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Birch Haven Dog Friendly!!!!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Enjoy the tranquil setting amongst the pine,cedar and of course birch trees. Enjoy roasting s'mores over the firepit. Preparing that special meal either on the charcoal or stainless gas grill or if you prefer cooking inside in our well equipped kitchen. Clean up is simple with the dishwasher so you can relax and enjoy your time away from home. The master bedroom is off the main living area allowing you a peaceful rest while others might choose to be active.

You may not want to leave the comfortable surroundings of Birch Haven, but seeing as much of Door County on your vacation is a must. Fishboils to fishing, golf to miniature golf, boating and sailing with a dash of shopping might just make this your most memorable vacation yet.

Birch Haven is not only a summer get away, but a year round retreat. Door County with it ample snow fall each year offers a variety of winter activites.

Birch Haven is located a 1/4th mile from the Ellison Bay Marina and just 3/4th of a mile from the public beach and park. Birch Haven is within walking distance to a grocery store and many local restaurants.

Keywords: 4 season single story home, within walking distance to downtown Ellison Bay, walk to the marina, 1/2 mile from the public beach

More Details

Owner
Jane Mickelson - Owner
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2017

About Jane Mickelson - Owner

Native to Door County but now living 3 hours away Paul & I wish we could spend more time there. Paul grew up in Ephraim and I vacationed summers in Door County as a young girl. I met Paul after my parents purchased their summer home next to Pauls home in Ephraim. We were married in Baileys Harbor in the summer of '74.

Jane Mickelson - Owner purchased this house in 2011

Why Jane Mickelson - Owner chose Door County

We had to do something exciting on 1-11-11 so we signed the paperwork for what might be our retirement home. Ellison Bay with it's cameo appearance in the movie,(Feed the Fish) just seemed to be the place in Door County that felt so good to us both. It's relatively quiet compared to the other towns and villages in northern Door which is a plus.

What makes this house unique

Looking back at the summer season of 2011 Paul & I enjoyed interacting with all of our guests. We learned,listened and tried to be the best we could and will continue to adjust to meet everyones needs. 2012 brings some improvements that should make your stay at Birch Haven more enjoyable. Air conditioning along with removing and installing laminate flooring in the living room, with a furniture upgrade will be the start of other improvements in the future. We always welcome requests, suggestions, and comments that might make your next stay with us just that much nicer. All returning guest receive 10% off any future stays.

Amenities

Ellison Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Both bathrooms are full. One offers a tub/shower while the other is just a shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Back yard is big enough to try one of the yard games we have in the little shed. In the evenings you might want to light a fire in the fire pit and toast some marshmallows.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Birch Haven Dog Friendly!!!!
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 17 reviews
5

We enjoyed our stay at Birch Haven. It is located near many parks, restaurants and attractions.

  • 5 of 5

The house is spacious, comfortable and clean. The beds were comfortable. We loved the quiet, peaceful surrounding of Ellison Bay.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome!

  • 5 of 5

Great home, roomy, comfortable, clean and everything we needed! Would highly recommend to anyone that wants to enjoy a quiet and private place.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Than you for the super review.
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A Quiet Home in Northern Door County

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in this home in a week where the temperatures and humidity made us glad for the air conditioning! Our first night there was cool enough for a fire in the backyard fire pit and we enjoyed that immensely. The best of both worlds!

The home was spacious for two people. We never used one end of the house. The kitchen is very well equipped. We brought our Keurig coffee maker along since that's what we're used to using and the coffee pods were our coffee supply.

We enjoyed walking the couple of blocks to the marina and the park beside it. There is a coffee shop not far away and we took our coffees to enjoy the marina view.

