BRUIN'S RETREAT - LITTLE STAR OF THE MANITOWISH CHAIN OF LAKES

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Sleeps16
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
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BRUIN'S RETREAT - LITTLE STAR OF THE MANITOWISH CHAIN OF LAKES

Manitowish Waters House Rental Photos and Description

House, 5 Bedrooms, 3 1/2 Baths, (Sleeps 16)

If you want that rustic cabin feel with modern amenities, then this charming 5-bedroom lake-front, exposed ranch is the perfect getaway! Tucked in the woods, with 360 feet of private lakefront, is a great, year round, family and friends vacation spot. This home is big enough for the whole crew. Whether it is families, fishing buddies or your snowmobile gang everyone can sleep comfortable.

There are 3 bedrooms upstairs with 2 1/2 baths. Master bedroom/ private bath features king bed, sofa futon and bunk beds in alcove.Master bedroom features a 32' HD LCD TV. Bedroom 2 and Bedroom 3 both feature a king bed and bunk beds. Full hall bath w/ tub is between them. The exposed lower level has Bedroom 4 & Bedroom 5. Both rooms have a king bed. It also has a new bathroom with large vanity and shower on this level.

On the main floor there is a vaulted great room with a beautiful fieldstone fireplace, lake views and plenty of comfortable seating. A table for games or snacking is conveniently located here also. This room also features a new 55' HD LCD TV for your enjoyment.

The kitchen is large, inviting and fully stocked. Double ovens, microwave, dishwasher, and refrigerator with ice & water dispenser. There is seating for 12 overlooking the lake. Next to the kitchen there is a large laundry room/bar room with wet bar, washer & dryer, another refrigerator/freezer w/ice maker for your beverages and a half bath off this hall.

The lower level has it's own family room, fireplace, huge 72' HDTV w/DVD & PlayStation and with a door to go outside. It includes a large bar w/sink and another refrigerator/freezer.

Outside there is a 6-person hot tub, tables and chairs on the large deck. A few steps to lake there is a large dock for you to tie up your boats or just set and relax watching the beautiful sunset over the lake on the dock bench. The side yard has a swing set for children and a fire pit. This house easily can accommodate several families for an unforgetable vacation or reunion.

Keywords: cabin, lakefront, retreat

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
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We are a family that has enjoyed entertaining in our home with family and friends. We hope to share that with you and make many more friends.

The Owner purchased this house in 1993

As a child my husband grew up visiting friends in the 'Northwoods' with his family. We soon started coming up together and looking for a second home to vacation in. We have started a family and raised them in the same tradition of vacationing in the 'Northwoods'

We treat you more like a guest in our home than a renter. We have entertained a lot so we know what it takes to stock a house for fun. We try not to overlook anything and will make your stay enjoyable

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

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Property Reviews

Bruin's Retreat - Little Star of the Manitowish Chain of Lakes
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
business
Bruin's Retreat - Little Star of the Manitowish Chain of Lakes
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p322625vb
+815 520-8237
Manitowish Waters Northern Wisconsin
Valparaiso
5

Another great trip

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
Diana and Tim, Our group of seven snowmobile-ers just finished our second trip at the "Retreat". Perfect again, we have already re-booked for 2015. I really can't think of any way to improve our stay. Three refrigerators, three HD tv's, hot tub, giant washer and dryer, etc. We are already looking forward to 2015. Not to mention, down the hill and over the lake to Little Bohemia. Wow!!
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
Bruin's Retreat - Little Star of the Manitowish Chain of Lakes
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p322625vb
+815 520-8237
Manitowish Waters Northern Wisconsin
Minneapolis
5

Better than advertised!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
This home is truly more than advertised! It was HUGE! Very well laid out. The bedrooms are all large and the kitchen was truly fully stocked. The TVs were marvelous. The hot tub fun. The fire pit tremendous. We got to watch the deer come to nibble away. The lake was beautiful. We were four older couples and we found the house to be exactly what we needed but knew that if we had chosen to bring our families, every age would have been happy there. With all the food we brought, there were enough refrigerators (3) to handle it all. Over all, well worth the price. We will definitely try to come back again! Thank you Diana for letting us stay in your home!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
Bruin's Retreat - Little Star of the Manitowish Chain of Lakes
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p322625vb
+815 520-8237
Manitowish Waters Northern Wisconsin
Valparaiso
5

