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Door County, Wisconsin
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Lake Michigan is an eight minute walk, straight down the road.
Originally a carriage house, the cottage was converted into a living space in the 1930's after the main farm house on the property burned down.
It's on County Road V, right off of Scenic Highway 57, which winds along the lake all the way up the peninsula.
The living room has a cozy reading corner and a bluetooth enabled CD player.
There's a pullout couch which can be used for additional sleeping space.
Morning light in the front foyer.
View from the back yard, looking toward cottage. Well behaved dogs are welcome!
The sun room was added on to the back of the cottage in the 1950's.
It's a wonderful space to share meals, or stretch out and get lost in a book.
The interior wall of the sun room has a captain's wheel from our nautical grandpa.
On misty mornings, you can find spiderwebs in the surrounding fields.
Kitchen window, graced by $2 peonies from the Jacksonport Farmers Market.
There's a gas stove, and lots of pots & pans & spices.
Cabinets are stocked with glasses, mugs, and serving ware.
There's also a toaster oven, toaster, coffee maker, coffee grinder and fridge.
The Farmers Market is every Tuesday (May - Oct) with amazing produce, baked goods, crafts, and live music.
The downstairs bedroom has a twin bed and small desk.
Open windows bring lovely breezes inside.
Upstairs bedroom #1 has a full sized bed & great morning light.
Upstairs bedroom #2 has a full sized bed and beautiful afternoon light.
Family heirloom from my father's father's boat.
There's one bathroom, with vintage pink fixtures and a shower stall.
Random detail of moths on the bathroom window, just because.
Yard view, looking toward firewood shelter and Twain Study.
The Twain Study is a perfect spot for reading / writing / relaxing. Can also be used for glamping if you bring your own bedding.
Yard view at dusk.
There's a clothes line for air drying bathing suits & beach towels.
Two picnic tables in the side yard are great for morning coffee, dining alfresco, and art projects.
Cottage as seen from the road. Prairie and pines!
Bikes, inner tubes, and a glow-in-the-dark basketball can be found in the shed.
The walkway to Jacksonport's tranquil sandy beach.
Even doggos love it!
Lakeside Park has picnic tables, a nice new restroom facility and a playground.
Jacksonport is so quiet that the public beach sometimes feels private.
The Town Hall Bakery has wifi and wonderful treats.
Nearby attractions include the ferry to Washington Island ($$ but fun).
Driving the causeway over Kangaroo Lake at dusk is free and sublime.
Bjorklunden is a few miles up Highway 57 and basically plucked from a fairy tale.
We are 3.5 miles from Cave Point, where brave souls can cliff jump into the lake.
Whitefish Dunes State Park is a nearby excursion, with hiking trails and beaches.
Peninsula State Park, in Fish Creek, is 16 miles away.
The Supper Club game is strong in Door County. This is from Mr. G's, the closest.
But for us, the lake itself will always be the main attraction.
Did I mention the beauty and proximity of Lake Michigan?