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Secluded Waterfront Cottage: 9/15-18 Bargain!

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

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Last updated: 08/20/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Fish Creek cottage description

[OWNER'S NOTE: Our last 2 fall stays are available at an unusual bargain price!
9/15-18 is $100+ off: $815 plus tax--and full summer amenities except for swimming! 9/29-10-2 is also available at $860 plus tax. September can be wonderful for outdoor activities, and less crowded and less expensive. The end of the month is already colorful and relatively warm along the water. Give us a try!

3 night minimum. We are happy to talk about our beloved cottage and ready to answer any questions.]

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!





Keywords: Cottage, cabin, house, shore, Green Bay, on the water, lakefront, shore, beach

Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • 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

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

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

              • Pets Not Allowed:

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

              • Non Smoking Only

              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

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen:

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

              • Dining:

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

              • Stove:

                5 burner gas stove with self cleaning oven, 2011....moreless

              • Coffee Maker:

                10 cup coffeemaker with gold filter....moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Inventory available upon request....moreless

              • Child's Highchair
              • Ice Maker
              • Toaster
              • Seating for 4 people

              Amenities

              • 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

              • Wood Fireplace:

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

              • Heating:

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

              • Linens Provided:

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

              • Air Conditioning:

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

              • Parking Off Street:

                Two spaces provided...moreless

              • Babysitter
              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board

              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

                  • Games:

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

                  • Books:

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

                  • Music Library:

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

                  • DVD Player
                  • Stereo
                  • CD Player

                  Communications

                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Telephone

                  Outdoor Features

                  • 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

                  Theme

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

                  Location & View

                  • 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

                  Activities

                  • Churches
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Laundromat
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Parasailing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Paragliding
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Golf
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Sailing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Medical Services
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Boating
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Cinemas
                  • Library
                  • Marina
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Live Theater
                  • Restaurants
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Antiquing
                  • Walking
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Shopping
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                   

                  Reviews

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Late Summer
                  Aug 15 - Sep 7, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $320 $428
                  Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                  $1,995
                  Summer's End
                  Sep 8 - Sep 17, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $305 $406
                  Thu, Fri
                  $1,895
                  Fall Color Season
                  Sep 18 - Oct 19, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $320 $428
                  Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                  $1,995
                  Inidan Summer
                  Oct 20 - Oct 27, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $256 $340
                  Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                  $1,595

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Tax Rate 11%

                  Notes:

                  Sheets and towels are not provided; optional rent is $80 for any period up to a week, or toss your own in the car and save!

                  A $200 Security Deposit is refundable if terms are met.

                  Maximum occupancy is 4 people.

                  Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

                  1/2 the rent is due to complete the reservation, 1/2 due approximately 1 month before arrival. Other terms may be negotiated from time to time if there are special circumstances. Optional linen rental and security deposit are paid with the final rent payment.


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                  Last updated: 08/20/2014
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                  Location

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

                  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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                  • 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!

                  VRBO #21578

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                  Date last modified - Wednesday, August 20, 2014

                  $256 - $428 per night (USD)
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                  2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 4

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                  Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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