ROMANTIC DOOR COUNTY VACATION RENTAL CABIN ON LAKE MICHIGAN

John Brzezinski

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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ROMANTIC DOOR COUNTY VACATION RENTAL CABIN ON LAKE MICHIGAN

Jacksonport Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Killasonna Lodge is a romantic luxury cabin rental, ideal for your vacation or honeymoon. The Lodge is situated on the spectacular shore of Lake Michigan, just south of Jacksonport (Door County), and is secluded in a tranquil forest of cedar, birch, pine, poplar and maple. The woods are home to deer, fox, turkey, woodpeckers, and great horned owls. The shore is a haven to geese, ducks, hawks and gulls. A natural fieldstone fireplace is the centerpiece of the great room, which opens to a broad porch facing the lake. The Lodge features heavy timber beams and rafters, rough sawn knotty pine paneling, and rustic details and ambiance. The three bedrooms comfortably accommodate 6 persons. There are 2 bathrooms with showers, a fully equipped kitchen and laundry facilities. Enjoy first-rate golf, hiking, bicycling, fishing, antiquing, and scenic drives through picturesque countryside and idyllic villages. Killasonna Lodge is truly a place for those that treasure their time together. Indulge yourself and escape to Killasonna Lodge for a relaxing getaway. Or, give a Gift Certificate to parents or friends 'who don't need a thing.'

Keywords: Cabin, cottage, lodge, house

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
John Brzezinski (Owner)
Advertiser since 2004
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About John Brzezinski

We are both originally Chicagoans, now living in Evanston, IL. Carolyn is an architect and formerly the municipal building official in Evanston. John managed major design and construction projects for Northwestern University. We are retired from all that and started a business called University Icons. In a nutshell, we sell fine are photographs of iconic college buildings. The business draws on John’s long standing avocation of photography, our combined enjoyment of travel, and our mutual interest in architecture. We also own a rental house in Buenos Aires, Argentina, called Casa Palermo, that we visit a couple of times per year. We each have two daughters from previous marriages.

John Brzezinski purchased this cabin in 2003

Why John Brzezinski chose Jacksonport

After years of vacationing in Door County, we began looking at cottages and land in late summer, 2002, with the idea of either buying or building a summer cabin. We clocked hundreds of miles, over many weekends, driving back and forth across the peninsula in search of the right property. Nothing seemed just right. Carolyn had a yearning for a cabin on the lake, or at least a view, but our budget was slim. Eventually we found ourselves along the Lake Michigan shore, staring into dense woods. In the foreground a sign read, For Sale - 1.5 acres. Curious, we went to take a look. Of course, we fell in love with it the moment we stepped on shore.

There was the matter of budget and the price of the land was more than our total budget. (Isn't that always the case?) But concocted a scheme: We would rent the place out to vacationers and enjoy it ourselves when it was free.

As soon as our offer was accepted, we began sketching potential designs like mad. We closed on the property in early December, 2002 and cleared the woods for the driveway before Christmas. Construction started the following March, and by the end of the year, the bulk of construction was finished. On January 1, 2004 we launched our website and signed up with VRBO. We spent that spring building and hanging doors, sealing the cabinets, shopping for furniture, etc. It was a photo finish. When our first guests arrived that spring, the paint on the shed doors was still wet.

Killasonna Lodge is situated in an area that was developed in 1922 by an enterprising young woman named Annie Reynolds. She called plat of subdivision that she filed with the County “Killasonna Plat.” So we borrowed the name. It serves to recognize her vision.

After ten years, we remain extremely pleased with our decisions. The location is tranquil and secluded and the shore is spectacular. As for the house itself, everyone has the same reaction when they first walk in: Their jaw drops.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 12 traveler reviews

