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Luxury Lakefront Home on Private Lake in Northern Wisconsin

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 2-8)

Luxurious and beautiful vacation destination. Lakefront home on private Lake Pickerel in St. Germain, Wisconsin. Rent our brand new 2012 pontoon boat for a competitive $100 daily charge-minimum 3 day rental. Located on a lift next to our dock! Prime fishing, great dining, fabulous ice cream shoppe and many other outdoor activities including go-karting, golfing, horseback riding, shopping, biking, snowmobiling, walking/biking paths and much more. Also, an Indian casino only about 30-35 minutes away.

Located a minute or so from the village of St. Germain and ideally located between Eagle River and Minocqua, Wisconsin - approximately 12 miles from each.

The lakefront home includes many luxurious features such as: satellite LG- HD- 55 inch flatscreen TV, air conditioning, screened in porch, large deck overlooking Lake Pickerel, stone high-efficiency gas fireplace, a firepit and a 'wall of windows' that offers panoramic views of the scenery. The property offers dock access (seasonal and 3-5 minutes away at most) and guests are allowed to bring their own boat or other watercraft. We are now offering a new pontoon boat to our visitors at a competitive daily charge of $100 per day. A new lift has been added at our dock to accomodate this watercraft. For those of you that cannot part with your technical/electronic gadgets and computers, we now have wireless! A land line phone for making local calls as well as 911 is now in use.

Keywords: newer model home lakehouse, family vacation home, WINTER SPORTS! pontoon, snowmobile trails on our lake as well as off the nearby road, close to shopping, fun activities, golf, great eating spots, great getaway, relaxing vacation, quiet, on private lake, great pan fishing

More Details

Linda Petry (owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 28, 2018

About Linda Petry (owner)

We have enjoyed Wisconsin 'getaways' for years while raising our family of 3 children who now are all adults. It's just great to take our 'mini-vacations' whenever we can and go to our lakehouse for a stress-free experience. We love fishing, having the ever-growing family come up and enjoy our freshly caught fish dinners. Of course, we could not skip eating out at Blink Bonnie's, stopping at Cathy's ice cream shop or having divine Italian dining at Spang's--all within just minutes from our private 'resort'. We love watching the Eagles, hummingbirds, woodpeckers, bluebirds, deer just to name a few of the wildlife creatures we have witnessed up here. We have actually spotted bear on 2 occasions over the years, but that is very rare. We also like the convenience of shopping the unique stores in Minocqua and Eagle River. And of course, the Indian casino is only 30-35 minutes away. Golfing is under 10 minutes from our lake home, including an awesome mini-golf for the children. Go-karting, horseback riding, tubing on the waters is only a few miles on 70 toward Eagle River. It's gorgeous in the fall with a wide array of beautiful colored trees and nice weather with craft shows and festivals. Winter is a new beginning for the snowmobilers and skiiers since we are in the middle of snowmobile country--Eagle River being the capital of snowmobiling. Hop on our lake to get on a trail or just down to 'J'. Trails are plentiful! But come back to Petry lake house and with a push of a button, you will have a cozy gas log enclosed fireplace heating our great room in a matter of minutes. All we can say is 'enjoy, enjoy, and enjoy'. Our promise is that you probably will not want to go back home when the time comes for your departure! It can be a' fantasy land- 'that is for certain for adults as well as children.

Linda Petry (owner) purchased this house in 2001

Why Linda Petry (owner) chose St. Germain

It's far enough to call it the 'Northwoods'. We feel like we are 'getting away' with something by driving the 4 hours to come up here. We leave all of our stress back at home--it's kind of a 'cleansing' thing. lol You will know what we are talking about once you experience it. If you are like us, you will not want to go home on that final day! We love the fishing here, or just the soothing quiet with the sound of loon as we are drifting on the lake or sitting in our screened in porch, the shops, the eating, the peaceful, relaxing life, the many activities that we can do if we feel like it and on occasion the Indian casino! And it's just beautiful when the snows come. Snowmobiling is also quite a fun experience--we are only minutes from the snowmobile capital of the world---Eagle River! But when we arrive home, with a push of a button, our enclosed gas log fireplace pops on and heats the family room/great room in a matter of minutes. That's a good time to enjoy the satellite tv or our family collection of dvd movies we offer while cozying up on our leather pit group as well as the big leather recliner. Petry lake house is secluded but yet not far from conveniences of life. That's what we like--the best of both worlds.