Great Week

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
Diana and Tim, Our group of seven snowmobile-rs had our best week in the 20 or so years we have been coming north. Your place was perfect. No one felt crowded and that hot tub was sure great after a day on the sleds. What a delight to simply sled down the side of the house onto the lake and over to Little Bohemia and the main trail. Sled rentals and gas were also handy and within a mile or so. I have never seen a washer and a dryer that big, wow. Did I say we had a roaring fire every night, and the wood was right there chopped and waiting. Can't wait till next year, Jim, Dick, Jim E, Don, Glen, Bob and Larry.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
Bruin's Retreat - Little Star of the Manitowish Chain of Lakes
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p322625vb
+815 520-8237
Manitowish Waters Northern Wisconsin
Central Minnesota
5

Awesome!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
I had some friend's together for a weekend of ice fishing. We got there Thursday night and got settled in. The property was VERY clean, neat, and well-kept! The place is VERY big! Bedrooms just kept coming as we walked through. The property is close to the water with easy access. The large deck with hot tub was popular at night and the heat had been turned up prior to our arrival. Due to the snow, we weren't able to use the fire pit. However, in the summer months...this would be a GREAT way to un-wind from the day. The property was clean and looked inviting. The owners were very helpful throughout the entire process from rental, right up to the weekend and during the weekend. I would HIGHLY recommend this property to anyone who is looking for a nice weekend getaway throughout the year. It is plenty big for a few families to share without stepping all over each other. The basement is essentially a separate living space. It is fully furnished, including kitchen supplies. Everything from plastic baggies to cooking supplies. I will consider this property again in the future!
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Bruin's Retreat - Little Star of the Manitowish Chain of Lakes
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p322625vb
+815 520-8237
Manitowish Waters Northern Wisconsin
Wisconsin Rapids, WI
5

Great Snowmobiling Getaway

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
As snowmobilers, this was our best VRBO rental in the last several years. Our group usually likes to try different places, but after staying at Diana and Tim’s place, we will be booking again next year.

The house is large and easily accommodated our five couples. The downstairs is set up with a large door to walk out just a few feet to the sleds. When returning, there is a long shelf for helmets, hangars for jackets and several rugs for boots and all the other equipment. There is also plenty of room with a nice bar, refrigerator, several couches and a fireplace in this area.

The upstairs great room is huge with a field stone fireplace, long sectional couch, other comfortable chairs and 55” flat screen. The kitchen and dining area are set up well and there is another room that we set up as a bar area with another refrigerator for drinks. The hot tub was just a couple feet out of the great room sliding door and located on the deck. It was very welcome after a day of riding.

Overall, the house has so much space that the 10 of us never felt crowded.

Getting to the trails is no problem. It is a short ride across the lake to Little Bohemia and a block or so to Highway 51 and hit the main corridor.

We are really looking forward to next year and hope for a more “normal” snowy winter!
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers
Owner's Response: Tim and Sue,
As we do try hard to make sure that things are well planned out for your enjoyment and comfort it is nice to know that you were able to appreciate it. Hopefully next year the snow conditions will improve and I look forward to your return. You are welcome back any time!
Helpful votes: 1/1

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17 ft. 3-person canoe

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Availability & Rates

Manitowish Waters House Rental Rates

Notes

  • From $300/nt - $1500/wk
  • US Dollars
  • Jun-Aug .. $500/night .. $3500/week...1 week min. (Saturday to Saturday)
  • Sep-Nov .. $300/night .. $1500/week...3 night min.
  • Dec-Mar .. $400/night .. $2000/week...3 night min. (weekly Fri-Fri)
  • Apr-May .. $300/night .. $1500/week...3 night min.
  • Thanksgiving, Easter, Memorial & Labor Day weekends are at summer rates
  • Christmas & New Years $3500/week
  • Call for last minute offers
  • 5.5% sales and 4.5% room tax plus $150(min.)cleaning fee

Amenities

Manitowish Waters House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
General:
  • Towels Provided
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Garage ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
Kitchen:
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master en suite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Between bedroom 2 & bedroom 3
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , LL for bedroom 4 & 5
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1-master - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 bunk bed , Sleeps 2 adult & 3 children
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 bunk bed , Sleeps 2 adult & 2 children
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 bunk bed , Sleeps 2 adult & 2 children
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Sleeps 2
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , Sleeps 2
Entertainment:
  • Games
  • Books
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Video Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Video Game Console ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Bicycles
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • zoo
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • library
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • snowboarding
  • cross country skiing
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • skiing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • kayaking
  • snowmobiling
  • water skiing
  • tennis
  • snorkeling/diving
Notes:
every bedroom features a king bed. 3 rooms also have a set of bunk beds, fireplaces in greatroom and lower level family room, swing set for children