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SERENE HOME & KEEPER'S COTTAGE, SANDY BEACH & LABYRINTH

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Advertiser since: 2011
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Speaks: english
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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SERENE HOME & KEEPER'S COTTAGE, SANDY BEACH & LABYRINTH

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Cedar Grove House Rental Photos and Description

House, 6 Bedrooms, 4.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 12)

Located on a private gravel road, this Lake Michigan beach property is the perfect place for a family-and-friends getaway. The midcentury home has a wonderful, open feeling with a bay window to enjoy a sunrise and lake views of every season. The large dining room table is a great place to gather for meals and games. The master bedroom (with a Sleep Number king-sized bed and full bath en suite) is situated on the first floor. Guests on the upper level have their choice of two bedrooms with two twin beds and one bedroom with a queen size bed. All three bedrooms have easy access to a new adjacent second floor full bath.

Spend a spring or summer evening on the front lawn at the firepit taking in an occasional rainbow or toasting marshmallows while doing a little stargazing. A seven-circuit labyrinth is nestled in the backyard for a sense of tranquility for all. During the winter months the forever changing lake creates ice sculptures along the shore, which is a beautiful site for the young and old at heart. Experience the variety and splendor that each season has to offer.

The two-bedroom Keeper's Cottage is located just west of the main house above the nicely finished garage/recreation and laundry space. Roomy and cheerful, the second story Keeper’s Cottage offers views of the lake on one side and woods on the other. An attached second story screened in porch is a great place to enjoy a beverage and watch the wildlife. Bikes and helmets for all ages are available for use. Enjoy a good game of ping-pong with family and friends in the lower level recreation space.

Take a bike ride on the nearby Ozaukee Interurban Trail, golf at Whistling Straits, Black Wolf Run, The Bog, or other golf courses in the area, visit Kohler Art Center or Above & Beyond Children's Museum in Sheboygan, or simply enjoy the spectacular sunrises. Located only a mile away, you can also visit Harrington Beach State Park. There you can fish the beautiful quarry, hike or bike the trails, and cross-county ski the paths and expansive open areas. Interested in snowmobiling? You can also do that at the Kettle Moraine State Forest, which is an easy drive from the property. This and much more awaits you at this serene beachside home.

Keywords: vacation home, beachside, beach home, retro, lake house, waterfront home, private home, beachfront property, Lake Michigan, sunrise home, labyrinth

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Owner
Advertiser since: 2011
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Speaks: english

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 18 traveler reviews

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Serene Home & Keeper's Cottage, Sandy Beach & Labyrinth
average rating of 4.888889 based on 18 reviews
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Serene Home & Keeper's Cottage, Sandy Beach & Labyrinth
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p345815vb
-414-870-0036
Cedar Grove Southern Wisconsin
Chicago, IL
5

Perfect Lake Weekend

  • 5 of 5
Spent four days at this amazing property and couldn't ask for anything more! The lake shore and yard were great for reading, campfires, playing games and relaxing. The house and carriage house were extremely charming and comfortable - easily accommodated a party of 12 adults. The property was clean, well stocked and very nicely appointed. We biked the nearby park, picked apples and enjoyed catching up with each other. What a gem!
  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
business
Serene Home & Keeper's Cottage, Sandy Beach & Labyrinth
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p345815vb
-414-870-0036
Cedar Grove Southern Wisconsin
Menomonee Falls, WI
5

Amazing Yoga Retreat on Lake Michigan at Firefly Farm

  • 5 of 5
This was an ideal spot to hold a yoga retreat. The soothing sounds of Lake Michigan, the beautiful homes and the lovely labyrinth made it a perfect time. The homes are very clean and the location is perfect, only 45 minutes from Milwaukee. I am planning on booking another retreat here next year.
  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
Serene Home & Keeper's Cottage, Sandy Beach & Labyrinth
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p345815vb
-414-870-0036
Cedar Grove Southern Wisconsin
5

Family gathering at Serene Home

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful time with our family at the Serene Home and Keepers Cottage. It is amazing how getting away from the fast lane to a secluded, serene spot on the big lake can sooth the soul. It was a great spot to reconnect and relax with our adult kids and grand-kids. We found it to be even more than we had imagined in spite of some storms that came through during the week. Since it was a cool week we enjoyed campfires in the evening and the kids enjoyed sleeping in in the mornings just about the time the sun had warmed things up we could enjoy the rest of the day. We enjoyed biking (Ozaukee Interurban Bike Trail) , hiking (The Lions Den) and kayaking (brought our own along) and game days/movie nights too. The grand-kids loved the outdoor shower (what a great idea) and the new second floor bath in the main house was just perfect for those sleeping up there. The sound of the waves was so soothing..Sunday morning I went out to see the sun come up as I sat on the beach with my cup of coffee...that was a Kodak moment. Thanks to Sally and her team, we had everything we needed and loved every minute (except packing up in the rain which was out of anyone's control).
  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
business
Serene Home & Keeper's Cottage, Sandy Beach & Labyrinth
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p345815vb
-414-870-0036
Cedar Grove Southern Wisconsin
5

Awesome place for a family trip!

