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Charming Cottage on 3-Acres, 625-Feet of Lakefront. Lake Views from Every Room!

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Stilling putting on shakes, but seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.

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Last updated: 05/24/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
  • Sleeps:12
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

4-bedroom, 2-bath, sleeps 16

If you want to hang with your family and/or friends on the lake, with plenty of room to play, this is the place for you. We've completely rehabbed this 1949 cottage on Meta Lake near Eagle River. This extremely private property gives you 3 acres on which to play, picnic, walk and meditate. It has 4 bedrooms, 2 baths with plenty of room for kids and dogs. You'll can use our 2 canoes, 2 kayaks, huge swim platform, 3 piers, fishing cribs and swimming, sandy beach, 2 fire pits, wood fireplace, and comfortable beds. Owned by an interior designer and a contractor, so it's been updated (and almost always plans for more in the works).

We've purposely kept it comfortable and not too fancy. Every bedroom really does have a lake view. Very very charming!

Note: This cottage is our family's vacation home and is almost always in some stage of remodeling -- Right now we're working on adding a garage with sleeping quarters upstairs and covered porches.

Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/24/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1700 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 12
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Please note: Our children are teens, so this house has not been "baby proofed." ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    We charge $75 for the first dog and $50 for each additional dog per week. $35 for weekends. Guests must pick up/clean up after their dogs. No pets on the furniture or beds. ...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Concierge

Suitability

  • Limited Accessibility

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12-14

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

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  • Bedroom 3: 2 double

    Double bed bunk beds (sleeps 1 adult or 2 children) ...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 3 double

    1 double bed and a double bunk beds (4 adults or 6 children)...moreless

  • Dresser in each bedroom. All bedrooms have lots of windows with lake views. There is also a pack and play available (bring your own sheets). ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

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  • Soft water and plenty of water pressure.

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television:

    No cable, but plenty of movies. ...moreless

  • Toys:

    Beach toys are available, frisbee, games, etc. ...moreless

  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    We have 625 feet or so of lakefront since we're on a peninsula. There is a large sandy beach that's shallow a long way out. Perfect for getting sun, swimming, wading and floating. ...moreless

  • Downtown:

    Downtown Eagle River is 2.5 miles from our driveway. Downtown Three Lakes is 6.5 miles from our driveway. ...moreless

  • Lake View:

    Lake view from all 4 bedrooms ...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    We have 625 feet of lakefront. There is one sandy beach, but it's actually fairly shallow and sandy all along the lakefront and you can walk or float from one pier to another. (There are 3 piers). ...moreless

  • Rural:

    Extremely private. You can see no other homes from our property except those across the lake. ...moreless

  • Water View:

    Every bedroom in the cottage (and every room except bathrooms) have lake views. ...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    It's a beautiful, shallow lakefront that's almost all sandy. Every spot is sunny and shady at different times of the day, so you can always stay cool or in the sun, as you prefer. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    With a lake view -- dining table with built in bench and chairs seats up to 10. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    No air conditioning as it's not generally needed. Close up house if it gets humid and it will stay cool. Plenty of ceiling fans. ...moreless

  • Internet:

    Yes -- Wif Fi available...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Sheets and pillowcases available for a $25 fee per bed. Kitchen linens are provided. You must bring your own bath towels, wash cloths and hand towels. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Looks out over the lake and beach through a beautiful woods. Complete privacy. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    Plenty of trailer and car parking. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Cuisinart with timer, french press, Italian stovetop espresso maker...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Everything you need! ...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Brand new...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Dishwasher, convection oven/microwave, porcelain farm sink, gas stove. ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Convection oven/microwave...moreless

  • Oven:

    Stove has oven and there is also a convection oven/microwave. ...moreless

Outside

  • Boat:

    Classic Crestliner available for rental -- $550 per week or $100 per day. Not fancy, but plenty of fun !...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Canoe ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    2 gas grills and a charcoal Weber grill. ...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    tube for pulling behind boat available for use. ...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
Jun 3 - Aug 26, 2017
5 night min stay
$375

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Fall
Sep 5 - Sep 14, 2017
2 night min stay
$250 $25
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Nightly Rate
Sep 15 - Sep 16, 2017
2 night min stay
$275 $275
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Fall
Sep 17 - Sep 21, 2017
2 night min stay
$250 $25
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Nightly Rate
Sep 22 - Sep 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$300 $300
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Nightly Rate
Oct 1 - Oct 14, 2017
2 night min stay
$300 $300
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Cranberry Fest
Oct 6 - Oct 8, 2017
3 night min stay

$900
flat fee
Fall
Oct 15 - Oct 19, 2017
2 night min stay
$250 $25
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Nightly Rate
Oct 20 - Oct 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$250 $250
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Nightly Rate
Nov 1 - Dec 20, 2017
2 night min stay
$250 $250
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Nightly Rate
Dec 21 - Dec 21, 2017
3 night min stay
$300 $300
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Nightly Rate
Dec 22 - Dec 26, 2017
3 night min stay
$350 $350
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Nightly Rate
Dec 27 - Dec 28, 2017
3 night min stay
$300 $300
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Nightly Rate
Dec 29 - Jan 1, 2018
3 night min stay
$350 $350
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Nightly Rate
Jan 2 - Feb 28, 2018
3 night min stay
$300 $300
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Nightly Rate
Mar 1 - May 7, 2018
2 night min stay
$250
$2,100

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$300
$2,100

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning fee $100
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Sheet rental per bed $25
  • Pet Fee $50
  • Tax Rate 10%

Notes:

Price includes all amenities at the property such as rowboat, canoe, kayaks, and water toys. It does not include any power boats or pontoon boats. They can be rented at the nearby marina.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.


