About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
Lakefront cottage, 2 bedrooms (sleeps 4+), new bathroom, kitchen, fireplace
Brand new bathroom in 2016!
The Cottage is tucked on a wooded lot along the shores of Lake Michigan on scenic Glidden Drive. The family-friendly location features a private sand beach and close access to hiking in the Shivering Sands Natural Area. The Cottage has 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. It features an open living and dining area with a wood-burning fireplace, gas furnace and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Lake Michigan. The kitchen features a full-size refrigerator, stove and oven, microwave, coffee maker, blender and dining table. One bedroom has a full-sized bed, the other has a new full-sized futon. Outside enjoy a large front porch, a charcoal grill and plentiful opportunities for walking, beach combing, sunbathing and swimming.
Sturgeon Bay (7 miles away) offers grocery stores, laundromats, museums, theaters, a boat launch and 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.'
Kid-friendly activities in Door County include pick-your-own berries and cherries, miniature golf, an old-time drive-in movie theatre, lighthouses, museums, 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 your own 'sand box' and a '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 outdoor fire pit and make s'mores or enjoy a fire and a board game inside. There's TV, cable, a DVD player and WiFi 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, a property of the Door County Land Trust. The area, along Glidden Drive and south of Whitefish Dunes State Park, contains 19 natural landscapes, 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 Audubon Society. There are marked hiking trails that you can enter in several places on Glidden Drive.
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.
The Cottage has been in our family since it was built more than 50 years ago. We started renting our family cottage in 2009, which has been a great success for us and for our visitors. It's a haven that we've chosen to share . Thank you and enjoy!
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
About Susan Stehling
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
Why Susan Stehling chose Sturgeon Bay
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.
What makes this Cottage unique
Right on the lake. Only a beach between the cottage and the water! Incredible lake views, nice swimming, a sandy beach and great neighbors!
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Extremely clean and has all the basics you need. Steps from the lake, a short drive to White Dunes State Park which has beautiful hiking trails, 20 - 30 minutes from all the DC towns. The owner is great to work with - quick responses to questions and simple, straightforward arrangements. This is my ideal of the perfect Door County home away from home - others might want new and fancy, if so, keep looking - keep a week open for me next summer!
I'm thrilled that you found your home away from home. You're welcome anytime!
Amazing little cottage on the lake with stunning views and beach access. Private and cozy. Our 1.5 year old loved running around and playing in the yard and the beach. I loved the solid nights sleep and coffee on the back porch. We’ll be back.
We enjoyed our stay with our 3 small kids. The house was driving distance to many Door County attractions. The lake access was great! The back porch and yard were great spots to spend time during the day. Thank you!!
Location is "Priceless"
The cottage was everything we expected and more. Spent a wonderful mini vacation with my wife and two adult daughters. We all loved it. The property is a hidden gem with a beautiful front view of the lake.
We loved our stay at The Cottage! The accommodations were perfect (clean, cozy, and well-stocked with kitchen items, games, plenty of linens, info about the area, etc) and the location can't be beat (private wooded lot, steps from a beautiful beach, and a great base from which to easily explore the peninsula). Our only regret was not being able to stay longer. Highly recommend!
Small. Charming. Cozy. Just what we wanted: a place for the 2 of us to get away and walk the beach.
A clean cottage with hints of grandpa and simpler days at the beach.
There's lots to do in Door County - named one of the Top 10 Small Towns in the U.S. by Fodor's in March 2013. (Although they admitted it's not one town but a whole county.) Here's what they said: What's not to like? Five state parks, 300 miles of shoreline, hundreds of non-chain shops, galleries and restaurants, all amid the beauty of Lake Michigan—need we say more?
Historic Sturgeon Bay (8 miles from The Cottage) offers grocery stores, a laundromat, museums, movie theaters and more.
Throughout Door County, parks are plentiful, as are opportunities for golf, hiking, biking, boating, swimming, antiquing, shopping and more. Art galleries, theaters, orchards and wineries dot the charming countryside between the picturesque waterfront towns of Sturgeon Bay, Bailey's Harbor, Fish Creek, Egg Harbor, Ephraim and Sister Bay.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
I prefer week-long stays, but in spring and fall I'm flexible. I always work with you to set up payments that work for both of us. Usually, I collect half of the total to hold the reservation and the balance 30 days before arrival. If you reserve far in advance, I'm happy to collect one third of the total to hold the reservation, one third a couple of months later and the balance 30 days before arrival. We'll work out details together.