Get to know MaryKay Shumway:  Door County Real Estate Expert 

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Please allow me to introduce myself as a Senior Associate and top Broker producer for an exceptional boutique real estate firm in Door County, The Kellstrom-Ray Agency, Inc. which has been in business since 1948.  Our Sister Bay office even has a water view (and views of great sunsets over the Bay).  

Door County Sold Properties

I'm an annual multi-million dollar MLS producer, a top producer for the Door County MLS, and a former Senior Associate for Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group, where I was also the recipient of the coveted Pinnacle Award. 

 

From 2016-2022, I have been the top producer for my current brokerage, The Kellstrom-Ray Agency.  I am also consistently ranked as one of the 5 top ranked agent for the entire Door County Multiple Listing Service for listings and sales. 

After my family (which includes our Labrador), my customers and clients come first--we all have a mutual respect for honesty, integrity and hard work. Many of my customers and clients have become like family to me over the past decade, and I have made many close friends in this industry.  

I will work hard as YOUR exclusive Buyer Agent or Listing Broker. Call and talk to me about Door County real estate any time!

 

July 20, 2022

Door County Waterfront Home for Sale

From Cabins to Luxury Homes:  

Door County Waterfront Homes for Sale

The Door County that I remember from my childhood and younger years was VASTLY different from most of the towns and village in the Door County that you'll visit today.  Some change is wonderful, some makes you a bit wistful for the past.

Ephraim Water View Homes for Sale 54211

We didn't have luxury homes on the water (or inland, for that matter)---but we had a LOT of quaint vacation cottages on the shores of Green Bay and Lake Michigan, owned by generations of family, that have gradually given way to large homes on the water. The latest and best example of this was the sale and refurbishing of the property that is the Alpine Resort in Egg Harbor from 2019 through today.  That property was divided and sold, with some of the waterfront going to the Egg Harbor Beach via purchases from Town/Village and some properties going to private investors.  Many small cottages have been or will be torn down and turned into grand homes in that area.

Many Generations of Family Have Owned Lodging in Door County since the early 19002

This photos was of a family-owned Boarding House in Ellison Bay which included rental cottages across from the water since the 1930s/1940s and that were then managed by my grandparents until the early 2000s.  

This house on Cottage Road  is still in my family today as a vacation rental. 

Cottage Road Homes for Sale

As such, the quintessiantial cottage home is much-desired in Door County, especially on the shore, and we are lucky enough to be representing such a home at 1902 Hillside Drive in Ellison Bay, WI 54210.  This is in an area of homes that is reminiscent of the waterfront homes that you may remember from your childhood--the cozy cottages that are large and year-round, but not TOO large.  So many year-round waterfront homes have been torn down to make way for new, larger homes that it has made me sad.  One of Sister Bay's most notable waterfront homes was torn down in 2020 to make way for a larger home, and many visitors and Buyer's commented to me how downtown Sister Bay had lost some of its charm and history when it was torn down.  

Door County's Beautiful Waterfront Towns and Villages

Door County Waterfront Condos for Sale 54234

Just north of Sister Bay, the next town to the north, is Ellison Bay.  Ellison Bay, itself, is known for its true "Door County" charm.  Ellison Bay is one of the incorporated areas of the Town of Liberty Grove, Wisconsin.  Downtown Ellison Bay hasn't changed much since the mid 1970s (with the exception of the loss of some family-owned rental cottages and a few very private condominium developments), but Ellison Bay still has a breakfast cafe, good coffeehouses (try Kick Ash Products for great bakery and home-roasted coffee and granola) and the same pottery shops that have been operating since the 1970s or 1980s.  It has a great year-round restaurant in the Mink River Basin and a classic German supper club, and a fine-dining restaurant (Wickman House) with wine and cocktails that has been lauded as some of the finest dining in ENTIRE the State of Wisconsin. It has one gas station, a wonderful public beach with tennis and a play ground, a general store (the "Pioneer Store") that provides everything from soup to nuts to liquor to paper towels, and SO much more.  It has a great antique shop and a wonderful park to watch waterview sunsets, Will's Park, off of the public marina.

WILLS PARK SUNSET VIEW FROM DOWNTOWN ELLISON BAY, WISCONSIN 54210

Door County Sunsets

So many people would love to be a part of Ellison Bay in the Town of Liberty Grove.  It has so much to offer, year-round, including close access to wonderful parks (Newport State Park, Garrett Bay Park, Wills Park, Door Bluff Park and so many others) that you can enjoy year-round.   This is one of the most unspoiled areas of Door County.

Featured Ellison Bay Property  for Sale:  Our waterfront and water view property for sale at 1902 Hillside Drive, Ellison Bay, WI 54210 is a 3 bedroom home with an additional sleeping or office loft, with two bedrooms downstairs and a half bath upstars off of the loft. There is also storage off of the loft space, and there is also a large foyer/entry room that is used as an additional space for television and/or exercise (think Pelaton or Mirror).  Off of this space is a custom wet bar, perfect for entertaining while looking at the water.  This open floor plan includes a living room, bar, dining area and large kitchen--all with fantatic Bay water views.  