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Last updated: 05/24/2017
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Location

6 Miles
Nearest Airport
Eagle River Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Lumpy's
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
Eagle River Golf Course
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Lumpy's
Eagle River, WI, USA
Nearest Beach
On property

Car: Necessary

The famous Eagle River/Three Lakes chain of lakes is just next door to our lake and, if you have a boat, there's a public ramp close by. Our lake is lovely in that it's private in that there isn't a public boat ramp. Our neighbors water ski, pontoon and fish all over the lake, so there's always activity -- without the crazy hubbub you'll find on the chain. The best of both worlds.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014

About the owner: Hi! We're Tim and Lisa Meidl and this cottage is our happy place that we are thrilled to be able to share. Lisa is a writer and interior designer (and a newly minted realtor) and Tim has a master's degree in education, but is taking a break to run his business, 7 Hills Remodeling. We have three children, Isabel is a sophomore at UW-Madison studying psychology, Colin is a senior in high school and Eden is a sophomore. (The photo is a little out of date, but we're too busy to update it!)

Why the Owner Chose Eagle River, WI, USA:
We've always loved the Northwoods. In 2014, we leased and ran a resort -- Twilight Cove -- on this same lake. The first summer, we sold out and were camping in our car on check-in Saturdays because we had no place to stay. This house was on the market for years, being marked as a tear down. We saw an opportunity to rescue it and turn it into our family's special place. Since October, 2014, we've spent about 1000 hours remodeling it, including lots of help from our children, friends and family. A little more about this cottage. It was known as "the Gaffney Cottage," named after the family who stayed here and continue to live in the Eagle River Area. The land was purchased by several brothers and sisters in 1948, and the cottage was built primarily by the bachelor uncle Ed Gaffney, with the help of his nephews. They owned about 40 acres connecting to this property (and family members still do) as well as another 20 up near Evergreen Road. In fact, much of the wood you see in the cottage and on the cladding was logged from that land. The Gaffney's spinster aunt and bachelor uncle -- both teachers -- would care for about a dozen nieces and nephews who would spent their entire summers there building rafts, swimming, fishing and generally having fun. Their parents would take turns coming out for weekends -- some from as far away as Michigan. As they grew up and moved away, the cottage was used less often, and no one had stayed there for about seven years when we came along and fell in love.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
You can see the lake from every window. The pine wood used to build the cottage was all lumbered from nearby land the family owned. We've worked to retain almost all of that wood (and added a bit of new wood as well). Since it was a summer cottage, we did have to amend it to make it ready for winter use -- new insulation, furnace, and windows and doors. The best part of the property is the land. You can walk all over the beautiful property--along the water, in the woods and on the driveway--without seeing another soul. The neighboring lots haven't been built on at all so there are no nearby homes (although that land is owned by others -- so no trespassing please!). We've recreated the lovely sand beach the family had installed in the 1950s and added several piers.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/24/2017

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Photos

  • Stilling putting on shakes, but seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.

    Stilling putting on shakes, but seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.

  • You can spend hours hanging out on the west pier.

    You can spend hours hanging out on the west pier.

  • View from the sink of the woods beyond.

    View from the sink of the woods beyond.

  • The dining room.

    The dining room.

  • Master bedroom from the doorway.

    Master bedroom from the doorway.

  • Bedroom 2 faces the lake.

    Bedroom 2 faces the lake.

  • Bedroom 3 has a view of the lake as well. It has one double bed.

    Bedroom 3 has a view of the lake as well. It has one double bed.

  • The bathroom near the downstairs master bedroom.

    The bathroom near the downstairs master bedroom.

  • The floating pontoon at the north pier ready for firework viewing.

    The floating pontoon at the north pier ready for firework viewing.

  • View from the master bedroom to the lake.

    View from the master bedroom to the lake.

  • Upstairs bunk room on right, is part of the rental.

    Upstairs bunk room on right, is part of the rental.

  • View from the kitchen to the dining room. See the lake beyond the dining room?

    View from the kitchen to the dining room. See the lake beyond the dining room?

  • The dining room banquette.

    The dining room banquette.

  • Master bedroom has queen bed and views lake from two sides.

    Master bedroom has queen bed and views lake from two sides.

  • Bedroom 2 with two full-size bunk beds facing the lake.

    Bedroom 2 with two full-size bunk beds facing the lake.

  • Bedroom 2

    Bedroom 2

  • Bathroom 2 (we were still hanging the pictures).

    Bathroom 2 (we were still hanging the pictures).

  • Moonrise at the East Beach firepit.

    Moonrise at the East Beach firepit.

  • A view of the East Beach and pier from the water. Very private

    A view of the East Beach and pier from the water. Very private

  • The allee to the East Beach with some friends (the pier isn't up yet).

    The allee to the East Beach with some friends (the pier isn't up yet).

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Thursday, May 25, 2017

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