ARTS & CRAFTS MASTERPIECE - 2 WEEKS + MEMORIAL DAY ARE AVAILABLE!

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Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type chateau / country house
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ARTS & CRAFTS MASTERPIECE - 2 WEEKS + MEMORIAL DAY ARE AVAILABLE!

Jacksonport Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

Chateau / Country House, 5 Bedrooms + Den, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10-14)

NELSON HOUSE AT DOOR COUNTY

Arts & Crafts masterwork on 2 acre wooded lot sloping down to 300 feet of sand beach frontage on Lake Michigan. Solid Douglas Fir beamed ceilings, 5 bedrooms plus sitting room convertible to a dormitory for 2-4 children, 4 stone fireplaces, 3 ceramic tile bathrooms, full kitchen with seating for 12, great room, entertainment room, pool table area in loft, whirlpool, steam shower, 30'X 60' deck. During the summer, we rent by the week, Saturday to Saturday. Rent begins at $3,400 plus 11% tax in June and $3,700 plus 11% tax in July and August, and depends on the number in your party; there is also a security deposit which is returnable within 10 days after you check out. We are members of the Door County Visitors' Bureau, and have 9 years of references from more than 60 families and groups. Please refer to our website (note: this is an archived site, so give it a minute as it switches from its first page headed 'Wayback Machine').

So, take the beach path to the unobstructed view of the sunrise over the lake, and start your Door County vacation on this very special wooded land.

For information and reservations, call.

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ABOUT THE HOUSE

This is a custom-designed and custom-built house, in the Arts & Crafts style of Greene & Greene. The land was purchased in 1999 and construction began in July of 2000. Master carpenters, masons, cabinet makers, fireplace builders, tilers and metal workers labored for 18 months to create this work. The Great Room's dramatic ceiling soars 28 feet, supporting a wall of glass framed by five Douglas Fir columns, but then it descends to eight feet, to create a warm and inviting feeling around the hearth. The beam joinery is custom; all floors and doors and cabinetry are quarter-sawn oak. Off the Great Room are the entrances to the Library and the Master Suite. The open common area from the Great Room also leads to the kitchen.

Bedroom configuration: Master Suite is downstairs and has 1 king bed, stone fireplace, it's own private exterior entrance, ceramic tile bath with whirlpool and steam shower and double sinks. Attached to the suite is a hall leading past a wet bar to the sitting room, which is convertible to a dormitory for 1-4 children using inflatable aero beds. The view is to the east, with an unobstructed view of the sunrise and the lake.

Upstairs are four bedrooms. The Yellow Room contains a four-poster queen bed and exterior door to a balcony facing north. The Southwest Room contains a pull-out queen bed and stone fireplace after a Greene & Greene design, and an exterior entrance and balcony viewing east and the lake. The Nautical Room has two twin beds and exterior door and balcony with a view to the east and the lake. The Pine Room is lined with inch-thick knotty pine boards and has two twin beds.

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THE BEACH AND NEARBY ATTRACTIONS

It is a short walk to the beach, the path to which is lighted at night. We have 300 feet of sand beach frontage on Lake Michigan, shallow 600 feet out, so flat-bottom boats, kayaks, canoes and sailboats with centerboards can be launched right from our shore. The beach can also be used for nightly fires, which are easy to build. Beach chairs, umbrellas and sand toys are available in the garage.

We are located across the street from The Town Hall Bakery, the best bakery in Door County. Jacksonport also has one grocery, two standalone pub-restaurants and one restaurant in the motel on the same side of the street as the house; the Craft Cottage is across the street from and north of us, and is the place to get lists of activities in Door County and maps. Also see the visitors' center in Baileys Harbor, about 15 minutes' drive north on 57.

Cave Point County Park and Whitefish Dunes State Park are a bicycle ride to the south of us on Cave Point Drive. Both are excellent outings for hiking which could easily take you 4-5 hours to see the entire area. A 10 minute ride south and west of us is Kurtz Coral, riding stables for horseback riding at all levels. Between Jacksonport and Baileys Harbor is Maxwelton Braes golf course. A short ride north, past Baileys Harbor, on County Q, you find two outdoor hiking venues: The Ridges, a nature sanctuary, and Cana Island Lighthouse, which you can tour and picnic under. If fishing is your passion, the causeway off County E is good at dawn and dusk; if you want the thrill of big fish, there is charter fishing and a boat ramp in Baileys Harbor.

The best hiking park is Newport State Park, which is less crowded than popular Peninsula State Park; the best trails for cross-country skiing are at Whitefish Dunes State Park. Best rugged climbing/hiking is found in the Headlands County Park just south of Gils Rock; best camping is at Rock Island, you will take two ferry boats to get there.

We highly recommend Door Shakespeare, an outdoor theater at Bjorklunden, just south of Baileys Harbor, about 10 minutes' drive from the house on 57. For wide range of theater, Peninsula Players in Fish Creek is the venerable summer stock theater where many nationally famous actors got their beginning.

Restaurants: Donny's Glidden Lodge Restaurant for best escargot; White Gull Inn in Fish Creek for breakfast and fish boils; Mission Grille in Sister Bay for fresh fish, Inn at Cedar Crossing in Sturgeon Bay for best cherry pancakes; and best hamburgers and malts/ice cream is at Wilson's in Ephraim; Al Johnson's in Sister Bay for the best Swedish food, including pancakes.

