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Dogg House Cottage in Door County - Private, Unique, Set on 20 Scenic Acres

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Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Sturgeon Bay Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms and a loft, pull-out couch, sleeps up to 8, 1 bathroom

The Dogg House cottage is conveniently located in the heart of Door County between Sturgeon Bay and Egg Harbor. It is a modern cottage surrounded by scenery that offers the peace and privacy that you desire when on vacation. It has many amenities including a kitchen, whirlpool, A/C, 2 fireplaces, 42' TV with satellite and DVD, and stereo. There is also a large yard with a fire pit and a 2nd story deck.

There are walking/cross-country skiing trails throughout the property and within two miles there is a boat launch, golf course (Cherry Hills), two excellent restaurants (Birmingham's and The Cabin) and snowmobiling trails. It is setup great for entertaining guests and can accommodate up to eight.

Also have a 2 bedroom ranch house available an adjoining property.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Rockwell Family
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2016
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based on 8 traveler reviews

Dogg House Cottage in Door County - Private, Unique, Set on 20 Scenic Acres
average rating of 4.375 based on 8 reviews

The place was very bad maintained

  • 1 of 5

This was a lovely place just as shown in the photos. But it was very poorly maintained. There were a lot of things that went wrong while we were there for 3 days.

- When we arrived the toilet was clogged. I called the owner and he said that it was cleaned before we arrived and asked if there was a plunger that I could use to open it up without suggesting he could come over and clean it. So we had to clean other people's clogged bathroom.

- The shower head is mostly clogged and water comes out only from a couple of the holes on the shower head. So taking a shower is definitely not easy.

- The grill outside was out of gas. So we could not use it and ended up giving up on grilling altogether.

- The address that the owner had given us was a google maps address that took us to nowhere. After calling him numerous times, he realized that google must have changed the address and he had to give us directions turn by turn to get to the property. We were lucky he picked up his phone. Otherwise we would have ended up without a staying place.

- The fireplace was out and the directions to turn it on were not working. We had to call their maintenance guy to come over and fix it. But we were freezing for the first 2 hours of our stay.

- There were about 50 dead flies near the window on the top floor. So everything was covered in flies near the window and we were disgusted to touch anything.

- One of the lamps in the living room was burned out and when we asked the maintenance guy to fix it he said he will come over tomorrow to fix it. But he never showed up. We ended up switching one of the lamps in the bedroom with the one in the living room so there would be enough light.

All of these could have been prevented if the place was checked before we arrived and was correctly maintained. The owner did not even suggest to give us a discount because of all of these problems. If the place was correctly maintained, it would have become one of our most favorite places to stay in door county as it is a beautiful place.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I just read your review and apologize for your poor experience. We had a recent loss in the family and I had to take over managing the property, but I live in Madison and couldn't offer to come clean up and since the issue was resolved I didn't think it warranted having a maintenance person come. We have addressed the issues described and I have had conversations with the cleaning and maintenance staff to ensure they don't happen in the future. We hadn't received any other previous reports of the showerhead etc., thank you for the feedback so we can continue to improve guest experience. I wasn't aware of the additional issues you experienced and we certainly would've brought gas out for the grill if we had know or been contacted. We typically relied on guests to inform us if it ran out and didn't check the grill each time but will add this to the checklist. The furnace was fully functioning but wasn't turned up since it has been a very mild Fall. Sorry the fireplace wasn't immediately available to help heat the cottage faster. I have added additional information on the directions given to guests, but the address was correctly stated and I cannot control how Google or other map software gives directions. I would also like to clarify that I answered the phone within a minute of your original call. Definitely willing to discuss a partial refund or credit towards a future stay, feel free to contact me to discuss options. Thanks, Rockwell Rentals
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Great stay, private and peaceful!

  • 5 of 5

This place was wonderful! The house had all the amenities you need, plates, cups, appliances, stove etc, etc. It was decorated with really unique antique pieces, very eclectic. Nice bar right in the center of the house for gathering and relaxing. It was SO peaceful and private, relaxing by the fire at night was amazing, could see so many stars even the Milky Way! House was clean overall a great value. Not a bad drive to most of the places in Door County, about 5-10 minutes from Downtown Sturgeon Bay. I will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Milwaukee, WI, USA

Perfect retreat for a weekend away from home

  • 5 of 5

My husband, black lab mix and I stayed at the Dogg House the weekend after Christmas. We had a wonderful time, and the Dogg House was exactly what we were looking for and needed after the holidays! Even though the cottage is in a remote location, you're never too far from anything. We enjoyed a mix of dining out while cooking some of our own meals at the cottage. We loved the funky vibe of the cottage, which still had all the amenities we were looking for. Roger was great to work with, and quickly answered all of our questions via email. We'd definitely stay at the Dogg House again, as well as recommend it to others. We greatly appreciate being able to take our dog with us, too!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Arlington Heights, IL

No better choice for our much-needed R&R!

  • 5 of 5

The Dogg House looked pleasant - and intriguing - online but we were even more delighted with its comfort and charm when we actually arrived. It's equipped with everything you could want, right down to the paper towels and wine glasses, and the creative and quirky decor put a continuous smile on my face. If peace is what you want, you've got it in spades, but if want to crank up your tunes you've a sound system for that as well. Whether we were watching the sunset from the balcony or having a glass of wine around the fire pit, we spent a very happy and comfy week. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Milwaukee, WI, USA

Perfect Secluded Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at the Dogg House for a weekend of birthday/engagement celebration, and were not disappointed. The house is very well-maintained, unique, rustic, and has many of the amenities that you worry will not be at a vacation house (i.e., cooking utensils, a grill, glassware, towls, etc). The property is very pretty, and off the beaten path. The home slept four (two couples) easily, and there was additional sleeping for two more people. The location is just minutes from downtown Sturgeon Bay, and there were a lot of great activities within 5-10 minutes from the property (wine tastings, boat tours, etc).

I would recommend this property to my friends, and hope to stay for a full week next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Madison. WI USA

Relaxing Pet Friendly Retreat

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at the Dogg House in summer 2011 with a friend and my dog and cat. I had a wonderful time...the seclusion was just what I needed to recover from my stressful job. One has peace and quiet at the Dogg House but is close to all Door County has to offer...Green Bay, nature, theater, excellent restaurants and shopping. I'm particularly fond of the Inn at Cedar Crossing which is located in Sturgeon Bayabout 7 miles from the cottage. The master bedroom in the cottage was great with its jacuzzi, wood burning stove, and very comfortable built in bed. I enjoyed watching the wildlife that visited the property. I loved the antiques throughout and the interesting art work. All in all a very positive experience that I would highly recommend. Also the rental rate was very reasonable for Door County in general and the amenities that were provided.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The cottage is located 6 miles Northwest of Sturgeon Bay, close to the bay and Lake Michigan. There are many parks and small towns very close, the county offers great sight-seeing, swimming, shopping, restaurants, golf courses and various other activities.

Golf: Within 2 miles of Cherry Hills golf course


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Sturgeon Bay Cottage Rental Rates

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Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Cleaning $50
Tax Rate 11.0%

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Sturgeon Bay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 queen , whirlpool and fireplace
    Upstairs - 1 queen , with deck
    Living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Loft - 2 twin/ single
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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