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Beautiful custom built home nestled on 10 acres with swimming pond

Bedrooms 4
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type house


About the property

Home, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Bath, (beds sleeps 13)

This custom build home is over 4000 sq feet of living space. It includes two bedrooms and one bath upstairs. One bedroom has a king size bed and a single loft bed, and one bedroom has a queen size bed. There is also a library on the second floor loft area. On the main floor is the master bedroom and bath with a whirl pool tub and separate shower. Also there is a great room with cathedral cealing, a kitchen, and a laundry room. In the lower level of the house is a bedroom with two sets of bunk beds and a double bed, a full bathroom, a game room with pool table and foosball. There is a large deck on the main floor with an outdoor hot tub, patio furniture, overlooking the pond. There is also a large fire pit by the pond, a dock and swimming raft, a canoe and water toys. The property also has a volleyball net and basketball court, a nice yard and flower gardens. It is a great property for family get togethers and entertaining.

Lyn Strouf
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 5, 2017

About Lyn Strouf

My husband I have have lived and worked in Wausau WI for 29 years. We enjoy the area because we love the outdoors including swimming, boating, hiking, biking, camping, and sports. We are presently in the process of building a home up north, so we decided to rent out our home in Wausau.

Lyn Strouf purchased this house in 2003

Why Lyn Strouf chose Wausau

My husband and I designed and built this home over a 10 year span, personalizing it and making it our own. It is build out of recycled barn materials, and wood that we logged ourselves, making it a very unique home. We have always loved to share our home with friends and family, and because of its spaciousness, it has been a great place to entertain.

What makes this house unique

One of our favorite things to do, is sit out on the deck or in the hot tub, and listen to the birds, the frogs, and watch for wild life. I also swim in the pond, every day, weather permitting, and it is my own little private paridise. On days when it is raining or snowing, all of the windows in the great room give you the feeling of bringing the outside, inside, giving you a panoramic view of the pond, the trees, the yard. I can also hop in my bike, ride downtown or to the farmers market, or enjoy whatever festivities are going on at the 400 block.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My family and I spent a long weekend here and we had a great time. Everything we needed was there for us to use and everything was in tip top shape. The kids and the dogs thoroughly loved swimming in the pond and we had some really awesome fires at night. I would recommend staying here especially if you are looking for peace and quiet and a beautiful atmosphere.
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Wausau House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Upstairs
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Master bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , bathroom attached
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , The single is a loft bed. Bathroom is attached
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Main floor bathroom attached
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 2 bunk bed , Downstairs, sleeps 6
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Beautiful custom built home nestled on 10 acres with swimming pond
average rating of 5.0 based on 51 reviews

24 thumbs up from us!

  • 5 of 5

I brought a group of high schoolers to Wausau on a church ski trip this past weekend. Harrowing as that can be, staying at the Strouf home made the trip a breeze! More than enough space, comfy as all get-out, and the perfect place to relax after skiing and while recovering the next morning. The kids were thrilled. I was thrilled. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Each year I host a Halloween party with some friends of mine. This year the guest list grew bigger than I could handle at my place so after searching I decided to rent this cottage. The owner Lyn was quick to respond to all my inquires about the place and was super helpful in accommodating all our needs. When I arrived at the cottage for our weekend stay we happen to meet Lyn face to face and she was a pleasure to talk to. Walking through the front door and into the foyer of this cottage is simply stunning. THE PLACE IS HUGE! The pictures don't even do the place justice. Every room has tall ceilings which came in handy since several of my guest were wearing tall Halloween costumes. This place also comes with several great amenities that kept everyone well entertained. The hot tub is a great feature no matter what the weather is like. There is also a large yard area to play yard games and even a volleyball court and basketball hoop. The outside fire pit next to the pond provided a great late night area to socialize with my friends and there is PLENTY of firewood supplied there. Inside there are large bathrooms on every floor and a large recreation room downstairs. All in all this place had plenty of room for all my guest and everyone had a great time. My only slightly negative note is that the wooden rough cut steps have slightly uneven risers due to the natural design of the steps. They do look awesome and are definitely sturdy, however I could see these cumbersome to those who physically have trouble going up and down stairs. Otherwise this is a great place and provides plenty of activities to all ages. The location is great as well since you are literally minutes from shopping, grocery stores, bars and anything else you may need. I am definitely going to book this place to my next get together and I would highly recommend this place to all my friends.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Weekend away for the dog

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented the house based on the fact that it looked like a great place for our black lab - and it was. The dog loved the pond and playing in the sand. He figured out there were tadpoles on the 2nd day and then would 'hunt' them randomly. He slept the whole way home Sunday!

Lyn was easy to work with and always responded quickly. The house itself was beautiful and was full of things guests might need (plenty of towels, games, can coozies....). Not too far from town, but totally secluded. The only thing I would have changed would have been to stay another night!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Grandaughter 1st Birthday Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had an awesome weekend away from the city and felt very comfortable with all of our surroundings. We walked in with music playing and quickly viewed who was taking which bedroom. I had already called the main floor with the Jacuzzi tub. The hot tub was next and sitting out on the deck with a warm breeze and listening to the frogs. There was everything we could need except our own food. It was a wonderful time had by all! Very clean and felt like home. I would highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Highland Park, Ill

Terrific house!

  • 5 of 5

It was perfect for our annual, after-Christmas family ski trip.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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La Crosse, WI

A Lovely, Comfortable Haven!

  • 5 of 5

We embarked on a girls get-away weekend. This was the house we chose to spend our time at in the evening and explore the Ice Age Trails as well as Rib Mountain during the day. The house was close to both areas. Upon arrival we all fell in love with the house. It was very comfortable as well as accomucating to 11 people. We even had one person sleeping in a small upstairs tiny bunk which turned out to be very comfortable. We also had a nice outdoor fire and roasted marshmallows.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Green Wood Hills
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Legion, Rib Mountain, Trapp River
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 29 & 39
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Green Wood Hills
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Granite Peak (downhill) Green Wood Hills (cross)
Car: recommended

This large and rustic custom built home is located on 10 acres of pine forest. Although you are within a walk or bike ride to downtown Wausau, it offers wonderful seclusion and privacy. Downtown Wausau offers live outdoor concerts on the 400 Block as well as many festivals, art and craft shows, with many bars, restaurants and shopping. We also have World Class Kayak racing, Down Hill Skiing at Granite Peak, cross country skiing just out our back door, as well as at Nine Mile Recreational Area, Rib Mountain State Park (one of the tallest peaks in Wisconsing and excellent for hiking, biking and a beautiful view of the area. There are also many parks, lakes and rivers near Wausau to explore.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

$350 deposit and to hold reservation. Rent needs to be paid in full, 2 weeks prior to check in. The $350 will be refunded after rental is checked for damages. Rent and deposit must be paid by personal or certified check only.