Ellison Bay Waterfront Homes for Sale 54210

This property also has a fantastic deck over the water and is offered with its portable dock and all furnishings.  To finish the package, it offers a large, two-stall garage with electricity and additional upstairs storage.  All of this on a manicured lot in an area of beach homes and large waterfront homes....within biking distance of downtown Ellison Bay.  This property is approximately five minutes by car from downtown Sister Bay, but a world away.  This property is also offered fully furnished and beautifully appointed:  move right in to enjoy the rest of 2022!

Door County Waterfront Homes for Sale 54234

To learn more about our 3 bedroom waterfront home for sale at 1902 Hillside Drive, Ellison Bay, Wisconsin 54210, see details here.  Call for your private tour today....from a cottage to a lovely year-round home, this is a must-see opportunity to own your own "piece of the Door".  

Door County Waterfront Cottages for Sale 54234

From Cabins to Luxury Homes:  

Door County Waterfront Homes for Sale

 

Door County Waterfront Cottages for Sale

 

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 Thank you for reading!  MaryKay Shumway, ABR®, CRS®, Realtor® loves to laugh and enjoys working with people that love the Door Peninsula.  She is a full-time real estate Broker, mother of two and a senior Broker Associate at the Kellstrom-Ray Agency, Inc. in beautiful Sister Bay, Wisconsin.  She represents listings throughout the Door County Peninsula and also represents many Buyers that want to purchase the perfect property to make Door County a part of their lives.  CONTACT MARYKAY ABOUT YOUR DOOR COUNTY PROPERTY QUESTIONS TODAY.

 

July 11, 2022

Door County Real Estate Market July 2022

Door County Real Estate

Market Update:  July, 2022

Have the winds of change started a gentle breeze in the Door County real estate market in July of 2022?

Contracts Opening Up:  The first thing we've seen are offers that have fallen apart with no back-up offers that have come back as "Active" in the MLS, with requests from the listing agents to please help them get back under contract.  We've seen that four times in the last six weeks on a very visible scale--properties without secondary (back-up) Offers---and we haven't seen much of that in two years.  So I do believe that is a breeze from the winds of change.

We're still building on the Bay, where you'll experience gentle waterfront breezes (not winds of change).  Waterfront Du Nord Homes for Sale  

New Condominiums in Sister Bay for Sale

Interest rates:  Well, we've all seen them rise, but the past few weeks we've seen them fall, too.  We've also seen lenders get extremely creative and extremely competitive, offering products that are still attractive for Buyers that want or need financing.  These winds of change have been predicted since last year, so we've had time to batten down the hatches for this breezy turbulence.

Bump Clauses:   A bump clause means that an Offer is written so attractively that it may contain no contingencies (and we've seen thousands of those in the past 2-3 years).  Well, right now, I have my first property with a bump clause in ages, because the Offer did have contingencies, that can be "bumped" by another Offer.  The language in Wisconsin gives the current Buyers a certain number of days/hours to remove the contingencies that are in the portion of the bump clause.  So we haven't seen this for a while, but right now I'm aware of two in our Door County MLS (and I have one of them).  I see this as a breeze in the winds of change.

Building is still ongoing, with some building costs actually scaling down.

Still available is our listing at 10553 S. Highland Road, Sister Bay, WI 54234

New Construction, Walk Downtown 

Sister Bay New Home for Sale Walk Downtown

Contingencies:  Rather than the contingency-free contracts that I mention from the past two years, we are starting to see some contingencies again, including some with home inspections, some with septic and well testing, and some with actual financing contingencies (rather than behind-the-scenes financing, which was pretty common over the past three years).  This is a wind of change that is becoming rather breezy (I believe it's becoming the new normal again, but it completely depends on the property).

More Door County Properties on Market:  Yep, the super-attractive properties are still getting multiple Offers and going under contract that way, but we're also seeing properties sitting for longer, and that has been going on for a few months now.  So this is GREAT news for Door County property buyers, as you aren't wasting your time coming up to find there's not inventory--the old fashioned "property tours" are become a real thing again.  I expect this wind of change to keep blowing throughout the rest of this year.

3 bedroom 2 bath Sister Bay Condominum for sale 

with 3 car garage--REDUCED.

Sister Bay 3 bedroom condo price reduction

PRICE REDUCTIONS:  In 2022, I've reduced prices on 5 different properties for various reasons (and some of these reductions are coming very shortly after listing).  Right now, the market is shifting here, and if you don't get an Offer in a short amount of time--it's time to reduce the price until you are at market--even if properties are selling for higher.  This is a wind of change I know will continue, as it always does in a "normal" real estate market.  

So the Door County breezes are still gentle and balmy, but they are breezes in the winds of change that we did not have in 2019, 2020 and 2021 when the market was going steadily higher and higher.  Some blame the stock market, some blame interest rates, some blame turbulence in the news and issues around the world, but we've always had these things.  The real estate market is a wild ride--it goes up, it goes down, and it's always a roller coaster.  The market is simply shifting, and I've been predicting this since late last autumn.  Is the market slow here?  ABSOLUTEY NOT.  We absolutely have more Buyers than inventory, especially under $500,000 and under $300,000.   But I believe that the market is definitely changing.  Doo

Door County Buyers, if you'd like to search Door County listing inventory and the entire MLS, or plan a property tour, visit me at moredoorcounty.com today.  Door County Sellers, contact me today for a discussion on our changing market and how to still sell your home for the most amount of money in the least amount of time.  In the meantime, let's hang on and enjoy the ride!

