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Family Lakehouse Getaway Across From The Lake With All The Amenities

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

The rental rate includes the fees payable to the Abbey Springs Association for access to all of their recreational amenities described in the paragraphs below. Although the living space is all on one floor, the home is NOT handicap accessible. You must climb the basement stairs or outside deck stairs to access the main living space. However, the side entrance to the home has only three stairs.

This cozy family friendly home has all you need for a Lake Geneva getaway. Sit in front of the stone fireplace in the house. Build a snowman in the front yard. You can also choose to enjoy the amenities of the Abbey Springs resort across the street from the lake. Dine at either of the 2 resort restaurants, swim in the indoor pool, relax in the hot tub, or head into Lake Geneva to shop.

The home has 3 full bedrooms and 2 full baths. Each room comfortably sleeps 2 guests and there is a pull out queen sofa bed in the living room. The great room is spacious with cathedral ceilings and a stone fireplace. The balcony doors open to an extra wide wrap-around deck where you can relax with friends in the sun or cook steaks on the Weber charcoal grill. The home is built for families or for a getaway with friends with many options at your fingertips.

The home is about a 5-10 minute walk to the Clubhouse. It's also a quick walk across the street to the Abbey Springs’ private beach and Yacht Club Restaurant. It’s fun to watch the ice boat races from Abbey Spring’s private beach.


Ski at Alpine Valley Resort which is 22 miles from the property. Wilmot Mountain Ski Resort is 25 miles away. Both are a quick 30 minute drive.

Abbey Springs allows cross country skiing on the public golf course during the winter months (January and February), if snow conditions are adequate. You must bring your own cross country skis or rent it elsewhere.

Watch the winter sail boats race across the lake from Abbey Springs’ private beach.

Sledding is available in downtown Lake Geneva located at Sale & Mill Streets. The hill is lit daily from 4pm-10pm for public use.

Library Park in downtown Lake Geneva has an ice rink opened to the public. Call this number for more information: 262-248-3673.

Ice fishing on Lake Geneva is popular and has a variety of species: bluegill, perch, crappie, trout, bass, pike, and walleye in many sizes are abound in this 142 ft. deep lake. Spend some quality time outdoors fishing with your friends and family. The Lake Geneva Fishing Guide Services can give you a guided tour complete with the best fishing holes.

Big Foot Beach

1550 S. Lake Shore Drive

Lake Geneva, WI 53147


When the snow starts to fall, Wisconsin’s state parks, forests and trails begin opening for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling and many other winter activities. Make sure to check current condition reports for updated winter conditions at the parks.

Winterfest and U.S. Nationals Snow Sculpting Competition

Saturday, January 27, 2018 – Sunday, February 4, 2018

Lake Geneva Chamber of Commerce

800-345-1020 or 262-248-4416


Don’t miss Lake Geneva’s Annual Winterfest weekend featuring music, magic, refreshments, activities, helicopter rides, shopping and dining. Crowning of the U.S National Snow Sculpting Competition Champion’s Award, second and third place are featured at this great event at the beautiful and famed Riviera on the lakefront in downtown Lake Geneva. Free admission.

Abbey Springs features an indoor pool, 2 restaurants, fitness center and indoor racquet ball.

The home is located 1.5 miles from downtown Fontana and 8.5 miles from downtown Lake Geneva. In Fontana you can watch the winter speed boat races on the lake from either Chuck's Lakeshore Inn or Gordy's Bar & Grill. Downtown Lake Geneva (15 to 20 minutes) is home to terrific restaurants and antique shopping. Walk the public lake-shore path that you can access from the Abbey Springs’ private beach to enjoy the beautiful homes and all around the lake.

More Details

Mary Schmitt, Owner / Property Manager
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 12, 2018


Fontana-on-Geneva Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Resort ...
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • 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 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Family Lakehouse Getaway Across From The Lake With All The Amenities
average rating of 4.6415095 based on 53 reviews

Wonderful home

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time staying at this house and we love it! Close to our favorite Fontana and Williams Bay spots and the house is clean, warm and inviting. We will keep coming back year after year!

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Music to my ears that my guests would return for a second time! So glad you all enjoyed yourselves. I look forward to a, "Three-Peat."
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Had everything we needed!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in this lovely house. The view from the front window was amazing as it happened to snow while we there! There were plenty of towels, pillows and kitchen items for our use. We really didn’t need anything else. Would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am happy that you had a good time at my property. The view out the front windows certainly is picturesque in the winter!
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We absolutely loved our stay!

