Staycation Ideas with DoCo Vacation Rentals

Curated Inspirations for the Modern Traveler

Just like you’d plan for your vacation, you can plan ahead for an awesome staycation experience with us too!

Holidays-If you’re spending the holidays with us, there are endless ways to bring comfort and joy to your vacation rental, but to name a few;

1). Drinks!-All of the best holidays start with drinks, and if you don’t drink, enjoy a mocktail or snack of your very own creation to help spark the holiday mood. Use any of the many glasses, dishes and utensils that we provide for you in your rental. Let Pinterest be your guide as you become your own favorite bartender. 

2). Feast!– Enjoy one of the many fine dining, or casual grub establishments that Door County has to offer. Splurge on the finest with the likes of The Wickman House in Ellison Bay, Trixie’s in Ephraim, Whistling Swan in Fish Creek, Fireside in Egg Harbor or the New Glacier Ledge also in Egg Harbor just to name a few of our favorites! Most feature special menus that you can pick up to-go or curbside to keep the sleigh bells ringing. 

For the Outdoor Lover

1). Explore! One of DoCo’s claims to fame is absolutely all of the beautiful  state parks, land trusts, cross country skiing and hiking trails. Enjoy the fresh, crisp air and take a breath like never before. Visit  Destination Door County for a comprehensive list of your next outdoor adventure.

2). Roast! If you are lucky enough to have a fire pit outside of your rental, dig up the fun tradition of roasting marshmallows or weenies over the fire! You’re sure to recall all of sorts of fun memories with this nostalgic activity. 

3). Snow Angels! Weather permitting, channel your inner child and experience the     rush of another nostalgic tradition.

For the Foodie 

1). Wine and Cheese Board- Check out Door County Creamery for the absolute best selection of cheese and other charcuterie staples. Curate your own or pick one up from Glacier Ledge (Egg Harbor) or Whistling Swan (Fish Creek).

2). Learn Bread Baking– A number of our rentals are equipped with ovens-how satisfying to bake your own! I can smell it now..

3). Online Cooking Class-  Michelin-starred chef Massimo Bottura has launched a free Instagram series called “Kitchen Quarantine”. Time to step up your game with these free classes. Or if there’s something, in particular, you want to learn, YouTube will have it.

4). Eat Dessert-not just after dinner, anytime. Pink Bakery (Egg Harbor) or Sunflour Artisan Bakery (Sturgeon Bay) is sure to have something for everyone. 

For the Richard Simmons 

1). Online exercise class or yoga video-It’s no secret that exercise releases feel good endorphins. If you feel up to it, POPSUGAR Fitness has some of my favorite videos and classes that you can take with you anywhere-no equipment? No problem! Your rental may have a smart TV that accesses YouTube right from your remote! 

2). Dance Party- Quiet Hours appreciated, bust out your best moves at a respectable volume to burn off some steam-and do record and share! Tag @docorentals and #mydocovacation #docovacationrentals 

3). Get Outdoors- see the options above or do a quick google search to find exactly what kind of activity strikes your fancy. 

For the Social Butterfly

1). Phone a friend-It’s so easy to just resort to scrolling for hours on your phone, but c’mon you’re on vacation man! Break out of the habit, and give a call or facetime someone you care about. 

2). Have a virtual party-Use your trusty WebEx or Zoom not for your daily dose of hair pulling, but to have a party with all of your favorite people. Let the chaos compense and even download Kahoot! On Google Play or the App Store to set up Virtual Trivia. Trust us it’s a ton of fun. 

3). Honeymoon-Use this dedicated time to reconnect with your partner. Dress up and stay in and rekindle, or snuggle up in bed!

For the Creative 

1). Write that dang book!-Door County is the perfect writers paradise. Let it’s winder seclusion and summer enchantment inspire your latest respects.

2). Draw or Paint- Go plein air or find a class online for inspirations and guidance. Let Artist Guild (Sturgeon Bay) supply you with all of your artistic tools of the trade.

3). Start a journal practice-write about your day, or how that sly comment made you feel. Check out the Journal Speak practice by Nicole Sachs for a real deep dive and put the pen to paper.

For Those Who Need a Minute

1). Sleep in or Nap- dedicate some time to added rest. Pencil it in if you need to schedule some time to catch up on a good night sleep or power up.

2). Detox from Social Media-It could do us all some good, but when you get home, be sure to share your relaxing stay with us on Facebook or Instagram @docorentals and with #mydocovacation or #docovacationrentals 😉

3). Play Games! Check out some of the awesome and interactive board or card games that many of our rentals come stocked with. What better way to push the pause button than with some laughs or serious brain stimulation.

4). Read- I know you brought one with you in your bag- “Maybe this time..”. If the one you brought isn’t doing it for you, check out a few of the selections we’ve provided for you in the rental. 

5). Ommm..Meditate- It’s easier than it seems. Check out Youtube or Headspace for some awesome guided meditations that will really get you zen. 

6). Dolce far Niente- “The sweet art of doing nothing”. 

For Those That Fly By The Seed Of Their Pants

1). Wing It!- Sometimes planning isn’t for everyone. Our rentals are stocked to have what you need, and even some extras. You’re sure to experience all that you came for, and we hope you’ve gotten some ideas on how to do so during these unprecedented times. 

