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Gills Rock Private Beach (175 Feet) and Patio

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms each w/Queen bed, 2 Bathrooms, Wrap Around Deck

Beautiful Aspen style home on a 2 1/2 acre wooded site with 175 feet of private beach. Our home is a great jumping off spot for your day's activities in Door County. A short walk to Weborg's Warf, a great spot to watch the salmon fishing charters return with their catch! Take a walk along the shore or challenge yourself on the hilly roads on your bicycle.

Our home has a fully equipped kitchen with electric range, oven, microwave, coffee pot, blender, and cuisenart. A wrap-around deck off the kitchen is a perfect spot for coffee, breakfast or an evening cookout on the Weber barbeque. The wooded setting attracts a myriad of birds throughout the day. Walk down to the natural stone patio, complete with fire pit, relax on the wrought iron patio set, and enjoy the nicest sunsets you have ever seen from your own private beach.

Both bedrooms have large closets, dressers, nightstands and a clock radio. Ceiling fans in loft master bedroom and living room. There is a bathroom off of each bedroom and a laundry room with a washer and dryer. There is a natural stone wood burning fireplace with glass doors in the living room. Enjoy the satellite television service, DVD player, VHS tape player, Nintento system and great selection of board games and books. You will love our home.

Smoke-free home.

Five Night Minimum Rental


More Details

Denise and Gene
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 24, 2017

About Denise and Gene

This home was built in 1985 by a local Gills Rock family and we are blessed to be the 2nd owners. My husband and I have been visiting the area for 43 consecutive years and cannot think of a better place that offers such beauty and has a family atmosphere. We have two sons. Each summer they join us as their memories are fond of our time spent together enjoying all that the area has to offer.

Denise and Gene purchased this house in 2001

Guestbook comments from the owner

With two small children you realize how fast time flies by and desperately search for ways to slow time down. This cottage did just that for us. We are grateful the owner shares this wonderful peaceful cottage. The location was just what we were looking for with five amazing Wisconsin State Parks for hiking exploration and endless trails and beautiful scenic roads for biking. Not to mention the countless wineries, restaurants and shopping the area also has to offer. Even though the island clipper, a short walk from the cottage, was not available due to wind we were able to bike a short two miles to the next ferry to visit Washington Island. We are planning on making this a yearly get away.

Recommended for: Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Oct 2012
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Ellison Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main Floor Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Loft Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • April 2013 - Both Baths Remodeled
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Main Floor Bedroom - 1 queen
    Loft Bedroom - 1 queen
    LARGE Closet - 1 double
  • Each Bedrooms has a Queen Bed and Newly Remodeled Bathrooms
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
DVD, AM FM CD Player, Wrap Around Deck, Telephone Service, Alarm Clocks, Iron/Ironing Board, Culligan Water Filter System


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Gills Rock Private Beach (175 Feet) and Patio
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful, relaxing time at this comfortable home. The birds are plentiful, many wildflowers on the property, spectacular sunsets and we even saw a deer in the yard. The owners, Denise and Gene, were wonderful to work with; very accommodating and quick to respond to emails or calls.

Do not hesitate to stay at this beautiful, peaceful home.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Now this just ticks me off as I have never seen a deer in the yard! lol. So glad you loved your stay and thanks for taking the time to write your comments. Denise
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O'Fallon, Missouri

Could not have enjoyed your lovely home more!

  • 5 of 5

Luanne and I LOVED our seven days at your lovely home, Denise!

Being new to Door County, it was a perfect seven-day launching spot for all of our explorations.

Your house is so well kept, and has all the amenities one could hope for. Home away from home, for sure! Not to mention the tons of nature activities RIGHT there!

Your communications and planning for us were top shelf as well.

We thank you so much. Could not have asked more, or enjoyed it more!

Randall & Luanne..... St. Louis, Missouri area

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: My gosh....this review is so nice someone is going to think I paid you BIG BUCKS to write and post this! Glad you two enjoyed yourselves. Denise
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Wonderful Owners and Home

  • 5 of 5

Although I have used VRBO many times, I have never actually written a review of any properties. Do not hesitate to rent this home from Denise and Gene! The home is very clean, modern and in a wonderful area.

Gene and Denise were excellent to work with and always very receptive to my phone calls and e-mails. Denise also contacted me while we were in the home just to make sure that we were satisfied with everything or to see if we had questions or concerns.

Thank you Denise and Gene for a wonderful getaway in beautiful Door County!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: WOW....I am overwhelmed!! Thank you
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Arlene & terri Illinois

  • 5 of 5

Very happy with everything! relaxing,and had everything you need. Beautiful view &quiet area Spending time on the beach a big PLUS, HOPE to return Arlene & Terri (Illinois GREAT restaurant right in Gills Rock (SHORELINE)

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I should do a better job of soliciting reviews, and since I do not, it is so nice to see ones that comes 'just because.' Thank you for taking the time as it seems you had a nice time and enjoyed your week. I am glad......Denise
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Milwaukee, Woronzoff

Great Cozy Cabin

  • 5 of 5

My husband, 9 month old son, and 2 dogs stayed here for Thanksgiving. Everything was wonderful. The cabin was clean and stocked with everything we needed. The owner was very easy to work with and accommodating. The cabin is located in a beautiful and quiet are. We enjoyed ourselves immensely and hope to go back soon!

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Perfect Get Away

  • 5 of 5

If you need a comfy place to get away from the stress of your every day life and totally relax this is the place! This is my second stay and it was as enjoyable as my first stay three years ago. The house is warm and inviting and the evening sunsets are spectacular. The mornings are peaceful with sounds of nature outside your sliding glass door and the evening fires down by the water was the perfect end to a day.

The Diclemente's are wonderful hosts and always make sure that everything is to your satisfaction. Its wonderful that they allow the rest of us enjoy their home.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our shore frontage allows you access to swim in the harbor or you may just want to sit on the patio furniture and enjoy the view and sunsets. A short walk will get you to the public boat launch, charter fishing offices, ice cream parlor, gift shops, freshly smoked fish and The Shoreline Restaurant (a favorite of many!)


Rates & Availability

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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

50% deposit will hold the dates, the remainder should be mailed before your arrival.

50% deposit will hold the dates, the remainder should be mailed before your arrival.


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