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

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


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. 1st floor and lower level are vacation rental. 2nd floor is a year-round apartment.

Welcome and enjoy your stay!

More Details

Lynn E. Owen
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 27, 2018

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 Belleville

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!


Belleville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Quiet time is 10 pm to 7 am.
  • Parking for up to 3 cars in drive only.
  • Use appliances and furniture for their intended use only.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • 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 8 people
  • 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.
  • 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 cotton sheets, armoires and/or closets, and pillows galore. 2 of the 4 overlook the lake.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • 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
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.


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Whisper Rock Victorian Dreams: Come Back to the Past, Enjoy Your Future Vacation
average rating of 4.6 based on 5 reviews

Very beautiful setting

  • 4 of 5

The owner, Lynn, was very accommodating. We checked in rather late and she was willing to stay at the home so she could show us around. The home is beautiful and you can see all the work they have put into the home. I was unaware that we were booking the ground floor and basement only. There are renters that live upstairs. The small lake is very nice to view from the front porch. The home is very comfortable and very close to many things to do in the area.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We always appreciate it when people recognize the fact that we restored the entire first floor of the house back to its original splendor. It took 17 years to accomplish this, and we did most of it as a labor of love. Just a note regarding the size of the property: The portion of the house that we rent as a vacation rental, i.e., the first floor and basement, still adds up to 3600 square feet. That and the one-acre yard and 65-foot-long porch overlooking the lake add up to one great vacation rental. (Plus, we accept dogs.) It is a warm and relaxing place to be. We are glad when people love it as much as we do! -- Lynn Owen, Owner/Host
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Great relaxing place

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wedding Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Our daughter lives nearby and had been going by this Inn for several years. She recommended we look into it for ourselves and other family members who were coming in from out-of-state for her wedding, so 6 adults and 2 children. It worked out really well for us. It was neat, clean and gave us a homelike atmosphere that we wanted to have with the two little girls (ages 14 months and 6 years). The kitchen and living room were our gathering spots and we'll have happy memories for many years to come. We really liked being in town so we could walk downtown and eat at the downtown bars, yet with the big yard and the lake across the street, it felt nicely private. The girls loved playing in the yard and it was a beautiful weekend. Lynn was very accommodating with a crib for the baby, and the 'extras' that adults enjoy drinking! The only thing that I would mention is that one bedroom with attached bathroom is in the basement. We weren't aware of that and it might be of concern to someone, although we were fine with it. We would stay there again!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Annual Girls Getaway

  • 4 of 5

Me and the gals really enjoyed our stay at the Whisper Rock home - especially hanging out at the large kitchen eating area, cozy living room, upstairs bathroom and the ample seating on the front patio/porch. The weather was nice and afforded us several nice walks around the lake/river. Quiet neighborhood and fun visit to nearby New Glarus. Owners were very accommodating.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind review! We appreciated your choosing Whisper Rock Victorian Dreams. Lynn Owen, Owner/Host
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Perfect for our Sisters Weekend

  • 5 of 5

My mother and sisters had a wonderful time at this home for our annual Sisters weekend. Everything was very clean and well stocked. The towels, sheets and comforters were top of the line and so appreciated! The porch was beautiful and the sunsets gorgeous. We spent a good amount of time on the lake across the street, hiking and kayaking. The home is also very close to towns that offer shopping, antiquing, restaurants, bike trails, wineries and so much more. Thanks so much for sharing your home with us. I will recommend your home without hesitation.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing Whisper Rock Victorian Dreams. We appreciate your kind review! Thanks, Lynn Owen, Owner/Host
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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
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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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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