RELAX, RESTORE, REVITALIZE AT LITTLE TROUT LAKE

JAN RETZLAFF

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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JAN RETZLAFF

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RELAX, RESTORE, REVITALIZE AT LITTLE TROUT LAKE

Manitowish Waters Cottage Rental Photos and Description

ONLY 2 COTTAGES ON ENTIRE 1,000+ ACRE LAKE/2 BEDROOM COTTAGE WITH SCREEN PORCH

You'll love the crystal clear water and over 1,700' of private sugar-sand beach at Little Trout Lake. Shared only with ducks, swans, eagles, loons and other Northwoods wildllife, Little Trout Lake offers peace and quiet, lazy days... Time for the really important things in life. Cottage provides full kitchen, comfortable living room, master bedroom (queen bed) and 2nd bedroom (twin beds). All with handmade quilts. Woodburning stove in living room (wood provided). The original wood floors are in this vintage Northwoods cottage with enclosed/screened front porch with wrap-around deck and under-the-trees relaxation area. Firepit on beach, boat dock/lift.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed

JAN RETZLAFF

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There is something special about the Northwoods and something extra special about a Northwoods lake and something really extra special about Little Trout Lake. This secluded property offers 'memorable moments' to call upon whenever everyday life needs an uplift.

JAN RETZLAFF purchased this cottage in 1973

Where else could anyone find a thousand-plus acre lake with only two cottages on it?....a rare and unspoiled

get-away. Nature at its best. Short drive to Powell Marsh Bird Sanctuary and Wildlife Area and adjacent to an operating cranberrry marsh. Only minutes to Boulder Junction, Manitowish Waters, Sayner, Woodruff and Minocqua.

Being here at Little Trout Lake is like being the only person(s) in the world. The only neighbor is the owner who is far enough away to be unseen and unheard...And close enough if needed. The cottage's vintage character is cozy and homey and draws you into its' relaxed comfort.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 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.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

RELAX, RESTORE, REVITALIZE at LITTLE TROUT LAKE
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RELAX, RESTORE, REVITALIZE at LITTLE TROUT LAKE
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p447936vb
715-421-1132
Manitowish Waters Northern Wisconsin
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BETTER THAN DESCRIBED!

  • 5 of 5
This was our second year spending our vacation at Little Trout Lake. We've decided to make it an annual event. The cottage is exactly as described, although the pictures don't seem to do it justice. They're missing the wonderful breezes, loon calls and gentle waves of the lake. The lake is so clear I could see my toes when standing in water up to my neck. Jan has equipped the cabin with everything you could possibly need! We were so content relaxing, swimming and reading that we only left the cottage once the entire week, to make a quick grocery run. I believe we may have heard drumming from the nearby reservation one evening. We had almost daily eagle sightings. As my 19 year old daughter said, "Mom, it's magical!". We can't wait to go back again. Thanks so much Jan for such a wonderful experience....two years in a row!!
  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanx, Marty, for your kind comments. I'm looking forward to your next visit and many more. Jan
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Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Manitowish Waters
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Highway 51
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Highway 51
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Highway 51
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Car: necessary

With only two cottages on this 1,000+ acre lake, here is your rare opportunity for a soothing refuge in an otherwise stressful life...Step back in time at Little Trout Lake and relax, restore and revitalize at this lakeside cottage (actually only a few steps from the waters' edge.) Have fun feeding the ducks, watch the stunning sunsets (or approaching rain), listen to the music of loons calling, and smell the pines and fresh air.,,play in the water, explore in a boat, or loll in a hammock. So much to do, or not!

Sparsely inhabited (only two dwellings on the entire lake), there is little need to share the clear water and unspoiled shoreline...a wonderful opportunity for swimming, canoeing, kayaking, sailing, fishing, photography, painting, reading, writing and so much more. Nearby are small communities, boutique shopping, golf courses, rustic biking, hiking roads, fine restaurants and casino.

AND the cottage kitchen is well-stocked with equipment to allow in-kitchen or outside picnic eating. Charcoal grill, redwood chairs and hammock are located under-the-pines on grassy shaded shoreline area. Four Adirondeck chairs and stone firepit are lakeside. Additionally, the cottage deck offers a small table and chairs overlooking the lake... a perfect spot to observe hummingbirds, loons, eagles, ospreys and other wildlife.

Bring your binoculars to watch ducks, eagles, loons, osprey, deer, otters, fox and whoever else should come along. This is also a great place to watch clouds, stars, rainstorms and lightning. If things get too exciting (or wet), then a retreat to the enclosed porch will provide an equally fine observation area.

Our quiet and private Vilas County cottage (only 12' from the waters' edge) is home to a long, sugar-sand private beach, perfect swimming areas and deep fishing holes. In spite of its name, Little Trout Lake is not small...its over 1,000 acres of water. A kayak, canoe and rowboat are available for a small fee upon request. A 14' motorboat, 15 hp motor and gas can be rented on premises for $175/week or $40/day.

The cottage was built by a railroad executive for himself and his family at the time the railroad was first extended to the Northwoods. No roads to the site were available and all materials were delivered on sleds pulled by horses across the lake on the ice during the winter time. It has been very well-maintained by its subsequent owners and retains its vintage character.

Here are a few comments from recent visitors: ...an adventure to get here and the reward is a little bit of heaven...I love this place....Last night was so quiet, I think I heard the stars shining....I saw a young deer come on down to the shoreline for a sip.... The water is incredibly clean and clear....I brought my favorite authors along and haven't thought to visit with them yet...It can't be time to leave yet, is it? I don't want to to go home....

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Availability & Rates

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Manitowish Waters Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
May 15 through October 15
May 15 - Oct 15
5 night minimum stay
$200
$1,400
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee 100
$500 down-payment required w/reservation. Non-refundable after June 1st. Balance due at check-in.
Notes Above rates are for "up to and including four persons". An additional rate of $50 per day for each additional person is applicable.
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Amenities

Manitowish Waters Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Village ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Iron & Board
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Parking
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , new vintage style sink, toilet, shower.
  • Features: sink, toilet, shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Master bedroom faces lakefront. Provides queen-size bed and unbelievable night-sky views of stars, planets, satellites and moon. Both bedrooms have ceiling fans and two windows to allow lake breezes on warm nights. Handmade quilts are provided for cooler nights.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Books ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Boat ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • health/beauty spa
  • theme parks
  • playground
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf privileges optional
  • kayaking
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sailing
  • water tubing
  • water skiing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
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