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Bedrooms 7
Half Baths2
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Single Family Vacation Home; 7 Bedrooms; Total of 12 beds; 5 Bath (3-full)

Since the age of 16, my dream was to build a vacation getaway home on a golf course that my entire family could enjoy. That dream came true 25 years later in 1992 when my wife and I built this beautiful ranch home in SE Wisconsin at the Geneva National complex. Now, our entire family (3 married children, their spouses and our 5 grandchildren) all look forward to coming here.....our Geneva National 'home away from home'. Come see why we like it so much. I know you will enjoy it as much as we do.

This house is great for family fun, golf outings, reunions or even work retreats. From the fully stocked kitchen to the Great Room to the huge outdoor patio to the finished basement, this home will perfectly fulfill your need for a long weekend getaway.

The home has 7 bedrooms with a total of two king size beds, a queen size bed and seven twin beds. There are 3 FULL bathrooms and 2 half baths. Four bedrooms are located upstairs and three are in our newly completed 2,000 sq. ft basement.

Our Kitchen is large...360 sq. ft. It is fully stocked and includes a cook top gas stove, oven and a micro-wave. With the kitchen table, the bar that separates the kitchen and the Great Room and the table in the adjoining full season porch area, your entire group can all eat at once.

The 650 sq. ft. Great Room contains a wood burning/gas fireplace with a 52' TV that includes cable, DVR, VHS and disc player and ample seating area.

The 360 sq. ft. all season porch is a wonderful gathering area. (It has been the site of many of our 'intense' family scrabble, trivial pursuit and poker games.)

The porch leads outside to our 600 sq. ft. stone patio that we just installed two years ago. The patio contains a fire pit, a patio table and two patio umbrellas.

Our backyard is huge (approx. 1/4 acre) and it's the perfect size for just about any outdoor games you wish to play. Adjacent to the back yard is the fairway for the beautiful par 4 10th hole on the Arnold Palmer course. The backyard faces directly west where, from the patio, we have a perfect view to watch the sunset.

The home is centrally located approx. 5 miles west of downtown Lake Geneva, 5 miles east of Delavan and 5 miles south of Elkhorn. Both Lake Geneva and Delavan feature large lakes for boating, swimming, tubing, and fishing. Sight-seeing tours are conducted on Lake Geneva. If shopping is your pleasure, there are plenty of specialty and retail spots in all three towns. Restaurants abound in the area.

Give us a call we'll answer any questions you might have.

Keywords: Ranch style home; wood floors; finished basement; on the golf course; child friendly; large complete kitchen; great room; large patio with pit; fireplace.

More Details

Jerry Frett
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017

About Jerry Frett

We are a family that lives in a west suburban Chicago location. We have three children (all married) with five grandchildren.

Jerry Frett purchased this house in 1991

Why Jerry Frett chose Geneva Lake

We wanted a family vacation spot on a golf course close to where we live full time so that we could minimize the travel time from our regular home to our vacation home.

What makes this house unique

Geneva National is a gated community that houses full time residents as well as part-time residents such as us. In addition to playing golf on the three championship courses that are located within the Geneva National complex, we enjoy the beautiful swimming pool, tennis courts, biking and walking paths all located within the Geneva National complex. We also enjoy going into the neighboring towns especially Lake Geneva and Delavan where boating, fishing and water sports abound. There are plenty of shopping, restaurants and sights to see. Of course, the headliner is the beautiful Lake Geneva itself located in the heart of Lake Geneva a few steps from downtown Lake Geneva where you can always find plenty of parking.


