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Beautiful Lake Home on Picturesque Rice Lake (Whitewater Lake)


Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2015
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Beautiful Lake Home on Picturesque Rice Lake (Whitewater Lake)

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


Whitewater House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-7)

Nestled in the hardwood forests of The Kettle Moraine State Park our lake home is the perfect place to unwind with family and friends and create lasting memories in the stunning beauty of our quiet little lake. Located on over one half acre of flat land, a beautiful gently sloping sand bottom beach and postcard views from our enormous water-front deck, you have stumbled upon one of the best kept secrets in Southern Wisconsin. Rice Lake (Lower Whitewater) is blessed with over 75% of untouched State Park shoreline. Whether you are sipping your morning coffee as you watch the sunrise over the lake, having dinner on our deck or lakeside screened-in porch, playing with the kids on the beach or fishing for our trophy large-mouth bass from the bench at the end of our pier all you gaze upon is the majesty of the Kettle Moraine State Forest. Rice Lake boasts only 39 homes residing on its shoreline which makes it the most ideal lake within 100 miles of Chicago, Rockford, Milwaukee or Madison for 100% pure relaxation. All boating and watercraft are welcome on our lake but we typically see very little boat traffic and many times you will feel as though the lake only exists for you.

Our home is located in the middle of a small bay which offers additional protection for all beach activities. The lake itself is incredibly clean and is listed as one of the cleanest and healthiest lakes in Wisconsin by the Department of Natural Resources. The lake has several islands including one that harbor's a small cottage. You will also find Kettle Moraine hiking and biking trails within walking distance of our home. Some of the best mountain biking trails in the midwest are less than a 10 minute drive away. Tons of nearby antique shops, 'Mom and Pop' restaurants and taverns, farmers markets, fantastic golf courses, excellent fishing from our pier and a pure hand-dug continuously flowing artesian spring within walking distance that you can use to collect ice cold crystal clear water for those hot summer days.

Rice Lake is truly a hidden gem among the hustle and bustle of many of the surrounding summer hot spots. You are less than 25 minutes from Delavan, Elkhorn, Lake Geneva and Janesville but you will feel like you are literally in the middle of nowhere (even though the town of Whitewater is a short 10 minute drive.) Peace and quiet is what brings people to our sandy shores and it will find a warm spot in your heart as well.

We have owned our home for 25 years and it has never been rented out. You will not feel as though you are in a sterile corporate owned house but a well maintained and cared for member of our family. This home has brought us more amazing and cherished memories than I can count and I know it will provide your family with the same.

Please email me with any questions you may have. I am more than happy to send you additional pictures of our home as well. I have also put together a detailed write-up on the history of Rice and Whitewater Lakes, a little more background about us and a list of our favorite nearby restaurants, bars, bike & ski shops, churches and golf courses... I am more than happy to pass that along as well.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!!

Keywords: Lake House,


Private Lake,



State Park,

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2015

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Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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based on 10 traveler reviews

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Beautiful Lake Home on Picturesque Rice Lake (Whitewater Lake)
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Wonderful Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a family week at this homey lake home. It worked out so well for our range of needs. From small children ages 7 and 8 to disabled senior citizen. The children could safely play in gently sloping swim area and their grandma could comfortably sit on the lovely deck and watch all of their frolicking and joy! Having 2 full bathrooms worked perfectly and the washer and dryer was super! Don't plan on wanting to drink the water because of the mineral odor - but do plan on traveling under 5 minutes to the local artesian well for the best (free) cold, spring water I have ever tasted. We also visited nearby Old World Wisconsin which was fun and loved the general store, deli, bike shop in LaGrange. Whitewater has good grocery shopping at Sentry and a farmers market in the True Value Parking Lot that was quite nice.

