|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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 40+ 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
Fully equipped kitchen w/stove, fridge, microwave, utensils and dishware
Complimentary local gourmet coffee and organic teas
King size bed w/tempurpedic mattress
Queen bed w/pillow top mattress
Queen sized sleeper sofa
2 flat screen TVs with DVD players and DVD library
WiFi Internet Access
Quality cotton Linens and towels provided
Eco-friendly laundry and dish soap provided
Outdoor gas grill
Privacy and seclusion in a park-like setting
Boat and trailer parking
Keywords: Wooded, Acreage, Secluded, Garage, Kayaks, Trailer Parking, Fitness Area, Apostle Islands, Biking, Walking Distance to town
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
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.
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.
Wonderful place to spend our anniversary! The location was tranquil with a beautiful woods setting, close to town and the orchards. The accommodations were clean and comfortable, perfect for our needs. There is a flight of stairs leading to the main area of the carriage house which might be challenging for some folks. Our hosts took us on a kayak tour of the caves which was a once in a lifetime excursion. They gave us spot on dining tips and where to get the BEST sugar cured smoked whitefish. Absolutely a wonderful place to stay, we're just sorry that we didn't have time to hike the trails that traverse the property.
Lovely hosts and a super clean home. Well equipped with everything you would need. The house is not very far from town yet it is nestled in the privacy of a beautiful woods. Perfect vacation home. And again the hosts couldn't be nicer. One of the nicest VRBOs I've visited. If I could bring my dog it would be 6 stars! ;)
We really enjoyed our stay at the Carriage House. Barbara and John are very friendly and accommodating. From the granite counter top in the kitchen, to the Tempurpedic mattress, everything was top-notch. The gas grill, WiFi and washer and dryer all made the stay very comfortable. We will be back.
Make sure to take in Houghton Falls while you're in the area.
My husband and I found the perfect location to stay for our first visit to Bayfield/Apostle Islands...the Carriage House. Not only was the rental very nice, but the hosts (Barb and John) were also awesome. We love the outdoors and their 10-acre wooded property was ideal. Close enough to town for biking into, yet private and quiet. John took us on an incredible kayak paddle to the sea caves...one of the highlights of our trip. As hosts, they really know how to treat their visitors. It was evident with how well maintained the rental was and how friendly they were, yet respected our privacy. We will be back in the Bayfield area and will definitely check to see if the Carriage House is available. Thanks Barb and John!
We had an amazing time at the location and even experienced some wildlife when we saw some baby bears!! John and Barbara were full of knowledge and even shared some great stories with us. The cabin was excellent and extremely accommodating for our needs. The location of the property made the town very accessible. We cannot wait to go back again!
We spent 2 nights here while we were enjoyed the Bayfield area. Barb and John were exceptional hosts and made sure we were comfortable in their beautiful cottage home. The accomodations were delightful and we especially appreciated the attentiveness to detail they provided for our every need. The location is perfect, the privacy is unexpected and the experience was just what we were looking for. We not only recommend the Murphey's home, we hope to return very soon!!
We are minutes away from the Apostle Islands
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest|
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.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.