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Historic Log Cabin(winter rate)

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 1 Bedroom + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-6)

This charming 1800's Northwoods historic log home has been lovingly revitalized and beautifully decorated. The spacious eat-in kitchen looks out on the large private yard surrounded by deep woods. now have INTERNET as of Sept. 10 2015

There is a lake view with lake access just across the street. Enjoy a short, charming walk to a good restaurant, park, shops, charter fishing, and a passenger ferry to Washington Island. There are 2 boat launches within walking distance as well. In this special location, you can't help but relax and enjoy the natural beauty of Northern Door County. 1800's charm with enough modern amenities.

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Terry Bott
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 14, 2018

Why Terry Bott chose Gills Rock

Our family has vacationed here for 4 generations, and none of us can stay away. We thought we'd help others enjoy what we have through the years.

What makes this house unique

Privacy with lake access while still close to all else that matters in Door County


Gills Rock House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • check with owner since certain breeds are not allowed due to insurance rules
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Boat
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Historic Log Cabin(winter rate)
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 27 reviews

Clean, comfortable, quiet

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed the location of the cottage. Good walks to the coffee shop and Shoreline Marina. Close access to the ferry to Washington Island. Terry, the owner offered her waterfront to sit and this made the cottage even more enjoyable. We would rent again.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you . You were a pleasure to host . I may have a lead for you purchase wise when ready - across the street from cabin - low 300's - very little yard - listed on rent door county as gills bend .
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Clean and comfortable log cabin

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at the cabin. It was clean and comfortable. The pellet stove was interesting, but once it got going, it really add warmth to the room. Great location. Quite and scenic. Cabin has a great history as well.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Terry and Kermit are wonderful hosts cabin had plenty of everything we needed bed was comfortable the home was clean and warm. Thank you

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing Atmosphere

  • 4 of 5

This is a great place to stay if you're looking for a peaceful relaxing time. It is also very pet friendly which is a bonus if your "kids" have four paws. It's not the Ritz but it has the charm of an historic log cabin with modern amenities. The only truly disappointing part is the lake view which is located a few houses down the road and you have to go through someone else's property to get there and their deck overlooks your sitting area so it is not private. However, the view is fantastic. I know it was stated that the lake view was across the road in the description but the picture makes it look private. I wouldn't let this deter you from staying here however because everything else was very nice. It was so relaxing and enjoyable to have a fire in the backyard and to make s'mores at the end of a day exploring the parks or seeing the Northern Sky Theatre at Peninsula State Park. The local restaurants were very good in both Gills Rock and Ellison Bay. Overall, we had a very good time at Doc's Hideaway and would recommend staying at the cottage.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Just wanted you to know the property you walk through is the cabin owners and no one else has access to their patio. As the waterfront is prime property no one has a private setting . All the property of the waterfront homes adjoin and no one can impede anyone else's view per code . thanks for coming .
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  • 5 of 5

So cozy and clean . Such a charming cabin

  • Submitted: May 5, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet and Cozy

  • 5 of 5

Our week stay was quiet and relaxing, just what we were looking for. The cabin is cozy and well maintained. The squirrels in the woods were entertaining. Thank you so much for the use of your beautiful log cabin.

Terry and Karla

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gills Rock, Door County, North East, Wisconsin, USA (Door County Wisconsin at the Top of the Peninsula)

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Snowboarding, Snowmobiling, Tubing, Wildlife Viewing, Horseshoes, Miniature Golf


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $20
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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