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'a Home Away from Home' for 2 to 7 People No Smoking No Pets

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View from the street early spring before the Lilac's leaf and bloom


Last updated: 03/09/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:7
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Over 900 + Sq Ft Of Usable Living Space..3 Bedroom: 1 Queen, 2 Twin + 1 Daybed

A feel comfortable Home, that invites you in to Rest, feel Comfortable and enjoy the space. .. Casual not rustic, Comfortable but not formal.
A queen size master bedroom with appropriate lighting to accommodate reading or planning the next adventure and a ceiling fan for a gentle breeze. A make up table and chair for the wife or significant other , a roll top desk for planning and or a lap top (electrical in the knee hole space). One 5 drawer dresser and an Armoire for clothes storage as well as hanging space w hangers in the closet. (You will find extra blankets and pillows there also. There is also additional towel sets in the bottom drawer of the Armoire. The bed is made and ready for your first night of 'R & R' and a week of fun and adventure .
Bedroom 2 has an Antique Cast Iron and Brass Twin bed,with area rug and enough room to accommodate a sleeping bag for another room guest, A night stand side chair and 6 drawer dresser for storage as well as a TV for entertainment. (Basic Cable only) A ceiling fan for air circulation or the attic fan for air to the entire house
Bedroom 3 offers a twin bed, desk or make up area with dresser and night stand for storage, a rocking chair ready for you to take a load off your feet. ( It also can be put on the front porch(weather permitting) for outside use.
The closet in this room also has an Ironing Board and Iron if needed. Additional bedding items are on the top shelf.
The first floor single bath has towels for you to use and storage space for your personal things... There is also a toilet in the basement to the left of the stairs as you go down. This area has not been completely renovated so be careful. The basement area also has a washer and dryer for your benefit if needed and a freezer for your extra things during your week or more stay. If you go through the towel supply you can wash and dry another supply....just like home.
The linen supply includes 3 sets of white at least 3 sets of green and 4 sets of burgandy. There also should be two sets of bedding for each bed and a set for the day bed. All the pillows are down pillows. If you prefer foam there are three pillows in the basement area under the hanging clothes to the left of the washer and dryer.
The 'Living area' includes a round table w 4 chairs and an extra leaf creating an oval (under the bed in the Master bedroom )for eating and games. A comfortable sofa to seat three comfortably, a large round coffee table for games and eating, a swivel rocker and rocking chair and a Day bed for additional seating and sleeping . There are two additional short stools for seating as well as a childrens rocker with Mr and Mr Rabbit for a small one's needs.
Coat hooks and a bench seat when you enter the home
are available when things require hanging.
The living room at this time has an older TV ...sorry no flat screen and only Basic cable. Internet access is available at local restaurants and the library. If you have a personal MIFI the area only has 2G access sorry very slow...
The furnishings have real wood surfaces and are not coated for wet things. Please use coasters and cloth to prevent rings on surfaces. It is much appreciated.
There are some furnishings that are apart of the house but not a part of the rental package. The Step back cupboard and things inside are not a part of the rental usage. Please respect my personal things. Also the Armoire in this room has nothing inside you would need to use. The glass two door cabinet has ribbon and old VCr's also not available for rental usage. The two door red cabinet has some liqueur in it. Just want you to be
aware of this so your family members don't get into things they are not suppose to be in to . Thanks again
The closet in the Living room Houses 3 shelves of Kitchen small appliances and storage things for use in the kitchen. Use these items as you need them, and then, put them back when you got them. Thanks
The refurbished kitchen has granite surface counter tops with a two compartment sink w garbage disposal,
a drain rack in the second sink and a drying cloth for items on the counter. The toaster oven and microwave are ready for use. The Coffee pot (small or large)and other appliances ready for your use are in the Living Room Closet. The base cabinet to the left of the sink has pots and pans and things you might use duiring your stay. The upper cabinets to the right of the sink carry all table ware. the third cabinet door on the upper shelf has picnic things.
The frying pans for the stove are in the 3 drawer cabinet to the left of the stove. Some are Cast iron some are regular. Use the items you are comfortable with. Cast Iron takes different care than the regular pans. the first drawer has pot holders and lids.
The kitchen table accommodates 2 comfortable and 3 tight. The table in the living room accommodates extra people.
Cooling can be by AC window units or a Home Attic Fan
Use what you need to be comfortable while you are in the house. Other than High humidity and no wind the Attic fan cools very Comfortable. Using the two window units also works well to keep one comfortable.
The storage shed in the back has outdoor things that are available for your use while you are there. They include a gas grill, a small Webber grill, a round folding table and umbrella,a rectangular folding table some folding chairs, some lawn chairs and a Hammock with frame. The picnic table is in bad shape at the moment. Not advised to use it at this time.
I hope these amenities and all the things in close proximity to my 'Homestead' make your stay comfortable and interesting for your week of adventure in Southwestern Wisconsin and Eastern Iowa


Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 03/09/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 900 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 7
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    The person in charge of the group must be 18 or over. All ages can use the house ...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Hopefullly they are diciplined enough not to scribble on things or throw things ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Not even next to the doors to the inside or near windows or ac units ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    If you say maybe but not in the house that is where they end up. Sorry ...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    My father was able to move around in the house with a little help. Bathroom tight to move in chair will not turn around. Grab bars for assistance ...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 4-7

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 twin/ single

    floor area to accomodate a sleeping bag also...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 twin/ single

    tight to fit another sleeping bag but possible...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Antique day bed to accomodate youth or under 5' adult in liv...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    single sink storage area for several people' s thng...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet

    a toilet in basement rest of bath incomplete...moreless


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    one mile due north is down town Prairie du Chien ...moreless

  • Resort:

    Prairie du Chien has been a River resort town for as long as it has been a town 1673 The second city in Wisconsin Green Bay being the first The ideal Fur trading center with the indians ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining:

    It is set up for 4 people with two stools to pull up or can be made into an oval (leaf is under the master Br Bed to seat 6 comfortably. Round Coffee table can be overflow and the Kitchen table to...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Coffee Maker:

    one large and one small in Pantry filters in the upper cupboard on the left side of the sink unless used up ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    complete 6 piece service for 8 with extra's Mugs and Glasses Special Microwave dishes and Flatware and steak knives, knives and all things to stir , lift sift and sort next to the stove ...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Corridor Kitchen with granite counters a double sink with disposal and drying rack and drying matt ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Brand new and ready for use. a splatter cover also available and a cookbook in bottom drawer of cabinet near stove ...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    The Pantry stuff is in the closet in the living room Coffee makers big and small, blenders food processor, baking dishes storage dishes all at your disposal to use. Put them away when your finished ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    14 cu ft ref with Freezer on top no ice machine and ref on Bottom Additional freezer in basement for your use ...moreless

  • Stove:

    30 ' free standing gas 4 burner stove with oven and Broiler drawer no gas piolet lights have and igniter to start fire See knob for proper lighting use ...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Toaster oven to the right of the sink A regular toaster in the Living Room Pantry closet ...moreless



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Last updated: 03/09/2017
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1 Miles
Nearest Airport
Prairie du Chien Air Port
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Prairie du Chien Golf Course
60 Miles
Nearest Ski
Mt Lacrosse
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Mississippi River

Car: Necessary

Prairie du Chien is know for the Historic Dousman House 'The Villa Louis' One of Wisconsin's first Wealthy Families,

Near the Villa, is a full size replica of the First Fort Crawford with stone markings of the other buildings in the compound.

Prairie du Chien was the yearly gathering place for the Indians and Fur traders to meet. There is a reenactment of the camp and the life style of the settlers and the Indians every year.

The war of 1812 was also fought in Prairie du Chien... There is a re enactment of the battle every year as well

It is a River resort town with the Mississippi and the Wisconsin Rivers on two of its sides. It is located in a valley along the Mississippi River and the Wisconsin River.

There are three major parks with in 15 miles of Prairie du Chien. On the Wiconsin side of the River There is Wyalusing Park overlooking the Wisconsin and Mississippi River. Great Views and activities going on all season. On the Iowa side of the River is the Pikes Peak Park and Effigy Mounds. Both have different and interesting activities for all ages and all seasons. Both have views of the Mississippi River. Also on the Iowa side of the river is 'Lady Luck' the River Gambling Casino...Three floors of a variety of card and slot machine choices....One floor is non Smoking.

If your interested in Hamburgers... 'Pete's Hamburgers ' is a must. Not your usual cooking style. The grilled onions are a must.

Along with these local places to keep you interested The River, Boat rentals, and other water activities are an ongoing must do project. You can bring you own boat or rent one. My rental space has parking for 6 to 8 single car units.

