Awesome property even though a bit disorganized in the logistics
We recently stayed at this little cottage. The property was as expected based on info provided & pictures--well maintained, fully-stocked & literally just a stone's throw from Lake Michigan. There was satellite TV (basics) but no wifi and with AT&T there was absolutely 0 service. Nice for seclusion but not so much for the GPS...luckily the cottage was fully stocked with brochures & maps of the area as well as a to-do book of activities. Loved the communal 3-property fire pit--we enjoyed beach fires every night & plenty of chopped firewood. The lake was a bit rough for my little kids (< 7yo) to swim as its on the lake michigan side, but the older kids from close proximity houses/cottages were fine (age 10-15-ish). I was a little concerned about undertow's, since on lake side it's rougher than the bay side. The sunsets and sunrises were absolutely spectacular from the property--a must-do, even though sunrise occurred quite early! Worth it at least once. In our particular cottage, the tankless water heater was really finicky in the shower--variable water pressure & really sensitive when only slightly adjusting temps. Other than that, no other issues.
This was our 1st trip to Door County. We loved the seclusion but be prepared for a 20-30min drive for food or restaurants or activities (the true "door county" type stuff). Walmart & Target are close though--bonus. We had a lovely flat place for kids to ride bikes & for running & great view. Only major complaint was we had a VERY hard time getting info from owners on cottage details (is there w/d, wifi, microwave, how to pick up keys, etc). There is a property manager & owner said she sent me all this after I requested it a week in advance, but I never received. Ended up calling owner MULTIPLE times & leaving messages, emails, then to VRBO x3 to rectify 2 hours before we were supposed to check in. This was very unsettling dealing with for DAYS of my vacation (we were on vacation for 4 days prior to arriving here). I had to stay for several hours longer in Madison b/c I had almost no cell phone service in Wisconsin & I was waiting for them to call me back to tell me where to get the keys to check in. Realized this happens with some frequency on VRBO...buyer beware--any VRBO property I'd be reserving with credit card as added protection (which I did). Finally got ahold of her 1.5 hours before check in time! Would stay again but was a hassle up front. Also, W/D was locked)
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