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About Rick Ochoa
My wife and I who live in Waukegan, Il. decided to build a cabin in Door County because as kid I used to spend my summers on Washington Island, (also in Door County), where my Grandma was born, and we both grew to love Door County as a whole. The time and extra expense it takes to get there though, started to become prohibitive for us, so our trips/ vacations to the island eventually became farther and farther apart, even though that is where my heart is.
Rick Ochoa purchased this Cabin in 2012
Why Rick Ochoa chose Baileys Harbor
On our few trips to the island in later years I always enjoyed traveling on the east side (Hwy 57) because I always felt it had a little more unspoiled beauty, and offered a more balanced mix of activities vs. peace and quiet. But you can always drive staight west for 15-20 minutes to the west side, if you want to added activity. Baileys Harbor seemed to be the perfect spot, so we started to rent there. One day it dawned on me, because of my 32 years of being in the construction trade as an electrician, to take my savings and buy a property in Baileys Harbor, then general contract the building of a vacation rental. Then hopefully it will eventually come close to paying for itself and I can use it once and awhile too. And maybe even make it back to the island once and a while.
What makes this Cabin unique
As we explained in the description at the top of this web page we feel that we ended up building a really attractive, welcoming and peaceful vacation rental with a lot of special touchs inside and out, (thanks to the excellent workmanship of Paul LeClair, Hibbards Creek Log Homes & other capable Door Co. contractors) so that you will feel at home in it like we do. I think the extra touches we thought of as we went along during the building process will add up to more fun for you, and as we start renting more hopefully we can add to it here and there.
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Wonderful, wonderful experience
Wonderfully easy, peaceful, enjoyable experience. Rick is a phenomenal host - checking in an appropriate amount with tips and tricks and to make sure you made it safe. Very clear instructions and how to. Place was impeccably clean. For us, a perfect spot in the middle of anywhere you want to go- not too far north, south, etc. our kids had an amazing time playing In the woods in a fort some family must have started and they added to. Great amount of space. Comfortable sleeping arrangements and great amount of supplies. Already considering a return trip next year. It’s the first time I’ve ever went somewhere and didn’t want to come home. Thanks again Rick!
Perfect in Every Way
This was by far the best and most relaxing stay we have ever had in Door County! We have been going there for almost 40 years and have never stayed in Bailey’s Harbor. It was so nice to be away from all the congestion but close enough to get there in no time. The house was beautiful, clean and so comfortable. Rick is an unbelievable host. He gave us some new ideas where to hike and eat. Couldn’t have been more helpful. Great restaurants right in Bailey’s Harbor. We will definitely be back:)
Better than advertised
The house is beautiful and cozy. The setting is private yet close to everything. The owner is accessible and responsive. It was our second visit and we have recommended to others and hope to return again soon.
Well appointed cabin, private, clean.
We had a great stay in Door County. The cabin is large and spacious. Loved the shower! Enjoyed coffee in the deck in the morning. Just a couple issues during the stay. The internet was not working Rick was quick to respond and we had to spend time on the phone with the IT person of the internet company but got it working. We needed email access for my daughter who is a veterinarian and she was consulting with owners/clients while on vacation. Also it was quite hot during our stay. The air conditioner could not be controlled manually. The thermostat was inside a locked box. Those of us staying upstairs in the loft were a bit uncomfortable several nights. The ceiling fans are not situated over the beds therefore no relief even under the fans. Again we contacted Rick and he stated he would address the issue. He said he lowered the temp but it never moved. Thankful the last 2 days were cooler and we slept better. Otherwise very nice place.
Sorry for your trouble.Thank you so much, for alerting me to the problem.
I did turn the min. AC adjustment even lower, right after I was notified by you, and left it down.
I have a modern, high efficient HVAC system, installed by, and maintained by a reputable HVAC contractor, in the area,... Wulf Bros. Inc., out of Sturgeon Bay, WI.. It's just the nature of the beast sometimes, with open air lofts, cold air just dumps down, ... but definitely, 'not hot' up there, usually ...
WiFi usually not a problem either.
... Will definitely look into both problems asap...
UPDATE: I looked into it right away, HVAC
repairman found blown fuses @ outside AC unit, ...problem solved ... (eliminated fuses, inside breaker only, now)... loft is cool again (only degree or two warmer, if that), ... I also added/ purchased a quality ' Vornado ' whole room air circulator, for nice breeze over beds too...
ALSO INSISTED my WiFi provider repair tech make an ' on site ' trouble shooting service call, after your departure, which they did... they found my modem needed to be updated, and so replaced with a new updated one, WiFi working good again, and even a little faster now.
Sincerely, Rick (owner)
Peace in the Pines
I rented this cabin for my uncle, aunt, and parents; they loved it. They spent a week from late December until early January and welcomed the new year in peace among the trees in the cozy cabin.
Rick was accommodating and answered every question. He can be reached quite easily by phone or email if any questions or issues arise. I would recommend this to anyone and would definitely stay again.
Peace in the Pines=truly peaceful experience
Comfortable, cozy and so very relaxing!! Peaceful, great place to recharge, GREAT experience!! The owner of this rental property was a pleasure to rent from! Rick paid attention to detail when he handcrafted this home. Such a comfortable bed and OH that gorgeous shower! The beautiful woodwork is evident throughout this retreat. Truly a labor of love when he built this beautiful cabin/retreat/escape. The kitchen fabulous, everything you might need is readily available. A very cozy fireplace! . We loved our peaceful experience! I would recommend this for any family, girls weekend or anyone needing a relaxing get-away! Great location too! Our thanks to Rick and Audrey for once again, a great escape from the grinding pressures of life! We'll definitely rent again!!