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- Minimum stay:2-4 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
This is the perfect lake house getaway. Our property offers the best off all worlds. We are on a 3000 acre, 35 foot deep lake with all the sporting activities you can hope for with tons of conservation land all around so you feel like you are up north. The good news is that we are 2 hours from Chicago, 70 mins from Milwaukee and most importantly only 6 miles to Capital and UW- Madison campus in downtown Madison. The entertainment and dining options are endless in a place like Madison. The house itself offers both the feel of a northwoods cabin, but with brand new super modern bathrooms, 2 year old kitchen and a newly finished basement.
Our house was built in the late 1800s as an ice house. It retains all of the charm of the original knotty pine walls and 100 year old hard wood floors. When we bought the place, we brought 21st century amenities to this 19th century gem. The property offers 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths including a huge soaking tub. The kitchen features granite counters, new appliances, a breakfast bar and all the modern convenience. There is a dining room off the kitchen which can seat as many as 10-12 for a dinner party. The living room has a cozy fireplace, a nice seating area, large flat screen tv with cable shuffleboard game and even a stand up video game for the kids (or grown up kids!) The first floor also has a brand new washer/ dryer and a full bath with the huge soaking tub.
Upstairs has all 3 bedrooms. A spacious master bedroom with a king sized bed, a charm filled 2nd bedroom with a queen bed and the kids room featuring a full over queen bunk bed and a twin with another trundle twin underneath. This versatile room can maximize capacity, or it can be a nice relaxing room for a couple.
The basement was just refinished and features a lovely seating area for the family with a TV. There is an arcade style bubble hockey game, a small sleeping area and a bar with seating for 4 and a refrigerator. The bar was a wonderful project where we reused the 100 year old wood counter top from the original counter top in the baitshop part of the icehouse. This house has so much history and we really did our best to accentuate it.
The enclosed sunroom has the hot tub with amazing views of the sunsets and the lake. There is a lakeside deck and fire pit in the yard as well as a nice long pier which leads to perfect sandy bottom swimming. There is an oversize BBQ grill and a basketball hoop along side of the house.
You can trailer your boat to the nearby public boat launch about 1.5 miles away. The fishing is fantastic, and as the least congested of the Madison chain. Lake Waubesa is an amazing lake that you will remember for years to come.
Member since: 2010
- 1850 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Events Allowed
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Pets Considered
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- DVD Player
- Botanical Garden
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Roller Blading
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Dining Room
- Seating for 10 people
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Deck / Patio:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 12 - May 14, 2017
2 night min stay
May 26 - Oct 1, 2017
4 night min stay
4th of July 2016
Jul 1 - Jul 3, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- cleaning fee $150
- Refundable Damage Deposit $250
- Pet Fee $150
- Taxes Not included
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Year Purchased: 2011
About the owner: One of my best friends and I went to UW- Madison for college and have never been able to get Madison out of our minds. He moved to Milwaukee, and I got involved in real estate in Chicago. As years went by, we got to thinking about getting a lake house together up north for our families to enjoy for years to come, but we kept getting together back in Madison and having a great time. So eventually it dawned on us that we should look at Lake Waubesa. Its close enough to take a taxi if a night on the State Street is what you are looking for, but when you are on the water you feel like you drove 5 hours north. It all made so much sense that we went for it, and we are so happy that we did.
Why the Owner Chose McFarland, WI, USA:
This property checked all boxes that we were looking for. Its close enough to Madison to ride bikes to downtown, or catch a cab home. In all the years we still are exploring new restaurants and nightlife, but when we come back to the house its like being a million miles away from our big city lives. We lounge in the hot tub, make a fire outside, or inside depending on the weather, or walk to one of the four bars/ restaurants within a quarter mile or so. McFarland has a small town feel that we just love, but we also love catching a concert at the Barrymore, getting produce at the famous Madison farmers market at the capital building, or a catching a Basketball game at the Kohl center. With this house we get to have the best of both worlds.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Enjoy watching the sun go down over the lake after a relaxing day of waterskiing, swimming and playing. Retire to the hot tub for a night cap, or build a fire in the fire pit or fire place. Enjoy relaxing times with your friends and family the way that we do when we are at the lake. It really doesn't get any better than this.
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View of Lake Waubesa and fire pit
Charming living room with fireplace, lake views and cable TV
Amazing setting for an incredible home
Dining room. Table has another leaf and folding chairs allow seating for 10-12
recently remodelled upstairs bathroom
View from the hot tub in the daytime
Master Bedroom with King bed and lake views
Full over Full in versatile 3rd bedroom
Trundle opened and raised to create another King bed in versatile 3rd bedroom
Basement bar area with bubble hockey game. Great place to relax some more!
You should fill those chairs. It doesn't get any better than this.
Brand new Chefs Kitchen with all the amenities
Pull out sleeper sofa in spacious yet cozy living room
Breakfast bar comes in so handy
Fun and games!! NFL Blitz 2000 and shuffleboard
Relaxation!! Hot tub at night!
Spa like soaking tub in full bathroom downstairs
Second bedroom with queen bed and lake views
Trundle opened for extra sleeping spots for the kids. Versitile 3rd Bedroom
Basement family room w/ huge pullout sectional couch and cable TV. Family time!
Mudroom / laundry room
Dead end street, Lots of room for the cars and a game of B-ball, grill provided
Winter is fun too. Bring the ice fishing gear!!
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Monday, December 05, 2016
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