Sturgeon Bay cottage rental - Living/dining rooms & porch overlook the large sandy beach & Lake Michigan.
Living/dining rooms & porch overlook the large sandy beach & Lake Michigan.
 
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • 1 Bathroom
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
 

Sturgeon Bay Cottage Rental Photos and Description
Lakefront cottage, 2 bedrooms (sleeps 4+), 1 bath, full kitchen, fireplace

I'm already taking reservations for 2014. Check my calendar and contact me!

The Cottage is tucked on a wooded lot along the shores of Lake Michigan on scenic Glidden Drive. The family-friendly location features a large, private sand beach. The Cottage has 2 bedrooms & 1 bathroom. It features an open living & dining area with a wood-burning fireplace & floor to ceiling windows overlooking Lake Michigan. The kitchen features a full-size refrigerator, 4 gas burners, microwave, coffee maker & dining table. The bathroom has a new shower. One bedroom has a full-size bed, the other has a new full-size futon. Outside enjoy a large front porch, a charcoal grill & plentiful opportunities for walking, beachcombing, sunbathing and swimming. Sturgeon Bay (8 miles away) offers grocery stores, laundromats, museums, theaters, a boat launch & more. Fish Creek, Egg Harbor, Bailey's Harbor and other towns are also close by. Enjoy shopping and sight seeing and then return to your own retreat on Door County's 'quiet side.'

The cottage has been in our family since it was built about 50 years ago. It's a haven that we've chosen to share with others. Enjoy!

Kid-friendly activities in Door County include pick-your-own berries and cherries, miniature golf, an old-time drive-in movie theatre, lighthouses, horseback riding and lots of ice cream stops.

If your kids are older, bring your bicycles, as Whitefish Dunes State Park, Cave Point County Park and warm Clark’s Lake are all an easy 7-mile pedal away from The Cottage.

Right at the cottage, of course, you've got the 'world's biggest sand box' and a 'great big swimming pool' right out your front door. You and the kids will enjoy building sand castles, collecting and painting rocks, catching crawfish in nearby Shivering Sands Creek, watching wildlife, flying kites and lots more. In the evenings, build a fire in the grate on the beach and make s'mores or play a board game inside. There's TV and cable if you can't live without it, but you'll find lots of other things to do too.

The Cottage sits just outside the 485-acre Shivering Sands Natural Area, purchased in 2012 by the Door County Land Trust. This area, just inland from Lake Michigan along Glidden Drive and south of Whitefish Dunes State Park, contains 19 natural landscape communities, including dunes, kettles, swales, old and present shorelines, small lakes, streams, ponds, fens, bogs and forests. The area is recognized as an 'Important Bird Habitat' by the Audobon Society. This purchase is the largest conservation success in Door County in 50 years, and soon it will be available for hiking and other low-impact activities.

Boat launch opportunities: If you’re a boater, launch in Sturgeon Bay and choose between fishing the harbor, Green Bay or Lake Michigan. Or use Glidden Drive’s public Lake Michigan boat launch located just a few miles from The Cottage.

We started renting our family cottage in 2009. It's been a great success for us and for our visitors. Thank you!

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The cottage was built by my grandparents in the early 1960s. We've enjoyed it as a family ever since. Because of work and the other demands of life, we can't get there as often as we'd like right now, so we've chosen to share our personal haven with others. We know you'll enjoy your stay.

Susan Stehling purchased this cottage in 1960

I love Door County - especially it's 'quiet side,' which is how the locals refer to the Lake Michigan side of the Door Peninsula. The ever-changing views of Lake Michigan right out your window will not cease to amaze and delight you. The beach is glorious and the lake is refreshing and beautiful.

Incredible lake views and a very sandy 'private' beach!

30 Reviews of Property 236281 in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin

The Cottage on Lake Michigan – large sand beach, wooded lot, family friendly
average rating of 4.5 based on 30 reviews
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The Cottage on Lake Michigan – large sand beach, wooded lot, family friendly
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Sturgeon Bay Door County
5

Still dreaming of being at The Cottage!!!!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
Thoughts of our fantastic stay at The Cottage keep me going during this long winter. The memories we built as a family with young ones will never be forgotten. Our stay was more than just a vacation- it was a celebration. We first booked The Cottage in 2012 when our then 8-month old baby was unexpectedly diagnosed with a major medical problem. Susan was amazing and could not have made things easier during our difficult time. We were extremely excited when we could rebook our vacation this last summer as our daughter was finally healthy again. It was everything we had spent a year and a half dreaming about. Our days were spent enjoying the company of our girls, each other, the beautiful beach, delicious restaurants, and the captivating Door County. Our worries felt non-existent. It was such a relaxing time that we will cherish forever. We feel so blessed to have experienced it.

Thank you Susan!!!!
Tiffany & Phil
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The Cottage on Lake Michigan – large sand beach, wooded lot, family friendly
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612-963-3500
Sturgeon Bay Door County
5

Wonderful Family Vacation with Little Ones!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
The Cottage was the perfect size for our family--in fact, we all slept in one room! My kids are 3 and 2, so they slept in the main bedroom on an air mattress so we could all be close.

The area was perfect for us. Far enough away from the hustle and bustle, but plenty to entertain two active and curious kids. We enjoyed beach fires at dusk and sitting on the porch after dark watching the stunning moon rises and movement when the babies were asleep.

