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15 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Ephraim Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Janell or Kevin, Owners
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2016
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About Janell or Kevin, Owners

We are so pleased to share our vacation home 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 Door County

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


based on 15 traveler reviews

Yikes! Last Minute Cancellation! Now Available October 27th-30th!
average rating of 4.8 based on 15 reviews

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: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Summer vacation

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking to stay in a lovely home, centrally located in Door County then Mingary is the place for you. If I am ever back in Door County I home this rental home is available.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful and beautiful.

  • 5 of 5

This property was everything we were looking for and more. The house was very clean and comfortable. It was a great place to come home to after a full day exploring a Door County. Will definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Three Retired Couples

  • 5 of 5

Mingray Cottage was the perfect setting for our Retired Couples' Getway. The pictures did, indeed, justify the charm and quaintness of this lovely home. The cottage has the feel of seclusion, is quiet, yet is close enough to all the amenities that the Door offers. We were fortunate to experience the siting of a mother doe with her three fawns outside on the lawn, at dusk one evening, during our stay. We, unanimously agreed that this would be a destination for future get-to-gethers. Would definitely recommend Mingary Cottage.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Glad to hear the three retired couples had a nice stay. We look forward to hosting you again sometime!
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Perfect Girls Getaway

  • 5 of 5

An absolutely heavenly place for our Girls Getaway! The pictures depict the home perfectly and we were thoroughly charmed and completely thrilled with the Mingary Cottage. We are four women (around 40) from New York, Madison, Green Bay and the Twin Cities; all of us have traveled extensively and internationally and we know quality when we find it. Mingary exceeded our expectations! So quiet, peaceful and well appointed. Beds were very comfortable and there was plenty of room for all of us. Our cell phones did work (Verizon) and internet access was much appreciated. The television wasn't even used; but the wonderful porch sure was!! Enjoyed the provided fire pit one glorious night - the stars were amazing! Great location and easy access to the entire Door area. Our only issue (and it's only because we like to cook) was poor quality of the knives (not very sharp or in good shape); limited silverware (no soup or serving spoons) - but that did in no way detract from our experience! Instructions provided were very clear and much appreciated. We would highly recommend Mingary and will always treasure the memories we made there. Thank you for sharing your property!

In the area: we enjoyed all the galleries (Domicile in Sister Bay, Rusty Rabbit and Blue Dolphin in Ephraim); had an amazing "adult night" at the Hands On Art Studio where we tried our hand at glass creations; had an amazing afternoon exploring the trails at Cave Point south of Jacksonville; tried the "ummm..ewww" apple wine at Lautenbach's (hey, we tried it); and explored Peninsula State Park. Highly recommend the lunch at Chef's Hat Cafe in Ephraim (get the half sandwich and cup of soup that comes with pie!!).

All in all a wonderful time!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words, Heather! We're so glad you enjoyed your DC holiday. And thank you for the tips about activities and restaurants! We know from the number of questions that we get that other travelers appreciate the info.
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Family of 6, ages 11-83

  • 5 of 5

Lovely, light, airy, spacious cottage on a dead end road. Beds were very comfortable and all slept better than they do at home! A few issues but we found Janell very quick to respond and appreciated her efforts to make right. We found that there is no cell phone service for Tracfone and Verizon at the cottage and surrounding towns. Wifi was good at the cottage and enabled the email communication we needed. As other reviewers have mentioned, the front porch was a big hit for all! We had our medium sized dog with us and he enjoyed the large front and back yard and sitting on the porch with us. We went to a number of places to eat and found we could take him with us, as long as there was outside seating. We were disappointed that dogs were not allowed on any of the 'beaches', which we can understand from a hygiene point of view, but we wanted to see what his reaction would be when he tried something deeper than a puddle for the first time! We liked eating at Shipwrecked in Egg Harbor, The Ice Cream Factory in Sister Bay, The Vikings Bar and Grill for a 'fish boil' in Ellison Bay, (don't rely on times and days given by the tourist information, call The Vikings Bar and Grill instead), Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant (they have the goats grazing on the roof) in Sister Bay. Visited Pennisular State Park and played miniature golf at the challenging Red Putter. Thoroughly enjoyed the musical 'Lumberjacks in Love' performed by the Northern Sky Theater, although we were too late in the season for their outdoor performances. We saw it at Door County Auditorium in Fish Creek. We recommend the middle rows of seats, from row 3 back, if any left, or middle of the left side looking at the stage. On our last night we arrived back at the cottage to see a doe and her two young fawns in the back yard!

The weekend of Labor Day saw Sister Bay teeming with people for Marina Fest, by the Monday most folk had left!

Piggly Wiggly in Sister Bay is the nearest grocery store, a few minutes drive away. There is also a Shopko.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words, Liz! Glad to hear the glitches didn't damper your enjoyment. Thank you for being such good sports! Just a note of info, mostly for the benefit of future guests: we hear varying reports about cell phone reception. However, you are the first people who have ever mentioned that they couldn't get cell reception with Verizon. In fact, we have Verizon ourselves and have never had a problem. Based on your experience, we are checking into the cost of installing a landline - we certainly don't want someone to have a problem and not have a method of communication!
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Peninsula State Park
"Play in the water at Nicolet Beach or rent kayaks, paddle boats, sailboats or bikes. Sunset ..."
American Folklore Theatre
"We've seen too many AFT shows to count! Always family friendly and fun!"
The Skyway Drive-In Theatre
Joe Jo's Pizza and Gelato
"Great thin crust pizza and gelato! However, if you like beer with your pizza, it's not gonn..."
Inn at Kristofer's -- CLOSED
"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

Ephraim Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late Fall 2016
Oct 1 2016 - Nov 22 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 26 2016
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Christmas 2016
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 26 2016
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Early Spring 2017
May 1 2017 - May 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
Memorial Weekend 2017
May 25 2017 - May 28 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Early Summer 2017
May 29 2017 - Jun 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer Peak Season
Jun 24 2017 - Aug 18 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Late Summer 2017
Aug 19 2017 - Aug 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend
Aug 31 2017 - Sep 3 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Fall 2017
Sep 4 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Fall 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Off Season - Fall 2017
Oct 29 2017 - Nov 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Christmas 017
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

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

October/November 2016 Special Offer - Rent 3 nights at the standard rate, get the 4th night free!

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Ephraim Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • 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 ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • 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

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