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Dan and Cindy

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english


29 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


Door County House Rental Photos and Description

House - 4 Bdrms - 3 Baths (Sleeps 8-10)Water Shorefront--Gills Rock/Ellison Bay

After a day of activity in Door County or on the islands, relax in the privacy of this shore home. The living room and four bedrooms at Skyledge offer lovely views of the waters of Death's Door and Washington Island.

Set back from the road amidst beautiful trees, the house sits just a short stairway above the beach. Enjoy a cozy fire in the large living room or feel the lake breezes as you dine on the expansive deck. Hardwood floors, many windows and sky lights give the home a light airy atmosphere. There is also a fire ring on the beach.

--IF THIS HOUSE IS BOOKED ALREADY for your dates GO TO VRBO #336228 Hedgehog Harbor Retreat (another of our upscale properties) to check availability--Hedgehog Harbor (336228) is rented only 14 days per year. IN ADDITION, for smaller groups/families look at our on a high bluff waterview retro cabin LITTLE HOUSE ON THE BAY at HOMEAWAY # 396817

If this house is not available CHECK out this one: IF THIS HOUSE--BEACH @ SKYLEDGE-- IS BOOKED/NOT AVAILABLE/ ---LOOK AT OUR OTHER VERY UPSCALE HOUSE----GO to VRBO.COM # 336228--- HEDGEHOG HARBOR RETREAT---Another great view on the water and is rented only 14 days per year. In addition--We have a 'Little House On The Bay'--go to #396817 or #362270 on a high bluff with a great view of the water.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Dan and Cindy (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Dan,

We had a lovely time at the house and can't thank you enough for providing those lounge chairs--they were used almost every day The house was great--just what we needed. We'll look forward to coming back again.

Warm Regards

Peggy & Frank
Aug 2011
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based on 29 traveler reviews

average rating of 5.0 based on 30 reviews

Darn Near Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home, immaculately maintained with incredible views from the living room, three bedrooms and multiple decks. The pictures don't do it justice. Picturesque spot on the ledge with easy access to the beach below. Only minutes away by foot from Gills Rock and rest of northern Door County by car, the place feels wonderfully secluded and private. And a great kitchen for cooking to top it off. You won’t be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2009
  • Stayed: Nov 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Sky Ledge spoiled us; it’s so beautiful with a massive stone fireplace, an expansive living area with hardwood floors and a big deck overlooking beautiful Lake Michigan. We arrived, brought in our stuff, sat on the deck and let the awesome view and the pure fresh air sink into every pore. Birds were always visible – gulls, loons, warblers and an immature bald eagle. Even when our April weather turned blustery, the clean north wind drove breakers against the beach right below the deck serenading us from midafternoon to well past bed time. The sunrises streaming into the master bedroom were brilliant. If you like to hike, this location puts you just fifteen minutes from Europe Bay State Park, the Mink River Estuary and Door Bluff County Park, but book an extra day or two if you possibly can. With the extra time you can enjoy both the trails, and the relaxing beauty of Sky Ledge, which, for us, was hard to leave in the morning. As we were booking Sky Ledge, Dan was out of country and we were traveling cross country arranging visits with friends and relatives along with our planned stay in Door County. There were snags, but Dan worked persistently to keep the process moving despite difficulty with emails, tablets and cell phones. He also covered all details needed for our seamless arrival. Thank you Dan and Cindy for a wonderful stay at Sky Ledge!!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cross Country Ski Get Away

  • 5 of 5

Our cross country ski group was looking for a new destination this year. We prefer to have our lodging close to both groomed trails and wilderness areas so we can do back country skiing. Being close also allows us to come back for a relaxing lunch.We found both at this location. You are only 15 minutes from Newport State Park and the Mink River Estuary. The rental is very spacious and has a great view overlooking the lake and of Washington Island. You definitely have a up-north feel. We utilized the wood fireplace and cooked all of meals at the rental since we have a chef in our group. I would recommend this rental for future trips to the "Tip of the Door".

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We are very picky and it turned out this place had a lot to offer! The sound of the beach right out the door and the comfortable accommodations were perfect for us. Charlie's Fish Smokehouse is just around the bend and it was great to be able to bring our dog too. But what made it extra memorable was that we proposed to each other and celebrated our engagement there. There is no home more peaceful and comfortable than this. We will definitely return for great memories and to make new ones.

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was so much fun to have this couple come start their life together---their becoming engaged at our house in Door County is a an important milestone for them as has our recent 50th anniversary celebration been for us. We were delighted to have them stay with us.
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... and Dottie could come!!!

