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Private and Peaceful Lakefront Home on Lindsley Lake on the Cisco Chain of Lakes

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type mobile home
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8-9)

This Peaceful and Private, three bedroom home is located on the North shore of Lindsley Lake, on the Cisco Chain of Lakes, on the U.P. Michigan / Wisconsin border. Our old growth forest, wooded hillside site, offers panoramic views of the lakes. (Both Lindsley and FishHawk lake.) **Excellent drinking water!! No need for bottled water!!**

The clean and comfy home offers a dine-in kitchen, roomy living room that looks out at both the lakes and the woods and fire pit/picnic area. The master bedroom boasts a King bed with a private half bath with a woods view, the next bedroom is twin bunks and a single, with a lake view, then a full bathroom, then the third bedroom offers a double/twin bunk with a lake view, sleeping eight comfortably. We now have a double futon in the living room, bringing our total to beds for ten! (Rate is for up to 8 guests. Additional persons may be added, $25.00/per person/per week additional. Double Futon in living room, space for air mattresses.) The screen porch faces the lake and private dock. Lit at night with low voltage lighting, traversing the property and enjoying the grill & fire pit area is easy. Our yard is a naturalized wooded site, with plants and trees bringing in wildlife galore! There is room for multiple cars/trailers in drive, room for two boats at dock. Arrangements can be made for additional boat docking. Although you <<bring your own>> kitchen, bathing and swimming towels, the home comes complete with all bedding, (sheets, pillows, blankets.) Also, FREE USE of our row boat, peddle boat and canoe. We can offer additional numbers for kayak, jet ski, fishing boat or *pontoon rentals. (*Ask about our Private, Guided Pontoon Tours, offered by Wilderness Watch, with a $50.00 DISCOUNT, to our guests!)

There is a fire pit, grill and recreation area for small children and pre-teens in the back yard and a larger swing lakeside. Located just outside the Sylvania Wilderness Area, we offer some of the best hiking and biking in the area. Wildlife is plentiful at Wilderness Watch! Birders will LOVE Wilderness Watch, with multiple bird feeding stations located in front of the screen porch and all around the yard. We have daily Hummingbird wars too. Deer, Minks, Otters, Beavers are visitors, along with our resident Great Blue Heron (who comes to feed at the bass hole, regularly) and the Bald Eagles and Osprey who also come to check our fishing honey-hole. EXCELLENT FISHING, RIGHT OFF THE DOCK, WITH NO LEAD OR MERCURY CONTAMINATION! NO PREGNANCY WARNINGS!! A Michigan fishing license covers both sides of the Chain, as the Wisconsin lakes are border lakes! Eat all the perch, bluegills, crappy, small and large mouth bass, walleye, northern pike and musky you can catch! They're all there, just waiting for you! With 15 lakes, the Cisco Chain offers miles and miles of shoreline to view as you boat from lake to lake. A map of the Cisco Chain is provided for your safety and boating enjoyment. DON'T WAIT!!! Make your vacation plans NOW, to come see Wilderness Watch for yourself and get ready to recharge your mind, body and soul!!

***For those needing to stay in touch with the outside world, WiFi available for an additional fee, code required for access.***

Keywords: Lakefront, three bedroom, child friendly, dog friendly, Great Fishing, screen porch w/ lake view, swimming, boating, (your equipment) tube or water ski, bird watching, wildlife watching, photography, hiking, biking, horseback riding, golf, tennis, gambling.

More Details

Laurie Cooney, Owner
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 11, 2018

About Laurie Cooney, Owner

We are *Laurie(Susmark) & Jo Cooney. *My family has owned Wilderness Watch since 1951, and after my mother died, I bought out my four siblings. My wonderful husband Jo came along shortly thereafter and together, we have worked to maintain and improve the property, while caring for the woods and its creatures. (Recently, we celebrated 25 years of personal ownership.) I spend five months of the year in managing the rental. During the off-season, I take care of marketing and our rental home, along with caring for our two dogs, King Arthur and Lobo. We have one daughter, 28, who joins us at the cabin every summer, with her dog, (Lobo's sibling) Duncan. Before doing this, I was working for a Nursing Home and did Home Child Care. I love animals, kids, helping seniors and photography. I am on-site at Wilderness Watch, (we own 2 houses on 2 acres), should anything come up that should require my assistance. See our video home tour, via the link. ADDITIONAL HOME PHOTOS ON OUR WEB DOMAIN. Use link provided to view additional photos of the home .

Laurie Cooney, Owner purchased this mobile home in 1951

Why Laurie Cooney, Owner chose Watersmeet

My parents first bought the property after my father traveled up for many years hunting and logging. Then they and my Grandparents purchased a second home to put on the property for my Grandparents to be snow-birds from Florida and they vacationed in Upper Michigan for many years. As a child, we spent every summer, from school out, to school back in session, at the cabin. I have spent my whole life exploring the Cisco Chain. Now that my parents and grandparents are all gone, we turned the larger three bedroom home into a rental, and kept the smaller one bedroom home, (with a recent addition, now a 3 bedroom also) for us to live in, while managing and maintaining the rental. Looking towards the future, my daughter looks forward to carrying on the family traditions we started so long ago. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and take care of Mother Earth!

