Waterfront Cottage Nestled in Picturesque Setting, Gills Rock
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Gills Rock cottage description
We have added 2 bedrooms, now there are five!
Teskie's Cottage is a 1700 sq. foot home located at 970 Cottage Rd in Gills Rock.
Air-conditioned, picturesque and freshly updated, this appealing waterfront cottage has a front row seat to the amazing view over Green Bay (no direct access to the water), a large master bedroom downstairs, and four additional bedrooms upstairs. A spacious kitchen, living room with stone fireplace, and sitting/reading room complete this quaint Door County cottage. Laundry facilities provided also. A large yard provides space for children and pets to run around.
Built by Lily and Frank Sr. Teskie in the early 1900's, the cottage was once used as a boarding house for visiting fishermen. The hand-cut granite fireplace in the living room, though not available for use, adds to its charm, and was constructed by Frank Sr. out of local stone. The breathtaking view includes the town of Gills Rock from the picture window in the living room, and unending, spectacular sunsets.
Enjoy Fourth of July fireworks from the front yard around the fire pit, grill out on the private sunny patio, or enjoy a book under the shady cedar trees in the yard. If you've been looking for a private yet convenient place to relax and enjoy Door County - this is it!
The much-beloved Shoreline Restaurant, a charming Coffee Shop at Gallery Ten art gallery with Wi-Fi, Charlie's Smokehouse (and Ice Cream!), the Island Clipper Ferry Line to Washington Island, a sprinkling of gift shops, and a spacious park with playground (pet-friendly) are all within walking distance.
Within 5-25 min. driving, so much more - parks, galleries, shops, churches, water activities, hiking, bicycling, wildlife/bird watching, theater events, sunrise/sunset vistas, beaches
Payment via cash, personal checks, Traveler's Checks, and money orders.
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered
- Children Welcome
- Wheelchair Accessible
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
- Baby Crib (1) available
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Child's Highchair
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Parking Off Street
- Towels Provided
- Linens Provided
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Water View
- Lake View
- Mountain Biking
- Water Skiing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Medical Services
- Pier Fishing
- Cross Country Skiing
- Jet Skiing
- Massage Therapist
- Scenic Drives
- Horseback Riding
- Bird Watching
- Live Theater
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Fitness Center
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Miniature Golf
- WALKING DISTANCE: charming Coffee Shop with Wi-Fi at Gallery Ten art gallery (a must), Captain Paul’s Charter Fishing, The Island Clipper Ferry to Washington Island, a children’s park/playground with pavilion (permits dogs), Shoreline Restaurant and Bar, Top of the Thumb Gift Shop, the famous Bea's Homemade Jams and Jellies, the also-famous Charlie’s Smokehouse and Ice Cream shop, the Gills Rock location of the Maritime Museum BY CAR, 5-25 min - OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES: Newport and Peninsula State Parks, several gorgeous golf courses, boat rentals of nearly every kind, jet skiing, parasailing, swimming, freshwater fishing, snorkeling / diving, kayaking and canoeing, hiking, bicycling and mountain biking, annual marathon events, mini-golf, wildlife viewing, bird-watching OTHER: ATM, The Pioneer Store with groceries / DVD rental, many excellent restaurants including Viva Real Live Food Bar in nearby Sister Bay (another must!), churches, specialty shops, antiquing, spa, massage therapy, clinics, several scenic parks, summer theater events including American Folklore Theater, Peninsula Players Theater, Door Shakespeare, the Door County Auditorium, the Skyway Drive-in Theater, Midsummer’s Music Festival, Peninsula Music Festival (August only)...moreless
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Too Good to be True?
Too Good to be True?
If you're wondering, I'd say, Book it! The description and photos are very accurate. We spent 4 nights at Teskie's in early June for a family reunion with our adult children. We needed the 3 bedrooms, didn't mind sharing the bathroom, and found the view and location perfect! Each night, we sat around the fire pit enjoying the changing sky: sunset, stargazing, distant lightning. The gas grill yielded freshly-caught fish and veggie kabobs, the veggies reeled in at the Jacksonport farmer's market (every Tuesday morning). It's an easy walk to the Gill's Rock Coffee shop for tasty coffee and baked goods, and 24-hour free wi-fi. The Shoreline Restaurant has great food, a full bar, and a patio to watch the sun set. We drove to the Shoreline, I'd guess the hike would be about a mile. Teskie's is a good base for a trip to Washington Island, hiking Door Bluff Headlands County Park, driving to Ellison Bluff County Park to see the sunset, and very convenient to Ellison Bay and Sister Bay. Nothing in Door County is really that far away. It was a 35-minute drive to a classic fish boil at the Square Rigger in Jacksonport. Lyle, the owner, is literally right around the corner, and responded immediately when we asked for more firewood. Teskie's Cottage is a perfect choice if you want to be off the tourist trail a little bit, but have a roof over your head.
- Guest itsallgood (WI)
- Date of stay 06/10/12
- Review Submitted 06/16/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, families with young children, pet owners, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Cute, Very Clean Cottage
Cute, Very Clean Cottage
We had a great stay here at the Teskie Cottage.Very simple and straight-forward 1930's cottage, extremely clean and bright. Nice,newer updated bathroom. Electric baseboard heat kept everything warm&cozy during our chilly May '11 stay. Beautiful waterfront view of water,sunsets and Town of Gills Rock. Located on a quiet road on the outskirts of Gills Rock, great for walking the dog or strolling into town to the Shoreline Restaurant/Bar. Owner Lyle lives close by to answer any questions. Thanks for being pet-friendly Lyle, we'll be back and would highly recommend this comfortable cottage.
- Guest Steve (Wisconsin)
- Date of stay 05/13/11
- Review Submitted 05/18/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, people with disabilities, girls getaway, pet owners, adventure seekers, age 55+.
May-June, and 2nd week Aug-November, $110/2 persons/night, addt'l persons $10 Weekly only in July and Aug, $850, up to 6 persons Pet friendly, no additional charge Check-in: 3pm Check-out: 9:30 am Prices subject to change 50% deposit required; balance due upon arrival Cash, Personal and Cashier's Checks, Money Orders
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The front yard - for your evening campfire at the waterfront!
... from the living room window - gorgeous!
Sun is on the water... it's so bright in the living room!
Arriving at our waterfront cottage - your new home!
Our cheerful country kitchen...
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