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Sleeps 17! DOWNTOWN LAKE GENEVA Fully Licensed for Weekend Rentals!

Bedrooms 6
Space 3,300 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

The Nautical Inn 6 Bedroom Vacation Rental 705 Wisconsin Street, Lake Geneva WI

DISCOUNTS always available, especially for 3 DAY WEEKENDS! Please inquire.

When booking a home in Lake Geneva, be sure to ask the homeowner if they have a business license from the City of Lake Geneva to rent only 2-3 days at a time as a Vacation Rental, you will be so glad you did. You can verify this with the City of Lake Geneva Building Inspector, ask the homeowner for their address.

The Nautical Inn just one block to Downtown Lake Geneva located at 705 Wisconsin St, the heart of downtown. Fully Licensed! Rent the house next door also for groups up to 35 guests.

A stay at The Nautical Inn Vacation Rental Homes is a whimsical treat, located in the heart of the downtown Lake Geneva, Wisconsin Historic District. A licensed and legal Vacation Rental house for weekend stays. There will be no issues with neighbors or the authorities if you stay here, you will be glad you did. This is the place where visitors have been coming to play for over a quarter century. Just 1 block away from the homes you will find superb shopping, renowned restaurants, the lakefront, public beach and waverunner/boat rentals all within walking distance of the house.

The Nautical A home is a beautifully restored property decorated in an all Lighthouses and Sailboat theme...The house has large floor plan with plenty of room for groups! Bachelor and Bachelorette Party Headquarters! A first floor kitchen that supplies guests with every need possible, dining room with table for 6 plus an additional table for 4 just adjacent the dining area along with lots of extra chairs and snack trays. Nice sized living room and parlor area on the first floor for gathering; TV, DVD player.

There are two first floor bedrooms; one with a queen bed and one with two twin beds. In addition, the first floor parlor area has a queen sleeper sofa along with french doors that close off the area for privacy at night. Upstairs boasts four additional private bedrooms; two with queen beds, one with two twin beds and a larger master with a queen bed, double bed and a twin bed. Also upstairs guests can enjoy a second living room area; TV, Stereo; DVD player. There are two full bathrooms, one on each level. Washer/Dryer. The Nautical A home can accommodate 16 guests very comfortably. 4 Queens, 4 Twins, 1 Full Futon, Queen Sleeper Sofa.

Guests can remember those long summer days, relaxing and people watching on the large front porch complete with wicker furniture. Or, sit back and enjoy a cool drink or lunch on the rear back deck complete with a patio/umbrella set, lots of additional seating, picnic tables and a deluxe BBQ grill. Large yard for playing games.

The home has 6 off-street parking spaces plus 3 more if needed, which is a premium in Lake Geneva.

The Nautical homes specialize and have hosted 1000's of weekend bachelor,/Bachelorette parties, family reunions, wedding parties, golf outings and corporate retreats! We love groups.

Horticultural Hall is just a half block away for Wedding attendees.

Need more space? Right next door to the Nautical A is the Nautical B home that can accommodate 15 additional guests!

Winter is a great time to visit with Alpine Valley & Wilmot Mountain having some of the best skiing and tubing hills around, ice skating at Library Park right in downtown Lake Geneva, great cross country skiing at Big Foot Beach State Park and Kettle Moraine State Park and the Lake Geneva sledding hill just a few blocks from the Nautical homes.

Autumn is spectacular with all the gorgeous foliage throughout the area. Apple and pumpkin picking, Oktoberfest weekend in downtown Lake Geneva and almost a weekend does not go by without a fall festival bustling in one of the surrounding towns.

Lake Geneva in the Spring is a great time to visit, flowers are all starting to bloom, boats and piers are surfacing on the lake and all the local Farmers Markets start emerging!! And of course, who doesn't love the more than 20 golf courses in the area that all start opening!