What makes this mobile home unique

Located at the middle of the Cisco Chain of 15 lakes, Wilderness Watch is on a medium sized lake, that has an average depth of forty to sixty feet. The spring fed lakes are crystal clear all the way through August, before the 'bloom' comes on for the winter. Excellent fishing and swimming, right from the dock! Having 'grown up' on the Cisco Chain, I can offer many insights into the sights and activities of the Chain, not to mention great fishing holes! I also offer the only Guided Pontoon Tours of the Cisco Chain, (where you can view the fourteen Great Bald Eagle nests) and I offer a discount to my renters. When you arrive, I have a packet of information, detailing all the things to see and do within a two hour radius of the home. I can offer tips on places to eat, things to see and the must-see waterfalls in the area to hike. There is a gambling Casino in Watersmeet. Lake Superior is also just a short drive away, offering a wonderful day trip location, to rock-hound or just marvel at its magnitude and beauty. No matter what your interests are, Wilderness Watch is at the heart of all the best the Western U.P., North-woods has to offer! Come let us show you what we've known for years... It's all PURE MICHIGAN!!


Watersmeet Mobile Home Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • mobile home
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , Private Half bath in Master Bedroom
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed , Double on bottom, Twin on top
    Living room has room for Queen air mattress. - Room in living room for Queen air mattress. (Guest supplied)
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • King size Beds (1); Double/Twin Bunk Beds (1); Twin/Twin Bunk Beds (1), Twin Bed (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Screen porch with lighted dining/gaming area facing lake. Fire pit, grill, swing-set, slide, sand box. Electric fireplace in living room, box fans in bedrooms. Bicycles, horseshoes, swim raft, row boat, canoe, peddle boat and life-jackets for all ages. Wi-Fi Available.


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(28 traveler reviews)

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Private and Peaceful Lakefront Home on Lindsley Lake on the Cisco Chain of Lakes
average rating of 4.75 based on 28 reviews
Somonauk, il

Unforgettable in every way!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a fantastic time and we hope to make this a yearly tradition. The bed was very comfortable (slept better than I had in years), furniture and temps comfy and cozy. My favorite (other than the spectacular view of the lake from the house, was the pontoon tour (complete with an on-board bathroom. We saw numerous eagles (and their nests!), blue heron, loons, and many other birds and wildlife. Laurie was amazingly knowledgeable about the different species, nesting habits and wildlife habitats. Full moonrise on the water from the pontoon was also a huge highlight. We highly recommend Wilderness Watch for anyone who wants to escape the daily grind and get back to nature to rest and rejuvenate, and we can't wait to get back there this year. We are counting the days.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2013
  • Stayed: September 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased to have renters who become friends/family! We look forward to your return and the adventures that await! Game On!
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6 1

great family time

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful view the lake

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you enjoyed your time here at Wilderness Watch! We hope you'll make our place part of your family's traditions!! Thanks for choosing Wilderness Watch!
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1 0

Quiet, and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

We stayed a week and the house nice. The walk the the lake was a little steep especially for older folks. The diving off the deck was great. My favorite stop was the screened in porch. We also enjoyed the campfires.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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1 0

Great little place by the lake.

  • 5 of 5

Plenty of room for everything we needed. We lived the screened in porch! The dock was nice with an electric plug in close by. The owners were great and made sure we had a great time while we were there.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Southgate Mi

Relaxing - Great for Birders !

  • 5 of 5

This home is on a bluff, with a screened-in porch overlooking the lake. House is clean and well maintained and well stocked. Owner is friendly and helpful. The boat tour of the lakes was very relaxing and interesting, saw Eagles as well as two fledgelings. Hummingbirds abound at the feeders around the house. We did a day trip to the Porcupine Mountains, another to Bond Falls. This was our 3rd time staying at this place, and on previous stays we also did a day trip to the Kewenau Peninsula. There is good swimming right off the dock. The area is wooded and private, and if relaxing is what you are looking for, this is a great place to find it !

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Southgate Mi

Genuine wilderness vacation

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay at the Wilderness Watch. The 1st time was with extended family and this time it was just the 2 of us. We had a great time on both stays. Lots of bird feeders for my bird-watching husband (hummingbirds, woodpeckers, all kinds of birds!). Very peaceful and beautiful. Laurie is so accomodating and we plan on making this an annual or semi-annual trip. Key thing to note is this is a wilderness getaway and not a resort. But if you like peaceful and wilderness like we do, this is a great place to stay !

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Land O' Lakes, WI
Nearest Barpub
11 Miles
Bents Camp
Nearest Golf
17 Miles
Land O'Lakes, WI or Watersmeet, MI
Nearest Motorway
9 Miles
Highway US B
Nearest Restaurant
12 Miles
Forest Lake Country Store
Car: necessary

EXCLUSIVE CISCO CHAIN GUIDED PONTOON TOURS; Half Day ($250.00 for 4 hrs.) and Whole Day ($375.00 for 8 hrs.) GAS INCLUDED!! *See me for availability, Discount for renters at Wilderness Watch, Groups of two to ten people, Bring your own beverages and food, *EVENING TOURS/BIG MOON TOURS,*Catering available, *Birthday & *Anniversary celebrations available, swimming accessories available, life vests for all ages, AWESOME bird and wildlife photographic opportunities, satellite radio/CD player to enjoy the music of your choice, on-board restroom, sorry no fishing on the tours.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $30
Damage Deposit $300

*Prime time (June, July & August) Monthly rates are higher than listed; *$3100.00/Month
Full weeks only, June 15 - August 15. Booking Deposits are Non-Refundable.
Sorry, No Refunds for early departures.
Fire wood provided. You supply the following: Kitchen, hand, bath & swim towels. *Bedding provided for 8.
If bringing dog(s), they must be approved by management and there is a small fee. If your pets are allowed on furniture or beds, PLEASE BRING EXTRA SHEETS OR BLANKETS TO PROTECT FUNITURE & BEDDING from becoming inundated with pet hair & dander. If you plan to leave your pet behind while out, please bring a kennel or inquire about using ours, to keep your pet safe and comfortable while alone in new surroundings.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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