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Remodeled Lake House on Serene Rice Lake

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Birdseye view of the huge wrap around deck, front door, pier, and lake front

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Last updated: 08/27/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Whitewater house description

Location:

Our Lake house retreat is on Rice Lake in Walworth County – 6 miles outside of the town of Whitewater in the Southern Kettle Moraine State forest. Rice Lake is approx 150 acres, 10 feet deep, and more than half of the shoreline is uninhabited state forest. Property is located on 75 ft of lake frontage in a protected bay with pier perfect for swimming, fishing, or sunbathing.


Our Home:
Two-level, 2400 square foot home with 4 bedrooms/3 baths, sleeps 10+. Both floors have been completely remodeled and have central air conditioning and heat. 1100+ sq ft wrap around deck surrounding the open floor plan of the kitchen, dining room, and living room provides a beautiful view of the bay.

Upstairs
Kitchen: granite counter tops and island, all new appliances including dishwasher, trash compactor, double oven, microwave, refrigerator/freezer with ice maker. Small appliances include a blender, mixer, griddle, coffee maker, Keurig one-cup coffee maker, toaster, and more. Dining table seats 8 comfortably.

Living room: large flat screen TV with Dish Network and DVD/VHS player. Comfy reclining couch and love seat--perfect for a mid-day vacation nap. Entertainment closet filled with DVDs, VHS tapes, books, and board games.

Master Bedroom: King bed, plenty of dresser and closet space, and attached master bathroom.

Master bathroom: electric steam shower with 2 shower heads and a built-in tile bench for 2-3. Cabinet stocked with towels and a convenient laundry chute to the basement laundry room.

Bedroom #2: King bed, TV with Dish Network and VCR/DVD player, and a large dresser and closet space.

Bedroom #3: Queen pillow-top bed with dresser and closet.

Bathroom #2: Full bathroom with shower/tub stocked with towels and toiletries for your needs.


Downstairs:
Family room: TV with Dish Network and a DVD/VHS player, wood-burning fireplace, sliding glass doors to lakefront, couch with pullout double bed (optional sleeping space), and a very comfortable double high queen air mattress with bedding provided. May bring one additional air mattress to utilize in the basement family room space.

Bathroom #3: huge whirlpool bath tub with jets (seats 2 comfortably) and shower.

Bedroom #4: one full bed and one twin bed with dresser and closet.

Laundry room: washer and dryer with detergent provided, beach towels, extra bath towels, cleaning supplies, and extra paper products.

2nd refrigerator/freezer.

Outside:
Huge wrap-around deck with comfortable deck furniture including swivel chairs and a table for 4, 2 stationary chairs, and a chaise lounge with a side table.
Gas grill with propane and utensils.
17 gently sloping stairs down a winding staircase lead to a lower deck area with a fire pit, chairs, and prongs for cooking over the fire.
20’ x 10’ pier with ladder. Water is approximately 6’ deep at end of pier.

Whitewater is a college town with a branch of the University of Wisconsin. Population is about 15,000. There are plenty of sit-down and fast-food restaurants, bars, small-town and chain stores, and Super Wal-Mart for all your vacation needs.

Property Type

  • House
  • 2400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Considered:

            Small to medium well-trained dogs are allowed with prior approval....moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Lessee must be at least 25 years of age...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12

          • Other (See Description)

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          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

            Plenty of dresser and closet space, and attached master bath...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 king

            TV with Dish Network and VCR/DVD player, dresser, closet...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

            Dresser and closet....moreless

          • Bedroom 4: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

            Dresser and closet....moreless

          • Downstairs sofa pulls out into a double bed. A queen-size double-high air mattress is also provided....moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

            Electric steam shower w/ bench for 2-3 ! Laundry chute....moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower, jetted tub

            Big whirlpool bath tub with jets (seats 2 comfortably)...moreless

          • All bathrooms stocked with toiletries, shampoo, towels.

