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On the Water. In the Woods. Close to Everything. Perfect for Two.

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Large one bedroom efficiency with beach and fire pit.

G Mama’s Place is only one mile from Sturgeon Bay and minutes to Door County’s intriguing places and colorful events. Escape from your hectic world and recharge here. Choose to just settle in, or venture out and enjoy the delights of the area.

Not only are there the usual conveniences, Wi-Fi, flat screen TV, cable, VCR and DVD, but board games are stacked in the closet and a pool table ready. Amenities abound at this retreat for two adults.

Many restaurants are within a 5 minute drive, a short bike ride or a long walk. However, if you decide to prepare your own food the efficiency apartment is equipped to make preparation convenient. There is a refrigerator, microwave, electric fry pan and hot plate. It has a coffee maker and toaster plus dishes, utensils and cookware. A gas grill is located just outside the door.

The very comfortable queen sized, bed has newer linens and bedding.

You will know you are somewhere special as you walk the short wooded path to your private entrance. As you round the corner of the house and approach your door there is the sound of water flowing over the rocks into a large natural pond. Goldfish hide in the pond; humming and song birds often gather at the nearby feeder.

Mother Nature provides many of the truly unique amenities of G Mama’s Place. Potowatomie State Park lends another dimension to the water/woods view – a sea of green trees in summer and vibrant orange, red and yellow ones in fall.

You can swim or sunbathe right on the property. The water is quite shallow and thus tends to be warmer than many other open water swimming areas. You can use the old rowboat and row along the shore or even fish if you have your gear. If you are a kayaker and bring your own boat you can launch right from the shore.

Bikers and runners can begin their activities from G Mama’s Place. A golf course is close and likewise public tennis courts.

At the end of a busy day you may want to refresh yourself with a sauna. Its pleasant warmth soothes achy, tired muscles. It warms an over-chilled body or can be taken just because it feels soooo good! Towels are provided for use in the shower/sauna.

Mother Nature frequently provides spectacular sunsets. Not only are the sunsets beautiful but the mellow color displays that follow are memorable. The display may continue for a half hour or longer and is a time of peace and tranquility. The daytime noises of people and activity give way to the soothing sounds of nature settling down for the night.

The beach, composed of both sand and a few stones, is a special place even when it gets dark. The fire pit is available for bonfires and the owner usually has handy the fixings for S’mores. You can make your own evening snack over the fire.

Memories are made when you stay at G Mama’s Place.

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017

Why DD chose Door County

In 1985 an acquaintance happened to mention that there was a very interesting piece of property for sale right close to Sturgeon Bay. He went on to say that it was "a wooded lot on the water." Having paddled that area in a canoe we expressed doubt about what he was saying. We did not remember seeing any heavily wooded lots on the water. He insisted that it existed. The first time we drove in to view it, not only was the water lover in the family captivated, but the woodsman also. Amid the many large trees a deer was there to greet us. Needless to say 'the rest is history.' Four years later, the home was built and has been owner occupied since 1989.


Sturgeon Bay Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Check in and check out times are often flexible. Notify owner of expected arrival time in order to obtain access to G Mama's Place .
  • Facilities, yard, and beach/dock access is for the two registered adult guests, not for additional visitors.
  • Advance weekend reservations only accepted for 3 nights or more. One week prior to arrival reservations accepted for 2 nights .
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , New shower in bathroom.
  • Sauna is in separate room next to bathroom.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • One very comfortable queen sized bed.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
A peaceful retreat from the world but yet close to all the activity and action of Door County.


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(36 traveler reviews)

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On the Water. In the Woods. Close to Everything. Perfect for Two.
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 36 reviews

Best Vacation Ever

  • 5 of 5

Last week, my wife and I had the privilege of staying with DD at G. Mamma's Place in Sturgeon Bay. This was our first time in using VRBO and we were not disappointed one bit. DD was an absolutely fantastic host. She communicated frequently with us prior to our stay. During our stay, she answered our questions and provided us with countless suggestions to truly enjoy Door County. G Mamma's Place is a perfect getaway location for any couple. The accommodations are first rate; clean and comfortable. We had everything we needed for cooking meals and enjoying the property. The porch was the perfect place for morning coffee, breakfast, cocktail hour and dinner every evening. We very much enjoyed the private beach and it served as a perfect launch area for our kayaks. Our favorite part of the beach was every evening with a glass of wine watching the most amazing sunsets we have ever seen. We could not have asked for anything more from DD or her place during our stay.

DD provided numerous travel publications and maps of the area along with her personal recommendations whether it was places to kayak, places to visit or restaurants for dinner. Again, she was a perfect host and we very much enjoyed our conversations with her. She was very respectful of our privacy however was very accessible if we had questions.