Family Reunions in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin: Planning a family reunion can be hectic. Nothing's more important than spending quality time with family. So why spend it somewhere that isn't perfect? Those who travel miles to attend a family reunion are often scattered at a variety of hotels and motels and it can be frustrating making all the calls to accommodate family members for a reunion. At the Nautical vacation rental homes your task just got easier. Your guests can enjoy the accommodations of a home away from home. Our vacation homes come with everything you need to keep everyone comfortable and entertained. Each of our rentals were designed with you and your family reunion in mind. We can help you provide plenty of space for all those cousins, aunts and crazy uncles. Sit back and relax with family and friends and have fun in a rental that includes all your linens, grills, fully-equipped kitchens with full sized appliances and everything you could possibly need to lodge your large group!

Wedding Parties in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin: Planning your wedding in the Lake Geneva, Wisconsin Area? One of the most important decisions you will have to make will revolve around accommodations for yourself and your guests. And, it's difficult to be original. Instead of tracking down numerous hotels and motels - make your wedding one for the books with a wedding vacation rental. A wedding vacation rental is uncommon and unforgettable. Your family and friends will Thank You for offering them the cozy and intimate surroundings of a home away from home. Our rentals can accommodate the wedding party, guests and even the bride and groom, all under one roof. And, how about that Bachelor or Bachelorette party? Get all the gang together for a weekend they will never forget!!! Whether you are looking for a weekend or a week-long stay in a Wedding Vacation Rental, we are here to help you make the event unforgettable.

Bachelor and Bachelorette Party Weekends: The Nautical Inn vacation rental homes offer the perfect accommodations for your Bachelor or Bachelorette Party Weekend in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin! How much fun can you have in Lake Geneva celebrating? Get together 15 -35 of your best friends and book one or both of our vacation rental homes right in DOWNTOWN Lake Geneva. Don't worry about driving because you can WALK to everything! Shopping, Dining and of course Nightlife. You can all be together under one roof with plenty of room to spread. LOCATION...LOCATION...LOCATION...If you are coming to Lake Geneva for your weekend getaway, you want to be in LAKE GENEVA.

Often times in off-peak season we will offer extended arrival and departure times or rent 2 nights - get a 3rd night free specials-email us to get the BEST deal...

Being a resort destination area and weekends being a premium we usually do not split up weekend nights therefore; we cannot automatically accept Saturdays as a check-in or check-out day unless advertising a Saturday as the start of a new rental period. Please inquire first if you must start on a Saturday, exceptions can be made. Questions 630-890-6364.


Refunds are possible if we can rerent the same time, terms and price and we can also refund the difference. You are reserving a house so please be sure but we will do our best to rerent if situations come up, we always want to try and help our guests. We want to have you back someday!

More Details

Tony Scalzitti
Member since: 2005
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2018

About Tony Scalzitti

Hi, I'm Tony Scalzitti, my wife Chris and I purchased the Nautical Inn from Debi Nelson in November 2016. The Nautical Inn has had two rental properties since 2003. Debi is the original owner and is still here helping with the management. Debi is still in charge of the cleaning crew, keeping these houses clean in the excellent way they have always been. She does an awesome job!!

This is a family run business and that's exactly how our guests (new friends) will be treated, just like family. I am always available to take a phone call when you are staying at the houses. Our new friends are a priority!!

Tony Scalzitti purchased this house in 2016

Guestbook comments from the owner

My group of 14 women stayed in the house for two nights at the beginning of December. We loved the layout of the house and the space was very generous for a group of our size. There were plenty of chairs in the house for us to sit and table space for meals. The kitchen was a great size and had everything we needed to serve snacks and dinner in the house. The property description was exactly as advertised and the pictures were accurate. Upon our arrival, the property was clean and it was easy to gain access with the instructions provided in the welcome letter. We only had a short walk to nearby restaurants and bars to visit during the weekend. Overall I enjoyed my stay at this property and would highly recommend.
Dec 2015
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Lake Geneva House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 17
  • Min. age of primary renter: 23
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Sleeper Sofa in Parlor Area with privacy doors for sleeping at night
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Sleeps 17! DOWNTOWN LAKE GENEVA Fully Licensed for Weekend Rentals!
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews

Family weekend

  • 5 of 5

Tony is a great and helpful host! Super close to everything the town of Lake Geneva has to offer.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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A great time every time.

