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Mary and Ray Spangler

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french

8 Miles of sand beach and 1/2 price rates Monday-Thursday 9-6/15

9 Reviews
Sleeps20
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Overview

Door County House Rental Photos and Description

8 sleeping areas, 3 and 1/2 baths, 2 queen and 2 futon pullouts, sleeps 20

Walk 4 miles of empty beach in either direction or bike down a wooded road laced with million dollar homes. Our property is located in the most rural and secluded section of the most desirable Midwestern destination. Bikes and beach toys are provided with this totally equipped home which was built for large group rentals.

Children love to dig a waterhole in the beach, play with the odd homemade wooden toys or watch movies until they fall asleep in their rooms. Adults enjoy sharing breakfast for two on the roof porch or beach swing. The night sky is lit with stars while your family roasts marshmallows over a beach fire.

The beach house sits on top of a dune surrounded with pine trees. Large windows make viewing the lake a treat from each common area. Seamlessly, the stone design blends into the landscape making your transformation from the elegant inside into the dune environment an unforgettable experience. 4 kings, 3 queens, l small daybed, 2 full futons, cots and inflatables

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Mary and Ray Spangler (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french

About Mary and Ray Spangler

Ray and I are retire teachers and have owned the property since the summer of 92. There are two previous owners. The first built a 3 bedroom 1 bath in the early 60s; the second added a den and bedroom and bath as well as a deck and screened in sun room in the 80s We started renting in 93 and did an addition to the property in 2003 adding a glassed in sunroom and a 1/2 bath downstairs and an upper story with full bath, large bedroom with 2 beds and mini kitchen: fridge, sink and microwave.

Mary and Ray Spangler purchased this house in 1992

Why Mary and Ray Spangler chose Door County

I walked down the main hallway and saw the beach and fell in love.

What makes this house unique

The house has 120 ft of sand beach is quiet and only 6 miles from Sturgeon Bay with its shopping and fine restaurants. Pottowatomee and White Fish Dunes State Parks are nearby and very worth a visit as well as are the other towns and parks on the peninsula about 20 minutes North.

Reviews

4.8
based on 9 traveler reviews

8 Miles of sand beach and 1/2 price rates Monday-Thursday 9-6/15
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 9 reviews
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Has potential to be great space

  • 3 of 5

Great location and beautiful sand beach. Ample space and bedrooms. If the furnishings and amenities were updated, this would be an awesome vacation location. As is, the mattresses and bedding need updating as well as kitchen utensils. Hard to cook for a large group with minimal pans and pots. No screens were in windows upon arrival, we had to locate and install. Lots of knick knacks and extra furniture around which made space cluttered and cramped.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your suggestions. We apologize for forgetting to put the screens in this year for the first time since 1992! We are changing the configuration of the house based on these recommendations.
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5

Wonderful Family Vacation Memory Maker

  • 5 of 5

The home and property is everything described and more. It sits on a high dune overlooking beautiful Lilly Bay. Although the Lake Michigan level was higher than normal this year, there was ample sand beach sprinkled with stones for skipping and collecting. The beach is very walkable for miles in either direction.

The home is large with a deck spanning the entire front facing the shore. The home is well-equipped, clean and maintained. There was a huge supply of DVDs for all ages that were helpful with the kids at certain times, such as meal preparation. There were beach toys and bikes for riding along scenic Glidden Drive. The view for the loft upstairs and the small private deck was equally breathtaking.

The house is about 5-10 minutes from Sturgeon Bay, grocery stores and all other conveniences. There are also ample recreational and tourist sites for all ages in Door County if there is a day when the weather on the beach is not the greatest. We went to 'The Farm" about 10 minutes away, which was a spacious, well- maintained petting zoo, perfect for kids of all ages and for their parents to let the kids roam within view. One day, when the waves were high, we drove up to Cave Point County Park, about 15-20 minutes up the coast to watch the huge waves crash against the rocky cliffs. It was awesome!

