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Kathryn and Robert Brown

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

Wisconsin - Door County - Very Special Home with Bay Views

11 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

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House, 3 + Bedrooms, Patio, Screened Porch, Fire Pit, Fenced yard (Sleep 6)

Villa Villekula--a charming cottage home offering comfort and sophistication in unique private setting with Bay views. Located near shops, activities, boat launch, the house comfortably sleeps eight in queen, double and two twin beds plus two living-room sofas. Large great room with a wood burning fireplace, reading or conversation area, sun-room, large kitchen with microwave, dishwasher, washer/dryer. House has 1.5 baths, TV, bikes, a child's playhouse, bird and butterfly garden. Additional screened-in porch with picnic table or outdoor eating plus stone patio with eating and relaxing areas overlooking Bay. Fire pit. Lovely gardens. Exclusive Beach Road setting near water, with private woods, over an acre of lawn, small orchard. A picture book escape for grownups and children. Fully furnished except sheets and towels (available by arrangement). Well-behaved dogs welcome.

Keywords: Vacation House

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Kathryn and Robert Brown (Owner)
Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

About Kathryn and Robert Brown

My family and I have vacationed in Door County for over 40 years and realized how special this beautiful peninsula is both in history, culture and in climate. Its definitely a journey to a forgotten world where enjoying the outdoors takes precedence over the day to day and where food, and art, nature and recreation make this somewhat remote destination worth every minute of travel every time we come. Truly a wonderful place to spend time.

Kathryn and Robert Brown purchased this house in 1985

Why Kathryn and Robert Brown chose Door County

Door County has always been our favorite family vacation spot. For years we had rented houses there, until one year the house we rented was also listed for sale. After our “vacation week,” we knew that we wanted to buy a house in this beautiful place we could call our get-away home and enjoy at our leisure whenever we need to recharge. We lost that house to another buyer, but ended up with a house just down the road, that in the end was even more perfect because of the location, the land and the layout of the house itself. Originally settled on the corner of an old Scandinavian estate as the home for its gardener, it came complete with Bay views, loads of sunshine, lots of lawn and adjoining woods for the kids to escape to never lands that don’t exit in the city. That is Villa Villekula, where we have since spent many unforgettable days and weeks with family and friends and our “family” of renters who have come to enjoy it as much as we do every season. It’s unique setting just off Beach Road on a stretch of lawn pouring down on over an acre toward the Bay has given us the privacy of our secluded villa, with the added bonus of close proximity to shops, restaurants and recreation. The perfect place to relax, it is one of the only places I know that when there—there is no place else on earth . . . truly paradise.

What makes this house unique

Villa Villakula is a single, story, three-bedroom home with a large great room anchored by a stone fireplace and nooks and crannies for sleeping and privacy. It comes furnished with a fully equipped kitchen, laundry, picnic tables, grills and bikes. Relaxed yet sophisticated, it is steps above a cabin, but an easy going, relaxed home with gracious furnishing and a feel of a summer home. Ideally located close to water and a public boat launch, it is also close to the marina, shops, restaurants and the back roads for hiking, biking and exploring. The house is bordered by a small orchard outside the bedroom windows and another at the bottom of the property that overlooks the Bay. Rear and sides also include small woods that create a feeling of privacy while offering an invitation to explore what lies within. Off the road and nestled down toward the Bay from the highway, it is the perfect hideaway for kids, pets and grownups who need a true escape from the everyday. A child’s playhouse complete with tiny furnishings sits just outside the door. A screened porch with large family picnic table just off the kitchen provides a spot to enjoy the outdoors and watch the birds. The patio on the Bay side sits amidst the garden where birds and butterflies drift in and out. At night, the stars amaze. Stare above around the warmth of the fire pit. Forget the everyday and know that you are in a very special place.

