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Beautiful Lakefront Cottage Perfect for Large/Multiple Families

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Welcome to our family treasure, Cal's Cottage!

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Last updated: 06/23/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

This two-level lakefront gem is complete with 4 bedrooms (sleeps 8-12), master bed & bath with deck, 3 baths, 2 fully furnished kitchens (one on each level), washer & dryer, large screen TV's w/DVD's, lakeside decks with outdoor furniture, screen porches on each level, brick patio, outdoor grills, waterfront fire pit, grassy sideyards and dock. Authentic Northwoods interior finishes throughout complete with cleaning service. You can close off one level from the other if you so choose! Includes large pontoon, motorized fishing boat, paddle boat, kayak, canoe, water toys and large dock. Lake Arrowhead has great fishing and is perfect for water skiing and boarding without all the traffic. You can even boat across the lake to one of the area's premier pizza parlors! Property faces west for picturesque sunsets, and lakefront is all sand bottom, tapering off gently for great water fun. We bought and completely remodeled and refurbished after combing the Northwoods for the perfect spot. While tucked away and quiet, the property is also very close to area grocery stores, restaurants, golf courses, casino and downtown Minocqua. We're proud of our many repeat guests who have made many family memories here and keep coming back! This is our family's vacation destination too!!

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Property Type

  • Cabin

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    18...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Cabin and waterfront are very small children friendly...moreless

  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking allowed outside the cottage...moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 8-12

  • Lower Level Guest Bedroom: 2 twin/ single

    2 twins,dresser,closet, bath w/shower next to it...moreless

  • Main Level Guest Room: 2 twin/ single

    Hardwood floors, 2 twin beds, dresser, closet...moreless

  • Main Level Sofa Sleeper: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    In main level family room, sleeps 1 adult or 2 kids...moreless

  • Lower Level Sofa Sleeper: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    In lower level family room, sleeps 1 adult or 2 kids...moreless

  • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

    Master bath,washer/dryer,2 closets,glass patio dr to deck...moreless

  • Lower Level Main Bedroom: 1 queen

    Queen bed, dresser, closet, chair,space for portacrib/sbag...moreless

  • Sleeps 8-12,4 Bedrooms, 2 with queens, 2 with 2 twins each, 2 sofa sleepers, authentic cabin decor....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Main Level Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Includes ventable skylight...moreless

  • Master Bath: toilet, shower

    Includes washer/dryer...moreless

  • Lower Level Bathroom: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • 3 full bathrooms. Master bath off master bedroom includes washer/dryer, main level bathroom has tub/shower combo, lower level bath has shower...moreless

Other Amenities

  • The Northwoods/Greater Minocqua boasts many great boutique shops and independently owned restaurants. Our large/multiple family guests have found comfort, relaxation, fellowship and fun at and around Cal's Cottage....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player:

    2 DVD's-one with each family room TV...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Direct TV...moreless

  • Television:

    Family room TV's on both levels. Flat screen TV in Master Bed....moreless

  • Toys:

    Baggo, croquet, fishing equipment and nets, and a host of water toys...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Downtown Minocqua is well-known for excellent food and beverage venues and unique shops....moreless

  • Lake View:

    Cal's Cottage has beautiful west looking lake views for those who love the afternoon sun and sunset!...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    Cal's Cottage is a beautiful lakefront family rental including boats and close to outdoor activities, boutique shops and unique restaurants....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Big Game
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dining table in both kitchens, 3 counter stools in main level kitchen, tables in screened porches, 2 outdoor picnic tables, one small kids outdoor table. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Large capacity washer and dryer provided....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Wood burning fireplace/stove combo on main level...moreless

  • Garage:

    Two storage sheds on property-we keep all our outdoor gear in these....moreless

  • Heating:

    Digital thermostat on each level...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Two living rooms-one on each level. Adjacent open kitchens to both. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    Outdoor parking available, plenty of space for trailers...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Large capacity washer and dryer provided. Bring your own detergent....moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Wood burning fireplace/stove combo on main level...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    One in each kitchen....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    All dishes, glasses, pots & pans, cooking and eating utensils are furnished....moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    2 full kitchens...one on each level. We even have an authentic pizza oven!...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Above stove microwave on main level, counter micro in lower level....moreless

