The private waterfront cottage is 7 - 10 minutes from Lambeau, 1 mile from downtown & 1 mile from UWGB. Bay Beach Amusement Park is moments away, & Door County 40 miles.
Both adult & child-friendly - from wine refrigerators to beach slides & highchairs - we are set for family vacations, football weekends and business travel.
Hosted by a professional traveler, the Cottage is designed by someone who spends more than 250 Days per year in hotels and understands the comforts needed away from home.
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The cottage, found as a historic example of Green Bay lakeside architecture on the Wisconsin Historical Society, delivers a full Green Bay experience for Packers Fans, Golfers, Foodies and Business Travelers alike.
This vacation home is fully stocked and ready for families or friends to enjoy vacations, Packer Games, or even cook and serve a Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner.
We are 5 minutes from the free Game Day Shuttle where you can safely park your car and shuttle to the game with other Fans, or you could Uber or Taxi for about $20.
If you can, we recommend flying into either Green Bay or Appleton airports, but many guests have come into Chicago or Milwaukee and enjoyed the scenic lakefront drive.
Our guests share that 4 things they like about the space are:
1. Unlike some entire home AirBnB entire home rentals, we don't live here. We live in the cottage right next door. We are available and accessible, but aren't moving out or sharing a part of our home for their convenience. Instead, guests cozy right into the cottage and treat it as it is intended - a relaxing beachfront escape.
2. Business travelers have appreciated the WiFi access, and can have printer access upon request. They have also liked the location - central in the heart of Green Bay means it is minutes away from Green Bay businesses and manufacturers but gives the relaxation of going home at the end of a day of meetings or presentations.
3. The view from the deck - our deck is newly rebuilt - raised to improve your view of the water. Our recent guest sat out there for hours watching the ships come and go, listening to the waves and enjoying a local microbrew.
4. The comfort of the kitchen - With Heidi as a gourmet cook, she tries everything she puts in the kitchen. If it doesn't work for our meals, we don't give it to our guests. From cookbooks to cookware to the layout, making a meal is both enjoyable and social.
This two bedroom space will sleep up to 6 people - with 2 comfortable bedrooms as well as a new queen-sized sleeper sofa in the large living room.
The kitchen is complete with a wine refrigerator, and stocked with pots, pans, and plenty of cookware.
The backyard is perfect for cookouts on the deck as well as bonfires in the rustic fire pit out by the Bay. We've even found a way to anchor a beach umbrella when needed if you want to enjoy the beach but protect yourself (or your children) from the sun's harmful rays.
Having a divided bathroom space - with the shower in one room and the vanity having its own area allows increased privacy.
A couple of improvements we've made based on guest feedback include:
1. Shower safety railings for guests who need a little extra help
2. Beautiful oak luggage racks in each bedroom for guests who prefer to enjoy Green Bay rather than take the time to unpack
3. Added infant friendly amenities such as a Diaper Genie, a Pack n Play and a high chair so young families can simply check in and enjoy.
Please, if you have special considerations - let us know. We are happy to make reasonable accommodations to make your stay more enjoyable.
Guests can enjoy the privacy of this home, and all of the amenities within. The washer-dryer is new as is all of the cookware and kitchen supplies.
Visitors can make themselves at home - preparing meals together, enjoying backyard games like ladder ball or bocce ball, or enjoying the nostalgia of family board games.
We even have a couple of kayaks you may use at your own risk. Life jackets will be provided, although the Bay is fairly shallow.
In-home entertainment includes
- Cable television
- Netflix Streaming
- Amazon Prime Streaming
- Wi-Fi password
- Books and other reading material
- Both Adult and Child Friendly Board Games for getting snowed-in
Each bedroom, including the sofa sleeper in the living room, has 700 tc cotton sheets for a sound night's sleep
Snow removal provided in the winter months, but we aren't opposed to guests grabbing a shovel and having some fun.
Interaction with guests
We live in the cottage next door - year round. We also love to travel, however, so they may be off on our own adventure during your visit. However you will be welcomed personally upon your arrival for an overview of the property and the neighborhood.
We want you to be comfortable and enjoy the cottage as if it were your own. We are around if you need us, but we will also certainly respect your privacy.
If we are away, local folks contact information will be available to guests in case of an emergency. Our wonderful cleaning lady, Farol, is local, and she is often happy to help with special requests if you are in town for an extended time.
Other things to note
Green Bay isn't just about Football (although that is a pretty big deal). We are just 40 miles or so South of Door County - a popular, upscale Midwest Vacationer's get away. In the summer, start your morning with yoga in the backyard, or a Bloody Mary on the beach.
From the cottage, you can pack a picnic and take a day trip North to enjoy wine-tasting, antiquing, fishing, boating, or enjoying a lighthouse tour.
