Firefly Cottages: The Nook

Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin vacation rental

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  • Bedrooms - 1
  • Bathrooms - 1.0
  • Sleeps - 3
  • Pets considered
  • On Lake Michigan's sandy, swimmable beachfront

The Nook is a waterfront, rustic, studio-style two-room cottage ideal for couples looking to spend some quality time together in a private home with a relaxed wooded, beachy setting-right on some of Lake Michigan's most beautiful, swimmable, private lakeshore. 2 night minimum-except between Memorial and Labor Day weekends when we rent by the 6 night stay only, with Saturday arrival and Friday departure. The cabin’s main room is furnished with a queen-sized bed, dresser and DVD only TV. This room opens to an enclosed porch on one side and the eat-in kitchen on the other.

The porch serves as a scenic sitting room with a small table and 2 chairs on one side, a twin bed/daybed on the other and a serene view of the trees and nearby water.

The cottage’s full kitchen is equipped with place settings, cookware and full-sized appliances, including a fridge, stove, oven, microwave, coffee maker and toaster. A dining table and four chairs are nestled into the remaining space. Guests can open the doors on either end of this small cottage to direct a pleasant breeze through the rooms, giving it a quaint and restorative indoor-outdoor feel.

The bathroom is located off the kitchen and includes a vanity and standing shower.

It's a rustic cottage. We want you to be aware of things like the furnishings aren't new, the dishes don't necessarily match, the building itself is mostly the same as it was when built in the 50's. It's cute and quirky and most guests love the uniqueness.

Unique Features

As a guest at the Nook cottage, you’ll have full access to a clean, sandy beach area just a short flip flop across the one-lane road. Make memories swimming, combing the beach for stones and shells, fishing off the pier, grilling or chasing fireflies.

The Nook enjoys a beautiful clear view of Lake Michigan, a short flip flop from the cottage. You'll have access to lounge chairs and an outdoor charcoal grill to make the most of the pleasant, shaded property. Or, if you’re interested in some sun.. or stars, there are 2 picnic tables, as well as a shared fire pit (byo firewood).

Cell reception along the lake (and much of Door County) varies based on your carrier. Most guests get calls and texts somewhat reliably, with spotty data, but some don't have much or any coverage until they're back on the main roads.

Last season wifi was finally available in the area. We do have it, but cannot guarantee it will work for everything as reception strength/coverage varies depending on where you are on the property. It allows for Googling, emailing and messaging apps (Messenger, Snapchat, etc) but continuous streaming or Skype, FaceTime type activities can be hit or miss. We don't want anyone to be surprised and want to make sure we're a match :)The Nook enjoys a beautiful view of Lake Michigan, which is neatly in view, and a short flip flop from the cottage’s paved front deck area. You have access to lounge chairs and an outdoor charcoal grill to make the most of the pleasant, shaded property. Or, if you’re interested in some sun.. or stars, there are 2 picnic tables, as well as a shared fire pit (byo firewood).

Things To Do

The Nook is situated across a one-lane road from a sandy walk-out beach on the shore of Lake Michigan. The water is typically clear and cold to quite cool, and has a gradually sloping, sandy bottom that makes it ideal for swimming and wading. Guests are welcome to launch kayaks and canoes (byo) or just hang out and enjoy the sand and sun.

About a quarter mile to the north, visitors can access a public pier on the Sturgeon Bay channel where you can fish and watch the passing boats. If you want to venture further out into deeper waters, Lake Michigan is a great place to windsurf under the right weather conditions. There are also nearby places to commission a charter boat or guided fishing trip.

The roads and community surrounding The Nook are friendly and low-traffic, with neighbors made up of local residents and other vacation properties. Guests can feel free to walk or run in the area. There are also snowmobile trails nearby (as well as plenty of space to park trailers and recreational vehicles).

Up the road from The Nook, visitors will find an entry point to the Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal Nature Preserve — here, you can explore more than 445 acres of protected land that includes beaches, sand dunes, ancient rock formations, aged trees and open fields. Don’t forget your camera — the moderate 2.5-mile nature trail meanders past two local lighthouses.

Amenities: Rental type

  • Non smoking
  • Pets considered
  • Suitable for children
  • Boat and trailer parking
  • Seasonal rental

Amenities: Minimum stay

  • 2 nights min.
  • 6 nights min.

