On lake Michigan, the 'quiet side', with a beautiful beach just steps from your door for swimming, walking or just relaxing. A canoe and kayaks (incl. Life jackets) provided as well as beach chairs and beach toys. A fire pit will make your late night marshmallow roasting memorable.
Our advertised 900 sq.Ft. Housekeeping (you bring your own linens) cottage has three bedrooms with two double beds and two twins, one bath, kitchen, dining area and living room. Includes tv, cd/radio, wifi. Picnic table on deck offers a place to enjoy lunch or dinner out of the sun. Charcoal grill. Boat ramp within one mile and space on the property to park your boat. Located on lake forest park rd., a designated Wisconsin scenic and bicycle route, just minutes away from sturgeon bay with great restaurants, shopping, theater (live and cinema), maritime museum, boat rentals, horseback riding,golf,wineries and much more.
RETIRED NURSE AND INSURANCE EXECUTIVE FROM THE CHICAGO AREA (Now residing in Florida)- PHIL AND MIRIAM COTE BOUGHT THE COTTAGES IN 1988 AND THEY WERE REMODELED IN 2004 AND 2005. WE HAVE REPEAT CUSTOMERS THAT HAVE COME SINCE WE BOUGHT THE COTTAGES. OUR CHILDREN AND GRAND CHILDREN LOVE COMING TO GRANDMA'S BEACH HOUSE. WE NOW HAVE ONE SON, CHRISTOPHER WHO LIVES IN DOOR COUNTY AND OWNS MR HELSINKI'S RESTAURANT IN FISH CREEK. CHRIS ALSO DID ALL THE REMODELING OF THE 2 COTTAGES.
PHIL COTE purchased this cottage in 1988
IT'S ON THE BEACH WITH SWIMMING, SUNNING, BIKING, SUNRISE WITH A COFFEE AND OCCASIONAL EAGLE FLYING BY. QUIET AREA.
This was our first visit to Door County and we had a great week at Cote's Cottage. The cottage easily accommodated our family of 6 (4 kids age 2-7) and had all the amenities we needed. The owner's daughter was staying at the cottage next door and was very nice and helpful. Our favorite part of the stay was the beach, which is fairly private and had lots of chairs, beach toys, kayaks and life jackets. We saw very few people the week we were there so it was very quiet and relaxing. We wanted to stay in the less busy part of Door County, and this was perfect. It wasn't a far drive to any of the places we wanted to visit and the scenery is beautiful. Cave County park (lots of cliffs and rock cairns) and Potawatomi State Park were two of our favorites. We would highly recommend and definitely stay here again!
Our family of 6 (4 kids age 5-17 yrs) spent a very nice week at this cottage. The pictures are exactly how it looked with no bad surprises. It seemed to be the perfect mix of rustic and modern for us. We wanted to have the feel of staying in an "up North" cottage but not so rustic that it wasn't enjoyable and this met those needs. The owners have a beautiful home right next to the cabin, although they were not visiting the week we were there, they did leave all the instructions and necessities needed to make our stay very comfortable. There was amble room in the cottage and we did cook a feel meals and all of the items we needed were available.
This was our first time visiting Door County and we really didn't know a "good" location from a "bad" but we got lucky and feel that this is a great location. It is a sandy beach, which the kids loved and they even have several kayaks, canoes, boogie boards and lots of beach toys to my 5 year old daughters delight! We enjoyed a few campfires on the beach, which was a big hit for all of us. The whole time we were there we only saw a few other people on the beach, it felt like our own private island most of the time.
Everything in Door county is an easy 30-50 min drive. We found a lot to do right in Sturgeon Bay, with fun shopping, restaurants and boat rentals. (We rented a pontoon for an afternoon and it was the highlight of the trip!)
Like any place with woods and water there are mosquitos, so pack your bug spray ;-). We had several rainy days so we used the local YMCA pool (very impressive!) that was about 10 minutes away.
I would not hesitate to recommend this cottage for anyone looking for a quiet, sandy beach front home. The view of the lake from the cottage was beautiful, regardless of the weather. We also enjoyed seeing an eagle, deer, loads of pelicans and other wildlife! The owners were very easy to make arrangements with and the whole experience was very positive!
WINTER/SPRING AVAILABILITY - CHECK WITH OWNER
Summer: $500 deposit due when reservation made/balance due end of stay. Pay by check,cash or money order sent to owners home address.
Fall: $185.00 deposit due when reservation made/balance due end of stay. Pay by check,cash or money order sent to owners home address.
Home address provided at time of reservation.