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Lakeside Cottage in the Pine Woods with Huge Deck and Sunset Views

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The huge deck faces west to the sunset. No splinters! The deck is AZEK.

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Last updated: 10/03/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Minocqua cottage description

Four Sisters Point nestles on a point on Lake Katherine, a clear, quiet, 600-acre lake in the North Woods of Wisconsin. Lake Katherine offers the best in fishing and water sports as well as a quiet serenity unique in the popular Minocqua area.

The cottage commands a special spot on this pristine, clear lake. Sitting atop a small hill on the edge of a peninsula, with the lake wrapping around it, it boasts a lake view from the deck and from EVERY ROOM. (Well, not the bathrooms...)

Four Sisters point has a 40-foot pier in a quiet bay. With 400 feet of private shoreline, a private sandy beach, a second small 'secret beach,' and four acres of private pine woods, there is much to explore. Fishing, water-skiing, swimming, and boating await sports-lovers. Nearby Minocqua has lively shopping, dining and entertainment. For a rainy day, there is a big stone fireplace, a TV with satellite and one with DVD/VCR, and a small library and collection of games.

This is a great place to get away in the spring and fall, as well as summer. The sound of the loons, a cozy fireplace, beautiful views of spring or summer foliage all await you for a romantic getaway, a fishing break, or a secluded retreat. Spring and fall also offer a great value over the higher-priced summer months.

MINIMUM RENTAL PERIOD IS ONE WEEK.
MAXIMUM NUMBER IN PARTY IS 8. THE COTTAGE IS CLOSED FOR THE WINTER. REOPENING MAY 16, 2015.

Keywords: Cottage, lake, lakefront, pine

Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Onsite Services

                  • Housekeeper Optional

                  Suitability

                  • Children Welcome:

                    Our beach is in a bay so it is protected from boats. The sandy bottom slopes gently. Nice, clear water. Water shoes are recommended on the beach and in the lake....moreless

                  • Pets Considered:

                    Well-behaved pets are welcome. We ask that renters keep pets off the furniture, blankets, and bedspreads and that renters vacuum and shake rugs thoroughly upon leaving. We also ask that you clean up after pets should they leave 'surprises' on the path, near the cabin, at the driveway, or on the beach....moreless

                  • Smoking Allowed:

                    Please limit smoking to the deck and use ashtrays....moreless

                  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

                    Access to the cottage is up a series of 12 steps. There is also a gentle path up to the back door that is not paved....moreless

                  Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

                  • Living room futon: 1 sleep sofa /futon

                    The couch folds out to a futon bed....moreless

                  • Pine Room: 1 queen

                    This 'pine' themed room has a view of the lake and the woods...moreless

                  • Bear Room: 1 queen

                    This large 'bear'-themed room has a lovely lake/woods view....moreless

                  • The Fishing Room: 1 double

                    This 'fishing'-themed room has a view of the lake and woods....moreless

                  • The Loon Room: 3 twin/ single

                    This 'loon'-themed room has beautiful views of the lake....moreless

                  • Queen-size Beds (1) The queen bed is in 'the Bear Room.', Double Beds (2) The double beds are in 'the Fishing Room' and 'the Pine Room.', Twin or Single Beds (3) The three single beds are in 'the Loon Room.', Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) The double futon is in the living room, next to the fireplace. Each of the bedrooms has its own theme--bears, loons, fishing, pines--with details in the linens, the furniture, and the accessories. You'll have fun discovering all the little touches!...moreless

                  Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

                  Other Amenities

                      • fishing boat (rowboat), private pier, private beach, deck, 400 feet of private lakefront, lake view from every room, 4 acres of private pine woods, full Kitchen (cute, but not too modern), outdoor firepit, Bedding, 1 queen, 2 double, 3 single, 1 double fold-out, Renters provide own sheets and towels, (Blankets and pillows provided, ) Well behaved pets Allowed, Cleaning fee is additional--renters must leave cottage clean...moreless

                      Entertainment

                      • Books:

                        Our library collection includes books about Wisconsin, the woods, and fishing as well as popular novels. We also have some very old books for those interested in a little antiquity!...moreless

                      • DVD Player
                      • Games:

                        There's a nice collection of games, from Trivial Pursuit to Scrabble to Taboo!...moreless

                      • Satellite / Cable:

