Welcome to Lulu's Bayside Retreat! 4 bed, 2.5 bath set in a gorgeous location!
Kurt and Triona Schmelter
About Kurt and Triona Schmelter
Our family has been visiting Door County for over 5 years. We love everything Door County has to offer, so much that we purchased this retreat in the woods. Some of us enjoy Door County in both the winter and summer! My wife and I have 3 high school aged boys and of course our yellow lab Lulu. We live about 20 minutes north of Chicago. We are the 2nd owners of this home. The previous owners built the home in 1968 immediately after they got married. He spent his entire career working at the Sturgeon Bay Shipyard and raised his family in this home.
Kurt and Triona Schmelter purchased this House in 2018
Why Kurt and Triona Schmelter chose Egg Harbor
We knew immediately when we saw this property it was special. Nice sized home, on a large piece of land (very private 3.3-acre setting) with over 200 feet of waterfront. Sure it needed some updating, but we could tell the previous owners really loved their home. There was just something special about it. We have fully enjoyed renovating this home to make it even more comfortable and enjoyable.
What makes this House unique
The first time we saw the property we absolutely fell in love with the gorgeous land and shore. Having 200 feet of shoreline is hard to find. The house was in nice condition and had a nice family feeling. We tried to keep this nice family feeling during our substantial renovation in 2018. We also loved the fact there was plenty of room to have guests come to stay with us. We looked at a lot of lake homes and this one stood out immediately as something special.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
One Dog. No wet dogs in house, only screened porch
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:10 (sleeps up to 10 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Fantastic Egg Harbor Home
We (6 adults) loved this place. So easy to be in, so comfy and such a wonderfully stocked kitchen. We all cook, and were able to spend Thanksgiving there with a kitchen that everything we needed and more. The private location was down a private drive, right on Green Bay. Delightful. Six people was ideal and I recommend this place highly and without reservation.
This property was great. We rented this house in the late fall for a quick get away. The location was convenient and easy to find. The house was well maintained and comfortable. The out door space looks amazing and there are great views of the water.
Can't wait to return!
This property was phenomenal! We rented this house in the fall with our two young boys and both sets of grandparents for a family getaway, and it was perfect. The location was easy to find, the house was very clean, and so well stocked! The beds were comfortable and plenty of sleeping arrangements for 6 adults and two children. There was so much to do in the house, we could have spent the entire vacation staying in (Video games, movies, pool, fires by the lake). I can't say enough great things about the property and the owners for making us feel comfortable at 'at home' while on vacation. Thanks for a great time in Door County!
I’m so glad your family had a great get away! It’s always nice to hear about a family having a great time. Door County has so much to offer in every season. Winter, spring and summer are also fantastic so please come stay with us again soon!
Lulu's Retreat Stay
My friends and I stayed and were so happy with our choice! It was clean, contemporary and beautiful! The water view is stunning! So happy we found this property. The owners were so easy to deal with as well. Loved it!
Thanks for staying with us Sandy! I will definitely compliment my cleaning service. Mi Casa does a great job keeping everything tidy! Glad you enjoyed your stay. Please stay again soon!
Pumpkin Patch Weekend with Family
We loved our extended weekend at Lulu's Retreat. The home was warm and inviting with much attention to detail. We enjoyed waking up to the beautiful lakefront views. 4 bedrooms were spacious and comfortable. Thanks for all the care you put into your home. We appreciated it!
We are so glad you enjoyed your extended weekend at Lulu's Bayside Retreat. Door County is so beautiful in the fall! Thanks for your nice comments on our home!!
Beautiful Views, lovely home, relaxing and very enjoyable visit!!!
We are so glad you enjoyed our home. The views are amazing. Please visit us again!
Lulu’s Bayside Retreat
Our home is located 6 miles south of downtown Egg Harbor and 13 miles north of Sturgeon Bay. Both towns offer a multitude of restaurants, bars, gift shops, ice cream shops, hardware stores and grocery stores. Each town also has a marina and post office. Our house is also a short 2-mile drive North to Murphy Park which offers a beautiful sandy beach.
Some of our favorite things to do in Egg Harbor include getting ice cream at Grumpy’s and walking around the marina admiring the gorgeous boats. It's also fun to sit at an Egg Harbor restaurant that overlooks the Bay like Harbor View Grill or Casey's BBQ. Fireside Restaurant is also just a short walk from the Marina. It's also fun to explore the many gift and art shops.
Peninsula State Park is located just 13 miles north and offers amazing hiking trails along the Bay and a great sledding hill and cross-country skiing for sport winter enthusiasts!
Plum Loco Animal Farm is a petting zoo located 10 minutes east of our house at 4431 Plum Bottom Rd Egg Harbor. This place is an absolute blast for kids and adult alike! Feed the goats, pigs, horses, calves, lambs and chickens! There is also a super fun playground. We try to visit every year, many fun experiences feeding the adorable farm animals!!
We also enjoy taking a drive along the shore (via boat or car) north to Fish Creek, Ephraim, Sister Bay and beyond! Each town has its own unique flavor and fun things to do. For example, Fred and Fuzzy's Waterfront Bar and Restaurant located in Sister Bay offers beautiful sunset bayside "dining" on outdoor tables with simple food like burgers, chicken and fried fish along with appetizers, drinks and a kids menu.
Another fun thing to do is head south to Sturgeon Bay to Sonny's Pizzeria located just over the bridge by the marina. The restaurant overlooks a marina with gorgeous sail and power boats. It is also located near the Door County Maritime Museum and Door County Historical Museum. Sturgeon Bay also has a movie theater for those occasional rainy days.
If golf is your thing, Door County has many golf courses. My family's favorite course is called The Orchards at Egg Harbor. It's a short 15-minute drive north from our house. Bring your own clubs or rent theirs.
The Door County YMCA located at 1900 Michigan Street just 15 minutes away in Sturgeon Bay offers daily and weekly memberships with access to a lap pool, zero-depth entry pool with water slide, state of the art gym with cardiovascular and strength equipment along with free weights. They also have an indoor track, gymnasiums and more.
There are also tons of winter activities in Door County! My family loves to ice fish! There are a few different guide services nearby that offer a ride out to a heated ice house. They also provide all the tackle and bait. JJ's Guide Service does an excellent job! We have fished with him for several years and last year my family caught almost 50 fish during a 4 hour period! Follow their advice and you're sure to have a great day!
Almost every Door County State Park offers groomed cross-country ski trails! Bring your own equipment or rent equipment at the many outfitters nearby like Nor Door Sport of Sturgeon Bay located at 1014 Egg Harbor Rd, Sturgeon Bay, WI.
Sister Bay Skate Rink offers ice skating under the lights as snowflakes gently fall all around you and sipping warm hot chocolate or, maybe something a bit stronger, sound like a relaxing winter evening? You have to visit the Sister Bay skating rink after dark. Its open during the day too but the ice illuminated by the bright lights after dark make for a great winter setting. Rental skates and concessions are available. It is located at 2155 Autumn Ct in Sister Bay.
Try snowshoeing at Ridges Sanctuary in Bailey Harbor about 25 minutes northeast.
Door County also has an abundance of snowmobile trails. Again, bring or own sled or rent one at Door Peninsula Sales and Storage located at 3127 South Duluth Ave, Sturgeon Bay, WI.
As you can see, there is something for everyone in beautiful Door County Wisconsin. Feel the pressures of the world melt away as you cross the bridge over Sturgeon Bay and enter into one of the most scenic places in the country. Enjoy the woods, water, wildlife and attractions Door County has to offer.
Make time to relax. Plan your trip today!