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 (smaller in 2014 due to high lake levels). 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!