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Lakefront Getaway near Wisconsin Dells

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Located 25-30 minutes from the Dells, you can enjoy all the fun the Dells have to offer, including water parks, scenic boat tours, casinos, mini-golf, zipline tours, horse drawn wagon rides, family and fine dining, outlet malls, go-carts, candy and ice cream shoppes, concert venues and more.

Activities that are less than 15 minutes from our house include horse-back riding, antique shopping, flea markets and golf. There are canoe and kayak trips down the Mecan River. An Amish community is just 20 minutes away with wonderful crafts and baked goods.

If you need to take some time off from all the activities, read a good book from the deck overlooking the water or on the private beach area at the water's edge.

*Note: NO PETS ALLOWED and NO INDOOR SMOKING no exceptions*

More Details

Owner
Rich Murren
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2018

About Rich Murren

We grew up in Illinois, but have spent the best parts of our lives here on Williams Lake. Our 2 children grew up learning to catch fish, frogs and lightening bugs here. Now, their children are learning the same things and it is a wonderful experience for all of us.

Rich Murren purchased this house in 2002

Why Rich Murren chose Montello

We built a house on Williams Lake about 25 years ago. A few years later, we purchased another property on this wonderful, hidden treasure of a lake. The plan was always to build a house for others to be able to experience the peaceful serenity of what lake living brings. 10 years ago, we built Seven Pines for just that purpose.

What makes this house unique

The view when you wake up in the morning is a great way to start your day. Just sit up, stretch your arms, look out the window, see the lake and all the pine trees surrounding the house. You might be woken up by the calls of the sandhill cranes or just the peace and quiet of the area. After having breakfast on the deck, a leisurely rowboat trip around the lake could be in order. At night, when you are roasting marshmallows around the campfire, listen to the sounds of nature surrounding you. On the days when it might be raining, you can go up the spiral staircase to the loft, where there are games for all ages along with an air hockey table.

Amenities

Montello House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Late checkout after 11:00 a.m. without approval from owner will result in a $75.00 deduction from security deposit.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Parking Off Street
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) guests supply their own linens & towels.
Entertainment:
  • Air Hockey
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
1/2 hr from Dells.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(47 traveler reviews)

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Lakefront Getaway near Wisconsin Dells
average rating of 4.680851 based on 47 reviews
5

Tranquility

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about this home! It was so peaceful and beautiful! We fished right off the dock. The row boat was a lot of fun too! Rich and Mary were wonderful to work with. They responded very quickly to any question we had. We would definitely like to return in the future! Only we would make our visit longer than just a weekend! Thanks so much Rich and Mary!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that you found the house and lake to be so wonderful. We agree totally and are happy to share it and the stress relief that it brings. You are welcome to come back any time in the future! Enjoy your summer!
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Only sleeps 4 comfortably

  • 2 of 5

We had a group of 5 (1 couple and 3 singletons). We thought this place would sleep us all perfectly since it said it can sleep 7. We were very wrong. The queen bed and the two twin beds were fine, but the other "bed" was a padded chair that unfolds into a bed. The pull out couch (pretty sure it's from the 70's with the original mattress) was awful. The 3 support bars were all I could feel as the mattress sank in between them. I ended up driving home at midnight because I just couldn't sleep.

The kitchen table has 4 chairs and the island has 2 stools. We ended pulling chairs over to the island so we could all sit together. Not a big deal, but if a place advertises the ability to sleep 7 you'd think that it could also dine 7 as well.

The kitchen has a lot of items to use - almost too many. We were only there for 2 days and the little food we brought had to be placed on the counter because the cabinets are full of random items.

The front of the house looked unkept and would have made it hard for us to play the yard games we had brought - however, the rain prevented any attempts.

The pier was partially submerged due to high rain but we were still able to get the boat out during a light sprinkling. The boat floats but the oars are very old and cracking - almost a full inch wide crack. We were worried one of them was going to break in half.

Our getaway was still fun, but for the price we paid we were disappointed.

With some TLC and a little updating, this place would be great.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry that your 2 nights at our home was not to your liking. Mother Nature decided to add 5.2 inches to the lake right before you arrived. The photos on the site show the table seating for four and then the island with two stools; additional seating is usually solved by sitting on the couch, using the coffee table. The sleeping arrangements have always worked out and this the first time we have heard of problems. Same with the random kitchen supplies. Not quite sure what you consider to be random as we try to keep it stocked for families staying two nights to two weeks. The house is situated on a narrow wooded lakefront lot with the driveway on one side and the sloped wooded lakefront on the other, not too much space for outdoor games, especially depending how many cars are there. Thanks for bringing oars to our attention.
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5

A weekend away!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I needed a weekend away from the kids. This Lakefront Cottage was exactly what we wanted. As soon as we walked in the door we felt like we were at home. It was quiet, clean,and cozy. The View was amazing, the deck was our favorite spot. The house was located conveniently close to town. There were a lot of activities to do in the surrounding area. We had so much fun we plan to come back with our 4 Kids. Thank you Rich and Mary for a great weekend hope to see you again.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Anniversary weekend

  • 5 of 5

This property was perfect for my girlfriend and I to have a relaxing weekend away. We got in some fishing, enjoyed the grill and campfire one night, utilized the gaming area upstairs, and enjoyed a cup of coffee out back with a view of the lake in the morning. We loved the area. Far enough “away”, but close to anything you may need. Though we did not walk the strip or downtown area, we were able to go into town for breakfast at “Sparks” and the grocery store for some dinner. Overall a wonderful experience. We hope other enjoy as much as we did. Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very glad that you enjoyed the lake experience. Come back & see us again next year !
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5

Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

It rained most of the time of out stay but over all it was nice. We fished for about 3 hrs throughout 3 days but we cought a 4 pound bass and a few small ones. Was able to take the boat out for a little while. We would come stay again.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry we couldn't do anything about the weather but glad u got some fishing in. See u next time.
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5

Great Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

The purpose for this trip was to have an opportunity take a couple people that have never fished before and do some fishing. The place was a good central location between Chicago and the Twin Cities. When we got there everything was clean and tidy. The owner was even kind enough to give us a heads up on construction in the area that would have detoured our party out of the way, and gave us a better route. The fishing was quiet on day 1 and the row boat had a slight leak (we used teflon tape we found in the house to slow down the leak). However, it did pick up and had good action on day 2. We enjoyed the bonfire as well. The view and location itself is really nice. All in all, it was a good, hassle free trip. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the info on the boat, I sealed the loose screw that afternoon so it's ready for your next stay. Hope everybody left here with good memories of fishing. See you again!
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Map

Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
YaHoozs. Montello
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
White Lake golf
Nearest Train
25 Miles
WiscDells
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
WiscDells
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Granite Falls Supper club,Jeffs Rivers Edge Pizza
Car: necessary

Located 25-30 minutes from the Dells, you can enjoy all the fun the Dells have to offer, including water parks, scenic boat tours, casinos, mini-golf, zipline tours, horse drawn wagon rides, family and fine dining, outlet malls, go-carts, candy and ice cream shoppes, concert venues and more.

Activities that are less than 15 minutes from our house include horse-back riding, antique shopping, flea markets and golf. There are canoe and kayak trips down the Mecan River. An Amish community is just 20 minutes away with wonderful crafts and baked goods.

If you need to take some time off from all the activities, read a good book from the deck overlooking the water or on the private beach area at the water's edge.

Photos

Rates & Availability

Available
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $45
Damage Deposit $150

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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