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Walk in Sand Beach, Great Fishing, hiking, shopping, sports, arts, festivals

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

About the property

3 bedroom, 1.5 baths, views of 500 acre Pike Lake and Pike Lake State Park

In May 2015 we completed replacement of the kitchen with all new cabinets, solid surface counters, lighting, flooring, all appliances (including full size dishwasher).New flooring in the 1/2 bath and dining area. Some furnishings were replaced as well.

Sand Beach and Great swimming frontage with hard rippled sand bottom on clean and clear 522 acre lake. Both young and old enjoy floating or playing in the water. All water sports are permitted including water skiing and jet skis. Winter snowmobiling trails only 300 feet away in Washington County and nearby Dodge County. Popular ice fishing lake. There are more ice fishing shanties in winter than boats in summer.

We only have this property and clean and care for it ourselves to ensure everything is ready to make those great memories. We wash all sheets as well as duvet cover and blankets as do Hilton Hotels, but we have found that many hotels do not.

A paddleboat is included at no extra charge with your rental. One side of your private pier is included in your rental fee. Pier is left in until the end of October for some great fall fishing. Life jackets are supplied . Motorized pontoon boats and fishing boats may be rented at nearby (three buildings away) Reef Point Resort. They also have row boats, canoes, and additional paddle boats, for those looking to get some exercise.

It has Wi-Fi High Speed Internet, 3 TVs with cable, DVD Players, DVD library, 1 vhs player (no tapes though), book library, radio, board games, and a nautical theme throughout.

The home includes all dishes, utensils, linens, bedding, towels, life jackets, water floatation toys, games, Cinderella toy kitchen, toys.

There is also a frog sandbox and sand toys outside. They can entertain the kids for hours. Also there is a wagon, and upon request, a Little Tyke scooter and a car for the kids to use outside.

This home has a lakeside patio with adjustable height charcoal grill, 2 patio tables and chairs, etc.

Home is about 1900 square feet, (more than just a cottage), with central heat and air conditioning. One bedroom is huge with bay window overlooking the lake and a king size bed (probably a new queen bed replacing the king size in 2017) with memory foam top. The second upstairs bedroom has a queen size bed (plus a race car toddler bed) and large windows to enjoy the unobstructed lake views. Race car bed could also be moved to the bedroom with the king or new Queen) bed if you wish. The third bedroom is located on the main level with two twin beds and great lake views. There is also a full size futon on the first floor. There is a 'Porta Crib' for your youngest sweethearts.

There is very ample paved parking and a large rear grassy yard; lakeside fire pit for campfires; boat launch very nearby (at Reef Point Resort) and at Pike Lake State Park across the lake with a beach and great hiking trails (they have maps that tell you how long each route is).

No Smoking! No Cats!

The home you would be renting is the closest building to the lake. The lake side of the home is close to the waters edge, about 30 feet. Don't be fooled by some maps or GPS systems that make it seem far away . That happens because the lot is 397 feet deep and it shows the address as the spot at the road or the center of the lot and not where the house is. It is known as a premier fishing lake in /Southeastern WI and the fishing is great. On 7/14/14 the neighbor caught a 37 inch walleye. Even in winter there were over 50 ice fishing shanties at one time. You will love it here if you enjoy catching Walleyes, Bass, Pike, Northern, or pan fish. (Sept.2011 - A renter reported catching a 30 inch Nothhern from the pier in their first three hours there. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) helps out the fish population by stocking. The sun over the Lake and the colors of the sky are awsome on most days. You will probably also enjoy the beautiful fall color in late September and October with the trees at Pike lake State Park directly across the lake. I saw three deer last time I was on a short hike at the park.

Only 14 minutes to Erin Hills Golf Course - site of the 2017 US Open! Near other local great courses.

Only 20 minutes from Milwaukee with a world class zoo, Betty Brin Childrens Museum as well as Milwaukee Public Museum, Milwaukee Brewer baseball, art galleries, Brewery tours, Pabst mansion tours, Lake Michigan Lakefront and beachs, live theatre, comedy clubs, many ethnic festivals and the largest music fest in the USA - Summerfest, Wisconsin State Fair in early August, etc.

Property is about one hour from Madison, WI; an hour and a quarter from Appleton,WI; and less than two hours from Chicago. Close to Holy Hill Church, about 10 minutes.

A trip to Green Bay and Lambeau Field, home of the NFL Green Bay Packers is an easy day trip. Many enjoy shopping the quaint shops, winery and boutiques in Cedarburg, WI, about 35 minutes drive.