My husband and I adored the décor and found pleasure examining pieces throughout the cottage. I read about painting rocks and brought paints along. On our last night we sat on a picnic blanket in the yard and enjoyed painting the rocks we had collected--which are now on display in our home.

We highly recommend The Cottage. My husband and I spoke about how wonderful it would be for a complete getaway for us without the kids as well, so it's truly a great location and accommodation for families, couples, and singles alike!
Helpful votes: 1/1
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The Cottage on Lake Michigan – large sand beach, wooded lot, family friendly
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p236281
612-963-3500
Sturgeon Bay Door County
5

Relaxing Get-Away for Young Families

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
If you’re looking for luxury accommodations, then you better keep looking. This cottage is definitely rustic. But it is clean and well appointed, and the location is priceless. You have a shallow cove of soft sandy beach, right out your back door!

My daughters, ages 5 and 8, had a wonderful time. We felt safe to let them wander and explore along the shore with no worries. It was such a relaxing time.
We had fun visiting the usual Door County attractions and activities, which are easy to drive to from the cottage. But, the memories to last a lifetime were our moments toasting marshmallows at the beach fire pit as the night fell, and just kicking back at this lovely vacation rental. It was my first time using Homeaway.com. And Susan made the whole process so easy.
Helpful votes: 2/4
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The Cottage on Lake Michigan – large sand beach, wooded lot, family friendly
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p236281
612-963-3500
Sturgeon Bay Door County
4

Location, location, location

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
This was our second stay at the cottage. We feel our shoulders drop as soon as we see and hear the lake.
The cottage is simple and comfy. The perfect fit.
For us "The Quiet Side" of the county is the place we want to be: great for beach walks, reading, cycling, grilling, and visiting the parks. It's an easy drive to the bay side for restaurants, shopping, theater, and more parks.
Don't skip the supper club experience!
We'll be back again, for sure, and maybe we'll be lucky and have a full moon again!
Helpful votes: 2/3
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The Cottage on Lake Michigan – large sand beach, wooded lot, family friendly
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p236281
612-963-3500
Sturgeon Bay Door County
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In honor of beach days...

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
In honor of our beach days, we wrote a short verse.

Little wee button rocks
so smooth and shiny black
lounging by the lake shore
until the waves take them back.
Helpful votes: 2/3
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The Cottage on Lake Michigan – large sand beach, wooded lot, family friendly
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p236281
612-963-3500
Sturgeon Bay Door County
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Promise of sand and warmer water - fulfilled!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
We rested and regrouped this week at your cottage. We most enjoyed our three days building sand castles and splashing in the lake, but we also got a chance to explore the peninsula. It was our first visit.

We were lured away from our beloved North Shore of Lake Superior by the promise of sand and warmer water.

Lots of living in our few days. Many thanks!
Helpful votes: 2/3
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The Cottage on Lake Michigan – large sand beach, wooded lot, family friendly
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p236281
612-963-3500
Sturgeon Bay Door County
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Coming back next year for our third stay!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
Another wonderfully relaxing time in Door County. What's not to like?!

Wonderful woods and trails for hiking and biking, long walks on the beach, great restaurants and more.

We're looking forward to coming back next year for our third stay at The Cottage!
Helpful votes: 2/3
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The Cottage on Lake Michigan – large sand beach, wooded lot, family friendly
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p236281
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Sturgeon Bay Door County
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Best vacation we've had in years

Best vacation we've had in years
  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
Wow! We were looking for a quiet, peaceful place to re-charge, and boy did we get it! This was also a homecoming of sorts for me, as I grew up on the shores of Lake Michigan on the Michigan side near Mackinaw.

It was Wednesday before my husband could drag me away from the beach for some sight seeing. Absolutely beautiful countryside. We went to all of the state parks, checked out most of the lighthouses and ate a lot of fantastic food.

The best part was just spending lazy afternoons on the beach here. I was up every morning to watch the sunrise on the beach. We had a fire on the beach one night too, which was awesome. Fantastic neighbors!

We leave in the morning and will do so with a heavy heart. Thank you so much for sharing your slice of heaven! This was one of the best vacations we've had in years.
Helpful votes: 2/3
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The Cottage on Lake Michigan – large sand beach, wooded lot, family friendly
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612-963-3500
Sturgeon Bay Door County
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We hope to return next year!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
Our week at The Cottage has been unbelievably peaceful and restful, which we needed very much!

For the first three days, our activities consisted of long walks on the beach and just sitting and gazing at the water. The view is so beautiful, it was difficult to pull ourselves away.

Finally on Friday, we drove to Fish Creek for a scenic boat ride, a fish boil and watching the sunset at Sunset Park - all of which we high recommend.

Thanks for the comfort and tranquility. We hope to return next year!
Helpful votes: 2/3
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The Cottage on Lake Michigan – large sand beach, wooded lot, family friendly
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p236281
612-963-3500
Sturgeon Bay Door County
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Great beach

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
We loved our time at your cottage!

What a great beach for our little ones to play on. We were sad to go, as our week came to an end much to soon. We look forward to coming back in summers to come.

Thank you for sharing this experience with our family.
Helpful votes: 2/3