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Nick Kerpan

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

The Cro's Nest - The Rat Race Stops here!

7 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Door County House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 8

Visitors world-wide love this beautiful 3100 sq. ft. home on the shore of Green Bay. It is decorated with wonderful antiques, unusual stained glass, comfortable seating with views of Green Bay. There is a large dining room that seats 12 , large master bedroom with a whirlpool bath, fully stocked island kitchen, large sun room with 8 skylights, and sliding Anderson windows only partially describes the interior. Outside. Well, where does one begin. There is a 20ft. motorized awning off the sun room. Also, there are 3 decks facing the water, bar-b-qua deck with gas and charcoal grills, spacious patios, gurgling water pond, outdoor chimera fire place with plenty of outdoor seating, picnic tables, pleasing landscaping with flowers and plants everywhere. Of course beautiful views of Green Bay, Plum and Washington Islands. Descend the one of a kind lighted spiral staircase to the lighted 70ft. pier *(Please be aware that because of high water levels of Green Bay / Lake Michigan our dock will not be set out this year. However there will be a water - side deck with seating.), sit on a bench with a cup of coffee and watch the sun come up over Washington island. Relax!

The Cro's Nest life: Watch the ferry and fishing boats go by. Fish. There was a 12 lb. Walleye caught off of the pier. Take a walk on the quiet, beautiful Wisconsin Bay Road and nearby trails. Walk to Gills Rock: shops, marina, ferry to Washington Island, and the Shoreline restaurant.

Relax!

Always remember: the Rat Race Stops Here!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Nick Kerpan (Property Manager)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the manager

"This place is so magical. We traveled all around Door County and stayed in many different places and none of them stood out like yours did. All of the different gardens and seating places with views of the woods and lake made our visit at the "Cro's Nest" very special. Your collection of knick knacks and art from around the world makes a great conversation piece in every room. We look forward to visiting again."
Jul 2007
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Reviews

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The Cro's Nest - The Rat Race Stops here!
average rating of 5.0 based on 39 reviews
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Tranquility

  • 5 of 5

This was a girls only trip in celebration of our 50th birthdays! Immediately when we entered the quaint rural setting we fell in love. The towns people are extremely friendly and welcoming. We had all the amenities at the house, plenty of room for us to have our own space. We couldn't get enough of the water front views. The weather was picture perfect, the water was like glass and you could see for miles. Had a great time watching the ferry go back and forth to Washington Island, and the many boats out on the water. We had a little baby raccoon frequent us and captured the cutest video. It was everything we could of asked for and much more. Sister's Bay is close with many quaint shops to visit. We enjoyed our time and hated to leave but have plans to return to this paradise. Thank you for having us!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Wonderful peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

We had a great 9-day stay here over July 4th. There were three couples (my parents, my husband and I and my brother and his wife). The house was plenty spacious for 6 adults and was great for spreading out. There are lots of cozy nooks to read or nap. The water views were amazing, and we spent lots of time watching the terns diving for fish off shore. We had fun using the fire pit to roast s'mores and renting kayaks and paddling from the dock (the stairs are steep, so we had to put the kayaks in at Garrett bay, but the paddle over was beautiful). The July 4th festivities in Gills Rock were fun, with a great fireworks display. The surrounding area is beautiful, and we went on numerous runs/walks in the area. All in all, it was a wonderful week, and I wish we could have stayed longer. We hope to come back soon!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The View Is Amazing!!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at the Cro's Nest for a week in August with my adult children and we had a wonderful time. The view was breathtaking and we spent many days sitting by the bonfire watching the seagulls and pelicans. There was an adorable chipmunk that visited us several times. The house was fully stocked with everything we needed to make our stay comfortable. We only had to purchase a few toiletries and laundry soap once we arrived. We cooked or grilled on the gas grill almost every night and loved having dinner in the sunroom. The steps to the water were a little scary the first time I went down, but they were fine after that. I don't think I would recommend them for children though. My husband did a little fishing off the dock and caught several fish. We didn't swim off the dock since there wasn't really a beach area of any kind, but you could jump off the dock into the water if you wanted to or walk into the water on the large rocks. We swam at several of the local beaches and had a great time. The owner Jack was very friendly and helpful. The home was clean and ready for us to enjoy our stay when we arrived. We would definitely recommend the house. We all had a wonderful vacation and would be happy to return again in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Outstanding Home

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful home and property! We stayed for a long, 4-day weekend, and had a great time. The home has everything you could possibly need or want during a vacation, regardless of length. Great accommodations for a small family, as well as a larger one, as was our case. It is close to everything and will definitely return again! Thank you very much Nick for opening up your home to us!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
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Loved it! Third time visit!

  • 5 of 5

Our family returned to the Cro's Nest this June and loved it as much as ever! we enjoyed the beautiful view, read in the living room, and spent two full days down at the dock, swimming and sunning.

We enjoyed eating in the screen porch and cooking in the ease to use kitchen.

Your table outside under the awning was also lovely.

Thank you sharing for this beautiful home with our family!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
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A view to die for!

  • 5 of 5

A comfortable and serene location with great views, and beautiful sunrises and sunsets. The home was immaculate, complete with everything needed for a large family. We recommend this home and property to anyone wanting quailty lodging in Door County. Thanks again Jack and Mipian for allowing us to stay in your home.

The Barry Family

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
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Map

Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Washington Island Ferry
Nearest Beach
5 Miles

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Rates & Availability

Gills Rock House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Peak Season
Jul 2 2016 - Aug 27 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,485
$9,750
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$375
From
$375
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,485
$9,750
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $0
Cleaning Fee $80 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

We require 50% down to reserve your rental dates and the remaining balance is due approximately two weeks prior to your stay.

Pets are $10 per night with a $150 Refundable pet deposit to held in escrow until the end of your stay.

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Amenities

Door County House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , upstairs master
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , upstairs loft
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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