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Refrigerator:

            (2) Brand new refrigerator/freezer with ice maker in upstairs kitchen with second refrigerator/freezer located downstairs. Frig is stocked with basic condiments (salad dressing, ketchup, etc)...moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            Stocked with numerous spices and basics like flour and sugar. Also some extras like pasta and canned veggies/fruit. ...moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Granite countertops and island, all new appliances including dishwasher and trash compactor...moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Plenty of pots, pans, plates, glasses, and silverware for all your cooking and dining needs...moreless

          • Dining:

            Seats 6-8 comfortably but put in an extra leaf and pull up some more chairs. ...moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            Nice coffee maker plus an additional Keurig one-cup coffee maker....moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Small appliances include a blender, mixer, griddle, and more...moreless

          • Dishwasher:

            Built-in, full-sized, two rack dish washer with detergent...moreless

          • Stove:

            Double oven...moreless

          • Freezer:

            Ice-maker...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            8...moreless

          • Toaster
          • Ice Maker
          • Microwave
          • Seating for 8 people

          Amenities

          • Wood Fireplace:

            Some wood provided (please don't forget to open flue and a small window to get a draft going up the chimney !)...moreless

          • Living Room seats 8:

            Two couches with built-in recliners. Large screen plasma TV. Beautiful lake views....moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Large top-load washer with detergent, fabric softener, and bleach provided...moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            Plenty of towels, both for shower use and beach towels for the lake...moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            Bed sheets, comforters, blankets, and pillows provided...moreless

          • Garage:

            Room for one compact car if necessary...moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            Driveway parking for two vehicles...moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            Central air-conditioning ...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Fishing gear Basketball hoop & balls Ladder ball Children's bags set Washers Volleyball & net ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Television:

                (3) Large screen in main living room. Another set in downstairs family room and a third in upstairs bedroom. A fourth with DVD player can be used anywhere. Great for kids with games....moreless

              • Stereo:

                Located downstairs, great for listening to Sirius channels over Dish. (Just have the amp, no CD player)....moreless

              • Music Library:

                Dish Network contains a variety of XM / sirius satellite radio stations...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                (3) Dish network on three TVs (two of the tv's share the same picture)...moreless

              • Video Library:

                Entertainment closet filled with DVDs, books, and board games....moreless

              • Games:

                Various board games...moreless

              • DVD Player:

                2 provided...moreless

              • Books
              • VCR
              • CD Player

              Communications

              • Internet:

                10 Mbps wireless but please don't download movies due to Dishnet capacity allowances....moreless

              • Telephone

              Pool & Spa

                  • Jetted Tub:

                    Whirlpool tub for 2 in downstairs master bathroom...moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    11400+ sq ft wrap around deck surrounding the open floor plan of the kitchen, dining room, and living room provides a beautiful view of the bay. Perfect for entertaining and sunbathing....moreless

                  • Boat:

                    Paddle boat, floating chairs, blow-up rafts, inner tubes, etc...moreless

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Family
                  • Away From It All
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Location & View

                  • Lake View
                  • Lakefront

                  Activities

                  • Churches
                  • Laundromat
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Swimming
                  • Hospital
                  • Sailing
                  • Fishing
                  • Skiing
                  • Golf
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Hunting
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Cycling
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Groceries
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Cinemas
                  • Library
                  • Marina
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Live Theater
                  • Restaurants
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Medical Services
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Shopping
                  • Boating
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Sledding
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Antiquing
                  • Walking
                  • Jet Skiing
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Off-peak
                  Oct 1 - May 1, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $350
                  $2,100
                  My Standard Rate
                  4 night min stay
                  $425
                  $2,750

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Pet Fee $0
                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
                  • Tax Rate 5.5%

                  Notes:

                  Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Please contact owner for extended period rental rates.


                  Cancellation policy:

                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 08/27/2014
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                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1988

                  About the owner: Lynn and I have owned our lake home since 1988. Long ago we used to camp in the Kettle Moraine State Forest and decided that it was such a beautiful and secluded area we had to have a place here that we could call our home away from home. It has been a dream come true (but not without expense) where we have opened nature to our son and daughter whom can someday do the same with their own children. Let us provide you with the ideal lake house for your family and friends to getaway and experience all the area has to offer.

