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Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Located in a mostly wooded, 2 acre setting on a quiet road, you’ll be amazed that such tranquility and peace can be located so near to all of Door County’s amenities.

This sunny, comfortable cottage offers all the amenities necessary to make your travels as carefree as possible. Concentrate on enjoying your vacation – just bring yourself and your suitcase! Pack light – there’s a washer and dryer so you can easily throw in a load of laundry at your convenience. Bed linens are furnished, along with all the necessary kitchen equipment, coffeemaker, microwave, and dishwasher. We also have pet-friendly wood laminate floors, a gas grill, a large lovely porch for enjoying afternoon naps or happy hour beverages, and two fireplaces to keep you warm on cool evenings. Spend a week enjoying the scenery, eating great food, shopping, golfing, walking, biking, hiking, enjoying beaches and water activities…… and don't forget the drive-in movies! It’s all within minutes of our doorstep. Looking for a quiet day at home? We keep a few yard games on hand, as well as books, DVDs, games and puzzles for rainy days. A fire pit is allowed when conditions permit.

Small/medium dogs welcome. Wood laminate floors throughout and plenty of outdoor space for exercise (also a dog park nearby in Sister Bay). $20 extra per day, per dog. 2 dog max. Extra deposit required. Owners asked to do own “poop patrol.” Dogs left unattended must be kenneled. (Kennels not provided.) Dogs not allowed on furniture.

What’s not included?


Landline phone

Infant/toddler supplies such as high chairs, booster seats, eating utensils, cribs, etc.

More Details

Janell or Kevin, Owners
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About Janell or Kevin, Owners

We are so pleased to share our vacation home with our guests! In the future, when our kids are grown and we can relax our work schedule, we hope to be able to enjoy a lot more time in Door County. For now, we'll take what time we can and use the rest to share this home with others.

Janell or Kevin, Owners purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Janell or Kevin, Owners chose Ephraim

We love the proximity to things we like to do while we're here, yet the comparative peace and quiet of the setting.


Ephraim Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Please refer to our short term rental lease for further information about our cancellation policy.
  • Children are welcome but we caution parents that we do not provide child safety equipment such as high chairs, bed rails, safety locks, etc.
  • Small/Medium dogs accepted with prior approval of owner. Pet fee is $20/day plus an additional pet deposit.
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , double shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Two additional daybeds located in the breakfast room off the kitchen.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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average rating of 4.8 based on 20 reviews

Cozy, quaint and lots of character! Tucked away, but super close to amenities!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed for 10 days in July 2017 during the week leading up to our wedding. There were 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms (one located in the Master Suite). The cottage was plenty spacious for the 6 adults we had staying there. The kitchen, living and dining areas are open concept and very convenient for gathering. Our favorite part was all of the doors on the front of the house that opened to the porch! We would sit and drink our coffee there every morning.

The cottage is also very conveniently located. It feels remote but it is less than 2 miles to the heart of Ephraim and a short drive to Sister Bay. It is very close to Piggly Wiggly too!

On the day before the wedding we had enough space to host a Bridesmaid Brunch for approximately 15 women. Additionally, the morning of the wedding about 12 women had their hair and make-up done in the cottage.

The check-in and check-out process was very simple and we had everything we needed. We kept talking about how we hope to come back one day! Our whole family enjoyed our stay at Mingary Cottage!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy, clean cottage. Lovely location in the woods. Plenty of room for our group

  • 5 of 5

I would come back to the cottage again.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic vacation

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay!!! It was a perfect location. Loved everything about it!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A perfect relaxing getaway

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed at the Mingary for two summers now, and it's the perfect relaxing getaway in Door County. My family loves relaxing mornings and evenings on the porch, as well as game nights and a great place to relax during the day. We've been coming up to Door County since I was a little girl, and this is our favorite place to stay. We especially appreciate them letting us bring our dog because she always enjoys this vacation, too!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet, Great Location of Door County

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful location home in a very quiet neighborhood of Door County. We especially enjoyed coming back at the end of the day to enjoy a evening fire with the wood burning fireplace. The weather was cool, so we did not get to enjoy the wonderful outdoor space provided. Because it was the beginning of the rental season, we felt a few things needed to be done in the home to prepare for renters this upcoming year. The owners were able to assist when asked. We would recommend this home to anyone visiting the area.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house on a nice quiet country road!

  • 5 of 5

Loved this house! Perfect for our family! Located close to all the different towns. We loved the front porch. Everything was clean and comfortable. We would definitely book again.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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In addition to good food, Kristofer's has a fabulous view of the lake and Sister Bay marina.
Drink Coffee
One of our favorite coffee shops!
Carroll House Restaurant
Great food and very economical!
Peninsula Players
Great shows in a beautiful lakeside setting. Go early and have a picnic dinner and bottle o...
Gibraltar Grill
Great food, outdoor seating, live music and pet friendly!
PC Junction
Fun family eating. Kids will love the trains!
Ephraim Historical Foundation
Base Camp Coffee Bar
Orchard Country Winery & Market
Check out the tour and sample their wines
Door County Trolley


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 11.0%

Additional cleaning fees may apply to stays of less than one week.

Advertised rates do not include pet fees. Small/medium dogs allowed with advance approval; $20 per dog + additional pet security deposit of $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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