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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 - 5 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 and inquire about our DOUBLE OCCUPANCY RATE .

More Details

Mary Doughty
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 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
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

Rock River Retreat Properties: #3 Boathouse Bungalow Horicon (Marsh), WI
average rating of 4.892857 based on 28 reviews

Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

We spent a 3 day weekend at the cottage. It was very clean and the location was great - just a few minutes south of Horicon Marsh. The view thru the patio doors onto the river was great! The owner is very nice and very helpful - she even picked a bouquet of fresh daffodils for our patio. Inside the cottage she also thought of all the needed amenities and more. We would love to stay here again.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute waterfront retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Very cute little cottage right on the water. Setting on the marshy banks of Rock River is quite lovely. Everything you need for a quick getaway is provided. The owner, Mary, is very nice and easy to work with. I would definitely go back again!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Everything we were looking for!

  • 5 of 5

Just want to thank Mary for allowing us to enjoy the perfect weekend getaway for our anniversary. We are outdoor lovers and this was just the perfect setup. We enjoyed guitar by the fire, grilled some brats, caught so MANY catfish & bullheads we lost track. Amazing wildlife to observe in the area. Just gorgeous. Bungalow was warm & cozy with adorable little artistic touches. Town is close for any food or supplies you might need and the locals are so friendly. We will definitely be going again!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Mary was a welcoming presence and wanted to be sure we had everything we needed. The cottage was clean and comfortable and relaxing. It was equipped with everything we needed and the extra touches were lovely and clearly done with an artists' eye. The setting was also so beautiful; our stay offered a sanctuary for a perfect get away. We would highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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More than I expected!

  • 5 of 5

The bungalow is ADORABLE. My husband and I loved the cottage feel and the charm of the decor. We fished day and night and caught LOTS of catfish! Slept with the windows open and listened to the river literally right outside the back door. The two neighboring properties are also rentals which were vacant during our stay so we had lots of privacy. We will definitely be returning, only next time we will rent all three and bring the fam!!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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  • 5 of 5

I thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The property was very clean as was the cabin. It was very peaceful and relaxing. The wife and I enjoyed fishing canoeing and sitting by the fire. And hats off to Mary I contacted her before our arrival and let her know it was for my wife's birthday I asked her if she could get some roses and a bottle of wine to surprise the wife. Well I have to say Mary out did herself. If your looking for a relaxing weekend I recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Erin Hills USGA Tournament
Jun 12 2017 - Jun 18 2017
5 night minimum stay
Holiday Weekend
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
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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