  • 5 of 5

Our 40th Stewart Family Reunion was an absolute success! My 92 year old uncle and 96 year old aunt found the location lovely and convenient, and easily accessible. They actually used the front steps to the deck! The space was beautifully appointed with plenty of space to sit and move about. The whole room was bright and airy, and brought the outside inside! The dining area was nice and big. We found everything we could possibly need for our prep and cooking. The kitchen island was awesome in that we could prepare and serve on the same space and still be part of the action. The space was so ample that when most of us were inside eating it still felt roomy and spacious. Total count was 31! The kids loved the amenities and we loved the green all around us; the deck was fabulous and arranged so you could have various conversations going at the same time. The bedrooms were spacious and comfortable, as were the bathrooms.

Only two issues -- the mattress in the smaller bedroom was uncomfortable and one had to go sleep in the single beds bedroom. It would be helpful if there were electrical outlets on the island (in any case, we couldn't find any).

Overall rating out of 10 being the best, I would rate it a 9.5 and would definitely recommend this property to anyone who is looking for something comfortable with activities, and peace and quiet when you need it.

Thank you so much for your hospitality, Mary.

Best regards,

Elisabeth Lindemuth

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: How fantastic to celebrate a relative's birthday and bring family together for a reunion! So glad everyone loved the house and surrounding property. Abbey Springs Golf Resort has lovely amenities. There actually were a couple of outlets in the large island. They can be seen by opening the cabinet to the garbage and recycle. There is a small slide-out section of the counter near the post. This allows you to plug in a small appliance without having the cord hang over the counter. I will create a sign for this feature. Sleeping away from your own environment can be difficult. Most of us get very used to sleeping in our own beds. All in all, thank you for the nice recommendation.
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Everything you need in a home away from home

  • 4 of 5

We had 7 women stay in this home and it was more than comfortable! The outdoor seating area was just what we needed for a late night glass of wine and early morning coffee. The large dining table allowed us all to sit down and enjoy a meal together which was wonderful! I would suggest this home to anyone looking for a weekend away at Lake Geneva! Mary was very prompt, and even checked in with us on the phone to make sure we had everything we needed! Thanks Mary for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you found my home to be so inviting and comfortable! In today's environment, getting away to a place you can call, "Home away from home," is important. We all value vacation time, and it should be enjoyed.
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The perfect spot!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in Abbey Springs at this beautiful home. It was as described and was very comfortable for our family group. The large living area is awesome, with counter seating, a huge dining table, and a living room area with a beautiful fireplace. The deck is fantastic, and the weather was good, so we could enjoy coffee there as well as dinner - and the grandkids used it as a stage to entertain us!

We were able to use the garage - a real plus. A friend who has a home there let me borrow a golf cart, as there is not one available at this home. The property is not handicap accessible at all, but it is clearly advertised that way. It was not a problem for us but might be for others.

The owner is very responsive and friendly. I had to make a change in our original schedule and there were no issues at all. She was a pleasure to work with.

The home is exactly 1/2 mile from the beach - a short walk. We used the beach, playground, and outdoor pool, and hiked around the lake to Fontana. It was all fabulous. I had been to Abbey Springs many times, but this was my children's and grandchildren's first time. They all loved it and want to go back. It's very safe for the kids, and they made friends immediately. They didn't want to leave! None of us did! We will be back!

Thank you for sharing your wonderful home - it was awesome!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you had fun as a family together! That always makes me happy. Yes, I do advertise that my home is not handicap accessible. Although the living space is all on one floor. You do need to climb several stairs to access the house. The good news is that there are three stairs on one side of the house with an access door, but you do need to walk around the house to get to this entry. You are welcome to stay at any time in the future.
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Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

I highly recommend staying at this cozy house in Lake Geneva! The house has everything you could possibly need for a relaxing weekend, is down the street from the Abbey Springs pool and restaurant, and is also a very short walk to the Lake Geneva beachfront. In addition to the great house, Mary was fantastic to work with. She responded promptly to all emails and made sure that all of our questions were answered before we arrived. I definitely will be staying at this house again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's always great to hear that a family is pleased with their surroundings during their vacation! So happy you had a great time. I would love to have you return for another getaway.
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Nearest Airport
67 Miles
General Mitchell Int'l Airport, Milwaukee, WI
Nearest Barpub
Abbey Springs Clubhouse
Nearest Golf
Abbey Springs Golf Course
Nearest Train
11 Miles
Metra Union Pacific Northwest Line, Harvard, IL
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Wisconsin Interstate 43
Nearest Restaurant
Abbey Springs Yacht Club
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Grand Geneva Hotel
Nearest Beach
Abbey Springs private beach




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $175
Pet Fee $25
Tax Rate 10.5%

Check-in Time: 4pm
Check-out Time: 11am (you can still use the Abbey Springs amenities for the entire day, but all personal belongings need to be removed from the home by 11am)

Abbey Springs charges $52/day for activity passes for the use of their facilities and restaurants. Over 7 days the rate drops to $47/day. This fee is included in the per day rental charge.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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