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Red House Hollow

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property


Minimum 2 night stay required. 1 night allowed Sunday through Thursday.

Red House Hollow is your own private rental fit for a family or two couples and is located 1.5 blocks from Lake Superior in the village of Herbster, Wisconsin. Red House Hollow sleeps six, is pet friendly and has easy access to a pristine white sand beach and a modern boat landing from this charming cottage in a picture book setting. Recently remodeled with modern conveniences including central air and cable television. There are six casual dining restaurants within a ten minute drive from the cottage. Golfing, fishing and shopping are all within a thirty minute drive time. Try sea kayaking, kite sailing, windsurfing or boating. Visit the Cornucopia Sea Caves and enjoy spectacular sunsets from the beach or dining on your own private deck. There is also a playground for the children at the beach.

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Terry McDowell
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2017

About Terry McDowell

Red House Hollow is run by a family who have spent many summers in the beautiful lake-side town of Herbster, Wisconsin.

Terry McDowell purchased this cottage in 1999

Why Terry McDowell chose Wisconsin

This spot next to Lake Superior is truly special. It's quiet, rejuvenating and next to one of the most beautiful beaches anywhere. Lake Superior is suitable for swimming & snorkeling (mid-June through August), sailing, kayaking, boating or fishing. Visit the popular flea market 1 block away.

What makes this cottage unique

Wrap-around deck, French doors, central air, cable television, newly renovated.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We knew we were a TEN as we seasonally sell out and receive accolades from our many guests. If there was a : Best OF Show : We would be number 1 .
Aug 2014
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Herbster Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Sleeping Accommodations: 1. Private bedroom sleeps two on queen sleeper 2. Living room has queen sofa sleeper which sleeps two. 3. Family room has two full size sofas suitable for sleeping.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Red House Hollow
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

A Perfect Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We spent 3 nights in the quaint town of Herbster and loved it! Red House Hollow is a peaceful and cozy cottage and the owner is just delightful! We were blessed with beautiful fall weather and the trees were amazing everywhere we went. Lake Superior can be seen when you stand outside on the deck and it beckons you to come walk its beach. A huge plus for us and one we really appreciated was the fact that the owner allows dogs! Hope to be back soon!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Duluth, MN

A Wonderful Experience!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Red House Hollow was amazing! The host was gracious, the property was well-kept, Lake Superior was just a step away and we could not have enjoyed our getaway more. The Town of Herbster is quaint, but comfortable and everything is within walking distance. To be quite honest, it was almost as stepping back in time. The motto there is, "Relax, you're in Herbster," and that pretty much says it all! We cannot wait to return next year, and for many years to come.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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perfect stay in a cosy cottage

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 6 days and didn't regret it. It is a good starting point for kayaking to the caves (just 8 miles to one of the organisations organizing trips), to visit Bayfield and the Island, a nice inn not far away for a good dinner or breakfast, wunderful quiet beach just 150m from the cottage. The cottage is also nice if the weather is bad (we had one day of rain). The owner is very friendly and helpful.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chippewa Falls WI

Awesome Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 2 nights but would've loved to stay longer! The cottage was awesome! It came with towels, sheets, dishes and so much more items to use that we didnt have to pack that was a huge plus! It is very roomy and pleasant with a nice deck to relax on. Best of all was the beach was only 1 1/2 blocks away! I would recommend this cottage to anyone!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location to many attractions including the Cornucopia Sea and Ice Caves.

  • 5 of 5

We got caught up in the ice cave hysteria this past winter and decided to come up from Southern Wisconsin for a visit. We stayed at Red House Hollow (10 minutes from the ice caves) and were very satisfied with the accommodations. Red House Hollow is clean and quaint with modern amenities including cable television and wifi. But we weren't watching the tele; We were out exploring the now world renowned ice caves minutes down the road! We plan to come back to Red House Hollow this summer to explore the sea caves by kayak.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Red House Hollow is a unique gem.

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at Red House Hollow last summer and must say it exceeded my expectations. Clean, quaint and very quiet with lots of room, tasteful paintings on the walls, French doors that open to a private deck and 30 seconds to an expansive beach and beautiful Lake Superior. You really get the feeling you're in a sea side beach community. Lots of activity at the beach but peace and quiet at the cottage. You can also walk to the popular Woodies restaurant and the convenience store or the few shops in town. This location is truly ideal.

I would recommend this to anyone who wants a very accessible and beautiful getaway while being close to many area attractions including the Cornucopia Sea Caves, Bayfield and the Apostle Islands.

I plan to come back this summer.


  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cottage located 1.5 blocks from the gorgeous mile long, white sand, Herbster Beach! Enjoy excellent beachcombing, sailing, fishing, kayaking, snorkeling, swimming, kitesailing, windsurfing and even surfing (During big Nor'easters in the fall months). Hike or sea kayak the stunning Cornucopia Sea Caves just 20 minutes away at Meyer's Beach. Gas station/c-store/laundry, restaurants and shops located right in town. Red House Hollow is pet friendly and pets are allowed!


Rates & Availability

Herbster Cottage Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

HouseKeeping One time. $40
Tax Rate 5.5%

Reduced rates are from November 1st through May 23rd.

Minimum 2 nights stay is required. Rate is 150 per night + 40 dollar one time housekeeping charge + 5.5% Wisc. tax.
1 night stay is allowed Sunday through Thursday only.

Weekly rate is $1050.00 + 40 dollar one time housekeeping charge + 5.5% Wisc. tax.

Reduced rates are from November 1st through May 30th.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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