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Delavan Lake Victorian Home - Perfect For Fun Filled Family/Friends Gatherings

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home with elevated 180 degree lakefront view from deck

We now accept credit cards (but at this time just for on-line bookings). PLEASE NOTE THAT WE DO ADD A 3% CREDIT CARD SURCHARGE DUE TO THE EXTRA PROCESSING FEE.

Our home is beautifully decorated for the holidays including a gorgeous Christmas tree and it is the perfect place for you and your loved ones to spend Christmas together.

Welcome to our family or friends get-away lakefront retreat which accommodates 2-3 families and sleeps up to 10 individuals. With 3.5 bathrooms, there is plenty of "bathroom privacy" unlike other vacation homes that sleep 10-15 individuals with just 2 bathrooms.

Young children are welcome and we have a full size crib in the master bedroom and a high chair in the kitchen. We recently redecorated our home with high end furniture and new Pottery Barn bedding which gives you a true "home-away-from-home" feeling.

Our home offers you the opportunity to escape the hectic city for the fun filled lakefront lifestyle with a private pier perfect for fishing and swimming. You can have the best of all worlds as our home is centrally located just 15 minutes from the wonderful Lake Geneva activities while you have the serenity of Lake Delavan awaiting you upon your return. Our home has convenient access to grocery shopping (Super Walmart, Piggy Wiggly and Aldi's) which is 5 minutes away.

Our home is set on a hill with 100 year oak trees in our lushly landscaped front yard while the rear of the home has a 180 degree panoramic view of Lake Delavan. There is a large deck with patio furniture and a large Weber gas grill where you can watch the sun rise and set over the lake. During the day, you can relax on the deck and grill out while watching your children swim in the lake.

If you have a boat, you can launch it at the nearby neighborhood marina which is just a one minute walk and dock it at our pier (limit of one boat please). If you would like to rent a pontoon boat, I have arranged with the marina for a special discounted multi-day rate on their 24 foot pontoon boat, which is available on a "first come first serve" basis (they also have fishing boats and a power boat for rent). We also have a two person kayak and two paddle boards for your enjoyment.

As a perfect ending to your fun filled day, you can watch the moonlight glisten on the shimmering water in complete solitude while enjoying your favorite beverage. Adding to the ambience, you can sit in Adirondack chairs around our new gas fire pit which overlooks the lake and make s'mores and roast marsh mellows.

You will park your cars in our spacious driveway ( we can accommodate up to 5 cars depending on size) and then walk up the long curving sidewalk through our secluded yard with the many 100+ year old oak trees. You will then enter our cozy home which is well-apppointed to maximize the pleasure of family gatherings while ensuring individual privacy.

When you walk into our home, you will see our large recently updated and well-equipped kitchen which has all the amenities that you would have in your own home. Next to the kitchen is a large dining area. Adjacent to the dining area is a spacious family room with a gas fireplace and windows on three sides which provide spectacular south, west and east lake views. From the family room, you can walk out onto the large elevated deck which has the Weber gas grill and patio furniture with a large rectangular umbrella shade.

Upstairs there are 3 bedrooms with Pottery Barn bedding and 2 full baths. In the very large master bedroom with a cathedral ceiling and which has an elevated 2 sided lake view, there is a king bed, full baby crib, large closets and a private master bath with standup shower. The other two bedrooms each have queen beds (one of these bedrooms has a nice lake view) and they share the adjacent full bathroom which has a shower over the tub.

In the English basement, we have furnished it to be the perfect 'hangout', especially if you have children that want their own space (and which you will be very glad to provide them with!) There is a large rec room with a 49 inch LED smart TV, a foosball table and a futon which can sleep 2 individuals. In a separate area with its own door is a large bedroom with bunk beds (a twin bed and a full bed) along with a full bathroom including a standup shower.

We have high speed internet (true 60 meg download) and cable with HBO and Showtime. We also have great central A/C as well.

