LUXURIOUS HOME IN LAKE GENEVA. DOG FRIENDLY!

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Brent Meder

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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LUXURIOUS HOME IN LAKE GENEVA. DOG FRIENDLY!

Lake Geneva House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-10)

If you're planning to rent a lake home in Southern Wisconsin, then Lake Geneva is the spot for you. The second deepest lake in the state, Lake Geneva is nine miles in length and three miles at its widest point. Lake Geneva is well-known for its clean water and gorgeous beaches so don't hesitate to plan a Wisconsin trip during the year's hotter months!

Our house is located on the south shore of Lake Geneva and is a five minute drive southwest of downtown Lake Geneva and a five minute drive southeast from downtown Fontana. The house was completely rehabed by a custom home builder in 2006-08 and can be accessed via keyless entry so no pick up of keys or drop offs are invloved. The home comes completely furnished with Flat Screen TV's, cable with HBO and Cinemax and wifi for all you techy's, 100's of VHS and DVD movies, two grills gas/charcoal, many board games. For the outdoorsy types, ther is a new hammock to lay outside, custom fire pit, bag/cornhole games, swimming noodles and life preservers and basically anything you could think of to enjoy your stay inside or outside and have a great time. The home is part of a cozy, quiet community filled with mature trees, so it's not uncommon to see one of the many local wildlife of deers, owls, falcons, turkeys and other wild song birds in our yard.

A two-story cedar-shingled exterior Art & Craft home and a three year old completely remodeled interior features a new kitchen with stainless appliances and granite counters, a stone boulder fireplace, stone baths, a sun room with slate floor, cherry bead board and timber loft ceilings. There are ceiling fans and wood floors throughout. The home includes antique and vintage furnishings and decorations. You are 1/4 mile walk from lake access at Linn Pier which offers a boat launch and fishing from the dock. This home provides comfortable, lodge style hospitality to families and their pets! Perfect for family gatherings or a peaceful retreat.

“The Pier” is a well known country store and bait shop only four houses away where you can conveniently pick up anything you forgot to pack! Weekend vacationers can call 'The Pier' at (262) 348-9400 to speak with the owner John by Thursday morning to have custom meat and liquor orders available for your pickup on Friday for the weekend.

The downtown of Lake Geneva, Fontana and Williams Bay offer shopping, movie theaters, a variety of restaurants and public beaches and piers. Local activities include fishing, swimming, sailing, parasailing (rental boats, canoes, kayaks and paddle boats are available at local piers), boat and dinner cruise lake tours, spas, an indoor water park at Grand Geneva Resort, skiing at Geneva National, Alpine, and Wilmot, golfing at Geneva National, Abbey Springs and 10 other courses within a 15 minute drive, antique shops and malls, free wine tasting at Pop More Corks, horse shows and riding, a corn maze, farms offering fresh produce and picking in season, a full gaming casino 45 minutes away, and many area shows, fairs and other special events scheduled year-round.

Relaxing in peaceful surroundings or enjoying all that the area has to offer, you will find our house in Lake Geneva to be the perfect place for you and your family and friends to make long lasting memories.

Keywords: Newly Remodeled Art and Craft Style Home, with Gourmet Kitchen, Cherry Woodwork and Custom Landscaping

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed

Brent Meder

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My family and I grew up vacationing in Northern Illinois and Wisconsin, but over time as resorts closed we found it incredibly difficult to find a place where the family could get together and bring our pets. Ever since we visited Lake Geneva 20 years ago, we've been going back to vacation as often as we can. As our family grew, we also found Lake Geneva to be the perfect place to take the kids. They couldn't get enough of the lake and all the fun area activities. They were amazed the first time we took them horse back riding and skiing on the lake - they said, 'Cool, it's like having our very own gigantic playground!' There was no question we had to invest in our own 'Near the Lake Home', and we’re confident you’ll enjoy the area as much as we have.

Brent Meder purchased this house in 2006

It's the perfect destination and distance to travel from Chicago. After leaving after rush hour and pulling in the driveway 1 1/2 hours later we are always able to make the Friday night fish Fry with plenty of time to spare. The house, located on the wooded south shore, is ideal for relaxing and watching nature or if the need arises for some day or night fun - you are only five minutes from downtown Lake Geneva or Fontana. It offers the best of both worlds; peace and quiet at home and with many activities and nightlife nearby.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Property Reviews

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Luxurious Home in Lake Geneva. Dog Friendly!
average rating of 4.8 based on 30 reviews
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Luxurious Home in Lake Geneva. Dog Friendly!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p256753vbi
(847) 217-8221
Lake Geneva Lake Geneva
SC
2

A Bit disappointing

  • 2 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
I have rented many times through VRBO and Homeaway. For this home I have to give mixed reviews. The pros: This is a really great home for a family. The 2 bedrooms upstairs share a bath but each bedrm also has its own sink which keeps the bathroom open to others when just a sink will do. The home is close to downtown and easy to get back and forth if you have a car. My dissappointment with the home was primarily maintenance issues. The septic needed to be pumped out twice in one week. The futon was broken, furnance filters dirty and the hose to the dryer had been disconnected. We also had problems with the dishwasher & coffeepot not working. The owner tried to be responsive, and was concerning the septic tank, however we spent a great deal of time trying to fix items or cleaning things so that they were useable.

I felt as though too many things were not checked for cleaning and repairs between guest visits. The bathrooms were spotless, however the downtstairs floors especially the kitchen needed a good mopping. The gas grill was moldy and we needed to do a major clean before we could grill that evening. It wasn't what I planned to do while gathering for a family wedding. Brent was given a full list of items that needed to be repaired or tended to. He was to visit the house after our departure. Hopefully the items have been taken care of, especially a solution to the septic tank not working when it was raining all day.

