A LITTLE HISTORY OF MY DOOR COUNTY HOME
For years my
daughter Pam Lehman, now Mrs. Pamela Dillon, and I had vacationed together in
Door County. While there, we had such an incredibly good time, rain or shine,
summer or winter, that she suggested I buy some land and build a getaway. Well,
it would make the saga inordinately lengthy to tell of all the angst
accompanying trying to build, so suffice to say, in September of 1999, I fell
into the position of being able to purchase this three year old home, which my
daughter suggested I name 'Whytefyshe' ( a play on my name and on the
ubiquitous whitefish offerings on every restaurant menu in Door County).
This home is not small, it is not a cabin. It is 2800 square
feet of rusticity and sophistication, with four bedrooms, three baths, a great
room, fabulous kitchen (which I have fully outfitted with everything one needs
for gourmet cooking), wood burning fireplace, screened porch with great comfy
gliders, decks, three car garage, all on four private acres of woods and
I have been renting it for nearly four years, and I have
personally been driving up to clean and set up for the next tenants, which is
virtually impossible now that I am so busy. I have a responsible caretaker now,
who does the vacuuming up of those nuisance ladybug-like Japanese beetles and
sees that the beds are freshly made.
Most, but not all, of the people renting Whytefyshe are my
friends and acquaintances. I am interested in broadening my base of potential
renters! Those of you who have stayed in my property already know how lovely it
is; now that you don't have to make beds and clean I trust you already know
scores of folks who would just love to rent Whytefyshe!
Here are the rates:
- Two people for two nights: $400
- Two people for three nights, $600
- Four people for two nights: $600
- Four people for three nights: $800
- Six people for two nights: $800
- Six people for three nights: $900
THESE RATES HAVE JUST BEEN CHANGED, FOR THE FIRST TIME IN SIX YEARS.
Look at the photos accompanying this text
and see where else you could enjoy such a cool place for a getaway!
Here are some ideas that I had when I first bought my Door
County house: what can one do at Whytefyshe? Strengthen friendships. Build new
relationships. Improve your love life. Read good books. Write new books! Stare
into the fire. Meditate. Cogitate. Draw. Paint. Cross Country Ski. Bicycle.
Hike. Canoe on famous Mink River. Swim in Lake Michigan. Play croquet. Toss
horse shoes. Try out that complex recipe you've always wanted to perfect. Eat
in. Eat out at world class restaurants!
ahhh, rock on the screened
I hope to hear from those of you who find this description
fitting your parameters for a true vacation!
PAT WHYTE (608)232-7738