|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Killasonna Lodge is a romantic luxury cabin rental, ideal for your vacation or honeymoon. The Lodge is situated on the spectacular shore of Lake Michigan, just south of Jacksonport (Door County), and is secluded in a tranquil forest of cedar, birch, pine, poplar and maple. The woods are home to deer, fox, turkey, woodpeckers, and great horned owls. The shore is a haven to geese, ducks, hawks and gulls. A natural fieldstone fireplace is the centerpiece of the great room, which opens to a broad porch facing the lake. The Lodge features heavy timber beams and rafters, rough sawn knotty pine paneling, and rustic details and ambiance. The three bedrooms comfortably accommodate 6 persons. There are 2 bathrooms with showers, a fully equipped kitchen and laundry facilities. Enjoy first-rate golf, hiking, bicycling, fishing, antiquing, and scenic drives through picturesque countryside and idyllic villages. Killasonna Lodge is truly a place for those that treasure their time together. Indulge yourself and escape to Killasonna Lodge for a relaxing getaway. Or, give a Gift Certificate to parents or friends 'who don't need a thing.'
Keywords: Cabin, cottage, lodge, house
We are both originally Chicagoans, now living in Evanston, IL. Carolyn is an architect and formerly the municipal building official in Evanston. John managed major design and construction projects for Northwestern University. We are retired from all that and started a business called University Icons. In a nutshell, we sell fine are photographs of iconic college buildings. The business draws on John’s long standing avocation of photography, our combined enjoyment of travel, and our mutual interest in architecture. We also own a rental house in Buenos Aires, Argentina, called Casa Palermo, that we visit a couple of times per year. We each have two daughters from previous marriages.
John Brzezinski purchased this cabin in 2003
After years of vacationing in Door County, we began looking at cottages and land in late summer, 2002, with the idea of either buying or building a summer cabin. We clocked hundreds of miles, over many weekends, driving back and forth across the peninsula in search of the right property. Nothing seemed just right. Carolyn had a yearning for a cabin on the lake, or at least a view, but our budget was slim. Eventually we found ourselves along the Lake Michigan shore, staring into dense woods. In the foreground a sign read, For Sale - 1.5 acres. Curious, we went to take a look. Of course, we fell in love with it the moment we stepped on shore.
There was the matter of budget and the price of the land was more than our total budget. (Isn't that always the case?) But concocted a scheme: We would rent the place out to vacationers and enjoy it ourselves when it was free.
As soon as our offer was accepted, we began sketching potential designs like mad. We closed on the property in early December, 2002 and cleared the woods for the driveway before Christmas. Construction started the following March, and by the end of the year, the bulk of construction was finished. On January 1, 2004 we launched our website and signed up with VRBO. We spent that spring building and hanging doors, sealing the cabinets, shopping for furniture, etc. It was a photo finish. When our first guests arrived that spring, the paint on the shed doors was still wet.
Killasonna Lodge is situated in an area that was developed in 1922 by an enterprising young woman named Annie Reynolds. She called plat of subdivision that she filed with the County “Killasonna Plat.” So we borrowed the name. It serves to recognize her vision.
After ten years, we remain extremely pleased with our decisions. The location is tranquil and secluded and the shore is spectacular. As for the house itself, everyone has the same reaction when they first walk in: Their jaw drops.
We had such a lovely time at this stunning home! Everyone agreed that it is a very special place that has been well-cared for. The location is excellent, you can walk for quite a long ways by the water on the rocks in either direction. Close enough to fun activities on rainy days, but secluded enough to have that woodsy cabin experience. We're hoping to return for many years to come! The first floor has the kitchen, laundry, living room one bedroom & one bath. Two more bedrooms, game room, and another bathroom are upstairs.
