LOST LAKE: HISTORIC FAMILY ESTATE NOW A VACATION RETREAT

Jack Peil

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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LOST LAKE: HISTORIC FAMILY ESTATE NOW A VACATION RETREAT

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Sayner House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Detached Unit, 1.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 7-10)

Looking for a classic Northwoods lake house vacation?

A private family estate since the 1920s is now LOST LAKE PRIVATE RETREAT — a lake retreat for your getaway! This historic house was part of a private artist’s colony in the 1970s and ’80s. Original stand-up, whole log construction. Only a handful of this classic design remain in all the Northwoods.

Set among towering virgin White Pines and a nature preserve, this is a PRIVATE lakefront Retreat, with a long driveway through the woods, your own pier, swimming raft, fire pit and optional guest cabin (to add another bedroom and bath). Closest neighbor on one side is 500 feet away along the lake shore! The other neighbor is a walk through the woods to your friendly property owners.

Featuring two screened-in porches, a glass-walled dining room, large living room, three bedrooms (firm mattresses!), plus optional pull-out sofa sleeper and/or private guest cabin with full bath. Retro kitchen and baths — not luxury, but clean, functional and fitting for this nostalgic property. One guest commented that it’s “the kind of place where they’d film a movie—the kind of place you don’t want to leave.”

The Retreat includes rowboat, canoe, two mountain bikes. Friendly lake community … get to know locals and other vacationers at the twice-weekly waterfront softball games.

The Retreat is a 3300 sqft home on 5 wooded acres, with over 500 feet of private sandy shoreline.

541-acre Lost Lake is a serious fishing lake — ranked as one of Wisconsin’s premier fishing lakes by “Badger Sportsman” magazine. Lost Lake recorded award winning musky the last two years. The lake is also great for waterskiing and pontoon boating. Lots of great hiking and biking in the immediate area.

Retreat is perfect for artists, retirees, nature lovers and other low-impact guests who will respect this historic house.

Need to spread out for additional family, or privacy? Rustic side cabin available, sleeps two, with full bath.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Jack Peil (Owner)
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About Jack Peil

Our family has owned property on Lost Lake since 1917. The Retreat is a treasured home that was originally the Galbeck estate, which included 1000 feet of lake frontage and 100 acres of woods. The history of this area is my passion to preserve. I love the north woods and my family history is here. My wife and I live next door to The Retreat in a large home called Blueberry Camp. Back in the 1920's homes were called camps as it was really roughing it back then, old outhouses still exist behind our home!

I was read stories by lantern light as a child in the 1950's when the electricity shut down by falling trees or lightning strikes. The phone was a on a 'party line', two long rings and a short was 'our' call.

Lost lake is the perfect sized lake with 220 shoreline owners that we call friends. My brothers and I learned to barefoot waterski on Lost Lake. But also, we have caught walleye as well as filled a creel or two with spring crappie. Please join us. Jack and Linda Peil

Jack Peil purchased this house in 1962

Why Jack Peil chose Sayner

The Retreat is next door to our property and summer home that my great grandfather (Dr. Gaebler) bought in 1917. He was best friends with Dr. Galbeck who owned the Retreat.

Thus we wanted to save the Retreat and upgrade it so guests could enjoy living in a real original lake home.

What makes this house unique

Plenty of room and solitude. You are by yourselves. Privacy. Your own world to enjoy. This is a unique estate home from 1920. Artists love it, but also extended families with children and adult children have plenty of room inside and out.

And there is a connected 80 acres of your private hiking trails in dense woods.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 6 traveler reviews

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Lost Lake: Historic Family Estate Now a Vacation Retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
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Sayner Northern Wisconsin
Chicago
5

Beautiful place!

