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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 a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

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 Winter

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
  • Children welcome
  • 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


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
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average rating of 4.2608695 based on 23 reviews
Cannon Falls MN

Girls Weekend

  • 5 of 5

This property worked out very well for our Girls Weekend! We loved the view, and the space it offered. We had a few questions, and it was no problem reaching the owner.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Judy, We thank you for your comments and hope to have you and the girls stay with us again. Pat and Roxy
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Met Expectations

  • 4 of 5

Older ranch house. Large bedrooms, living, kitchen, dining. Just three of us so only one bathroom wasn't an issue for us. Comfortable beds. Good linens. Kitchen well stocked.

Water was from a well and was cloudy but recently tested as safe (owner had furnished written test results). Apparently the house gets little use in fall and winter, so an aesthetic issue not a safety one.

Owner was readily available by phone. Easy in and out.

No Wi-Fi or TV- either cable or off air.

Owner had plowed snow away before our arrival (several inches the night before we arrived).

In short, no issues.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Satisfactory but could use some TLC

  • 3 of 5

Had all the necessities and beds were comfortable

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A very nice home on a beautiful lake.

  • 4 of 5

My family and I had a great time at this wonderful lake house. Everything we needed was there, from a great deck with an overhead roof to protect from sun and rain to very comfortable, roomy, and tastefully decorated rooms inside (with all the provisions). The beautiful sunsets, gently sloping beach perfect for kids, and roomy yard all made for a great vacation. Very enjoyable!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed having your group and hope to see you again. Pat and Roxy
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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: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rob, We are so glad your family had a great vacation. It was a pleasure meeting you and we where very impressed with your group. Thanks, Pat and Roxy
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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: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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