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Speaks: english
Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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ARTS & CRAFTS MASTERPIECE

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Overview

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.

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
Owner
Advertiser since: 2012
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Speaks: english

About The Owner

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The Owner purchased this chateau / country house in 2001

Why The Owner chose Jacksonport

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What makes this chateau / country house unique

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Why HomeAway

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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
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Reviews

Reviews

4.7
based on 6 traveler reviews

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Arts & Crafts Masterpiece
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 6 reviews
business
Arts & Crafts Masterpiece
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
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!
  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • 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: 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.
business
Arts & Crafts Masterpiece
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p414415vb
-(312) 371-3373
Jacksonport Door County
Wisconsin
5

Best family trip ever..!!

  • 5 of 5
This was a very professional transaction with the owner. Everything was as described in our communications. We loved the experience of being on Lake Michigan. The home was very spacious for all four generations of our family. No access issues for our aging parents. We actually appreciated not having TV channels. The location is well worth the extra couple of miles away from the busy towns. We would recommend this to anyone looking for space for the entire family.
  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
Arts & Crafts Masterpiece
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p414415vb
-(312) 371-3373
Jacksonport Door County
3

Arts and craft masterpiece

  • 3 of 5
Door county is a great area, with relaxing attractions. The home clean, beautiful, and had available activities. It could only comfortably accommodate 11 people comfortably however.
  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you for being our guests. Nelson House has 5 large bedrooms, each sleeping 2 adults plus room for a crib or mattress for a child; additionally, the house has a sixth room, the sitting room, with two Queen Aero Beds, each large enough for one adult or two children. Families of 12-14 people (10 adults and 4 children, or 12 adults) return to visit us year after year. The spaciousness of the house is why it is a favorite for weddings and family reunions.
business
Arts & Crafts Masterpiece
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p414415vb
-(312) 371-3373
Jacksonport Door County
Chesterton, IN
5

Beautiful Home!

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p414415vb
-(312) 371-3373
Jacksonport Door County
5

Great Stay in Jacksonport

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p414415vb
-(312) 371-3373
Jacksonport Door County
United States
5

Remarkable house; wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • 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: 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.

Map

Map

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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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $4,000 Per week

Jacksonport Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

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SUMMER
May 30 2015 - Aug 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
$4,000
 

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Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes THE ABOVE RATES ARE AVERAGES AND VARY DEPENDING ON THE MONTH AND THE NUMBER IN YOUR PARTY. THERE IS ALSO A SECURITY DEPOSIT, WHICH IS IN ADDITION TO THE RENT AND TAX.
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Amenities

Amenities

Jacksonport Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

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

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