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

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

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

August Specials:

August 20-24th or August 28th - September 1st (2 nights $845, 3 nights $1095 or 4 nights $1295)

August 24-27th or August 25-28th $1395

Please note you will have to click on "Contact Owner" to receive these special discounted rates

All prices are plus $175 cleaning fee and 5.5% sales tax

We now accept credit cards (but at this time just for on-line bookings). Please note that we do add a 3% surcharge due to the extra processing fee. It is always your choice whether you prefer to send an inquiry directly to us via email or whether you prefer to do an on-line booking request.

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

Owner
Joe Aceto
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
August 12, 2017

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 Southeast

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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Amenities

Delavan Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
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
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Delavan Lake Victorian Home - Perfect For Fun Filled Family/Friends Gatherings
average rating of 4.964286 based on 29 reviews
Phoenix, Arizona
5

Great Wisconsin Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This is a very well kept home. One of the best we have stayed at in Wisconsin over the last 8 years of renting. Owners were fantastic. Location to Geneva is great. Delavan is a sleepy town, but the lake was hopping on the weekend. Music festival, lots of boats taking advantage of the lake. The fishing was very good, lots of bass, perch and Blue Gills for the kids to catch. There is a nice lake path in front of the home for walks on the water.

House is within 10 mins. from grocery store and wal-mart. Very convenient. The house had everything we needed and more. Plus the marina is 3 lots away, which makes boat rentals a breeze. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Robert and Rachel, thank you for such a nice review with a lot of specific observations that certainly will be useful to our potential guests. Bea and I really enjoyed getting to meet you and your extended family and it was a pleasure to see all of you enjoying our home and the lake. We hope you can come back next year for more of that great Wisconsin summer weather!
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5

Expectations Exceeded!

  • 5 of 5

My family (2 adults and 2 tweens) stayed at this property on Delevan Lake in Mid July for a quick vacation and to reunite with old friends. There was space to spare, and some of the rooms went unused even. The property is immaculate; it is impeccably maintained, tastefully decorated, beautifully furnished and well stocked with necessities and more. We spent our time swimming, boating, kayaking, paddle boarding, walking, and dining. We saw a lot of people fishing as well, and they seemed pleased with their catches! The surrounding neighbors were very friendly and restaraunts, general shopping, gas stations, etc were a short 5 minute drive away. It is a very safe area for guests of all ages. My only regret is that we did not have enough time to enjoy the surrounding attractions (such as zip lining, horseback riding, some performances near by, etc.). The owners were very easy to reach, friendly, flexible, and prompt to respond with any communications we had during the reservation process. We hope to return next year for a longer stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Besa, it was a pleasure to meet you, Jason and your children. I really enjoyed watching your kids paddle-board with a constant smile on their faces! Our home can accommodate a single family up to a 3 generational family reunion and still provide privacy when needed and plenty of gathering space in the family room and the deck overlooking the lake. I hope you can return next year and take advantage of all the activities that our area has to offer. And, thank you for taking wonderful care of our home and our furnishings.
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5

Perfect all around!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at this home. The house is very well kept up and has everything one would need to live the lake life with the comforts of a home. We stayed in this house with 6 adults and 3 children under 3 and it was spacious for all of us and accommodated all of our needs. We loved waking up with the lake outside our door. There was lots of outdoor areas for us to just hang out - the deck, lawn chairs, fire pit and pier allowed us to spend lots of time outdoors. We even walked to a few local bars and coffee shops nearby. Great location and home all around! The owners are wonderful and accommodating as well. All around it was the perfect week, we cannot wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Deanna, it was an absolute pleasure meeting you and your entire family. I received great satisfaction seeing your family enjoy all that our home and the lake has to offer. I truly hope you can come back soon and live the "lake life" again!
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5

Nicer than home!

  • 5 of 5

What a great home to vacation in. Sometimes rental homes don't live up to the pictures but this one exceeded them. The home is right on the water and the owner is very helpful if any concerns arise. Also, I must mention the brand new bedding on each bed. Wow, nicer than home.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lora, it was a pleasure to meet you and your family. I appreciate you commenting on the bedding as my wife is a bedding "aficionado" and Pottery Barn is her go-to place for her bedding. Even with the new professional photos we use for VRBO, it's nice to know that our home is better than than those photos!
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5

Total relaxation!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this lovely home with our children and grandchildren. It was immaculate and had everything we needed to start our vacation. There is plenty to do on the lake or in the area, however, we all were content to relax, read, fish, play games, and go for an occasional boat ride. The view of the lake is perfect. Joe, the owner was more than gracious in insuring our comfort and that we had everything we needed. He even bought a fire pit and installed it so we could enjoy it before we left!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jennie, it was a pleasure to meet you and your family. I'm glad that you enjoyed yourself at our home and I agree, the elevated view of the lake is wonderful. The timing was perfect for you to be the first to enjoy our gas fire pit which overlooks the lake and as your husband says, it makes perfect toasted marsh mellows! I hope you can stay with us again.
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Beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this home for a family fishing vacation with 3 families. There was plenty of room for everyone. The home was beautifully decorated and very clean. The kids were able to fish off the pier whenever they wanted, or play the games provided when the weather didn't cooperate. We all had an amazing stay and would love to return! Thank you Joe and Bea!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: April, I'm so glad your extended family had a fun filled vacation at our home! Our guests continually comment on our home's spacious layout that allows privacy when needed and plenty of family gathering areas in the family room and the deck overlooking the lake. I am continually amazed at the large fish that our guests have caught right off our pier and it also provides the launching spot for our 2 person kayak and stand up paddle boards. Thank you for taking wonderful care of our home and i hope you can return soon.
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
milwaukee
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Cattails
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.

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Rates & Availability

Delavan Lake 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 (ex. July 4th weeknd)
Jun 16 2017 - Aug 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
$545
From
$595
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$4,050
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 21 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$545
From
$595
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,750
 
 
Fall
Sep 5 2017 - Oct 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$375
From
$395
Fri,Sat
$2,350
 
 
Winter (except holidays)
Oct 31 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
$295
From
$325
Fri,Sat
$1,950
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 23 2017 - Nov 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,195
Flat fee
 
 
Christmas
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$395
 
 
New Years
Dec 29 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
$445
 
 
Winter 2018
Jan 3 2018 - Mar 29 2018
2 night minimum stay
$325
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Pet Fee $25
Damage Deposit $500

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.
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