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A Waterfront Home for All-Seasons in Door County!

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KillKare Cottage is perfect for your next gathering!

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Last updated: 09/24/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Welcome! We know you'll love our waterfront home as you make memories with friends and family.

Kill Kare is a complete and modernized cottage, available for rentals throughout the year. While only two miles from the city limits of Sturgeon Bay, you'll feel secluded and refreshed here. The water is shallow, situated on an area of the bay called ''the flats''. It's known for great fishing, boating, and swimming. During some years, it's possible for an average height adult to walk over 300 yards into the bay before it is over his or her head. Additionally, there is a sand bar, often exposed, about 75 yards off shore, which is a great place to bring the children for a fun diversion. (During the Winter the bay freezes over entirely - perfect for skating, broomball, snowshoeing, or hiking.)

There are no inhabited dwellings on the lots adjacent to Kill Kare, so it truly is a secluded environment. Potawatomi State Park is just across the bay, so the view is unhampered.


There are no city lights to dim your nighttime view of the stars as you gather around the bonfire on the beach. The driveway is long and tree-lined, isolating you from Highway BB and any traffic noise.

''Kill Kare'' is the name that our grandfather, Louis H. Nebel, gave to this wonderful getaway on Wisconsin's Door County Peninsula. Maybe his love of Shakespeare prevailed, envisioning a place where all cares, worries would be killed. He was Door County's first electrical contractor, and though his residence was only two miles away in Sturgeon Bay, like any businessman, he valued his retreat place. The cottage has been our family gathering place ever since, a place where four generations now have forged their fondest memories.

Our grandfather originally purchased this property in November of 1922...for $750! He paid his mortgage off in two years. Then, in 1935 he secured a mortgage of $5,400 to construct the first phase of the building.

Over the years Kill Kare grew in a piecemeal fashion--adding a sun porch and a small upstairs loft. Then, in 1999, our mother, Helen Nebel, saw to it that the building would be expanded and renovated to serve future generations. When she died in 2002 her will specified that the cottage somehow stay in the family, with rentals allowed to provide for upkeep and taxes - but not as an income property, per se.

*Today Kill Kare is a modernized 4 plus bedroom home, secluded and situated on over 100 feet of private sand beach, available for year-round rentals. You'll gather a sense of our family's history here, and perhaps you'll start to gather a sense of your own. We just love this place, reserving enough family time each year to keep the sense of home and heritage alive. And though most of us no longer live in Door County, we make routine pilgrimages back home - to kill our cares. You'll see why.

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Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12

  • Loft

    Loft/play area/5th bedroom for sleeping bags....moreless

  • Master bedroom: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Smaller first floor bedroom: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Upstairs, two queen beds: 2 queen

    ...moreless

  • Upstairs, bed and sofa sleeper: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    ...moreless

  • Queen Size Beds (5) Baby Cribs (1) Queen sofa sleeper (1)

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Two picnic tables, dock/pier (seasonal), phenomenal view, new pier, canoe, kayak, fire pit for bonfires, phone-activated thermostat for warm arrivals in winter. Very nice for swimming and family activities. Water is shallow and warm....moreless

Entertainment

  • Games:

    Numerous board games....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    (3)...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Small system. Some guests enjoy bringing their own Bluetooth speakers for use inside and out....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Location Type

  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area

General

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    2 Gas Fireplaces...moreless

  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace:

    (2)...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Can remotely turn thermostat up during cold season so it is warm upon arrival....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room

Kitchen

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

Outside

  • Balcony
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
MidSeason (Fall 16)
Sep 16 - Oct 20, 2016
3 night min stay
$350
Special Fall 50
Oct 21 - Oct 23, 2016
3 night min stay
$400
Late Season (Fall)
Oct 24 - Oct 31, 2016
3 night min stay
$350
Quiet Season
Nov 1 - Apr 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$300

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Pet Fee $40
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Please check our website for excluded holidays.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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  • KillKare Cottage is perfect for your next gathering!

    KillKare Cottage is perfect for your next gathering!

  • Breathtaking, isn't it?

    Breathtaking, isn't it?

  • Come sail away...

    Come sail away...

  • Master BR on 1st floor with fireplace

    Master BR on 1st floor with fireplace

  • Come sit a spell...eat, chat, enjoy the views from every corner

    Come sit a spell...eat, chat, enjoy the views from every corner

  • The sitting rm is a perfect place for games, chats & a quiet cuppa anytime...

    The sitting rm is a perfect place for games, chats & a quiet cuppa anytime...

  • An "other" room for the kids... play games, build forts, make memories...

    An "other" room for the kids... play games, build forts, make memories...

  • Upstairs BR - Queen bed and fold out couch

    Upstairs BR - Queen bed and fold out couch

  • A view from the sitting room

    A view from the sitting room

  • What will YOUR fish story be?

    What will YOUR fish story be?

  • Wildlife captured...on film.

    Wildlife captured...on film.

  • Peaceful sunsets, the sound of the waves and the amazing view never grow old.

    Peaceful sunsets, the sound of the waves and the amazing view never grow old.

  • A cozy fireplace, cable TV/DVD player, comfy couches = prime gathering spot!

    A cozy fireplace, cable TV/DVD player, comfy couches = prime gathering spot!

  • Large kitchen, fully stocked awaits your gathering

    Large kitchen, fully stocked awaits your gathering

  • Queen Bedroom on 1st floor

    Queen Bedroom on 1st floor

  • Downstairs bathroom

    Downstairs bathroom

  • Upstairs bathroom

    Upstairs bathroom

  • Upstairs BR: Two Queen Beds

    Upstairs BR: Two Queen Beds

  • You never know what kinds of birds and animals will be in the neighborhood!

    You never know what kinds of birds and animals will be in the neighborhood!

  • Get your camera ready... wildlife shares the neighborhood.

    Get your camera ready... wildlife shares the neighborhood.

VRBO #137311

This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Wednesday, September 28, 2016

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  • Sleeps
    12
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Property type
    Cottage
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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated 09/24/2016

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