Private Charming Cottage on the Water in the Center of the Village of Ephraim.
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- Minimum stay:4 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Our family calls the cottage "Contento" which means happy, glad, contented. It is hard not feel that way while you are staying here and sitting the large porch viewing the wildlife and watching the sail and power boats come in and out of Eagle Harbor. You will be able to relax in our cozy private cottage in the center of Ephraim on the shore in lovely Door County. You are in the center of town minutes away from the many activities that Door County has to offer.
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- 1400 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
We are pet owners and lovers and as such recognize the problem pets can cause but are open to discussing your request and pet and will consider making special araingments to allow your pet. Because there is no fence you would need to keep your pet leashed. We normally require a separate refundable pet deposit of $50.00....moreless
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6
- There are two large bedrooms each with with ample cedar closets with storage drawers and dressers. One has a kingsized bed and the other bedroom has two twin beds. The second bedroom has a sinka sink. There is a foldout coach in the living room. Fold up beds for kids are available. We supply the bedlines....moreless
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- The cottage has one bathroom with a bath tub/shower, toliet and sink.
- DVD Player
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Theme Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
You can walk to any place in Ephraim or take a short ride. Restruants, coffee shops, icecream parlors and more are closeby. Many waterfront activities including the public beach are a block away....moreless
- Lake View:
Given central location in Ephraim one of the best things to do is relax on the large screened porch or sit out on the lawn and watch all of the activity out on the water. Sunsets are spectacular too....moreless
The Village of Ephriam is the prize town in Door County. There are art galleries and shops to enjoy. Many festivals occur throughout the summer. Spend time at the Ephriam Historic Foundation center. ...moreless
You can watch all of the activity out on the bay including fishing, sailboating, kayakers, paddle boats and more. Observe shore birds, ducks, geese, white pelicans, sandhill cranes and bald eagles....moreless
Our small dock makes launching canoes and kayaks easy. Muncipal boat lauch is a block away. About 2 blocks away rental power and sail boats, sailing trips and more are available across from Wilsons ...moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Pier Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
There is a dining table in the large dining/living room that is just off the kitchen. It seats 8. There is also a glass topped table on the porch that sits 6 with a seperate door from the kitchen....moreless
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
There is a very large comfortable wood paneled living/dining room with great views of Eagle Harbor. The dining table is located at one end by the kitchen. The stone fireplace is on the opposite wall....moreless
There are two parking spots for the cottage. Please do not block the shared circular driveway. Boat trailer parking is available elsewhere in the Village and directions are available as needed....moreless
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Coffee Maker:
Dishes & Utensils:
The cottage comes with all of the dishes, utensils, pots and pans you will need to prepare and serve any meal you would want to cook. If you need anything please call us and we will get it for you....moreless
- Pantry Items:
- Kayak / Canoe:
Lawn / Garden:
Contento has a large private yard that is located on the shore separated from the water by stones. A small wooden dock and steps lead down to the water. Lawnchairs and tables are there for your use....moreless
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My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $100
- Pet Fee $100 + tax
- Cleaning Fee Non Weekly $75 + tax
- Tax Rate 11%
Normally there are family members living close to the cottage who are imediately available to assist you. We will provide names and contact information at time of the rental. Cleaning fee is not applied to weekly rentals.
We require a deposit of one half of the rental amount in advance at the time the rental is confirmed. This is refundable if proper cancelation notice is provided and we can rent the property for the same period. We require additional payment at the time of rental.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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Besides the spetacular Peninsula State Park Golf course there are 5 others with in a short drive. Our cottage is in the center of Ephraim and is accessable to all that Door County has to offer. Fishing is great just steps away. Your will be staying on the water so there are many opportunities to enjoy. Rent the cottage and sign your children up for sailing lessons at the Ephraim Yacht Club this year or next. Ther is much to do.
Year Purchased: 1920
About the owner: Contento was originally the family boat house that was used to store sailing and other gear. It was first converted to house teenage boys. Over time a kitchen and the porch were added along with the fireplace. Since that time it has been owned and used by our family. When our parents moved to a retirement facility we decided to rent it during the summer and fall season when we are using other family houses in Ephraim. Our grandchildren are the 5th generation of family that have been coming to Door County to enjoy all that is offered. Most of the family currently live in the greater Chicagoland area. Our family has a long tradition of envolvement in the Ephriam Historical Foundation and was one of the founders of of the Ephraim Yacht Club. We suggest that you take time to visit the Foundation to learn about the history of Ephriam. For you sailors, we suggest you visit the webpage of the Ephraim Yacht Club, www.eyc.org, to learn about what it is and how to participate. Membership is open and costs $200 for initiation and the annual dues is $200 per year. Once you are checked out, the EYC fleet of sail boats is available to use. The primary focus of the EYC is provide sailing lessons to children and to promote amature sailing. Two week lessons begin in June with one week lessons in August. Adult lessons are also available privately. Inaddition to sailing, many of us are busy fishing. People say that the small mouth bass fishing in Eagle Harbor is some of the best in Door County which is recognized as some of the best in country. Perch fishing is also very good and walleye fishing is fantastic. Salmon and trout fishing is also available. Much has been written about the many opportunities to fish in Door County. We can probably help you to know what is biting and where. There are also many guides available to hire if you want. well. Our family also enjoys the numerous natural areas and parks that have been preserved throughout Door County.
Why the Owner Chose Ephraim, WI, USA:
All of our family and friends enjoy our time when we us Contento. We hope that once you have stayed in Contento you will as well and will want to come back time and time again. We look forward to getting to know you. SInce we normally live closeby during the summer and fall, we are available to give you pointers and ideas regarding what Door County has to offer and answer your questions.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The pictures we have posted show the great views that we enjoy from sunrize to sunset out over Eagle Harbor. You too can enjoy these views from the porch or out on the private lawn next to the water. You can see ducks, geese, swans, white pelicans, sandhill cranes bald eagles and lots of shore birds whileA you are there. You can watch the water activities, wade, swim, launch a canoe or kayak from our dock or go fishing from our yard. You are also just a short walk from the many activities, shops and restraunts in the Village of Ephraim.
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Our Cottage Awaits You Private cottage located on the water in center of Ephraim
Eagle Harbor View of harbor, Penensula State Park and Horseshoe Island
Dining Area Table expands to serve 8
Screened in Porch View of the water from porch showing dining area
Contento Bedroom King sized bed
Village of Ephriam Municipal Dock The dock is 5 minute walk. Good fishing.
Peninsula Park Golf Course Enjoy spetacular golf with views of Eagle Harbor
Pensula Park Hike the many tails in the park.
View of Eagle Harbor from Wilson's Porch Docks to rent boats and take boat trips
VIllage Fireworks View from the yard at Contento.
Spetacular Sunsets Enjoy the everychanging sunsets over Eagle Harbor
Living Room Enjoy our large comfortable living room with great view of harbor
Living Room view of the lake through the screened in porch
Contento's Fireplace Enjoy the charm of out wood burning fireplace with our wood
Anderson Dock Enjoy the view and fish from here just a short walk or drive away
Peninsula State Park Enjoy golfing, hiking, and sight seeing just a mile away
Peninsula Park Enjoy the views while driving or biking just minutes away.
ICECREAM! 5 minute walk from the cottage
Ephraim Fyrbal Festival Enjoy the many events and festivals in Ephriam
Sunset from Peninsula State Park View of sunset from one of the many overlooks
View or Harbor Imagine sitting her watching the activity or reading a book.
This listing was first published here in 2015.
Date last modified - Tuesday, October 18, 2016
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