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Waterfront Lake Ripley getaway. Kayak, paddleboard and fish from private pier!

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,840 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bed, 2 Bath - Sleeps 14. Located on Private Road w/ Private Pier

Whether you're looking to relax in a quiet peaceful setting or you are excited to fill your days with water sports and local activities, our home is a great backdrop for your time on Lake Ripley. We are situated on a private road in the Milwaukee Bay section of the lake. The bay is in a "no wake" area and is ideal for fishing, kayaking and paddle boarding right from our private pier. If your style is a bit more adventurous and you’re looking to tube and water ski, Lake Ripley is a 420 acre lake with two boat launches, so feel free to bring your boat and dock it at the end of our pier during your stay. Our home has great spaces for entertaining including a finished walkout basement, 2 decks overlooking the lake, a screened in gazebo and a large fire pit down by the lake.

The Main Level:

- Recently remodeled large kitchen with lake views. Well-appointed; perfect for cooking meals

- Large dining table with a view of the lake

- Large sectional sofa in Living Room

- Flat Screen television with cable, chromecast and DVD player

- Bedroom 1 has a queen bed and a set of twin bunkbeds

- Bedroom 2 has two sets of twin bunkbeds

- Mudroom with washer and dryer

- Full bathroom

Upper Level:

- Large master bedroom with king bed, private balcony, flat screen television and coffee bar

- Bedroom 4 has a queen bed and a set of twin bunkbeds

- Full bathroom

Lower Level (basement):

- Finished basement perfect for entertaining, game playing, darts, and Wii

- Additional full fridge and freezer for your use.

- Dining/game table

- Large sectional sofa

- Walk out access to yard and lake.


- Walk out from the main level onto the large deck with 6 amazingly comfortable Martha Stweart swivel lounge chairs

- Outdoor dining table and chairs on main deck.

- Screened in gazebo with celling fan and flat screen television with chromecast. Gazebo has an outdoor sectional sofa and two chairs-seats 8

- Large slate patio area with firepit-perfect for s'mores

- 2 kayaks, 2 paddleboards, fishing equipment and a pedal boat for your use during your stay.

- Floats and sand toys to take along with you to the public beach which has a large sandy area for kids to play.


- Home was renovated in 2016/2017.

- New mattresses and bedding

- Completely air conditioned

- Gas fireplace in living room area

- Cable and Wifi/high speed internet included

- Water cooler in kitchen

- Linens, towels (both bath and beach) included

- Parking for up to 6 vehicles

- Gas and charcoal grills

More about our house and the area:

Lake Ripley is a wonderful place to make memories and get away from it all. If you enjoy fishing or going out on a kayak, pedal-boat or paddle boards, the no wake Milwaukee Bay is perfect for you. Don’t be surprised if you see deer, turtles, cranes and more as you troll around this section of the lake. Fun Fact: the state-record bass was caught on Lake Ripley.

During your stay, get out on the lake, visit the park, head into town or take advantage of the local trails. Take the kids (or grandma if she’s game) skiing or tubing. Stopover at the Lake Ripley Park and enjoy its public beach with great swimming, tennis and a playground for the kids. Visit the town of Cambridge, home of Rowe Pottery. You are on vacation so buy a few items at the charming shops in town and have a glass of wine or drink a beer at one of the local restaurants/bars (It’s 5 O’clock somewhere).

Enjoy a scenic hike or biking on the trails within CamRock County Park. Bike rentals are available from the local Cambridge bike store in town. For those seeking to explore outside of Cambridge, additional restaurants and shopping in Fort Atkinson and Lake Mills are a short 15 min drive. The Johnson Creek Premium Outlet Mall is 25 minutes away and downtown Madison is a 35 min drive.

Sportsmen will appreciate the Milford Hills Hunting Club. Located 25 minutes away, it’s an easy drive to one of the Midwest's premier hunt clubs and wingshooting destinations. The water parks and Ho Chunk Casino in the Wisconsin Dells are an hour away.

At night, you can roast s’mores around our fire pit, hit the drive-in movie theater or watch a demolition derby and stock car races at the Jefferson County Speedway. If the bugs get bad late night, head inside our screened in gazebo.