You can be assured that we are experienced vacation home owners who meet the needs of our guests based on our 4.95 rating with over 25 reviews as well as a 4.9 rating (based on over 50 reviews) on another home we previously rented on VRBO. We know that you want to have a stress free vacation in an exceptionally clean and well appointed home and and we will ensure that everything we control is done timely and correctly.

We do allow, on a case-by-case basis, one small (less than 25 pounds) well behaved non-water dog. If you feel your furry child meets this criteria, please call us to discuss this further. We do charge a $25/day pet fee and a refundable $200 pet security deposit.

Please note that our home is in an area where our neighbors are in close proximity and we want to ensure that our neighbors' ability to enjoy their tranquility is not impeded. NO HOUSE OR BACHELOR/ETTE PARTIES ARE ALLOWED. If you are planning this type of activity, do not rent this home as you will lose your entire $500 security deposit if we determine that you have rented our home under false pretenses.

More Details

Joe Aceto
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 5, 2018

About Joe Aceto

I am a retired senior manager and I pride myself on giving my guests the ability to have a perfect family gathering by being attentive to their needs and paying close attention to details. My wife works at Northwestern Hospital and loves to decorate our homes with Pottery Barn bedding and accessories. As mentioned above, my wife and I are experienced vacation home hosts with very high VRBO review ratings (4.9 stars). This experience gives us the ability to provide you with a very professional reservation process and stress-free vacation. We also can assure you that we will under promise and over deliver so you can have the family vacation of a lifetime!

Joe Aceto purchased this house in 2014

Why Joe Aceto chose Delavan Lake

We love Lake Delavan and bought our first lakefront home in 2011 which we rented on VRBO for several years. In 2014, this home became available to us and we decided to purchase it with the intention of renting it to families and friends gatherings so they could have the same enjoyment that we have had staying on Lake Delavan.

What makes this house unique

You will love the panoramic lake views which are all the more spectacular since we are set up on a hillside. Early in the morning or in the evening, you will hear nothing but the occasional duck or goose and if you are lucky a loon!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful time at the Aceto vrbo. The home was very spacious, comfortable, and beautiful. The view of the lake was spectacular! Our family took great advantage of the pier with our boat, paddle boards, and fishing. Our grandsons caught many large mouth bass--enough to have a family fish fry. The beds were very comfortable and we had plenty of room for everyone. We enjoyed cooking in the furnished kitchen and we had great family fellowship around the large dining table. All of their accommodations met and exceeded our expectations. The owners were a pleasure to work with, timely in our contacts, and more than happy to meet our needs. We highly recommend their home for any family that wants to enjoy the beauty of Lake Delavan. You won't be disappointed!!!!!
Jul 2015
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Delavan Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , on main level
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Master bath
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shared with 2 bedrooms
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , In English basement
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 bunk bed , Bunk bed has a twin and a full mattresses
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming


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Delavan Lake Victorian Home - Perfect For Fun Filled Family/Friends Gatherings
average rating of 4.970588 based on 35 reviews

Sweet house with character

  • 5 of 5

Very clean home with a lot of character. Comfortable rooms, great kitchen and fireplace with all the amenities. We did miss having a TV on the main level though.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pam, I am glad that you and your family enjoyed our home for your New Year's Eve weekend get-together. We strive to provide each of our guests with a very clean home as we know that makes the difference. I understand your preference for a TV on the main level though we have consciously not put a TV there (and have the 49 inch TV in the English basement) based on the overwhelming feedback from our guests. Our main guest structure is family gatherings and people have stated that they like the fact that the TV is not on the main level as this encourages the family interaction that they came to Lake Delavan to experience. The most common comment we receive is "we can always watch TV at home or downstairs at your home but we don't have the opportunity to have the whole family together very often". We will continue to monitor our guests' preference in this area and if we find that there is strong desire for a TV on the main level we will meet our guests' needs.
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Great Property!

