|Space||1,000 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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.
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.
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!!!!!
Nice location and setting, but the musty smell of mildew forcefully presents itself upon entering. The continuously running dehumidifier was no remedy. It seems to have thoroughly embedded itself. It seemed particularly strong on the couch.
We decided to leave after the first unpleasant night. I emailed DD to let her know, and request a refund for the following night. After no response, I emailed again the next day, and also let her know that the toilet is connected to the hot water, which made it into a sort of mini-sauna. It is now 17 days later, and there has never been any response. Not real customer friendly, after initially appearing so.
While I was drying the dishes before we left, I noticed hairs appearing on the dishes. Looking at the dish towel, I noticed a small clump of hair, so removed it and continued drying. The problem continued. The towel was laden with a number long hairs. I mentioned it to my wife, who said she had a similar experience with the shower towel she used. Apparently there was some kind of laundry mishap. I'm glad to not have used the dishes after we cleaned them.
The location and setting in no way compensated for the cost of one very unpleasant stay in a smelly efficiency. Either the previous positive, glowing reviews are the result of renters not wanting to slam DD, after she makes a point to make a personal connection, or the situation has recently deteriorated.
For 2/3 the cost, we had a nice next night at a fastidiously cared for motel in Ephraim. I don't think we've ever been so impressed with such attention to detail at a modest motel.
Owner was a SUPER nice woman, who showed us the property and then left us on our own for the weekend. The rental unit was clean and well furnished. The only issue I had with the space was because of the location I am guessing, it was a bit musty, even with the dehumidifier running. I turned it up and it seemed to fill up pretty quickly. I'd keep it running fulltime and remember to empty it often to lessen the mustiness of the space. Keep in mind, it rained quite a bit off and on that weekend. The sauna felt great and we enjoyed playing the old school board games once we were settled down for the evening. The chairs and table on the porch were a great spot to sit at night or in the morning. We wish it hadn't been so windy out too so we could have taken the rowboat out for a spin. Maybe next time. Like she says, it is close to everything. There's SO much to see in and around Door County. We really enjoyed our time there and will be back. Thank you!
We had an relaxing weekend. The sleeping area was in the back of the lower level apartment and provided a great, (dark) sleeping arrangement. The setting was quiet and picture perfect. We visit again.
My husband and I enjoyed our recent stay at this comfortable basement studio apartment on Green Bay. Our main objective was to visit some State Parks in the Door County area and this was the perfect launching spot for that activity. We only spent 2 nights but would have loved to stay longer. We did not make any meals but the place is suitably stocked to make it possible to do so. This is not a luxury property but very clean and comfortable. DD was very welcoming and gave a few pointers for activities in the area and then gave us our privacy. We enjoyed our evenings on the beach with a fire while watching the sun set.
Great lake shore, all necessities provided and many perks included. Highly recommended. We spent each night relaxing on the beach by the fire.
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.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
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.