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Door County Waterfront Estate

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The house as you come down the driveway.

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Last updated: 08/18/2014
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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, two half-baths, 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 peaceful and lovely 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 separate smaller living area 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 utility room with plenty of storage space for your bicycles or other equipment, as well as a spacious 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 updated shower stalls.

Outside, just off the kitchen and dining room, there is a lovely stone patio 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 any social gathering; it is gracious, spacious and comfortable.

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

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Children Welcome
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15, Beds for 15

              Bathrooms: 7 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Refrigerator
              • Microwave

              Amenities

              • Parking:

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

              • Washing Machine:

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

              • Clothes Dryer:

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

              • Iron & Board
              • Living Room
              • Heating
              • Linens Provided
              • Towels Provided

              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 enormous windows and porches throughout the house and fans are available in every room....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • 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

                  • DVD Player
                  • Books
                  • Television
                  • CD Player

                  Communications

                  • Free Long Distance:

                    Free nationwide calling is included....moreless

                  • Telephone
                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Internet

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    The house has an enormous wraparound porch with abundant seating. 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

                  • Balcony:

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

                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Lawn / Garden

                  Location & View

                      • 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

                      Activities

                      • Restaurants
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Golf
                      • Fishing
                      • Cycling
                      • Sailing
                      • Tennis
                      • Swimming
                      • Kayaking
                      • Parasailing
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Boating
                      • Antiquing
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Shopping
                      • Miniature Golf
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Hiking
                      • Jet Skiing
                       

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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
                      

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


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                      Last updated: 08/18/2014
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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.

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

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

                      • Relaxing on the dock.

                        Relaxing on the dock.

                      • Living room

                        Living room

                      • Bedroom with private bathroom

                        Bedroom with private bathroom

                      • Bedroom with private bathroom

                        Bedroom with private bathroom

                      • Kitchen with pantry

                        Kitchen with pantry

                      • 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

                      • 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 with private bathroom.

                        Bedroom with private bathroom.

                      • Bedroom with private bathroom

                        Bedroom with private bathroom

                      • Sunset from the front porch

                        Sunset from the front porch

                      VRBO #229589

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                      This listing was first published here in 2009.

                      Date last modified - Monday, September 01, 2014

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                      7 Bedroom / 7 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 15

                      View calendar: Updated 08/18/14
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                      (617) 775-4975 (Massachusetts, USA)

                      Speaks: english
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