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The Java Hut, a cottage with 'perks'

Bedrooms 2
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

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 11 reviews

Cozy cottage

  • 5 of 5

Very cozy and comfortable. So close to everything. Our dog loved the cottage and scenic walks. We will come back.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful getaway for New Years

  • 5 of 5

We visited the Java Hut between Christmas and New Year's. The property is everything that we envisioned - well-furnished, cozy, and perfectly located. It was nice being right next to the Blue Horse as well :) We will definitely be staying here again!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean, cozy and perfectly located cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful winter stay at this cozy and clean cabin. Everything is provided and the house is warm and inviting. We had a problem with the tv remote and the owners came over immediately to fix it. The discounts in the coffee shop and cafe in the front were an added treat. We’ll definitely be back. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Dec 25, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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My new favorite place!

  • 5 of 5

We have been going to DC for many years and have stayed at several different B&Bs. This cottage was so perfect. Really felt comfortable. The location couldn't be better for all of the things that we like to do. I hope we can stay here every time we go to DC in the future.

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location for a weekend getaway.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the Java Hut. The cottage is comfortable, clean, spacious, and in a great location. The beach at Fish Creek is right across the street and it is within walking distance to fine restaurants, shops, and anything you like to do in Fish Creek. Breakfast and coffee at the Blue Horse Cafe was delicious with a beautiful view of the water. We would definitely choose the Java Hut again!

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sherry- I am so glad to hear that THANK YOU! Happy New year Your Host Carina Helm
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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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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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