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Rock River Retreat Properties: #3 Boathouse Bungalow Horicon (Marsh), WI

Bedrooms 1
Space 400 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Studio/ Half Bathroom (Sleeps 2)

A wildlife adventure quest awaits you at your Rock River Retreat. Inside our cozy boathouse bungalow we provide you with all the necessities you need during your stay. Outside, Mother Nature provides the evolving panoramas that surround you. Walk thru the French doors and enjoy up close the sights and sounds of the Rock River. Look directly across the river and gaze at our resident Blue Heron fishing or tending its nest. A group of Pelicans may float by and display their unique fishing skills. Geese and Goslings abound, and even a Swan may be spotted. To further explore your wildlife adventure, the Horicon Marsh International Educational Center is located just five miles down the road,where a personal guide can enhance your birding experience.

If you want to spread out and need your own room, check out the COTTAGE CLUBHOUSE SPECIAL and inquire about our DOUBLE OCCUPANCY RATE .

More Details

Mary Doughty
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2017

About Mary Doughty

I grew up in Horicon, and wanted to return for the summers so that my kids could experience everything this area has to offer.

Mary Doughty purchased this studio in 1993

Why Mary Doughty chose South Central

The location is perfect! It is a very short drive, or bike ride to discover the abundance of outdoor activities available, in addition to what's outside your front door.

What makes this studio unique

The owner/property manager is located near the property, and available for any assistance you may need. The staff can provide you with personal tours/boat rides/bird-watching in the area and are eager to make your stay exceptional!


Horicon Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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Rock River Retreat Properties: #3 Boathouse Bungalow Horicon (Marsh), WI
average rating of 4.891892 based on 37 reviews

Relax, unwind and get your Sunday chill on, regardless of what day it is

  • 5 of 5

We had a peaceful and recouperating 2 night stay. The place has everything needed for relaxing and enjoying the gorgeous view.

We took the 2 hot plates outside and made food for our stay.the first night. We grilled both nights too. The second night the grill wasn't real hot and when I called Mary she came right over with a new grill. Wow! That was amazingly fast, easy, and awesome!!

I loved my time in the hammock, while he fished. The fish jump constantly right in front of you all day and night. He caught some cat fish - pretty small, but it's still fun to at least catch stuff.

The place is right on the water and looks just like the pictures, although It was bigger than I thought it would be. Perfect for 1 or 2 with plenty of room to move around. The bed and linens are comfortable and everything is solid and nice. The dishes, glasses and silverware are nice heavy duty quality, not typical cheap rental.stuff. Loved all the extras - coffee, creamer, sugar, coffee filters, seasoning, aluminum foil, paper plates, paper towels, napkins, dish soap and sponge, even beach towels and bug spray.

We spent the whole time at the property on the water or enjoying the lounge chairs/hammock outside, looking at the great view. We slept with the French door open all night. Windows were open all day. Having windows on all 4 sides, brought awesome breezes (we closed them at night as it got colder).

We went out in the canoe for a leisurely journey up and down the river. It's very calm water and quiet everywhere. With large, nicely manicured, maturely landscape yards - very relaxing.

We built a fire both nights with wood Mary provided (such a great treat). Stayed up til 2 am playing music in front of the fire, 3 feet from the water. It doesn't get any better than that. An all over relaxing and satisfying trip and we would defiantly go back. Easy 2 and half drive from Chicago.

Thank you for an awesome stay. I loved it and felt so comfortable I could live in the boat house.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy & Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Everything was wonderful! The cabin was neatly kept and very cozy for our visit. We enjoyed time out on the water in the canoe and we enjoyed laying around lazily in the comfortable hammock! :) Mary was a great host, we would highly recommend this little hidden gem!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Peaceful quiet getaway

  • 5 of 5

Property was well maintained and had everything you would need. Views were terrific and free usage of the canoe was awesome. Restaurants were only a few minutes drive away...we highly recommend NOLA Grille. I guess the only downfall is the water to shower in is very sulfuric and smells that way too but growing up on well water I was used to it. Mary did provide a water cooler for normal drinking and coffe making purpose though. We are planning to try and plan a family vacation using this site in the near future.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Lovely Place

  • 5 of 5

We were very happy with this cozy little boat house. It suited our needs perfectly. A very comfortable bed, which is important to us. The location looking across at the marsh is the perfect setting. Especially if you enjoy the sights and sounds of nature. And nearby is Horicon Marsh; a must to explore! Overall a most peaceful setting.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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wonderful river retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Mary is a very nice person, helpful and accommodating. She gave us an upgrade to the cottage clubhouse and it was wonderful. Both the boathouse and clubhouse cottage are as pictured. Both are on the river, and the view and peacefulness are great. The cottage has plenty of room and is well stocked with all your needs. We enjoyed the grill, having our meals in the sunroom, taking in the view from the deck, and ending the day with a bonfire by the river. Who could ask for more?! There is plenty to do in the surrounding communities, and Horicon itself. Plenty to do even at the property-canoes, bikes etc. We went into Beaver Dam when it was raining and found a bar on the lake (moonlight bar and grill) where we could shoot some pool and play darts. We had a wonderful stay and I am returning in the fall. Thanks Mary!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fox river retreat. Awesome!

  • 5 of 5

Very relaxing and beautiful... too bad it is booked for the summer. We will be going back next year.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your visit! If our Boathouse Bungalow is booked the dates you are requesting, please check out our Cottage Clubhouse VRBO # 579108 for our special couples rate. Looking forward to your return. Mary
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Dodge Co. Airport FBO WI Aviation Juneau.,WI.
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Horicon Hills Golf Course Horicon, WI.
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Horicon Hills Public Golf Course Horicon, WI.
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Amtrak Columbus,WI.
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Horicon Golf Course/Ginger's Hideaway, Horiocn
Car: recommended

Horicon Marsh International Educational Center N7725 HWY 28 Horicon, WI 53032 & Horicon Marsh Wildlife Refuge, Exploritorium, Tour de Marsh Bike & Car Trail

Wild Goose Biking Trail Juneau, WI

Horicon Hills Golf Course Main Street Road Horicon, WI.

Oxbow Marine Juneau, WI

Nitschke Indian Mounds/Red Cloud's Grave Horicon, WI

Dodge County Ledge Park, Horicon, WI. All are located within a 10 mile radius or less of the property.


Rates & Availability

Horicon Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Holiday Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Seasonal Rate
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 5.5%

Check-In is at 3:00ish. Check-out is Noonish. Long-term rates are available upon request, please contact the owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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