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Beautiful Bayfront Sunset Views

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 8

Enjoy stunning sunset views from this bayfront cottage in Gill's Rock on your next Door County getaway. This adorable 1930s bungalow has the charm and character of its original "bones" with the style and convenience of modern updates thanks to a top-to-bottom renovation in 2014. Bright and airy interior rooms plus an expansive sun room, two-level deck and lovely yard area offer the best of indoor and outdoor rest and relaxation.

Beautifully appointed with new flooring, paint and furnishings, "On the Rocks" is the quintessential coastal cottage. Comfortably sleeps eight with two downstairs bedrooms (one of which is a twin-over-full bunk; the other queen), one upstairs king bedroom and another with two twins. Get away from it all while still enjoying the comforts of home, including satellite TV and WiFi, dishwasher, grill and A/C (central down, window units up).

Take in all that northern Door County and Washington Island have to offer…you'll be mere steps from the Bay and charter fishing, a short walk to the Shoreline Restaurant, Charlie's Smokehouse and the Washington Island passenger ferry; or a quick bike trip or drive to Newport State Park, Ellison Bluff Park or Europe Lake.

More Details

owner/property manager
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2017


Ellison Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility


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(13 traveler reviews)

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Beautiful Bayfront Sunset Views
average rating of 4.6923075 based on 13 reviews

Great home and location!!

  • 5 of 5

We stay in Door County every summer. Usually in the Fish Creek or Ephraim area. We decided to get away to this home in Gills Rock for a quieter change of pace. So glad. The sunsets are gorgeous on the back decks, the house is so welcoming and spacious. Had everything we needed. We loved this place and look forward to staying again. We used the fire pit on the lake for smores and had plent my of dining space inside to host a dinner party one night with local friends. This was a family trip with kids but can't wait to book again with all adults for a relaxing trip next time. Love love love this home.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sunny and breezy week on the bay

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved Susie and David's place in Gills Rock. The eating porch was wonderful and bright, and we enjoyed beautiful sunsets each evening. We were a little disappointed to not have immediate beach access, but I do think it ended up making our week more calm and quiet, which was a blessing. We swam about ten minutes away at Sand Park beach and enjoyed several wonderful dinners in downtown Sister Bay. I so appreciated Susie's friendliness and accessibility as we planned our trip. Don't be afraid to be near the tip of the peninsula and away from some of the action - it is all accessible but you will be able to enjoy some real relaxation. Thanks, and we will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very pretty!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was great! We loved the house. Only two things; it would be nice if the bedroom windows opened and had dresser space, drawers either didn't open or were full of other things.

We had a wonderful vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Door County Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This was my first trip to Door County and was not sure what to expect, this rental is nothing less then PERFECT for a getaway. Although it is not located in "walking" distance from the close by towns (which was something that I originally thought I wanted) you can easily navigate to where you want to go in Door County and then find peace and tranquility at your home away from home. You can tell the owners love and take pride in their little piece of paradise. Amazing views, could easily recommend this home for a couples getaway or a family retreat there is room for everyone and the house layout allows for room for everyone to find there own area for peace or family fun from the living room to the sun room, the two decks not to mention the games and outdoor balls and games that are there for your enjoyment on the big grassy lawn. This will most certainly be my go to place next time we are in Door County.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Randleman, NC

Great place.

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay! It was close to the ferries for Washington Island and a short drive to nearby towns. A spectacular sunset on the day of our arrival. Outside temperatures fluctuated during our stay so we had some difficultly with keeping the house the right temperature for us. Water heating issues were quickly resolved with quick and responsive communication with owners. Overall, the place was clean and provided the right amount of essentials. Loved the deck! Wish it didn't rain or wasn't so chilly so we could have enjoyed them more. It was very quiet and peaceful. It served our purposes nicely.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Minneapolis, Minnesota

Airy lovely space

  • 5 of 5

Lovely view, wonderful screened-in porch, solid kitchen. I would recommend and go again!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Ellison Bay House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late summer
Aug 20 2017 - Sep 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 10 2017 - Nov 1 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $300

Parking for up to three cars. No pets or smoking. Fire pit available for use, must provide own fire wood, no accelerants permitted.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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