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Recent Montello reviews

  • 50th anniversary celebration!

    "We had 15 of us up at the house for 5 nights for my in laws' 50th anniversary celebration and had a great time! Pros: + Hot tub is huge and awesome and 4 feet deep at one end! We fit the whole crew in it and it kept the kids busy for days(!) + Games and the actual bar were great for adult lounging and even though several are coin-driven, it was still great fun. Didn't need to leave the house to feel like we were having a night out. Nothing like drinking too much out at the bar and then walking upstairs to bed :) + With 6 bedrooms and a million feet of deck, plus the semi-detached hot tub, even with 15 people, we kept losing folks around the house. Plenty of room to hang out. + Owners and caretaker were very nice and easy to work with + Lots of room for frisbee and the like on the yard + Constantly finding new widgets on the walls and ceiling to talk about + Within an hour of the Dells for a day trip +Kitchen is well-stocked, but had no baking dishes. Bring yours. Fridge is a normal family size. We were concerned, with 15 people, but it worked out quite well Cons: There aren't too many + Several amenities in the house will cost you extra $ if you want to use them--washing machine, electric coolers, games, bar ice maker, jukebox (although bring CDs, as there's a good stereo). I'd love to see a package deal put together for those charges with one $ charge. Or some sort of "pick two" for $X. I don't mind some extra fees for options, but hearing the "for an extra charge" so often during the booking process was off-putting. As it was, in 5 days we didn't pay for or need anything other than the slot machine + The upstairs screened deck is great, as each bedroom opens onto to it independently, but with the fall season starting, it had a lot of yellow jackets inside the screens. I'll let the owners know so they can check that. +Grocery store is a 20 mile round trip. No fault of the house and totally navigable, but plan ahead."
    Guest: Meredith M. Date of Stay: September 2015 Review Submitted: September 16, 2015
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  • Annual Family Gathering

    "Our 3rd Year at this cottage and always wonderful to return. A perfect location and beautiful lake views. The cottage has everything you need to make it an enjoyable stay. Owners have taken personal care to make sure everything is very comfortable."
    Guest: Jeff Date of Stay: June 2016 Review Submitted: July 8, 2016
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  • The property was GREAT! Very private, clean and gorgeous!

    "The home had everything we needed. From pots and pans to garbage bags. The upstairs shower is absolutely gorgeous. I always worry about water pressure when staying away from home and there were no worries here. The lake is very clear. At night we heard a lot of bullfrogs, we saw blue Herron, seagulls, squirrels and bats. All the bedrooms upstairs were really nice and the beds were very comfortable. The kitchen appliances left nothing to be desired. We loved all of the privacy this home had to offer. It was only about 10 minutes from the town of Montello and a short trip to Portage to get to a WalMart. I would recommend bringing a streaming device for television as it does state in the description that there is no cable. There were plenty of towels and linens. There is a very nice granite table on the deck overlooking the lake which accommodated our part of 7 nicely. Thank you so much for having us!"
    Guest: Melissa S. Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: August 5, 2016
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  • Our favorite get away!

    "The *only* problem with A Secret Cottage is that it makes every other romantic vacation option seem completely mundane and sub-par by comparison. It's quiet, relaxing, beautiful, and cozy. The setting is amazing, the DVD selection is impressive, the fireplace is fantastic, the pond is lovely, and the price is unbelievable affordable. I have nothing but good things to say about A Secret Cottage, and we will be back very soon!"
    Guest: ReannonB Date of Stay: January 2016 Review Submitted: January 20, 2016
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