Rocky Shores Retreat - Private Waterfront Door County Cottage in Little Sturgeon
Size –3 Bedrooms • 1 Bathroom 1 Bath • Sleeps 1-12
Rocky Shores Retreat is the perfect Door County vacation cottage for families! The waterfront cottage is situated on a beautiful stretch of shoreline, and it boasts stunning views of the bay. The cottage itself is cozy and comfortable. The kitchen is well-equipped, and the living room has a cozy fireplace. Outside, there is a large deck where you can relax and enjoy the view. There are also kayaks and a paddleboard available for guests to use. Whether you're looking for a relaxing getaway or an action-packed vacation, Rocky Shores Retreat is the perfect place for you.
What You'll Love
* Beautiful view of the bay on 180' of frontage
* Access to kayaks and a paddleboard for paddling around the bay
* Fully equipped kitchen for family dinners and all the essentials for your morning coffee
* Gas grill available on the outdoor patio
* Large deck and huge backyard for enjoying time outside and yard games
* Private and peaceful location on the mouth of Little Sturgeon Bay
* Wi-Fi throughout the cottage
* Large outdoor fire pit area
* Detached bunkhouse; perfect for kids with sleeping for 6
Wake up to sunrises over the lake while you sip coffee on the large deck or watch sunsets while you drink hot cocoa by the fire pit. During warmer months, enjoy swimming, kayaking, or paddleboarding off the shore (we have four kayaks and one paddleboard for guest use). The kitchen is fully equipped and begs to be cooked in. The backyard is great for yard games or just relaxing, and you'll enjoy a beautiful view while doing whatever you like!
Enter the main living area through the front door, and you'll immediately notice the original warm wood interior, comfortable dining space for the whole family, the original Door County stone fireplace (open October - April), and large windows overlooking the water. The main dining/living room is the space that initially made us fall in love with this cottage. The living room is perfect for quiet mornings with coffee and breakfast overlooking the bay or lively evenings playing board games or watching movies on the flat-screen Smart TV above the fireplace. The dining room and living room are ample open-concept spaces that flow together seamlessly so that the entire family can enjoy one another's company while at Rocky Shores.
You'll love the well-stocked kitchen with all of the essentials. Rocky Shores is designed for families to gather and eat together. Whether you want to grill some fantastic brats from nearby Marchant's Grocery, bake breakfast scones from Sunflower Bakery in Sturgeon Bay, or craft any other meals you can dream up with the family, we've got you covered. The dining table seats up to 8 guests.
Sink into bed after a day on the water or rest after enjoying all the Door County has to offer. The master bedroom features a king bed fully equipped with fresh linens, a ceiling fan, and ample closet and dresser space for extended vacations. The guest bedroom features two queen beds and contains a washer and dryer for your use while at Rocky Shores. The main cottage also features a queen sleeper sofa (the sleeper sofa will be removed in 2022, and the cottage will go to a 12-person max capacity).
Bunk House (Kid's Cottage):
The bunkhouse is perfect for the kids (or grandkids!) It is a separate building from the main cottage (attached to the garage, just steps from the main cottage), so they can have their own space. It comes furnished with two bunk beds and can sleep up to six people. An extra refrigerator/freezer is also available in the bunkhouse. There is air conditioning and heat in the bunkhouse, so it will be comfortable even in the hottest or coldest months. Please note that the bunkhouse does not have its own bathroom.
Rocky Shores has a single but well-appointed bathroom with convenient soap, shampoo, and conditioner dispensers, a heater just outside the shower, and plenty of space for families to get ready in the morning before heading out to enjoy Door County.
Outdoor Deck, Waterfront, Patio, and Fire Pit Areas:
Perhaps the best part of Rocky Shores Retreat is the outdoors! With a large backyard and 180' shoreline, you'll have ample outdoor space for relaxing in the hammock or playing yard games like bag toss. The most prominent feature is the large deck, which is partially shaded by cedar trees and overlooks the water - it's a great spot for morning coffee or evening cocktails. Enjoy the outdoor spaces well into the evening with the outdoor lighting over the deck and ample seating for family and friends. The fire pit area is surrounded by Adirondack chairs and makes a great spot for marshmallow roasting or fireside family fun. . It's the perfect spot to enjoy Door County's beautiful waterfront.
Whenever the weather is nice, we love to head outdoors for some fun in the sun. And, thanks to the well-equipped outdoor space, you'll never be short on things to do. We've got four kayaks for exploring Little Sturgeon Bay, a stand-up paddleboard for soaking up some rays, and a bag toss game for when we're feeling competitive. Plus, we've got all the classic yard games like frisbee and horseshoes. And when we're ready to relax, we can always lounge in the hammock with a good book. No matter what we're in the mood for, our outdoor space has you covered. (Kayaks, paddleboards, and yard games are available from May/June to September)
The brick patio on the south side of the cottage is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the outdoors. The patio is a great place to relax when the wind is coming off the water. The Weber grill is perfect for cooking up a delicious meal and is just steps away from the kitchen. You'll also find comfortable and inviting seating, making it the perfect spot to enjoy a glass of wine or cup of coffee.
You may purchase firewood at several roadside sellers within minutes of the cottage. However, you will often find firewood at the cottage, though we don't explicitly provide it in the summer.
About the OwnerWe are Dana & Timothea and we live and work in Green Bay, but have been coming to Door County for our whole lives. We wanted to share our love for the area with our guests by opening Rocky Shores Retreat!
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