|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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This is your chance to experience a bit of history when you stay in one of two beautifully furnished apartments above the Gerhart Building. This building dates back to 1891 and 1905. The oldest portion of the building first served as a tavern and the 1905 section of the building was built to be a hardware store known for many years as Gerhart's Hardware. The street-level portion of the building currently houses 'The Ivy Cottage', a delightful gift and home accessory shop, and 'Shannon's Yoga and Fitness', a great place to drop in and catch a work-out while vacationing.
After you enter the unassuming door on the street level of 2nd Street and climb a short flight of stairs, you will be pleasantly surprised to find two of the loveliest vintage apartments in all of downtown Algoma! They are bright and sunny with floor to ceiling windows in the living rooms and cozy bedrooms, with fully appointed kitchens. Apartment A has three bedrooms (one queen, one full, and two twins) and one bath and an extra sink and vanity in the hall. There is a large front living area that also has a pull-out couch and a gorgeous '4 seasons' room with knotty pine ceilings and windows around the whole room that offer a panoramic view of the winery, lake, and marina. There is a small outdoor roof deck that makes a great place to grill a meal or enjoy coffee or cocktail. This apartment has 4 small TV's that are either DVD or VHS ready and there is an extensive DVD and VHS collection with 100's of movies to choose from. Free WiFi is also available. The full-sized kitchen is completely stocked with everything you would need to create a beautiful meal, but you may prefer any of the many fine dining establishments that are less than a block away. There is a washer and dryer available for use also.
When you walk into Apartment B, the floor-to-ceiling windows, hardwood floors,and graceful arches in the living dining room will take your breath away. This lovely apartment has two bedrooms (one with a queen and one with two twins) and one bathroom. The kitchen is huge and cheery - a great place to cook a good old fashioned breakfast to enjoy at the antique dining table. Again, there is free WiFi and access to a multitude of movies.
This would be a perfect place to host a 'girlfriend trip' or a romantic get-away. And don't forget about the Von Stiehl Winery directly across the street. They have a wonderful tour and they host several events throughout the year. The yoga/pilates studio downstairs welcomes drop-ins. What could be more fun than to try a zumba class with your girlfriends and then cool off with a glass of wine!
Hi, my name is Beth and I grew up in the midwest. My family lived in Steven's Point, Wisconsin for several years before moving to Michigan and finally to Texas in 1976. I currently live in Denton, TX but I try to 'escape' to Wisconsin every summer when the heat gets too extreme down here.
Beth Klein purchased this apartment in 2007
I purchased this property for several reasons. First, I love Algoma! What a great wholesome place to spend a summer! It has everything one could ask for in a small town - the lake, the beautiful outdoors, biking and hiking trails, art ('Clay on Steele'), great restaurants and bars, bowling, a good library, shopping (The Ivy Cottage and the very eclectic 'Flying Pig'), and GREAT FRIENDLY FOLKS! I have been taking my kids here every summer since they were babies and we have made so many wonderful memories (searching for beach glass and pretty rocks, swimming at Krohns lake, picnicking at all the many area parks, kayaking, and bicycling the Ahnapee Trail).
But I fell in love with this particular building for two reasons. I always wanted to live in an upstairs apartment in a historical building, and I am an artist, so I loved the huge garage that I plan on turning into a studio when I retire in Texas.
Since I live 5 states away, I liked the fact that there was no yard to upkeep and that I had downstairs tenants that could help me keep an eye on things when I wasn't there. So far, it has worked wonderfully and I try to get up here every chance I get. This place and this town provide me with a peaceful escape from the hectic pace and lifestyle that comes with living in the Dallas area.
I purchased this property from the family of the original owners. They lived in this building for 3 generations and I think that's pretty neat that they have entrusted me with a piece of history that has been in their family since 1891. Therefore, with the exception of WiFi, I have not installed flat-screen TV's with nine million channels in every room. To me, this is a place to focus on yourself and the people and life you love. I've tried to furnish the apartments with beautiful artwork, and comfortable furniture and antiques. It is a place to rejuvenate your senses and get back in touch with nature and simplicity. If you want a modern-day hotel, then I urge you to look elsewhere, but if you want a beautiful comfortable home where you can read, rest, play games, tell stories,and relax then this is the place for you.
Our family and I just spent 4 nights here, and absolutely loved it. We were just a couple blocks from the beach, across the street from a winery, and enjoyed using the bicycles to tour the town. We actually spent nights in both apartments due to availability, and enjoyed them both. We especially enjoyed the balcony and sun room. Algoma is a beautiful town and we would definitely return. Thanks so much for everything, Beth!
We found the apartment very original and very spacious. A great place for kids and parents.
Rented both apartments for 6 adults and 4 children. Plenty of space for everyone. Great location for getting to adventures in Sturgeon Bay and Green bay. Also enjoyed being to walk to the beach and around town. Had a great family vacation!
My family of four enjoyed this apartment over Memorial Day weekend. The walk to the beach is just a couple of blocks, and we made it often. The rest of the town is very cute and there are multiple dining options within walking distance.
The apartment itself has a rather dark entranceway, but once you are inside, it is very light and has many interesting things on the walls, and lots of nooks and crannies that you only find in older units like this. The beds were VERY comfortable…couldn't have been happier about the great nights sleep we got there! It was also nice having two living/family rooms (on in the front and one in the back) so different parts of your party can relax separately. We had a great time and would do it again! It was a great value.
The beautiful charm of the building design and catching sun beams in below zero temperatures (nice and toasty inside) was so relaxing. I spent the weekend with my two sisters in this lovely place. We cooked, laughed, played games and knitted in that wonderful sunbeam. What a value where we had comfort and relaxation vs. being cooped up in a small hotel room! Thank you Beth!
These beautifully furnished upper apartments are located directly across from the Von Stiehl Winery on one side and the local bowling alley on the other. Downstairs there is a Pilates/Yoga studio and a wonderful gift shop called 'The Ivy Cottage'. A short walk will take you to the Marina or to historic Steele Street where you can wander through great shops and restaurants. The apartments are 1/2 mile from sandy Crescent Beach and Boardwalk. Some of the area attractions include golfing, the Ahnapee Trail, canoeing and kayaking, The Flying Pig, pier fishing, marina, shopping, and snowmobiling an ice fishing in the winter. Lambeau Field is only 40 miles away and Door County is 5 miles away.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$250|