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Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 nights


Merrimac House Rental Photos and Description

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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Laurel Rauch
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 7, 2016
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About Laurel Rauch

Having been raised in this area I find myself going back to what I call 'Gods Country'. 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!


Exceptional! 4.9/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.95 based on 20 reviews

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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Wonderful! Excellent family getaway spot!

  • 5 of 5

My family chose this property as a surprise weekend getaway for my dad's 60th birthday. There were 8 of us at the house and it comfortably could have slept twice as many. The house is as pictured, perfect kitchen for cooking large meals and living space. The screened in porch is also spacious and great for enjoying the beautiful fall weather.

Laurel was wonderful to work with, responded quickly and was informative for any questions on the area and things to do. We spent Saturday exploring Devil's Lake State Park (gorgeous!) and we will definitely be back. We're considering making it an annual trip!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was my pleasure. It was as exciting for me as you to prepare for such an event! What makes this possible is that I own and operate the home myself, there is no middle man to cause breakdown in communication. This also allows me to go the extra mile for my guests. Look forward to chatting with you in the future and thank you again.
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Belvidere IL

Great Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our two families that took a short getaway to the Dells. It was close enough to the dells but also was more rustic and near state beaches and hiking. Our kids did not want to leave!!! We definitely would rent this home again and the owners were wonderful!!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Girls Weekend

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect for our girls weekend. There were 6 of us and we could each have our own bed!!! The kitchen was very spacious and although we only cooked breakfasts, we could all sit and eat together. We toured the winery and went to Wisconsin Dells for the Wo-Zha-Wa Days. Laurel was very nice and we really appreciated the early check in and the late check out. We would definitely stay at The Cove again!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Burbank, Illinois

Perfect Family Vacation Home!!!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I were trying to find a a place close to Wisconsin Dells, but just far enough to have a sense of privacy and seclusion. We found it in "The Cove". I thought we were going to have a difficult time finding something because we were forced to wait until last minute to look for something, but Laurel the owner was so helpful and made the process go so smoothly, thank you Laurel! The home was even better than what we expected when we arrived. The Cove is very spacious and is setup perfectly for a great family vacation. We arrived on a very warm day, and the temperature was set perfectly in a home. The home was extremely clean and has everything you need for children and adults alike to have a wonderful time! I would recommend this home to anyone looking to vacation in Wisconsin Dells or surrounding areas! Thank you again Laurel! We look forward to staying at your beautiful home again in the near future!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: My pleasure!
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Grayslake, IL

Perfect home

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time renting this property. Had all the amenities we needed. Was in a great location for golfing at Devils Head and Baraboo. Laurel (the host) was very accommodating as well. The house worked very well for sleeping arrangements with the single beds since we have 8 gentlemen. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend and will definitely rent again.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • 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
Dec 16 2016 - Mar 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Mar 17 2017 - May 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
May 19 2017 - Oct 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Above customary clean $50
Tax Rate 12.5%

Peak Season (July/August) 3 day minimum

50% down to hold reservation with additional 50% due 3 weeks prior. 50% of total cost refunded with 3 weeks notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Merrimac House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (1) Master Bedroom pillow top!, Double Beds (1) One in each second floor bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (1) Two in each second floor bedroom, Baby Cribs (1) Full size crib in upstairs bedroom, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) sleeper sofa in lower level...Great for teenage kids!
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • 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 and inground fire pit!

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