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REMODELED, 250' WATERFRONT, 6 Wooded Acres, Huge Deck With View Of Cana Island

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

1850 Sq Ft Home W/3 Full Baths, 2 Bedrooms On Main Floor And Loft, Pier w/ladder

A perfect location between Sister Bay and Baileys Harbor. This home is away from the hustle and bustle of the towns, yet conveniently situated when needing last minute items or when wanting a little more activity. We just purchased home in 2015 so there are limited reviews. You may check out our other rental home located on the south side of Baileys Harbor VRBO# 467927 which has over 40 reviews averaging 5 stars.

The house was just finished with a major interior remodeling. Remodeling project includes: hardwood flooring, painting, new kitchen, bathroom work, including 2 new tiled showers, and new mattresses. We are very excited to update the interior of our home to make it up to date and inviting.

This property has a view of the historical Cana Island lighthouse which is within walking distance. It is also located next to one of the State of Wisconsin Forests known as Spike Horn and Baileys Harbor Boreal Forest, which has a large hiking path and beach frontage.

The home, built in 1990, has all the modern conveniences you would expect. The two screened porches, facing lakeside, capture the beauty of the water and the lighthouse, as does the expansive deck.

We have added a new 80' pier for 2016 with a swim ladder.

The interior of the home has a foyer and great room which boasts a two-story ceiling with many windows that allow the natural light and surrounding beauty to enter from each side.

The kitchen is spacious and and opens up to the dining and great room. Appliances are new with dishwasher, and refrigerator with an ice maker. The laundry room has a washer and dryer for your convenience. Capable of hosting many guests this three bedroom home has access to three full baths. The master bedroom and bath are located on the main level as is the second bedroom and a full bath. The second level has a loft bedroom with a full bath.

The 6 acre lot is fully wooded with majestic cedars and pines. View wildlife visiting the back yard and enjoy a campfire in the fire pit next to the water.

*** All stays less than 1 week or overlapping designated turnover day during peak season are subject to approval. We only book weekly during July and August unless there is an odd date open.

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Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
26 February, 2017

About Chris

This is our third VRBO home in Door County as we have been in the vacation rental business for several years. The home was built in 1989 and is very comfortable and in good shape. We completed our major remodeling in 2016 that everyone is sure to love. It's exciting to transform an already very nice home into one you will be sure to remember when you come back to visit Door County again.

Growing up in Door County, we have always loved the Cana Island area. There is amazing beauty in this unique location halfway between Sister Bay and Baileys Harbor.

We hope you enjoy your stay and look forward to providing you with a memorable stay.

Chris purchased this house in 2015

What makes this house unique

We love this area of Door County with its pristine shorelines, mature trees and abundant wildlife. Door County resembles the Atlantic Coast of New England with its rugged limestone shorelines and bluffs. This home is located away from all the noise and congestion of other areas yet is conveniently located to most activities of Door County in less than 10 minutes. We love outdoor activities such as going to the beach, hiking endless trails, kayaking or paddle boarding by the lighthouses and bays, world class King Salmon, Small-mouth Bass and trophy Walleye fishing, golfing, awesome kiteboarding and its all right here without the noise and congestion of traffic. There is also very fine dining in all of the towns in Door County whether you like steaks and seafood, Italian or a Friday fish fry. Door County boasts several wineries as well as art and theatre entertainment. Every weekend there is a festival in one or more of the nearby towns. We find that one summer is not enough time to take it all in, but we love trying. We are very excited to be able to offer such a great property for you to enjoy your vacation at and we care about your visit being memorable.

Guestbook comments from the owner


We loved the place and are considering it again for next new years, which is our anniversary. It's a beautiful cottage, and we really appreciate the work that went into it.

Dec 2016
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(22 traveller reviews)

REMODELED, 250' WATERFRONT, 6 Wooded Acres, Huge Deck With View Of Cana Island
average rating of 4.8636365 based on 24 reviews

Wonderful home in a great setting.

  • 4 of 5

Stayed here for Christmas with family and our dogs. Very nice home with a great kitchen for entertaining. Great quiet location with a nice walk to the lighthouse.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
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Great second stay!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at this property, and hopefully won't be our last. Unfortunately we had to cut this trip a day short due to bad weather moving in, but Chris has graciously agreed to work with us going forward,

  • Review Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Very Happy Thanksgiving

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for sharing your beautiful home in Door County Wisconsin!

The property grounds, lighthouse view and house/home layout exceeded our expectations and met our vacation needs perfectly.

Quiet, secluded setting - yet, close to everything.

We ate, drank and shopped our way through the county.

We had an awesome time and discussed returning during the more active Door County "season".

