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Vacation Home on Kangaroo Lake in Door County

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7)

AN IDYLLIC RETREAT ON KANGAROO LAKE in Baileys Harbor offers 115 feet of lake frontage with private dock and easy access for swimming. Located within minutes of the restaurants, shops, and tourist attractions of Baileys Harbor, Egg Harbor, Ephraim, and Fish Creek. The 1,700 square-foot home accommodates up to 7 people with a beautiful wood-paneled living room, great lake views, comfortable designer furniture, stone wood-burning fireplace, fully-equipped kitchen, wrap-around deck with outdoor seating, expansive yard.

In the spring/summer/fall, enjoy swimming, fishing and canoeing from our private dock; spectacular sunrises over the water; and beautiful sunsets from the deck on the back of the house.

The home and lakefront are ideal for families. The water access area off the dock is sandy and shallow for good swimming for all ages. The house is stocked with toys, puzzles, books, and games--and a separate tv room for children with a DVD player.

The master bedroom has a king-size bed and private bathroom. The second bedroom has 3 twin beds. And the third bedroom, located on the other side of the house, has a queen-size bed. The second bathroom with shower is located off the living room.

Keywords: Lakefront home

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2017

Why The Owner chose Door County

My husband's family owned a home on Kangaroo Lake where he grew up vacationing during the summer. We spent years trying to find a property where our children could grow up enjoying the same simple pleasures of Door County, and were thrilled to finally find a home with such a stunning expansive yard, beautiful views, and amazing access to the lake for swimming and boating.

What makes this house unique

The house is located close to all of the beautiful and quaint towns of Door County, but you could also easily come for an extended stay and be content staying just at the house--grilling and eating out on the built-in table on the deck overlooking the water; swimming in the lake; canoeing in the still water of early morning or late afternoon; playing in the yard; or sitting in the living room enjoying the views and the changing colors of the days and the season.


Baileys Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • The master bathroom off the master bedroom has a sunken tub with a handheld shower head with hose, but it is not enclosed with a glass door or curtain. The second bathroom in the main part of the house has a smaller enclosed shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Please note our dock is installed based on the schedule of the company doing installation and cannot be guaranteed to be available for any specific dates. Please let us know if you would like any other information.


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Vacation Home on Kangaroo Lake in Door County
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Absolutely terrific place to stay (with 2 quirks)

  • 5 of 5

My family and a couple of friends stayed here over the 4th of July week and I have to say that we had an amazing week there. The trip was so great, we are considering asking about availability for next year, too. The house has a well manicured, large yard with a great setting right on Kangaroo Lake (which is an incredibly peaceful lake by the way). Lots of space to play ball with my son and the fire pit is in a really nice spot right down by the water. The house is well taken care of and spacious and the giant windows in the living room make for a great view throughout the day. So, on to the two quirks with the house. First, one of the people with us had specifically noted that she needed an internet connection because she was going to be working from the house for a couple of days of the stay. We confirmed that the house did indeed have internet before our stay. When we got there though, we found that the internet connection was so slow and that the router required so many reboots throughout the week to maintain a connection of any kind that it really is not worth advertising that it has internet. This really was not a deal breaker for us, as our smartphones all were able to be used as hotspots for the one person who needed internet to get a solid connection; that was quirk #1. Quirk #2 was the bathroom/shower in the master bedroom. Please note that the tub is installed in the floor and there is a handheld shower available, but climbing in and out of the tub can be a bit tricky and the tub really isn't conducive to taking a proper shower. It does work though. The main bathroom does have a shower though. Neither the internet situation or the shower/tub configuration was annoying enough to detract from the fact that this place is great and my family and friends had a truly great time staying here and we would absolutely consider staying there again in the future.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely lake, lovely house

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this kangaroo lake house in August 2016 - It was our first trip to door county. We weren't sure what to expect but were so happy we stayed on the "qiet" side of the lake. The home has an incredible view to the water, and the water is soft and sandy and shallow. We brought our paddle boards and we all enjoyed paddle boarding all over the lake - It's very quiet. I think we only heard one or two boats all week! The fire pit is beautifully situated, and we had a great time star gazing and caught the persied meteor shower!!!

The home itself is lovely - there is a large well equipped kitchen. We ate many of our meals out on the deck which has a big picnic table that could accommodate all of us. We used the bikes and the canoe that were available which was a very nice convenience to have. We also put together MANY of the puzzles and played lots of games (and watched the olympics on the wide screen tv.) .

Best of all you are just a quick jaunt to the beautiful beaches and all the restaurants on the other side of thepeninsula! There is so much to do in door county and we found this quiet lovely lake house to be the prefect place to land after a busy day out and about in DC.

Thanks to Lara and Jon for their hospitality!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Picture Perfect!!

  • 5 of 5

We wanted to take a moment and thank you for the wonderful time we had at your rental vacation home on Kangaroo Lake. What a picture perfect setting and your home made our vacation absolutely wonderful! Thank you for making it so easy with terrific directions, everything easy to find, and even all the brochures with nearby things to keep us busy! We enjoyed kayaking, swimming, hiking, golf, horseback riding, boating, and an amazing lobster boil! Thanks again for a wonderful week:)

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you enjoyed your vacation in Door County. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you in the future.
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Perfect House in a Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed at this property for a week in June. The weather cooperated most days, but despite some rainy days the house more than made up for it in terms of comfort and activities for our family. There were 4 adults and two children ages 8 and 10. The dock and depth of the lake make it perfect for swimming. The water is shallow and clear so the kids were more than happy to jump in (and again we didn't have perfect weather for it). The property has a canoe that was easy to use to go paddling around the lake and for fishing. My son caught several good size bass and a crappie.

The house design is just right for anyone looking for space when you want to retire to your room or meet for time together in the great room. The kitchen is spacious and well stocked with anything you could possibly need during your stay.

The owners were easily reachable and extremely helpful whenever we called. The house has a notebook with clear instructions on how to use all of the amenities. You are a stone's throw from Bailey's Harbor and Lake Michigan, but also secluded enough on the property to feel like you are a world away. We loved the location of the property being a quick drive to any of the places we wanted to visit, such as The Farm, Fish Creek, and Egg Harbor.

As I said, we had a few rainy days, but we were totally entertained by the board games and toys in the house. It really is perfect for families. We had my father who is over 60, my brother who is in his thirties, and again my two boys who had a blast playing with all of the toys in the house. When they wanted downtime there is wifi for their electronics and satellite TV.

I would highly recommend this property to anyone for any kind of vacation...there are plenty of supplies for outdoor enthusiasts (bikes, canoe, paddle boats etc) vacations, girl's weekends...just a great property with a great layout and location. We couldn't be happier!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful note about our house. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay in Door County.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $750


We request a 50% deposit to hold a rental. The balance and the $750 security deposit payments are then due one week prior to the rental. The security deposit will be returned within two weeks following your departure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.