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Kevin Forrest

Member since: 2003
Speaks: english

Hidden Glidden Cottage Now Booking Fall 2016 Dates and Summer 2017!

19 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

ONLY 3.5 HOURS FROM THE NORTHERN SUBURBS OF CHICAGO!! Sturgeon Bay is as much as an hour closer and more convenient than many other Door County towns. In fact, from 94/294 all the way to Sturgeon Bay is now all (at least) four-lane highway.

Imagine yourself in this clean and upscale cottage in the woods across the street from Lake Michigan's beaches.................

Hidden Glidden Cottage is a charming and clean and cozy two-bedroom, two bathroom cottage romantically hidden behind a sand dune on scenic Glidden Drive, east of Sturgeon Bay in beautiful Door County, Wisconsin! Glidden Drive meanders peacefully along the Lake Michigan shore. The house is nestled in the woods across the street from the lake and you have beach access rights to a wonderful sandy beach only 250 steps up the road.

You will find that the private, picturesque location boasts decks on all sides of the house, as well as a peaceful screened porch. Since this is our family vacation home, you will find it equipped with all of the niceties and conveniences we like to find when we arrive. In the kitchen you have a microwave oven, full-size oven/stove, full-size refrigerator, disposal, toaster, blender, coffee maker & grinder, small food grinder, pots & pans, glasses, plates, bowls, cups, cutlery, etc. In the main bedroom you have a pillow-top queen-size bed, attached, newly remodeled full bath with marble-topped vanity, a Toto toilet and a bathtub, and a television hooked up to cable. The second bedroom features a queen-size bed, a television with cable and small, secluded and private outdoor deck with a porch swing. Both beds are furnished with upscale linens for your comfort. The guest bath features a cheerful sunflower motif and a walk-in shower. The bedrooms have Berber carpet. The great room has Hickory hard-wood floors.

The kitchen is conveniently located in a corner of the great room, which also includes a dining area with a rustic table for six as well as a lounging area in front of a large, wood-burning, fieldstone fireplace. There is a CD/Cassette stereo as well as a television hooked up to cable and DVD/VCR combination. We have also included a small selection of movies, games and books for your enjoyment. The sofa in the great room is a queen-size sleeper with a memory foam mattress. Off to the north of the great room, through French doors, is the peaceful screened porch, which is furnished with comfortable white wicker furniture. Through the wall of windows to the east of the great room is a large deck with adirondak lounging furniture and dining chairs and a table, as well as a gas grill--perfect for outdoor dining and also for curling up in the sun or shade (depending on time of day) with a good book! Nature lovers will adore the view, and there are three bird feeders near the deck, as well as a bird bath. Bird seed can be found in the garage.

For your convenience, there are a full-size washing machine and dryer in the closet adjacent to the entry hall. There are beach towels in the linen closet, and the garage is equipped with beach chairs and toys, tennis racquets, an ocean kayak, a basketball and a couple of children's bicycles.

The rental fee includes all listed conveniences, normal cleaning (no dishes or pots left in the sink), washing of used linens and towels (one set per person staying), local and long distance telephone service and WiFi. We request a Damage/Breakage Deposit, which will be returned to you after the house has been turned over in good condition and we have received the keys back in the mail (if applicable).

No Smoking & No Pets, Please.


Door County has enacted a 5.5% hotel tax, to which this rental is subject. Rates quoted herein include the following components, which will appear separately on the rental agreement. These are: RENT, CLEANING, LINENS, and TAX.


Keywords: Vacation Home

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Kevin Forrest (Owner)
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english

About Kevin Forrest

My wife and I and our two young adult daughters live in the northern suburbs of Chicago. We would love to have you and your family as our guests in our home away from home.

Kevin Forrest purchased this cottage in 2003

Why Kevin Forrest chose Door County

My family and I have traveled to Door County since I was a child. My wife and daughters so loved spending time at my parents' home down the road, that we all decided that we wanted to own our very own slice of paradise.

