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2 Bedroom , 1 Bath home on Lake Michigan

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Two bedroom home with private beach


"Once you have slept on an island, you'll never be quite the same"

Take a step away from the hustle and bustle of your busy life to enjoy this beautiful modified A-frame home, located just 45 feet from the shores of Lake Michigan. Wake up to the stunning sunrises and fall asleep to the soothing sound of the lake waves. Experience the star studded sky at night. Have breakfast coffee on the deck and watch the wild life along the lake. Take a long leisurely walk in Lake Michigan on the shoreline or swim in the refreshing waters surrounding this 7 mile island. Water so clear you can see the bottom of the lake from the kitchen window.

This lovely home has two bedrooms upstairs that have sliding glass /screened doors that open to an observation deck. (Perfect for night sky viewing.) The beds are queen size. The living room/great room has a huge 18 foot stone fireplace(for romantic fires in the evening-firewood included), hard wood floors, and many nautical accoutrements make this a very charming place. Full kitchen with stove, refrigerator,microwave, toaster, coffeepot,pots and pans,all cooking utensils with plenty of cabinet and cupboard space. Spacious dining room looking out directly on lake. Wifi, private beach, full bathroom. No laundry facilities. No bedding or towels are provided but have plenty of pillows and blankets and three sleeping bags.

Large wooded lot with rock outcrops, two picnic tables, outside fire burner, weber grill. Plenty of space for yard games. Two private entrances to lake, both with wooded staircases built over a rock cliff, a driftwood sculpture on beach. Front deck great for entertaining.

Peak season rentals are weekly from Saturday to Saturday. (Peak season is the 3rd week in June through the 2nd week of September,) Three day minimum for rentals on off peak times.

We welcome families with children, but do not rent to singles under 25.

ABSOLUTELY NO PETS ALLOWED! Please do not ask for exceptions.

Washington Island is located off the tip of Door County in Wisconsin. A six mile ferry ride starts your vacation off with a wonderful experience.

This property closes for the season the first weekend in November and reopens the last week of May.

More Details

William Smardo
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 11, 2018


Washington House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Noon / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • High back antique beds with queen mattress and sliding doors to upper porch, carpeted . view the lake from your bedroom.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • live theater
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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2 Bedroom , 1 Bath home on Lake Michigan
average rating of 4.818182 based on 22 reviews

Great view and location

  • 5 of 5

When we first arrived, we fell in love with the view. We were really interested in the fire place from the pictures and were blown away reading the story of how it came together. My wife and kids all loved this place and we would definitely come back if the opportunity presents itself.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You so much. We are very happy you and your family enjoyed our home. We will welcome your return. The Smardos
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Great view and fireplace!

  • 4 of 5

It is a great location, very relaxing. The lay-out was great and the fireplace was my favorite. They had some movies there. No phone reception, which was good as a getaway. Only issue was bathroom had a bit of an odor and the driveway was a little sketchy. Blind driveway.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Relaxing Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year staying at the Smardo home and it was just perfect. We really enjoy the peacefulness and quiet of the island. The home is well kept and has all you need. We enjoyed the fire pit outside and the fireplace inside. If you want to get away, this is the place!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Over all good...

  • 5 of 5

Home is pretty from inside and have all needed facilities but outside landscape and paint could have made it more better.... overall good... water front is good and sunset too...

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You for the review---we are planning on working on the outside this year..
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Ripon, WI

Perfect Fall couple's getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This home was exactly what we were hoping for and more. We stayed for a long weekend in Fall. The view (and sounds) of the lake instantly helped us to relax! The stars at night were breathtaking. We came to go bass fishing and it was easy to pull in our truck and boat, plug in to charge, etc. Inside the home we enjoyed the huge fireplace and fires! There was plenty of wood and kindling all set to go for us so we could just enjoy our time. The kitchen was plenty equipped with what we needed. Great hot water for showers and bed was comfortable. We enjoyed the games available and watched DVDs in the TV. The owner was great to work with, checked up on things for us and we appreciated the information that was sent before our stay with ideas of things to do and overall info. We loved the island and enjoyed trying a couple of the restaurants. This was exactly the relaxing weekend stay we were hoping for. We would highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Monroe, WI


  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely wonderful time here. We've barely pulled out of the driveway and I already miss it!

The house is simple, and has all of your basic needs. The kitchen is fully stocked, plenty of extra pillows, blankets, books, games and movies.

Above all else is the view. Pure beauty. I even enjoyed doing dishes just for the view facing me! My favorite part has got to be the bedroom patios. Even though we had fairly crummy weather, I still left the patio door open at night just to here the waves crashing.....And in hopes to see a sunrise, although the rain and clouds didn't much allow that.

Either way, we had the best time here on the island. Guaranteed we will be returning! My favorite quote we heard several times is "You're North of the tension line now" So incredibly true!

Thank you so much for sharing your home with us :)

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $200

Beds are queen size and you must bring your own sheets and pillow cases.
Cancellation policy--100% minus fees refunded 3 month prior to stay; 75% minus fees refunded 2 months prior to stay
50% minus fees 1 month prior to stay--3 weeks prior to stay no refund

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.