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Upscale and Modern. a Hidden Paradise on the Backwaters of the Mississippi River

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Last updated: 05/25/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Open year-round! Nestled between the small riverside towns of Alma and Nelson, Wisconsin, the Caye Dreams cabin sits on the backwaters of the Mississippi. What once was a day cabin with no running water or electricity to speak of, was completely remodeled in 2013. Every detail was considered, from the hand-scraped wood floors, the Amish rough sawn pine ceiling, the natural stone marble counter tops, the real stone slate surrounding the free-standing wood stove (there to keep you cozy on a cool night), to the screened-in deck with stunning views of the calm Mississippi backwaters and the trains passing by. You’ll feel like you just escaped into paradise.

The cabin sleeps six people comfortably in it’s one bedroom and large loft area. Enjoy incredible views as the sun rises and sets, and watch as the fisherman and water skiers go back and forth during the day. You’ll also have access to the water and use of our dock so that you can fish, swim, or just relax. Experience what it’s like to stay at a truly unique place.

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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    Train tracks are nearby, so supervision is required at all times....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Standup shower. Small linen closest. Towels provided. Please bring your own shampoo, conditioner, body wash, etc....moreless

Entertainment

  • Games:

    There are a variety of games in the pantry-bring your game face!...moreless

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Waterfront:

    Water/Dock Access Fish from the dock, go for a dip, or just relax next to the water....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Big Game
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    With a 42'' flat screen TV, CD and MP3 player. ...moreless

  • Parking
  • Towels Provided:

    Please bring your own beach towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove:

    Stay toasty and warm in the winter! Wood is provided for the stove. ...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    And of course coffee and creamer to go with it!...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    We have the kitchen fully stocked with utensils for your cooking convenience, all you need to bring is the food! We do also stock plenty of coffee and creamer for all our fellow coffee lovers....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Boat:

    Make your vacation even more memorable. Ask about renting our pontoon!...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Screened-in, table with seating for 6, and hammock....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas grill, all you need is the fresh fish or meat!...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
July 4th Holiday
Jul 2 - Jul 6, 2015
2 night min stay
$175 $250
Thu, Fri, Sat
$1,000

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Christmas-New Years
Dec 23 - Jan 3, 2016
2 night min stay
$175 $250
Thu, Fri, Sat
$1,000

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$150 $225
Fri, Sat
$900

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 5%

Notes:

*Prices shown do not reflect the 5.0% tax.


Cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 05/25/2015
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Location

90 Miles
Nearest Airport
MSP
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Top Hat
15.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Coffee Mill Golf Course
Alma
Nearest Motorway
State Highway 35
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Harbor View; Slippery's; Nelson Cheese Factory
13.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
Coffee Mill Ski & Snowboard Resort
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
Alma Beach & Mississippi Sand Bars

Car: Recommended

Stay on the backwaters of the Mississippi River and enjoy gorgeous views of the water, trains passing by, and the abundant wildlife. Take a day trip to explore the many wineries in the area and wine taste your way up and down the Great Mississippi River Road. While you're here you can hike up to Buena Vista Park and experience the stunning view from a top the bluffs of Alma, WI. Or, if you'd rather, take a nice drive along the river to soak in views of the bluffs, wildlife, and river. Another must see is the National Eagle Center in Wabasha, MN, featuring live eagles. If you're visiting us in the winter don't forget to bring your skis, snowboard, or snowshoes. If you like fishing, we've got that too! So again, if it's winter, pack your ice shack and warm clothes and Joe will show you where all the fish are biting. We've also got great biking trails and roads if you are a cyclist. If you like boating, kayaking, canoeing, or just about any other water sport we've got the perfect location for you to do all of those things as well. Feel free to bring your boat and tie it up at our dock! Into golfing? Yes, we have that too! Like campfires? Perfect, we've got a great fire pit for having a fire and roasting s'mores (Libby always has the ingredients for those!). To experience something really unique, add Suncrest Gardens to your list. Suncrest Gardens has the best pizza in the area, live music many nights, and a nice fire to keep you warm as the evening fades away. Only catch is you have to bring your table, chairs, plates, napkins, and silverware but no worries you can borrow ours. (Warning, we may have to go with because we love their wood-fired pizza and of course we wouldn't want you to get lost trying to find it). You can also explore the many small river towns along the Mississippi, do some shopping, eating, or antiquing. Lastly, if you love deep-fried cheese curds, or if you have no idea what those are, than you must go to Pioneer (a 10-minute boat ride) and you'll have the best hand-battered white cheese curds Wisconsin (or anywhere else) has to offer. Not to mention, the Saturday night prime rib that melts in your mouth. Please also visit our website and visit our Facebook page for the latest happenings:

