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'Dream Home' borders Whitefish Dunes State Park with Private Sand Beach

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

Description

Sturgeon Bay House Rental Photos and Description

3/4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, sleeps 12

I am excited to tell you about a truly 'one of a kind' location in Door County with a 'one of a kind' home! On the 'Quiet Side' of Door County there is a 'Dream Home' that is literally on the borderline of the Whitefish Dunes State Park. The views are nothing short of amazing. As you look out the large picture windows and skylights you will see beautiful white birch trees, an assortment of evergreen trees, huge sand dunes and a variety of wildlife including birds and whitetail deer.

Imagine.. a beautiful 4000 Square Foot Custom Built Home - with lots and lots of big windows and skylights - that is built on the borderline of a State Park. Our home is nicely nestled in the Woods on top a huge Sand Dune that OVERLOOKS beautiful Lake Michigan. Our home is not on the water - you will need to take a 3 minute walk down our driveway then a short venture on a path through the woods to get our beautiful Sand Beach. The sand on the beach is so clean that it 'squeaks' when you walk on it. You will absolutely love our beach! Relax and build sand castles with your kids.

House Details: When you are not out hiking trails or walking the beach relax in a vacation home that is ideal for large groups of family members and friends. Use 3 bedrooms, 1-2 'open concept' bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths and sleeping for 12-17 adults and children.

While you relax in the great room by the Fireplace your kids or friends can socialize in the rec room with Ping Pong, Card Table, and Wireless Internet. Enjoy a family meal in our sun room with seating for up to 10 and 3 more at the snack bar.

Relax with a book in the cozy den area. Have a nice dinner using our charcoal grill off our back deck with incredible views of the woods and huge sand dunes. Visit the Crow’s Nest to get away from it all and take in the awesome views of Lake Michigan & the Park!

The Door County Dream Home and the surrounding area will call you back year after year.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Fred Suchy
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 6, 2016
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About Fred Suchy

My name is Fred - the owner and rental manager. I will answer any questions you may have now and I will also be your 'goto' person during your stay. I spend every Summer of my life in this area and I still can't get enough. Welcome to our 'Slice of Heaven' in Door County.

Fred Suchy purchased this house in 1995

Why Fred Suchy chose Door County

This property has been in our family since my dad purchased it during Word War II. Our location is the ABSOLUTE BEST bordering the Whitefish Dunes State Park with a private Sand Beah.

What makes this house unique

Just imagine a Home built in a beautiful State Park. Incredible views with the sounds of the waves crashing at night. If you are adventurous, climb up to the Crow's Nest for incredible views of the State Park and Lake Michigan.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

'Dream Home' borders Whitefish Dunes State Park with Private Sand Beach
average rating of 4.5 based on 24 reviews
5

This is a beautiful, well appointed home with lots of space for a family or friends to gather.

  • 5 of 5

Dream Home in Door County is near the beach, restaurants, parks, wineries, and shopping, but also offers a quiet setting to relax and contemplate.

This is the second time our family held a mini-reunion at Dream Home–this time with our Italian Greyhound.

Even though we added an extra two days to our weekend, we were still sad to leave.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Comfortable relaxation in a beautiful setting

  • 4 of 5

A group of six women visited Door County in honor of a couple of 60th birthdays. We wanted a space that allowed for each of us to have our own bed and room to gather in the evening with wine and snacks and in the morning with coffee. This was the place! The setting is peaceful - we enjoyed sitting on the deck in the evening as well as hearing the sound of the waves through the night (windows opened). The house is furnished in a casual comfortable manner and the kitchen was well stocked with all we needed. The house was easy to find and allowed easy access to the peninsula. Access to the State park was a bonus.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Our Favorite Place in Door County

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming back to our favorite place in Door County for over 10 years now. We have stayed at several other vacation homes through VRBO and HomeAway but this rental stands out for a couple reasons. The owner / rental manager - Fred - is great! He is always very quick to reply to any questions we may have before and during our stay and he is typically very flexible with check in and check out times. The home itself is ideal for big families. There is seating for 12 in the dining / kitchen area. There are also plenty of relaxing places to sit in the great room and adjacent den. Our family spends a good amount of time in the rec room playing ping pong. One of my favorite things about this rental is the location - the house literally borders the Whitefish Dunes State Park - although you will never see anyone from the park. We enjoy the beautiful views of the sand dunes and birch trees off the back deck. We always use the outside fire pit for roasting marshmallows. Our family spends a lot of time hiking the beautiful park trails and the miles of beautiful sand beach. The home is not directly on the water - getting to the beach requires a short walk down a fairly steep driveway followed by a slightly longer walk through the woods. The beach is one of the best in Door County, however, very much worth the 3 minute walk. This house and the amazing location make it an easy choice to return to year after year.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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3

Nice house, but beach access is oversold

  • 3 of 5

My family and I stayed at this house and enjoyed the amenities of the home. Very spacious inside. Also a great deck and cool roof top view. Access to the adjacent park was great for walks and exploring. The access to the beach was not convenient as is noted. Although the beach was just across the road, we had to navigate through a treed area with significant climbing needed.

The lake was great but the beach was quite narrow our whole week there. Not sure if this is the case due to significant rain, but not representative of the photos.

