|Space||1,600 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
You will not find a nicer place to stay while you're relaxing and enjoying all that Door County has to offer!
This cottage is perfect for family gatherings or an intimate destination vacation. It is a retreat where time can seem to stand still and where you can redefine family and friendship in ultimate comfort. This is a new and uniquely designed 1,600 square foot home designed in the classic coastal cottage style with a contemporary twist.
Every possible amenity is available on site or within walking distance. The Marina Cottage guests enjoy the full use and benefit of the adjacent CenterPointe Marina club house and pool facilities, which include both an outdoor pool as well as an indoor pool - ideal for year round use. The private club house includes a 2,000 square foot lounge on the second floor that can be used for private parties or corporate meetings.
Stop dreaming, start living! You will not find a nicer rental in all of Door County......
There is only one place where the glistening waters of Lake Michigan and Green Bay meet in a protected harbor... Sturgeon Bay, Door County. It is here beside the water's edge where you will find a private residential community that blends the boating lifestyle with nature's beauty, fine cuisine, shopping, museums and all of the conveniences of a small town. If you fall in love with the Shipyard lifestyle you can purchase one of our homes or condominiums.
Lakefront: The unobstructed views from this cottage are unmatched. One can watch the sunrise over the Bay View bridge to the east and the sunset over the Michigan Street Bridge to the west. There is a constant parade of boats gliding by as travelers traverse from the lake to the bay.
This is an ideal setting for large family gatherings or simply a quiet weekend get away. For additional information on the Cottage as well as the surrounding neighborhood, please check out our website and enjoy the many possibilities.
Our family friendly cottage is available throughout the year with no black-out dates. Whether you enjoy summers on the water, checking out the fall colors or are simply looking for a winter get away, our cottage is perfect for the occasion. Our deep water marina can accommodate yachts up to 250 feet in length with a minimum draft of 15 feet.
Kid Friendly: The Marina Cottage is very kid friendly and are an ideal set-up for a fun family vacation. The association amenities such as the swimming pool are located immediately to the east. Safe, quiet neighborhood two blocks from downtown Sturgeon Bay.
Additional Amenities/Details: Full Kitchen: The cottage has a fully equipped kitchen featuring stainless steel appliances and granite counter-tops. All dishes, stemware and utensils are furnished along with the pots & pans. Cooking Utensils Provided: A full set of utensils is included. Gas/Electric BBQ Grill: Gas grills provided for each cottage as well as high quality Vermont Castings grills located at the clubhouse just steps away.... Deck/Patio: Each cottage features a partially covered patio with views over the marina and Sturgeon Bay's wonderful sunsets. Balcony: The cottage features a second floor balcony with deck chairs to relax and enjoy the sunsets as the boats glide by.
Growing up in Wisconsin I used to spend many summers in Door County with my grandparents who were avid boaters. When I got married my wife and I were once again drawn to the waters of Door County and have been spending our summers with the kids 'up north' for the past 18 years.
In 2004 along with a business partner and friend we created The Shipyard, a unique waterfront community in the heart of Sturgeon Bay and CenterPointe Marina, a world class boating facility unmatched in the Great Lakes. To ensure that all members of the public could enjoy the lifestyle we created, we built what are known as The Marina Cottages and offer them throughout the year on either nightly or weekly rentals.
Peter purchased this cottage in 2007
We chose Sturgeon Bay because of its location in Door County and because of its unique access to two great bodies of water, Lake Michigan and the bay of Green Bay. Situated in the heart of town, we are only blocks from the library, hospital, YMCA, post office, many churches and all of the shopping and dining we need.
Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:
Overall, the location was really good, and the property itself was great. My family and I would totally recommend a stay in Door County. We hope to come many times in the future. Below are some suggestions for improvement:
1) Spider Webs - With the great bay area climate, one of the first inclinations we had were to open up the windows. However, many of the windows, especially on the top floor had spider webs and nests on the exterior of the windows. Therefore, we did not take advantage of opening the windows and letting the cool breeze come in. I would suggest that at least a cursory cleaning of the webs be done between stays.
2) No dressers: I know that some travelers are ok with keeping and swapping clothes out of suitcases. However, with a family of 4, we prefer to unpack and place clothes in dressers. Perhaps some small ones would be a nice addition.
3) Weak Wi-Fi signal: The wireless connectivity is really weak, especially since the cottages are trying to connect to the router in the clubhouse next door. A router per cottage or getting a more powerful clubhouse router would be a good improvement.
4) Missing Wall Art: There were various areas where there were visible nails in the wall with no art. This can be improved.
5) Broken DVD player in the cottage - Needs repair
6) Our key did not work for the indoor pool and fitness facility after office hours.
7) Top floor was warm, including in the evenings, with little AC circulation from the bottom floor unit and thermostat.
If some or most of these concerns are addressed, then the stay would easily be upgraded to 4 or 5 stars. Thanks.
