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Bedrooms 2
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Our cute cottage has two bedrooms and one bath, all with views of the water.

The cottage can accommodate a family of four. One bedroom has a queen size bed, the other bunk beds. The cottage has air conditioning but is mostly cooled from the breezes of Green Bay. There is a full kitchen and an outdoor grill. WiFi and cable TV are available. A dock for fishing and a wonderful fire pit.

Bryan Troutman
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2017

About Bryan Troutman

My wife and I have been coming to Door County on vacation since the mid 1980's. We acquired our home in 1989 and purchased Cousin's Cottage last year. The addition of this property expands our waterfront footage to 300 feet, which we share with potential renters.

Bryan Troutman purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Bryan Troutman chose Door County

This property helps to protect the beauty of the entire property and the wonderful vistas of the Bay of Green Bay. It is unique and has its own personality throughout the seasons.

What makes this cottage unique

Cousin's Cottage is appropriately named because the kids simply love its style, uniqueness and location. There is nothing more pleasant to have Cousin's Cottage bring family together. It has also proven to be a wonderful honeymoon destination.


Sturgeon Bay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Modern bath with shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • tennis


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews
Minneapolis, MN

Perfect Family Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and our 1.5 year old daughter had an amazing fall getaway at Cousin's Cottage. The cottage was clean, beautiful and bright, even on the rainy days (which provided great views of the storms on the lake, and the waves were fantastic to watch from the cozy living area!) We were lucky to see some beautiful sunsets too. We loved the privacy the property offered, yet we had quick access to all the fun of Door County. The Troutman's were wonderful to work with, very helpful and accommodating. The beds were comfortable, and we had access to everything we needed - wi fi, stocked kitchen and bathroom, soft linens and throw quilts. We enjoyed a few books from their bookshelf too! I would HIGHLY recommend this property... we will be back. Thank you Troutmans!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Minneapolis, Minnesota

Perfect Place

  • 5 of 5

My wife, 3.5yr old and stayed here for 5 nights and it worked wonderfully. It was an excellent home-base to go exploring in Door County and then come back to a quiet and private home. The huge picture windows, great view of the lake, big yard, and nice fire-pit would mean you could also just stay here and have a quiet vacation. Just North of Sturgeon bay, so easy to get to grocery stores and restaurants there but away from the hustle and bustle. At the same time, everything is so close North of Sturgeon Bay it is a quick trip to get to any park (or fish boil) quickly. Everything was very clean, and hosts Bryan and Diane next door were helpful when needed but gave us complete privacy. Did I forget to add its a great value? Stay here, you won't regret it.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dubuque Iowa


  • 5 of 5

Cousin's Cottage was perfect for our week in Door County. The cottage had everything we needed to enjoy our time. We spent some time in the towns of Door County, but preferred the quiet and privacy of the cottage setting on Green Bay. Had fantastic sunsets - every one unique! The waves were like the ocean, with the winds we had for the first few days. There were no sounds, but the wind and the waves! It is great to stay off the beaten track, but close enough for outings to Fish Creek and Egg Harbor. Bryan was great to work with and kept in touch to be sure we had what we needed. It was one of the most relaxing times we have had in Door County.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for our family

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four had such a wonderful stay at the Cousin's Cottage. It was just the right size, location, and price for our vacation. The cabin was clean and attractive with lots of light and beautiful lake views. The deck, yard, and dock were perfect places to watch the lake and the sunsets. Door County offers so much to do and nothing is very far from Cousin's Cottage. Bryan and Diane were gracious hosts and right next door if we needed anything. Their visiting grandkids and our kids played and swam together for an evening while the grown-ups chatted. It was a very pleasant evening. I would highly recommend this property. We did not want to leave.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago, IL

Perfect Romantic Hideaway!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Cousin's Cottage for our honeymoon and it was absolutely perfect! The cottage is very private, spacious, and cozy, and Diane and Bryan thought of every little detail when furnishing it. We loved laying in bed with the windows open listening to the waves crashing on the shore- very romantic and a far cry from the city cabs. We also really enjoyed swimming off the dock, reading on the deck, breathtaking sunsets, the fire pit, and watching shooting stars at night. The location was wonderful! Aside from being right on the water, it is approximately halfway between Sturgeon Bay and Egg Harbor, and a few minutes from Carlsville (and Door Peninsula Winery, one of our favorites). We enjoyed the towns during the day but looked forward returning to the privacy of the cottage each evening. If you want to eat out, there are several restaurants in the surrounding towns (we especially liked Galileo's in Egg Harbor and The Cookery in Fish Creek), but the kitchen at the cottage is also very well equipped (we had breakfast at the house every day and dinner three nights). The only thing missing was a good thunderstorm- we would have loved to have seen a storm come across the bay! Maybe mother nature will give us one next time because we'll definely be back! All in all, Cousin's Cottage was the perfect place to recover from our wedding and escape the world!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

After a rough year, came upon this cabin for a week long vacation with my husband and couldn't of asked for anything better. The pictures are great but did not expect what we saw in person. It is decorated unique bet yet you walk in and feel comfortable. There is a view everywhere you look. Numerous places to sit inside or out and still have a wonderful view. Our nights were just gorgeous sitting out by the water and watching the sunsets. The owners are just awesome if you need something they are close by, but they also gave you your space.

I told Bryan how picky my husband can be but my husband had nothing but great things to say, and said he had a great time.

I cant say enough about this place, we will definitely be going back. Well worth the trip.

Thank you again Diane and Bryan!!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Austin Strubel Green Bay Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Birmingham's best burgers in town
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Gills Rock to Washington Island
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Horseshoe Bay Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 42
Car: necessary

Cousin's Cottage is located mid-way between Sturgeon Bay and Egg Harbor, along the shores of Green Bay on Bay Shore Drive. The immediate area is ideal for hiking the Door County Land Trust Bluffland's Preserve, biking or walking along scenic Bay Shore Drive or simply enjoying the stone beach and serenity of Green Bay. it is a wonderful retreat from the hustle of Egg Harbor and Fish Creek.


Rates & Availability

Sturgeon Bay Cottage Rental Rates

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5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 5.5%

We prefer you to send a check for the payments. This will eliminate a 3% credit card service fee, which will have to be added to the rental. This has been the policy for 5 years and we wish to continue with your support.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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