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A Waterfront Home for All-Seasons in Door County!

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Last updated: 10/17/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
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Sturgeon Bay cottage description

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.

Please See Our Website for Complete Information, Including Rates and an Updated Availability Calendar. http://www.doorcountyfamilycottage.com/

Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 10-14

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Other Amenities

                  • 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....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    (3)...moreless

                  • Stereo
                  • VCR
                  • Video Game Console

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Budget
                  • Family
                  • Romantic

                  Attractions

                  • Cinemas
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Restaurants

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Boating
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing

                  Location Type

                  • Beachfront
                  • Lakefront
                  • Waterfront

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Sailing
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Wind-Surfing

                  Dining

                      • Dining Area

                      General

                      • Broadband Access
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Fireplace:

                        2 Gas Fireplace...moreless

                      • Free Long Distance
                      • Gas Fireplace:

                        (2)...moreless

                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                      • Telephone
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet:

                        Extends to the beach....moreless

                      Kitchen

                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Ice Maker
                      • Kitchen
                      • Microwave
                      • Refrigerator

                      Outside

                      • Balcony
                      • Outdoor Grill

                      Payment Type

                      • Mastercard
                      • Visa
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Mid Season (Fall)
                      Sep 2 - Oct 30, 2014
                      2 night min stay
                      $325
                      Off Season
                      Oct 31 - Apr 30, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      $275
                      Mid Season (Late Spring)
                      May 1 - May 31, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      $325
                      Pre-Peak Season (Early Summer)
                      Jun 1 - Jun 14, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      $325
                      $1,900
                      Peak Season 2015
                      Jun 15 - Sep 8, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $2,800

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees and Rental Conditions:

                      • Property Damage Protection $49
                      • Tax Rate 11%

                      Notes:

                      Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Please check our website for excluded holidays.


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                      Photos

                      • Rainbow seen from the lake!

                        Rainbow seen from the lake!

                      • Frontview of home

                        Frontview of home

                      • Inside living area

                        Inside living area

                      • Fully updated, clean bathroom

                        Fully updated, clean bathroom

                      • Modern and clean kitchen to cook and chat with friends and family

                        Modern and clean kitchen to cook and chat with friends and family

                      • Come enjoy Kill Kare in all seasons. There are TWO comforting fireplaces here!

                        Come enjoy Kill Kare in all seasons. There are TWO comforting fireplaces here!

                      • What will YOUR fish story be?

                        What will YOUR fish story be?

                      • You never know what kinds of birds and animals will be in the neighborhood!

                        You never know what kinds of birds and animals will be in the neighborhood!

                      • Wildlife captured...on film.

                        Wildlife captured...on film.

                      • One of two charming bedrooms upstairs, this one features skylights.

                        One of two charming bedrooms upstairs, this one features skylights.

                      • Young fisherman enjoying the lake at sunset

                        Young fisherman enjoying the lake at sunset

                      • Private sunset view!

                        Private sunset view!

                      • Beachview

                        Beachview

                      • Great views from all corners of the house!

                        Great views from all corners of the house!

                      • Table expands to accommodate large family gatherings and reunions!

                        Table expands to accommodate large family gatherings and reunions!

                      • The rest comes easy here...

                        The rest comes easy here...

                      • Come listen to the quiet waves and bask in evening light...

                        Come listen to the quiet waves and bask in evening light...

                      • Come sail away...

                        Come sail away...

                      • Get your camera ready... wildlife shares the neighborhood.

                        Get your camera ready... wildlife shares the neighborhood.

                      • One of two charming bedrooms on the first floor.

                        One of two charming bedrooms on the first floor.

                      • Upstairs Bedroom has a queen size bed and brand new bedding to welcome you!

                        Upstairs Bedroom has a queen size bed and brand new bedding to welcome you!

                      • Another successful fishing trip...memories made!

                        Another successful fishing trip...memories made!

                      VRBO #137311

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                      Date last modified - Friday, October 17, 2014

                      $275 - $400 per night (USD)
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                      4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 14

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