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Family-Friendly Cottage on full recreation lake

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible Bed(s), 2 Baths (Sleeps up to 9)

Bring your family and friends to this beautiful, spacious, family-friendly cottage on a full recreation lake that is just the right size. Our family has enjoyed it for over 15 years with kids from birth to 18 years old enjoying it year-round. The cottage is fully equipped with everything you need to create memories that last a lifetime.

The lake is about 280 acres, spring-fed and is perfect for many activities. Sailing, swimming, tubing and fishing are our favorites, but we also love the quiet morning kayak, canoe and pedal boat rides. “Cocktail hour” cruises in a pontoon are also fun! In the evenings, we enjoy telling ghost stories and having s’mores around the fire pit-stocked with fire wood for your use. There is also room in the yard for cook-outs and yard games for your family to enjoy.

Kids of all ages will enjoy swimming in the shallow water right off of the pier or off of the floating platform just past the private pier. The sand is soft, but not too soft, and the kids love to watch the minnows swim and feed the ducks that like to come near the pier.

The cottage is fully furnished, air conditioned, smoke-free and has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. It is 1500 square feet and sleeps 8-10 comfortably in beds. Enjoy time away with just your family or bring some other couples or another family to spend time with. Bring your favorite board games, or enjoy a large variety of games that are available for you to use.

The décor is comfortable and casual, with a bit of a nautical theme. You’ll love just relaxing in the front room with a beautiful view of the lake or outside on the patio in the mornings and playing cards or games in the evening. There are two TV’s in the cottage with a dish system so you won’t miss the big game or your favorite shows.

Cooking (and eating!) is always more fun on vacation and you will love spending time in this open-concept kitchen. The kitchen is large enough to make a big meal, if you want to, with a table that seats 10. Plus, there is another table near it on the porch. It has all of the amenities of home including all large appliances, including a dishwasher, a coffee maker and microwave. Don’t worry about pots, pans, silverware and cookware. If you need to do a little laundry when you are there, a washing machine and dryer are in the basement as well. It’s all there, including a spectacular view of the lake!

Two of the bedrooms are ready for couples and have queen size beds. The third bedroom can either be used for 2 more couples or the kids-it’s complete with one double/twin bunk bed and another double bed. All linens, towels, and blankets are included. The nautical theme is relaxing and fun. Two full-baths allow for plenty of space for all guests to get ready for their activities comfortably.

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 11, 2018

About Anne

We have used our family cottage for many years, enjoying seeing the kids learn to swim, fish, tube and ski. The location is wonderful and the lake is big enough to do the activities we like, but small enough that you're not constantly competing for space. Our family has grown and gotten closer because of 'Hour Get-A-Way'!

Anne purchased this cottage in 2003

Why Anne chose Wautoma

This property was perfect for us because the location is great, with many nearby attractions, the size of the cottage is not too big but not too small for our family and friends, and because the lake is the perfect size and type for us. We get the feeling of being far away from the day-to-day stresses but we don't have to travel for hours to get up North. Just being there relaxes us immediately.

What makes this cottage unique

We just love how cozy and comfortable our cottage is. There is space for us to split up and spend time alone reading, relaxing or watching TV, yet when we want to play games, cards, or have a fire-pit together, we can do that too. As soon as we get there, we suddenly forget about the stress and worry of 'real life' and we relax and get back to what's most important our family.


Wautoma Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Double sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 bunk bed , Bunk bed is single over a double, other bed is double.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Double Beds (3 total), Bunk Beds (1) twin over a double bunk bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Family-Friendly Cottage on full recreation lake
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

family gathering

  • 5 of 5

This was our fifth wonderful vacation at the Brunette cottage, and we're already looking forward to next year! Very comfortable and accommodating for two parents, three children, and three grandparents.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed it!
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West Bend WI

Relaxing getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our family thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this cottage on Lake Irogami. The cottage was very clean and had everything we needed to enjoy our stay, kitchen appliances, cooking utensils, games, etc. We had a great week of much needed relaxing. Plus we were given a welcome bag when we arrived which was a really nice touch!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Helped save our vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We had received notice 2 days before our vacation that the place we had rented was damaged during a recent storm. My family had already scheduled time off from their jobs and we were extremely frustrated that we wouldn't be able to take our annual family vacation. We were extremely lucky to find this gem and were able to rent it on short notice. We all loved it! It actually turned out to be a better place than the one we had rented. The owners were awesome and it was located in the same general area that we've become accustomed to from previous vacations in the area. The cottage was very clean and it accommodated out entire family of 6 adults and 2 kids. It could also accommodate more. The only negative was the weather, but you can't control mother nature. Swimming was great when we could get in the water. It's also very quiet.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful place for family to gather.

  • 5 of 5

Our family just completed our THIRD vacation at the Brunette's beautiful cottage. It comfortably accommodated three grandparents, two parents, and three children ages seven, six, and four. The washer and dryer was very helpful with the activities of three children, and the central air conditioning was appreciated during the hot/humid August days and nights. Our son (children's father) is an avid fisherman and caught many perch everyday, which was exciting for him as well as the children. The sunsets are beautiful and were followed by campfires. The children loved feeding the ducks, and they developed a special relationship with one they named "Violet" who enjoyed the oats and peas the children fed her daily. The shallow water around the pier is ideal for the children's ages and swimming abilities, and they truly enjoyed much water play. The large kitchen was perfect for the many cooks in the kitchen and for family seating around the farmhouse-sized table. Most importantly, the lake is not busy or noisy like other lakes we have visited in the area: the cottage property and lake are truly peaceful and relaxing. Communication with the owners was prompt and courteous. We will definitely be returning! Casey from Milwaukee.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Family Fun

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time this cottage. It is very well maintained and clean. We played in the lake daily and family game time ended our evenings after gorgeous sunsets and s'mores. Thank you so much for sharing this little slice of heaven!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Unforgettable memories!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect in every way! Anne provides for all your needs...feels very much like home...only better! The lake was clean, very quiet and, again...perfect! We had 6 adults and 3 children and it was very comfortable. I'll never forget all the fun and giggles from my grandsons! Thank you Anne!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

The cottage is just minutes from Wautoma, WI, near several golf courses, many great restaurants and quaint shops. In Wautoma, you can enjoy challenging golf courses, a park with tennis courts, play equipment, and a water fountain park. Great restaurants like the Silvercryst, Christianos, and The Moose Inn are just minutes away. You will also find two grocery stores, two marinas for your boat rentals, and plenty of popular fast-food restaurants nearby. Fresh fruit stands and a great market are a wonderful addition to your summer snacks. Ask us about an amazing bakery, a “country store” and an amazing coffee/ice cream shop that will quickly become your favorites for treats! (The kids’ favorite is getting ice cream for breakfast one day of our vacation!) Other nearby activities include: hiking trails, canoe trips, tube rentals, and bike trails. Wisconsin Dells, Green Bay, Appleton and Oshkosh are all only about an hour away. In winter, you can enjoy horse-drawn hay and sleigh rides, downhill and cross-country skiing, ice skating, snowmobiling, excellent restaurants and a performing arts center.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $250
Property Damage Protection $59


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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