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The Cottage at Blue Heron Haven

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

The Cottage at Blue Heron Haven is aptly named after the Great Blue Heron that return and nest each year on this beautifully wooded cottage property. Located on 14 acres of private land, this two bedroom upper country cottage offers an abundance of opportunities for relaxation and recreation.

Located just outside of the Two Rivers city limits, the cottage offers an exquisite view overlooking a small private wildlife pond and a wooded sanctuary for sand hill crane, great blue heron, deer, wild turkey, and other natural wildlife. The cottage has a large open great room (kitchen, dining and family room) with a wall of windows and patio doors leading to an upper deck overlooking the pond and woodlands. Relax on the deck's covered porch swing and enjoy reading a book or bird-watching while you enjoy a cup of coffee.

The cottage great room offers an electric fire place, 47' smart 3-D TV, leather swivel rocker/recliners and a leather euro-lounger couch that folds down into a double bed. The kitchen area includes all new modern kitchen appliances, cookware, dishes, coffee-maker, and a large kitchen island for preparing and eating your home-cooked meals. A dining table and 6 chairs is also available for more intimate and formal dining in the upper cottage. For at-home entertainment on a rainy day, read one of our in-home library books, enjoy using wireless Internet, a 47' 3-D Smart TV for Netflix or Hulu plus local antenna channels, and a 3-D Blue Ray DVD player with complimentary movies from our DVD movie library (50 DVD's from which to choose). For your additional at-home enjoyment, we also include puzzles, cards and board games. The sun room/porch includes a wall of windows with a cafe table and chairs for breakfast dining while watching the birds and other natural wildlife.

The cottage has two bedrooms off of the great room, one with a Queen-size bed plus a second bedroom with a full-size bed. Both bedrooms boast of new beds, and bedding to provide you with a quiet, comfortable night of sleep. The Master bedroom has an additional 47" TV. A full bathroom with a bathtub/shower unit is located across the hall from the bedrooms. There is an additional half bath attached to the larger bedroom. A roll away bed is also available. The upper cottage will comfortably accommodate 4 guests. Four guests is the maximum occupancy for this cottage property. Children, age 5 and older are welcome.

For those who have a working vacation planned, enjoy our home office work area complete with wireless Internet, basic office supplies, and a comfortable chair and built-in desk with windows that look out at the flowers, birds and wildlife.

Additional amenities include central air, plenty of parking space, a swingset and tree swing under the apple trees, and an outdoor picnic and gas grill.. (Children ages 5 and older are welcome. Due to the pond, this property is not appropriate for very young children). Enjoy our complimentary coffee, tea, hot chocolate and popcorn.

Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the West Twin River boat launch and some of the best fishing at the Shoto Dam, just 2 miles west on County Vv. Bring your bicycles and jump on the bicycle lane just one half mile to the east of Blue Heron Haven cottage. The bike lane will take you into town where you can connect with the Rawleys Point Bicycle Trail or the Mariners Trail which provide 14 miles of beautiful forest and Lake Michigan scenery. Bike rental is available at Point Beach State Forest Concession Stand or at the Lighthouse Inn in Two Rivers.

The Cottage at Blue Heron Haven is located less than an hour from Lambeau Field, Door County, EAA Air Museum, Road America, Whistling Straits and Black Wolf Run golf courses. Enjoy some of the local festivals and activities including: Kites Over Lake Michigan (which brings over 30,000 people to the area), Ethnic Fest, Applefest, Carpfest, Oktoberfest, Sputnikfest, Heart-A-Rama, Cool City Classic Car Show, Fishing Derbies, Outdoor music and band concerts, winery tours, museums, and more. Popular winter activities in the area include ice fishing, cross-country skiing, snow-shoeing and winterfest. An abundance of local activities are available throughout the four seasons.

Enjoy many of the local museums including the Rogers Street Fishing Village, Historic Washington House, Hamilton Wood-Type Museum, Manitowoc Maritime Museum, Pinecrest Historical Village, Farm Museum & More!

Two Rivers offers several unique businesses & restaurants including: Family-owned Schroeder's Department Store & Red Bank Coffeehouse, several thrift & consignment stores, the Alpaca store, Jerry’s Home-made Bakery, fresh smoked fish available from Suzie Q Fish Market, and a hand-crafted Mennonite furniture store. Several local restaurants and Pubs include: Award-winning subs at Fatzo’s, German Beers, sandwiches, soups and salads at Kurtz’s Pub, Snow-coaster Pizza at Port Sandy Bay restaurant, A variety of Italian foods at Luigi’s Italian Restaurant, and an extensive menu at Two Rivers Family Restaurant. A favorite restaurant in Manitowoc is the Courthouse Pub eatery& microbrewery.

Let us welcome you to Two Rivers and to a relaxing stay at the Cottage at Blue Heron Haven!

More Details

Christopher & Kim Beloin
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
2 December, 2017

About Christopher & Kim Beloin

I grew up in Two Rivers and my husband, Chris grew up in Manitowoc. I am an educator who spent most of my teaching career at the University. Chris is a college administrator. We have 4 young adult children. We enjoy camping, reading, movies, cycling, and other outdoor activities.

