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Waterfront home, Baileys Harbor, 1/2 price Monday-Thursday Sept-May

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 14-18)

Vacationing by the lake is the consummate Door County experience. The waves will lull you to sleep and the ever-changing mood of the lake will become your favorite memory. Kite and sail surfers practice in our bay because of the calm conditions. All types of pleasure and fishing boats arrive and ore ships hug the shore as they pass.

The clean lines of the Empire style interior are accented by our collection of one-of-a-kind antiques from around the world. Each area has an access to the outside by way of a porch or balcony. Each room is cleverly designed to have a lake view.

The queen bedrooms are off the porch and deck on the main floor and upstairs in the whirlpool area. The standard bedrooms are off the garage and upstairs in the Carousel area. 3 bathrooms are attached to bedrooms; one in the upstairs Carousel area is not.

You are ten minutes away from thick and lively shopping traffic on the bay side. Our lake side is known as the quiet nature sanctuary of unique wild plants and animals. The beauty and calm has drawn the most talented actors and artists to this area since the early 1900's.

Children are delighted to play in the sand at the shallow water's edge, walk to the Yum Yum Tree for ice cream, rearrange the doll house, ride the wild carousel rabbit, play the unique folk toys, or other games. The kids collection of DVDs can be viewed as the prepare for bed. Ask for directions to The Farm where even older children like to purchase food for the hungry baby barnyard animals.

Keywords: Large house, pet friendly areas and dividable

More Details

Mary S Spangler
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 15, 2017

About Mary S Spangler

As retired teachers, parents and grand parents, we value family get to togethers at a reasonable price

Mary S Spangler purchased this house in 2001

Why Mary S Spangler chose Door County

It is large enough for family reunions and on the water

What makes this house unique

The view of the water from the porch


Baileys Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • A space must be left in for the garbage cans and recycling to be taken from the north of the garage under the cedars to the Going Garbage truck.
  • The refrigerator must be emptied .
  • The dishwasher must be emptied.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Convertible bed(s) - 2 queen , There are 2 pullouts in the upstairs sitting rooms
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , There is also a recliner couch in this bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (3), Double Beds (2), 2 floor beds located in the carousel area, 2 child beds ( one is a Thomas the train chair floor bed)and a pack n play 2 recliner couches; 1 on the porch and 1 in the porch suite as well as 2 queen pullouts with extra mattresses in upstairs living rooms
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 5 bicycles
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
There are 3 gathering areas for family and friend reunions, and various wooden kinetic toys, a rocking Carousel rabbit, 1 child's bike and 5 adult bikes. The house or Inn is zoned as a duplex so it can be divided. It is located in town within walking distance of shopping and restaurants. There is croquet and running through the sprinkler on the wide grassy lawn overlooking the harbor and Bird's Nest Island. There is a safe basement storm area. In addition, packaged goods are available next door as well as kayak and paddle boat rentals. The public beach which is 1/8 mi South can be reached from our shoreline or a short walk down the sidewalk to the South. The Marina is 3 blocks away within walking distance.


Very Good! 4.1/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

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Waterfront home, Baileys Harbor, 1/2 price Monday-Thursday Sept-May
average rating of 4.107143 based on 28 reviews
Sturgeon Bay, WI

Great Family Gathering Experience

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week at Cedar Beach House! Family from Florida, Michigan and Wisconsin were there; three were unable to join us and two more were there but not overnight. In fact the most who slept overnight was only 12. The weather was variable, but when it was pouring, there were plenty of interesting items to look at in addition to the games and books we brought. We used one Weber grill one evening and the fire pit two evenings. Everyone was very pleased with the experience at Cedar Beach House. Chives is essentially across the street, and Florian's a very short walk. We didn't take advantage of the slightly longer walk to Harbor Fish Market and Grill because we enjoyed eating on site. Porches upstairs and down!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Do not rent this property

