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Spacious Retreat with Private Swimming and Fishing Pond Near Wisconsin Dells

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 3,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Loft, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 16)

Enjoy this unique 4 bedroom all season vacation home nestled in the Glacier Point development on Castle Rock Lake. This family-friendly rental is located just 20 minutes north of Wisconsin Dells across the street from the 4th largest lake in WI. After you enjoy a day of excitement in the Dells, you can retreat to your quiet getaway in the woods!

The home features vaulted knotty pine ceilings in the great room with a wall of windows overlooking the pond, an open concept kitchen with large granite island and stainless steel appliances. The spacious master bedroom/bath with king bed and an additional bedroom with adjacent full bath with queen bed, completes the main level. Overlooking the great room is a loft with sleeper sofa and full sized bed. The walk-out lower level includes a full bath and 2 more bedrooms with queen beds along with bunk beds in both. The rec room has a flat screen high definition tv above the stone fireplace and opens to a patio leading to the pond. The home features a Sonos Wifi 6 zone sound system for your listening pleasure, allowing you seamless access to your personal music accounts through your phone or ipad along with SiriusXM channels.

Relax with a cup of coffee on the deck with the morning sun overlooking the clean, sand-bottomed 1/3 acre private pond (complete with Otter Island swim raft) while the kids enjoy swimming and chasing frogs. Deer, turkeys, owls and other wildlife can often be spotted from the home which is surrounded by pine trees on a spacious 3 acres. Walk alongside the lake on the public trail and enjoy beautiful views of the lake from the tops of the shoreline bluffs. Wind down your day by the outdoor firepit while roasting marshmallows and being serenaded by crickets and frogs. We even supply the firewood!

The pond is stocked with bluegill, black crappies, and large-mouth bass, allowing for a great catch and release fishing experience for the kids.

Enjoy our private beach volleyball court and horseshoe pits!

We have numerous kid-friendly amenities including toys, strollers, a booster seat, pack n play, and toddler bed. This allows for a few less things for you to pack!

A full library of movies and numerous games provides for rainy day fun. Your short drive to The Dells opens a whole world of entertainment including a movie theater, casino, mini golf, go-karts, roller coasters and nearly any other adventure you can think of!

A county park is just minutes away to launch your boat or other water toys. We offer a private pier for loading and unloading your boat. Sorry, there is no boat lift available and the dynamics of the large lake do not allow you to tie your boat to the pier. You are welcome to pull it up onto the common beach area or there are reasonable dock rentals available 10 minutes from the home.

There are pontoon and jet ski rentals just a few short miles away. Several restaurants and lake bars with great food and nightly entertainment await you.

Plenty of activities surround the home in winter as well. Snowmobilers have instant access to the Juneau County snowmobile trails which are right across the street. If you are looking to ski or snowboard, Cascade Mountain is only 40 minutes away and Christmas Mountain a mere 25 minutes from the home. Trails along the lake make for great snowshoeing. Several sledding hills are nearby along with cross-country skiing and sleigh rides. After a long day of playing hard in the snow, relax with a cocktail by one of the 2 cozy indoor fireplaces.

You won't be disappointed in this fantastic home and the entertainment and beauty that Castle Rock Lake and the surrounding area has to offer!

Keywords: house, private pond, fishing

More Details

Owner
Mark Wozniak
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

I'm writing this review after returning from an excellent week at the "Spacious Retreat." My wife and I were traveling with my parents and my brother, sister-in-law, two nieces and nephew. As we're all in different phases of our lives, we were all looking for something a little different in a vacation. Everybody left the home satisfied.



The home is absolutely beautiful. When we pulled around the corner and saw it for the first time, somebody commented that it looked exactly like the pictures. From the wood floors to the beams to the fireplaces to the decks, the home has a great woodsy feel. The pond, although a little deeper than usual after a rainy spring/summer, is just as advertised. We all had a great time swimming, laying out on the platform, and fishing.



The Dells are about a half hour away, so for those who are interested, it's an easy drive. My brother and his family went into town just about every day and had no issue with the drive. The rest of us only went in a couple of days because we didn't want to leave the the serene atmosphere to fight the crowds.



Another thing to consider is all of the opportunity for vacationers at Castle Rock Lake. There are boat rentals, lots of lakefront bars and restaurants, and a couple of county parks with beaches should you get tired of the pond (we didn't). We did have a great day out on a pontoon.



