THE COTTAGE ON LAKE MICHIGAN – LARGE SAND BEACH, WOODED LOT, FAMILY FRIENDLY

Susan Stehling

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Bedrooms 2
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THE COTTAGE ON LAKE MICHIGAN – LARGE SAND BEACH, WOODED LOT, FAMILY FRIENDLY

Sturgeon Bay Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Lakefront cottage, 2 bedrooms (sleeps 4+), 1 bath, full kitchen, fireplace

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!

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Susan Stehling (Owner)
Advertiser since 2009
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About Susan Stehling

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.

Susan Stehling purchased this cottage in 1960

Why Susan Stehling chose Sturgeon Bay

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.

What makes this cottage unique

Incredible lake views and a very sandy 'private' beach!

Guestbook comments from the owner

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.
Aug 2012
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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
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Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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4.6
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The Cottage on Lake Michigan – large sand beach, wooded lot, family friendly
average rating of 4.6 based on 10 reviews
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The Cottage on Lake Michigan – large sand beach, wooded lot, family friendly
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Sturgeon Bay Door County
5

Great Stay!!

  • 5 of 5
This was our third summer staying a week at the cottage. With two young children, the location right on the lake is perfect. They could probably spend all week playing in the sand and waves on the private beach. The location is wonderful - close enough to Sturgeon Bay to run to the grocery store, but far enough away that you really feel "on vacation". We also enjoyed the local Door County attractions. The kids love The Farm and Hands on Art Studio. The cottage itself is classic Door County, it has a genuine beach feel. It is not large, but comfortable for our family of four. Thanks Susan for another fantastic week!
  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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The Cottage on Lake Michigan – large sand beach, wooded lot, family friendly
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5

Perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5
We had the perfect little getaway at Susan's cottage! We will absolutely be back again. Susan was more than accommodating and the cottage and beach were beautiful!
  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay! The Cottage is becoming a popular destination for couples on long weekends - spring and fall. Beautiful, quiet times in Door County.
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The Cottage on Lake Michigan – large sand beach, wooded lot, family friendly
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612-963-3500
Sturgeon Bay Door County
5

Still dreaming of being at The Cottage!!!!

  • 5 of 5
Thoughts of our fantastic stay at The Cottage keep me going during this long winter. The memories we built as a family with young ones will never be forgotten. Our stay was more than just a vacation- it was a celebration. We first booked The Cottage in 2012 when our then 8-month old baby was unexpectedly diagnosed with a major medical problem. Susan was amazing and could not have made things easier during our difficult time. We were extremely excited when we could rebook our vacation this last summer as our daughter was finally healthy again. It was everything we had spent a year and a half dreaming about. Our days were spent enjoying the company of our girls, each other, the beautiful beach, delicious restaurants, and the captivating Door County. Our worries felt non-existent. It was such a relaxing time that we will cherish forever. We feel so blessed to have experienced it.

Thank you Susan!!!!
Tiffany & Phil
  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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The Cottage on Lake Michigan – large sand beach, wooded lot, family friendly
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Sturgeon Bay Door County
5

Wonderful Family Vacation with Little Ones!

  • 5 of 5
The Cottage was the perfect size for our family--in fact, we all slept in one room! My kids are 3 and 2, so they slept in the main bedroom on an air mattress so we could all be close.

The area was perfect for us. Far enough away from the hustle and bustle, but plenty to entertain two active and curious kids. We enjoyed beach fires at dusk and sitting on the porch after dark watching the stunning moon rises and movement when the babies were asleep.

My husband and I adored the décor and found pleasure examining pieces throughout the cottage. I read about painting rocks and brought paints along. On our last night we sat on a picnic blanket in the yard and enjoyed painting the rocks we had collected--which are now on display in our home.

We highly recommend The Cottage. My husband and I spoke about how wonderful it would be for a complete getaway for us without the kids as well, so it's truly a great location and accommodation for families, couples, and singles alike!
  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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The Cottage on Lake Michigan – large sand beach, wooded lot, family friendly
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612-963-3500
Sturgeon Bay Door County
5

Relaxing Get-Away for Young Families

  • 5 of 5
If you’re looking for luxury accommodations, then you better keep looking. This cottage is definitely rustic. But it is clean and well appointed, and the location is priceless. You have a shallow cove of soft sandy beach, right out your back door!

