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Breathtaking beach front, quiet area, close to amenities and attrations

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Water for as far as they eye can see. 1800 sq ft, sleeps 8

Enjoy this breathtaking property with 115 ft of shoreline with water for as far as your eyes can see. This spacious 1800 sq ft professionally decorated enchanting lake house is charming and cozy. Includes fully equipped kitchen, gas fireplace, large furnished deck with grill, outdoor fire pit, 1 acre field of grass, hammock, dining table that seats 8 in addition to eat in kitchen. baby grand piano, wifi and your very own 135ft dock.

Brian Gruthoff
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 1, 2017

About Brian Gruthoff

I grew up in the Fox Cities on the water however have been residing in Boulder, CO since 1984. I purchased the home in 2004 as a second home. My girlfriend and I still have family there however with older children and their busy schedules we are not able to enjoy the property as much as we would like. I renovated the home myself when purchased and have a lot of blood, sweat and tears that have been put into the property. With new wood flooring throughout, drywall, paint and new kitchen I made it my own. It was professionally decorated to give it a cozy, charming lake house feel with elegance and warmth. We hope you enjoy the home as much as we do.

Brian Gruthoff purchased this house in 2004

Why Brian Gruthoff chose Menasha

This home has a unique lot that allows you to see water for as far as the eyes can see. It is in a quiet, friendly neighborhood where you can bike to nearby restaurants and live music.

What makes this house unique

You will have all the amenaties of your own home plus the tranquil beauty of Lake Winnebago. The lake is 30 miles by 10 miles and channels into many other lakes and rivers offering a large variety of recreational activities and dining experiences. The home is close to Appleton night life, 30 miles from Lambeau Field as well as 30 miles from Oshkosh offering EAA, Country USA and outlet shopping. The home is 90 miles from Milwaukee Brewers, 3 hours from Chicago.


Menasha House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Main level
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Upper level has two sinks.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Lake view from bed.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Large master with king, sitting area, lake view from bed.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Queen bed on main level with access to full bath
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 2 child bed , View of the lake. 2 Twin beds plus a daybed with pullout
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Breathtaking beach front, quiet area, close to amenities and attrations
average rating of 4.8285713 based on 35 reviews

Appleton, WI

  • 4 of 5

Should state, lakefront. Not beachfront.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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The house exceeded my expectations

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time in the house over Labor Day Weekend. We had multiple couples and a couple kids and were very comfortable. Everything was 'as advertised.' Hope we didn't use too much firewood for our campfires each night!!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was very relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

It was so nice, that so many of the amenities were provided. Wifi, cable, towels, bedding, canoe, paddle boat, firewood, everything you need.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tampa, Florida

Lake House Wedding Stay

  • 5 of 5

Our family usually rents a house each year to provide time together. This year 2017 we were preparing for our daughters wedding and selected the property in Menasha. It was superb. the grounds eree beautiful, the house was well maitained and well stocked with dishes, linens and goodies - a nice touch was the welcome basket. Sitting out by the fire pit was perfect until the mosquitos came about 9:30 pm. We had ample time to visit with famiy and frends from all over the country - all were impressed with the lake house. we hosted our wedding rehearsal dinner on the grounds and people gave rave reviews. I would note to any protential renters that the photos on VRBO do not give the property justice - we travel extensively and rent often - this property makes it to the top of the list of our experiences. I should also mention the sporting equipment bikes, canoe, paddle boat, games and much more - top notch).

Joe and Pat Krzanowski and Family June 2017

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for our family of 8.

  • 5 of 5

We loved Brian's place on Lake Winnebago. It was clean and the yard well kept. The kitchen is well stocked and also has lots of spices. We loved all the extras: bikes and yard games, big washer and dryer, big deck and grill for family dining and fire pit with sticks for roasting marshmallows! The road behind the cottage is quiet and long for good walks. The lake has a sandy bottom and shallow. The waves are fun to ride on a windy day! Heckrodt Wild Life Sanctuary is walking distance and has a wooden trails. You can access it also from the main highway. Brian was very helpful! We hope to go back next year!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful old house, right on the lake

  • 4 of 5

House was very nice. Comfortable beds, nice kitchen and bathrooms.

Only two negatives - only 1 TV in the house (mother-in-law took it over!) and the windows in the upstairs bedrooms didn't open - no screens - which made it extremely stuffy. Would have liked the lake breeze at night.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Appleton, WI
Nearest Barpub
Waverly Tiki Bar two blocks away
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
High Cliff
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Waverly Restaurant two blocks away
Nearest Beach
Front Door
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Damage Insurance $99

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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