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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


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 8, 2018

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 Washburn

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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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


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Artist's Lake-View Country Home
average rating of 4.8 based on 10 reviews

Unique dog-friendly home in a great location

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful weekend! Close proximity to great cross country skiing and towns (Bayfield & Washburn). We enjoyed watching the snowfall, evenings in front of the fireplace, dancing to Tony Bennett on the stereo while cooking dinner, and the sauna. We really appreciate your artwork, the kitchen supplies and linens, and that you are dog-friendly. Thanks so much for sharing your home, we are planning a return visit!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a small family gathering of 5 people. House was everything we were looking for.

  • 5 of 5

The fireplace was wonderful. We had ample room at the table for 7. Kitchen was well stocked and coffee maker worked. The fact that we could hike to my favorite beach was a bonus.

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Couldn't have picked a better place to stay

  • 5 of 5

The house was fantastic. The kids enjoyed all the artwork and the layout of the place. There was plenty of room for each of us to have our space, but the house is open so we felt close at the same time. The grounds are beautiful and very peaceful. You can't beat a vacation to this area!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: June 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: November 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: December 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $30

July and August are week only rentals Saturday to Saturday

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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