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!

 

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

Feb. 16, 2022

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Jan. 24, 2022

Door County Condominiums for Sale

OUR CUSTOM CONDOMINIUM SEARCH WILL HELP YOU FIND THE DOOR COUNTY CONDOMINIUM YOU'VE BEEN DREAMING OF.

MARINA VIEW CONDOMINUMS

Marina View Condominiums for Sale

SISTER BLUFF CONDOMINIUMS

Sister Bluff Condos for Sale

SEARCH BY COMMUNITY AND CHOOSE "CONDO".  YOU CAN ALSO MODIFY YOUR SEARCH TO CHOOSE BY DEVELOPMENTS.

HIDDEN HARBOR CONDOMINIUMS

Hidden Harbor Condos for Sale

 

YACHT HARBOR SHORES CONDOMINIUM

Yacht Harbor Shores Condos for Sale

 

LET US HELP WITH YOUR PERSONALIZED DOOR COUNTY CONDOMINIUM SEARCH TODAY.

 

SHORE VIEW CONDOMINIUMS

Shore View Sister Bay Condos for Sale

 

YACHT CLUB AT SISTER BAY

Yacht Club at Sister Bay Condos for Sale

Jan. 24, 2022

Door County Waterfront Hotel Condominium for Sale

Waterfront Hotel Condominiums

for Sale in Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

What an opportunity for life on the shore!  We have two hotel condominiums for sale at 3798 Sand Bay Point Road, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin 54235.  Enjoy life on the shore and generate rental income to offset your purchase!  This is a unique opportunity, as this resort isn't only popular in spring/summer/autumn--a thriving ice fishing opportunity will keep the resort busy in the winters, also!  

Welcome to Door County!  Beautiful Year-Round

Sand Bay Beach Resort Hotel Condominium for Sale

Unit 208:  This convenient one bedroom, 1 bath unit with full kitchen that faces the Bay and a sand beach may prove the ultimate Door County vacation getaway, with rental income to offset your purchase. This unit, with a pull-out couch, sleeps 4, with fantastic water views and ample opportunities to create Door County memories with family and friends.  Spend an evening on the balcony watching the sun move across the sky or spend a chilly night by the gas fireplace enjoying a movie!  Offered fully furnished and appointed for your use!  Learn more about our waterfront condominium for sale in Door County at 3798 Sand Bay Beach Road, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 here.

Sand Bay Beach Unit 208

The resort also offers a lovely sand beach with a dock put in during the warm season for guests & owners, and offers an indoor pool, sauna, game room, meeting and recreation rooms and much more. The site is minutes from Sturgeon Bay, Potowatami State Park, golfing & boating facilities....and it's still an easy drive to all Door County destinations north, including Fish Creek, Ephraim, Sister Bay and Baileys Harbor.  Not just a summer-fall getaway--because of its location, this property enjoys a thriving ice fishing clientele in winter, also.  

Ice Shanties Dotting the Bay at Dusk

Sand Bay Beach Resort Ice Fishing

Unit 209:  INCREDIBLE VIEWS. A studio suite facing the Bay with a gorgeous sand beach may to be prove the ultimate Door County vacation getaway, with rental income to offset your purchase. This unit with pull-out sleeps 4 with fantastic water views and ample opportunities to create Door County memories. The Sand Bay Beach Resort offers a lovely sand beach with dock in season for its guests and owners, and offers indoor pool, sauna, game room, meeting rooms, recreation rooms and more. Minutes from Sturgeon Bay and Potowatami State Park, golfing and boating facilities and much more....but you can drive to all Door County hotspots from this location, too.  Learn more about Unit 209 for sale at Sand Bay Beach Resort here.

Unit 209 1 bedroom waterfront condo for sale Door County

To learn more about what this hotel-condominium community at Sand Bay Beach Resort and Suites offers its owners and guests year-round, you can visit the website directly by clicking here.   To find out more about these outstanding purchase opportunities or to search the entire Door County MLS, contact me at moredoorcounty.com today.  

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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.

Jan. 22, 2022

2280 Maple Drive Sister Bay, WI 54234

2280 Maple Drive, Sister Bay, WI 54234

 

Sister Bay 2 Bedroom Homes for Sale with Bonus Room walk to Beach

 If you have been patiently waiting to see this Sister Bay home for sale, in-house showings will begin Thursday, January 27th at 11 a.m. and continue through Sunday, January 30th at 4 p.m. 

We expect a lot of activity, so contact us now via the "Contact Us" Box in the top upper right of the More Door County home page and mention Maple Drive Sister Bay with a requested date/time or contact me now via email at shumway.mk@gmail.com to find out if your date/time is available.  We will not be able to honor all requests, but will do our best.  Phone calls will receive the slowest response.  

We will try to accommodate all of our readers and the people that have contacted our agency, but the viewing times over the weekend will be open to the entire Door County Multiple Listing Service.  

Jan. 20, 2022

2280 Maple Drive Sister Bay WI 54234 for sale

Front View 2280 Maple for Sale

Semi-precious gem in the middle of paradise.  This two bedroom plus bonus room (used as bedroom) all-season home for sale in Sister Bay, Wisconsin is perched on a gentle slope. The eastern lot boundary allows for a driveway that leads down to the semi-wooded back yard and then more forest that extends to the northern property line.  Behold the mature pine, maple, and birch trees in the forest---you will LOVE your back yard!  For decades, the natural beauty here has been untouched aside from the native fauna - in the winter months, their paths and tracks through the snow are clearly evident.  Lily of the Valley abound along with a native raspberry patch and perennials by the house.

On the west side of the house, you have an eat-in kitchen on the interior, which allows easy access to a flagstone patio that overlooks the lower level where there is a fire pit and ample space for backyard fun.

Door County Homes for Sale with Fire Pits

The house features hardwood floors throughout the main level and a second floor which is being used as a bedroom bedroom or which can be bonus living space with windows facing east and west.  The basement is a convenient walk-out style, down the stairs from the upper first floor level.  A driveway once wrapped around the house in a circular fashion - the patio took its place in the 1980s.  However, the eastern lot boundary still allows for a driveway that leads down to the semi-wooded back yard.

With its surrounding curbside charm inside and out it feels tucked away from town yet it is just a few blocks away from downtown Sister Bay!  After a short stroll down to town via Maple Drive out front or through the forest to Mill Road, you will be footsteps from the Waterfront Park with music pavilion, the restored and enlarged Sister Bay Beach, kayak launching area and the beautiful Sister Bay marina---bring a bottle of wine and go watch a classic Door County sunset. 

Village of Sister Bay Homes for Sale

The library, post office and shops galore are not hard to find either.  The superb restaurants you encounter are a mix from an older traditional menu era of Door County (including the classic Wisconsin Supper Club) along with new culinary eateries that will delight both traditionalists and foodies.  If you head east from the house on foot, you will soon find the year-round Sister Bay Sports Complex. This has a sledding hill, two ice rinks (hockey on one), basketball courts, baseball field and across the road there is a large enclosed dog park.

With this centralized Sister Bay location you are just minutes away from many Door County villages, sites and festivals.  To finish the day there are spectacular sunset views from the park/beach, or marina.  Then you are just a short walk back up to Maple Drive!  Find more details here about our listing at 2280 Maple Drive, Sister Bay, WI 54234.

As always, you can search the ENTIRE Door County MLS to see Door County homes for sale at moredoorcounty.com today.  

 

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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."