Door County Properties for Sale Europe Lake Homes for Sale

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 Thank you for reading!  MaryKay Shumway, ABR®, CRS®, Realtor® loves to laugh and enjoys working with people that love the Door Peninsula.  She is a full-time real estate Broker, mother of two and a senior Broker Associate at the Kellstrom-Ray Agency, Inc. in beautiful Sister Bay, Wisconsin.  She represents listings throughout the Door County Peninsula and also represents many Buyers that want to purchase the perfect property to make Door County a part of their lives.  CONTACT MARYKAY ABOUT YOUR DOOR COUNTY PROPERTY QUESTIONS TODAY.

July 5, 2022

Sister Bay Condos for Sale 54234

Sister Bay Condominiums for Sale for 2022

All About Sister Bay, Wisconsin

Looking outside from my office on a busy July weekend, I am amazed at the number of people in Sister Bay.  Yet it is everything I expected, and more.  

Sister Bay has become the "go-to" town/village for northern Door County.  With multiple shopping areas (Country Walk Shops and downtown shopping, with great stores like On Deck Clothing) and two large public beaches, as well as Marina Park, where you can watch the boats and possibly the best Door County sunsets ever, there is so much to do.  The public boat tours are fun any time of the day, as is go-carting and miniature golf for all-agefun.   If you visit Country Walk, be sure to visit Twisted Tree as well as the new Beach Baby, where you'll find things for the little ones as well as rental so you don't have to bring EVERYTHING to Door County, like cribs for your Sister Bay rental or swim toys.   

Sister Bay Autumn View

Sister Bay Autumn View

Don't even get us started on the dining and drinking available to you in Sister Bay.  There are SO many choices.  From 1211 Wine Bar and Tyme Cuisine on the southern part of Sister Bay to the newly remodeled (and still almost new) Peach Barn Farmhouse and Brewery, you can get your fill of local delights.  JJ's/La Puera, under new ownership, still has the best margaritas and Mexican food.  And from casual dining to fine dining to vegan fare, Sister Bay has you covered for eats, too, from the new Crain's Kitchen and relatively new Fat Belly  (great burritos and bowls, try the Poke Tuna Bowl on Fridays (but they sell out quickly)) and Roots Inn and Kitchen, to old standards, like Al's Johnson's Swedish Restaurant and Butik, Grasse's Grill, the Sister Bay Bowl (where you can really rent and alley and bowl after dinner), CHOP, Boathouse by the Bay, Door County Creamery, Husby's, Wild Tomato Pizza, the best homemade ice cream sundaes at the Door County Ice Cream Factory and LURE.

Even winter is delightful in Sister Bay, with a year-round winter skating and events park, plus dog park, and an annual New Year's Eve "Cherry Drop" held downtown. 

Sister Bay Cherry Drop

Sister Bay also has things you really NEED, like year-round groceries, gas stations, doctors, dentists, great resale and consignment shops, a library, a hardware store and so much more.  If you're looking for a special bottle of wine, stop at Top Shelf Provisions or Firefly Outfitters.  Sister Bay has grown tremendously in the past ten years and continues to delight visitors and year-round residents alike with great food and fun--and amazing sunsets over the Bay.  

As of this writing, we have some fabulous Sister Bay real estate inventory on market and availabe for your purchase so you can BECOME a part of this commmunity.  We are representing a brand-new build: a home at 10554 S. Highland Road, Sister Bay, WI 54234 which will be four bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths and a 3 car garage.  Call for your private tour of this home, which is schedule for completion in late autumn of 2022.  We are also boasting a luxury water view home for sale on Birchwood Drive in Sister Bay, Wisconsin 54234.  

If you like the idea of carefree condominium life, we have several choices in different price points, but our Sister Bay Best Buy right now is definitely our three bedroom, 2 bath unit with fireplace and attached 2 car garage at 10476 E. Stony Ridge Circle, Sister Bay, WI 54234.  This is a fabulous central location where one can quickly acccess everything in both uptown and downtown Sister Bay, and a recent price reduction has this 3 bedroom Sister Bay condo for sale priced at $340,000.00.  Learn more about 10476 E. Stony Ridge Circle, Sister Bay, WI 54234 by contacting us for your private tour at shumway.mk@gmail.com   

Condos for Sale in Sister Bay, WI 54234

If you're looking for one of Door County's finest luxury waterfront condominiums for sale, our 4 bedoom, 3 1/2 bath units with attached garages, water view and deeded waterfront access at Waterfront Du Nord Condominiums, Sister Bay, Wisconsin are sure to delight.  Currently being built by extremely reputable Van's Custom Builders, these home offer a great level of finish, sunset views, waterfront access and a northern Sister Bay location where you can walk to boating, dining, cocktails, shopping and much more.  Learn more about our Waterfront Du Nord listings at 2275 Du Nord Court, Sister Bay, WI 54234.  We have two units available; both boast high levels of finish, water views, and completion will be autumn, 2022.  Again, contact us for your private tour of these waterfront condominiums for sale in Sister Bay.