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Loved, loved, loved it!

Ci Ci
5star rating
November 8, 2021
Rob and Suzie, We LOVED our stay at the Howard House. SO clean and SO well-stocked. We ate all of our meals in that lovely kitchen (had everything we needed) and spent the evenings playing games and walking the one minute to the Door County Brew...

Wonderful Again!

Gary And Lisa Michels
5star rating
October 16, 2022
Our second stay here and I am sure we will be back again. Love this place! The location is convenient for exploring, it is quiet, comfortable, and clean. The hosts do a great job making sure everything is great during your stay. We enjoyed just re...


Liz Pelton
5star rating
April 26, 2021
The place was lovely - clean and comfortable. Check-in was super easy. We definitely plan to stay there again.

Awesome accommodations

Jennifer Winninghoff
5star rating
September 18, 2021
Perfect location! Walking distance to our favorite places in Egg Harbor.. Loved the comfortable contemporary feel of our room. They provide everything you would need. We will be back 😊

Amazing retreat!

Courtney Meyer
5star rating
September 13, 2021
We had a great family stay. The units are so comfortable and spacious! We loved sitting out on the patio in and morning and firing up the fire pit in the evenings. We were able to walk to all Egg Harbor has to offer. Thank you for a great stay!

The Flats

Kari Olsen
5star rating
February 22, 2021
Great visit! Loved the place. We enjoyed it so much that we didn't spent almost the whole weekend hanging out there.

Perfect location

Jason Race
5star rating
August 14, 2020
This place was perfectly located and well maintained. We will definitely be coming back in the future!

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Pam Tarpey
5star rating
October 15, 2022
We loved everything about the place. Clean, quiet and convenient. Loved the artwork and the simple, clean aesthetic. We will be returning for a longer visit.

Corner Suite

Susan Sibilski
5star rating
April 28, 2022
Another lovely state at one of your properties. Great location and very comfortable place. A little more shelving to store your stuff out of the way would be nice but didn’t detract from our stay at all.

Postcard suite

Brenden Shiroda
4star rating
March 13, 2020
Great place, can’t complain.

Door County Needs More Places Like This

Dale Miller
4star rating
May 5, 2022
Clean , modern and conveniently walkable to shops. It would be better if there was a small freezer or an ice machine close by. No local TV stations nor basic cable TV. The electric tea kettle was great but it would be better to have a full ...


Amy Meinen
5star rating
August 6, 2020
Perfect accommodations, especially during the pandemic!

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Cozy Place for Quietness

Lisa Stafford
5star rating
November 30, 2020
The Flats was a great little get away for my husband and I this Thanksgiving. It was quiet compared to our bus city life, and very calming. We enjoyed all of the amenities The Flats had to offer. My husband was really impressed with the stove top ...

The Flats

Kari Olsen
5star rating
February 22, 2021
Great visit! Loved the place. We enjoyed it so much that we didn't spent almost the whole weekend hanging out there.

Perfect home base for a getaway to Door County!

Emily Jouwstra
5star rating
August 8, 2021
We really enjoyed our time at The Flats on Church Street. The townhome was very clean and comfortable, which made it a nice spot to come back and relax after a long day of exploring.

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Dave Pfahl
4star rating
November 25, 2019
Everything was nice... the bed is a bit too firm for me, but other than that, a great stay

Great house!

Tony Gibertini
5star rating
November 22, 2021
We go to the Door every November. This was our first time staying in Baileys Harbor. This house was wonderful. The location was perfect. Easy access to the entire peninsula via the interior roads, not just 42 or 57…we felt like locals! The house ...

Our Door County Stay

Suzette Zimmerman
5star rating
October 21, 2022
Our stay was fantastic and the location was perfect! I would highly recommend staying at the Flats on Church Street.

Howard House Rocks

Laurie Hegge
5star rating
August 22, 2020
We love the Howard House. So many thoughtful touches make guests feel right at home. We slept like rocks in the cozy beds and the location is perfect. I had to connect with work when I was there, and the internet connection is solid. No small thin...

Mostly great

Judith STEED
4star rating
November 19, 2021
Everything was great except the noise of heavy equipment starting before 7:30 am from the construction. We came for a quiet restful time and the noise made it impossible to sleep in. We were told the day before, I believe, that we could park in fr...

Awesome Stay

Shalynn Schill
5star rating
June 13, 2020
Very accommodating and beautiful house! Would love to book another vacation with them!


Rebekah Morrow
5star rating
October 18, 2021
The Flats on Church Street was a wonderful place to stay in Door County. 100% recommend!

Awesome accommodations

Jennifer Winninghoff
5star rating
September 18, 2021
Perfect location! Walking distance to our favorite places in Egg Harbor.. Loved the comfortable contemporary feel of our room. They provide everything you would need. We will be back 😊

Corner Suite

5star rating
September 8, 2020
We stayed in the Corner Suite 9/1 through 9/7 and we couldn't have been more happy! What a great place! It had everything we needed and was within walking distance to just about anything in downtown Sturgeon Bay. We will definitely book again wi...

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