Christopher & Kim Beloin purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Christopher & Kim Beloin chose Two Rivers

This land has been in my family since 1946 when my grandfather purchased the original farmland upon which this cottage is located. My parents purchased the land from my grandfather in 1977 and in 1985, they built this cottage home. In 2014, we purchased the property. We share this beautiful location and cottage with those who also appreciate the wooded location and all that Two Rivers and Manitowoc County has to offer.

What makes this cottage unique

This cottage sits on a beautifully wooded property that is outside of the Two Rivers city limits, yet it is less than 2 miles into town. Enjoy this quiet, relaxing atmosphere that is also home to a family of Great Blue Heron that nest on this property each year.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Two Rivers in Manitowoc County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No Hunting or Fishing on this property.
  • Only registered occupants may be on the property at any time. Maximum occupancy is 4.
  • The Pond is a wildlife refuge only and human access is forbidden.
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • There is a euro-lounger couch in the great room that drops down into a full-sized bed. There is also a single roll-away bed available. There is a limit of 4 guests for this property.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Within an hour from Green Bay Packer Stadium, EAA Air Museum & Door County. Local sports and attractions include: fishing, bicycling, water sports, beaches, cross-country skiing, snow-shoeing, hiking, museums, golfing, wineries, and more.


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The Cottage at Blue Heron Haven
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

I'd rent it again in a heartbeat!

  • 5 of 5

Exceeded our expectations! From the beauty of the surroundings from the minute you wake in the morning to the comfort of the mattress as you sleep at night, the cottage provides for your every need.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Upstate NY

Peaceful and Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Upper Cottage recently and loved it! It is a beautiful, peaceful place to stay. The country setting was the perfect location for our summer vacation and it is only minutes from town and from the sandy beach on Lake Michigan. The deck off the living room overlooking the pond was a great spot to relax with family, friends or a good book.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Nov-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Iowa City, Iowa

Just what we wanted and more!

  • 5 of 5

The Upper Cottage at Blue Haven was fantastic. My wife and I were in the Two Rivers area for a Green Bay Packers game. We stayed in the Upper Cottage for the two nights before the game. The place was great. It is located on an acreage just outside of town, offering the seclusion of the country but close to town.

The Cottage was spacious with everything we could have wanted. The owners have spared no expense to guess and supply the cottage with what renters would prefer in a cottage. The owners contacted us before the trip inquiring how they could make our stay at their cottage even better. They provided us with tips, coupons, and maps on things to do, places to go, sightseeing, restaurants, and more. In addition to provide us with a lot to do in the surrounding area, they made the accommodations so nice, you didn't want to leave. The cottage has a spacious kitchen and family room. Internet connection, TV with Netflix, a nice collection of DVDs, books, and more made staying in the cottage a great choice.

We enjoyed our stay in the Upper Cottage and look forward to our next visit.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: October 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York

A Favorite Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

I've spent summer and winter vacations at this cottage and both seasons have much to offer. The private setting is beautiful. During the summer, I've played volleyball, badminton, rode my bike around the property and into town/along Lake Michigan, walked through the woods, enjoyed viewing the pond and wildlife from the deck, had campfires around the fire pit, and more. The winter has provided me with a more intimate experience. I've used the time to take a break from the fast paced life to which I'm accustomed by spending quality time with my traveling companion(s), reading, and relaxing in my pajamas all day. Snowshoeing, ice skating, x-country skiing are also activities to enjoy.

No matter the season, Two Rivers is a welcoming community. I've been greeted by the same friendly faces at Kurtz' restaurant, the historic Washington House, the Kwik Trip convenience store, Walgreens, Schroeder's Department Store and Jerry's Bakery. The Lake Michigan shoreline is beautiful whether you're at the sand beach, out on the pier, or walking/biking on the lake path between Two Rivers and Manitowoc. I've also enjoyed a few community events such as the Cherry Festival at the Historic Washington House, the Ethnic Fest downtown and live music in the center of town.

The cottage is comfortable, quiet, clean and private. There's an open kitchen/dining room/living room area with lots of natural lighting. I've stayed in both bedrooms and have slept soundly in each one. The bathroom is large and the water pressure in the shower is good.

I highly recommend The Upper Cottage at Blue Heron Haven and am looking forward to my next stay there.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Henrietta, NY


  • 5 of 5

i spent three nights at this relaxing home. Sleeping 6 there is no problem. There is plenty of room to socialize inside and outside, and also space to have some quiet "relaxing time". The living room has large window that overlooks the pond. There is also a large deck outside for spending time sitting on the swing and admiring the beauty of the land. Inside, the beds are comfortable and the kitchen has everything you could want. The home was very clean and I felt very comfortable there. I loved seeing and hearing the wildlife. It added to the charm. On the property there is a swing set for the kids and a fire pit for evening enjoyment. One night we spent around the fire roasting marshmallows, hot dogs and popping popcorn. It was perfect!

Others in our party also were able to ride their bikes in the area during the day.

I also enjoyed visiting the town. We loved the beach, playing in the sand while others relaxed or waded in to the water. We shopped at the local Piggly Wiggly grocery store and ate at Kurtz's. The residents of the town are very friendly!

I can't wait to go back!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Neshotah Park Beach


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £36.1
Damage Deposit £216.63

The total deposit fee is $350.00, part of which is a non-refundable standard cleaning fee of $50.00. The remaining $300.00 deposit is refundable. Any excessive cleaning will result in forfeiting the remaining $300 deposit. $300.00 Security/Damage Deposit is refundable after departure and inspection of premises.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.