Rest and relax, have an adventure or do a little bit of both. We hope you make many memories and enjoy your stay at our lake house on Lake Ripley in Cambridge.

More Details

Joanna Carl
Member since: 2018
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2018


Lake Ripley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2840 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Balcony
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Waterfront Lake Ripley getaway. Kayak, paddleboard and fish from private pier!
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews
Madison, WI

Clean, Well-Appointed Lake House

  • 5 of 5

The place was perfect for our needs. Corporate leadership meeting close enough to the office and Madison/Milwaukee to facilitate travel for everyone with a nice space for 10-12 people to get out of the office environment for a day of meetings. The house itself was clean and well taken care of, and certainly had more than enough space for 2+ families. We only had three people actually staying at the house, but outside of a complaint about an uncomfortable bed from a particularly picky individual, it worked out great. We didn’t take advantage of the lake but it seemed like everything that could be needed was available including towels and can koozies.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Lakehouse Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time during our stay! We had 8 adults and 4 children ages 4, 3, 2 & 1. There was plenty of room for everyone to have their own space and the kids really enjoyed it. The owners were extremely friendly and accommodating. They even had a high chair and a pack n' play there for us to use. The house was very well kept, clean and very nicely decorated. The owners were very quick to answer any questions that came up during our stay and ensured we had everything we needed. The beach at Ripley Park is only about a 5 min. drive away. It is a very nice beach with a playground. It wasn't too crowded and the sand/water was very nice. I would highly recommend staying here!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home for a getaway together!

  • 5 of 5

Joanna and Carl were such amazing and welcoming hosts! They were very easy to get a hold of and were very clear in their directions about the house and very helpful about fun things to do in the area. The house was immaculate when we arrived and there was even a little gift basket waiting for us on the counter. We enjoyed all of the spaces that the house had to offer! The living room and dining room were great gathering places and it was wonderful to kick back in the gazebo. The beds were comfortable and the house was very well supplied with towels, bedding and everything we needed to make ourselves comfortable. The kitchen was also well stocked and we had no problem finding the utensils that we needed to make a plethora of meals during our stay.

The only thing that was slightly disappointing about the trip is that the lake was pretty green around the house and definitely didn’t look like a great place to swim. That being said it may just be the time of year. There was a great local beach nearby, so we just spent our afternoon kicking it there! We loved the kayaks and the paddle boards and the great lawn area for games!

Overall I would highly recommend this cabin! You won’t be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy comfortable lakeside livin’...

  • 5 of 5

Great spot on the lake in an updated home. Good spot for families and host very accommodating.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brookfield WI

Superb. Has everything you could possibly imagine and more.

  • 5 of 5

Great house and a great location. The property and lake are beautiful. The kitchen is more fully stocked than any home I've previously staid in and the hidden (good) surprises are seemingly never-ending. The beds are very comfortable, some with contour mattresses, some regular. Lots of beds, tvs, games and stuffed animals for the kids, pots, pans, utensils, dishes, and a really great dishwasher and washer/dryer. Just down the road from a very beautiful swimming park. Has multiple kayaks and paddleboards, a great deck and fire pit, and even extra long metal marshmallow holders for smores. Lightning bugs a plenty at night but almost no mosquitos. Basically, the perfect house for a family vacation. I can't say enough good things about the home or the owners.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Host, Excellent Accomodations

  • 5 of 5

Joanna (the owner) was a pleasure to work with and an excellent host! She was very responsive when first booking, and when we arrived she even had a gift basket set up for us. She also had toiletries in all the bathrooms, tons of beach towels, random supplies for use, and a helpful guide with information on the area, lake, ect. The house was recently renovated and very nice on the inside. The house worked great for a family gathering. All rooms except for the master slept four.The deck was also fantastic - loved the rockers/swivel chairs (I want to buy some for myself). The gazebo was also great at night with fan, tv, and lighting (great to get away from any bugs). Would definitely recommend and stay again!!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words. We are so happy you had a nice time at the lake!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night
Refundable Damage Deposit $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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