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Waterfront Cottage Nestled in Picturesque Setting, Gills Rock

Bedrooms 5
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 5 Bedrooms, 1 Bath (Sleeps 6)

We have added 2 bedrooms, now there are five!

Teskie's Cottage is a 1700 sq. foot home located at 970 Cottage Rd in Gills Rock.

Air-conditioned, picturesque and freshly updated, this appealing waterfront cottage has a front row seat to the amazing view over Green Bay (no access to the water), a large master bedroom downstairs, and four additional bedrooms upstairs. A spacious kitchen, living room with wood burning 6 foot stone fireplace, and sitting/reading room complete this quaint Door County cottage. Laundry facilities provided also. A large yard provides space for children and pets to run around.

Built by Lily and Frank Sr. Teskie in the early 1900's, the cottage was once used as a boarding house for visiting fishermen. The hand-cut granite fireplace in the living room adds to its charm, and was constructed by Frank Sr. out of local stone. The breathtaking view includes the town of Gills Rock from the picture window in the living room, and unending, spectacular sunsets.

Enjoy Fourth of July fireworks from the front yard around the fire pit, grill out on the private sunny patio, or enjoy a book under the shady cedar trees in the yard. If you've been looking for a private yet convenient place to relax and enjoy Door County - this is it!

The much-beloved Shoreline Restaurant, a charming Coffee Shop at Gallery Ten art gallery with Wi-Fi, Charlie's Smokehouse (and Ice Cream!), the Island Clipper Ferry Line to Washington Island, a sprinkling of gift shops, and a spacious park with playground (pet-friendly) are all within walking distance.

Within 5-25 min. driving, so much more - parks, galleries, shops, churches, water activities, hiking, bicycling, wildlife/bird watching, theater events, sunrise/sunset vistas, beaches

Payment via cash, personal checks, Traveler's Checks, and money orders.

More Details

Property Manager
Lyle Teskie
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2018


Ellison Bay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , on 1st floor
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , on first floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , on 2nd floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , on 2nd floor
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , on 2nd floor
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , on 2nd floor
  • Baby Crib (1) available
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing


Very Good! 4.2/5 -
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Waterfront Cottage Nestled in Picturesque Setting, Gills Rock
average rating of 4.2 based on 10 reviews
madison, Wi

Gorgeous view of Green Bay

  • 3 of 5

Older home but five women had a blast there. Everything you need is provided

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great views but not clean!

  • 1 of 5

I guess our standards for cleanliness are different than others. It took us over an hour to clean the kitchen to make it acceptable for use. Dirt under beds and couches. Had to rewash the kitchen utensils and dishes before using. I will say the views were great!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful location on lake, clean, interior dated.

  • 4 of 5

Owner was welcoming, friendly and accommodating. Home was furnished with all the necessities, which was unexpected. Towels, paper products, etc.

Would stay again in a New York minute!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean, great location

  • 5 of 5

Attentive owner, great view, walking distance to a excellent restaurant.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great host, great cottage, great location!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was great about this cottage; the view, the breeze, the fireplace, the location. It had everything. Lyle was kind enough to bring us firewood, kindling, and newspaper for our fire. You can walk 200 feet to the main road, turn left or right, and within a three minute walk you can find coffee, food, or drinks. A truely great location. Not to mention a 5, 10, and 15 minute drive gets you to Ellison Bay, Sister Bay, and Ephraim!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing weekend away!

  • 4 of 5

With 5 adults and 2 children (and a dog), this cottage had plenty of space. We were able to get some quiet whether in the house or outside looking over the lake. The owner, Lyle was wonderful. He brought over kindling for our fire that we had every night and answered any questions we had regarding the area of Door County we were in. We enjoyed the quiet atmosphere and friendly customer service of Lyle. We will be back to Gills Rock to stay at this cottage for sure.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

WALKING DISTANCE: charming Coffee Shop with Wi-Fi at Gallery Ten art gallery (a must), Captain Paul’s Charter Fishing, The Island Clipper Ferry to Washington Island, a children’s park/playground with pavilion (permits dogs), Shoreline Restaurant and Bar, Top of the Thumb Gift Shop, the famous Bea's Homemade Jams and Jellies, the also-famous Charlie’s Smokehouse and Ice Cream shop, the Gills Rock location of the Maritime Museum

BY CAR, 5-25 min - OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES: Newport and Peninsula State Parks, several gorgeous golf courses, boat rentals of nearly every kind, jet skiing, parasailing, swimming, freshwater fishing, snorkeling / diving, kayaking and canoeing, hiking, bicycling and mountain biking, annual marathon events, mini-golf, wildlife viewing, bird-watching OTHER: ATM, The Pioneer Store with groceries / DVD rental, many excellent restaurants including Viva Real Live Food Bar in nearby Sister Bay (another must!), churches, specialty shops, antiquing, spa, massage therapy, clinics, several scenic parks, summer theater events including American Folklore Theater, Peninsula Players Theater, Door Shakespeare, the Door County Auditorium, the Skyway Drive-in Theater, Midsummer’s Music Festival, Peninsula Music Festival (August only)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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