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Big Sully's Bay Shore House! July is booked. August has limited availability.

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths2
Space 2,014 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

2014 Sq Ft 3 Bedroom 2.5 Bath Full Walkout Waterfront Home

This home has just finished construction in May 2013 by one of the top builders in Northeast Wisconsin. The property is situated on a quiet county road perfect for biking and long walks. Located across from the Bluff Lands Nature Preserve, there are ample opportunities to hike and enjoy the fauna and wildlife. The house is a two level full walkout with a picturesque recently completed landscaped yard overlooking the waters of Green Bay. The main floor has a full eat-in kitchen with brand new stainless steel appliances and a granite island.

A rare wood burning fireplace accentuates the main floor living room with modern furnishings and HD Satellite TV. The living room has access to both main floor decking and provides wonderful views of the bay. The queen Master suite has access to the long cedar deck and will provide a memorable view of the water every morning. Abundant closet space and a comfortable private bathroom with tub/shower also compliment the master bedroom. Satellite HDTV is also included in the master bedroom.

The main floor is highlighted by a large screened in white beadboard patio perfect for relaxing or bug free outdoor dining. The patio is also wheelchair accessible making the main floor completely handicapped friendly. Limited Wi-Fi by Exede Satellite also available.

A laundry room with attached private 1/2 bath are also conveniently located on the main floor. Plenty of counter space and storage accompany a brand new front load h/e washer/dryer and a large sink.

The bottom floor is ideal for indoor entertaining with large screen HDTV, plush leather furniture, Blu-ray player, DirecTV, PlayStation 3, and a new digital receiver. No need to run up stairs for drinks and snacks because a welcoming wet bar with dishwasher and beverage refrigerator are right behind you. The downstairs living area leads to a outdoor patio where you will find a sitting area and a new propane grill. A flat stone walkway accentuates this patio and leads straight to the shore.

Two other bedrooms are located on the bottom floor. They share a full bath with tub/shower. One bedroom has a new queen bed with ample closet and dresser space. The other bedroom has two twins that can be put together to make a king if need be. There is also a futon that will accommodate two guests. There is also custom built-ins in all the bedroom closets, so finding space for your clothes and accessories will never be a problem. Extra storage space located under the stairs hides extra linens, and games and toys for kids of all ages.

The outdoor grounds have been completely renovated and look first class. Sweeping views from the large yard are complimented by abundant fauna mixed with old hardwoods and cedar, new plants, and new flowering Crabapple and Dogwood trees. Outdoor games and other festivities will easily be accomplished in the oversize yard. A firepit is nestled down at the shore and will create happy memories as you enjoy smores, libations, laughs and sunsets. With over a 100 feet of shoreline there is plenty of space for fun and relaxation. A stone staircase leads down to the shore on one side while a gentle slope graces the other side, providing easy access to one and all. The rocky shore is easily traversed because of a large flat stone pathway that leads to the warmer bay water. This is a home built for all to enjoy. Plenty more pictures will becoming in the next couple of days. Feel free to contact me with any questions!

More Details

Property Manager
Tim Sullivan
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, Really Awful Italian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Tim Sullivan

I'm Big Sully or Tim, whichever you prefer. I love Door County and have owned a home there for 12 years. I have been renting vacation property here for over a decade and it is a passion of mine to help my guests in anyway come up with the best experience possible. I am a Certified Wine Specialist Level 2 through the Wine and Spirits Education Trust, and love to showcase different wines for my guests. I am also a Licensed Minister and have performed wedding ceremonies from coast to coast. If you are thinking of a small wedding in Door County, my property may be a perfect location, and I would be happy to perform the service. I'm also big, highly intelligent, very witty, and incredibly handsome. That is all.

Tim Sullivan purchased this house in 2002

Why Tim Sullivan chose Sturgeon Bay

This property used to have a two small cottages on it that I fixed up as much as Icould and rented them out for about 6 years. They were 60 years old and weathered, which was part of the charm, and the waterview was great. Unfortunately, father time and mother nature made renting them out untenable. So, I decided to tear them down and start a new history for myself. Thus, the Hidden Gem was born. My goal was to incorporate everything I find important and expected in an upscale vacation rental and then go one further, which is 'Sully Style'. You will love it and will come again in the future...unless, of course I don't like you; in that case you won't be coming back.

