A Waterfront Home for All-Seasons in Door County!
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- Minimum stay:2-7 nights
- Pets allowed:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
It's currently off-season at our place with a special deal of $250/night with a 2 night minimum!
Please See Our Website for Complete Information, Including Rates and an Updated Availability Calendar. http://www.doorcountyfamilycottage.com/
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, on an area of the bay called 'the flats', 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 — 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. And 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.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 10-14
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Bedroom 4
- Queen size Beds (3), Double Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1)
- 2.0 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Video Library
- Video Game Console
- Broadband Access
- Free Long Distance
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Jet Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Sight Seeing
- Live Theater
- Cross Country Skiing
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Great place and had everything we needed for our stay. We had snow all 3 days but it added to the experience. I would recommend Kill Kare to anyone.
- Guest Dan
- Date of stay 03/02/12
- Review Submitted 03/06/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, girls getaway, sightseeing, families with young children.
|Dates||Nightly||Wknd Night||Weekend||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
7 night min stay
|Mid Season (Late Spring)
May 1 - Jun 14
2 night min stay
|Mid Season (Fall)
Sep 1 - Oct 30
2 night min stay
Nov 1 - Apr 29
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Please check our website for excluded holidays.
- Property Damage Protection: $49
- Tax Rate 11%
Thank you for checking out Kill Kare! We look forward to hosting you and your group!
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Frontview of home
Great views from all corners of the house!
Table expands to accommodate large family gatherings and reunions!
The rest comes easy here...
Come listen to the quiet waves and bask in evening light...
Come sail away...
Get your camera ready... wildlife shares the neighborhood.
One of two charming bedrooms on the first floor.
Upstairs Bedroom has a queen size bed and brand new bedding to welcome you!
Private sunset view!
Inside living area
Fully updated, clean bathroom
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!
What will YOUR fish story be?
You never know what kinds of birds and animals will be in the neighborhood!
Wildlife captured...on film.
One of two charming bedrooms upstairs, this one features skylights.
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