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La Bella Casa Di Mattoni, 3 Bedroom Cottage on the Bay in southern Door County

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 bedroom cottage with a water view, non-smoking, no partying

We have made every effort to set our 2nd home up with all the little details that will make your stay comfortable, relaxing and convenient.

The home is in a beautiful peaceful lake front neighborhood and therefore may not be used for noisy parties. We have great relationships with our neighbors. It is just a few miles from the small town of Brussels, in the area often referred to as Southern Door.

Two of the bedrooms have queen size beds and the third bedroom has a set of bunk beds with a queen on the bottom & a twin on the top.

Two additional guests(#7&8) can be accomodated on the fold out futon in the lower level family room with additional fee of $25 per person/night, upon prior approval.

I want to mention up front that the cottage is on a well and the water contains a lot of minerals including iron. It has been tested and is safe for consumption but some people do not care for the taste or smell. I simply use bottled water in recipes that may have the flavor affected by this.

More Details

Jill Schwarzbauer
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 26, 2017

About Jill Schwarzbauer

I love living near the water!! This home is one of our favorite places to vacation, whether it is for one night, one week, or more! Waking up in the morning and the first view right from my pillow is the water; Just sitting on the deck and listening to the waves while I read a book; and in the evening watching the sunset. When my husband & I travel we also love to go to other places that are on the water. Our primary home is just 15 miles away in the city of Sturgeon Bay, WI.

Jill Schwarzbauer purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Jill Schwarzbauer chose Brussels

When we started looking for property we decided that there was no place more beautiful than Door County in the summertime. But we prefer the Southern Door area for the quiet and when we do finally retire here years from now we will be close enough to Green Bay and all it has to offer, including the airport only 30 miles away, while still being able to take a drive to the northern part of the county any day we choose.

And when family comes to visit we can all stay together and easily make day trips to all of the reasons that Door County is considered a primo vacation destination.


Brussels Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom(in basement) - toilet , For those emergency times when the main bathroom is in use.
  • The home is on a holding tank, and while it has ample volume (3500 Gal.) to handle 8 people for way more than a week, excessively long showers could result in needing to have it pumped at an inconvenient time during your stay. Please respect this, it is NEVER a problem with normal length showers. :) THANKS!
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , Bedroom 3 has bunk bed w/queen on bottom & twin on top.
  • Bedroom #1&2 have Queen size Beds, Bedroom #3 has a bunk bed w/queen on bottom & twin on top.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • swimming


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La Bella Casa Di Mattoni, 3 Bedroom Cottage on the Bay in southern Door County
average rating of 4.7058825 based on 34 reviews

Best appointed home we have stayed in ...

  • 5 of 5

This home was extremely clean and well appointed for a rental. Every thought was given to make our stay wonderful. From canoes to life jackets to a garage to park our car in to every kitchen utensil needed, we didn't miss a thing. Our only disappointment was not being able to open windows (we enjoy the sounds of nature) but understood completely with all the bugs in the air. Would definitely recommend. Thanks, Karen and George

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet relaxing home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Upon arriving the first thing that hits you is the silence and calm. You could hear the waves from the bay lapping against the shoreline just behind the house.

Located in the South western portion of door county it is close enough to visit anywhere you want, yet secluded from highways so you don't get any noise pollution.

I am glad to say that my family and our cats enjoyed our stay and we look forward to coming back again next summer!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Very nice place

  • 5 of 5

The house had all the accommodations we need and it was close to everything we wanted to do. We would definitely stay again

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice house, quiet area

  • 5 of 5

The house is definitely in southern Door county,

So you don't have much touristy things nearby. I really enjoyed the price, space, and location. We used the playset a lot, and didn't go in the water much since it was cold and rainy our week.

It was a 20 minute drive to Sturgeon Bay, and About an hour to northern door county. We didn't mind the drive and I enjoyed seeing the county. My only comment is that the walls are

Very thin, so our almost 2 year old took a couple nights to adjust to the noise of others, but she doesn't have any noise at home and is a light sleeper. Overall, great experience and can see us coming back!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Great family getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our time at La Bella Casa Di Mattoni! The home-away-from-home feel to it was perfect as a home base for our family's Door County experience. That said, we prefer places that are out of the way and a bit removed from the more touristy sections of Door County. La Bella Casa Di Mattoni did not disappoint. The quiet street and shoreline were wonderful.

Situated between Green Bay and Sturgeon Bay, we were able to experience much of what the area has to offer from museums to Lambeau Field to amusement parks to beaches. Many of these attractions are about 40 minutes from the house, but we could have chosen those closer as well.

The house was well furnished; the yard provided much outdoor exploration for our three children; Jill was a kind and helpful host with prompt communication; and the sunsets are absolutely beautiful.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quite cottage surrounded by beautiful scenery.

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was everything we wanted. It was very spacious as it fit 8 adults and two children. It is surrounded by gorgeous scenery as it overlooks the lake and is nestled back along the shore off of the beaten path. The owner was very accommodating and supplied everything that was needed to make our stay very hassle free. I would highly recommend this cottage to anyone who is looking for a relaxing and fun getaway.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Green Bay
Nearest Ferry
60 Miles
Washington Island Ferry Line
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Many swimming beaches all over Door County!
Car: necessary

Located in a beautiful, peaceful, natural setting with amazing sunsets over the lake. Our home is on the bay side of Door County, where the water is normally calmer and warmer. It is away from the crowds of the northern area of the county but is a beautiful drive to all that our gorgeous county has to offer. If you prefer to stay in the middle of the tourist shopping & activities please consider looking for a place in northern Door County, I want you to have your ideal Door County experience!




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 11.0%

Check-in is 4pm and check-out is 11am. Variances can be considered but not guaranteed; And no charge for asking!

No Cleaning fee-we ask that guests leave the home as they found it, supplies provided for basic cleaning; If you prefer to pay a cleaning fee of $75 please let me know.
Ask about a Winter rate of $100/per nite(does NOT include snow/ice removal by owner)if you don't mind DIY shoveling.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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