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Beautiful Spacious Lakefront Home Near Rowleys Bay Resort

11 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
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Rowleys Bay House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 11)


You can have it all here: live right on Rowleys Bay in a charming, airy waterfront house. Our beautiful home is intimate enough for a quiet getaway or big enough for a reunion with family and/or friends.

The home is situated just north of Sister Bay on the banks of Rowleys Bay, a beautiful, all natural waterfront looking out on Lake Michigan. It’s adjacent to the Mink River Estuary, a protected nature preserve. There is beautiful unspoiled scenery all around the home —perfect for bird watching, hiking, etc. The home is quiet and secluded, but also located near the Rowleys Bay Resort (formerly the Wagon Trail) with its many amenities. These include a restaurant and pub, Grandma’s Swedish Bakery for delicious treats all day long (open June-Oct.), an indoor pool, whirlpool, game room and playground for the kids. A marina at the resort offers kayaking and boat rentals in season for exploring the Bay and the Mink River. Bicycling is also a great way to view the beauty of the area.

The house, which sleeps from 2-11, has it all, including four spacious bedrooms (two with views of the Bay), a hide-a-bed in the living room, a modern, spacious, full-service kitchen, and a screened porch and beautiful deck with lovely, pristine lake views. There are 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths upstairs, 1 bedroom and 1.5 baths downstairs. There is even your own private Lake-front access for water play by day and star-gazing by night.

The home is perfect for all occasions--and fun for all with a VCR/DVD player and satellite TV. It is available year round—in fact, winter offers

beautiful scenery along with peace and tranquility. You can text and check e-mail from our living room--our home has free WiFi access.

You can do as you like--relax at home, or visit and enjoy world class shopping, golfing and mini golf in one of the many charming towns just a short drive away (Ellison Bay, Sister Bay, Ephraim, etc.). You can enjoy nature near our house or at nearby Newport State Park, or have fun with the kids at the Rowleys Bay Resort lodge.

Our guest book is full of delightful messages from happy guests. We’d love to share our home with you!

Keywords: Vacation Home

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

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Why The Owner chose Door County

Our family has been coming to Rowleys Bay for several years, drawn back year after year by the natural beauty of the Bay and Lake Michigan. We loved it so much, we decided to build a lovely year round home here. Newport State Park is directly across the Bay from our house--a beautiful unchanging backdrop to the Bay and Lake. Nearby Sister Bay (a short drive away) has always been one of our favorite towns in Door County, WI. Al Johnson's Restaurant, Sister Bay Bowl and Supper Club, and Pirates Cove mini-golf are just some of the many fun attractions there. We can experience the seclusion of our house, nearby Rowleys Bay Resort, and Sister Bay all together--the best of all worlds in this lovely setting.

What makes this house unique

Our house offers peaceful seclusion, but all the fun of the Rowleys Bay Resort lodge. Our kids were young when we started coming to Rowleys Bay, but they loved walking to the lodge for their own fun time. We could go there with them OR (more fun for them) they could go by themselves (the resort grounds are quiet and family friendly). They loved the game room, Grandma's bakery and the swimming pool.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We had a lovely time at your home. It is peaceful and serene--perfection in all respects.

We all loved it--Thank you!
Jun 2015
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Beautiful Spacious Lakefront Home Near Rowleys Bay Resort
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews

Perfect home for families

  • 5 of 5

I just ran across the email to review our stay at this beautiful home near Rowley's Bay. Our stay was in August 2015 ( I know it says Sept on review but it won't let me go back all the way to our actual stay date) so I am a year behind but it was a very lovely home to stay in. Very spacious, well stocked kitchen, clean, plenty of bathrooms and just an overall wonderful experience. The lodge nearby is convenient if you are looking for those kind of amenities, but we were totally happy with just being at the house. Also, a great area to take a walk. And it is near towns that can be included in your vacation.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind words, Nancy! So glad you enjoyed your stay at our home in Rowleys Bay. If your travels ever bring you back to Door County, we'd love to host you again. All the best.
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Wonderful lake property on Lake Michigan

  • 5 of 5

I would highly recommend this property if you have several guests staying. It was a delightful home with plenty of space to move around for ten of us. The view of Lake Michigan was spectacular and the "blood moon" was incredible. My son, wife and granddaughter took advantage of the close pool one day and that was a special treat. This was a great getaway for our family and I would rent it again on our next trip to Door County.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place for restoration!

