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Quiet Peaceful getaway- Great weekly summer discounts!!

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 2,050 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Beautifully Remodeled 3+ Bed, 3 Bath On The Shores Of Lake Waubesa

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.

This is a family style rental for quiet enjoyment, we want our guests to have a good time, but guest absolutely must be respectful of our neighbors and community. No bachelor/ bachelorette parties, drunken behavior or loud noise is allowed. please read the rules before booking to avoid any issues. We do allow pets, but there is a 45lb limit on dog size and Dogs must be leashed if they don't respond immediately to commands ( be honest about this) Dogs absolutely may not enter neighbors yards, security deposit will be forfeited immediately if they do.

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.

More Details

Owner
Steve
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 28, 2017

About Steve

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.

Steve purchased this house in 2011

Why Steve chose South Central

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.

What makes this house unique

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.

Amenities

McFarland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2050 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Upstairs bath with double vanity and spacious custom shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , jetted tub , Huge downstairs bath with enormous jetted soaking tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2nd bedroom with lake views
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom with a King Bed and Lake views
    Living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Pull out sleeper sofa in living room
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , 2 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , A twin with a trundle twin, and a Double over Double bunk.
    Basement - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sleeper sofa and sleeping nook for full inflatable
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
This is a family style rental for quiet enjoyment, we want our guests to have a good time, but guest absolutely must be respectful of our neighbors and community. No bachelor/ bachelorette parties, drunken behavior or loud noise is allowed. please read the rules before booking to avoid any issues. We do allow pets, but there is a 45lb limit on dog size and Dogs must be leashed if they don't respond immediately to commands ( be honest about this) Dogs absolutely may not enter neighbors yards, security deposit will be forfeited immediately if they do.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(55 traveler reviews)

Quiet Peaceful getaway- Great weekly summer discounts!!
average rating of 4.7090907 based on 55 reviews
5

Excellent House in a great location with everything you'd need

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house and the lake (s) are awesome. The house had everything we needed and then some. The owner was easy to work with as well. My only advice is to bring as few vehicles as possible as parking is a bit scarce. It did not bother us at all though. We enjoyed our stay and plan to book again next year if available.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Relaxing Week on the Lake

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I stayed 6 days in this Lake house, at times with 2 other couples and our two dogs. There were plenty of sleeping options and the master bed was very comfy! The house sits right on the lake so there's not a lot of space for hanging out back BUT the entertainment options inside make up for that! It was raining and cold 5 out of our 6 days so we were thankful for the fireplace, hot tub, and shuffleboard! The kitchen was huge and fully stocked so we cooked a few meals but being sooo close to Madison we were able to do some fine dining and shopping most days! The 3 bars up the road were friendly and the trail around the corner will be done this summer and looks awesome! We would love to come back, hopefully when it's warmer and we could enjoy the lake! Steve made it very easy to check in and responded quickly to any questions we had!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Crystal Beach
4

Lovely safe neighborhood

  • 4 of 5

This was a family affair getaway with plenty of room for us all sleep and have our own space. The home met all of our needs. THANKS STEVE!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bartlett il
4

Spring Break

  • 4 of 5

Very cozy and comfy place to stay. Loved all the game options. Location was great. Owner was fast to reply with any questions I had.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Solid overall value!

  • 4 of 5

We've stayed here twice now. A little bit of an older house but with modern amenities. Love the cozy beds, bathrooms, hot tub, and games! Steve is extremely helpful and nice!

Only minor complaint is that the house is a little dry. But, that's what happens when you stay somewhere in the winter in Wisconsin.

Would definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

home away from home

  • 5 of 5

As soon as you walk in, you get the "cabin in the woods" vibe that just makes you want to cuddle up with a nice glass of wine =) The house provided all of the necessities, including paper towels, laundry detergent, hand soap, toilet paper, etc (I brought it all up, just in case. Not all VRBO properties are fully stocked...) The home was spacious and we LOVED the kitchen. Gorgeous sunset views and cozy beds. Only complaint: the coffee maker takes about 90 minutes to brew. No exaggeration. All in all, we had a wonderful weekend and will certainly be planning another trip to McFarland to stay at this lovely home on the lake!!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Madison Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
5100 Bar and Grill
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Yahara Hills Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
I 90-94
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
5100 Bar and Grill
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Cascade Mountain
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
McDaniel Park
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

McFarland House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 2017
May 26 2017 - Oct 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
$300
From
$700
Fri,Sat
$2,100
$8,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
 
4th of July 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$2,700
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$200
From
$400
Fri,Sat
$1,150
$2,700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $150
cleaning fee $175

This is a family style rental for quiet enjoyment, we want our guests to have a good time, but guest absolutely must be respectful of our neighbors and community. No bachelor/ bachelorette parties, drunken behavior or loud noise is allowed. please read the rules before booking to avoid any issues. We do allow pets, but there is a 45lb limit on dog size and Dogs must be leashed if they don't respond immediately to commands ( be honest about this) Dogs absolutely may not enter neighbors yards, security deposit will be forfeited immediately if they do.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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