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Rocking on the Water-- Home Sleeps 12. No Pets. Firday to Friday

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Wooded Trail View of Vacation Home from Lake. Approximate walk of 120-150 feet


Last updated: 04/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:12
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 2-12)

Come and take the virtual tour of the home before your stay, it is located at the bottom of the page.
There is a shared pier for your use
Snowmobilers!! Trail is right there!
ATV Trails!! Right across the bridge


This is an excellent location for your relaxcation!
Private 3 bedroom home with loft sleeping area. Master has king bed, two upstairs bedrooms each have two queens and loft has sofa/sleeper. Sleeps up to 12 people comfortably. There is outdoor living as well! Patio off of kitchen and family room that has two tables with setting for up to 12 people, child's picnic table, outdoor refrigerator, gas grill and charcoal grill, bar sink, bar with five barstools. HUGE firepit. Lower Level has outside shower system!!
The kitchen is completely stocked! right up to the ice cream machine!
Castle Rock Lake is the 4th largest lake in Wisconsin. This lake is large enough and ideal for all water sports, such as jet skiis, skiing, wake/knee boarding, swimming, fishing and just cruising the lake. Many sandbars to just drive the boat up to and relax, cookout and enjoy beverages. Island known as 'Alcatraz' is the hangout to see and meet people, view boats, cookout, volleyball in the water, even has the 'Food Dawg', which is the pontoon boat that you can purchase food from while at the island.

Waterfront! You will have access to a shared pier for your use during your stay.
The area bars/restaurants have outdoor bars, volleyball, live bands, beaches, piers.
Enjoy the fall colors and fresh clean air while sitting out on the patio. There is ATV trails as well. There are awesome hiking and walking trails, picnicing in the state and county parks.
Winter offers so much! Skiing whether it is downhill or cross country. Snowmobiling, tubing and sledding, ice fishing, plus more.
Wisconsin Dells is a just a short drive, depending on where you are going 20-45 minutes away. Daily passes to indoor and/or outdoor waterparks, bungee jumping, ride the Duck , shopping either downtown or at the mall, mini golf, go carts, horse back riding, plus more!

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Vacation Planning
Sites of Interest

Adams County Area Information
Juneau County Information
Mauston Information
Adams County Parks & Recreation
Snowmobile Trails & Information
Current Weather Conditions
Lake Arrowhead Golf Course
Current Lake Information
Fishing Guide Service
Castle Rock Watersports

Area Information
24' Bentley Pontoon Boat on boat lift @ our pier for additional rent. CONVENIENCE!

JET SKIS & PARASAILING - Castle Rock Watersports, west, 608-847-4488 or 608-254-8702
EXCURSIONS - Cruise the Castle - west Castle Rock Lake 608-548-2789
TUBING & CANOEING - Point Bluff Resort, Hwy. Z & Rt. 82, 608-253-6181
BOAT & GUIDE SERVICE - JNB Guide Service 920-291-6799

CASTLE ROCK COUNTY PARK (Designated swimming area, playground, boat launch, camping)
Adams County / Daily vehicle sticker 608-339-7713
Juneau County / Daily vehicle sticker 608-847-7089
PETENWELL COUNTY PARK (Designated swimming area, playground, boat launch, camping)
Adams County / Daily vehicle sticker and boat slips 608-564-7513
Juneau County (Petenwell) / Daily vehicle sticker 608-847-7089

BIGHORN RANCH, Adams County 608-778-5551
RED RIDGE RANCH RIDING STABLE, Juneau County 608-847-2273

(Listed in travel distance order - call for winter rates)
ROCHE-A-CRI STATE PARK (cross-country only)
WOODSIDE RANCH, Mauston 608-847-4275
CHRISTMAS MOUNTAIN, Wisc. Dells 608-254-3971
CASCADE MOUNTAIN, Portage 608-742-5588
NORDIC MOUNTAIN SKI AREA, Wild Rose 920-787-3324
RIB MOUNTAIN, Wausau 715-845-2846