                        1 TV with satellite....moreless

                      • Television:

                        2 TVs. One has satellite and one plays DVDs and videos only....moreless

                      • Toys:

                        We have a few lake toys for your use, including floats and noodles. We also have life vests for forays out in the rowboat....moreless

                      Theme

                      • Away From It All
                      • Family
                      • Romantic
                      • Sports & Activities

                      Attractions

                      • Churches
                      • Cinemas
                      • Library
                      • Live Theater
                      • Marina
                      • Playground
                      • Restaurants
                      • Water Parks
                      • Zoo

                      Local Services & Businesses

                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Groceries
                      • Hospital
                      • Laundromat
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Medical Services

                      Leisure Activities

                      • Antiquing
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Boating
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Miniature Golf
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Shopping
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Walking
                      • Wildlife Viewing

                      Location Type

                      • Lake View:

                        The huge, 500-sf. 2-level deck faces west to the lake and the sunset. The lake glitters like diamonds in the late afternoons, and sunsets are often breathtaking. You'll watch until the stars come out!...moreless

                      • Lakefront:

                        The cottage is about 100 feet from the lake. There is a lake view from every room in the cottage, except the bathrooms. The dock is on our sandy beach in a protected bay, great for kids....moreless

                      • Water View:

                        The kitchen, the living room, and all four of the bedrooms have their own views of the lake and the pines. Wake in the morning to loons calling and the sun shining through the pines....moreless

                      • Waterfront:

                        The property has 400 feet of lakefront that wraps around the cottage. Swim from the sandy beach or sit among the pines to listen for the loons....moreless

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Basketball Court
                      • Cycling
                      • Fishing
                      • Fly Fishing
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Golf
                      • Hiking
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Kayaking
                      • Pier Fishing
                      • Rafting
                      • Sailing
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Swimming
                      • Tennis
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Water Tubing
                      • Wind-Surfing

                      Dining

                      • Dining:

                        The kitchen table seats 6 and there's plenty of extra room on the deck, including a table that seats 4....moreless

                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 6 people

                      General

                      • Linens Provided:

                        Blankets and pillows are provided, but guests should provide their own sheets and towels....moreless

                      • Living Room:

                        The living room has a comfortable futon couch and three easy chairs. Everyone will want to gather 'round the fireplace for ghost stories and sing-alongs!...moreless

                      • Parking:

                        There are parking spaces off the driveway for three cars. Boats on trailers should be put in the lake at the town landing and not brought into the driveway, which has trees close to the drive....moreless

                      • Parking Off Street:

                        The circular driveway provides three off-driveway parking spaces. Boats on trailers should be put in the lake at the town landing and not brought into the driveway, which has trees close to the drive...moreless

                      • Telephone
                      • Wood Fireplace:

                        lovely stone fireplace with firewood provided....moreless

                      Kitchen

                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Cooking Utensils:

                        In addition to the usual cooking utensils, there are barbeque utensils and plenty of marshmallow-roasting forks!...moreless

                      • Dishes & Utensils:

                        There are plates, flatware, and glasses for 8 or more and all the cooking implements you'll need. ...moreless

                      • Kitchen:

                        The kitchen is old-fashioned but cozy. The kitchen table seats 6 (but you'll want to be on the deck most of the time). The deck has a table that seats 4....moreless

                      • Microwave
                      • Oven
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove
                      • Toaster

                      Outside

                      • Boat:

                        A rowboat is available for fishing and we have plenty of life jackets....moreless

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        The huge deck adjoins the kitchen and provides a great lake and sunset view. There's even a fire pit on the deck for marshmallow roasting, sing-alongs, and ghost stories....moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill:

                        Our nice-sized charcoal grille is just right for family dinners on the deck. ...moreless

                      House Cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Optional
                           

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Spring 2015
                          May 16 - May 29, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          $1,750

                          Changeover Day: Saturday

                          Early summer 2015
                          Jun 6 - Jun 19, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          $1,900
                          Summer 2015
                          Aug 22 - Aug 28, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          $1,950

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                          • Taxes Not included

                          Notes:

                          Renters must leave the cottage clean or can arrange with the property manager to pay for cleaning.

                          Payment is made by personal check. A deposit of half the rental amount is required to reserve the week. The remainder plus a $500 security deposit is due on arrival. If you must cancel, we make every effort to re-rent the week. If we're successful, we will return your full deposit. If we're not successful, your deposit will not be returned. Security deposits are returned promptly after inspection.


