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Popular amenities for Sturgeon Bay vacation rentals

Stay near Sturgeon Bay's top sights

Sonny's Italian Kitchen and Pizzeria30 locals recommend
Door County Maritime Museum35 locals recommend
Kitty O'Reillys Irish Pub33 locals recommend
Walmart Supercenter6 locals recommend
Stone Harbor11 locals recommend
Old Mexico Cantina and Grill4 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Sturgeon Bay

  • Total rentals

    220 properties

  • Rentals with dedicated workspaces

    100 properties have a dedicated workspace

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    70 properties allow pets

  • Family-friendly rentals

    120 properties are a good fit for families

  • Total number of reviews

    14K reviews

  • Nightly prices starting at

    $70 before taxes and fees

Your guide to Sturgeon Bay

All About Sturgeon Bay

Just 45 minutes northwest of Green Bay and the largest city on the Door Peninsula in eastern Wisconsin, the city of Sturgeon Bay is a busy shipping corridor. The historic Sturgeon Bay Bridge, known locally as Michigan Street Bridge, was once the only link between the mainland and northern Door County. Now on the National Register of Historic Places, the bridge no longer goes all the way across, but you can walk most of it and take in views of the ships sailing by. Today, the Oregon Street Bridge and Bay View Bridge cross the bay and make for fun walks, runs, or cycle rides.

Sturgeon Bay has many parks, of which Sunset Park is the largest. Potawatomi State Park lies at the edge of the city and is named in honor of the Native American tribe who inhabited these shores. You’ll find biking and hiking trails throughout the park, including the 2.8-mile eastern trailhead of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail with interesting glacial characteristics. No visit to Sturgeon Bay is complete without a visit to historic Third Avenue, with its shops, shipbuilders, museums, art galleries, and restaurants where locally caught bass is always on the menu. Consider taking the city’s self-guided historic walk to discover it all.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Sturgeon Bay

Sturgeon Bay’s humid climate means it’s warm in spring, when the cherry trees are in bloom, and summer, when temperatures are their most comfortable and rentals in Sturgeon Bay become very popular. During the winter, temperatures fall below zero and it’s very windy and snowy. This cold period can last up to five months, from November to April. Fall in Sturgeon Bay brings harvest festivals, including Fall Fest and Pumpkin Patch. If you visit in September and October, you can expect fewer numbers of visitors.

Top things to do in Sturgeon Bay

Cave Point County Park

The rugged limestone cliffs of Cave Point County Park are popular with swimmers, divers, hikers, and photographers. The rock faces — carved out by centuries of crashing waves — surround Lake Michigan’s blue waters, while a multitude of underwater caverns that you can’t see from land run along the shoreline. The Black Trail at Cave Point leads south to the Whitefish Dunes, which are part of another state park.

Door County Maritime Museum

You’ll learn about Sturgeon Bay’s shipbuilding and maritime history at the Door County Maritime Museum. The waterfront museum takes you through Sturgeon Bay’s brave captains and bold inventors, fishermen, and lighthouse keepers. Many of the exhibits allow you to see how these tradespeople lived and worked in past eras.

Sturgeon Bay Canal North Pierhead Light

From a long pier, you can view Sturgeon Bay’s bright red North Pierhead Light, first built to guide vessels through the Lake Michigan end of the ship canal in 1881. The building is now a fully operational Coast Guard station that doubles as a great place to catch the sunset during the summer.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Sturgeon Bay?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 100 vacation rentals in Sturgeon Bay featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

  • Are there pet-friendly vacation rentals in Sturgeon Bay?

    Four-legged friends are welcome in Sturgeon Bay. Choose from more than 70 vacation rentals for guests traveling with pets.

  • Are there family-friendly apartment rentals in Sturgeon Bay?

    Sturgeon Bay has more than 10 family-friendly apartment rentals. Amenities on the property may include high chairs, travel cribs, or strollers.

  • Do bed and breakfast rentals in Sturgeon Bay have wifi?

    Absolutely! We offer over 20 bed and breakfast rentals with wifi in Sturgeon Bay. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • How much does it cost to stay in cottage rentals in Sturgeon Bay?

    Experience the best of Sturgeon Bay with our cottage rentals, starting at about $100 per day, before taxes and fees. Embrace comfort and style while staying within your budget in your home away from home.

  • Do bed and breakfast rentals in Sturgeon Bay have air conditioning?

    Absolutely! We offer over 20 bed and breakfast rentals with air conditioning in Sturgeon Bay. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Do cabin rentals in Sturgeon Bay have a bbq area?

    Absolutely! We offer over 10 cabin rentals with a bbq area in Sturgeon Bay. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • What are the most popular amenities for House Rentals in Sturgeon Bay?

    Enhance your stay in our House Rentals with the most popular amenities: over 70 homes with a bbq area, over 80 homes with air conditioning, over 80 homes with wifi, and more. Indulge in the ultimate retreat, tailored to your preferences.

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