This listing is for the Nook Cottage. See our other Firefly Cottages listings (Viking #379533 & Hideaway #897655) to reserve either or both of the other 2 cottages. We have 3 rustic waterfront cottages located on 1 acre of property, along a quiet road on the Lake Michigan side of the Door County Peninsula in Sturgeon Bay. This cottage has a gorgeous clear view of the lake.
Arrival 4pm or later; departure by 10am. Thank you!!
If you love the outdoors and enjoy activities like camping, our unique cottages may be just for you! They were built in the '50s and have loads of character and many return guests. They are rustic; things aren't the most modern, some things are quirky, and even after cleaning you may find a little sand and an occasional bug, just like at home. Firefly Cottages are more laid-back than a condo or hotel and over 95% of the guests enjoy their time immensely. But for the % who think they're getting a modern 21st century villa, these family style cabins may not be the place for you. We do boast a high recommendation and returning guest rate. The 3 cottages are located on 1 acre of property- the Viking and Nook up front, the Hideaway behind. Despite their close proximity to each other, a good deal of privacy is found with the layout of the yard and bushes. Bring your adventurous spirit and explore Door County with a home base of the finest beaches Door County offers; about 10 minutes from downtown Sturgeon Bay. See more pictures at the Google site at the bottom of this email. Don’t forget your suit and towel!
If you're looking for a romantic escape that includes sipping wine on the beach, listening to the still of the night and moonlit walks at the water's edge..or you'd like to recreate those childhood memories with your family without the intrusion of our modern "plugged-in" life, this is the place for you! Enjoy fishing, campfires, movie nights & fireflies.
Our cottages are perfect to escape the hustle & bustle!
Here is some basic info:
2017/18 Rates, Reservations & Policies
Rates & Minimum Stays:
~Off Season~ Sept 2-May 25 2017, 2 night minimum, $95/night Sun-Thu, $110/night Fri, Sat & holiday weekend days
~Peak Season May 26-Aug 25 2017, $110/night
~Rates subject to change and are locked in only after "Deposit How-To" email from owner.
~A non refundable dog fee of $15/night to bring 1 dog or 2 small dogs (under 20 pounds). Double fee for 2 larger dogs (or one large and one small dog.) Please inquire if you would like to bring additional dogs.
*Sorry, no puppies..dogs must be at least 1 year * Dogs must be kept under control at all times * Dogs MUST be crated if they're left alone in the cottage*
Rental rate and dog fee(s) subject to 11% sales tax.
*There is a required refundable $200 security/damage deposit.
The cozy, studio style NOOK is best for couples and is about 30' from the one lane road, across from which is our beach. It has a soothing water view, queen bed in the main room, (plus a sleeper sofa in the adjoining room-best for small kids-not forgiving for older backs), 3/4 bath, full kitchen including dishes, utensils & cookware and DVD-ONLY TV.
PLEASE NOTE This is a 3 season cottage that we only rent into October; heated by baseboard heaters and a small propane wall heater-no central furnace-so it can be chilly if the weather's cold.
Linens: All cottages are supplied with one set of sheets and bedding per bed and several dish towels & cloths, at the beginning of your stay. There is not a daily housekeeping service and linens are not changed by us during your stay. Cottages are supplied with pillows, mattress pads, blankets and/or comforters. Bath Towels are not provided. Beach Towels are not provided.
Kitchens are supplied with glasses, dishes, pots/pans and a variety of cooking utensils. While these are full, functional kitchens, do not expect that they are gourmet kitchens. They are cottage-y, as in not always the newest appliances, dishes may not always match, etc.
Highchairs, booster chairs, strollers and cribs are not provided.
Paper/Cleaning Supplies: Beginning supplies are provided that include toilet paper, paper towels, dish soap, hand soap and garbage bags. This supply is only to get you by for the first couple of days and will not be replenished by management during the stay. All additional items needed i.e. additional toilet paper, aluminum foil, plastic wrap, charcoal and lighter, firewood, soap, shampoo, etc are the guests' responsibility.
Each cottage has a charcoal grill & there is a shared fire pit on the beach.
Our rustic cottages do not have A/C. Usually the lake breeze is perfect, but we have good 'ol fashioned fans on hand too. You'll have an opportunity to unplug- no WiFi (and sometimes spotty cell reception). TVs in the Viking and Hideaway are antenna channels only + DVD player. The Nook is DVD only. Our return guests welcome this step back in time :)
The cottage has a MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY 2 adults (please inquire about additional adult or small children) & a PARKING LIMIT of 2 vehicles. Please ask me in advance if you're wanting to bring a small boat as one of your vehicles. This may work, but you must have prior approval.
*No camping/setting up tents outside the cottages or on the beach (a sun shade or see-through type shelter on the beach is fine).
Thank you for your interest!
Irene and Andy
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235...