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Cozy Waterford Home on the Fox River Near Milwaukee

Bedrooms 3
Space 850 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

Totally remodeled cottage on a quiet bay. You have your own private pier to dock your boat, watch wildlife, or enjoy the beautiful sunsets. We take great pride in offering a clean and comfortable place for you and your family to stay while visiting the Waterford and Milwaukee area. This cozy water front cottage combines rustic scenery with easy access to the many attractions located in the Waterford area.

The cabin is furnished with a queen-size bed and TV in one bedroom, a trundle bed in the second bedroom, and a trundle bed in the loft for the kids. The full kitchen features a coffee maker, oven with gas cook top, microwave, toaster oven, dishes, pots and pans, refrigerator, and toaster. Washer/Dryer, cooking utensils, towels, and Linens provided. Relax by the fire pit or on the patio overlooking the water. We are looking for people who can be considerate of our neighbors, as the cabin is part of a residential area.

On the Fox River in a quiet bay, south of Tichigan Lake in Waterford, we are located near restaurants, shopping, snowmobile trails, and bike trails. Perfect for the family who enjoys swimming, tubing, water-skiing, fishing, snowmobiling, hunting, or just plain relaxing. Our place includes 2 kayaks and a row boat free to our guests.

Small pets considered for an extra fee: A signed pet addendum agreement is required. If you have any special requests please let us know by calling or emailing us. If there are any daytime guests visiting please let us know. There will be an extra charge for larger gatherings.

Pontoon Rental: The lake bottom is muck as with most river bottoms. Swimming around our pier is not advised or conducive. There is a boat rental available at River City Marina 262-534-5311. Ask for Scott. Check out the sky bar next to River City Marina (Doc's on the Fox)

Take your boat and pickup your Friday fish fry at the Docks on the Fox. Five Minutes to 45 holes of golf... And Over 100 holes within 20 minutes. 25 minutes to Alpine valley for you skiers. Over 30 miles of biking and walking trails. And it is all within 25 minutes of Milwaukee and 90 minutes from downtown Chicago!

Keywords: Lake Home

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Bob Beisbier
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Not sure where Tiffany is coming from. There are many cute shops downtown, great places to eat and had a great time at the martini bar downtown. It's across the street from the place where you dine outside next to the river. Our dog couldn't stay out of the river and the kids caught so many fish. What a neat small town away from it all. The cabin was very cozy and clean. We already have it booked for next year.
Sep 2011
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Waterford Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Walk in shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Trundle pulls out to a queen size bed
    Loft bedroom - 1 double , Trundle pulls out to a queen size bed
  • Futon on family room, (1) Queen size sofa sleeper
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

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Cozy Waterford Home on the Fox River Near Milwaukee
average rating of 4.269231 based on 27 reviews

Perfect getaway spot

  • 4 of 5

The house is extremely clean, very well stocked and in a great location. 5 minutes from a full grocery store and 10 minutes from downtown. The kitchen has everything you'll need to cook every meal, the living room was really comfy and we did watch a DVD one night. The bedrooms are really small, but comfortable and the back room looks out onto the river. The bathroom is beautiful and looks to be recently redone. Two notes on the bathroom, the shower floor gets really slick, the owner let me know there's a mat under the sink for use in the shower. The shower head seemed less than perfect but I didn't realize there were additional settings so I'm sure had I seen that it would have been fine. The backyard is absolutely awesome, the patio area is fantastic with a big table perfect for eating or just hanging out. There is a Weber grill with all the necessary tools and a picnic table down by the water. The neighborhood is quiet and the house was exactly what we wanted. We will absolutely be back!!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the feedback. We enjoyed having you and hope to have you back again.
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Schaumburg IL

Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is the perfect escape for those Chicagoans looking for some quality down time but who aren't up for a long road trip or airlines. Sitting just a tad past the Illinois-Wisconsin border, the trip was under two hours for us (departing from Schaumburg IL).

The owner keeps the cottage extremely tidy and one cannot help but feel a sense of home on entering. It has all the feature comforts of a full blown house: laundry room, full kitchen with oven, microwave, cooking utensils, etc. There is a flat screen TV and small stereo system. The bathroom is stocked with linens and towels.

The lake tends to bustle during the day but the neighborhood was very peaceful at night. The fire pit was great to use during the cool nights we were there.

There is a full sized grocery store within minutes of the place (so it is easy and convenient to stock up for the afternoon barbeque). Downtown Waterford is also very close by. It's a small town but there are a number of restaurants for those nights one wants to head out.

I would say the cabin is ideal for a couple's getaway. We were very charmed by the cottage and would definitely go there again. The owner has done an excellent job in making it feel like a home away from home. There is not a sterile, bland feeling one would get from a hotel or generic furnished place. We highly recommend this property to couples and families with young children.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2009
  • Stayed: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your response. We do take pride in offering a clean, comfortable place to stay. You are welcome back anytime. Thanks for staying at our property and we hope to see you again soon.
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Fantastic lakefront house!

  • 5 of 5

I booked this house for a weekend for myself and five buddies, and it was absolutely perfect for us. There was plenty of room to sleep everyone and the backyard leading to the lake was gorgeous. The owner was very easy to work with, and we had no problems whatsoever. I would absolutely recommend this house to anyone looking for a nice getaway!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Stay - Wonderful Host!

