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Relax for 30 days in This Lakefront Retreat on Potters Lake, East Troy, Wi.

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6), 30 day minimum stay

Enjoy a relaxing retreat to the peaceful scenery of Potter's Lake, a 162 acre scenic lake that offers something for everyone. In the Summer, enjoy swimming, fishing (daily / weekly fishing license at Mukwanago Sport), paddle boating and canoeing, or relaxing on the pier reading a book or floating on a raft with a friend. In the Winter, enjoy the outdoors with skiing (Alpine Valley), snowmobiling (bring yours - perfect size lake), and ice fishing.

This 3 bedroom/2 full bathroom lakefront home sits high above the lakeshore with beautiful views of the lake from every room. The scenic deck on the hillside offers another place of sanctuary or to share a drink with a friend while watching the sunset. In the evenings, enjoy a dinner or a cocktail in the screened porch.

This location also benefits from its close proximity to golf (5 minutes away), scenic hiking or mountain biking at Kettle Moraine National Park (20 minutes away), snow skiing/snowboarding and outdoor concerts at Alpine Valley Resort (10 minutes away).

Keywords: single family, fishing lodge, lakehouse, lakefront, lakeview

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
February 10, 2017

About The Owner

I was raised in Janesville, WI and graduated from the University of WI-Madison. I enjoy everything Wisconsin offers and really wanted a family vacation home not far from our home in IL that offered all the fundamentals of enjoying the outdoors. Potter's Lake gives me everything and more to step out of the fast-paced corporate sales career that I have worked in for 13 years.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2007

Why The Owner chose East Troy

East Troy is within driving distance of our home, it is easy to get to and from. It is not a crowded lake and perfect for our family to make memories and learn about boating, waterskiing and snow mobiling. We also like the location to enjoy Alpine Valley, Old World Wisconsin and Kettle Moraine.

What makes this cottage unique

We enjoy fun filled sunny days on the lake then sharing memories during bonfires and smores in the evenings. We have also enjoyed Ivan's on the Square (East Troy) for dinners out. The location is not far from Milwaukee (30 min) - we had a great time cheering on the Chicago Bulls against the Bucks at the Bradley Center! Love the concerts in the summer and skiing in the winter at nearby Alpine Valley.


East Troy Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Great for kids
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Day bed, can be pushed together to make a king
  • King size beds (1) Master bedroom, main floor, view of the lake, Double Beds (1) Lower floor of the lake house, view of the lake. Twin bed is in the same room, Twin or Single Beds (1) Lower floor of the lake house, view of the lake. Double bed is in the same room, Baby Cribs (1) Pack-n-play is available, stored in the master bedroom closet, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Day Bed, converts to a king bed. Lower floor of lake house, view of the lake.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Small sand pit, fire pit, fishing poles, life jackets, canoe, paddle boat, 4 adult floating island, 3 person tubes (for tubing), 1 person tube (for tubing), kids bikes (various sizes), kids scooters, Pack-n-Play, inflatable matress, portable basketball goal.


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Relax for 30 days in This Lakefront Retreat on Potters Lake, East Troy, Wi.
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

Perfect Weekend Rental!

  • 5 of 5

Great home right on the lake! Great views and wonderful owners! We have stayed at this property twice now and definitely will again!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Couldn't have been better

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at this East Troy property last weekend with my sister-in-law and four sisters. Beautiful location - peaceful, tranquil. The back deck is great for gazing out at the lake and contemplating life. Very well appointed and equipped house. Comfortable and convenient. We spent one day in Lake Geneva taking one of the boat tours and exploring. We would love to come back in the summer and take advantage of the water activities Potter's Lake has to offer.

We could not really think of anything to add or change. It was a wonderful weekend!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family friendly home

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved this place! Our kids are 4 and 18 months. There was lots for them to do at the home and around the neighborhood. The petting zoo the owners recommended was perfect. We used a Groupon for the petting zoo so check to see if one is available!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. We love going to Green Meadows petting zoo. Enjoy the rest of your summer and we hope you find a way to come back to East Troy - Potter's Lake next summer!
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Delafield, WI, USA

Relaxing weekend.

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed the home, lake views, and fishing. Very peaceful.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for posting your review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your time away at our Lake House. We love it and are so happy to hear when others find it peaceful and charming! We hope to see you again!
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Park Ridge

Quick Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Quiet, cozy, clean, and easy to get to from Chicago. We enjoyed the view of the lake from the house deck and spent time fishing off the dock. While most of the fish were small , a 2 pound northern and a keeper crappie kept my interest. The town of East Troy was quaint and provided a couple of good food choices. We ate at the Blue Bay and Fork in the Road in Mukwanago and both were very good.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2013
  • Stayed: September 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Claude and Bonnie, I hope you come again. I don't have a solution to your speed boat request; however, Lake Beulah is only 5 minutes away to quench the need for being on a lake as they have boat rentals. It was wonderful speaking with you and getting to know you. Fondly, Kristin and Brad Hales
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Potters Lake Stay

  • 5 of 5

House had everything we needed for a great 4 day get away for our family of four. The description and photos on the listing were accurate and the owners were very easy to work with. House had all the rafts we needed and use of the canoe and paddle boat was appreciated. We bought a bag of charcoal and grilled on the patio every day in the supplied Webber Grill with all the untensils. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a nice lake vacation without the hassels of busy towns or condos at other lakes.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, we are so glad you had a wonderful time. Kristin and Brad Hales
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Car: recommended

Alpine Valley Ski Resort and Concert Park is 10 minutes away. Kettle Moraine National Park is 20 minutes away -great for hiking and mountain biking. Sky diving is 5 minutes away. For kids, Green Meadows petting zoo is a lot of fun (look for a Groupon for discounted tickets).


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $120
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 5.5%

All rates do not include a $120 cleaning fee, 5.5% lodging tax, and a $59 non-refundable damage insurance policy. $50 extra for concert nights at Alpine Valley. $25 extra person charge above 7 people.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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