Gérant immobilier / professionnel
Evolve Vacation Rental Network
- anglais, français, allemand, espagnol
Salle(s) de bain
We had a peaceful couple of days at this sweet lake side property. It was cozy and comfortable. A little bit of retro vibe which was perfect! Communication with Jim has been amazing. Thank you for letting us stay.
A lovely spot to rest and renew with views of the Cana Island Lighthouse and the expanse of Lake Michigan!
Treasure in Bailys Harbor
My husband and I and our 2 standard poodles spent a peaceful and beautiful Christmas day and the following day at this amazing tranquil property! It is off the grid. No Wi-Fi, no cell phone service inside the house. We read books, sat by the fire, played board games, took walks, listened to classical music on the sterio there, and watched and listened to the sound of waves. Magical!!! Thank you so much Father Jim for allowing us to make these beautiful memories of Christmas 2018!
The home was spotless and equipped with all one needed. Being at the near end of a road made it absolutely quiet except for the crashing waves. Having my dog with me made the stay unforgettable for both of us. Every morning waking brought in views of the waves, huge limestone shore, and a beautiful lighthouse while sipping tea in bed. It made a perfect time for forgetting and remembering all that makes up life. The owner was sweet and let me know important details. I appreciated that as well as the fair cost of the rental. Thank you. Nancy & Luby
Amazing, isolated location
If you're looking for a place to be far from the regular tourist-mobbed sections of Door County, this is it. A nice cottage with amazing views from the loft-like upstairs bedroom, you can see the lake at the edge of the backyard all day, the stars at night, and wake up to glorious sunrises. Although there are some tourists which make the trek out to the Cana Island Lighthouse (about 3 minutes walking from this place), it's barely a handful of people, and never a crowd, like on the main streets of the bigger Door County towns, and you only see them as you drive past.
Speaking of the drive, you should probably arrive when it's light out. I arrived after sunset, and while not hard to find, being so isolated, it can be very, very dark. The house itself is fine and well lit, both inside and out, but you'll be driving down smaller and smaller roads for quite awhile, and steadily losing cell phone signal as you get closer. To me that just adds to the fun, but might be stress inducing for the less adventurous.
Finally, be aware that the drive into the actual main downtown part of Bailey's Harbor is a good 15 - 20 minutes away. Again, this is fine for most people, just don't expect to be able to wake up and walk down the street to Bearded Heart Coffee (which you should visit, by the way).
None of those are cons for me. In fact the only one I could maybe consider a con is that all the beds are pull-outs, which is made clear in the property description. These don't bother me, but I know some people really despise them. Regardless, everything else – the locale, the privacy, the lake right out the back door, the quiet – more than make up for it. It actually pains me slightly to write this review because I want to keep it a little hidden secret… I liked it that much.