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Artist's Lake-View Country Home

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 2,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • children welcome


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms , 1.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 4)

-Bayview,artist's home and studio offers QUIET on five acres with a long view of Madeline Island, Lake Superior and a short view of woods and meadows.

-Architect designed (with a NAUTICAL theme)the home has recently been remodeled with a large room addition with studio and loft bedroom. Almost all glass with great light and views.

-Three decks, plus two porches, one large SCREENED PORCH help you connect with nature around you.

-Large dining area, full kitchen with snack counter, patio with gas grill, cozy sitting area

-parlor and entertainment room, master BR with sunrise view. Large full bath with shower, plus two half baths

-petite JACCUZZI/SAUNA,large studio/rec room with game table.

-Stairs to loft and two beds.Large closets, two sleeper couches.

Bayfield area. Several flower gardens and lawn are tended by an onsite gardener grounds keeper

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More Details

Richard Dillon
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, some Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2017

About Richard Dillon

Richard Dillon, a retired ad agency exec, and artist. Dillon graduated the U of M in both Studio Art and Business. Since retirement he has devoted his full time to painting and sculpture. He travels extensively and many of the paintings in the Country Home depict that. When not traveling he splits his time between Bayfield and St. Paul. Dillon has been a long-time sailor in Bayfield Apostle Islands

Richard Dillon purchased this house in 1980

Why Richard Dillon chose Wisconsin

We had owned a condo at Port Superior prior, and although we loved it, it was not private and quiet. Also temperature can shift quickly from warm to very cool on the water. We sought acreage with a view that would elevate us from most temperature change and offer quiet and privacy. We found that at Hillplace. McCulloch Rd, Bayview.

What makes this house unique

Wake while lying in bed, then turn east and view from the window, the sun rise over the lake and Madeline Island. During the day an 180 Degree view of lake weather, surrounded by nature with great short and long views.


Washburn House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , with sinks and mirrors
  • toilet in laundry room
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • (1)Master with Queen size Bed, (2), Double Bed and single bed
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Three decks, One screened porch. Caretaker on site


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Artist's Lake-View Country Home
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

Magic. Spacious. Well thought-out property.

  • 5 of 5

We just spent the past 10 days at the Artist's Lake-View Country Home. It was wonderfully, artistically, intentional. What I mean is that every piece of furniture, art, shrubbery, trees, statues, windows, lighting was thought about and carefully placed - yet done so in a way that at first appears quirky, then looks completely natural. Applause for Richard Dillon creating such a place. There was plenty of room for us to do everything - sleep, cook, dine-in, walk or simply enjoy gazing out at a sunrise or the nearby woods on any of the 5 open or enclosed decks. The house and grounds/gardens are well kept and very inviting. The information we received about the place was clear and concise. It was very helpful.

We came as 4: 2 adults, 2 kids. It can accommodate many more. If I would want anything it would be for more storage/closet/drawer space in the loft area where the kids chose to stay. The rest of the house was fine. We spent a good deal of the time hiking, biking and enjoying Lake Superior.

6 miles south is Washburn, WI, and I would recommend eating at Coco Cafe and Bakery for breakfast or lunch. DaLou's is a great choice for dinner. 6 miles north is Bayfield, WI, and I would recommend the Egg Toss Bakery Cafe for breakfast. Maggie's for lunch and dinner. Ethel's at 250, Pickled Herring Restaurant, Greunke's and Wild Rice Restaurant for dinner as well. The Candy Shoppe is great for ice cream and Big Water Coffee Roasters beats Starbucks anytime. There are concerts in the Park by the shore several times a week.

I can't speak for the Wintertime. Our time there during June and July was fabulous. I imagine Spring and Fall are great as well. I would highly recommend the Artist's Lake-View Country home to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Thanksgiving retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in the Artist's Lake-View home. The fun, funky home is filled with fabulous original artwork. The house was well equipped. The sauna was fabulous! There was plenty of areas for our family to hang-out together or have some quiet time. The fireplace and wood-burning stove made for a cozy warm home. The kitchen was very well stocked and we had a great Thanksgiving dinner. The nearby hiking was great as were the towns. We wished we could stay longer.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Winter Visit

  • 5 of 5

We rented for three nights in late December and would recommend this house. It's midway between Washburn and Bayfield about a mile west of Highway 13. The house was clean, comfortable and very homey. We were impressed with how well equipped the house was with WiFi, satellite TV, many CDs, well stocked kitchen, etc. The layout is unusual with the kitchen downstairs in the walk out basement and several sitting areas, but it adds to the character. The weather was fairly cold during our visit (between 10 below and 10 above at night), which made the sauna a very nice feature. On the downside, the sleeping loft in the studio (two beds) was really too cold to sleep in. And we needed to make frequent trips up and down the stairs to feed the wood stove in the basement. Also, note that none of the sleeping areas have much privacy.

For winter activities, we'd recommend cross country skiing and hiking in the woods. The ski hill nearby is very affordable and kid friendly. A nice small town feeling there. For dining, our favorite was Maggie's in Bayfield. Great fish and a fun party atmosphere. One block south of the main street.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

It took a bit of time to get used to the layout of this lovely, personable home. We enjoyed the location, the well-equipped kitchen, the grill, the suana, the views, the care that the owners. Very relaxing for two city dwellers.

We plan to return.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Total relaxation

  • 5 of 5

It took us a bit of time to get used to the layout of this unique and personal home. And then we loved it!

During our week there, it was very hot/humid (unusual for July), so we just lazed around; it was great. When it cleared up, we loved the house as a home base.

The views, the location, the grill, the sauna, the privacy, the well-equipped kitchen--all plusses.

The owners take excelllent care of their property.

We plan to return.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Roseville, MN

Instant charm and relaxation in this wonderful house. . .

  • 5 of 5

I have been here twice, once with my fiancee and once with another couple. I love, love, love this house! From the beautiful, original art on the walls to the open concept studio and loft full of windows and light. The warm wood floors and comfy furniture make the studio the perfect place to cuddle up and read one of the many books from the bookshelf that takes up an entire wall. The downstairs kitchen includes a dining area and seating area in front of a fireplace; the perfect area to gather with friends and play boardgames and enjoy cocktails. From that seating area you can go out to a screen porch and, if the weather is warm, enjoy conversation and relaxation under the twinkly lights strung up around the porch. I love to cook and enjoyed a fully stocked with all the untensils, pots and pans I needed to cook a big meal--which I did. (Even the knives were sharp. . .very important :) ) Everything you need is all here--just bring food, drinks and clothes--the closets were FULL of towels and extra blankets. This is one place where I don't have to worry about packing every little thing--love that.

This is a very warm, inviting place close to all the fun and charm that Bayfield has to offer. Perfect for a couple's get-away! The best thing about it is, even though it's a rented, it feels like a home--a secret hideaway that's all yours for as long as you choose to stay. We look forward to coming back soon!

P.S. Did I mention the view from the deck? Picture a forground full of lush greenery with Lake Superior twinkling just beyond, perfectly centered between a break in the trees. Ah, beautiful!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Washburn House Rental Rates

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Peak Season
May 27 2017 - Oct 31 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $30

July and August are week only rentals Saturday to Saturday

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Nearest Train
200 Miles
Twin Cities
Nearest Motorway
0.6 Miles
HWY 13
Nearest Restaurant
4.5 Miles
Good Thyme
Nearest Ski
3.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.75 Miles
Car: necessary

ATV trails


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