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Autumn sunrise from the front porch

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Last updated: 11/10/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath (Sleeps 8)

Originally, Legacy House was a 'Surfman's Cottage' for Coast Guard personnel on Plum Island. It was floated to Washington Island by my grandfather in the 1940's. He reconstructed the home on this beautiful 9 acre parcel and remodeled it after his retirement from the Coast Guard. You can see the transformation the house has gone through in the photo gallery. Photos will be updated this spring to reflect our newest improvements.

Legacy House is a quiet retreat, an escape only minutes away from Schoolhouse Beach, the Recreation Center, the Trueblood Performing Arts Center, and every other venue on the Island. The front yard is the perfect place to sit with your morning coffee and experience a stunning sunrise! Or recline in the evening with your favorite libation and witness wildlife first hand. As the sun sets, the deer, geese, heron, and turkeys all come out and parade through the sky overhead and the fields across the way.

If you choose to stay home to eat, we have a full kitchen, appliances, dishes, and silverware. There's even an easy-to-use gas grill outside. We have an assortment of small appliances for your convenience, including 12 cup coffee maker, hand mixer, electric skillet, bread maker, etc. You can wind down by the fire pit in the evening and make s'mores for dessert.


If you choose to dine out, Washington Island offers an incredible variety of choices from 'home cooking' to 'gourmet', from Island delicacies like fresh lawyers to custom pizzas with locally grown veggies.

For the fishermen (and women), we have a fish cleaning station with table, running water, and garbage. There is limited freezer space in the kitchen refrigerator/freezer.
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Owner

Member since: 2015

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/10/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    Please supervise the kids. There is plenty of room for them to play outside. We do have a full-time renter in the cottage next door. Please give him his privacy and stay on the house side of the yard, not intruding on his. Also, someone moved the trapdoor for the basement to the livingroom. There is a half wall and gate surrounding the pull up door. Please keep everyone out of the basement. Thanks!...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    If you are a smoker, do it outside and then please do not throw the butts on the ground. There is a firepit in the back you can throw them in. Thanks!...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    We love animals but some of our renters are very allergic to them. I reassure every one of them that there has been no pets, when they ask. ...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 4-8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

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  • Besides the two bedrooms, there is a pull out sofa and two quality twin air mattresses. Linens and towels are provided for a $40.00 laundry fee. Please bring your own if you don't want this fee....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathroom is small but adequate. Plenty of water for showers. Sink is old and will be replaced. We do have iron in the water and it does stain the fixtures....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Cell phone coverage is iffy on the Island. Cellcom and Verizon work the best up here. There is iron in the water, although not a problem to use in bathing, brushing teeth or making coffee, you may want to bring drinking water as it's not the greatest taste....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    We have a small assortment of books....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    There are a few board games and a puzzle board with a few puzzles....moreless

  • Television:

    There is a television but no cable/satellite....moreless

  • Video Library:

    There is an assortment of DVD's....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Living Room:

    Living room is spacious with a sofa bed, sofa recliner and a couple of chairs. My Grandfather put in a huge picture window many years ago. It lets in so much light and gives you a beautiful view....moreless

  • Parking:

    There is plenty of room to park a couple cars and your boat. Stay on driveway and do not park on lawn....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    There should be plenty of dishes, utensils as well as pans to bake in....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Full kitchen with all you need to prepare and eat meals. There is iron in the water and though there is no danger in drinking it, you will probably want to bring your own drinking water. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    There is a full oven and smaller one to one side. Both are electric....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Refrigerator/freezer is new and freezer is pretty big....moreless

Outside

  • Golf:

    The golf course is only 3-4 miles away....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Propane grill out back door....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    There is a nice swimming pool, hot tub and gym at the Rec Center on Main Road. There is a fee....moreless

 

Reviews

Write a review 4.7
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$150
$900

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $50
  • Refundable Cleaning Fee $40
  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

The cleaning fee is totally refundable, all we ask is that you leave the house as clean as you found it.

There is a $10.00 per person, per day charge for more than 4 people staying at the house.

Linens and towels are provided for an additional fee of $40.00 for laundry services. Please ask when making reservations.

Weekly rates include one weekend

There is a full time renter on the property. He is in the cottage next to the house and has been here for eight years.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Last updated: 11/10/2016
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Location

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Fiddlers Green

Car: Not Necessary

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014

About the owner: I am the granddaughter of the original owner of this house. Born, but not raised on the Island, I did spend most summers at the house as a child and later visited every year. Marvin, my grandfather was born and raised on the Island, as was his father.

Why the Owner Chose Washington, WI, USA:
Legacy House, as we now call it, belonged to my grandparents, Marvin & Gudrun Jepsen. My uncle Bob bought it from my grandma after Marvin passed in the 80's. I was so excited to purchase this property from my cousins and all the memories attached to it. This is not just someone's home, this is a Legacy.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/10/2016

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Photos

  • Autumn sunrise from the front porch

    Autumn sunrise from the front porch

  • Kitchen with dining room in back. Lots of light!

    Kitchen with dining room in back. Lots of light!

  • Livingroom with sofa bed and sofa recliner. Just need some pictures on the walls

    Livingroom with sofa bed and sofa recliner. Just need some pictures on the walls

  • Bedroom w/queen

    Bedroom w/queen

  • Bathroom with old sink that will be replaced this spring. Shower is great!

    Bathroom with old sink that will be replaced this spring. Shower is great!

  • Schoolhouse Beach with raft on a calm summer day.

    Schoolhouse Beach with raft on a calm summer day.

  • Maritime Museum at Jackson Harbor

    Maritime Museum at Jackson Harbor

  • The Richter coming in

    The Richter coming in

  • Lighthouse and old lighthouse keepers home on Plum Island, seen from ferry

    Lighthouse and old lighthouse keepers home on Plum Island, seen from ferry

  • Front of house

    Front of house

  • Plenty of counter space in kitchen

    Plenty of counter space in kitchen

  • Huge picture window in livingroom. Love that my Grandfather put this in.

    Huge picture window in livingroom. Love that my Grandfather put this in.

  • Bedroom w/twins

    Bedroom w/twins

  • Skipping stones at Schoolhouse Beach

    Skipping stones at Schoolhouse Beach

  • Rock Island boathouse taken from Jackson Harbor

    Rock Island boathouse taken from Jackson Harbor

  • Scandinavian Fest is Aug 8th this year

    Scandinavian Fest is Aug 8th this year

  • Mountain tower, Best trek is steps coming up to the tower, beautiful view at top

    Mountain tower, Best trek is steps coming up to the tower, beautiful view at top

  • Wildlife across the road

    Wildlife across the road

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Tuesday, December 06, 2016

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