We had never stayed in Ellison Bay before and this house is in a great location to easily walk or bike around town. We would recommend it if you like the quietness of small town living!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review. We are happy you enjoyed our home Birch Haven and the quaint town of Ellison Bay.
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5

Clean, comfortable, roomy, quiet

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a week's stay in Birch Haven and would return again. The home was clean, very comfortable, and spacious. Since we were traveling with another couple, the fact that bedrooms and bathrooms were on opposite sides of the house gave us some privacy. We found the beds to be very comfortable. The kitchen was large and had everything needed to make a meal, though we chose to dine at restaurants for most. We were so tempted by the fire pit, but never got an opportunity to use it. That's for another stay! Ellison Bay is a quiet town, which we liked, but it is close enough to more populated areas so that it was easy to get around. We all enjoyed the stay and agreed that if and when we were to make a future visit , we would love to stay in Birch Haven again.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your fantastic review of our home Birch Haven. It is great you took the time to write a review. Our guests comfort is our number one priority. We agree that Ellison Bay is a quiet and quaint village in Northern Door. Thanks again and we look forward to your return visit.
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5

Comfortable, spacious home with amenities

  • 5 of 5

We're a family of 5 that has happily stayed here two years in a row. This is a clean, comfortable home that actually does feel like home for the week. It has everything we need to make the week comfortable such as washer/dryer, dishwasher, spacious kitchen with appliances, dishes, pots/pans, etc., WIFI, fire pit, cable TV, extra blankets, fans... Owners are friendly and timely with correspondence (that's HUGE for me). Its not fancy but its cozy, comfortable, clean ... perfect, truly. Ellison Bay is a quieter town in Door County yet still near amenities and just a quick drive to the busier, more touristy towns. There's also some hidden gems a short drive or bike ride away!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review of our home Birch Haven. We feel that our home has many advantages over a motel room. Guest with children and/or pets have ample room to congregate in the home and private back yard. Communication with our guest is huge with us also. We are only a phone call away to address any questions or concerns.
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4

Nice pet friendly cottage in Ellison Bay

  • 4 of 5

We just returned from our stay at Birch Haven and we really enjoyed it. It's a nice cozy home located on Garrett Bay Rd which is a nice location but a lot of traffic on the road which we did not expect. The house has a very large private back yard (not completely fenced for dog owners as an FYI) but nice fire pit and surroundings plus a nice back deck. Very quiet at night. The house is well equipped and very comfortable. We would stay here again without hesitation.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate your review of Birch Haven. We are happy you found our home comfortable and inviting. We hope to have you return soon.
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Ellison Bay with it's small town charm is where you will find small town friendliness. If you like northern Door but opt for a slower more relaxed place, Ellison Bay is what you would be looking for. Birch Haven is just a short walk to the village center. There you will find 4 distinctly different restuarants, all with their own mouth watering meals. The little country store carries most everything you might have forgotten or ran out of. The beach located at the south end of town is always clean and inviting. There is 'hard cider' tastings just a couple of blocks away along with an interesting cooking school for the cook that has interest in adding to their talent. Ellison Bay which is located on the 'bay' side of the pennisula offers the resources of Green Bay for fishing and boating and a short drive to the east will put you on the waters of Lake Michigan. A 10 minute ride to the north will put you in Gills Rock, home to many of the local commercial fisherman. And from there a short drive to the dock at Newport for the ride on the ferry to Washington Island. A short walk from Birch Haven is a small town park with a large open area for ballgames, a playground, and tennis courts. So whether you looking for a quiet relaxing vacation or one with many options for activies your stay at Birch Haven will meet your expentations.

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Rates & Availability

Ellison Bay House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall
Aug 21 2017 - Nov 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$180
$975
 
 
Pumpkin Fest
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 9 2017
4 night minimum stay
$675
Flat fee
 
 
Fall Fest
Oct 13 2017 - Oct 16 2017
4 night minimum stay
$675
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$225
$1,350
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $12
Damage Deposit $100

Once we have received your second half payment we will email your access information to you. At that time or at anytime feel free to ask any questions you might have. I will be more than happy to answer them from our 50+ years of living and vacationing in Door County.

We ask for half of the "total" to reserve your dates. Once your check clears we will put your dates on the calendar. Then about 2 weeks before arrival we will send a reminder email of your second half. We DO NOT ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS. We do not accept payment on arrival. If you are not paid in full in advance we won't issue access information. We only accept personnel checks and bank money orders.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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