Firefly Cottages: Viking Cottage

Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin vacation rental

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  • Bedrooms - 2
  • Bathrooms - 1.0
  • Sleeps - 6
  • Pets considered
  • On Lake Michigan's sandy, swimmable beachfront

The Viking cottage is a waterfront, rustic, quaint wood-slat cottage set between the trees in a small, private clearing on some of Lake Michigan's most beautiful and swimmable private lakeshore. There is a 2-night minimum, except between Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends when we rent by the 6- or 7-night stay, with Friday or Saturday arrival and Friday departure. This sleeps-six cabin features a lofted sleeping area (not for unattended little ones) that overlooks an open-concept great room. This includes a cozy sitting area with two sofas and a loveseat. Windows on two sides invite natural light into the space and offer a view of the woods and the nearby shoreline. TV is DVD only (the wifi will likely support Roku/smart channels, but this isn't assured).

A custom staircase leads to the upper-level sleeping area (furnished with two full-sized beds), while a unique arched doorway leads to a fully equipped kitchen. Guests will enjoy the ample counter space for preparing home-cooked meals. Dishes, dish towels, utensils, and simple cookware are provided. The single bathroom has a tub and shower. A private bedroom is furnished with a queen-sized bed.
Bed linens are provided; bring your own bath and beach towels.

The Viking Cottage’s yard is grassy and flat, with an outdoor charcoal grill and off-street parking space for up to two vehicles. It is an easy walk from the cabin door to the edge of Lake Michigan — don’t forget to bring your swimming suit and beach towels! This lake house is a quiet, romantic escape set to the tune of the tide and decorated with a night sky full of bright stars.

Unique Features

As a guest at The Viking cottage, you’ll have full access to a clean, sandy beach just a short flip-flop across the one-lane road. Make memories swimming, combing the beach for stones and shells, fishing off the pier, grilling or chasing fireflies.

The Viking enjoys a beautiful clear view of Lake Michigan, a short flip-flop from the cottage. You'll have access to lounge chairs and an outdoor charcoal grill to make the most of the pleasant, shaded property. Or, if you’re interested in some sun.. or stars, there are two picnic tables, a fire pit (byo firewood), and several nice Adirondack chairs (please leave them in place).

Cell reception in Door County, and especially along the lake, varies. Most guests report getting calls and texts reliably, with spotty data, but some have little or no reception. We do have wifi* on the property. Coverage in the cottages allows for emailing and messaging apps (Messenger, Snapchat, etc.).While it usually works very well, it can vary throughout the property and may or may not be sufficient to stream content or use Skype everywhere or at all times. We aren’t the most tech-y people, and although we’ll do our best, we don’t guarantee you’ll always have a strong signal. If you need a more solid connection, there are coffee shops and the library in town.

We don't want anyone to be surprised and want to make sure we're a match :)

Things To Do

Lake Michigan is the big draw for tourists looking for recreation opportunities around Sturgeon Bay. The nearby beach is just across a one-lane road from The Viking Cottage, with a wide sand beach (as of winter '24-this can vary year to year) and a gentle slope to the water’s edge. Guests can swim in the clear water, launch their own kayaks, build sand castles, or just enjoy the sun and fresh air. No lifeguard on duty, and all activities on our property are at your own risk.

A short walk along the shore or road to the north of the cabin takes you to the Sturgeon Bay channel, where you can fish and watch the passing water traffic from the public pier. There is minimal traffic around the cabin, so walking and jogging in the area is safe. The road is narrow, but most drivers are very neighborly and pull aside to let others pass.
Hikers will find plenty to explore, such as the Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal Nature Preserve up the road or the Door County Land Trust with its more than 445 acres of scenic shoreline, sand dunes, aged forests, and open fields. Trails range in skill level from easy to moderate and provide a stunning view of two local lighthouses.

If you have kids (or even if you don't!), don't miss The Farm-a hands-on petting zoo and historical gem just a few minutes north of Sturgeon Bay. Of course, that's just one of the many, many things to do in Door County. And yes, Sturgeon Bay is in Door County! ;)

Amenities: Multi-cabin resort capacity

  • Multi-cabin resort capacity 5-10

Amenities: Rental type

  • Pets considered
  • Suitable for children
  • Seasonal rental

Amenities: Minimum stay

  • 2 nights min.

