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Family Friendly Glidden Drive Beach Retreat on Lake Michigan

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

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

Owner
Jill Parak and Ryan Cantzler
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 24, 2017

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

Amenities

Sturgeon Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , in master bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , on lower level
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 6 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Family Friendly Glidden Drive Beach Retreat on Lake Michigan
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews
5

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: Jun 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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5

A Wonderful Place to Stay!

  • 5 of 5

This is a great property! Located right on the lake, with a beautiful view, very clean and well stocked. We traveled with 7 children and they had everything we could possibly need already in the house. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad your family enjoyed their stay! Thank you for the review. Having a child ourselves and lots of family that often stay with us when we travel to the lake, we feel it's important to have a well stocked house. It's helps cut down on packing and makes it feel like a home away from home. Keep us in mind for for future trips to Door County!
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5

Great vacation rental!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time during our weekend here. The house was very clean and has a beautiful view of Lake Michigan. There are beautiful sand dunes leading up to the beach. We enjoyed exploring the Sturgeon Bay area and the Door Peninsula Winery. We would definitely recommend this rental to a friend!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased your family enjoyed the time at our rental and in Door County!
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4

Perfect lake house experience

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time over Memorial Day weekend

Accommodations were perfect and view was amazing! Quiet overlooking the water and fire pit was a bonus.

Also enjoyed a bike ride to white fish dunes state park which was beautiful

Highly recommended!!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad your family enjoyed the stay. Thank you for the kind review!
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5

Girls week end.

  • 5 of 5

The house was clean and well stocked. Magnificent views of Lake Michigan and access to beach. Everything met our needs for a great friends week end.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm happy to hear you and your friends had an enjoyable weekend!
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Brookfield, WI
5

Beautiful location for a getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The house is perfect for a quiet getaway! Access to the beach and sand dunes is right outside of the patio door with lots of privacy. The view is so beautiful on sunny and rainy days. We spent a few nights at the house as a family of 4 with two kids under 5 years old. We loved how the house was well equipped to host everyone: comfortable beds, linens and towels, fully equipped kitchen, laundry, spacious living area. In addition, there were all of the necessities for traveling with small children, such as high chair, pack n play, kitchen cups/utensils, and even books. This house felt like visiting a home rather than getting a "rental". And the owners were only pleasure to deal with. We will not hesitate to book this property again!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the review. We are so pleased you and your family enjoyed your stay. Having lots of nieces and nephews and now our own little one, its so much easier to have all the kid gear at your fingertips while on vacation instead of lugging it all back and forth! We'd love to have your family back again.
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Map

Nearest Airport
62 Miles
Austin Staubel International Airport, Green Bay
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Washington Island Ferry
Nearest Motorway
6.5 Miles
42/57
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.

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Rates & Availability

Sturgeon Bay House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak
Jun 16 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$375
$2,250
 
 
Autumn 2017
Sep 5 2017 - Nov 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
$300
$1,800
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$350
$2,100
 

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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