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Lovely Log Cottage on Historic Homestead Near Ephraim

6 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Baileys Harbor - Old Lime Kiln Cottage

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Den, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 5)

Lovingly restored two-bedroom log cottage on historic 40 acre homestead. Look out upon beautiful meadows, from this secluded nature preserve equidistant from Sister Bay, Ephraim and Baileys Harbor.

Core two story log structure dating from 1870 has been carefully restored and now includes attached living space. The original cabin’s parlor features a cherrywood floor, beamed ceiling and sleeping alcove; upstairs you will find tall ceilings, twin beds, and a great view.

The cottage entrance is into a light-filled dining and kitchen area. Beyond are master bedroom, bath and powder rooms. Bathroom has shower, sink and clawfoot bathtub. Toilet is in adjacent powder room with sink. Bathrooms are opposite master bedroom which has queen bed as well as a private entry facing north into natural area.

Kitchen is ready with everything you will need to cook and serve meals. Picnic area includes table, seating, and charcoal grill.

The cottage is located beyond main house; just follow shared driveway to private parking.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Carol Sills
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
4 October, 2016
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About Carol Sills

Old Lime Kiln Cottage is our family guest house, now offered as a rental, June through October. Weeklong stays preferred. 'One of the last pieces of fairlyland' has been said of our acres, which welcome vacationers.. It is very easy to get to nearby beaches and restaurants. Just take our road across Hwy 57, turn right on Town Line Road, left on German Road and be in the heart of Ephraim. Call me to discuss whether my place is right for your group.

Carol Sills purchased this cottage in 1971

Why Carol Sills chose Door County

We were interested in the land itself and the 1870 homestead on it. Another family lived here for a century and there is clear evidence that before that, American Indians summered here. This rental unit offers good privacy, even at the height of the season, in beautiful surroundings.

What makes this cottage unique

Gathering around the table, which is central to the cottage has been so much fun. Two couples or one couple with children, or a group of five, do easily share this space.


based on 6 holidaymaker reviews

Lovely Log Cottage on Historic Homestead Near Ephraim
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Summer Escape

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place to stay! The cottage is very well kept and has beautiful views of Carol's property. Plenty of room for the children to play and for the adults to relax! The location is perfect if you want to visit neighboring towns. This was our first vacation rental and we could not have asked for a better experience.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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United States

Wonderful relaxing stay in beautiful cottage and idyllic surroundings

  • 5 of 5

Stayed to nights as a party of 5 adults, although a cottage it had more than enough room for us and everyone had a comfortable bed. Carol was extremely helpful, hospitable and just very a nice lady. The cottage and the surroundings were more than we could have hoped for and the only wish we had was that we could have stayed longer.

We grilled both nights and sat outside around the fire. The cottage is just a few miles from the gorgeous beaches of ephraim. All in all everything was perfect and couldn't have hoped for more. Thank you Carol!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Hans. Your family group was a pleasure and took such good care of the place. Cleaning the grill was very much appreciated.
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Missouri, United States

Perfect private retreat for our family

  • 5 of 5

Yes... you will love this place.

Our family (includes three children 9 & under) absolutely loved this cottage. Carol is a spectacular host and has her property clean and ready for you to relax and enjoy your stay in Door County.

This cottage has century old character, but has been updated to provide all the necessary and expected amenities for your vacation stay. The view of the wildflower meadow outside the home, sets the stage for a perfect visit.

This property is roomier that the pictures show. The master bedroom is on the first floor in addition to a first floor bed 'under' the stairs, with an upstairs bedroom holding two more beds.

The location is great also, Nearly all of northern Door County's activities are a quick 5-15 minute drive, including Fish Creek, Bailey's Harbor, Ephraim, Sister Bay and Egg Harbor.

We will definitely be looking forward to a return visit in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It makes me so happy when visitors enjoy the cottage, and tell others about it.
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Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Your cottage was absolutely wonderful. Staying there is a memory that we know our children will remember for many years. We were so pleased with your hospitality and the preparedness of the cottage. Everything we needed was there and we loved the charm of the place.

Having been first time Door County visitors, we took the time to visit nearly all the towns in the area and have decided that we will return in the future to 'take more in.' The local ownership of the businesses was such a pleasant surprise. We really enjoyed the variety of activities and the opportunity to just relax for a few days.

All the best to you ... thanks again for offering such a wonderful place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sturgeon Bay

One of the loveliest places in Door County!

  • 5 of 5

I have spent many happy times at the Sills cabin. Its very 'Door County' & that makes is what makes it so enchanting; beautiful setting, historic, peaceful, creativily decorated... Visitors are very lucky to share in this family's homestead summertime.

  • Review Submitted: May 4, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago, IL

Secluded Treasure

  • 5 of 5

Located right in the middle of the county, we could get around easily...but why would we go anywhere? Placed at the edge of a gorgeous wildflower field, the cabin gave us all that we needed for a totally private and stress free stay (Koepsal's Farm Market being a mile up the road was also handy). The daytime view is pristine--over the week, we spotted a pair of sand-hill cranes, many deer, and even a few turkeys--and night-time star gazing? Breathtaking. Thank you, Carol!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 21, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
A.C. Tap
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 57
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Baileys Harbor, Door County

Rental Basis:
per property
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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £62
Tax Rate 11.5%

By email or telephone, Carol Sills will answer any questions you may have:
carolbsills@gmail.com or 920-854-5072.
Dates: Early Off-season is June 1 to 11; Peak season is June 12 to August 21; Late Off-season is August 22 to October 31.

Email or telephone correspondence with Carol Sills will advise that a deposit of $200 is due with signed lease agreement, either in the form of a check or via Paypal to the account of Carol Bleackley Sills. Agreed balance is payable upon arrival.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Baileys Harbor in Northern Wisconsin

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Half-bathroom has toilet and sink. Larger bathroom has shower, sink and standing claw foot tub.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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