What makes this house unique

This is your chance to do things Sully Style and impress your friends.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We enjoyed our stay. We played ladderball and built fires in the pit. The home had all the comforts of our home...Thank You.
Aug 2013
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Sturgeon Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2014 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Main floor full bath-Handicap Accessible shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , main floor half bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bottom floor full bath
    Half Bathroom -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Two Twins, can be made into a King
  • Port-A-Crib also available upon request. Children under 2, and not in a 'big bed', are not considered a paying guest.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Square footage does not include screened in patio or deck which is won't lack for space.


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Big Sully's Bay Shore House! July is booked. August has limited availability.
average rating of 4.5185184 based on 33 reviews

Beautiful home and beautiful setting!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the number and variety of outside spaces to relax and appreciate the views of the water. We had everything we needed to enjoy our long weekend with 6 adults. The accommodations were very nice. The only downside of our stay was surrounding issues with the wireless internet. The owner was very responsive in trying to fix the problem. Nice location, between Egg Harbor and Sturgeon Bay!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house for family get-aways!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful view of the bay with a firepit to gather around. Get location. Close to all of Door County's attractions yet with a feeling of seclusion. Tastefully decorated with lots of areas to gather and enjoy your stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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St. Paul, NE

The house very "Handicap" friendly, very nicely arranged, and very clean.

  • 5 of 5

This house was very suited for 3 Vietnam Marines and our wifes. The Handicapped up stairs part of the house was great. Get view of the water from the master bedroom and living room deck. Had a great screened in porch. Both the deck and screened in porch had enough seating. We all thought the beds were really great, the bath towels were big and soft, and plenty of them for 6 to 8 people. The washer and dryer were like new and worked well. We had all the comforts of home away from home. Even 3 TV's. The view of the sunset the one night was super.

Tim came by the first evening for a few minutes and answered a couple of questions we had and also gave us a couple of ideas on where to go. We all had a good time visting with him.

Fifty years ago, the three of us were in Vietnam with the 3rd Marine Division up at the DMZ.

We all thank Tim for having such a nice quiet place for us to enjoy and rehash our time together 50 years ago..

Thanks Tim,


from Nebraska

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Peoria, il

Gorgeous and totally amazing!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay. The house was perfect, there were 5 of us, two couples and a 5 year old. The house was beautiful and very accommodating. Master suite on main level was great. Two bed rooms downstairs very convenient. The yard and beach chairs were so relaxing.

We went to Packers game in night one and then spent remaining days exploring Door County. House was about 1 hour from Sister Bay, and about 30 minutes from Fish Creek.

We will absolutely go back.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonder Lake

Very nice location about 125' from the waters edge, with an outstanding view of the sunset.

  • 5 of 5

The entire family was taken aback, by the beauty, the condition, and the versatility of the house itself... both the screen porch and the open deck received accolades, and the view across the bay is second to none. Tim the property owner is a down to earth individual, with genuine family values and concern for you well being, while you stay. With the exception of a couple of rough weather days, our stay was very nice, and the amenities were more than anybody could ask for. We had no problem finding something to occupy our time. We will naturally be placing the "Hidden Gem" at the top of our list to return to, although we would like much more time to stay...😎

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cedar Falls, Iowa

Almost a 5 Star!

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful home with the best view ever of the Green Bay! Landscaping is awesome! Many chairs provided for outside enjoyment. The house fit our family (grown children, spouses, & grandchildren) so well with the master up with the Bay view, and the rest of the bedrooms down. The only disappointment was that there was no AC! I overlooked that on the VRBO info. We hit a hot & humid 5 days, so the main level was very warm (80ish degrees). It would cool down at night, but it would take until after 10pm. Tim provided many fans which helped. We loved the screened in porch & deck. The new appliances all worked great! My husband & I loved Bay Shore Rd. for bicycling. It was so easy to find quiet roads to ride on. We would have also liked a little info about the house (we didn't get a welcoming VRBO letter for some reason) nor was there a binder w/directions (check-out time, recycling options, garbage, Tim's suggestion to leave basement windows closed, etc.). Love Door County!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Austin Straubel
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Cherry Hills
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Highway 42
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Potowotami State Park
Nearest Beach
10.5 Miles
Egg Harbor Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $100
Tax Rate 10.5%

Rates are subject to change anytime before rental agreement is mutually signed. Cleaning fee is non-refundable. Security deposit will be returned within 7 days of departure, unless significant cleaning or damage negates it. July and August are 7 night rentals unless otherwise noted.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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