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Charming, Warm, and Naturally Well-Lit with Wooded Privacy

Rowleys Bay, WI, USA
  • House1700 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 4 nights

This 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath well equipped home is a great find and hard to leave

Have your morning coffee on the deck or comfortably nestled in the sky-lighted, multi-windowed sunroom; either space gives you a lovely view of the cedar and birch woods. Take a 3-minute walk to Lake Michigan, sit on the boat dock, and watch the sunset. In the summer launch your boat, canoe, or kayak from multiple locations or learn this is the perfect place to set out for miles on your bike; in the winter put your snowshoes on and find the wooded trail close to the house for some quiet winter exercise.

Accommodations: Our little house in the woods has all the modern amenities. It is a charming three-bedroom, two-bath house that comfortably sleeps six. First Floor: one king bedroom and bath with shower over tub. Second Floor: 2 bedrooms and bath, shower only. One queen bedroom and one bedroom with two twin beds. Each bathroom has a generous supply of quality towels.

A dining area for eight, a great room comfortably furnished with original artwork from near and far enhanced by a stone fireplace, and a 4-season sunroom as a second conversation area all create a special spot in the woods (guests write they so enjoy the comfort and peace they don’t want to leave).You will enjoy making this your home base for your get-away Door County vacation –The house is non-smoking.

Amenities: A large deck with a Weber gas grill; fully equipped kitchen with many useful gadgets, microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator (ice maker and filtered water-- although our well water is wonderful), coffeemaker, coffee grinder, array of spices and oils, and many pots and pans (crockpot, blender, griddle) for cooking; Wi-Fi; flat screen TV with DVD player, Bose Sound Bar with pre-programmed SoundTouch music or Bluetooth for your own stored music, Satellite (Direct TV); hiking trails at Newport State Park 10 min. away, board games; puzzles; and peace and quiet. Accommodating owner resides in Door County and can provide local information at any time during your stay.

All renters must be a minimum of 25 years. Children are welcome.

This property is located on a quiet, wooded dead-end lane on the Lake side of the peninsula. It is only an 8-minute drive to Sister Bay with numerous shops, restaurants, and groceries. Either side of the Peninsula puts you in a good location for hiking, fishing, biking, Nordic skiing, or boating, but at the end of your daily adventures you will get to return "home" to simply relax, have good conversations, and watch the birds (and a few pesky squirrels) in the serenity and privacy of this comfortable little house.

Northern Door County has something special in every season but Summer and Fall are definitely the busiest. The state parks: Peninsula State Park (Fish Creek on the Bay side) and Newport State Park (Ellison Bay on the Lake side) offer miles of hiking, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobile trails with shoreline access galore--- Door County has more shoreline than any county in Wisconsin!

The Arts in Door County---There is a bounty of art related activity in Door from indoor/outdoor theater, music, and even Shakespeare---to fabulous art galleries, pottery shops, and art schools. We even have a drive-in theater! You can go home with an original art piece to remember your trip to Door and as a daily reminder to return for another adventure.

We live in northern Door County and are here to welcome you, help you get settled into your 'home away from home”, and answer your questions while sharing some of our favorite places. We want you to love Door County, too.


Carolyn Lengh

Member Since 2015
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 14, 2018
About Carolyn Lengh

We also love the outdoors; biking and hiking rank at the top. Biking is a natural in Door County----with miles and miles of safe, quiet, scenic roads. I am a retired principal and my husband is still engaged in his career, but spends every weekend in Door. The Colorado San Juan mountain area, Durango in particular, is also another of our favorite spots for many of the same reasons we love Door County ---both offer the peace of nature away from the crowds, punctuated with many outdoor adventure possibilities --- every season offers something different but special.

Carolyn Lengh purchased this House in 1993

Why Carolyn Lengh chose Liberty Grove

Before we purchased this property, we had been coming to Door County for over 10 years. We rented this house and felt its peaceful comfort. As we are leaving we (actually I) wrote in the guest book that we would be interested in buying it should the owners ever want to sell. Fortunately we didn't have to wait long. And so the story goes, we enjoyed this house for almost 2 decades as our Door County weekend get-away.

