Sister Bay, WI Real Estate News

By MaryKay Shumway, Door County Wisconsin's Real Estate Expert
(The Kellstrom Ray Agency, Inc. (Est. 1948))
Door County Real Estate:  Marshall's Point--A Peninsula On the Door Peninsula in Door County, Wisconsin.   Marshall's Point is, perhaps, one of Door County's best kept secrets.  Located approximately five miles from "downtown" Sister Bay in the Town of Liberty Grove (Marshall's Point will have a Sister Bay mailing address), this area of Door County is pristine and under strict development guidelines to preserve the existing natural beauty, flora and fauna.  If you are craving peace and privacy along with magnificent shoreline, Marshall's Point may be the perfect place to have a home in Door County.   The Marshall's Point peninsula is roughly 1,000 acres---over 500 of those acres are "common area" for the homes and homeowners of Marshall's Point.  Common area boasts an inland pond (perfe...
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By MaryKay Shumway, Door County Wisconsin's Real Estate Expert
(The Kellstrom Ray Agency, Inc. (Est. 1948))
Door County Real Estate This Week: Open House at 10438 Orchard Drive Sister Bay WI 54212.   10438 Orchard Drive in Sister Bay, Wisconsin will have a featured Open House on July 11, 2013 with an agent present.  This is a large property; wear comfortable walking shoes!   If you have been considering a career change to enjoy a slower pace of living, this property may be just the investment you need. Nearly 40 acres and a charming circa 1870 farm in the Village of Sister Bay--truly the heart of northern Door County, Wisconsin.   This property is truly the perfect place to begin your dream of farming, wine making, raising animals or anything else your heart desires--in a great location close to the Village Center. Walk or bike to beach, marina or downtown to shop or dine. The home has tons o...
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By MaryKay Shumway, Door County Wisconsin's Real Estate Expert
(The Kellstrom Ray Agency, Inc. (Est. 1948))
Door County Real Estate for Sale:  Mariners Pointe Waterfront Condominiums for Sale. Door County has many well established condominium developments that people love to call home, including Hidden Harbor, Anchorage Cove, Yacht Harbor Shores, The Yacht Club at Sister Bay, Northhaven Condominiums and Sister Bluff Estates, among others.  A special jewel of a community can be found at Mariners Pointe Condominium in Sister Bay, WI 54234. What makes  the Mariners Pointe Condominium Community in Sister Bay, WI different from the rest when choosing a Door County Waterfront Condominium? Mariners Pointe is located in the heart of the Village of Sister Bay (you can easily walk or bike downtown to the beach, shopping, dining and more), but is tucked on a quiet bluff above the Village--it's one of Do...
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By MaryKay Shumway, Door County Wisconsin's Real Estate Expert
(The Kellstrom Ray Agency, Inc. (Est. 1948))
Homes for Sale in the Village of Sister Bay, Door County, Wisconsin.   When searching for a Door County property, people have the option of being on the Lake Michigan side of the Peninsula, while others prefer the Green Bay side with its sunsets over the water.  Sister Bay, Wisconsin, is the most popular and practical year-round community in Door County to buy a home or condominium if you are looking for goods and services withing walking distance.  Within the Village limits, with a year-round population of less than 1,000 people, Sister Bay boasts a medical clinic, two dentists, an attorney, a hardware store, two book stores, many specialty shops, a branch of Shopko Hometown, clothing stores, the only pharmacy north of Sturgeon Bay, a library, a post office, three banks, four gas stati...
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By MaryKay Shumway, Door County Wisconsin's Real Estate Expert
(The Kellstrom Ray Agency, Inc. (Est. 1948))
There's ALWAYS something fun going on in Door County...you just need to ask where and when! Sip and Savor and Paddlefest this weekend in the Village of Sister Bay. A new festival, and the first festival of the year for the Village promises fun for all ages. There is ALWAYS something great going on in Sister Bay. Memorial Day weekend marked the grand opening of SPOT, a FANTASTIC place to get clothing and accessories for women of all ages (my daughters went first, and called me say "Mom...you have to go!"...three dresses later and I can't wait to go again.) Located next to Cupcake Heaven, it's great having these two new businesses in the Village. This weekend promises to impress with the new Sip and Savor and Paddlefest Festival. Sip & Savor was envisioned as a celebration of Door County’...
