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Beautiful Executive Lake Home on Peninsula with 657 ft Lake Frontage

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

657 feet lake frontage on Spider Lake surrounded by 2 acres of tall pine trees

Welcome to our paradise in the northwoods! We are located on a secluded lake peninsula. Enjoy a morning cup of coffee on our beautiful deck overlooking the clear waters of Spider Lake in Mercer, the premier lake in Northern Wisconsin. Walk down the stairs to your personal dock and take your boat out to fish, tube, ski or whatever your pleasure. Stroll our 657 feet of private lake frontage and enjoy an evening bonfire at the lake's edge. Summer or winter, our lake lodge offers you all the comforts of an upscale resort with the privacy you desire.

With over 3,000 sq ft of finished living space you have plenty of room to spread out and enjoy your stay. We have decorated our home with beautiful rustic log furnishings. We have three bedrooms and a bonus room that will accommodate eight adults. The house also has three full bathrooms, two stone fireplaces, a finished entertainment area that includes a large screen TV, shuffle board table and bar for your enjoyment. The kitchen is fully supplied for all your culinary needs. A washer and dryer are provided for you convenience. Three seasons room and large outdoor deck with gas grill.

If you are looking for wildlife our guests normally see, deer, turkey, bald eagles, loons, flying squirrels, pileated woodpeckers and more... Our retreat offers our guests the privacy they want while only being 5 miles from stores and restaurants of downtown Mercer.

Please click on our VIDEO to see more of this beautiful lake home.


If you love those aspects of a vacation that can delight and motivate you, that can rekindle the wonder, the passion, the fun & excitement of life, then the quality & amenities of our lake retreat and the beautiful vibrant natural treasures that surround it will be the correct prescription for you. Add to these delights the large variety of engaging and pleasurable activities in the vicinity of our lodging and you have a recipe for the perfect vacation.

All of these enlivening features assure that our guests will leave Narrows East with a rejuvenated, positive energy and refreshing outlook on life.

Come...Let us help show you the way to fulfill your vacation dreams.

More Details

Property Manager
Tim & Lisa Wightman
Member since: 2002
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

About Tim & Lisa Wightman

We are a family of 8 who love everything about the outdoors. There is no better place to enjoy summer and winter activities than the Northwoods of Wisconsin.

Tim & Lisa Wightman purchased this house in 2013

Why Tim & Lisa Wightman chose Mercer

We have been enjoying summer and winter vacations in the Manitowish Waters/Mercer area for over 20 years. We have been looking for the perfect home for our family of 8 to enjoy. When we found Tall Pines, we knew it would be the perfect vacation retreat for our family, friends and future renters.

What makes this house unique

We fell in love with the 657 feet of beautiful lake frontage on secluded 2 acres surrounded by tall pine trees. Being at the top of the hill looking down on the lake provides fantastic views.

The house is very comfortable and spacious with plenty of room for a large family.

Guestbook comments from the manager

I have surveyed several sites and probably a few hundred vacation properties. This property, by far, met and exceeded all of my needs. I am looking forward to August!!
Jan 2016
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Mercer House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 13 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Guest Bathroom - toilet , shower , Main Level
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Lower Level
    Master Bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Master Bath
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Main Level
    Guest Bedroom - 1 queen , Main Level
    Guest Bedroom - 1 queen , Lower Level
    Bunk Room - 1 bunk bed , Lower Level
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
We have installed a house generator that will provide power in case of electrical service disruption.


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Beautiful Executive Lake Home on Peninsula with 657 ft Lake Frontage
average rating of 4.9117646 based on 70 reviews

Very nice cabin

  • 4 of 5

Good Snowmobiling experience, nice cabin and views. The owners are friendly and good to communicate with. The lower level fireplace did not work and the boards on the shuffleboard table are warped. Overall we would recommend the property and rent it again.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate the review and are glad you had a good experience and would stay again. That in itself speaks volumes about the quality of our property and rental experience we strive to provide to each of our renters. I wanted to specifically address a couple of your comments. My understanding is you informed the property manager about the problem with the lower level gas fireplace and also requested to purchase more wood for the upper level fireplace. At which point, the property manager came out and delivered more wood and attempted to fix the gas fireplace. When is became apparent that a service call was required they called to schedule someone but the lead time was two weeks. We apologize for any inconvenience that may have caused you but there was literally nothing more that could be done during your stay. Regarding the shuffleboard, the top is one solid piece that like any wood will contract and expand based on the humidity in the the air. There are manual adjustments that can be made to the surface that we perform multiple times throughout the year. Even after an adjustment is made it can take weeks for the surface to fully respond. It is not a perfect process and next to impossible to measure the humidity in the air and make adjustments when the temperatures and humidity are constantly changing.
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Awesome cabin and perfect setting all year round