                  Why the Owner Chose Whitewater:
                  The surrounding area is truly unbelievable and offers serenity and tranquility for a perfect escape from reality. There are countless hiking, biking, swimming, fishing, and boating activities in the summer and snowmobiling, ice fishing, ice-skating, sledding, and skiing activities in the winter. Rice Lake has very little boat traffic, as there are only 40 homes on the lake with few permanent residents. There are no marinas directly on Rice Lake, which limits visitors however; there is a boat ramp located on state park property if you wish to bring your own boat but be sure to obtain proper stickers and licenses. Speedboats and jet skis are welcomed between 9am-5pm with wake-free otherwise. Mornings and evenings are set aside for quiet canoeing or fishing or just sitting outside with a cup of coffee or a glass of wine. Our property is located in a wake-free bay so peace and quiet can always be enjoyed. For more action, Whitewater Lake (600+ acres) is right next door with a couple of marinas. There is no navigable access between the 2 lakes, just a spillover.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  Recommended for: couples retreat, families, multiple families, women’s retreat, men’s getaway, hunters, fishermen. While we are very accommodating, we prefer families and couples who will take care of our home like their own. Teenagers looking for a party house– please do not apply.


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                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • Birdseye view of the huge wrap around deck, front door, pier, and lake front

                    Birdseye view of the huge wrap around deck, front door, pier, and lake front

                  • View of house and garage from street

                    View of house and garage from street

                  • West side of deck with door opening to the livingroom

                    West side of deck with door opening to the livingroom

                  • Large, well-shaded deck for peaceful lakeside lounging

                    Large, well-shaded deck for peaceful lakeside lounging

                  • Canoe and paddle boat for your use

                    Canoe and paddle boat for your use

                  • 17 gently sloping steps up a winding staircase to the house from the lower deck

                    17 gently sloping steps up a winding staircase to the house from the lower deck

                  • Spacious kitchen with new appliances- perfect for entertaining a large group

                    Spacious kitchen with new appliances- perfect for entertaining a large group

                  • Master Bedroom: King bed, dresser and closet space, and attached master bathroom

                    Master Bedroom: King bed, dresser and closet space, and attached master bathroom

                  • Master bathroom: amazing steam shower and laundry chute to the laundry room.

                    Master bathroom: amazing steam shower and laundry chute to the laundry room.

                  • Bedroom #3: Queen pillow-top bed with dresser and closet.

                    Bedroom #3: Queen pillow-top bed with dresser and closet.

                  • Whirlpool tub and walk-in shower in downstairs bath.

                    Whirlpool tub and walk-in shower in downstairs bath.

                  • Downstairs family room with fireplace, dish network, and walk out sliding doors

                    Downstairs family room with fireplace, dish network, and walk out sliding doors

                  • View of property from on the lake

                    View of property from on the lake

                  • Huge wrap-around deck with comfortable deck furniture great for outdoor dining

                    Huge wrap-around deck with comfortable deck furniture great for outdoor dining

                  • View of lower deck, fire pit, and pier from upper deck

                    View of lower deck, fire pit, and pier from upper deck

                  • Fire pit for relaxing evening fires and marshmallow roasting

                    Fire pit for relaxing evening fires and marshmallow roasting

                  • View of quiet bay and serene lake from the pier

                    View of quiet bay and serene lake from the pier

                  • Open floor plan living room/kitchen/dining room (seats 8)

                    Open floor plan living room/kitchen/dining room (seats 8)

                  • Living room: Plasma TV with Dish Network and DVD/VHS player and back door

                    Living room: Plasma TV with Dish Network and DVD/VHS player and back door

                  • Electric steam shower with 2 shower heads and a built-in tile bench for 2-3

                    Electric steam shower with 2 shower heads and a built-in tile bench for 2-3

                  • Bedroom #2: King bed, TV with Dish Network DVD player, large dresser, and closet

                    Bedroom #2: King bed, TV with Dish Network DVD player, large dresser, and closet

                  • Bathroom #2: Full bathroom with shower/tub stocked with towels and toiletries

                    Bathroom #2: Full bathroom with shower/tub stocked with towels and toiletries

                  • Bedroom #4 (downstairs): one full bed and one twin bed with dresser and closet.

                    Bedroom #4 (downstairs): one full bed and one twin bed with dresser and closet.

                  • Downstairs laundry room with washer & dryer and supplies

                    Downstairs laundry room with washer & dryer and supplies

                  VRBO #427013

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                  Date last modified - Saturday, August 30, 2014

                  $350 - $425 per night (USD)
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                  4 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 12

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