WATER-FRONT COTTAGE IN MANAWA

Charlene Brunner

Speaks french, german, english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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WATER-FRONT COTTAGE IN MANAWA

Weyauwega Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

This private shoreline cottage from the 1960s is at the end of a quiet lane on the mill pond of the Little Wolf River about two miles from the center of Manawa in the rolling farmlands of Waupaca County.

There is fishing right off the private pier: northern pike, perch, bass, bluegills, crappies, pumpkin fish and the occasional brown trout. This area has great spots for the fish to hide in.

Two bedrooms with plenty of room in closets and dressers for your belongings, an orthopaedic memory-foam queen bed & a new queen, hardwood flooring, a comfortable living-room with leather couches, new HD-TV, games, cards, and a fully-equipped kitchen with new appliances and a dining area will help to make you feel right at home.

Get away from the hustle and bustle for awhile. Bring your binoculars to watch the birds. Cardinals, king-fishers, woodpeckers, nuthatches and chickadees live here and so do sand-hill cranes, Canadian geese and squirrels. You can take the portable fire pit and the camping chairs into the yard, lounge in the hammocks (1 double, 1 single) or settle in at the campfire site close to the water. Have fun and see some of the open countryside on the twin 3-speed cruiser bikes. Bring your snowmobile in winter and use the miles of trails in the area; access them right at the pond. Watch the sun rise over the lake across the expansive level yard from the house and porch through the old-stand trees.

I am lucky to have a great care-taker who lives next door and watches over the house through all the seasons. This makes the cottage available for use all year 'round. He is a great fisherman who can swear by this private part of the pond as a fisherman's hideaway spot both summer and winter.

Note! Senior discount (65 years of age or older) of $25 if more than two persons, or $50 for a single person or one couple!

Special rates for returning guests. Ask about extended-stay rates.

Send for a vacation rental agreement after checking the calendar for availability. Reserve now for a weekend get-away or for your summer vacation accommodations!

Keywords: Ranch-style cottage

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered

Charlene Brunner

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2008
Speaks french, german, english

A fifth-generation California resident who lost her heart to Switzerland would not normally have a cottage in rural Wisconsin but this is special. I live in Chur, Switzerland, and see my family in California about once a year. I have visited Manawa quite a few times to see where my good friend grew up.

Charlene Brunner purchased this cottage in 2005

When my friend showed me the area where she was raised, I was smitten with the beautiful farms, woodlands and lake areas...but especially with the quaint little ranch-style cottage I found there on the quiet man-made lake called Manawa Mill Pond. The 1-plus acre yard around the house with old-stand trees provides it with plenty of privacy and peacefulness, especially because of the 400-yard lake-shore access. There is no traffic because at the end of this country cul-de-sac lane.

This cottage gives vactioners a chance to spend time in an absolutely quiet place away from home. I recently had the opportunity to visit the cottage and loved the feeling of security and seclusion it gave me. Bird-watching, fishing, some swimming and barbecuing, but also reading and painting here are the highlights.

I have enjoyed the Mid-Western Rodeo in Manawa in July and have seen some of the old cars that are shown at the Iola Car Show.

Green Bay is worth a trip for many reasons. The Wisconsin Dells, too.

I furnished the cottage in 2005 from some of the local stores but especially from the antique shops in New London and Waupaca. For antique lovers there is also the big Osh Kosh show.

Manawa is a convenient distance from the Outagamie Airport in Appleton and not a bad drive from Chicago, where I can enjoy the Windy City before taking off to Switzerland or California.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 12 traveler reviews

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Water-Front Cottage in Manawa
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews
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Water-Front Cottage in Manawa
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Weyauwega Central Wisconsin
Cottage Grove Wisconsin
4

RELAXATION ANYONE?

  • 4 of 5
I had the pleasure of staying at this wonderful little cottage for an entire week. The cottage has everything you will need to have a comfortable stay. The kitchen provides you with pots, pans, bowls, knives for chopping and cutting, serving utensils, and anything you will need to prepare your meals. When we were there, there were 2 cranes with two babies, and the flock of geese had 26 babies!! We counted them..they were very cute cruising around the pond. We had great fishing right off the dock. It seems the northern love to hang out not too far off the dock. We caught and released about 14 over the week, it was great fun. My dog and a squirrel had a stare down. Being from the city, my dog had no idea what to do about this squirrel that was not the least bit intimidated by him and continued to stant his ground under the huge pine tree. It was a good laugh anyway. I would recommend this cottage for anyone who want to relax and just hangout and watch nature. t
Thanks so much Charlene for allowing us to experience that peacefulness.
  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice review. I appreciate it very much and hope that other vacationers understand by it what is so special about my cottage. The fishermen among them may be very interested to hear what you have said.
Happy vacationing and I hope you return again sometime soon.
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Weyauwega Central Wisconsin
Rosendale Wi
5

DEB

  • 5 of 5
It was a 'privilege staying here. It was absolutely wonderful and relaxing. It was a good idea to get feedback in a log book. I had read the older book also and saw numerous entries about the peacefulness and relaxation. That first night I experienced the peacefulness, which was awesome. We live on a very, very busy highway with thunderous noise from trucks, so you bet we truly enjoyed the peace and quiet!

I could live there, easily, just listening to all the birds and watching the wildlife. Our first night we saw 4 deer go across the front yard. I sat by the fire watching the flames dance and listening to all the wonderful sounds of nature. For a couple days I was quite entertained by 2 little rabbits chasing each other in circles. It was so cute. Yesterday we were watching a small owl parade across the water front. My hubby thought it may have fallen out of the nest as too young to fly. We watched it and it watched us.

Our grandson truly enjoyed the swing set and had a ball, and we got tired out pushing him! You even had some kid dishes, which were a bonus. We all fished, but were disappointed as we thought we'd have a fish dinner one night, but didn't have much for a catch. HINT - We weren't fishing deep enough. We now have learned more about the pond as well as other areas. Your neighbors were very nice and helpful. There will be a next time for us and cannot wait to go back.

As I said, it was more than expected and very comfortable, and really look forward to going back someday. We really wanted to squeeze another day in! Wish the weather would have been glorious, but were thankful to have had the sun and warmth we did. Of course there was sun the day we left!

If you don't leave here more refreshed, you need to be outside more and/or leave technology off OR at home!
  • Submitted: May 8, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Deb and Bill
Thank you for such a positive and thorough review about your stay at the cottage. I often hope that my guests "get" what it is I love about this simple little cottage. And my experience shows me that it does practically everyone who comes to it a world of good.

I think that your ability to lay aside the phones and TV for the time there played a big part in allowing you to feel the good atmosphere. That fact that your grandchild had a good time on the play things may interest others.

The attention you paid to the little critters that come around and the fact that you related your observations in such detail will interest other nature lovers. I am also glad that the fishing was successful after all. It is good you made some fine acquaintances in the neighborhood fishermen. I hope you can come back for another stay sometime soon.

Kind regards,
Charlene
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Weyauwega Central Wisconsin
Franklin, WI
5

QUIET GET-AWAY

  • 5 of 5
Stayed at this lovely cottage with my 87 year old mother, sister, and niece for a "Girls-Get-Away" weekend. The cottage is not fancy, but has everything you need for a quiet weekend. Beds were comfortable and there were plenty of blankets and towels. Kitchen is well stocked with utensils and everything you need to make your own meals. Jason came over for a quick visit to let us know that he was nearby should we need anything. He was extremely nice and helpful. Enjoyed the bikes and being able to park in the garage. View from all windows is lovely.
  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Anna Marie, for taking the time to write such a thorough review. I am sure it will be helpful to other travelers to know what they can expect.
By the way, I am planning a bathroom renovation in the fall. It will be an update to include a deeper bathtub with shower, and new flooring and surroundings.
Jay will also be happy to know that you appreciated knowing he is available for any of your questions or needs and close by in case anything should go wrong.
We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at the cottage. I hope you will consider returning for another visit some time in the future.
Sincerely,
Charlene, owner
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Weyauwega Central Wisconsin
Madison, Wi
5

GREAT COTTAGE!

  • 5 of 5
All that was advertised and more! The owner was quick to answer questions and has the cottage completely stocked with anything you would possibly need. The trolling motor on boat worked great, and we enjoyed the bikes also. Nearby Chain O' Lakes is beautiful and worth checking out.
  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you Kris Wilke,
I am glad you enjoyed yourselves and hope to have you at the cottage again another season.
Kind regards,
Charlene
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Water-Front Cottage in Manawa
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Weyauwega Central Wisconsin
oak creek
5

MIKE & SANDY M

mike & sandy m
  • 5 of 5
we can not express enough the great time we have when we stay at this house . there is everything you could ask for here. ( the house is filled with everything you need) the yard is big and beautiful. there is a great view in the back of the water you can boat on.... peaceful and relaxing....
  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
Owner's Response: Thank you Sandy & Mike. I appreciate your informative review of the cottage. I hope it aids future vacationers to make their decision to come visit it. We look forward to your next visit.

Kind regards,
Charlene with Jay
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Weyauwega Central Wisconsin
Fitchburg, Wis
5

65 & RETIRED

65 & retired
  • 5 of 5
This a comfortable cottage. The kitchen meets your needs. Not fancy but , has everything you need for cooking. I fish the river from the dam in Manawa down stream to the bridge on BB. But, I really like getting up early in the morning and sit on the pier and watch a bobber move slowly across the water and wait for the pond to come alive. Plus, everything I catch goes back.
Charlene, I want to thank you and the out standing people that care for the cottage and make my stays great.
  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you Earl for your nice review of my cottage and your referral to my great helpers. You are my most faithful returnee. I hope your words will encourage other vacationers to try out the benefits of this sweet little place.
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Map

Nearest Airport
34 Miles
Outagamie Regional Airport, Appleton, WI
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Bear Lake
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Cowboys Bar, 313 S. Bridge St, Manawa
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Cedar Springs Golf Course, E7005 Cedar Springs Rd
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Smith's Manawa Steak House, 960 Depot Street
Car: necessary

Private ice fishing & river fishing nearby. Snowmobilers have access to trails from the pond.

Green Bay one-hour drive: casino, football, zoo/nature reserve.

Bear Lake in Manawa and Chain o' Lakes in Waupaca.

Mid-Western Rodeo Manawa and Iola Old Car Show in July.

EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh in August.

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Availability & Rates

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Weyauwega Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
low season winter
Sep 2 2014 - May 21 2015
2 night minimum stay
$110
$700
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$125
$770
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.5%
Notes Children must be monitored 24/7 because of the lack of fencing and the proximity to the pond. Renters are solely responsible for their use of the boat and their activities around the open water (the owner may not be held liable).

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Weyauwega Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Garage ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Broadband Access
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (2): 1 orthopedic memory-foam mattress, 1 new queen mattress, plus 1 double bed air-mattress. Normally the amount of occupants is limited to four because of the small bathroom. A charge of $10 per night will be added for an extra person.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • children welcome ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • museums
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hunting
  • fishing
  • cycling
  • snowmobiling
  • rafting
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • golf
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • pier fishing
Notes:
bonfire pit in the yard, fire kettle, Weber grill
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