Unique, environmentally green, and beautiful architecture is monolithic dome on a gentle slope of 100 yards to private sandy beach on lovely Lake Michigan. Home is located in Manitowoc, just 10 minutes from lovely Two Rivers, Wisconsin; 40 minutes to Green Bay; 20 Minutes to Sheboygan; 25 minutes to Kohler; and 80 minutes from Milwaukee airport!!
The home has expansive views of the lake from all three levels. Lower level has private entrance, full kitchen and bath, and one bedroom with queen bed. Main level has custom cherry and granite kitchen, imported Mexican stained glass accents, guest bedroom and full bath. Dining room seats eight at main table and two at smaller game table with seashells under glass. Upper level has master bedroom with his and hers full bathrooms, expansive loft, and library nook. Gorgeous private sunroom off master bedroom. Stunning Mexican glass chandelier hangs from apex of dome. Natural custom hickory sweeping staircase between upper two levels.
In floor heating throughout, advanced air exchange system, DirectTV network. DVD library on DVD changer on main level. Laundry room on main level with chute from upper level.
Huge deck can accommodate all members of rental party. Gorgeous natural gas fire pit and commercial grill on decks.
Handicap access with elevator to all three levels. This elevator is locked, but will be opened upon request and need.
Green Bay Packers/Lambeau Field is less than 40 miles away; Golf at Whistling Straits is 13.7 miles from the front door; Other Kohler golf courses- Blackwolf Run and Jack Nicklaus' 'The Bull' are all within 30 minutes of this luxury rental home!
Garage parking for three vehicles.
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Overall, we enjoyed our stay. The house was bigger than expected, over 5,000 sq ft for the family to spread out. Mind you, despite the substantial size there still are still only three actual bedrooms with doors. There are two other sleeping areas, off the master bedroom, lofted up from the main living area. While these spaces may be fine for kids, they may not offer enough privacy (or insulation from sound in the rest of the house) for most adults. The lower area has a private apartment, complete with kitchen & separate entrance. This secluded space was perfect for a sleeping baby & quiet time away!
The yard is great, set back from the street, no worries about kids going into the road. There were many steps down to the beach & we were there for days & not once did we ever run into anyone else on the beach (besides our other family who was staying at the rental house next door). It was great - right next door, through some tall grass, is another rental house (different owners). It was perfect for our family reunion to be able to have the two houses next door to each other, kids running back and forth between them.
The owner was very friendly and helpful prior to our visit, giving us restaurant ideas, etc. We did get most of our security deposit back but did get two deductions we weren't thrilled about. First, as we were leaving one of the adults spilled a beverage on the carpet (mind you, the entire house is all carpeted in an off-white very light carpet, not exactly practical for a rental). My aunt (mother of three & professional stain remover) spent a lot of time getting the stain out & it appeared to be gone, simply still damp from being cleaned. Well, we got one ding in the security deposit for that- I'm not sure what else really needed to be done besides simply letting it dry. The second deduction came because my Mom (staying next door) realized a serving platter of hers had been left at the Dome House. This was about an hour or so after check-out from the Dome House. She called the owner to make sure it was okay (yes) to stop by the Dome House for the platter. The housekeeper was already there cleaning, Mom said hi, took her platter and left. Then we got a ding on the security deposit for the housekeeper's time to find the platter!? Overall, we enjoyed our time here. However, when spending hundreds or thousands to rent a place it doesn't really feel good to get nickel and dimed on your way out the door.
This house worked out great for us. There were eight of us and the 3 bedrooms with an upstairs general sleeping area kept everyone happy. Great view from the deck of the Lake.
In the many pages of information, do's and don'ts, the owners stated that they would be calling to see how the vacation was going. We never heard from them.
Upon our arrival we found
• Many spots on the white carpet
• White dog hair and sand on both of the red sofas
• Stained sheets and towels in the upper level bedroom and bathroom
• Streaky, chalky looking bathtub in upper level bathroom
• Mildew stained shower curtain in lower level bathroom
• Broken knob on toaster
• Dried dog dirt in the yard (that we cleaned up)
• Dirty grill
• Cobwebs and dead bugs everywhere
The above conditions should not be present in a premium rental. While the house was spacious and unusual our overall experience was marred by the above.
We were surprised to have a portion of our security deposit withheld because of some minor items that were not due to our rental. When we complained to the owner about this withholding we never received a response.
My girlfriends and I rented the home for our annual Ladies White-Elephant party and could not have been happier. The Owners are friendly and great to work with and the house was as cool as it looks in the photos- we would definitely rent the house again!
This is an exceptional property in every way. We were lucky to find it and build wonderful memories at this home. The owners, John and Jen, have gone to great lengths to make their home feel like your home and the many nice touches, way to numerous to mention, were greatly appreciated. The gradual path down to the exceptionally beautiful stretch of Lake Michigan shoreline is unique in the area. We walked for miles in both directions and did not see a single property with such easy beach access which means you practically have the entire shoreline to yourself. In fact we only saw one other person walking on the beach during our entire stay. From the outstanding sound system to the gourmet kitchen to the beautiful views of the Lake from many rooms, you cannot go wrong renting this home. The rooms were suprisingly spacious and with the high ceilings our group never felt cramped even when we were all hanging out in the same part of the home. Our only regret is that we had to leave!!