We have already reserved a week for 2016. It was a unanimous vote by our children. I would highly recommend this location to family and friends. We have also been very pleased with the communication and service provided by the owners. We arrived at the 2:00 PM check-in time and the owner gave a tour of the whole property before we started unloading.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Awesome property for family get together

  • 5 of 5

This property is really good, we enjoyed lot. It has very cool beach and lots of rooms to enjoy. If I get chance I will definitely stop by this home. I will recommend to my friends.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
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Great house for couples gatherings

  • 5 of 5

This was the second year that our group of neighbors (12) stayed at Mary's Beach House and it is a perfect accommodation for us. Each of the four downstairs bedrooms are good sized and have king beds & closet space. One couple stayed in the "den" pull out...but the room, although a little smaller, allowed same privacy as the bedrooms. The 2 1/2 baths on the first floor were quite adequate to allow the group their space with out waiting,

The upstairs suite is beautiful with wonderful views of forest and lake. The bed there is a twin. The walk-in shower there is GREAT!!

We all enjoyed the 5 mile winding drive up Glidden road to Donny' Glidden Lodge...a great supper club. Just be sure you leave the hall and outside lights ON when you head out as the area is pretty dark when you are driving home after dinner,

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great Fall Get-Away in Door County

  • 5 of 5

The walks down the beach and on Glidden Drive are all you need before relaxing in front of the fire at Mary's Beach House. The house is decorated to feel like a home, not a hotel and with the DVD collection it's easy to catch up on movies you may have missed! There is enough to do locally and access to the rest of Door County is an easy and beautiful drive. We have stayed here 6 times beginning in 1995 and also stay in the other property in Bailey's Harbor - The Cedar Beach Inn.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely Time With Friends!

  • 5 of 5

Three good friends had a lovely reunion at Mary's Beach House in Sturgeon Bay on Sept. 10-14th. We found the house very accommodating, giving us each a bedroom and bath of our own with room to spare! The view of Lake Michigan from the windows was phenomenal. There was also a lovely view of the beach from the expansive deck. Only a short walk every morning to the sandy beach. The house was clean and well equipped with all you need to make your own meals. The owner was very helpful in giving tips for things to see and places to eat. We enjoyed our time in Door County and are hoping to come back next summer.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
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Map

Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Cherryland, Sturgeon Bay
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Sturgeon Bay has many
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Gills Rock, WI
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Cherry Land
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Green Bay
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Hwy 57 and County T
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Many in Sturgeon Bay
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
White Fish Dunes State Park
Car: necessary

Turn right off of Highway 57 onto County T. Drive 6 miles until T becomes Glidden. Count seven driveways on the lake side until 3746. We are open all year round.

Other Activities: touring lighthouses, maritime museums, boat tours, boat rentals, large lake boats viewing, parks overlooking limestone cliffs

Golf: Door County has numerous golf courses.

Ski: There are great manicured cross country ski trails in Door County and candle light skis at the area's state parks: Peninsula, White Fish Dunes, Newport, and Potowotomie.

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Rates & Availability

Sturgeon Bay House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High includes all holidays
Jun 16 2016 - Aug 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
$4,550
 
 
Fall
Sep 5 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$600
$3,000
 
 
Low
Nov 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$400
$2,000
 
 
Spring
May 1 2017 - Jun 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
$600
$3,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning, linens/towels $150
Tax Rate 11.0%

From September through June 13 Monday- Thursday are 1/2 price. We also have a 2 night minimum September through June 12 and a week minimum from the middle of June until the end of August.

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Amenities

Door County House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
    outside - shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 child bed , small day bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 child bed , cot
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    sunroom - 1 sleep sofa /futon , sunroom/futon
    Great room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , great room with queen pull-out
    Upstairs bedroom - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , bed and futon upstairs
    Den bedroom - 1 sleep sofa /futon , den/ queen pull-out
  • There is a cot in the Crane room and an inflatable upstairs
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
You may walk the beach for 4 miles in either direction and not see another person. There is a fire pit on the beach and a covered swing overlooking the sand beach.

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