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Classic Secluded Waterfront Cottage

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Relax in comfort on the screened porch, lulled by the waves and water view.

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Last updated: 12/03/2014
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  • Pets considered:No
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Fish Creek cottage description

[Owner's Note: We have not set our rates for 2015 yet (soon!) but any increases will be moderate. We will be available from the second week of May to the end of October. Spring and summer will be available on a weekly basis, Friday to Friday. Peak rates will be in the neighborhood of $2795 plus tax. Spring rates much lower, rising toward summer. Contact us to learn more until we post our new rates.]

WATERFRONT LOCATION...at Ann's Cottage you will be just over a mile from downtown Fish Creek, at the bustling center of the resort area (#1 Midwest getaway according to Midwest Living Magazine), as you unwind happily in your quiet, secluded, and well-appointed waterfront cottage.

For swimming, fishing, stargazing and sunsets that can take your breath away, there is a new beachfront deck and seasonal swimming pier. The shore front cottage, with its screened porch set back just 30 feet from the water, is not visible from the street. The only traffic that you're likely to hear is boat traffic, and the waves will lull you peacefully to sleep.

PEOPLE JUST LOVE...the screened-in porch overlooking the water. There is a multipurpose table & four chairs and two wicker armchairs & settee. Some guests tell us that they have never eaten a meal in the kitchen because it is so very pleasant dining on the porch.

Outside, another new deck with a table and chairs provides you with breathtaking water views, yet is convenient to the kitchen for alfresco dining, which has its own fans.

INSIDE...the living room has a classic stone fireplace, and seasoned firewood is provided for you, along with satellite TV, books, games, DVDs and a stereo with an MP3 docking station. You'll find the kitchen to be very nicely equipped, and its eating area also offers a great view of the water.

There are two bedrooms, one with a queen-sized bed, the other with twins. The bathroom has a tub/shower and new Martha Stewart vanity. Mattresses and appliances are all recent. We have just added central air. If you spot a cleaning problem when you arrive, we have an agreement with our cleaners that they will return to correct it.

EVERYTHING YOU MIGHT NEED… An on-site caretaker (at the property entrance) is available gratis to help with any house-related problems and doesn’t mind answering a quick question about area attractions.

The owners provide information for arranging tickets and boat and bike rentals ahead, detailed instructions for “operating” the cottage, along with guidebooks and their suggestions for exploring the county. Even a needle and thread!

THE NEIGHBORHOOD...is quiet, beautiful, and special. Ann's Cottage, with a 150 foot shoreline unique for a small rental, is situated on one of the early 20th century estates in a Fish Creek waterfront summer colony dubbed 'millionaire's row.” It is well separated and screened from 2 other houses on the property (the caretakers' cottage and owner's large home are each hundreds of well-screened feet away) and has its own private waterfront and ample yard and garden.

On the way to Main Street, the trees meet over the woods and wildflower-lined street, offering a splendid route for a walk or bike ride. Be on the watch for spring wildflowers, wild turkeys, deer, pileated woodpeckers, hummingbirds, and other wildlife.

Your destination, quaint Fish Creek, has arguably the best amenities in Northern Door: a picturesque village and harbor, a grocery, unique shops, many restaurants at all price points, gourmet carryout pizza, Peninsula State Park, live theater, art galleries and art school classes, a friendly bar/grill, a bank, a library and bookstore among them. And TWO ice cream shops, a candy emporium and children's toy shop. Several golf courses are minutes away.

SO MANY PLEASANT WAYS TO PASS THE TIME...relish a leisurely cup of coffee on your porch listening to our cardinals sing while you breeze through a sudoku or crossword. Settle in an Adirondack chair overlooking the water, breathe in the natural cedar aromatherapy, and read a book or catch a glorious nap on the hammock in the sun or shade.

Hang out by the water and see pelicans and gulls soaring over the waves. Enjoy a glass of wine and a spectacular sunset over the water. And at the end of a magical day the stars put on a show for free, maybe even Northern lights, without city lights to dim the dazzling display. It will be so relaxing.

COMPARING COSTS
For less than many local hotel or resort rooms in season, you have space, many amenities and an incomparable and private setting. You can save even more by having even a few meals or carryout at home if you like.

OUR GUESTS WEIGH IN…Be sure to skim the many “Traveler Reviews” at the end of our VRBO listing.

Many of our guests have pronounced the cottage, the waterfront setting, and the neighborhood to be quite simply enchanting. They value the privacy here, as well as the convenience of being so centrally located in Door County. There are a number of guests who have vacationed here regularly for 20 years. Once you stay here, you will understand why!