We are already planning our next trip to Door County and G. Mamma's Place is where we will stay. Five stars for sure!!!!!! Thanks so much DD. God Bless!!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!

  • 5 of 5

The cozy accommodations fit our needs wonderfully! the lower level of the house is set up nicely to provide a nice place to relax in between our schedule of activities. My husband did some fishing and I read my book while sitting on the bench on the dock overlooking the water. Early morning coffee and breakfast on the patio with the sun rising and the water in view all very nice. We also tried out the sauna...first was hot, but nice! Great spot for us to "launch" out to other Door County activities. DD is a delightful person and helped with information about all that was transpiring in the area for our weekend away. We hadn't vacationed in Door County before so that was very helpful. It was a great weekend.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything was neat and clean. Quiet location with beautiful view of the lake.

  • 5 of 5

Would highly recommend. Plan to return when schedule permits. Wonderful hostess.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Convenient location to Sturgeon Bay and Door county

  • 3 of 5

Very helpful hosts. Unusual layout on lower level unit of house. Contains pool table, billiard game all in one room with LR furniture and bed and kitchen. Somewhat dark and mildew which is handled by a dehumidifier. Sunsets are beautiful along with flowers and pathway leading to the water. Sauna if that is of interest in unit.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved the view and the owner DD was fabulous.

  • 4 of 5

The view is fantastic and DD's gardens are lovely. The cabin worked great for us, but may not work for everyone. Needs some updating and decorating. It could be really cute inside by simply rearranging the space, investing in a new couch and creating a walled off area for the bedroom. I would move the pool table and pinball machine out of the space and make it generally more cozy. On the flip side, the price was great and we really only spent evenings there. Oh, and the location was perfect, very easy to get around from this area. Thanks again DD!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect private little spot

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay. We wanted to see the peninsula and not hang out inside. We traveled during the day and hung out on the shore in the evenings. DD had everything we needed to just relax when at the house. The rental is quiet and away from everything. The walk to the beach through the garden was very nice. The sunsets were lovely to watch. If we go back this is where we will stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Cherry Hills
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Several within short distance
Car: necessary

Attempting to point out some of the special things about Sturgeon Bay and Door County is a daunting task. The county is marketed as a “place like no other” and that sums it up well. The diversity is incredible, considering there are fewer than 25,000 permanent residents in the county.

Food options range from fast food to wonderful fine dining. Fish fries are common but Fish Boils are a real treat.

The county has always been influenced by the Great Lakes with 300 miles of shoreline surrounding it. It is a paradise for boaters, sailors and kayakers. There are actually 11 lighthouses on the peninsula, including the last one to be automated in the United States.

You might be lucky and see a 1000’ freighter passing and you would probably be right if you guessed that it was built here. Likewise, you may spot a majestic sailboat or an old schooner, Pontoons, kayaks, small sail boats or Jet Skis are all available to rent. Charter fishing is available or bring your own gear, get a license, and fish from the docks.

There are an abundance of talented artists, musicians and performers tucked away in all parts of the county. Galleries are filled with evidence of these talented residents. Many musicians and performers retreat home to Door County to refresh themselves and sometimes treat us by performing.

The Peninsula Music Festival and the Midsummer Music Festival treat the classical fans and Birch Creek hosts Symphony, Percussion & Steel Band plus Big Band Jazz during their summer camp.

Outdoor music is scheduled often during the summer. Many villages host a weekly performance. Egg Harbor and Sturgeon Bay have the largest gatherings for these free concerts and bring in crowd pleasing performers,

If you are interested in nature, well Mother Nature smiles on Door County. There are 5 State Parks and 9 County Parks. You can hike, swim, bike or even tour a lighthouse. Bikers can enjoy miles of county roads with great scenery.

Peninsula State Park and Whitefish Dunes are two of the most known parks, but there are 3 others that are hidden gems just waiting for you.

A stop at the Door County Maritime Museum in Sturgeon Bay will certainly provide you with lots of information about the maritime history of the area and the lighthouses. It is well worth its entry fee. The Door County Museum in Sturgeon Bay is just the place for you if you are local history buff. It is small, excellently done and there is no charge. Located just a block from the museum is the Door County Library. Besides being a quite modern library, it has an art gallery that is well worth viewing.

The writer is a bit biased, being not only a resident but a native as well. loves the eclectic offerings of the area. The Sturgeon Bay, Door County area is not only a great place to be from but a delight to return to after traveling anywhere else.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Weekend reservations in advance are accepted for 3 nights or more only. Reservations made 1 week prior to arrival accepted for 2 or more nights on weekends or weekdays.. Last minute, one night reservations, accepted if available.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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