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Romantic Door County Vacation Rental Cabin on Lake Michigan
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
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Romantic Door County Vacation Rental Cabin on Lake Michigan
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p34399vb
(847) 475-1518 (Illinois, USA)
Jacksonport Door County
MInneapolis
5

beyond our expectations

  • 5 of 5
Our family has spend a lot of time on the North Shore of MN and we love Madeline Island but this was our first visit to Door County. When we travel we use VRBO and were impressed with the helpful pictures and related information on the Killasonna website. It sounded like the perfect cabin for us in a great location. Both of those were true. The cabin was better than we imagined. We love to cook and the kitchen is great. We also love to eat out and there is no shortage of places nearby. We were also in close proximity to great coffee shop. We were training for a rollerblade race which requires smoother roads than needed for biking. John said the road just outside the lodge was good - and it was great. The close proximity to excellent parks and beaches and hiking topped off our satisfaction. We managed to explore the towns, take several hikes and enjoy quiet times reading. The beds were very comfortable. The lodge is such a lovely design and the property is indeed right on the water. Even the rains felt magical and relaxing. We had only planned to land here because we were crossing WI looking at colleges for our daughter. But we so loved the lodge and the location (finding gallery's in the middle of no where was also fun) that we all said we'd like to come back to Door County and stay in Killasonna Lodge.
  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for such a new review, John! Carolyn and I are always please to learn that our guests enjoy Killasonna Lodge as much as we do.
business
Romantic Door County Vacation Rental Cabin on Lake Michigan
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p34399vb
(847) 475-1518 (Illinois, USA)
Jacksonport Door County
5

Lovely North Woods Lodge

  • 5 of 5
Our family enjoyed a wonderful winter stay at the Lodge. The location is simply wonderful, steps away from Lake Michigan and a short run to incredible State Park trails and sites. The home is beautiful, full of well-thought-through touches that make it incredibly comfortable. Our children enjoyed being at the Lodge so much that we ate all our meals "at home". It was a great home base for snow tubing, dog sledding, snow mobiling and winter trail running. Close to all sorts of prime destinations and adventures, it is also wonderful place to relax with a book, a board game and a fire, while the wild turkeys stroll through the trees. We look forward to returning.
  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking time to post a review, Holly. We're always happy to learn that others enjoy Killasonna Lodge as much as we do.
business
Romantic Door County Vacation Rental Cabin on Lake Michigan
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p34399vb
(847) 475-1518 (Illinois, USA)
Jacksonport Door County
5

Unwind.....

  • 5 of 5
If you are looking for an inspiring, and inspired environment to decompress, this is it. My fiance and I recently spent the week at John and Carolyn's lovely Killasona Lodge. This was just the perfect spot to base our first visit to Door County. Although it was difficult to leave the lodge, we did manage to go for many walks on the beach, visit the wonderful farm stands, hike the trails at the nearby Whitefish Dunes park, and took in several of the peninsula's restaurants. We only hope that Killasona Lodge will be available for many years to come. We will be regular guests!
  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jeffrey for the nice review! So glad you enjoyed your stay. We know just what you mean about not wanting to leave the lodge - it happens to us all the time! Once you're sitting on the porch, on the shore, or in front of the fireplace - you get so relaxed, why leave? But, there are so many places to see in Door County,once in awhile you have to go exploring. :) You're welcome back anytime!
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Romantic Door County Vacation Rental Cabin on Lake Michigan
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p34399vb
(847) 475-1518 (Illinois, USA)
Jacksonport Door County
Madison, WI
5

Perfect Vacation

  • 5 of 5
If you would like to vacation in Door County there is no better place to stay than Killasonna Lodge. The photos are beautiful and, even so, do not do the justice to the beauty of this spot or home. With the front doors and windows open you can hear the waves from the lake and it sounds so much like the ocean. We are a family of three and so this was a bit of a splurge before our son heads to college. It was worth every penny. We were even grateful for a rainy day so we could take a break from all the outdoor fun and sit on the large porch and lounge on the leather sofa and just enjoy watching the storm over the lake. So relaxing.
There is so much to do. This location is perfect. We were able to go all over Door County and everything felt close. Whitefish Dunes and Cave Point are just a few minutes down the road and have beautiful hikes along the lake. We tried to explore it all: wineries, cherry picking, biking, beaches, great food, hiking, live music, outdoor movie theater. Every day was packed with activity and we would love to go back soon.
John and Carolyn make sure that you have everything you need for an amazing stay including a guide to the house and area with great recommendation for restaurants and activities. They are very responsive. The kitchen was well appointed with everything we needed to make great meals at home which we enjoyed at the picnic table on the porch. The house was immaculate. Nothing describes the beauty of watching a moonrise over the lake while you are having a fire on the beach. One of our best vacations ever.
  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Wow! What a nice review. Thank you, Gwen. Carolyn and I are always delighted to know that others enjoy the cabin as much as we do. You mentioned watching the moon rise over the lake, which is something we always look forward to. Last year, the Friday night of Labor Day weekend was particularly beautiful. Hardly any wind and the waves were just lapping. The moon, which happened to be a blue moon, had an enormous halo. I just posted a photo of it for you to see on the Killasonna photo blog. (You can find a link to the blog on our official website.) Enjoy the rest of your summer!
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Romantic Door County Vacation Rental Cabin on Lake Michigan
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p34399vb
(847) 475-1518 (Illinois, USA)
Jacksonport Door County
Muskegon, MI
5

