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Lovely Log Cottage on Historic Homestead Near Ephraim

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Den, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 5)

Old Lime Kiln Cottage is a lovingly restored two-bedroom log cottage on a historic 40 acre homestead. Look out upon beautiful meadows from this secluded nature preserve equidistant from Sister Bay, Ephraim and Baileys Harbor.

The core two story log structure dating from 1870 has been carefully restored and now includes attached living space. The original cabin’s parlor features a cherrywood floor, beamed ceiling and sleeping alcove; upstairs you will find tall ceilings, twin beds, and a great view.

Enter into a light-filled dining and kitchen area. Beyond are master bedroom, bath and powder rooms. The master bedroom has a queen bed, spacious seating area, as well as a private entry facing north into a natural area. The bathroom, located on the first floor opposite master bedroom, has shower, sink and claw foot bathtub. The toilet is in adjacent powder room with sink.

The kitchen is ready with everything you will need to cook and serve meals. Picnic area includes table, seating, charcoal grill, and chiminea.

The cottage is in a secluded location beyond main house; just follow shared driveway to private parking.

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More Details

Lundquist Realty & Vacation Rentals, Inc.
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 29, 2017

About Lundquist Realty & Vacation Rentals, Inc.

Old Lime Kiln Cottage is our family guest house, now offered as a rental, June through October. Weeklong stays preferred. 'One of the last pieces of fairlyland' has been said of our acres, which welcome vacationers. It is very easy to get to nearby beaches and restaurants. Just take our road across Hwy 57, turn right on Town Line Road, left on German Road and be in the heart of Ephraim. Contact Lundquist Realty & Vacation Rentals, Inc. 920-854-2369,

Lundquist Realty & Vacation Rentals, Inc. purchased this cottage in 1971

Why Lundquist Realty & Vacation Rentals, Inc. chose Baileys Harbor

We were interested in the land itself and the 1870 homestead on it. Another family lived here for a century and there is clear evidence that before that, American Indians summered here. This rental unit offers good privacy, even at the height of the season, in beautiful surroundings.

What makes this cottage unique

Gathering around the table, which is central to the cottage has been so much fun. Two couples or one couple with children, or a group of five, easily shares the space.


Baileys Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • Half-bathroom has toilet and sink. Larger bathroom has shower, sink and standing claw foot tub.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , family room downstairs
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , upstairs
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin beds(3)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Pet allowed with additional fee


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

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Lovely Log Cottage on Historic Homestead Near Ephraim
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Summer Escape

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place to stay! The cottage is very well kept and has beautiful views of Carol's property. Plenty of room for the children to play and for the adults to relax! The location is perfect if you want to visit neighboring towns. This was our first vacation rental and we could not have asked for a better experience.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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United States

Wonderful relaxing stay in beautiful cottage and idyllic surroundings

  • 5 of 5

Stayed to nights as a party of 5 adults, although a cottage it had more than enough room for us and everyone had a comfortable bed. Carol was extremely helpful, hospitable and just very a nice lady. The cottage and the surroundings were more than we could have hoped for and the only wish we had was that we could have stayed longer.

We grilled both nights and sat outside around the fire. The cottage is just a few miles from the gorgeous beaches of ephraim. All in all everything was perfect and couldn't have hoped for more. Thank you Carol!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Hans. Your family group was a pleasure and took such good care of the place. Cleaning the grill was very much appreciated.
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Missouri, United States

Perfect private retreat for our family

  • 5 of 5

Yes... you will love this place.

Our family (includes three children 9 & under) absolutely loved this cottage. Carol is a spectacular host and has her property clean and ready for you to relax and enjoy your stay in Door County.

This cottage has century old character, but has been updated to provide all the necessary and expected amenities for your vacation stay. The view of the wildflower meadow outside the home, sets the stage for a perfect visit.

This property is roomier that the pictures show. The master bedroom is on the first floor in addition to a first floor bed 'under' the stairs, with an upstairs bedroom holding two more beds.

The location is great also, Nearly all of northern Door County's activities are a quick 5-15 minute drive, including Fish Creek, Bailey's Harbor, Ephraim, Sister Bay and Egg Harbor.

We will definitely be looking forward to a return visit in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It makes me so happy when visitors enjoy the cottage, and tell others about it.
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Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Your cottage was absolutely wonderful. Staying there is a memory that we know our children will remember for many years. We were so pleased with your hospitality and the preparedness of the cottage. Everything we needed was there and we loved the charm of the place.

Having been first time Door County visitors, we took the time to visit nearly all the towns in the area and have decided that we will return in the future to 'take more in.' The local ownership of the businesses was such a pleasant surprise. We really enjoyed the variety of activities and the opportunity to just relax for a few days.

All the best to you ... thanks again for offering such a wonderful place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sturgeon Bay

One of the loveliest places in Door County!

  • 5 of 5

I have spent many happy times at the Sills cabin. Its very 'Door County' & that makes is what makes it so enchanting; beautiful setting, historic, peaceful, creativily decorated... Visitors are very lucky to share in this family's homestead summertime.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2011
  • Stayed: April 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago, IL

Secluded Treasure

  • 5 of 5

Located right in the middle of the county, we could get around easily...but why would we go anywhere? Placed at the edge of a gorgeous wildflower field, the cabin gave us all that we needed for a totally private and stress free stay (Koepsal's Farm Market being a mile up the road was also handy). The daytime view is pristine--over the week, we spotted a pair of sand-hill cranes, many deer, and even a few turkeys--and night-time star gazing? Breathtaking. Thank you, Carol!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2011
  • Stayed: June 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Green Bay, WI
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
A.C. Tap
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Peninsula State Park
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 57
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Sister Bay
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 11.5%

Weekly in prime summer, Cancellation refund only if we can rebook your dates!

50% down on booking with remainder 2 weeks prior to the rental dates.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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