Top rated rentals — Door County
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Stunning scenery year-round in Door County

Door County is one of those rare places that really is wonderful to visit, any time of year. Whether you want to see the breathtaking colors of fall, snowshoe through the woods in winter, canoe the lake in spring or swim for hours on hot summer afternoons, there are always exciting activities and stunning scenery to entertain and inspire. Door County vacation rentals are ideal places to settle in and relax while taking fun day trips around the region. There are beautifully painted lighthouses to visit, idyllic little islands to paddle a canoe to and local art galleries to peruse.

Things to do

Medieval history and sledding in Door County

It may be cold and snowy during winter in Door County, but that doesn't dampen the spirits of local historic inn owners who host annual progressive dinners, where guests are transported to each stop by horse-drawn wagons. In summer you can play golf at Peninsula State Park golf course, then return in winter for fantastic sledding. Lighthouse fans can take a coastline tour for gorgeous water views of these iconic buildings. Leave your cozy Door County vacation rental for a day trip to Washington Island, where you can see an amazing timber-framed replica of a Norwegian medieval church.


Things to do near Door County vacation rentals

Good quality food is a big part of life in Door County, and you can get in on the fun by attending fish boils or picking ripe cherries to be turned into a homemade pie. With over 300 miles of shoreline, Door County is an ever-changing feast of visual delights. Door County vacation rentals are close to the 10 unique lighthouses that dot the peninsula, an easy hike away. In summer, there are live jazz concerts where you can sip wine and dance under the stars, and frosty winter nights are great times to take a pottery class.


Local weather near your Door County summer rental

Nearly surrounded by water, Door County enjoys cool breezes off Lake Michigan that refresh even the hottest summer's day. Summer in Door County is hot, sunny and humid, with highs in the upper 70s. Summer is great for long days on the lake, roasting marshmallows over the campfire and taking early morning canoe rides. Be sure to pack a jacket, as summer evenings can be cool. Winter is cold and snowy, with lows around 10 degrees. It's ideal for outdoor winter sports, such as snowshoeing and cross-country skiing, and cozy nights sipping hot chocolate and eating popcorn by the woodstove.

Natural features

Beavers and bears in Door County

Set on a gorgeous peninsula jutting out into Lake Michigan, Door County is a place of exquisite natural beauty, with limestone cliffs, thickly forested slopes and serene inlets of crystal-clear water. North of the city of Green Bay, it sits on the far east coast of Wisconsin and is bordered on the left by the cool, clear waters of Green Bay. Dotted with numerous parks, Door County is home to black bears lumbering through the forest and beavers slapping their tails against the surface of the lake, snowshoe hares darting across the snow and porcupines scuttling into the undergrowth.

Family friendly

Family attractions near Door County vacation rentals

Door County boasts plenty of state parks that are ideal for family trips. Vacation homes can be found near places like Cave Point County Park, a park with underwater caves, hiking trails on limestone cliffs, and lake fun, and Newport State Park, a huge park with a sandy shoreline and hiking trails. Kids will also like the Door County Maritime Museum, a waterfront museum with exhibits on maritime history and a restored tugboat.

Good for couples

Couple's retreat near Door County vacation homes

Couples can enjoy numerous romantic spots in Door County. Vacation rentals are available near places like Rock Island, a wooded island with picturesque scenery and a historic lighthouse, and the Ridges Sanctuary, a protected natural park with ridges, wetlands, and hiking trails to explore. You could also visit Alexander Nobel House Museum, a historic 19th-century home with tours of period furniture and displays of Victorian life.

What are the top vacation rentals in Door County?

From upmarket condos to basic cottages, Vrbo has properties to fit all budgets and tastes. Here are some of the top vacation rentals in Door County:

  • "Door County Waterfront Home With Private Beach": This Egg Harbor escape comes with 7 bedrooms and is highly rated among visitors. Amenities such as a nearby bay and a fridge help make your stay an enjoyable one.
  • "Retro, Cozy Cottage - Peninsula St. Park": Stay at this option in Fish Creek and make use of nearby hunting activities, a highchair and more. It has 2 bedrooms to accommodate your friends and family.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Door County vacation rental for you.

Can I find log cabins to rent in Door County?

There's something undeniably cozy about hanging out in a log cabin with a cup of coffee and a novel. Leave the hustle and bustle of life behind and spend a few nights at one of these log cabins in Door County:

  • Located in Egg Harbor, "Great Place Egg Harbor - Log Cabin W" will put you near some of the fun outdoor activities offered in this area. Kayaking and snowboarding are among them.
  • Interested in a Sturgeon Bay log cabin with access to fun outdoor activities like hiking and biking and cycling? Check out "Waterfront Swedish - Style Log Cabin On Sand Bay".

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in Door County?

