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Island Bay Lodge on Island lake, Manitowish Waters, WI

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths2
Space 9,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

This stunning lakefront lodge sleeps 21 people and is perfect for large groups and family vacations. The lodge features seven bedrooms and eight bathrooms. The lodge has been renovated to perfection. The lodge overlooks Island Lake with 175 feet of beach access and a 63' pier for docking your pontoon or fishing boat. A virtual walk through of the property can be viewed at

* Lodge is nestled on Island Lake the largest lake in the Manitowish Lake Chain.

* 3 King Beds, 3 Queen Beds, 5 Twin Beds and 3 Sofa Beds

* 6 Full Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms

* 2 Large family areas with a wet bar, plus lower level game room with fireplace, pool table and 70" TV

* Spacious deck off kitchen seats 12-16, deck overlooks lake

* Fire pit surrounded by 12 Adirondack chairs

* Black top drive that leads to boat dock ( for easy loading/unloading) with access to dock 2 boats; plus 2 stand up paddleboards and 2 kayaks available for use

* Fully furnished and ready to be lived in; equipped with linens, cookware, serveware and small and large appliances

* Fully air-conditioned

* Wireless Internet

Island lake is one of the largest of the chain of ten lakes and arguably the most beautiful. The walleye and muskie fishing is outstanding but traveling around to the other chain of lakes is lots of fun.

Renting the lodge by the week is standard and there are three seasons; spring, summer and fall.

Perfect for large groups or extended families, the house accommodates up to 21 people in seven separate bedrooms. After a day of water skiing, or fishing you and your guests can gather in the great room around a fireplace, relax on the spacious deck overlooking spectacular Island Lake, or watch movies or play pool in the lower level recreation room.

First Floor:

The first floor is designed for entertaining including a large kitchen with custom crafted Alder cabinets, first floor bedroom, massive great room with a cozy sitting area with expansive lake views, dining room with seating for 10 and a comfortable hearth room with gas fireplace and bar. The kitchen includes two Bosch dishwashers, two sinks, refrigerator/ freezer, beverage center, gas range and large granite island with seating for eight. The kitchen is stocked with all the pans, plates and cooking utensils for meal preparation including blender and coffee maker. The bar includes a built-in ice-maker and bar sink. The first floor bedroom features a queen bed and is located across the hall from a full bathroom with tub/ shower. Located a few steps from the kitchen is a spacious deck measuring 20'x25' with seating for 14 and a gas grill. Various board games are located in the hearth room along with a game table with seating for six across from the bar area. Refer to the illustrative floor plan located in the photo gallery.

Second Floor:

The second floor includes six spacious bedrooms and five bathrooms. Three king beds, two queen beds, sleeper sofa, and five twin beds. The sleeper sofa is located in the sitting room adjacent to a roomy bedroom featuring a king bed. All the bathrooms include tub/ showers except for one which is a tub only and located in the bedroom with the three twin beds. Refer to the illustrative floor plan located in the photo gallery.

Lower Level Recreation Room:

The recreation room is very spacious with exceptional lake views from expansive picture windows. A game of pool awaits you or lively card game. Relax and enjoy a movie on the 70 inch television or cozy up with a book by the gas fireplace. If you haven't received enough exercise outdoors the recreation room also features a Nordic Trac cardio machine. 2 sofa beds and a half bathroom are also located on this level. Refer to the illustrative floor plan located in the photo gallery.

Outdoor Space.

The Lodge is located on nearly two acres with magnificent lake views of the 1,023 acres of Island Lake. Island Lake is the first lake in the legendary Manitowish Waters chain of 10 lakes all which are all accessible by boat. The Lodge is conveniently located just three minutes from Highway 51 and 15 minutes north of Minocqua. Overlooking a quiet bay the beach makes for good swimming and even on gusty days the bay is generally protected from the wind and waves. Included for our guests' use are two kayaks and two stand up paddle boards. A short paddle to the east, is the Manitowish River that allows for excellent paddling on calm water. Located a short distance to the northwest, is a flat, uninhabited (but accessible) island called Pancake Island perfect for an afternoon picnic. A stone stair case leads to the large patio and entertainment area featuring a fire pit, rock ledge seating, and 12 adirondack chairs and three chaise lounge chairs. To make lake access easily accessible there is a blacktop driveway that extends to the lake front ending at the 63' foot pier for easy loading and unloading of boats.

There's no better place in Manitowish Waters than the impeccably groomed Island Bay Lodge for your vacation and its perfectly located in northern Wisconsin.

More Details

Ryan Johnson
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2018

About Ryan Johnson

My partner and I appreciate beautiful homes and unique properties.

This is truly an outstanding home ready for entertaining family and friends on the famous Manitowish Waters chain of lakes.

Ryan Johnson purchased this house in 2016

Why Ryan Johnson chose Manitowish Waters

The property was originally the main lodge for the La Fave resort built back in the 1950's. The property commands a hilltop location with expansive views of Island Lake overlooking a tranquil bay.


Manitowish Waters House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 9000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 21
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , A half bathroom located adjacent to first floor great room
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , A half bathroom located in the lower level recreation room
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 21
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Tub/shower bathroom located in the bedroom
    Bedroom 5 - 2 queen , Shares the bathroom with bedroom 6
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , First floor with a tub/shower bathroom across the hall
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Tub/shower bathroom located in the bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Tub/ shower bathroom located in the bedroom
    Bedroom 7 - 3 twin/ single , Tub bathroom located in the bedroom
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single , Tub/shower bathroom located in the bedroom
    Recreation Room - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Located in the lower level recreation room
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Island Bay Lodge on Island lake, Manitowish Waters, WI
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Perfect place for a large family

  • 5 of 5

Great decor. Huge beautiful kitchen. Room for everyone. Walls are quiet and private when wanted. The place has everything you need.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home!!!

  • 5 of 5

Great trip! Accomodations exceeded our expectations. We had family from 4-70 years old who enjoyed their stay. You won’t want to leave the house. There’s so much to do and the views were incredible.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family trip for our Moms memorial

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful family trip to Island Bay Lodge. The lodge was beautiful and exactly as shown. The owners were great to work with.

We didn’t mind the security patrolling until they decided to knock on the door at 8:00 am to tell us they were patrolling the area, which is the same thing we were previously told the 2 nights before. So that was very annoying.

But we enjoyed our week and hope to make it back one day.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place for large groups

  • 5 of 5

The lodge is wonderful. Plenty of room with all the amenities you can think of having. Our group voted the built in ice maker at the bar to be the biggest highlight. Outside the landscaping is exceptional with the fire pit and plenty of chairs. Perfect views of the lake from the lodge and fire pit. Overall a great time was had by all and we have planned to return next year

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Manitowish Waters airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Rustic Road House
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Rustic Road House


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $295
Refundable Damage Deposit $1,500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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