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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

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.

Owner

Member since: 2010

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/26/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 1850 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    Pack n' play is provided...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    2nd bedroom with lake views...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Master Bedroom with a King Bed and Lake views...moreless

  • Living room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Pull out sleeper sofa in living room...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 double, 2 twin/ single, 1 bunk bed

    A twin with a trundle twin, and a Double over Double bunk. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Upstairs bath with double vanity and spacious custom shower...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower, jetted tub

    Huge downstairs bath with enormous jetted soaking tub...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Full sized arcade game nfl blitz 2000, Shuffleboard, ping pong and bubble hockey...moreless

  • Video Games:

    Wii and a stand up nfl blitz 2000 game...moreless

  • Video Library

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Lakefront

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

Dining

  • Dining:

    Large dining room off of the kitchen with seating for as many as 10-12...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central Air...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Very large with plenty of seating, a tv with cable, fireplace,a shuffleboard game and a stand up video game for hours of fun...moreless

  • Parking:

    Street parking is very easy...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee Maker is provided...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    All dishes and utensils are provided...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    There is a dishwasher...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Newly remodeled in 2013 with new cabinets, appliances and countertops...moreless

Outside

  • Boat:

    Bring your boat and put it in 1.5 miles away...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Gorgeous sunset views from our relaxing deck and backyard....moreless

  • Golf:

    Many courses nearby, closest is Yahara Hills at about 2 miles. University Ridge is the area's championship course....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Perfect place for it....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Cascade Mountain or Devils Head resort 40 miles north. Tyrol bason 12 miles away. ...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Please bring your own...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    On our enclosed lakeside porch with amazing lake and sunset views. Amazing in all seasons!...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Graduation Weekend
May 12 - May 14, 2017
2 night min stay
$750
Summer 2017
May 26 - Oct 1, 2017
4 night min stay
$300 $700
Fri, Sat
$2,100 $8,000
4th of July 2016
Jul 1 - Jul 3, 2017
3 night min stay

$2,700
flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$200 $400
Fri, Sat
$1,150 $2,700

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • 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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Location

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

Car: Recommended

 

Owner info

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.


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/26/2016

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Photos

  • View of Lake Waubesa and fire pit

    View of Lake Waubesa and fire pit

  • Charming living room with fireplace, lake views and cable TV

    Charming living room with fireplace, lake views and cable TV

  • Amazing setting for an incredible home

    Amazing setting for an incredible home

  • Dining room.  Table has another leaf and folding chairs allow seating for 10-12

    Dining room. Table has another leaf and folding chairs allow seating for 10-12

  • recently remodelled upstairs bathroom

    recently remodelled upstairs bathroom

  • View from the hot tub in the daytime

    View from the hot tub in the daytime

  • Master Bedroom with King bed and lake views

    Master Bedroom with King bed and lake views

  • Full over Full in versatile 3rd bedroom

    Full over Full in versatile 3rd bedroom

  • Trundle opened and raised to create another King bed 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!

    Basement bar area with bubble hockey game. Great place to relax some more!

  • Just beautiful

    Just beautiful

  • You should fill those chairs.  It doesn't get any better than this.

    You should fill those chairs. It doesn't get any better than this.

  • Brand new Chefs Kitchen with all the amenities

    Brand new Chefs Kitchen with all the amenities

  • Pull out sleeper sofa  in spacious yet cozy living room

    Pull out sleeper sofa in spacious yet cozy living room

  • Breakfast bar comes in so handy

    Breakfast bar comes in so handy

  • Fun and games!!  NFL Blitz 2000 and shuffleboard

    Fun and games!! NFL Blitz 2000 and shuffleboard

  • Relaxation!!  Hot tub at night!

    Relaxation!! Hot tub at night!

  • Spa like soaking tub in full bathroom downstairs

    Spa like soaking tub in full bathroom downstairs

  • Second bedroom with queen bed and lake views

    Second bedroom with queen bed and lake views

  • Trundle opened for extra sleeping spots for the kids.  Versitile 3rd Bedroom

    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!

    Basement family room w/ huge pullout sectional couch and cable TV. Family time!

  • Mudroom / laundry room

    Mudroom / laundry room

  • Dead end street, Lots of room for the cars and a game of B-ball, grill provided

    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!!

    Winter is fun too. Bring the ice fishing gear!!

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Monday, December 05, 2016

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