Our family has spend a lot of time on the North Shore of MN and we love Madeline Island but this was our first visit to Door County. When we travel we use VRBO and were impressed with the helpful pictures and related information on the Killasonna website. It sounded like the perfect cabin for us in a great location. Both of those were true. The cabin was better than we imagined. We love to cook and the kitchen is great. We also love to eat out and there is no shortage of places nearby. We were also in close proximity to great coffee shop. We were training for a rollerblade race which requires smoother roads than needed for biking. John said the road just outside the lodge was good - and it was great. The close proximity to excellent parks and beaches and hiking topped off our satisfaction. We managed to explore the towns, take several hikes and enjoy quiet times reading. The beds were very comfortable. The lodge is such a lovely design and the property is indeed right on the water. Even the rains felt magical and relaxing. We had only planned to land here because we were crossing WI looking at colleges for our daughter. But we so loved the lodge and the location (finding gallery's in the middle of no where was also fun) that we all said we'd like to come back to Door County and stay in Killasonna Lodge.
Our family enjoyed a wonderful winter stay at the Lodge. The location is simply wonderful, steps away from Lake Michigan and a short run to incredible State Park trails and sites. The home is beautiful, full of well-thought-through touches that make it incredibly comfortable. Our children enjoyed being at the Lodge so much that we ate all our meals "at home". It was a great home base for snow tubing, dog sledding, snow mobiling and winter trail running. Close to all sorts of prime destinations and adventures, it is also wonderful place to relax with a book, a board game and a fire, while the wild turkeys stroll through the trees. We look forward to returning.
If you are looking for an inspiring, and inspired environment to decompress, this is it. My fiance and I recently spent the week at John and Carolyn's lovely Killasona Lodge. This was just the perfect spot to base our first visit to Door County. Although it was difficult to leave the lodge, we did manage to go for many walks on the beach, visit the wonderful farm stands, hike the trails at the nearby Whitefish Dunes park, and took in several of the peninsula's restaurants. We only hope that Killasona Lodge will be available for many years to come. We will be regular guests!
If you would like to vacation in Door County there is no better place to stay than Killasonna Lodge. The photos are beautiful and, even so, do not do the justice to the beauty of this spot or home. With the front doors and windows open you can hear the waves from the lake and it sounds so much like the ocean. We are a family of three and so this was a bit of a splurge before our son heads to college. It was worth every penny. We were even grateful for a rainy day so we could take a break from all the outdoor fun and sit on the large porch and lounge on the leather sofa and just enjoy watching the storm over the lake. So relaxing.
There is so much to do. This location is perfect. We were able to go all over Door County and everything felt close. Whitefish Dunes and Cave Point are just a few minutes down the road and have beautiful hikes along the lake. We tried to explore it all: wineries, cherry picking, biking, beaches, great food, hiking, live music, outdoor movie theater. Every day was packed with activity and we would love to go back soon.
John and Carolyn make sure that you have everything you need for an amazing stay including a guide to the house and area with great recommendation for restaurants and activities. They are very responsive. The kitchen was well appointed with everything we needed to make great meals at home which we enjoyed at the picnic table on the porch. The house was immaculate. Nothing describes the beauty of watching a moonrise over the lake while you are having a fire on the beach. One of our best vacations ever.
The Killasona Lodge was perfect for our anniversary get-away! The owners were very easy to deal with and our security deposit was sent within 1 week!!! The location was within minutes of anything in Door County! Perfect relaxing getaway! I would highly recommend Killasona for anyone interested in a vacation rental!
Geocaching, writing (it's a poet's and writer's paradise), sketching, star gazing, or just sitting and doing nothing at all, There is a festival of some kind virtually every summer weekend someplace on the penninsula
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Jun 13 2015 - Jun 26 2015
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$700|
During summer season (June, July & August) we rent only by the week, Saturday to Saturday. In the case a renter must cancel, the deposit and/or rental amount is refunded if Owner can re-rent Killasonna Lodge for the same time period to another party. Owner will return security deposit to Renter immediately upon receiving Renter’s cancellation notice.
50% of rental amount as a reservation deposit. Remaining 50% of rental amount, 11% tax and a $700 security deposit are due 60 days prior to arrival date. Payment can be made by personal check or PayPal, however, please note that the party initiating a payment is responsible their PayPal transfer fees.