Discover a selection of 174 vacation rentals in Sturgeon Bay that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including WiFi and swimming pools. Prices start at $92 per night, and cabins and houses are popular options for a stay in Sturgeon Bay. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Fishing culture in Sturgeon Bay

Tucked into the middle of the thickly-forested Door Peninsula, Sturgeon Bay is a beautiful city of busy waterways and endless trees that transform into a wonderland of color every fall. Sturgeon Bay vacation rentals are close to the Sturgeon Bay, where a colorful stream of boats and shipping provides endless entertainment. Fishing and shipping are at the heart of Sturgeon Bay, and everything from the museums and restaurants celebrate the culture and history of this maritime area. Whether you love to get in on the action, or watch the bustle of the marina, Sturgeon Bay is a full of delights.

Things to do

Fire trucks and fireboats in Sturgeon Bay

The Farm is a great day trip for families, a living museum where kids can bottle-feed lambs, baby goats and piglets, and explore pioneer log buildings. The Door County Historical Museum allows children to sit in a restored 1920 fire truck and see a spectacular diorama of Wisconsin wildlife. Sturgeon Bay vacation rentals are close to cultural activities such as concerts in a restored barn and live theater at the Third Avenue Playhouse. Taking a trip aboard the historic Chicago Fireboat is a brilliant way to explore Sturgeon Bay while learning about heroic firefighters from 1937 to the present.


Horseback riding and cooking classes in Sturgeon Bay

From community fish boils to cooking classes and traditional Wisconsin supper clubs, the fresh fish of the region is celebrated with mouthwatering recipes to try. Sturgeon Bay vacation rentals provide ideal home bases from which to explore the region and discover elegant lighthouses, tour historic buildings and taste fresh produce at local farms and orchards. The gorgeous countryside beckons lovers of natural beauty with 100s of trails for horseback riding, cycling, biking and hiking, while cross-country skiing and exciting snowmobiling are an option in winter. In summer, the glistening waterways open for sailing, fishing and fun afternoons skimming the waves on jet skis.


Snowy winter and colorful fall in Sturgeon Bay

Straddling both sides of Sturgeon Bay on the Door Peninsula, the city of Sturgeon Bay is a place of cold, snowy winters and hot summers with humidity. Summer temperatures hover around 78 degrees during the day, but cool breezes blowing in off the bay make the heat easier to bear. Winter temperatures plummet to 10 degrees, and snowfall is moderate compared to other parts of Wisconsin, with about 49 inches falling throughout the season. Early fall is a beautiful time to visit Sturgeon Bay. With little rainfall, temperatures in the 60s and fall colors on display, it's worth the trip.

Natural features

Thriving waterfront in Sturgeon Bay

The city of Sturgeon Bay sits in the middle of the Door Peninsula, which juts out into vast Lake Michigan. Divided in half by Sturgeon Bay and Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal, it is home to an amazing fish population from Green Bay and Lake Michigan. Fisherman have the chance to catch Small Mouth Bass, King Salmon, Chinook Salmon and both Brown Trout and Lake Trout. A short 45-minute drive from the city of Green Bay, it is just over 2 hours due north of Milwaukee. With glistening, busy waterfronts and heavily-treed landscape, Sturgeon Bay is beautiful throughout the year.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Sturgeon Bay

Fly into Green Bay, WI (GRB-Austin Straubel Intl.), the closest airport, located 43.8 mi (70.5 km) from the city center.

How many vacation rentals are available around Sturgeon Bay?

Our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 174 vacation rentals around Sturgeon Bay. From 67 cabin rentals to 149 house rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.