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Dean or Corinne Zajac

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

Clay Banks Retreat a Beautiful Quiet Home on Lake Michigan

20 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Algoma House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6 adults = 2 Childern)

Located in Southern Door County on a private dead end road. We offer the peace and tranquility one searches for. Our three bedroom, two bath home on Lake Michigan offers amazing views of the ever changing lake and her skies. Fall asleep to the waves lapping the shores of Clay Banks. Awake to spectacular sunrises resplendent with colors and water fowl. Relax with your favorite Door County wine while soaking in the spa under a full moon or catch the evening display of stars as the big ships silently pass by. See more pictures and get more information and at our website claybanksretreat dot com.

Whether you enjoy fishing, boating, golfing, hiking, site seeing, shopping, wine tasting, or art galleries, Door County has it all.

Only minutes from the Algoma marina is some of the best charter fishing the peninsula has to offer. Launch your own boat or try your luck from the pier. With more than five wineries throughout the peninsula you're sure to find a wine that suits your palate. Door has more golf courses than clubs are legally allowed in your bag, but make your reservation early, the courses fill quickly.

Many activities can be enjoyed without leaving the property. The front yard offers a legal height basketball hoop and the back side sports a Bocci ball court. After a cut throat game of Bocci relax in the spa or enjoy a drink on the deck with spectacular views. When the day comes to a close there is always a large fire ring to enjoy a fire side chat with family and friends and take in the night air.

Warm and welcoming family room with plenty of seating. Satellite T.V. with dvd/vcr player and XBox 360 game system (BYO games) for those rainy days and lazy nights. There is a full list of DVD's. Comfy rocking chair and side table when that good book just can't wait.

Kitchen opens up to family room and is fully stocked with all you need to whip up a hearty breakfast or dinner.

We proudly look forward to serving many repeat customers. Our customers can look to us for great quality and incredible value. We will strive to deliver on these expectations every time.

Please allow us to welcome you and your guest to Clay Banks Retreat.

Keywords: Three Bedroom Home, Vacation Rental,

Vacation Home, Charter fishing, Door County, waterfront property, lake access, lake, priviate, sunrise.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Dean or Corinne Zajac (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Dean or Corinne Zajac

We have been Door travelers for many many years. We are also landlords back in the city. So we believe we have a good understanding of what vacationers want. Safe, clean and fund places! This property has all that.

Dean or Corinne Zajac purchased this house in 2003

Why Dean or Corinne Zajac chose Wisconsin

We purchased this property mostly based on its solitude and views of the lake. It also has very shallow and safe swimming along with an open yard for our children to play which was very attractive to us. Located in southern Door the cabin is off the beaten trail yet close enough to be able to enjoy all of what Door County has to offer. And yet only 2 hours from the north side of Milwaukee. Southern Door is easy to get to on a Friday night. This means you can enjoy it much more often!

What makes this house unique

Solitude, yet close enough to the shops, parks and unique peninsula towns. Safe swimming, large yard, hot tub, basketball and wrap around deck to hide from the winds on a breezy lake day.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks Dean. We had a great time and lots of laughs. Made some memories for sure! You have a lovely quiet retreat. We certainly enjoyed every minute of it. The address is correct. Thanks again and I will share our experience with friends.
Sep 2014
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Reviews

4.6
based on 20 traveler reviews

Clay Banks Retreat a Beautiful Quiet Home on Lake Michigan
average rating of 4.6 based on 23 reviews
3

Beautiful View with lots of sleeping options

  • 3 of 5

We loved our stay but definitely had a few set backs. The backyard is more for the view than it is for swimming. There is no beach in the backyard to access the water so you need water shoes for all the rocks. Due to all the rules and not owning a hot tub we were afraid to use it but used it anyway when we discovered lake swimming was nearly impossible and of course didn't clean it properly landing us with the cleaning fee out of our deposit.Also stated that we didn't throw trash away properly and left food in the microwave.I'd recommend to just stay out the the hot tub unless you own one at home and know how it take care of it. It is almost like a trap to take your deposit. Plus lots of vague cleaning rules. Also the cabin sleeps 6-8 people but they left us one roll of toilet paper for each bathroom and a roll of paper towels. We had to go out and buy more of both because there were 7 of us for 3 nights.