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                          Location

                          75 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          Central Wisconsin Airport (Mosinee)
                          1.5 Miles
                          Nearest Motorway
                          Highway 51
                          Minocqua
                          Nearest Beach
                          Private sandy beach 75 yards from the cottage

                          Car: Recommended

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 1912

                          About the owner: My sisters and I share this wonderful cottage, first purchased by our grandfather in 1912. We live all over the country (and Canada), and the cottage is the one place we are able to get together with other family members to share time and memories together, and to keep old and make new traditions. Fortunately, a couple of industrious brothers-in-law are as interested in maintaining the cottage as we are and undertake some of the heavier projects!

                          Why the Owner Chose Minocqua:
                          We didn't choose it--it chose us! We've been coming to this place since our parents first brought our oldest sister here during WW2. While our grandfather was living, we came up early every summer, and our father spent his 'vacation' making sure the place was ready for Granddad's summer there--woodpile full, maintenance done, etc. We spent hours after supper singing to the tune of our Dad's old ukulele and playing cribbage with Granddad.

                          The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                          It is easy to spend the whole time we're here listening to the loons, watching the chipmunks, looking for eagles, swimming, and puttering around. While we also enjoy going into Hazelhurst or Minocqua, both less than 10 minutes away, and there are also lots of other things to do in the area, we enjoy the chance to slow down enough to listen to the wind in the pines, watch the lake sparkle in late afternoon, and admire the sunset until its last rays disappear over the lake. We also 'pay our dues' to the legacy of the cottage by putting in plenty of work to keep the place nice for ourselves and our visitors!


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                          Photos

                          • The huge deck faces west to the sunset. No splinters! The deck is AZEK.

                            The huge deck faces west to the sunset. No splinters! The deck is AZEK.

                          • All decor is Northwoods cabin, and every room has a view of the lake.

                            All decor is Northwoods cabin, and every room has a view of the lake.

                          • Our original stone fireplace warms up cool spring and autumn evenings.

                            Our original stone fireplace warms up cool spring and autumn evenings.

                          • Enjoy the sunset from the west-facing deck or from the 40-foot dock.

                            Enjoy the sunset from the west-facing deck or from the 40-foot dock.

                          • Enjoy beautiful fall colors in late September and early October.

                            Enjoy beautiful fall colors in late September and early October.

                          • The kitchen faces west to the sunset and the lake. Beautiful breakfasts!

                            The kitchen faces west to the sunset and the lake. Beautiful breakfasts!

                          • True Northwoods charm!

                            True Northwoods charm!

                          • It's never too early in the day for fishing!

                            It's never too early in the day for fishing!

                          • The Lonely Fisherman Rows Home

                            The Lonely Fisherman Rows Home

                          • The protected sandy beach is great for kids and adults alike.

                            The protected sandy beach is great for kids and adults alike.

                          • Living room has a large stone fireplace and plenty of windows with lake views.

                            Living room has a large stone fireplace and plenty of windows with lake views.

                          • 'The Bear Room' features a queen-sized bed and a view of the lake.

                            'The Bear Room' features a queen-sized bed and a view of the lake.

                          • The Loon Room has three single beds.

                            The Loon Room has three single beds.

                          • The view of the sunset from our pier. This photo has not been retouched!

                            The view of the sunset from our pier. This photo has not been retouched!

                          • We get such beautiful sunsets--I couldn't resist adding one more!

                            We get such beautiful sunsets--I couldn't resist adding one more!

                          • The steps up to the deck from the driveway. There's also a gentle trail.

                            The steps up to the deck from the driveway. There's also a gentle trail.

                          • Late afternoon light coming through the pines.

                            Late afternoon light coming through the pines.

                          • A rowboat is available for your use. It's a great lake for kayaks and canoes too

                            A rowboat is available for your use. It's a great lake for kayaks and canoes too

                          • Clear water - the rippled sand through about 2 feet of water.

                            Clear water - the rippled sand through about 2 feet of water.

                          VRBO #12901

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                          This listing was first published here in 2002.

                          Date last modified - Friday, October 03, 2014

                          $1,750 - $1,950 per week (USD)
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                          4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 8

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                          Minimum stay: 7 nights
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