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Classic Secluded Waterfront Cottage, Fish Creek: 10/17-20@10%Off), 10 & 2017 Ope

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Your cozy living room...cocoa & popcorn, quiet reading, intimate talk...relax...

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Last updated: 09/14/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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[OWNER'S NOTE: Oct. deal: 10/17 to 20 (10% discount) OR 10/23 to 30 (with a 3 night minimum) with a still respectable 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 ($1695/wk) or other minimum 3 nt. stay (ask for price), all plus tax. Bargain rates and often great weather! Most years I walk down our road wondering why we aren't renting into November, it's so beautiful....
We offer an everyday large discount over the competition! Ask about it.
***2017 bookings open 11 months before your proposed arrival date. We are already getting inquiries, so ask early for the best choice of dates. Spring dates & rates are posted; 6/9 to 6/ 15 $1995/wk and 6/16 to 8/17 $2895/wk both plus tax. 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.

COMPARING COSTS
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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Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Guests under 25 must be accompanied by responsible older adult....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Collection of games, toys, DVDs, and books for children. Bed rails, Pack 'N Play, high chair, wading pool, and child-sized table and chairs....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    There are several kennels in Door County for your pets....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2

    ...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (1) New mattress, Twin or Single Beds (1) Recently purchased mattresses, Child Bed (1) Railings to tuck under mattress of twin to make a child bed, (1) Pack 'N Play....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Tub/shower combination, Toto toilet, lots of towel racks, new faucets and Martha Stewart vanity, with a drawer for each guest. Ceiling vent fan....moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Several shelves of recent and popular books....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Scrabble, Monopoly, puzzles, etc. Outside wading pool, beanbags, hula hoops, etc....moreless

  • Music Library:

    Stereo has MP3/iPod docking station....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Direct TV on new flat-screen TV. Netflix provided....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront:

    Very private, beach-level deck with table & chairs adjoining 50 foot swimming pier. Screened porch or dining deck for a higher view of the water. Swimming pier, yard, garden and woods....moreless

  • Village:

    1.2 mi. on scenic walking/biking road past wooded historic estates to Main St....moreless

  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Kitchen table leaves allow flexibility in table size to seat 6. Screened porch table seats 4 as does the patio table with a water view. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Split air system cools the house with individual controls for each bedroom....moreless

  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Electric baseboard heating keeps the cottage cozy, along with the fireplace Heat-O-Lator....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Sheets, towels, bathmat and dishtowels supplied for a fee of $80/wk...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Rattan couch, coffee table, easy chair, director's chair. Bookcase contains books, DVDs, brochures & recommendations of attractions. Stereo and satellite flat TV next to stone fireplace....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Two spaces provided...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    Seasoned firewood and kindling from the property furnished gratis. Heat-O-Lators vent heat into the room....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    10 cup coffeemaker with gold filter....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Inventory available upon request...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Inventory available upon request....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    New in 2012...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Unusually fully equipped kitchen, with new stove, dishwasher and recent fridge. Ask for our kitchen equipment inventory....moreless

Outside

  • 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

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Garden of perennials and grass lawn & vinca groundcover....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall Color Season
Sep 19 - Oct 16, 2016
3 night min stay
$330 $478
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,095
Indian Summer
Oct 17 - Oct 31, 2016
3 night min stay
$256 $380
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,695
Spring Wildflowers
May 5 - May 18, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,195

Changeover Day: Friday

Warblers & Wildflowers
May 19 - May 25, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,395
Early Summer
May 26 - Jun 8, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,695
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$330

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

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:

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Location

3 Miles
Nearest Airport
Ephraim-Gibraltar (small plane);Green Bay Airport
1.3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Fish Creek Main St. has several
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Orchards & several w/in 5 mis.
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy. 42
1.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
White Gull Inn
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Our place & sand beach in village

Car: Recommended

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!

 

Owner info

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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Speaks: english

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  • Your cozy living room...cocoa & popcorn, quiet reading, intimate talk...relax...

    Your cozy living room...cocoa & popcorn, quiet reading, intimate talk...relax...

  • The Cottage has a generous extent of private shore frontage

    The Cottage has a generous extent of private shore frontage

  • Very well equipped kitchen with all new appliances, including a 5 burner stove.

    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.

    New queen mattress, ample bedding, reading lamps, and an extra closet dresser.

  • The screened porch is perfect for leisurely conversation and reading.

    The screened porch is perfect for leisurely conversation and reading.

  • Another dining option on your private deck and another smashing water view.

    Another dining option on your private deck and another smashing water view.

  • Your private pier & deck for swimming, sunning, fishing & dining

    Your private pier & deck for swimming, sunning, fishing & dining

  • Your lawn, part of a sizable yard, allows you variety in sunny/shady activities.

    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.

    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.

    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!

    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!

    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

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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

    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.

    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

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Stroll along the waterfront park and public dock. Yes, donated by our family.

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This listing was first published here in 2003.

Date last modified - Sunday, September 25, 2016

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