Host was very easy to work with

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great winter weekend location and property!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the location, practically connected to Whitefish Dunes and the beach! A sledding hill for the kids right off the deck! Perfect open setting and Rec room for our many kids! This house was perfect for our 17 people, we would all love to return in the warmer months to enjoy the fire pit and many decks as well! The fireplace was great, although we all thought the house seemed too smokey, like maybe there was an issue with the ventilation? Many furnishes were worn, but we were totally OK with that as we had so many kids, we didn't have to worry about an immaculate condition home. Maybe wasn't as clean upon arrival as I would have preferred, (not horrible, just a dead spider on the window sill, some dust, a full vacuum cleaner bag out in the backyard) but again, with all of our kiddos, it was just bound to get dirty soon anyhow. Overall, just a wonderful property and experience, memories to cherish forever!

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello! Thanks for the kind words about our home. I am so sorry our home was not in it's typical immaculate condition - you just barely missed our "Spring Cleaning" which happens each year in March. Perhaps we need to add a Fall Cleaning as well.
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5

Definitely coming back!

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at this property and could see right away it wasn't just a property, it was a home. We were lacking nothing in our weekend stay as the owner has been meticulous in making his home comfortable and accessible for guests, with plenty of space for group meals or solitary reflection. Even on a cool "off season" day the home is a cozy refuge and the views are spectacular, especially the sunrises and sunsets from the crow's nest. My only regret was that we only stayed two nights! We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Green Bay Airport
Nearest Ferry
60 Miles
Manitowoc
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Green Bay
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Highway 57
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Private Beach
Car: recommended

The local area offers the trails and the beach of the Whitefish Dunes State Park and Cave Point Park. The best beach in all of Door County is a 2-3 minute walk down our Dune. Fine Dining is just 1.5 miles away at Glidden Lodge. A Rustic Restaurant - Bar is great for Burgers and Beers and is just 1 mile away. All the quaint shops and restaurants with 'Fish Boils' in Door County are just 15 minutes away.

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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
 
OFF SEASON
Oct 31 2016 - Dec 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
$165
From
$199
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
New Year's Eve
Dec 28 2016 - Jan 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$350
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Cross Country Skiing
Jan 2 2017 - Mar 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$175
From
$250
Fri,Sat
$1,300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring Off-Season
Mar 31 2017 - May 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$225
Fri,Sat
$1,050
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
May Blossoms
May 5 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
$175
From
$250
Fri,Sat
$1,350
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Memorial Day Weekend
May 26 2017 - May 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$350
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
May 30 - June 4
May 29 2017 - Jun 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
$200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
June 4-11
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 10 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,400
 
 
June 11-17
Jun 11 2017 - Jun 16 2017
6 night minimum stay
$2,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
June 17-24
Jun 17 2017 - Jun 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
June 24-July 1
Jun 24 2017 - Jun 29 2017
6 night minimum stay
$2,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
July 5 - 8
Jul 5 2017 - Jul 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
$550
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
July 8 - 15
Jul 8 2017 - Jul 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
July 15-22
Jul 15 2017 - Jul 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
July 22-29
Jul 22 2017 - Jul 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
July 29 - Aug 5
Jul 29 2017 - Aug 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
August 5-12
Aug 5 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,200
 
 
August 12-19
Aug 12 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
August 19-26
Aug 19 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,990
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
August 26 - 31
Aug 26 2017 - Aug 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
$350
 
 
Labor Day Weekend
Aug 31 2017 - Sep 3 2017
4 night minimum stay
$400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
September 2017
Sep 4 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$200
From
$300
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,800
 
 
Fall Festivals
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
$225
From
$395
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
October 2017
Oct 16 2017 - Oct 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$200
From
$300
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
OFF SEASON 2017
Oct 31 2017 - Dec 27 2017
2 night minimum stay
$200
From
$250
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $25 + Tax
MINIMUM CLEANING FEE $75
Tax Rate 11.0%

Cancellation Policy: If you wish to cancel for any reason your down payment will be returned as soon as the time frame cancelled has been re-rented. If the time period does not re-rent you will be provided with a credit that can be used on a future rental within the following year.

Fall Rates are based on groups of up to 8. There is an additional fee of $15 per person per night beyond 8 for all FALL rentals

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Sturgeon Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Lake ...
  • Ski in/Ski out ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Living Area
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Vacuum System
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 13 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Master Bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Parkside Bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Laundry Room
  • The Master Bath has a 2-person whirlpool and an excellent view of the Park The Parkside Bedroom has a nice view of the Park
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double , Lakeside Bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Parkside Bedroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Loft Area Bed
  • The Master Bedroom has a nice walk-in closet. The bed is positioned underneath a sky lite. The Lake Side Bedroom is set up like a Hotel Room with 2 Double Beds The Park Side Bedroom has a private deck and awesome views of the Park The Loft Area provides an open concept bedroom that is semi-private
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Crow's Nest
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Sand Box
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Our home is fully furnished with all the supplies you will need. It is typically rented on a 'housekeeping' basis meaning that you will need to 'leave it as you found it' and you will need to bring your own personal items (sheets, towels, toiletries). A cleaning service and linen service are both available at an additional charge.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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