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Family and Pet Friendly. Close To Everything Northern Door Has To Offer!

13 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Ellison Bay - Nor Door Escape

1400 Sq Ft 3 Br, Single Family Home On 2+ Private Wooded Acres

3 bedroom, 2 story home with 1 main level full bathroom. Sleeps 6-8 comfortably. Great fireplace for the 'cooler evenings.' Brand new home on the rental market. New amenities, TV, DVD, WiFi, huge deck with plenty of room to enjoy the gas grill and patio furniture, while overlooking the great view of the private wooded acres. Washer and dryer. 2 car garage with wood burning stove. Room for 1 car, if needed. Foosball table next to stove in garage for fun. Walk to Gills rock for great bay views, or hike through the forest for lake views. Conveniently located mere minutes from everything Door County has to offer!

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

Ben Piller
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 October, 2016

About Ben Piller

My wife and I grew up in Illinois, vacationing to Door County many times. After spending our honeymoon in Door County, it became a dream of ours to own a home there. We have now achieved our dream, and are opening it up for others to experience it's natural beauty.

Ben Piller purchased this house in 2014

Why Ben Piller chose Door County

We love this location, as it is far enough away for complete solitude, but, close enough to all the amazing activities Door County has to offer.

What makes this house unique

Single family home, with privacy. Large and modern enough for todays family, but, set amongst Northern Door County forest.


based on 13 holidaymaker reviews

Family and Pet Friendly. Close To Everything Northern Door Has To Offer!
average rating of 4.769231 based on 13 reviews

Cozy home in northern door county with friendly owners

  • 5 of 5

We booked a last minute vacation here for four days and Ben was very timely in his response to our request. The house has alot of charm, has been nicely remodeled, and it was especially nice to be able to bring our dog along for the trip. The campfire pit was also very relaxing considering that there's hardly any traffic at night since there's not much north of the house. It's about a ten minute drive to Newport state park and 20 minutes to Peninsula State park so hiking and enjoying the state parks is very close by. Make sure to get some smoked fish in Gill's Rock while you are there, which is walking distance from the house.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our stay over Fall Festival. It was awesome that the dogs had a place outside that they could stay fenced in while we had a fire at night and while we were loading and unloading our necessities. There were also nice, quiet roads to take them for walks in the morning. It was also nice having Bea's across the street, we had forgotten sugar for our coffee and were able to walk over and borrow some :) The kitchen was well equipped with everything that we needed. The bedrooms were large and accommodating and the beds were nice and comfortable. I could have slept on the couch, it was so comfy! :) Can't wait to stay again and will have to make our reservations for next year!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Terrific Week for Our Family

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time in Door County. We stayed for a week with our middle school son, toddler daughter and our dog. We loved the house and all the amenities. The kitchen, the washer & dryer and plenty of space to stretch out and relax met everyone's needs. The owners were very helpful and easy to contact throughout the entire rental experience. The location is very quiet and relaxing nestled in the woods away from busy tourist towns. It was easy to get around and discover all that Door County has to offer from restaurants to water sports to tranquil beaches. Our first sunset in Gills Rock at the Shoreline Restaurant was a big hit with our family. Our kids are already asking to return and we cannot wait to get away again. Would highly recommend this rental to our friends and family. Thank you for a lovely stay in your home away from home!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful week!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful getaway in this comfortable and peaceful setting! The owners were flexible, helpful, and incredibly welcoming. The location at Gills Rock was ideal, and so restorative to be away from the crowds of tourists. The convenience of the washer and dryer, well-equipped kitchen, and lots of space met all our vacation needs. We've only been back home a couple weeks, and I'm already dreaming of when we can return! Thank you for the hospitality!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband, daughter, parents, and myself stayed for an extended weekend away in Door Country. We absolutely loved your house. It has all the amenities you need, is quiet and relaxing, and is an easy drive to many shops and restaurants that Door County has to offer. We would highly recommend this house for others looking to vacation in Door County.

  • Review Submitted: May 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wood side gem

  • 4 of 5

If your looking for a clean, comfortable atmosphere nestled in the woods, then this rental is for you. Nice kitchen with everything you need. Walk across the street to Bea's Ho-made for fresh bakery treats. Build a fire inside and out. Very close to often photographed curvy road. Leads to car ferry to Washington Island. Enjoyed coming home to this cozy home away from home after a day exploring, shopping, and live theater in beautiful Door Co.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 27, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Mink River Basin
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Washington Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Bay Ridge Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 42
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
The Shoreline Restaurant
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Ellison Bay Beach
Car: recommended

1 mile bike/hike/car ride to Washington Island Ferry, and great beach, Lake Michigan side at ferry for swimming for people and pets! 1 mile to Europe Lake, the hidden gem of NOR DOOR. Sandy bottom, crystal clear, 295 acre lake minutes from the front door. World famous Bea's Ho-Made, directly across the street! Great for all sorts of Door County goodies, everything cherry! 3 miles to the sand dunes at Newport State Park, providing unlimited fun. Ellison Bay Beach is about 10 minute car ride, and Sister Bay Beach is fun for the whole day, clear and calm on the bay side!

Washington Island is home to 1 of only 7 flat stone beaches in the whole world! It is a must see/do while in the 'Door'. Many hiking/biking options on Washington Island also. Bike to the ferry from the home, and open unlimited options once on Washington Island. Also, only short car/bike rides to all the other 'must see' shopping and attractions Door County has to offer; Sister Bay, Ephriam, Fish Creek, Egg Harbor, and Baileys Harbor. Piggly Wiggly grocery only 12 minutes, Sister Bay. Don't forget to visit Rowley's Bay Restaurant for the BEST fish boil Door has to offer. Or, just kick back and relax in the private, wooded forest backyard! Listen to the woodpeckers, owls, and see the majestic bald eagles soaring. Many deer, fox, and turkey call this home also. Have your camera at the ready!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Ellison Bay, Door County

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
10 Sep 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 5.0%

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Check out time is 10am

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Ellison Bay in Northern Wisconsin

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1450 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 1 bathroom, with shower and tub.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed , 1 Murphy Bed , Day bed with trundle
  • 2 bedrooms with queen beds. 1 bedroom with single daybed, and single trundle bed underneath.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • Snowmobiling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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