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Downtown Lake Geneva Cottage Sleeps 5

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Country Cottage 2BR/1 BA Private Yard

DISCOUNTS FOR 3 DAY WEEKENDS, so please inquire or text me, Tony.

More pics at listing 653808

Charming country cottage awaits within downtown Lake Geneva and beach.

We rent on a short term basis, minimum 2 nights but sometimes 1 night is possible, please inquiry. This is a real business in the City of Lake Geneva. We have a business license under my legal name "Anthony Scalzitti", you can call the City of Lake Geneva business department to verify if needed. We are regulated by the City of Lake Geneva and the Wisconsin Dept of Public Health. This is a licensed and legal short term vacation rental! No worries about complaints from neighbors about being a little loud. Private parking for 3 cars. I have been accepting personal checks for over 15 years from both of my rentals, also Chase Quick Pay, Venmo and credit cards.

Being a resort destination, I cannot automatically accept a Sat as a check-in, check-out date without paying the weekend rate. Special arrangements can be made so please call or email first. Extra charge for the 5th guest, depends on the time of the year.

2 Bedroom cottage has a galley kitchen. 2 queen beds and a futon. Air-conditioning.

Private deck and yard with fire pit.

We provide all linens, blankets, pillows and towels for bathrooms. Cable TV and DVD player. Room for a boat available.

No prom parties

No pets


Please refer to the rental agreement for refunds.

Refunds are possible if I can rerent the same time, terms and price with a small cancellation fee. You are reserving a house so please be sure but I will do my best to rerent if situations come up, I always want to try and help my guests. I want to have you back someday!

More Details

Tony Scalzitti
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 6, 2017

About Tony Scalzitti

Hi, I'm Tony Scalzitti, I grew up in Elmwood Park, IL and currently live in Elmhurst, IL. I went to school at the University of St. Francis. I work for Country Financial as a financial representative (mainly home, auto, life insurance). I love taking the family to Lake Geneva as often as possible when they are not playing sports. Geneva Lake is such a beautiful lake for boating, water skiing, fishing or just touring the lake to see some unbeliveable beautiful homes.

Tony Scalzitti purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Tony Scalzitti chose Lake Geneva

The cottage is only 2 blocks to downtown Lake Geneva, easy walk to shops, restaurants and beach.

What makes this cottage unique

This cottage is private as part of a one acre property that is shares with a 4 bedroom house that can be rented separately or together. When there are separate guests staying in each dwelling, there is good separation between them, each with their own private yard space and firepits.


Lake Geneva Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Good size bath with shower, wheel chair accessible.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible


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Downtown Lake Geneva Cottage Sleeps 5
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  • 5 of 5

It was what we needed for a short stay. One thing to note is that if you need bowls or anything for a salad, best to buy one of those salads in a bowl. We had to improvise a bit, but we made do.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Joy, Thanks for staying at the cottage over Thanksgiving, I really appreciate being such easy guests to take care of. We'll get those salad bowls you mentioned. Please come again, we are always improving the cottage based on feedback from guests so please stay in touch and take care for now. Tony
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Cute cabin!

  • 4 of 5

Great for a group of four, walking distance to the lake and downtown.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hannah, Thanks so much for staying, you were a pleasure! Tony
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Very quaint could be painted on the front

  • 3 of 5

Wish it had wifi and a full size fridge

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just right cottage.

  • 4 of 5

Just returned home from a great weekend in Lake Geneva for my niece's non-wedding celebration...she got married in June. The cottage was just the right size for the five of us. It was so easy to locate the cottage. So easy to get around in Lake Geneva. Even though the weather wasn't what we hoped for the cottage was just right. I would make one suggestion for future visitors. Please put something darker over the window in the bedroom. Once the sun was up, it was nearly impossible to sleep next to that window.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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My Personal Guest House

  • 5 of 5

This is my 3rd time staying on this property. Each time I get there, I'm HOME!! And there are improvements each time. This time when I came HOME, I had a new sectional couch which REALLY added comfort to this little cabin. The beds are and always have been incredibly comfortable. If there wasn't so much to do in Lake Geneva, I could just stay there and sleep! But instead, we walk up and down the hill, we have the 'shortcut' and then we have our 'scenic route' either way we have so much fun going back and forth, no driving necessary, no need to search or pay for parking. This property is so well maintained & equipped, fire pit, bbq (with propane), beautiful flat screen T.V. The back deck/yard is so private and comfortable. I just can't say enough about this little place. I LOVE it and plan to go back (pending availability). Thank-you Tony and Keith and Wayne for allll of the hard work you do to keep this Home Away from Home Soooo Perfect. We're already looking forward to next year.

Dyan, Mike, Donna & Ken

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice little cabin! We look forward to booking another stay at this property.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I planned a short vacation to Lake Geneva but didn't want to stay in a hotel. We wanted to relax, visit the beach, take a boat tour, visit the shops in town, visit the Observatory in Williams Bay, and just plain RELAX. Mission accomplished!

We found this property while searching on VRBO - looking for the dates we wanted, a reasonable rate, and simple, but comfortable accomodations. This is a nice property with one bedroom, a second bed (queen?) at the end of the living room, one bath (shower - no tub), small kitchenette, and a small (4 person) round kitchen table. It is clean and in great condition. We were very comfortable.

The "cabin" is only a few blocks away from the lakefront or to all the shops in town (maybe a 10 minute walk). There is a mini-golf facility across the street, but we didn't get a chance to play (our next stay!). It is next door to a small motel, but the cabin was very quiet and private. We wouldn't have known the motel was next door if we hadn't seen it from the street.

As you will see on the other reviews, Tony is a conscientious and responsive property owner. He and I texted or called back and forth several times. There were no issues with our stay - he just wanted to make sure everything was to our satisfaction. We've stayed at other VRBOs (and other similar arrangements) and have had differing experiences with the owners. Tony is one of the really good ones!

Thanks, Tony, for making your cabin available to us! We look forward to booking another stay!

Jeff & Sue

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jeff, This is one of the nicest well thought out reviews anyone has ever written, can't thank you enough. I'm so glad you have appreciated our hard work, my wife had a big hand in the decorating so I can't take all the credit for the cottage. But thanks again for recognizing that I am a conscientious owner. This cottage is a licensed and legal rental in the City of Lake Geneva, most others houses for rent are not licensed and are not supposed to be renting by the weekend or for a week at a time. The City holds us to high standards, state regulations also but I like to think our own standards are very high so I'm so glad you appreciated it, makes me feel good. Please come back someday, I always consider guests new friends, look forward to meeting you next time. Discounts always for repeat stays! Take care! Tony text or call anytime
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The cottage is not easily visible from the street. The address 512 S. Wells is in front of the red brick house but use the driveway to the left of the house (50 ft South), use that second driveway to head straight back to the Cottage. The Cottage is right next to the Lake Geneva Motel.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $49 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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