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Beautiful Apartments in a Turn-of-the-Century Historic Building

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Last updated: 04/27/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Apartment, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath (Sleeps 6)

This is your chance to experience a bit of history when you stay in one of two beautifully furnished apartments above the Gerhart Building. This building dates back to 1891 and 1905. The oldest portion of the building first served as a tavern and the 1905 section of the building was built to be a hardware store known for many years as Gerhart's Hardware. The street-level portion of the building currently houses 'The Ivy Cottage', a delightful gift and home accessory shop, and 'Shannon's Yoga and Fitness', a great place to drop in and catch a work-out while vacationing.

After you enter the unassuming door on the street level of 2nd Street and climb a short flight of stairs, you will be pleasantly surprised to find two of the loveliest vintage apartments in all of downtown Algoma! They are bright and sunny with floor to ceiling windows in the living rooms and cozy bedrooms, with fully appointed kitchens. Apartment A has three bedrooms (one queen, one full, and two twins) and one bath and an extra sink and vanity in the hall. There is a large front living area that also has a pull-out couch and a gorgeous '4 seasons' room with knotty pine ceilings and windows around the whole room that offer a panoramic view of the winery, lake, and marina. There is a small outdoor roof deck that makes a great place to grill a meal or enjoy coffee or cocktail. This apartment has 4 small TV's that are either DVD or VHS ready and there is an extensive DVD and VHS collection with 100's of movies to choose from. Free WiFi is also available. The full-sized kitchen is completely stocked with everything you would need to create a beautiful meal, but you may prefer any of the many fine dining establishments that are less than a block away. There is a washer and dryer available for use also.

When you walk into Apartment B, the floor-to-ceiling windows, hardwood floors,and graceful arches in the living dining room will take your breath away. This lovely apartment has two bedrooms (one with a queen and one with two twins) and one bathroom. The kitchen is huge and cheery - a great place to cook a good old fashioned breakfast to enjoy at the antique dining table. Again, there is free WiFi and access to a multitude of movies.

This would be a perfect place to host a 'girlfriend trip' or a romantic get-away. And don't forget about the Von Stiehl Winery directly across the street. They have a wonderful tour and they host several events throughout the year. The yoga/pilates studio downstairs welcomes drop-ins. What could be more fun than to try a zumba class with your girlfriends and then cool off with a glass of wine!
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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/27/2017

Property Type

  • Apartment

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be 21 or older...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Huge selection of DVD's and VHS tapes. Hundreds of movies....moreless


  • Marina
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    From the rooftop deck, the lake, marina and lighthouse is visible across the street....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Swimming


  • Air Conditioning:

    window unit in two bedrooms in apartment A. 1 window unit in large bedroom in apartment B...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    washer and dryer in apartment A...moreless

  • Elevator
  • Gas Fireplace:

    Apartment A has fireplace in four seasons room...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    parking on street behind the building and free lot adjacent to building...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    washer and dryer in apartment A...moreless

  • Wireless Internet


  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    dishwasher in apartment A...moreless

  • Kitchen
  • Microwave:

    microwaves in both apartments...moreless

  • Refrigerator


  • Outdoor Grill


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from 26 traveler reviews
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Tax Rate 11%

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 04/27/2017
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These beautifully furnished upper apartments are located directly across from the Von Stiehl Winery on one side and the local bowling alley on the other. Downstairs there is a Pilates/Yoga studio and a wonderful gift shop called 'The Ivy Cottage'. A short walk will take you to the Marina or to historic Steele Street where you can wander through great shops and restaurants. The apartments are 1/2 mile from sandy Crescent Beach and Boardwalk. Some of the area attractions include golfing, the Ahnapee Trail, canoeing and kayaking, The Flying Pig, pier fishing, marina, shopping, and snowmobiling an ice fishing in the winter. Lambeau Field is only 40 miles away and Door County is 5 miles away.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: Hi, my name is Beth and I grew up in the midwest. My family lived in Steven's Point, Wisconsin for several years before moving to Michigan and finally to Texas in 1976. I currently live in Denton, TX but I try to 'escape' to Wisconsin every summer when the heat gets too extreme down here.

Why the Owner Chose Algoma, WI, USA:
I purchased this property for several reasons. First, I love Algoma! What a great wholesome place to spend a summer! It has everything one could ask for in a small town - the lake, the beautiful outdoors, biking and hiking trails, art ('Clay on Steele'), great restaurants and bars, bowling, a good library, shopping (The Ivy Cottage and the very eclectic 'Flying Pig'), and GREAT FRIENDLY FOLKS! I have been taking my kids here every summer since they were babies and we have made so many wonderful memories (searching for beach glass and pretty rocks, swimming at Krohns lake, picnicking at all the many area parks, kayaking, and bicycling the Ahnapee Trail). But I fell in love with this particular building for two reasons. I always wanted to live in an upstairs apartment in a historical building, and I am an artist, so I loved the huge garage that I plan on turning into a studio when I retire in Texas. Since I live 5 states away, I liked the fact that there was no yard to upkeep and that I had downstairs tenants that could help me keep an eye on things when I wasn't there. So far, it has worked wonderfully and I try to get up here every chance I get. This place and this town provide me with a peaceful escape from the hectic pace and lifestyle that comes with living in the Dallas area.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
I purchased this property from the family of the original owners. They lived in this building for 3 generations and I think that's pretty neat that they have entrusted me with a piece of history that has been in their family since 1891. Therefore, with the exception of WiFi, I have not installed flat-screen TV's with nine million channels in every room. To me, this is a place to focus on yourself and the people and life you love. I've tried to furnish the apartments with beautiful artwork, and comfortable furniture and antiques. It is a place to rejuvenate your senses and get back in touch with nature and simplicity. If you want a modern-day hotel, then I urge you to look elsewhere, but if you want a beautiful comfortable home where you can read, rest, play games, tell stories,and relax then this is the place for you.

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Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/27/2017

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  • living room and dining room in Apartment B

    living room and dining room in Apartment B

  • main bedroom in apartment B

    main bedroom in apartment B

  • Second bedroom in Apartment B

    Second bedroom in Apartment B

  • Kitchen Apartment B

    Kitchen Apartment B

  • Bedroom in Apartment A

    Bedroom in Apartment A

  • Second bedroom in Apartment A

    Second bedroom in Apartment A

  • bathroom in apartment A

    bathroom in apartment A

  • roof patio

    roof patio

  • view from roof patio

    view from roof patio

  • having fun at the wine festival

    having fun at the wine festival

  • Dining area in Apartment B

    Dining area in Apartment B

  • Main bedroom in Apartment B (sofa bed)

    Main bedroom in Apartment B (sofa bed)

  • Bathroom in Apartment B

    Bathroom in Apartment B

  • four seasons room in apartment A

    four seasons room in apartment A

  • art alcove in apartment A

    art alcove in apartment A

  • Kitchen in Apartment A

    Kitchen in Apartment A

  • Living area in apartment A

    Living area in apartment A

  • doorway to outdoor roof patio

    doorway to outdoor roof patio

  • view from kitchen (winery building) in apartment A

    view from kitchen (winery building) in apartment A

  • View from the street

    View from the street

  • historical photo

    historical photo

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Thursday, April 27, 2017

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