Waterfront Du Nord Condos for Sale, Sister Bay, WI 54234

Sister Bay, WI 54234:  Truly Door County's year-round vacation village!  I live here year-round and we'd love to make Door County a permanent part of your life as either a year-round resident or a vacation home owner, too.  View the homes and search the entire Door County Multiple Listing Service on our site at moredoorcounty.com today.  

Sister Bay Condominiums for Sale for 2022

All About Sister Bay, Wisconsin

A storm rolls in over the Bay in downtown Sister Bay

View from Shore View Condominiums 

Sister Bay Storm from Shore View Condominiums

 

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 Thank you for reading!  MaryKay Shumway, ABR®, CRS®, Realtor® loves to laugh and enjoys working with people that love the Door Peninsula.  She is a full-time real estate Broker, mother of two and a senior Broker Associate at the Kellstrom-Ray Agency, Inc. in beautiful Sister Bay, Wisconsin.  She represents listings throughout the Door County Peninsula and also represents many Buyers that want to purchase the perfect property to make Door County a part of their lives.  CONTACT MARYKAY ABOUT YOUR DOOR COUNTY PROPERTY QUESTIONS TODAY.

 

June 29, 2022

Door County Waterfront Home for Sale Price Reduction

Price Reduction on Door County

Waterfront Home for Sale

When Door County became popular as a Wisconsin tourism destination (as far back as the early 1900s!) it was often touted as a place that needs no air conditioning becuase it has "Nature's Air Conditioning"---it's surrounded by the Bay of Green Bay and Lake Michigan.  While there are sometimes a FEW days in the summer when we feel the need for A/C, this Lake side house that has views of FIVE Island boasts natural lake breezes---and has a price reduction just in time for the July 4th holiday weekend!

12450 Northern Door Road, Ellison Bay WI for Sale

Our listing at 12450 Northern Door Road, Ellison Bay, WI 54210 is a home that promises cool lake breezes and so much more.  This 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath home lives large, with a sitting room in the first floor bedroom suite with fireplace (and one of the most opulent baths we've seen in a while), with an exercise room with indoor sauna and outdoor hot tub, a loft sitting room, a bonus room and SO much more.  There is an attached 3 car garage and a detached garage for storage.

Door County Waterfront Homes for Sale

The kitchen is a gourmet's dream, with a butler pantry and top-of-the-line appliances.  This home boasts three fireplaces, too.  Best of all--most rooms feature a stunning water view.

Door County Homes with Gourmet Kitchens

You'll spend a LOT of time in the 3 seasons screened-in porch facing the water, or perhaps by the outdoor fire pit facing the shore.

Door County Waterfront Home Price Reductions

I've been lucky enough to see thousands of lovely Door County homes for sale during my career, but this one is truly special.  Located just north and east of Europe Lake, this is one of my favorite areas on the Door Peninsula.  You will have peace and privacy in an area of incredible natural beauty.  

Door County Waterfront Homes for Sale Price Reduced

This is luxury home living on the shores of Lake Michigan at its very finest!  This must-see home boast so many fine features.  If you'd like to learn more about this home and the price reduction on 12450 Northern Door Road, Ellison Bay, Wisconsin 54234, please contact me today.  You know what they say--there's no life like lake life!  A home this lovely won't last, and I'll love to accompany you on your private tour.  Learn more about this Door County waterfront home for sale or tour the entire Door County multiple listing service today at moredoorcounty.com  

 

Price Reduction on Door County Waterfront Home

for Sale

12450 Northern Door Road Ellison Bay for Sale

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 Thank you for reading!  MaryKay Shumway, ABR®, CRS®, Realtor® loves to laugh and enjoys working with people that love the Door Peninsula.  She is a full-time real estate Broker, mother of two and a senior Broker Associate at the Kellstrom-Ray Agency, Inc. in beautiful Sister Bay, Wisconsin.  She represents listings throughout the Door County Peninsula and also represents many Buyers that want to purchase the perfect property to make Door County a part of their lives.  CONTACT MARYKAY ABOUT YOUR DOOR COUNTY PROPERTY QUESTIONS TODAY.

 

June 27, 2022

July 4th Celebrations in Door County in 2022

July 4th Celebrations in Door County, Wisconsin

You know we love a good party in Door County, and what better way to celebrate Indepence Day in 2022 than enjoying the Door Peninsula?  The entire weekend promises sunsets, celebrations and so much more.

Door County July 4th 2022

Egg Harbor will celebrate on Sunday, July 3rd, with waterfront fireworks at dusk.  

Gills Rock hosts a boat regatta and then fireworks over the water.  From some waterfront homes for sale right now, you can actually watch the Washington Island fireworks across the water, too.  

Baileys Harbor hosts an all-day celebration, starting with a parade at 10 a.m. and all-day music and food, with the final call being fireworks over Lake Michigan.

The City of Sturgeon Bay also has fireworks in downtown Sturgeon Bay along the channel, with ample areas throughout the City where you'll get a perfect view.  

Sister Bay celebrates Freedom Festival the FOLLOWING weekend, on July 9th, this year.  Fireworks are over the Bay downtown at dusk (and some great places to view include a late dinner at CHOP or the Sister Bay Marina).

