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Retro Delavan Lake House

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bed 1 bath large spacious home

The house was built in 1954 after a trip to the north woods where the original owner first admired the wood interiors.

We purchased the house in July 2014 and began our adventure of painstakingly restoring the home to it’s original beauty. Our completion on the main floor was completed in April 17, 2015.

The small city of Delavan is located in southeastern Wisconsin near the Illinois border. Once the home of a large circus colony, today Delavan caters to visitors who enjoy outdoor activities including golf, water sports, hiking and skiing. Delavan offers over 100 acres of nature preserves, the Dribble Nature Trail, the New Hollister Wetlands Conservancy, golf courses and one of Wisconsin's largest ski resorts.

We continue to collect mid-century piece to replicate the original time frame and hope you enjoy your stay.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 28, 2017

About Andrea

We met in 1974 and married in 1976.

Tony is a hardworking renaissance man. He can build, fix, repair and repurpose anything. He loves fishing and that’s how we came to love Lake Delavan. We would come up here to fish for the day.

I, Andrea love to cook, garden and have become the tree hugger in the family. Life is an adventure and I meet people along the way that just add to this adventure.

After this many years of being married we have a wonderful sense of working together as partners and look at this as a new adventure.

We hope you enjoy the home and thank you for being part of our adventure.

Andrea purchased this house in 2014

Why Andrea chose Southeast

We came to know the original owner and loved the history and wanted to restore it to it's original beauty. Being next door made it easier for us to work on it every chance we could.

What makes this house unique

This beautiful home is a restored 1954 home.


Delavan 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: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • We do provide soft soap and toilet paper rolls. We also provide hair dryer.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed , Twin bed over full
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming


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Retro Delavan Lake House
average rating of 4.3913045 based on 23 reviews


  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed the retro look, everything was clean and accessible, good location and comfortable. Thanks

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property was very rustic and while a retro theme is nice quality must be preserved.

  • 2 of 5

Owners were extremely accommodating and sincere in trying to ensure we had everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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cute, clean, retro cottage

  • 5 of 5

The Rosewing cottage is all it is advertised to be. Spotlessly clean, beautifully restored 1950's cottage. Close to Lake Geneva on a quiet street across from Lake Delavan, this was the perfect place for me to retreat to during a rained out golf tournament at Geneva National.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Retro House

  • 4 of 5

Awesome Cabin or Cottage. Super comfy, warm and romantic. Great floors to have a romantic dance or 2 on :) The only constructive thing I can add is the TV and cable system was impossible to navigate during our downtime.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spotless and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

This was our first VRBO experience and it was terrific -- Andrea was very helpful with the booking and all our questions before we even arrived. As many others have mentioned, the décor is true '50s ... authentic but updated where needed (bathroom, etc.). But two biggest treats were 1. that every inch of the home is spotlessly clean, gleaming wood and well cared for and 2. the quiet, comfortable neighborhood made us feel like we were enjoying out own vacation home :) I loved that we have a view of the lake across the street and saw a beautiful sunrise the first morning. I love the comfortable beds and each having out own room was a treat as one of us is more of a night owl that the other. The welcome book told us all we needed to know about our stay and the property and I love that Tony and Andrea included the story of how they came to buy this particular home. We are planning a return visit maybe in the summer to see all the flowers in bloom!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice, roomy "retro" home

  • 5 of 5

Great place - plenty of room for 4 adults. It actually was bigger than it looked in the pictures. Had pretty much everything we needed for our stay. The retro couches in the living room were very comfortable. The refrigerator was nice & big - great for all the brats, cheese curds, bacon, jerky & craft beer we bought during our stay. Was located in a very nice area with trees overgrowing the streets - close to both Delavan & Lake Geneva. Even saw about a dozen wild turkeys cruise through the back yard on our last morning there. Only drawback was the cell service was spotty inside the home. Would recommend checking out downtown Delavan - lots to see there. Also, a trip to Sorg's for brats, jerky, bacon & fresh cheese curds should be on everyone's list.

All contact & questions I had with the owners got quick responses. Enjoyed our stay there and would definitely rent again if we are ever back in that area.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
1.1 Miles
Lake Lawn Lodge
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Nearest Beach
1.6 Miles
Community Park
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Delavan Lake House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 1 2017 - Sep 10 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $60
Refundable damage deposit $100
Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 5.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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