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Lakeside Haven Home On Birch Lake, Sleeps Up To 12 People.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Sleeps Up To 12 People, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Full Baths Plus 2 Sleeper Sofas +twin & ro

To reserve call 608-374-3150. This newer cedar home sits just 30 ft. from the waters edge. It has a fireplace, year 'round hot tub and central air. Amenities include a fully equipped kitchen, widescreen flat TV (Satellite), DVD/VCR player, stereo/cd player, a large lakeside deck with furniture, a Weber charcoal grill, your own dock with a row boat and peddle boat and a campfire ring. In addition to the main deck there is a deck right on the water. The master bedroom has a king size bed. In addition to the large great room there is a large family room with another TV. There is also full size a washer and dryer. You and your children will take delight with our water trampoline in the spring fed fishing/swimming lake.

Terry and Sally
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2018

About Terry and Sally

My wife, Sally and I (Terry) came here from the Chicago area and built Birch lake from the ground up.

Why Terry and Sally chose Tomah

Coming from Chicago, we were very aware of the hassles of urban living and the need to occasionally get away from it all. We felt that many urbanites would not be satisfied with your average 'cabin in the woods', but instead would appreciate comfort and luxury.

What makes this house unique

We knew our location was perfect, halfway between Chicago and Minneapolis/St. Paul via interstate 90/94 all the way, 3 1/2 hours from each. The property is beautiful, wooded with a spring fed fishing/swimming lake which we named 'Birch Lake' because the lake is surrounded with white birch and pines. We then started building after giving much thought to what our guests would want, need and appreciate. One of the most outstanding features is peace, quiet and natural beauty.


Tomah House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Full bath with tub/shower combo
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Master bedroom is large with a king size bed. Second and third both have queens. Family room has 2 sleeper sofas and a twin bed. There is also a single rollaway bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 24 beach chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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Lakeside Haven Home On Birch Lake, Sleeps Up To 12 People.
average rating of 3.75 based on 4 reviews

The perfect escape from everyday life.

  • 5 of 5

My daughter requested to go fishing and have campfires with family for her 21st birthday. I searched the internet and found this little gem. We were all pleasantly surprised at how wonderful the accommodations were. Clean, good size, quiet,lakefront house. I was skeptical at first because I have never rented a house from pictures on the internet alone but it was exactly how you see it on the website. The hosts provided everything we needed for easy check-in and check-out. No one ever bothered us but, I knew if I needed anything they were a phone call away. With unseasonably chilly weather the hot tub was our favorite part. We can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you for letting us know. We look forward to your return.
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Menasha, WI

Haven - Critter Haven

  • 1 of 5

My family stayed at the Haven this past weekend. We sent the following complaints (With more details) to the owners and were met with excuse after excuse...the only "remedy" was to offer a more thorough cleaning if we book again and if we remember to tell them at booking,,,

1. Let's start with WiFi - didn't work. My mother in fact called once because she just needed to connect to clear an error so that she could read her book. She was told to stand on the front porch.

2. The stove was filthy - so much caked on gunk that is smells like the place is burning down without any food in it (preheating) - I

3. The couch in the living room upstairs: we had to get a blanket from downstairs to cover it because it smelled like someone had pooped in their pants and left it sit.

4. The mold around the vents in the bathroom downstairs and stains on the walls shows that the place is rarely thoroughly cleaned - not to mention the dust bunnies everywhere.

5. Sheets on the king bed were crusty.

6. There was a pile of seeds sitting under the pillow in one queen room.

7. Sofa sleepers and everyone of them was covered with mouse poop when we took the cushions off.

8. The worst by far was the mouse infestation. My parents arrived on Thursday night and saw a mouse in the kitchen that night - Friday morning they went and bought mouse traps; there was a constant critter scurrying in the wall after dark. There was also tufts of mouse fur on the dresser in the game room. And then there was poop on multiple surfaces in the kitchen every morning. While we understand that mice come inside in fall - this has obviously been a problem for quite sometime given the amount of evidence left behind.

9. Wasn't a big issue but the whirlpool jets work - there are two that function but don't really push much out - the rest either don't work or barely bubble - plus the fan looks like it is ready to collapse.

For the price paid per night, we could have rented a suite in the Dells for this price and they are more thoroughly cleaned.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our maintenance man found the source of the mouse entry. Someone had broken off the outside vent cover for the clothes dryer so it was wide open for the mice to enter. It is fixed now. Our other homes didn't have mice so now we know why the Haven home did. The wifi was down Friday evening and part of Saturday. We control a lot of things but can't control our internet service provider. We inspected the couch, which is relatively new and found no odors or stains of "poop". I sent this guest an email with apologies, not excuses and all I got in return was this vicious review. Please read all of our other reviews below this one..
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Janesville, WI

Fantastic Bachelorette Party Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We rented the Haven Home for my bachelorette party weekend a couple weeks ago & we could not have been more happy! We had 9 girls & it was the perfect amount of space for all of us to fit comfortably around the deck, play games in the living room, eat dinner together & cook in the kitchen. The cabin is secluded enough to offer some beautiful views, while still being within driving distance to Tomah & Sparta. The owners were very easy to work with & respond very quickly. My only regret was that we didn't come in the summer so we could enjoy the lake & trails. We will certainly be booking a summer reunion trip next year!

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family holiday away!!

  • 4 of 5

We rented one of their cabins over Christmas 2013. There are about 5 cabins on the property. The cabin we had was very nice and had many great features! We appreciated the privacy we were given as we were a little concerned about that. The information they provide is clear and specific on the items you should bring along. We all slept well - enjoyed relaxing by the fire and afternoons in the hot tub. You will not be disappointed if you rent this cabin as a winter getaway! 15 minutes drive and we were able to go tubing! We found the cabin to be well appointed and it had everything we needed. There is even laundry in the master bath on the main floor! Just superb! We're excited about our next visit to our "Christmas Cottage..."

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2014
  • Stayed: December 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Pam....thank you very much for your nice review. We are pleased that you enjoyed you stay and comments like yours motivate us to pursue the highest standards we are capable of.
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Humbird Cheese Mart
"huge variety of Wisconsin chesses"
Burnstad European Cafe
"Highly rated by past customers"
Carlton Restaurant & Lounge
"Great Mexican food"
Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
White tail ridge
Car: necessary

Full weeks only in summer months. Beautiful views everywhere. We are located in the driftless plain with rolling hills, bluffs, and forests. Only 35 miles from Wisconsin Dells, interstate all the way. There is a hiking/nature trail that goes all around Birch Lake. We are only 7 miles outside of Tomah, a city that offers grocery stores, restaurants, bars, fast foods, a casino and all your shopping needs including antique shops and a lake. Wildcat mountain and canoe trips are just 25 min. away. The Elroy/Sparta bike trail is just 15 min away. All homes at Birch Lake are lakeside and there are four separate swimming beaches. The lake is stocked for fishing, no license required.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $30 per person per night

We only rent full weeks in summer months. Some holidays require a 3 night minimum stay and are $30 per night higher than regular off season rates. Summer rates for extra guests are 15.00 per person per night.

40% of total at time of reservation, Visa or MC. Balance due on arrival. All rates are for up to 6 people.
Charge for extras in summer months is $15 per night per person. Kids 2 and under are always free. June, July and August rentals are are full weeks only. 2 night minimum stays are available Sept. thru May. Charge for extras is $30 per night per person.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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