  • 5 of 5

Clean gorgeous cabin that is perfect for groups and families

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outstanding property in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great weekend staying in this beautiful home that is close to a great snowmobile trail system. The owners were very easy to work with and the property was everything they said it would be.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Second time renting! Highly recommend!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time renting this property and it was amazing both times. The first time was in the summer and the second was in the winter. Exceptionally clean and well cared for. It was great we got to enjoy the Christmas decorations throughout the entire house. We will definitely rent this one again!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home with all the amenities

  • 5 of 5

We stayed over Christmas with our family. The owners surprised us and put up Christmas decorations. I was so happy that they made the home look so festive! It was quite cold outside while we were there so did not partake in all of the winter activities that we had planned to do. We enjoyed games that we brought along and they have a ton of games and books at the home as well. We especially loved the big screen tv and gas fireplace in the basement. The views from the main floor are stunning. The kitchen is well stocked with cookware, dinnerware, etc. They have a few empty kitchen cabinets as well to store your things, which I appreciate, as I don’t like to live with messy countertops. All in all, a great place and we had a great time.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outstanding property on a beautiful lake

  • 5 of 5

This rental is just as described. A perfectly maintained newer home on a private peninsula, on Spider Lake near Mercer, WI. This is the second time that we rented this home for good reason. We hope to rent it again next year. Great contact from the owner and care taker. I would definitely recommend this property for fishing, family vacation, or just a quite get away.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Manitowish Waters Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Multiple in Mercer, Manitowish Waters, Winchester
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Tahoe Lynx Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
US 51
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Multiple in Mercer, Manitowish Waters, Winchester
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Indian Mountain, Big PowderHorn, Blackjack
Car: necessary

Fishing and boating on Spider Lake right from your own private dock - 352 acres and 49 feet deep. Species of fish include walleye, muskie, northern pike, smallmouth bass and panfish. ******************** Paddling the Turtle River - Connects 17 different lakes including Spider, many launching and landing locations, 27 miles of intermediate paddling, Class I and II rapids. ******************** Hiking, Biking, X-Country Skiing & Snowshoe on the MECCA Trail System - The trails are open year round for hiking and biking in the summer and offers 28km of cross country trails for skiing and snowshoeing. ******************** Waterfalls - You will find 11 waterfalls in the surrounding areas. Some are easily accessible while others are located off the beaten path.

******************* Hunting - Big game of white-tailed deer and black bear to the smaller game of wild turkey, grouse and waterfowl. Public hunting grounds consist of over 377,000 acres throughout the county. ******************** ATV/UTV - Largest All Terrain Vehicle trail system in Wisconsin, with over 250 miles of picturesque and demanding trails. During the winter, ATV's are welcome on most Iron County snowmobile trails. ******************** Alpine Skiing - Four major downhill ski areas for your pleasure; Big Powderhorn, Blackjack, Whitecap and Indianhead Mountains. ******************** Snowmobiling - 450 miles of groomed and signed trails and 200 inches of snowfall during snowmobiling season - the stage is set for another great season. ******************** Memorial Weekend ATV Rally features trail riding and poker run during the spring bloom. ******************** June - Lupine Junefest Bike Tour event is a ride, not a race and is part of an all-day festival that encourages outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy the Northwoods & the native spring wildflowers. Distances of 10, 26, 28 or 48 miles along paved roads. ******************** July 4 - Mercer's 4th of July Celebration has the best fireworks display in the Northwoods, a parade, games, food, arts/crafts and live music. ******************** August - Annual Loon Day Arts and Craft Show featuring over 250 vendors, flea market, food, kids games, music and the famous Loon Calling Contest. ******************** October - Pumpkin Run ATV Rally features trail riding and poker run during a fabulous changing of the fall colors.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Damage Insurance $79

$500 Security Deposit Refunded Within 14 Days of Rental if No Damage.
3% Credit Card Processing Fee if not paid by check or PayPal.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.