About the property
- Cottage1500 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 6 nights
4 BR/2 Bath Lake House Retreat
Our Kooaukee Island water-view home located on Bow Lake (accessible by car) was renovated spring 2014. The house has an open concept kitchen, living and dining area which offers a view of the lake. It has 4 bedrooms, 2 baths and a game room. Other amenities include washer and dryer, picnic table, gas grill, outdoor fire-pit. Although the home is not lakefront, the islands beautiful private peninsula shaped beach is just a very short walk away (300 feet) where you'll find picnic tables, charcoal grills, small playground, basketball hoop, horseshoes and a boat ramp. Perfect for the whole family. We also have 3 kayaks available for your use.
During the cold winter months you can enjoy snowshoeing, snowmobiling, cross country skiing, ice fishing and of course ice skating.
**Please note: Our target group are families/couples who are looking to enjoy themselves. We do not want loud partying groups as we respect our neighbors. If you are a loud partying group please do not inquire.
Hiking (Parker Mtn/Blue Job Mtn)
Golf (Nippo Lake)
Bedroom 1 - Master bedroom with queen and full bathroom
Bedroom 2 - Twin bunk beds
Bedroom 3 - Queen bed
Bedroom 4 - 2 Twin beds.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 26, 2018
We purchased the property in Oct 2013 and spent 9 mos refurbishing the whole house. Now we get to let folks enjoy our fully furnished home with a lake view and short walk to the islands private beach.
Cindy purchased this Cottage in 2013
What makes this Cottage unique
The island offers great kayaking opportunities. Our favorite activity is kayaking around the island. Within 45 minutes the trek takes you through open waters to shallow grassy channels where you can see fish, loons and spectacular views.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
We needed a place to accommodate relatives for a family funeral, and this house met our needs very well. It was close to where we needed to be, was in excellent condition, offered a good mix of beds/bedrooms, and had plenty of seating for our crowd. We enjoyed spending time with our loved ones taking walks and playing games on the porch, especially the shuffleboard! The owners were great.
A real gem!
This was our fourth visit to Bow Lake Family Getaway...the owners are great to communicate with, very responsive with any questions or concerns that come up. The lake is beautiful, and it is a very quiet spot. Lots to do right at the house with shuffleboard, air hockey, and outside games and fire pit. Also very close to ocean, mountains, and all kinds of hiking trails. Neighbors are very friendly as well. We love it!
Even more beautiful than advertised!!
We totally enjoyed our stay at Bow Lake--the house was even more beautiful than advertised! This home was equipped with absolutely everything we needed to make our stay comfortable and enjoyable. It was immaculately clean and well kept.
We had a small heating issue that the owners took care of immediately with very little inconvenience to us - They were very responsive and dedicated to making our stay the best possible experience! I would recommend this property to anyone looking to stay in this area!!
We're so happy you enjoyed your stay. We enjoyed having you as guests, it's even better when we get to meet our guests. Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review. We hope you come visit us again.
Just a few Pros and Cons to Consider
Pros: Because we have family that own property on Bow Lake we wanted to find something on or near the lake that would work well for 8 people, my wife, our daughter, her husband and four kids, ages from not-quite-two to 10. This four-bedroom, two-bath house on Koowaukee Island fit the bill. Well-equipped kitchen, laundry, lots of outdoor play things, a play room and plenty of board games as well as three kayaks to choose from kept everyone busy. The private, small, Island beach that is intended for homeowners is just the right size for younger children and a great place to enjoy your morning coffee. The owner was very responsive through the rental process and returned a portion of our damage deposit promptly. The price is right.
Cons: The house is an older house that has been renovated to some degree but you will find that several of the interior doors don’t close either because of being poorly installed or uneven floors. The casement, crank-out windows are also aged and don’t work smoothly. The bi-fold doors to the laundry appliances were typical, inexpensive doors that didn’t operate well in their tracks. The louvered slats were loose at the bottom when we arrived and as the week went on, several came loose and fell out. The screen door to the patio is not child-proof. It has nothing to protect it from either a child or adult walking into it. The screen was sprung slightly when we arrived but it only took our 20-month grandson one attempt to walk through it that pulled the cording from its groove. The house does have a portable A/C (I think it was an LG model) suitable for cooling up to 500 sq feet, certainly not sufficient for this four-bedroom, split-level design. We decided not to use it at all and were stunned when the owner informed us after our departure that their repairman had to spend time trying to fix it, for which a portion of our deposit monies were held. That was also the case for the screen door and bi-fold door slats. The reason for sharing all of this is to simply suggest that if you decide to rent this property, be sure to take plenty of pictures when you arrive.
Beautiful lake. Great home.
Owner provides everything anyone can want.
A lovely stay!
This was our third year and we loved it even more this year. Everything is so updated, clean and open. The design of the home works perfectly for our family with young children. The new pub table worked out really well for us as extra seating outside around the picnic table. We enjoyed fires every night in the fire pit out front. We were able to kayak and paddleboard every day on the beautiful Bow lake. The little ones enjoyed the playground every day as well. Cindy responds so quickly to any situations that arise. Ex: the fire pit blew out on the bottom and a new one was delivered the next day! Thanks for a lovely stay!
We're so happy you enjoyed another week on Bow Lake. Replacing the fire pit was a must, evening fires are a big part of the fun. Thank you for being such wonderful guests. We look forward to having you visit again. - Rob and Cindy
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Additional $25 per night for holiday stays.