LAKESHORE (by boat or car... casual attire accepted in all)
CARLSON'S RUSTIC RIDGE (dinners, Sunday brunch) 339-6300
SPLASH (dinners, sandwiches) 339-3090
THE DIRTY TURTLE (bar & specialty sandwiches) 562-5931
SHIPWRECK BAY (bar & grill) 847-2401
THE LURE (bar & grill) Lake Petenwell 715-325-6555
ROMANO'S PIZZERIA (dinners, sandwiches) Lake Petenwell 715-325-6700
HIDEAWAY RESTAURANT (dinners) Lake Petenwell 715-325-6550
WOODBINE INN (dinners & buffets) 565-2122
BAY REST, Lake Petenwell (dinners, sandwiches) 564-7020
LAKE ARROWHEAD CLUBHOUSE (full menu) 715-325-3341
TRAIL'S END, Lake Arrowhead (dinners, sandwiches) 715-325-9898
ISHNALA SUPPER CLUB (fine dining/reservations) The Dells 608-253-1771

FLEA MARKET - every Saturday & Sunday during summer (Adams RR track)
GOLFING - Lake Arrowhead/Pines & Lakes (two 18-hole 4.5 star rated), Ridges (18-hole), Castle Rock (18-hole), Mound View (9-hole), Northern Bay (18-holes, replica world-famous 9-holes)
HUNTING - Public access lands, deer and wild turkey
SNOWMOBILING - Over 400 miles groomed and marked state and local trails
ATV - Developed ATV county trails
ROCHE-A-CRI MOUND STATE PARK - National Historical Register
THE McGOWAN HOUSE - Adams County Historical Society

Wisconsin Dells Attractions
Ringling Brothers Circus Museum
Necedah Wildlife Refuge
Wisc. Rapids Paper Mills Tour
Sandhill Wildlife Area
Rainbow Casino & Restaurant
House on the Rock
Frank Lloyd Wright Homes
Elroy Bike Trail
Rudolph Grotto
Crane Foundation

Keywords: VIEW OUR VIRTUAL TOUR!! Sleeps 12!Comfortably! Perfect for Family Reunion, Holidays, Girl or Guy Getaways, Birthdays, Friends Getaway, Couples Getaway and More!! Sleeps 12 Comfortably! Feels like home! Sleeps 12. 3BR and loft with addt'l sleeping, 3.5BA custom home built on castle rock lake w/sand bottom frontage. Wooded and secluded! Home features in floor heating, three fireplaces (1- 2-sided) one in family room, one in dining room and one in upstairs loft, ceramic tile flooring. Master Shower is outstanding!, 5' shower with body sprays, rainhead and fixed shower heads and hand held. Master Bedroom has patio door-lay in bed and enjoy the views of the outdoors. Each upstairs bedroom has separate outdoor patio to enjoy the outdoors-read, sleep, relax, enjoy your coffee. We have a really good selection of movies and books. Bedrooms and family room have Direct TV, VCR and/or CD players. Outside patio w/wet bar, grill, refrigerator and firepit. About 20 min north of Wis Dells! Perfect vacation for Lake Activities or Snowmobiling and skiing isn't far away. Right on Snowmobile Trail and Right on Water. Private!
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Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/23/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 12
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be 25 or older. Not a party house! Not suited for Weddings either...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Due to untrainable humans pets are no longer allowed. Please do not even ask for an exception. If you bring a pet you will lose your security deposit and charged additional cleaning/damage fees as well....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    No access by wheelchair. Please realize there are steps to reach each of the levels and to reach the lake side of the home from the outside. See pictures for view of stairs...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

  • Master: 1 king


  • Bedroom 2: 2 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 2 queen


  • Loft: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Normal pull out sofa sleeper...moreless

  • King size beds (1) Master, Queen size Beds (4) Two in each of the upstairs bedrooms, for a total of four queen beds, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) In the upstairs loft area...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Lower Entry: toilet, shower