  • 5 of 5

Truly enjoyed our stay at the Fox River cottage. Nice setup. very comfortable, and wonderful hosts.

Bob and his family have the cottage outfitted with virtually everything you need and comforts of home. The setting is private, and the view is beautiful. The cottage is located in a small community - so you can enjoy country living, yet only a relatively short drive to virtually everything - including downtown Milwaukee, Lake Geneva and surrounding communities. Bob - thank you for opening your home to us, and allowing us to spend time with friends and family here in Wisconsin. We will definitely be back - and highly recommend. Thank you Bob!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Singapore, Singapore

I would return in a heartbeat.

  • 4 of 5

Clean, comfortable, and well located cottage. Only thing preventing a 5 star rating is that the bedrooms are small and only one bathroom. Other than that, I would stay here again without hesitation. Beautiful views, well stocked with supplies, and comfortable interior. Very quiet at night and peaceful. Shopping is an easy 5-15 minute drive away. Downtown Milwaukee is 45 minutes.

I would recommend this property to anyone wanting a well located, quiet, comfortable place to stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed having you. Thanks for coming half way around the world to visit Wisconsin. If you come to the US again let us know. Thanks
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Not Satisfied

  • 1 of 5

The house was dirty. Spider webs and dead insects all over the place. All bed sheets smelled funny. Shower tub was in someone's hair and looked like it wasn't cleaned in years. On top of that there was no shower head! Kitchen was not any better. The stove was all in cooking oil and just looked disgusting. We definitely left the place cleaner than it was. We rented the place for 3 nights but ended up staying only 2. The owner did not even offer a discount for leaving early and the inconvenience. If you like the dirt, spider webs and dead insects, then it is a place for you. Definitely not coming back and do not recommend to anyone.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nice review. Too bad it wasn't even close to what you describe it as. Obviously this is your first time staying at a lake cabin. You city slickers should get outside more. Here's a tip for you. Keep the door screen closed and the bugs will stay outside. No shower head? We have a European shower head installed. It's the same kind I have at home. The shower and tub is scrubbed twice a week so what you claim is again false. We all got a good chuckle out of your review though. Especially your claim that you left it cleaner that when you arrived. It's too bad I let you stay at our place, I had so many people that wanted it for that weekend that would have enjoyed our place, not whined about a few bugs in the yard and make up a story about how disgusting the place is. By the way for the record you didn't ask for a discount. Funny I heard no complaints until after your stay. I would suggest not booking a lake cabin for your next getaway.
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Mitchell International
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Doc's on the Fox
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Alpine Valley
Nearest Beach
8.4 Miles
Fischer Park, Browns Lake Burlington
Car: necessary

Brown's Lake Aquaducks Waterski Shows

The Brown's Lake Aquaducks is a national champion, not-for-profit water-ski team based out of Burlington, WI.

See website for show times

8.4 mi, 11 min driving

Fischer Park Browns Lake Burlington

Shows feature human pyramids, ballet/chorus line, barefoot acts, jump acts, dancing, trick and show skiing.

Holiday weekends shows are on Saturday; other weeks shows are now on Thursday evenings. Check website for show times.


Fischer Park is on State Road 11, east edge of Burlington

Kramer Dr east 0.5 mi

Turn right onto WI-164 S 0.5 mi

Turn right onto WI-36 S/Milwaukee Ave

Continue to follow WI-36 S 6.6 mi

Turn right onto Durand Ave Hwy 11 0.8 mi

Destination will be on the right


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $20
Refundable damage deposit $200

No refunds for inclement weather. 10$ per hour early check in or late check out. We must have a signed rental agreement on file.
Price advertised is for 4 occupants, 2 night minimum.
Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
$20 per person per night extra.
Security deposit required at time of booking.
Check-in after 1PM & Check-out before 10AM. Late/early check in/out is $10 per hour.
Cleaning fee ($40 per hour) if renters don't leave cottage clean.
If a rental is taken for less than 2 days, Guest will be charged a 1 night rate of $250.

Rental Rate and Fees

Deposit: A deposit is due at time of booking

The security deposit will be refunded within 7 days of the Checkout date provided no deductions are made due to:

damage to the property or furnishings;

dirt or other mess requiring excessive cleaning; or

any other cost incurred by Homeowner due to Guest’s stay.

If the premises appear dirty or damaged upon Check-in, Guest shall inform Homeowner immediately.

Rental Rate: Payment in full shall be due on date of Check-in. All payments are handled on line.

Cancellation Policy: If Guest wishes to cancel his/her reservation, the deposit will be refunded as follows:

50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Insurance: We encourage all renters to purchase traveler insurance.

Cleaning fee: A cleaning fee of $40 per hour is charged only if there is damage to the property or furnishings, dirt or other mess requiring excessive cleaning, or any other cost incurred by Homeowner due to Guest’s stay. Please let me know if anything is in need of repair. Our property is professionally cleaned. If the premises appear dirty or damaged upon Check-in, Guest shall inform Homeowner immediately. Expect a few bugs, mosquitoes, and spiders. Our property is on the waterfront and we do our best to control them.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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