Classic Secluded Waterfront Cottage, Fish Creek:10-28 to 31@ 15% Off--Peak Color
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- Minimum stay:3-7 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
[OWNER'S NOTE: Oct. deal: 10/28 to 31 (15% discount) with a TERRIFIC showing of glorious fall color on our road and temps warmer than the rest of the peninsula (we are warmed by the bay and the bluff behind us) at a much lower rate. A minimum 3 nt. stay (ask for price), all plus tax. We are enjoying a full display of fall color and it should continue to the weekend,way later than usual! A once in a lifetime chance to get peak fall colors at a basement price. The offer will only continue through Tuesday! We are having internet problems so call 920-868-3559 to reserve.
***2017 bookings open 11 months before your proposed arrival date. We are already getting inquiries, so act early for the best choice of dates. Spring & summer dates & rates are posted. We are listing only 7 nt. stays, but will add shorter stay rates later in the year. They will be available when they are listed in rates section. Contact us for details. ]
WATERFRONT LOCATION...at Ann's Cottage you will be just over a mile from downtown Fish Creek, at the bustling center of the resort area (#1 Midwest getaway according to Midwest Living Magazine), as you unwind happily in your quiet, secluded, and well-appointed private waterfront cottage.
For swimming, fishing, stargazing and sunsets that can take your breath away, you will have a new beachfront deck and seasonal swimming pier with a long stretch of private waterfront. The shore front cottage, with its screened porch set back just 30 feet from the water, is not visible from the street. The only traffic that you're likely to hear is boat traffic, and the waves will lull you peacefully to sleep.
PEOPLE JUST LOVE...the screened-in porch overlooking the water. There is a multipurpose table, four chairs and two wicker armchairs and a settee. Some guests tell us that they have never eaten a meal in the kitchen because it is so very pleasant dining outside. Fans of alfresco dining can enjoy a deck in the yard with another table and chairs and a grand water view, yet convenient to the kitchen.
INSIDE...the living room has a classic stone fireplace, and seasoned firewood is provided for you, along with satellite TV, Netflix, books, games, DVDs and a stereo with an MP3 docking station. You will find the kitchen to be very nicely equipped, and its eating area also offers a great view of the water.
There are two bedrooms, one with a queen-sized bed, the other with twins. The bathroom has a tub/shower and new Martha Stewart vanity. Mattresses and appliances are all recent. We have recently added air conditioning. If you spot a cleaning problem when you arrive, we have an agreement with our cleaners that they will return to correct it.
EVERYTHING YOU MIGHT NEED… An on-site caretaker (at the property entrance) is available gratis to help with any house-related problems and doesn’t mind answering a quick question about area attractions.
The owners provide information for arranging tickets and boat and bike rentals ahead, detailed instructions for “operating” the cottage, along with guidebooks and their suggestions for exploring the county. Even a needle and thread!
THE NEIGHBORHOOD...is quiet, beautiful, and special. Ann's Cottage, with a private 150 foot shoreline unique for a small rental, is situated on one of the early 20th century estates in a Fish Creek waterfront summer colony dubbed "millionaires' row.” It is well separated and screened from 2 other houses on the property (the caretaker's cottage and owner's large home are each hundreds of well-screened feet away) and has its own private waterfront and ample yard and garden.
On the way to Main Street, the trees meet over the woods-and-wildflower-lined road, offering a splendid route for a walk or short bike ride. Be on the watch for spring wildflowers, wild turkeys, deer, pileated woodpeckers, hummingbirds, and other wildlife.
Your destination, quaint Fish Creek, has arguably the best amenities in Northern Door: a picturesque village and harbor, a grocery, unique shops, many restaurants at all price points, gourmet carryout pizza, Peninsula State Park, live theater, art galleries and art school classes, a friendly bar/grill, a coffee shop, a bank, hair salon, a library and bookstore among them. And TWO ice cream shops, a candy emporium and children's toy shop. Several golf courses are minutes away.
SO MANY PLEASANT WAYS TO PASS THE TIME...relish a leisurely cup of coffee on your porch listening to our cardinals sing while you breeze through a sudoku or crossword. Settle in an Adirondack chair overlooking the water, breathe in the natural cedar aromatherapy, and read a book or catch a glorious nap on the hammock in the sun or shade.
Hang out by the water and see pelicans (yes!) and gulls soaring over the waves. Enjoy a glass of wine and a spectacular sunset over the water. And at the end of a magical day the stars put on a show for free, maybe even Northern lights, without city lights to dim the dazzling display. It will be so relaxing.
For less than many local hotel or resort rooms in season, you have both indoor & outdoor space, many amenities, and an incomparable and private waterfront setting. You can save even more by having some meals or carryout at home.
OUR GUESTS WEIGH IN…Be sure to skim the many “Traveler Reviews” at the end of our VRBO listing.
Many of our guests have pronounced the cottage, the waterfront setting, and the neighborhood to be quite simply enchanting. They value the privacy here, as well as the convenience of being so centrally located in Door County. There are a number of guests who have vacationed here regularly for 20 years. Once you stay here, you will understand why!