For groceries, please plan to stop at Pic-N-Save in Sturgeon Bay on your way to the house; it's a full service grocery and liquor store; there is a smaller Piggly Wiggly store just south of Sister Bay on 42

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For information and reservations, call.

Keywords: HOUSE, BEACH HOUSE, COUNTRY HOUSE, ARTS & CRAFTS HOUSE, WATERFRONT HOUSE,

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
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The Owner purchased this chateau / country house in 2001

Reservations for 2014 are full; please see calendar for vacancies

Reservations for 2014 are almost full; please see calendar for vacancies

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

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Property Reviews

Arts & Crafts Masterpiece - 2 Weeks + Memorial Day are AVAILABLE!
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
business
Arts & Crafts Masterpiece - 2 Weeks + Memorial Day are AVAILABLE!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p414415vb
(312) 371-3373
Jacksonport Door County
Chesterton, IN
5

Beautiful Home!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
This home does not disappoint! Very nice walking path to the beach. Wonderful indoor cozy sitting areas for reading a good book or just looking out at the wonderful lake view. Back deck is perfect early morning place to drink your morning coffee. Showers have excellent water pressure and whole house was very clean and tidy. Well worth the price! We would rent this house again.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Arts & Crafts Masterpiece - 2 Weeks + Memorial Day are AVAILABLE!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p414415vb
(312) 371-3373
Jacksonport Door County
5

Great Stay in Jacksonport

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
Craig,

We had a great stay at your home in Jacksonport with our kids and grandkids. The house worked out perfectly with one of our son’s family staying upstairs and we were downstairs with our single son. There was plenty of room to stretch out without getting into each other’s way.

The beach was great and we had pretty good weather, so the kids were digging into the sand for many hours. You are right about how far out you can wade from the shoreline. Our oldest son remembered the beach from when we stayed up there at the St. Claire’s cabins north of you many years ago when he was a kid

Thanks again, hope we can stay up there again soon.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words; we hope to see you again!
business
Arts & Crafts Masterpiece - 2 Weeks + Memorial Day are AVAILABLE!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p414415vb
(312) 371-3373
Jacksonport Door County
Wisconsin
5

A place full of heart, soul and spirit!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
Our family has enjoyed Nelson House for a week the last two summers and look forward to our third stay this coming summer of 2013. Our group ranges in size from 7-11 people. There is space for peacful reflection - from catching the sunrise on the beach to a quiet bench in the woods to a nook in the house. There is also plenty of space for family - from games around the hearth to the pool table in the loft to lots of time on the amazing beach! Another great feature is the large dining table where we have family meals with great food and conversation. And, we cannot forget the bakery across the road and the welcome treat that the Nelson's had for us upon arrival! This special touch is really a perfect example of the relationship the owner's create with their guests - they are very thoughtful, timely and thorough in all aspects of making arrangements with their guests. The Door (County) is great for excursions to meet everyone's interest - Nelson House is the perfect "home base" for all of these adventures. We have hiked at Whitefish Dunes State Park, enjoyed amazing meals at the Whistling Swan, The Cookery, Alexander's and more, fed our sweet tooth with Door County cherries, picked out fresh fish at Hickey Brothers, shopped for treasures on the busy side of the Door and much, much more. The setting of the house is pleasantly wooded and secluded. The sandy beach and water are absolutely amazing - shallow for lots of playing in the water, as well as, football or soccer on the beach. We always feel renewed after the vacation at Nelson House. I would wholeheartedly recommend Nelson House to anyone looking for a beautiful space and lots of opportunity for relaxation and exploration!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Paula,
Thank you so much for the kind review. Nelson House is a place for families like yours to come together and reunite even while individual members enjoy different aspects of the house and Door County in their own individual ways. Thank you for being our guests.
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
Arts & Crafts Masterpiece - 2 Weeks + Memorial Day are AVAILABLE!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p414415vb
(312) 371-3373
Jacksonport Door County
United States
5

Remarkable house; wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
Our party of ten stayed at Nelson House for a week in July 2012. The home was a true delight and was the perfect place to spend a relaxing week by Lake Michigan. The home is exactly as described. We couldn’t have asked for more— from the “welcome home” cherry pie waiting for us at the bakery across the street to the crisp and clean linens— everything was picture perfect! We enjoyed our stay so much that we are talking about a return visit next summer.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: David,

Thank you for your wonderful review! The house is meant for those like you who appreciate it from all aspects. You were a wonderful guest and we look forward to seeing you again sometime soon.
Helpful votes: 2/2

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Zip line tours, corn maze, lighthouse tours, Birch Creek jazz festival, Door Shakespeare outdoor theatre, outdoor movie drive-in, cherry festival, fall color touring, Door Plein Air Festival art competition

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Jacksonport Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Notes

  • $3,400/wk; off peak: $600-$650/nt 3 nts
  • US Dollars
  • Summer rates start at $3,600 and 11% tax, and depend on the number in your party.
  • There is also a security deposit, returnable within 10 days after checkout
  • Off-peak rates are approx $600-650/day with 3-day minimums

Amenities

Jacksonport Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront
General:
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Air Conditioning
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Kitchen
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Video Library
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • Sauna
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • horseshoes
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • horseback riding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • hunting
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • spelunking
  • rafting
  • basketball court
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • snowmobiling
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • cross country skiing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • surfing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
300 feet frontage on Lake Michigan, two wooded acres, 30' X 60' deck,

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