PEACEFUL HOME ON 5 ACRES OF WOODED TRAILS, PONDS & GARDENS

Andy & Mary Wegner

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
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PEACEFUL HOME ON 5 ACRES OF WOODED TRAILS, PONDS & GARDENS

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House, 3 Bedroom, 1 1/2 Baths (Sleeps 5-6)

*This is a good place to hunker down, relax, enjoy the scenic setting, and let the world go by for a bit.

*Or, you could use it as a base to experience Door County, the Manitowoc Naval museum, the North woods, the Packers, the lakes (Great and otherwise), the myriad of State Parks & hiking trails, the pastoral farm lands, and the rich European ethnic diversity of Eastern Wisconsin.

*Or you could attend the world famous annual EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) fly-in, Country USA, LifeFest or one of the other music or cultural events of the Fox River Valley.

*Personally though, we hope you give the first choice a try. This modern 3-bedroom, 1 1/2 bath home is set on 5 acres of moderately wooded land. Out the back door you'll find a pleasant multi-level bricked patio, with a hidden-garden quality. The path to the right passes under a trellis of trumpet vines to a tree-lined sidewalk, while a left turn on the winding path takes you thru a gated, free-standing rock wall, along a lesser rock wall, and past Kaida the protective dragon, into and thru a vegetated rock garden. Further on is a Sumac grove, and woods beyond.

*Exit the side patio doors onto a deck and pergula. Check for birds or critters by the pond -- perhaps hiding in the cattails -- then stroll down the board walk, across a small (very small) sand beach, and out to the end of the pier. Watch for the green heron. Return and go under the grape vine arbor tunnel made of railway ties.

*Continue to the wooden beam bridge and the hidden tree fort. If you find it, climb up, look around (some have even been known to sleep out there). Venture onto the swinging bridge that leads to the 'Crows Nest' platform (1). Your kids might imagine themselves pirates (or great explorers).

*When you -- err, I mean your kids -- tire of being pirates, climb back down and continue thru the pine grove and back across a lessor bridge. The path to the left leads up a small hill overlooking the pond (think sledding & skating) and back down over another bridge -- to yet more trails that lead to a smaller pond and prairie flower-strewn, crescent-shaped hill; while the other path taken snakes thru the brush and trees, by hazelnut cove, and opens past the rhubarb patch into a clearing and a 126 year old, partially restored, one-room school house (ask for the key and check it out). We'll let you discover for yourselves where the other trails go. (1)Tree fort, etc, were built with safety in mind.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Andy & Mary Wegner

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Mary and I (Andy) are retired -- from the worlds of health care and research chemistry. Now we're genealogy fanatics: so, as an added incentive for you to try our property, we offer you a free search of our Genealogy databases -- tailored specifically to your wishes!

Andy & Mary Wegner purchased this house in 1986

We have spent 27 years improving this corner of the world. We like it. Our kids liked it (they're all grown now). Maybe you will like it too.

*See the other sections, but in the summertime, back-road or Wiouwash-Trail bicycle riding is fun, and come wintertime we try to keep a 4 mile, or so, X-country ski trail broken -- stating right from the front door.

* Of further local interest might be the Larson brother's air strip, the first in the state, near Winchester; the well-hidden Indian mounds overlooking Lake Winneconne; or in season, fresh apples you can pick from our small orchard.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights
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Peaceful Home On 5 Acres Of Wooded Trails, Ponds & Gardens
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
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Peaceful Home On 5 Acres Of Wooded Trails, Ponds & Gardens
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Oshkosh Southern Wisconsin
Saginaw, Texas
5

Absolutely Perfect!!!

  • 5 of 5
We have stayed at several "rentals" and this one is far and above the best place we have ever stayed at. Seriously, after two days it was like home. The pictures and description in the ad do not do this place justice! The house and grounds were immaculate and obviously well maintained. Between coffee on the patio in the morning and relaxing on the deck in the evenings we would have been content just to stay on the grounds for the entire week. Oshkosh is an easy 15 minute drive and Winneconne is a short 5 minute drive but sitting on the deck you feel like you are in the middle of nowhere. We could go on and on about how nice this place is, but will stop with a BIG thank you to Mary and Andy for a fantastic week. We highly recommend this rental to anyone who wants some peace and solitude with all the niceties thrown in.
  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Oshkosh Southern Wisconsin
Myrtle Beach, SC
5

Cozy and Unique Place With Great Owners

  • 5 of 5
The owners are very friendly and remarkably accommodating. Our grandkids loved the tree fort and electric train set and I loved the fireplace, serenity, and the reasonable price. It may be considered less than luxurious by some, but this home is very well-kept; wonderfully cozy; and the property is very unique with plenty to see and do; and ultimately offered all the creature comforts we needed. (Physically limited need to consider the spiral staircase; and larger groups the single shower, but we did just fine with a little planning.) Our only regret is we didn't stay longer to take advantage of everything the place has to offer. Thank you Wegners for sharing your home! We hope to come back in the summer months one day. Would absolutely recommend to others (and have already).
  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for comments. Glad you enjoyed your winter stay. Those looking for more living and roaming space might want to consider our other place, "The Farm at Road's End" in Portage County's (WI) glacial terrain (vrbo #466153).
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Peaceful Home On 5 Acres Of Wooded Trails, Ponds & Gardens
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Oshkosh Southern Wisconsin
Phoenix, Arizona
5

