House, 3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, 7 Sleeps
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
The Gray Gull Cottage offers a peaceful, beautiful setting for a Door County getaway. The owner was responsive to our needs, answering questions and solving problems as they arose.
Although the water may be safe to drink, the odor is off-putting and renters might want to bring their own drinking water.
There were ample pots, pans and kitchen supplies for us to prepare all our meals . The screened in porch was a wonderful spot for meals away from the annoyance of mosquitoes where we could enjoy the outdoors comfortably. Sitting by the water on the deck was very enjoyable. The balcony off the master bedroom offered another wonderful outdoor alternative on comfortable furniture.
The only two criticisms is that the back two bedrooms become quite warm on sunny days. This captured heat is hard to get rid of for comfortable sleeping. We didn't use the central A/C, but both rooms have small room A/C units.
The other comment is that the house was not as clean as should be expected of a VRBO rental. There were ample cleaning supplies though, which we used to do some additional cleaning.
Beautiful house, beautiful stay!
We love our autumn kayaking weekends in Door County. This was our first time a Gray Gull, and it was superb! So quiet and feels isolated, while it’s just a few miles south of Egg Harbor. The house is beautifully furnished and had everything we needed, including good pots and pans to cook with (usually a problem at VRBO’s). Comfy sofas and leather chairs all perfectly positioned to take in the bay view or the view of the crackling fire in the wood stove made it a joy to stay indoors on rainy grey days. We did put in our kayaks right outside the front door, which was a plus, and had easy access to all the gorgeous parks. And the SAUNA! Thanks! Perfect after a day of hiking in crisp fall weather.
For those of you who are fussy (and you know who you are): this part of the peninsula gets very hard water, which smells a bit sulphuric and leaves a film on glasses and dishes. It’s not bad for you, just stinky. Also, for those with mobility issues, this is a very vertical house. Our elderly dog found the stairs a challenge, but it was no big deal because we were downstairs all day and evening, and upstairs all night.
On the whole, a perfect spot. Thanks so much!
Love this place !
My husband and I stayed here for our anniversary. The cottage was so nice and spacious. You cannot get enough of the Lake views either. The location is central to the Door County towns we visited as well.
It's you and the water---perfect get away spot.
The porch off the main bedroom, the screen porch, the patio near the water...all offer a beautiful spot to enjoy the sound and views of the water. With cedar trees all around you, this contemporary home is yours to enjoy without a neighbor in sight. The unit is well appointed and clean, and the owner is very responsive. Great location, too. I will return!
Love the view
We loved the view and could have stayed out there all day.
The house itself is a nice setup. It does need some TLC and a really good cleaning. Our biggest issue was the water smell. I know this is something difficult to deal with. But, when I washed my hair, it smelled like that same sulfur smell. Even with these little issues, I would happily stay here again.
We had such a lovely week here at the Gray Gull Cottage seeing sunsets over the lake and seeing the stars come up as we roasted marshmallows at the lakeside fire pit. The beds/pillows were incredibly comfortable and the space was quite comfortable for our family of 6 adults, 1 child and 1 small dog. It was pretty clean and the kitchen had great pans and plenty of utensils. The property has a great grill that we made dinners on and nice fireplace to keep us warm at night. Our only drawback was the water smelling like sulfur, which we managed with buying gallons of water, but made us smell a little weird after a shower. Other than that, this is a great house with an owner who replied to me quickly in correspondence, a great price and a beautiful spot to appreciate some GORGEOUS sunsets over the lake. I would highly recommend it!!!
Things to do:
* Beach and swimming- onsite
* Walking and hiking-near by
* 2-18 hole golf courses-2 miles away
* Egg Harbor shopping and restaurants-6 miles
* Frank Murphy County Park with sandy beach and boat launch-2 miles away