  • 5 of 5

My cousins and I return every year. It’s nice to be so close to downtown shopping. The house is plenty big to handle all 10 of us.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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  • 5 of 5

Wonderful! The house and everything. Bedrooms were huge with big comfy beds. Overall it was a wonderful experience and we'll definitely be renting this place again.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jess, Thanks so much, you are welcome back anytime! You were a pleasure to have at the house. Just a note for the future: Thanks for staying at one of the licensed and legal Vacation Rentals in Lake Geneva. Future guests of Lake Geneva need to ask homeowners if they are licensed by the City because most rentals are not........this house is of course licensed and that's why you had a great time, there was no interuption by police, city inspectors or neighbors which is always an issue with unlicensed rentals. A Bed n Breakfast is not a licensed Vacation Rental, a Bed n Breakfast is the owners primary residence and they have to sleep overnight in the house with you and serve you breakfast. You were obviously on your own at this property because it is a properly licensed Vacation Rental in the city of Lake Geneva. You can always call the City of Lake Geneva to see if a home is licensed as a "Vacation rental", just ask the homeowner for the address, then call the City of Lake Geneva to verify, you'll be glad you did.
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Amazing Vacation Rental for a Large Group

  • 5 of 5

Tony was very helpful and responsive in setting up this rental for a large group that I had to plan. We rented both of the houses that were located right across the driveway from each other in addition to a house that was located a short drive away. There were plenty of rooms with all the amenities we needed for a weekend getaway. There was great yard space where we could socialize that was very well appreciated. Overall, I would definitely stay at this location again and thank Tony for being such a gracious host.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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Had such a wonderful experience!

  • 5 of 5

This was the first time I rented a house for a weekend. Came down for a girls weekend and had such an amazing time here. The house was clean and very home-ee- had a super lake house feeling with the decorations. Lots of space for sleeping and hanging out. House is close to downtown Geneva, and walking distance to the lake. Tony, the owner, was amazing- He arrived same day to meet us and to make sure we had everything we needed, and that everything was working properly. We ended up having such a great time. I highly recommend this property. Thank you, Tony, for everything!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Great stay at the Nautical Inn

  • 5 of 5

I rented both houses at the Nautical Inn for a family reunion. Tony was responsive, friendly and did a great job coordinating our stay. He was even in the neighborhood when we arrived. The Inn has everything you'd want for a large gathering and the location cannot be beat. I've stayed twice and will do so again. Thanks Tony for a great week.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.03 Miles
Carvetti's, Hogs n Kisses, Champs
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Hawks View, Grand Geneva, Geneva National
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Sopra, Sprechers, Popeye's
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Alpine Valley Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Lake Geneva Riveria Beach
Car: not necessary

Venetian Festival

Winterfest and U S Nationals Snow Sculpting Competition

Nielsen Grand Finale Snocross Competition

Annual Art in the Park

Jimmy Buffet Concert

Grand Finale of the AMSOIL Championship Snocross Series

Gladiator Assault Challenge

Women's Weekend

Burlington ChocolateFest

Annual Geneva Lake Art Association Paint-In

Maxwell Street Days Lake Geneva

Lake Geneva Wine Festival

Fat Tire Memorial Tour

Annual Taste of Lake Geneva

Land Rover TriRock Lake Geneva

Annual Antique and Classic Boat Show

Oktoberfest Lake Geneva, Wi

Lake Geneva Holiday Open House

Lake Geneva Christmas in the Country

Christmas in the Country Annual Illumination Ceremony

Festival of Lights

Christmas Lake Geneva Style

Annual Great Electric Children's Christmas Parade

Due to the number of inquiries about the home's location, it is truly located within the town of Lake Geneva and NOT outside of the town's city limits. The Nautical Inn is just 3 short blocks from the public access to the lake, beach, boat rentals and moorings. After you have settled in, you can stroll out the front door to our Historic Main Street for a leisurely day of shopping or grab a bite to eat and one of the great restaurants.

There are over 25 golf courses in the Lake Geneva area.

Ski: Alpine Valley Resort & Wilmot Mountain


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $95 + Tax

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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