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North Wisconsin Private Island Vacation Home!!

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 2 Baths, (Sleeps up to 16)

Relax, fish, and swim on your own 'security protected' private island. Located on a five-acre island in Lake Winter near Winter, Wisconsin... Sawyer County... Lake Winter is located in NW Wisconsin and is famous for it's excellent Musky, Walleye, Northern Pike, Pan Fish and Bass fishing.

This (4) bdrm. Cedar Chalet home comes completely furnished with all 'High End' furnishings. Sleeps twelve comfortably in beds and (if need be) up to four more on air mattresses and couches. Comes with your own 'private mainland' parking and you travel approximately one-fourth mile by boat to the island home.

We accept reservations year round for your vacations anytime...No maid service. A $500.00 security/damage deposit is required per reservation... This is a non-smoking facility..Broker/Owned.. 3 night min. stay is required..

As this is an island a boat is mandatory to get to and from the island to the mainland. You may bring your own boat if you have one or else rent our 20ft. pontoon boat for an additional cost of $150.00 per day or $700.00 per week.

Our base rates are based upon occupancy of eight people... Add $10 per day or $70.00 per week for each additional person..

Our Springs are gorgeous and we have some of the most beautiful fall colors in the world for you to enjoy during Sept./Oct..Book your spring and fall vacation now!!

Our check-in is at 3 pm and check-out at 10 am..

Keywords: Cabin, fishing, boating, swimming, North Wi, private island, privacy

More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2018

About The Owner

My wife Sharron and I finished building our island home in 2005..We've been married for 56 years, raised 5 children and have over 25 grandchildren and great grandchildren..We love our island and are happy to share it with our wonderful guests..

The Owner purchased this house in 2005

Why The Owner chose Winter

We have always loved the peace and serenity of an island.. I personally love to sit on the deck and watch the loons or fish off from the dock to catch a musky or walleye for supper..

What makes this house unique

When our island is not being rented out to guests our family enjoys using our beautiful island home during the spring, summer and fall seasons.. We are closed during the winter months from Nov. 1st until May 6th..


Winter House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons or Cot (1) Futon that sleeps two, Bunk Beds (1),
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • jetted tub
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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North Wisconsin Private Island Vacation Home!!
average rating of 4.4444447 based on 9 reviews

Such a beautiful private place! Loved it and all the memories that were made there!

  • 5 of 5

We had so much fun on this island! The privacy of it was perfect for my family. The guys went fishing every day on the pontoon while the girls were swimming with the grandkids. The evenings were games in the yard or a roasting marshmallows over the campfire. The beautiful cabin was spacious enough for all of us. The relaxing atmosphere of this place was great! We enjoyed every memory that was made here. The view from the swing was the perfect way to start every morning with a cup of coffee. The kitchen was pretty well stocked with everything we needed. The grill was big. The bathrooms had very nice fluffy towels. The only thing we found a little difficult was the water pressure wasn't great (we couldn't use both showers at same time, or run dishwasher or washer) but we worked around that. We had the best week here and hope to come back again!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: My wife Sharron and I were very happy to hear you enjoyed our beautiful private island..We receive many letters every summer from folks just like you telling us how much they enjoyed themselves..Thank you kindly and hoping to see you again soon... yours truly, Robert
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Nice Place

  • 5 of 5

Overall it was a good experience being secluded on an island. I wouldn't mind coming back next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your island stay and hope to see you back next year. Robert and Sharron
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La Crosse, Wisconsin


  • 5 of 5

Absolutely beautiful place!! The kids had a great time fishing off the dock. My mastiffs have never been happier. Thank you so much for the experience, we'll be back next summer!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The island getaway was a great place to get away and enjoy the outdoors with friends and family!

  • 4 of 5

The island and the cabin were great! The cabin size worked very well for out 12 adult guests and 1 child and the amenities for cooking made it very easy to get meals prepared for everyone. We did a little fishing, tubing, water skiing, and just cruising in both the rented pontoon and out own ski boat. Water was a little chilly because of the cool nights, but certainly manageable. There were hardly any bugs, so having campfires and telling stories every night was made easy! Our dogs were able to run free on the island without worry of getting onto anyone else's property and they were certainly worn out after the long weekend. I recommend the place to anyone looking for a private getaway away from it all! Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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As below

  • 4 of 5

This is a very nice cabin, well kept and spacious. The island setting is unique and very private.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Twin Cities

always a fun time with family

  • 3 of 5

The owners were great and very easy to work with! While we were there, we had two of the property helpers assist us. One of them was great and the other so very unhelpful. The inside of the cabin was very clean and well stocked for visitors. Our whole group agreed that the outside needed a lot of help. Simply weeding and power washing all of the cob webs would have been a great start. While we were visiting the bugs we awful, I don't know if it was the time of year or something to do with the lack of outdoor maintenance. I would recommend bringing your own chairs to sit outside. The ones supplied were either broken, full of cobwebs, or made for children. Being on a private island is always cool. I recommend renting the pontoon. Would think twice about packing too much, it is not a fun chore to carry it all! I don't usually like to write reviews, especially since the owners of this cabin were so great, but I feel it is important to share my experience. I would go again if I knew the outdoors was tended to :)

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate all remarks from former guests whether pro or con as this helps us to address any issues for the betterment of our island property.. We are always elated to hear how very clean guests find the interior of our lake home plus how well stocked it is for our guests... We take much pride in cleanliness and receive many letters from former guests praising our cleanliness and tellling us how much they enjoyed their stay at our island.. Any outdoor cobweb and chair issues have been addressed..Thank you. Robert and Sharron, owners
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles

Winter, Wi is located 30 mile SE of Hayward, Wi and the doorstep to the Chequamagon National Forest..


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pontoon Rental (weekly) $700 + Tax
Additional guest per day $30 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Pontoon Rent (nightly) $150 + Tax

This being an island a boat is mandatory to get to and from the island to the mainland.
You may bring your own boat if you have one or else rent our pontoon boat for $700.00 per week or $150.00 per day which will be added onto your cost.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund