House, 3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, 7 Sleeps
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Rocky beach getaway
We loved staying in this secluded property with its rugged beachfront, unique floor plan and great location for seeing Door County! If it would have been summer, the screened porch would have been lovely! Great fall colors.❤️
Overall, an okay stay - but could use some upgrades to be top-notch!
Overall, an okay stay at this place. However - there was a leak in the sliding glass door, which appeared to be from a large portion of siding missing on the exterior of the house. Much of the furnishings could use some refreshing, especially the living room pillow and bed quilts. Also - the advertisement was a bit misleading regarding a few amenities.... Frist, the listing notes failed to clearly reference that bed linens & towels aren't provided (typically a standard amenity). We found out after payment in the contract, and were forced to pay an additional fee for linen and towel service. Also, there is fire pit advertised in the pictures which wasn't present during our stay.
My four sisters and I loved the location and especially the privacy. It’s a wonderful house with a great view of the water. The kitchen is well equipped and there was plenty of room for all of us. Also, sitting down by the water and watching the sunsets was incredibly beautiful and peaceful. We would definitely come back but earlier in the fall or late summer.
Other than needing a little TLC this place is fabulous. The sunset views are amazing but there is no beach, just rocks. We love the house and accommodations are wonderful even though some up-dates are needed. We will definitely return
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!
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