  • 5 of 5

We travel quite often and usually run into an issue with bringing our beloved Dottie( Border Collie)

Not only is the home lovely, well equipped and updated... Dottie could come and I did not have to spend my time worrying about her at home with a dog sitter. There is no price you can put on that for a dog loving family. We agreed that even in the dead of winter is was the perfect setting . Hardwoods and no carpet , yeah. The sheet and towel rental issue was unusual, but it all worked out in the end. The owners are very responsive and clear in their expectations. Take care of this beautiful home like your own and all will be good. Thank you for the invitation to make memories for my children- bring your own firewood and always nice to leave enough for the next guy!!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love to have our guests enjoy their holidays with us making memories---perhaps we all need to make/take advantage of opportunities to share time together.
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Amazing house & location

  • 5 of 5

Hi, We stayed here along with our 3 young children and had a very pleasant stay. The house is absolutely beautiful, the pictures do not do it justice! It is full of natural light and was very clean. It has a large deck and a gas grill where we BBQ'ed a few times. My wife ended up leaving her wallet at the house and the owner Dan went above and beyond to find and retrieve it for us, he is very kind and helpful. We had tons of fun by the fire pit at night roasting smores. It is a very quiet, secluded spot and just beautiful. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and hope to come back again soon! We would recommend this place to everyone! Will & Melissa & family

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We always enjoy having extended families and friends come for a nice holiday together. We all pretty much have an idea how quickly the seasons melt away and it is important, I think, to make these special occasions happen.
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Nearest Airport
85 Miles
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Shoreline Restaurant/ Gills Rock
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Gills Rock/Washington Island
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 42
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Shoreline Restaurant/ Gills Rock
Nearest Beach
Rocky shore/beach
Car: necessary

Door County -- where you can relax on a beach, fish in the lakes, walk through pristine woods, bike scenic backroads, kayak lovely coastlines, cross country secluded trails, pick cherries in the summer, apples in autumn, eat fish all year-fresh, smoked, or boiled at our unique fish boils. Door County-where you can dine at gourmet restaurants, picnic in quiet parks,visit art galleries, antique shops,book stores, where you can hear outstanding music of all types, (for classical Mid Summer Festival in June- Peninsula Festival in August), where you can take classes in folk schools- The Clearing, Bjorklunden. Door County-where you can choose a place of scenic beauty to be alone and do nothing. For information on activities in Door County go to their website

IF THIS HOUSE IS BOOKED for your desired dates check our other UPSCALE house at VRBO #336228 HEDGEHOG HARBOR RETREAT--this house is rented only 14 days per year. Also, LITTLE HOUSE ON THE BAY @ HOMEAWAY# 396817. Lastly, we have for 7 night rentals a 2br/2bath WATER VIEW refurbished Ellison Bay Bluff Retreat Condo w/ tennis court and pool to be seen at # 3915169

Other Activities: Mid-summer and Peninsula Music Festival


Rates & Availability

Gills Rock House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter--(up to 2 persons)
Feb 22 2016 - May 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Spring (up to 8 person)
Jun 1 2016 - Jun 16 2016
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer (up to 8 person)
Jun 17 2016 - Jun 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
Summer (up to 8 person)
Jul 1 2016 - Jul 9 2016
5 night minimum stay
High Season (up to 8 person)
Jul 10 2016 - Aug 13 2016
5 night minimum stay
Summer (up to 8 person)
Aug 14 2016 - Aug 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
Shoulder (up to 8 person)
Aug 28 2016 - Sep 24 2016
3 night minimum stay
Fall (up to 8 person)
Sep 25 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25 + Tax
<7 Nights Clean Fee Add $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Note: Lowest pricing rate is for 2 persons--Rate depends on number of occupants/length of stay/festivals/holidays. Additional persons (over 8 persons) on an approved basis, will be charged an additional fee on a daily/weekly basis. Rent is determined by the number of occupants, including infants, children, and adults. High season requires a minimum 3 night rental . Pets allowed on an approved pet basis- $25/n per pet or $150/wk. $500 refundable damage/security deposit applies to all rentals. For rentals of less than 7 nights there may be a linen/towel charge AND cleaning fee. -- CONTACT OWNER 920-421-0578 or EMAIL ****FOR CHRISTMAS 2015 AND NEW YEARS RATES PLEASE CONTACT OWNER **********

50% payment with Rental Agreement to book your reservation nights ---- --Final payment balance of 50% and security/damage $500 deposit due 30 days prior to occupancy.

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Door County House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linen Rental Possible
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master Bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Hallway
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Hallway
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • MBR - 1 king , water view
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , water view
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , water view
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , wooded
  • Three of of four bedrooms have gorgeous water views on Death Door and of Washington Island. The Master Bedroom has a connected/Master bathroom. Bedroom # 2 also has bunk beds. EXTRA CHARGE FOR LINENS & TOWELS MAY EXIST FOR FEWER THAN 7 NIGHT RENTAL.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 12 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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