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Arts & Crafts Masterpiece

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Nelson House at Door County faces east and the moring sun over Lake Michigan

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Last updated: 12/08/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
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Jacksonport chateau / country house description

NELSON HOUSE AT DOOR COUNTY

Arts & Crafts masterwork on 2 acre wooded lot sloping down to 300 feet of sand beach frontage on Lake Michigan. Solid Douglas Fir beamed ceilings, 5 bedrooms plus sitting room convertible to a dormitory for 2-4 children, 4 stone fireplaces, 3 ceramic tile bathrooms, full kitchen with seating for 12, great room, entertainment room, pool table area in loft, whirlpool, steam shower, 30'X 60' deck. During the summer, we rent by the week, Saturday to Saturday. Rent begins at $3,400 plus 11% tax in June and $3,700 plus 11% tax in July and August, and depends on the number in your party; there is also a security deposit which is returnable within 10 days after you check out.

So, take the beach path to the unobstructed view of the sunrise over the lake, and start your Door County vacation on this very special wooded land.

For information and reservations, call.

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ABOUT THE HOUSE

This is a custom-designed and custom-built house, in the Arts & Crafts style of Greene & Greene. The land was purchased in 1999 and construction began in July of 2000. Master carpenters, masons, cabinet makers, fireplace builders, tilers and metal workers labored for 18 months to create this work. The Great Room's dramatic ceiling soars 28 feet, supporting a wall of glass framed by five Douglas Fir columns, but then it descends to eight feet, to create a warm and inviting feeling around the hearth. The beam joinery is custom; all floors and doors and cabinetry are quarter-sawn oak. Off the Great Room are the entrances to the Library and the Master Suite. The open common area from the Great Room also leads to the kitchen.

Bedroom configuration: Master Suite is downstairs and has 1 king bed, stone fireplace, it's own private exterior entrance, ceramic tile bath with whirlpool and steam shower and double sinks. Attached to the suite is a hall leading past a wet bar to the sitting room, which is convertible to a dormitory for 1-4 children using inflatable aero beds. The view is to the east, with an unobstructed view of the sunrise and the lake.

Upstairs are four bedrooms. The Yellow Room contains a four-poster queen bed and exterior door to a balcony facing north. The Southwest Room contains a pull-out queen bed and stone fireplace after a Greene & Greene design, and an exterior entrance and balcony viewing east and the lake. The Nautical Room has two twin beds and exterior door and balcony with a view to the east and the lake. The Pine Room is lined with inch-thick knotty pine boards and has two twin beds.
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THE BEACH AND NEARBY ATTRACTIONS

It is a short walk to the beach, the path to which is lighted at night. We have 300 feet of sand beach frontage on Lake Michigan, shallow 600 feet out, so flat-bottom boats, kayaks, canoes and sailboats with centerboards can be launched right from our shore. The beach can also be used for nightly fires, which are easy to build. Beach chairs, umbrellas and sand toys are available in the garage.

We are located across the street from The Town Hall Bakery, the best bakery in Door County. Jacksonport also has one grocery, two standalone pub-restaurants and one restaurant in the motel on the same side of the street as the house; the Craft Cottage is across the street from and north of us, and is the place to get lists of activities in Door County and maps. Also see the visitors' center in Baileys Harbor, about 15 minutes' drive north on 57.

Cave Point County Park and Whitefish Dunes State Park are a bicycle ride to the south of us on Cave Point Drive. Both are excellent outings for hiking which could easily take you 4-5 hours to see the entire area. A 10 minute ride south and west of us is Kurtz Coral, riding stables for horseback riding at all levels. Between Jacksonport and Baileys Harbor is Maxwelton Braes golf course. A short ride north, past Baileys Harbor, on County Q, you find two outdoor hiking venues: The Ridges, a nature sanctuary, and Cana Island Lighthouse, which you can tour and picnic under. If fishing is your passion, the causeway off County E is good at dawn and dusk; if you want the thrill of big fish, there is charter fishing and a boat ramp in Baileys Harbor.

The best hiking park is Newport State Park, which is less crowded than popular Peninsula State Park; the best trails for cross-country skiing are at Whitefish Dunes State Park. Best rugged climbing/hiking is found in the Headlands County Park just south of Gils Rock; best camping is at Rock Island, you will take two ferry boats to get there.

We highly recommend Door Shakespeare, an outdoor theater at Bjorklunden, just south of Baileys Harbor, about 10 minutes' drive from the house on 57. For wide range of theater, Peninsula Players in Fish Creek is the venerable summer stock theater where many nationally famous actors got their beginning.

Restaurants: Donny's Glidden Lodge Restaurant for best escargot; White Gull Inn in Fish Creek for breakfast and fish boils; Mission Grille in Sister Bay for fresh fish, Inn at Cedar Crossing in Sturgeon Bay for best cherry pancakes; and best hamburgers and malts/ice cream is at Wilson's in Ephraim; Al Johnson's in Sister Bay for the best Swedish food, including pancakes.

