La Bella Casa Di Mattoni, 3 Bedroom Cottage on the Bay in Southern Door County

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Last updated: 10/27/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

We have made every effort to set our 2nd home up with all the little details that will make your stay comfortable, relaxing and convenient.

The home is in a beautiful peaceful lake front neighborhood and therefore may not be used for noisy parties. We have great relationships with our neighbors. It is just a few miles from the small town of Brussels, in the area often referred to as Southern Door.

Two of the bedrooms have queen size beds and the third bedroom has a set of bunk beds with a queen on the bottom & a twin on the top.
Two additional guests(#7&8) can be accomodated on the fold out futon in the lower level family room with additional fee of $25 per person/night, upon prior approval.

I want to mention up front that the cottage is on a well and the water contains a lot of minerals including iron. It has been tested and is safe for consumption but some people do not care for the taste or smell. I simply use bottled water in recipes that may have the flavor affected by this.

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Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21 yrs of age--this is a state of Wisconsin rule. My rule: Must be responsible adults :)...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    But must be accompanied by adults, the ridge is not safe for unsupervised children and the stairs to the lakeshore are steep. Also all children must WEAR a life preserver and be with a responsible adult when in the canoe....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No parties involving alcohol or excessive noise allowed on premise. Just not the place for it. ...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    must have pre-approval and be old enough to not chew on furniture & woodwork; guest must clean up after pet; older or smaller dogs might not be able to do the steep steps to the shore; outdoor shower may be used but please have your dog bring their own towels ;). No animals allowed in hot tub whether it is functioning or not please....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    My apologies, there are several steps right inside the door. Once you are in the house it is more wheelchair friendly but getting in is not....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Futon in Basement/unfinished family room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Futon in basement may sleep 2 add'l @$25/night per person...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen, 1 bunk bed

    Bedroom 3 has bunk bed w/queen on bottom & twin on top. ...moreless

  • 2 Queen size Beds; 1 bunk bed w/queen on bottom & twin on top; Futon in the lower level/basement area, for the 7th and 8th guest and is available upon request for $25/night for each add'l guest....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom(in basement): toilet

    For those emergency times when the main bathroom is in use. ...moreless

  • The home is on a holding tank, and while it has ample volume (3500 Gal.) to handle 8 people for way more than a week, excessively long showers could result in needing to have it pumped at an inconvenient time during your stay. Please respect this, it is NEVER a problem with normal length showers. :) THANKS!...moreless


  • Games:

    A few of our family's favorite board games are available ...moreless

  • Television
  • Toys:

    Not baby/toddler appropiate: Legos and Connects are in the closet, watch for little parts & pieces that need to make their way back in to the bin :) ...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural:

    5.8 miles to Brussels WI and 15 miles south of Sturgeon Bay...moreless

  • Water View:

    From the pillow of the master bedroom!...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    The shore is accessible via a set of 45 steps, unfortunately not handicap friendly. I do stress the shore is not a sand beach. It changes from having 10ft of land to water right up to the steps....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Swimming


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    A highchair can be provided upon request....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:


  • Clothes Dryer:

    Free for your convenience, and there is also a rack that can be put on the deck for air drying clothes....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    as of August 2014 Wifi is up & running and is therefore now listed as an amenity. ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    for up to 3 vehicles. No parking on street or lawn allowed....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Nice size driveway. Boat launches just a few miles away and at many locations in Door County so feel free to bring your boat. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath & Beach towels! And a basket to leave the used ones which I will launder after your stay--to conserve use of the holding tank for showers, etc. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Free for your convenience. Please don't over use, as the holding tank should be able to handle water useage for 8 people for more than a week, but excess may require a pump at an inconvenient time....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Sorry, the electric coffee grinder was broken so we are back to the antique hand crank grinder which I prefer anyways ;)...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Ask if there are specific ones you will need, I will make every effort to provide one. If you are experienced at making homemade pasta, I can even lend you our pasta maker(non-electric)!...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Well stocked with dishes, cookware, toaster, coffee pot, utensils, microwave (note: no dishwasher or electric coffee grinder). [We make dishes a family time ;) ]...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    We do leave many items in the cupboards for the times we are there and we happily share....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Bicycles:

    two 26 inch bikes--Please bring your own bike helmets, etc...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Deck has a beautiful view of the lake. I cannot make a guarantee that the hot tub on the deck will be functioning, therefore I do not list it as an amenity. ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    A propane gas grill and a tripod grate over a small fire pit if you prefer cooking over wood. We supply a small amount of firewood to get you started. And the marshmellow forks!!!...moreless



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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Tax Rate 11%


Check-in is 4pm and check-out is 11am. Variances can be considered but not guaranteed; And no charge for asking!

No Cleaning fee-we ask that guests leave the home as they found it, supplies provided for basic cleaning; If you prefer to pay a cleaning fee of $75 please let me know.

Ask about a Winter rate of $100/per nite(does NOT include snow/ice removal by owner)if you don't mind DIY shoveling.

Owner's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 10/27/2016
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30 Miles
Nearest Airport
Green Bay
60 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Washington Island Ferry Line
15 Miles
Nearest Beach
Many swimming beaches all over Door County!

Car: Necessary

Located in a beautiful, peaceful, natural setting with amazing sunsets over the lake. Our home is on the bay side of Door County, where the water is normally calmer and warmer. It is away from the crowds of the northern area of the county but is a beautiful drive to all that our gorgeous county has to offer. If you prefer to stay in the middle of the tourist shopping & activities please consider looking for a place in northern Door County, I want you to have your ideal Door County experience!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: I love living near the water!! This home is one of our favorite places to vacation, whether it is for one night, one week, or more! Waking up in the morning and the first view right from my pillow is the water; Just sitting on the deck and listening to the waves while I read a book; and in the evening watching the sunset. When my husband & I travel we also love to go to other places that are on the water. Our primary home is just 15 miles away in the city of Sturgeon Bay, WI.

Why the Owner Chose Brussels, WI, USA:
When we started looking for property we decided that there was no place more beautiful than Door County in the summertime. But we prefer the Southern Door area for the quiet and when we do finally retire here years from now we will be close enough to Green Bay and all it has to offer, including the airport only 30 miles away, while still being able to take a drive to the northern part of the county any day we choose. And when family comes to visit we can all stay together and easily make day trips to all of the reasons that Door County is considered a primo vacation destination.

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  • 2nd bedroom

    2nd bedroom

  • There is a leaf to extend the dining table.

    There is a leaf to extend the dining table.

  • Futon prepped for add'l guests. Be sure to mention if you will need it made up.

    Futon prepped for add'l guests. Be sure to mention if you will need it made up.

  • View of the water from your pillow

    View of the water from your pillow

  • 3rd bedroom. Beds are being replaced by a queen/twin bunk bed. No picture yet.

    3rd bedroom. Beds are being replaced by a queen/twin bunk bed. No picture yet.

  • Living room with a view!!

    Living room with a view!!

  • Main bathroom with shower & toilet. Pls ask if you wish to borrow a tub for kids

    Main bathroom with shower & toilet. Pls ask if you wish to borrow a tub for kids

  • Sorry, inside fireplaces are not available for use.

    Sorry, inside fireplaces are not available for use.

  • A picture taken from the living room.

    A picture taken from the living room.

  • The shore changes frequently. Water is higher this yr(2016) than I've ever seen.

    The shore changes frequently. Water is higher this yr(2016) than I've ever seen.

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Friday, October 28, 2016

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La Bella Casa Di Mattoni, 3 Bedroom Cottage on the Bay in southern Door County

Brussels, WI, USA #435383

3 BR  1.5 BA  Sleeps 8

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