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Luxurious Home Downtown Baileys Harbor

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Carraig Mor is the flagship property of the Carraig Cottages Suite of Homes. Just a few steps up Bluff Road from Route 57, Carraig Mor majestically sits underneath a beautiful rock bluff that runs the length of the garden. We will get back to the garden later – it deserves a chapter all to itself! In the last couple of years we completely renovated Carraig Mor from a dated old house to a two story, three bedroom, two and a half bathroom home. Carraig More has a fantastic wrap around covered porch where you can eat, read or just relax while looking down the garden.

Carraig Mor is a stand out property in Door County. We have over 60 reviews verified reviews and it is by and far one of the most reviewed of any property in Door County. Just to compare with our competitors, the Carraig Mor reviews that you read about all come directly from our guests – they are not entered by us or any other third parties. This is further testament to the service and hospitality we provide. Our homes are not your grandfather’s cabin!

Carraig Mor has three bedrooms on the second floor. The master bedroom has a queen bed with its own bathroom with shower. The other two bedrooms have a double and a single bed in each and shares the other full bath that is upstairs. All bedrooms have ample closet space. All beds have covers and pillows. Since most people that visit Carraig Mor are relatively local, they prefer to bring their own linens and towels. For this reason we do not usually provide the service, but if you are coming from further afield, please ask and we can make arrangements for you.

Downstairs there is a half bathroom with a full size washer and dryer. There are two separate living rooms, one that has a wood burning fireplace. There is a sound system whereby you can play music throughout the house and on the deck and patio deck outside. We reluctantly decided to add a TV and DVD player, but there is no TV Service. Several guests have been wary about staying at our home for this reason alone. I will assure you that your decision to stay will be a good one. Previous Guests that were hesitant overwhelmingly report back that they had so much more fun with their kids and grandkids – playing with the many board games we have here. Many say it has been years since they have had meaningful conversations with their kids and are very appreciative of this.

The kitchen is a top class kitchen with granite counter tops  and stainless steel appliances. There is a stove, fridge, cooktop, coffee pot, all the plates, pots, cups, pans and glasses you will need. The kitchen is supplied with everything you need. On rare occasions a guest will tell us of something that is missing and we will replace as soon as possible. There is also a large BBQ outside on the patio. Should you run out of gas just bring the tank down to the gas station in town and they will swap it out for a full one. We will reimburse you for the cost of the gas.

Outside there is what can be only described as an acre of botanical like gardens that runs from the house down along the bluff. There is a nice lawn area that has a beautiful maple tree from which we have, what is often referred to, as an “awesome” tire swing that the kids spend hours playing on. The garden is home to hundreds of varieties of flowers and hostas, some quite rare. This goes the same for the evergreens. You will see some very odd ones there. To help maintain the integrity of the garden we please ask that you do not pick any of the flowers and stay on the grass or paths. This garden was built over a forty year period by the late Mrs. Emily Hickey. She was an Master Gardener and we are going to try to keep the garden alive and well in her memory. Our current Gardener, Peter, spends many hours a week toiling away. Should you be fortunate enough to see him there please say hello to him. I guarantee you will have an interesting conversation!

Carraig Mor is situated right in the middle of Baileys Harbor. You can walk to everything – bars, restaurants, shops, marina, library (you can borrow DVD’s), beach and everything else the village has to offer.

Please make sure that you read our terms and conditions that are posted on our companies website. You must sign an agreement to rent Carraig Mor.

Thank You very much for your interest in our property and I hope that I can host you in the near future.


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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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Why Martina chose Door County

About 7 years ago a friend of ours invited us to spend a weekend with them at their cabin in Door Country. We had never been to Door County before. We fell in love with the area immediately. The Door County peninsula is surrounded by natural beauty. There is so much to do - hike, walk, bicycle, bird watch, fish, and hunt. The list is endless. It is a great place to spend time with family. I love the fact that there are basically no franchises north of Sturgeon Bay. It is all Mom and Pop businesses. It is great to go out at night for a home style meal rather than the fast food we are surrounded with these days. The people are also very nice.

What makes this cottage unique

The garden at Carraig Mór is truly amazing. It is practically a mini botanical garden. You can see many pictures of it on this website. You must also read the guest reviews. Our reviews are left on this site are left by our guests directly and not posted by us. As our guests say, the pictures do not do it justice.

We have also made a substantial investment in the house - in fact you are not staying at a house - you are staying at a home and this you can feel as soon as you walk through the front door.


Baileys Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1) Queen bed in Master bedroom, which has private bathroom., Double Beds (1) Double and single bed in each of the other bedrooms., Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The property has what can only be described as nearly one acre of botanical gardens.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(65 traveler reviews)

Luxurious Home Downtown Baileys Harbor
average rating of 4.9692307 based on 65 reviews

Beautiful cottage on the bluff with amazing gardens!