  • Master: toilet, shower

    Shower-6 body sprays, hand held, fixed and rain head ...moreless

  • Powder Room: toilet

    This is located off of kitchen...moreless

  • Outside Lower Level: outdoor shower

    Outdoor Shower Only...moreless

  • Upstairs: toilet, combination tub/shower, shower, jetted tub

    Located by 2 Upper Bedrooms and Loft Sleeping Area...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Digital Showering System in Master Bath, Two gas fireplaces, outside shower, whirlpool in upstairs bath, outside bar sink , two queen beds in each upper bedroom with balconies of water views, sofa sleeper in upstairs loft area, king bed in master suite with water views, outdoor firepit, , walking trail around lake, on snowmobile trails, ATV trails. Many bars/restaurants/beaches on lake. There is just way too much to mention. Please take the virtual tour and view the online pictures....moreless


  • Air Hockey
  • Books:

    Full bookcase of books...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    Both upstairs bedrooms and in Family Room...moreless

  • Foosball
  • Game Room:

    Stand Alone Donkey Kong Game, foosball table and air hockey and pool table...moreless

  • Pool Table:

    Flips to become an Air Hockey Table...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    (3) Directv Family Room and Master Bedroom share the same Directv Box-which means you have to watch the same thing...moreless

  • Television:

    one in each of the three bedrooms and one in the family room...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Full bookcase of DVD's and VCR's-for all ages...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    You can go swimming but there is NOT an actual beach...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    Shared Pier with two other homes...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Seats 8 comfortably. Fireplace Dining 6 additional seating at kitchen counter...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central Air Conditioning...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:


  • Covered Parking:

    Two car garage...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    One in upstairs loft. One in Great Room. One in Dining Room. All of them gas only...moreless

  • Garage:

    Two car...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    (3) One is two sided for Family Room and Dining Room and the other fireplace is located in upstairs loft...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    The internet is NOT reliable. If you have no access there is nothing that can be done for you. Again, the internet is NOT reliable....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Bedding Only is provided. NO Towels are provided....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    In driveway and off street. Plenty of room for multiple vehicles, boats and trailers....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Can park on the road...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    There is room in the driveway off to the side without blocking the use of the driveway...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Free Local Calls. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:



  • Catering Available:

    From selected restaurants...moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    Normal coffee maker Keurig coffee maker...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Ice Cream Machine, Waffle Maker, Slow Cooker, Griddle Pan, cookie sheets, cookie cutters, rolling pin, Food Processor, Mixer, 9x13 baking pans, electric skillet, serving platters/trays...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Refrigerator with ice/water, gas stove, dishwasher, microwave,Instant hot water and RO Water. Snack Bar seats 7 comfortably...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Limited supplies of toilet paper, napkins, paper towels, paper plates, foil, spices...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Ice and Water in door Separate beverage refrigerator in Family Room Separate beverage refrigerator outside Bar Area...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    bar sink. Off of Kitchen, family room and Master Bedroom 2 table sets- Kids picnic table as well!! Charcoal and Gas grill Outdoor Shower...moreless

  • Golf:

    Within minutes...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Bring your own...moreless

Pool / Spa



Write a review 4.8
from 36 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
April to May 2017
Apr 18 - May 24, 2017
2 night min stay
Memorial 2017
May 26 - May 29, 2017
3 night min stay
June 2017
Jun 1 - Jun 29, 2017
2 night min stay
July to August 2017
Jun 30 - Aug 31, 2017
7 night min stay

Labor Day 2017
Sep 1 - Sep 5, 2017
3 night min stay
Fall Colors 2017
Sep 6 - Nov 21, 2017
2 night min stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 22 - Nov 27, 2017
3 night min stay
Christmas 2017
Dec 22 - Dec 28, 2017
7 night min stay

New Years 2017 to 2018
Dec 29 - Jan 2, 2018
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Weekend Pontoon Rental $600
  • Week Pontoon Boat Rental $1,000
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500


All Weekly Rentals run from Friday to Friday

Rates are subject to change.

