Snake Island

Name:Snake Island
Region:Wisconsin, United States
Location:10 minutes from the town of Sturgeon Bay
Type:Private Island
Price:USD 3,900,000 convert
Status:For Sale
Size:26.00 Acres / 10.52 HA
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About Snake Island

This is an extremely rare opportunity to purchase the largest private island in all of Door County. Where else on earth can you be this secluded, surrounded by well over a mile of your own private shore frontage, yet within minutes of the activities and culture that a place like Door County has to offer? A fully developed, private island for sale in Door County is a once in a lifetime opportunity.

A Place For The Seriously Romantic

Twenty-six acre Snake Island (its legal name is Basin Island) is now being offered for sale by the builder/artist and his family who lovingly cleared the virgin land, and built the incredibly beautiful, year round home. Everything you'll need has been provided such as an alternative energy system, the drilled well, and conventional septic system.

An Island With Easy Access

This is probably the easiest private island to get to on the whole planet, yet without specific directions hardly anyone can find it! Legal easement on the mainland is on private property at the end of a dead end road. There you may park your car and leave the shore by taking a fully equipped small aluminum barge. Your other option is to simply walk over wearing knee boots, or sometimes hip waders. Docking facilities, including a 75 foot long permanent wharf, are on the calm protected side of the island, while the house faces out to the totally private open water side for the best possible views, including sunsets!

Details of the Very Unique Home

- 3700 square feet with three bedrooms Octagonal shaped

- Three stories plus two, single story wings

- Super-energy efficient

- Kitchen fully equipped, ceramic tile countertops

- Passive solar "sunwall" with balcony

- Seventy windows

- Richly stained cedar siding

- Dark green metal roofing

- Third floor master bedroom with spectacular 360-degree views.

- Floors have porcelain tile, maple-flooring, and beautiful area rugs.

- Quality furniture is all included such as leather couches and solid oak bedroom sets.

- The West wing has a beautiful pool table and sleeper sofas.

- The East wing is set up as studio/workshop with a large worktable.

- Two bathrooms, one with Jacuzzi tub.

The Alternative Energy System

- Hybrid energy system

- Bergey Wind Generator on a 60 foot tower.

- Twelve solar panels with space to add additional panels.

- 5000 watt Honda gas Generator.

- State of the art Inverter runs the conventionally wired house.

- Propane gas forced air furnace.

- Beautiful soapstone woodburner with glass doors.

- Large, conventional septic system

- Deep, drilled well.


- A working barge, with cedar decking: 2200 pound capacity

- The 4 wheel drive Custom outfitted Kawasaki "Mule,"

- Room on the island for a helicopter port.

- Local Door County airport just three miles away

The Outbuildings

- Four outbuildings: cedar siding with metal roofing

- Including a two story carriage house with nine windows

- Generator house beneath the wind tower.

- Garden storage shed with underground storm shelter/wine cellar

- Children's playhouse or changing room for swimming and storage of diving and fishing gear.

Features of the Island

- Twenty-six beautiful acres, parts are heavily wooded, also meadows and marsh

- Walkable shoreline varies from sandy, to various sized stone and rock.

- Natural groundcovers as well as a lawn area around the house.

- Over 150 species of plants, some quite rare.

- Fenced in garden area with raised vegetable beds, fruit trees and rain-water watering system

- Gravel road around the perimeter

- Deeded legal easement on the mainland

- Excellent fishing, swimming, boating, and diving.

- Water at the shore varies from shallow and sandy to 60-foot depths.

- Numerous birds such as blue heron, cranes, seagulls, ducks, geese, even white pelicans

- Deer come and go from the mainland, along with other small critters.

The shorefront alone would be worth millions on the mainland and wouldn't be this private. You can walk your own shorefront all day and never run into a neighbor's property! Some private islands are very small and have the feeling of living in a fish bowl. Others are huge but are literally out in the middle of nowhere! This island truly has all of the benefits of island living with none of the drawbacks.

Additional Mainland Property Available

There are many reasons why you might want to purchase this additional property, which is just four miles from the island. This two-story, stone building is full of old world charm. The six rooms upstairs are nicely finished as three bedroom living quarters. The lower level has laundry facilities, and a second bathroom. It is currently used as storage but could be a gallery, studio space, or work shop. There is a fenced in yard, with a small creek at the back of the property. This could also be a caretaker's residence, or be used as rental income. It's also very handy for storing boat trailers, giving guests their own space, etc.

Door County Area

Door County is one of the most beautiful, culturally rich areas in the entire United States. Located in the northeastern tip of Wisconsin, this peninsula is totally surrounded by the waters of Lake Michigan and Green Bay. Known for its artists' studios and galleries, fine dining, musical performances and many festivals all times of the year, Door County is often called "The New England of the Midwest." The island lies just off shore in Green Bay waters in the Southern part of the county, five minutes from Cherryland Airport, and 10 minutes from the town of Sturgeon Bay. There are close to forty islands in the Door County area, most of which will never come up for sale, none that are private are this large.

To find out more information, see additional photos, or request a showing, please inquire or call Kurt Penn at 773-206-0302
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26.00 acres / 10.52 ha|USD 3,900,000
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