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Vacation Getaway in the Kettle Moraine! Contact for availability.

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 1 1/2 Bath House On Beautiful Lakefront Property

Please contact the owner for availability, pricing, and payment details.

Non-Peak Season

Now - May 25, 2017


Peak Season 2017

May 26, 2017 - Sep 4, 2017

$385/ night

Perfectly located along the shoreline of southeastern Wisconsin’s Rice Lake is your new vacation getaway. This meticulously decorated, 1,800-square foot two-story lake home boasts 120 feet of sanded lakefront property. You can’t get any closer to the water! Level access to spring-fed, well-stocked beautiful lake.

This property provides all the comforts you need for relaxation, fun and memory-making and is just 30 minutes north of Lake Geneva in Walworth County.

This home is ideal for that girls’ weekend, family getaway or sportsmens’ escape. The house is homey, clean, updated and accommodates up to 8 people.

Features throughout the home include: central heating and air conditioning, six-paneled doors, ceiling fans, and Corian countertops.

First Floor:

Kitchen And Dining Area:

-Updated kitchen features elegant cherry cabinetry, Corian countertops, hardwood flooring and plenty of storage.

-Open dining area with custom Corian dining table that seats six.

-Stainless steel appliances include: gas range, dishwasher, microwave, full-sized refrigerator, and water dispenser with instant hot and cold features.

-Flatware, dishware, cookware, toaster, blender, and coffeemaker included.

-Lovely bump-out window over the sink area gives you views of the home’s large patio.

Living Room:

-Comfortable carpeted living room, with full, unobstructed view of Rice Lake.

-Two beautiful bay windows and sliding glass door provide breath-taking view of lake and patio.

-Wood-burning fireplace is a highlight of the room.

-Tapestry-upholstered sofa converts into a queen-sized bed.

-Two comfortable recliners offer relaxation to view movies, the lake or just to take a peaceful nap.

-An additional table, which extends to seat six, is great for playing games, puzzling, crafts, or extra seating.

-Dish Network provided for television viewing, as well as DVD player and generous selection of movies.

-Stereo system for radio and CDs.

-Huge selection of games, books and puzzles for all ages.


Theme-decorated hummingbird room features 2 twin beds that can be coupled into a king. Hardwood floors, large closet, lovely dresser and nightstand.

Full Bathroom:

Full bath features large Corian countertop, cherry wood vanity with framed mirror, and accent lighting. Full tub/shower and linen closet with plush bath and beach towels.

Carpeted stairs lead you to the upstairs…

SECOND FLOOR (carpeted):

Master Bedroom:

Features comfy king-sized bed, two dressers, and closet. Highlight of the room is sliding glass door leading out to private balcony and chairs overlooking the lake. Large flat screen TV with Dish Network and DVD player.

Second Bedroom:

Theme-decorated sailboat room features 2 twin beds that can be coupled into a king, TV with VHS player and movie selection, roll-top desk, reading chair, and closet.

Half Bath:

Charming and conveniently located at the top of the stairs and it's shared between the two upstairs bedrooms.

Full-Sized Basement:

Laundry area includes washer, dryer and laundering supplies.


Front Area: 120 feet of sanded shoreline with zero-depth entry and a 24-foot pier with bench. Perfect for swimming, sunbathing, reading, fishing or boating. Romantic wooden bench swing for relaxation faces the lake.

Patio: Huge 20 x 30 foot custom-tiered paver patio includes elegant table and chairs for eight. Cushioned settee with end tables and propane Weber grill available. Beautiful, custom lanterns illuminate the patio and create a lovely ambiance in the evening amid the home’s mature trees and elegant landscaping.

Porch: Concrete porch facing the lake features two rocking Adirondack chairs that are perfect for gazing at the lake, amid the yard’s grand pine trees and untouched Kettle Moraine State Park shoreline.

Backyard: Large grassed area great for croquet, bocce, badminton, volleyball, or any outdoor games. Large shed for storage of paddles, PFDs (personal flotation devices) and water toys.


Canoe, 3 kayaks, paddle boat, row boat, 2 bicycles and misc. rafts are easily accessible and ready to go!

More Details

Donna Buikema
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 6, 2017

About Donna Buikema

Lovingly owned since 1994 and recently remodeled, this home represents years of enjoyment by family and friends. Private setting has been perfect for gatherings both large and small throughout the years. We hope that you, your family and friends will want to enjoy it too.

Donna Buikema purchased this house in 1994

Why Donna Buikema chose Southeast

How others describe their experience at this home away from home:

'Great cabin on a quiet lake' ~ 'Such a relaxing time!' ~ 'Best property on the Lake!' ~ 'Can't say enough good things!' ~ 'Close get away!' ~ 'Quiet Getaway' ~ 'Slice of Paradise' ~ 'Can't wait to go again!!' ~ 'Great Stay' ~ 'Everything You Would Want and More' ~ 'Beautiful lake house getaway' ~ 'Beautiful getaway!' ~ 'AWESOME'


Whitewater House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Main Floor Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master bedroom - 1 king
    Sailboat Room - 2 twin/ single , 2 twin beds can be coupled into a king
    Hummingbird Room - 2 twin/ single , 2 twin beds can be coupled into a king
    Pull out sofa sleeper - 1 queen , Tapestry-upholstered sofa sleeper converts into a queen bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • 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
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Vacation Getaway in the Kettle Moraine! Contact for availability.
average rating of 4.9574466 based on 47 reviews

