On the shore of the most beautiful bay in Northern Door County, Cappy Cottage is a lovingly cared for family retreat nestled in a shady forest of cedar, pine, and birch trees. It is a slice of Old Door County, situated on land owned by the same family since 1880. The cottage is a 1 story board and batten, built-in 1964. There are 300 feet of private shoreline facing east over North Bay and Lake Michigan. You must be warned that your early mornings may be interrupted by incredible sunrises. Fortunately, you will be able to make up the lost sleep as the only sounds you hear at night are the breeze in the trees and the occasional crackling of the Northern Lights.
North Bay Drive is a very quiet, little traveled road which makes it a perfect place for couples to spend a quiet week or a family with kids to safely run amok in the summer sun.
The woods surrounding Cappy have many “secret spots” to explore and the beaches are full of fossil bearing rocks dating back to when the area was under a tropical sea. We have just put in a new dock (available after June 30, 2022 because of weather) and sunning on the dock’s bench is encouraged. Additionally, Door County’s beautiful beaches and state parks are only a short drive away.
The north end of the bay is a wonderful playground of sand flats and shallow water, warming sooner than many Door County Beaches.
The yard in front of Cappy is an inviting place to while away a summer afternoon reading and snoozing in lawn chairs or hammock. It features the oldest, intact shuffle board court in Door County (though mostly used for sidewalk chalk art these days). At the end of a day spent adventuring in the County, you have a grill and picnic table for a cookout or you can prepare dinner in Cappy’s well equipped kitchen. You also have a copper fire pit for evening campfires.
Best of all, Cappy offers the charms of the “Quiet Side” of Door County, yet is 10 minutes away from all the activities in the villages and our terrific parks.
Don’t take our word for it! Quotes from the Cappy Cottage Guest Book:
“We had a wonderful time at Cappy Cottage. It felt like the coveted invitation to a relative’s cabin…thanks for sharing your family’s legacy with us.”
“ We had the most magical week here at Cappy Cottage! It felt like a true relaxation destination. We cannot wait to come back!’
“This was our first time to Door County. Our three children and the two of us will be coming back. We love the view and quietness. The stars were amazing. We all viewed many shooting stars.”
“My wife searched this space out and, while I am impossible to please, I have not a single complaint. Our 5-year-old knew we chose a winner once he saw the marble run in the children’s room.”
“We have stayed at many cabins in a lot of different places and Cappy truly rates at the top Great amenities. Great ambiance. Love the tender touches of years gone by.”
Floor Plan Description
Go up a ramp and step into the screen porch. There is a sliding patio door on your left into the dining area, or straight ahead is the main door to the house. Enter into the living room with a beautiful stone fireplace with a gas insert; the kitchen is immediately on your left, or take a sharp left into the aforementioned dining area. The bunk room is past the kitchen on the left – it has four built-in twin bunk beds. The top bunks are best for children, although some adults have utilized them. The master bedroom with king bed is straight through the living room and it has a stone fireplace that mirrors the one in the living room, though non-functional. Located between the two bedrooms, the full bathroom with tub and shower also has a washer & dryer.
Kitchen, Living, Dining Room Combination
Master - king / 2 Twin bunks
Dates in Yellow are Tentatively Reserved. Dates in Red are Booked. All other dates are open.
- **Furnishing and decor may change without notice.
- **Sheets and towels not included.
- 180ft Shore Frontage
- 3 Acres
- 40ft dock with ladder
- Alarm Clock(s)
- All One Level
- Board Games & Toys
- Coffee Maker ( Flat filter)
- Cookie Sheets
- Crock Pot
- DVD Player
- Entrance Ramp
- Exterior Power Outlets
- Fans (Box)
- Fire Pit
- Fireplace (Gas)
- Games (Board)
- Grill (Charcoal)
- Hand mixer
- Hardwood Floors
- Ice Cube Trays - no ice maker
- Ironing Board
- Outdoor Furniture
- Picnic Table
- Sunrise View
- TV (SMART TV)
- Washer / Dryer
- Water Accessible (Rock)
- Water View