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Family Retreat*Lake Front View*Free WiFi*Grill *Water Toys *Baby Equipment*AC

Mukwonago, WI, USA
  • Estate6500 sqft
  • Bedrooms11
  • Sleeps36
  • Bathrooms5
  • Half Baths2
  • Mininum Stay2 - 3 nights

8BR Main house, 3BR Guest House (extra), w/26 Acre Private Lake amidst 1100 acre

Come and truly Get-Away-From-It-All at Lakewood. With a 6,500 square foot 8 bedroom main house and an optional 3 bedroom guest house and a setting like no other, you and yours will make memories that will last a lifetime. Main house sleeps 20, guest house will sleeps 16-20


Located just 90 minutes from Chicago and between Milwaukee and Lake Geneva, Lakewood is easily reached whether you are staying for a long weekend getaway or a full vacation. Lakewood is a 1,000 acre property with a private 26 acre lake nestled inside. Depending on the season, the lake is great for a swim, a float, a sail, a kayak, a paddleboard, fishing, some broom ball or ice skating. The surrounding land offers plenty of outdoor activities during any season. Don’t worry if you forgot to bring something as you are only a ten minute drive from downtown Mukwonago with great local shops as well as a familiar Walgreens and Walmart.


The “Big House” at Lakewood is designed to please, with floor to ceiling windows across the expanse of the vaulted ceiling double great room to give you beautiful views of the lake. With eight bedrooms including two on the first floor, there is ample room at the Big House.


When you have a bigger group and need a bit more room, add our Guest House to your stay. Renovated in 2015 the Guest House has three bedrooms, a sitting room, and a full bath. Just a few steps away from the Main House, the Guest House sleeps 16-20 with six bunk beds (four of which are twin over full) and two sleeper sofas.


The kitchen is fully furnished and equipped, should you choose to cook inside rather than on the two gas grills outside. The kitchen features a 60” Wolf gas stove complete with two full size ovens, six burners, and a double griddle. A stainless steel refrigerator/freezer and stainless steel dishwasher are also in the main kitchen. There is a second refrigerator/freezer in the laundry room.


The great room is arranged into multiple conversation settings with the mid-century furniture. There is a massive arched sofa, a coffee table, and two leather chairs near the fireplace and tv. Another area provides for conversation and viewing through the large floor to ceiling windows. And just off the great room are the sliding glass door to the screened in porch (a terrific evening spot) and the door to the game room.


There are two bedrooms on the first floor with a full bath in between equipped with a walk in shower. There is a pocket door to close off the bedrooms from the main floor. The second floor has a similar two bedroom setup with a sliding door for additional quiet but with a shower/tub combination as well as four additional bedrooms along a balconied hallway with two more bathrooms between each pair of rooms. Eight bedrooms in total with four full bathrooms are currently equipped to sleep 20 in beds.


The patio off of the screened in porch offers a dining table as well as a fire pit for evening fun. Wonderful views of the entire lake abound. Just a few steps around the corner and near an entrance to the house through the oversized first floor laundry room is an additional patio with two full sized picnic tables and a gas grill. This is a great spot for feeding family members who wish to stay in their bathing suits in the summer without having to worry about messing up the dining or breakfast rooms. Across the yard is a backstop and baseball ‘diamond’ for those so inclined. Just up the hill from there is a fenced-in tennis court with a half-court basketball setup.


The two story boathouse features a screened-in porch as well as access to an outdoor deck overlooking the beach and lake. The view from the deck is a view like no other when you realize you are in the midst of a private paradise. The beach below is an ideal spot for sunbathing, kicking back, and for the younger set to play in the sand and shallow water. There is a dock with a built in bench seat that provide some great fishing as swimming opportunities. Launching kayaks, canoes, “Lily pad” rafts, Sunfish sailboats, rowboats, etc. from the beach and pier makes enjoying the full lake experience unforgettable.


Owners who take pride in the property and strive to provide a great experience for our guests. We are happy to help with everything from horseback riding to restaurant recommendations. Thank you for considering Lakewood!


David O'Bryan

Member Since 2012
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About David O'Bryan

We are the First, Second, Third, and Fourth generation of a large, Chicago based family. Deep Family roots pull us from all over the US and Ireland to Lakewood Farms in Mukwonago, Wisconsin.