Cancellation Policy is: No Refunds on any monies paid if the reservation is cancelled.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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Last updated: 04/23/2017
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74 Miles
Nearest Airport
Dane County
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Splash Restaurant and Bar
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
Mound View Golf Course
0.1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy Z
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Splash Restaurant and Bar
33 Miles
Nearest Ski
Christmas Mountain Village

Local rental water activities, public boat landing across street, Wisconsin Dells is 20 minutes away, rentals for canoeing/tubing less than 10 minutes away, multiple water access to bars/restaurants

Snowmobiling! Trail is right there! Weekend Special for Fall and Winter!!! ATV Trials too!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: Custom built this fabulous vacation home for family and friends. Needed a place to get away from the chaos of the 'normal' Monday thru Sunday. This is a place we can go with our children, extended families, and our friends to reconnect with each other, relax and enjoy all four seasons of the year indoors and outdoors. Once we pull into the driveway and see the house and lake, we feel refreshed and relaxed.

Why the Owner Chose Friendship, WI, USA:
The location is beautiful and so many things to do no matter what the season is! This is a 'home' not just another rental property! You will feel like you are staying in a home when you are here. Warm, inviting decor. Room for entertaining. This is a place to reconnect with each other, wonderful memories to be made. Enjoy the area with the people you love!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Beautiful Lake! Relaxing. Feels like a home not a rental property. So many activities on and off the lake. Absolutely love the location. You will not feel like a tourist, you will feel like you belong here, you will feel like this is your home during your stay. Other Attractions and Activities - Burr Oaks Winery - Whooping Crane Festival in Necedah (September) - Warrens Cranberry Festival - 4 Wheeling - Hunting

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/23/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Wooded Trail View of Vacation Home from Lake.  Approximate walk of 120-150 feet

    Wooded Trail View of Vacation Home from Lake. Approximate walk of 120-150 feet

  • Shared Pier for Castle Lake access.

    Shared Pier for Castle Lake access.

  • Living Room w/Fireplace

    Living Room w/Fireplace

  • Upstairs Bedroom #2

    Upstairs Bedroom #2

  • Master Lavs

    Master Lavs

  • Dining Room Table seats Eight

    Dining Room Table seats Eight

  • Lakeside-Charcoal Grill, Gas Grill, Bar Sink and Refrigerator

    Lakeside-Charcoal Grill, Gas Grill, Bar Sink and Refrigerator

  • View from Family Room to Loft Area

    View from Family Room to Loft Area

  • 4th Largest Lake in Wisconsin.  Enjoy

    4th Largest Lake in Wisconsin. Enjoy

  • Huge Firepit!

    Huge Firepit!

  • Christmas on Castle Rock Lake

    Christmas on Castle Rock Lake

  • Outside shower

    Outside shower

  • Open concept w/two sided fireplace

    Open concept w/two sided fireplace

  • Kitchen, Laundry Room and Powder Room Views

    Kitchen, Laundry Room and Powder Room Views

  • Upstairs Bedroom #1

    Upstairs Bedroom #1

  • Master Bedroom-faces to huge patio door with Lake View

    Master Bedroom-faces to huge patio door with Lake View

  • Firepit and Lakeside of home

    Firepit and Lakeside of home

  • Upstairs Loft Area-Between Upstairs Bedrooms and by Upstairs Bath.  Loft Firepla

    Upstairs Loft Area-Between Upstairs Bedrooms and by Upstairs Bath. Loft Firepla

  • Distance Map

    Distance Map

  • Master Bath

    Master Bath

  • Pontoon Boat Rental

    Pontoon Boat Rental

  • Christmas Tree in Master Bedroom

    Christmas Tree in Master Bedroom

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Sunday, April 23, 2017

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