Perfect Location, very relaxing

  • 5 of 5
The Killasona Lodge was perfect for our anniversary get-away! The owners were very easy to deal with and our security deposit was sent within 1 week!!! The location was within minutes of anything in Door County! Perfect relaxing getaway! I would highly recommend Killasona for anyone interested in a vacation rental!
  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review Ingrid and for posting an entry in the Killasonna Lodge Journal. We're glad to know you enjoyed your visit. Come again some time!
business
Romantic Door County Vacation Rental Cabin on Lake Michigan
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p34399vb
(847) 475-1518 (Illinois, USA)
Jacksonport Door County
West Bend, WI
5

Great place to relax

  • 5 of 5
My family, including 9 and 11 year-old boys, stayed here for a week and had a wonderful time. The lodge is a great mix of traditional rugged cabin and upscale amenities. The owners' suggestions and recommendations for restaurants and activities were very helpful. We enjoyed the solitude when we wanted it, and were just a short drive from more tourist-y activities. We loved being able to use the fire pit on the beach every night, watching for shooting stars over the lake, reading on the deck, walking the mile or so north to breakfast at the cute place in town, and walking south to Cave Point Park. The boys also enjoyed the extensive board game collection. One caveat is that if you come with some guests who go to bed earlier, and others who stay up talking, playing cards, etc., the lodge does tend to echo. No problem for our tuckered out sons and their parents who like to read before bed and don't miss mindless TV! We enjoyed this place so much we hesitated to write a good review for fear it will be booked if we are able to come back next year!
  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your wonderful review. We haven't noticed the echo, per se. The upstairs bedrooms have windows that open to the living room below, to maximize air circulation. As for the house being booked the next season, we recommend that guests plan ahead early. We continue to be amazed at the variability of bookings. Some years, the entire summer is booked by mid-March. Others years, it doesn't fill up until late April. In any case, thank you again for choosing Killasonna Lodge for your accommodations. We're glad to know that others enjoy it as much as we do.
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Map

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Nearest Airport
71 Miles
Austin Straubel International Airport (Green Bay)
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Lakeside Park, Jacksonport
Car: necessary

Geocaching, writing (it's a poet's and writer's paradise), sketching, star gazing, or just sitting and doing nothing at all, There is a festival of some kind virtually every summer weekend someplace on the penninsula

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Availability & Rates

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Jacksonport Cabin Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay
$370
$2,390
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $700
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes During summer season (June, July & August) we rent only by the week, Saturday to Saturday.
50% of rental amount as a reservation deposit. Remaining 50% of rental amount, 11% tax and a $700 security deposit are due 60 days prior to arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Jacksonport Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Telephone ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Ice Maker
  • Dishwasher
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Stereo ...
  • Games ...
  • Books ...
  • Game Room ...
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • churches
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • antiquing
  • horseshoes
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • miniature golf
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • wind-surfing
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • snowmobiling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sailing
  • jet skiing
  • hiking
Notes:
Spectaclar Door County lake shore location, real wood burning fireplace in a dramatic 2-story great room, huge porch faces lake, fully equipped Kitchen (Microwave, Toaster, Cookware and Utensils provided), Bed linens provided, No pets, Close to Golfing, State Parks, Light Houses, antique malls, etc. Walk out to the lake.
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