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Luxury vacation home with elevated panoramic views of lake, nature and wildlife

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

**3000 sq ft open concept home with 4 large bedrooms. Nature and lake views **

Spectacular lake views, an abundance of wildlife and serenity as your neighbor! Ideal for high-quality executive, golf or family retreats both large and small.

Elevated panoramic lake views along with several untouched wooded conservancy acres, guarantees all guests a clear view to a private get-away experience. Custom built in 2003 and resting on 3 acres, Clearview Lodge’s architecture and open concept design features 25 foot vaulted, spruce ceilings and hardwood floors. The Great Room is complete with a soaring stone fireplace and an awe-inspiring wall of viewing windows with unspoiled nature and lake views. With 3000 square feet of spaciousness, the Lodge sleeps up to 10 guests and has been meticulously decorated and professionally landscaped.

Stay at Clearview Lodge and be transported to a place you won’t want to leave. No detail has been overlooked or opportunity to create a one-of-a-kind experience during your stay.

The Great Room

The living spaces have been custom designed to accommodate large group entertaining, as well as smaller intimate gatherings. You will also find cozy areas throughout the house to sit and reflect or just curl up and read a good book.

The Lodge’s open concept allows the Great Room to be the epicenter of the home. The dining and living area, gourmet kitchen and reading and nature observatory, flow seamlessly together allowing for maximum entertaining and enjoyment.

The Outdoor Spaces

Step onto one of the 2 oversized decks where you can ‘see for miles’. Fire up the gas grill and enjoy a meal or open a bottle of wine with friends and family. It is not uncommon to spot a deer or two here.

During the summer months, you will hear the relaxing sounds of the waterfall feature that flows gently into an in-ground sitting pool. Lounge chairs are provided for your convenience to relax in the sun and enjoy the beautiful sights and sounds of the countryside. Walking paths are located throughout to.

As the sun goes down, let the fire pit located steps from the deck warm everyone from head to toe. Watch the fire dance while toasting marshmallows and listening to the quite of nature.

Kitchen:

They say the heart of a home is its kitchen. That couldn’t be more true.

The Lodge’s gourmet kitchen is open to the Great Room and surrounded by plenty of bar stools. This kitchen layout creates the perfect stage to sit with friends and family while you orchestrate your next delicious meal.

Channel your inner chef and whip up a gourmet spread for 10 or prepare an intimate meal for 2. This kitchen has been stocked with everything you need and then some.

Dining Area

Open to the Great Room, the Lodge’s custom made communal table seats 8 to 10 comfortably. Plenty of room to enjoy a meal, display your tasty appetizers or set up your delicious buffet.

The Bedrooms

The Lodge’s sizeable bedrooms are designed to allow guest the opportunity to break away from the larger group and spend some private time or reflect on the day.

The Master Suite:

Our master suite is conveniently located on the main level. Enjoy a hot shower or a soak in the separate bath tub. Wash away the strain and tension of your day-to-day life. Better yet, let your stress fade to peaceful calm in the master’s private 2 person infra-red sauna with stereo.

The Bedroom Suite:

This bedroom suite has its own private entry to the upper level bath and beautiful views of nature. Plenty of room to sit and read the paper or plan a day exploring.

Oversized Bedroom/Living Suite:

This bedroom/living suite is perfect for those in your party who may need a little more privacy. This oversized room has its own living area equipped with a couch and cable TV and desk adjacent to its bedroom area. Ideal for those traveling with a little one(s) or teenagers, as it’s large enough to accommodate their unique needs.

Strategically located in the home, the little one(s) will not be disturbed by noise coming from the Great Room. Teens (or the teens at heart) will love this room with its air hockey, foosball and pool table.

The Kids Room:

Your kids will love this room that has been cleverly decorated -just for them. The 2 twin beds are positioned perfectly to view the TV (VHS videos only) to lull them to sleep. A large assortment of children’s videos are provided for them to enjoy.