This was our 3rd stay in the CenterPointe cottages and we continue to be impressed with the beautiful setting and the staff we have worked with. The location is perfect, within walking distance to numerous shops, restaurants, and places to listen to live music. Many places to walk or bike too and is a short drive to places such as Egg Harbor, Fish Creek, Whitefish Bay, etc. Centerpointe has many amenities, such as outdoor & indoor pools, a fitness room, clubhouse with patio overlooking the Marina and Sturgeon Bay, etc. Though the washing machine can be noisy, we would run it when we left the cottage so it wasn't an issue. You will enjoy the sunlit rooms and upper deck overlooking the bay and watching the boats in the marina. We always enjoy walking the docks too. In the evening the outdoor fireplace is a great gathering spot. We will definitely return! Deb & Brad
We enjoyed our stay because of the great location, accessibility to DC activities and wonderful waters. Rental is cute. The third floor doesn't cool down well. Kitchen wasn't equipped as well as we would have it would be. Had to buy some essential utensils. We left them there for next renters. Not enough towels even with washer and dryer which are really loud. Marina personnel were great but office was not organized and ended up over charging us which they say they will refund. Marina is top notch. Beds are nice, sofa bed not so much. How it could sleep 8 we can't figure.
I have used the Marina Cottages 5 times in the past when closing big deals for my firm, and every time I have used the facilities at CenterPointe Marina, our clients were greeted by at least 2 staff members at the check in area (professionally dressed in uniform), we were then given a tour of the 3 story cottages and made aware of all of the amenities that they have to offer.
Fully stocked kitchens made it much more economical to eat 3 meals a day and avoid the higher priced restaurant bills, the master bedroom has an incredible panoramic view of the waterfront, the 2nd level bedroom also has a great view of the waterfront, along with a clever TV entertainment area and balcony, the main level sitting area was used for quiet reading, cooking our meals, and closing our deals. The indoor pool/whirlpool/fitness center, was a great place to unwind after a long day and we all found the amenities to be first class. The outdoor pool/whirlpool looks like an incredible place to lounge around during the warmer summer months and I hope to return with clients for future business in those warmer months. The luxurious clubhouse with fireplace, Pioneer home theater system, free Internet, gourmet kitchen, and yet again, incredible view, was another escape that myself and clients have always enjoyed.
The manicured gardens and overall cleanliness of the entire facility, proved to all of us, that their expectations at CenterPointe Marina, are to provide an experience above the ordinary when staying in Door County.
Well done to all who work there, your efforts are clearly noticed and I highly recommend the Cottages at CenterPointe Marina, as the only choice to retreat to in Door County.
We stayed 4 nights starting Oct 13, 2011. Easy to make the reservation. Received rental agreement and other info. easily via email. Not so easy to contact with questions/concerns after that.
First time in Door County. The fall colors were absolutely stunning! We splurged for this property. Was encouraged by the very high mandatory cleaning fee (no other VR I looked at charged this much up front). Was sorely disappointed in the upkeep and cleanliness. Whoever is doing their cleaning is making a killing because they get the $ and do nothing to clean. Crumbs all over kitchen/main level floor. Microwave had grease/food in it that I wiped out before using. Fridge and freezer were not clean. Spill in freezer. Food crumbs and such in the fridge. Dirty serving plates on counter. A light over the toilet on the top floor wasn't working. There were webs and dead bugs all over in most corners, on the chairs on the balcony and patio, in the stair wells and in force over the sliding door on main floor. Detergent was slopped on the outside of the washing machine. I wiped it up. We found wet towels in the machine on day 2 of our stay (followed our noses to the ripe smell) and ran another cycle and dried them. Linens were stained. A crank window in the top floor bedroom didn't close all the way and the wind noise all night long was pretty annoying, and cold. One night the people in the building next door (they're about 10 feet apart) left their outside lights on until around 3am. That made our bedroom shine like noon day sun.
Yes, I informed the manager of these things after we stayed because I couldn't find anyone in the office when I went there while we were on site. Apparently they were busy and short staffed. That's understandable.
It's a nice location, the indoor pool was nice, the clubhouse was nice too. Went there a couple times for computer access. Lots of room in this house. We'd forgotten our air mattress but never fear! There were two in the house as well as the pump. That was nice.
Was it filthy and uninhabitable? No, but for that price and for the very high mandatory cleaning fee, I expected it to be a LOT cleaner.
Would we stay there again? No. We'd look up north near Fish Creek, Sister Bay, or Ephraim.
We came on a last minute Thanksgiving trip and even though it was a holiday weekend we received great service. Fun, clean place with great views. Kids enjoyed the pool. We enjoyed walking into town - just a few blocks - and watching the ships go through the draw bridge. We will be back!
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40 feet from the water's edge, our cottages are adjacent to the world-class CenterPointe Marina in Sturgeon Bay, Door County, Wisconsin, USA. Sturgeon Bay is a year-round vacation destination. Whether you enjoy summers on the water, observing the fall colors, or are simply looking for a winter getaway, the Marina Cottages are perfect for any occasion. From the beautiful parks and outdoor concerts to the museums, galleries and shopping districts, everyone will find something they enjoy in Door County.
Nearby activities: Restaurants, Wineries, Shopping, Golf/Tennis, Live Theatre, Museums, Antiquing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Hunting, Skiing, Sledding, Tubing, Snowmobiling
Nearby golf courses include:
Idlewild Golf Club (6 miles)
Cherry Hills Golf (4 miles)
The Orchards (18 miles)
If you’re looking for an activity filled getaway, or a leisurely week on the water – You won’t find a nicer place to stay than the Marina Cottages!