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Rocky Glen Condo - Forest Nest in the Baraboo Bluffs

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Last updated: 05/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Condo
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Condo - 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (could sleep 4+)

Unit 4 is perched amongst a canopy of oak and birch trees - you can stand on the balcony, reach out, and touch leaves and branches over 2-stories from the ground! Unit 4 is one of eight condominiums in a building nestled amongst a mature birch/oak forest with views over the Lake Wisconsin valley. Casual, whimsical, bright furnishing. Italian ceramic floor in bath and kitchen. New step-in rainfall shower. Woodburning stove insert in the original, beautiful, stone fireplace. Small firepit outside for quiet summer/fall eves; or hearty-folks roasting s'mores in winter.
Lovely, oiled-teakwood laminate floors LR and Hall - carpeted bedrooms. You may find yourself resting on a pillowcase embroidered by my Cornish grandmother; or snuggled under a quilt made of squares of men's suit material; or find pencil drawings sent to Cornwall from the trenches of WWI...poke about...little surprises all over.
AND...and whole bass fiddle case of books!

Wildlife sightings - deer, turkey, raccoon, owl, and birds of all sorts fly over or walk through these remarkable surrounds. Marvelous earthrise and earthsets. I think the trees up here talk.

Parfrey's Glen official entrance is a 20-minute walk away. Devil's Lake is a 10-minute ride. Devil's Head Ski/Golf Resort is 200 yards down Bluff Road. Quaint Merrimac FREE ferry (seasonal). Cascade Mountain Ski/Snowboarding or Wollersheim Winery/Sauk City - 20-minute ride. Attraction notebook available in unit.

Plenty of QUIET. Noise restriction after 11p. You could write your book here! Remarkable views. Friendly condo neighbors.

Keywords: Condominium - Rocky Glen is about 300 yards up Bluff Road and on the opposite side of the entrance to Devil's Head Ski and Golf Resort
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Owner

Member since: 2001

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/25/2017

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 2
  • 1200 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    18 or older for sure....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Cupboards are NOT safety-lockable, but small objects can easily be put away....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    NEVER NEVER NEVER....EVER...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Except cats...SO sorry! Max of TWO dogs unless we discuss special arrangements....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1

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  • Bedroom 2

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  • Queen size Bed in each bedroom. Portable double bed or mattress for more than 4 guests OR plenty of room for sleeping bags...and a standard couch and chaise in the LR for individual sleepers... Let's talk about your situation....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

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  • New convertible rain shower...no longer a tub. PLENTY of towels.

Other Amenities

  • Bose Radio/CD Player, Coffee maker, Vita-Mix, Silverware, PETS ALLOWED EXCEPT CATS! Sorry! (Please note that there is, now, a per stay, per pet charge of $20 per pet)...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library:

    From the Dixie Chicks to YoYo Ma.......moreless

  • Stereo:

    Is a Bose considered a 'stereo?' Got one...a few years old so apparently doesn't have an interface for some current phones/players....moreless

  • Television:

    HDTC conversion channels only...includes PBS...yay!...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Family friendly videos - exercise tapes, Hook, some SciFi, and more....moreless

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    ok...maybe NOT mountain, exactly, but bluffs...smack within the Baraboo Bluffs. Our gift from the great glaciers which carved out this area and left bluffs as their reminder of power & transformation....moreless

  • Resort:

    The proper entrance to Devil's Head Ski and Golf Resort is just down Bluff Road about 300 yards...AND...guests can actually walk through woods to one of the runs from here....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    4 comfortably...6 if friendly and thin elbows....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    One each in LR and both bedrooms....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    (2) Two. Shared. In the basement. Coin-operated. $1 in quarters per session....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Avalon wood-burning insert in original stone fireplace.......moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Rebounder, Total Gym, and Gazelle in laundry room...ask, however, about guidelines IF you want to use them....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Baseboard electricity...building built when electricity was 2 cents a watt...or close to...LOL....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    ...WAY many in the cupboard...including blankets for cold winter nights....moreless

  • Living Room:

    One REALLY comfy chaise and two chairs with hassocks...and, of course, the usual couch...quite comfy for sleeping one person...NOT a sofa-sleeper....moreless

  • Parking:

    Outdoor all year round...nothing covered....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Lots and lots....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Two HE washers in the common basement. We require that HE detergent 'doses' be used....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    It's wireless...installed June 15 2007. ID and password will be provided when you arrive....moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Woodburning insert tucked in the beautiful original stone fireplace. See photos for the stock of wood...I'll bring some up for you and give you the short lesson about using the woodburner...NO flue!...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Fun...no carafe coffee maker...trying it out...like it so far. It's more a brew and dispense model. NOT one of those Keurig-type gadgets....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    ...plus wine goblets, cheese-cutter, cork-bottle opener, Vita-Mix, CuisineArt, Ninja crockpot, Ninja blender/bullet...like stepping into a friend's kitchen... ...no roasting pan though....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    WAY many...this is stocked more like a friend's house would be....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Wine glasses; VitaMix; Cuisinart; Ninja crockpot and blender; pots/pans; too much silverware and lots of dishes; plenty of cookbooks; ordinary condiments...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Above the stove...moreless

  • Oven:

    Standard....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Lots of condiments, herbs, spices in stock. Oatmeal and teas usually ready for use....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Standard - nothing fancy, except Energy Star...moreless

  • Stove:

    Standard glasstop stove....moreless

  • Toaster:

    My brother is a chef...it's a buffet toaster from one of his trade shows. Fun....moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Great for bluff and forest watching - sipping coffee in the morning...NOT for BBQing....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Currently, small Weber...nothing special but quite functional....moreless

Building Type

  • Building

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$150

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $20
  • Tax Rate 12.5%

Notes:

Cash/Check/M.O.....$150 deposit for short stays. Negotiated deposit for longer stays. Remainder to be paid upon arrival.

International Money Postal Card accepted. Sorry, no credit cards.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.


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Wollersheim Winery, Dr. Evertron's Sculpture Park, SUPER 2nd Hand Stores, Carr Cheese Shop, Navel-gazing, Soaking in Quiet, everything WI Dells, Baraboo, Devil's Lake State Park, Sauk City, Prairie du Sac, Portage, Lodi & environs have to offer, and plenty of QUIET if you'd rather stay inside and enjoy vegging out, Noise restrictions after 11pm

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1999

About the owner: Comfy in the living room - fireplace blazing nearby and watching something wonderful on PBS...probably the Dicken's series...what teriffic tear-jerkers!

Why the Owner Chose Merrimac, WI, USA:
How could I NOT have fallen in love with this place!? (I didn't mean to...it was a first project for me/my chef brother.) Although not a skiier or golfer, I AM a walker and I just step out the door and I'm nearly in the woods...AND stepping out on the balcony puts you eye--level with tree tops. Only squirrels, cranes, turkey vultures, and lovely little birds get a better view.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
Peace - to watch the trees 'converse' with each other - the neverending changes framed by each window to the forest - the very occasional concert (Los Lobos a several several years ago) or fireworks from Devil's Head Resort on New Year's Eve - sitting around the firepit on a summer or fall evening - the water from a quartzite well in the basement (it bypasses the water softening system otherwise required for the building) - staying up the nights male owls joust in the air above our parking lot (I always think of the Quiddich field from Harry Potter.)


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/25/2017

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Photos

  • Fall treetops and a warming fire. Ah!

    Fall treetops and a warming fire. Ah!

  • It's a bathroom...but I like it. A bit of whimsy here too.

    It's a bathroom...but I like it. A bit of whimsy here too.

  • 1st bedroom - plenty of warm blankets - ceiling fan

    1st bedroom - plenty of warm blankets - ceiling fan

  • 2nd bedroom - both have cell shades - ceiling fan - chaise for kids or reading

    2nd bedroom - both have cell shades - ceiling fan - chaise for kids or reading

  • Pardon smudges...Parfrey's Glen and Devil's Head Resort immediate neighbors..:)

    Pardon smudges...Parfrey's Glen and Devil's Head Resort immediate neighbors..:)

  • From the living room through to the kitchen.

    From the living room through to the kitchen.

  • Hard to photograph the new shower...NO more tub (sorry about that Soakers)

    Hard to photograph the new shower...NO more tub (sorry about that Soakers)

  • 1st bedroom wall - fun to explore the special drawings/paintings

    1st bedroom wall - fun to explore the special drawings/paintings

  • Hey...am only showing these 'cause I was in charge of stacking.

    Hey...am only showing these 'cause I was in charge of stacking.

VRBO #11761

This listing was first published here in 2001.

Date last modified - Thursday, May 25, 2017

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