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Silver Lake cottage - historic renovated home - family water sports and fishing

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

4 bedroom - 2 bathroom - with bunk house. Large level lot to lake / sand beach

Our Silver Lake home is one of the last remaining William Walker cottages built around 1900 as part of the original Silvercryst resort. The cottage was recently extensively renovated to make it an updated all season home with all modern amenities while still maintaining some history (including refinished original douglas fir floors).

Located on Big Silver Lake which features 350 acres of boating, fishing, water skiing, jet skiing, tubing, swimming, water sports, and kayaking in the crystal clear natural spring fed and sand bottom lake.

Our home faces the lake toward the Southwest which provides amazing sunsets. We also have 75' feet of sandy beach frontage, with a private pier and swimming raft. There is space to dock or beach your own fishing boat, ski boat, or pontoon boat. Boats can be rented in Wautoma, if desired.

Our home features 3 formal bedrooms with 2 full bathrooms. In addition, we have a large bunk room with 2 additional sleeping areas. The home sleeps up to 12 people comfortably. All mattresses are all new in past 3 years with little use.

The all season porch (with radiant heated floor) is the best room featuring walls of windows, vaulted ceiling, fans, cozy seating area, and dining for 8 - 10.

The interior of the home features a gas fireplace, 3 flat screen smart TV's, whole house sound system, high speed WiFi, central air conditioning, dishwasher, and washer/dryer. The bunk area features a PS2 gaming system, flat screen tv, stereo, electric fireplace, mini fridge, and additional seating.

The exterior features a 7 person hot tub, outdoor shower, large deck, charcoal grill, fire pit, landscaped lot with mature trees/shrubs, and large level lot to lake. There are only 2 steps down to the pier.

Two kayaks, stand up paddle board, and 2 older 10-speed bikes are available for use.

The house is a short walking distance to Silvercryst for dinner, drinks, and entertainment.

The home is just minutes from Wautoma which features additional restaurants, shopping, antiquing, and golfing.

This cottage lake home has it all and is only a 2 hour drive Northwest of Milwaukee and 30 minute drive West of Oshkosh.

Includes all kitchen items, washer/dryer, bed linens, and bathroom towels.

No smoking and no pets please.

We'd be happy to speak to you by phone if you have any additional questions.

Our home has it all for family summer fun and a relaxing lake home vacation experience!

More Details

Rick Brudny
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2017

About Rick Brudny

The cottage was originally built in the late 1890's by William Walker as part of the Silvercryst resort. Later when the resort property was subdivided by the Walker's, Boyd Merryfield purchased the cottage and the lot. He expanded and completely renovated the cottage in the 1970's/1980's and lived there for many years as his primary residence. When we purchased the property, it needed a complete update again which was completed in 2014. My family of 4 (along with our family and friends) still use and enjoy the cottage and lake as our vacation 'get away' several weeks each year. We have recently decided to rent it for a portion of the summer.

Rick Brudny purchased this house in 2011

Why Rick Brudny chose Central

My extended family has been vacationing in Waushara and Marquette counties for over 20 years. When my family decided to purchase our own vacation home, we chose this property on Silver Lake because it had the most potential, and it is on the best water sports/fishing lake in the area.

In addition, we love the history of the area and the location. It is only a 2 hour drive from our home near Milwaukee, but we are still 'up north'' when there.

We have a large sandy beach, are on the best part of the lake, and experience amazing sunsets. We have a large level lot to the lake (2 steps down to the pier) and are a short walking distance to the Silvercryst restaurant for dinner and drinks and entertainment.

What makes this house unique

The all season porch is the best room in the house. Walls of windows provide full views of the lake. A cozy seating area, dining for 8 - 10, sound system, vaulted ceiling with fans, and bamboo flooring (with radiant heat) make this the room where most inside time is spent. Unique whole house sound system for those who enjoy music. 3 smart TV's allow for the streaming of your favorite movies and TV shows from our high speed free cable WiFi. The outdoor hot tub, outdoor shower, and large level lot to the lake are also unique features.


Wautoma House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • outdoor shower - shower , outdoor shower , enclosed outdoor shower (hot & cold) with foot sprayer
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , on 1st level, tile floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , on 2nd floor, tile floor
  • 2 full baths. one on main level, second on 2nd level, and outdoor hot & cold shower on side deck.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , on 2nd floor
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , on 2nd level. lake view. can convert beds to one king size
    master bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1st floor, view of lake, smart TV, door to deck and hot tub
    bunk room areas 4 - 3 bunk bed , double bed lowers and single bed uppers. in lower level.
  • 3 formal bedrooms. master on main level, 2 bedrooms on 2nd level, PLUS bunk room with 2 sleeping areas in lower level. Pack 'n Play for infant available.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Boats (ski, fishing, pontoon) can be rented in Wautoma from two different establishments. Blackhawk Marine (preferred option by prior renters) or Mark's Quality Marine. There is space to beach or dock a small/medium sized boat at property. Miles and miles of country roads for road biking. Designated mountain biking trails located at Nordic Mountain (8 miles to North). Mountain/road bike rentals located in Wautoma at Wade'z Bike and Adventure shop.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Silver Lake cottage - historic renovated home - family water sports and fishing
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

Awesome place

  • 5 of 5

This cottage/house is very well kept and well stocked. The description is spot on. It made us feel right at home. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent shape, great amenities

  • 5 of 5

Great place, cozy, great view- brundy's are great hosts!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Property

  • 4 of 5

We spent a week at the Brudny's "cottage" on Silver Lake with our children and grandchildren (a total of 7 adults and 2 very young children). This is a beautiful home with a spectacular view of the lake. Plus, it is so convenient - just a walk to the Silvercryst for fish or pizza, a quick drive to a beautiful golf course (with three 9-hole courses), and a few minutes in to town to get groceries. All of the instructions and directions that the owners left were informative and timely. The home has a great sleeping area in the basement that includes 3 sets of bunk beds, two rooms on the upper floor, and a master bedroom on the main floor. There is a bathroom on the main floor and one on the upper floor - and both are very nice. We LOVED the attached porch and did most of our living in that area. There is a nice big table for meals and great for games in the evening. The only caution that I would have is that this property is really best for adults or children over the age of 2. It is decorated so beautifully, with many nice pieces, but it is definitely not child-proofed (and I wouldn't expect a rental property to be child proofed). But, there were so many things that a one-year old found interesting... Also, I invested in a couple of plastic table-cloths to cover their beautiful tables - better safe than sorry! A lovely property, well worth the money. I hope we are able to return some day!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome spot for some quality lake time

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time on Big Silver Lake. The home is very nice. The master bedroom and lakeside porch are awesome. The home has a nice front yard and a wonderful beach. Silvercryst supper club is a short walk away which is a nice bonus. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home that has been decorated in a very charming and thoughtful way

  • 5 of 5

Great home that is cared for and thoughtfully organized by owners and offers a magical lake experience for a family. Excellent location on lake for both swimming - nice sandy and shallow beach - and fishing from pier - 20 feet from pier is a hotspot - and walking distance from the silvercryst restaurant is convenient. Plenty of space for 10 to 12 people. View of lake from porch and sunroom is really quite nice. Highly recommend this cottage.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We rented this beautiful property for our annual family vacation. Age range from 8 to 78. We have rented many homes in the area over the last 15 years, and this property is exceptional. The house had everything we needed and more, for a fantastic stay. The weather was extremely cooperative with us and the sandy beach was key, so we spent almost all of our time either in or on the water. We did being a canoe, fishing boat and jetskis but also made use of the available kayaks. The outdoor shower was a huge plus. The evenings were peppered with fires in the firepit and relaxation in the hot tub. . We made great use of the 4 season porch for games and puzzles as well as the whole family being able to eat together in one spot. The bunkroom was great for our young adults 19-22 year olds to have thier own space. The WiFi was excellent for use of our Netflix accounts in the later evening hours for moviesWe made good use of the charcoal grill and ate every meal at the property while watching the sunset. Rick and Angela were extemely generous, welcoming and responsive hosts. We had an excellent time and hope to return.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Waushara Country Club
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Hwy 21
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Nordic Mountain
Nearest Beach
Cottage beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Wautoma House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late Spring 2017
Apr 30 2017 - Jun 18 2017
4 night minimum stay
Early Summer 2017
Jun 19 2017 - Jul 20 2017
4 night minimum stay
Prime Summer 2017
Jul 21 2017 - Aug 13 2017
4 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2017
Aug 14 2017 - Sep 8 2017
4 night minimum stay
Early Fall 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 29 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $200
Refundable damage deposit $500
Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 9.5%

(1) Prefer change over day of Friday/Friday -or- Sunday/Sunday so as not to split up a weekend.
(2) ALSO - We will consider/encourage fewer than 7 days if a mid-week rental (meaning Monday to Friday).

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