What makes this House unique

You too can experience the peace that often begins when you cross the Sturgeon Bay bridge and head for Northern Door. Arrive at the house approximately 45 minutes later and light the fireplace, put on your music, watch the filled bird feeders attract special creatures,, and open a nice bottle of something to drink. Settle in with a good book, music, or conversation with family or friends--- luxuries afforded by this quiet place in the woods away from your busy life. Please know this house holds years of good memories for our family and friends; yours will be a welcomed addition.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, first floor
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, 2nd floor
      • Bedroom 3
        2 twin/ single, 2nd floor


        • 2 Bathrooms
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, combination tub/shower, 1st floor across from Master bedroom
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, shower, 2nd floor
        • Jetted 2-person whirlpool tub in sunroom

        Location Type

          • Beachfront
            Sand Bay Beach is 3 miles from this vacation home. Ride your bike or drive. Unpopulated sandy beach with gradual sandy entry. Great for small children. Picnic tables, grill, & bathrooms


              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Iron & Board
                      • Air Conditioning
                        ~Sunroom heat pump heating/cooling ~1st floor large Mitsubishi heat pump for heating and cooling.
                      • Fireplace
                        Stone, wood burning, bundle of wood and starting materials provided (Labor Day to Memorial Day)
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                        Baseboard electric; 2 heat pumps forced air; plus in floor heat. House is well insulated with new thermopane windows throughout so it is tight and warm in the winter.
                      • Internet
                        Password available at arrival
                      • Clothes Dryer
                        Available for 3 days or more stay
                      • Linens Provided
                        Extra sets of sheets and blankets
                      • Living Room
                        Seats 7, with stone fireplace, Satellite TV. Bose bluetooth plays music from your bluetooth device.
                      • Parking
                        Parking in driveway for 3 cars/suv or 4 reg size cars
                      • Towels Provided
                        Extra quality bath towels. Beach towels for 6.
                      • Washing Machine
                        Available for 3 days or more stay Laundry detergent provided


                          • Coffee Maker
                            12 cup with filters
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            many extras
                          • Dishwasher
                            detergent provided
                          • Kitchen
                            coffee pot(s), coffee grinder, crockpot, wine opener, wine glasses, griddle, lg electric fry pan, hand mixer, rice maker, soup pot, blender, foodquality pots/pans, bakeware, and wide variety of gadget
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                            wide assortment of spices, coffee filters, cloth napkins/table cloths, paper towels, kitchen wrap and bags, etc, olive oil/cooking oil, sugar, creamer
                          • Refrigerator
                            ice maker, cold filtered water
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                                Antique large drop leaf table seats 8 comfortably
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 8 people


                                  • Books
                                    bookcase filled with books for all ages, all genres
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Games
                                    puzzles, board games, and children's blocks
                                  • Music Library
                                    Variety of CDs Preloaded 6 music channels on Bose SoundTouch Direct TV Satellite music channels Bose Bluetooth for your own music
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    Direct TV
                                  • Stereo
                                    Bose Sound bar/Subwoofer with Soundtouch and Bluetooth to connect your music.
                                  • Television
                                    44" flatscreen Samsung Smart TV
                                  • Video Library
                                    some but limited


                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        2 uncovered decks with table and chairs for 6
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                        Small lawn, mostly woods
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        Weber Gas


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome


                                              • churches
                                              • cinemas
                                              • festivals
                                              • health/beauty spa
                                              • library
                                              • live theater
                                              • marina
                                              • playground
                                              • restaurants
                                              • winery tours

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • photography
                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • horseback riding
                                                  • miniature golf
                                                  • paddle boating
                                                  • boating
                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • shopping
                                                  • sledding
                                                  • walking
                                                  • wildlife viewing

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • massage therapist
                                                      • medical services