What makes this cottage unique

We enjoy the very homey feeling that our property has. It is a very comfortable home with many places for relaxation.


based on 19 traveler reviews

Hidden Glidden Cottage Now Booking Fall 2016 Dates and Summer 2017!
average rating of 4.368421 based on 19 reviews

relaxing and convenient stay

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I wanted to make a quick trip up to Door County, and we decided upon Hidden Glidden. We are so happy with that decision! We felt welcomed immediately with a lot of great information and amenities provided for us. We especially enjoyed relaxing on the screened-in porch off the side of the kitchen. We really appreciated how secluded the cottage felt, even though we were only a short drive away from downtown Sturgeon Bay. We couldn't be happier with our stay at Hidden Glidden, and we wouldn't count out visiting again.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful little getaway!

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time at Hidden Glidden Cottage! The house was perfectly outfitted and comfortable. It was clean and had all the things we needed for a fun weekend.

If I had any critiques it would be that the house was a bit far from town which can be tough with young children. We sometimes go back and forth multiple times per day due to nap schedules etc. and the other other thing on the topic of naps was that there were no curtains in the bedrooms. And while the rooms are private it's tough for nap time with small children in the middle of the day.

Everything else about our stay in Door County was wonderful and we would recommend the Hidden Glidden Cottage for sure. We took my almost 1 year old son to The Farm and had a wonderful time! It was a very cute attraction, perfect for young kids.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Cozy, quaint, & clean!

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at Hidden Glidden in June 2016. Upon arrival, everything was as pictured - clean, organized, & it was very easy to feel at home. The kitchen contained some nice extras, such as condiments & coffee, & plenty of dishes/pots/pans. We definitely appreciated the cable tv (& air conditioner, though it wasn't needed during our stay) since Disney Junior is a staple for our 4.5yo daughter. She also loved 'adventuring' down the street to the beach entrance where she collected lots of shells.

The one thing we would change (or share with others considering staying here) is that there were no curtains/shades on the bedroom windows. This was fine for us, as adults, however our daughter goes to sleep at 7:30pm when the sun is still pretty bright. We ended up rigging some towels over the windows to darken her room, so it worked out okay, but is definitely something to factor in for families with young children.

While in Door County, we enjoyed stopping at Bay Beach in Green Bay on the way up, biking in Peninsula State Park, pottery painting at Hands On Art Studio, & ate at a fantastic pizza place: The Wild Tomato in Fish Creek.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great secluded getaway ("Hidden" is no joke)

  • 4 of 5

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Hidden Glidden. It's a bit off the beaten path, so if that's what you're looking for, this seems pretty ideal to me. For the price, the space and amenities (either they power wash the grill before everyone visits, or I was the first to use it; either way, kudos) are pretty spectacular compared to similar places in Door County. My ONLY complaint, and the reason I didn't give 5 stars, was the distance to the beach. The beach is across the road and up the street a bit (not that far, but...), so unless you have a vehicle with a rack for the kayaks, you'll be carrying them about 300 yards to the water.

Overall, it was a great weekend getaway, and I plan on visiting again.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect weekend!

  • 5 of 5

This is my 3rd stay at Hidden Glidden and really enjoy coming back each time! It's the perfect combination of restful and relaxing, literally among the trees, off the beaten track, and close enough to fun activities! We hiked at Whitefish Bay State Park, visited Cave Point, trekked to the Cana Island lighthouse, enjoyed time at Peninsula State Park and Eagle Bluff Lighthouse, and lunch at Al Johnson's. At the cottage, we had leisurely mornings with coffee on the deck, fires in the fireplace in the evenings as we grilled outside, and then sat around the fire pit in the late evenings. Just enough of an opening in the trees to see brilliant constellations and the Milky Way in the night sky! We'll be back again!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5

Hidden Glidden Cottage is well equipped and spacious (inside and out) and well positioned for a holiday on Door County peninsular. The decor won't be to everyone's taste but that was not really an issue. We had a lovely week here in September. The weather was beautiful - sunshine and blue skies on most days. The cottage is surrounded by trees so might be a bit dark on non-sunny days. It has two large bedrooms and a spacious living/dining area. Only thing I missed in the kitchen was a kettle - had to use a saucepan to boil water for tea. The beach is reasonably close and is lovely and the water is clear. Glidden Drive road is very windy and not well lit in the night, so we tended to have a more extensive lunch and have snacks at the cottage in the evening. Really liked exploring the small towns along the coastline - especially Fish Creek.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Green Bay
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Glidden Drive
Car: necessary


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Door County Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Lake
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (2), Pack & Play Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Beach chairs and towels, Tennis Racquets, Ocean Kayak w/oars & lifejackets, Basketball hoop & basketball.

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