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Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                Guests under 25 must be accompanied by responsible older adult....moreless

              • Children Welcome:

                Collection of games,toys, DVDs, and books for children. Bed rails, Pac 'N Play, wading pool, and child-sized table and chairs....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed:

                There are several kennels in Door County for your pets....moreless

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

              • Bedroom 1

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              • Bedroom 2

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              • Queen size Beds (1) New mattress, Twin or Single Beds (1) Recently purchased mattresses, Child Beds (1) Railings to tuck under mattress of twin to make child bed, (1) Pack 'N Play....moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1

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              • Tub/shower combination, Toto toilet, lots of towel racks, new faucets and Martha Stewart vanity, with a drawer for each guest. Ceiling vent fan....moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • INSIDE: Seasoned firewood furnished; unusually well-equipped kitchen with coffee maker, blender, toaster, garbage disposal; window fan, ceiling fans in living room, bedrooms, porch. Bedding, including patchwork quilts and a nice selection of cotton and warmer blankets are provided. We rent sheets and towels or bring sheets, bath towels, bath mat, and kitchen towels, and dishcloths. OUTSIDE: Well-furnished screen porch, 2 decks with table and chairs, hammock and Adirondack chairs. ADDITIONAL NOTES: There is no smoking inside the cottage. We can only accommodate up to 4 people total and children of any age do count....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Books:

                    Several shelves of recent and popular books....moreless

                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Games:

                    Scrabble, Monopoly, puzzles, etc. Outside wading pool, beanbags, hula hoops, etc....moreless

                  • Music Library:

                    Stereo has MP3/iPod docking station....moreless

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    Direct TV on new flat-screen TV...moreless

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Sports & Activities

                  Attractions

                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Library
                  • Live Theater
                  • Marina
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Restaurants
                  • Winery Tours

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Babysitter
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Groceries
                  • Laundromat
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                  • Lakefront:

                    Very private, beach-level deck with table & chairs adjoining 50 foot swimming pier. Screened porch or dining deck for a higher view of the water. Swimming pier, yard, garden and woods....moreless

                  • Village:

                    1.2 mi. on scenic walking/biking road past wooded historic estates to Main St....moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Paragliding
                  • Parasailing
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Sailing
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Wind-Surfing

                  Dining

                  • Child's Highchair
                  • Dining:

                    Kitchen table leaves allow flexibility in table size to seat 6....moreless

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 4 people

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning:

                    Central air with individual controls for each bedroom....moreless

                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating:

                    Electric baseboard heating keeps the cottage cozy, along with the fireplace Heat-O-Lator....moreless

                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided:

                    Sheets, towels, bathmat and dishtowels supplied for a fee of $80/wk...moreless

                  • Living Room:

                    Rattan couch, coffee table, easy chair, director's chair. Bookcase contains books, DVDs, brochures for attractions and recommended 'Place to Go...' Stereo and satellite TV next to stone fireplace...moreless

                  • Parking Off Street:

                    Two spaces provided...moreless

                  • Telephone
                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Wood Fireplace:

                    Seasoned firewood and kindling from the property furnished gratis. Heat-O-Lators vent heat into the room....moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker:

                    10 cup coffeemaker with gold filter....moreless

                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    Inventory available upon request...moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    Inventory available upon request....moreless

                  • Dishwasher:

                    New in 2012...moreless

                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen:

                    Unusually fully equipped kitchen, with new stove, dishwasher and recent fridge. Ask for our kitchen equipment inventory....moreless

                  Outside

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Screened porch with a multipurpose table and chairs, with wicker armchairs and settee. Separate deck with table/chairs & Adirondack chairs at water level for spectacular sunsets! Also a new lawn deck with table & chairs off with another water view....moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Garden of perennials and grass lawn & vinca groundcover....moreless

                   

                  Reviews

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                  2014 RATES   May 8-15: $1195/wk OR $175/nt Su-W, $233/nt Th-Sat  
                  May 16-June 5: $1595/wk OR $256/nt Su-W, $340/nt Th-Sat  
                  June 6-19 & Sept 8-17: $1795/wk OR $288/nt Su-W, $384/nt Th-Sat 
                  June 20-Aug.15: $2695/wk, Friday to Friday only  
                  Aug. 16-Sept 7 & Sept 18-Oct. 19:  $1995/wk OR $320/nt Su-W, $428/nt Th-Sat 
                  Oct. 20-27: $1495/wk OR $240/nt Su-W, $320/nt Th-Sat 
                  Note:11% tax will be added to rates; $200 security deposit; Linens supplied $80
                  

                  Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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                  Last updated: 12/03/2014
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                  Location

                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Ephraim-Gibraltar (small plane);Green Bay Airport
                  1.3 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Main St. has several
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Orchards & several w/in 5 mis.
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Hwy. 42
                  1.2 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  White Gull Inn
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Our place & ssand beach in village

                  Car: Recommended

                  Sunbathing, swimming and fishing at your front door, a variety of golf courses, nearby restaurants, fabulous art galleries, antique shops/malls, coffeehouses, unique shops, several live summer theaters, boat rental, nature watching, farmers' markets, many festivals and concerts, and Peninsula State Park w/in two miles with biking and hiking paths, nature programs, 18 hole championship golf course, swimming beach with sailboat, canoe & kayak rentals, spas, Eagle Bluff lighthouse, observation tower, and much more!