Reviews

4.5
based on 11 traveler reviews

Wisconsin - Door County - Very Special Home with Bay Views
average rating of 4.4545455 based on 11 reviews
5

Loved our stay

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just returned from a lovely long weekend at Kathryn's. The setting is truly beautiful with a wonderful garden and just a short walk to the water. What we particularly enjoyed was how charming and comfortable the interior of the house was and obviously decorated with care and welcoming touches for visitors. We both enjoy cooking and found the kitchen well stocked while also enjoying the dining choices in town. Our experience was very positive. We'll definitely return to this welcoming home! And we'd recommend to our friends and families.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wanted to stay forever!

  • 5 of 5

Our party of 4 seniors and one Jack Russell terrier all agreed that we have found our forever home away from home. We loved everything about the home and the grounds. The decorating, open concept, updates, supplies, etc. made us feel welcome from the moment we arrived. Kathryn is wonderful to work with. She makes sure that she is only a phone call away if you have a question. This property has obviously been maintained by loving hands. Thank you Kathryn and VRBO.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Park ridge il
4

Great Location

  • 4 of 5

We just returned from a weeklong stay at Villa Villekula, vacationing with our daughter and her husband and their golden doodle dog who really enjoyed the large fenced yard. The location was perfect and we really enjoyed the ice cream store at the end of the block. The house had so much open space, indoors and out. The yard was very private and we enjoyed walking down to the end of the street to watch the gorgeous Door County sunsets.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Highland Park, IL
5

Thank you again for our stay. . .

  • 5 of 5

I want to thank you again for our stay at the Villa. The layout of the house was perfect with comfortable seating, separate comfy chairs for reading (thanks for the magazines and maps!), and a spacious dining table. The bedrooms were pretty, and we liked having more than one bathroom. The updated bathroom was really cool. We loved having wifi and on rainy days we loved all the cable channels.

It was wonderful to have the windows open for fresh air and a nice breeze, and the painted rocks were very clever:) The views looking out to a beautiful patio with a fire pit and gardens were great. The last night we were there, we walked down the street to the bay and watched the fireworks from there!

We enjoyed walking up the road for sandwiches and ice cream and dining out at Al Johnson's, Husby's, and Chop, which was really delicious. The location of the Villa made driving into town easy to do with it so close by.

Thanks for sharing your home!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago, IL
5

Our most wonderful vacation!

  • 5 of 5

My family has stayed at this wonderful house for a number of years and has enjoyed each one more than the last. Villa Villekula offers its guests a home with ample amenities to enjoy Door County. It is close to the Bay and to stores and restaurants, but best of all it is a place where our family could be together for a week and enjoy each other. It is a cute home where we all could reconvene after a day at the beach or hiking or biking. Even our family dog loved the place with lots of room to run and easy access to the water. What a treasure!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Out of state
1

Not as described

  • 1 of 5

When we arrived the house was a disaster. Dirty with cob webs everywhere, no AC, no waterview, bugs all over and the kitchen cupboards were full of crap from previous renters. For this amount of money, I would say look elsewhere. What a dump!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Unfortunately this is true--and it reinforces the saying that "no good deed goes unpunished." For the first time in 30 years of renting, Villa Villekula had two trusted renters who have come back year after year and have always agreed, for reduced rent payment, to leave the house spotlessly clean before departing--this they had done reliably for many, many years, but this year they wanted even more than the generous $$ they were given as return renters to leave the house clean---and because we refused to give even more, they decided that the ultimate "punishment" would be to trash the house before leaving including putting partially eaten food in the cupboards, dog hair in the dishes and worse. The mess was unimaginable and to make matters worse, we had no way of knowing that this damage had been done until we were told by the incoming renters--who received a full refund and quickly found other housing. Unfortunately everyone looses when something like this happens. Villa Villekula is what it is--a simple, unpretentious, uncomplicated house in a great location that offers views and a lovely Door County setting for people and their pets. It is clean, well tended and a charming place, that families have enjoyed year after year. But the two guys who did the damage as a childish prank have damaged a 30 year reputation of a wonderful house as well as their own reputation---not to mention killing their chance of ever returning to the house again.
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Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.5%

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Amenities

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Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
    Sunroom - 1 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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