Schook Shack

Schook Shack

Schook Shack

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Baileys Harbor Wisconsin Vacation Rental

Lakefront with private shoreline. A quiet, charming, lovingly maintained and updated, original 1941 arts and crafts style log home. Perfect for family gatherings, just a short walk to shops and local restaurants and coffee shops. Walking distance to Maxwelton Braes Golf Course. A hidden gem available to rent for the first time. Take a stroll to Anclam Park and Beach for a change of pace, windsurfing or renting kayaks. Visit the Baileys Harbor marina, where you can charter a fishing boat. Walk down the lane for an evening of outdoor Shakespeare theater at Bjorklunden. The Ridges Nature Sanctuary and the Cana Island Lighthouse are short bike rides from the cottage.

This log home and detached art studio was originally built by Frederick De Forest Schook, professor at the Art Institute of Chicago, and founding member of the Frogtown Art Colony that was established in part through the Soldier Rehabilitation Act of 1918. It is one of the few log homes of it’s kind that is still owned by the original family. The home retains the name “Schook Shack”, given to it by the artist when it was constructed.

The home sleeps 8 comfortably with one king, one double bed, one double sleeper sofa and a connected bunkhouse with gorgeous hand crafted twin bunks that are comfortable for adults as well as children. Two full baths, one with a tub/shower, the other with a shower and dressing area. Kitchen includes full-sized stove with oven for baking cherry pies, microwave, dishwasher, full-sized refrigerator, washer and dryer, garbage disposal and garbage compactor. TV in the master bedroom as well as TV/VCR/DVD in one of the two living rooms. Home features a gorgeous stone, wood-burning fireplace for cozy evenings and a house fan on automatic timer for seasonal cooling, as well as multi-zone heat. Firebox for marshmallow roasting or star gazing on the private beach. A large, comfortable stone porch with additional attached folding tables provides a sheltered location for outdoor serving of meals eaten on the lawn on provided tables and chairs. Detached screened-in picnic area provides additional seating for 8 and features electricity for fans and lights. Bike storage on the porch of the detached “art studio” building. Gorgeous lawns and stunning views from both inside and outside of the home.

For a greater variety of shops and restaurants, drive 10-15 minutes to Egg Harbor, Fish Creek, Ephraim and Sister Bay on the Green Bay side of the Peninsula. Three 18-hole golf courses and one 9-hole course are within short drives. Door County is great for cycling. Enjoy many cultural attractions on the Peninsula, which include summer theater, musical festivals and special concerts and numerous art galleries. Also, use this cottage as a base to explore the natural beauty of Door County, including White Fish Dunes State Park, Peninsula State Park, Cave Point and much more.

Suitability: Family vacations, Gatherings with friends, Golf outings, Children welcome,
Events considered, Non-smoking only, No pets.

  • Satellite TV
  • Wireless Internet
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Fully Stocked Kitchen
  • Dishwasher
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Washer/Dryer

Location: Baileys Harbor
Bedrooms: 3, King, Full, Two Twin plus Full Sofa Sleeper
Bathrooms: 2, Shower/Tub Combo, Shower only
Max Occupancy: 8
No Smoking
Pets: No
Satellite/Cable: Yes
Internet: Wi-Fi
Air Conditioning: No
Fire Pit: Yes, on beach


Peak Season Rates, **June 17 – Aug 21**, Sept 1-4, Oct 6-9, 13-16
$2350/week – $450/night weekends, $350/night weekdays (3 night min)
Shoulder Season Rates, May 20– June 16, Aug 22- Aug 31, Sept 5 – Oct 5, 10-12, 17-30, Nov 23-26, Dec 23- Jan 1
$1750/week – $400/night weekends, $250/night weekdays (3 night min)
Off Season Rates, Jan 2 – May 19, Oct 31- Nov 22, Nov 27- Dec 22
$1450/week – $300/night weekends, $200/night weekdays (2 night min)

Additional cleaning fee per reservation
13.5% tax extra (5.5% sales, 8% room)

**All stays less than 1 week or overlapping designated turnover day during peak season are subject to approval.**  Weekend nightly rates apply on Sundays of holiday weekends and weekdays for days on and around the Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years.

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