  • 5 of 5

The owners were very accommodating even with our unusual circumstances and terrific to work with. It was a wonderful home; very spacious and clean. I definitely recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Maria, I appreciate you acknowledging the extra effort that went into making your reservation a "win win" for both parties. I always try to put myself in the position of our potential guests and then work on figuring out potential solutions that meet both of our interests.
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Great Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My mother, four sisters and I enjoyed a long weekend in Joe's lovely home. It is quite beautiful inside, with lovely bedrooms and a great bunk room downstairs. The kitchen is very updated and well stocked. The jewel, though, is the deck overlooking the lake. We spent the majority of our time out there, enjoying the weather, scenery and good company.

It was a really great weekend!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Carolyn, it was a pleasure seeing you, your mother and sisters enjoying each other's company while relaxing and laughing on the deck overlooking the lake. The weather could not have been better! Our home can easily accommodate a family get-together or a girls getaway and many people comment on how the layout of the home allows for socializing or private time as needed. We have stocked the kitchen with all the appliances and utensils needed for cooking a special meal for a large group. I hope you can visit with us again.
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Awesome Fall Stay on Lake Delavan!

  • 5 of 5

Joe & Bea's rental house was simply lovely, very homey and beautifully decorated. We were celebrating with 9 friends who have known each other for over 30 years. We had a great time playing cards, watching baseball and football games and snacking and grilling out. The on-line pictures don't do their home justice, it is even more beautiful in person. We all can't wait to visit again, there was plenty of space for all of us.

Thanks for the memories!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Melanie, it was a true pleasure to see all of your longtime friends enjoying our home. Our home is designed and decorated to provide larger groups with plenty of comfortable "hang out" space while also providing for individual privacy when desired. Bea and I hope you guys can join us again in the future.
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Super cute and immaculately maintained!

  • 5 of 5

This house was at the back of a really cute courtyard on one side and right on the lake on the other. My family rented this property as a getaway for my dad's birthday and a way for everyone to spend time with the first grandchild in the family. It was perfect! There was plenty of space to hang out, cook and eat together and overall spend quality time together. You can tell right away that Joe and his wife maintain and clean this house with a lot of care and love. We'll definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Krystle, Bea and I really enjoyed meeting your family and seeing the obvious enjoyment everyone had while staying at our home. We know that our guests expect a high level of cleanliness as well as a home that is maintained meticulously and we consistently work to meet that expectation. Thank you for your kind comments and we hope you can return soon!
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Wonderful, homey getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This lakefront home was very pleasant and comfortable. The views of the lake from the master bedroom and living room were gorgeous and we enjoyed our getaway here tremendously. Joe and Bea, the owners, live close by and are so friendly and welcoming! The included tandem kayak and paddle boards were great fun and the new fire pit just off the lake was awesome too! Lots of great restaurants and shopping within a short distance. Whether just a couple looking for a quiet retreat as we were, or a larger family get together, this home will provide all you require and them some. We will not hesitate to return when we need another few days of relaxing lake time! :)

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mary and Earel, Bea and I really enjoyed meeting and talking with both of you. Given both of your hectic schedules, it made us feel good that you were able to get away and relax for a much deserved weekend off. We hope you can stay at our home again soon!
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Lakelawn Resort
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Route 50
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Village Supper Club
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Delavan Lake Beach
Car: necessary

Just 15 minutes from renown Lake Geneva with its quaint lakefront shopping district and many wonderful restaurants. You can walk along the shoreline of Lake Geneva and get a close up view of the many incredible homes of 'the rich and famous'. These homes are an amazing collection of architectural styles from the late 1880's to the present.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $175 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.5%

No refunds made (except for $500 security deposit) if reservations are cancelled less than 60 days prior to arrival, unless we are able to re-rent the original timeframe.

Daily pet fee, if approved, of $25/day as well as refundable $200 security deposit.

Credit cards accepted through Homeaway on-line booking. A 3% surcharge is added by owner due to processing fees.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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