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Gorgeous Log & Glass Home on Large Sunny Waterfront Lot, Waupaca Chain O' Lakes

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Reese's Retreat Chain-'O-Lakes Waupaca, Wisconsin

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Last updated: 11/29/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Sleeps:11
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:3.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

**please note: this is a no pets & no smoking property.
***also please note MAXIMUM number of guests is 11 INCLUDING DAY GUESTS
**** ALSO please note there is NO SANDY BEACH except a small patch to the right of the boathouse. Swimming is the 'jump-in' variety, off the dock to our raft.

The Waupaca Chain O' Lakes is a premier Wisconsin vacation spot, known for it's crystal clear connected spring-fed lakes and fun family atmosphere. Reese's Retreat, named 50 years ago when our parents bought the property, is located on Beasley lake, the last lake on the fun-loving, water-sport mecca of the lower chain, connecting via Beasley Creek to the peaceful nature sanctuary of the upper chain.

Sit on the wrap-around deck and watch the world go by. Enjoy fishing/swimming off the dock to our private swim raft not far offshore, or my favorite: float with a cool drink and catch up with those you love. No worries about the kids in kayaks or floats: Beasley is a safe, no-wake lake. The middle of our lake is a favorite for swimmers, as is the sandy shore at the end of adjoining long lake where all ages float, put chairs in the shallow water to talk, throw balls, play or just generally splash around. 2 kayaks, a stand-up paddleboard, a rowboat, floaties of every description and a canoe are included with the rental. A 12- person pontoon boat with built in upholstered seats or a ski boat can be delivered right to your dock for an extra charge by calling our builder and neighbor Thad Marcom (920-588-8990). Pack a cooler and tour the lakes, tie up at Clear Water Harbor for live music and eats, or park on a sandbar in style.

Our large lakeside yard is surrounded by beautiful plantings, which create a private space for your group to play volleyball, Frisbee, or have an after-dark campfire.

The main level's open floor plan allows the great room with it's wood burning fireplace to flow into the kitchen so no one is left out. A connected 3-season porch offers outdoor eating without hassle or mosquitoes. Lots of seating and a gas grill steps away on the deck make things easy. After dinner it's a short walk to Tom Thumb's mini-golf, then a s'more-making, story-telling session around the fire pit. Or you can choose to do nothing but sit on the deck, listen to the frogs and watch for shooting stars.

Our family purchased the property in the early 1960's, and replaced the original cottage with this large house in 2005 to accommodate our growing brood. We designed the walk-out level to be quite separate. It consists of a big screen entertainment center, huge leather couch with built-in recliners, 2 bedrooms which sleep 4, a bathroom, wet bar with fridge, and the laundry room. If your family is like ours, you have early birds, but you also have night-owls who like to watch movies, eat chips and make lots of noise into the night. No problem. This arrangement keeps everyone happy.

On rainy days, you can watch movies or play games in front of the fire, or explore the authentic late 1800's main street with shops, restaurants and even The Rosa, an old-time movie theater playing films suitable for all ages.

On sunny days, the Chief Waupaca stern wheeler or Lady of the Lakes motor yacht out of Clear Water Harbor Marina offer narrated cruises while beautiful scenery goes by. The hardy among you can take the famous crystal river trip from nearby Ding's Dock. Offering both tubing and canoe options, it can be rough-and-tumble, but great fun indeed! Or just stay close to home for a kayak trip to the upper chain or a swim off the dock.

Reese's Retreat has been part of our family for 50 years. We welcome you and your family to enjoy it as well.

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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/29/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 3170 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Person signing agreement and taking responsibility for property must be at least 30 years old....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    As there is no crib or bassinet, parents will be responsible to provide pack 'n play or other sleeping accommodations for infants/small children....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 11

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Master suite, bathroom, french doors to deck, lake view....moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    Loft, shares bathroom with 2nd loft bedroom. Lake view....moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    Second bedroom on loft level. Lake view....moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

    Lake view, walk-out level....moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 2 bunk bed

    Top bunk twin, lower bunk double. Walk-out level....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Master suite bathroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet

    Guest powder room on main level....moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    Walk-out level bathroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

    Loft bathroom...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    Entertainment Center on lower level includes Roku....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Late 1800's brick main street complete with movie theater, gift shops, pizza and a pub....moreless

  • Lake View:

    From most rooms, including the laundry room!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Skiing
  • Water Skiing

Dining

  • Dining:

    We very much enjoy sitting in sun room. Seats 6, and there is a black folding table that we add on the end of the main table when we need more room. Can seat 8-10. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone:

    No long distance service....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Counter seats 3 on stools. Table can seat up to 6 if pulled out. Sun room seats 6....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    2 Kayaks, one canoe...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear:

    floats etc....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Christmas
Dec 23 - Dec 26, 2016
4 night min stay
$500
New Year
Dec 30 - Jan 2, 2017
4 night min stay
$500
Early Summer
Jun 17 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,500
Summer 2017
Jul 1 - Aug 25, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,700
Late Summer 2017
Aug 26 - Sep 1, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,500
Labor Day 2017
Sep 2 - Sep 3, 2017
2 night min stay
$500
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$450 $500
Fri, Sat
$3,250 $10,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning Fee $200 + tax
  • Tax Rate 5.5%

Notes:

Person signing contract and taking responsibility for property must be at least 30 years old.