David O'Bryan purchased this Estate in 1937

Why David O'Bryan chose Mukwonago

We have grown up, worked on and enjoyed Lakewood Farm for 75 years. Only 1 1/4 hours from O'Hare International Airport, it is as much a part of our DNA as our heritage. The farm offers a unique, private destination for family adventure, family milestones and family reunions.

What makes this Estate unique

At any given time of the day, we sit at the top of the hill and will see family members swimming across the lake, a sailboat heeling in the wind, kayakers catching turtles in Turtle Heaven, row boats with fishing poles casting and catching, kids romping on the 'lily pad' off the pier, and sunbathers enjoying the beach. The 'Big House' features a great room with eight picture windows overlooking the lake, kitchen with eat-in breakfast room, dining room, game room, mud/laundry room. Two bedrooms, one full bath and two half baths are on the first floor. Six bedrooms and three full baths are on the second floor. Most of our memories are made outside where children can hike to roller-coaster or caterpillar hills, or back to the Mukwonago River or the sand pit or to the little barns or through the fields and trails...picking berries, catching toads, collecting wild flowers and taking pictures of our favorite Lakewood spots. Sledding in the winter, hiking through the woods to see the fall colors, playing softball on the baseball diamond or tennis at the tennis court provide plenty of alternative activities for everyone.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 11 Bedrooms, Sleeps 36
      • Bedroom 11 - guest house
        2 bunk bed, Two twin over full bunks
      • 2nd Flr #2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 5
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 6
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 7
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 10 - guest house
        2 bunk bed, Two twin over full bunks
      • 1st Flr large
        2 twin/ single
      • 1st Flr
        1 queen
      • 2nd Flr Large room
        2 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 9 - guest house
        2 bunk bed, 2 twin over twin bunks
      • Bedroom 8
        1 queen, 2 bunk bed
      • bedroom photos as of May 2014


      • 5 Bathrooms, 2 Half Baths
      • Bathroom 7 - guest house
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 6
        Powder room 1st floor off of living room
      • Bathroom 1 - First Floor
        toilet, shower, Walk in oversized shower
      • Bathroom 2 - 2nd Floor
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 4 - 2nd floor
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Back powder room
        toilet, Located off breakfast and laundry rooms
      • Full bath between each pair of bedrooms. Two powder rooms on the first floor. One full bath in guest house.

      Location Type

        • Beach View
        • Beachfront
          Private beach
        • Lake View
        • Lakefront
          Private 26 acre lake on this 1000+ acre property
        • Rural
        • Water View
        • Waterfront


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Sports & Activities


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Parking
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Fireplace
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                    • Linens Provided
                      Options for service or bring your own - please inquire.
                    • Living Room
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Telephone
                    • Towels Provided
                      Bath towels available with linen service. Please bring your own beach towels.
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wireless Internet
                    • Wood Fireplace
                    • Free Wifi


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                          Full kitchen with adjacent breakfast room.
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                          Wolf 60' gas with double full size ovens, six burners, double griddle.
                        • Refrigerator
                          Two full size refrigerators. One in main kitchen and second in laundry room.
                        • Stove
                          Wolf 60' gas with double full size ovens, six burners, double griddle.
                        • Toaster


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              Dining room off kitchen as well as separate breakfast room.
                            • Dining Room
                            • comfy seating for 10 people


                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                  Classic board games, cards
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Television
                                  50' LED
                                • Video Library


                                    • Boat
                                      rowboats, sunfish sailboats, kayaks
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Patio just off the screened in porch overlooking the lake
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                    • Lanai / Gazebo
                                      Screened in porch
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Ball diamond plus lots of green space
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                    • Ski & Snowboard
                                      Alpine Valley Ski Resort is just minutes away!
                                    • Tennis
                                      Tennis court on property
                                    • Water Sports Gear
                                      rafts, aqua lily pad, stand up paddle board


                                        • churches
                                        • cinemas
                                        • library
                                        • museums
                                        • restaurants

