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Superior Horizons Carriage House Next to the Apostle Islands

Barbara Murphy

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Barbara Murphy

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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Superior Horizons Carriage House Next to the Apostle Islands

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Bayfield Cottage Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Superior Horizon’s modern day Carriage House is the perfect destination for the traveler seeking comfort and relaxation. Whether you are an adventurist looking for a place to store all of your toys or the leisure enthusiast looking for peace and quiet, we have many amenities to offer both. Our fully furnished 2 bedroom, 1 bath loft offers a full sized attached garage with enough space to store kayaks, bikes, motorcycles and even your truck. Located just one mile north of Bayfield, Wisconsin and nestled on 10 beautiful acres of rolling woods, you will be secluded, yet minutes away from great shopping and restaurants. We have 35 Five Star Reviews and have been selected 2012's Best Vacation Rental in Bayfield!

This vacation rental caters to the adventurers that like to bring their equipment with them but hate to have to keep it with them where ever they go. Also to the persons that like to have a quiet wooded park-like setting on 10 acres with a jogging/hiking trail, and yet be within walking or riding distance to downtown.

Please note: We only accept children over the age of 12

Open Year Round

Private garage with 660 square feet of storage space for Kayaks, bikes, motorcycles and vehicles

Built-in kayak storage rack

Private Gym and Workout Area

Washer/dryer

Fully equipped kitchen w/stove, fridge, microwave, utensils and dishware

Complimentary local gourmet coffee and organic teas

King size bed w/tempurpedic mattress

Queen sized sleeper sofa

Full/Twin sized bunk bed

2 flat screen TVs with DVD players and DVD library

WiFi Internet Access

Cable TV

Phone

Quality cotton Linens and towels provided

Eco-friendly laundry and dish soap provided

Hair dryer

Alarm clocks

Picnic area

Outdoor gas grill

Privacy and seclusion in a park-like setting

Boat and trailer parking

Hiking/Jogging trail

Keywords: Wooded, Acreage, Secluded, Garage, Kayaks, Trailer Parking, Fitness Area, Apostle Islands, Biking, Walking Distance to town

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Barbara Murphy (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 27, 2015

About Barbara Murphy

Barb has 20 years experience in the restaurant industry. She retired from her position with Le Peep Restaurant in 2010 where she served as a General Manager for 10 years. Providing great customer service was her primary goal and she played an active role in training her employees to assure it. Barb is a Certified Personal Trainer and ran her own women’s boot camp class from 2007-2010 in Houston during her spare time.

John is retired from the Houston Police Department where he served for 28 years. He joined the force in 1982 and after 4 years of working Patrol, he joined the SWAT Team and remained with that division until his retirement in 2010. John has worked with Secret Service and other dignitary protection groups serving four presidents and numerous high profile individuals. He has a thorough understanding of one’s privacy and security and strives to ensure it.

Barbara Murphy purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Barbara Murphy chose Bayfield

John and Barb Murphy are no strangers to the north. John was actually born in Racine, Wisconsin and grew up on the shores of Lake Michigan in Muskegon, Michigan. Barb was raised in northern Michigan on the east shore of Lake Charlevoix in the small town of Boyne City. Career opportunities led them both to Houston separately, where they eventually met, got married and raised a daughter. After 30 years in the big city, it was time to retire. Having spent the latter 10 years searching for the perfect place, and some 10 states later, they ended up in Bayfield on a whim in the summer of 2009. On the advice of a friend, they scouted an area south of Bayfield County. It was a beautiful place but something was missing. One of the locals there suggested visiting Bayfield; so, they packed for a day trip and headed north. Within the first few minutes of arriving they were definitely “Up North”; they knew this was the place: quaint shops; islands; friendly residents; and, of course, the big water - Lake Superior. It was like coming home. With sights set high, they headed back to Houston, sold their home and moved to Bayfield in August of 2010. Their new home and Carriage House Rental is situated on 10 beautifully wooded acres just one mile north of town.

What makes this cottage unique

We are located on 10 wooded acres with a 1/2 mile hike/jog trail that runs along the property with it's own creek. We have wildlife on our property including Black Bear, Bobcat, Deer, Coyote, Wolf, Raccoon, and Fox. Our Carriage house is equipped with all the comforts of home and if you need any special requests, we can have it for you in minutes. You will have a 600 sq ft heated garage where you can store your equipment instead of being one of the many unfortunate visitors that have to keep all their toys on or attached to the vehicles. We are next to the Apostle Islands which is controlled by the National Park Service. You will find Seacaves along the islands and mainland. Kayaking, canoeing and boating is a lifetime experience along the Islands. You can paddle to one of the 21 islands and hike or even camp in areas pristine with nature and solitude. Just keep bear wary!

