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

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,850 sq. ft.
Property type house
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.

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 22, 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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Baileys Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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 ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • master bath - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , On main floor across from bed room 2
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Upstairs off loft with skylight.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Main floor with patio door to deck
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , Loft has it's own bathroom on second floor
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 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 ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • 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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REMODELED, 250' WATERFRONT, 6 Wooded Acres, Huge Deck With View Of Cana Island
average rating of 4.892857 based on 30 reviews

Beautiful Door County Property

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent the week at this updated, spacious home in Baileys Harbor. The updated kitchen and large dining table allowed us plenty of room to cook, gather, and play board games.

Our favorite spot to drink our morning coffe was on the dock. The views were awesome.

The setting is quiet, but the house is just a short drive to all the favorite Door County attractions.

Our host, Chris, answered our questions and promptly brought more propane for the grill when requested.

We recommend this property and plan on returning!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My family of 10 stayed here for five days. It was absolutely beautiful. There was plenty of room for the 10 of us. The view of the water was breath taking. The Cana lighthouse is a must see! The whole rental process from start to finish was very easy. Chris responded quickly to all of my questions. I loved that there was plenty of seating in the kitchen so we could all hang out and play games at night. It truly is a beautiful home. We would stay here again in a heartbeat. Thank you Chris!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Joy, We are pleased you enjoyed our home. Please visit us again. We are open from March through January. Kind regards, Chris and Robin
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Excellent home, tranquil location & exactly as expected!

  • 5 of 5

This property was fantastic for our week long girls trip. We had plenty of room to spread out and never felt like we were getting in each others way. The kitchen set up and dining room were great and had everything we needed to create some meals. The owner was very responsive to questions prior to the rental and made the whole process seamless from start to finish. The house is exactly as pictured in the listing. There were just a few neighbors along the street but we felt like we were isolated in the woods with a view of the Cana Island lighthouse and the water. The location was great for exploring Door County!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad the house and location was exactly what you were looking for. Please let others know about us and we will hope to see you again! Chris and Robin
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Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

This place was amazing could not have asked for a better place to stay. The house was perfect and amazing and I was excited that my fur children could attend the vacation with me. The dock and fire pit was my favorite part of the whole trip it was by the water so listening to the waves crash and sit by the fire was relaxing. The nice walk to the light house was perfect with my dogs and the beach was amazing also even going in April the weather was a little chilly but since it was in the harbor the wind was not bad at all. The dock would have been great to fish off of if I had more time. I would definitely recommend this place to fiends and family.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Christina, Sounds like you had a great time. Traveling to D.C. can become addicting. We hope you will visit again! Chris and Robin
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Beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in Bailey's Harbor -- very quiet and relaxing yet close enough to everything. We loved the modern updates to the house and the proximity to hiking trails -- our dogs loved it even more.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Chris, Thank you for the beautiful review. We also love hiking the trails in the neighboring public lands. It truly is a great location. Chris and Robin
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Updated and modern yet warm and quiet!

  • 5 of 5

I loved that this house was completely updated, with a modern clean kitchen and baths, yet was still very warm and welcoming. I cooked every day and the kitchen had everything I needed. The beds were comfortable and fresh. Though it was off season and cold when I visited, I still enjoyed watching the sunrise over the water with my coffee from the big sliders off the deck, the windows everywhere really brought the outside in even in poor weather. Lovely sturdy dock with a fire pit down by the water, though it was a bit hard to navigate how to put chairs around it since it was set in rocks. If you like to just get out and hike around, its a lovely walk to the lighthouse and not far of course from any of the local parks. I appreciated being able to bring my pets and it was easy to get them in and out of the house without creating a mess since there was a back sliding door as well as a garage entrance. The only thing I would have liked was to have a small portable stereo system of some kind to be able to listen to music while cooking or sitting on the deck. So bring your own! There is also no DVD player for movies if that's your thing. I got zero cell phone coverage at the actual house, if you walk down the road a bit in either direction, the phone will pick up. I had no problem with that, however, since I was there to disconnect and the WiFi was available too. Chris was fast to answer messages but not at all intrusive. I think that in the guest book about the house, it would have been nice to have recommendations for restaurants and groceries, especially since it was off season and not everything was open. Lovely house, would love to rent again and bring more family up next time!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jean, We are glad you enjoyed your stay even though the weather did not cooperate. We appreciate all of your feedback and look forward to seeing you again. I will check into the cell service in the house as we purchased a booster last year to help get cell service. Also, not sure why we don't have a dvd or small stereo. These will be included in home for future stays. Happy Trails, Chris
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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.


Rates & Availability

Baileys Harbor House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Last minute deal
Sep 10 2017 - Sep 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Fall Season
Sep 22 2017 - Oct 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Off Season
Oct 24 2017 - May 17 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $10 per person per night
Pet Fee $60
Damage Insurance $59

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

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