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Downtown Lake Geneva Cottage Sleeps 5

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Country Cottage 2BR/1 BA Private Yard

DISCOUNTS FOR 3 DAY WEEKENDS, so please inquire.

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. Licensed and legal short term vacation rental. No worries about complaints from neighbors for renting just a "weekend". Private parking for 3 cars.

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 (2nd queen bed in studio area) has a galley kitchen. 2 queen beds and a sectional couch. Air-conditioning.

Private deck and yard with fire pit.

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

No prom parties

No pets

There is a ramp to access the cottage for a wheel chair and the bathroom is oversized for a cottage (3 foot wide door). Wheel-chair accessible bath but just a shower, no tub.

Please refer to the rental agreement for refunds.

Refunds are possible if I can rerent the same time, terms and price. You are reserving a cottage and all advertising is blocked once you reserve 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:
March 19, 2018

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. 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, firepits and driveways. Plenty of privacy between the 2 houses, great setup.


Lake Geneva Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 20
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • 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
  • Over-size bath with shower, 3 foot wide door; wheel chair accessible.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Private back bedroom with Queen bed and second bedroom is the studio area with the sectional, TV, and built-in Queen bed.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...


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Downtown Lake Geneva Cottage Sleeps 5
average rating of 4.4375 based on 16 reviews

Lovely little cabin in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

Such a sweet little cabin tucked away just outside of town. Everything was very clean and well taken care of. Tony was very accommodating, we’ll definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lake Zurich IL

Family bonding under adversity

  • 2 of 5

The cabin location is very close to downtown Lake Geneva albeit no particular view. The property host and his wife are pleasant and communicated well. The furniture and fixtures are of good quality. Important to note that "kitchen" means a sink, a microwave, and 2 small dorm room type refrigerators - no oven. We arrived with food and intent to make full meals. This isn't possible at this cabin. Also I don't recommend for cold weather. There was no thermostat and it took a full 24 hours of space heater and boiling waters on a hot plate for any humidity to get the indoor temp to 65. Also - it's important to note that one of the queen beds is actually part of the same space as the living area. We all learned to get along and survive for 3 days in unexpected conditions.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm sorry but you would not have had unexpected conditions if you would of read my kitchen description. We clearly describe what the kitchen has and there are 2 small fridges while I'm only showing one in the pic. There is a good description of the cooking appliances (electric hotplates), it even says "no stove" to be more clear, so I know you did not read this. Also, you brought a dog, "house rules" say "no pets" and you didn't even ask beforehand which is a little rude. I'm sorry it was 20 below zero that weekend. The furnace works well, we just should of blasted the heat the day before like we usually do, sometimes we make mistakes, apologize for that, it should have been warmer that first night. I didn't want you to feel uncomfortable, what was I supposed to do, tell you to take your dog back home to Chicago?....I just let it go...but please ask homeowners if it's ok.....When I redo the kitchen someday, I will sneak in a small cooktop stove (it's a good idea) but right now I stand by my adveritising. I don't think it's fair to say what I don't have when I clearly advertise what I do have. The cottage is what it is, it's a small charming place. Feedback is always appreciated though and you are welcome back someday, thank you. Tony
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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
Owner's Response: We had WIFI installed on Nov 1, 2017 for the cottage. The WIFI booster from the main house used to reach the cottage just "OK" so we decided it was time for the cottage to have it's own WIFI so all good now!. The cottage outside exterior is actually pretty good with a brand new roof! The inside family/TV room was recently remodeled and the exterior paint is in pretty good shape but in a year or two the cottage will get cement board siding or a new paint job, it's just not time yet. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay after speaking to you. Thank you and please come again!
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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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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 $39

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund