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Bedrooms 2
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 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.and a wonderful fire pit., The dock should be repaired and in service in 2018.

**Cancellation Policy**

Cancellation refund upon request. Should issues arise, please contact the property owner.

Bryan Troutman
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 17, 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.


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.


Sturgeon Bay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Cancellation Refund Upon Request. Please contact Property Owner for any reason.
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


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(29 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.965517 based on 29 reviews

Delightful retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We greatly enjoyed our time in Cousin's Cottage; perched right on the shore of Green Bay, it was relaxation hearing every wave. A peaceful, comfy setting, yet near all of the fun things to do while visiting Door Co. The amenities and appliances were all in good shape and well kept, well stocked. The cottage itself was clean and well cared for; a true gem with such distinctive character of design. We look forward to future visits to Door Co. and Cousin's Cottage.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

This us our third time renting this property. Bryan and Diane are great hosts. Everything is always clean and the cabin is well supplied. We had beautiful weather for a 2 week stay. Property is in a great location for accessing all the activities within Door County. Remarkable sunsets!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Fourth time will be a charm and your always welcome. Thanks for the kind words.
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Cozy Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Cousin's Cottage the first week in September. The house is beautifully designed with floor to ceiling windows that look out over the bay. The beds and bedding are comfortable and clean. There's an ample variety of towels, a full working kitchen and cooking accessories, internet access and cable tv. The furnishings are aesthetically pleasing and comfortable. The property is gorgeous with unbeatable views, steps from the water -- we loved the sound of the water.

Hosts Bryan and Diane are charming and helpful. If you need help, they are available to assist, but not intrusive. We thoroughly enjoyed all of the thought they put into making the Cousin's Cottage so beautiful and comfortable. You may even have a visit from the resident chickens! We highly recommend the cottage and would definitely stay again for a future visit.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: That sums it up rxvept for incredible sunsets. Click, Cluck, Cluck!!!
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  • 5 of 5

My husband and two sons (9 and 6 years old) had an amazing time at cousins cottage. Going to sleep and waking up each morning to the sound of water on Green Bay was like heaven. The cottage was very comfortable and clean. The kitchen was well stocked with cooking and tableware and we were able to cook several times during our stay. We also used the grill. We enjoyed smores several nights at the fire pit with wood provided. Our family especially enjoyed the fishing pier and spent almost every morning and evening fishing and swimming. This was a great place for active little boys who enjoyed running and playing on the grounds. Bayshore drive was also quiet enough to go for a run. We never drove over 40 minutes and were able to hike,kayak,pick cherries, climb a lighthouse, play mini golf, and eat at fantastic restaurants during out stay. Our hosts were also extremely nice and helpful but did not intrude during our stay.

I would highly recommend this cottage and would stay here again! .

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice review. We find that direct communication by email or text early on in the reservation process is very helpful and informative to all the parties. Come check us out.
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Indian Head Park

Amazing Door County cottage

  • 5 of 5

We're a family of 4 (2 daughters 11 & 13) who had a great time. Comfortable with an amazing view. We have stayed here before and will again. The owners are incredibly nice and communicative. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Decompress and recharge

  • 4 of 5

Rented this cottage for one week (Sat -Sat) early June. Landlord lives next to cabin, cordial and helpful. Cottage size fit us well (couple). It has a open layout, lots of windows with view of the bay. One queen bed, and two bunks. A small family would be Ok here, but only one bathroom, so be advised. Kitchen is equipped with dishes, pots, pans, and etc. Good water pressure and hot water for shower. Several books, games and TV (which we didn't turn on.. It's Door Co. for goodness sake). Location is good, as drives to just about everywhere is not an problem. No beach here, rocks at water edge. Beach at county park a few miles north, no fees, and lightly used, at least in June. Cottage faces west, so sunsets are the thing. Gets rather warm in the late afternoon, with all the windows and west sun, but blinds help and there is good ventilation through cottage. There is a sitting room area and dining table. They have a fire pit plus wood, but we chose not to burn. Picnic table close to the water. Sitting on deck and enjoying the air is very good for the soul. Noise is minimal, occasional boats and Harleys on the back road. Sleep quality is good and things quiet down at night. Cottage is well maintained and clean. Well water, so you may want to bring bottles, as we did if you are not used to the different taste. The place is well built, as we withstood two decent storms at night without worries. Parking for one, maybe two small cars, very near the cottage. A few steps up onto the deck and cottage. WiFi worked for me without issue, for the few emails and such (it's a vacation !)

Recommend to contact Landlord directly for schedule and payment.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have our well water checked yearly. We always use the well water for cooking and drinking and enjoy its taste. Individual choice.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund