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Private Home Quiet Lake (no public launch) 10 minutes from Minocqua. 2 kayaks

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 2,300 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Three level home with two separate living quarters. Beds for 12 incl. children

We are once again offering our home for rent on Mercer Lake a short ten minutes from Minocqua. With no public access there is minimal lake traffic and plenty of fish and wildlife including loons and eagles. Catch and keep your walleyes, the predominant specie along with the lurking musky, bass and pan fish. We no longer can afford can afford to include the pontoon boat with it's expense and liability. Rather we have added a separate downstairs suite with another bedroom, bath, and living area and with a wet bar. Your own watercraft and toys or those you rent nearby can be delivered to the 48' dock for your customized enjoyment. A few steps away there is a beautiful lakeside fire pit with wood included.

INSIDE The HOUSE...Top to bottom, the dormer loft has five single beds divided into two separate bedrooms. (3-2) plus a half bath. The open concept main floor has a field stone fireplace at one end and a newly remodeled kitchen at the other. Here there are all the kitchen amenities we could think of. There are two main floor bedrooms both with queens along with the full bath.

The downstairs suite includes another queen bedroom, the mini kitchen and seating area TV and an attractive gas stove. The sight lines from both levels are remarkable onto the lake only fifteen steps away. The State land beyond is the scenic backdrop.

This beautiful setting on Mercer Lake is only ten minutes from Minocqua with all nearby attractions yet feels remote and special. We would love to include you and have you feel that way too!

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Bob Roepke
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 6, 2018

About Bob Roepke

We have enjoyed this property ourselves over the years and have remodeled and expanded so that others might value the same kind of experiences in a truly beautiful setting. This property is to be shared with others.

Bob Roepke purchased this house in 1996

Why Bob Roepke chose Minocqua

Nature speaks for itself. Loons, eagles and great boating and fishing Inside the creature comforts all under one roof.

What makes this house unique

Togetherness yet space inside and out.


Minocqua House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11 ...
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Minimum seven day rentals. Respect for neighbors on and off the water. Attention to garbage and recycling.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View ...
  • 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
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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Private Home Quiet Lake (no public launch) 10 minutes from Minocqua. 2 kayaks
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: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Delton, MI

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: July 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: July 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: July 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: June 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 Barpub
2 Miles
Black Bear
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Timber Ridge
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Minocqua Winter Park
Nearest Point of Interest

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




Additional information about rental rates

linens and towels $50 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $500
cleaning and maintenance $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.5%

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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