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By MaryKay Shumway, Door County Wisconsin's Real Estate Expert
(The Kellstrom Ray Agency, Inc. (Est. 1948))
There's ALWAYS something fun going on in Door County...you just need to ask where and when!  Sip and Savor and Paddlefest this weekend in the Village of Sister Bay.  A new festival, and the first festival of the year for the Village promises fun for all ages. There is ALWAYS something great going on in Sister Bay.   Memorial Day weekend marked the grand opening of SPOT, a FANTASTIC place to get clothing and accessories for women of all ages (my daughters went first, and called me say "Mom...you have to go!"...three dresses later and I can't wait to go again.)  Located next to Cupcake Heaven, it's great having these two new businesses in the Village. This weekend promises to impress with the new Sip and Savor and Paddlefest Festival.  Sip & Savor was envisioned as a celebration of Door C...
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By MaryKay Shumway, Door County Wisconsin's Real Estate Expert
(The Kellstrom Ray Agency, Inc. (Est. 1948))
What is there to do in Door County this weekend?  Sister Bay is featuring their Village Wide Rummage Sale on Saturday, May 18, 2013.  This is an excellent chance to find bargains, treasures, and yards full of furniture for a suitable for a new home or Door County condominium.  One gentleman moved a small boat in his yard...sure enough, when I drove by, it had a price on it! In honor of the weekend, we are featuring SISTER BAY PROPERTIES that we feel are best buys in the area for location, condition and price.  To view these featured homes, CLICK HERE. After the sale, treat yourself to a cupcake at the new Cupcake Heaven on Bayshore Drive.  Walking from sale to sale may work up an appetite!  Also, the Inn at Kristopher's has started a new lunch menu and is serving on the deck across from...
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By MaryKay Shumway, Door County Wisconsin's Real Estate Expert
(The Kellstrom Ray Agency, Inc. (Est. 1948))
Ah, Sister Bay!  A Village known famously world-wide as the place with the goat palace:  Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant and Butik with their famous goats on the grass roof.  A visit to Door County is not complete without a trip to Al Johnson's.  This year, Sister Bay promises some unusal entertainment in May with the first annual Parade of the Goats.  The Goat Parade will be held in downtown Sister Bay on Saturday, May 11 at 10:30 a.m.  The parade will start on Mill Road and the goats will march to Al Johnson's on Bay Shore Drive, ending with the first-time-in-2013 "Roofing of the Goats". My personal affinity for goats?  One of my sisters kept goats as a project in high school (one was an adoptee from Al's, rejected by the mama goat), so I have direct knowledge of how entertaining they...
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By MaryKay Shumway, Door County Wisconsin's Real Estate Expert
(The Kellstrom Ray Agency, Inc. (Est. 1948))
Comparables?  Difficult, because it's a one-of-a-kind home.  4 bedroom 3 car garage home on Beach Road, Sister Bay, Wisconsin 54234.  A Real Estate Opportunity for the Astute Purchaser of Door County Properties. I was very inspired by a fellow Realtor blog on homes with 3 car garages in her community this week.   As such, I thought I'd try searching for three car garages in Door County, combined with 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, family room, lower level, fireplace, granite....and I could not find an equal NEAR to the price of our listing!  We have a unique home at a great price in Sister Bay that we'll be writing about again.  This is a REAL ESTATE OPPORTUNITY. This closet photo is a teaser, because we'll have a full feature next week.  For more information, check here. Our listing at 11286...
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By MaryKay Shumway, Door County Wisconsin's Real Estate Expert
(The Kellstrom Ray Agency, Inc. (Est. 1948))
Update on Beach Road Home for Sale in Sister Bay, Wisconsin 54234. It's JANUARY in Door County, and our early morning temperatures in Sister Bay reminded us of this fact---six degrees above zero.  While it's not the most comfortable weather to be showing properties, we remain busy and wanted to give updates on the new construction on Beach Road that will be ready for 2013.     ~The Wet Bar in the Family Room has been installed and looks fantastic! ~The Fireplace has been completed. ~ Painting is being completed, and the staircase to the lower level is nearly done. Here are the Top Five Reasons to Purchase this Home in 2013: 1.  New Construction.  New construction has been very limited in Door County since 2007-2008.  This home gives you the opportunity to have a Builder Warranty, the en...
