Rocky Shores for 12 on the Bay - Dates Booking Up for 2022!


Entire cottage hosted by Dana

12 guests, 3 bedrooms, 6 beds, 1 bath
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This is a new Door County vacation rental for the Summer/Fall of 2021. Rocky Shores Retreat is the best of both worlds - a cozy, private cottage with quintessential Door County features - and a fabulous outdoor space with a beautiful shoreline at the mouth of Little Sturgeon Bay (with some of the best fishing in Wisconsin) and tons of room for outdoor fun. The cottage is close to everything Southern Door County offers and a short drive to Northern Door County entertainment and amenities.

Living Area:
Enter the main living area through the front door, and you'll immediately notice the original warm wood interior, comfortable dining space for the whole family, the original Door County stone fireplace, and large windows overlooking the water. The main dining/living room is the space that initially made us fall in love with this cottage. The living room is set up for quiet mornings with coffee and breakfast overlooking the bay or lively evenings playing board games or watching movies on the flat-screen Smart TV above the fireplace. The dining room and living room are ample open-concept spaces that flow together seamlessly so that the entire family can enjoy one another's company while at Rocky Shores. It's the perfect place for afternoon naps on the couch or evenings spent in front of the wood-burning fireplace when Door County cools off.

Kitchen/Dining Area:
You'll love the well-stocked kitchen with all of the essentials. Rocky Shores is designed for families to gather and eat together. Whether you want to grill some fantastic brats from nearby Marchant's Grocery, bake breakfast scones from Sunflower Bakery in Sturgeon Bay, or craft any other meals you can dream up with the family, we've got you covered. The open-concept dining room features a large table with seating for up to 8 guests.

Sink into bed after a day on the water or rest after enjoying all the Door County has to offer. The master bedroom features a king bed fully equipped with fresh linens, a ceiling fan, and ample closet and dresser space for extended vacations. The guest bedroom features two queen beds and contains a washer and dryer for your use while at Rocky Shores. The main cottage also features a queen sleeper sofa (the sleeper sofa will be removed in 2022 and the cottage will go to a 12 person max capacity).

Bunk House (Kid's Cottage):
Rocky Shores features a furnished bunkhouse (also known as the Kid's Cottage) attached to the garage with two bunk beds that sleep up to 6. An extra refrigerator/freezer is also available in the bunkhouse. The bunkhouse is fully insulated with several large windows and a ceiling fan. We added air conditioning and heat in September 2021 so the room is now a year-round sleeping room.

Rocky Shores has a single but well-appointed bathroom with convenient soap, shampoo, and conditioner dispensers, a heater just outside the shower, and plenty of space for families to get ready in the morning before heading out to enjoy Door County.

Outdoor Areas:
Perhaps the best part of Rocky Shores Retreat is the outdoors! With a large backyard and 180' of bay frontage, you'll have ample outdoor space you'll have at your disposal while staying at the cottage. The most prominent feature is the large deck shaded by cedar trees that overlook the bay. The deck is the perfect place to spend a morning watching the sunrise or the afternoon enjoying the beautiful Door County waterfront. Enjoy the outdoor spaces well into the evening with the outdoor lighting over the deck and ample seating for family and friends.

Rocky Shores is made for outdoor fun. You'll find two kayaks with paddles and life jackets that are great for cruising around Little Sturgeon Bay. Enjoy a bag toss or ring toss game or set up a tournament and get the whole family involved!

When the evening turns cooler, enjoy sunset views from around the fire ring with Adirondack chairs located just off the deck. You may purchase firewood at several roadside sellers within minutes of the cottage.

You'll also find a brick patio in the front of the cottage. On windy, cooler days, the front patio is the perfect place to enjoy the outdoors and sunshine while staying out of the wind the sometimes comes out of the North.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
2 queen beds
Bedroom 3
2 bunk beds

What this place offers

Bay view
Free parking on premises
Air conditioning
Security cameras on property


Fixed grab bars for shower

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Where you’ll be

Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, United States

Rocky Shores Retreat is truly a private location. The cottage is located on a well-marked private road on the edge of Little Sturgeon. If privacy is what you seek, you'll find it at Rocky Shores. It's part of the reason why we call it a retreat. While the cottage is a retreat, it's very close to a range of amenities. There are numerous restaurants, public beaches, and many Door County attractions within a short distance.

Hosted by Dana

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During your stay

If you need anything during your stay, just reach out. We're happy to provide tips on great restaurants or general guidance on Door County. Sorry, we can't tell you where the fish are biting, but many local establishments have plenty of advice for fishermen.
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Check-in: After 4:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Self check-in with keypad
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

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