We have several wonderful golf courses and can even recommend an expert Golf Pro nearby if you need an intro or just to brush up on your skills.
How did Green Bay get its name? On a very hot summer day in the 1600s, French Explorers noted that the Bay was Green with a summer algae bloom. These explorers referred to our area as Green Bay - which is how Green Bay was named. This bloom is not harmful to people or animals, and is typically around only on very hot days.
Please treat the cottage with care an attention so future guests can enjoy their stays as well. Please take a moment to understand our house rules to make the most out of your AirBnB experience.
Before you Book
Communication leading up to your stay helps us ensure we are meeting your expectations. Because we allow guests to Instant Book the property, this communication is very important. We will need to know arrival times, special allergies, and other critical information. This also helps us make your stay incredible - special birthdays, bucket list Packer Games, etc.
We reserve the right to cancel reservations where guests haven’t provided necessary information. This is for the protection and consideration for you, other guests, and us. We thank you for understanding and for being responsive.
This property has 2 queen beds and 1 queen pullout sofa sleeper. We can accommodate up to 6 people - including children.
Along with being Adult-Friendly, and Football Fan Fantastic, we are kid-friendly as well. We have a pack-n-play available for infant sleeping. We cater to families, including infant and toddler friendly items such as a high chair, diaper genie, outdoor and indoor toys and games.
Unlike hotels who have policies such as, "children under 12 stay for free", this is a beach cottage. Please understand that children are included in the total guest count - this is standard across AirBnB typically. Adults and children take the same amount of space, and often have heavier post-stay cleaning costs involved.
Animals are not allowed on this property. We do our best to eliminate allergens that may make some guests uncomfortable or even sick. While we love pets, we ask that you please leave yours at home. No exceptions.
Approved Parties and Gatherings
While this property is suitable for small daytime family gatherings, any parties must be discussed and pre-approved by Mike and Heidi. No unregistered guests without approval from Mike and Heidi. We have guests who will use the lawn and cottage to host family gatherings, and we have incredible return guests who love to host barbeques. We want to ensure this option stays for everyone, so understanding capabilities is important for your booking as well as future guests.
We live in the property right next door, so are typically available if you need anything. We will respect your privacy, but ask that you follow our property rules.
Because this is waterfront property, children under 13 may not be left on the property without adult supervision.
If you are using the fire pits, it is your responsibility to make sure the fire is completely out before you leave it. Fires can be easily put out with sand or water from the beach, and a bucket and hose are available
Children under 12, or who cannot swim, should not be left on the beach unattended
Both bath and beach towels are provided for each guest. Please only use beach towels for outside / beach use
Kayaks are available for registered or preapproved guests, and are for use at your own risk.
o Children under 16 may not use kayaks without adult supervision.
o Life vests are also available and kept in the utility closet. While the Bay is shallow for a couple hundred yards, drifting too far out can be dangerous.
o If you use the kayaks, we ask that you bring them off the beach at night. Do not leave them on the beach as night storms may wash them away.
If you would like to have non-registered guests over during the day, this must be preapproved. Only registered guests on the property after 9:00 on weeknights and 10:00 on weekends.
We are in a quiet neighborhood, so no loud noise after 9:00 PM on weeknights and 10:00 PM on weekends. Please have consideration for our neighbors.
If you are in town for a Packer Game, many guests will borrow a cooler or other household items for their tailgate. We ask if you take it off from the property for your enjoyment, that you clean and return it in excellent condition.
Please be respectful of your home away from home. Tidy up after yourselves, do your own dishes, and don't leave any big messes. But remember, your Mom isn't here to watch, so don't feel like you must make your bed.
Please use coasters. Rings are tough to get out. The cottage is cleaned thoroughly after each visit, including steam cleaning the hardwood floors and vacuuming carpets. If cleaning needs are above standard and customary, guest accepts responsibility for expenses. For example, carpet stains requiring professional carpet cleaning.
Farol, your cleaning professional, prefers that beds that have been slept in are left unmade. This saves her time getting the house ready for the next guests.
Please enjoy full access to the kitchen and any of its contents. We do keep a running shopping list and ask for your help. If you use up the last of the Oregano or Mustard for example, please mark it down for us so we can refill for the next guests.
If you or anyone in your party has special food allergies, please let us know upfront. Farol will do her best to accommodate during cleaning.
Smokers will smoke outside and away from the property. And please throw your cigarette butts in the garbage rather than in the lawn or in the Bay.
In the winter time, or in inclement weather, please leave your winter boots or shoes at the door to help protect the hardwood floors and the carpeting.
Mike and Heidi reserve the right to cancel any reservations that do not comply with these rules.