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10 of the Best Airbnbs in Door County, Wisconsin

by Brittany Varano
Updated December 17, 2021

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Door County is one of the prettiest travel destinations in Wisconsin, famous for gorgeous landscapes and idyllic small towns.

Aptly nicknamed the Cape Cod of the Midwest, Door County is a peninsula bordered by the scenic waters of Lake Michigan and Green Bay. More than 300 miles of lakeshore are just begging to be explored, lined with beautiful beaches, sand dunes, and striking bluffs. One way to see the beauty of Wisconsin’s thumb is with a road trip along the Door County Coastal Byway or a visit to any of the five state parks on the peninsula.

The most popular state parks are Whitefish Dunes and Peninsula State Park, where you can camp, hike, and marvel at the local scenic beauty. Door County is also famous for its historic lighthouses and fertile soil that allows for the growth of delicious apples, cherries, and berries. After a long day of exploration, be sure to treat yourself to one of the many wineries and local mom-and-pop shops serving creamy custard and the catch of the day.

Here are some of the best Door County Airbnbs that welcome you with classic Midwest hospitality and comfort.

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1. Door County Lake House

Door County Lake House
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Why you should stay: A waterfront cottage with charming rustic interiors, offering a front seat to epic sunsets over Green Bay.

  • Location: Egg Harbor
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Minimum stay: 3 nights
  • Rates from: $360/night

Escape to one of the peninsula’s most popular little villages at this Door County lake house. It has two bedrooms and six beds, making for a lovely getaway for large groups. Inside, gleaming wooden interiors, stone accents and an iron stove ensure guests enjoy a cozy stay.

The backyard features a stone patio with a plush outdoor sofa and fire table. Relax along the home’s private beach and pier to witness the beauty of the Great Lakes. The Bayshore Blufflands State Natural Area is right down the road from the house and boasts rocky outcroppings and forested trails.

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2. Sand Beach Cottage

Sand Beach Cottage
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Why you should stay: A semi-secluded lakefront home not far from Door County’s largest city and Whitefish Dunes State Park.

  • Location: Whitefish Bay
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 7 nights
  • Rates from: $395/night

The Sand Beach Cottage is a three-bedroom Airbnb located along Lake Michigan’s coast. Attractive knotty pine ceilings and expansive windows foster a warm atmosphere. When the weather gets chilly, a stone fireplace stands at the ready in the living room to help warm your bones.

In the yard, a wooden sun deck overlooks the sandy shores of the lake and is furnished with a dining table. A wooden staircase leads down to the water, where you can dip your toes beneath the sunshine. After a day at the beach, rinse off at the home’s outdoor shower with a privacy stall and a view of the waves.

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3. Foxlea Guest House

Foxlea Guest House
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Why you should stay: A recently updated home on 70 rolling acres convenient to Door County’s top attractions.

  • Location: Fish Creek
  • Sleeps: 14
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $379/night

Nestled in the center of Door County, the Foxlea Guest House is a large four-bedroom home surrounded by Wisconsin farmland. The spacious living room has a wood-burning fireplace and an open lofted seating area. The kitchen’s long dining table and wraparound island make it possible for even large groups to dine together.

This lovely Door County vacation rental has two outdoor seating areas in the front and back of the home. Take your pick between the circular deck or expansive patio with an outdoor fireplace and grill. Guest Melissa shares, “The hosts have thought of every detail, and the amenities were outstanding. By far the best vacation rental experience we’ve had.”

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4. The Loft House

The Loft House
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Why you should stay: Large, modern home a few minutes south of the Egg Harbor Marina and Beach, not far from Bailey’s Harbor.

  • Location: Egg Harbor
  • Sleeps: 12
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $404/night

The Loft House is an ideal pick for big groups and is equipped with three bedrooms plus a family room featuring six twin beds artfully built into the wall. Tall ceilings with a stone fireplace and a wall of windows make the living space feel vast and welcoming. The hosts have expertly decorated the home with calming neutrals and dark navy surfaces.

At the entrance, a large mudroom accommodates sports equipment and the whole gang’s gear. Upstairs in the loft, enjoy a rousing game of bumper pool. The patio features a fire pit and a grill where you can have a cookout and roast marshmallows beneath the stars.

