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One-of-a-Kind! Great for Large and Multi-Family Groups or Corporate Groups

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View from the house toward the boathouse and lake.


Last updated: 11/07/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Mukwonago estate description

Come and truly Get-Away-From-It-All at Lakewood. With a 6,500 square foot main house available now and a 3 bedroom guest house available summer 2015 and a setting like no other, you and yours will make memories that will last a lifetime. Main house sleeps 20, guest house will sleep 12.

Located just 90 minutes from Chicago and between Milwaukee and Lake Geneva, Lakewood is easily reached whether you are staying for a long weekend getaway or a full vacation. Lakewood is a 1,000 acre property with a private 26 acre lake nestled inside. Depending on the season, the lake is great for a swim, a float, a sail, a kayak, a paddleboard, fishing, some broom ball or ice skating. The surrounding land offers plenty of outdoor activities during any season. Don’t worry if you forgot to bring something as you are only a ten minute drive from downtown Mukwonago with great local shops as well as a familiar Walgreens and Walmart.

The “Big House” at Lakewood is designed to please, with floor to ceiling windows across the expanse of the vaulted ceiling double great room to give you beautiful views of the lake. With eight bedrooms including two on the first floor, there is plenty of room at the Big House. An adjacent “Guest House” will reopen for the summer of 2015 to increase sleeping capacity and provide space for the family to spread out.

The kitchen is fully furnished and equipped, should you choose to cook inside rather than on the two gas grills outside. The kitchen features a 60” Wolf gas stove complete with two full size ovens, six burners, and a double griddle. A stainless steel refrigerator/freezer and stainless steel dishwasher are also in the main kitchen. There is a second refrigerator/freezer in the laundry room.

The great room is arranged into multiple conversation settings with the mid-century furniture. There is a massive arched sofa, a coffee table, and two leather chairs near the fireplace and tv. Another area provides for conversation and viewing through the large floor to ceiling windows. And just off the great room are the sliding glass door to the screened in porch (a terrific evening spot) and the door to the game room.

There are two bedrooms on the first floor with a full bath in between equipped with a walk in shower. There is a pocket door to close off the bedrooms from the main floor. The second floor has a similar two bedroom setup with a sliding door for additional quiet but with a shower/tub combination as well as four additional bedrooms along a balconied hallway with two more bathrooms between each pair of rooms. Eight bedrooms in total with four full bathrooms are currently equipped to sleep 20 in beds.

The patio off of the screened in porch offers a dining table as well as a fire pit for evening fun. Wonderful views of the entire lake abound. Just a few steps around the corner and near an entrance to the house through the oversized first floor laundry room is an additional patio with two full sized picnic tables and two gas grills. This is a great spot for feeding family members who wish to stay in their bathing suits in the summer without having to worry about messing up the dining or breakfast rooms. Across the yard is a backstop and baseball ‘diamond’ for those so inclined. Just up the hill from there is a fenced-in tennis court with a half-court basketball setup.

The two story boathouse features a screened-in porch as well as access to an outdoor deck overseeing the beach and lake. The view from the deck is a view like no other when you realize you are in the midst of a private paradise. The beach below is an ideal spot for sunbathing, kicking back, and for the younger set to play in the sand and shallow water. There is a dock with a built in bench seat that provide some great fishing as swimming opportunities. Launching kayaks, canoes, “Lily pad” rafts, Sunfish sailboats, rowboats, etc. from the beach and pier makes enjoying the full lake experience unforgettable.

Owners who take pride in the property and strive to provide a great experience for our guests. We are happy to help with everything from horseback riding to restaurant recommendations. Thank you for considering Lakewood!


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Property Type

  • Estate
  • 6500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Responsible renters must be 30+ years of age. No unsupervised prom/graduation parties....moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 11 Bedrooms, Sleeps 32, Beds for 32

          Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 7 - guest house: toilet, shower


          • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower


          • Bathroom 1 - First Floor: toilet, shower

            Walk in oversized shower ...moreless

          • Bathroom 2 - 2nd Floor: toilet, combination tub/shower


          • Bathroom 4 - 2nd floor: toilet, combination tub/shower


          • Bathroom 6

            Powder room 1st floor off of living room...moreless

          • Back powder room: toilet

            Located off breakfast and laundry rooms...moreless

          • Full bath between each pair of bedrooms. Two powder rooms on the first floor. One full bath in guest house....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • All Season Fun and Beauty. Unparalleled estate with private beach, boathouse, and lake. Terrific fishing on property - crappie, large mouth bass, northern, perch, blue gill, sun fish, catfish. Marked trails on property for mountain biking, hiking, trail running. Available horseback riding on property. Nearby golf, bar/restaurants, Elegant Farmer, movie theaters, shopping. On property sledding, ice skating, hiking, cross country skiing make winters unforgettable at Lakewood. Downhill skiing available at nearby Alpine Valley Ski Resort. Fall colors and nearby pumpkin patches are great fall activities....moreless


              • DVD Player
              • Games:

                Classic board games, cards...moreless

              • Video Library


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


              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Library
              • Museums
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

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

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Horseback Riding
              • Horseshoes
              • Paddle Boating
              • Scenic Drives
              • Sight Seeing
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Lake View
              • Lakefront:

                Private 26 acre lake on this 1000+ acre property...moreless

              • Rural

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Basketball Court
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Hunting
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Jet Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Pier Fishing
              • Sailing
              • Snorkeling
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing
              • Water Tubing


