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Luxury Dog Friendly Home in Lake Geneva off Linn Pier

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms (2 QN 1 KG) - 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

If you're planning to rent a vacation home in a Southern Wisconsin lake community, then Lake Geneva is the place for you. The second deepest lake in the state, Lake Geneva is nine miles in length and three miles at its widest point. Lake Geneva is well-known for its crystal clear water and gorgeous beaches so don't hesitate to plan a Wisconsin trip during the year's hotter months!

Our house is located in the on the south shore of Lake Geneva and is a five minute drive southwest of downtown Lake Geneva and a five minute drive southeast from downtown Fontana. The house was completely rehabed in 2006-08 and can be accessed via keyless entry so no pick up of keys or drop offs are invloved. The home comes completely furnished with Flat Screen TV's, Cable and Wifi. 100's of VHS and DVD movies, Gas/Charcoal Grills, many board games. For the outdoorsy types, there is a new hammock to lay outside, custom fire pit, bag/cornhole games, swimming noodles, life preservers and basically anything you could think of to enjoy your stay inside or outside and have a great time. The home is part of a cozy, quiet community filled with mature trees, so it's not uncommon to see one of the many local wildlife of deers, owls, falcons, turkeys, and other wild song birds in our yard.

A two-story cedar-shingled exterior Art & Craft home and a five year old completely remodeled interior features a new kitchen with stainless appliances and granite counters, a stone boulder fireplace, stone baths, a sun room with slate floor, cherry bead board and timber loft ceilings. There is AC, ceiling fans and wood floors and trim throughout. The home includes antique and vintage furnishings and decorations. You are 1/4 mile walk from lake access at Linn Pier which offers a boat launch and fishing from the dock. This home provides comfortable, lodge style hospitality to families and their pets! Perfect for family gatherings or a peaceful retreat.

The downtown of Lake Geneva, Fontana and Williams Bay offer shopping, movie theaters, a variety of restaurants and public beaches and piers. Local activities include fishing, swimming, sailing, parasailing (rental boats, canoes, kayaks and paddle boats are available at local piers), boat and dinner cruise lake tours, spas, an indoor water park at Grand Geneva Resort, skiing at Geneva National, Alpine, and Wilmot, golfing at Geneva National, Abbey Springs and 10 other courses within a 15 minute drive, antique shops and malls, free wine tasting at Pop More Corks, horse shows and riding, a corn maze, farms offering fresh produce and picking in season, a full gaming casino 45 minutes away, and many area shows, fairs and other special events scheduled year-round.

Relaxing in peaceful surroundings or enjoying all that the area has to offer, you will find our house in Lake Geneva to be the perfect place for you and your family and friends to make long lasting memories.

Keywords: Newly Remodeled Art and Craft Style Home, with Gourmet Kitchen, Cherry Woodwork and Custom Landscaping

More Details

Brent Meder
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018

About Brent Meder

My family and I grew up vacationing in Northern Illinois and Wisconsin, but over time as resorts closed we found it incredibly difficult to find a place where the family could get together and bring our pets. Ever since we visited Lake Geneva 20 years ago, we've been going back to vacation as often as we can. As our family grew, we also found Lake Geneva to be the perfect place to take the kids. They couldn't get enough of the lake and all the fun area activities. They were amazed the first time we took them horse back riding and skiing on the lake - they said, 'Cool, it's like having our very own gigantic playground!' There was no question we had to invest in our own 'Near the Lake Home', and we’re confident you’ll enjoy the area as much as we have.

Brent Meder purchased this house in 2006

Why Brent Meder chose Lake Geneva

It's the perfect destination and distance to travel from Chicago. After leaving after rush hour and pulling in the driveway 1 1/2 hours later we are always able to make the Friday night fish Fry with plenty of time to spare. The house, located on the wooded south shore, is ideal for relaxing and watching nature or if the need arises for some day or night fun - you are only five-ten minutes from most attractions the area offers. It offers the best of both worlds; peace and quiet at home and with many activities and nightlife nearby.


Lake Geneva House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • ECO-FRIENDLY WATER USAGE: Please know we use a well and septic system and minimum use of towels, and shorter showering periods helps water usage.
  • SECURITY DEPOSIT: All security deposit will be cashed and returned within 30 days upon inspection of the property after the tenant departure date.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Bathroom with Tub and Shower on First Floor Walk in Shower found on Second Floor Bedrooms on Second Floor also have built in stand alone Sinks with vanity.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1) Located on the second floor., Queen size Beds (2) One located on the first and one located on the second floor., The property features an over sized coach on both the first floor and in the second floor loft area as additional sleeping features.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Campfire Pit available for use. No garbage allowed in the firepit. Keyless Entry - No keys needed to pickup or Drop off. Each second floor bedroom also has individual sinks to wash up or brush your teeth.


