|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Villa Villekula--a charming cottage home offering comfort and sophistication in unique private setting with Bay views. Located near shops, activities, boat launch, the house comfortably sleeps eight in queen, double and two twin beds plus two living-room sofas. Large great room with a wood burning fireplace, reading or conversation area, sun-room, large kitchen with microwave, dishwasher, washer/dryer. House has 1.5 baths, TV, bikes, a child's playhouse, bird and butterfly garden. Additional screened-in porch with picnic table or outdoor eating plus stone patio with eating and relaxing areas overlooking Bay. Fire pit. Lovely gardens. Exclusive Beach Road setting near water, with private woods, over an acre of lawn, small orchard. A picture book escape for grownups and children. Fully furnished except sheets and towels (available by arrangement). Well-behaved dogs welcome.
Keywords: Vacation House
My family and I have vacationed in Door County for over 40 years and realized how special this beautiful peninsula is both in history, culture and in climate. Its definitely a journey to a forgotten world where enjoying the outdoors takes precedence over the day to day and where food, and art, nature and recreation make this somewhat remote destination worth every minute of travel every time we come. Truly a wonderful place to spend time.
The Owner purchased this house in 1985
Door County has always been our favorite family vacation spot. For years we had rented houses there, until one year the house we rented was also listed for sale. After our “vacation week,” we knew that we wanted to buy a house in this beautiful place we could call our get-away home and enjoy at our leisure whenever we need to recharge. We lost that house to another buyer, but ended up with a house just down the road, that in the end was even more perfect because of the location, the land and the layout of the house itself. Originally settled on the corner of an old Scandinavian estate as the home for its gardener, it came complete with Bay views, loads of sunshine, lots of lawn and adjoining woods for the kids to escape to never lands that don’t exit in the city. That is Villa Villekula, where we have since spent many unforgettable days and weeks with family and friends and our “family” of renters who have come to enjoy it as much as we do every season. It’s unique setting just off Beach Road on a stretch of lawn pouring down on over an acre toward the Bay has given us the privacy of our secluded villa, with the added bonus of close proximity to shops, restaurants and recreation. The perfect place to relax, it is one of the only places I know that when there—there is no place else on earth . . . truly paradise.
Villa Villakula is a single, story, three-bedroom home with a large great room anchored by a stone fireplace and nooks and crannies for sleeping and privacy. It comes furnished with a fully equipped kitchen, laundry, picnic tables, grills and bikes. Relaxed yet sophisticated, it is steps above a cabin, but an easy going, relaxed home with gracious furnishing and a feel of a summer home. Ideally located close to water and a public boat launch, it is also close to the marina, shops, restaurants and the back roads for hiking, biking and exploring. The house is bordered by a small orchard outside the bedroom windows and another at the bottom of the property that overlooks the Bay. Rear and sides also include small woods that create a feeling of privacy while offering an invitation to explore what lies within. Off the road and nestled down toward the Bay from the highway, it is the perfect hideaway for kids, pets and grownups who need a true escape from the everyday. A child’s playhouse complete with tiny furnishings sits just outside the door. A screened porch with large family picnic table just off the kitchen provides a spot to enjoy the outdoors and watch the birds. The patio on the Bay side sits amidst the garden where birds and butterflies drift in and out. At night, the stars amaze. Stare above around the warmth of the fire pit. Forget the everyday and know that you are in a very special place.
My husband and I just returned from a lovely long weekend at Kathryn's. The setting is truly beautiful with a wonderful garden and just a short walk to the water. What we particularly enjoyed was how charming and comfortable the interior of the house was and obviously decorated with care and welcoming touches for visitors. We both enjoy cooking and found the kitchen well stocked while also enjoying the dining choices in town. Our experience was very positive. We'll definitely return to this welcoming home! And we'd recommend to our friends and families.
I want to thank you again for our stay at the Villa. The layout of the house was perfect with comfortable seating, separate comfy chairs for reading (thanks for the magazines and maps!), and a spacious dining table. The bedrooms were pretty, and we liked having more than one bathroom. The updated bathroom was really cool. We loved having wifi and on rainy days we loved all the cable channels.
It was wonderful to have the windows open for fresh air and a nice breeze, and the painted rocks were very clever:) The views looking out to a beautiful patio with a fire pit and gardens were great. The last night we were there, we walked down the street to the bay and watched the fireworks from there!
We enjoyed walking up the road for sandwiches and ice cream and dining out at Al Johnson's, Husby's, and Chop, which was really delicious. The location of the Villa made driving into town easy to do with it so close by.
Thanks for sharing your home!
My family has stayed at this wonderful house for a number of years and has enjoyed each one more than the last. Villa Villekula offers its guests a home with ample amenities to enjoy Door County. It is close to the Bay and to stores and restaurants, but best of all it is a place where our family could be together for a week and enjoy each other. It is a cute home where we all could reconvene after a day at the beach or hiking or biking. Even our family dog loved the place with lots of room to run and easy access to the water. What a treasure!
When we arrived the house was a disaster. Dirty with cob webs everywhere, no AC, no waterview, bugs all over and the kitchen cupboards were full of crap from previous renters. For this amount of money, I would say look elsewhere. What a dump!
Enjoyed the many seating areas both inside and out. People were definitely able to space out in the house and not be under foot of each other. As first time visitors to Door County we found it conviniently located for tours of the peninsula. Owner very accessible. Wonderful experience! House included!
We rented Kathryns house for many years then moved to NY for 5 yrs. Upon return to Chicago, we email her and asked to rent the house for our usually time in July. She made sure that we were able to get the house. WOW - for only being gone for 5 yrs, she did a lot of wonderful upgrades to the house. This house is perfect for our 2 dogs (both Labs) with a sprawling lawn and woods to play in. The inside makes one feel at home, yet in Door County with the beach house decorations and the "Door County feel." We would recommend this house for anyone looking to get away for a week or 2, stay close to all the activities (if you want) or lay low at the house. Close to everything, yet far enough away (less than a mile). Very quiet and peaceful. I recommend coffee in the morning on the patio watching the water and relaxing. We look forward to our next stay and many more in the future. Kathryn is a wonderful host, while not on site, but available if ever needed. What else can I say... this is what Door County is all about.
From review tips:
Listing does not do this place justice.... no words could
Photos are very accurate
Property was very clean and well maintained
If your out some night, on the way home stop by JJ's and tell him hi!!!!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Sep 4 - Nov 15
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
|Notes||Payment by check.|
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.