If you have ANY questions feel free to call, we are always happy to talk to rental prospects. We actually prefer to talk to you rather than just using e-mail so that we can tailor what is setup to best meet your needs.

Rates for holidays may have a separate Holiday charge please ask for quote.

Additional fees:

Pet fee per day $16 - Will only consider dogs

Cleaning fee is $109

Reservation/Security deposit of $ 400 on stays of a week or less. One third of rent is due with rental agreement (if you are renting the current year), with the remaining balance due two weeks prior to your arrival. If you are renting for a future year only a $400 deposit is required initially.

More Details

Bonnie or Jerry Gellert
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, none
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017

About Bonnie or Jerry Gellert

My wife Bonnie and I live on another lake about 20 minuites away and never get tired of peacefulness that being on a lake provides. We also enjoy the sunrises, ducks, loons and fish. We have many family members in the area and a farm that is still family run in nearby Allenton. Bonnie and I originally purchased this property to be our home but were unable to modify it to meet our needs because of governmental regulations.

Bonnie or Jerry Gellert purchased this house in 2007

Why Bonnie or Jerry Gellert chose Southeast

This property offers a walk-in sand beach that is very rare for the area, offers a much larger size than typical cottages so as not to feel cramped and caters to families and family gatherings. Winter offers snowmobile trails 300 feet away and ice fishing.

What makes this house unique

Across the Lake from Pike Lake State Park, large parking areas as well as a large yard, home is close to waters edge (about 30 feet away).


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Walk in Sand Beach, Great Fishing, hiking, shopping, sports, arts, festivals
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Above and beyond!

  • 5 of 5

I did not stay at this property, but it was my wallet that paid for the reservation. It was rather unfortunate, as the more I interacted with the owners and learned about the location, the more I wished I was booking the trip for myself! I can however, comment on the booking process and my fantastic experience dealing with Bonnie and Jerry.

My brother and his wife (from Chicago) were married back in October, and while they originally weren't intending on taking a honeymoon due to employment and financial concerns, I pulled some strings to make it happen. We decided to send them away on a surprise trip, after working behind the scenes to clear it with his boss (this was during their busy season, but he was fine with it). I must say, I couldn't have pulled it off without the help from Bonnie and Jerry!

The owners were incredibly accommodating, spending hours over the course of weeks talking to me on the phone about attractions in the area and little details we wanted to have sorted out ahead of time to make their stay special. Being from the east coast, it was a lot of work trying to coordinate this remotely, but Bonnie and Jerry really helped in so many ways and eased that burden. They even went to the local florist on my behalf, picked out a bouquet based on my requests, stocked a few special request items from the market, and arranged it all with a card I had sent out there along with my payment! When the newlyweds arrived at the home, they were greeted with a beautiful display that I couldn't possibly have accomplished on my own. They truly are great people and went above and beyond for us.

Many thanks to Bonnie and Jerry for helping to make this trip memorable for my brother and sister-in-law, I certainly appreciated it and I know they did as well! All the feedback I got from them was good, they definitely enjoyed their time there. So if you are considering a stay at this property, don't hesitate... Now I just need to get back out to the mid-west and book a weekend for myself!

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just Perfect...

  • 5 of 5 My husband and I joined our adult daughters, two "significant others" (8 adults total) and 2 small children for a 5 day vacation. We came from Appleton, WI and 3 of our daughters drove from Madison. It was the perfect distance for us all! The house is VERY spacious, and we never felt cramped. Several sitting areas, large bedrooms, and outdoor seating allowed us all quiet time to read or just enjoy the lake. Our little 2-year-old loved the beach, the sandbox (his favorite) and the race-car bed! There was a cabinet of toys, and we even found TUB TOYS in the upstairs bath!

We never even went out for a meal. The kitchen was perfect for all our needs...crock pot, blender, pots and pans...everything was there. Beds were comfortable! We moved the futon against the north wall dinette area and just left it as a bed the entire time. We used it for naps and babies. Admittedly, it was the least comfortable spot to sleep, but we took turns on it.

We rented a pontoon boat from a place just 2 door down, and had a blast one afternoon! Motored across the lake to the state park beach for a picnic. Funny...with Hartford being SO close, we never really ventured into town.

Our kids want to come back here...maybe make it an annual thing. My vote is yes!!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write a review. So glad you enjoyed our home and found it well equipped.
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Amazing stay on the lake in Hartford

  • 5 of 5

Our small family of 3, along with auntie, cousins and grandma stopping by, had a wonderful stay here. The house was a perfect size for us and had plenty of room to spare. Situated right on the lake, there was plenty of room to run around in both the front and back yards. A very short drive to town, grocery and restaurants too. Will be back again!

