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Charming Classic Lakefront Cottage - Waupaca Chain 'O Lakes

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Immaculate,Year Round, 2 Beds,1 Bath, Lakefront Classic Chain 'O lakes Cottage

Built in 1955, "Enchanted Way Cottage" is located on the southwest shore of Taylor Lake, a quiet "No Wake" lake which is part the "Chain O' Lakes" in Waupaca,WI.

"Enchanted Way Cottage" is a charming, tastefully furnished, 2 bedroom, one bath, year round cottage with air conditioning and heat. It's open living and dining area features lovely lake & island views. The dining table is positioned with window views to encourage relaxation with a cup of coffee, watching the wildlife or enjoying a lingering family dinner by the lake.

Bedroom 1 features a queen size bed, bedroom 2 features a double bed and extra long twin bed. Our cottage can sleep up to 7 persons , as there is a queen size sofa sleeper in the living area, however we believe our guests are most comfortable with a maximum of 5 persons.

The owners enjoy cooking and entertaining so the kitchen is roomy and well equipped. Plenty of dishes, utensils, glassware, pots, pans and bake ware. Small Kitchen appliances include a microwave, toaster, coffee maker(with filters) blender, electric hand mixer, crock pot, mini food processor, pancake griddle and electric fry pan. Prepare your meals on a nice amount of counter top space while your family and friends visit at the small breakfast table located in the kitchen. A gas grill is provided for grilling outdoors.

There is docking space for your boat and a marina just a 3 block walk from the cottage for pontoon, jet ski, kayak or paddle boat rental. A public boat launch is conveniently located a short drive around the north side of Taylor Lake.

Enjoy peaceful lake views, fish or swim off the dock, kayak, canoe and watch the scenic wildlife or boat a short distance thru the nearby channel for water skiing on Rainbow Lake.

Situated in the village of King, 'Enchanted Way Cottage' is tucked away on a quiet lakeside street just a block or two from several unique shops, restaurants, bars, antique shops and a marina. At nearby 'Clear water Harbor' one can take in a cruise on the historic 'Chief Waupaca' paddle wheel boat, Watch your kids play on the playground while enjoying hand scooped ice cream, enjoy a beverage with full menu service, dance to live music on weekends or simply watch a sunset on their waterfront deck.

The historic Grand Army Home (built just after the Civil War) is a short walk from the cottage and features beautiful walking paths along the lake and a museum.

'Enchanted Way Cottage' is within a 5 minute drive to the city of Waupaca where you can shop for antiques, gifts, eat, visit the farmers market in the town square or take in a movie at the vintage theater.

Other area attractions include Hartman's Creek State Park, Crystal River canoe trips, a petting zoo at J.R's Sportsman's Bar and Grill, golf, kayaking or fly fishing on the numerous rivers and streams.

More Details

Linda and Larry Walbrun
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 15, 2017

About Linda and Larry Walbrun

Larry and Linda purchased 'Enchanted Way Cottage' as a gathering spot for our grown children and expanding family.

Linda knows what a hidden gem the Chain O' Lakes area is first hand having grown up there with wonderful memories of small town life and summers on 'The Chain'.

Waupaca has changed a lot over the years with a wider variety of restaurants,grocery stores and fast food chains, but you can still take in a good ol' Wisconsin fish fry or slice of homemade pie.

We hope you love visiting as much as our family does!

Linda and Larry Walbrun purchased this cottage in 2013


Waupaca Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Village ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Other - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen innerspring sofa sleeper is in living room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Twin bed is an extra long.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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(8 traveler reviews)

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Charming Classic Lakefront Cottage - Waupaca Chain 'O Lakes
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Sisters' Weekend

