LODGE HOME ON LITTLE SAINT GERMAIN LAKE. FEATURED IN MAGAZINE!

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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LODGE HOME ON LITTLE SAINT GERMAIN LAKE. FEATURED IN MAGAZINE!

St Germain House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

3 Bedroom plus guesthouse which rents separately.

Private home on little St. Germain lake with guest house. There are few destinations like Wisconsin's north woods. Packed with interconnected lakes and dense evergreen forest, Milwaukeeans have been heading 'up north' for years of family vacations and sporting weekends.

Year round, tourists travel Hwy. 45 north to a land dedicated to hunting, fishing, snowmobiling and boating. It's a destination known simply to natives by a cardinal direction; referring to a region hundreds of miles wide yet denoting one specific vacation voyage.

On a recent trip 'up north', with our family cottage under construction, we stayed for the first time on a different lake in a rental home.

I worried the experience would somehow not be the same. Now, I worry that we've been spoiled.

Located on Little St. Germain Lake, 1000 Pines Lake Home is incredible. The property includes two buildings: a main vacation home and an adjacent guest house located over a free standing garage. Originally built in the 1960s, a two story addition and remodel plus the guest house were completed 10 years ago.

'We love it up north. We've had great family memories since childhood and we hope that our place can provide some of those same great memories for other families and generation to come,' owner Steve Wiersema says.

From first glance, the main house reflects Weirsema's family focus. Three bedrooms and a loft plus two full baths ensure room for the entire family. The large kitchen boasts a central island and stools, the ideal arrangement for guests to leisurely chat and cook. Likewise, the dining room table is set family style, easily seating eight to 10 people.

The house somehow manages to combine old with new; maintaining the quintessential nostalgic feel of a northwood's cabin but adding the ease and luxury of modern amenity. The log cabin interior is decorated with outdoor themed fabrics and photographs; a stack of board games, outdoor fire pit and in-house book and movie collection add key 'up north' characteristics.

'We're from the western suburbs of Chicago but have been vacationing in the area for 40 years. We started off in Minocqua back in the 60's when it was laid back and not so busy. About 10 years ago we moved to St. Germain because it reminded us how nice Minoqua was back in the day,' Weirsema says.

You could come for the week and never have to leave. The finished basement entices with pool, pinball, small scale bowling and a racing video game. Sliding glass doors lead down to an extended pier, in water trampoline and screened in gazebo. Up top, a large driveway transforms into a basketball court surrounded by a yard filled with deer and bird feeders.

Every inch of the house is covered with windows. Sunlight pours in through floor to ceiling windows in the great room; revealing expansive views of the lake, tall pines and occasional bald eagle or loon.

Over the garage, the studio style guest house is a combined living room, kitchen and bedroom; creating a cozy nook separate from the main house. Despite an all in one combination, the guest house has a full kitchen, queen bed and convertible sleeper sofa. An attached bathroom provides visitors with privacy and convenience.

Unable to visit the cottage we've known for the last 30 years, 1000 Pines Lake Home was more than a welcomed replacement.

1000 Pines Lake Home is a four season rental; available for hunting, snowmobiling, fishing and swimming seasons. Visit the Web site for further details.

Enjoy the peace and quite of the Northwood's. The home sits on 2 beautiful wooded acres on the lake. large pines surround the property. Eagles nest in trees on front lawn!!You will be amazed at the beautiful sunsets as the home faces diectly west! Large main house with guest house which rents separately for $1,100/week. The home features a full basement with game room. The main house features 2 bedrooms and large bedroom loft. 2 queens and 2 twins. There is a bonus loft for kids with 2 beds also. Large great room with full kitchen. 2 full baths.

A large dock for your water toys and entertaining enjoyment. Two bars and 3 refrigerators. Basketball hoop. This area of the lake has a sandy bottom with a very gradual drop off unlike many other areas of the lake. Great fishing and boating lake. Relax on the hammock by the lake or in the screened in gazebo.

House Layout: First Floor. Great room with vaulted cathedral ceilings. Pot belly stove fireplace. Kitchen with all appliances and utensils. Den with satellite TV, wireless high speed internet and wood burning fireplace. Small bar with refrigerator. Two bedrooms one with a queen the other has 2 twins. Second full bath. Small loft with two beds for kids. Large master loft. Beautiful panoramic views of lake throughout. Lower level: game room and bar. This is a walkout to lake with a patio overlooking the lake. Outdoor grill to enjoy cooking by the lake.

Guest Suite: Studio style apartment. One queen bed. Large sitting area with a pullout couch. Deck. Will sleep 4. Full kitchen and bath. Beautifully decorated with Northwood's theme.

The property can sleep 12 comfortably.Boat Rental available.

