Gorgeous 3BR/3BA Lake Home 2 Hours from the Twin Cities
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
At last! A rustic yet luxurious getway for all seasons just 2 hours Northeast of the Twin Cities, an hour from Eau Claire, and 30 minutes from Hayward. Nestled on a dead end road on a chain of three lakes: Red Cedar, Hemlock and our own, Balsam Lake in Birchwood, Wisconsin. Once you arrive at our spacious home, you'll know you're in for something special, with a view of the water from every room and a pink sky nearly every night.
Make yourself a refreshing beverage in our open, well equipped kitchen, then step out onto the deck while contemplating your next move. With golf just minutes away, you can hit the links. Or, catch the eagles playing while you spend the day on the gorgeous 10 mile lake cruise.
Feel at peace while your dog romps with other dogs where friendly neighbors encourage off leash play. Relax on the dock with a picturesque view of the lake, one of the least populated of the lakes, with only a few homes on this stretch. Have a fire and see if you can count the stars on a clear night before turning in on one of our comfy beds.
Have a great meal on the deck grilling some fresh caught fish or a steak from the local grocery store. Stay in for a sunset cruise, or hop over to downtown and see smalltown USA.
When you're ready to turn in for the night, you have a choice of three large bedrooms. Starting on the main floor, you have access to a huge bedroom and office with queen sized futon, 2 XL twin beds or King, small nursery area, office and two queen air mattresses. Off the bedroom you have a gorgeous bathroom complete with large vanity mirror and walk in shower. Custom wooden blinds keep the room decently dark and the room is far enough away from the main level's living, dining, kitchen, conversation and deck area.
From here you can step up to the enclosed loft master where you'll sleep on a Sleep Number King sized bed and his and hers vanities, a steamshower, soaking tub, walk in closet and laundry area. Pamper yourself in the 2 person steam room or take a long, hot bath in our antique cast iron tub that stays hot for an hour!
Our lower level is extremely private with your own bedroom with King Bed, living room, bath with shower, big screen TV with BlueRay, and comfy couch. Walk out the door with your own private entrance.
Ideal for up to 3 couples, wellness or yoga retreats, business outings, families, a girls or guys getaway or a special romantic interlude.
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- 3300 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome:
- Limited Accessibility:
We love dogs and encourage you to bring them. All neighbors have dogs and are used to having dogs off leash. Just please don't lock up your dog to possibly bark and disturb neighbors. However, if your pet will poop or pee in the house, please refrain from bringing it. ...moreless
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Music Library
- Satellite / Cable:
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
Local Services & Businesses
- Bird Watching
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Cross Country Skiing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
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- Gas Fireplace:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
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- Living Room
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- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Towels Provided
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- Ice Maker
spices, coffee filters. One roll of paper towel is provided, along with some dish and dishwasher soap. Please feel free to bring what you may need. Bring any other pantry items that you want...moreless
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $1,500
- Cleaning Fee $150
If we discover dog poop or dog pee in the home we will not be able to refund your damage deposit. Please also note that we have a check list of what to do when checking out. Please understand, we are owners of the property and share this with our renters. Thank you for understanding.
Paypal or Personal Check - depending upon the length of stay, a deposit to immediately secure your vacation with remaining balance due 2 weeks prior to your vacation date. If you cancel your vacation and we are unable to rent the property, the deposit is not refunded.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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playing pool or darts at local bars; hiking trails are all over the place and we'll provide you with some maps and information for quick searches
Year Purchased: 2003
About the owner: We love to travel and have enjoyed unique rentals for our vacations. When we moved back to the city in 2011, we couldn't imagine leaving our place "up north" quite yet. Armed with vacation experience and a dream of others sharing our lake place, here we are on VRBO. One of our absolutely favorite things to do when in Birchwood, is to hang out on the deck or the boat or in the winter, make a fire and watch movies. We're both employed in the Twin Cities after living in Birchwood for 7 years. We love dogs and all animals and hope you enjoy our own version of paradise.
Why the Owner Chose Birchwood, WI, USA:
We've been vacationing in the area for over 20 years and love Northwest Wisconsin. What we love about our home on Balsam Lake is the quiet, very few cabins populating the shores. There are five golf courses within a half hour, great leaf peeping in the fall, lots of bald eagles on our lake, a few good restaurants nearby.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
What we love about this property is that our lake is part of an intricate river system, constantly flowing. We have a sanctuary for birds - especially eagles, where our primary tourist attraction are these huge birds. We love taking a "cocktail cruise" or just relaxing on the deck to talk about our day.
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Welcome to the Lake!
Sunset off the dock
Large open kitchen with all the comforts of home
Main level view from main level office and bedroom suite
Lower level walk out
Firepit area. Firewood provided. The boat! Lake/dock area. 19' deckboat
Main level bedroom, XL twin beds form a perfect King. Queen size futon, desk
Conversation room off main living area and deck
Front entrance from the street
View of conversation room, wood burning fireplace, exits to deck
More of the deck- note: no hot tub
Walk out from lower level guest quarters
Upper Master Suite, King Sleep #, walk in closet, gorgeous full bath steamshower
Lower level guest suite living room with gas fireplace, walk out, 1/2 bath & BR
This listing was first published here in 2011.
Date last modified - Tuesday, November 29, 2016
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