So grab your loved ones and get ready to celebrate our independence this year in Door County, Wisconsin!

Door County 4th of July

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All information is deemed reliable as of date of publication and is subject to change without notice.

 Thank you for reading!  MaryKay Shumway, ABR®, CRS®, Realtor® loves to laugh and enjoys working with people that love the Door Peninsula.  She is a full-time real estate Broker, mother of two and a senior Broker Associate at the Kellstrom-Ray Agency, Inc. in beautiful Sister Bay, Wisconsin.  She represents listings throughout the Door County Peninsula and also represents many Buyers that want to purchase the perfect property to make Door County a part of their lives.  CONTACT MARYKAY ABOUT YOUR DOOR COUNTY PROPERTY QUESTIONS TODAY.

 

MaryKay Shumway has an extremely consistent multi-million dollar producer for over seventeen years.  Representing both listing clients and buyer clients full time, MaryKay is also a mother of two and active in the Door County community in the local school district, nonprofit groups and governmental affairs.  A member of the Door County Board of Realtors Honors Society from 2005-2020, the Door County Realtor of the Year 2008, a member of The Real Estate Group's Chairman's Circle in 2010-2015, and an member of the Coldwell Banker International Diamond Society for 2014 & 15.  She has served as President and Vice President of the Door County Board of Realtors  and as a member of its Advocacy Committee.  MaryKay is a top MLS producer and has held the position of top producer at The Kellstrom-Ray Agency, Inc. since 2016.

Contact MaryKay.  "As a multi-million dollar producer and senior associate at The Kellstrom-Ray Agency selling Door County real estate, I focus my balance on both  featured listings and representing Buyer Clients looking for the perfect Door County Property.  I turn Door County vacations into Door County traditions by helping you own your own Door County real estate, and I represent exceptional properties in all price points on the Bay of Green Bay, Lake Michigan, and all inland lakes and properties in between. Local experience with GLOBAL connections.  Call, text or e-mail me today."

May 29, 2022

Door County Waterfront Home for Sale in time for Summer 2022

Door County Waterfront Homes for Sale Now

Luxury Waterfront Home for Sale

in Door County, Wisconsin

The Town of Liberty Grove is an unspoiled located next to the Village of Sister Bay, but Liberty Grove is much larger and actually has more shorefront than any other Door County municipality.  It is an area of Town, County and State Parks (Newport State Park, with its Dark Skies initiative, remains one of the most popular in Northeastern Wisconsin), of beachs, scenic vistas with thousands of apple and cherry trees (in bloom as of this writing), casual and fine dining, popular marinas, great shopping and so much more.  It is little wonder people are escaping the clamor and congestion of the southern towns and villages and visiting Liberty Grove with its woods, water and wide-open spaces.

Door County Waterfront for Sale

We are lucky enough to present to you a magnificent offering north of Ellison Bay, on a quiet road.  Located on approximately 200 feet of shore, this newly-listed residence at 12450 Northern Door Road (just off of Isle View Road), in Ellison Bay (close to Europe Lake) is set in a serene, park-like setting on Lake Michigan.  Mature trees provide privacy, and the landscaping is exquisite.  Perennial beds and stacked stone fences dot the property, which has a small playground on one side and a viewing patio facing the shore around the corner.  One area of the exterior yard is fenced in off of the 3 seasons screened-in porch to allow safety for small children and pets.

12450 Northern Door Road Waterfront Home for Sale

This is a fairy-tale setting fitting for such a princely residence.  Stacked stone and cedar and both elegant and rustic accents combine to make this a showplace to remember, both inside and out.

Waterfront homes for sale in Door County, WI

There isn't a space in this Door County waterfront home that you will not enjoy.  From the front foyer, you will enter a large, open, inviting space that is perfect for entertaining.  This space, off of a 3-seasons screened porch, allows for ideal entertaining, Living room, dining room and kitchen, all with water views, with a gourmet kitchen that allows you to mingle with your guests, a wood-burning fireplace, a butler's pantry off of the laundry area with an extra refrigerator for beverages and so much more.

Luxury Homes for Sale in Door County, WI

Of course, there is so much more.  In the opposite direction of the inviting screened-in porch, you will find a den/office with its own fireplace (and stunning water views) and then a fitness room facing the water with its own indoor sauna and a hot tub on the outdoor patio overlooking Lake Michigan.

Door County Homes with Saunas

Past the den and fitness room, you will find the large and lovely master bedroom suite.  The bedroom fits a king-side bed and offers a double-sided gas fireplace with sitting room to sit your chamomile tea with a fire at your side and views of the Lake ahead of you.  All of this, including laundry and master suite, is on one level.  This photo also shows the entertainment area of the master bedroom, with its magnificant views, but the other side of the double-sided fireplace hosts its own intimate seating area, also.

Luxury Homes Door County

In the master bathroom, you will find Jack-and-Jill closets with custom built-ins, leading to an opulent master bath with whirpool tub, walk-in tile shower, radiant-heat floors, and multiple (3) sinks, as well as a dressing table to get ready for that night on the town (or for a night of entertaining at home.  Custom cabinetry and heated towel racks complete this sanctuary space for relaxing and refreshing yourself.  