Amenities: Housekeeping

  • Linens Provided
  • Cleaning supplies

Amenities: Utilities/Firewood

  • WiFi Internet
  • Ok to bring firewood

Amenities: Kitchen amenities

  • Furnished kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Corkscrew
  • Measuring cups
  • Pizza cutter

Amenities: Bathroom amenities

  • Shower
  • Bathtub
  • Paper products

Amenities: Onsite recreation

  • Television
  • VCR/DVD TV
  • Video library
  • Picnic table
  • Outdoor grill
  • Grill (charcoal)
  • Outdoor firepit
  • ATV trail

Amenities: Waterfront recreation

  • Private sand beach
  • Shared sand beach

Amenities: Nearby recreation

  • State Park
  • Public hunting land
  • Hiking trails
  • Bike trails
  • Mountain biking
  • Rock climbing
  • Horseback riding
  • Snowmobile trails
  • Museum
  • Library
  • Sport courts
  • Downhill skiing
  • Golfing
  • Ziplining
  • Historic sites
  • Designated scenic highway
  • Distillery
  • Vineyards
  • Lighthouse tour
  • Fishing
  • Boating
  • Tubing
  • Lakes
  • Great Lakes
  • Water sport rentals
  • Marina
  • Public boat launch

Amenities:

Rental type

  • Non smoking
  • Pets considered
  • Suitable for children
  • Boat and trailer parking
  • Seasonal rental

Minimum stay

  • 2 nights min.
  • 6 nights min.

Housekeeping

  • Linens Provided
  • Cleaning supplies

Utilities/Firewood

  • WiFi Internet
  • Ok to bring firewood

Kitchen amenities

  • Furnished kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Corkscrew
  • Measuring cups
  • Pizza cutter

Bathroom amenities

  • Shower
  • Bathtub
  • Paper products

Onsite recreation

  • Television
  • VCR/DVD TV
  • Video library
  • Picnic table
  • Outdoor grill
  • Grill (charcoal)
  • Outdoor firepit
  • ATV trail

Waterfront recreation

  • Private sand beach
  • Shared sand beach

Nearby recreation

  • State Park
  • Public hunting land
  • Hiking trails
  • Bike trails
  • Mountain biking
  • Rock climbing
  • Horseback riding
  • Snowmobile trails
  • Museum
  • Library
  • Sport courts
  • Downhill skiing
  • Golfing
  • Ziplining
  • Historic sites
  • Designated scenic highway
  • Distillery
  • Vineyards
  • Lighthouse tour
  • Fishing
  • Boating
  • Tubing
  • Lakes
  • Great Lakes
  • Water sport rentals
  • Marina
  • Public boat launch

Property styles

  • Cabin
  • Cottage
  • Vacation home
  • Single rental
  • Multi-cabin resort

Property settings

  • On an all-sports recreation lake
  • Walking distance to water
  • Lakeview
  • Wooded
  • Rural
  • Secluded
  • Rustic
  • Lake Michigan

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Rates & Specials

BOOK DIRECT
$110 - $130 per night
$770 - $910 per week

3rd party booking

$143 - $169 per night
$1001 - $1183 per week

2 night minimum-except between Memorial and Labor Day weekends when we rent by the 6 night stay only, with Saturday arrival and Friday departure.Peak season and weekend and holiday nightly rate of $130.00. During the off-season, the cottage is available for a rate of $110.00 Sun-Thu, 130 Fri, Sat.
Pet fees will apply, ranging from $15/night for dogs under 20 pounds to $30/night for larger animals. Puppies under a year of age are not permitted.
A refundable $200 excessive cleaning/damage fee is required to reserve the cabin.
Check-in is available starting at 4:00 pm. Check-out is scheduled for 10:00 am.
Cancellations made a minimum of 60 days in advance of the arrival date will receive a refunded deposit less a 10 percent (or $100, whichever is greater) processing fee.
Cancellations made within the 60 day period will only receive a refund (less the fee) if the cottage is able to be re-rented.
Tax of 13.5% will be collected on nightly rate and dog fee, for Door County room and Wisconsin sales taxes.


Map & Owner/Manager Info.

Property Details

2405 S. Lake Michigan Dr.
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
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920-413-9285 If you call, mention "Rent Wisconsin Cabins". Visit website (if listed) then return and send your inquiry.

About the Owner/Manager

The three original properties that became Firefly Cottages were built by my father and grandfather in the 1950s. These charming, vintage homes enjoy a view of the water, settled across a quiet road from the sandy shore of Lake Michigan.

My goal is to provide you with a comfortable, homey, rustic, vacation cottage with lots of character — a place where you can make memories that will last. Bring your adventurous spirit and enjoy a traditional Door County getaway! And feel free to contact me (your host, Irene) for restaurant and activity recommendations.




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