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If you’re looking for quaint communities, picturesque landscapes, and excellent dining opportunities, Door County, Wisconsin is a top choice in the Midwest. This region is an accessible drive from Chicago, Milwaukee, and Minneapolis and is known for its fun festivals, family-friendly attractions, and romantic wineries. It’s surrounded by water and filled with small towns worth experiencing for yourself, so here are some Airbnb rentals in Door County for your overnight accommodations.
This highly-rated Airbnb is a cute cottage on a 1.6-acre wooded lot surrounded by trees. It’s a five-minute drive to everything in Sister Bay and a lovely escape. Guests enjoy the porch, rustic vibe, updated kitchen, and remodeled bathroom. On the main floor, you’ll find the kitchen, living room, bathroom, laundry machines, and bedroom with a queen-size bed. The loft area upstairs has a queen-size bed and sitting area with large windows. Four people can comfortably stay here.
Groups of up to six people can book this Airbnb cottage that has three bedrooms and one bath. It’s a newly renovated home with lots of natural light and Logan Creek State Natural Area nearby. The home has a kitchen, Wi-Fi, TV, and laundry machines. Mr. G’s Logan Creek Grill is a short walk away from this house on a 27-acre forested property. Bring the kids along because there is plenty of space for them to play and explore. The water just outside is an ideal place for kayaking and canoeing, and the hosts can get you discounts on watercraft rentals. There are also walking trails just outside where you can access the Ridges Sanctuary property.
Located in Sturgeon Bay, this Door County Airbnb rental is in the Historic Corner House in the middle of downtown. It’s a remodeled property that’s great for exploring the county and dates back to 1867. This listing is for the Postcard Suite, which is an apartment in the building with modern furnishings. Within two minutes, you can walk to the shops and restaurants on Third Avenue. Therefore, expect to hear some downtown street noise during the day. The space accommodates four people with a king-size bed in the bedroom and a sofa bed in the living room.
Here’s a modern vacation rental with one bedroom and one bathroom for up to four travelers. It has a small kitchen, king-size bed, queen-size sleeper sofa, and floor-to-ceiling windows. You’ll be centrally located in Egg Harbor with lots of things within walking distance. The rental space is 500 square feet in size and has a private patio and private entrance.
It’s fun to stay in this Door County tiny house that can sleep up to eight people and has three bedrooms and one bathroom. Known as the StoneWood Cottage, it is about six miles south of Sturgeon Bay and a nice place to be for fishing and boating in the bay. It’s equipped with Wi-Fi, a TV, air conditioning, and a patio. If you have a larger group and your own camper, you can pay an extra camping fee for a site next to the house that has 50-amp power and water hookups.
Known as Doc’s Hideaway, this cabin sleeps up to six people and has two bedrooms and one bathroom in Door County. It is surrounded by woods and dates back to the mid-1800s. The historic home is equipped with a smart TV, Wi-Fi, wood-burning pellet stove, A/C units, and electric heat. It also has a large kitchen, nice backyard, gas grill, and outdoor dining area. It’s a fun place to call your home base during any season of the year, and discounts are available during the off-season (November to April).
Fin de la Terre is a cabin in the northern part of the Door Peninsula and surrounded by forest. You can hike from the back door to out in the forest and then come back to a cozy space with a wood-burning fireplace, stocked kitchen, board games, and fire pit. Up to eight people can stay here and use the two bedrooms and one bathroom. Wi-Fi, a TV, and high-quality linens are provided for guests. Dogs are welcome to stay here with owner approval and a $125 fee.
A unique place to stay in Door County is this reconditioned barn with one bedroom and 1.5 baths. Four people can stay at this Airbnb and enjoy great sunsets, a custom kitchen, and two levels of living space. The original barn is from Whitefish Bay Dunes State Park and has been reassembled and enhanced to make it an awesome vacation rental. There are cats and a dog that live onsite, and the host allows guest dogs to stay here with prior approval and if you follow the pet rules. Up to two dogs can stay in this barn with you.
Dating back to the 1920s, this 450-square-foot cottage is on a 2.5-acre property with lots of farm-style charm. It is in a central location to reach both sides of the peninsula. The cottage has many unique touches, including a vintage kitchenette, eco-friendly mattress, fresh organic vegetables, and local art on the walls. There are also modern features, such as HDTV with premium cable and Wi-Fi. From here, you’ll be just three miles from the beaches, shops, and nightlife.
For a traveling couple in Door County, the Lilly Pad Cottage is a great choice in Sturgeon Bay. It is a romantic spot for spending quality time together and right along the waterfront. Perks of staying here are the outside spaces, which include a deck, fire pit in the yard, BBQ grill, and dining table and chairs. From the cottage, it’s easy to walk or bike to the state park, restaurants, and galleries in Sturgeon Bay. There is a friendly dog that lives next door and may wander into the cottage’s yard to greet you.