Whitefish Bay Lake House
Door County, Wisconsin


"Wow! I cannot thank you enough. We had such a good time at your family's wonderful cottage on the lake. I was excited based on the pictures but frankly they do not do the property justice, I was really blown away at the back yard and the house in general. I have already told a bunch of people about it and sent them the link to your place and our family would love to come back and vacation at your cottage again. The hilly grassy dunes provide perfect shelter from the wind and a perfect place for the all the children to play in the sand within view of the house in the myriad of tables. We really really loved it"

A Perfect End to the Summer
"Where to begin with Kaftan Cottage... in a word, our stay was fantastic. I had been planning a long family weekend away for over a month, and our plans for weekend in the Dells fell through. Luckily, at the insistance of my sister, I changed courses to look in Door County and to my surprise, found Kaftan Cottage. The owner was gracious enough to work with us on extremely short notice to put this getaway together. The end result was a memorable weekend, capped with my mother's birthday. What I love about the house is the character and the charm. A lot of times these rentals feel like you're staying in a hotel, but the gives you the impression this is a family's home away from home. The layout of the house was very cool too. Walking around gives one the impression the house is introducing itself to you one room at a time. The vistas onto the lake were beautiful at all times of the day, and all of the interesting wooden sculptures around the property added to the summer vibe. The private stretch of beach was wonderful and pristine. The only drawback was the lake never being warmer than "cold" but that's Lake Michigan. In our short stay we managed to use most of the features of the house, the beach, the firepit, as well as just enjoying the relaxing sounds of the waves in the seasonal porch/living room. The only thing I would have changed about our trip was to make our stay longer. Thank you for a great experience, I hope to return very soon."

"Perfect house for a family get-together. The location--right on the beach--meant that the kids did not have to cross a road to get there. It would be difficult to list all the good things about this house! Everything was in pretty good shape, and the many mosaics and artsy touches in the house made for a personal and inviting atmosphere. At the beach, the water and sand were great for swimming--very clean. Glidden's Lodge restaurant, within walking distance, was very good with a cozy feel and great location on the water. We went there twice. Would definitely go back to this house!"

"We just returned home from a wonderful week in the cottage. We truly enjoyed the area, the beach and, particularly, the home. It was so much fun seeing the mosaic, the photos, and all your family touches."

"We stayed at the cottage over Memorial Day weekend. The water was still cold to enjoy, yet the sand beach was fun for the kids. Its a very nice house-well furnished , great kitchen fully stocked and appliances are top notch. We had 6 kids in our group and the 8 bunk bed room was a hit. The house has lot of areas for kids and adults to have their own space. We enjoyed the outside patio and had good time doing the bar-b-que on outside grill with music playing on the sound system. I thank the owner and caretaker for keeping the house in such good shape and sharing for other families to enjoy a rare sand beach property in Door county."

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Fodor's Best Small Towns in America

Fish Boils

Door County Visitor Bureau

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Lake Michigan's Highs and Lows

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