  • Oven:

    Ovens in units on both levels....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Some spices and seasonings provided....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    2 refrigerators...one on each level. Refrig and freezer on both. Icemaker on main level frig....moreless

  • Stove:

    Electric range with smoothe top on main level, gas stove in lower level....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Private balcony off master bedroom...moreless

  • Bicycles:

    The Northwoods is a great biking area-lots of windy roads and trails. And we have storage sheds for bikes....moreless

  • Boat:

    Large pontoon w/canopy & lifejackets comfortably takes 8-12. Also had two tables for food/snacks. Motorized aluminum fishing boat holds 4. ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Huge outdoor wood deck facing lake off main level. Middle section is screened porch complete with 4 person table && chairs. Brick patio off walkout lower level....moreless

  • Golf:

    Roger Packard designed Timber Ridge Golf Course is 10 minute drive. Enjoy executive 9 holes at the 19th hole,and tons of mini-golf spots throughout Greater Minocqua. Golf for all skills & ages....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Two man kayak and canoe complete with paddles. We also have a two man paddleboat....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    2 screened porches...one on each level....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Level grassy areas on three sides of property...short grassy slope to lake with in ground railroad ties steps....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Two outdoor Weber Grills provided. Charcoal and lighter fluid is there-replenish as you leave....moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Several downhill ski resorts within 1 hour drive....moreless

  • Tennis:

    Public tennis courts at park/public beach area are 3 miles from cottage....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Lifejackets for all ages are provided in abundance, including ski jackets. Lots of inflatables-tubes, floaties, and plenty of small kid water toys....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak Summer
Jun 13 - Sep 4, 2015
7 night min stay
$400
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,800

Changeover Day: Friday

Late Summer/Fall Colors
Sep 5 - Oct 2, 2015
3 night min stay
$300 $300
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,100

Changeover Day: Friday

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
$400
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,800

Changeover Day: Friday


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
  • Tax Rate 9.5%

Notes:

We currently do not accept credit/debit cards only personal checks. Taxes are 4% local room tax and 5.5% state sales tax. Rental agreement required.

Refundable security deposit of $400 and downpayment due to secure all reservations. Balance is due 1 week before occupancy. Guests responsible for all costs resulting from abnormal damage/cleaning and/or repairs incurred during stay. Currently no credit cards accepted only personal checks.


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Last updated: 06/23/2015
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Location

10 Miles
Nearest Airport
Lakeland Airport (ARV)- 5150 ft, 2 runway private
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Stingray's
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
Timber Ridge Golf Course
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 51
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Monical's Pizza
85 Miles
Nearest Ski
Granite Peak
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Cal's Cottage

The Minocqua WI area is a great year-round vacation destination. The area is known for its natural beauty, great lakeside properties, numerous clear water lakes and abundance of outdoor activities all year round. The area is also home to many excellent restaurants and boutique retail shops. Fun and relaxation for all ages!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1998

About the owner: The Callin Family stems from the Greater Madison, WI area and consider the WI Northwoods our second home. We've rented to great guests & friends since we bought it and renovated it in 1998. This is our only rental property so we love it and care for it as our family treasure. This property is also our vacation home, so we furnish it and care for it as such and expect our guests to as well. Over the years we've come to trust some locals who help us with cleaning, maintenance, repairs and quick response guest calls and we consider these trusted friends an extension of our family. We welcome your family to our family destination-Cal's Cottage.

