When you’re ready to unwind and put your feet up, accept our warm welcome to Five Birches and enjoy all of the rest and recreation Door County has to offer. Our 2,900 square feet of living space includes an en-suite master with an over-sized, walk-in shower and dual shower heads, large walk-in closet, and deck access. Each bedroom (1 king room, 2 queen rooms, and a room with 2 twins) features 400 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets.
The sunny great room is a perfect gathering place for friends & family, with its floor to ceiling south facing windows, stone fireplace (gas), and access to the 600 square foot deck. The loft area features a 51'' HDTV with Blu-ray player, along with a DVD library, computer with internet access, and is perfect for playing one of the many games that we provide. Free WiFi is available as well. With over 20' of balcony overlooking the great room, the loft provides a sense of privacy while maintaining a connection with the rest of the home. A sleeper sofa in the loft is perfect for the kids.
Our immaculate kitchen provides even the gourmet cook with delightful amenities: granite counters, stainless steel appliances (Jenn-Air range & refrigerator), and custom cabinets full of everything you need to enjoy your stay. Our 8' kitchen island/workspace has seating for 6 so you can socialize with the cook!
In addition, Five Birches has plenty of private parking, a large, modern laundry room and central air conditioning.
With downtown Fish Creek & Peninsula State Park less than 2 miles away, you are only moments from the best that Door County has to offer. Discover the way life should be - contact us today to reserve your dates. We look forward to sharing our home with you!
Lisa and Todd live near Baltimore, Maryland but both have paternal roots in the midwest. They love good food, good wine, and slow travel and want to share their love of hedonism with you!
Todd or Lisa purchased this chalet in 2012
My grandfather Edward bought this property around 1970 and it passed to my father in 2004. My father and I cleared the home site together in 2008 in preparation for my parents to build but they both passed away before construction could begin. Lisa and I had fallen in love with the area and decided to continue their plans to build a home here in Door County. My mother named it Five Birches after the grove of birch trees outside the master bedroom.
Our favorite things about Five Birches is that it is essentially our own design, the proximity to Fish Creek and the bay, and the private meadow down the trail from the house.
We found the house to be beautiful and welcoming. Had everything we needed. Beautiful setting. We had a great time with good friends and would love to come back.
My family of four stayed at Five Birches this last August while traveling with my sister-in-law's family of four and her two parents. We were looking for a house where we could all stay together, have the cousins play together, cook together, and just hang out together when we were not sightseeing. This was the perfect place! When we drove up, we couldn't believe how beautiful the house and the property were. Everything about the way the house was built and the furnishings in it was quality and we loved spending the week in such surroundings--yet the house also had such a homey feel. The sleeping arrangements were perfect for us. We each had a room and the two girl cousins shared the adorable bedroom with twin beds and the boy cousins slept in the loft with all the games and TV. The beds were unbelievably comfortable and the house extremely clean. The house was stocked with everything you could ever need or want. They even had ibuprofen. They had everything you would ever need for cooking in the kitchen and a beautiful Keurig coffee maker as well as a regular coffee pot. We looked forward to hanging out when we got "home" at the end of the day. The view out the living room window (a great wall of glass) was beautiful. They made a wood chip path down to a fire pit out back and we had a wonderful campfire there (wood complimentary). The owner, Todd, was very professional yet extremely nice as well. He text us just after we checked in to make sure all was well. He had emailed us a booklet about the house and the area with tons of info about activities and restaurants etc. The location of the house was perfect. We drove all around Door County the week we stayed there and Fish Creek would have been our first choice even after seeing the rest of the area. We were very central to everything and there was a lot to do in Fish Creek itself. We were super close to Penninsula State Park where we rented kayaks and spent time on the beach. It was an easy drive to the Lake Michigan side of the penninsula too. There we rented a boat in Bailey's Harbour and snorkeled over a ship wreck and had lunch at PC Junction which is a great place for kids. We viewed the meteor shower in Newport State Park one night, attended a fish boil at the White Gull Inn, wine and cheese tasted, and took a day trip to see Lambeau stadium and the Green Bay Packers head to practice via riding kid's bikes to the practice venue. We would love to come back!
Our first time in Door County and we loved Five Birches. Fully stocked kitchen where we cooked numerous meals (but we did enjoy some great meals out at local restaurants including a fish boil), the deck, wonderful beds and other first rate accommodations. The biking, hiking, light houses and quaint coastal towns made our week really enjoyable and then retreating to the house to read and relax - just great! Would definitely return! Too much to do in one week!
Five Birches was a great choice for our family vacation--plenty of space, beautiful decor and a perfect location to see all of Door County....from gorgeous Egg Harbor to a delicious fish boil at Rowley's Bay Resort. The quaint towns all along both coasts were fun to explore and the golf course perfect for the guys. The leaves were beginning to turn and every where we looked was colorful--the weather was perfect. We had dinner at Wickman House --it was exceptional. We also ate at Log Den, which had a woodsy setting and lovely rustic decor--very good. Overall, our stay was terrific and memorable.
Many thanks to Todd and Lisa for being so accommodating with our time arrangement.
We had a wonderful stay in this gorgeous home. The owners really have anticipated travelers' needs. For example, the kitchen had a great supply of dishes, pots and pans, spices, and even a high chair. The location is far enough from town to feel like you are in nature, but close enough to get to all of the key attractions easily. Rent this peaceful getaway without hesitation.
This is definitely a return place! Everything in perfect order, detailed instructions for everything and wonderful tips on dining, sightseeing, and shopping. Did I mention clean? And, all as advertised? Superb!
Five of us just returned from one of the best "girlfriends" vacations we have had in 15 years, thanks to this lovely house. As beautiful as the pictures we've dreamed on these past months, the house was so warm and inviting. And the view from the incredible windows facing a forest of pines and birch trees....breathtaking. We never got around to watching tv. Instead, we watched our woods for hours, a pair of woodpeckers feeding their babies in the hollow of a tree fascinated us...a storm made the trees sway.... We can't thankt the owners enough for their thoughtfulness not only in the house and its furnishings, but their care in answering any questions we have had. I, especially loved the extensive collection of wonderful books to explore and the computer to keep in touch with home. Bravo!