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1927

                  About the owner: My husband has happily summered here in Fish Creek from his birth to his old age, with many entertaining stories of past adventures. I married into this and my only previous claim to fame was biking from Green Bay to Gill's Rock with my Girl Scout troop, sleeping on tick-filled straw (early youth hostels) and drinking in the scenic beauty when I wasn't struggling up hills on my old fat-tired, single gear bike. It was love of the scenic Door at first sight, although maybe not so much the bike!

                  Why the Owner Chose Fish Creek:
                  Our family was the first of the 'summer people' in 1897 when our grandfather bought most of the cutover land on the Gibraltar bluff and to the west along the shore. They built the first Fish Creek summer estate (burned down when Curly Lambeau later owned it) next to the Carpenter Gothic Church of the Atonement. With our father's generation, a new house was built in 1929 to the south and it has been in the family ever since.


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                  Speaks: english

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                  • Relax in comfort on the screened porch, lulled by the waves and water view.

                    Relax in comfort on the screened porch, lulled by the waves and water view.

                  • A unique, generous stretch of private waterfront in an extraordinary location.

                    A unique, generous stretch of private waterfront in an extraordinary location.

                  • Glorious sunsets are always unique and always a thrill.

                    Glorious sunsets are always unique and always a thrill.

                  • Curl up in cozy comfort with one of our books or enjoy the TV, DVDs or stereo.

                    Curl up in cozy comfort with one of our books or enjoy the TV, DVDs or stereo.

                  • Very well equipped kitchen with all new appliances, including a 5 burner stove.

                    Very well equipped kitchen with all new appliances, including a 5 burner stove.

                  • New queen mattress, ample bedding, reading lamps, and an extra closet dresser.

                    New queen mattress, ample bedding, reading lamps, and an extra closet dresser.

                  • Looking north from 1 of the 2 Cottage parking spaces toward the cottage.

                    Looking north from 1 of the 2 Cottage parking spaces toward the cottage.

                  • Your lawn, part of a sizable yard, allows you variety in sunny/shady activities.

                    Your lawn, part of a sizable yard, allows you variety in sunny/shady activities.

                  • Choose another water view or unwind in your hammock in the shade.

                    Choose another water view or unwind in your hammock in the shade.

                  • Not just sunsets, but the luminescent afterglow can be awe-inspiring as well

                    Not just sunsets, but the luminescent afterglow can be awe-inspiring as well

                  • One-half block further feast on White Gull Inn's cherry-stuffed waffles!

                    One-half block further feast on White Gull Inn's cherry-stuffed waffles!

                  • Stroll along the waterfront park and public dock. Yes, donated by our family.

                    Stroll along the waterfront park and public dock. Yes, donated by our family.

                  • Dining for four on the screened porch gives you a lovely water view.

                    Dining for four on the screened porch gives you a lovely water view.

                  • Watch swimmers or toast the sunset on our new pier and deck.

                    Watch swimmers or toast the sunset on our new pier and deck.

                  • Another dining option on your private deck--another smashing water view.

                    Another dining option on your private deck--another smashing water view.

                  • The living room looks out on the porches and the water. Cozy seating for five.

                    The living room looks out on the porches and the water. Cozy seating for five.

                  • 4 can eat in the kitchen for another water view when weather doesn't cooperate.

                    4 can eat in the kitchen for another water view when weather doesn't cooperate.

                  • Twins in the second bedroom, again with an extra dresser in the closet.

                    Twins in the second bedroom, again with an extra dresser in the closet.

                  • A small garden pleases the eye on the short walk to the welcoming cottage door.

                    A small garden pleases the eye on the short walk to the welcoming cottage door.

                  • Screening bushes looking south from the hammock toward the Cottage parking space

                    Screening bushes looking south from the hammock toward the Cottage parking space

                  • Stroll to Main Street down this rustic lane past lovely summer houses and woods.

                    Stroll to Main Street down this rustic lane past lovely summer houses and woods.

                  • One mile north on Cottage Row & Main is the historic Church of the Atonement.

                    One mile north on Cottage Row & Main is the historic Church of the Atonement.

                  • Within two blocks on Main are many shops, a grocery, bar and 4 restaurants.

                    Within two blocks on Main are many shops, a grocery, bar and 4 restaurants.

                  • Take an informative sunset cruise.Yes again, Ann's Cottage is on the tour!

                    Take an informative sunset cruise.Yes again, Ann's Cottage is on the tour!

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                  2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 4

                  View calendar: Updated 12/03/14
                  Owner
                  Member since: 2003
                  Speaks: english
                  • Response time: Within a few days
                  • Response rate: 100%
                  • Calendar last updated: 12/03/2014
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                  (608) 238-5612 (Wisconsin, USA)

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