Why the Owner Chose Minocqua:
My parents started vacationing in the WI Northwoods decades ago and decided to buy a rental/vacation property in the area. After searching for years, we vacationed on Lake Arrowhead and happened to see a property for sale. This 1950's vintage ranch home was plain and neglected, but had great 'bones', a great waterfront, and tremendous upside. Lake Arrowhead is a great lake-wonderful fishing and big enough for boating and skiing yet secluded enough that its primarily used only by our lakefront property owners. My architect brother designed the renovations and my retired father worked side by side with a talented carpenter and other tradesman and completely refurbished and remodeled it-inside and out. My mother furnished the kitchens, bedrooms, baths and living spaces with her touch on the interior decor and we've been constantly upgrading and tweaking ever since. Cal's is truly what a lakefront cottage/cabin should be, and we and our repeat guests love it.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
From the moment you first drive down the windy, wooded drive to when you first see the cottage and its wood exterior to when you first look out across the lake, you'll know why we consider this place Cal's 'heaven on earth'. With great windows on both levels facing the lakefront and all the unique 'perch' positions on the wood decks, screened porches, brick patio, grassy sideyards and dock, you'll enjoy great days and picturesque sunsets overlooking the lake. The lake water is amazingly clear and simply draws you toward it. The toughest moment is always when you turn your back on the lake and leave for reality.


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Speaks: english

 

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  • Welcome to our family treasure, Cal's Cottage!

    Welcome to our family treasure, Cal's Cottage!

  • If it looks this good from a phone camera, what about the real deal?

    If it looks this good from a phone camera, what about the real deal?

  • So many ways to love the lake....included!

    So many ways to love the lake....included!

  • Lots of space to enjoy your favorite food & drink while watching lake activities

    Lots of space to enjoy your favorite food & drink while watching lake activities

  • Northwoods cabin feel with great landscaping and nice grass sideyards

    Northwoods cabin feel with great landscaping and nice grass sideyards

  • Screen porches on both levels great for your favorite bev & snack

    Screen porches on both levels great for your favorite bev & snack

  • Pontoon, motor fishing boat, canoe, kayak and paddle boat included

    Pontoon, motor fishing boat, canoe, kayak and paddle boat included

  • 2nd fam rm in lower level has great lake views & walkout to screen porch & patio

    2nd fam rm in lower level has great lake views & walkout to screen porch & patio

  • Great Northwoods decor throughout!

    Great Northwoods decor throughout!

  • Great frontage, new dock, clear water, sandy bottom...perfect for families!

    Great frontage, new dock, clear water, sandy bottom...perfect for families!

  • Two Kitchens-the lower level has its own fully stocked, fully furnished kitchen

    Two Kitchens-the lower level has its own fully stocked, fully furnished kitchen

  • With sunsets like this its hard to leave.....

    With sunsets like this its hard to leave.....

  • Northwood's cabin with great decks, screen porches and views of the lake

    Northwood's cabin with great decks, screen porches and views of the lake

  • From the moment you first see the lake, you know your in for a special visit

    From the moment you first see the lake, you know your in for a special visit

  • Relax in the family room with family and friends w/fireplace and flat screen TV

    Relax in the family room with family and friends w/fireplace and flat screen TV

  • Dock is perfect for our boats (pontoon incl.) your boats, and all the lake toys!

    Dock is perfect for our boats (pontoon incl.) your boats, and all the lake toys!

  • Fully stocked kitchen has everything you need w/room to create meals & memories

    Fully stocked kitchen has everything you need w/room to create meals & memories

  • Sleeps 8-12 in 4 bedrooms with two sofa sleepers

    Sleeps 8-12 in 4 bedrooms with two sofa sleepers

  • Great fishing, swimming, and boating....so much to do!

    Great fishing, swimming, and boating....so much to do!

  • The rest and relaxation starts from the moment you step on property!

    The rest and relaxation starts from the moment you step on property!

  • No roughin' it-3 baths-one with shower/tub, other two have showers

    No roughin' it-3 baths-one with shower/tub, other two have showers

  • Master bed/bath w/shower, washer/dryer,sliding glass door to private dk

    Master bed/bath w/shower, washer/dryer,sliding glass door to private dk

  • Getting the early start on the evening lakeside campfire!

    Getting the early start on the evening lakeside campfire!

  • 'Heaven on Earth'-Cal

    'Heaven on Earth'-Cal

VRBO #458905

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  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Owner
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within 24 hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 06/23/2015
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