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Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 5 nights

About the property

The Riverview Ranchhouse is the crown jewel of Rock River Retreat's vacation rentals. It's most outstanding feature is the commanding views it offers of the Rock River and beyond.

Hang out under the silver maples in the expansive backyard. These terraced grounds were designed for outdoor activities and entertaining. Make yourself at home by settting the scene for your gathering with the patio furniture, gas BBQ, and fire grill.

This year around three bedroom vacation rental sleeps six adults comfortably. The daybed and fainting couch in the sunroom provide ideal sleep space for kids.There is a tub/shower in the bathroom, as well as, an additional powder room.

The spacious open floor plan of the kitchen/living room, along with HD-TV, present an entertainment arena. Fully loaded with all new appliances, the kitchen features an over-sized refrigerator, with an additional full-sized refrigerator in the attached garage for all your food and beverage storage. The flat surface electric stove/convection oven awaits the cooking of your favorite recipes.

This home has been completely remodeled in 2014. It has been redesigned for your viewing pleasure, with the installation of river facing windows crossing the house for a sweeping radius of the outdoors. Enjoy yourself and chill out on the living room sofa, or get comfortable in the cozy sunroom and watch Mother Nature perform for you.

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Mary Doughty
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 14, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

I really enjoyed this large, diverse group of family and friends that booked for a summer weekend. They took full advantage of all that was offered at the property, while at the same time being respectful of other guests and neighbors. The housekeeping crew was delighted with how tidy they left the house. I will certainly look forward to their return visit.
Jul 2015
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Fantastic vacation spot.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful home. All the amenities. Took the canoe out on the Rock River and had a great time. Very comfortable for me and my 6 guests.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful setting right on the river! The house is spacious and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We rented this property for a sibling get away and couldn't have been more pleased! The setting is beautiful with a huge backyard right on the river. Mary, the owner was wonderful and we all had a great time enjoying the outdoors, including the kayak and see-saw on the property. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This was a perfect setting for a relaxing weekend. Our group had a great time

  • 5 of 5

Mary is accomodating and ensures a fun trip. She had the house stocked with essentials and allowed us to check-in early. It was pleasant to work with her and I would definitely make a return visit.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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nice amenity and hospitality

  • 5 of 5

We booked the house quite late (less than 2 months prior to July 4th holiday), and did not have much hope at that time. The fact turned out to be a perfect choice. Mary (the owner) is very kind to show me around in detail upon check in. There is all kinds of amenities (gas grill, bon-fire, kitchen, TV, wifi, sound system, 1.5 bathrooms and plenty of chairs/sofa). The overall in-door environment is awesome. Clean, tidy with all kinds of cool paintings and decorations. No bad smell and no dirty spots in the bedroom. The house accomodated our 6-people group without any problem. The check-out is easy and trouble free, too (just leave the key in the room without inspection). Close to the horicon marsh and beaver dam/horicon downtown,too. Perfect place for a vacation hangout with friends)!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Riverfront with lots of amenities and impeccable style.

  • 5 of 5

The Rock River Retreat Ranchhouse has a large beautiful yard overlooking the Rock River. The house is beautifully furnished with variable sleeping accommodations. We made a huge dinner in the fresh and modern kitchen and enjoyed a thunderstorm over the river on the sun porch. We will definitely return. Clean, stylish, unique...and fun! (did I mention the grown up see-saw?)

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Wonderful Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful weekend at Rock River Retreat! What a beautiful place to stay! The great hospitality, attention to detail, beautiful artwork, and the modern kitchen made this a very inviting and comfortable place for everyone. We truly felt "at home", and 4 adults and 3 children all had plenty of room. We have stayed at many cabins and homes through the last few years, and this is our new favorite! The river view is nice from the many windows, and sitting on the bank or pier to fish is serene. There are lots of wildlife sights to see, and we recommend the Horicon Marsh boat ride while you're there. The fire pit was another highlight, and firewood is well stocked. Even the see-saw was a blast! We enjoyed it immensely, and had a fantastic time! We will definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Horicon House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Holiday Weekend
May 26 2017 - May 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Erin Hills USGA Tournament
Jun 12 2017 - Jun 20 2017
5 night minimum stay
Holiday Weekend
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Holiday Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
cleaning fee $75
Tax Rate 5.5%

Check-in is 3:00ish and check-out is noonish.
Cancellations made 30 days prior to arrival will receive a full refund.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Horicon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • 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
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 child bed , These beds are located in the Sunroom
  • 3 bedrooms (Two queen beds, one full bed) Sunroom (One daybed, One fainting couch)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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