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5. Cabin in the Woods

Cabin in the Woods
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Why you should stay: A pet-friendly cabin set on a grassy property protected by the cover of forest near the shores of Green Bay.

  • Location: Carlsville
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $251/night

Revel in the beauty of the surrounding trees at this cabin in the woods. Boasting spectacular chalet-style windows and a homey interior filled with knotty pine, visitors to Door County will appreciate this property’s location between Egg Harbor and Sturgeon Bay.

Inside, there are three bedrooms and a cozy reading loft providing ample lounge space. In your downtime, make the most of the yard’s fire pit and lawn games provided by the hosts. From the backyard’s deck, towering trees offer privacy and pretty nature views.

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6. The Bay on Clark Lake

The Bay on Clark Lake
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Why you should stay: An eye-catching H-Frame home with a contemporary flair overlooking the scenic shores of Clark Lake.

  • Location: Jacksonport
  • Sleeps: 10
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $514/night

The Bay on Clark Lake is a unique Airbnb with a magical outdoor space complete with a wooden deck and stone fire circle strung with lights. Whether you own a boat or opt to rent one, the home also boasts a private launch open for guest use.

Inside, the open floor plan is filled with nautical-themed accents and a sunroom with a record player. The loft has an additional sleeping space and an entertainment corner with a TV and table for playing games. If you’re up for the walk, Whitefish Dunes State Park and the picturesque Cave Point are a two-mile walk or bike ride away.

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7. Eclectic Cottage

Eclectic Cottage
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Why you should stay: An airy three-bedroom in northern Door County just outside of Sister Bay, about 20 minutes from Newport State Park.

  • Location: Sister Bay
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates start from: $299/night

This eclectic cottage is filled with tasteful decor and plenty of upscale amenities that’ll help keep you and your group happily entertained. The hosts provide guests with a wide assortment of sports equipment such as kayaks, bikes, snowshoes, and more. Not to mention, four-legged friends are more than welcome to join you during your visit.

At the end of your Door County adventures, sit around the bonfire and enjoy the first stack of firewood compliments of the hosts. There’s also a five-person inflatable hot tub where you can relax to the max. Pebble Beach and the attractions in Ephraim are a short drive away.

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8. Modern Craftsman Home

Modern Craftsman Home
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Why you should stay: A contemporary home with new and upscale amenities minutes from the coast and the Wood Orchard Market known for fresh and delicious local fares.

  • Location: Egg Harbor
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates start from: $101/night

This modern craftsman home is a newer build with stylish decor and beautiful finishes. There are three cozy bedrooms, with the master featuring an en-suite bathroom. Surrounding the house is a spacious yard with a fire pit and deck.

An important thing to note is that this home has a guest suite above the garage rented as a separate unit. However, this listing enjoys private access to the yard. Noteworthy things to do nearby include Egg Harbor Beach and highly-rated local shops.

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9. Arbor Suite

Arbor Suite
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Why you should stay: A colorful one-bedroom apartment right in the heart of downtown Sturgeon Bay’s most historic neighborhood.

  • Location: Sturgeon Bay
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates start from: $75/night

Arbor Suite is a beautiful historic building recognized by the National Register of Historic Places. Although the building dates back to 1867, the hosts have expertly updated the flat with modern conveniences and striking decor. You can learn more about the building’s history via the entry’s wall that’s filled with old photographs and a plaque.

This vibrant apartment also features an electric fireplace, onsite laundry facilities, and a small yet comfortable living space. Guests have access to the patio, where a table and chairs provide a cozy place to enjoy meals or drinks together in the fresh air. This property’s convenient location in downtown Sturgeon Bay means easy access to fantastic shopping and dining.

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10. Modern Flat

Modern Flat
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Why you should stay: An intimate apartment that has been professionally designed to not only optimize the space but maximize guests’ comfort.

  • Location: Egg Harbor
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates start from: $55/night

For a relaxing stay in Egg Harbor, this inviting modern flat is a clean and well-appointed Airbnb perfect for couples or small groups. Floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding glass doors bring natural light and nature views inside and come equipped with privacy blinds. From the living room, you can easily enjoy access to the patio furnished with a cafe table and a fire pit.

This minimalistic home features a one-bedroom with a memory foam king mattress and a pull-out sofa bed. The living room also features a little kitchenette stocked with the essentials, including a coffee machine, induction stovetop, and a dishwasher.

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