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Lodge Home on Little Saint Germain Lake. Featured in Magazine!

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Last updated: 12/05/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

St. Germain house description

3 Bedroom plus guesthouse which rents separately.

Private home on little St. Germain lake with guest house. There are few destinations like Wisconsin's north woods. Packed with interconnected lakes and dense evergreen forest, Milwaukeeans have been heading 'up north' for years of family vacations and sporting weekends.

Year round, tourists travel Hwy. 45 north to a land dedicated to hunting, fishing, snowmobiling and boating. It's a destination known simply to natives by a cardinal direction; referring to a region hundreds of miles wide yet denoting one specific vacation voyage.

On a recent trip 'up north', with our family cottage under construction, we stayed for the first time on a different lake in a rental home.

I worried the experience would somehow not be the same. Now, I worry that we've been spoiled.

Located on Little St. Germain Lake, 1000 Pines Lake Home is incredible. The property includes two buildings: a main vacation home and an adjacent guest house located over a free standing garage. Originally built in the 1960s, a two story addition and remodel plus the guest house were completed 10 years ago.

'We love it up north. We've had great family memories since childhood and we hope that our place can provide some of those same great memories for other families and generation to come,' owner Steve Wiersema says.

From first glance, the main house reflects Weirsema's family focus. Three bedrooms and a loft plus two full baths ensure room for the entire family. The large kitchen boasts a central island and stools, the ideal arrangement for guests to leisurely chat and cook. Likewise, the dining room table is set family style, easily seating eight to 10 people.

The house somehow manages to combine old with new; maintaining the quintessential nostalgic feel of a northwood's cabin but adding the ease and luxury of modern amenity. The log cabin interior is decorated with outdoor themed fabrics and photographs; a stack of board games, outdoor fire pit and in-house book and movie collection add key 'up north' characteristics.

'We're from the western suburbs of Chicago but have been vacationing in the area for 40 years. We started off in Minocqua back in the 60's when it was laid back and not so busy. About 10 years ago we moved to St. Germain because it reminded us how nice Minoqua was back in the day,' Weirsema says.

You could come for the week and never have to leave. The finished basement entices with pool, pinball, small scale bowling and a racing video game. Sliding glass doors lead down to an extended pier, in water trampoline and screened in gazebo. Up top, a large driveway transforms into a basketball court surrounded by a yard filled with deer and bird feeders.

Every inch of the house is covered with windows. Sunlight pours in through floor to ceiling windows in the great room; revealing expansive views of the lake, tall pines and occasional bald eagle or loon.

Over the garage, the studio style guest house is a combined living room, kitchen and bedroom; creating a cozy nook separate from the main house. Despite an all in one combination, the guest house has a full kitchen, queen bed and convertible sleeper sofa. An attached bathroom provides visitors with privacy and convenience.

Unable to visit the cottage we've known for the last 30 years, 1000 Pines Lake Home was more than a welcomed replacement.

1000 Pines Lake Home is a four season rental; available for hunting, snowmobiling, fishing and swimming seasons. Visit the Web site for further details.

Enjoy the peace and quite of the Northwood's. The home sits on 2 beautiful wooded acres on the lake. large pines surround the property. Eagles nest in trees on front lawn!!You will be amazed at the beautiful sunsets as the home faces diectly west! Large main house with guest house which rents separately for $1,100/week. The home features a full basement with game room. The main house features 2 bedrooms and large bedroom loft. 2 queens and 2 twins. There is a bonus loft for kids with 2 beds also. Large great room with full kitchen. 2 full baths.

A large dock for your water toys and entertaining enjoyment. Two bars and 3 refrigerators. Basketball hoop. This area of the lake has a sandy bottom with a very gradual drop off unlike many other areas of the lake. Great fishing and boating lake. Relax on the hammock by the lake or in the screened in gazebo.

House Layout: First Floor. Great room with vaulted cathedral ceilings. Pot belly stove fireplace. Kitchen with all appliances and utensils. Den with satellite TV, wireless high speed internet and wood burning fireplace. Small bar with refrigerator. Two bedrooms one with a queen the other has 2 twins. Second full bath. Small loft with two beds for kids. Large master loft. Beautiful panoramic views of lake throughout. Lower level: game room and bar. This is a walkout to lake with a patio overlooking the lake. Outdoor grill to enjoy cooking by the lake.

Guest Suite: Studio style apartment. One queen bed. Large sitting area with a pullout couch. Deck. Will sleep 4. Full kitchen and bath. Beautifully decorated with Northwood's theme.

The property can sleep 12 comfortably.Boat Rental available.



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Property Type

  • House
  • 2200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


          • Bedroom 3: 2 double


          • Loft: 2 double

            This is a small loft for Kids. Bonus room only.....moreless

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            Loft Master Bedroom...moreless

          • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Child Beds (1)

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


          • Both recently updated

          Other Amenities

              • Game room. Pool table, driving arcade game, pinball and bowling game.


              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Game Room
              • Games
              • Ping Pong Table
              • Pool Table
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo
              • Television
              • Toys
              • Video Library


              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Marina
              • Restaurants
              • Water Parks
              • Zoo

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat

              Leisure Activities

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

              Location Type

              • Lake View
              • Lakefront
              • Water View

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Basketball Court
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Hunting
              • Ice Skating
              • Jet Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Rafting
              • Sailing
              • Skiing
              • Snowboarding
              • Snowmobiling
              • Swimming
              • Water Skiing
              • Water Tubing
              • Whitewater Rafting


              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 6 people


              • Broadband Access
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Fireplace
              • Internet
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room
              • Parking
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Washing Machine
              • Wireless Internet
              • Wood Fireplace
              • Wood Stove


              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Kitchen:

                New Granite Countertops...moreless

              • Microwave
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Toaster


              • Deck / Patio
              • Gazebo
              • Outdoor Grill


              Write a review 4.5
              from 2 traveler reviews
              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              My Standard Rate
              7 night min stay


              Changeover Day: Saturday

              Additional information about rental rates


              • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
              • Tax Rate 4.5%

              Cancellation policy:

              100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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              Last updated: 12/05/2014
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              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2004

              About the owner: Our family of five is from the Chicago Suburbs.

              Why the Owner Chose St. Germain:
              We have vacationed here our whole lives and love it! After 40 years of visiting and renting we finally decided to buy our own piece of paradise. It incredible lake views and sunsets are second to none!

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              Sits directly on Little St Germain Lake and faces west so the sunsets are amazing.

              Contact us

              Speaks: english

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              Guestbook comments from the owner

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              • Bar.Great Room. Dining Room

                Bar.Great Room. Dining Room

              • New Kitchen

                New Kitchen

              • View From Lake

                View From Lake

              • Game Room Pocker Table

                Game Room Pocker Table

              • Bath


              • Great Room

                Great Room

              • Tree house for kids

                Tree house for kids

              • View from dock

                View from dock

              • View of Dock from house

                View of Dock from house

              • Great Room

                Great Room

              • Family Room

                Family Room

              • Loft Bedroom

                Loft Bedroom

              • Fireplace in Den

                Fireplace in Den

              • Game room

                Game room

              • Guest studio bedroom

                Guest studio bedroom

              VRBO #176950

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              This listing was first published here in 2008.

              Date last modified - Thursday, December 18, 2014

              $2,900 per week (USD)

              3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 8

              View calendar: Updated 12/05/14
              Minimum stay: 7 nights
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              Member since: 2008
              Speaks: english
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