Lake Geneva House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Golf Course View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 7 - 1 king
  • While our home sleeps 15 in beds, we have been asked by the Geneva National Homeowners Assoc. to limit the number to no more than 12. We oppose that restriction but we are not presently in a position to modify this restriction. There are two king size beds. One on the main floor and one in the finished basement., There is one queen size bed located in the finished basement, There are a total of 9 twin beds. 6 are located on the main floor (in three bedrooms) and 3 are located in the finished basement., Baby Cribs (1).
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Before you rent with us, we will ask you what your primary reasons are for renting our home. Note we will NOT rent to prom groups, bachelor, bachelorette or groups planning activities where we suspect heavy drinking, drug use or excessive noise. Our Rental Agreement will state that you assert that these type of activities will NOT occur. Many residents of Geneva National are opposed to renters being allowed within Geneva National. At all times, be respectful of the residents, security and staff at Geneva National. If you or your group cause security and/or the police to be called in, we as owners can be subject to fines for your misbehavior. You must reimburse us if we are required to pay such fines. Think of our home as your home away from home. Your comfort and enjoyment is our primary concern. Please let us know how we can help that occur. In the summer months, if you are planning to use the pool or lakes, you may want to bring extra towels.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(41 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.8536587 based on 41 reviews
Schaumburg, IL

Great Family Vacation in Lake Geneva

  • 5 of 5

This home in Geneva National is a perfect venue for families. The home offers seven bedrooms, patio, entertainment area, tv's throughout, laundry room, grill, fire pit. Loads of toys for kids are offered by the homeowner, including crib, booster chair, high chair -- no need to bring your own. The kitchen is well-equipped with appliances and utensils. There are two dining areas. In addition, the grounds of Geneva National are gorgeous making for very interesting walks and animal sightings. You're also just 10 minutes from downtown Lake Geneva, and within a 30 minute drive you can enjoy the sights in the surrounding towns. The owner is very accommodating, quick to respond to questions and seemed genuinely interested in our enjoying his home. We definitely will consider returning for our 2019 annual family vacation.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write this. We love hearing from our renters! We take great pride in offering an affordable short-term getaway for you to enjoy family, friends and the beautiful scenery here at Geneva National.
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Chicago, IL

Perfect for a group outing to Geneva National

  • 5 of 5

We have a group of golfers who come to Geneva National annually and we love staying at this location. It's clean, comfortable and has a great location off the Palmer course's 10th hole. There's also all kinds of fun things in the house, particularly if you have kids. The owner is pleasant and easy to deal with. We very much look forward to coming back!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Home- lots of space

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place. The house was more beautiful than the description and pictures showed. We stayed October fest weekend, had 5 couples and we had more than enough room. Loved the kitchen and all the extras included. Very clean and had everything we needed. Have stayed in Lake Geneva over the years in hotels and condos and prefer this to any of them. Jerry answered our questions in a timely manner. We all agreed that we definitely would be back again.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house!

  • 5 of 5

The house was very accommodating. Had everything you would need and plenty of space.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home for large groups!

  • 5 of 5

We recently attended a wedding at the club with our family and were looking for lodging that would be more user friendly than multiple hotel rooms. Conveniently located in an adjoining gated community, this home had many bedrooms (main floor and basement) enough bathrooms for a large group, open living areas upstairs and down, a play area (with toys), booster seats, highchair and crib, and two large eating areas, a nice kitchen and beautiful location on the golf course. This home would be good for guys on golf vacation, girls shopping trip etc. Very clean, well-maintained, and reasonable priced.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great space for 15!

  • 5 of 5

Great property ! Plenty of room for everyone, will stay again our next trip to Lake Geneva.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Milwaukee Mitchell Airport (O'Hare 75 miles)
Nearest Barpub
On site
Nearest Golf
On site
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Harvard, IL
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 50; Hwy 67; Hwy 43
Nearest Restaurant
On site
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
East Troy, WI
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Lake Geneva


Rates & Availability

Lake Geneva House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Oct 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
October 2017
Oct 2 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2017 - Apr 30 2018
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $250
1/2 GN HOA admin fee $100
Tax Rate 11.5%

I will supply you with a formal Rental Agreement. ALL PAGES of the Rental Agreement must be initialed and the Agreement itself must be signed and returned to Homeowner within two days of receipt. Key to property and further instructions and details will follow. If you have further questions, feel free to call or email. Email:
Cell: 630.606.5637
Work: 630.288.4651

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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