Other thing to do 30 to 60 miles away would be Cassville Wi. a restored turn of the century ' small town' to visit. Also Governor Dodge park with the House on the Rock and museum: a

day trip will occupy your time here. There is also spring Green ...Frank Lloyd Wrights... Compound. This one may need reservations far in advance to get in.

There are also Dog races and another Casino in Dubuque Iowa just 60 + miles. Platteville, Wi A college town and a lead Mining exhibit. Dickeville A' Grotto 'to visit

Prairie du Chien is on the Great River Road with lot's of Views and vistas with many Eagles to watch along the way

Many small town along the river on the Wisconsin and Iowa side have antique shops and town halls and other buildings of interest.

Mineral point is also a mining town about 40 miles away with the Pendarvis house as an attraction also Shake rag village.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1960

About the owner: My Father built this house in 1960. I grew up in Prairie du Chien. After my parents passing I inherited the property. My Uncle lived with my parents until health reasons caused his move to special facilities. After high school graduation I went from Wisonsin to Virginia and got a BFA degree in Interior Design from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1974 From there to Connecticut for 5 years and then to my present home in Ft Worth Texas. Been in Texas since 1979 . With intermittent visits to my home in Wisconsin

Why the Owner Chose Southside, Prairie du Chien, WI, USA:
My father built the house His family came from Europe to this area in 1863. So 4 Generations have lived in this area.This regional area is a River resort Agricultural community, with relevant local history in the development of Wisconsin and American History. Prairie du Chien is the second oldest city in Wisconsin, Green bay being first, and Prairie du Chien second 1863. It was the Fur trading center for the Indians and Trappers to trade. The Aster Fur trading Co was located here. The water ways were the means of transportation from the Mississippi to the Wisconsin to the Lakes to Canada . Lewis and Clark explored this area. Zachery Taylor was stationed here before becoming President. During the Civil War This city was a hospital center for wounded to recover. There is a Military Cemetery in the City. Artesian Water Wells produced a destination place for people to come and partake. One of Wisconsin's first wealthy families 'Herculius Douhsman 'resided at the '' Villa Louie'' a restored and functioning historic residence open to the public with in the city. It is also the location of the First Ft. Crawford. One corner building has been restored and the grounds are plotted where the buildings were located on the property. The war of 1812 was also fought in the city as well. This historic battle is re enacted on a yearly basis as well as an Indian and Fur trading settlement working as it was during the early years. The Second Ft Crawford was built in another area of the city also near the Mississippi River. Dr Beaumont a medical Dr. has a Museum showing his works and contributions to the medical profession. Along with these specific historic amenities, The River its Water activities and rentals, and historic sites there are also on the Wisconsin side of the River Wyalusing State Park with its paths and adventures and activities, there are also two Parks on the Iowa side of the River. Pikes Peak Park and Effigy Mounds and the 'Lady Luck Casino'

The Unique Benefits at this House:
My dad built it. It has hard wood floors, a washer and dryer and a freezer, Mature tree's and shade. and Parking for 6 to 8 Vehicles in the drive way. It is a great place for family and friends to gather. It a block away from a park with additional amenities and 5 blocks away from the Mississippi River boat dock Landing. Also a trailer park for additional campers and friends, just down the road..

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Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 03/09/2017

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  • View from the street  early spring before the Lilac's leaf and bloom

    View from the street early spring before the Lilac's leaf and bloom

  • Master bedroom   Bed lighting, dresser and trunk South west corner of house

    Master bedroom Bed lighting, dresser and trunk South west corner of house

  • Bedroom 3 Nightstand  twin bend and desk makeup area  view from kitchen

    Bedroom 3 Nightstand twin bend and desk makeup area view from kitchen

  • Living Room Seating area 
View from the front door lookig North

    Living Room Seating area View from the front door lookig North

  • Master bedroom  view from entry with  make up table, storage dresser, & lighting

    Master bedroom view from entry with make up table, storage dresser, & lighting

  • Master bedroom south east cormer Armoire

    Master bedroom south east cormer Armoire

  • Bedroom 3 Rocker and Dresser
View from center hall

    Bedroom 3 Rocker and Dresser View from center hall

  • Living room Sofa & Eating game area & entry coat hooks & bench seat view South

    Living room Sofa & Eating game area & entry coat hooks & bench seat view South

VRBO #488193

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Wednesday, March 15, 2017

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