Rice lake although not crystal clear is clean and non weedy. We enjoyed swimming, kayaking and fishing by adding a rented motor to the included row boat. We all want to come back next year! Thank you Sullivan's!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Libertyville, IL USA

Totally relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

Our family really enjoyed this lake house! The linens were all crisp and new and the deck has beautiful new patio furniture. The most appreciated feature was the gradual slope to the peaceful lake, and the sandy beach for our grandson to play in. The view from the deck is exquisite! We also really appreciated having a rowboat and kayak at our disposal, and we fished right from the very sturdy dock. The owner was very accommodating and helpful and easy to reach by phone. Thanks for a wonderful vacation!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
East Killingly, CT

Peaceful getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I travel to Wisconsin twice each year to visit our son and grandchildren and decided to try something other than the commercial resorts we have used in the past. We were looking for a peaceful place on a lake that was also not far from conveniences...we found it all and more with this lovely and well maintained lake home. Everything about this home gave the impression of a well loved family home that helped the owners create thousands of fond memories. The owners were extremely understanding and easy to work with. I would recommend this home to anyone looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of our fast paced world. Love, love this place!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Great Place to Relax

  • 5 of 5

We're fairly familiar with south central WI having family in the area, but had never been to Rice Lake (or Whitewater Lake). Our group was really excited having found this house on and seeing the pictures. The house and the property were very nice and well kept. The deck and screened in porch were very popular spots to hang out and relax.

Rice Lake is a gem, and for the week we were there, there were very few motor boats out on the lake. We saw as many or more canoes and kayaks. We did some fishing off the dock and from the row boat, as well as took many trips out in the kayak.

It's a short trip to Whitewater, Janesville etc...for supplies and such. Great golf at Prairie Woods GC and good hiking on the Ice Age Trail. So many things to do and see.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
United States

Lucky to have found this house

  • 5 of 5

Quiet-serene-peaceful! A lake so smooth it looked like glass. The big trees growing across the lake in the Kettle Moraine State Forest reflected in the water. People paddling canoes and kayaks glide quietly across the water. At sunrise the sun reflects colors of peach on the surface of the lake. But don't be mistaken people do come out in their ski boats and the sound of laughter fills the air. The house was immaculate and I can tell you from experience with a house we rented on Rock Lake in Lake Mills this is not something you can take for granted. I can see this house being used by a young family because it has a sand beach and sand lake bottom. Our grandchildren ages 2, 5, 13 and 16 loved the beach and boats. No steep steps, just a gently slope to the water and pier. I can see it used by a group of women friends to spend a weekend away from the pressures of life. We enjoyed going to a close by Artesian well for the best drinking water you will ever taste. The people who own this house and rent it out seem to be wonderful people who obviously love this house. It is something you can feel!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Hometown, Illinois

A Truly Fantastic Lake Home Stay

  • 5 of 5

What a marvelous time my family and I had at this lovely summer home. We woke up every morning to a wonderful sunrise and enjoyed our coffee and some of our meals on the terrific deck overlooking the lake with islands and the Kettle Moraine Forest as a backdrop. Fished hours on end on the lake and pier and ate and played games in the screened in porch. The house was perfect and the lake and surrounding area was very peaceful. If you're a little adventuresome and inquisitive there's much to learn about the area. There are hiking trails, artesian well, birdwatching and of course fishingand swimming on the owner's private beach. Anyone who comes here will want to stay a month. I know none of us wanted to leave. What a perfect setting.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


This owner has not provided a specific location. If you would like more information, please contact the owner.
Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
The Real McCoy
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Lake Geneva
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Prairie Woods
Nearest Train
35 Miles
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Hwy 43
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
The Duck Inn
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Alpine Valley
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

From $150 Per night

Whitewater House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 29 2015 - Sep 7 2015
7 night minimum stay
Sep 8 2015 - Dec 1 2015
3 night minimum stay
Winter Holiday
Dec 2 2015 - Jan 11 2016
3 night minimum stay
Winter and Spring
Jan 12 2016 - May 26 2016
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $200
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Whitewater House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Screened In Porch, Beautiful Sand Beach, Ceiling Fans in Every Room,

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