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By MaryKay Shumway, Door County Wisconsin's Real Estate Expert
(The Kellstrom Ray Agency, Inc. (Est. 1948))
Door County Retirement!  Visit and shop Bargains Unlimited for Scandia Village in Door County, Wisconsin Shopping at Bargains Unlimited in Sister Bay.  My mother is a nurse, currently working at St. Mary's Hospital in Green Bay, but she started her career as a CNA at Scandia Village (Good Samaritan Society) in Sister Bay, Wisconsin.  This was because her mother lived in the Alzheimer's Wing from 2000 until 2004.  Mom's love affair with the health field began by assisting her mother at Scandia Village, which turned into volunteerism, then a included trip back to school, actual employment as an LPN at Scandia Village, up to her move to St. Mary's.  I have been familiar with this facility since my teen-age years, when it was built, Christmas caroling with my church for the residents.    My...
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By MaryKay Shumway, Door County Wisconsin's Real Estate Expert
(The Kellstrom Ray Agency, Inc. (Est. 1948))
Real Estate for Sale in Door County:  Old Lime Kiln Road, Sister Bay, 54234.  A green cathedral awaits you in this extremely central building location in Sister Bay, close to Ephraim, Fish Creek, Baileys Harbor and more. Approximately three and one-half wooded acres in an area of farms and nicer homes.  Owners had originally intended to build here themselves; there is an existing conventional septic system onsite that would have to be re-tested and possibly re-permitted with some modifications to allow reuse. Beautifully wooded and serene, a very quiet area but only minutes away from the hustle & bustle of all the thriving villages & towns. For more information, including taxes, check here.  
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By MaryKay Shumway, Door County Wisconsin's Real Estate Expert
(The Kellstrom Ray Agency, Inc. (Est. 1948))
The Teresa K. Hilander Community Rink will be open for the season in Sister Bay as soon as the weather allows.  This is a GREAT facility for outdoor sports and is well loved by the residents of northern Door County.  Ice Skating and Broom Ball on Wednesday is a winter tradition in Door County.  What is broom ball?  Via Wikipedia: Broomball is a recreational ice game originating in Canada and played around the world. It is played in a hockey rink, either indoors or outdoors, depending on climate and location. Broomball is popular in the Canadian province of Manitoba, where Glenella is the Broomball Capital of the World. Broomball is also beginning to become noticed around the world, particularly in the United States, Australia, and Japan. A typical Broomball ball In a game of broomball t...
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By MaryKay Shumway, Door County Wisconsin's Real Estate Expert
(The Kellstrom Ray Agency, Inc. (Est. 1948))
  Capture the Spirit in Sister Bay with Village-Wide Events (and lots of Door County shopping, too) on Friday and Saturday of this week!  Looking to furnish a new home or give a lift to your existing one?  The Sister Bay Trading Company will be open Friday morning at 9:00 starting their great "We're Thankful Sale" with 50-70% off select floor models.  They’re also holding their  annual Holiday Open House on Saturday…stop by for wine, great food and, of course, store wide sales for your Door County home or condominium.  On Deck Clothing and Ecology Sports are also featuring special sales (with an Open House at Ecology Sports and Base Camp Coffee on Friday.  Add some more holiday cheer after the Village Tree Lighting Ceremony at Ecology Sport’s Annual open house on Friday, 5-7 p.m. with a...
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By MaryKay Shumway, Door County Wisconsin's Real Estate Expert
(The Kellstrom Ray Agency, Inc. (Est. 1948))
Sixty years of holiday fun in Sister Bay, Wisconsin!  The Sister Bay Lion's Club 60th Annual Halloween Party was a declared a huge success.  According to long-time Sister Bay Lion's Club member Clint Robison, this year's event, held at the Sister Bay/Liberty Grove South Station on Mill Road, attracted roughly 160 children from 18 months to perhaps 13 years old along with lots of their parent.  With only 2800 residents of all ages (approximately) in Liberty Grove and Sister Bay combined, the attendance numbers are amazing.  The evening starts each year with a costume parade, and ends with games and prizes for all.  Looing for a place in Sister Bay to call home?  Click here.  Here's to another 60 years of safe Halloween fun; thank you, Sister Bay Lion's Club!  
