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"The Retreat" 7 1/2 Acre Private Estate

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, 2000 Sq/ft


Visit our NEW!! web sight for more info, pics and videos!!!!


This property is on 7 1/2 acres and offers a 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom home. The home Sleeps 12 in Beds, room for more.

Beautifully Unique Interior, Full Kitchen.

1/2 Acre Fishing pond (Stocked with large mouth

bass, bluegills, perch, sunfish and catfish.)

Sand Beach and Pier with boat. In ground pool, hot tub.

15 Minutes from Milwaukee, 45 Minutes from Chicago. It is a ONE OF A KIND!!!!! Pictures and Video don't do this place justice! YOU HAVE TO SEE IT!!!!!!!!!

Owner gives discounts if you contact him directly!!


More Details

Robert Kaltenbach
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 19, 2017

About Robert Kaltenbach

I am a Firefighter/Paramedic and Real Estate Investor/Mentor


My family and I have enjoyed this property and would like to share it with everyone.

Robert Kaltenbach purchased this farmhouse in 2014

Why Robert Kaltenbach chose Caledonia

There are not many properties as nice and unique as this one. You are minutes from city life but feel like you are in the great outdoors when on this property.


What makes this farmhouse unique

Fishing, Beach, Pool, Pond, Boat, Hot Tub, Volleyball, Horse Horse Shoes, Bags, Washers, Playground Play Set

"The Retreat" has everything you need for a great vacation.

Come here anytime of the year and visit many of the great attractions Milwaukee and the surrounding areas have to offer.

Summerfest, Wisconsin State fair, Great America, Golfing, Beaches, Lakes, Skiing and Snowboarding!!!!


Nearest Airport
9 Miles
General Mitchell International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
14 Miles
Lake Express
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
South Hills
Nearest Train
16 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
A & W
Nearest Ski
13 Miles
The Rock
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Racine Quarry


Caledonia Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
Planned parties have additional charges. Rates are for 4 people per day. $45 extra per person per day. Contact owner to get a quote. KIDS UNDER 12 ARE FREE!!!


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"The Retreat" 7 1/2 Acre Private Estate
average rating of 4.75 based on 36 reviews
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Really cool gem of a place! Owner went above and beyond to make our stay memorable.

  • 5 of 5

It's secluded, much bigger than expected and had a ton of awesome amenities. They're not kidding when they say there's a private pond, pool, trampoline, hot tub, and ample space.

I used this as a place for friends to come and relax before leaving the Milwaukee area on flights, and everyone said that the place was "very, very cool" and an "awesome find". I personally loved the pool best; it was a perfect temperature and has both a shallow wading area, and a deeper part for the inner-child who just wants to cannonball all day.

The owner even left us a gift basket to celebrate our wedding the night before, which was very unexpected and cool. I'd come here again in a heartbeat and would recommend both the property and owner to anyone looking for a large house within close driving distance to most of southeastern Wisconsin.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible yard & property. The house is in good shape but desperately in need of updating etc

  • 3 of 5

We had a family reunion here and could not have asked for a better host or property/ setting. The setting is truly idealic!! The owner takes a lot of pride in the yard and the house as shown by the maintenance and upkeep. However, overall the house itself was a big disappointment; uncomfortable mattresses that need replacing, bathroom doors that won't shut, furniture that was shot, not enough silverware, counted sleeping space that is in the hallways / main rooms etc. This coupled with a very strange layout of the house causes a very "close" experience.

Luckily for us, the weather was outstanding and we spent very little time inside and purchased plastic silverware and paper products. Again, the owner truly cares and I would expect over time, will improve these items to go along with all the wonderful outside care and maintenance / features.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wendy, Thank you for your review. I definitely will take all you said into consideration. I have already taken care of the silverware, it is amazing what disappears from the place. I do plan to get some newer furniture in the screen porch, all the other furniture is brand new in the house. The mattresses are all less than 2 years old. I plan on remodeling the bathroom downstairs this winter. Definitely plan on making the place better. I am glad you enjoyed the property, sorry for the problems you had. Hopefully you can come back to see the improvements!! Take care Robert
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Excellent Location, Beautiful Grounds, Clean and Every Amenity I could think of.

  • 5 of 5

I rented this property for my younger brother's bachelor party. We arrived Friday, Saturday had a fishing charter all morning, and then back to the house for Saturday night.

First off, the property is right near the highway. You have easy access to run north or south. We had our fishing charter out of Milwaukee so this made our trip up the highway Saturday morning easy as can be. You might think about the noise from the highway but the property is so secluded and surrounded by trees that we never heard a sound.

The grounds are well kept to say the least. All open grass is cut and the owners property is stored out of the way. The fire pit has plenty of seating. The pond is aerated, meaning the water is moved around from small pumps at the bottom, therefore, no algae, no smell, and there is even a row boat if you are looking to play around on the water.

So part of our trip was that we cooked a ton of food. I have rented seven different homes now for trips like this one but seriously this was the first time I came to a house and the grill was a large size family propane grill. There is a charcoal option too, but honestly, Robert (homeowner) made an awesome investment with that grill. I literally brought my own propane grill from my property because I have shown up to junk so many times, but it stayed in my truck all weekend. The kitchen was also fully equipped. Every possible grill utensil, plate, bowl, baking sheets, glassware that you would have at home. And most importantly after all that mess, DISHWASHER! Lifesaving for a group of 10 guys. Also he has all the main appliances you would need to mix drinks, make coffee, toaster, and TWO full size fridges! Cause I mean, ya know, we needed room for a couple beers right?

The all season room with the jacuzzi was fantastic as well. We did not use the jacuzzi, but Robert leaves directions in the house on "how to" operate and take care of everything. There are these huge sliding glass windows that we opened up at night and all sat down at the folding tables Robert has, so we had a big family meal. Perfect fall evening no doubt.

The inside of the home is very warm, like a lot of hunting cabins I have stayed in. Yet, much roomier and there are modern updates, a large flatscreen, and lots of reclining couches and chairs to crash on when we came home from fishing with no energy left. Needed that nap time and the living area has a ton of space for it.

I am sincerely pleased with the whole experience.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awsum vacation spot!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect spot never been to anything like it before!!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place! There are a lot of things to do and we have everything we need! We had a blast!

  • 4 of 5

It had everything we could ask for! We did not even leave the property because there was enough to do there for us to have fun and not get bored! We all had a great weekend and we all had a great time there! We all loved it and we all had fun!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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There were 11 of us and we all loved it!

  • 5 of 5

The home was very comfortable for all of us. The grounds were great both day and night! There was plenty to do we were lucky and had perfect weather - it was an over all great retreat! Robert was great to work with. He was very helpful and always answered any question within hours! I would highly recommend this home!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 5.1%

Planned parties can be held for a additional cost please contact owner for information on rates. You must be 25 years old or older to rent this property. If you book and pay with a credit card there is a 3% fee that will be taken out of the refundable deposit. You have the option to pay by check with no credit card or VRBO service fees. Additional guest fees are charged for each person on the property whether they are spending the night or not. There is video survelance at the entrance of the property.

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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