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Book your spring and summer getaways in the southern Kettle Moraine!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 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.

Spring/Summer 2018 Rate (March 22, 2018 - September 3, 2018)

Nightly: $375

Weekly: $2,625

7-night minimum stay

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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 29, 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 Whitewater

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:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • 3 Car maximum.
  • No more guests on property at any time than contracted amount.
  • If any items found broken, please notify management immediately.
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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Book your spring and summer getaways in the southern Kettle Moraine!
average rating of 4.9591837 based on 49 reviews

Exceeded all expections!

  • 5 of 5

Cleaner than I could have imagined...Better stocked with supplies, games, towels, pillows, outdoor recreation. More comfy than any 5 star establishment.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A FABULOUS week in a special place!!!

  • 5 of 5

It exceeded our expectations. Spotlessly clean, had everything we possibly would need to have a great time, everyone slept well and the view was wonderful. There were 7 of us from 72 to 7 years old and we all want to go back.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: July 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: September 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: August 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: August 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

Refundable damage deposit $750
Tax Rate 5.5%

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.

Fall/Winter 2017/2018 Rate (Sep 5, 2017 - Mar 20, 2018):
Nightly: $300
Weekly: $1,800
Monthly: $5,400
7-day minimum stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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