Voted Best of Door County: Eat, Play and LIVE in Sister Bay, WI 54234

Real Estate Agent with The Kellstrom Ray Agency, Inc. (Est. 1948)

Voted Best of Door County:

Eat, Play and LIVE

in Sister Bay, WI 54234


I've been representing Door County properties since 2004, and I've covered a lot of ground in that time.  I've represented Door County properties from Nasawaupee to Northport...from Gardner to Gills Rock...from Ephraim to Ellison Bay. However, over the past year I've noticed that a LOT of my posts in the past year have been about Sister Bay, Wisconsin.  I've written about where to go, what to do, what to see and especially where to buy homes in Sister Bay, Wisconsin.


Sister Bay has had a lot of changes in the past several years.  We even underwent a difficult Department of Transportation project over the course of three years when it was almost impossible to get downtown.


What a difference a few years can make.


In June of 2016, local dignitaries and community members met to celebrate the "re-opening" of downtown Sister Bay, and what a year it was! During the recession, Door County was hard-hit:  we are a tourism-based community dependent on visitors, and if people don't have extra money--they don't visit.  They don't buy second homes, either.  We had foreclosures here like everywhere else, but it's different if you're giving up your vacation home--you still have an actual roof over your head elsewhere.  In spite of all of the chaos of construction and a downturn in the economy, Sister Bay managed to hold it all together...because of a great beach, marina, shopping and fantastic restaurants (including the iconic Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant and Butik, Husby's Food & Spirits and The Sister Bay Bowl).


Sister Bay Beach


Over the past three years, I've watched a dozen new businesses come into Sister Bay, and I'm very proud of the success of several of them (like a mother hen (Roots Inn & Kitchen, Blue Heron Etching, the Sister Bay Inn, Funky Cookie Studio and others), but 2016 broke all records.    



Sister Bay Homes for Sale

It's true...for 2016, Sister Bay was voted the BEST of Door County in a contest held by the Door County Visitor's Bureau....real people and real voting.


See More about Sister Bay's Honors Here.


Sister Bay is an incredible place to visit, and it's an even more incredible place to live.  Let me help you find out why.  Take a look at see what others have said.



Sister Bay Homes for Sale


If you're looking for a home in Sister Bay, be sure to see our featured Sister Bay listings here.  However, remember.....I service Buyers and Sellers throughout all of northern Door County.  So if you're looking for a home in Baileys Harbor, or Fish Creek, or Ellison Bay....I can help.  Be sure to see the entire Door County MLS at our site at


Homes for Sale in Sister Bay, WI 54234

The Best of Door County:

Eat, Play and LIVE

in Sister Bay, WI  54234


Sister Bay Winter Festival of Lights

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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 a consistent multi-million dollar producer for over thirteen 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 2005-2016, 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. Call, text or e-mail me today."


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Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

While all of your photos make the area look very enticing, I particularly like the Winter Festival of Lights!

Dec 18, 2016 02:34 PM #1
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Mary Kay,

What a nice post you shared with us about Sister Bay.  Glad to hear it is thriving and that you love living and selling there.  Wishing you a great week.  A

Dec 18, 2016 06:49 PM #2
Michael J. Perry
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Very nice Localism post ! Did you put it on all of your social Media sites ?

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