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Luxury Dog Friendly Home in Lake Geneva off Linn Pier
average rating of 4.88 based on 50 reviews

Beautiful, spacious, and clean

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed at this beautiful home during Thanksgiving break. We could not have been happier with the home. It has an upscale rustic feel, very spacious and is impeccably decorated. We had seven people and had plenty of room. The upstairs bedrooms have individual sinks. The dining room farm table worked out great for our Thanksgiving meal and for playing games. The kitchen is updated with plenty of cookware. We loved our stay so much we want to book again next year. Brent is very helpful and kind. This is a gorgeous place and so comfortable. I truly felt like I was on vacation.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Green Bay, Wisconsin

Great property!

  • 5 of 5

Just got back from a 3 night stay and we loved it. VERY well stocked house, with plenty of room and lots of comforts of home. We loved having both a Keuring and a regular coffee pot, and having access to the washer and dryer. We were staying for a family wedding at the Grand Geneva, so unfortunately didn't have any time to enjoy the beautiful yard and fire pit. Would highly recommend to anyone!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy Stay for the Family

  • 5 of 5

We spent four nights in the home this summer and found the location to be perfect. Our family of four, a mother-in-law, and a brother-in-law, was just the right size of group to fit in the space. Adults were able to have bedroom spaces, while our two children used the loft/futon for their hang-out/sleep space.

It's nice being half-way between Lake Geneva for shopping/restaurants and Fontana for boating. We enjoyed walking down to the pier/boatramp area a half-mile away, and through the nearby neighborhoods. All of the bedrooms were very good sized - especially upstairs, and the kitchen/dining/living room area were open for all of us to just relax and be together. We appreciated the two full baths, but also the individual sinks in the bedrooms to relieve congestion of bathrooms in the mornings. In the evenings, we enjoyed grilling on the large charcoal grill and even squeezed in a fire-pit evening with s'mores. The owner is very easy to work with, personable, and available when we had questions. Thanks for the great amenities and stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful house

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful stay at this home! The first floor bedroom (Queen bed) is connected to a full bath (perfect for mom and dad). Then upstairs there are two bedrooms. One with a king-sized bed (perfect for our two daughters to share); and the other with a queen bed (#1 son). The loft area upstairs is nice, but the futon was broken. So we made a bed on the floor with the futon cushion and lots of blankets for #2 son. The kitchen/living room/dining space is open, so who ever is cooking isn't missing a thing! The double lot is beautiful. Lush grass and gardens. Mature trees throughout the neighborhood.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Weekend girls trip

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I really enjoyed our time at this house. It was super comfortable, spacious and very clean. The owner was also very responsive when I contacted him about a few minor problems. Overall we were very pleased with this property. They even had a sweet collection of late 80s/early 90s vhs movies :)

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lawrence, KS

Amazing Trip!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great trip! The property was amazing and the set up of the house was perfect for large groups! We came for a bachelorette party, so we had multiple people. We were able to spread out, share meals that we cooked there (saved us a ton of money!), and really enjoy our stay! The house is a short distance to downtown, so we were able to come and go as we pleased. The driveway was huge and accommodated all our guests! We had everything we needed! We definitely would love to come back, especially when it is warmer and we can walk around the area more. Thanks for everything!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Milwaukee Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Owl
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Abbey Springs
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Grand Geneva
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Linn Pier
Nearest Point of Interest
The Pier Country Store
Nearest Point of Interest
Linn Pier Boat Launch
Nearest Point of Interest
The Owl Bar
Nearest Point of Interest
Abbey Springs Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
Big Foot Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Downtown Lake Geneva
Nearest Point of Interest
Medusa Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Pop More Corks
Nearest Point of Interest
Fontana - Gordy and Chucks Restaurants
Nearest Point of Interest
The Abbey Hotel & Marina
Nearest Point of Interest
Abbey Springs Yacht Club
Nearest Point of Interest
Timber Ridge Lodge
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Guests 6-10 $25/per/nt $50
Paypal Fees $35
Cleaning Fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $300

Dates booked over a Holiday weekday or weekend require a three day minimum. Also extra guests 6-10 are $25/per person/per day. Dogs are also $25/per dog/per day. Please call for Holiday Rates. Also if you pay through paypal or another payment provider, any fees charged to the owner will be deducted from the guests security deposit.

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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