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Whisper Rock Victorian Dreams: Come Back to the Past, Enjoy Your Future Vacation

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Last updated: 05/21/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Restored Victorian: 4 Bedrooms, 2 Full Baths, Gorgeous Lake View!

Completely restored Victorian home on 1 acre with astounding LAKE VIEW! Sit on the front porch and watch our spectacular sunsets. Listen to the trumpeting of cranes, watch a Bald Eagle circle overhead. Stroll the garden paths. 4 bedrooms, 4 queen-size beds, 2 full baths, huge living room and kitchen. Victorian baths with clawfoot tubs and convenient shower. Luxury bath towels/bed linens. Fully equipped, lived-in home. Small dogs allowed upon prior arrangement. Smoking okay outside. Welcome and enjoy your stay!

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Member since: 2015

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/21/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Not Suitable For Children:

    House is NOT childproofed. Garden flowers can be picked, but not trampled or pulled up. Water feature in front yard (fountain). Children must be well supervised....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility:

    Steps up into house at front and back....moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

    Has full bath attached....moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • All bedrooms have thick plush carpet, old fashioned quilts, high thread count Egyptian cotton sheets, armoires and/or closets, and pillows galore. 2 of the 4 overlook the lake....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

    Old-fashioned double slipper tub (6-foot)....moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower

    Old-fashioned clawfoot tub....moreless

  • Both baths are Victorian, with solid oak bead board wainscotting, clawfoot tubs and showers. Pedestal sinks, and antique chest....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Serious cyclists can really get into Wisconsin's trail system via Whisper Rock. Belleville is located on the bike trail to Madison and offers enrance to the vast network of bike trails that go through that City and out and around the beautiful countryside that is rural Dane and Green County. We even have a rail trestle and tunnel within a short ride of Belleville. Also, there is a short circuitous trail which surrounds Lake Belle View across the street from the house....moreless


  • Books:

    Huge selection of classics, children's, novels, biographicals, nature, diy, hobbies, cookbooks....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Croquet yard game...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cable TV with all premium channels available and On Demand....moreless


  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Arboretum
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    100 feet overlooking beautiful Lake Belle View. Enjoy sipping a cold drink on our full 64-foot long front porch with gazebo! Spectacular sunsets and Bald Eagles soariing over the lake....moreless

  • Village:

    Located in quiet neighborhood of single-family homes....moreless

  • Water View:

    Listen to Canada Geese landing and taking off from the Lake across the street. Unobstructed view!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Ski Lift Privileges
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Farm kitchen with table in center....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Internet:

    Wi fi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    High thread count Egyptian Cotton on all beds....moreless

  • Living Room:

    15 x 17 with bay and 16-foot book wall....moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking for 3 vehicles, no campers, trailers, etc....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Ultra plush Turkish cotton bath sheets, hand towels, and wash cloths....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Front Loading...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Mr. Coffee. Some beans and ginder provided....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Corelle, service for 8-12....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Maytag sterilizing dishwasher....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped kitchen: Kitchen-Aid mixer, ice maker, toaster, BlendTec blender, Nuwave oven, regular oven, microwave, dishwasher, garbage disposal, refrigerator, reverse osmosis drinking water....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Over the stove with outside venting hood....moreless

  • Oven:

    Gas 5-burner stove/convection oven....moreless


  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Real, old fashiioned gazebo on front porch overlooking lake....moreless



from 3 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
Apr 1 - Oct 31, 2017
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning Fee $100 + tax
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Pet Fee $50 + tax
  • Tax Rate 5.5%

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 05/21/2017
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30 Miles
Nearest Airport
Dane County Regional Airport
Belleville, WI, USA
Nearest Barpub
Schwoegler Lanes
45 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Meerrimac Ferry
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
University Ridge
45 Miles
Nearest Train
Portage, WI Amtrak
35 Miles
Nearest Motorway
151 Speedway35
Belleville, WI, USA
Nearest Restaurant
Schwoegler Lanes
20 Miles
Nearest Ski
Tyrol Basin
Belleville, WI, USA
Nearest Beach
Belleville Community Park

Car: Recommended

Belleville is only 15 minutes south of Madison, and only 8 minutes from Verona, home of EPIC medical software company. EPIC users meetings draw large numbers of people, and we are always ready to accommodate guests for these seminars. Biking is a huge attraction in the area, as are hiking trails, canoeing, kayaking, and fishing the local Sugar River and Lake Belle View. Quilters will be excited to know that Belleville is the home of Patches "n Petals, premiere quilt shop in the southern Wisconsin area. New Glarus is 8 minutes away and hosts the Wilhelm Tell Festival in late summer. Blue Mounds is 20 minutes west and has Cave of the Mounds, with underground spelunking tours. Stoughton hosts the annual Syttendemai Festival in May each year. Madison and the University of Wisconsin are huge attractiions, with football, basketball, hockey, and concerts and museums galore. Madison also offers a Saturday morning market on the Square, and Tuesday night Concerts on the Square, not to forget shopping on avant garde State Street which connects the Capitol Square with the University. Madison also offers unique shopping, activities, cinemas, the Oscar Mayer Theatre and Art Museum at the Performing Arts Center, all kinds of events at the Monona Terrace Convention Center, and the Alliant Energy Center and Coliseum.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1997

About the owner: This is Jim and Lynn, your hosts. Whisper Rock was created and lovingly restored by us, the owners, for your pleasure. We are located just 15 minutes south of Madison, Wisconsin. You will enjoy your vacation any time you decide to visit. We hope you make it a point to come and stay!

Why the Owner Chose Belleville, WI, USA:
Drive up the long drive, get out of the car and step back in time. Through the arbor and the courtyard, up the steps and onto the porch—you can see the old wooden porch furniture, looking out at the fountain and the lake beyond. The gingerbread-clad screen door opens, and you have arrived. You see lace and satin curtains, sturdy old wood floors, fretwork overhead, and an inviting living room welcoming you to sit down and stay. Walk in and take a deep breath. The huge kitchen has room enough for a large family to sit and enjoy Sunday dinner. The antique hutch and buffets hold all you need for a holiday affair. The bathroom holds a giant claw-foot tub, enough to bathe 3 kids at once, plus a convenient shower for you. The antique walnut chest spills over with extra deep plush bath sheets. The back hall and old banister lead you down the hall to the bedrooms, where thick carpets welcome your toes, and quilts and lace ask you to lie down on the antique beds on a warm summer evening. Stained glass lamps shine at night and invite you to curl up with a good book or that special someone. Seek out the old armoire in the purple bedroom and see yourself in the original silver-backed antique mirror. Connect with the past. Feel the ghosts that may touch you and sail by on a breeze. Do you hear their voices, see their shadows, or notice the scent of lavender? Perhaps you are even treated to the sight of a piece of sheet music fluttering to the floor from the 100-year-old piano when the air is still. If you play, try some music from inside the piano bench. The spirits especially like the antique arrangements. Nothing is left to chance. Stay as long as you like. Dream your dreams, whatever they may be. Simpler times are not gone for good. They are still here at Whisper Rock Victorian Dreams.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Why you will truly love this place: --Gazebo and front porch with the huge lake view. --Porch swing on the cool side of the house. --Spectacular sunsets. --Wonderful blooming gardens. --Old wooden floors. --Deep plush carpets in bedrooms. --Extra absorbent soft bath sheets. --Pillows on beds galore. --Soaking tub. --Huge kitchen. --Old-fashioned everything. Come back to the past, Enjoy your future vacation!

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/21/2017

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Monday, May 22, 2017

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