  • 5 of 5

Our family was fortunate to have found this lovely home to stay in at the last minute when a tropical storm changed our Florida vacation plans. We spent the mornings enjoying the peaceful gardens, after walking down the block and getting a great cup of coffee from the Bearded Heart. Right in the heart of the cute town of Baileys Harbor, we could walk to several good restaurants and the lakeshore. The kitchen had everything you need to make a gourmet dinner for a night in of movies by the wood burning fire followed by excellent star gazing on the patio. The kids loved the tire swing! Every room was impeccably decorated with high quality furnishings and decor. Beds were super comfortable and I really liked having my own linens, surprisingly. Made the place feel like home and none of we're ready to leave when our stay was over. We have already recommended the Carraig Mor to several of our friends.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week in Carraig Mor Cottage in Bailey's Harbor and it was probably

the most relaxing vacation I've ever had. The house is beautiful - from the gardens,

to the kitchen, to the wrap-around deck and the great fireplace in the living room - it was a real

escape from the hustle and bustle of the big city. And, the house is perfectly located to stroll

down to the Harbor or jaunt over to some of the other delightful towns of Door County.

I'd definitely recommend staying at Carraig Mor to see the sights and get some real R&R!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Lovely Get-Away

  • 5 of 5

My sister and I spent a lovely week at Carriag Mor, along with my Miniature Schnauzer. The cottage and its grounds are just beautiful. The kitchen is very large; I enjoyed cooking there and relaxing in the family room. Thanks to the many large windows and French doors, we had constant views of the garden. Upstairs, 2 of the bedrooms had views of the lake - I watched the sunrise every morning from those windows! It was wonderful to be able to take evening walks in Baileys Harbor, just a block away. I have already recommended this cottage to friends!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning Home in Baileys Harbor

  • 5 of 5

This was our first stay in this home and we loved every moment. The house is decorated so beautifully and was very clean. The landscaping was simply amazing. We couldn't take enough pictures. We have stayed in many homes in Door County and this was one of our favorites for sure. For the house being located right in town it is very private and quite. We can't say enough about the owner Martina. She was a pleasure to talk with and we really enjoyed her scupltures in and around the house.We also had the pleasure of meeting Peter the landscaper. What a great and interesting guy. We felt like we made a new friend. We could write all day about this property because it is that amazing.

Thank you so much for sharing this special piece of heaven. We can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St Paul, MN

Perfect getaway with all the comforts of home

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the Carriage Mor Cottage! We decided, very last minute, to head to Door County for a few days before our oldest headed off to college. We were looking for a comfortable place to relax as a family and also to have food and shopping close by. And of course be near the Lake. It was all here! The cottage is a warm, inviting home with plenty of room for our family of 5. The gardens are gorgeous and even though it is just a couple homes away from the main street, if felt very secluded and spacious. We walked to restaurants and did a little shopping and even finished one of our nights sitting by Lake Michigan looking out at the most beautiful full moon. It was 10-20 minutes to all the favorite spots in DC, but truly, you don't even need to leave the home (or Bailey's Harbor). We have 3 teenagers and they loved everything. Martina (the owner) was so gracious and accommodating and helped us make this last minute trip feel like on we had planned it perfectly for months. She made sure we knew everything we needed to and even gave us a late checkout because she also knew we wanted to get every moment out of our rare, few days of vacation. We will be back!!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charleston, SC

Carraig Mor is the BEST!

  • 5 of 5

Carraig Mor is by far the most lovely house we have ever rented. The house lacks for nothing. It is beautifully furnished and immaculate. Three bedrooms and two full bathrooms upstairs and a half bath downstairs. The kitchen is truly amazing. It has everything you could ever need, and it is fabulous. There is a lovely living room with a picture window looking out on the garden. And there is a cozy sitting area off the dining area. But the highlight of the house is the wrap around porch which looks out on the stunning garden. Honestly, it is like your own personal arboretum. What a very special and almost sacred place. We were lucky to be there as July turned to August, as all the flowers were in bloom. We had two dinner parties with local friends, and our guests were in awe of the beauty and lushness of the garden. A special experience.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Baileys Harbor Cottage Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.0%

We may, at certain times, rent for periods of less than one week, usually during off season. Please call to discuss rates.
**Nightly rates WILL be higher than the prorated weekly rate.**
We do charge a cleaning fee. We are also required to add (as are all establishments in Door County) a tax of 11%. Door County Tourism Zone collects 5.5 % and the State of Wisconsin collects 5.5%. There may be a fee for other specialty services.
Making any payment confirms that you have agreed to our terms and conditions, which are normal for the area. You may view our Terms and Conditions in full at our website under the Terms and Conditions tab. *ONLY* the Terms and Conditions on our website will govern any agreement with us, regardless what it may state or imply anywhere else, including VRBO. Please consult our website for full terms and conditions. Please do not hesitate to contact us for clarification. ALL TERMS CAN BE CHANGED WITHOUT NOTICE. PLEASE MAKE SURE TO READ OUR CANCELLATION POLICY.

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