For groceries, please plan to stop at Pic-N-Save in Sturgeon Bay on your way to the house; it's a full service grocery and liquor store; there is a smaller Piggly Wiggly store just south of Sister Bay on 42
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Property Type

      • Chateau / Country House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 10-14

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          Other Amenities

              • 300 feet frontage on Lake Michigan, two wooded acres, 30' X 60' deck,

              Entertainment

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Pool Table
              • Stereo
              • Television
              • VCR
              • Video Library

              Attractions

              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

                  • Fitness Center

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Boating
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Horseshoes
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Shuffleboard
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Sledding
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                  • Beachfront
                  • Lakefront

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Basketball Court
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Hot Air Ballooning
                  • Hunting
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Parasailing
                  • Racquetball
                  • Rafting
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Sailing
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Spelunking
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Wind-Surfing

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wood Fireplace

                  Kitchen

                  • Catering Available
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen
                  • Microwave
                  • Refrigerator

                  Outside

                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Pool / Spa

                  • Sauna
                  • Jetted Tub
                   

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                  SUMMER
                  May 30 - Aug 28, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $4,000

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                  Fees:

                  • Tax Rate 11%

                  Notes:

                  THE ABOVE RATES ARE AVERAGES AND VARY DEPENDING ON THE MONTH AND THE NUMBER IN YOUR PARTY. THERE IS ALSO A SECURITY DEPOSIT, WHICH IS IN ADDITION TO THE RENT AND TAX.

                  THE ABOVE RATES ARE AVERAGES. PLEASE ASK FOR ACTUAL RATES, WHICH VARY DEPENDING ON THE MONTH AND THE NUMBER IN YOUR PARTY.


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                  Location

                  Zip line tours, corn maze, lighthouse tours, Birch Creek jazz festival, Door Shakespeare outdoor theatre, outdoor movie drive-in, cherry festival, fall color touring, Door Plein Air Festival art competition

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2001

                  About the owner: please see calendar for vacancies

                  Why the Owner Chose Jacksonport:
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                  The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
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                  Photos

                  • Nelson House at Door County faces east and the moring sun over Lake Michigan

                    Nelson House at Door County faces east and the moring sun over Lake Michigan

                  • Steps from the deck lead down to the beach path.

                    Steps from the deck lead down to the beach path.

                  • This is the beach trail from the house.

                    This is the beach trail from the house.

                  • We have 300' of frontage, which is part of 10 miles of Lake Michigan sand beach

                    We have 300' of frontage, which is part of 10 miles of Lake Michigan sand beach

                  • The Hearth of the Great Room

                    The Hearth of the Great Room

                  • The open architecture of allows anyone in the kitchen to see into the Great Room

                    The open architecture of allows anyone in the kitchen to see into the Great Room

                  • The Master Bath is equipped with a ceramic-lined steam shower.

                    The Master Bath is equipped with a ceramic-lined steam shower.

                  • The oak staircase and built-in bench are from a Greene & Greene design

                    The oak staircase and built-in bench are from a Greene & Greene design

                  • The Yellow Room has a four-poster queen bed and an entrance to a 2nd fl balcony.

                    The Yellow Room has a four-poster queen bed and an entrance to a 2nd fl balcony.

                  • The Southwest Room features a pullout queen bed, Greene & Greene design wood-burning fireplace, and French doors opening to a private balcony facing Lake Michigan

                    The Southwest Room features a pullout queen bed, Greene & Greene design wood-burning fireplace, and French doors opening to a private balcony facing Lake Michigan

                  • The deck is 25' X 65' with furniture as shown and two Webber charcoal grills

                    The deck is 25' X 65' with furniture as shown and two Webber charcoal grills

                  • A natural gazebo is formed by the canopy of cedars.

                    A natural gazebo is formed by the canopy of cedars.

                  • Most mornings, you wil see the sunrise over the beach dunes and sawgrass.

                    Most mornings, you wil see the sunrise over the beach dunes and sawgrass.

                  • A fire pit may easily be dug in the sand on our beach; the house  in background

                    A fire pit may easily be dug in the sand on our beach; the house in background

                  • The full kitchen can seat 12-14 with leaves and extra chairs which are provided.

                    The full kitchen can seat 12-14 with leaves and extra chairs which are provided.

                  • The Master Bedroom has oak king sleigh bed, wb fireplace and private entrance.

                    The Master Bedroom has oak king sleigh bed, wb fireplace and private entrance.

                  • The ceramic tiled Master Bath is large enough for two adults and has a whirlpool

                    The ceramic tiled Master Bath is large enough for two adults and has a whirlpool

                  • The pool table nook is in the second floor loft at the top of the stairs.

                    The pool table nook is in the second floor loft at the top of the stairs.

                  • The Nautical Room has 2nd fl balcony and faces east to the lake and rising sun.

                    The Nautical Room has 2nd fl balcony and faces east to the lake and rising sun.

                  • The inside walls of The Pine Room are lined with inch-thick pine boards, recovered from an original cottage built on the property nearly a hundred years ago.

                    The inside walls of The Pine Room are lined with inch-thick pine boards, recovered from an original cottage built on the property nearly a hundred years ago.

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                  5 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 14

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