|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
On the shore of the most beautiful bay in Northern Door County, Cappy Cottage is a lovingly cared for family retreat nestled in a forest of cedar, pine, and birch trees. There is over 300 feet of private shoreline facing east over North Bay and Lake Michigan. You must be warned that your early mornings may be interrupted by incredible sunrises. Fortunately, you will be able to make up the lost sleep as the only sounds you hear at night are the breeze in the trees and the crackling of the Milky Way overhead.
North Bay Drive is a very quiet, little traveled road which makes it a perfect place for couples to spend a quiet week or a family with kids to safely run amok in the summer sun The woods surrounding Cappy have many “secret spots” to explore and the beach is full of fossil bearing rocks dating back to when the area was under a tropical sea. The water off Cappy’s beach shallows gradually and warms sooner than many of the Door County beaches. The north end of the bay is a wonderful playground of sand flats and shallow water.
The yard in front of Cappy is an inviting place to while away a summer afternoon reading and snoozing. It features the oldest, intact shuffle board court in Door County. (though mostly used for sidewalk chalk art these days). At the end of a day spent adventuring in the County, you have a grill and picnic table for a cookout or you can prepare dinner in Cappy’s well equipped kitchen.
Best of all, Cappy offers the charms of the Quiet Side of Door County yet is 10 minutes away from all the activities in the villages and our terrific parks.
There is a master bedroom with a king and another room with 4 twins (bunk beds).
But don’t take our word for it! Quotes from the Cappy Cottage guest book:
* 'We had a wonderful time at Cappy Cottage. It felt like the coveted invitation to a relative's cabin......thanks for sharing your family's legacy with us.'
* 'My wife searched this space out and, while I am impossible to please, I have not a single complaint. Our 5 year old knew we chose a winner once he saw the marble run in the children's room.'
* 'We have stayed a many cabins in a lot of different places and Cappy truly rates at the top. Great ammenities. Great ambiance. Love the tender touches of years gone by.'
310 Feet of Shorefront
Classic, Door County Crib Dock
Fully Furnished Kitchen
Satellite TV/DVD Player
**All stays during peak season less than 1 week or overlapping designated turnover day are subject to approval.
Keywords: cottage, house, home
We spent three days at Cappy Cottage and loved every minute. The location cannot be beat -- you have privacy anc quiet, but excellent restaurants, bakeries, shopping and touristy stuff (we loved the drive-in movie in Ephraim) are only minutes away. The cabin itself is adorable, with lovely decor, comfy beds and couches, toys for the kids and gorgeous views of the woods and lake. Please keep in mind that this cabin is a lovingly cared-for family treasure, so you won't have the air-conditioning, wifi and dishwasher that you may depend on at home -- that is part of the simplicity and charm of this very special place.
The stay at the cottage was pleasant but needed some updating. The DVD player did not play most of the DVD's we brought (which weren't even blu rays). The mattresses on the bunk beds were very uncomfortable. Too hard and when you are spending a week there you want to be comfortable and not wake up with a sore back. Also, there were many rules that we were not made aware of such as having to launder our towels when our stay was over, having to sleep under a sheet so that we don't dirty the comforters because apparently they aren't washed all the time, etc. Also the view to the lake and firepit were deceiving from the pictures. The lake was actually across the street from the cabin and the firepit was across the street as well and down a flight of stairs. Would strongly recommend the owners update the DVD player and mattresses.
Located within minutes of five state natural areas and not much further from two of Door County's five state parks, this quiet location on North Bay (a body of water on Lake Michigan) is surrounded by nature yet conveniently near to the villages that comprise Door County. Closest to this cottage are Sister Bay, Ephraim, and Baileys Harbor, which boast golf courses, restaurants, bars, coffee shops, libraries, shopping, live music, and outdoor theater.
Inquire about two-night rates during non-peak dates.
All stays during peak season less than 1 week or overlapping designated turnover day are subject to approval.