"My wife and I, along with three (3) granddaughters and our dog thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Boathouse this summer. To begin, this cozy cottage has all the amenities needed for an enjoyable stay, including but not limited to, a comfortable queen size bed, two (2) sets of bunk beds, a large refrigerator, microwave oven, coffee maker, toaster, large washing machine & dryer, television, satellite TV and wifi. Also, a wonderful feature of the house is its inviting interior layout with the kitchen flowing into the living room area which flows into a sunny three (3) season room containing a large dining/game table. But for me, perhaps my favorite spot every day was sitting on the deck atop the boathouse drinking a cup of coffee and simply enjoying the early morning serenity, gazing out at beautiful Waubeesee Lake.
We brought two (2) of our own kayaks and coupled with the kayaks already furnished, we enjoyed casually exploring the lake, including being able to get surprisingly close to the beautiful swans gracefully swimming together.
My daughters family rented the companion bigger house next door (the Swan's Nest) and they brought a boat which they were able to launch at the public landing conveniently located only 1/2 mile away from the rental properties. And speaking of convenience, a large grocery store (the Pick 'n Save) is located a mere 6 miles away.
We and the grandkids had a blast during our stay, swimming, fishing and boating everyday, with the little ones also spending countless hours playing in the large sand box area near the lake. The Boathouse on Waubeesee Lake is truly the "little jewel" of southern Wisconsin. Needless to say, we have made our reservation for next year and are already counting down the days."
Guest: John C.
Date of Stay: August 2015
Review Submitted: October 29, 2015