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

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

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!


Owner
Lynn E. Owen
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 25, 2017

About Lynn E. Owen

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!

Lynn E. Owen purchased this house in 1997

Why Lynn E. Owen chose Wisconsin

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.

What makes this house unique

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!

Amenities

Belleville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Old-fashioned double slipper tub (6-foot).
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , Old-fashioned clawfoot tub.
  • Both baths are Victorian, with solid oak bead board wainscotting, clawfoot tubs and showers. Pedestal sinks, and antique chest.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Has full bath attached.
    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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
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
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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
Notes:
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.

Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Dane County Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
Schwoegler Lanes
Nearest Ferry
45 Miles
Meerrimac Ferry
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
University Ridge
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Portage, WI Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
35 Miles
151 Speedway35
Nearest Restaurant
Schwoegler Lanes
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Tyrol Basin
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.

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Rates & Availability

Belleville House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$375
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$375
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
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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