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Quiet Cottage in the Woods - Door County Remote Seclusion

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Sleep away from the hustle and bustle of 'downtown' Door County in a quiet little cottage located in a Sugar Maple grove. Have your coffee on the deck each morning as you listen to sounds of woodpeckers and other forest songbirds, or relax with a drink in the evening and take in the call of the whippoorwill. Build a campfire in the fire pit and roast some marshmallows until late in the quiet evening. Whatever your pleasure our cottage offers peace and relaxation.

The central location of the cottage makes a great home base for day trips to Fish Creek (5 miles), Baileys Harbor (5.5 miles), Ephraim (3.5 miles), Sister Bay (7.7 miles), Whitefish Dunes State Park (17 miles) Peninsula State Park (3 miles to Golf course). It also provides a great location for touring Door County on Bicycle. The cottage is located on a 2.2 mile residential 'loop' that offers a nice quiet paved walk with mostly residential traffic.

If water sports and boating are calling you to Door County, we have plenty of room to park most boat trailers. Again, our central location makes for short trips to public access ramps.

The Master Bedroom is located on the North side of the cottage. This does offer privacy from to two-twin bed room, located off the living room. A small bathroom with shower is just near the Master bedroom, while the full bathroom (with clothes washer and dryer) is off the Kitchen area. All towels and linens are provided.

The Kitchen comes with the basics; a few pots and pans, and few utensils, a coffee maker, a toaster, a blender, a refrigerator/freezer, a microwave and an electric oven/range. Basically stated, the necessities to make a few home cooked meals but nothing you'll be seeing on America's Test Kitchen (LOL). Outside we have a basic Weber charcoal grill, so if you want to do some 'bar-b-que', bring some coals and/or lighter.

Firewood for the fireplace and fire pit is provided. Please don't bring any of your own firewood for all the obvious reasons. Marshmallow roasting sticks are found on the ground under most trees. Kindling is also found on the forest floor.

The property you will rent is part of the original homestead of my wife's family. Founded in the 1870's, the property was painstaking cleared and farmed until it was sold off 40 years ago to purchase a tractor. When the opportunity came, Evelyn and I re-purchased the improved property and began renting out the cottage. In some cases the owners of the property are hundreds of miles away. Sometimes they aren't even on the same continent. We will be just next door to help ensure your stay is as stress free as possible.

Evelyn and I consider ourselves fortunate to be able to live and work in Door County. We both love everything it has to offer, but mostly the dark summer nights and the quiet of location.

Keywords: Cabin, Cottage

More Details

Charles Eckhardt
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2018

About Charles Eckhardt

Charlie and Evelyn both work at Gibraltar School in Fish Creek. Charlie is the band director and Evelyn is the school secretary.

Charles Eckhardt purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Charles Eckhardt chose Fish Creek

This property used to belong to Evelyn's parents. A long time ago they had to sell it in order to purchase a tractor. When the opportunity came along, we decided to buy it back.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We had a fantastic time at your cottage. The place is just perfect. We were celebrating ladies weekend and this was the perfect place to relax, enjoy the fire, and catch up"
Sep 2009
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Fish Creek Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , set off kitchen area
  • 2 bathrooms. A
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Offers some privacy in back section of cottage
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , set next to living room
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , in living room
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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Quiet Cottage in the Woods - Door County Remote Seclusion
average rating of 4.861111 based on 38 reviews

Very clean and spacious. Quiet area easy to relax and enjoy family time.

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was clean and spacious for the 4 of us. Loved the location as it was far enough away from noise but still short drives to everything in Door County. The owner stopped by and talked to us to make sure everything was going okay and if we needed anything.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Las Vegas, NV

Peaceful and secluded

  • 5 of 5

My new husband and I had a wonderful time on our honeymoon in Door County! The cabin was clean, comfy, and away from the hustle and bustle. The only small issue was that the internet would go in and out, but we were able to find a cafe with internet when it was needed. We wished we could have stayed longer, we would love to come back and stay in the future!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fenton, MO

Quaint, quiet, beautiful cottage in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great Sisters week and couldn’t have picked a more perfect place to stay!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage in the woods.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed the roominess of the cottage, two bathrooms, one with a skylight, large kitchen and living room. The deck was conducive to a glass of wine in the afternoon. Charlie stopped in to share a little history, which we enjoyed. We especially liked the location, so easy to get to Ephraim and Fish Creek. For city folks, it was nice to be in a space so quiet and dark.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cottage in the woods

  • 5 of 5

We just loved the cottage in the woods inside and out. It had everything we needed to make our meals there. I just loved it there it was so very quiet we did see some deer can not wait to come next year. Charles Lichte, Sheboygan Falls, WI

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Truly an awesome cabin

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay; clean, quiet and relaxing. They take good care of this place!

We couldn't have asked for more.

Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Austin Straubel in Green Bay
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
A.C. Tap
Nearest Ferry
24 Miles
Washington Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
3.5 Miles
Peninsula State Park
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
State HWY 57
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
The Greenwood Supper Club
Nearest Beach
3.5 Miles
Peninsula State Park
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59

Rates are subject to change based upon number of guests. Damage protection insurance can be waived. Additional $25.00 fee per person/night over 4 covers extra cleaning and water usage. SPRING AND FALL $500.00 per week rates apply to parties of 4 or less, with check in and out on a Sunday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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