Check my calendar for available times in June and September 2014. Door County is lovely in the fall!
The Cottage is tucked on a wooded lot along the shores of Lake Michigan on scenic Glidden Drive. The family-friendly location features a large, private sand beach. The Cottage has 2 bedrooms & 1 bathroom. It features an open living & dining area with a wood-burning fireplace & floor to ceiling windows overlooking Lake Michigan. The kitchen features a full-size refrigerator, 4 gas burners, microwave, coffee maker & dining table. The bathroom has a new shower. One bedroom has a full-size bed, the other has a new full-size futon. Outside enjoy a large front porch, a charcoal grill & plentiful opportunities for walking, beachcombing, sunbathing and swimming. Sturgeon Bay (8 miles away) offers grocery stores, laundromats, museums, theaters, a boat launch & more. Fish Creek, Egg Harbor, Bailey's Harbor and other towns are also close by. Enjoy shopping and sight seeing and then return to your own retreat on Door County's 'quiet side.'
The cottage has been in our family since it was built about 50 years ago. It's a haven that we've chosen to share with others. Enjoy!
Kid-friendly activities in Door County include pick-your-own berries and cherries, miniature golf, an old-time drive-in movie theatre, lighthouses, horseback riding and lots of ice cream stops.
If your kids are older, bring your bicycles, as Whitefish Dunes State Park, Cave Point County Park and warm Clark’s Lake are all an easy 7-mile pedal away from The Cottage.
Right at the cottage, of course, you've got the 'world's biggest sand box' and a 'great big swimming pool' right out your front door. You and the kids will enjoy building sand castles, collecting and painting rocks, catching crawfish in nearby Shivering Sands Creek, watching wildlife, flying kites and lots more. In the evenings, build a fire in the grate on the beach and make s'mores or play a board game inside. There's TV and cable if you can't live without it, but you'll find lots of other things to do too.
The Cottage sits just outside the 485-acre Shivering Sands Natural Area, purchased in 2012 by the Door County Land Trust. This area, just inland from Lake Michigan along Glidden Drive and south of Whitefish Dunes State Park, contains 19 natural landscape communities, including dunes, kettles, swales, old and present shorelines, small lakes, streams, ponds, fens, bogs and forests. The area is recognized as an 'Important Bird Habitat' by the Audobon Society. This purchase is the largest conservation success in Door County in 50 years, and soon it will be available for hiking and other low-impact activities.
Boat launch opportunities: If you’re a boater, launch in Sturgeon Bay and choose between fishing the harbor, Green Bay or Lake Michigan. Or use Glidden Drive’s public Lake Michigan boat launch located just a few miles from The Cottage.
We started renting our family cottage in 2009. It's been a great success for us and for our visitors. Thank you!
In honor of our beach days, we wrote a short verse.
Little wee button rocks
so smooth and shiny black
lounging by the lake shore
until the waves take them back.
The cottage was built by my grandparents in the early 1960s. We've enjoyed it as a family ever since. Because of work and the other demands of life, we can't get there as often as we'd like right now, so we've chosen to share our personal haven with others. We know you'll enjoy your stay.
I love Door County - especially it's 'quiet side,' which is how the locals refer to the Lake Michigan side of the Door Peninsula. The ever-changing views of Lake Michigan right out your window will not cease to amaze and delight you. The beach is glorious and the lake is refreshing and beautiful.
Incredible lake views and a very sandy 'private' beach!
There's lots to do in Door County - named one of the Top 10 Small Towns in the U.S. by Fodor's in March 2013. (Although they admitted it's not one town but a whole county.) Here's what they said: What's not to like? Five state parks, 300 miles of shoreline, hundreds of non-chain shops, galleries and restaurants, all amid the beauty of Lake Michigan—need we say more?
Historic Sturgeon Bay (8 miles from The Cottage) offers grocery stores, a laundromat, museums, movie theaters and more.
Throughout Door County, parks are plentiful, as are opportunities for golf, hiking, biking, boating, swimming, antiquing, shopping and more. Art galleries, theaters, orchards and wineries dot the charming countryside between the picturesque waterfront towns of Sturgeon Bay, Bailey's Harbor, Fish Creek, Egg Harbor, Ephraim and Sister Bay.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Jun 22 2014 - Sep 6 2014
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 7 2014 - Oct 12 2014
3 night minimum stay
|Cleaning & Linens||$85|
|Notes||I prefer week-long stays, but in spring & fall I'm flexible. I always work with you to set up payments that work for both of us. Usually, I collect half of the total to hold the reservation & the balance 30 days before arrival. If you reserve far in advance, I'm happy to collect one third of the total to hold the reservation, one third a couple of months later & the balance 30 days before arrival.|
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