  • 5 of 5
This property was just what my family and I were looking for. The place was beautiful and enjoyable. We stayed for a whole week and didn't want to leave. This house made us feel like home, everything we needed was there. Not a day past were we felt bored.
The house is in expellant condition, and has great history behind it. The place does look even more beautiful in person.
The lake it self was great also. We caught 4 pikes and 1 bass. Even if you fish from the dock you might catch something nice. The water is clear and clean and the girls went swimming on the hot days.
We did a lot of sightseeing. There are many eagles nests near the house and you will see many of them flying and sitting right near the house.
The owners Jack and Linda were very helpful through out the visit. They answered all the questions and recommended awesome places to see.
This property was amazing and BEAUTIFUL. Defiantly coming back again!
  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Lost Lake: Historic Family Estate Now a Vacation Retreat
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Sayner Northern Wisconsin
Waunakee, WI
5

WOW

  • 5 of 5
We LOVED our week in St. Germain at this beautiful, private, house. We enjoyed the beach including the eagles that flew around the property daily. We love nature so all the wildlife in the area was awesome. The spotless historical home with a 1920s feel was really fun to live in. The photos are great but I thought the house was even better than the photos. Jack and Linda (owners) were very friendly and helpful. I recommend this vacation retreat to anyone who wants a special, relaxing experience at a beautiful, private, quiet, retreat. We all feel rejuvenated!
  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing
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Lost Lake: Historic Family Estate Now a Vacation Retreat
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Sayner Northern Wisconsin
St. Louis, Mo
5

Wonderful Relaxing Vacation

  • 5 of 5
A beautiful home on a wonderful lake. This is a vacation spot that is perfect for a family or a couple that wants to go somewhere to relax and read. There are wonderful quaint towns nearby and the lake is perfect for all water sports. Great canoeing opportunities on the
Wisconsin river. Or just take a walk in the woods. It's all there for you.
  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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-775-741-0132
Sayner Northern Wisconsin
St. Louis, Mo. / USA
5

A wonderful escape for our family!

  • 5 of 5
The amount of property and lakefront was more than we thought possible. And the home was much larger than the photo's. What a beautiful historic home in the northwoods! The pier and waterfront is endless, and all to ourselves. The kids had such a great time. We will rebook every year.
  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Lost Lake: Historic Family Estate Now a Vacation Retreat
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-775-741-0132
Sayner Northern Wisconsin
St. Louis, MO
5

  • 5 of 5
Our stay this fall was fantastic. We walked and relaxed in the woods, and spent time on the Lake which is just a few feet from the house. The scent of pine, eagles flying overhead, the clear blue sky made this one of the most relaxing vacations ever.
Thanks, can't wait to get back.
  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2009
  • Stayed: Nov 2009
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Sayner Northern Wisconsin
Denver, Colorado
5

  • 5 of 5
I have stayed at this beautiful property many times and it is indeed one of the best vacation spots I have ever visited. The view of Lost Lake is fantastic and the woods around the home are really nice. It is a very relaxing environment and the home itself is a classic Northern Wisconsin design and is extremely comfortable and well equiped. I highly recommend a stay at this exceptional property.
  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2009
  • Stayed: Feb 2009
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Rhinelander, WI.
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Sayner Pub
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Plum Lake Golf course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 155
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Approx 8
Car: necessary

The Retreat is located in 'The Northwoods' of Wisconsin. Surrounded by state land and dense woods. Vilas County has over 1300 lakes. Original settlers were just 100 years ago. This country is remote with a colorful history.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Sept-Oct
Aug 30 2014 - Oct 17 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,700
 
 
May
May 15 2015 - May 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,800
 
 
June
May 30 2015 - Jun 14 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,900
 
 
Summer
Jun 19 2015 - Aug 21 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,200
 
 
Fall
Aug 22 2015 - Oct 16 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,700
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Over 7 adults we recommend adding the side cabin that has two beds and a bath with shower. rate is additional $350 plus tax.

Monthly rate available for Sept if booked early $4800.
Half down to hold your week. Final Payment due one eek before your stay. Please include $500 breakage deposit check with initial check that will be held and returned if all is well after your stay.
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Amenities

Amenities

Sayner House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , With shower stall and separate bathtub. On second floor.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , Located on first floor. Sink and toilet.
  • 1.5+
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , With walk in closet.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , With walk in closet.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , With walk in closet.
    Detached Unit - 2 twin/ single , Two singles or convert to king. With full bathroom.
  • All bedrooms on second floor.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Living room has queen sofa sleeper and single day bed.
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