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Back Flower Garden, lots of fenced in space for our 4 legged friends

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Whitewater farmhouse description

Visit now and hike miles of trails, watch for migrating birds making their way south or just observe quiet woodlands and watch as life reaffirms itself in a thousand different ways. Looking for a breath of fresh air? Look no further.

Feel a million miles away from the stress, congestion, hustle and bustle of urban living - all within 1.5 hours of Chicago OR Milwaukee! Our tranquil oasis will whisk you worlds away without traveling very far.

Set on more than 12 beautiful acres of trees and prairie nestled in the heart of the Kettle Moraine State Forest, leave your worries behind and feel yourself relax in this country home with all the modern amenities.

Conveniently located just 20 miles outside Lake Geneva, and less than 5 miles from Lauderdale Lakes the choices are yours. Shopping, dining, spas in Lake Geneva, boating, swimming and lounging on Lauderdale's 3 lakes. Cross country skiing in the Kettle Moraine or downhill skiing at Alpine Valley are minutes away from our back door.

Or best of all, sit and enjoy the scenery, hiking, biking, snowmobiling and horse back riding on the Kettle Moraines' miles of trails. You will find 'more than 20,000 acres of glacial hills, kettles, lakes, prairie restoration sites, pine woods' in the Southern Unit of the Kettle Moraine. Golf, fishing, spas, restaurants...the possibilities are endless!!!

Escape from the ordinary, find the extraordinary. And EXHALE!

**PLEASE NOTE: if you are searching for a party headquarters please do not book our home. We do not allow overnight guests other than those listed in the rental information nor do we sponsor large gatherings (weddings, graduation parties, etc). I am sure there are plenty of places that can sponsor those events for you - we are not it. Our maximum guest count is strictly enforced.


Keywords: Country Home, Nature, Natural Escape, Southern Kettle Moraine, Hiking, Biking, XC Skiing, Southeast Wisconsin, Road Biking,Ice Age Trail, John Muir Trail, Emma Carlin Trail

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Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    No one under the age of 25 may rent the property....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Located on 12 rolling acres, our own spring-fed pond, steps away from the Kettle Moraine trails for hiking/cross-country skiing/horse-back riding/nature viewing, etc, etc ,etc....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Waterfront:

    We have our own pond - walk to around the path and look for wood ducks, cranes, turtles, deer - all on the property....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Dining:

    LARGE dining table seats 8 comfortably....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Free Wi-fi...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    Plenty of parking for numerous vehicles...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Also parking for your bicycle if you are heading to Southeast Wisconsin for the miles of road biking or the southern unit of the Kettle Moraine for miles of trail riding....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Full size...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    The highlight of winter months keeps things nice and cozy. After cross country skiing the miles of trails in the Kettle Moraine, or hours of down hill runs at Alpine Valley resort, relax by the fire...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Full Fiesta ware set of dishes and every utensil we could think of....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Stainless steel Bosch ...moreless

  • Freezer:

    Includes ice maker...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Fully stocked with everything you could need to whip up a quick snack of a full Thanksgiving dinner....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Microwave with convection oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Serving bowls, platters, etc...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Full size ...moreless

  • Stove:

    Stainless steel commercial grade Jenn Air stove...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda:

    Screened porch is perfect for early morning coffee!...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Thanksgiving
Nov 25 - Dec 2
2 night min stay
$300
Christmas $ New Years
Dec 21 - Jan 5
2 night min stay
$350
$2,100
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$275
$1,550 $3,450
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $49
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Contact us for information on discounted mid-week or extended stays!


Cancellation policy:

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Location

1.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
http://www.lauderdalelakescountryclub.com
10 Miles
Nearest Ski
http://www.alpinevalleyresort.com/

Car: Necessary

We are located IN the Southern Unit of Kettle Moraine State Forest. ENJOY: hiking, biking, trail running, geo-caching, bird watching, mushrooming, fishing, snowmobiling, cross country skiing, horseback riding, kayaking, canoeing, boating, hunting, scenic drive, ice fishing, ice skating, hunting, target shooting or dog walking.

Or drive 15 minutes into Lake Geneva and shop, spa and dine.