Rather read them a story? Enjoy the rooms reading nook. Choose from our library of kid’s books or bring their favorites with you. Kids are sure to delight in this perfect setting for reading a book or making up your own tall tale.

We know that traveling with the little one could be stressful. Let us lighten your load. The Lodge has a high chair, baby monitor, stroller and a playpen. We can arrange to have them waiting for you when you arrive.

Conveniences:

The main floor laundry room allows you to arrive home without a mountain of laundry to do. Didn’t bring enough clothes or spilled coffee on your favorite outfit? No problem. Throw them in the wash and you’re ready to go.

The oversized 2 car garage has plenty of room to park 2 cars inside and unpack without dinging anyone’s door. During the summer months, a full size fridge with freezer is available to store all of your extra food, large platters and beverages. Plenty of driveway parking for you and your guests, as well as recreational vehicles.

It's difficult to imagine that The Lodge's private location is within two miles of Lake Geneva's lakefront as well as the many prime area attractions including: Several area lakefronts, 400 holes of golf, shopping water sports, skiing, restaurants, theatres, sports activities, zip line tours, horseback riding, picnic areas and playgrounds.

Your comfort and experience at Clearview Lodge is our first priority. Let us help you create memories that will last forever.

Amenities

To ensure your arrival is a smooth one. Below is a list of amenities that will be waiting for you when you and your guests arrive.

• Adequate bath, hand, finger and face towels are provided for each guest.

• Complete bedding.

• A set of travel size shampoo, conditioner, bath gel and lotion is provided in each bathroom.

• Minimum of 2 rolls of toilet paper in each bathroom (based on party size).

• A kitchen sponge and paper towel roll.

• Variety of cook books for entertaining (10)

• Classic DVD titles (6)

• Board games furnished upon request.

• Iron and ironing board.

• Emergency Kit including: Qtips, cotton balls, dental floss, toothbrush and feminine products.

Keywords: Luxury, Wedding, Anniversary, Birthday, Bachelorette, Family Reunions, Party, Retreat, Nature, Lake View, Game Room

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 14, 2017

About The Owner

We're the Spieker's and this is our rescue pooch- Ace.

We purchased this beautiful home for our blended family to spend weekends.

I'm a Fine Arts major with am emphasis in Design from California and my husband is a Business and Social Studies major from Wisconsin. As with many others, our careers took us on a slightly different path. We both have built our careers in Commercial Real Estate for many years.

As Real Estate professionals, we've done our fair share of traveling. This has certainly given us an advantage in knowing what it takes to have memorable travel and lodging experience. We've gone out of our way to provide all the comforts of home, while focusing on the details. It's a tall order to host both small and large groups in a home this size- but we're more than qualified and certainly up for the challenge.

We live and work in Chicago, so the time at the Lodge was and still is very special. It is an unbelievable place to get away, relax and enjoy friends and family. It's the location of many of our own family reunions and get together with friends from all over the world.

It is our plan to leave the Lodge to our kids so that they too will have a 'home base' for their own families and remember all of the wonderful times we spent there when they were young.

This is truly a special place. We hope you enjoy the Lodge as much as we do.

Why The Owner chose Geneva Lake

Clearview Lodge is a unique property that is best described by the feeling you get when you step into the door. Minutes from the charm of Downtown Lake Geneva, but far enough to enjoy nature at its best.

The 25 foot vaulted ceilings gives you the feeling of spaciousness, while spruce ceiling and walls provide that cozy feeling of a Northwood's Lodge.

From the home's decks and through the Great Room's wall to ceiling windows allows for a one of a kind view.

What makes this house unique

Do you ever live or stay in a home and think..'it sure would be nice if this room was adjacent to this room? Or the kitchen layout would be so much better if it had this was instead of that? This custom made home has the most thoughtful and intuitive design I have ever seen. The previous owner was a tradesmen and it shows throughout the construction of this very special home.

The craftsmanship in this home is absolutely impeccable.

Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Mitchell International Airport
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Geneva National
Nearest Motorway
35 Miles
Interstate 94
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Many to choose from in Downtown Lake Geneva
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Grand Geneva Resort
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Lake Geneva Public Beach

Amenities

Lake Geneva House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - Main Level - toilet , tub , shower , Private 2 person infraread sauna w stereo
    Main Level Bath - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - Upper Level - toilet , shower , Private bedroom entry as well as common entry.
  • Professionally decorated. Bath, hand, finger and face towels furnished for each guest. Travel size shampoo, conditioner, bath gel and lotion in each bathroom. Min. 2 rolls of toilet paper per bathroom (based on party size)
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom Suite - 1 king , Private shower, tub and 2 person infra-red sauna w stereo
    Bedroom Suite w private entry to bath - 1 queen , Sitting area and private entry to bathroom
    Kids Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Decorated for kids. Reading nook. TV with VCR.
    Bedroom/Living Suite - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Pool, Air Hockey and Foose Ball Table. Couch w cable TV.
  • Professionally decorated with sitting area, dresser and closet. Fully furnished with complete bedding and memory gel pillows in all but the Master Suite.
Entertainment:
  • Air Hockey
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • 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
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Leave your worries behind. Party planning and concierge services provided. Please ask us for details.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
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Luxury vacation home with elevated panoramic views of lake, nature and wildlife
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Perfect

  • 5 of 5

House was exactly how it was portrayed but even nicer than I thought. I had three clients in for a couple of days and going back and forth between the US Open. We enjoyed hanging out at the lodge in the evenings either in the comfortable family room or the great deck!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A Beautiful House! Look No Further

  • 5 of 5

I don’t write reviews and always take reading them with a grain of salt. But my group and I were blown away with how accommodating these owners were. It started when we booked our reservation for 8 adults. Unfortunately, at the last minute, one of the couples were unable to make it due to a family emergency. We notified Dean as soon as we heard. He understood the situation and allowed us to modify our reservation without penalty. We knew technically we were on the hook and was pleasantly surprised to find we didn’t have to pay for the couple who couldn’t make it. Its nice to know there are still people out there who are fair and understanding and that aren’t just about how much money they can make.

We were equally happy with the house. There were nice touches like extra paper towels, trash cans liners, hand soap etc. Many houses are bare boned and leave you scrambling at the last minute for these kinds of things.

Thanks Dean! We'll be sharing this house with our friends and family.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great stay

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location is incorrect (or lie), Owner harasses guests

  • 1 of 5

House is great and it almost redeemed the weekend that the owner attempted to derail. My friends and I rented this house for a 3 day weekend.

LOCATION ON MAP IS FALSE: It is marked on Lake Geneva, but is actually about 10 min by car from that location, on the north side of Lake Como. Read the description carefully and you'll notice that it only mentions lake VIEWS, as it is not on the water itself. It has a yard where you can see Lake Como, but cannot walk to it as there is about 100 yards of marsh and 20 yards of woods between you and it.

NICKELS AND DIMES: The rental agreement seemed out of touch and nickeled+dimed for very minor amenities (e.g. charged extra for Wifi, which I imagine is plugged in regardless). It also asked for the name of every guest and the owner calculates the fee based how many people are staying. So if you think you can stay here and split the cost amongst several others, think again. Each person will be extra on top of the initial cost, per person, per night.

OWNER HARASSMENT: I know this because we initially only had six people when signing the rental agreement. A couple decided to join us at the last minute for two of the three days. If you read the rental agreement closely, it does spell out in no uncertain terms that the owner must be informed IMMEDIATELY should other guests arrive, he has a very strict visitor policy. I didn't think it was that big of a deal (at the time), but it didn't matter, because he was on the property during the day, circling the house, counting guests, and walking up to them asking "What's you name? How many people are here? I counted 10 chairs by the fire pit, is there more than 6 here?" He returned the next day, paced in the driveway for hours (seriously) and did same thing. In the end he took most of the security deposit for the two extra guest for two nights.

