Policies & Amenities

Breakfast

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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Some of us like to eat early and some of us like to sleep in, so we give you breakfast coupons to Granny Joe's (right down the street) to eat breakfast whenever you choose. 

Pets

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You love your dog and want to bring them on the trip with you, we understand that! The Cottage is pet friendly for up to two well-behaved pets. Please call us for more details. 

Cruiser Bikes

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Want to go for a spin around town? Ask if you can borrow one of our cruiser bikes to ride around in style! 

History

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Just down the street on the corner of Liberty and Grand Avenue a gentlemen named Mr. Delker was building a grocery store (circa 1870). Six years later in 1876 Mr. Delker built this house for his family. The Delkers lived here from 1876 to 1899, then sold it to Captain George Bell.

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Captain Bell was one of more than 50 Great Lakes ship captains who lived in Vermilion, a ship building town from the 1830’s to the 1880’s. The Chez Francois restaurant on Main Street is in the original sail loft of 1840. Captain Bell lived in this house until his death in 1925. 

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The home has served many purposes over the years from nursing home to apartments. In 2011 Phil decided to buy the building and restore it to its former glory! It took two years, a lot of materials and certainly a lot of patience but this home and all its original features like the curving staircase, exterior corbels, float-glass windows and curved pocket door can truly be appreciated. We can't wait to show you all the little details of this beautiful home. 

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