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7 BR Retreat Lake Estate - 3 Huge Family Rooms *Sleeps 22 in Beds*

Bedrooms 7
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Estate, 7 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 22), Converted B&B to Single Family Home

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This Listing: This home is truly a 'one of a kind' family reunion / corporate or private retreat.

Built in the 1890's on the most premier property on Powers Lake (just seven miles from Lake Geneva and minutes over the Illinois border) this home was completely renovated from a former historic B&B into a unique single family historic residence. Original leaded/stained glass, mill work, coffer ceilings and 1890 design elements have all been restored to their original glory.

Property amenities include; 2.5 beautiful rolling acres of open space, 1,000 feet of water frontage flanking three sides of the residence, a private beach, two new stone terraced patios with plenty of outdoor seating, 2 outdoor fire pits, boat dock, volleyball/badminton court, expansive water views and incredible privacy. Every room in this house has a unique lake view.

Powers Lake is a spring fed inland lake and one of the cleanest swimming lakes in Wisconsin which allows all types of boating, jet skiing, swimming and fishing.

The property features a main house which can sleep 22 comfortably in beds!!! A wonderful covered 5 person swing at the Pointe of the property compliments the open green space for all types of outdoor activities.

For an additional rental charge; a sport pontoon boat w/ 150 hp engine set up for tubing, and water skiing, a 3 man canoe, 3 kayaks and 3 paddle boards.

Off-Site Recreational opportunities within minutes of the property include ski resorts, world class golf, antiquing, spas, hunting, family skeet shooting, cross county skiing, paintball, indoor water parks and more.

Keywords: Single Family Residence

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 11, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Nancy and John, Where do we begin - Our family LOVED staying here! We had a sing-a-long by the camp fire. We put on a family talent show in the living room. The beds and linens were all a treat for weary relatives. We played games on the enclosed porch and the braver ones swam in the lake. Three floors with living rooms was a nice thing we have seldom seen. We all look forward to staying here again.
Apr 2012
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Powers Lake Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 22
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , upper floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , ground floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , ground floor
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , lower level with urinal
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , ground floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , ground floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , ground floor
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , lower level
    Bedroom 5 - 4 twin/ single , upper level
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double , 4 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , upper level
    Bedroom 7 - 2 twin/ single , 1 child bed , 1 bunk bed
  • King size beds (1) optional king or two single beds, Queen size Beds (4) 4 new queen beds, Double Beds (1) 1 full, Twin or Single Beds (1) 12 new twin beds, Child Beds (3) 1toddler bed, 2 pack n plays, Bunk Beds (2)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Skis
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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7 BR Retreat Lake Estate - 3 Huge Family Rooms *Sleeps 22 in Beds*
average rating of 4.852941 based on 55 reviews

Gorgeous Property, quiet, well maintained w/charm

  • 5 of 5

Amazing property for a quiet , relaxing weekend with a group of 10 to 20. Home is beautifully maintained with outdoor fire pit, inside has great charm with a huge family room and wood burning fireplace, great kitchen overlooking the lake, basement is great for additional games, like pool and cards and the upstairs is amazing for watching movies in a cozy setting.. Been coming here for 5 years and not planning on changing from this as our vacation retreat. Property owner is one of the BEST as well ! You wont be disappointed

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful staff retreat

  • 5 of 5

This house worked perfect for our small staff retreat! We would definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home for an office team outing

  • 5 of 5

The home is clean and comfortable. The water views are outstanding and plenty of room for a large group.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for a weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had 22 people for a 30th birthday party it was very nice and spacious!

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I guess it's seen better days!

  • 3 of 5

Pictures of this place are very deceiving! The kitchen was one of the reasons that I booked and it was so small. We were told 3 days prior that we needed to bring our own towels, not a huge deal, but other places that we have visited have provided them. There were old spiderwebs on and under the furniture and dead insects in the windowsills. I assume the couches hadn't been in quite some time as a pen rolled between the cushions and I was so annoyed to pull it out with a bunch of crumbs and other junk. We paid a cleaning fee and I feel like we cleaned before getting unpacked and after our visit. Almost forgot to mention how the septic system overflowed in the basement and no one was able to shower our last day. On a positive note, we had more than enough space for everyone and enjoyed game night in the living room. The location was great and we really enjoyed being right off of the lake.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Shanay for your comments. The property is on a 2.5 acre site with over tons of oaks and other trees and spiders and insects get on windows and eaves despite our constant cleaning during certain months. We did indeed have a holding tank back up caused by a faulty alarm sensor which we have since corrected. Our sincere apologies for the issue which was addressed immediately upon notification. The pictures are an actual reflection of the home and property. John - Homeowner
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Great house and property

  • 4 of 5

I stayed here for a weekend with 6 of my adult cousins and we had a great time. Three of us shared one of the kids rooms upstairs just because we felt like it, but each of us could have stayed in our own bedrooms if we had wanted. We also took advantage of the 3 different sitting areas, one on each floor, and hung out in a different area each night. There is also a ton of space to hang out outside and watch the sun rise and set. It's super close to downtown Lake Geneva, and it's really easy to get to other activities in the area.

The only reasons I give this property 4 stars instead of 5 are that we had to bring our own towels, the mattresses were pretty springy and some of the showers were small. Other than that, the house had everything we needed, and the property manager was so helpful and gave us tons of tips on activities and restaurants. I would definitely recommend renting this property.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Rachel for your review and comments. With such a large house and 7 bedrooms, it is very hard to launder all bedding and towels in between bookings so we ask each guest to bring their own towels. As far as mattresses go, we replace them every 5 years and will look at them so see which ones need attention at this point. Thanks again for staying with us... Best, John
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
multiple bars around the lake
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Twin Lakes and Nippersink Golf Courses
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Fox Lake
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Route 12
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
multiple restaurants around the lake
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Grand Geneva Ski Resort and Wilmot Ski Resorts
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
small beach on property and public beach on lake
Car: necessary

LARGE BOAT FOR 14 PEOPLE, 3 kayaks, 1 canoe, 3 paddle boards for additional rental.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $300 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.5%

WEEKLY RENTALS ONLY DURING PRIME SEASON (JUNE-AUGUST) We can work out favorable payment arrangement if required.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.