Thank you for your pet-friendly attitude and your confidence that responsible pet owners will be respectful of your property.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Laura, We appreciate responsible pet owners like yourself and are glad that you had a memorable holiday at our home. We look forward to your visit with us again! Chris and Robin
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November get away

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed staying at your home, the updates that have been done were with high quality products. Location wise it was perfect for our family, secluded with water views and close enough to all the other towns and parks in the area.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rita, We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at our home. We look forward to you visiting again and making more memories. Chris and Robin
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Quiet, remote get-a-way

  • 3 of 5

If you are looking for a quiet place to relax, this could be just right for you. I stayed in late October and the color was spectacular. The house was clean and spacious with beautiful kitchen and baths. I've been to the Door many times over the years and this visit was simply to relax in front of a fire. The heat had not been on prior to my arrival so it was very cold in the house. If you're accustomed to down pillows, I would recommend bringing your own along with extra washcloths and towels (and possibly sheets). You won't find much here by way of television channels or a DVD/Blueray player. The reason I did not give the house a higher rating is the smell. The odor of a septic system was overwhelming as soon as I exited my vehicle in the driveway. The smell was truly horrible and present throughout the house, especially in the bathrooms. I stuck it out, opened the windows and the odor dissipated after a couple of hours. If the owner addressed this problem, I would give the home four stars.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you liked the beauty and cleanliness of the home. I only regret you did not call us regarding the odor. We found out about it from our cleaning service and had it investigated and fixed the same day. There was an electrical problem with the new septic pump. We live nearby and are happy to assist travelers if a problem comes up. There is Dish satellite TV, but no premium channels like HBO. The linens and pillows are new 2016 and are good quality. Chris and Robin
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Burr Ridge, Illinois

Baileys Harbor Fall getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful stay in this private Baileys Harbor retreat! This home is directly across from Cana Island Lighthouse. The view is beautiful! Our hosts provided all the amenities for a comfortable stay. We couldn't ask for a better vacation property. We certainly will be back. Our only wish would be the use of the tempting wood burning fireplace in the cool fall evenings. Thanks for your hospitality!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Fiorentina, Thank you for your review of our home. We are glad you enjoyed yourselves and look forward to you visiting us again soon. We are fine with people using the fireplace when weather cools down, we just don't want a fire in summer when air conditioning is running. Guests should also be aware of how to use the damper on chimney. It must be open before starting a fire and not closed until the next day when you are 100% sure there is no longer any warm ashes still smoldering. We do not provide wood for guests. If there is wood left on site you are welcome to use it, but otherwise one should purchase a couple bundles in town.
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Sturgeon Bay
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Top Deck at Gordon Lodge
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
MaxWellton Braes
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Top Deck at Gordon Lodge
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Spike Horn Beach

Door County boasts enjoyable festivals throughout the year. There are a handful of small towns all with their own charm. It is fun to explore the variety of activities featured throughout the county.

Door County also has numerous parks and natural areas to hike and bike. There are eco tours such as zip lining and kayaking (check out Lake Shore Adventures website). The beauty of this area is known as the gem of the mid-west.

There are also several light houses scattered along the shorelines of Lake Michigan. Wether you are a history buff or looking to capture the perfect photo, you will want to visit them.

We also have wineries, breweries, and a distillery that all offer taste sampling and tours.

There is too many great dining options to mention them all. Check out: the Top Deck at sunset, Chives, Pasta Vino and the Fish Market in Baileys Harbor, the Water Front, Mission Grill, and Al Johnson's (for the goats) in Sister Bay.

The Salmon fishing is amazing. You can see the charter boats come into Baileys Harbor with there catches. If you like to fish make time to get on the water with one of Lake Shore Adventures captains. They are experienced captains and will provide you with a memorable trip.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Baileys Harbor, Door County

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Off Season
25 Oct 2016 - 25 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
Fall Season
18 Sep 2017 - 30 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

1 pet 20, 2 pet 30/night £48 + Tax
Property Damage Protection £47
Tax Rate 11.0%

All nightly stays subject to owners approval (especially during Peak Season). Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1850 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • master bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , On main floor across from bed room 2
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Upstairs off loft with skylight.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Main floor with patio door to deck
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Double Bed , Loft has it's own bathroom on second floor
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Located on main floor with patio door to deck.
  • Master Bed has a new queen bed with new master bath with tiled shower, walk-in closet and water side patio door to deck. Second bedroom has a new queen bed on first floor and faces water side with patio door to deck. Directly across the hall is a full bath. Loft upstairs has 2 new queen beds, TV and private bathroom with new tiled shower.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
We just purchased this home in 2015, in a location that I have loved all my life. We spent several months remodeling the home with all the modern features you would expect. It is a wonderful home on a serene waterfront location that you are sure to love. This home also boasts a new dock in a protected natural bay. There is a swim ladder for those who want to cool off in the clear lake waters.

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