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Walk in Sand Beach, Great Fishing, hiking, shopping, golf, antiquing

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedroom, 1.5 baths, views and on 522 acre Pike Lake, near 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. Duvet cover and blankets are washed after each guest.

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. Assorted 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, book library, board games, and a nautical theme throughout.

The home includes all dishes, utensils, linens, bedding, towels, life jackets, water flotation 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, chairs, etc.

Home is about 1950 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 queen size bed (replaced in 2017). The second upstairs bedroom, very large, 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 other upstairs bedroom 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 7.8 miles, about 13 minutes to Erin Hills Golf Course - site of the 2017 US Open! Near other local great golf 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 beaches, live theater, 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

Owner
Bonnie or Jerry Gellert
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, none
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 28, 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.

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. Close to Erin Hills (7.8 miles) and less traffic being North than if you stay South of Erin Hills.

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).

Amenities

Hartford House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • 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 ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , On 2nd floor great lake views, also race car bed & portacrib
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Great Lake views, located on 1st floor
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 child bed , Amazing Lake views - large bow window - New queen 2017
    Futon (full in Living room) & cot available. - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Located on main level
  • (1)Queen 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) Full size Futon on first floor and a cot with mattress to put where you want it. (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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
Books available for reading, fire pit lakeside for campfires. Bring your own marshmallows, chocolate and graham crackers for smores.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.894737 based on 19 reviews
5

Cozy and clean lake cottage with amazing views!

  • 5 of 5

Two families enjoyed this little house for Easter weekend. We had others come join us for meals and had ample space. The kitchen was stocked with pretty much all we needed and we cooked and baked all throughout our stay. Great place for families with young kids - high chair, Cinderella play kitchen and toys and games in the cabinet for them to enjoy as well as toddler bed and step stools to make it easy for the little ones to wash hands. Our kiddos also loved playing in the yard outside. Bedrooms were comfortable and beds were in good shape. Bathrooms were clean and in good repair. This property is well looked after and the house is stocked with items that were thought through well. We hope to be repeat customers.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate your thoughtful positive review! We have added a paddle boat for your use, so when you return you will be able to enjoy that as well. We are always happy to hear our guests have found everything they need to make their stay enjoyable. We look forward to your return. Bonnie & Jerry
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Clean and homey! Love the little sand beach and fire ring for sunset hours.

  • 4 of 5

Very nice... would have liked a screen in the bedroom window overlooking

the beautiful lake and also in the sliding glass door facing the lake.

Otherwise, other windows afforded fresh air with screens installed. Very

pleasant to be on the lake.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The living room does have two windows on each side of the room for good cross ventilation and we do have a screen for the door we would be happy to install on request but looking through glass at the lake instead of a screen is a less obstructed view. Also, families with younger children sometimes miss the frame and push out the screen on the door when hurrying to the lake. We recently had to remove the storms and screens on the bay window in upper bedroom and will need to have two new ones made. Thanks for the reminder. Bonnie and Jerry
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4

Flake home was lovely and very well cared for.

  • 4 of 5

Resort two doors down was quite noisy and the water was seaweeds. We came home with swimmers itch.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Cozy yet spacious

  • 5 of 5

This adorable lake house was cozy yet spacious. It had everything our family needed for a relaxing weekend. A Great location that felt small town and secluded yet was close to town to get groceries or enjoy dinner out.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Just perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Spent the weekend with family. The house was just perfect! Great location, beautiful views, the house was equipped with everything you could possible want or need and great size for a big family. The Gellert's were easy to work with, stayed in touch and made it easy to book. I would highly recommend this house!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your great review. We hope to see you again in the future.
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5

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
Owner's Response: Thanks for the positive review. We enjoyed helping to plan and implement the surprise. We are always happy to do what we can to make your stay a wonderful experience since we take personal pleasure in hearing that our guests have a great time! Our goal is for our guests to leave with happy memories! Hope to meet you in person in the future.
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Map

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
Milwaukee
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 - 7.0 mi.

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Rates & Availability

Hartford House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer !!!
Jul 7 2017 - Aug 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,999
 
 
August
Aug 18 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,741
 
 
Labor Day week
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 7 2017
4 night minimum stay
$270
From
$375
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,900
 
 
September
Sep 8 2017 - Sep 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$160
From
$250
Fri,Sat
$1,250
 
 
Fall Color
Sep 29 2017 - Oct 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$240
Fri,Sat
$1,140
 
 
Fall Color II
Oct 20 2017 - Nov 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
$140
From
$230
Fri,Sat
$1,050
$3,600
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
$270
$1,300
 
 
December
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
$140
From
$260
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,250
 

Additional information about rental rates

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

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 + 1/3 of rent and taxes with remaining balance due two weeks before arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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