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Cozy, Family-Friendly Home Near Fish Creek & Peninsula State Park

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

4 BR, 2.5 Bath house, open floor plan, large & flat yard on private street

Enjoy all that Door County has to offer. Fish Creek been voted the #1 small town to visit in the Midwest. You will be a short walk away from Peninsula State Park, shopping, restaurants, golf, water sports, the beach and the village of Fish Creek, while enjoying the tranquility of a quiet, private street where you will be immersed in the sights and sounds of nature.

Our unique cottage was modeled after the 1995 Life Magazine Dream House and was designed for family togetherness and accessibility to nature. The open layout includes kitchen with plenty of space and storage, an island, a large dining table and large, bright windows. We have ensured that you will have what you need to enjoy time with your family and make memories to last a lifetime. Our home includes free internet access, two TVs and DVD players, DVD's, books, games, puzzles for all ages.

There is a large, private yard, both front and back for outdoor games, a fire pit and a beautiful patio and grill for outside entertaining. Read about our favorite shops, restaurants and activities as you plan your adventures. We provide all linens, but regret that we cannot allow pets or smoking in our home.

More Details

Property Manager
Beth Collins
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 23, 2017

About Beth Collins

We are two families, total of 5 children ranging in age from 18 to 6.

Beth Collins purchased this house in 2013

Why Beth Collins chose Door County

Door County is a place that have loved and traveled to from far distances for many years. Although we have traveled all over the country and the world, Door County is such a unique and beautiful place that offers so much variety for our family.

What makes this house unique

We love the feel of this home. It is warm, cozy and comfortable. The large windows enable you to feel like you are close to nature. We love the location, with proximity to Fish Creek, Peninsula and Ephraim, as well as being in the center of the peninsula. We love that we can walk to Fish Creek, yet be in a private, tucked-away place with beautiful surroundings. We love that it is a safe place for our kids to play.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Cozy, Family-Friendly Home Near Fish Creek & Peninsula State Park
average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews

Girls Weekend 2K16

  • 5 of 5

This was the second time we have rented this property and cannot say enough how wonderful it is. We are a group of moms that have known each other for over ten years. We get together for a much needed break and we have made wonderful memories here! Thank you, Beth for sharing your home!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so honored that you've chosen our house to have some quality time with your friends and make some great memories. This is what we envisioned when we decided to rent the house. Thanks for your kind comments and come back again soon!
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The property was great.

  • 5 of 5

Everything was in order. The owners are exceptionally friendly and very easy to work with. The cottage is well suited for groups (or single people even) to explore Door County. We had a a number of people visit during our two week stay, most of whom had never been to Door County before. Every person who stayed at the place remarked as to how nice the property was and how well located it was for visiting all over the Door. Definitely a place to return to.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the kind words and for being so great to work with. So pleased to know that you had everything you needed to have a comfortable and relaxing "home away from home." Come back again soon!
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Great place to be

  • 5 of 5

It was all the positive reviews that made me book. We were not disappointed . You can tell the owners wanted this to be a homelike experience. Plenty of space for 5 adults and 5 children ( 4 age 4 and under and 1 12yr ) we too brought a baby gate for an inquisitive 14 mon old. Back yard was great for water blasters and slip n slide. And who doesn't enjoy smore's by the fire pit !

I want to thank Beth for making the process of booking so convenient. She was quick to respond and answered any questions. All responses had a personal note so you can tell she cares about your experience.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy to know that you felt right at home. We do try to think through the details to make our guests comfortable, but it is great to hear that it turned out that way for your family. Thank you for being so great to work with and we look forward to your return!
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A Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for two weeks, which gave us plenty of time to settle in and relax. The first week was a friends' week, the second devoted to family. The house is an excellent choice for many reasons. First, it's in great shape. There is obvious owner pride here. The house is thoughtfully equipped with everything you need if you want to cook/eat on premises. Also, the beds were comfortable and there are a variety of options for sleeping arrangements when you are accommodating a lot of people. Next, the location is on a private road that is convenient to just about everything DC has to offer plus it's within walking distance to Fish Creek.

My only suggestion to the owners is that even though the home has excellent cross-ventilation, on warm, humid evenings it would have been great to have had more air circulation on the first floor. Our after-dinner card games got to be a little hotter than we planned. A few fans would have made a big difference.

We've stayed in a number of rentals in DC over the years and Little Spring Cottage was head & shoulders above them all. If you are looking for a spot that provides comfort and privacy for a wide range of ages -- kids through seniors -- give serious consideration to this property.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time at our house. Our apologies for the lack of fans during the weeks you were there. The fan was hidden at the time and we have since taken it out as well as added another fan for your use. The house does get great ventilation, but during those few really humid days, we realize that fans are a must! Thank you again for your kind words and look forward to your coming back soon!
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Summer getaway

  • 5 of 5

This was our second summer at the Little Cottage in Fish Creek and it was even more fun this time around! The house was just as I remembered, fully stocked, had EVERYTHING you could possibly need for the week. It was a great home base for our 2 families that stayed (several small children). We enjoyed the large backyard and grill, and the fire pit almost every night of our stay. This is by far the best location for a rental cottage in DC. Close enough to the action but still private on a lovely, quiet street. We are planning to return again next summer!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that your family appreciates all of the things that we love about our house. We do love that it is private, yet close to so many things. We look forward to you enjoying many years of family traditions at Little Spring Cottage!
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Great place for a large family

  • 4 of 5

Great place for a large family. We had 6 adults and 4 kids and fit with ease. The property was clean, comfortable, and well stocked with essentials to make travel easy. The home is close distance to Fish Creek restaurants and shops and to Pennisula State Park.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Ephraim-Gibraltor Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Bayside Tavern
Nearest Ferry
24 Miles
Washington Island Ferry Line
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Peninsula State Park Golf Club
Nearest Train
179 Miles
Milwaukee, WI
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Hwy. 41
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Gibraltar Grill
Nearest Beach
0.7 Miles
Fish Creek Beach
Car: recommended

Our home offers a central location to Northern Door County. We are right across the street from the Top of the Hill Shops, less than five minutes from Fish Creek, ten minutes from Egg Harbor and ten minutes from Ephraim. Walk or bike to Peninsula State Park and many restaurants.


Rates & Availability

Fish Creek House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2017
May 6 2017 - Jun 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
Peak Season 2017
Jun 10 2017 - Aug 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Aug 27 2017 - Nov 4 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.0%

$500 security deposit due in addition to a signed contract within one week in order to secure reservation. 14 days prior to check in, balance is due, in addition to a $500 refundable damage deposit.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Fish Creek House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Located downstairs, off the kitchen.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , 1 murphy bed , Trundle bed slides out from under twin. Also, portable crib.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 2 child bed , This room sleeps 2 adults/teens, w/trundles for 1-2 children
  • Our house sleeps 8-9 adults comfortably. There are three trundle beds, which pull out from the bottom of the twin beds, sleeping a total of twelve. We recommend that the three trundle beds be used by children or small teens only.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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