Beautiful 3 bedroom 2 bath home on Elm Island bay off of the Fox River in Waterford, WI. This home has all of the charm of an up-north cabin, but is fully updated and just a short 30 minute drive from Milwaukee and less than an hour from Chicago's northern suburbs. Single story home with little to no stairs required to get to the water less than twenty steps from the back door. Wood burning stove and tongue and groove pine finishes give you that up north feel, but all of the updates will make you feel right at home. Laundry on the living level and two full bathrooms offer convenience and comfort. Sleeping arrangements for 11 if needed: Master bedroom features a queen size memory foam bed, 2nd bedroom facing the water has a bunk bed with full size mattress on the bottom and a twin on the top, 3rd bedroom has a bunk bed with full size mattress on the bottom and a twin on the top, living room couch pulls out into a queen size sleeper sofa, and love seat folds down into a single bed. Kitchen table seating for six or seven people, with additional stools and eating area at the island. All kitchen appliances are less than 4 years old, including refrigerator, stove, and over the range microwave. Bring your fishing poles and swim trunks - the Fox River and Lake Tichigan are abundant with Largemouth Bass and Catfish, and provide plenty of opportunity for Bluegills, Northern Pike, Walleye, and an occasional Trout. Lake Tichigan is great for swimming or boating, and there are more than one restaurants accessible by boat and provide docking. Bring your own boat and keep it on the private pier or take advantage of the complimentary paddle boat that is already in the water waiting for you. Pontoon rentals are available at the marina (River City Marina-Waterford) less than one mile down the river by boat or automobile. Elm Island bay is a shallow low-traffic bay off of the Fox River and is home to swans and abundant wildlife. Fishermen frequent the bay in search of Largemouth Bass, Bluegills, and Catfish, all of which can be caught right from the pier. Swimming in Elm Island Bay (off the pier) is not desirable due to shallow water, lillypads, weeds and mucky bottom. In the evening you can have a fire in the back yard or in the house, but the furnace will keep you warm if desired or central air is there to cool you down. Upgraded to 60 Mbps Wi-Fi (June 2017) and 46" LED TV will keep you entertained if the fishing and lake cannot. Spectrum HD cable with approximately 120 channels available and also HD upconvert DVD player. Please come relax and enjoy all that the beautiful Fox River and Lake Tichigan have to offer year-round.
- House1000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 4 nights
Most of our guests come to escape the city & their busy everyday lives to relax
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 16, 2018
About Grant Horn
We have been HomeAway owners since 2015 and enjoy sharing our home with others when we are not there to take advantage of it ourselves. We strive to provide the best possible experience for every guest. Our permanent residence is close enough that we can respond quickly if needed and regularly maintain the property.
Grant Horn purchased this House in 2015
Why Grant Horn chose Waterford
Relaxation in a cozy atmosphere with serene view and the feeling of being away from it all. Priced affordably for everyone without cleaning fees, management fees, or hidden costs for groups of six or less, but can accommodate a larger family for slightly more if needed.
What makes this House unique
Our home is located on a peninsula which is bordered by the Fox River and Elm Island Bay. The bay looks like a small lake, but is connected to the river which is navigable with any outboard motor for nearly seven miles. Lake Tichigan is a beautiful lake north of our home that is a gorgeous, winding river ride away, boasting depths of 60 feet, sandbars, a nature conservancy, great fishing, wakeboarding, waterskiing, tubing, and swimming. It is the home of an annual hot air balloon festival, a fireworks show launched from the center of the lake on the 4th of July, and of course an annual boat tie-up party with a band on a barge. Waterford has fun for all seasons including hiking, biking, fall colors, Bird watching, ice fishing, cross country skiing, and two downhill ski hills within 25 minutes of our home. Elm Island Bay is home to swans, blue herons, sand hill cranes, ducks, bluegills, bass, catfish, and even some walleye and northern pike. Our pier/dock stays in the water and ice year round without damage, allowing anglers to fish as soon as the ice is gone and up to the minute that it first freezes.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great for B-Day Surprise Getaway ! ! !
Rented this property to surprise my wife for her birthday and invited her friends and siblings to spend the weekend with us. As for the property, it was a perfect quiet and cozy lake house as described. The best part was the back of the property overseeing the lake with a great area for us to hang out around the firepit. We brought camping chairs with us, but didn't end up needing them. We are foodies that used the kitchen to its full potential, but brought a few items we use frequently from our home.
The owner was very responsive to inquiries and checked in with us to make sure everything was in order. Communication via the Home Away/VBRO app was easy to use with the owner.
Thank you for the kind words John, and thanks for choosing to have Emily's surprise birthday on Elm Island. It was a pleasure to host for you and we hope to have you stay with us again in the future : )
The property was everything that was promised and more.
We have rented other homes in surrounding areas. I wished we had found this property before the others. Private, relaxing and "like home" feel to the property. Upgrades/remodeling were very well done. We are planning on returning, sooner rather than later.
Not what we thought
We had to repair the screen door and the bench at the kitchen table when we first got there. There was not enough towels, toilet paper, paper towels, dish soap and we had to wash towels daily. The coach had springs popping up. The beds were too low to the ground and no one could sleep on the top bunks. Not very elderly friendly. We called the owner about needing more towels and he said he was long way from there and could not bring more towels.
Very nice and clean. Grant is an awesome owner and very acomodating. Had a ball! I would recommend this property!
The Perfect Lake House!
We absolutely loved our stay in Waterford. The house was perfect for just the 2 of us, but could easily accommodate a larger group. It was directly on the lake with pier access, the back yard was wonderful with a fire pit. We look forward to staying here again on our next trip back!
Relaxing & Cozy Home!
This property exceeded our expectations. It was great to wake up to the sounds of nature all around while sitting on the back porch and to enjoy a nice indoor fire before bed. Grant was excellent as he was literally just a text or call away if we had any questions. You won’t go wrong if you stay here! We’ll rent again when we’re back in the area.