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Secluded Cottage with Beautiful Views on Lake Wisconsin!

Bedrooms 2
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed, 1 Bath, Sleeps 4 adults.

Available May through September - Quaint and secluded cottage on one of Wisconsin's most beautiful lakes. Perfect for a week getaway or stay the whole summer. With excellent fishing, you can fish right off of our user friendly pier or hop in your boat and explore all Lake Wisconsin has to offer. Enjoy grilling out on the deck over looking the lake or making S'Mores down by the fire pit. If grilling out or eating in, is not your thing, then visit one of the many fine establishments on the lake. Either way, you'll be sure to enjoy and make memories that will last a lifetime. If you are an avid photographer or bird watcher, don't forget your camera. Between the sunrises and sunsets and the abundance of wildlife, you will capture photos that will speak for themselves.

Keywords: Cottage, Cabin, Lake Cottage, Lake Cabin, Lake Wisconsin rental

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018


Merrimac Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • The pier is for your enjoyment. Boats must be removed from pier in the event of inclement weather. Owner is not responsible for damage to boats!
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower, no bathtub
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Double Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sofa-sleeper
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Canoe and peddle boat


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Secluded Cottage with Beautiful Views on Lake Wisconsin!
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 13 reviews

Adorable cottage

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved this cottage and the location is perfect. Big private yard and dock right on Lake Wisconsin. We brought our boat (launched at Moon Valley) and our two small dogs. Fished right off the dock one evening and had bites/catches almost immediately, though we didn't have any keepers. We were only here for 4 nights but would loved to have stayed much longer. The owners, Dawn and Victor, have ensured you have all the amenities you could possibly need for a comfortable vacation. Disappointed that we didn't have time to enjoy them all. There is a paddle boat, canoe, hammock, screened in porch, beautiful deck with gas grill, fire pit, endless kitchen tools, comfortable living area, wifi, washer/dryer.......and the awesome views and private access to the lake is wonderful. We were not familiar with the lake so it was great that they provided lake maps that we used daily while out boating. Like any body of water, there are hazards and shallows to be aware of. Lake Wisconsin is well marked with channel markers/buoys and recommended that you stay within those when navigating as there are some stump fields and sandbars. The channel markers are on the opposite side of the lake, so we watched the boat traffic and quickly learned how to get to the cottage outside of the channel. There is the Merrimac Ferry in town that runs daily to move travelers from one side of lake to other. We did not use it as we had our boat to get to the other side if needed. We brought all our food and beverages, but if you find you need something quick there is a Mobil gas station just past Moon Valley boat launch that has an array of amenities, including liquor. The bedrooms and bathroom are small and without closets. Dawn has found a way to provide many little cubbies/hooks throughout to accommodate. Face it, you're not here to stay in the bedroom/bathroom. We stayed in mid July and preferred to just open windows and use ceiling fans (in every room) instead of A/C. There is plenty of room to park just up from the cottage. We found the down hill driveway a little tricky with our boat (20' deckboat), but with some fancy maneuvering we opted to park our boat at the top of the driveway until we could launch it the next day. We then tied the boat at dock and backed the empty trailer for storage in driveway. Check in (3pm) and out (10am) was easy. We brought a lantern/flashlight, couple extra lawn chairs for dock. No mosquitos to speak of. Wonderful! We'll be back again!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

This review is long overdue considering we were there last May. Nonetheless, my husband and I were there for two nights for his 30th birthday. We were looking for a quiet weekend by the lake and we got that plus so much more. The house itself is at the end of a lane so it really does have a secluded feeling. When we walked in, the house was immaculate! It was apparent the owners take pride in their property. The views of the lake were breathtaking and could be seen from the deck and inside the house. It almost felt like you were in a houseboat when cooking :) We had an amazing time having meals on the deck, sitting by the fire, and even used the paddle-boat one of the days. Thanks again for letting us stay at your beautiful lake house! We cannot wait to return soon!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words! We will look forward to your return!
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Beautiful getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I needed an affordable vacation spot. I found this cottage and we fell in love with it the moment we pulled in. It had everything we needed for the stay. The cottage was very clean and kept up. The fact that we could bring our dog made the stay even more enjoyable since we didn't have to board her. This is exactly what we needed. I've stayed in cabins before that were about the same price and they didn't have half the things this place. Excellent experience!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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WARNING! If you stay here you will not want to leave.

  • 5 of 5

I rented this to celebrate my wife's 50th birthday. We stayed for 4 days and found that the pictures don't reveal the true ambiance. The cottage is updated in many ways, but attention in keeping that Wisconsin cottage feel is well executed. From the moment we walked in we were transported to a simpler time. We cooked many meals both in the kitchen and using the very nice grill on the deck.All of the windows help in creating the feeling of bringing the outdoors in with a nice view of the lake and many mature shade tree's.The air conditioning and many ceilings fans were much appreciated when relief was needed from the heat and humidity. It was nice to have access to the TV's with many channels and WIFI. I threw a birthday party for my wife and everybody commented on how beautiful/cute the cottage was.My Wife keeps thanking me for the time we spent at the cottage This is the kind of place you want to leave a bad review, so people will stay away because you want it all to yourself. Thank you Dawn for a memory we will cherish, and look forward to the next time we can spend a little time in the cottage by the lake.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Wisconsin Lake getaway

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough good about this cottage! Very clean, nicely decorated, all amenities that you'd need, well stocked kitchen, comfortable beds! Dawn thought of everything! Beautiful location, private and quiet. Great fishing off the big dock or rent/launch a boat at nearby moon valley and explore the lake. All types of families will enjoy this cottage. We stayed 2 years in a row and plan on coming back next year! Dawn is very accommodating and pleasant to work with. You won't be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home away from Home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this cozy and secluded cabin the first week of August. We were first impressed by the well-kept grounds. We first entered into a lovely screened-in porch which became my scrapbooking area for the week. The cabin was extremely clean with all the amenities you need. We were very excited to see the bar amenities along with storage containers for left overs (sometimes the little things make a difference). Eating our meals on the large deck overlooking the water was a real treat. Had a blast during the day tubing on the lake and going to the sand bar. The fishing wasn’t bad either with my son catching a 24inch walleye and husband bringing home several more walleye keepers. The camp fires were great at night without being eaten alive by mosquitoes. We would definitely recommend this cabin.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Four night minimum booking $800, each additional night $150, 7 nights $1200.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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