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WELCOME TO
Bayfield and the Bayfield Peninsula!

We are excited to see your interest in our region, one of the most pristine areas of the world, and that you may want to call it “HOME” like we do!

In Bayfield and the greater Bayfield area you will experience an interesting blend of history and contemporary life. Clearly the natural environment and low population density support an overall laid-back atmosphere, with an energetic invitation to make personal wellbeing a priority in life. To thrive here is to work where you play and to play where you work. We welcome you!

MEET
Our Team
Esme
Esme Martinson
Esme Martinson was born and raised in Bayfield, on an organic blueberry farm just minutes from the heart of downtown. She currently lives at Turner Road Farm with her fiancé and their daughter Nori. At this beautiful organic farm, a landmark traveling north of town, they raise British White cattle, a flock of sheep, and a menagerie of other farm animals. The little farm store is a source of goodness for locals and visitors alike! Living on a farm and growing up in Bayfield Esme understands and underscores the value of the beauty and natural resources that the Peninsula offers. As a member of the Bayfield School Board, Esme is invested and expresses the importance of being involved in a sustainable community. As a Realtor®, she has a particular interest in helping people find and sell agricultural properties, as well as condos, waterfront cabins and any Northwoods getaways. Esme has been in the real estate business since 2018 and has put her footprint on the market with almost 20 million dollars’ worth of transactions in four years, and a five-star rating from her past clients and customers. Esme has ownership in Broad Street Brokers LLC.
Suzie
Suzie Arn
Suzie Arn was born and raised in Bayfield, hence very familiar with the community and surrounding areas. Suzie is an extremely personable, trustworthy and enthusiastic real estate professional. She goes above and beyond for all her clients, who can always be assured to have a steadfast advocate working on their behalf. In her free time, Suzie enjoys the same thing that attracts so many to this area, the beautiful outdoors! Raising her two young sons she and her husband have ample opportunity to be out and about on the great trail system and on the lake. While Suzie lives in the City of Washburn, she is connected to both the Bayfield and Washburn school districts and the local clinics. She serves on the board of directors for CORE, a local organization supporting aging-friendly communities. ​Suzie enjoys evaluating property as well as telling newcomers anything they want to know about the area. Suzie has been in the real estate business since 2016 and has participated in over 230 transactions worth almost 35 million dollars. Suzie gets an overall 5-star rating from her past buyers and sellers, and she looks forward to assisting you as well. Suzie is an Associate Broker with Broad Street Brokers, LLC.
Marieke
Marieke Van Donkersgoed
Marieke van Donkersgoed was born in the Netherlands and raised between cultures on several continents. She fell in love with this area like so many others do, when her new husband introduced her to the Bayfield Peninsula in 2000. They made their home and raised their son on a wooded acreage in the Washburn countryside. Marieke has a background in business organization and marketing and is also interested and involved in life coaching. Having moved seven times in her adult life, she understands the emotional impact of home searching, buying, and selling. She prides herself in having guided hundreds of clients through the (sometimes challenging) process with success, leading to many friendships with those who settled in the area with her help. Marieke loves to read and write and to establish deep relationships and connections. She enjoys being involved in the economic, cultural, and natural wellbeing of the area and its people. Currently President on the Washburn Chamber Board, Marieke is actively involved with efforts to keep the local communities healthy and sustainable, while also protecting the natural beauty of Lake Superior and her surroundings. Marieke has been in real estate business since 2003 and earned her stripes with more than 25 million dollars’ worth of transactions. Marieke has ownership in Broad Street Brokers LLC and is responsible for daily operations.
WHAT OUR
Clients Say
“Marieke is very professional. She understood what we needed and made it happen for us. She helped us sell our house and buy a house within weeks of each other. Awesome person! I can’t thank her enough.”
- M.B.
“Suzie was fantastic to work with and was great about staying in touch throughout the entire process. I didn't think listing our vacation property in winter was going to be successful, but I'm very pleased to say that I was wrong! She and her snowshoes got the job done in no time. :-)”
- N.H.
“I had the pleasure of working with Esme for my first home purchase. I can say with full confidence there is no other agent in the area that I would rather have worked with. Esme's knowledge of her field, passion for helping others and willingness to explore options helped make an otherwise daunting ...”
- T.P.
“From our first call to Marieke from out of state we found her to be professional and helpful. Upon meeting her and during subsequent visits she was accommodating and tireless in her efforts to show us all the properties we were interested in. Her intimate knowledge of the area confidently steered us...”
- W&K C
“We have enjoyed getting to know Suzie and find her very approachable and easy to work with. Throughout the process of the three transactions she has assisted us with over the years, Suzie has remained professional, honest, upbeat, and compassionate, even when there were challenging situations and di...”
- M.K.
“Our experience with Esme was top notch. We sold our home in 3 months. There was someone looking at the home every week. She told us the right person will come and we were not worried. It was priced to sell. She found the right buyer for our home. She was always in contact with us, either by phone, e...”
- R.S.
“Marieke did a fantastic job in helping us find and purchase our dream home on the shore of Lake Superior. Her knowledge of the property, and the area were complete. She followed up promptly and professionally with any questions we had throughout the process. She did not push she let us think, talk, ...”
- D&M S.
“I'm so grateful to have been able to work with both Esme and Suzie. What phenomenal women! As someone completely new to the area, I felt cared for and supported through the home buying process. And better yet, I felt welcomed into this amazing community. I wouldn't recommend or work with anyone else. ”
- J.W.
“Suzie helped us find the home that fit our needs. Suzie was willing to show us multiple homes in one day and multiple listings till we were able to find a house that fit us. She was very patient with us even as we looked at home #75! Suzie also if familiar with how the housing market works in this a...”
- N.J.
“I have worked with Esme on both commercial and residential offers and was so pleased with her outstanding client services. She was prompt with responses to my questions, even in the later evenings when she should have been with her family (which I don’t condone but very much appreciated during the...”
- K.X.
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