  • 5 of 5
We (9 adults and 6 kids) had a GREAT time at Firefly Farm! What a beautiful location! The house was so clean and had everything we could have ever asked for and more. Toys, bikes and games for the kids and plenty of space for the adults to relax. We loved sitting around the large table for meals. Sally was SO so so accommodating and helped us with our every request. The only thing the main house is lacking is another bathroom but Sally told us that is in the works this winter. We will definitely return and highly recommend Firefly Farm!
  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children
business
Serene Home & Keeper's Cottage, Sandy Beach & Labyrinth
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p345815vb
-414-870-0036
Cedar Grove Southern Wisconsin
st. paul, mn
3

Cedar Grove Retreat

  • 3 of 5
My friends and I--all 60-somethings--had a nice time at Cedar Grove. The location on the beach was the highlight, although the extreme heat restricted us to only three campfires in 7 nights. We also appreciated the large kitchen table, so the 9 of us could eat our dinners together. It was too hot and buggy to eat outside at the lovely, big tables; however, that is also a plus about this VRBO. The biggest disappointment was the bathroom situation. Although advertised as a 3.5 bathroom cottage, the main house only has one full bath in the master-bedroom suite, which left 4-5 of us sharing a 1/2 bath on the main floor. There is no bathroom on the second floor where the three bedrooms (for 5 people) are located. Two full bathrooms are in the Keeper's Cottage--one in the garage and one on the floor with kitchen, bedrooms, living room and screen porch. After swimming in Lake Michigan, we enjoyed the outdoor shower, but if more than three us lined up to access it, the hot water was gone!
Additionally, only one of the three second-floor bedrooms has a window air conditioner. It was in the 90's all week, so some of us were quite uncomfortable during the night. A final suggestion for the owners is to invest in more lighting. It was difficult to read in bed in most of the bedrooms. We liked the nearby golf courses, casino, shops in local towns, and time to catch up with one another. If your family or friends is comfortable in a cabin-like setting, this is the place for you. If you are looking for updated bathrooms, furniture, and bedrooms, you will find this a bit tired.
  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your suggestions. We are always looking for ways in which we can improve our homes and help to make a more pleasurable experience for our guests. Your input helps us to become aware of such improvements and it is very much appreciated.
Glad you could enjoy a few of our outdoor amenities in spite of the heat that Mother Nature sent during your stay and that you also had an opportunity to take in some of the other sites that the area has to offer.
It was a pleasure meeting all of you!
Sincerely,
Sally
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Serene Home & Keeper's Cottage, Sandy Beach & Labyrinth
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p345815vb
-414-870-0036
Cedar Grove Southern Wisconsin
Portland, OR
5

BETTER than "Excellent"!

BETTER than "Excellent"!
  • 5 of 5
Firefly Farms is SUCH a magical place! We spent the first half of the week on our annual girls' trip with all the female relatives on my dad's side (9 months - 79 years old!) and the second half of the week with my immediate family. The house really was perfect in terms of having ample space. And amenities! There were toys inside AND outside for the kiddos, a large dining table that sat all of us, and plenty of seating everywhere. We didn't even have time to break out the Ping-Pong table or bikes! Of which there are about 10! We were so pleased. We barely saw anyone else during our entire stay. It felt like our private beach oasis. Thank you for such an amazing week.
  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children

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Several boardgames, children's toys and beach toys available, portable crib, portable playpen, adult & youth bikes and 1 tricycle with bike helmets.

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Rates & Availability

From $498 Per night

Cedar Grove House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall/Winter
Sep 1 2014 - Feb 28 2015
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
$575
$3,485
 
 
Spring
Mar 1 2015 - May 31 2015
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
$575
$3,485
 
 
Summer
Jun 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
$3,485
 
 
Peak Summer
Jul 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
$4,035
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $20
Tax Rate 5.6%
Notes Check-in is Friday, 4:30 PM; Check-out is following Friday, 10:00 AM All rates are for up to 12 people. Rates do not include 5.6% local sales tax. We do not rent to prom groups, wedding receptions, parties and/or bachelor/bachelorette outings. Please contact for our pet policy.
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Amenities

Cedar Grove House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Rural
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - Main house first floor
    Bathroom 2 - tub , shower , Main House: Master suite first floor
    Bathroom 3 - shower , Main house: second floor
    Bathroom 4 - tub , shower , Keeper's Cottage
    Bathroom 6 - outdoor shower , Main House: outdoor spa like shower
    Bathroom 5 - shower , Keeper's Cottage: Lower level
  • There are 4.5 bathrooms three of which are located in the main house and two in the Keeper's Cottage. There is also a spa like outdoor shower located just outside the main house.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Main House: Master/ Sleep number bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Main House: Second floor
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Main House: Second Floor
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Main House: Second Floor
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Keeper's Cottage: Second Floor
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single , Keeper's Cottage: Second Floor
  • King size beds (1) This Sleep-by-Number bed is located on the first floor of the main house., Queen size Beds (2) One is located on the second floor in the main house and the other in the Keeper's Cottage., Twin or Single Beds (6) The main house has two bedrooms on the second floor with two twin beds each and the Keeper's Cottage has two twin beds in the second bedroom., Baby Cribs (1) We have one portable crib for use. Please advise if this is needed!
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
iPod Dock with speaker in House. Outdoor shower. Seven Circuit Labyrinth in backyard. Hammock in front yard. Multiple bicycles, ping pong table, laundry, and exercise area in lower garage space. We do our best to provide a healthy, chemical-free environment with green cleaning products and no pesticides on the lawn. We recycle plastics, bottles and paper and compost yard and food waste.

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