  • 1 of 5

This property is adjacent to a gas station. During our rental, the upper balcony was being renovated. The balusters were almost completely gone, crudely, often only partly ripped away, often leaving shredded stubs of wood and bent old nails exposed. This was a safety hazard for all who stayed in the house, in particular the children; I'm sure this was in violation of all relevant safety codes. It was also incredibly unpleasant to look at. (It is on the lakeside of the house.) The rear of the house looked like it hadn't been painted or washed for years and is filthy. The interior is crowed and very dated. This is the worst house I have rented through HomeAway/VRBO, and I've rented a couple of dozen over the years.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The gas station to the South provides breakfast and lunch as well as groceries since there is no other store in Baileys Harbor. It is very convenient and there is a large band of Cedar trees between our house and the station. The rain delayed the construction before the high season started which when finished will have aluminum spindles and will be state of the art. The one upper balcony under construction has a locked door to the outside so there is no danger to kids. That upper deck was power washed leaving some dirt on the lower wall. How this review is relevant for future renters, who will not experience this situation doesn't seem pertinent. We will have a new picture on our website as soon as the construction is finished.
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  • 2 of 5

Quaint old home. Too cluttered with worn out furnitures and appliances. Beds were beyond their usefulness and very old. Laundry was not done and the beds were not made. Garbage not picked up and sat at the curb for most of our stay.

Spacious yard overlooking the water was beautiful and the downtown location was convenient.k

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We constantly update our home. Since July, we have replaced the refrigerator with a top of the line LG stainless, an L G stainless stove and microwave. Furniture has been replaced and with large groups for a week, people need chairs and tables. The previous renters were late leaving and so the home was not ready. We have changed times for entry and exit. The garbage is no longer picked up at the curb but from the North side of the garage. We have been in business for 22 years and have had very few complaints and we have acted on each one.
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Appleton WI

June 17th 2016 Zak and Guests

  • 1 of 5

Arrived today to find the joint wide open and unclean. Cleaning crew (two person team) arrived right behind us and advised they were just dispatched a half hour ago. We have a 5 pm Wedding Rehearsal to change and get ready for, it's currently 4 pm. The crew is still cleaning. Texts and voicemail to Mary are yet to be returned, it's been 2.5 hours since I called. I text on the way up around noon as a reminder and to confirm the address.

Not very happy for our maiden voyage. I'll follow up with another review if the owner contacts us with a resolution. Headed to a friend's beautiful rented house close by so we can scramble to get ready for the rehearsal dinner for tomorrow's wedding.

Dissatisfied and frustrated.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We do apologize for the delayed response of our house cleaning team. They are usually very reliable and follow the list of arrivals and departures that we give them. After June 15, we book by the week if we can and this client asked to stay just 3 nights. We agreed, but it probably was why our house cleaner was confused.
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Great House, Perfect Location

  • 4 of 5

We had a family reunion with 14 guests ranging from 2 to 82 years old. The house sits right on the water and the enclosed back porch is the perfect spot to enjoy the water. Bailey's Harbor is less populated than Sisters Bay or Fish Creek and was the perfect spot....less traffic, less congestion. Sisters Bay and Fish creek are only 15 minutes away so we were easily able to enjoy the shopping and sights and then return to the quiet side of town. House is spacious. Giving 4 instead of 5 stars because the one bedroom off the garage is really small. No closet or drawers for your belongings. We didn't feel right putting anyone in that room but others may not have any problems with it. Obviously the owners can't change that so it is not a reflection on them. Ray and Mary are great hosts and very responsive.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cedar Beach Inn

  • 5 of 5

Hi Mary,

We all enjoyed our stay from 2 - 6 October at your house in Baileys Harbor. The house was lovely and spacious and attractively decorated and everything worked out perfectly. We all thought the location was perfect and it is very convenient to the other side of the Door peninsula. Being on the water was a great feature. We ate at Chives and Harbor Fish Market & Grille which you had recommended and they were excellent. We also ate at Al Johnsons Swedish Restaurant in Sister Bay with the goats on the roof (very interesting). We also tasted beer at Door County Brewing just up the road from your house and had lunch at the Cornerstone Pub. We also visited many art galleries and purchased an original oil from Ed Fenendael at his Windmill Farm studio in Baileys Harbor. All in all a great vacation.

Thank you


  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your observations. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay.
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Green Bay
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Gills Rock
Car: necessary

Lighthouse tours, kite boarding, Ridges Nature Center hikes, classes at the Clearing


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250

There is a 2 night minimum and Monday--Thursday is 1/2 price from November 1- June 14. A weekly stay is required from the middle of June until the end of August.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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