|Property type||chateau / country house|
|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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Original Homestead of the Cragin Family in 1906. This Historic 3-4 bedroom home has been completely remodeled with 2 full bathrooms.
Private 32' fishing pier, Full kitchen, washer dryer, A/C, electric grill, outdoor fire pit, all towels & linens provided!
We now have WiFi for our guests!
Our 2 story home rests on a bluff 30' above the Southern shores of the new 2200 Acre Buffalo Lake! Our new $12M dollar dam is now complete!
Bring your fishing poles and boat to our new launch ramps and dock at your own private pier in front of our house!
With 2 huge cedar decks overlooking the property's 270' of private shoreline you are sure to relax in peace. Large campfire area off yard side deck.
Bald Eagle, Great Blue Heron comb the shoreline. Beautiful sunsets and stars like you have never seen each night.Wood burning stove with ample campfire wood provided for those star filled evenings.
Short 30 min drive to Wisconsin Dells/Baraboo attractions. Why stay in a crowded room/resort when you can have a whole private house to yourself for the same price!
Yet just 4 miles to downtown Montello. Grocery, gas, bars, restaurants, movie theater, antiques, crafts, bait shop, boat rentals.
Fully equipped kitchen with all appliances including pots pans silverware and plates. Pack light and come on over and relax!
Master Bedroom fully carpeted, with spectacular view of lake & has new Verlo Queen size mattress. Huge 5' walk in shower with 2 smaller bedrooms on 2nd floor. Fully carpeted with all linens provided. All you need to bring is you!
Bedroom 2 fully carpeted, has double Verlo firm mattress bed, dresser with TV/DVR in room with view of lake.
Bed 3 has twin bed with extra twin mattress for extra guest along with TV/DVR combo and view of lake.
Murphy bed room is fully carpeted with queen size Verlo firm mattress & dresser for clothes, just off 2nd floor bathroom with huge 5' walk in shower.
Watch for bald eagle,geese & duck. Electric grill on deck ready for that quick burger or dog, no charcoal or propane to light. Less then 30 minutes away from the Wisconsin Dells Attractions without the crowds!
Property on a bluff of the southern shores with many pine trees.
Easy off road parking for 4 vehicles off street and room for trailer.
Main floor has sofa next to bathroom along with 2 super comfortable chairs & couch. Game table and 32' Flat screen TV with DVD Player
Large decks to gaze those star filled nights, Beautiful sunsets off lake side deck to end your day.
Why stay in an expensive, small, noisy hotel resort when you can have a whole quiet 2 story house to yourself!
Keywords: Lake house with 270 feet private shoreline on the Southern shores of Buffalo Lake. Why stay in a crowded hotel resort when you can have your own quiet home!
We have been enjoying our summer home since it has been completed with our children, family and friends. There is Drews Tavern at the Dam (great pizza & rib-eye sandwiches-
Buffalo Lake Lodge on C has best BBQ ribs and buffalo burgers
Granite Falls Supper Club in Downtown Montello near the waterfalls has all you can eat fish, chicken & ribs with all the fix-ens every Friday night.
JT's Causeway in Packwaukee within 10 minute drive for drinks and great local music
Judy purchased this chateau / country house in 2005
Only 3 hours from our home in Glenview, Illinois. Town of Montello is only a 5 minute drive and has full super market, gas, movie theater and several great restaurants. Yet only a short drive to the Dells attractions but away from the tourism. Several restaurants in town with way better prices than the Dells
Early morning walks along the properties 270' of shore and the fantastic sunsets each night are sure to decompress your busy lifestyle
When we rented this property the owner asked me if I wanted to go through them and save $100. I agreed to go through owner directly and not VRBO. BIG MISTAKE!
First problem All communications was through emails no verbal communication.
when I did try to reach out to owner, I had to contact the house greeter who had a number that could reach him. He never contacted my directly.
Second....One of my emails was about the lake, was there anything to know about the lake. I have kids in middle school and wanted to know all the details about the lake. The only response was "it gets quite weedy late summer"...... As we found out, Buffalo Lake has A LOT of algae covering the shore and out in the lake. No one was in the water on the water or fishing! The neighbor confirmed that it is always like this in the summer! That is an important fact to know! You should also know that farmland with crops are near by, which means that there is chemical run off into this lake.
