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Neat Cottage getaway on the Lake Michigan Rugged Shore=Relax-Romantic-Restore-ah

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

It's All About the Lakeshore

It's All About the Lakeshore is a cottages on the rugged Lake Michigan shore near Jacksonport in Door County. Come, sit, relax and be transported by the primal life force sounds and sights of Lake Michigan. Be comfortable indoors, or create memories as you connect with the Great Lake. No hours, no days. 2 Bedroom get away.

We offer a great combination of privacy and a true connection to the Lake. Contact us.

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Rich & Carolyn Sommer
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, We can translate almost any emai Google Translat
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About Rich & Carolyn Sommer

For Rich and Carolyn Sommer, It's All About the Lakeshore. A part of us is on the Lake Michigan shore. We live in Stevens Point, Wi. but part of our life is renting these three cottage in Door County We both had career as teachers. Along the way we got into renting these three cottage on Lake Michigan

Rich & Carolyn Sommer purchased this cabin in 2004

Why Rich & Carolyn Sommer chose Sturgeon Bay

It's All About the Lakeshore

What makes this cabin unique

It's All About the Lakeshore


Sturgeon Bay Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Shower in all three cottages
  • One bath with shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Lake veiw Queen Bed-Breakfast in Bed roll over table - 1 queen , Window view of the water-Crashing surf
    Bedroom 2 two twin beds - 2 twin/ single
  • It's All About the Lakeshore - 2 Bedrooms - Queen Size Bed and 2 twin Beds
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The lake shore is romantic


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Neat Cottage getaway on the Lake Michigan Rugged Shore=Relax-Romantic-Restore-ah
average rating of 3.3333333 based on 3 reviews

Relaxing getaway!!!

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this relaxing cottage. So quiet and peaceful. Being able to walk out the back door and down the steps to the water was wonderful. The house was very clean and we just loved the Scandinavian feel of the crisp white and red colors. Can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rude property owner

  • 1 of 5

First impression when you drive up on the house, unkept, weeds were knee high. The inside was nice but, dead bugs all over the floor. My husband took a dip in the lake upon our arrival and when he came back in to take a shower, he discovered we had no hot water. I reached out to Rich by email only to get an call from him him in which he was completely rude. Now, Rich will will tell you he was dealing with the tornado clean-up but that doesn't give you a pass on being rude to your customer. He asked me several questions and I responded with a southernly response of "yes sir" only to have him tell me to cut it out. I'm in the service industry and no matter how bad my day is going, I would never talk to a customer the way he talked to me. No hot water and no plumber until the next morning. NOT HAPPY. No apology for the inconvenience, no offer of compensation. We have rented through VRBO many times and this was our first bad experience. I would not recommend this property or this property owner.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is Rich. My wife and I own manage and maintain the cottage It's All About the Lakeshore. I am the person totally responsible. I am not going to dispute the basic facts of the review, however, there is always the barber's view, the bartender's view and the other side of the story. I will respond to a few in order. We leave the natural vegetation grow around the cottage and we add a few accents of annual flowers. I believe the property looks very similar to the pictures on the VRBO listing. This keeps the property compatible with the rustic nature of Lakeshore Road. It is our conscious decision to not have a manicured lawn, nor use herbicides and fertilizers that can be a big problem that can affect the quality of the lake water. It is also a conscious decision not to use pesticides inside the cottage. We do not apply chemicals that could affect the health of our guests. We do treat the outside of the cottage to discourage other inhabitants on the property from coming inside. I believe I did make it clear to the guest that we do not live in Door County, but are there often. When we prepared the cottage for the summer season a few weeks earlier, there were no dead bugs and the hot water was working. Yes, I spent the entire day dealing with damage from the worst storm we have had in over 50 years. My wife drove over to inform me of the phone call about no hot water. I set down the chain saw immediately and returned the call to the cottage guest. That was between 4-5 o'clock in the afternoon. Admittedly, that conversation did not go to the satisfaction of the guest nor myself. Upon ending the phone conversation, I immediately called the emergency number of three plumbers. That was about 5:20 P.M.. At 7:57 A.M.the next day, I got a call back from one of the plumbers and the repair was scheduled. The hot water was restored by 10:00 A.M. that day. I did communicate several times with the guest about the progress of the repair. It is my recollection that I did apologize several times for the inconvenience. But, that is a "she said, he said" situation. I would believe the guests did receive the package of unique Door County items we sent to them after their stay. We have provided lakeshore accommodations to several hundred vacation travelers over the past dozen years. Yes, there have been a couple other issues that I can count on one hand, but most of the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive.
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Nice getaway

  • 5 of 5

Great place to getaway from door county "hustle and bustle" but close enough to visit all the popular attractions. Owner is very easy to work with. Good place for kids, especially ones that like to "explore".

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Green Bay
Nearest Barpub
0.75 Miles
Mike's Pub
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
JJ's Varied Menu Friendly Atmoshere
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Whitefish Dunes
Car: recommended

The town of Jacksonport is less than a mile's walk from your cabin, just to the north, either along the lakefront or up quiet Lakeshore Road. Jacksonport features a variety of galleries, craft shops, antique shopping, and even a winery. There's a shoreline park with beach, and a grocery store for supplies.

To the south, it's two miles to two spectacular parks, Cave Point County Park and Whitefish Dunes State Park. Whitefish Dunes has the highest sand dunes in Wisconsin and a mile long beach and boat launch; Cave Point is a scenic destination for kayak tours from local outfitters.

Door County has all sorts of lodging choices- great hotels, inns, and bed and breakfasts- but none offer the unique privacy and unhurried pace of having your very own cottage by the lake. We provide you with a complete, clean, modern, one-of-a-kind vacation cabin to start from, Door County provides everything you might want to see or do- and you choose how to make it your own unique summer vacation.

If you have done the rest, the #1 activity in Door County is "doing nothing." You will find no better place.

It simply couldn’t be more inviting.

Come, sit, relax and be transported by the primal

life force sounds and sights of Lake Michigan. Be

comfortable indoors, or create memories as you

connect with the Great Lake. No hours, no days.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.0%

Our Rate Schedule-May Vary from VRBO Calculation
Summer Cabin Rental Rates
May - October
1 Week - $1,100
6 Nights $1,000
5 Nights $900
4 Nights $800
3 Nights $700
2 nights $600
Rates are for 2 people
$125 for each night over 7
Add $125 extra for 3rd & 4th person
$100 Discount for Returning Guests

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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