Praised by travel writers and visitors from around the world, Wisconsin's Door County Peninsula is often referred to as the Cape Cod of the Midwest. With five state parks, ten lighthouses and over 300 miles of shoreline, this 75-mile long peninsula combines pristine scenery, with acclaimed performing arts, and renowned galleries and shops. It was named one of the top ten vacation destinations in North America by Money Magazine.
This home is located in one of the nicest areas of Door County, Wisconsin. It is nestled in a wooded setting and offers a quiet, peaceful getaway. Brooke Haven is a short 1 mile from the town of Ellison Bay. For your convenience grocery shopping is available right in town at the Pioneer store. Additionally, all of your vacation activities are only a short distance away including unique shops, restaurants, golf, boating, biking, parks, and the beach.
Our home, located in Ellison Bay on Garrett Bay Road, has lots of charm with all the amenities. Brooke Haven has 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, an eat-in kitchen with equipment for all your cooking needs, living room with fireplace, TV room with satellite TV, 3 season porch overlooking the woods and a brick patio with picnic table and grill. Exceptionally maintained with hardwood floors throughout. Mountain bikes available at no additional charge. Accommodations for up to 6 guests.
The Brooke Family
Jim, Nadine, Jake & Ryan
Nadine Brooke purchased this house in 1997
Our family has vacationed in this area since 1980 and found Ellison Bay to be one of the best areas in Door County. We love the outdoors and this location allows us to bike, hike, kayak, fish and enjoy local restaurants! Every year we find something new to enjoy. This year we discovered paddle boarding!
Our home is privately located and we really enjoy the wooded setting. The yard and woods offers a great place for kids (and adults) to play and relax! We have done many upgrades to the house to make it a comfortable, inviting place to stay. We have guests that have been coming back each year for the last 15 years!
Second stay at Brooke Haven (twelve years visiting Ellison Bay). Still discovered a few new routes for biking and hiking. Visited favorite galleries nearby and enjoyed a wonderful dinner at T. Ashwells less than 2 miles from the house! Thank you for sharing your home with us again this year.
Brooke Haven was a perfect haven for our long family weekend. With 4 teens, it can be hard to find activities and accommodations that suit everyone. Brooke Haven came pretty close.
The house had lots of room with reminders of Grandma's house -- very comfortable. Not fancy, not rustic or camping. Perfect. We liked the location -- close to shopping, state parks, ferry, and lots of good restaurants. The two bikes were used quite a bit! Just writing this review makes me want to go back. Communication with the owner was very good. Thanks for sharing your home!
Our family found Brooke Haven after the home we used to rent for 25 years in Ellison Bay went up for sale. We were very glad to have located Brooke Haven through the web site.. The home is beautifully decorated with hardwood floors. It seemed as if every member of our family was able to have their own area to get away between the family room, living room, 3 season porch, and lovely yard. Our sons especially enjoyed the back yard for games of bags, and the bikes were used almost daily. Our 1 and a half year old grandson even started to say "home" when we would pull into the driveway.
My husband and I located a new beach while we were at Brooke Haven. Our sons knew of it, but my husband and I couldn't believe after all these years we would discover a new beach. It's the Liberty Grove town beach. Start out at Brooke Haven and turn left at the Pioneer store. Keep going straight to the T. Turn left at the T and go a block or so where you turn right into the beach. The beach is all sand, and shallow for a long way out, There is a nice shaded area, and great for all ages.
Our favorite restaurants are The Viking in Ellison Bay, and The Ice Cream Factory in Sister Bay.
We do higfhly recommend staying at Brooke Haven.
Brooke Haven is definitely a haven. My family of four thoroughly enjoyed our stay at your home. Thank you. We had so much room - I definitely can see the house big enough for a larger family. The house had everything we needed -- the kitchen was complete, the showers were hot, the beds were comfortable ... the house had all the amenities we needed for a perfect vacation.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Brooke Haven! All of the communication ahead of time was thorough and prompt. It was so comfortable and roomy enough for three couples and our three toddlers. The guys especially liked the ping pong table. I found this to be the most reasonable price in the area for the type of house, and I would recommend it to anyone visiting the area. Thanks!
Wonderful,quiet place to stay in Door County! All day there is golf,swimming,biking,hiking,and shopping but enjoy the privacy and quiet of Brookhaven at night. We have stayed at Brookhaven for several years and it is a great place to stay!
Our family's history with Door County goes back to
1981 when my wife and I, still courting, spent a
weekend with friends, just outside of Sturgeon Bay.
We toured the entire peninsula that weekend and
fell in love with this county. The following summer
we married and made Sister Bay our honeymoon
site for a week. After a long hiatus we returned to
Door County near Kangaroo Lake for two summers,
where we rented a small house from a colleague of
mine. Finally, about 9 years ago, my wife landed on
Brookhaven on the internet, a cape cod home in
Ellison Bay for rent. It was love at first site for our
family. Now, after 8 or 9 consecutive years of
rental, we consider it our second home. It is a full
size house, with spacious rooms--very unlike a
typical cramped summer home. The upstairs is a
large loft that my sons have claimed for their
haunt. Downstairs are two lovely bedrooms and a
four seasons room, that I have made my own bed
for the week. The kitchen has every amenity one
would need for cooking or baking. There is a TV
room off the kitchen with all the stations one needs
plus a full size living room, all comfortably
furnished. The basement even holds some allure
with its ping pong table. For me the greatest part
of the house is its location. It is off the beaten path
of all the sites we used to visit in our early years. Its
backyard is a veritable forest of large old trees that
provide great shade all day long and the alluring
sound of the wind. Being in Brookhaven is as if no
one else is around. Only a mile down the road is
Garrett Bay where we have chosen to swim and take
in our kayak rentals on occasion. As you can see I
can't say enough positive about this home. It is a
treat and worth every penny of the weekly rental.
The owners maintain the property and house
immaculately and are most gracious with us, their
renters. Our only hope is that they don't sell it or
move into it permanently. We would be most sad.
The Clearing art center is located just 1/2 mile away, Savory Spoon cooking classes offered 1 mile away in Ellison Bay,
Ellison Bay Marina 1 1/2 miles away with public launch access