Can't beat the view at the house and the town! The brewery and winery in the area were amazing. Also had some really yummy places to eat. It was nice to have the basketball hoop.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kandiss, We are not surprised with your review considering the condition in which you left our home. It was never stated anywhere in our description that we had a swimming beach, nor were we ever asked on the swimming conditions. (please see beach photos) The extra cleaning fee was not charged because of the hot tub, but rather because on the holiday my cleaning girl had to call in help since there was more mess than one person could handle with the next guests checking in later that day. We are sorry you feel we trapped you with additional cleaning fees, but the condition of the home was unacceptable.
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Hammond, WI USA
5

Family Fun Place ... perfect location for our needs

  • 5 of 5

Getting my family all together at the same time in the same place is sometimes mission impossible. Coming in from Wyoming and Montana and western Wisconsin ... this place was perfect. The home is setup for family together time ... which is exactly what we wanted! We enjoy being lazy in the morning with our coffee, making meals together, and ending the day around a campfire. This home gave us all of that and the bonus of a beautiful view of Lake Michigan. The shoreline is shallow enough that the water was warm enough for the kids to get good and wet. Close enough for spending a good day in Door county tasting some wine, beer, pies, fudge, etc. Scheduled a day of fishing out of Algoma ... successful and one 16 pound King Salmon fed our family of 7 ... YUM ... packed the rest up to take home. Alogma grocery store had everything we needed and very close by. Loved the large master bedroom ... with the windows open at night ... fell asleep listening to the waves. VonStiehl winery in Algoma was my favorite ... wonderful outside patio with a view of the bay. I would recommend this place to anyone and hope we get the opportunity to come back again.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Champlin MN
5

Great Getaway place!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in the area and the home made us feel ... at home. Owner (Dean) was very accommodating and very prompt on answering questions. Yard was set up for Bocce Ball and plenty of yard games. Also plenty of firewood. House was very clean and ready to stay in.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Good vacation

  • 4 of 5

Great privacy, good clean space. Great location

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was great. The home is exactly as advertised and perfect for a relaxing get away. We would definitely rent again if we visit the area again.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Palatine, illinois
5

Awesome!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 7 stayed at this home for 5 days as we explored Door County. Although a 15 minute drive to Sturgeon Bay, the home offered us space, privacy and comfort to hang out and just be...no cell service or wifi, just what our family needed to do was unplug! Beautiful lake front view, we spent each morning playing Bocce ball and croquet and then we headed up to. Door County. The home was well equipped with anything u might need even a blow dryer, shampoo, conditioner and soap! Everything is immaculate and much thought has gone into making our stay an easy one! The bottle of wine upon arrival was awesome! The Xbox was a bonus... Bring an extra controller if u have more than one player! Great stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad to hear you enjoyed your stay at Clay Banks Retreat and found everything you needed. Enjoy the rest of your summer!
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Donny's Glidden Lodge
"Great atmosphere and views. "
Inn at Cedar Crossing
Scaturo's Baking Co & Cafe
Kitty O'Reillys Irish Pub
Nautical Inn -- CLOSED
"Good Salad Bar, pizza and fish fry."
Potawatomi State Park
"Great hiking with Tower over looking scenic bay"
Nightingale Supper Club
Wanda Jean's
Hot Tamales
"Fresh and good but pricey"
Idlewild Pub and Grill
Mike's Port Pub & Grill
Mr G's Supper Club & Ballroom
"Friday fish fry!!!!!"
Farm, The
"Great stop for the little ones."
Whitefish Dunes State Park
"Great beach for swimming about 25 mins from home. Great hiking trails and right next to Cave..."
Peninsula State Park
"Great state park with tower over looking bay."
Von Stiehl
"Great wine spot right in Algoma with very friendly staff."
Stage Road Inn
"Great Pizza and good bar food. 10 miles north of home on Hwy "S""
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Algoma House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
2016 Fall rates
Sep 5 2016 - Oct 23 2016
2 night minimum stay
$400
$2,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$400
$2,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Minimum stay 3 nights @400.00
Holidays require 4 night min. @400.00
7 night week stays @ 357.14 per night
Cancellations outside 60 days receive full refund less 3.5% Booking fee. Inside 60 days lost of ANY deposit.

2015 season June 15th 2015 - Oct 15th 2015

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Algoma House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1480 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dialup Access
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main Bath - toilet , shower
    Bath in Master - toilet , tub , shower
  • 2 Baths both w\shower, 1 tub
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 king , private bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Twin over full
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Twin over full
  • King size bed (1), Twins over Double (2) Total Occupancy 6 adults 2 kids
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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