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Sleepy Hollow Cottage, the Perfect Location

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, pet-friendly wooded-cottage walking distance from Egg Harbor

A visit to Door County provides an excellent escape from the stress and hustle of a busy life. Why not stay somewhere that has the comforts of home and the space you need to truly enjoy your vacation? Sleepy Hollow Cottage, in the Village of Egg Harbor, Door County, is a quaint, comfortable two story Cape Cod nestled on more than an acre of wooded land with lovely perennials. Located on a cul-de-sac, the cottage is in a quiet location, yet it is a short walk to Egg Harbor's public sand beach or to town for lunch, coffee, or shopping. Nature abounds at the cottage, so don't be surprised to see a deer or two, along with turkey, geese and numerous other wildlife.

There is a beautiful park in Egg Harbor, a comfortable 10 minute walk, that is perfect for picnics and watching the sun set over the bay. A picnic basket and cooler are available at the cottage for your use. From the cottage, you can easily commute to all of Door County's charming villages and fun activities, including golfing, hiking, shopping, biking, boating, and cross country skiing. The cottage is 6 miles from Fish Creek, where the popular Peninsula State Park awaits your exploration. Further north, near Ellison Bay, is the beautiful Newport State Park with 2,373 acres and 11 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline.

Sleepy Hollow Cottage offers 3 comfortable bedrooms (one king, one queen and one with two twin beds) and 2 full baths. You will find linens and towels ready for your use. The kitchen is well equipped and you need only visit the Main Street Market Grocery (10 minute walk or 3 minute drive) to stock up on provisions for your stay. A wood fireplace and plenty of wood is available to warm your evenings. Evenings can also be spent outside around the fire pit. The screened porch is perfect for relaxing or dining alfresco. The cedar room is a great place for curling up to read a book or to play a game at the pub table. In addition to the usual appliances, the kitchen also has a dishwasher and a microwave oven. A washer/dryer is available for your laundry needs. Hair dryers are provided in both bathrooms.

The cottage is equipped with a radio/CD stereo, a DVD player with TV, free streaming Netflix, and a selection of movies. Games/and puzzles are also available for your entertainment. It also has air conditioning and Wi-Fi for your comfort and convenience.

Maximum capacity is 8-9 people

More Details

Paula Peterson and Griff Butler
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Paula Peterson and Griff Butler

We're a family of three from Evanston, Illinois. I work for Northwestern University and my husband works for United Airlines. Our son is in college now at the University of Illinois but he loves spending quiet weekends with us at Sleepy Hollow Cottage. We use the house mostly in the off-season when all the crowds have left Door County. We hike and bike, eat pizza at Wild Tomato, watch movies, go bowling, play Settlers of Cataan, Scrabble, and cards, sleep late, make cookies, and read, read, read. We hope you enjoy Sleepy Hollow Cottage as much as we do.

Paula Peterson and Griff Butler purchased this house in 2013

Why Paula Peterson and Griff Butler chose Egg Harbor

In my childhood I spent many happy hours at my grandfather's simple country cottage in a small town in the Laurentian Mountains, near Montreal. My grandmother cooked dinners that she served on the screened porch and from the backyard all the children could disappear into the woods, where we would pick blueberries and play make believe. There was a nearby lake where we would go swimming and eat french fries sprinkled with vinegar and ice cream cones. To me it was a magical place, and I always looked forward to returning.

When I grew up and was finally able to afford a country house of my own, I knew I wanted to buy property in Door County. I love how it is surrounded by water and how easy it is to get on my bike and just ride for hours and hours. I think when I was looking for my house, I unconsciously searched for something reminiscent of my grandfather's place---simple, charming, private, and nestled in the woods.

I found all that I was looking for and more with Sleepy Hollow Cottage. I fell in love with it immediately because of the screened porch and the wood-burning fireplace (both musts for me) and when I looked out the windows and saw nothing but trees, I knew it was the house for me.

