About the property
- House2300 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 14-18)
Vacationing by the lake is the consummate Door County experience. The waves will lull you to sleep and the ever-changing mood of the lake will become your favorite memory. Kite and sail surfers practice in our bay because of the calm conditions. All types of pleasure and fishing boats arrive and ore ships hug the shore as they pass.
The clean lines of the Empire style interior are accented by our collection of one-of-a-kind antiques from around the world. Each area has an access to the outside by way of a porch or balcony. Each room is cleverly designed to have a lake view.
The queen bedrooms are off the porch and deck on the main floor and upstairs in the whirlpool area. The standard bedrooms are off the garage and upstairs in the Carousel area. 3 bathrooms are attached to bedrooms; one in the upstairs Carousel area is not.
You are ten minutes away from thick and lively shopping traffic on the bay side. Our lake side is known as the quiet nature sanctuary of unique wild plants and animals. The beauty and calm has drawn the most talented actors and artists to this area since the early 1900's.
Children are delighted to play in the sand at the shallow water's edge, walk to the Yum Yum Tree for ice cream, rearrange the doll house, ride the wild carousel rabbit, play the unique folk toys, or other games. The kids collection of DVDs can be viewed as the prepare for bed. Ask for directions to The Farm where even older children like to purchase food for the hungry baby barnyard animals.
Keywords: Large house, pet friendly areas and dividable
Mary S Spangler
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- English, French
- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
About Mary S Spangler
As retired teachers, parents and grand parents, we value family get to togethers at a reasonable price
Mary S Spangler purchased this House in 2001
Why Mary S Spangler chose Baileys Harbor
It is large enough for family reunions and on the water
What makes this House unique
The view of the water from the porch
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
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.
Lots of room, very comfortable, right on the lake, a fully equipped kitchen
The whole group had a wonderful time. It’s a great location. You can walk to so many restaurants and to the nature center. We can’t wait to come back next year.
Thanks for the review! You were great guests!
The house is lovely and the view of the lake was wonderful. We enjoyed our stay and there was plenty of room for the 13 of us. However, one bedroom off the garage had no heat and it was cold. It also had a musty smell which made is unusable. The house was well furnished, but we could have used extra blankets and the coffee maker had a pot that wasn't made for that maker so we had to hold the button up above the pot in order for the coffee to drip down. Loved the house and the location. My only regret is that we didn't have more time to spend - two nights was simply not enough!
Would never go again to the property
Worst property I have been to. Very old, dusty and moldy. My daughter got badly injured on her knee with a screw that had popped out of an outlet on the carpeted floor. It quite ruined our vacation. The furniture is quite old and in some instance saw few nails popping out of dining chairs. My recommendation is to stay away
The family left the property fairly clean and followed the house rules so we gave them a 3. However their kids were playing, knocked over a table, broke it and then broke my grandmother's crystal punch bowl off the dining room buffet. Before their arrival, my I spent 4 hours cleaning. I was sorry for the injury to the little girl, but it was not due to an outlet in the floor. When they returned home, they asked for "compensation" . We showed them pictures of the broken crystal punch bowl and responded " compensation?". I could not show a picture of the broken end table, because my husband had already fixed it when we arrived to clean for our next guests.
This is the second time we've rented the whole property for a week. What a charming place and great location! The view during the day over the waters of Baileys Harbor is therapeutic, and at night with clear skies we were able to see the Andromeda galaxy and the Double Cluster in Perseus with unaided vision, awesome in 10x56 binoculars. We enjoyed the lawn with ladder ball, grilling, and the fire pit in the evenings. Furniture is interesting and comfortable. The kitchen was well utilized and the new refrigerator appreciated; the upstairs kitchen we used as a bedroom. We consisted of 11 adults, 2 children and 3 dogs. Those with dogs stayed in the dog-friendly part of the building. We had plenty of room. The enclosed sunporch is cheerful and affords a nice view. There are interesting items throughout the home from the owners' collections.The convenience store/gas station next door provided almost anything we needed which we hadn't brought with us including firewood for the fire pit. Fine dining is within a few steps and the small park is a very easy walk. Yes, there are some repairs not yet completed and opportunities for fresh paint in places but none of this detracted from our enjoyment and shows that the owners take maintenance and improvement of the property seriously. The large garage contains a collection of vintage bicycles and scooters but there's plenty of room for convenient unloading on arrival and would be a godsend if arriving in a downpour. During our stay I often heard, "The next time we come..."
John from Sturgeon Bay
Ray and I are so glad you enjoyed your second stay at our home and appreciate your so positive approach to the balcony construction we have had difficulty completing due to the early summer rains. We hope you do come back 3 dogs included!
Do not rent this property
This property is adjacent to a gas station. During our rental, the upper balcony was being renovated. The balusters were almost completely gone, crudely, often only partly ripped away, often leaving shredded stubs of wood and bent old nails exposed. This was a safety hazard for all who stayed in the house, in particular the children; I'm sure this was in violation of all relevant safety codes. It was also incredibly unpleasant to look at. (It is on the lakeside of the house.) The rear of the house looked like it hadn't been painted or washed for years and is filthy. The interior is crowed and very dated. This is the worst house I have rented through HomeAway/VRBO, and I've rented a couple of dozen over the years.
The gas station to the South provides breakfast and lunch as well as groceries since there is no other store in Baileys Harbor. It is very convenient and there is a large band of Cedar trees between our house and the station.
The rain delayed the construction before the high season started which when finished will have aluminum spindles and will be state of the art. The one upper balcony under construction has a locked door to the outside so there is no danger to kids. That upper deck was power washed leaving some dirt on the lower wall. How this review is relevant for future renters, who will not experience this situation doesn't seem pertinent.
We will have a new picture on our website as soon as the construction is finished.
Quaint old home. Too cluttered with worn out furnitures and appliances. Beds were beyond their usefulness and very old. Laundry was not done and the beds were not made. Garbage not picked up and sat at the curb for most of our stay.
Spacious yard overlooking the water was beautiful and the downtown location was convenient.k
We constantly update our home. Since July, we have replaced the refrigerator with a top of the line LG stainless, an L G stainless stove and microwave. Furniture has been replaced and with large groups for a week, people need chairs and tables. The previous renters were late leaving and so the home was not ready. We have changed times for entry and exit. The garbage is no longer picked up at the curb but from the North side of the garage.
We have been in business for 22 years and have had very few complaints and we have acted on each one.
Lighthouse tours, kite boarding, Ridges Nature Center hikes, classes at the Clearing, zip line and kayak tours as well as Door County trolley tours
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
There is a 2 night minimum and Monday--Thursday is 1/2 price from November 1- June 14. A weekly stay is required from the middle of June until the end of August.