Door County homes with Tile Showers

Where do you keep your guests?  Upstairs in their own space(s), with a loft space that is ideal for watching movies on rainy days or reading a good book, two large bedrooms that face the water, a large full bath with walk-in tiled shower and a large bonus room that fits multiple beds (and has built-in bunks).  This is a home where family and friends can visit and enjoy their own spaces.

Door County Homes for Sale that Sleep 10 or more

My favorite space is the screen porch overlooking the bay, next to a fenced area where it is easy for pets to get in and out.  Listen to the waves lap against the shore and enjoy an insect-free entertainment area off of the opulent stone patio for day or evening outdoor entertaining.

Door County Homes for Sale with 3 season porches

Of course, this wouldn't be a luxury home without hardwood floors, top-of-the-line appliances including 2 stoves, Kohler fixtures, walls of windows allowing for incredible views and ample natural light, a total of 3 fireplaces, a three car heated garage plus a detached single-car garage used for storage (also cedar and stone), professional landscaping and outdoor lighting, wired for sound and so much more....especially that shore and the view.  The setting is very private, but shopping, dining and much more are less than ten minutes away.  

Door County Water View Homes for Sale

 

Opportunities like this are rare, indeed.  You can learn more about this Door County waterfront home for sale by visiting  12450 Northern Door Road, Ellison Bay, WI 54210 on our website.  Call and plan your private tour of this shorefront residence today; showings are by appointment only 920-421-0038 or 920-854-2353, or email me for more information at shumway.mk@gmail.com  This is a great opportunity to enjoy life on the shore year-round (as the current owners have) or as a vacation home.  

 

Door County Homes with Gourmet Kitchens

 

You can also learn more about all of our listings and review the entire Door County Multple listing service by visiting our site at moredoorcounty.com today.

 

Luxury Waterfront Home for Sale

in Door County, Wisconsin

Door County Shore Homes for Sale

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 Thank you for reading!  MaryKay Shumway, ABR®, CRS®, Realtor® loves to laugh and enjoys working with people that love the Door Peninsula.  She is a full-time real estate Broker, mother of two and a senior Broker Associate at the Kellstrom-Ray Agency, Inc. in beautiful Sister Bay, Wisconsin.  She represents listings throughout the Door County Peninsula and also represents many Buyers that want to purchase the perfect property to make Door County a part of their lives.  CONTACT MARYKAY ABOUT YOUR DOOR COUNTY PROPERTY QUESTIONS TODAY.

 

MaryKay Shumway has an extremely consistent multi-million dollar producer for over seventeen years.  Representing both listing clients and buyer clients full time, MaryKay is also a mother of two and active in the Door County community in the local school district, nonprofit groups and governmental affairs.  A member of the Door County Board of Realtors Honors Society from 2005-2020, the Door County Realtor of the Year 2008, a member of The Real Estate Group's Chairman's Circle in 2010-2015, and an member of the Coldwell Banker International Diamond Society for 2014 & 15.  She has served as President and Vice President of the Door County Board of Realtors  and as a member of its Advocacy Committee.  MaryKay is a top MLS producer and has held the position of top producer at The Kellstrom-Ray Agency, Inc. since 2016.

 

Contact MaryKay.  "As a multi-million dollar producer and senior associate at The Kellstrom-Ray Agency selling Door County real estate, I focus my balance on both  featured listings and representing Buyer Clients looking for the perfect Door County Property.  I turn Door County vacations into Door County traditions by helping you own your own Door County real estate, and I represent exceptional properties in all price points on the Bay of Green Bay, Lake Michigan, and all inland lakes and properties in between. Local experience with GLOBAL connections.  Call, text or e-mail me today."

May 2, 2022

3 bedroom condominium for sale in Sister Bay, Wisconsin

Enjoy Door County in 2022!

3 Bedroom Sister Bay Condominium for Sale

3 bedroom Sister Bay Condos for Sale

You know when you purchase a Door County home you're going to have a LOT of company....especially when you purchase a home in northern Door County, with all of its attractions and charms.  So....that extra bedroom will definitely come in handy!

We are offering a three bedroom, two bathroom condominium with two car garage in uptown Sister Bay....close to everything!  You can walk or bike to dining, shopping, the public beach, the dog park, the library, the public marina, the winter sports park and SO much more from this site...a brewery, the pharmacy, groceries, the post office, dining choices from burritos to lobster rolls to prime rib......the best of all worlds.  Close to parks (and not only the downtown Sister Bay beach, but also Pebble Beach), minutes to Ephraim, close to the public bike/walking trails.....this is an incredible opportunity to have it all...plus not just two bedrooms, but THREE bedrooms--an extra room for an office, for extra guests, for extra space...plus a two car garage.

When Sister Bay condominiums WITHOUT garages are selling near this price point (and many selling for more), it is definitely time to learn more about this opportunity.  Check out moredoorcounty.com for our listing on 10476 E. Stony Ridge Circle, Sister Bay, WI 54234.   Great opportunity, great price (pets allowed, too)!

