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Cottage Row Waterfront Retreat

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The house as you come down the driveway.

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Last updated: 09/24/2014
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Fish Creek house description

This beloved house has been in the same family for more than forty years. The house is an authentic antique waterfront 'Summer Cottage' built in 1900. It has seven bedrooms, six bathrooms, one half-bath, an enormous living area and a huge wraparound porch. Lawns, original stonework and towering trees surround the house. It has its own large private dock with a protected harbor where you can keep your boat. There is even a separate, secluded stone terrace overlooking the water. It is hard to imagine a more spacious or peaceful place to enjoy the beauty of Door County.

The living/dining area is huge and open with high beamed ceilings and abundant windows. The dining table has extra leaves to accommodate a large family gathering. There is a small den just off the main living room for watching television or playing games. There is a powder room adjacent to the TV room. The kitchen is old-fashioned with a large vintage porcelain cast iron kitchen sink and butcher block table and countertops. There are two generous pantries filled with cookware, dishes and glasses. Just off the kitchen is a large storage area with plenty of space for your bicycles or other equipment, as well as a laundry area.

The bedrooms are all big and bright with large windows. Several of the bedrooms have sun-porches that open off them. The mattresses and box springs are all new. The bathrooms are charming and old-fashioned: three have the original porcelain sinks and claw foot bathtubs and three have shower stalls.

Outside, just off the kitchen and dining room, there is a stone courtyard with a gas grill, table and chairs that is perfect for outdoor summer dining. Just beside it is a croquet court. There are numerous lawns with ample room for children to run and frolic to their hearts' content while the adults gather to eat and socialize. All in all, it is an ideal setting for a social gathering; it is spacious and comfortable (and we think it has the most beautiful sunsets in Door County).

The house is less than half a mile from the town of Fish Creek. It is a brief 10 minute walk into the center of town, where there are numerous shops, cafes and restaurants. The Peninsula State Park, with its miles of bike trails and beaches, is a 10 minute bike-ride away. This is simply the ideal location for anyone who likes to boat, fish, swim, bike, hike or just relax in solitude.

As you can tell, this is a very special place. Almost everyone who walks onto this property falls in love with it – it seems to transport you to a quieter and more gracious time. While you probably won’t find a house with greater soul or beauty, at the end of the day, it is an old country house with quirks and blemishes: so it is not a good fit for those seeking either luxury or perfection.

Our family truly treasures this house and we are happy to share it with others who will appreciate it as we do.





Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15, Beds for 15

              Bathrooms: 0 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              Other Amenities

                  • There is a croquet court just off the outdoor eating area. There is no central air conditioning. The house is directly on the water and is usually kept cool by the breeze off the bay. There are large windows and porches throughout the house and fans are available in every room....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Books
                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    Large satellite flatscreen TV with DVD in den. An additional TV is available upstairs with DVD player (no satellite upstairs, DVDs only)...moreless

                  • Television

                  Attractions

                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Restaurants

                  Local Services & Businesses

                      • Fitness Center

                      Leisure Activities

                      • Antiquing
                      • Boating
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Miniature Golf
                      • Shopping
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Wildlife Viewing

                      Location Type

                          • Lakefront:

                            The house is directly on Green Bay with beautiful open views. The private dock offers easy access for swimming and dockage for your small boat. ...moreless

                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                          • Cycling
                          • Fishing
                          • Golf
                          • Hiking
                          • Jet Skiing
                          • Kayaking
                          • Mountain Biking
                          • Parasailing
                          • Sailing
                          • Snorkeling/Diving
                          • Swimming
                          • Tennis
                          • Water Skiing
                          • Wind-Surfing

                          Dining

                          • Dining
                          • Dining Area

                          General

                          • Clothes Dryer:

                            Spacious Separate Laundry Room on Ground Floor....moreless

                          • Free Long Distance:

                            Free nationwide calling is included....moreless

                          • Heating
                          • Internet
                          • Iron & Board
                          • Linens Provided
                          • Living Room
                          • Parking:

                            Large circular driveway with additional upper parking area will accommodate several cars and a small boat trailer....moreless

                          • Telephone
                          • Towels Provided
                          • Washing Machine:

                            Spacious Separate Laundry Room on Ground Floor....moreless

                          • Wireless Internet

                          Kitchen

                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Kitchen
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster

                          Outside

                          • Balcony:

                            Several of the bedrooms have small private balconies....moreless

                          • Deck / Patio:

                            The house has an enormous wraparound porch Half of the porch is covered and half is open. Additionally, across the lawn and well away from the house there is a private secluded stone patio overlooking the water. It is a glorious place to rest, read, talk or simply enjoy the surrounding peace and beauty....moreless

                          • Lawn / Garden
                          • Outdoor Grill
                           

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                          Rates for 2013: $825/night .. $5450/week
                          Including Boat Slip. Includes all linens
                          Note: 5.5% state tax and 5.5% room tax not included
                          $500 Security Deposit, fully refundable if terms are met
                          

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                          Last updated: 09/24/2014
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                          Photos

                          • The house as you come down the driveway.

                            The house as you come down the driveway.

                          • House from the south.

                            House from the south.

                          • The front of the porch facing the water

                            The front of the porch facing the water

                          • View from front lawn to private dock below, terrace to the right.

                            View from front lawn to private dock below, terrace to the right.

                          • View of the house from the dock.

                            View of the house from the dock.

                          • Dining room looking out toward croquet court

                            Dining room looking out toward croquet court

                          • Bedroom #2 (two twin beds) with private bathroom (shower)

                            Bedroom #2 (two twin beds) with private bathroom (shower)

                          • Bedroom #4 (2 twin beds) with private bathroom (bathtub)

                            Bedroom #4 (2 twin beds) with private bathroom (bathtub)

                          • Bedroom #6 (2 twin beds) with shared bathroom (shower) with bedroom #7

                            Bedroom #6 (2 twin beds) with shared bathroom (shower) with bedroom #7

                          • Private bathroom to bedroom #1

                            Private bathroom to bedroom #1

                          • the kitchen leading into 2 pantries

                            the kitchen leading into 2 pantries

                          • The television room off the living room

                            The television room off the living room

                          • The house as it faces the water.

                            The house as it faces the water.

                          • One side of the huge wrap-around porch

                            One side of the huge wrap-around porch

                          • View from front porch of private dock and harbor

                            View from front porch of private dock and harbor

                          • Relaxing on the dock.

                            Relaxing on the dock.

                          • Living room

                            Living room

                          • Bedroom #1 with king bed and private bathroom (shower)

                            Bedroom #1 with king bed and private bathroom (shower)

                          • Bedroom #3 (queen bed) with private bathroom (bathtub)

                            Bedroom #3 (queen bed) with private bathroom (bathtub)

                          • Bedroom #5 (3 twin beds) with private bathroom (bathtub)

                            Bedroom #5 (3 twin beds) with private bathroom (bathtub)

                          • Bedroom #7 (queen bed) with shared bathroom (shower) connecting to bedroom #6

                            Bedroom #7 (queen bed) with shared bathroom (shower) connecting to bedroom #6

                          • Private bathroom to bedroom #5

                            Private bathroom to bedroom #5

                          • The pantry

                            The pantry

                          • Sunset on the dock

                            Sunset on the dock

                          VRBO #229589

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                          This listing was first published here in 2009.

                          Date last modified - Tuesday, September 30, 2014

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                          7 Bedroom / 0.5 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 15

                          View calendar: Updated 09/24/14
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                          7 BR  0.5 BA  Sleeps 15

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