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Weekday Discounts, No Cleaning Fee!

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


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

This is it, there is no better place to kick back and relax! Your close enough to anything you desire and far enough away to remove yourself from it all. Wake up stress free and feeling refreshed to the quiet sounds of nature without the hussle bussle of the city.

We manage 'The Cove' ourselves to ensure the comforts of your own home. It is sized just right for a couple or a couple of families, It's the perfect getaway for a ladies retreat or a men's outing, and fully furnished to accommodate the entire family of all ages, including infants! Once you have stayed at 'THE COVE' you will want to come back year after year.

Stay where there is something for everyone, lounge in or go out as the Wisconsin Dells with its indoor water Parks, Restaurants, Tanger Outlet Mall and Ho Chunk Casino is just a short car ride away. Visit Devil’s Lake State Park, Wollersheim Winery, Lake Wisconsin and much, much more!

'THE COVE' will ensure your ultimate vacation experience, comfortably!

Keywords: Privately owned, fully furnished and then some!

More Details

Laurel Rauch
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2018

About Laurel Rauch

Having been raised in this area it allows me to ensure you have a fun vacation. Regardless of the time of year the surrounding landscape is breath taking and the area offers a multitude of places to go and things to do.

Laurel Rauch purchased this house in 2008

Why Laurel Rauch chose Merrimac

As a family we enjoy the area for our own personal use and want to share the opportunity with others at a reasonable cost and comfortably with all the amenities of home!

What makes this house unique

At 'THE COVE' enjoy a night around the fire pit, take a walk or bring the bikes. 'THE COVE' is our second home, so take advantage of the privacy and space you deserve!


Merrimac House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • $50/bed charged if additional guests not considered in original reservation. Call owner for changes prior please!
  • Consider travelers insurance! Owner not responsible for injury/illness/loss. Cancellations require tax be paid. Owner will work out revisit days/call
  • Cleaning fee applied if checkout list not followed. Misconduct fine if rooming license held by owner revoked during your stay. Treat like your own!
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View
  • Mountain View
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1-Master - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , First Floor
    Bathroom 4 - Main floor powder room
    Bathroom 2-Upstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower , double vanity
    Bathroom 3-lower level - toilet , shower , vanity
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1-Master - 1 queen , 1ST FLOOR
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Room for air mattress, linens provided
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Pack N Play available
  • *Master on main level has large windows, private bath, sofa, table and private office space. *Two second story bedrooms have full size bed, 2 twins and plenty of room for an air mattress. One bedroom has a crib, pack n play.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Relax &/or dine in our 14x16 sq. foot vaulted knotty pine railed screened room. Regardless of the weather (and mosquitos) enjoy the out of doors in. inground fire pit too!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.904762 based on 21 reviews

We loved the stay.

  • 5 of 5

Very good

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Really nice place and hospitable owner

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at The Cove. The owner was very responsive and helpful beforehand, the home was very nice and had everything we needed (and more). Very comfortable bedrooms, nice fully stocked kitchen, great rec room in the basement, plenty of space, very clean, nice fire pit space outside... just had everything we needed. I'm hoping to go back some day.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for a family reunion

  • 5 of 5

We just got home from our stay in this lovely home, and we had a wonderful time. We were a group of 9 - 5 adults and 4 children ages 10-15, getting together for a family reunion of sorts. Everything about the house was exactly as we expected it to be and perfect for our needs. Laural, the owner, was incredibly responsive and accommodating. The entire process was smooth, from booking, to check-in, to check-out. We had a couple of questions during our stay, and Laural answered within minutes. We spent most of our time visiting Devil's Lake State Park, and would highly recommend that location as well.

Of particular note were the tiny details that the owners paid attention to. There were complementary toiletry items available (an amazing idea that we have never encountered before in any VRBO we've stayed in). It was perfect for us, because my son forgot to pack his toothbrush! There were little signs posted everywhere, assuring we could find things (like the wifi passcode for instance) or didn't inadvertently do things running contrary to our contract. There are little touches all throughout the house, ensuring a confortable stay - books, games, movies, foosball, a firepit, some lawn games, cribs for families with small children, etc. The house was incredibly clean and maintained. Owners Randy and Laural are some of the most thoughtful and conscientious owners we've ever encountered.

If I could be nit-picky (and this is really tiny), I would have loved for a few more kitchen items like mixing bowls, liquid measuring cups, and some sharper knifes. Also queen beds in the upstairs bedrooms for the adults. But even without these extra little comforts, the experience is still wonderful and doesn't take away from my recommendation.

We would definitely stay here again and recommend it to others!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house for a group!

  • 5 of 5

Five of us stayed at the cove for a conference in Portage-- perfect set up with large bedrooms and plenty of bathrooms. Didn't cook but nice size kitchen. Movies, games, and nice game room downstairs. Would love to stay during ski season!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house. A little farther out than I pictured. No televisions in bed rooms.

  • 4 of 5

House is very nice, plenty of space and beds!! Needs some repairs and updates.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful accommodations

  • 5 of 5

Our adult children, daughter in law, 1yr old grandson, partner and I all had a wonderful time when we stayed in January. So spacious and comfortable. So convenient to the ski hills, the ping pong / foosball tournaments were epic, and my grandbaby had a blast with all of the toys provided. We are looking forward to coming back next year!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Madison, Wi
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Varsity Bar, Devils Head Resort
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Colsac Free Car Ferry
Nearest Golf
0.25 Miles
Devil's Head Resort
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Columbus, Wi
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
I-90-94 and Lake Wisconsin
Nearest Ski
0.25 Miles
Devi'ls Head Resort
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Devil's Lake State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Wisconsin Dells
Nearest Point of Interest
Devil's Lake State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Devil's Head Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
Baraboo Circus World Museum
Nearest Point of Interest
Ho Chunk Casino
Nearest Point of Interest
Parfreys Glen
Nearest Point of Interest
Wollersheim Winery
Nearest Point of Interest
North Freedom Steam Train Ride/Museum
Nearest Point of Interest
Cascade Ski Resort
Nearest Point of Interest
Colsac Free Car Ferry
Nearest Point of Interest
Sauk Prairie Wild Bald Eagles
Nearest Point of Interest
Super Walmart
Car: necessary

Located near down hill skiing, golf course and State Park. Down the road is the famous Ho Chunk Casino, Tanger outlet mall, Wollersheim Winery, Baraboo Circus World Museum and everything the Wisconsin Dell's has to offer.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 12.5%

You will receive via email a Welcome Letter prior to your stay with additional rental details. Cancelation requires a phone call to owner. 50% of reservation refunded up to 30 days prior to visit. There is no cleaning fee up front. $50 cleaning fee will be obtained from damage deposit if "above customary cleaning" is necessary. A check out list is inside the home for your convenience.
Call for best pricing per your parties needs and text for quick response of questions once booked to ensure a memorable visit!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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