Keywords: Cottage, cabin, house, shore, Green Bay, on the water, lakefront, shore, beach
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Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- INSIDE: Seasoned firewood furnished; unusually well-equipped kitchen with coffee maker, blender, toaster, garbage disposal; window fan, ceiling fans in living room, bedrooms, porch. Bedding, including patchwork quilts and a nice selection of cotton and warmer blankets are provided. We rent sheets and towels or bring sheets, bath (& beach in season) towels, bath mat, and kitchen towels, and dishcloths. OUTSIDE: Well-furnished screen porch, 2 decks with table and chairs, hammock and Adirondack chairs. ADDITIONAL NOTES: There is no smoking inside the cottage. We can only accommodate up to 4 people total and children of any age do count....moreless
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- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Freshwater Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
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- Ice Maker
Deck / Patio:
Screened porch with a multipurpose table and chairs, with wicker armchairs and settee. Separate deck with table/chairs & Adirondack chairs at water level for spectacular sunsets! Also a new lawn deck with table & chairs with another water view....moreless
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Oct 17 - Oct 31, 2016
3 night min stay
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
May 4 - May 11, 2017
7 night min stay
Warblers & Wildflowers
May 12 - May 25, 2017
7 night min stay
May 26 - Jun 8, 2017
7 night min stay
Everything but Swimming!
Jun 9 - Jun 15, 2017
7 night min stay
Jun 16 - Aug 17, 2017
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Friday
Aug 18 - Sep 10, 2017
7 night min stay
Sep 11 - Sep 24, 2017
7 night min stay
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Tax Rate 11%
Sheets and towels are not included; optional rent is $80 for any period up to a week, or toss your own in the car and save!
A $200 Security Deposit is refundable if terms are met.
Maximum occupancy is 4 people.
Periods with 3-night stays offer Sunday night at a weekend rate or week night rate depending on whether it is part of a weekend stay or week night stay.
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
1/2 the rent is due to complete the reservation, 1/2 due approximately 1 month before arrival. Other terms may be negotiated from time to time if there are special circumstances. Optional linen rental and security deposit are paid with the final rent payment.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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Sunbathing, swimming and fishing at your front door, a variety of golf courses, nearby restaurants, fabulous art galleries, antique shops/malls, coffeehouses, many unique shops, several live summer theaters, boat rental, nature watching, farmers' markets, many festivals and concerts, and Peninsula State Park w/in two miles with biking and hiking paths, nature programs, 18 hole championship golf course, swimming beach with sailboat, canoe & kayak rentals, spas, Eagle Bluff lighthouse and much more!
Year Purchased: 1927
About the owner: My husband has happily summered here in Fish Creek from his birth to his old age, with many entertaining stories of past adventures. I married into this and my only previous claim to fame was biking from Green Bay to Gill's Rock with my Girl Scout troop, sleeping on tick-filled straw (early youth hostels) and drinking in the scenic beauty when I wasn't struggling up hills on my old fat-tired, single gear bike. It was love of the scenic Door at first sight, although maybe not so much the bike!
Why the Owner Chose Fish Creek, WI, USA:
Our family was the first of the 'summer people' in 1897 when our grandfather bought most of the logged land on the Gibraltar bluff and to the west along the shore. They built the first Fish Creek summer estate (burned down when Curly Lambeau later owned it) next to the Carpenter Gothic Church of the Atonement. With our father's generation, a new house was built in 1927 to the south and it has been in the family ever since.
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Your cozy living room...cocoa & popcorn, quiet reading, intimate talk...relax...
The Cottage has a generous extent of private shore frontage
Very well equipped kitchen with all new appliances, including a 5 burner stove.
New queen mattress, ample bedding, reading lamps, and an extra closet dresser.
The screened porch is perfect for leisurely conversation and reading.
Another dining option on your private deck and another smashing water view.
Your private pier & deck for swimming, sunning, fishing & dining
Your lawn, part of a sizable yard, allows you variety in sunny/shady activities.
Choose another water view or unwind in your hammock in the shade.
Stroll to Main Street down this rustic lane past lovely summer houses and woods.
One-half block further feast on White Gull Inn's cherry-stuffed waffles!
Take an informative sunset cruise. Yes, Ann's Cottage is on the tour!
Warmed between the bay & sheltering bluff, gorgeous fall colors last longer here
The living room looks out on the porches and the water. Cozy seating for five.
4 can eat in the kitchen for another water view when weather doesn't cooperate.
Twins in the second bedroom, again with an extra dresser in the closet.
Dining for four on the screened porch gives you a lovely water view.
Not just sunsets, but the luminescent afterglow can be awe-inspiring as well
Looking north from 1 of the 2 Cottage parking spaces toward the cottage.
Screening bushes looking south from the hammock toward the Cottage parking space
A small garden pleases the eye on the short walk to the welcoming cottage door.
One mile north on Cottage Row & Main is the historic Church of the Atonement.
Within two blocks on Main are many shops, a grocery, bar and 4 restaurants.
Stroll along the waterfront park and public dock. Yes, donated by our family.
This listing was first published here in 2003.
Date last modified - Tuesday, October 25, 2016
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