There are many different types of holiday homes across the country, and sometimes it can be difficult to find something unique. It’s easy enough to find beach rentals, but what about a really beautiful community with lots to do that doesn’t involve mandatory tanning and the ocean? Allow us to introduce you to beautiful Door County, Wisconsin, where you can find plenty to do while enjoying nature, the rugged coastline, and much more.
If you’re a summer traveler, Door County offers plenty of opportunities to enjoy nature. Whether you’re kayaking, cliff jumping, touring a winery, or anything else you enjoy, Door County will not disappoint. Are you more of a winter traveller? Fear not, there is plenty to do in Door County during the “quiet” season, so don’t hesitate to take a look!
No matter when you visit, Door County offers many hidden gems, including Hotz Memorial Town Park, several museums, Baileys Harbor Cornerstone Pub and more. So without further adieu, we’ve selected some large, some small, and a few mid-sized Vrbo rentals for you to choose from in different parts of Door County. We hope to help you find your perfect vacation spot!
The Hazy Hideaway, Door County, Wisconsin
Rent now$307/average night
Congratulations, you’ve stumbled upon it Misty Hideaway, a modern log cabin offering rustic flair and contemporary decor located near Horseshoe Bay in Egg Harbor. Nestled on over 3 acres in the Lautenbach Woods Nature Preserve – a Door County Land Trust – this custom-built hand-hewn log cabin will amaze you with 20-foot ceilings, a spacious loft, and a screened-in porch. On that front porch, you’ll love the outdoor sofa and two cushioned chairs and accent table as you chat with friends and enjoy a cool breeze. Located less than 2 miles from Frank E. Murphy Park, where you can enjoy the shores and sunsets of Lake Michigan, Hazy Hideaway is sure to impress.
Hidden Bear Cabin, Door County, Wisconsin
Rent now$216/average night
Are you looking for the feeling of being in the northern forest without brooding? Saw this tastefully furnished and appointed option – the Hidden bear cabin rental – located on 5 hectares of hardwoods is for you! Just 4 minutes from shopping, groceries and the lakefront of Egg Harbor, you’ll love the gorgeous night sky all year round. The basement, also known as the Bears’ Den, is fully furnished and is equipped with a futon, foosball table, laundry room and more!
Charming Little House in the Woods, Rowleys Bay, Wisconsin
Rent now$244/average night
This Charming little house in the forest offers the ultimate in relaxation with two decks and a sunroom with multiple windows, each with views of cedar and white birch forest. Just a 3-minute walk to Lake Michigan, a 5-minute drive to Newport State Park, or an 8-minute drive to Sister Bay, you’ll find plenty of things to do nearby or just stay in and enjoy all the modern amenities of this charming the property offers. Located on a quiet, wooded, cul-de-sac on the Lake Michigan side of the Door Peninsula, you may never want to leave this charming vacation home.
Lakehouse overlooking Cana Island and its lighthouse, Baileys Harbor, Wisconsin
Rent now$322/average night
This house by the sea giving you a fantastic view of Cana Island and the lighthouse straight from the great room. Walk out the patio doors to a large deck that borders the front of the home, or stay inside on a cool evening and enjoy the wood burning fireplace! With plenty of comfortable seating inside, relax and enjoy a movie on the 55-inch TV with plenty of streaming services available. This home is tucked away in the Boreal Forest on the shores of Lake Michigan in the heart of the quiet side of Door County, just 6 miles from Baileys Harbor, 9 miles from Sister Bay or Ephraim and 14 miles from Fish Creek. Convenient to many restaurants, shops, hiking trails and more, this one will not disappoint!
Pet-Friendly Gingerbread Cabin in Wooded Surroundings, Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Rent now$185/average night
This charming cottage is a mecca for peace and quiet just minutes from activities and entertainment. Gingerbread house offers dense forest views from all windows and decks, and there is no neighbor in sight. Perched on a hill just a mile above the village of Fish Creek, you are minutes from the waterfront, Peninsula State Park, restaurants, shops and more. Inside, your family (and pets, if you choose) have plenty of room to gather, a wood-burning fireplace, dining area and fully equipped kitchen. Step outside and enjoy the wrap around deck for great forest views!
Moonlight Magic at Sand Bay, Door County, Wisconsin
Rent now$220/average night
Sitting right by the water, Moonlight Magic at Sand Bay is a unique log cabin that uses the vertical log method in the Swedish style. Door County offers some of the best fishing, swimming, boating and outdoor adventures. Moonlight Magic is a great place to take advantage of all this in a great area! Located 7 miles from Sturgeon Bay, this charming log cabin had new vinyl plank flooring installed in the living room in 2021. It sits on a 300 foot wide, deeply wooded lot for that coveted privacy. You’ll be glad you checked this one out!
Just Beachy, Door County, Wisconsin
Rent now$381/average night
Situated on 2.6 acres, this 3,000 square foot home with over 100 feet of private sandy Lake Michigan beach is Just Beachy! Located on South Lake Michigan Drive – an easily traveled 1.5 lane road – you live just 15 minutes from downtown Sturgeon Bay. This open floor plan includes a wood burning fireplace and a large deck overlooking the lake. Be sure to take advantage of the charcoal grill, bicycles, dog kennels and outdoor seating. Your private sandy beach offers lovely views of the water and includes a fire pit, plenty of seating and a wheelbarrow full of firewood to get you started.
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Little Cottage, Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Rent now$171/average night
Located in the woods on the edge of Fish Creek and Ephraim, Small cabin is conveniently located across from Peninsula State Park hiking trails, mountain bike trails and cross country trails. You’ll also live just a quarter mile from the State Park Golf Course. Recently remodeled, Little Cottage is a retro beauty that includes an open outdoor fire pit and a gas grill on the deck. Get out and enjoy the day hiking, biking, or skiing in the state park, or relax on the beach, take a boat ride on Eagle Harbor Bay, or play a round of golf. There is a lot to enjoy at Lille Cottage!
The Magnolia Suite, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
Rent now$142/average night
Old Southern charm, antique furniture, listed on the National Registry of Historic Places – welcome to The Magnolia Suite! With an expansive floor plan that includes a private bath, kitchen, and king-size bed, you’ll love cozying up in front of the fireplace or soaking in the indoor hot tub. The Magnolia Suite is located in the downtown district of Sturgeon Bay, just a block from Main Street and within easy walking distance to gift shops, restaurants and more. This romantic getaway is sure to please!
Cedar Creek Lodge, Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Rent now$710/average night
For beginners, wow! If you have a large group looking for an absolute gem in Door County, check it out Cedar Creek Lodge. Sorry folks, no bachelor parties are allowed, but there are plenty of other opportunities to enjoy this 3,800 square foot beauty with six bedrooms, four baths, nine beds, two kitchens, two living rooms and more! Located in the heart of Fish Creek, you’ll be steps away from the entrance to Peninsula Park where you can bike, ski, walk, swim and more! This one has so many amenities that you will definitely want to check it out. It is absolutely perfect for large families looking for a great holiday rental.
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