Excellent property close to EAA Oshkosh

  • 5 of 5
Great stay. Super quiet location, property very well kept both within the home and the grounds. All the comforts of our home in Phoenix. Interesting spriral staircase to the main bedrooms upstairs. I only have great things to say about this property, so I will just say not to hesitate with this one. Owners were great to answer questions and fast to respond. You won't be disappointed!!
  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Oshkosh Southern Wisconsin
Ridgeway, Ontario, Canada
5

An idyllic retreat

  • 5 of 5
We can only echo the comments made by others. After hectic days at the EAA in Oshkosh, we looked forward to returning to this peaceful retreat. The home is well stocked, very clean and comfortable and the grounds are absolutely spectacular. The owners have gone to a lot of effort to make an interesting place for children (and children at heart) to explore and enjoy. We also enjoyed touring the back roads and local sites including the Historical Society's museum complex in Winneconne and the Paine Art Centre and Gardens in Oshkosh. An excellent vacation!
  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Oshkosh Southern Wisconsin
Milton, Wisconsin
5

Absolutely Gorgeous

  • 5 of 5
This place was simply beautiful. The pictures do not even do this property justice. The property was very well kept and it was over beyond our expectations. It was very peaceful and relaxing which is what we were looking for. The yard and landscaping was so peaceful, it was really nice to take a book outside and just soak it all in. I even took my laptop outside on the back patio to do some homework and the WIFI worked great! The house itself was very well kept as well and all the necessities were already there. This was very nice so we did not have to pack up our entire kitchen and bathroom to take with us.

My husband and I, two young sons (ages 6 and 10) and 3 of our best friends all really enjoyed the stay. The kids loved playing outside on the tire swing and in the sandbox. We tried to fish in the pond, but the owners had already informed us they were not sure if there were any fish in it. We didn't catch anything but it was still relaxing being out on the dock. We all loved the school house too. It was very neat looking at the history from the area.

This place was within perfect distance to several different places such as the local town, lakes for boating, fishing, golfing and we even found a small zoo and another small farm with petting zoo within reasonable driving distance.

We were thankful that the two bedrooms had air conditioning. The first two days we were there it was extremely hot so having the air conditioning in the bedrooms definitely helped us sleep better. The basement stayed cool the entire time and the kids just slept down there.

We are already planning another trip. This place was perfect for everyone. The owners were very friendly and helpful. We did not need to contact them for the entire time we were there because they had left a nice binder with answers to everything you could think of. Absolutely LOVED this vacation!
  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • 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
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Peaceful Home On 5 Acres Of Wooded Trails, Ponds & Gardens
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Oshkosh Southern Wisconsin
5

Perfect rental for families

  • 5 of 5
Our family of two parents and one 5 year old met our son's grandma here for a week's vacation. The pond is fantastic, full of life, and the frogs sing you to sleep at night. Around every corner on the property is another treasure to enchant children of all interests and entertain all family members. Winneconne is a sweet small town, and from this house you are in easy driving distance to Oshkosh and Appleton. It might be helpful to know that the two bedrooms with king size beds do not have much separation from one another - great for parents and kids to be close but not perfect for the extended family who want privacy. The single bed does have great privacy though, and the owners offer air mattresses that can be arranged in other rooms with privacy, especially the classic Wisconsin basement game room. We hope to come back another time, and would encourage any family or others seeking retreat space to rent this home.
  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • 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: Thanks for your kind words. It is neat to share our property with someone else.
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Outagamie County Regional Airport, Appleton
Nearest Train
75 Miles
Amtrack in Milwaukee (95 miles) or Columbus, WI
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
US Hwy 45
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Marble Park & Lake Winneconne Park, Winneconne
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Several great choices in Winneconne
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Nordic Mountain near Wild Rose (downhill)
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Lake Breeze
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Many choices in Winneconne: Finn 'n Feather etc
Car: recommended

*Five moderately wooded acres on Ball Prairie. Trails to explore. Near the large lakes of Winneconne, Poygan, & Winnebago, & the famed Wolf & Fox Rivers.

*Summer boating haven. Ice fishing. Sturgeon spearing. Walk & bike the Wiouwash Trail. Ride & dine the Pioneer Princess paddle-wheeler.

*Annual EAA convention and air show and world renowned museum.

*Country USA music fest. *Lifest Christian rock. *Rock USA fest.

*Winneconne Soveriegn State days. Appleton Octoberfest & Flag Day parade. High Cliff State Park. Day trip to Door County. Great Fall leaf color.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Oshkosh House Rental Rates

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4 night minimum stay
$150
$875
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Notes Standard rates: 4-6 nights: $150/nt; 7-14nts: $125/nt; 15 or more nts: $110/nt. No tax or other additional fees. Higher rates apply during the EAA Fly-In each year, late July/early August. Our normal minimum stay is 4 nights (but 3 night stay sometimes available at $180/nt)

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Oshkosh House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Garage ...
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - combination tub/shower , Tiled floor.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Off of Master bedroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedrom - 1 king , California King. Built-in drawers and closets.
    Guest Bedroom - 1 king , Built-in drawers and closets.
    Bedroom # 3 - 1 twin/ single , This is a bedroom / study.
  • In addition to the 3 bedrooms, air beds are available. Can be put in Master or Guest bedroom or in a finished basement, or elsewhere for that matter.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Stereo
  • Games
  • Books
  • Toys
  • Music Library ...
  • Game Room ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Bicycles
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • marina
  • ruins
  • live theater
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • boating
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • water tubing
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • cross country skiing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • hunting
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