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Beautiful Multi-Family Door County Waterfront Home

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Loft, Sleeps 14

Welcome! We know you'll love our waterfront home as you make memories with friends and family.

Kill Kare is a complete and modernized cottage, available for rentals throughout the year. While only two miles from the city limits of Sturgeon Bay, you'll feel secluded and refreshed here. The water is shallow, situated on an area of the bay called ''the flats''. It's known for great fishing, boating, and swimming. During some years, it's possible for an average height adult to walk over 300 yards into the bay before it is over his or her head. Additionally, there is a sand bar, often exposed, about 75 yards off shore, which is a great place to bring the children for a fun diversion. (During the Winter the bay freezes over entirely - perfect for skating, broomball, snowshoeing, or hiking.)

There are no inhabited dwellings on the lots adjacent to Kill Kare, so it truly is a secluded environment. Potawatomi State Park is just across the bay, so the view is unhampered.

There are no city lights to dim your nighttime view of the stars as you gather around the bonfire on the beach. The driveway is long and tree-lined, isolating you from Highway BB and any traffic noise.

''Kill Kare'' is the name that our grandfather, Louis H. Nebel, gave to this wonderful getaway on Wisconsin's Door County Peninsula. Maybe his love of Shakespeare prevailed, envisioning a place where all cares, worries would be killed. He was Door County's first electrical contractor, and though his residence was only two miles away in Sturgeon Bay, like any businessman, he valued his retreat place. The cottage has been our family gathering place ever since, a place where four generations now have forged their fondest memories.

Our grandfather originally purchased this property in November of 1922...for $750! He paid his mortgage off in two years. Then, in 1935 he secured a mortgage of $5,400 to construct the first phase of the building.

Over the years Kill Kare grew in a piecemeal fashion--adding a sun porch and a small upstairs loft. Then, in 1999, our mother, Helen Nebel, saw to it that the building would be expanded and renovated to serve future generations. When she died in 2002 her will specified that the cottage somehow stay in the family, with rentals allowed to provide for upkeep and taxes - but not as an income property, per se.

*Today Kill Kare is a modernized 4 plus bedroom home, secluded and situated on over 100 feet of private sand beach, available for year-round rentals. You'll gather a sense of our family's history here, and perhaps you'll start to gather a sense of your own. We just love this place, reserving enough family time each year to keep the sense of home and heritage alive. And though most of us no longer live in Door County, we make routine pilgrimages back home - to kill our cares. You'll see why.

More Details

Owner
Thomas Nebel
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
September 15, 2017

Map

Other Activities: Boating, Kayaking, Shopping

Amenities

Sturgeon Bay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower
    Full 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bed: Queen Bed (5); Crib
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Beachfront, Lakefront, Waterfront. Two gas fireplaces, three televisions, two picnic tables, dock/pier (seasonal), phenomenal view, canoe, kayak, fire pit for bonfires, phone-activated thermostat for warm arrivals in Winter.

Reviews

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Beautiful Multi-Family Door County Waterfront Home
average rating of 4.818182 based on 22 reviews
5

Beautiful secluded cottage.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the beautiful Killkare cottage over Labor Day weekend and loved it. Its nicely situated right on the lake and has all amenities necessary already present. Bonfire pit, pier, tv, wifi... you name it!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Homey comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Second year we have stayed here and again it was enjoyed by the whole extended family...Celebrated my birthday wich took on a more festive flavor.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Arneths: You folks are awesome. Easy working together...you're at about family status now. Once that happens you start getting birthday gifts! :) (Happy Birthday.)
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4

Great vacation home for family time.

  • 4 of 5

The beach was a great spot for our family to relax and play. The home was well stocked with plenty of room for all of us. We would definitely consider staying here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Paradise on Sturgeon Bay

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent our 8th week at KillKare this July. We feel very much at home there. Our first time was in 2010. The cottage has very large airy rooms. It is supplied with about everything to make for an easy week. Every year we are awed by the beauty of the spot the cottage has on Sturgeon Bay. We love the sunsets (awesome), the breezes, the wildlife, swimming, boating, fishing, campfires on the beach, watching the 4th of July fireworks from the beach, picnics on the beach, the easy access to biking, shopping and very good restaurants. It is the perfect place for us to kill our cares.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You're family, ya know! Platinum Preferred status with priority seating! When you're there, and we're not there, we live vicariously through you. Catch you soon. Tom
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5

Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Serene, remote and peaceful.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Outstanding experience

  • 5 of 5

It's hard to know where to go for wintertime retreats, but I'll be back to this property again. It's cozy, the views are outstanding and everything is stocked for comfort. It truly works for all seasons.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $25
Pet Fee $40
Damage Insurance $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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