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Lauderdale Lakefront Cottage - Near Lake Geneva

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Come be our guests in this Wisconsin cottage just north of Lake Geneva on the Lauderdale chain of lakes. This fully furnished home is located on Green Lake, the northern most of the 3 spring-fed lakes that total 950 acres.

The house overlooks the water, facing west for beautiful summer sunsets which can be enjoyed from the screen porch, the stone BBQ patio, the boathouse roof-top, or the waterfront patio with private pier.

Our four bedroom home with hide-a-bed will accommodate up to ten people. There is a full kitchen, separate dining room, and generous living room with splendid views of the lake. Enjoy cocktails and dinner on the roof of the boat house, relax and read in the hammock, and play with the kids in the swimming area! If you are lucky, perhaps you will be preparing your own fresh-caught fish for dinner, if not, there are plenty of dining and grocery options nearby.

The lakes are great for fishing, with Large and Small Mouth Bass, Bluegill, Northern Pike, and Walleye so bring your boat! Additionally, boats and Jet Skis can be rented from the Lauderdale Lakes Marina. On the adjacent bay there is a free water ski show every Friday night put on by the Lauderdale Aqua Skiers water ski show team.

Close to Kettle Moraine State park for biking and hiking and horseback riding. There are lots of antique shops in Elkhorn, East Troy, and Lake Geneva, and 15 golf courses in the area. There is plenty to do, but you may just choose to stay and play in the lake!

Keywords: House, cottage, home

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Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 13, 2018

About Doug

Our family loves vacationing at the lake! It's just an hour and a half away, but it feels like a thousand miles, and years back in time to a quieter bygone era. When we pull in to the driveway, the first thing the kids want to do is get into their suits, and run off the end of the dock into the water! They often pause though to swing on the rope-swing strung 40' up in an oak tree. After a day of playing in the lake, and dinner outside watching the sunset, we often head back into the woods for a bonfire, marshmallows & s'mores at our fire pit.

Doug purchased this house in 2005

Why Doug chose Lauderdale Lakes

When to opportunity arose to buy this turn of the century (the last one!) cottage, in this idyllic locale, so close to home, we couldn't pass it up!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for sharing your beautiful lake home. We all had a wonderful time! Thank you again and have a wonderful summer!
Jul 2007
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Lauderdale Lakes House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 1st Floor Powder - toilet
    2nd Floor Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 4 - 1 bunk bed , Twin bunks, sleeps (2)
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) We have a 'Pack-n-play' available if requested., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Double sized hide-a-bed in living room area., Bunk Beds (1) Both are twin sized.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
There is also a fire-pit, perfect for s'mores and bonfires!


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(22 traveler reviews)

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Lauderdale Lakefront Cottage - Near Lake Geneva
average rating of 4.7727275 based on 23 reviews

Perfect Midwestern lake house getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Inland lakes surrounded by old fashioned cottages and homes are a uniquely Midwestern phenomenon. Doug's lakeside home offers the perfect Midwestern "summer at the lake" experience for kids of all ages. The highlight is the way the house is situated on the lake. The rooftop deck on the boat house was our favorite spot (especially for meals and watching sunsets), and we also loved quiet moments on the screened in porch and working on a jigsaw puzzle at the big table in the huge front windows of the living room (looking out at the lake). The kitchen is well stocked with cooking equipment (I baked two cakes, roasted pork, corn on the cob, etc. - all easy), The gas grill is useful, too. Doug was very responsive in answering questions, and takes good care of his home. The bathrooms are small, but that's to be expected with an older home. If you want the Ritz Carlton, go to Chicago. If you want a quintessential Midwestern lake house experience, this is perfect! We rented a pontoon boat at the marina for the week - expensive but worth it to be able to be out on the lake several times a day.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great lake house!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful lake frontage with a fabulous deck for lakeside dining! House was well kept and supplied. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Doug's place for 3 weeks and had a great time. The house was well cared for and had enough room for everyone. The view is wonderful from his house and he is on a great area of the lake. There was a bad storm during our stay and Doug stayed in communication with us regarding the weather & updated us on the lake restrictions. If I had any questions during our stay, he was available to answer them. We would stay here again for sure!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location for a family location

  • 5 of 5

We have to been to this cabin twice in the past 3 years, and we honestly cannot wait to use it again. Everything was perfectly set up and clean, the lake is pristine, and the owner is incredibly accommodating. We can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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More than I expected!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the house, lots of living space inside- and very comfortable. The kitchen is large, and well equipped for entertaining. The patio on top of the boat house is amazing to watch the sunset, then light up at night for a great ambiance. The grill is both gas and charcoal. There is plenty of dock space, and the swimming area is very clean. I would definitely rent again!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Family Lake Getaway

  • 4 of 5

We rented the cottage on Lauderdale Lakes for a week as a group of us were going to a concert at nearby Alpine Valley and decided to make a vacation out of it. If you are going to rent on Lauderdale, Green Lake where this cottage is located is by far the best lake to be on. Swam and fished right off the pier. The cottage had plenty of room inside and out for our 9 adults and 1 little one. Boat house roof deck is a great place to watch a sunset. Doug was extremely attentive before, during and after our stay. We were able to use a friends pontoon boat for the week and tie it up the Doug's pier and still have plenty of room to swim. Great vacation, great cottage, thanks Doug!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
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Fiddlesticks Cafe
Great for breakfast/brunch!
Evergreen Golf Club
27 holes, close by and a reasonable course.
The Boat House of Lauderdale Lakes
You can launch your boat less than a mile from our cottage.
Cedar Bend Farm
Our favorite place for farm fresh produce and the best eggs, straight from the chickens!
Watson's Wild West Museum
If our cottage hasn't taken you far enough back in time, visit Watson's Wild West Museum to ...
La Grange General Store and Backyard Bikes
Sandwiches, Ice Cream, good wine selection, Bike shop & Bike Rentals
Rushing Waters Fisheries LLC
N310 County Road H, Tasty restaurant, top notch Moscow Mules. The shop has great fish both f...
Frank's Piggly Wiggly
Groceries, Fishing License, liquor store next door
Holi Cannoli
Best Italian food north of the border. People come from Milwaukee, Madison, Lake Geneva, and...
Fireside Dinner Theater
Great family owned dinner theater "in the round". We go at least once/summer.
Kettle Moraine State Forest
Hiking & Biking
Old World Wisconsin
Cool collection of homes & building from the settlement of Wisconsin. Period costumes and ac...
Elegant Farmer
Home of the famous "pie in a bag"!
East Troy Electric Railroad
Step back in time and tack a trip on this old electric railway.
Nearest Airport
42 Miles
Milwaukee International
Nearest Point of Interest
Public Boat Launch
Nearest Point of Interest
Lauderdale Lakes Marina
Nearest Point of Interest
Cedar Bend Farm
Nearest Point of Interest
Watson's Wild West Museum
Nearest Point of Interest
La Grange Country Store
Nearest Point of Interest
Rushing Waters Trout Farm
Nearest Point of Interest
Frank's Country Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Marathon Gas
Car: necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $750
Tax Rate 5.5%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. A cleaning fee of $125 is added to all rentals of less than 1 week. Pet Fees are $25/day/pet or $100/week/pet.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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