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Enjoy WINTER in Green Lake at Back Pond Cottage Guest House

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Close to downtown with Awesome views of Big Green

You will love this beautifully appointed cottage and enjoy your Green Lake experience. During the summer season, it is rented a minimum of 4 nights. The cottage has two bedrooms and a bathroom on the first level with two bedrooms and a bathroom in the lower level. A well-lit kitchen with breakfast bar and dining long with a sitting area with fireplace and flatscreen TV. The first floor also has a delightful living room (with a sleeper sofa) for puzzles, reading, and/or watching another flatscreen TV. A front porch with big windows provides a beautiful view of the lake. Outside the kitchen is a perfect porch for morning coffee or a delicious meal while watching the sunset. Behind the house is a deck for sunning or reading or napping. Lovely backyard and great neighbors. Space for horseshoes, croquet or other lawn games. There is a fire pit for enjoyment when the weather cools. About 1.5 blocks from the Marina where you can rent/dock water vehicles. Hattie Sherwood Beach is a few blocks away too.

A delightful town on a 7 by 2.5 miles big lake, Green Lake has so much to offer - fishing, golfing, biking, hiking, boating, shopping, Wednesday Concerts in the Park, Thrasher Opera House downtown provides concerts, Friday's Farmer's Market, antiquing, performing arts, a fabulous Community Center with a fitness center, art, ice fishing, snowmobiling, ice skating, sledding, etc. Please review the fun events and activities occurring year round. You can also rent boats and bikes for more exploring and excitement.

More Details

Jo Ellen Madden
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Jo Ellen Madden

We are a fun-loving family from Evanston IL who have enjoyed Green Lake for over 25 years. Our home is Back Pond Cottage at 442 South Street and we rent our Back Pond Cottage GUEST HOUSE next door at 448 South Street.

Jo Ellen Madden purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Jo Ellen Madden chose Green Lake

Our guest house is cozy, clean, charming and close to downtown Green Lake. It's a few blocks from Deacon Mills Park & Wharf, and an easy walk to Hattie Sherwood Beach. Great space for family gatherings, girls' getaway, a place to rest if attending EAA or a Golf Tournament.

What makes this cottage unique

This home is so beautiful. The size is perfect and tastefully decorated. You'll love the way it's laid out, the views, the happy feeling you have when you step into the home. The gardens are like Monet's and it is just charming! Easy to walk to town and enjoy all the special events, concerts in the park, concerts at Thrasher Opera House, farmers market, community center, fitness center, and more!


Green Lake Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 27 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Lower Bathroom - toilet , shower , Walk-in shower that is really cool!
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Upstairs Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , A day bed with a pop-up trundle.
    Sleeper Sofa - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Living room's sofa is a new sleeper sofa.
    Daybed - In lower level - a daybed with a pop-up trundle.
    Lower Level Bedroom 3 - 1 king , A large bedroom with King bed and twin bed.
    Upstairs Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , A beautiful bedroom with a comfortable queen-size bed.
    Lower Level Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , A darling room with a queen-size bed.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Green Lake is a darling town centrally located - around an hour from Milwaukee, Green Bay, Madison and 30 minutes from Fond du Lac and Oshkosh.


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Enjoy WINTER in Green Lake at Back Pond Cottage Guest House
average rating of 4.9722223 based on 36 reviews

House is beautiful, thoroughly equipped and the views of the lake are majestic!

  • 5 of 5

Plenty of room to stay. Each room is furnished beautifully. Two inside sitting areas plus lovely enclosed porch. Kitchen is gorgeous and so well equipped. We loved our stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful, as always

  • 5 of 5

This was our third time staying. We try to come back every year in October to celebrate our anniversary in Green Lake.

The town of Green Lake is thriving and a great place to visit, even in the off season! The location is easy walking distance to town. We wish we had our own... but until we do, we will continue to stay here! Thanks once again Jo Ellen!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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All the comforts of home

  • 5 of 5

We had such a nice time at Back Pond Cottage. The views of the pond and lake are breathtaking and we were able to relax and get away from our everyday lives.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect house, location and community

  • 5 of 5

The Back Pond Cottage is perfect for place for a family get together for young and old. The home worked out great for us do to its open, accessible floor plan. We had several family members (80+ Years of age) with mobility issues, who are normally restricted to one or two sitting areas. They were able to enjoy the outside sitting areas over looking the lake during the georgeous days and 3 separate sitting areas in the evenings. The small, quaint community was an added bonus. We have already started looking at dates in the spring for a return trip. Thank you so much for sharing your incredible home with our family

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home near downtown Green Lake.

  • 5 of 5

Excellent home for family getaway or reunion. Beautifully maintained. Great location and great views.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Beautiful and homey, wonderful location.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with my husband's family to celebrate my mother in law's 80th birthday. We were 9 in total with 3 kids, and there was plenty of space for everyone... we slept well, ate well as a family, enjoyed the beautiful views, lawn and flowers... The marina for boat and SUP rentals, as well as all of downtown, was just a couple minutes' walk away. Jo Ellen was a lovely host. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Langford's Pub
Nearest Airport
100 Miles
General Mitchell International Airport Milwaukee
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Goose Blind Grill & Bar
Nearest Golf
3.5 Miles
Golf Courses of Lawsonia
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Amtrack at Columbus WI
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Hwy 23 (east/west)
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Goose Blind Grill & Bar
Nearest Ski
31 Miles
Nordic Mountain, Wild Rose WI
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Hattie Sherwood Beach
Car: not necessary

Green Lake is a perfect vacation place year round - centrally located and on a 7.5 x 2 mile lake. Fishing, golfing, biking, hiking, boating, shopping, antiquing, dining, resting, reading, etc. Beautiful country driving, wildlife abound. Community center (Town Square) in middle of downtown with outstanding 24/7 fitness center, Heidel House Resort and Evensong Spa along with European Body Works Spa.

In addition to Green Lake there is Ripon where you will find a movie theatre, shopping and dining; Princeton Flea Market and Antiquing; Shopping in Berlin; Oshkosh AirAdventure museum and a Prime Outlet Mall in Oshkosh (30 minutes); Amish community 20 minutes from downtown; Wisconsin Dells water parks and casino (60 minutes); Kohler Golf Resort (60-75 minutes).


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Damage Deposit $750

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
3 to 6 month rates at $1500 plus utilities.

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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