About the property
- Chalet2244 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
Chalet, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)
Private seculsion! Enjoy the beautiful view off the screened in front porch. Listen to the loons calling to each other. Watch the bald eagles nest in the tall tamaracks in the yard.
This log sided home is nestled down a private dead end road. Enjoy the chalet style large rooms with cozy fireplace. This large 4 bedroom home has enough room for the entire family. Large open concept kitchen with all the amenities. Covered wrap around deck for grilling. This unique property is very close to atv trails, hiking and cross country ski trails.
You can snowmobile from your front yard. This is truly as secluded as you will ever find. Enjoy watching the humming birds from the large glass windows. Have a evening bon fire in the custom fire pit in the yard. The great room offers an extra large flat screen tv with direct tv and sports channels.
We also have wifi. We also have Wii game system. We have a landline with free long distance to keep in contact with the world.
Enjoy fishing in this crysal clear class A musky lake. Big Sissabagama lake is 890 acres and is crystal clear all year. You can catch huge crappies, blue gils, small and large mouth bass and trophy musky. Big Siss has a wonderful sandbar to boat to. Great for small children to swim and play. There is also an exclusive popular restaurant on the lake with a great Friday fish fry.
Stonelake is only 4 miles up the road and features a charming wine martini bar, antique shops and walking trails. Stonelake also hosts the annual Cranberry Fest the first Saturday in October which is grown to be huge. You are very close to Hayward which features canoing down the Namakogen river and many other activiites. Hayward also has the very famous Birkie, Musky Fest and the world championship Lumberjacks.
You will love staying in this rustic yet beautiful getaway. The rustic up north decor will greet you. Enjoy your fresh coffee in the morning on the porch and watch all the wildlife.
Keywords: Rustic log sided retreat. Secluded peaceful and beautiful
Lisa or Paul Parkos
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- May 22, 2018
About Lisa or Paul Parkos
We are a married couple that loves the northwoods. We love the beautiful scenery of Wisconsin. We own and operate a near by restaurant in the town of Birchwood.
Lisa or Paul Parkos purchased this Chalet in 2005
Why Lisa or Paul Parkos chose Sand Lake
We choice this area because of the beautiful scenery and the activities. You will never be bored living or staying here. The rustic beauty of the log sided home with the Tamarac trees in the front yard is great. The yard is huge with a great view, and the peacefulness of the surroundings will help you to relax and unwind. The eagles will soar around making nests. Off in the distance at night you can hear the faint whistle of the Stonelake train going thru. This is a very secluded peaceful property. It is perfect if your looking for a place to chill out and also close enough to activities.
What makes this Chalet unique
This rustic but modern log sided cabin is equiped with all the every day amenities you desire. Watch direct tv on a 55' LED tv while cooking a gourment meal in the open concept kitchen. We offer direct tv with all the sports channels. Wi fi. Wii entertainment system. Sit out on the screened in 3 season porch and enjoy the evening with no bugs while relaxing with a nice breeze. Big Sissabagama has a wonderful crystal clear sand bar you can boat to. There is also a very popular restaurant on the lake to enjoy Friday night fish fry. Big Siss is a class A Musky lake and it is well know for its great fishing. Take a short drive to the town of Birchwood and enjoy a wonderful pizza or salad at Paul's Pizza Den. Take a peaceful walk down the gravel road and listen to the birds and nature. Hayward is only a short drive away. Stonelake is a charming small town with some fun attractions. Perlicks vodka distillery is a very short drive also.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Very nice! We will come back again.
Thank you so much for spending your vacation at Big Siss Retreat. We are very happy you enjoyed yourselves and hope you will be back again soon!
Very Nice and Spacious
Our family loved it.
The home is very spacious and nice.
Loved the screened in porch looking over the lake.
We enjoyed a few s'mores over the bonfire.
The weather didn't cooperate the best for fishing.
The kids would like to rent it again for next year if it is available.
Beautiful house with everything you'll need.
The house is lovely. No need to bring anything except personal belongings and food. It was clean and bug free. The screened in porch is a great addition.The 2 floors made it nice because with 4 month old twins we didn't hear them getting up at 5 am with their parents to eat.The bottom wooden deck is extremely slippery when wet. 2 of us fell on it. There really is no beach area and the water quite murky at that end of the lake.The lake is quite a walk from the house which was very difficult for the elderly person in our group. The fireplace was very nice and the Weber grill on the premises was very useful.
Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. We are glad you enjoyed your vacation and liked the cabin. The spacious cabin and porch are always the favorites. Thank you for your insight on the deck, we will power clean it this fall, we have had quite a bit of rain and it must have became slippery. Big Sissabagama is know for having iron in the water giving the lake a "reddish" appearance sometimes. It is very clear at the beginning of the summer but we have reached the end of the summer and it does get hazy with a reddish tone.
Thank you for your stay and I hope you will return again.
Lisa & Paul
Awesome fishing, House worked great for mutli-family gathering
Each year we try to rent a place for our two kids, their spouses, and an increasing number of grandchildren. We end up changing when the owners sell the house we've been renting. This was our first year here, and this house works great. There is a great area where we can all get together for meals or to watch the grand babies. It's got an open kitchen. There are two bedrooms down stairs where the grand children can nap. The screened in porch is great. They phone reception is almost non-existent for ATT & Verizon at the cabin which is good or bad depending on your point of view. Better service in the middle of the lake or the road to Stone Lake. There is DSL wifi but the quality of the service is sketchy. The phone line had quite a bit of static on it, so hopefully a call to Century Link would get better wifi, but that really didn't bother us. We rented a pontoon boat and had great fishing on Big Sis. Lots of Sunfish, some Bass Large mouth and small mouth, couple of lines that were snapped by Muskie. Even if this house is off the rental list next year (I hope not), I know we'll be finding a place on Big Sis or I'll have some disappointed kids. As is indicated in other reviews there is not a beach. If you want a beach for the kids to play in, your best option is the city beach in Hayward. Sand and playgrounds to keep them occupied. Not too far way. We did see bear, turkey and deer driving from the blacktop to the cabin. Great stay, looking forward to next year. Great time at the Red Schoolhouse wines in Stone Lake. Good music on Friday night, good sandwiches and an area outside that was kid friendly. They even gave us some bubbles for us to use for the kids to chase. (Grand childen all under three)
Thank you so much for the taking the time to review our property. We value your opinion. We plan on keeping the property on the rental market. The wild life in the area is very entertaining. The seclusion of the property is also well liked. As far as the beach goes, it is not a swimming beach. The sand bar on the lake is wonderful and I encourage guests to go there with small children. I was just at the property repairing the wifi that was down due to storms. The speed has never been great but it was working pretty good. The phone line will be my next fix. We have had several storms in the area this year and maybe the line needs repair. Thank you for your review and please keep this property in mind for next season.
Very nice rustic home with view of lake although a little far away.
Very lovely lake home that met our family's needs nicely with lots of space to spread out. The screened porch was awesome because the bugs were bad at times!
The fishing was good and our son caught a 40" muskie and son in law a 37" northern as well as some nice bass and walleye- they were thrilled!
The paddle boat took on water around the peddles and the planks down to the dock were precarious at times but all in all a good adventure. We saw eagles, bear, deer, otters, turtles, loons and snakes - 😊�
Definitely a place we'd come back to!
Kathy & Jim,
Thank you for your review. I am glad you enjoyed our rental property.
Unfortunately the rainy spring has made our boardwalk/dock a bit wet. We have made plans to repair and upgrade it this fall once it cools down. I hope you come back again! The fishing on this lake is amazing!
Lisa and Paul
very quiet and beautiful view
Everyone in our group was very impressed with everything, from the beautiful fully equipped, the very comfortable sleeping arrangements,the awesome view from the screened in deck,to the great fishing and wildlife in the area.A big thumbs up to the Parkos. Hope to see you next year.
Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We appreciate it very much. We would love to see you again next year!!!
This property is directly on the lake. You can fish or hop on your boat and head over to the beautiful sand bar located on the lake. Get hungry while on the lake, stop over to the beautiful Pine Ridge restaurant right on the lake. The property has access to hiking/cross country trails very close, including the snowshoe trail. Snowmobile to the trail directly from the front yard. Trails are groomed and beautiful. Four wheeling trails are very close also. Outdoor fire pit for evening fires, please bring your own wood. Cross country ski and snow shoe right out the front door!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
I prefer groups of around 8. Max is 10. No party groups or New Yrs parties. The rental rate is $1975 for up to 8 guests. Any additional guests will be an extra $100 each per week plus tax or $15 per day. Birkie weekend is special rate.