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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:
June 21, 2017

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, 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 Door County

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


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!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

Sleepy Hollow Cottage, the Perfect Location
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

Perfect family getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was exactly as represented on VRBO and Paula was beyond accommodating. The kitchen is wonderfully stocked with pots, pans, utensils, etc. and the place is very clean. This home is not only spacious but very accommodating to any needs one may have and has all the comforts of home! The location could not have been better - being minutes from town and all the activities our family wanted to take advantage of was perfect! Being able to find a place that welcomes dogs as we travel with our pups everywhere, was fantastic! Already planning our visit for next year!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sleepy Hollow Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We 3 ladies loved the cabin. It was very nicely furnished, very clean & seemed to be recently refurbished. Kitchen & living room flooring was beautiful - as was the beautiful all wood fireplace face. Carpeting in the house was new as well & bathrooms updated. We had more than enough space with two screened porches & a 4 season room to sit and chat, in addition to the normal living area. It is in a very nice, quiet location, in the woods, conveniently close to Egg Harbor. We hope to stay there again soon.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for noticing the new flooring and carpeting! And I'm so glad you could enjoy the house to its fullest. We just added a second screened porch for lounging, and it's nice to hear it is being used. Glad you had a good vacation!
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Sleepy Hollow Cottage

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at Sleepy Hollow Cottage for four nights with my wife, my parents, and their dog. All five of us had a wonderful, relaxing time. The Cottage itself is quite large, so we could comfortably spread out. Many of the decorations seemed to have been gathered from trips around the country/world, and they added to the overall pleasant atmosphere. Everything was exceptionally clean inside, and the yard was nicely kept. Walking into Egg Harbor was a brief stroll, and there was a quiet beach-front park that was even closer. We're definitely hoping to return at some point!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed yourselves, and thanks for appreciating our eclectic decor! We used to live in California, hence the Ansel Adams posters!
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Perfect home..Perfect Location!

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a week in this wonderful home. Every square foot of this home is designed for comfort and entertaining from the living room, to the 4-season room, to the 3-season porch. It seemed so much larger and had plenty of room for six of us.

There were plenty of board games, a good selection of books and we completed the 1,000 piece puzzle during our stay. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, I'm impressed that you finished that puzzle! I think that's a first. Please visit us again and finish the others. We're happy you found our place comfortable and spacious. It does tend to "live larger" than it is.
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Serenity in the midst of bustle

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 5 days for our annual family vacation with our lab. The cottage was extremely clean, obviously well-loved and felt like home. The screened porch-room was wonderful for dining or just spending a lazy afternoon. Great AC when it got too hot. Coming from the city, the serenity and quiet of the immediate area made us feel we were taking a real vacation, yet Egg harbor town and the beach was literally a few minutes away. It was about a 15min drive to Sister Bay, and about 30 minutes to Gills Rock, very doable.

The owners are responsive and professional. Definitely recommend and we know where to go when we return to Door County!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you found serenity at Sleepy Hollow Cottage! That's a perfect word to describe the woods in the summer. And you're right, the cottage is well-loved. We enjoy sharing it with others too.
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Fabulous House!

  • 5 of 5

This is an ultra-clean and well-kept- up getaway house that is in a perfect location. The wooded area is very quiet and relaxing, yet the town of Egg Harbor is minutes away. The owner is very professional and easy to deal with. We definitely look forward to coming back.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your spring getaway! May is a beautiful time to be in Door County because the crowds haven't arrived yet and the weather is (mostly) warming up. And there are wildflowers in the woods. Come back soon!
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Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway 42
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Egg Harbor Public Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Egg Harbor House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 26 2017 - Sep 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
Sep 5 2017 - Nov 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 6 2017 - Mar 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $10 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 11.0%

Note: Rates for holiday weekends (Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's) are $185 per night.

Special two night winter/spring rates: November 1 to April 30. If you would like to stay for just two nights in the winter, 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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