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The Java Hut, a cottage with 'perks'

Bedrooms 2
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Very nice, updated, central systems. Kid and dog Friendly with Beach Access

Popular, recently updated and well appointed, 2 bedroom 2 full bath cottage, with open floor plan. As you enter the door, to your right is the dining area, with table and chairs. To your left is the galley kitchen with breakfast bar and stools. Kitchen includes range/oven, refrigerator, microwave, toaster, dishwasher, per cup coffee brewer as well as dishes, pots & pans, glassware etc. Cook a little, cook a lot , whatever the mood. Off the kitchen is a full bath with tub.

The living room is straight ahead. Windows line the entire wall along the dining area and living room affording you a view of the wooded area outside the cottage. There is a queen size sofa sleeper, comfy chairs, cable TV, DVD player, WiFi, and radio.

The two private bedrooms are accessed to your left (off the kitchen.) The master bedroom hosts a queen size bed, closet and en suite bathroom including shower. The second bedroom has 2 twin beds and closet.

Outside patio features dining table with chairs, charcoal grill, hammock, and urban fire pit. Dedicated parking is right out front.

The cottage includes thermostat controlled central air conditioning and heat as well as washer/dryer.

Located on Main Street in front of cottage (very short walk.) is the Blue Horse Beach Café est. 2001. All guests of The Java Hut enjoy discounts on everything offered at the café including breakfast, lunch, dinner, teas, and smoothies, as well as a full espresso bar.

A great feature of this cottage is its ideal location. Even though The Java Hut is downtown it is still in a quiet area so you get the convenience of shopping, dining, and outdoor recreation but you still have a good measure of privacy as well.

More Details

Carina Helm
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017

About Carina Helm

We are entrepreneurs Eric and Carina. We did not grown up in Door County. Eric is from Minneapolis, MN and Carina from Green Bay, WI area. Carina moved to door county in 1998 to help her parents run a hotel and convinced Eric to come to Door County with his culinary talents to begin a small sandwich and coffee shop in 2001 on a back road in Fish Creek. We moved location in 2005 down to the Main Street. Then in early 2012 purchased our first property and moved the Cafe again and for the final time. The new property featured a white house directly across from the popular Fish Creek town beach with views of Peninsula State Park across the harbor, as well as a 750 square foot rental cottage directly behind the house. As soon aw we took ownership we began updating the cottage to our standards so we could offer it as yet another service to our customers and travelers.

Carina Helm purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Carina Helm chose Fish Creek

Eric and I chose to reside in Door County because we wanted a simpler life. Since we realize our cafe is well established it was time to put down roots and own not lease. Door County is visually stunning and serene and simply magical in the summertime. The winters are quiet and beautiful, great for skiing, snowshoeing, horseback riding and snowmobiling, as well as getting to know the locals.

What makes this cottage unique

Unique to The Java Hut cottage rental is its ideal location with proximity to downtown and the beach, its updated nature, its size and amenities, as well as the discounts guests enjoy on dining and drinks at Blue Horse Beach Cafe. And...WE ALLOW DOGS!


Fish Creek Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • One Bathroom with standup shower adjoining master bedroom. Second bath with shower/tub off main room
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Bed (1) In Master, Twin Beds (2) located in 2nd bedroom, Sleeper Sofa (1) In living room has queen mattress
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Some of the best coffees, teas, and food available right next door and Java Hut guests get a discount! Access all that Fish Creek has to offer as Door County's most popular town.


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The Java Hut, a cottage with 'perks'
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Autumn visit

  • 5 of 5

We had just a quick visit, and even with some rain we were able to get some great picture, and take in the beauty in front of us. The dogs loved it, plus got some great walks in when the rain cleared. Having a fire was also a nice touch. We look forward to another visit.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location to roam around fish creek!

