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Experience True Door County Charm!

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Experience True Door County Charm!

Experience true Door County charm in this recently renovated, inviting home owned by one of Ephraim’s founding families. The Thorp family history dates back to the 1850s with the founding of the Village by Reverend Iverson. Family owned for over 60 years, BD, the owner, grew up in this lovingly cared for home. The immaculate interior has a master bedroom with king bed, nautical themed bedroom with queen bed, and country-cottage ambiance in the third bedroom with a double bed. The bathroom boasts a new large walk-in shower with safety rail. Newly updated kitchen comes fully equipped and the home also has a laundry room with washer and dryer. Central air will make your stay more comfortable on those hottest summer days. Large landscaped yard with mature trees, picnic table, Adirondack chairs and hammock.


Fully Stocked Kitchen

46' LED TV



High Speed Wireless Internet

Charcoal Grill

Cental Air Conditioning

Washer & Dryer

Guest comments 2015:

“This is a beautiful home. It was perfect for our family. Great location & very well appointed. Thank you very much!” -The Mc***** Family, July 2015

“Another splendid & restful stay at Thorp House! Thank you again and again!” – Randall & Sarah, August 2015

“We really enjoyed our stay in your home. For several years, we have stayed in a hotel in Ephraim, we decided to try something different – and are so happy we did! The house is so comfortable and everything was so clean. This was one of our most relaxing trips yet – spent time enjoying the yard and relaxing inside. We can’t wait to stay here again!” – Nikki, Cheryl, & Barb, September 2015

“Very nice place! Love the hammock & the nice big lawn. Very accommodating!” – Dale & Denise, August 2015

“Thanks for providing such a homey place for our family to relax and unwind. This was by far the best place we’ve stayed in Door County so far!” – The Stalls, August 2015

“We have a lovely stay, the cottage is great, so comfortable and we appreciated the quality of the furnishings and amenities. Really made our visit so much more complete! Great kitchen amenities as well. Thanks!” -The D**********, June 2015

More Details

Property Manager
Door County Property Management
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

We have all remarked on the coziness, cleanliness and beauty of the cottage - so much our taste - we felt at home.
Oct 2014
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Ephraim Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


5/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)

Experience True Door County Charm!
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
Mundelein, IL

Lovely Home!

  • 5 of 5

The BD Thorp House was perfect for our week in Door County. The house is immaculate and was well stocked with everything you would need. The location is in a quiet neighborhood just a short drive from downtown Ephraim. It was quiet, cozy and the perfect getaway for our family. The cherry pie was a "sweet" touch. We would definitely stay here again next time we come to Door County!

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Janet, thank you so much for your wonderful review of BD Thorp House! You are right about its convenient location and cleanliness - the owner is very on top of the care and maintenance of this home. We home you can come back to stay at BD Thorp House again! -DCPM/RentDoorCounty
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  • 5 of 5

My sisters and I loved this place. It was clean it has everything you would need. Nice quality appliances, towels and sheets. I got to meet the owner, he was very nice, and he left us a cherry pie as a welcome gift! What a wonderful surprise when you walk in, and it was still warm. The layout was great, people can stay up in the living room while others sleep and you do not disturb them. Thank you for sharing the home with us, we had a great time!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay! The owner of this home takes such good care of it, which is clear when there are reviews like yours. Thanks for staying at BD Thorp House, we hope you can come back again soon!
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Nearest Restaurant
0.6 Miles
Wilson's, Chef's Hat, Second Story
Nearest Beach
0.75 Miles
Ephraim Public Beach
Car: recommended

The picturesque Village of Ephraim is nestled in the heart of the Door County Peninsula. Settled in 1853 by Norwegian Moravians on the tranquil shores of Eagle Harbor, Ephraim takes pride in its Scandinavian roots. Ephraim’s rich heritage has been carefully preserved in more than 30 historical sites throughout the village, 11 on the National Register of Historic Places. Step into the past by taking a guided/self-guided historic walking tour or visiting a village museum.

Ephraim has the most accessible shoreline of all the Door County communities. Explore Eagle Harbor from a Jet Ski, kayak or paddle board. Rent a family-size pontoon boat or enjoy the panoramic view of Ephraim and nearby Peninsula State Park on a sailboat.

Within walking distance are shops and galleries set in century-old barns, rustic log cabins and vintage homes. Visitors will have an unforgettable shopping experience with the wide range of high quality items including clothing, jewelry, home furnishings, garden accessories, fine art and much more.


Rates & Availability

Ephraim Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Off Season
Oct 17 2016 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring Shoulder Season
May 26 2017 - Jun 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer Peak
Jun 23 2017 - Jul 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
Summer Peak Season
Jul 2 2017 - Aug 19 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Fall Shoulder Season
Aug 21 2017 - Oct 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Columbus Weekend/Pumpkin Patch
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Fall Festival Weekend
Oct 13 2017 - Oct 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Off Season
Oct 23 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.0%

All stays during peak season less than 1 week or overlapping designated turnover day are subject to approval.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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