Third fact was that they don't tell you that you don't walk out the sliding glass door to pier. The basement is locked because it is full of "owners stuff", So you have to walk around the house down a rock/foliage pathway. Again this should be disclosed as some people may have issues with walking down this.
Fourth fact, the bugs around this house is incredible, bring A LOT of bug spray, also the refrigerator had some funk on the bottom of it.
We chose NOT to stay here and texted the owner, called and left a voice mail that we were not staying here.
He only texted back that "it could rain or wind could blow the algae away. He has no control over that"
He does have control however, over telling you that the lake is unusable in the summer due to the lake being covered in algae!
It was a HUGE financial loss for us as we rented for a week and never spent a night there.
I think all the reviews here are family and friends that are sure to write more to bury this review.
*It did take me some time to write this review as I was so angry about this. I wanted to convey facts and not my anger.
This was a horrible experience renting from this owner, he is only in this to make a quick buck for himself.
The good is that the view off the back deck is incredible, great privacy, the lake water is very clear and good fishing off dock. The beds are not comfortable at all, I had to sleep on the couch. Our stay ended badly when my wife woke up at 4 am to go to the bathroom and there were bats swarming in the upstairs bedroom area. We hurried our kids out of the bedrooms and into the car parked in front of the house. We could see bats entering the house near the roof. The owner later claimed they had the house inspected for bats and found it clear. I would be weary as owners deny there is a bat problem inside the house, but bats were in the upstairs bedroom area during our stay.
The home had everything we needed. From pots and pans to garbage bags. The upstairs shower is absolutely gorgeous. I always worry about water pressure when staying away from home and there were no worries here. The lake is very clear. At night we heard a lot of bullfrogs, we saw blue Herron, seagulls, squirrels and bats. All the bedrooms upstairs were really nice and the beds were very comfortable. The kitchen appliances left nothing to be desired. We loved all of the privacy this home had to offer. It was only about 10 minutes from the town of Montello and a short trip to Portage to get to a WalMart. I would recommend bringing a streaming device for television as it does state in the description that there is no cable. There were plenty of towels and linens. There is a very nice granite table on the deck overlooking the lake which accommodated our part of 7 nicely. Thank you so much for having us!
We had everything we needed. Steve and Judy were very helpful and easy to work with! I recommend staying here.
The house was awesome!!! It was the perfect place to relax with family and friends! Plenty of room for 7 people and the two bathrooms were great! We loved sitting on deck watching the beautiful sunsets! The owners were great to deal with and provided more than we expected. We had everything we needed. Love the huge movie selection and the games. The fire pit and horseshoes were so fun in the evenings. They also provided great recommending for places to eat ,shop and rent a pontoon!!! We were there over the Fourth of July and the fireworks were awesome! We had the perfect vacation and would highly recommend this house if your looking to relax on the water and enjoy family and friends !!! Will definitely go back if we get the chance!!! Thanks Judy and Steve for sharing your house and for truly making it a great memory for all of us!!!
Short 30 minute drive to Wisconsin Dells Area attractions Tommy Bartlet Water & Air Show, Noah's Ark Water Park, Lost Canyon, Devils Lake State Park, Circus World Museum, Ho Chuck Casino, Crusin' Chubby's, Wisconsin Duck Rides. Amish Village, Tahl Acres Golf Course.
Just 3.5 miles away is the 1800's town of Montello where you can find Spark's Breakfast Restaurant, Granite Falls Supper Club, a full grocery store with a bakery and liquor store, antique shops, gas, tackle and live bait, movie theater & ice cream parlor.
Downtown also has a beautiful waterfall, Friday Nights Granite Falls Supper Club has all you can eat fish, chicken & ribs for $11.95 you can't beat it.
Best ribs in county at Buffalo Lake Lodge on County Road C, and fantastic pizza & Burgers at The Chateau on 23 &51. There is a movie cinema in town. Tahl Acres Golf Course/bowling is about 20 minutes north in Westfield.
Kayak and canoe rental available in town
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$400|
Nightly rate for up to 7 persons Taxes and cleaning fee of $50.00 on all reservations. A refundable $400 security is required with all reservations
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.