3 Bedroom Sister Bay Condominium for Sale

3 bedroom condominiums for sale in Sister Bay WI

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 Thank you for reading!  MaryKay Shumway, ABR®, CRS®, Realtor® loves to laugh and enjoys working with people that love the Door Peninsula.  She is a full-time real estate Broker, mother of two and a senior Broker Associate at the Kellstrom-Ray Agency, Inc. in beautiful Sister Bay, Wisconsin.  She represents listings throughout the Door County Peninsula and also represents many Buyers that want to purchase the perfect property to make Door County a part of their lives.  CONTACT MARYKAY ABOUT YOUR DOOR COUNTY PROPERTY QUESTIONS TODAY.

April 10, 2022

Door County Waterfront Home for Sale at 1902 Hillside Drive

Ellison Bay Wisconsin Waterfront Home for Sale

For a small portion of Buyers, Sister Bay has simply gotten too busy.  In summer, the crowds that enjoy the public beach and marina, Pebble Beach and the Village's many amenities can be large.  Traffic can actually snarl (as it does in Fish Creek, Egg Harbor, Baileys Harbor and Ephraim's downtowns, also), which isn't fun.

Many locals will take Highway 57 (which runs along the Lake, while Highway 42 hugs the Buy) and take Old Stage Road as a scenic route to northern Door County (it can save up to 15 minutes on a trip in summer/autumn).  As Ellison Bay grows into its own destination, many more people than in the past are enjoying life in "Door County North".

An Idyllic Scene from "Door County North"

Peninsula State Park cross from Europe Lake

Door County Lake Life

For those lucky enough to be able to live on the water, we have an amazing offering for you, just in time for summer 2022.  

We are offering a 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath Ellison Bay waterfront home (with incredible water views) that is offered fully furnished and tastefully decorated.  This is life on the Bay, located on Hillside Drive, which is a twisting, wooded road just outside of downtown Ellison Bay.  From this location, you can walk or bike to dining, shopping, tennis, Ellison Bay's sand beach, coffee shops and so much more.  Ellison Bay restaurants range from pub food to fine dining, with German cuisine and a hard cider bar thrown into the mix--with a gluten free bakery, too.

GLORIOUS VIEWS WILL BE YOURS FROM THIS PROPERTY 

AT 1902 HILLSIDE DRIVE, ELLISON BAY, WI

Ellison Bay Lake Home for Sale

This property features an interior wet bar, perfect for gathering with friends and watching the water.  An exterior deck hugs the shore.  Also offered is a portable pier with boat lift for days on the water.  There are three first-floor bedrooms and two full baths, an upstairs bonus room and half bath (perhaps a WFH office?), and a great level of finish.  The large kitchen features stainless appliances, and there is a wood burning fireplace for chilly evenings!

1902 Hillside Drive Ellison Bay WI 54234

This waterfront front home is ready for you to bring your toothbrush and suitcases and move right in!  Learn more about this property at moredoorcounty.com in an "Ellison Bay" home search.  This home would also make an OUTSTANDING rental property!  There is a detached garage to store your belongings, as well as an upstairs attic portion that could be locked away from the general public and used to store your cleaning and other supplies, as well as personal items.

To learn more about this opportunity, visit our website or contact me for your private tour.  Beach days are mere weeks away!  Time to start making your plans for the summer of 2022 in Door County now with our listing at 1902 Hillside Drive, Ellison Bay, WI 54210!

Waterfront Properties for Sale in Door County with Piers

Ellison Bay Wisconsin Waterfront Home for Sale

at 1902 Hillside Drive, Ellison Bay, WI 54210

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 Thank you for reading!  MaryKay Shumway, ABR®, CRS®, Realtor® loves to laugh and enjoys working with people that love the Door Peninsula.  She is a full-time real estate Broker, mother of two and a senior Broker Associate at the Kellstrom-Ray Agency, Inc. in beautiful Sister Bay, Wisconsin.  She represents listings throughout the Door County Peninsula and also represents many Buyers that want to purchase the perfect property to make Door County a part of their lives.  CONTACT MARYKAY ABOUT YOUR DOOR COUNTY PROPERTY QUESTIONS TODAY.

 

MaryKay Shumway has an extremely consistent multi-million dollar producer for over seventeen years.  Representing both listing clients and buyer clients full time, MaryKay is also a mother of two and active in the Door County community in the local school district, nonprofit groups and governmental affairs.  A member of the Door County Board of Realtors Honors Society from 2005-2020, the Door County Realtor of the Year 2008, a member of The Real Estate Group's Chairman's Circle in 2010-2015, and an member of the Coldwell Banker International Diamond Society for 2014 & 15.  She has served as President and Vice President of the Door County Board of Realtors  and as a member of its Advocacy Committee.  MaryKay is a top MLS producer and has held the position of top producer at The Kellstrom-Ray Agency, Inc. since 2016.

 

Contact MaryKay.  "As a multi-million dollar producer and senior associate at The Kellstrom-Ray Agency selling Door County real estate, I focus my balance on both  featured listings and representing Buyer Clients looking for the perfect Door County Property.  I turn Door County vacations into Door County traditions by helping you own your own Door County real estate, and I represent exceptional properties in all price points on the Bay of Green Bay, Lake Michigan, and all inland lakes and properties in between. Local experience with GLOBAL connections.  Call, text or e-mail me today."