Amenities: Housekeeping

  • Linens Provided
  • Cleaning supplies

Amenities: Utilities/Firewood

  • WiFi Internet
  • Ok to bring firewood

Amenities: Kitchen amenities

  • Furnished kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Toaster
  • Corkscrew
  • Measuring cups
  • Pizza cutter

Amenities: Bathroom amenities

  • Shower
  • Bathtub
  • Paper products

Amenities: Onsite recreation

  • Television
  • VCR/DVD TV
  • Video library
  • Picnic table
  • Grill (charcoal)
  • Outdoor firepit

Amenities: Waterfront recreation

  • Shared sand beach

Amenities: Nearby recreation

  • State Park
  • Hiking trails
  • Bike trails
  • Mountain biking
  • Rock climbing
  • Horseback riding
  • ATV trails
  • Snowmobile trails
  • Museum
  • Library
  • Swimming pool
  • Sport courts
  • Downhill skiing
  • Golfing
  • Ziplining
  • Historic sites
  • Designated scenic highway
  • Distillery
  • Vineyards
  • Lighthouse tour
  • Fishing
  • Boating
  • River rafting
  • Lakes
  • Great Lakes
  • Water sport rentals
  • Marina
  • Public boat launch

Amenities:

Multi-cabin resort capacity

  • Multi-cabin resort capacity 5-10

Rental type

  • Pets considered
  • Suitable for children
  • Seasonal rental

Minimum stay

  • 2 nights min.

Housekeeping

  • Linens Provided
  • Cleaning supplies

Utilities/Firewood

  • WiFi Internet
  • Ok to bring firewood

Kitchen amenities

  • Furnished kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Toaster
  • Corkscrew
  • Measuring cups
  • Pizza cutter

Bathroom amenities

  • Shower
  • Bathtub
  • Paper products

Onsite recreation

  • Television
  • VCR/DVD TV
  • Video library
  • Picnic table
  • Grill (charcoal)
  • Outdoor firepit

Waterfront recreation

  • Shared sand beach

Nearby recreation

  • State Park
  • Hiking trails
  • Bike trails
  • Mountain biking
  • Rock climbing
  • Horseback riding
  • ATV trails
  • Snowmobile trails
  • Museum
  • Library
  • Swimming pool
  • Sport courts
  • Downhill skiing
  • Golfing
  • Ziplining
  • Historic sites
  • Designated scenic highway
  • Distillery
  • Vineyards
  • Lighthouse tour
  • Fishing
  • Boating
  • River rafting
  • Lakes
  • Great Lakes
  • Water sport rentals
  • Marina
  • Public boat launch

Property styles

  • Cabin
  • Cottage
  • Vacation home
  • Single rental
  • Multi-cabin resort

Property settings

  • On an all-sports recreation lake
  • Walking distance to water
  • Lakeview
  • Wooded
  • Rural
  • Secluded
  • Rustic
  • Romantic
  • Lake Michigan
  • Door County

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Rates & Specials

BOOK DIRECT
$180 - $210 per night
$1260 - $1470 per week

3rd party booking

$234 - $273 per night
$1638 - $1911 per week

Nightly rates for 2024 range between $180 off-season weekdays ((pre-Memorial Day and after Oct 14, weather permitting) and $210 during peak season (all days from Memorial Day through Oct 14) and year-round on weekends and holidays.

There is a two-night minimum, except between Memorial and Labor Day, when we try to keep to a schedule of at least six nights with Friday or Saturday arrival and Friday departure. Feel free to inquire if you'd like a more extended stay.

Pet fees will apply, starting at $30/night per dog. Pups under one year are not permitted.

A refundable $200 excessive cleaning/ damage/ infringement deposit is required. It will be returned within 30 days of your departure, assuming normal wear and tear and usage of the property.

**Unless other arrangements have been discussed, arrival may be 4 pm or later, and departure by 10 am. Early arrival or late departure may incur a charge.**

Cancellations made at least 60 days before the arrival date will receive a refunded deposit minus a 10 percent processing fee.
Cancellations made within the 60 days will only receive a refund (less the fee) if the cottage can be re-rented.

For Door County room and Wisconsin sales taxes, 13.5% will be collected on the nightly rate and dog fee.


Map & Owner/Manager Info.

Property Details

2407 S. Lake Michigan Drive
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
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920-413-9285
920-413-9285 If you call, mention "Rent Wisconsin Cabins". Visit website (if listed) then return and send your inquiry.

About the Owner/Manager

My father and grandfather built the three original buildings that became Firefly Cottages in the 1950s. These charming, vintage cabins, settled across a quiet road from the sandy shore of Lake Michigan, enjoy a wonderful view of the water.

Our goal is to provide you with a comfortable, homey vacation cottage with lots of character — a place where you can make memories that will last. Bring your adventurous spirit and enjoy a traditional Door County getaway! Feel free to email or text me (your host, Irene) with questions.




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