My daughters, ages 5 and 8, had a wonderful time. We felt safe to let them wander and explore along the shore with no worries. It was such a relaxing time.
We had fun visiting the usual Door County attractions and activities, which are easy to drive to from the cottage. But, the memories to last a lifetime were our moments toasting marshmallows at the beach fire pit as the night fell, and just kicking back at this lovely vacation rental. It was my first time using Homeaway.com. And Susan made the whole process so easy.
  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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The Cottage on Lake Michigan – large sand beach, wooded lot, family friendly
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612-963-3500
Sturgeon Bay Door County
4

Location, location, location

  • 4 of 5
This was our second stay at the cottage. We feel our shoulders drop as soon as we see and hear the lake.
The cottage is simple and comfy. The perfect fit.
For us "The Quiet Side" of the county is the place we want to be: great for beach walks, reading, cycling, grilling, and visiting the parks. It's an easy drive to the bay side for restaurants, shopping, theater, and more parks.
Don't skip the supper club experience!
We'll be back again, for sure, and maybe we'll be lucky and have a full moon again!
  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Map

Donny's Glidden Lodge
"A beautiful setting - right on the lake. Good steaks, fish, etc. "
Wilson's Ice Cream Parlor Incorporated
"Wilson's is tradition! We like the root beer frosty's best!"
Eagle Bluff Lighthouse
Neighborhood Pub -- CLOSED
"This pub is casual and close with decent food."
Shipwrecked Restaurant & Brewery
Not Licked Yet Frozen Custard
"Great place for frozen custard and good burgers."
AL Johnson Swedish Restaurant
"For many visitors, a trip to Door County isn't complete without a trip to Al Johnson's."
Hitching Post
"Great place for a beer and live music!"
Square Rigger Lodge
"Don't know anything about the lodge, but the attached Square Rigger restaurant is out favori..."
Kick Coffee
"Nice little coffee shop with WiFi in downtown Sturgeon Bay."
PC Junction
"Haven't been here myself, but I've heard it's a "don't miss" spot with young children - espe..."
Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Cherryland Airport
Nearest Ferry
65 Miles
Manitowoc, WI
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Green Bay, WI
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Highway 42/57 & County Road T
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Private beach out your front door
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Hitching Post
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Cherry Hills Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Donny's Glidden Lodge
Car: necessary

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.

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Availability & Rates

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Sturgeon Bay Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall
Sep 7 2014 - Oct 12 2014
3 night minimum stay
$159
$899
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning & Linens $85
Tax Rate 11.0%
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.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Sturgeon Bay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Heating
  • Gas Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Iron & Board
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Fireplace
  • Telephone
  • Activities Guide
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Grill
  • Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • New shower (2009), toilet, sink, large mirror and built-in electric heater. We provide all bath and kitchen towels. We provide beach chairs and toys, but please bring your own beach towels.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , New mattress '11
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , New futon '12, ceiling fan
  • One bedroom has a full-size bed with a brand new mattress (2011), the other has a new full-size futon (2012), and there is plenty of living-room floor space to accommodate your air mattress if you choose to sleep more than four. Fall asleep to the soothing sound of waves against the shore and cool lake breezes. We provide all bed linens, including: down comforters, cotton sheets, blankets and pillows.
Entertainment:
  • Toys ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Beach Chairs
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • live theater
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • snorkeling
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
Notes:
By design, life is simpler, quieter and greener at The Cottage. Instead of a clothes dryer, we use a clothesline, lake breezes and hot sunshine. The air conditioning is taken care of with a cool lake breeze and two ceiling fans. There is no WiFi; we prefer a good book on the beach, bird watching or s'mores around an evening campfire. No exercise equipment, but the beach provides a serene place to walk and the lake is a beautiful place to swim. So, come for a visit. We know you'll leave refreshed and we hope you'll return annually. If you need a fancy resort environment with non-stop activities, The Cottage likely isn't a good choice for you. If you prefer lazy days spent building sand castles, collecting rocks and catching waves, you've found your place. And, don't worry, The Cottage is less than a 10 mile drive from laundromats, grocery stores, WiFi, YMCA, restaurants, boat launches, parks, marinas, movie theaters, horseback riding, shops and everything else Door County offers.
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