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Private Home. Quiet Lake., 2 Kayaks included. Close to Minocqua.

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 30 nights


About the property

Three level private home. Versitile. Sleeps up to 11.

This newly remodeled PRIVATE home is on a PRIVATE lake and was ideally designed for an combination of 4-6 adults plus 4-6 children. This party can be separate or together as you wish. There are two fire pits. One is lakeside adjoining a 48 ft. dock), the other is above with a 73 step stairway, magnificent view downward with a campsite with a separate entrance and motor home capabilities. All can be under one roof at bedtime.

Top to bottom, the dormered loft has five single beds divided into two separate bedrooms. (3-2) plus the half bath. The open concept main floor has a fieldstone fireplace at one end and a newly remodeled kitchen at the other. All amenities we could think of as a home are included. This means high speed internet with two HD TV s with expanded packages There are two bedrooms there with queens along with the full bath. Sightlines are remarkable onto the lake 45' feet away across the wraparound deck and the reverse sunset. This deck has a new seating/conversation corner and a convenient gas grill. A favorite spot outside again possible for everyone.

The family room downstairs was designed as a unique dwelling. With the same openness as the main floor, end to end, it includes another queen bedroom, a full bath, a wet/kitchenette, and a full bath. Also a beautiful and functional Vermont stove. There is a separate HD TV. This entire property can be controlled top to bottom with heat, air conditioning, and humidity top to bottom separate or together.

This lake is medium sized with no public boat launch, This means minimal lake traffic and great fishing.. Varieties of boats can be rented locally and delivered to your dock.. While feeling remote with loons and eagles, this property is only 15 minutes from Minocqua and all of those nearby terrific attractions. We hope you will feel that this property and the surrounding area will feel special for your Wisconsin North Woods experience. Contact owner for special dates and circumstances.

More Details

Bob Roepke
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2017

About Bob Roepke

We purchased and remodeled this home with family and friends in mind enjoying each other's company under one roof while enjoying the magnificant setting immediately outside.

Bob Roepke purchased this house in 1996

Why Bob Roepke chose Northeast

Nature best speaks for itself. Loons, eagles, sunsets and great boating and fishing.

What makes this house unique

Togetherness with plenty of space inside. The same outside.


Minocqua House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet
  • two and one half bath
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 4 - 3 twin/ single , divided loft
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , divided loft
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (5),
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


4/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

Private Home. Quiet Lake., 2 Kayaks included. Close to Minocqua.
average rating of 4.0 based on 5 reviews

Summer 2014 Review

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd trip to Spielhaus...another great vacation. The owners have invested plenty in upgrades. The shower and additional bedroom on the first floor are fantastic. This place would seem to comfortably sleep 8-10 adults in my estimation. Very clean. Updated Kitchen and appliances. View of lake is fantastic. We have plans to return again as it's such a great spot and such a great house. One of the main reasons we'd originally chose this vacation rental as a spot to visit was the availability of the boat to use during the week as part of the rental. This is a great 'hook' for anyone considering renting. It should be noted for anyone considering this rental that the pontoon is pretty small. You might fit 6 adults on'd be incredibly cramped with more than that in my estimation. That said, it worked perfectly for my family (2 adults and 2 kids) and spent every single day on the lake taking in the views, watching the eagles, fishing, swimming, etc. Needless to say, we would highly recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Summer Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family had a wonderful time at the house. The property is in very good conditon and the house is nice. The flat screen TV above the fireplace is a nice bonus. The pontoon boat is a huge plus and worked great every time. The lake is great....very quiet and not crowded at all. We had good luck catching pan fish and some decent small mouth. The location is great....close to town and grocery shopping but far enough away with very little traffic around.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Review of July 4th vacation visit

  • 5 of 5

We recently returned from a week's vacation spent at this lake home and it was a fantastic trip. We enjoyed every minute. The owners walked us through everything upon our initial visit, there was plenty of room for my wife and 2 kids, and the house was exactly as the owners had advertised. It was very clean upon arrival and it's in very nice condition. The living room area has a very large flatscreen TV over the fireplace (great for the kids at night). The beds were very comfortable. The pontoon worked great. While it's very well used and weather beaten that was no matter. It started without fail every time and was the perfect thing to get us around the lake each and every day (and evening). The view to the lake from the house is absolutely perfect and we enjoyed many cups of coffee on the deck just staring out to the water. There's a very nice little area for grilling as well as a firepit. The lake itself is incredibly peaceful. There's very little, if any, traffic on the lake. It's also relatively small (about 280 acres) so it makes it easy to quickly navigate around. We absolutely plan to return and would recommend to any friends or members of our family. It's a great place for a getaway and we were sad to have to leave upon the trip's ending.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful house on the lake.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the house. We found it to be very accomidating to our family of five. We have 3 boys between the ages of 5 and 11. This property worked out perfectly for us. The pontoon boat was a huge plus. The owner was very nice and accomodating. We enjoyed our stay on the quiet lake. The drive to Minocqua and surrounding areas was only a short drive so that was a huge plus also. I would definatly recommend this property to a family with children. We had really enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Polk City IA

Renter Be Warned !!!

  • 1 of 5

After numerous e-mails we planned with this owner to rent for the week. 10 of us arrived, he took our money, then he wouldn't leave! He lurked around for hours! Then at 8:00pm he decided that he didn't want to rent to us. We are not a wild bunch or anything like that. The 10 people staying are my relatives, (father, mother, sister, brother and their spouses) My husband has been in the military for over 25 years and is deploying to Afghanistan in a few weeks. We traveled 8 hours to this place to be totally insulted by this guy. We had to wait until noon the next day to get our $ back. In the mean time, we had to find another place to stay. Not to mention the inconvienence of having to repack our stuff. He charged us for the night and made us clean the house before he would give all our $ back.

This place has 2 very small bedrooms and the 2 loft rooms are a joke. If you stand up you will hit your head on the ceiling. The beds are just single boxsprings and matresses on the floor...not beds. Do not recommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The contract and acknowledgement with the principal was for eight people. Six adults and two children. This party arrived with two additional adults and a boat which they launched on the property before we arrived. This is a private lake meaning no public launch. We are members of our lake association with respect for our neighbors and the boats coming and going from our property. We ask for names beforehand for insurance purposes.They never did respond. We expect renters to feel and act like it is their own home because it is ours also. The principal agreed to leave the following day rather than exclude their invitees. We agreed to give them their money back with our lost revenue. The spouse who wrote this review, most likely never saw or recognized the written agreement and the terms which we carefully spelled out beforehand..
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Nearest Point of Interest

The nearby Minocqua attractions are terrific and can be found at We are twenty minutes away at a quiet reprive.


Rates & Availability

Minocqua House Rental Rates

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May 27 2017 - Oct 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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