Summer get away with the Grandboys

  • 5 of 5

The property was exactly what we were looking for. The boys were able to kayak, paddle boat, and then fishing from the motor boat. The property was well maintained and provided all the comforts of home.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here over labor Day Weekend and it was just the quiet escape we needed from the city. The house is literally steps from the lake and has a large grassy area for games and lounging. Plenty of towels and kitchen goods, this place was everything we were looking for. I highly recommend staying here. Donna is very accessible to answer and questions or concerns.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A quaint, quiet, and comfortable lake-side home with many amenities, and a fantastic shaded patio.

  • 5 of 5

Overall the accommodations were very nice. A very comfortable home with many amenities. The water toys, including kayaks and paddle boat were used significantly. Dock was nice for mooring the boat we brought. The lake was very quiet and unused making it nice for water skiing. The shaded patio was fantastic, and we used that almost every meal. Nice grill and fire pit. Some very minor comments were:

1) Kitchen cupboards were so full of stuff (including many chipped cups), that there was no room for the foods we brought. Refrigerator did have ample space.

2) Batteries were dead in one remote.

3) Cloth outdoor cushions got wet the first night in the rain because they had been left out before we arrived. It took us several days to dry them out to then be usable.

4) Although the house was fully decorated, the house was fairly cluttered with nick knacks and other stuff with not a lot of room to put our belongings. Bedroom dresser drawers were empty and available. However, bathroom and kitchen drawers and cupboards were full.

We had a great time with our family, including our new grandson, and we are definitely considering a return visit.

The Reimers

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive remarks. As a first time renter, you will find perfection hard to find. The cabinets in both the kitchen and bathroom are full of what most renters would find to be amenities. Items such as plates, silverware, pots, pans , soap , tooth brushes etc. Both battery failure and rain are unpredictable. The Sunbrella cushions would dry quickly if put into the deck boxes provided. My property has had many positive 5 star reviews by renters who appreciate its charm and conveniences.
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Absolutely perfect

  • 5 of 5

This is the best vacation home we have ever been to. The house is beautiful and the outdoor patio is the best. We stayed three nights and wish we were staying longer. The lake is just feet from the door with gorgeous views out every window. The home is supplied with everything you need, right down to the last detail. I would highly recommend this property

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and Peaceful Getaway

  • 4 of 5

Donna's cottage had it all! She thought of everything her guests need to be comfortable and enjoy a relaxing getaway. The cottage was very well kept. Our favorite part was the beautiful patio! It was spacious and had everything we needed to enjoy the outdoors day and night. Thanks for a great stay, we are looking forward to making this our annual family vacation!

Theresa, friends and family!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Couldn't ask for more

  • 5 of 5

This lake house is above and beyond anywhere we've stayed before. The house sits above yet quite close to the water with a patio right off the living room. I would bet it has the best lake view of all the lake houses. My parents (ages 81 and 75) were able to sit on the shaded patio and feel a part of whatever activities everyone was doing - fishing, swimming, paddle boating, kayaking, or just playing in the water. My sister and I lounged out on the blue foam water mattresses as we floated around our part of the lake every afternoon. My son and nephew (ages 15 and 14) went from one water activity to the next sun up till sun down. My parents even got out on the paddleboat. There was a row boat, canoe and bikes that we never used. Just so much else to do! The fishing wasn't great as we only caught a small bass and many, many small bluegills. My husband and brother-in-law rented a boat on Whitewater Lake but didn't have any luck there either. Could have been the weather as it got very hot and humid. The house . . . well, let's just say Donna thought of absolutely everything. I can't think of a single thing we were missing and wished we had. And with all the books, games and movies you could be stranded there for a year and not get through them all (makes me want to stay a week in the dead of winter). The pig collection was very amusing! The water situation with being undrinkable due to iron was not an issue at all. Donna provided plenty of water with a water cooler and bottled water in the fridge. There was an awesome brick patio with a large table and chairs and a fire pit where we had a fire almost every night. I am going to reserve the house for our Girl's Weekend next May and probably another week for our family vacation next summer. Thank you, Donna for sharing your wonderful home with us!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
3.1 Miles
Clover Valley Airport
Nearest Barpub
4.6 Miles
Fat Jack's Sports Bar & Grill
Nearest Golf
4.1 Miles
Whitewater Country Club
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Highway 12
Nearest Restaurant
4.3 Miles
Randy's 841 E Milwaukee St, Whitewater, WI
Nearest Ski
14 Miles
Alpine Valley Resort
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Whitewater Lake Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $750

Please contact the owner for availability, pricing, and payment details. Please note that this property may not be rented for any form of party or gathering. Only the number of guests cited in the contract are permitted on the property. All local noise ordinances will be enforced. The renter will forfeit the entire security deposit if there is contact made to any authority regarding the misuse of the property. Only 3 vehicles are permitted to park at this property.

Non-Peak Season
Now - May 25, 2017

Peak Season 2017
May 26, 2017 - Sep 4, 2017
$385/ night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.