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Family Friendly Glidden Drive Beach Retreat on Lake Michigan

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 full bath, 2 half baths, Sleeps 10

We purchased this home on beautiful Glidden Drive just about 3 years ago. Our family has ties to this area going back generations. Glidden Drive is a secluded scenic road 10 miles east of downtown Sturgeon Bay on Lake Michigan. Our home sits up on a small bluff overlooking rolling sand dunes with 180 feet of sandy beach shore front. It's nestled among pine and birch trees. The closest neighbors are 2 lots away in either direction. There are unobstructed expansive views of Lake Michigan making it feel as if you are the only house on the beach. The sunrises here are stunning and different each day. In the autumn and winter, you can even see the changing colors during sunset despite the house's east facing direction.

It is our vacation home as well. It's fully stocked with linens, towels, some toiletries, pots&pans, silverware, serving ware, baking ware, a crockpot, a french press, glasses, mugs, plates, bowls, spices, cutting boards, tea kettle, place mats, etc.

There are 2 queen bed bedrooms, 1 full bath, 2 half baths, and a bonus room with 2 sets of twin beds. The kitchen has a refrigerator, stove, oven, toaster oven, microwave and a coffee maker. Two dining areas will seat 14. There are three cozy couches in the 2 family rooms, one couch pulls out to a queen bed on the lower level. There is a washer and dryer. There are wood burning fireplaces in the upper and lower family rooms.

There are endless things to do in the area. Across the road, there are Nature Conservancy hiking trails. Just north about 10 miles is Cave Point County Park and Whitefish Dunes State Park. Just southwest about 10 miles is downtown Sturgeon Bay with shopping, a farmers market, restaurants, bars, YMCA, Door County Maritime Museum and much more. A boat launch is located 1.5 miles south on Glidden Drive.

More Details

Jill Parak and Ryan Cantzler
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 13, 2018

About Jill Parak and Ryan Cantzler

My husband has been spending time in this area since he was a child, through him I also began to love Door County. In fall of 2013 we bought this home on a whim and look forward to family trips for years to come. I find it hard to go home after time spent on Glidden Drive, its so beautiful and peaceful.

Jill Parak and Ryan Cantzler purchased this house in 2013


Sturgeon Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , in master bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , on lower level
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 4 bunk bed , 2 bunkbeds (4 twin beds total), lower level room w/out door
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 baby crib , 2 Pack n Plays in closet
  • There is also a queen sleeper sofa on lower level, couch on lower level, couch on main level, and a queen size deluxe air mattress.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 6 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Family Friendly Glidden Drive Beach Retreat on Lake Michigan
average rating of 4.882353 based on 17 reviews

Wonderful fall retreat

  • 5 of 5

The pictures don't adequately express the beauty of this home, with its stunning blufftop views of Lake Michigan and wonderful beach. In addition, the home itself is very pleasant and well kept up: clean, excellent kitchen supplies, comfortable beds, really all that we needed and wanted was provided. The result was several days in the autumn in which we relaxed totally and felt embraced by nature's beauty and sanctity. Thanks much to the owners for providing all this! Connie

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We truly enjoy sharing our love of Door County and the beautiful, ever changing views of Lake Michigan from our property with our renters. We are pleased you and your guest enjoyed the recent stay. You are welcome back anytime!
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Very happy with our stay!

  • 5 of 5

The house was very nice, clean, and suited our needs perfectly. And the view was amazing! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you had an enjoyable stay! Keep us in mind for future travel.
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Indian Head Park

Great Beach house for families

  • 5 of 5

We had 2 families with 6 kids total. Plenty of space, great patio, fire pit and of course the beach. Great views of the moon over the lake. Would definitely come back.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind review, we are so pleased you and your guests enjoyed the stay. We love hosting our families as well! Keep us in mind for future travel.
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Chicago, IL

Great place to stay in Sturgeon Bay!

  • 5 of 5

Very beachy house in a great location! We had a great time!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased your family enjoyed their stay! We'd love to have you back anytime.
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful view, great location

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing peaceful getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Totally enjoyed our stay, can't beat the view and location. The house is extremely clean and stocked with all the necessities. It is such a convenience to have access to kayaks, wake boards, bikes and kids toys at the property. The owners were always very quick, pleasant and accommodating in response to any questions. Will absolutely return to this property.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the positive review. We are so pleased when families enjoy the views, house and all the extras.
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Nearest Airport
62 Miles
Austin Staubel International Airport, Green Bay
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Washington Island Ferry
Nearest Motorway
6.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Outside our door
Car: necessary

Glidden Drive is a scenic road that hugs Lake Michigan Shoreline just northeast of Sturgeon Bay. Beautiful sunrises and miles of sandy beach await. Each season brings its own beauty; sledding on our dunes in the winter, hiking through cave point county park in spring, beach combing, fishing, kayaking in summer and taking a scenic drive for fall colors in autumn. There is always something to do.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Above 11% tax is a Door County Tourism Zone tax of 5.5% and State of Wisconsin tax of 5.5%, which applies to privately owned rentals. A $250 security deposit is also required at time of balance due and will be returned after check out, provided there is no damage to our rental or the items in it.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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