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Remodeled Lake House On Serene Rice Lake

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property


Our Lake house retreat is on Rice Lake in Walworth County – 6 miles outside of the town of Whitewater in the Southern Kettle Moraine State forest. Rice Lake is approx 150 acres, 10 feet deep, and more than half of the shoreline is uninhabited state forest. Property is located on 75 ft of lake frontage in a protected bay with pier perfect for swimming, fishing, or sunbathing.

Our Home:

Two-level, 2400 square foot home with 4 bedrooms/3 baths, sleeps 10+. Both floors have been completely remodeled and have central air conditioning and heat. 1100+ sq ft wrap around deck surrounding the open floor plan of the kitchen, dining room, and living room provides a beautiful view of the bay.


Kitchen: granite counter tops and island, all new appliances including dishwasher, trash compactor, double oven, microwave, refrigerator/freezer with ice maker. Small appliances include a blender, mixer, griddle, coffee maker, Keurig one-cup coffee maker, toaster, and more. Dining table seats 8 comfortably.

Living room: large flat screen TV with Dish Network and DVD/VHS player. Comfy reclining couch and love seat--perfect for a mid-day vacation nap. Entertainment closet filled with DVDs, VHS tapes, books, and board games.

Master Bedroom: King bed, plenty of dresser and closet space, and attached master bathroom.

Master bathroom: electric steam shower with 2 shower heads and a built-in tile bench for 2-3. Cabinet stocked with towels and a convenient laundry chute to the basement laundry room.

Bedroom #2: King bed, TV with Dish Network and VCR/DVD player, and a large dresser and closet space.

Bedroom #3: Queen pillow-top bed with dresser and closet.

Bathroom #2: Full bathroom with shower/tub stocked with towels and toiletries for your needs.


Family room: TV with Dish Network and a DVD/VHS player, wood-burning fireplace, sliding glass doors to lakefront, couch with pullout double bed (optional sleeping space), and a very comfortable double high queen air mattress with bedding provided. May bring one additional air mattress to utilize in the basement family room space.

Bathroom #3: huge whirlpool bath tub with jets (seats 2 comfortably) and shower.

Bedroom #4: one full bed and one twin bed with dresser and closet.

Laundry room: washer and dryer with detergent provided, beach towels, extra bath towels, cleaning supplies, and extra paper products.

2nd refrigerator/freezer.


Huge wrap-around deck with comfortable deck furniture including swivel chairs and a table for 4, 2 stationary chairs, and a chaise lounge with a side table.

Gas grill with propane and utensils.

17 gently sloping stairs down a winding staircase lead to a lower deck area with a fire pit, chairs, and prongs for cooking over the fire.

20’ x 10’ pier with ladder. Water is approximately 6’ deep at end of pier.

Whitewater is a college town with a branch of the University of Wisconsin. Population is about 15,000. There are plenty of sit-down and fast-food restaurants, bars, small-town and chain stores, and Super Wal-Mart for all your vacation needs.

More Details


Whitewater House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Electric steam shower w/ bench for 2-3 ! Laundry chute.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Big whirlpool bath tub with jets (seats 2 comfortably)
  • All bathrooms stocked with toiletries, shampoo, towels.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Plenty of dresser and closet space, and attached master bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , TV with Dish Network and VCR/DVD player, dresser, closet
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Dresser and closet.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Dresser and closet.
  • Downstairs sofa pulls out into a double bed. A queen-size double-high air mattress is also provided.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • 14 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Fishing gear Basketball hoop & balls Ladder ball Children's bags set Washers Volleyball & net


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Remodeled Lake House On Serene Rice Lake
average rating of 5.0 based on 40 reviews

Fantastic vaca home!

  • 5 of 5

This home is a great place to share vacation time with your family. Everything is there for you!

From water 'toys' to a cozy place for outdoor fires and making s'mores, washer/dryer, lovely bathrooms, a well-equipped kitchen, large-screen TV's, a fantastic wrap-around porch, etc. etc. Also, the proximity to the state park and beach, complete with boat rentals is terrific. All you need to bring is your spirit of adventure, desire for a relaxing environment, your swim suit, and some good food and beverages. You'll be set for a great time at Joe's place. Enjoy!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
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Very clean and organized. Quiet lake. Great for relaxing.

  • 5 of 5

We were amazed by how much the homeowner left for to use at our disposal. The garage is filled with multiple water toys, fishing rods, bikes, beans bags, you name it. You make your way down to the lake and there are kayaks, canoe and a paddle boat. We were forturnate to have Joe open up his house to us. We had a great week on Rice Lake. Thanks.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
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  • 5 of 5

This was our first rental vacation home for my family. We were very impressed. Home is clean! We enjoyed the deck everyday and night. We had 2 small children and filled up a kiddie pool for them on the deck. (Bring swim shoes for them, so they don't get splinters.). The recent reviews were right about going shopping after you arrive. There are already tons of condiments etc. ENJOY!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
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Fun for All Generations!

  • 5 of 5

Great property for all generations to enjoy the outdoors! My 96 year old mom could be part of all the action right from the wonderful Deck. Joe and his family made it easy for us to relax! We have returned to this property twice now. Hoping for another reunion late summer of 2016

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a blast

  • 5 of 5

Joe's house was amazing place. He was very easy to work with and the house was stocked with absolutely everything we needed. The winter is certainly not the best season to stay on the lake but we had a couple of sunny days to take advantage of. The towns around are very interesting to drive by, we went to Madison and New Glarus. Well try to be back during warmer weathers. I highly recommend Joe's cabin.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
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Great time had by all..............

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home, property, very clean, just like home! Finally, were able to spend a wonderful weekend with our boys and their spouses. Fishing, bonfire, plenty of games to play, we didn't have to leave the whole time!! The bird feeders were a very nice touch, peaceful!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 8, 2018

About Joe

Lynn and I have owned our lake home since 1988. Long ago we used to camp in the Kettle Moraine State Forest and decided that it was such a beautiful and secluded area we had to have a place here that we could call our home away from home. It has been a dream come true (but not without expense) where we have opened nature to our son and daughter whom can someday do the same with their own children. Let us provide you with the ideal lake house for your family and friends to getaway and experience all the area has to offer.

Joe purchased this house in 1988

Why Joe chose Whitewater

The surrounding area is truly unbelievable and offers serenity and tranquility for a perfect escape from reality. There are countless hiking, biking, swimming, fishing, and boating activities in the summer and snowmobiling, ice fishing, ice-skating, sledding, and skiing activities in the winter. Rice Lake has very little boat traffic, as there are only 40 homes on the lake with few permanent residents. There are no marinas directly on Rice Lake, which limits visitors however; there is a boat ramp located on state park property if you wish to bring your own boat but be sure to obtain proper stickers and licenses. Speedboats and jet skis are welcomed between 9am-5pm with wake-free otherwise. Mornings and evenings are set aside for quiet canoeing or fishing or just sitting outside with a cup of coffee or a glass of wine. Our property is located in a wake-free bay so peace and quiet can always be enjoyed.

For more action, Whitewater Lake (600+ acres) is right next door with a couple of marinas. There is no navigable access between the 2 lakes, just a spillover.

What makes this house unique

Recommended for: couples retreat, families, multiple families, women’s retreat, men’s getaway, hunters, fishermen.

While we are very accommodating, we prefer families and couples who will take care of our home like their own. Teenagers looking for a party house– please do not apply.



Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Pet Fee $0
Tax Rate 5.5%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Please contact owner for extended period rental rates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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