                                          Leisure Activities

                                            • photography
                                            • antiquing
                                            • boating
                                            • horseback riding
                                            • horseshoes
                                            • paddle boating
                                            • bird watching
                                            • scenic drives
                                            • sight seeing
                                            • sledding
                                            • walking
                                            • wildlife viewing

                                              Local Services & Businesses

                                                • ATM/bank
                                                • fitness center
                                                • groceries
                                                • hospital
                                                • laundromat
                                                • massage therapist
                                                • medical services

                                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                    • jet skiing
                                                    • basketball court
                                                    • cycling
                                                    • equestrian events
                                                    • fishing
                                                    • fly fishing
                                                    • freshwater fishing
                                                    • golf
                                                    • hiking
                                                    • hunting
                                                    • ice skating
                                                    • cross country skiing
                                                    • kayaking
                                                    • mountain biking
                                                    • pier fishing
                                                    • sailing
                                                    • skiing
                                                    • snorkeling
                                                    • snowmobiling
                                                    • swimming
                                                    • tennis
                                                    • water skiing
                                                    • water tubing


                                                        • All Season Fun and Beauty. Unparalleled estate with private beach, boathouse, and lake. Terrific fishing on property - crappie, large mouth bass, northern, perch, blue gill, sun fish, catfish. Marked trails on property for mountain biking, hiking, trail running. Available horseback riding on property. Nearby golf, bar/restaurants, Elegant Farmer, movie theaters, shopping. On property sledding, ice skating, hiking, cross country skiing make winters unforgettable at Lakewood. Downhill skiing available at nearby Alpine Valley Ski Resort. Fall colors and nearby pumpkin patches are great fall activities.

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                          17 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          We love the house and property. Wonderful

                                                          Usually the lake is a highlight. Baseball diamond great. Perfect for our large family


                                                          Diane B.

                                                          A lovely house on a spectacular site with a wonderful private lake and all amenities.


                                                          Toni T.

                                                          What a perfect place to spend time with extended family! Finding a property that can accommodate our parents, siblings, nieces, nephews, great grandkids is difficult. There is plenty of space and so much to do. From softball games, boating, fishing, tennis, swimming... non stop fun - all on a private lake. Thanks for a wonderful weekend!

                                                          PERFECT for a family reunion!

                                                          Lauren M.

                                                          Wow. Pictures do not do this estate justice: peaceful, spacious, and gorgeous views. We loved fishing, basketball, and impromptu kickball and bocce ball on the ample grounds. The main house and guest house are just 50 feet from each other, so we were able to truly be present together. The great room is easily big enough for 30 people to eat and play games together and there was lots of cabinet storage for food. We could not be happier with our experience and hope to return!

                                                          great house; magnificent property!

                                                          Lucy F.Bull Valley, IL

                                                          The setting with its private lake, available kayaks and fishing boats, expansive property, walking trails, and yet near town is just plain hard to beat! The house is extremely comfortable with lots of living space for those who want to spread out, two refrigerators, ample bathrooms, and a great porch to escape the evening mosquitoes . The boat house porch and deck are perfect for relaxing, fishing, or hanging with those playing on the beach.

                                                          We brought our own shampoo, soap, detergent, a hair dryer, and beach towels because they were not listed as supplied items, but they were available after all.

                                                          There were very few negatives - the larger row boat leaks and the shower floors are really slippery. Not a bad list after a wonderful stay!

                                                          Great Place for large Family Gathering

                                                          Dwane M.

                                                          Lovely large estate home with lots of character and personalized attention from member of owning family. Huge lake with multiple options for water activities. We suggest that the beautiful soda fountain sitting in the laundry room be fixed/activated. It would add a wonderful and festive additional dimension for family celebrations.


                                                          Mukwonago, WI, USA

                                                          Rates & Availability

                                                          Additional information about rental rates

                                                          Additional Guest Fee
                                                          Damage Deposit
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                                                          Please contact us for specific event rates, i.e. weddings. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Minimum age for responsible renter is 30. Copy of driver's licensed required with rental agreement. The additional 3 bedroom / 1 bath guesthouse, sleeps 16-20, can be added for an additional fee (estimated on the site using the additional guest fee - not exactly accurate). Please contact owner for pricing details. Main house occupancy limit is 20.

                                                          17 Reviews
                                                          Wonderful 4.9/5
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