THE DRAGONFLY COTTAGE - LUXURY LAKEFRONT HOME - WOODED LOT ON SPENCER LAKE!

Tammy Wolter

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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THE DRAGONFLY COTTAGE - LUXURY LAKEFRONT HOME - WOODED LOT ON SPENCER LAKE!

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House, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2.5 Baths, (Sleep 4+)

Only ONE summer week left for this year! Book fast for August 9-16!! Also booking for fall....three night minimum and lower rates! BEAUTIFUL on Spencer Lake in the fall. We are located just 2 hours from the Metro-Milwaukee area, 4 from Chicago and 5 hours from Minneapolis. Save the airfare and drive to the most beautiful lake setting in Wisconsin. Spencer Lake is a 70 acre lake with the clearest water around. This lake offers everything from having fun on your jet ski or motor boat (you can rent locally if you wish) to a quiet and relaxing paddle around in a canoe or kayak (we have a canoe and two kayaks included with the rental)

We created this home for YOU to enjoy so everything is included from luxury bed linens, a great sound system and large flatscreen TV, Directv, wireless internet, fully appointed beautiful kitchen, relaxing soaking tub in one bathroom and spa multi/head shower experience in another. The bedrooms are tucked away in private areas of the house and there are multiple sleeping areas throughout for extra guests to sleep comfortably.

Our property is listed with a 4 person occupancy. This is because there is private sleeping for 4 in 2 bedrooms. Other sleeping throughout the house would be appropriate for children, teens, young adults - those without the need for private sleeping. Our occupancy is based on the ages of our guests and if we feel our home and septic can handle your request. If you feel that your group would be a good fit for our home, please ask - we will consider all reasonable requests for a property such as ours. The property is totally perfect for couples, two couples or for smaller extended family groups, ie: Grandparents, their kids and a couple grandkids. Thank you for your consideration-it is our desire to keep the property in pristine condition for our guests.

Scroll down to check out our pictures......they tell the story best. Also, please check out our Youtube video link here on this page.

Rate for the week of July 4: $3000 based on 4 adults.

Thank you for looking!

Keywords: lake, lake home, luxury, families, Waupaca, romantic, wooded, swimming, boating, canoe, kayak, Spencer Lake

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Tammy Wolter

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2012
Speaks english

I have spent time on this lake most summers for the past 45+ years! It is a great place to relax with a loved one, re-connect with family and to entertain special friends. The beautiful, crystal clear lake will call you back year after year! I love the local shops and restaurants and being near the Chain of Lakes area. We aren't part of the Chain which makes our lake very private and peaceful but we still can take advantage of all that the Waupaca vacation area has to offer! It is a great area for families and couples.

It was our desire to make this property a place where we would love to spend time alone or to entertain guests. I believe that you will not be disappointed with your stay here.....the lake is pristine and the local community is full of a variety of really nice restaurants and shops and galleries. I have spent time in this area almost every year since I was a small child - I currently live only an hour away but it still feels like I've completely gone on vacation when I step inside this lake home. My favorite times involve sitting on the bench at the end of the pier. Enjoying my morning coffee or a glass of wine during a sunset......good stuff!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
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5
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The Dragonfly Cottage - Luxury Lakefront Home - Wooded Lot on Spencer Lake!
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The Dragonfly Cottage - Luxury Lakefront Home - Wooded Lot on Spencer Lake!
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Waupaca Central Wisconsin
Casco, Wisconsin
5

Awesome!

  • 5 of 5
My family of four stayed here for a week of summer vacation. Our children are 12 and 13 years old. The cottage is outstanding. The area is fantastic as well. We only traveled from Green Bay so we were vaguely familiar with the 'Chain of Lakes.' After being here the first day and kayaking on Spencer Lake and then taking our fishing boat over the Chain of Lakes... I am so glad we did not stay 'on the Chain.' The Chain is only five minutes away so it was easy to go and enjoy it... we rented a pontoon boat on the chain and swam off of it etc... but it was so busy and the lakes so crowded. If I had stayed on the chain even two days I would have been sick of it. Coming back to the peaceful Dragonfly cottage was much better. We also loved swimming in Waupaca at Shadow Lake in a city park called 'South Park.' The park had a huge raft with a high dive and slide in a natural lake with a beach. We spent a whole day there. We also spent a day at Hartman Creek State Park biking... Absolutely loved it. The cottage has everything and more. Great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you SO much for taking the time to write such a nice review. Delighted that you had such a great time here. You guys are welcome back ANYTIME!!!
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5

Absolutely gorgeous!

  • 5 of 5
My siblings and I were so thrilled to spend our reunion in this spectacular, well appointed, tastefully decorated home. We did not want to leave and will surely try to come back. The kitchen is a dream place to chat and have a glass of wine with friends while preparing your meal. And the firepit at the lakefront is an enchanting way to wrap up the evening. Tammy is amazing and anticipates your every need. She couldn't have been more helpful and on top of things. We loved our stay here.
  • Submitted: May 22, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So very pleased that you enjoyed your time at our lake home. You are welcome back anytime! Thank you for the great review - appreciate it so much! Sincerely, Tammy
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The Dragonfly Cottage - Luxury Lakefront Home - Wooded Lot on Spencer Lake!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p396062vb
Waupaca Central Wisconsin
Wauwatosa
5

Lux Lake Home!

  • 5 of 5
We had a great family week here. The pictures don't fully do this home justice. The rooms are bigger and more open, the furnishings are nicer, and the decor is elegant in a completely unfussy way. Trust me, you are going to go home motivated to make a few changes to your own space! No disappointing surprises, funky layouts or kitschy cabinware. The king bed and bedding were the best ever in a vacation rental. The clean, well equipped kitchen was a blast.