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: Joe grew up in Mondovi, WI as one of 8 on a family farm. For 22 years he co-owned a home improvement company. He was an active member of the local Chamber of Commerce as well as on the committee for the Young Professionals of the Chippewa Valley. Joe was also an active member of the Chippewa Valley Home Builders Association and served a term as chairman of the Home and Garden Show. Joe has always been an entrepreneur and owns several student rentals in Eau Claire, WI. Currently he is promoting a 90-day health challenge helping people lose weight and get fit. Libby grew up in the small town of Washburn, WI. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire with a marketing degree. She was a member of the Young Professionals of the Chippewa Valley. She currently works for a non-profit organization. Joe and Libby met 4 years ago and were married this past December on a small island in Belize. Both love to travel and this shared passion has taken them on many adventures. Their dream is to one day live part of the year in Alma, and part of the year in Belize.

Why the Owner Chose Alma:
This cabin sat only feet from our own cabin property line and Joe always had a vision for what it could be. When the neighbor was ready to sell there was no question that we would buy. Joe took his love for home improvement and his attention to detail and design and made this cabin truly unique and upscale. Libby added her own personal touches here and there and was given full reign of making sure the kitchen was completely stocked with the proper utensils (and coffee and creamer of course!).

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Joe & Libby found the views of the water and calming effects of the trains passing (don't worry they don't blow their horns where we are, and you can hardly hear them once inside) by so stunning that they wanted to share this experience with as many other people as possible, and thus Caye Dreams Riverside Hideaway was born. The meaning behind the name is a topic left for discussion sitting around a campfire with us enjoying one of your favorite cocktails or some of our homemade wine.


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Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Paradise Caye cabin.

    Paradise Caye cabin.

  • Front door (on left) and kitchen.

    Front door (on left) and kitchen.

  • Kitchen.

    Kitchen.

  • View of stairs and loft. Loft features one queen size and one full size bed.

    View of stairs and loft. Loft features one queen size and one full size bed.

  • Living room with DIRECTV, DVD player, CD player, & MP3 player.

    Living room with DIRECTV, DVD player, CD player, & MP3 player.

  • The loft.

    The loft.

  • Bathroom.

    Bathroom.

  • Screened-in deck.

    Screened-in deck.

  • Another view from the deck.

    Another view from the deck.

  • Riverside fire pit. (Yes we have 2 fire pits!)

    Riverside fire pit. (Yes we have 2 fire pits!)

  • Sunset--view from our dock.

    Sunset--view from our dock.

  • Winter sunset.

    Winter sunset.

  • View of water as you enter the cabin.

    View of water as you enter the cabin.

  • Kitchen--stocked with all the supplies you need to cook and feel at home.

    Kitchen--stocked with all the supplies you need to cook and feel at home.

  • Dining area.

    Dining area.

  • Caye Dreams Riverside Hideaway

    Caye Dreams Riverside Hideaway

  • Master bed.

    Master bed.

  • One of the loft beds.

    One of the loft beds.

  • Bathroom sink/mirror.

    Bathroom sink/mirror.

  • One of the views from screened-in deck.

    One of the views from screened-in deck.

  • The fire pit--Nothing beats sitting around a fire roasting s’mores.

    The fire pit--Nothing beats sitting around a fire roasting s’mores.

  • Dock for guests to sit and read, fish, or swim from.

    Dock for guests to sit and read, fish, or swim from.

  • Fall is in the air! Go-Slow, the welcome bear.

    Fall is in the air! Go-Slow, the welcome bear.

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated 05/25/2015
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