  • 5 of 5

The only thing we would have changed if it was humanly possible was the weather! Everything else was great! Off to eat at Blue Horse before we leave!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Glen Ellyn, IL

Perfect location and cute cottage

  • 5 of 5

A well kept cottage and the location was perfect: right across from pier and beach and walking distance to shops and restaurants. The added benefit of towels, bed linens and kitchen supplies made this a turnkey option. The owners were great to work with and very helpful. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
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Henryetta, Ok

Behind the Blue Horse

  • 5 of 5

The ideal spot hidden away at the end of a dead end road in Fish Creek, WI. is Java Hut. It is our second visit to the blue cottage arriving again in May for the annual Scottie rally held in nearby Bailey's Harbor. We love staying here. The cottage has ample space with its 2 bed, 2 bath open concept and although we usually dine out around Door County, the kitchen is fully equipped if one wished to cook. Having a washer/dryer is a real plus saving us a lot of packing space in our sub compact car giving us plenty of room to store our Door County treasures. We look forward all year to breakfast at the Blue Horse. The windows overlooking main street and across to Fish Creek beach are some of the best seats in town. It's so relaxing to watch Fish Creek slowly wake up while having one of Carina's caramel lattes. All the food is delish( Eric is fantastic) and is discounted for Java Hut residents. The location of the Java Hut is very convenient not only just to stores and restaurants in Fish Creek but to other places along the peninsula. Next year will be our third..obviously we highly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Henryetta, Ok

Door County Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Returning to Door County for the annual Scottie rally, we picked Java Hut as our base from which to enjoy our stay and we were absolutely delighted.

The cottage had more than enough space with 2 beds and 2 baths, a well stocked kitchen, and a very comfortable living area. The washer/dryer was really a bonus.

We loved breakfast every morning at the Blue Horse Café with its front row seat on Fish Creek Beach. (We watch for the FB posts counting the days till next May)

Java Hut is centrally located in the village and easy walking distance to most restaurants and shops. Fish Creek itself is a nice spot from which to explore the rest of Door County as well.

Carina, the owner was terrific to help us with anything and yes, we're already booked for next year.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy, Clean and Comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the cottage at the end of October, and we were very happy with our stay. With the weather being cooler, we knew we'd be spending more time than normal inside, so comfort and furnishings were important. The cottage was big enough for my husband and myself, our young daughter, and our dog (yay for being pet-friendly!). We love being able to cook the food we purchase locally during our vacation, and the kitchen was very well furnished. The cottage is tastefully decorated, and includes everything you could need. Despite being surrounded by other cottages and businesses, it was very quiet, peaceful and private. It really did feel like a home away from home, and we'd definitely stay again. An extra bonus was the close proximity to restaurants and shops. Being within close walking distance makes this location all the better!

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2013
  • Stayed: October 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Gibraltar Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
The Bayside Tavern
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Washington Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Peninsula State Park
Nearest Train
180 Miles
Milwaukee, WI
Nearest Restaurant
Blue Horse Beach Cafe (guests enjoy discounts)
Nearest Ski
0.5 Miles
Peninsula State Park
Nearest Beach
Steps away

Fish Creek is considered the heart of Northern Door County with its shopping, galleries with artist in residence, Orchard Markets, Marinas, and professional theaters as well as a classic outdoor movie theater, a Winery, and an Art School.

The Java Hut cottage rental is the perfect spot to access everything most even by foot.

Across Main Street from the cottage property is the town beach with sand and grass and a play area for children. The water is shallow for some distance out, good for small children.

The backdrop to the beach is the 1,400 acre, jewel of Door county, Peninsula State Park. just a few blocks from the cottage you can enter the park for hiking, biking, fishing, sunbathing, a nature center, lighthouse, championship golf course, and acclaimed Northern Sky Theater.

Within walking distance of The Java Hut there are several excellent restaurants in all price ranges from Fine Dining to a Hot Dog Stand and numerous exquisite shops and galleries catering to all tastes.

Just one block down is a grocery store.

So much to do and you don't need a car…


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Guests enjoy 10% off food and coffee/drinks at Blue Horse Cafe during their stay at The Java Hut.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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