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy that you had a great time and found the area convenient while having an "up North feel". We are now reserving for 2016 and hope to have you return.
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Perfect for a family with kids

  • 5 of 5

We, my husband and I our 4 kids (8,5,3,1) and my parents had a wonderful time at this rental. It is very spacious, clean and comfortable. Bonnie and Jerry were easy to communicate with and always quick to return emails.

Plenty of outdoor seating as well as toys and books for the kids. The lake water was clean and the sand beach was perfect for the kids. Each day the kids were in their suits by 9am and in the water. So convenient!

Hartford if just a few minutes away and has plenty of places to eat and get groceries. We also visited a fun old fashion candy/ice cream shop 3 times and toured a beautiful basilica just outside of Hartford.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bailey, CO USA

Beautiful location for a holiday trip

  • 5 of 5

Charming home located on the banks of Pike Lake. We loved the spaciousness of the property and enjoyed the fully equipped kitchen and all of the amenities offered by the owners, Jerry & Bonnie. I especially appreciated the cleanliness and all of your homey touches (thank you for the flowers and for shoveling the walkways)! We will absolutely return and rent this unit again.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Milwaukee, WI

Great Fall Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for a weekend with friends and had a nice time. House was clean and cozy. Beds were comfortable. Only things we could have used was a larger non-stick pan in the kitchen, some baggies and a dishwasher. Thanks for a great weekend!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Malissa Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We are sorry we did not meet all your expectations. Sorry you didn't find the two large non stick pans and crock pot in the cabinet located in the hallway adjacent to the kitchen. That probably means you didn't find all the games located in the same cabinet. It is nice to be able to meet our guests and give them a tour so they know where everything is. We will try to make a point to keep baggies on hand. Bonnie & Jerry
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Mitchell Field
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Reef Point Resort
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Washington County Golf Club or Erin Golf
Nearest Train
21 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Casa Tequila and Pike Lake House Inn each .2 miles
Nearest Ski
2.5 Miles
Little Switzerland
Car: recommended

Various types of boats, kayaks and canoe rentals, with motors or without are available at Marina located only a three minute walk away.

SNOWMOBILE Trail head only 300 feet from property. You can drive right to your lodging on your sled!

Visits to Holy Hill and the Hartford car museum are a must. Mineshaft has good food at very reasonable prices.

Nearest Golf: Washington County 3 mi. or Erin, WI - 6.0 mi.


Rates & Availability

Hartford House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 6 2017 - Apr 13 2017
2 night minimum stay
Early Spring
Apr 14 2017 - May 11 2017
2 night minimum stay
Late Spring
May 12 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Memorial Day
May 26 2017 - Jun 1 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer
Jun 2 2017 - Jun 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
US Open
Jun 9 2017 - Jun 18 2017
6 night minimum stay
partial week
Jun 19 2017 - Jun 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late June
Jun 23 2017 - Jun 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
July 4th Week
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer !!!
Jul 7 2017 - Aug 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 18 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day week
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 7 2017
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $16 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $109 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.6%

Shorter stays, say 4 days, during US Open may be allowed if before the 15th.

We will discount from posted rates for longer stays in the off season.

Summer weekly rentals start and end on Fridays.

Dogs welcome- $16.00 per day per dog (Pet fee will not reflect on instant quote, fee will be added manually).

Owner will provide cost of Reservation/Damage Deposit for stays over a week long.

Holiday or special event surcharges may apply or be included when a rate is already set for the holiday or event - contact owner for these periods.

Any rental must be a minimum rent plus cleaning fee of $500.

Rates subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Reservation Deposit is due at time of rental agreement submition.

Half of balance is due two months before arrival with remaining balanvce due two weeks before arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Hartford House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , On 1st floor with washer/dryer, lavatory & toilet.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Very large bathroom with sitdown vanity area, ceramic floor
  • 1.5 tub w/shower over in full bath on upper level & half bath on first floor with washer and dryer
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Lake views, located on 1sxt floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , On 2nd floor great lake views, also race car bed & portacrib
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Lake views - large bow window - Switching to new queen 2017
  • (1)King size bed located on second floor with large bay windows on lake side of home with sunrises over the lake., (1)Queen size bed located on second floor with great lake views, also a race car toddler bed in this bedroom, (2) Twin or Single Beds - Two twin beds located in first floor bedroom with lake views. (1) Porta crib on site including bedding for it, (1) Bedding is on site for sleeping on the couch or on the provided cot as well as all other beds.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Books available for reading, firepit lakeside for campfires. Bring your own marshmellows, chocolate and graham crackers for smores.

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