Yes! Our property was recently hooked up to the new "fiber optic cable" that is being rolled out within the county. It has been working wonderfully. Please remember however that you are visiting an island, 5-miles off the mainland. From time to time, outages outside of our control do occur for which we cannot be responsible for. Remember, you are on vacation. Time to unplug!
Cell service is spotty on the Island to say the least. From our experience, major carriers including Verizon and US Cellular work the best, while AT&T is non-existent. CellCom is used by most locals. Remember, you are on vacation. Time to unplug!
Yes, the electric can go down. Again, please remember you are visiting an island, 5-miles off the mainland. From time to time the electric does go out, most often due to a storm or winds, for which we cannot control. The Washington Island Electric Cooperative has a diligent crew that works hard to minimize any outages we may experience. They get us back up and running as quickly as they can.
Sheets, blankets, pillows, and bath towels are provided, as well as soaps, shampoo, and conditioner. If you have your own special pillow or brand of toiletries, we suggest you bring those for your stay.
We will NOT be entering your cottage on a daily basis to change sheets, make the bed, clean, or exchange towels. Based on your length of stay, your cottage will be stocked with the appropriate amount of towels. If staying five (5) or more days, we will coordinate a midweek sheet and towel exchange at check-in.
No, the cottages are NOT equipped with televisions or DVD players. Our rationale is we want you to be so tired from exploring all the wonderful places, shops and restaurants on our beautiful Island, that you come back to your cottage and fall asleep once your head hits the pillow. Remember, you're on vacation. Time to unplug!
While we enjoy our pets too and understand why you might want to include them on your vacation, for the health, safety, and enjoyment of all our guests, we do not allow pets in the cottages, or on the property grounds. Please do not bring your pet with the intention to leave them in your car. That is not fair to your pet, or other guests. We define “pet” as a dog, cat, bird, or exotic animal.
The maximum occupancy in any cottage is TWO persons. Each cottage has one queen bed. Cottages do NOT have pull-out couches. We ask that you refrain from bringing inflatable beds, air mattresses, or sleeping bags to accommodate more than two persons.
If you arrive with more than two people in your party, we will ask you to reserve another cottage (subject to availability).
We do not have an electric vehicle charging station on our property at this time. With this said, the use of any electric outlet on our property (inside or out) is strictly prohibited for charging electric vehicles. Please visit www.doorcounty.com to learn where you can charge your EV within in the county.
For those that may not bring a car, or are coming via bicycle, we can arrange to pick you up at the ferry dock. Please make sure to contact us ahead of time, and also when you board the ferry, so we can meet you at the dock. Please note the Island is larger than you may think. Unless you plan to bike the Island for your stay, a vehicle is strongly recommended.