              • Child's Highchair
              • Dining:

                Dining room off kitchen as well as separate breakfast room....moreless

              • Dining Room
              • Seating for 10 people


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

                All new for 2013!...moreless

              • Living Room
              • Telephone
              • Towels Provided:

                Bath towels provided. Please bring your own beach towels....moreless

              • Washing Machine
              • Wireless Internet
              • Wood Fireplace


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

                Full kitchen with adjacent breakfast room....moreless

              • Microwave
              • Oven:

                Wolf 60' gas with double full size ovens, six burners, double griddle....moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                Two full size refrigerators. One in main kitchen and second in laundry room....moreless

              • Stove
              • Toaster


              • Boat:

                rowboats, sunfish sailboats, kayaks...moreless

              • Deck / Patio
              • Kayak / Canoe
              • Outdoor Grill:

                Two gas grills...moreless

              • Ski & Snowboard:

                Alpine Valley Ski Resort is just minutes away!...moreless

              • Tennis:

                Tennis court on property...moreless

              • Water Sports Gear:

                rafts, aqua lily pad, stand up paddle board...moreless



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              from 4 traveler reviews
              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Summer 2015
              Jun 15 - Sep 15, 2015
              5 night min stay

              Changeover Day: Friday

              Rates are based on 20 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

              My Standard Rate
              3 night min stay

              Additional information about rental rates


              • Property Management $300 + tax
              • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
              • Tax Rate 5.5%


              Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Minimum age for responsible renter is 30. Copy of driver's licensed required with rental agreement.

              The additional 3 bedroom guesthouse, sleeps 10-12, is available starting June 2015 for an additional fee. Main house sleeps 20. Please inquire if interested.

              20% payable at time of reservation, refundable if canceling 60 days before stay. Full balance due 30 days prior to stay.

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              Last updated: 11/07/2014
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              30 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              2 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Rainbow Springs
              8.2 Miles
              Nearest Ski
              Alpine Valley

              Car: Necessary


              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 1937

              About the owner: We are the First, Second, Third and Fourth generation of a large, Chicago based family. Deep Family roots pull us from all over the US and Ireland to Lakewood Farms in Mukwonago, Wisconsin.

              Why the Owner Chose Mukwonago:
              We have grown up, worked on and enjoyed Lakewood Farm for 75 years. Only 1 1/4 hours from O'Hare International Airport, it is as much a part of our DNA as our heritage. The farm offers a unique, private destination for family adventure, family milestones and family reunions.

              The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
              At any given time of the day, we sit at the top of the hill and will see family members swimming across the lake, a sailboat heeling in the wind, kayakers catching turtles in Turtle Heaven, row boats with fishing poles casting and catching, kids romping on the 'lily pad' off the pier, and sunbathers enjoying the beach. The 'Big House' features a great room with eight picture windows overlooking the lake, kitchen with eat-in breakfast room, dining room, game room, mud/laundry room. 2 bedrooms, 1 full bath and two half baths are on the first floor. 6 bedrooms and 3 baths are on the second floor. Most of our memories are made outside where children can hike to roller-coaster or caterpillar hills, or back to the Mukwonago River or the sand pit or to the little barns or through the fields and trails...picking berries, catching toads, collecting wild flowers and taking pictures of our favorite Lakewood spots. Sledding in the winter, hiking through the woods to see the fall colors, playing softball on the baseball diamond or tennis at the tennis court provide plenty of alternative activities for everyone.

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              Speaks: english

              Guestbook comments from the owner

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              • View from the house toward the boathouse and lake.

                View from the house toward the boathouse and lake.

              • From the middle of the private lake.

                From the middle of the private lake.

              • Bring your skates, brooms, hockey sticks, etc. and enjoy the fun.

                Bring your skates, brooms, hockey sticks, etc. and enjoy the fun.

              • From our family to yours, enjoy your winter stay at Lakewood (summers rock too).

                From our family to yours, enjoy your winter stay at Lakewood (summers rock too).

              • Double Great room

                Double Great room

              • Queen bed first floor

                Queen bed first floor

              • Bunk room has two bunks plus queen

                Bunk room has two bunks plus queen

              • Queen bed second floor

                Queen bed second floor

              • Queen bed second floor

                Queen bed second floor

              • Summer view inside the top of the boathouse.

                Summer view inside the top of the boathouse.

              • The Big House as you approach from the drive.

                The Big House as you approach from the drive.

              • Hours of sledding entertainment on property for all ages.

                Hours of sledding entertainment on property for all ages.

              • Action shot!

                Action shot!

              • Kitchen with new fridge and dw for 2014. New Wolf stove in 2013.

                Kitchen with new fridge and dw for 2014. New Wolf stove in 2013.

              • twin beds first floor

                twin beds first floor

              • Twin beds second floor

                Twin beds second floor

              • Queen bed second floor

                Queen bed second floor

              • Queen bed second floor

                Queen bed second floor

              • Springtime view from across the lake.

                Springtime view from across the lake.

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              This listing was first published here in 2012.

              Date last modified - Friday, December 12, 2014

              $1,500 - $1,750 per night (USD)

              11 Bedroom / 5.5+ Bathroom
              Sleeps 32

              View calendar: Updated 11/07/14
              Minimum stay: 3-5 nights
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              Speaks: english
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