Or a little bit of all of the above. Truly the best of everything.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: This home is our family retreat. There is no touch of an 'institutional' feel anywhere. Our family and extended family spends a lot of time here and we want to share this truly unique and serene experience with those that can appreciate some time away from the rat race. We are VERY kid friendly...but also an ideal destination for a romantic weekend for 2!

Why the Owner Chose Whitewater:
The Kettle Moraine State Forest's Southern Unit is unique and beautiful. It is also easily accessible to the greater Chicagoland AND the greater Milwaukee areas. The truly amazing thing is all that is available within a short distance - cycling (on and off road), hiking, horseback riding, boating, shopping, spas cross country skiing, etc etc etc. Boredom should NEVER be an issue.

The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
More than 20,000 acres of glacial hills, kettles, lakes, prairie restoration sites, pine woods and hardwood forests can be found in the Southern Unit, making this a popular area for a wide variety of visitors. The 3,500-acre Scuppernong River Habitat Area is the largest wet prairie east of the Mississippi River. You can enjoy all of this but still sleep in (very) comfortable beds and have access to a well equipped kitchen (and central air conditioning)!


Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Photos

  • Back Flower Garden, lots of fenced in space for our 4 legged friends

    Back Flower Garden, lots of fenced in space for our 4 legged friends

  • King size master bedroom - COMFY!

    King size master bedroom - COMFY!

  • Bedroom with queen size bed and lots of built in storage-plus great views!

    Bedroom with queen size bed and lots of built in storage-plus great views!

  • Lots of counter space - set up the buffet and let 'em serve themselves!

    Lots of counter space - set up the buffet and let 'em serve themselves!

  • Lots of seating and a roaring fire, why aren't you here?

    Lots of seating and a roaring fire, why aren't you here?

  • Big TV (with cable), plenty of seating, you bring the chips and beverages!

    Big TV (with cable), plenty of seating, you bring the chips and beverages!

  • tree swing! Who's first?

    tree swing! Who's first?

  • Eastern Blue Bird Nest - with eggs!

    Eastern Blue Bird Nest - with eggs!

  • Morning Glories - every morning is glorious here!

    Morning Glories - every morning is glorious here!

  • Bring your binoculars (and your boots).

    Bring your binoculars (and your boots).

  • Bumble bees had a busy summer in our area of the Kettle Moraine!

    Bumble bees had a busy summer in our area of the Kettle Moraine!

  • Winter in the Kettle Moraine is an exercise in art. We call this the hobbit tree

    Winter in the Kettle Moraine is an exercise in art. We call this the hobbit tree

  • AAAAHHHHH!!!

    AAAAHHHHH!!!

  • Sleeps 4 with every kids favorite - BUNKBEDS! (and a not exciting full size)

    Sleeps 4 with every kids favorite - BUNKBEDS! (and a not exciting full size)

  • Window over sink looks out over the prairie - makes it almost worth doing dishes

    Window over sink looks out over the prairie - makes it almost worth doing dishes

  • Dining room table for 8, roaring fireplace, comfy couch - you could be here!

    Dining room table for 8, roaring fireplace, comfy couch - you could be here!

  • Screened Porch, a favorite spot for early morning coffee (or late night wine)!

    Screened Porch, a favorite spot for early morning coffee (or late night wine)!

  • Fire pit - who's bringing marshmallows?

    Fire pit - who's bringing marshmallows?

  • Back entrance - come on in!

    Back entrance - come on in!

  • Yep, we've got frogs! 10 year old Jack is our resident champion frog wrangler!

    Yep, we've got frogs! 10 year old Jack is our resident champion frog wrangler!

  • Early morning fog rolling over the prairie- this is the view out the back door.

    Early morning fog rolling over the prairie- this is the view out the back door.

  • Less than 2 hours from Chicago - seriously.

    Less than 2 hours from Chicago - seriously.

  • Enormous trees, rolling prairie, lots of space to breath. So relax and EXHALE!

    Enormous trees, rolling prairie, lots of space to breath. So relax and EXHALE!

  • House in winter. The quiet is profound

    House in winter. The quiet is profound

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  • Sleeps
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  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1.5
  • Property type
    Farmhouse
  • Reviews
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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
  • Response time: Within a few days
  • Response rate: 80%
  • Calendar last updated: 03/27/2015
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