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • kayaking
                                                          • cross country skiing
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • freshwater fishing
                                                          • golf
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • ice skating
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • pier fishing
                                                          • roller blading
                                                          • sailing
                                                          • snowmobiling
                                                          • sound/bay fishing
                                                          • swimming
                                                          • water skiing


                                                              • This house (Oma's Haus) is one of 28 homes in the Wagon Trail Association. Each is unique, ours hand built, and each sits on approx. 1 acre of wooded land, mostly in cedar and birch, which creates privacy barriers between homes. The association owns a small park on the lake with picnic table, canoe and kayak access. Boat launch owned by DNR is at Rowley's Bay Resort which sits at the entrance to the Wagon Trail Homes. Boats may be launched for a small fee and there is trailer parking. There is also a pier for fishing.

                                                                House Rules

                                                                Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                Cancellation Policy

                                                                100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                66 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews


                                                                Steven R.LaGrange IL

                                                                Well we didn’t plan on the largest April snowstorm in Wisconsin history but what a great place to be snowed in. The house is beautiful we fully utilized the fireplace it’s has this awesome decor that’s a bit of everything. We loved the spa room and where so lucky to have a family of deer visit us twice coming less than ten feet away remarkable.when the snow cleared we enjoyed a great dinner at chop and had an awesome craft day at hands on art barn . Carolyn was wonderful and checked on us during the storm I highly recommend this home for all seasons.

                                                                Steve & Kim

                                                                Great stay - would rent again!

                                                                Jeff G.

                                                                We rented this house off-season for a long weekend, Wed-Sun, and had a truly great stay. The house was exceptionally clean and well appointed. The photos make it look a bit more like a cabin, but in reality it's a well-built house. It was cold when we were there (snow on the ground in late March), but the house was always very warm (including heated floors in the kitchen and sun room). Everything worked throughout the house and was well maintained.

                                                                The kitchen was well appointed with pots, pans, utensils, and many basic ingredients for cooking (salt, spices, oil, etc.). There was a new, high-quality sofa and loveseat in the living room, and a new Blu-ray player to go with the LCD TV.

                                                                Although the house isn't on the water, there's access within a couple hundred yards (not that it mattered for us on this trip!).

                                                                The owner is excellent at communicating, attentive, and very helpful.

                                                                There is internet service, but it's very slow. The owner was very open and honest about that up front, so it wasn't a surprise. The speed is fast enough for emails and for basic connection to social media, but will not support streaming TV or movies through Netflix, Amazon video, etc.

                                                                perfect getaway

                                                                barb s.Milwaukee WI

                                                                We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. This place is exactly what is presented in the photos and descriptions. It is clean and up to date. The fireplace and large hot tub were truly appreciated. Carolyn made sure everything was to our satisfaction. The way the place is situated in the woods makes for a peaceful coexistence with nature. We read and relaxed. We truly look forward to returning to this gem. Thank you so much!! :) xo barb + mike

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Loved having you and hope to see you sometime in the future when you are in need a relaxing getaway.


                                                                Mark S.

                                                                We had a wonderful time just relaxing in this charming setting. It is very inviting and cozy, it makes you feel like you came home for the holidays. Carolynn was very attentive to anything we needed. I would highly recommend this property if you just want to get away from things and relax. Loved watching the wildlife right outside the window....

                                                                Relaxing retreat

                                                                Amber S.

                                                                My husband and I had a weekend away without kids kids at this charming house. Carolyn was super thorough while giving us our privacy. The house is in great condition, as was the tub in the lower sunroom. We were both pleasantly surprised at the convenience, charm, ease, and cleanliness of the property. Thank you Carolyn for such a nice stay!!

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                I enjoyed providing that quiet rest time you both needed and loved the photos you subsequently provided of the property with your new camera. Future guests will now see some of them and your photographic skill on our VRBO site!

                                                                Great experience, amazing host!

                                                                Andrew W.