Check-out is 11AM, check-in is 4:00PM. Reese's Retreat is a large property, and every minute of that time is required to prepare for your arrival. As a result, we cannot offer early check-in/late check-out. PLEASE DO NOT ARRIVE EARLY OR LEAVE LATE. We want every guest to experience our home at its best!


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Last updated: 11/29/2016
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Location

41 Miles
Nearest Airport
Outagamie Regional Airport

Car: Necessary

Lovely late 1800's main street, complete with Farmer's Market and movie theatre. Gift shops, restaurants, pizza places and even a pub.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: The family has spread from coast to coast, although my sister Joanne and her family live in nearby Madison. Reese's Daughters, my sister, (Joanne Thornton) and I (Sandra Congdon) own Reese's Retreat. Here we are doing our favorite thing, right off the pier in front of the lake house. I cannot tell you how many years this has been going on:)

Why the Owner Chose Waupaca, WI, USA:
When dropping us off for camp here on the Chain, my parents fell in love with the area. They purchased Reese's Retreat in 1964. Then it was a small, rustic cottage built in 1925 with the first owner's own hands. We've always dreamed of a log and glass lake home, and in 2005, our dream came true.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Builder of current house,Thad Marcom of Strongwood Homes, lives on the same lake as the property and will greet and orient guests at check-in, and will be your contact person for any questions or issues which arise during your stay. For an extra charge, Thad can deliver and pick-up a pontoon boat (seats 12), or a ski boat directly at your dock.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/29/2016

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Photos

  • Reese's Retreat
Chain-'O-Lakes
Waupaca, Wisconsin

    Reese's Retreat Chain-'O-Lakes Waupaca, Wisconsin

  • Deck right outside the great room. Beasley Lake and channel to Long Late at left

    Deck right outside the great room. Beasley Lake and channel to Long Late at left

  • Entry way via front door.

    Entry way via front door.

  • Hall linking kitchen to Master Suite.

    Hall linking kitchen to Master Suite.

  • More kitchen!

    More kitchen!

  • Other side of sun room.  Folding chairs for use on deck.

    Other side of sun room. Folding chairs for use on deck.

  • Stairway to loft with 2 lake view bedrooms and a bathroom.

    Stairway to loft with 2 lake view bedrooms and a bathroom.

  • Second bedroom in the loft has a King bed, and a beautiful lake view.

    Second bedroom in the loft has a King bed, and a beautiful lake view.

  • Bunk room.  Top bunk is a twin, lower is a double bed.

    Bunk room. Top bunk is a twin, lower is a double bed.

  • Walk-out to the lake. Entertainment Center, two bedrooms, bath and laundry room.

    Walk-out to the lake. Entertainment Center, two bedrooms, bath and laundry room.

  • This is how my sister Joanne and I spend hours every year.  Priceless!!

    This is how my sister Joanne and I spend hours every year. Priceless!!

  • Kayaks: perfect for a trip to the Upper Chain via Beasley Creek a few yards away

    Kayaks: perfect for a trip to the Upper Chain via Beasley Creek a few yards away

  • Reese's Retreat, 3 story luxury log and glass home on Waupaca WI Chain'O lakes.

    Reese's Retreat, 3 story luxury log and glass home on Waupaca WI Chain'O lakes.

  • Great room with wood-burning fireplace,cathedral ceilings and fabulous lake view

    Great room with wood-burning fireplace,cathedral ceilings and fabulous lake view

  • View from Great Room to kitchen counter, seating area and sun room.

    View from Great Room to kitchen counter, seating area and sun room.

  • Another view of kitchen from Great Room..

    Another view of kitchen from Great Room..

  • 3-season sun room with lake and woods view. Lovely breezes with windows open.

    3-season sun room with lake and woods view. Lovely breezes with windows open.

  • This shot captures the lake view and deck from the Master Suite, on the first first floor with it's own large bathroom.

    This shot captures the lake view and deck from the Master Suite, on the first first floor with it's own large bathroom.

  • Loft bedroom with Queen size bed, and of course, lake view.

    Loft bedroom with Queen size bed, and of course, lake view.

  • View of entertainment center from large leather couch.

    View of entertainment center from large leather couch.

  • Walk out level second bedroom has lake view and a Queen-size bed.

    Walk out level second bedroom has lake view and a Queen-size bed.

  • Laundry room has a whole wall of windows facing the lake.  Sunny and bright.

    Laundry room has a whole wall of windows facing the lake. Sunny and bright.

  • Stand-Up Paddleboarding on Beasley Lake. No worries about being mowed down by a jet-ski, our lake is designated as 'no-wake'!

    Stand-Up Paddleboarding on Beasley Lake. No worries about being mowed down by a jet-ski, our lake is designated as 'no-wake'!

  • View of Reese's Retreat from across Beasley Lake.

    View of Reese's Retreat from across Beasley Lake.

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Monday, December 05, 2016

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Gorgeous Log & Glass Home On Large Sunny Waterfront Lot, Waupaca Chain O' Lakes

Waupaca, WI, USA #553932

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