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Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom Lake Home Near Winter, Wi

The Yellow Bird on Barber has something for all ages. Our three bedroom, roomy home is located at the end of a private drive and sits on the east shore of a quiet lake and offers spectacular sunsets. Barber Lake and offers over 200 acres of water fun for all. Fantastic lake for fishing, water skiing, tubing, canoeing, swimming, or to enjoy the peace and quiet.

The Yellow Bird is approximately 75 feet from the waters edge with a gradual sloped lawn to the private sandy beach and dock. Our home has three bedrooms, one with and queen bed, one with a queen and a full bed and one with a king (as well as two twin cots, 2 youth mattresses and a sofa). One large bathroom with a shower, tub and vanity. A fully equipped kitchen with lake view from the kitchen sink.

Beautiful one acre yard with a fire pit and even a kick ball field. Some Firewood is included with your stay. A row boat, canoe and swim raft come with the property.

The property is located five minutes from the town of Winter with all your shopping needs and approximately twenty five minutes from Hayward with even more. This region is widely considered to be the fat tire (mountain biking) capital of the Midwest. 20 minutes to Stone Lake and their famous cranberry festival. Very close to A.T.V. And snowmobiling trails. The Tascobia trail! Kayaking ! Class A Muskie lakes all over the area ! Dozens of fine restaurants, bars and up north joints.

We hope you will give us a chance to share this wonderful retreat with your family and know that you will want to come back year after year.

More Details

Patrick McGuire
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2017

About Patrick McGuire

Hello, we are Patrick and Roxy McGuire. We live in the Hayward lakes area at a resort that Patrick manages. We have owned our Barber Lake home for ten years and when it is not being rented we use it as a retreat for our family and friends, including our five daughters and five grandchildren.

Patrick McGuire purchased this house in 2004

Why Patrick McGuire chose Northwest

We spent two years searching for the perfect lake home while living near the Twin Cities. We focused on an large area, all the way from Alexandra, MN to Park Falls, WI. When we found the Winter/Hayward area we knew that we had found our spot. Quiet, but not to quiet, small, but not to small, close to Minneapolis, Madison, etc, but not to close. We love it and so will you. We take care of the property personally and will do our best to see that you have a memorable vacation experience.

What makes this house unique

Our unique property is great for a large family, with lots of room to breathe but also wonderful for small groups who enjoy the peace and quiet. The Yellow Bird is comfortably furnished and tastefully decorated. Our home is situated on South Barber Lake which is very private and calm with wonderful sunsets. If you crave a little more action, hop over to Barber lake via the channel for more room to explore.


Winter House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 10:00 AM
  • /
  • Check-out: 2:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Spacious Vanity
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 2 child bed , 2 youth mattresses and 2 cots
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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average rating of 4.3157897 based on 19 reviews

excellent place for families

  • 5 of 5

Pat and Roxy thank you so much for the wonderful stay at your cabin my family and I had a wonderful time. The place was very clean and a perfect fit for our family of six along with my parents. Everyone had plenty of room. It was a blast catching walleye, northern, and a musky right from the dock. Also loved watching the sunsets next to the fire. A truly beautiful place. We already look forward to coming back next summer. Sincerely -Rob and family

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay

  • 4 of 5

Stayed for 4 nights with my family- 7 adults and a 14 month old. Cabin home was clean and well stocked. The beds were super comfy. We had fun fishing, canoeing, swimming, and had a bon fire. There were a number of mosquitoes at night but nothing a little bug spray can't fix. We had supper outside and watched the sunset on the porch most nights. Quiet and peaceful place. We had a pleasant stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Well kept property, has everything you'll need.

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here with for four nights with my parents, in-laws, and my family. First thing I have to mention is the sunsets are seriously some of the best. Most of the nights we sat out back with a fire and were treated to a pretty awesome view. We did fish off the dock and out of the canoe pretty much everyday. We caught most of the fish will casting from the dock, nothing of great size but my two young kids had a blast. All in all a great trip!!! Thanks!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that your family enjoyed your stay and we hope to have you again. Pat and Roxy,
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Well-stocked house with most everything needed. Beautiful location.

  • 4 of 5

Unfortunately, the weather did not cooperate the week we were there, so we got to spend plenty of time in the house. Large selection of movies, thankfully. Was expecting a "15 ft sandy beach", but that may be a bit of an exaggeration.overall a nice place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jodi, Thank you for staying at our home and we are glad you made the best of it with all the rain we had. As for the beach, it was about half under water as the lake was up about a foot from a very wet June, Thanks again, Pat and Roxy
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Great getaway cabin!

  • 5 of 5

I was very impressed with this cabin and the lake it was on. Very clean unit with a nice backyard and lake access for the kids to run around in. We didn't fish,. but saw others pull a few huge northern out of the lake, so next time I am bringing my pole! With 5 kids all sleeping comfortably in the cabin, they spent every day swimming and jumping off the floating platform off the shore. The pontoon even had a ladder so the kids could jump off and climb back on. I would recommend this stay for any family, as it is a super quiet, clean area. Fun was had by all. We will be coming back again! Thanks Pat!

Justin Schaller

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Vacation 2016

  • 5 of 5

We were all very pleased with our stay and the property.Very roomy and clean,well equipped with all we needed.The deck/porch was super nice and provided great views,the yard was pretty and secluded.Hayward was a 45 minute ride but enjoyed it.Owners were good people and easy to work with.Overall an A+ rating and would stay again.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Peggy, it was nice meeting you and your family. You where great and we would love to have you back again. Pat and Roxy
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60
Pet Fee $25
Damage Deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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