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Quaint and Quiet Cottage North of Ephraim, Just Off of Hwy 42. Easy to Find.

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Last updated: 05/21/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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.


Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/21/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 800 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 2
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • If requested, a small cot is available for a youngster. All bed linens, pillows, and blankets are provided....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • Full bathroom with tub and shower. You must bring your own bath towels, hand towels, beach towels, and washcloths. ...moreless


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural:

    Within walking distance to Ephraim, but you need to walk along Hwy 42 and traffic can be heavy on the highway. An adult certainly needs to accompany young children walking or biking into town,...moreless

  • Village:

    The cottage is located just north of the village proper....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet:


  • Linens Provided:

    Kitchen towels are provided, but you must bring your own bath towels and washcloths....moreless

  • Parking:

    Please park in the driveway close to the cottage....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    A 10-cup drip coffeemaker is available for your use....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully supplied with dishes, utensils, and cookware....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Full Kitchen. Kitchen towels are provided....moreless


  • Deck / Patio

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    YMCA is located about 6 miles away on Hwy 42 in Fish Creek....moreless



from 21 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
seasonal rate
May 26 - Oct 23, 2017
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning fee $50 + tax
  • Security Deposit $100
  • Tax Rate 11%




(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:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking

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Last updated: 05/21/2017
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4 Miles
Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Husby's, Sister Bay
15 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Northport/Gills Rock
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Peninsula State Park Golf Course
Ephraim, WI, USA
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 42
0.8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Joe Jo's Pizza
1 Miles
Nearest Beach

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.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 1994

About: 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.

Why Ephraim, WI, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
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.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/21/2017

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Approaching view

    Approaching view

  • So. Coral Hill Rd View

    So. Coral Hill Rd View

  • Grill & Hammock

    Grill & Hammock

  • Bed & Rocker

    Bed & Rocker

  • View into kitchen

    View into kitchen

  • TV & Storage

    TV & Storage

  • Stove, Microwave & Small Refrigerator

    Stove, Microwave & Small Refrigerator

  • Bathroom


  • View of sink & mirror

    View of sink & mirror

  • Side view of cottage

    Side view of cottage

  • Back view with gas grill

    Back view with gas grill

  • Combination Bedroom & Living Room

    Combination Bedroom & Living Room

  • Queen Bed

    Queen Bed

  • Dining area

    Dining area


Kitchen view from living room

    Kitchen view from living room

  • Kitchen Center

    Kitchen Center

  • View of tub

    View of tub

VRBO #475131

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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