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2 Bedroom , 1 Bath home on Lake Michigan

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Two bedroom home with private beach


"Once you have slept on an island, you'll never be quite the same"

Take a step away from the hustle and bustle of your busy life to enjoy this beautiful modified A-frame home, located just 45 feet from the shores of Lake Michigan. Wake up to the stunning sunrises and fall asleep to the soothing sound of the lake waves. Experience the star studded sky at night. Have breakfast coffee on the deck and watch the wild life along the lake. Take a long leisurely walk in Lake Michigan on the shoreline or swim in the refreshing waters surrounding this 7 mile island. Water so clear you can see the bottom of the lake from the kitchen window.

This lovely home has two bedrooms upstairs that have sliding glass /screened doors that open to an observation deck. (Perfect for night sky viewing.) The beds are queen size. The living room/great room has a huge 18 foot stone fireplace(for romantic fires in the evening-firewood included), hard wood floors, and many nautical accoutrements make this a very charming place. Full kitchen with stove, refrigerator,microwave, toaster, coffeepot,pots and pans,all cooking utensils with plenty of cabinet and cupboard space. Spacious dining room looking out directly on lake. Wifi, private beach, full bathroom. NO LAUNDRY FACILITIES. nO BEDDING OR TOWELS ARE PROVIDED but have plenty of pillows and blankets and three sleeping bags.

Large wooded lot with rock outcrops, two picnic tables, outside fire burner, weber grill. Plenty of space for yard games. Two private entrances to lake, both with wooded staircases built over a rock cliff, a driftwood sculpture on beach. Front deck great for entertaining.

PEAK SEASON RENTALS ARE WEEKLY FROM SATURDAY TO SATURDAY. (Peak season is the 3rd week in June through the 2nd week of September,) Three day minimum for rentals on off peak times.

We welcome families with children, but do not rent to singles under 25.

ABSOLUTELY NO PETS ALLOWED! Please do not ask for exceptions.

Washington Island is located off the tip of Door County in Wisconsin. A six mile ferry ride starts your vacation off with a wonderful experience.

This property closes for the season the first weekend in November and reopens the last week of May.

More Details

William Smardo
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 July, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Washington in Door County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Noon / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • High back antique beds with queen mattress and sliding doors to upper porch, carpeted . view the lake from your bedroom.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(24 traveller reviews)

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2 Bedroom , 1 Bath home on Lake Michigan
average rating of 4.7916665 based on 24 reviews

Great view and location

  • 5 of 5

When we first arrived, we fell in love with the view. We were really interested in the fire place from the pictures and were blown away reading the story of how it came together. My wife and kids all loved this place and we would definitely come back if the opportunity presents itself.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You so much. We are very happy you and your family enjoyed our home. We will welcome your return. The Smardos
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Beautiful setting. Sunrise just out the bedroom window was awesome.

  • 4 of 5

We could not find the bleach for sanitizing the dishes. WIFI was very weak.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You for your response. We will check with Frontier and see why the WIFI is weak...this has not been brought to our attention before. We will have them fix that. The Smardos
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Very peaceful and relaxing.

  • 5 of 5

We had an exceptional time while staying there. The view in the mornings was amazing. Comfortable and cozy.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great view and fireplace!

  • 4 of 5

It is a great location, very relaxing. The lay-out was great and the fireplace was my favorite. They had some movies there. No phone reception, which was good as a getaway. Only issue was bathroom had a bit of an odor and the driveway was a little sketchy. Blind driveway.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Relaxing Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year staying at the Smardo home and it was just perfect. We really enjoy the peacefulness and quiet of the island. The home is well kept and has all you need. We enjoyed the fire pit outside and the fireplace inside. If you want to get away, this is the place!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Over all good...

  • 5 of 5

Home is pretty from inside and have all needed facilities but outside landscape and paint could have made it more better.... overall good... water front is good and sunset too...

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You for the review---we are planning on working on the outside this year..
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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £151.16

Beds are queen size and you must bring your own sheets and pillow cases.
Cancellation policy--100% minus fees refunded 3 month prior to stay; 75% minus fees refunded 2 months prior to stay
50% minus fees 1 month prior to stay--3 weeks prior to stay no refund

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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