                                                                What a great weekend getaway! The Little House in the Woods is everything we hoped for in our Door County retreat and more. The host - Carolyn - is top notch. From the farm fresh eggs and fresh coffee she provided, to great communication and even a free (with no request by us) upgrade of the DirecTV package so we could watch the Olympics; this weekend exceeded our expectations. Check-in and check-out were a breeze, and the house is perfect. It is well decorated and feels just like a cabin in Door County should. There are hiking trails surrounding the property, and it is close enough to the Northern towns for access to great amenities. I would highly recommend the property to anyone looking for an excellent weekend in one of the most beautiful areas of Wisconsin. We are definitely going to be back, and likely sooner than we thought.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Thank you for taking time to write your review and most of all for the evident care with which you used our little house. You are welcome guests any time of year!


                                                                Rowleys Bay, WI, USA

                                                                This vacation home sits away from the crowds, is peaceful and quiet, but doesn't create a feeling of isolation. Each of the 30 homes while uniquely different, are situated on approximately an acre of cedar and birch forest. A few are occupied by year-round residents, and most become a brief but wonderful respite for the owner or the Door County vacationer while only minutes from anything northern Door County offers. Northern Door County is a narrow peninsula and travel is simple---no stop lights and pedestrians have the right of way. It is a great place to bike, particularly on the interior roads. Hop on your own bike or rent one, throw your suit and a towel in a backpack, and you can be at Sand Bay Beach in minutes. If you want to get there faster, take your car; there are plenty of parking spots and places to picnic---make a day of it and don't forget your floating air mattress for ground and water! Because Door is surrounded by fresh water, there are many beaches dnr.wi.gov/topic/Beaches/maps/door.pdf to explore. After all, Door County is only 18 miles wide at its widest point, 70 miles long, has 300 miles of shoreline-----surrounded by water on 3 sides!. Just to the north and visible from the Wagon Trail shoreline, be sure to explore Newport State Park with great hiking trails with an easily accessed, secluded shoreline. Enjoy Newport's many ski, snowshoe, and snowmobile trails in the winter. While summer and winter bring quite different Door County experiences. Fall presents the best of maple tree splendor, and Spring brings maple syrup exhibits and tasting coupled with the beauty of cherry and apple blossoms. No fast food in Door County; only privately owned restaurants and bakeries offer a variety of food often sourced from local producers. A 15 to 20 minute drive can put you on the Green Bay Side in Fish Creek to explore Peninsula State Park with its main entrance in the heart of Fish Creek. You can rent bikes of all kinds to explore the park, hike, or enjoy an outdoor theater experience at Northern Sky Theater (formerly American Folklore Theater) found right there in the Park. Join the audience with laughter and music under the stars. Don't forget about our outdoor Shakespeare theater, in the woods near Baileys Harbor, with noted summer artists/actors from Chicago, Milwaukee, etc. Be sure to satisfy your hunger at the Wild Tomato when you exit the park in Fish Creek (new one opened in Sister Bay in 2016) serving delicious wood-fired pizza and a variety of other menu items. Many visitors try a famous breakfast at the White Gull Inn in Fish Creek, or the Chef's Hat in Ephraim, or Al Johnson's in Sister Bay with the famous goats on the roof --- that's right, goats roam freely on Al's grass roof during the summer only--sorry! Read our guest portfolio found in the house for many of our suggestions for dining, shopping, and seasonal experiences! At the end of the day, you will be happy to come back to a quiet setting as you settle into your comfortable and peaceful vacation home to plan for your next day's adventures on the Door County peninsula. If your plans include a ferry ride to Washington Island, when the weather warms pack your cooler, your swim wear, and head off the ferry for School House Beach---you will be amazed at this beach---no sand only round, smooth wonderful sun-warmed rocks to settle into just like a rock spa---really!. Be sure to wear beach shoes as wading in the water and walking on the rock-laden beach take a toll on tender feet. This is not to be missed if you can spare an extra day of vacation. You will want to go back!


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                                                                No extra cleaning fee as we have included cleaning into our daily rates. Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed. Ask for rate adjustment for repeat guests (3 nights or more) Ask for rate adjustment for party of 2 (3 nights or more)

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