  • 5 of 5

My family has been to this well-appointed lake home many times, and each time, we marvel at the beauty of the tranquil setting. It is well laid out with four spacious bedrooms, and 3 1/2 baths, and the view of the lake is so peaceful! There is wireless connection for those who wish it, and it's a short walk to a small pub, bakery, and restaurant. Guests also can use the indoor pool, whirlpool, and fun game room at the nearby lodge, so there truly is something for everyone in the family! You'll love this place - we sure do.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for our quick weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed every minute of our stay and all agreed that we should have booked at least one night more. Our group included 3 adult couples and our 3 children under the age of 9 months and your home was the perfect location for us. We were able to spread out and each have our own space along with giving the babies their own room to share. On Friday evening we enjoyed drinks on the lawn of the restaurant while the babies played happily in the grass. It was definitely our favorite memory from the weekend. Saturday night the adults sat on the rocks near the beach to take in the stars and we were able to see 5 shooting stars! It was gorgeous.

Thank you for opening your home to us and for keeping such a lovely home for guests to stay. We look forward to being back again in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Madison, WI

Winter Hiking

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at your house in Rowley's Bay - thanks so much for making it available to us!

We were a group of nine friends. We walked around the resort, took a trail to the Mink River and also

did some hiking in Newport State Park. We did a lot of cooking in the house, played some games, and hung out in the living room by the fireplace. The house was very comfortable and perfect for our needs. I especially appreciated the wide variety of cooking equipment available in the kitchen. Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rockford, Illinois

Dennis Larson

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in your home last week. The beds were very comfortable, the view was fantastic and we loved the huge dining room table. We were so busy enjoying ourselves we never got around to signing the guest book. One of the highlights was seeing a porcupine next to the house on several occasions. We also enjoyed kayaking in the Mink River Estuary although it was a bit difficult getting there from the Lake Michigan side because of the low water level. There is another way if you have a 2-wheel cart coming down from the road leading to Newport State Park. We saw an eagle, several kingfishers, and some type of aquatic rodent in the Estuary. We also enjoyed biking the local trails and roads and the trails of Newport and Peninsula State Parks. The Segway tour was also big hit.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your impressions of your visit. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay at our home! We love to share the beauty of Rowley's Bay with old and new friends. Actually, wildlife sightings right near our home are relatively rare, but the nearby Mink River Estuary and Newport State Park are great places to view the beauty of the local flora and fauna of Door County. Thanks so much!
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Our home has free WiFi internet access. Game room, ping-pong, pool table and pool in nearby Rowleys Bay Resort. (Pool open May-Oct.)


Rates & Availability

Rowleys Bay House Rental Rates


  • From $239/nt - $1673/wk
  • US Dollars
  • Summer-$2723 per week/$389 per night
  • Spring/Fall-$2093 per week/$299 per night
  • Quiet (Winter-Early Spring)-$239 per night
  • Year End Holiday Season-$299 per night
  • Fall Fest (Weekends, mid-Oct.)-$399 per night
  • Reservations are made through the Rowleys Bay Resort
  • Minimum stays may be required during peak seasons
  • Please call homeowner for contact information
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Rowleys Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Computer Available ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3.5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • King size beds (2) King bed located in each of two upstairs bedrooms, Queen size Beds (1) located in the downstairs bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (3) 3 twin beds located in one upstairs bedroom, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • jetted tub
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
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