After experiencing the thousands of acres of nature; walk, ride or drive one mile into town and shop at all the shops or eat at one of many restaurants while looking over Lake Superior and the islands. Want more culture?? Take in a show at the Big Top Chautauqua or at Stage North. You will see famous performers as well as our local artists. Don't forget the Bayfield Apple Festival or the Dog Sled Races or the Bayfield in Bloom or the Fall Harvest Celebration or the Blessing of the Fleet or 'whew!' Just too many things to see and do here in Bayfield. Check out our website for more info and pictures at superiorhorizons.

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 38 traveler reviews

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Superior Horizons Carriage House Next to the Apostle Islands
average rating of 4.9736843 based on 38 reviews
5

Great Winter destination

  • 5 of 5

The Carriage house is perfect winter get away. Having been to the Apostle islands in the summer i was excited to see the area in the winter. we had a blast Sightseeing, driving the ice road, and Cross country skiing. The house was is very well equipped a with anything you would need. Barbara was very nice and accommodating for a last minute trip. Highly recommended

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Grafton, WI
5

Absolute Serenity

  • 5 of 5

The Carriage House is even better than the pictures. Clean, well furnished, comfortable with so many added touches. Great video, book selection, excellent information on the area and two hosts that go out of their way to make your stay perfect!! Perfect location, close to so many activities but private and tucked away for quiet & relaxation! We throughly enjoyed everything about our stay and hope to be back!! Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words Sue. Maybe next time you can make it to the sea caves! We look forward to your return to The Carriage House in the near future!
Shorewood
5

Wonderful stay - beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for the excellent accommodations. You both were very helpful with attractions in the area. Everything was so clean. We enjoyed the quiet and beautiful tree colors. We will keep you in mind for our future girls getaway.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Oak Grove Minnesota
5

Anniversary Couples

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was everything that the web sight claimed it to be. The cabin was fully furnished and very clean. Barbara and John were the perfect hosts. They gave us the space we liked but when we had questions they were more than willing to answer them. We will definitely be back during a warmer time of the year to take John up on the kayaking he described to us. We have a lot more hiking to do and sights to see. The four of us have been celebrating our anniversary's together for many years and have paid a lot more for a lot less! We will be back. Thanks again for a wonderful weekend.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Kalamazoo, Michigan
5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing experience! Bayfield certainly is a beautiful location. The Carriage House is the perfect spot for a getaway. Barb and John took us on several excursions, including kayaking, biking, and hiking. We are planning on making this an annual trip :)

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Dousman, Wisconsin
5

Bayfield vacation

  • 5 of 5

I don't think I could have found any other accommodations that included a free kayak trip with our personal guide, who made the trip so much fun. He took us right into the sea caves, it was awesome. We also had use of four nice mountain bikes which we drove to the fish hatchery and around Bayfield. The cabin was very clean, well equipped, and had comfortable beds. We had a great time in Bayfield and plan to come back again, but next time we'll bring our boat so we can see all the islands. This trip we only saw Madeline Island by taking the car over by ferry. We recommend having the fish chowder and mussels in cream sauce at the Pub on Madeline Island. Wow, was it good. A lot of good restaurants in Bayfield, as well. Before we left town we picked fresh, organic raspberries. did wine tasting at the Bayfield Winery (and bought several bottles because it was so good), bought fresh white fish and a couple of freshly made pies. A really terrific family vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Point of Interest
Basswood Island

We are minutes away from the Apostle Islands

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Rates & Availability

From $165 Per night

Bayfield Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Off Season
Nov 1 2014 - May 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$165
$1,040
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$205
$1,292
$5,168
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.0%
Notes We do not accept children under the age of 12
Nightly rate is based on double occupancy. A nightly fee of $20 per person will apply for additional guests.
Cancellations with 30 days or more notice will result in a 75% refund of deposit
Cancellations with 29 days or less notice will result in a 50% refund of deposit
Cancellations with less than 48 hours notice will result in forteiture of deposit
Please call for reservations. Deposit required to hold reservation = 1 night's rental rate for 1-3 night stay (or) 50% required for 4 or more nights stay. Credit Card and/or Check. Balance due upon check-in.
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Amenities

Bayfield Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Upstairs Master - 1 king , Tempurpedic Mattress
    Downstairs Bedroom - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 bunk bed , Bunk Bed = double bottom/twin top, Sleep Sofa=Queen
  • King size beds (1), Queen Sleeper sofa (1), Bunk Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
1/2 mile Wooded Hike/Jog Trail on property.

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