About the property
- Cottage350 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
Scenic and quiet shorefront cottage with fireplace, kitchen, shoreline view
This house is located on the shoreline of Green Bay (Lake Michigan), and is perfect for a couple looking quiet and relaxing time together. It has one queen bed, living room with dining area and fireplace, kitchen and bathroom. It's on a small estate at the end of the Alpine Golf Course. As a guest of this house, you are welcome to visit Alpine Resort and Golf for great activities and an awesome 36 hole golf course.
In Egg Harbor, one mile from the house there are clothing shops, restaurants, artisan cheeses, art galleries, home decor shops, Wood Orchard Farm Market, Shipwrecked Brewery, and hiking and walking trails within one mile. Free live music at Peg Egan PAC and Concerts in the Egg Harbor Park - 1 mile. Door Peninsula Winery and Door County Coffee - 10 minutes. Orchard Country Winery - 5 miles. Birch Creek Music Center - 4.5 miles. Peninsula State Park - 5 miles. 10 lighthouses on the peninsula most within 45 minute drive.
Discounted golf passes to Alpine Golf Course are available. Free tennis, bikes, rowboats, fishing poles at Alpine Resort.
Whitefish Sand Dunes and Nature Center - 20 minute drive. Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant - 20 minute drive. Washington Island Ferry - 45 minute drive.
Cindy Livingston or Emily Pitchford
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- Response time:
- within two days
- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
About Cindy Livingston or Emily Pitchford
I was born and raised in Egg Harbor, Door County, Wisconsin. I attended grade school in Egg Harbor and Gibraltar H.S. in Fish Creek, and I'm a UW - Madison graduate. I run a family business, Alpine Resort and Golf Course in Egg Harbor. I have two sons and live in Sturgeon Bay. I have three sisters and parents that are all involved in the family business. I have a new puppy, a golden retriever, and he's huge and very active.
Cindy Livingston or Emily Pitchford purchased this Cottage in 1965
Why Cindy Livingston or Emily Pitchford chose Egg Harbor
Happy Hollow Guest house has been in our family for a long time. It's close to Alpine Resort and Golf and close to all the great things Egg Harbor (and Door County) has to offer. It's only available for vacations in the spring, summer and fall. My family is very protective of this house and keep it clean and well maintained. It's a special opportunity to live or to stay on the shoreline in Door County. With the peninsula being surrounded by water as Door County is, people come from many miles away to be on this shoreline, especially on the bay side of the peninsula.
What makes this Cottage unique
Happy Hollow Guest house is just across Horseshoe Bay Road from Alpine's 36-hole golf course and right on the water. It's convienently located near the Alpine and Egg Harbor beaches in one direction and Murphy Park beach in the other direction. You can see the water for the lawn area. The Village of Egg Harbor offers many great vacation activities including water sports, fantastic shopping, restaurants, free live concerts, art galleries and a new marina. Centrally located in Door County, it's easy to get to the other villages on the peninsula as well as the state parks both north and south of Egg Harbor.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
To be upfront and fair, we were unable to complete our stay due to a family emergency the evening we arrived but we will share our first impression.
During check-in, the staff was nice and informative. While renters are allowed access to resort amenities, the resort the property is associated to is a mile or so away so not convenient.
We arrived in the evening and was humid/cloudy, so was somewhat darker when we found the property, the directions given by staff were good/detailed. The rest is our first impression of the cottage/property, it may have a different appearance during the day or hotter weather:
1. It's an old property, as inferred to by description, and works for 1-2 people, as stated
2. Is located along a wooded area as well as by the lake, so many bugs
3. At entry, the cottage had an extremely musty odor which was overwhelming
4. However, the place was tidy, uncluttered
5. With the humidity, it felt very damp and even bathroom towels were limp with moisture... they might have considered running the air or furnace in advance of people checking in to reduce dampness and musty odor
6. Did not feel as well cleaned inside as expected, several cobwebs with bugs, plus many bugs in screens, ants in kitchen on floor and counter which gave a dirty feel
7. The fridge was working fine but we didn't use other appliances, cabinets were rustic with hard drawer pulls
8. a fire alarm in the bedroom seemed to be 1/2 wired, was plugged in using an extension cord
9. As for outside, we inquired before arriving about having a fire pit but were informed they are not allowed, per county regulation, yet a fire pit had been built on the beach closer to the main house
10. They provided a little fire wood for a small fire in the fireplace but we didn't have time to try the fireplace
You can tell that this was once a very beautiful residence at one time. I hope the owners can restore/ update it more (e.g. update lighting, hire a better cleaning service, improve the kitchen flooring/cabinets..)
Overall, I'm not inclined to return since we are not into "retro" style places or those that are more 'rustic' in nature. Other people may find this place the perfect vacation spot, just not our cup of tea. I gave it 2 stars because of smell, the dirty feel, and quality of the place for the price charged. I felt the pictures were somewhat deceiving.
Quaint Cabin, in woods, within stone throw of the Bay.
Quaint Cabin with a nice view of the Bay.
The main house is far enough away to provide Quiet and Privacy, yet close enough for cordial visits.
Would be a great place to rent both house and cabin for a large gathering.
Management at the lodge was friendly and helpful.
We would stay there again.
We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to your next visit.
Emily and Cindy
The house is located in an area of private summer homes in the Village of Egg Harbor. It's right off of the Alpine Golf Course and it's on a small estate with a main house and a guest house (this is the guest house). There are lots of trees on the property and the shoreline has beautiful limestones. Clothing shops, restaurants, artisan cheeses, art galleries, home decor shops, Wood Orchard Farm Market, Shipwrecked Brewery, and hiking and walking trails within one mile. Free live music at Peg Egan PAC and Concerts in the Egg Harbor Park - 1 mile. Door Peninsula Winery and Door County Coffee - 10 minutes. Orchard Country Winery - 5 miles. Birch Creek Music Center - 4.5 miles. Peninsula State Park - 5 miles. 10 lighthouses on the peninsula most within 45 minute drive. Discounted golf passes to Alpine Golf Course. Free tennis, bikes, rowboats, fishing poles at Alpine Resort. Whitefish Sand Dunes and Nature Center - 20 minute drive. Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant - 20 minute drive. Washington Island Ferry - 45 minute drive.
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