - convenient to Ephraim and Sister Bay and the local attractions and activities. Located a short 1/2 mile from Anderson Dock, consider bringing your smaller-size boat and parking it on the larger lot to the side of the house. The property has a semi-circular driveway which is 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 for 6-8 people to stay comfortably in this 2-story home. On the 1st floor, the Family Room has a queen size hide-a-bed able to sleep 2 people. On the 2nd floor, the Master Bedroom has a king-size bed which sleeps 2, and the Second Bedroom has two double beds able to sleep 2 per bed (or 4 people total), great for sibling get-togethers. A small fold-out cot for 1 person is available upon request.

RB's House is available all year long. Come enjoy the summer vacation with family togetherness, fun and activities, or plan a family or friends' get-together to experience a beautiful Door County Fall weekend, or set up plans for a cozy 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 leading into the dining space and adjacent living room. An eat-at island with comfortable stools awaits your 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, wonderful for sit-down dinners that last for hours. The living room has a recliner/rocker, a reclining couch and a reclining love seat, plus two comfy wing-back chairs. Sit back and watch a limited amount of channels on Dish TV in either the living room or adjacent family room. A DVD player is provided, so bring some of your favorite DVDs to enjoy. RB's House also has WiFi available for your tech needs.

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. A 1st floor bathroom also has a stand-up shower, so no one needs to wait for hours to freshen up! But please be aware that you must bring your own bath towels, hand towels, washcloths, and beach towels, as those items are not provided for your stay.

RB's House is air conditioned in the summer, and cozy-warm in the winter. A backyard patio and deck have a gas grill, a picnic table under a shaded gazebo, and a patio set which lets you entertain outdoors beneath the red maple tree; but 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. Come sit back and watch the world pass 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.

More Details

Fran Richter
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Fran Richter

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.

Fran Richter purchased this house in 1994

Why Fran Richter chose Ephraim

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.

What makes this house unique

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. The house is very centrally located on the peninsula and every town is literally miles away and easy to reach from this vantage point.


Ephraim House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd floor: This bathroom features double sinks.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Single sink. Located on 1st floor.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 double , Great for family members sharing beds, sleeps 4 people.
    Family room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Pull out a queen-size couch and sleep 2 people on 1st floor
    2nd floor open room - 1 twin/ single , This 'single bed' is a fold-out cot on wheels, sleeps 1.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , King mattress, sleeps 2.
  • All bedrooms and available cot are on 2nd floor. Pull-out couch is on 1st floor.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
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


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Comfy Remodeled House a mile north of downtown Ephraim on Hwy 42. Great Location
average rating of 4.75 based on 12 reviews

November in Door County

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful house with plenty of space and well equipped kitchen for cooking our Thanksgiving Dinner for 8 guests! The owners are very accommodating and friendly.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am pleased that you were able to prepare and enjoy your holiday meal at RB's House. The open concept allows for easy access and for all to be involved in conversation and help. Thanks for coming, and I look forward to opening my house to you again.
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Rockford, IL

Clean, roomy and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

Our golf group had a great trip to Door County. RB's House was the perfect place to begin and end our fun filled days!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location, very clean and spacious

  • 5 of 5

Our family of six adults and two grandchildren stayed here and we were very comfortable. Very convenient location. The house was really clean and spacious. The kitchen is well equipped.

We really enjoyed the Sister Bay and Ephraim area. The Wild Tomato was our favorite restaurant. Golf was great -- our family really enjoyed the Peninsula State Park short course. Our visit to the The Farm and the beaches were the highlight for the grandchildren.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you liked the house and its convenient location. Please come again.
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Palatine, Illinois

Great location!

  • 5 of 5

Great location in between Ephraim and Sister Bay. Big clean house with a relaxing backyard.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Very gracious hosts, beautiful home, prime location. My family and my husband's family enjoyed a 3 night stay here and loved every minute of our time.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so complimented, and happy you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for coming.
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Perfect for a large family

  • 5 of 5

Clean. Spacious. Comfortable. And close to everything

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much. Glad you liked the house and location.
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Husby's, Sister Bay
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Northport/Gills Rock
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Peninsula State Park Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 42
Nearest Restaurant
0.8 Miles
Joe Jo's Pizza
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Peninsula State Park for cross country
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Damage Deposit $300

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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