Maintenance issues can occur at any timie but some of the issues were a result of poor management of the property. It is a shame because if not for the maintenance issues we would have been really delighted with the home. Other than the issues we had, the home is as described in the listing.
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: This is the first time i've had to respond to a review in the 7 years I have been renting my home and my first review that was less than 4 stars I have ever received on any of my rental properties. This was a frustrating experience for both myself any my guests. The Lake Geneva area has experienced and abnormal amount of rain this past year and anyone who owns or has owned a well and septic knows pumping a septic tank twice in a matter of days is certainly not the norm. Mother Nature tends to do as she pleases and all I can do is the best I can when these things occur. I did handle this during the time of the renters stay and Pat was appreciative of that fact.

To Pat's points on the dishwasher, coffee maker, grill, and dryer hookup. These are certainly manageable items and all have been repaired or replaced. There are three grills at the property and two coffee makers for these reasons as certainly things do breakdown over heavy use and also to accommodate large groups of people. I have approximately 50 groups of guests that rent this property every year and not every group notices an item that is in need of repair or reports an item that was broken during there stay. I do the best I can to address these issues when I receive a report of an issue and again all of these items were repaired or replaced within a few days of Pat's departure.

I don't look at Pat's comments as critical but view them as ways I can always do a better job in managing any property. To this point I also hired a new cleaning service who now as a large checklist of items that need to be reviewed upon every guests departure. I hope this will only help in providing great memories to future guests during there stay.
Helpful votes: 3/4
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Luxurious Home in Lake Geneva. Dog Friendly!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p256753vbi
(847) 217-8221
Lake Geneva Lake Geneva
Illinois
5

Repeat visiters!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
This was our second visit to this home for a girl friend getaway and we will be back for a third! The house is lovely, beautifully furnished, well stocked, and conveniently located. If you want to stay in, bring your meals and food and drink, and you won't have to go anywhere except the short walk to the pier on beautiful Geneva Lake. If you want to dine out and shop and more, it is close to Lake Geneva and Fontana with restaurants and shopping aplenty! Thanks again!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Luxurious Home in Lake Geneva. Dog Friendly!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p256753vbi
(847) 217-8221
Lake Geneva Lake Geneva
Cedar Falls, Iowa
5

Great couples house!!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
This was our second time at the house and it was more fun than the first time! It worked so well for us, and the house has a great setup. We hope to be able to come again during Buffett weekend! We surely recommend this house to all. Thanks again!!
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Luxurious Home in Lake Geneva. Dog Friendly!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p256753vbi
(847) 217-8221
Lake Geneva Lake Geneva
Inverness, Il
5

Terrific Getaway

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
We had an awesome 4th of July week at this home! Such a beautiful setting and so well stocked and furnished! Brent is the best and made us feel so welcome. He was nice enough to let us bring our 2 labs. Everyday we would walk the lake path. We rented wave runners in Lake Geneva, went to Williams Bay beach and Fontana beach for swimming. We had fabulous dinners at Pier 290 and Bistro 22. We watched the fireworks from Fontana Beach. This home is so close to all the activities! Also had a fabulous day of shopping in Lake Geneva. I would recommend this home to anyone looking for a summer getaway. I am sure it is absolutley beautiful in the fall as well.We can't wait to go back. Thanks Brent!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Luxurious Home in Lake Geneva. Dog Friendly!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p256753vbi
(847) 217-8221
Lake Geneva Lake Geneva
Morris Illinois
5

Convenient Get away

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
Our experience was great, the home was beautiful and very nicely located, very quiet neighborhood with privacy but yet conveniently located to everything around Lake Geneva. Home was very pet friendly with quiet streets for walking. The boat launch couldn't be any better located, about quarter mile from house.
Over all this was a very nice place to stay, highly recommended. We will rent this home again in the future, you won't be disappointed.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Map

Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Linn Pier
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Shifters
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Grand Geneva
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Abbey Springs
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Availability & Rates

Lake Geneva House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Busy Season
May 1 - Oct 31
$300
3 nights
 
 
Off Season
Nov 1 - Apr 30
$225
2 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$225
2 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300.00
Pet Fee $25.00
Cleaning Fee $150.00
Extra guests over 6 $25.00
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Amenities

Lake Geneva House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Internet ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Garage ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Air Conditioning
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen ...
  • Ice Maker
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Bathroom with Tub on First Floor Walk in Shower found on Second Floor Bedrooms on Second Floor also have built in Sinks.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1) Located on the second floor., Queen size Beds (2) One located on the first floor and one located on the second floor., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) The property features a sofa bed on the first floor and a futon in the second floor loft area as additional sleeping features.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Games
  • Books
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Video Games
  • VCR
  • DVD Player
  • Video Game Console
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Golf ...
  • Boat ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • winery tours
  • library
  • marina
  • water parks
  • zoo
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • theme parks
  • cinemas
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • shuffleboard
  • horseshoes
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • roller blading
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting small game
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • mountain biking
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • kayaking
  • cross country skiing
  • hot air ballooning
  • cycling
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • fishing
  • snowboarding
  • skiing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • basketball court
  • jet skiing
Notes:
Campfire Pit available for use. Firewood also available for a small donation. No garbage allowed in the firepit. Keyless Entry - No keys needed to pickup or Drop off. Each second floor bedroom also has individual sinks to wash up or brush your teeth.
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