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Quaint and quiet cottage north of Ephraim, just off of Hwy 42. Easy to find.

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Living room/bedroom, kitchen/dining area, full bath, and quiet side deck.

Tuckaway Cottage is a quaint and quiet cottage settled among pine and maple trees where one spots deer and turkeys sharing paths in the beautiful outskirts of Ephraim. This one-of-a-kind eclectic cottage has many handmade features to welcome you; most notable are a machine-pieced-and-quilted star quilt by the owner and a unique 3-D village of yesteryear which surrounds the living room/bedroom. The artistic interpretation of an old-fashioned village was handcrafted by a young man from St. Paul, assisted by the owner's family members. As night falls, settle under the mini lights of this unique village.

The accommodations include a comfortable air-conditioned living room/bedroom combination, a fully equipped kitchen/dining area, and a full bath. An adjacent side deck with table and chairs awaits your plans for dining outdoors. The kitchen is fully equipped with dishes, silverware, utensils, pots and pans, an apartment-size refrigerator, coffeemaker, electric stove, and microwave. The cottage is furnished with a queen bed, pillows, blankets, bed linens, and even an alarm clock. A fold-out cot is available for a young child upon request. A color TV with satellite and DVD player awaits your enjoyment. Bring along your favorite DVD or check out the few available at the cottage.

The cottage is located on the north side of Ephraim at the corner of Hwy 42 and South Coral Hill Road. This quiet location is within walking and biking distance from the restaurants, shops and waterfront in Ephraim (however, children are advised to be accompanied on busy Hwy 42 by an adult). The cottage is also just minutes from Sister Bay.

You must visit this unbelievable cottage, perfect for honeymooners and couples preferring a quiet setting for the 3 Rs: relaxation, reading, reconnecting. Perhaps you will allow time to experience the state parks, especially nearby Peninsula State Park and Golf Course, the nature trails, bike and boat rentals, the notable outdoor movie theater just south of Ephraim, and Door County outdoor fish boils, especially the one in Ephraim at the Old Post Office restaurant. There are excellent theater presentations, a plethora of concerts, and an array of gift, art and antique shops throughout the county.

A grill is available to make a juicy steak or burger, giving you a choice between dining in or eating out, but don't miss Wilson's Ice Cream Shop in Ephraim for that tasty treat while cooling off on a hot summer day.

A double-sized hammock calls you come outside under the big tree for a relaxing time in the backyard.

Please note that check in is after 4:00 p.m. and check out is by 10:00 a.m. Contact owner Fran Richter if you need special consideration on these posted times.

More Details

Property Manager
Fran Richter
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 27, 2017

About Fran Richter

I have lived in Wisconsin all of my life. Growing up on a farm in the Rib Mountain area, I left country life after high school to attend St. Norbert College, met my 1st husband there, and settled in the Green Bay area for over 20 years. We moved to Ephraim in 1994 and I fell in love with Door County, its people, and the beauty of its landscape. After he died, I remained in the area, remarried, and now live in Jacksonport with my 2nd husband, who has helped me ready my Ephraim cottage to be a wonderful vacation rental. Without him, I would never have been able to offer my cottage to vacationers.

Fran Richter purchased this cottage in 1994

Why Fran Richter chose Door County

This little cottage is what sold us on the Door County property. My first husband and I fell in love with the uniqueness of the building and wanted to share it with visitors to the area. The cottage has been through two major decorating changes since 1994, the latest one by the handiwork of my second and present husband. We feel the cottage has become even more welcoming and comfortable. Come enjoy this cozy place and experience Door County from our very central point.

What makes this cottage unique

Quiet site, conveniently located just off Highway 42, close to both Ephraim and Sister Bay, with shopping, restaurants, water views, and local attractions within minutes of the cottage.


Ephraim Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full bathroom with tub and shower. You must bring your own bath towels, hand towels, beach towels, and washcloths.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • If requested, a small cot is available for a youngster. All bed linens, pillows, and blankets are provided.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Quaint and quiet cottage north of Ephraim, just off of Hwy 42. Easy to find.
average rating of 4.5652175 based on 23 reviews

Great place!

  • 5 of 5

Every was just right, thanks Fan.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are welcome. Come back soon!
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Clean and Convenient

  • 5 of 5

Fran was wonderful to work with! The cottage was very clean and well equipped. We would recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much. Glad you liked your accommodations.
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Cottage in Door County

  • 5 of 5

nice comfortable, clean and everything we needed. Friendly people

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful cabin for a quiet get away

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is just as promised. Very clean and nicely decorated. Great location, quiet but close to all of the activity in Ephraim and Sister Bay. Lots of great places to eat we tried The Wild Tomato, Grasse's Grill and Great Eggs and all were great! Be sure to check out The Singing Donut hidden in downtown Ephraim they will custom make you a cake donut however you like it. We rode bikes in Peninsula State park and spent one evening watching the sunset on the beach. Thank you for sharing your cabin with us.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We found Tuckaway Cottage to be exactly what we wanted for our three day visit to Door County! The online pictures and description were accurate for this charming one room lodging, and Fran, the owner, was very prompt in all replies and in accommodating our special requests. The central location on Highway 42 made it easy to reach all parts of Door County. We highly recommend Tuckaway Cottage!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. Glad you liked the cottage and its central location. Fran
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Very cozy cottage! Fran is super nice to work with.

  • 5 of 5

Cottage was very clean and comfortable. Convenient to everything in Door County!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Husby's, Sister Bay
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Northport/Gills Rock
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Peninsula State Park Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 42
Nearest Restaurant
0.8 Miles
Joe Jo's Pizza
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Car: necessary

Tuckaway Cottage is just minutes from Wisconsin's well-known Peninsula State Park where one can bike, picnic, swim, camp, enjoy outdoor activities and attend a theater in the park.

Ephraim is a favorite subject for artists painting landscapes, waterscapes, boats, and fantastic sunsets seen from Anderson Dock. The fall color is spectacular as one views the State Park across the water. Wilson's Ice Cream Shop is a must for your taste buds.


Rates & Availability

Ephraim Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
seasonal rate
May 26 2017 - Oct 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $50 + Tax
Security Deposit $100
Tax Rate 11.0%

(2 Night Minimum*)
*(All Holiday Weekends and Pumpkin Patch Weekend have a 3 night minimum)*
$50 Cleaning Fee on all rentals.
$100 Security Deposit charged regardless of length of stay; refundable based on condition of cottage upon departure.
Taxes of 11% comprised from Wisconsin Tax 5.5% and Door County Room Tax 5.5%.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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