... with a cozy fire to keep you warmsteps leading down to the entry ...

Gehele woning/appartement

4 gasten

1 slaapkamer

3 Bedden
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Perched above a quiet bend in the river north of Milwaukee, this 1922 home of hand-laid field stone is a place to relax and reflect.

Five minutes to Cedarburg. Thirty minutes to downtown Milwaukee. A small place with lots of character.

De ruimte

My home was constructed in 1922 of hand-laid fieldstone. Over the years, the Mequon clay slowly caused the building to buckle and lean. I straightened, gutted and completely renovated it into a loft-like space over a 7-year period commencing in 2000.

The name "Longview" derives from the serene views overlooking the river and surrounding wetland toward the eastern horizon. A long view is also embodied in the home's sustainable design features.

This is my writing retreat. It's a place to step back from the immediate demands of day-to-day life and enjoy the view... both outward and inward.

This is a clean, simple home in a unique setting. She has qualities that only come with time. Like a compelling companion, she brandishes a depth of character rather than fancy finishes.

Toegang voor gasten

You'll have the upper two floors of my home to yourself. The upper level is an open bedroom suite with a vaulted ceiling and a full bath suite. The middle entry level has the kitchen, living/dining space and access to the enclosed porch.

There is a daybed and trundle bed on the porch. On quiet summer nights, you can fall asleep to the creaking frogs and wake to the light of the morning sun.

I have a studio space in the lower level, overlooking the river. It's where I do my writing and some prototyping work. In case you need to accommodate more than four folks, we may be able to arrange for you to use the full-size bed down there.
You'll have access the additional bathroom and laundry down there.

There's a compelling river view on each floor. If you wish to tour the river, you can put in the two-person kayak and go for a paddle.

Interactie met gasten

I will give you as much privacy as you wish. Some folks like to have me check in periodically, just to be sure everything's OK. Others use my home as an intimate getaway, and I respect that.

When I share my home with you, I'm sharing a bit of me. So I'm always open to good conversation.

Sometimes guests want to chat about the sustainable design features. It's what I've done professionally for over thirty years, so I'm glad to share insights about what works and what doesn't ... especially for folks who are contemplating doing these things to a place of their own.

I often go for extended sailing cruises during the summer, which is why I make my home available to others. I've taken guests out for a day sail when the weather is propitious ... but you'd need to bring a compelling story to share.

For people who contemplate longer stays and don't mind, I'll be doing some chores in the yard.

Andere dingen waar je op moet letten

With climate change, the winters are colder and summer is hotter. Over the years, I've found that the tall vertical massing of my home allows it to cool nicely at night. I've not had to use mechanical cooling (air conditioning).

In the past, a window air conditioner has done the job on the few hot, humid days. So guests have the choice of passive or mechanical cooling.

I don't watch much television, so local air channels (two public television stations!) and a connection for internet-based programming suffices for me. If you are anticipating a longer stay, you can access cable TV channels via one of the internet services (or access them via your present subscription).


De ruimte
Aantal personen: 4
Badkamers: 2
Slaapkamers: 1
Bedden: 3
Aankomst: Op elk moment na 14:00
Vertrek: 10:00
Kamertype: Gehele woning/appartement

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Schoonmaakkosten €82
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Huisregels
Niet roken
Niet geschikt voor huisdieren
Geen feestjes of evenementen
Inchecktijd is na 14:00.

This is a small home, and not suited to large groups or a party atmosphere. If you're looking for a place to crash a larger group of people, this is not it.

It's not a place to leave small children unattended, as the yard is small and unenclosed, there are steep slopes to the river, and some delicate artifacts inside.

That being said, I've had small families stay here in the past and they enjoyed their stay.

I typically don't allow pets, out of courtesy to guests with allergies. To that end, smoking is also not allowed. (My apologies to smokers as I, too, must forgo my occasional cigar.)


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Gebruikersprofiel Vicki
augustus 2017
Stan was a great host from my initial request to greeting us upon arrival. He made a special effort to accommodate our family, some who were meeting us for a reunion in WI and some who live here. The house is unique and appears to reflect its owner perfectly. Because Stan lives here, the house is well equipped with everything you'd find in your home. Great cutlery, cooking utensils, microwave, toaster oven, plenty of cloth napkins and placemats, all the cleaning products you'd want for a long stay. Did I say we were there for 3 weeks? We had a washing machine and dryer plus a freezer, too. But, the piece de resistance for me was the little dressing table nook in the master bathroom upstairs. It had a lighted and magnifying mirror! The upstairs "master bedroom" was just lovely with windows across the east side of the house. It is exactly as shown on the Airbnb site. This is a beautiful part of Wisconsin. Cedarburg is charming with lots of small shops and restaurants; Grafton, Plymouth and Kohler are close and Milwaukee is an easy drive with lots of interesting things to see and to do. We highly recommend Stan's House on the River.
Gebruikersprofiel Stan
Reactie van Stan:
That was very gracious and generous of you, Vicki. Thank you. T'was a pleasure hosting you both.
augustus 2017

Gebruikersprofiel Megan
juli 2017
What a fantastic place! We were in town for my son's wedding. Peaceful, eclectic and charming! Stan was attentive and answered questions promptly. The home is welcoming and offers an insight into its owner's design genius. The only negative was that we didn't have enough time to truly enjoy the beauty of the area and home.

Gebruikersprofiel Corey
juli 2017
Very peaceful and private setting. Bring a book and relax overlooking the river at sunset or enjoying morning coffee.

Gebruikersprofiel Chance
april 2017
Great location right on the river. My family really enjoyed the cabin like feel and the abundance of nature. Very fun trip. We actually had a robin's nest outside the upstairs bedroom window and we saw the mother lay two eggs. Stan was great and gave us a bunch of information of what to look for on the river. Highly recommend this place.
Gebruikersprofiel Stan
Reactie van Stan:
... and when I returned home, there was a third egg in the robin's nest! You're all welcome back.
april 2017

Gebruikersprofiel Clarissa
augustus 2016
Home is more beautiful than his pictures show. Right off the river. Tons of birds singing and fish jumping in the river. Peaceful retreat! Kitchen was beautiful. Bed was life-changingly comfortable. Stan was friendly and accommodating! Available via text for any questions I had, which made it easy

Gebruikersprofiel Anouchka & Amy
augustus 2016
Loved staying at Stan's. We came for a wedding in Milwaukee and were so happy to have a peaceful retreat near the river. Stan was always super responsive ahead of our stay and very welcoming. Big plus was a flexible check-out time. Would definitely recommend it to anyone who is going to Milwaukee/Mequon.

Gebruikersprofiel Patti
december 2015
From the warm welcome to the fond farewell, our host, Stan, made us feel right at home in his house on the river! Everything was just as described. Easy to get to and full of character, we found it to be a Northwoods peaceful retreat just a short distance from Milwaukee. This is a great place to go to reenergize!
Gebruikersprofiel Stan
Reactie van Stan:
I hope this means you got home safely! It was wonderful meeting you both. Stay warm & dry!
december 2015

Mequon, Wisconsin, Verenigde StatenLid sinds januari 2014
Gebruikersprofiel Stan

I've been actively involved in sustainable design for over three decades. These days my pursuits are less active and more reflective.

Longview is my writing retreat. It's the kind of place that has character, but needs to be treated gently. Its precarious perch on the hillside is more like a boat mooring. It requires constant attention ... as does anything worthwhile.

The river is loaded with metaphors. I love watching it change with the seasons, whether rowing on it in summer, skiing or hiking on it in winter, or just watching it meander by my home.

For me, summer rentals are less a business proposition than an opportunity to share a special place with others.

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