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A Waterfront Home for All-Seasons in Door County!

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

Welcome! We know you'll love our waterfront home as you make memories with friends and family.

Kill Kare is a complete and modernized cottage, available for rentals throughout the year. While only two miles from the city limits of Sturgeon Bay, you'll feel secluded and refreshed here. The water is shallow, situated on an area of the bay called ''the flats''. It's known for great fishing, boating, and swimming. During some years, it's possible for an average height adult to walk over 300 yards into the bay before it is over his or her head. Additionally, there is a sand bar, often exposed, about 75 yards off shore, which is a great place to bring the children for a fun diversion. (During the Winter the bay freezes over entirely - perfect for skating, broomball, snowshoeing, or hiking.)

There are no inhabited dwellings on the lots adjacent to Kill Kare, so it truly is a secluded environment. Potawatomi State Park is just across the bay, so the view is unhampered.

There are no city lights to dim your nighttime view of the stars as you gather around the bonfire on the beach. The driveway is long and tree-lined, isolating you from Highway BB and any traffic noise.

''Kill Kare'' is the name that our grandfather, Louis H. Nebel, gave to this wonderful getaway on Wisconsin's Door County Peninsula. Maybe his love of Shakespeare prevailed, envisioning a place where all cares, worries would be killed. He was Door County's first electrical contractor, and though his residence was only two miles away in Sturgeon Bay, like any businessman, he valued his retreat place. The cottage has been our family gathering place ever since, a place where four generations now have forged their fondest memories.

Our grandfather originally purchased this property in November of 1922...for $750! He paid his mortgage off in two years. Then, in 1935 he secured a mortgage of $5,400 to construct the first phase of the building.

Over the years Kill Kare grew in a piecemeal fashion--adding a sun porch and a small upstairs loft. Then, in 1999, our mother, Helen Nebel, saw to it that the building would be expanded and renovated to serve future generations. When she died in 2002 her will specified that the cottage somehow stay in the family, with rentals allowed to provide for upkeep and taxes - but not as an income property, per se.

*Today Kill Kare is a modernized 4 plus bedroom home, secluded and situated on over 100 feet of private sand beach, available for year-round rentals. You'll gather a sense of our family's history here, and perhaps you'll start to gather a sense of your own. We just love this place, reserving enough family time each year to keep the sense of home and heritage alive. And though most of us no longer live in Door County, we make routine pilgrimages back home - to kill our cares. You'll see why.

More Details

Owner
Tom Nebel
Member since: 2007
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2017

Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 12
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Loft - Loft/play area/5th bedroom for sleeping bags.
    Master bedroom - 1 queen
    Smaller first floor bedroom - 1 queen
    Upstairs, two queen beds - 2 queen
    Upstairs, bed and sofa sleeper - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen Size Beds (5) Baby Cribs (1) Queen sofa sleeper (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Two picnic tables, dock/pier (seasonal), phenomenal view, new pier, canoe, kayak, fire pit for bonfires, phone-activated thermostat for warm arrivals in winter. Very nice for swimming and family activities. Water is shallow and warm.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Quiet Season
Nov 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
C$401
 
 
Mid-Season (Late Spring)
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
C$434
C$2,941
 
 
Pre-Peak Season (Early Summer)
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
C$535
C$3,475
 
 
Peak Season 2017
Jun 17 2017 - Aug 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
C$4,812
 
 
Late Summer Season
Aug 22 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
C$602
 
 
Fall Season
Sep 5 2017 - Oct 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
C$535
 
 
Special Fall 50
Oct 20 2017 - Oct 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
C$635
 
 
Late Season (Fall)
Oct 24 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
C$501
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$53
Property Damage Protection C$79
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Please check our website for excluded holidays.

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