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Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
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 day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2017

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 Lake Wisconsin

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
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • 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.
  • Manage the home as if it were your own. Misconduct fine charged if rooming license held by owner revolked during your stay.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View
  • Mountain View
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • 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 ...
  • 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 -
(25 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.92 based on 25 reviews

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: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was as advertised, plenty of room for a large group!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from 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: Jun 2017
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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: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

for what we needed and so close to the resort. Many thanks!

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome location!

  • 5 of 5

The house is perfectly located across the street for the Ski hills. The house is extremely spacious and fit my friends and I very well. The kitchen and family room have open concept and large island in the center which was great for our big group. The bedrooms are all very big and could each accommodate an air mattress if need be. Laurel had great communication before we arrived as well. I would definitely return to this rental for a future ski trip to Devil's Head. Thanks again for everything, Laurel!

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

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

Merrimac House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 19 2017 - Sep 10 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Sep 11 2017 - Dec 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
Dec 15 2017 - Mar 18 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $0
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 12.5%

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.

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.
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