About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
House, 3 Bedrooms + Library, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)
Eagle Springs Lake Vacation House; Waukesha County 40 minutes drive Southwest of Milwaukee and 90 minutes drive Northwest of Chicago.
Unique 1890’s lake house architect renovated 15 years ago on saddle ridge between lake in front and pond in back. Access via a private road, house designed for entertaining and relaxation by owners who now live in the East.
Three bedrooms, three baths, flow through living/dining (with wood burning fire place) library, kitchen areas on ground floor opening to front lake view/access screened in porch.
One queen-size, one double and two twin beds in three bedrooms on second floor with 'tree house' like views. Master bedroom and library have 'cathedral ceilings'.
Beautifully furnished with original art and extensive collection of books, with a focus on award winning fiction, nature, and Asia. Cable ready but bring your own TV and computer.
Central heating and air conditioning although in summer extensive screened in windows catch breezes off the spring fed lake.
Walking distance to nine-hole Eagle Golf course, one of the oldest in Wisconsin and within one to ten miles of Beulah, North Prairie, and Kettle Moraine courses. A short drive or bike ride to Kettle Moraine State Park and Old World Wisconsin with their extensive hiking, bird watching, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, and riding trails. Downhill skiing at Alpine Valley within seven miles. Ice fishing and skating on lake in winter.
Eagle Springs Lake is ideal for pontoon boats, water skiing, canoeing, and fishing. Dock available but provide your own boat. The Lake connects with the Nature Conservancy protected LuLu Lake by a channel through the marsh and is designated by TNC and the Department of Natural Resources as one of the top five watersheds in the state. Very peaceful and relaxing. No smoking or pets.
Please double check weekend rates with the agent as the site calculator is not always correct.
Keywords: Lakefront House
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- Calendar last updated:
- Mar 31, 2018
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Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Not what you see in the pictures. . .
We drove down a bumpy dirt road with holes filled with water before arriving at the property. The house is quite old and poorly furnished, dirty & dusty with uncomfortable sofas in the living room. Every draw in the kitchen was a mess. The pots, pans and utensils were simply thrown in every draw. The upstairs linen closet as well as the master bedroom closet was an equal mess. There was no soap (other than hand soap) in any shower. The towels were old and the sheets weren't much better Janet, the next door neighbor handles the rental. She came running over to collect the security deposit-really? There wasn't anything in this house we could possibly ruin. In fact, we left it in better condition then we found the house. We have traveled around the world using VRBO and I must say that this place was one of the worst we have rented. . .especially for $250 a night in the middle of nowhere. (We were there for the North Face Challenge Race). It wouldn't take a lot to make this house charming. A good cleaning with a few comfortable sofas, nice sheets and towels and an organized kitchen and closets would do the trick. Incidentally, you cannot go swimming from the dock outside because the lake is extremely murky.
We regret the concerns, take them seriously, and note:
Heavy rains this year created ruts in the road. We had asked a local contractor to fill holes, add and grade new gravel. Prior commitments delayed his work, but he's promised to complete it soon.
We employ cleaners between renters. They attempt to do a thorough job, but it appears they didn't have sufficient time to organize kitchen drawers and closets. We've asked them to be more careful in the future and will see that more thorough cleanings are done periodically.
When we're next in WI, we'll check closets and clear unnecessary items. There are several sets of sheets and towels. We've asked our agent to go through them and refresh with new ones where appropriate. Most people prefer to use their own bath soap and shampoo brands. We'll see standard brands are available if desired.
We used the two couches during our visits this spring and found them comfortable for reading, relaxing and viewing the lake. We'll check them on our next visit.
A security deposit is standard for rental properties. Ours is listed on the website and in the contract which the renters signed. We don't make exceptions for new renters. In the vast majority of cases, including this one, the deposit is returned shortly after departure.
We appreciate that the house was left in good condition as well as the help that our neighbor, friend, and agent Janet provides. She tries to greet new guests after her medical work, see that all is in order, and respond to concerns as she did during this rental.
Perfect escape for families or writers
We spent a delightful week at this lovely lake house in early August. A phenomenal book collection and artwork from around Asia give this old Victorian a lot of character and charm. Yet, the place isn’t so fancy or fragile that you’re worried about having kids visit. The caretaker was responsive, super friendly and gave great recommendations. (Elegant Farmer, a short drive from here, has the best apple pie I’ve ever tasted!) My young kids caught panfish and bass off the pier every day. The water there is clear and shallow enough that you can see the fish eyeing the bait. We rented kayaks and explored the lake. On our next trip we hope to paddle all the way to Lake Lulu, a no-wake DNR lake that's supposed to be gorgeous. For those who prefer swimming in pools to lakes, there’s a wonderful newer YMCA nearby in Mukwonago that has a zero-depth-entry pool and a waterslide -- much nicer facilities than the Ys we have in the Chicago area. One of my favorite parts of the trip was seeing all the cranes. We hear their distinctive calls when they migrate overhead in the spring. Now we know where these magnificent birds spend their summers. On our last morning as we packed up, a crane stood on the pier, the brilliant red feathers on its head shining in the sun. A perfect end to a perfect trip! We’re already planning our next visit. p.s. This would make a great writer’s retreat in any season. There's strong wifi and three distinct spaces for writing. The library is surrounded on three sides with windows overlooking the woods. The screened porch overlooks the lake, and the dining room has long table with plenty of room to spread out your notes. You’re in a serene setting, surrounded by books, not far from coffee shops, and there's no TV to distract you.
Great quiet escape
My family stayed at this lake house for six weeks while we transitioned out of the area for a move. The house was clean and beautiful. We enjoyed this secluded home with an awesome lake view from master bedroom, living room and front deck. It was stocked with everything we needed for day-to-day use. Janet, the property manager, was very responsive and always super helpful with anything we needed. We miss the place and would most definitely go back!
Great place for families...
The caretaker was very kind and answered all of our questions and even helped when we got locked out. She also even brought over toys for our kids and my niece. This charming lake house has an excellent view. We stayed here with my sister and her family and we all had plenty of space. We even hosted a brunch for our extended family and had plenty of room for everyone. We are from AZ and when we come to visit family in WI again, we would definitely stay here again. AND the price is great!