No matter where our days took us, they all began and ended together at the house. The two fridges provided ample room and all of the cooking implements worked great. The sound system was an added plus as we had music from the directv system playing constantly. They even have a couple of speakers outside so you can listen to tunes while floating. We finished our nights watching movies on one of the big screen TV's or in the backyard with a fire.



Bottom line, if you're looking for a relaxing, quiet home within driving distance of the Dells, I don't really see how you could do better. My wife and I are already talking about getting some friends together and heading back in the future.
Jul 2014
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Amenities

Mauston House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower
    Basement Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
    Main Level Bathroom - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Loft - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    2nd Main Level Bedroom - 1 queen
    Basement bedroom - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed
    Basement bedroom - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed
  • Child Beds (1) toddler bed in spacious master closet!, Baby Cribs (1) pack and play Additional futons in basement and loft
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 12 beach chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(58 traveler reviews)

Spacious Retreat with Private Swimming and Fishing Pond Near Wisconsin Dells
average rating of 5.0 based on 60 reviews
5

Perfect Weekend Getway for the family

  • 5 of 5

What a great weekend getaway! My husband and I have 4 grown daughters and we booked this VRBO as their Christmas present. The house fit our family perfect. 5 couples with 5 kids under the age of 4. There were toys, a toddler bed, a pack and play and bunk beds. Everyone had a cozy bedroom each for their family and it housed us perfectly. The owner was very detailed with everything they had in the house from games to kitchen items. We cooked every meal there and just enjoyed our time together. I loved it and want to do this again next year.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome House at an Amazing Price

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful weekend. We had great weather and there was lots of cool stuff to do near the home. We did some hiking / rock climbing over at Pentenwall Bluff, awesome place. We also played a round of golf at Castle Rock Golf Course, which was very nice.

Mark, the owner, was very responsive throughout the booking process and stay. If I emailed him any questions he responded within minutes.

The Sonos sound system with the ipad controller was awesome. We have rented a few places with sound systems and this was the best one I have used. It was very user friendly, excellent sound quality and had a great selection of music. I also liked how you could run the app on your phone and use your own music apps, very cool.

The house was very nice, we had enough room and all of the instructions made sense. We really enjoyed the horseshoe and volley ball court. The house is also a short walk from the lake and dam, which was very cool to check out.

I would definitely stay here again, house was clean, furniture was great quality. Having an extra fridge was helpful. Great for large groups or even a four couple weekend get away.

Thank you for the great weekend and stay Mark!

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Madison, WI
5

Amazing place to stay with every activity possible!

  • 5 of 5

This was my family's second time staying at the Spacious Retreat and we were even more impressed than the first time! We started holding "Family Girl's Weekends" 8 years ago and each spring and fall we choose a different location to meet up at for the weekend. This was our 8th year and 17th girl's weekend and we held it in Castle Rock Lake at the Spacious Retreat. They provide everything guests could need from bedding and kitchen utensils to outdoor games and lots of outdoor seating! We have stayed at over 10 VRBO's and all 12 of us agreed this was the best one we have been to yet. It's a great price for the number of beds and accommodations at hand. The owner, Mark, is great to work with. I can guarantee we will be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful, quiet property!

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic place, great communication with owners and so much to do on the property. More space than we knew what to do with! We would definitely consider going back and recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place to hang with family and friends

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed here three years now, and are planning on returning next year. The space is beautiful and located close to many outdoor amenities.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful house with all amenities.Thank you Mark!

  • 5 of 5

Amazing house!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Map

Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Portofino Bay
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Castle Rock Golf Course
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Christmas Mountain
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Castle Rock County Park
Car: necessary

Located 5 miles from Woodside Sports Complex

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Rates & Availability

Mauston House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Mid Season
May 1 2017 - May 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
$500
$3,000
 
 
Holiday
May 25 2017 - May 29 2017
4 night minimum stay
$550
 
 
Pre Prime
May 30 2017 - Jun 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
$550
 
 
Prime Season
Jun 10 2017 - Aug 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,000
 
 
Post Prime
Aug 27 2017 - Aug 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$550
 
 
Holiday
Aug 31 2017 - Sep 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
$550
 
 
Mid Season
Sep 5 2017 - Oct 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
$500
 
 
Value
Oct 2 2017 - Nov 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
$400
 
 
Holiday
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$500
 
 
Value
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
$400
 
 
Holiday
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 3 2018
5 night minimum stay
$550
$3,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 5.5%

Memorial Day and Labor Day weekend stays require a 4 night minimum, $550/nt. Other holidays may have minimum stay restrictions. Additional nights beyond the 2 night minimum for October-April stays for a reduced rate of only $300!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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