After a busy week, a whirlwind escape big on adventure will be just the thing to feel alive again. Check out these awesome weekend getaways in Door County where you can cram a whole lot into your stay:

  • "Wild Cedars - Cana Island - Lake Michigan" in Baileys Harbor is a great choice if you want to spend time outdoors. Pay a visit to the area's natural hot spots, such as Peninsula State Park and Sister Bay Dog Park & Community Garden, or join in some fun activities. Cycling and snorkeling are two ways to get your thrills.
  • Otherwise, book a few nights at "Beautiful Log Home On 5 Quiet Acres With Private Beach" in Sister Bay. Here, you'll be in an excellent position to explore Peninsula State Park Golf Course and Ephraim Public Beach. There are some cool activities to keep you busy too, including sailing and ice skating.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in Door County?

Typically well located and at a price that's easy on the hip pocket, studio apartments offer privacy and style with the comforts of home. Book one of these studio apartments for rent in Door County and use it as a base to see the sights around you:

  • "Guest Bedroom At The Quarry House" in Les Arcades puts you within close reach of some of the area's well-known cultural attractions, including Margaret Lockwood Gallery and Third Avenue Playhouse. Free toiletries and winery tours are among the amenities here.
  • "Spectacular Water View Condo" in Egg Harbor is another terrific option that offers internet services and a phone. Edgewood Orchard Galleries and Popelka Trenchard Glass should be on your must-do list around these parts.

Can I find short term rentals in Door County?

Ditch the unremarkable hotel experience for the comfort and charm of your own digs. Even if you only have several days of vacation time, you'll find short-term rentals in Door County that'll feel like your second home. Why not start with these?:

  • "Wild Cedars - Cana Island - Lake Michigan" in Baileys Harbor was made for quick escapes. Spend your vacay doing nothing but chilling here or get active and explore. Cana Island Lighthouse and Door County Brewing Company are some of the most popular things to do nearby.
  • "Beautiful Log Home On 5 Quiet Acres With Private Beach" is another superb choice. Spend a couple of days or more at this vacation rental in Sister Bay and find your way to Cana Island Lighthouse and Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf, which are within close reach.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in Door County?

A romantic weekend getaway in Door County is sure to reignite your passion. Light some candles, take your partner by the hand and let the sparks fly at one of these vacation rentals:

  • Discover your inner Casanova at "Door County Waterfront Home With Private Beach". This Egg Harbor property is perfect for romance, with amenities like a fireplace and a nearby bay to help set the mood.
  • Another appealing option is "Retro, Cozy Cottage - Peninsula St. Park" in Fish Creek. Enjoy perks here including winery tours and beauty services, as well as each other's company.

Are there large vacation rentals that sleep 30 or more in Door County?

If you're planning to host a big family vacation or a special event in Door County, you won't have to worry about leaving anyone out. We've got large vacation rentals that'll fit as many people as you want. Here are a couple of terrific examples:

  • "The Little Harbor" - Large Group Waterfront Rental In Door County": With 8 bedrooms comfortably sleeping up to 32 people, there's plenty of space at this property in Sturgeon Bay. Useful amenities here include a lake view and a fireplace.
  • "Do You Need A Big Place Door County Church Restored To A Beautiful Home": Located in Sister Bay, this option offers amenities such as a kitchen and a garden. It has 8 bedrooms and sleeps up to 30 guests.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in Door County?

There are plenty of houses with a pool in Door County, so don your swimsuit and get set to spend your days enjoying yourself in the water. Here are some popular options that'll give you inspiration:

  • Little kids, big kids, parents — everyone will want to chill by the pool at "Lake - House With The Best View Of Cana Island And It's Lighthouse You Can Find". Treat the whole family on a break at this Baileys Harbor rental home which also features a DVD player and cable/satellite TV services.
  • Relax and unwind by the water while the kids splash about at "Guest Bedroom At The Quarry House". This property in Les Arcades comes with a range of conveniences to keep your crew nice and comfortable, such as a nearby laundromat and coffee and tea making facilities.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in Door County?

Maybe you're organizing a getaway to celebrate a special occasion, or reuniting with the folks you haven't seen in forever. Whatever the reason, you'll likely need loads of space. One of our large family vacation rentals in Door County could be the perfect fit:

  • Located in Egg Harbor, "Door County Waterfront Home With Private Beach" has 7 bedrooms and can sleep up to 18 people. A couple of the conveniences here include a microwave oven and cable/satellite TV services.
  • An equally good option, "Beautiful Log Home On 5 Quiet Acres With Private Beach" in Sister Bay offers 4 bedrooms and accommodates up to 8 people. A TV and a separate dining area will keep the whole gang comfortable and content.

Can I find family cabin rentals in Door County?

If you've been daydreaming about a trip with the fam, book one of these cabin rentals in Door County and give the kiddos an experience they'll remember forever:

  • "Arcadian Cabin At Bishop Branch" - Escape the 9-to-5 routine at this Viroqua retreat which provides a barbecue grill and a kitchen.
  • "Private Cozy Year Round Cabin On Little Spider Lake" - Create magical memories together at this sought-after option. Located in Arbor Vitae, it offers a nearby laundromat, a stereo and more.

For more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Door County vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.

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