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Birch Haven! Dog Friendly!!!!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights

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

Jane Mickelson - Owner
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 15, 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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Birch Haven! Dog Friendly!!!!
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews

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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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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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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Pet friendly family

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful stay at Birch Haven! The home was clean, well maintained, and had everything we needed! We enjoyed the excellent location and the cute little town of Ellison Bay. The owners were very easy to work with. We are so excited to come back this year!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the glowing review. We strive to make our guest visit an enjoyable one. We are excited for you to see the improvements we have made to Birch Haven this last year. (new windows, carpet, etc.) Great to have you back!
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Awesome rental in Door County

  • 5 of 5

This is our 4th year going to this rental in Door county. It is home away from home. Very clean, everything you need to cook minus the actual food, Free WIFI, cable tv to sit and watch after a long day touring door county, gas grill to cook on if you don't want to stand in line at restaurants during prime season, fire pit (they even provide the wood for us to use!), nice furniture to sit on the deck, and very clean, roomy house to vacation at. It took us awhile to find a reasonable priced place but yet great atmosphere. This is the one for years to come for us and our family!! Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow!!! Thanks for the super review. It is always great to hear that our guest like our home.
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Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

Great Stay

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Lovely, quiet, and well equipped home, with a great yard for our dog to explore. Our trip included a really amazing wind/rain storm that brought down trees and power lines throughout Door County. The owner called to make sure we were all right and let us know where we could find a lantern and fresh package of batteries - high level of customer service!. The gas grill was a lifesaver the night of the storm (our daughters and their families were also without power in their rentals) so it was great to be able to bbq supper, and the fire pit provided perfect entertainment for our 4 grandchildren who had to survive without electronics for one whole night! We will definitely plan to stay at Birch Haven again soon.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! Thanks for the fantastic review. We are happy you survived the storm! It was a dozy.
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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.


Rates & Availability

Ellison Bay House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 1 2016 - Mar 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Mar 20 2017 - Jun 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 20 2017 - Aug 20 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
3 night minimum stay
Aug 21 2017 - Nov 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Pet Fee $12
Tax Rate 11.0%

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 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

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Ellison Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Both bathrooms are full. One offers a tub/shower while the other is just a shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • 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
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.

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