BOTTOM LINE: The house is beautiful, but it's a half-mile north of Lake Como, not Lake Geneva. It will cost you a fortune to rent it, not splittable amongst friends. The owner seemed like an extremely anxious guy who probably shouldn't be renting houses and might borderline harass you.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We’re glad to hear that you had a great time and the house is beautiful! We hope that after providing you with a better understanding of our guest methodology- you will be one of them. OUR LOCATION: We’re sincerely sorry there was confusion about the Lodge’s location. We too, were surprised to see the inaccurate location on VRBO. We are always up front in communicating that the Lodge is approximately 8 minutes from the heart of downtown. We’re saddened with your suggestion that we would purposefully mislead potential guests. We are working to correct our location on the map. WIFI: We intentionally do not include WIFI into our lodging rate. We like to allow each guest to customize their experience with their budget. Automatically adding this cost would unnecessarily burden those who don’t want or need WIFI. We assure you it is not already included in our lodging rates. REGISTERED GUESTS: We admit we chuckled with your description of how the 2 additional guests came to light. Since neither of us had the pleasure of meeting you at check in, we knew you by name only. At checkout I simply asked your group where you were to introduce myself; as well as inquire about the number of cars in the driveway and chairs at the fire pit; vs the number of registered guests. I don’t believe these questions were intrusive in any way. However, I’m sincerely sorry you felt differently. Our per-person pricing is simple. It accommodates small groups that couldn’t otherwise afford a home of this size. We’ve seen how flat rate pricing can balloon a groups size; exceeding safe occupancy limits. Most importantly, knowing the group size enable us to provide authorities this info, should there be an unexpected emergency. We understand the addition of guest were unintentional and hope you agree that paying the additional fees is fair and appropriate. MISTAKEN BEHAVIOR: We’re afraid you mistakenly interpreted my pacing in the driveway around 9:30 am. I was actually spraying weeds at the house we own across the street. We can see how that behavior can be mistaken as anxious behavior. I was simply trying to coordinate this work with your 10am check out. IN CLOSING: It appears the misconception of my behavior and the additional fee for your unintended guests, has negatively impacted your perspective. We hope that our response and clarification is met with your acceptance and understanding- and wish you only the best in finding a home within your budget in the future. Cheers!
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October Fun

  • 4 of 5

This was a true last minute find for a group of friends when our accommodations fell through... and what great find it turned out to be for everyone! The owner was professional, prompt, and accommodating. The house is on a residential street surrounded by neighbors on both sides, but a secluded feel in the back. It provides a beautiful and peaceful view of the trees and lake. The house has comfortable beds, many amenities including a fire place and plenty of room for six people. A large open floor plan with a big kitchen and living area provided a wonderful common area to gather and enjoy our stay while providing bedrooms upstairs that had plenty of room to relax for privacy. The area is full of character and charm with several local restaurants that are worth visiting. The only minor issue we had were the towels. They were very small, but everyone managed to make it work. Overall, we enjoyed the stay and would return.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Unbelievable Home!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I just loved this home! After reading one review about "too much legal-eze" before booking, I reviewed the contract. To my surprise, it looked pretty standard to me. I would guess if you're planning to enjoy the home and have no plans to violate the agreement it wouldn't be concerning. We have rented many homes and found the contract to be standard and the Owners very friendly and accommodating. The home to be even better than we expected. My kids loved the kids room. The house even had books and videos for them to enjoy and even games for the whole family.

We booked our dates to return and we can hardly wait! If you're looking for a great place for the family- this is it!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $225
Additional Guest Fee $67 per person per night
Damage Deposit $500

Under certain circumstances the property may be able to be rented outside of the nightly minimum. Please email property owner first to ask if you are interested in doing so. Summer nightly agreements are quoted at $95 per night per guest.
We do not charge for children under 2 years of age.
Please contact owner for small and large group pricing.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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