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By MaryKay Shumway, Door County Wisconsin's Real Estate Expert
(The Kellstrom Ray Agency, Inc. (Est. 1948))
Game Day Sunday hoping for a Green Bay Packer victory.  Sunshine, sixty degrees--a great day for a football game or to enjoy the rest of the autumn colors.'ll be showing homes at noon today, but the Sister Bay Bowl will be opening their outside seating today during the Packer Game with drink and food specials.  It's a beatiful day in Door County--be sure to make the most of it!
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By MaryKay Shumway, Door County Wisconsin's Real Estate Expert
(The Kellstrom Ray Agency, Inc. (Est. 1948))
CALENDAR OF EVENTS!!  Sister Bay Gears up for Fall Festival Weekend in Door County, one of the County's most famous festivals.  Live Music, great food, helicopter rides, entertainment and much more (a ping pong ball drop!) promise to delight natives and visitors alike.  This year, choose from the following activities:  67th annual Sister Bay Fall Fest Schedule FREE WIFI through Fall Fest grounds all weekend ~ Log in @ INFORMATION tent on Mill Road PACKER Ticket Raffle ~ Portion of proceeds donated to GO BO fund ~ Tickets @ INFORMATION tent – Sponsored by Frontier CommunicationsHelicopter rides all weekend Friday, October 12: 9am-5pm: Classic Auto Show – West side of Mill Road – Sponsored by Sister Bay Lions Club10am-5pm: Arts & Crafts Show – Mill Road – Sponsored by the Sister Bay Advan...
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By MaryKay Shumway, Door County Wisconsin's Real Estate Expert
(The Kellstrom Ray Agency, Inc. (Est. 1948))
Sensational homes for sale in Sister Bay, Wisconsin. With its increased waterfront, new businesses, constant entertainment and activities, Sister Bay in Door County, Wisconsin, is the IDEAL place for a sensational Door County home.  From multi-million dollar estates, to charming cottages on the shore, we have access to ALL Sister Bay properties. To search single family homes in Sister Bay, just clic  SISTER BAY HOMES FOR SALE (HIGH TO LOW SEARCH) Of course, there are also exceptional condominium homes for sale in Sister Bay, Wisconsin.  Waterfront condominiums, water view condominiums, and inland condominiums with amenities.  We provide access to information ALL Sister Bay condominiums.                                            For more information, click on sisterbaycondominiumsforsal...
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By MaryKay Shumway, Door County Wisconsin's Real Estate Expert
(The Kellstrom Ray Agency, Inc. (Est. 1948))
Gearing up for Labor Day Weekend and Sister Bay's MARINAFEST.  Another great reason to visit Door County this weekend!  I'll be showing property all day Saturday, but the festivities continue into the night.  This is an excellent chance to promote and sponsor our exceptional Sister Bay/Liberty Grove volunteer Fire Department, who host the majority of the event, with a day and evening of food, music and water events.  If you’re a boater, or enjoy a day on the water, spend Saturday of Labor Day weekend at Marina Fest. Kids are encouraged to make and race their own boats, the library hosts a HUGE used book sale, and the smell of food and sounds of music fill the air.  The day starts with a pancake breakfast, and ends with live music on the Bay.  Enjoy a safe and happy Labor Day holiday wee...
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By MaryKay Shumway, Door County Wisconsin's Real Estate Expert
(The Kellstrom Ray Agency, Inc. (Est. 1948))
Braids for Bo at Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant in Sister Bay today.  Al Johnson’s is an authentic Swedish family owned restaurant where you can find goats grazing the sod roof. It's quite a sight, and it's made this place one of the most famous restaurants in Door County.  Al Johnson's puts their Swedish Restaurant to good use today to help our local hero battling cancer, photo courtesy of Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant Today, August 19th, there will be a "Braids for Bo" fundraiser in the grassy area right next to Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant! Come and get your hair styled up in Swedish braids to help support Bo Johnson in his huge battle against leukemia. The suggested donation is $5 but any other amount is surely acceptable:] Tell your friends, tell your family, tell the tourist...
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