Here’s the skinny, “That 70’s Lake House” located on Lake Iola is now available to rent for the first time to aficionados who dig retro charm, modern day conveniences, wonderful views, and a vibe that has been long since forgotten. This groovy peaceful lakefront getaway will surely provide a memorable experience. This home has been featured by the Washington Post https://www.washingtonpost.com/brand-studio/nar/that-70s-house/?noredirect=on
Lake Iola is located downtown Iola, WI. The lake is (210) acres of crystal clear water for recreational activities. The lake is technically a mill pond and is particularly well suited for the silent sports such as canoeing, kayaking and paddle boating. The fishing is great and the wildlife is to behold. The lake is the perfect place for a quiet day or evening of fishing or watching a rad sunset from the seat of your kayak. A short paddle away is downtown Iola offering a choice of dining and entertainment.
The house is truly the bomb, it’s light and airy with plenty of windows for cross breezes and sounds of the Northwoods. The original house was built in 1975, it has been modernized to the max and blends vintage interior treatments while keeping that 70’s air about the place. The open floor plan offers a cool place to veg out and chill with family, friends or your loved one.
The gathering room features a: fab electric orange Preway fire place, vaulted gable ceiling, exposed pine beams and is tastefully furnished in the colors and styles of the day. It’s the natural center point for activity in the cottage. Breaking from the 70’s theme is a flat screen television with HDTV channels delivered by antenna and a Blu-Ray DVD player for watching your favorite 70’s shows such as Taxi and the Brady Bunch. The cupboard is stocked with family friendly DVD's, books and board games from the 70’s. Unfortunately, we hate to say it but the internet wasn’t invented in the 70’s so you’ll be forced to hang with friends and family and converse with each other.
The open concept kitchen has just been given a face lift complete with modern cabinetry, new appliances consisting of; full size refrigerator, a dishwasher, electric range and oven, traditional coffee maker, a microwave, toaster, and new cookware. An orange Weber style kettle grill is located on the deck for those of you who feel so inclined to cook. The peninsula offers an eat-at counter with two swivel bar stools.
The dining area is located near the deck in the gathering room. It features seating for four around a retro ChromCraft dining set with the most comfortable burnt orange high back swivel chairs.
The two bedrooms in the cottage are generously sized and feature items from the 70’s. The loft bedroom, with its view out to the lake, has a new queen size bed. The first floor bedroom, is decked out with 70’s art and vintage lighting to set the mood, it also has a queen sized bed. Both bedrooms are outfitted with large closets to keep your clothes wrinkle free.
Located on the west side of the house, perfect for watching sunsets, avoiding the bugs or staying dry when it’s raining is a nicely sized three season room with a double sofa, a electric Preway fireplace, hanging chair and a game table. Additionally, it wouldn’t be a 70’s house without a funky orange hand chair and an Atari Pong Arcade game.
The bathroom has been updated with all new fixtures including a vessel sink, tub and shower. And just in case you have too much fun or just stay to long and run out of clothing a new stackable washer and dryer is available for your use.
The deck has ample room for gathering or just kicking back and relaxing. It has a four place patio table for outdoor dining and a full complement of vintage outdoor chairs. The deck offers a free and clear view across the bay to an undeveloped shoreline reminiscent of lakes father north.
A campfire ring complete with complimentary firewood is located in the back of the house and has lake views.
Guests have access to a retro (4) person paddle boat or (2) single person kayaks, plus a canoe. Life jackets are available for sizes 30 lbs. to adult. There’s a dock in case you want to tether your own boat or one of the complimentary ones. Also available for your use is a pair of vintage his and hers 70’s Huffy bicycles, perfect for cruising down town for lunch, an ice cream cone or a piece of the best pie around at the Crystal Café. During the summers there's badminton net set up lakeside.
The property is about ½ acre in size, offering views of the lake framed by trees. The property is in a developed neighborhood of generously sized lots. It’s located on a non-through street that’s one block long and is located at the end of the cul-de-sac.
Located in downtown Iola are (3) restaurants, (3) bars, an Antique Store, Pharmacy and a Bakery. Just blocks away is a Sentry Grocery, A Subway and a Dollar Store. Located the other side of downtown is the Historic Village.
Iola also offers the followings “things to do”:
• The Iola Car Show and Swap meet
• The Iola Vintage Military Show
• Iola Bump and Jump – Wisconsin Off-Road Bike Series
• Iola Historical Society Strawberry Festivals
• Golfing at the Glacier Wood Golf Course in Iola (a stone throw from the house) voted Best Municipal Golf Course in the state 2009.
• Iola Winter Carnival
• Thursday Night on Main – live entertainment downtown Iola (July and August)
Within an hour of the house one can find the following:
• Fishing on any one of the numerous lakes and streams in the areaThe Wisconsin DNR Fish Hatchery in Wild Rose
• Horseback Riding at Luwisomo Riding Stable in Wild Rose
• Crystal River Canoe Trips in Waupaca
• Mountain Biking and Wake Park at Nordic Mountain in Mt. Morris
• Clear Water Harbor in Waupaca (home of the Chief Waupaca Sternwheeler)
• Waupaca Chain Skiers – Ski Show in Waupaca
• The EAA AirVenture Museum and Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh
• Mile of Music Appleton
• Brewery Tours at Point Brewery Stevens Point or Central Water Brewery in Amherst
• Hiking or Biking on the Tomorrow River State Trail, the Ice Age Trail, the River Ridge Trail or the Wau-King Trail
• Hartman Creek State Park
• Leigh Yawking Woodson Art Museum in Wausau
• Thrasheree and National Tractor Pulls in Symco
A Visitor’s Guide is provided for additional information about the area along with house instructions for “where, what, when, and how” at the cabin.
Special Note: We invite you to enjoy the 70’s Lake House with respect for the property, and the peace and privacy of our neighbors. In order to provide the best experience for everyone we are a Smoke Free, Pet Free and No Shoe household. The cottage offers a great opportunity to reconnect with family and recharge. Catch you on the Flip-side.
Optional vacation rentals available - if this home isn't available for the timeframe you want or doesn't quite fit your needs check out our other listing - That 70's Mushroom House - A Truly Unique Retro Lakefront Home (VRBO listing # 1232712)
User limitations and restrictions;
***Due to the property design the house is limited to (4) guests.
***No parties or guests are permitted without prior approval by the owners.
***Out of respect to those with allergies, pets are not permitted.
***No fireworks or firearms are permitted.
***Renters assume all liability associated with the use of all owner furnished items, included but not limited canoes, boats, grills, etc.