What makes this house unique


- 2 screened-in porches

- DVD Player, Stereo

- Propane Grill - Full, well-equipped kitchen

- 4 Season Cedar Room


- Air conditioning

- Washer/Dryer/Dishwasher

- Wood burning fireplace

- Outdoor fire pit

- Two full baths

- Three bedrooms

- Hair dryers

- Linens provided

- Cooler/picnic basket

- Wooded, tranquil setting

- Comfortably sleeps 6 People

Guestbook comments from the owner

We loved this snug and cozy house in the woods. It is a lot roomier than you would think and with the two screen porches and the lovely patio, there are a lot of places to just relax outdoors. We loved having our morning coffee on the patio out front, enjoying all the flowers and the view of the woods, and we spent many happy hours on the back porch reading, playing games, and just talking. It's also a very, very short distance to both the beach and the town, so you really have the best of both worlds.
May 2017
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Egg Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , First Floor bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , On Second Floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , On first floor
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , On Second Floor
  • We also have two fold-out futons, one twin size and one full size that you may use in any part of the house. They're perfect for children.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • festivals
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
You're surrounded by trees and nature and yet a few minutes walk from town. What could be better? We love our view of the woods from every window, and the indoor-outdoor feel of our two screened porches and 4-season cedar room. In summer you can bike into Egg Harbor or take a picnic to the nearby beach or simply relax on the porch with a good book. In fall you will be astounded by the color of the surrounding trees. And in winter, you can relax by a cozy fire after a day of cross-county skiing. All Door County will be easily accessible to you from our cottage. Restaurants, bars, shops, and numerous other amenities are close at hand. Visit us soon and see for yourself!


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Sleepy Hollow Cottage, the Perfect Location
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews

Winter stay at Sleepy Hollow cottage

  • 5 of 5

Our winter stay in Egg Harbor was wonderful. The weather was a little cold but having plenty of firewood available kept us warm and set the mood for the weekend. The cottage was clean and had everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cottage / quiet area

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the Sleepy Hollow Cottage last weekend. Three best friends from high school and our husbands were celebrating our 50th birthdays in Door County. The weather was beautiful and the accommodations were lovely. We utilized the outside fire pit two of the three nights. The cottage was clean and had everything we needed, including lots of games and puzzles. We took the Premier Wine Trolley tour one of the days and it was so much fun. We shopped in Egg Harbor and had a wonderful dinner at Harbor Fish Market & Grill in Baileys Harbor. We definitely will be back for another visit!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home away from home in a tranquil setting

  • 5 of 5

What a pleasant escape from the city to this lovely, tranquil home in the woods. The house and yard were impeccably neat and clean and had every amenity I could desire, and some more, such as the outdoor, wood BBQ pit in addition to the gas grill. I loved having not one but two screened porches. We shared it with another couple, and we still had plenty of privacy. Just wish we could have stayed longer.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home and owners are very communicative

  • 5 of 5

The Cottage was located in a nice, quite forest setting near Egg Harbor. Our family of 6 (4 adults and 2 children) were very comfortable and had a great time. The home is clean, well maintained, and just the right amount of amenities. The owners are easy to work with and were prompted to answer any questions we had (even when they themselves were on vacation). We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and tons of space!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first family vacation since our son was born (he's nearly 5 months old), and it couldn't have been better! We were also happy to have our whole family there in that we were able to bring along our dog. The house is situated in a perfect location - surrounded by woods it feels succluded, but it is just a short walk to the beach and to downtown Egg Harbor. You can choose if you want to have the peace and quiet of the cottage, or if you want to be in the thicket of the action. Even though there are woods the two screened in porches kept us protected from mosquitoes. We spent several hours on the porch when our parents came to visit. We had more than enough space with the three bedrooms, sun porch, living room, etc. I read previous reviews and I took note of people stating the cottage was bigger than it appears, and it truly is! The place is quite large with a great layout. The kitchen is well stocked with anything you could need - we were there for five full days, and we only ate out a couple of times. We enjoyed preparing our meals and enjoying them in the front screened in porch. We made great use of the fire and the many board games provided. Paula and Griff were very responsive to any questions and the return of our security deposit. We are incredibly thankful that they've made their home avaialble for others to share. We look forward to return visits in the future. Thank you, Paula and Griff!

*Note - my mother-in-law is not the most mobile, and the first floor bedroom was perfect for her. She also had access to a full bathroom on the first floor without any issue.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed all the different aspects of the house! The two screened porches do add to the living space. We love eating on the front screen porch too. Come visit us again!
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Wonderful Door County

  • 5 of 5

Nice home tastefully decorated.

The owner was very responsive and helpful!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway 42
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Egg Harbor Public Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $10
Damage Deposit $200

Rates for holiday season (Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's) are $195 per night.

Special two night winter/spring rates: November 1 to April 15. If you would like to stay for just two nights in the off-season, the rate would be $225 per night to cover cleaning expenses.

If you cancel a confirmed reservation at least 30 days before check in you will receive a full refund.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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