What makes this house unique

One very important thing we neglected to mention is that on occasion we love bringing some of our good friends up so they can experience it as well. We enjoy 'sharing' our Northwoods'' home away from home' so that others may find the joy we do in getting away from it all. It's a great 'stress reliever' we have found. It has also been wonderful in doing alot of family 'bonding' with our family--children/grandchildren. Experiences we would not trade for the world. We hope you decide to experience it yourselves with Petry lake house!


St. Germain House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1) The king bed is from Colorado and is made of beautiful logs. It is in master bedroom leading out onto our screened-in-porch with a fabulous view of our lake. You don't have to leave the bed to see our lake., Queen size Beds (2) We have a queen bed in our front bedroom on main floor as well as in our over-sized loft area on 2nd level. Even though it is an open floor plan in loft, it is very private with your own full bathroom, game area and a nice couch which can turn into a sofa sleep., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) A queen-sized sleeper-sofa is also available in the open lofted area on the 2nd floor. In addition to that, we offer a queen-sized air mattress. All you have to do is plug it in, and it fills with air.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
One of our favorite rooms is our screened-in porch. With plenty of seating and a wonderful close view of the lake and wild life, it's the place to put your feet up, have a piece of homemade pie and a good book or just take a short nap while you breathe in that fresh lake air. Alot of good conversations begin in that porch! We have also added a new pontoon boat this year at a daily competitive rate of $100--a minimum of 3 days. It is located at our dock on a new lift. Up to 8 people are allowed on it. For cruising and/or fishing.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Very nice home located right on the lake.

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at the Petry in the past and you can't get much closer to St Germain. The house as always was perfect and you can avoid the heavy traffic downtown but still be close enough for the restaurants. Look forward to staying with them again in the future.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Germantown, WI

Beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

Clean, tastefully decorated and a kitchen that is so well equipped you need not bring a thing from home other than food! We enjoyed a wonderful week with the family. Our first family vacation with all the grandkids! Fun fishing week with use of pontoon. Caught enough fish for a yummy fish fry! Highly recommend this fantastic house!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fun on the lake

  • 5 of 5

Great house.

Very clean & comfortable.

Owners very easy to work with!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oak Creek, WI

Amazing all around

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely amazing all around. Linda is always quick with friendly and thorough communication every step of the way. The house itself is absolutely perfect for that "up north" getaway. Perfectly secluded on a lake, yet perfectly close enough to town. The fishing on the lake was great, the screened in porch perfect to relax and kitchen perfectly equipped to handle everything. There are no further words to describe this rental other than stay here, you won't be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Battle Ground, IN

Midwest family had great time

  • 5 of 5

Our kids had a great time on their first fishing trip. Can't wait to go next year. House and boat were perfect for our family of eight.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Milwaukee, WI USA

Perfect Place to see fall color.

  • 5 of 5

The home matched the photos on the internet. WOW, how good is that?

Clean, comfortable, well equipped, what more could you want? Well maybe the chocolate surprise on each bed!

The owner is fantastic, never too busy to answer any question you may have, even tho she already supplied more information than was required, loved that. A pleasure to speak with on the phone.

All in all my husband and I and two of our sons and their wives were in heaven and will certainly return whenever we can. Thanks for sharing your beautiful lake property.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2013
  • Stayed: October 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Lac Du Flambeau
Nearest Point of Interest
Blink Bonnie's Supper Club
Nearest Point of Interest
Clearview Supper Club
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Camps' Grocery/Bakery
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Nearest Point of Interest
Eagle River


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $295
Tax Rate 5.5%

We charge $125 per day--minimum of 3 day usage-plus the 0.55% WI tax. Ask me for details.

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.