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Bedrooms 7
Half Baths2
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 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.

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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.


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average rating of 4.826087 based on 46 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: June 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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Western Springs, Illinois

Brige Group Weekend

  • 4 of 5

Very nice house with everything we needed for our group of 11 people. No problems at all. Owner is very easy to work with.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This house was FANTASTIC!

  • 5 of 5

Came here on a golf trip with twelve guys...the proximity to all of the courses combined with the house made this our best trip in SEVENTEEN years. The house was spacious, everyone could spread out, and the outdoor area provided a lot of space for bags and hanging out. We cannot wait to book again next year:)

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for a big group

  • 5 of 5

Lots of room to accomodate our twelve-person group. We had plenty of room to spend time together and plenty of room for sleeping and bathroom/getting ready space!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect family retreat! We had it for our sons wedding. Everyone was pleased and completely c!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in Lake Geneva. The house was a perfect retreat for the groomsmen and their partners. Easy for our elderly parents to get around. Plenty of room for everyone to spread out and relax. Our only complaint was getting into the gated community. The gate keeper was curt with our guests who came to visit family.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad the house worked out well for your family's wedding. I am sure your memories of your stay at our home will last a long time. Sorry about the curt security attendant. I believe this to be an anomaly as normally, the security folks at GN are about as accommodating as you would want or expect. I will notify my contact at the HOA (to whom security reports) of your experience with the attendant.
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Girl's two day getaway

  • 4 of 5

The house was very roomy and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jerry Frett
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018

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 Lake Geneva

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.


Champs Sports
"One of our favorites for informal dining and a beer or two. "
Popeye's on Lake Geneva
"Great family restaurant right near the lake."
Gino's East of Lake Geneva
"Great "Chicago-style" deep and thin crust pizza. Other items on the menu too but go for the..."
Geneva National Golf Club
"Quite simply.....3 of the finest golf courses you will ever play...I have played all 3 many,..."
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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $200
GN HOA admin fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $250
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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