The owner is incredibly well organized and thoughtful and gives you exactly the info you really need. She's super-responsive to questions and also returned our deposit very promptly, so nice.

We wound up spending more time at home than planned, reading, meditating, swimming, playing games, talking and just enjoying this home's inviting spaces. When we did venture out, we fell madly in love with the Crystal River -- stop at Nelson Park off K/QQ, and be sure to stop at the nearby Red Mill to see an incredible riverside park and covered bridge (free). About 10 min. NW of house. Bring your camera! Also take a drive into the Town of Rural for yet another gorgeous view of the Crystal, this time set amidst homes dating from 1850.

We also enjoyed the "Wau-King" bike trail and Little Fat Gretchen's diner in downtown Waupaca, across from the Library.

The lakeshore isn't great for fishing, but is clear, clean and almost weed free. It didn't even smell like lake. Our daughter is usually squeamish about lake swimming, but here we couldn't get her out of the water. Adults enjoyed floating on the rafts provided, it's the best way to enjoy the very shallow water.

One thing I'd change would be the noise from a large nearby camp. Somebody there needs to be told that when using a megaphone, one doesn't also need to shout. Luckily it was daytime noise only and not continuous. We were more amused than irritated, but it could be an issue if you have kiddos trying to nap.

Definitely loved this place and will almost certainly rent it again if the opportunity comes up.
  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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The Dragonfly Cottage - Luxury Lakefront Home - Wooded Lot on Spencer Lake!
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Waupaca Central Wisconsin
Waukesha, Wisconsin
5

Simply Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5
Loved this home and it's prettier in real life than the photos show! The lake frontage is shallow and sandy and the lake is large enough to enjoy water sports and small enough to enjoy using the supplied canoe and kayaks. Sparkling clean home and all the amenities you could ask for and if you enjoy cooking - this is the kitchen for you! The owner was wonderful to work with and very helpful. One of the nicest VRBO properties we've ever stayed in. I highly recommend this property to anyone looking for some relaxing time with family or friends.
  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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The Dragonfly Cottage - Luxury Lakefront Home - Wooded Lot on Spencer Lake!
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Waupaca Central Wisconsin
california
5

DITTO: Absolutely Amazing!

  • 5 of 5
See the review tittled: " Absolutely Amazing" written by a guest prior to my stay. That review speaks to my sentiments exactly! The pictures do not do justice to the entire ambiance of this home. On entry, the our first words were: "OMG" in a good way! Spectacular for entertaining. Different family members stayed one or two nights throughout our stay which allowed for an intimate setting to reconnect with family members. Everyone who visited loved the property and home, they will be talking about the experience for years to come... I will be back
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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The Dragonfly Cottage - Luxury Lakefront Home - Wooded Lot on Spencer Lake!
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Waupaca Central Wisconsin
Appleton WI
5

Wonderful getaway

  • 5 of 5
This was the first time renting a summer place for our family. We looked at 3 other places before finally choosing this home. We were thrilled when we arrived. The home is beautiful! Every little detail was thought through by the owners. Every room is designed for comfort and relaxation. The gourmet kitchen feels like home. The tv and entertainment center is top of the line.

The outside surrounding area is private and welcoming. We sat in the 4 seasons room with views all around and enjoyed the fireworks on the lake as well as the quiet of the night. The lake was perfect for our family. We were able to have our grand kids in the shallow beach area and also go out swimming and tubing in the middle of the lake. The perfect lake!

You cannot go wrong with this place. We will return often...
  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from 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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Map

Car: necessary

We have a canoe and two kayaks available with the property and can provide you with rental information for some local places who rent speed boats, pontoons and jet-skies by the day or by the week. Most provide delivery. There is a winding 300 foot raised boardwalk through a wooded area for easy access to the beautiful and crystal clear Spencer Lake. You can see the lake from the house even in the summer when the trees are full of leaves - it is a breath-taking view all seasons of the year as you can see from the pictures we have included. There is a creek along one side of the property for a fun to kayak down - the mouth of the creek is just to the left of our pier. Our lake front area is in a quiet and secluded part of the lake...a safe distance from where the motor boats go past so there is lots of room for safe swimming and raft floating all day long. We also have some blow-up rafts and noodles for you to use if you wish.

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Availability & Rates

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Waupaca House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer/except week of July 4
May 23 2014 - Sep 5 2014
7 night minimum stay
$2,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$310
$1,999
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.1%
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Amenities

Amenities

Waupaca House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural
General:
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Microwave ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Private Bedroom - King mattress set purchased in 2011 - Beautiful Iron four poster canopy with high end bed linens located on the second floor with great views of the lake and surrounding area - there is a private balcony off this bedroom. Private Bedroom Lower Level - Queen mattress set purchased in 2010 - Attractive wood and iron bed located in a cozy lower level bedroom with amazing views of the wooded boardwalk out the patio door. High end bed linens provided. OTHER Sleeping Provisions: 3 Twin Size Futons located in different areas of the house 2 Full Size Bed - Foldout Sofa and a Murphy Bed located in the lower level of the house. Linens/Pillows provided for all.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • jet skiing
  • cross country skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • cycling
  • kayaking
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • hiking
  • water skiing
  • hunting
Notes:
Our property is listed with a 4-6 person occupancy. This is because there is private sleeping for 4 because there are only 2 bedrooms. Other sleeping throughout the house would be appropriate for children, teens, young adults - those without the need for private sleeping. Our occupancy is determined based on the ages of our guests and if we feel our home and septic can handle your request. If you feel that your group would be a good fit for our home, please ask - we will consider all reasonable requests for a property such as ours. The property is totally perfect for couples, two couples or for smaller extended family groups, ie: Grandparents, their kids and a couple grandkids. Thank you for your consideration-it is our desire to keep the property in pristine condition for our guests.
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