Our log cabin home is decorated with American Indian motif that feels like you are in the backwoods of America in a different time. 5 minutes to Kettle Moraine bike and hiking trail. Awesome fire pit with plenty of seating. Walk down to the dock and have a quick dip or throw in a line and catch a pike. Take out the paddle boat or the canoe. When your all done down by the lake and your tired we have a lift from the dock to the house (great for bringing up coolers and such) Enjoy a libation at the Hamms beer tavern that seats 10 with dart board and vintage billards table. Surround sound music through out the house. With cozy wood burning fireplace and a another fireplace on the first floor. Enjoy sitting on the 1000 sq ft deck that has a feel of a treehouse with the woods surrounding the house. All the conviences of home all you need is a toothbrush. When your done with your day enjoy a nice steam in our steam shower with the smells of eucalyptus. Play a game of basketball on our half court or perhaps a game of horse shoes. We have a whole closet of board games or toys for the little ones.
5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 18
- Calendar last updated:
- Dec 18, 2018
About Patrick Hulne
This is our home that we love to share with our friends however we never get here as much as we would like so we thought we would share it with other families when we are not here.
Patrick Hulne purchased this House in 2000
Why Patrick Hulne chose Lauderdale Lakes
Its only an hour and a half from Chicago. We turned this home into a log cabin. Great wildlife during the week, they come out when the weekend warriors leave not to mention it is super quiet in the middle of the week.
What makes this House unique
A little bit off the beaten track, nice and quiet, you don't hear all the water crafts up and down the lake. Great fishing off the dock. This is where the fish come to get away. When your sitting on the deck it feels like your in a treehouse. At night, take a look up and see all the star constellations.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Plenty of room for a family of 18
We had a fantastic time. We had 10 adults and 8 kids. Plenty of room for the kids to play and adults to sit and talk. The kids were able to catch fish from the pier. It was nice to have a pool table. Close to Lake Geneva, hiking trails & golf courses. Only negative was the washing machine didn't work.
Loved the house, not the location
We stayed for 4 days here in June with 8 adults and 5 kids. Plenty of room for everyone to eat, sleep, and relax. The kids loved the main level bar area with the pool table, large TV's and assorted games and toys. There is a fantastic large cooler on this level, like you would find in liquor store. We were able to store all our water, beer, juice in this cooler. The laundry room is also on this level. The mid level has the kitchen, living room, dining area and 3 bedrooms. The kitchen has everything you need to cook your meals. Plenty of pots, pans, silverware, glassware. The 3rd level has a sitting area, a main area that has a three level bunk bed, which the kids loved and a separate bedroom. It was hot on our trip and the air conditioning is poor at this level. We had to use a box fan to blow cool air from the mid level up the stairs to make it tolerable. The air conditioning works great on the other levels. This house has a large deck with plenty of seating available. The grill was disgusting. It's a natural gas feed that looked like it hadn't been cleaned in months. It took at least an hour to burn off old grease and food bits. In the description of the premise, the owner listed a power lift down to the water and fire pit, as it is quite a precarious decent down or up via the wood stairs. It was one of the reasons I chose this location because my wife has bad knees, and my daughter and daughter in-law are pregnant. So low and behold the lift did not work, and the owner advised me it was currently not working after we got there. They did not make the trek down for obvious reasons. We were very disappointed with the lake location. This home is near the end of a narrow, shallow and weedy channel. There is no view of the main lake here. He mentions taking a dip in the lake, there is no way any of us were going swimming here. The water is clear but I eased off the pier and was up to my thighs in muck. Also the paddle boat was tipped over, full of mud, and the rudder was broken. The kids did catch some blue gill off the pier so that was a plus. The fire pit is nice with plenty of seating but at the time the mosquitoes were so bad we didn't have a fire. If the lake is not important to you and you are just looking for a large house to hold a large family comfortably, then you will like this house.
The house was very nice and spacious. The host was very accommodating and helpful. There are a lot of (and somewhat narrow) steps inside and to the dock. We had someone with a foot injury so it was difficult. The outside steps are very slippery when wet so we did not go down to the fire pit. It rained several days. The water by the dock has a lot of vegetation so the kids did not want to swim there but there is a nice little beach at Whitewater. The house is very kid friendly. We had children 0-9 and they enjoyed it. There was enough space for 3 families without feeling cramped. This was our first time renting like this and we were satisfied.
Thanks for the review and so happy everyone had a great time especially the kids, since we have 5 of our own we know that their memories of your time at the lake will be great ones. Too bad you didn’t use the lift, it is perfect for times like that but I understand when it rains it can be quite slippery.
Great family retreat
We stayed a week with 15 people. Property was mostly as expected and we really had a great time. There was plenty of room for our group, and additional beds left over, though some of these were in common areas that may be less conducive depending on your group. Kitchen was well stocked, fire pit was great, and the deck was a popular hang out. The basketball hoop in the drive way also got some use, and we had ourselves a pool tournament in the basement. While you are not going to swim from the dock, a short trip out to the main part of the lake takes you too a very nice sport lake that is clearly used for boating and fishing. Overall a great experience and the owners were very helpful.
Perfect lake getaway
This property is perfect for a family! With some updates here and there - it's obvious that the owners are interested in keeping their property nice. Many amenities and comforts of home (from teapots, to irons, hairdryers, fully stocked kitchen, gas stove, gas grill, lighted deck, steam shower, pool table, I could go on and on!). We really enjoyed the fireplace and long kitchen table where the kids learned our family traditional card games from the great aunts. The deck was comfortable for our whole crew to enjoy! Some of the older folks in our crew really appreciated the lift to get down to the fire pit and dock.
A short drive from the property we enjoyed a local winery, the famous Elegant Farmer (and their pies), and hiking at a local park. It's in a lovely quiet neighborhood that we enjoyed for a stroll.
Thank you Jill for the kind words. We are happy you had a great family experience. Please come back and stay with us again.
Nice get-away near a lake
I stayed at this property during New Year's weekend in a group of 14. The room descriptions are a little confusing, but the place is spacious. In total, the property would comfortably sleep 19 guests in beds (in 6 rooms):
Duck Room - 2 twin (sleeps 2)
Country Room - 1 queen (sleeps 2)
Red white and blue - 1 queen with top twin bunk, 1 bunk bed (sleeps 5)
Blue Jean - 1 pull out sofa/queen bed (sleeps 2)
Bunk/kids - 1 full/double with top lofted twin bunk, 3 twin triple bunk (sleeps 6). The top lofted bunk includes a small area for a pet/child
Master - Devils Tower - 1 queen (sleeps 2)
The hosts were responsive closer to our travel date and provided restaurant/activity recommendations. Unfortunately, we did not have a chance to explore the backyard, patio, and lake due to subzero temperatures during our stay. Indoors, it stayed fairly warm in some areas and a little chilly in others, which is to be expected in a large house.
Please note that, at least at the time of my stay, the place did/does not have Wi-Fi, and T-Mobile and Sprint do not have reception here. Verizon and AT&T seemed to work well, but this note should likely be added to the description. If a couple members of our group did not have Verizon/AT&T, our group would not have been prepared to stay indoors all weekend in the cabin during the cold.
All in all, we had a nice stay, and we would be happy to return one day!