$300 SECURITY DEPOSIT HOLDS THE RESERVATION. TOTAL AMOUNT DUE 90 DAYS PRIOR TO CHECKING IN.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only

stevewiersema@gmail.com

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Our family of five is from the Chicago Suburbs.

stevewiersema@gmail.com purchased this house in 2004

We have vacationed here our whole lives and love it! After 40 years of visiting and renting we finally decided to buy our own piece of paradise. It incredible lake views and sunsets are second to none!

Sits directly on Little St Germain Lake and faces west so the sunsets are amazing.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Lodge Home on Little Saint Germain Lake. Featured in Magazine!
average rating of 4.5 based on 3 reviews
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Lodge Home on Little Saint Germain Lake. Featured in Magazine!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p176950vb
(630) 715-6601 (Illinois, USA)
St Germain Northern Wisconsin
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Just wanted to tell you how beautiful your home is

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
Hi Steve,

Just wanted to tell you how beautiful your home is! We had such a wonderful time!! The location is perfect, the views are amazing. Seeing the eagles everyday was such a magnificent event! We couldn't believe they were nesting in the tree right outside the door! My husband and sons fished from the dock everyday and probably caught more fish then they have out in a boat on other lakes. We fell in love with St. Germain and its quiet charm. Having vacationed in Minocqua for the last 40 years and always loved it, we really enjoyed and appreciated St. Germain's peacefulness ad can truly understand how you came to decide on that location as well.

We look forward to our next stay!!

Thank you for opening your home to us.
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Lodge Home on Little Saint Germain Lake. Featured in Magazine!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p176950vb
(630) 715-6601 (Illinois, USA)
St Germain Northern Wisconsin
Cary, IL
5

Outstanding Experience

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
Hi Steve,

Just wanted to tell you how beautiful your home is! We had such a wonderful time!! The location is perfect, the views are amazing. Seeing the eagles everyday was such a magnificent event! We couldn't believe they were nesting in the tree right outside the door! My husband and sons fished from the dock everyday and probably caught more fish then they have out in a boat on other lakes. We fell in love with St. Germain and its quiet charm. Having vacationed in Minocqua for the last 40 years and always loved it, we really enjoyed and appreciated St. Germain's peacefulness and can truly understand how you came to decide on that location as well.

We look forward to our next stay!!

Thank you for opening your home to us.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Lodge Home on Little Saint Germain Lake. Featured in Magazine!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p176950vb
(630) 715-6601 (Illinois, USA)
St Germain Northern Wisconsin
Hudson, wi
4

Beautiful home, but look out going to the lake

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
We stated at this property the last week of June, 2012. It is a beautiful and well-maintained home. It is very spacious with a wonderfully large kitchen. The views from the upstairs loft bedroom are amazing. We could watch the eagles come and go. We rented a pontoon boat from Tony at BIBS resort and had a great week. We very much appreciated the extra refrigerators. The wifi goes all the way down to the dock. The kids had fun with the zip line in the front. We could even plug our iPod/iPhone into the stereo system.

A few comments about the layout of the place: the largest bedroom is a loft. To get up there, you need to climb a steep spiral staircase that starts by the kitchen/front door. The bedroom is open to the downstairs, so there is very little privacy. The two other bedrooms are very small. One has a queen-sized bed and the other, two twins. The one with the two twins is closest to the larger bathroom. There is also a fourth "bonus" bedroom with two beds for kids. To get up there, you need to climb up a rung ladder. My son was really excited about having his own area. But, at night, it was very warm up there and he was not able sleep in the room.

It was also challenging to get down to the lake. My father is 73 and was very nervous about going up and down all of the stairs. Unfortunately, he had to spend most of his week "up top". He was pretty disappointed about this. A railing along the stairs would be very helpful.

Also, be aware that there is no longer a raft/trampoline in the water and that the pinball and driving game in the basement do not work.

Overall, we had a very fun and relaxing week. I would recommend this home for a younger family.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks. Very glad you enjoyed it. I have close to a 100 photos of the propery on line and video. We do pride ourselves in no surprises for our guests. There may be a few outdated photos that we will update. The rest very fairly depict the property dimensions and location on lake. Thanks for the feedback
Helpful votes: 5/5
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Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
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Refundable damage deposit $300.00
Tax Rate 4.5%

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

St Germain House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Water View
  • Lakefront
General:
  • Internet
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Broadband Access
  • Linens Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Both recently updated
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double
    Loft - 2 double , This is a small loft for Kids. Bonus room only..
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Loft Master Bedroom
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Child Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Games
  • Toys
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Satellite / Cable
  • CD Player
  • Pool Table
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • churches
  • marina
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • boating
  • sledding
  • antiquing
  • wildlife viewing
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snowmobiling
  • cycling
  • rafting
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • water skiing
  • snowboarding
  • basketball court
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • jet skiing
  • hiking
  • cross country skiing
  • kayaking
  • fishing
  • hunting
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Game room. Pool table, driving arcade game, pinball and bowling game.
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