April 2, 2022

April 2022 Door County Real Estate Market Update

Your Door County Real Estate Market

April 2022 Update 

April 2022 started out with the first sunny day in a long time, after Door County received inches and inches of rain (thankfully not snow) during the latter part of March, with plenty of cool temperatures and gloomy skies. 

As such, many of my own listing clients decided to hold off on new releases until April, hoping for better weather and also more exposure with the Easter 2022 holiday as well as many northern Door County businesses re-opening for "the season" in the later part of April.  In another 4 weeks, most of your old favorites (and some new ones, including Lost Tuk Tuk in Ephraim, specializing in Thai food).

Before you know it, we'll have open water

and scenes like this......

Europe Lake Homes for Sale

However, as we present our April update, we also want to state that we are aware of everyone's frustration with the Door County (and nearly every other) real estate market right now--some people just can't seem to get a break.  Most homes are getting multiple Offers within 24 hours of hitting the MLS.  Prices have consistently risen over the past year, also, with new construction prices being adjusted higher almost monthly.  

We DO feel this frustration.  I am averaging 5-15 calls, texts and emails from Buyers inquiring about properties, but also still setting up their search criteria (or adjusting it) for 2022.  I currently have existing product ready for almost immediate delivery in many locations, from Ellison Bay waterfront homes for sale to southern Door, with Nasawaupee investment properties on the beach close to Potawanomi State Park.  

The Door County you know and love.  

Fish Creek Properties for Sale (Pending)

Fish Creek Properties for Sale

We have new listings coming on the market in April in both northern Door County and Southern Door County/Sturgeon Bay.  Also, if you want to find out what properties are SELLING for, you can sign up at moredoorcounty.com and when you set up a specific search (very easy:  choose your Door County towns and villages, price point, number of bedrooms and baths and you're done) we will also send you the SOLD listings that meet your criteria, too, so you can see what homes are selling for (so many are going for over asking price right now, with multiple Offers).

Today, we know that April showers (yes, it's sprinkling again) will bring May flowers--specifically, the Door County cherry blossoms everyone loves.  I have some great new inventory coming on the market this month, too, and that is yet another reason to sign up at moredoorcounty.com--to get new releases as soon as possible.  Right now, I know our office will be bringing on new listings in areas from Egg Harbor to Ellison Bay (with several coming on in Sister Bay) and we'll be releasing these over the next month as the marketing is prepared.  Also, our condominium listings at Waterfront DuNord have started construction and will be ready for autumn occupancy.  

Door County Cherry Blossoms

 

So if you've been discouraged about your 2022 Door County property search, I see two reasons to be encouraged.  First, this weekend we saw the number of new listings outpace sold properties for the first time in the MLS in several weeks (with more to come).  Secondly, our Buyers know they have to be prepared in this market---to have your pre-approval letter ready, or your cash statement available, and be prepared to write your highest and best Offer--we're ready to work with you as quickly as possible to schedule showings and submit Offers.

Whether it is residential homes, vacant land, condominiums or business for sale, I can help you find your Door County property.  Yes, it is taking more time, and we sincerely appreciate your patience.  We had a strong Buyer's market here from 2009-2015 (six years!), and only in the past 3 years has it been a true Seller's market.  If you have any questions about the Door County real estate market, please contact me.

ELLISON BAY WATERFRONT HOME FOR SALE

FURNISHED, 3 BEDROOMS, 2 1/2 BATHS

Door County Waterfront Homes for Sale

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 Thank you for reading!  MaryKay Shumway, ABR®, CRS®, Realtor® loves to laugh and enjoys working with people that love the Door Peninsula. 

March 12, 2022

Door County Waterfront Homes for Sale

DOOR COUNTY WATERFRONT HOME FOR SALE

1902 HILLSIDE DRIVE, ELLISON BAY, WI 54210

 

Door County Waterfront Home for Sale

 

Your new home on the shore! This year-round property has been expertly and stylishly refurbished to create the ultimate beachfront getaway, all a short bike ride from downtown Ellson Bay and all of its amenities.  This home is located at 1902 Hillside Drive, Ellison Bay, WI 54210--a five minute bike ride to downtown Ellison Bay, and Sister Bay is about five minutes away by car.

Ellison Bay Waterfront Home for Sale

This property on the waterfront in Door County offers hree bedrooms plus an upstairs bonus room (4th bedroom or office), plus first floor TV room/den, 2 1/2 baths and much more. This stylish home will be a joy to vaction in or live in Door County all year long.  

The open floor plan with a custom wet bar and wood-burning fireplace is perfect for entertaining; there is a large deck directly over the shore.  Plus, this property also includes a 44 ft. pier with boat lift and is offered fully furnished--move right in!. There is also a 2 car garage with electricity and upstairs storage.

Door County Water View Homes for Sale

If you've been waiting to live life on the shore in Door County, this is an exceptional opportunity. Call now or contact me at moredoorcounty.com 

DOOR COUNTY WATERFRONT HOME FOR SALE

 

1902 HILLSIDE DRIVE, ELLISON BAY, WI 54210

Ellison Bay Sister Bay Waterfront Homes for Sale