Door County Home and Cottages for Sale: Walk to the Waterfront

Real Estate Agent with The Kellstrom Ray Agency, Inc. (Est. 1948)

Door County Home and Cottages for Sale:  

12724 Highway 42, Ellison Bay/Gills Rock WI 54210

Walk to the Waterfront

I'm going to start this post with the comment that we rarely have homes this old come on market in northern Door County.  So many of our historic homes from early days have been torn down to make way for bigger, newer homes.  It seems as though every few years I'm lucky enough to get inventory like this for Door County home buyers.  This one is truly a gem!

Gills Rock Homes for Sale

The main house at 12724 Highway 42 has all of the charm you'd expect from a home built in 1900 (yes, that 123 years ago!) with hardwood floors, built-in cabinets, a lovely wood burning fireplace and so much more.  The front porch just invites you to sit and watch the seasons go by.  There are four bedrooms and two baths.

Gills Rock Properties for Sale

Over the 2-car garage is a large seasonal bonus room (could easily be made year-round with a heating/cooling wall unit) that provides a great deal of extra space....and this cozy corner of the bonus room has this cute little bar!

Gills Rock Homes for Sale

ALSO INCLUDED:  881/885 Highway 42, Ellison Bay Wisconsin.  TWO seasonal cottages.  One has 2 bedrooms and a bath:

881 Highway 42 Ellison Bay WI 54210

And the other has one bedroom and one bath. 

Gills Rock Cottages for Sale

However, the BEST part about this listing ISN'T that you can entertain your entire family from this property, with 7 bedrooms and 4 baths.  The best part is that the new Liberty Grove Mariners Park with hundred of feet of public shore is approximately half a block down the road!  Pay inland taxes but enjoy the shore as much as you want....sunsets, swimming, fishing, can do it all just footsteps away!!

Gills Rock Waterfront for Sale

This is a one-of-a-kind offering!  See more about this package deal of a Liberty Grove home and two cottages for sale here.  

This property is located approximately five miles north of downtown Ellison Bay in the unicorporated area of Gills Rock.  It is also across the street from the popular Gills Rock park---you're basially across the street from two fabulous public venues!  It's also just a few miles from the iconic Highway 42 drive from Gills Rock to Northport that has become known world-wide for its autumn colors.  If you are taking the ferry to Washington Island, you will pass these properties!

Highway 42 Corridor to Northport

Highway 42 to Northport in Autumn

Properties like this offering rarely come along.  We feel lucky to have this one and we hope it becomes YOURS.  For more information on 12724 Highway 42, Ellison Bay, WI 54210 and the cottages, please visit our site and contact me today.

Door County Home and Cottages for Sale:  

12724 Highway 42, Ellison Bay/Gills Rock WI 54210

Walk to the Waterfront

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Thank you for reading this Door County real estate blog!  MaryKay Shumway, ABR®, CRS®, Realtor® loves to laugh and her passion is working with people that love the Door Peninsula.  She is a full-time real estate Broker, a mother and a stepmother, loves dogs and serves as a senior Broker Associate at the Kellstrom-Ray Agency, Inc. in beautiful Sister Bay, Wisconsin.  MaryKay represents listings throughout the Door County peninsula and also represents many Buyers annually that want to purchase the perfect property to make Door County a part of their lives.  CONTACT MARYKAY ABOUT YOUR DOOR COUNTY PROPERTY QUESTIONS TODAY.

MaryKay Shumway has been an extremely consistent multi-million dollar MLS producer for over twenty years, as well as the top producing broker for The Kellstrom-Ray Agency, Inc. since she joined the firm in late 2015.  Representing both listing clients and buyer clients and cusomters full time, MaryKay is extremely active in the Door County community with nonprofit groups, the Door County Board of Realtors and in local governmental affairs.  A member of the Door County Board of Realtors Honors Society from 2005-2021 and now recipient of Excellence in Professionalism honors since 2022, she is a former Door County Realtor of the Year, a former member of The Real Estate Group's Chairman's Circle from 2010-2015, and a former member of the Coldwell Banker International Diamond Society for 2014 & 15.  She has served as President and President-Elect of the Door County Board of Realtors.  MaryKay is a top MLS producer and has held the position of top producer at The Kellstrom-Ray Agency, Inc. since 2016.

Contact MaryKay today.  "As a multi-million dollar producer and senior associate at The Kellstrom-Ray Agency selling Door County real estate, I focus my balance on both  featured listings in Door County and representing Buyer Clients looking for the perfect Door County Property.  I turn Door County vacations into Door County traditions by helping you own your own Door County real estate, and I represent exceptional properties in all price points on the Bay of Green Bay, Lake Michigan, and all inland lakes and properties in between. Local experience with GLOBAL connections.  Call, text or e-mail me today."

Comments (7)

Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

The photos are so engaging. I am sure this will go very quickly.  It is charming

Jun 10, 2023 02:11 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Wow what a family compound, wishing you a quick sale, Endre

Jun 10, 2023 04:20 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker
Congratulations on your new listing.  Nice house and nice job with your presentation.
Jun 11, 2023 02:22 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:

Living anywhere near water. My happy spot.  Have a wonderful Sunday and get ready for a busy week. Bill Salvatore with Arizona Elite Properties 

Jun 11, 2023 05:02 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning MaryKay,

What a delightful listing! So charming and truly a family compound. I can see why this is a once in a life time opportunity for someone to have all the advantages of inland taxes but full time access to the shore just footsteps away!

Jun 11, 2023 05:41 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning MaryKay. Wow seems to cover it. Door County is beautiful country. Have not been there in yers but have fond memories. Enjoy your day.

Jun 11, 2023 05:50 AM
Joe Manausa - Tallahassee, FL
Joe Manausa Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Tallahassee Real Estate

Nice job with this new listing.  Best wishes on getting it under contract and closed for your seller.

Jun 18, 2023 05:53 AM