  • 5 of 5

My three sisters and I had a wonderful weekend. This cottage was everything we could have asked for. The kitchen had everything we could possibly need and it was all in very nice condition. The beds were very comfy. There was a terrific assortment of games to choose from. It was decorated perfectly and felt very comfy and cozy. The location was great for walking to shops and a few restaurants. Other places were all within a short driving distance. We would not hesitate to stay here again and would highly recommend it to anyone.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your thoughtful & kind review! We are so pleased we could host your "sister time" and that our accommodations met your needs. Helping family's & friends connect is a joy for us. Especially guests as respectful as you! You were indeed pure pleasure to host! We do hope you'll come back again! Thank you! Linda & Larry
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  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at the charming classic lakefront cottage. The property was just as described. The views were beautiful. We plan on making this the only cottage that we will stay at when we visit the chain. Thanks again

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words and for vacationing at our "little piece of the Chain". We are so pleased you had a great time. We hope you'll return for another visit! You were a pleasure to host!
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Still enchanted!

  • 5 of 5

Thanks again Linda and Larry, for the opportunity to share your little slice of heaven on the Chain, we had such a wonderful stay at your cottage again this year. It was a great pleasure to be able to meet face to face on our arrival and we so appreciate all the care and effort you put into making your place a true oasis.

We appreciated the new tips on places to check out...Simpson's supper club was the perfect spot to celebrate my birthday in WI supper club style, Neimuth's meat market was amazing...we went back two more times! The bacon! And we were fortunate to be there for the first picking of fresh strawberries at Turners Farm Market, what a treat !!

Loved the new Adirondak chairs on the dock and the fishing was great this year, my husband caught bass every day right off the dock or the shore! We enjoyed the kayaks and your dock accommodated our pontoon perfectly.

The worst part about our stay was that we had to leave....hoping you'll have us back again next year! Thanks again, ever so much.

Janet and Marc

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words and for taking such good care of Enchanted Way! We are so pleased you found some new spots to explore and found time to relax. So glad We finally got to meet! We look forward to your return next summer!
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Elmhurst. IL

A Charming and Welcoming Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

This is a charming and well appointed cottage in a great location in King, WI, close to a cluster of boutique shops. it is impeccably maintained and attractively decorated and has wonderful views of the lake. The owner couldn't be more accommodating in her desire to make your stay comfortable. It is almost as if you are staying in a friend's home. We look forward to returning again next year.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We came in long after dark, but found the cozy interior to be a wonderful welcome. After our long days' travel, we were delighted to find everything just like at home, so well thought out, comfortable, and fully equipped. The décor is was so welcoming, the bed is comfortable, and the quiet of the neighborhood is restorative!

With the morning light, we had our first true look at this adorable cottage, and found ourselves "high fiving" on our good choice in staying here. We enjoyed the lake view throughout the day and well into the evening, had some great times talking with the friendly neighbors, and enjoying the local restaurants. The fact that so many highlights of the area are within walking distance just added to our enjoyment of the wonderful community that surrounds you there.

We enjoy cooking quite a bit, and found the well stocked kitchen to be among the gems found throughout the cottage, aside from the beautiful view, this was our favorite.

Can not say enough good things about the condition of the cottage, clean and neat, well appointed in every way, and thoroughly enjoyable.

Thank you so much for your outstanding work in hosting us in your delightful cottage. We will look forward to a future return, and will encourage all our friends to look you up when they're considering rentals in Waupaca. Just excellent!!

David and Ken

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Town of Menasha

Hidden Gem of Waupaca's Chain O' Lakes!

  • 5 of 5

I rent a Waupaca Chain cottage each year, and by far, this is the best place I have stayed. The owners really understand how a vacation should be, and this is shown through the furniture, decor, stocked kitchen, and amenities. Whether I wanted to take out my boat, which I kept at their large dock, or use their canoe or kayaks, I had access onto the water in seconds. I would absolutely look to book here again, and I would recommend "The Enchanted Way Cottage" to anyone!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words Josh! We are so happy you and family enjoyed your stay. We would love to host you again in the future!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $200

***There is a one time Additional Cleaning Fee that is added to your quote:
***We require a 3 night minimum stay for Spring & Late Summer & Fall reservations
***7 night minimum stays during the Summer season
***Contact owner for November 1st thru March 31st availability***

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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