About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)
Sleep away from the hustle and bustle of 'downtown' Door County in a quiet little cottage located in a Sugar Maple grove. Have your coffee on the deck each morning as you listen to sounds of woodpeckers and other forest songbirds, or relax with a drink in the evening and take in the call of the whippoorwill. Build a campfire in the fire pit and roast some marshmallows until late in the quiet evening. Whatever your pleasure our cottage offers peace and relaxation.
The central location of the cottage makes a great home base for day trips to Fish Creek (5 miles), Baileys Harbor (5.5 miles), Ephraim (3.5 miles), Sister Bay (7.7 miles), Whitefish Dunes State Park (17 miles) Peninsula State Park (3 miles to Golf course). It also provides a great location for touring Door County on Bicycle. The cottage is located on a 2.2 mile residential 'loop' that offers a nice quiet paved walk with mostly residential traffic.
If water sports and boating are calling you to Door County, we have plenty of room to park most boat trailers. Again, our central location makes for short trips to public access ramps.
The Master Bedroom is located on the North side of the cottage. This does offer privacy from to two-twin bed room, located off the living room. A small bathroom with shower is just near the Master bedroom, while the full bathroom (with clothes washer and dryer) is off the Kitchen area. All towels and linens are provided.
The Kitchen comes with the basics; a few pots and pans, and few utensils, a coffee maker, a toaster, a blender, a refrigerator/freezer, a microwave and an electric oven/range. Basically stated, the necessities to make a few home cooked meals but nothing you'll be seeing on America's Test Kitchen (LOL). Outside we have a basic Weber charcoal grill, so if you want to do some 'bar-b-que', bring some coals and/or lighter.
Firewood for the fireplace and fire pit is provided. Please don't bring any of your own firewood for all the obvious reasons. Marshmallow roasting sticks are found on the ground under most trees. Kindling is also found on the forest floor.
The property you will rent is part of the original homestead of my wife's family. Founded in the 1870's, the property was painstaking cleared and farmed until it was sold off 40 years ago to purchase a tractor. When the opportunity came, Evelyn and I re-purchased the improved property and began renting out the cottage. In some cases the owners of the property are hundreds of miles away. Sometimes they aren't even on the same continent. We will be just next door to help ensure your stay is as stress free as possible.
Evelyn and I consider ourselves fortunate to be able to live and work in Door County. We both love everything it has to offer, but mostly the dark summer nights and the quiet of location.
Keywords: Cabin, Cottage
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 23, 2018
About Charles Eckhardt
Charlie and Evelyn both work at Gibraltar School in Fish Creek. Charlie is the band director and Evelyn is the school secretary.
Charles Eckhardt purchased this Cottage in 2007
Why Charles Eckhardt chose Gibraltar
This property used to belong to Evelyn's parents. A long time ago they had to sell it in order to purchase a tractor. When the opportunity came along, we decided to buy it back.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Quaint, quiet, beautiful cottage in a great location!
We had a great Sisters week and couldn’t have picked a more perfect place to stay!
Lovely cottage in the woods.
We enjoyed the roominess of the cottage, two bathrooms, one with a skylight, large kitchen and living room. The deck was conducive to a glass of wine in the afternoon. Charlie stopped in to share a little history, which we enjoyed. We especially liked the location, so easy to get to Ephraim and Fish Creek. For city folks, it was nice to be in a space so quiet and dark.
Cottage in the woods
We just loved the cottage in the woods inside and out. It had everything we needed to make our meals there. I just loved it there it was so very quiet we did see some deer can not wait to come next year. Charles Lichte, Sheboygan Falls, WI
Truly an awesome cabin
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay; clean, quiet and relaxing. They take good care of this place!
We couldn't have asked for more.
Wonderful quiet cabin.
We had a fantastic time at the cottage. It was out of the way and quiet. It was perfect for spending time together as a family without the Internet or tv. Can't wait to go back!
Quiet and secluded, clean & cozy, centrally located
The cottage is just a 10 minute drive or 20-30 minute bike ride from fish creek, peninsula state park, or ephriam, yet it is tucked away in the woods and is so quiet and peaceful. The only sounds we heard were the trees blowing in the wind and birds chirping. The house itself was just what we needed. Clean, & cozy with plenty of space, and all the comforts of home. It was great being able to use the fireplace on rainy nights and have the deck and fire pit available outside. Wished we could've stayed longer and would definitely stay there again. Met the owner Charlie and he was very nice and helpful.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are subject to change based upon number of guests. Damage protection insurance can be waived. Additional $25.00 fee per person/night over 4 covers extra cleaning and water usage. SPRING AND FALL $500.00 per week rates apply to parties of 4 or less, with check in and out on a Sunday.