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Hayward,Wi 'Relaxing Escape' for Families and Seniors

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Loft, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

Our Great Escape, LLC (OGE) has been with VRBO and Homeaway for 10 years- Congratulations for finding us on the last page of the Hayward Lakes listings with both websites- we thank you for your interest! Our first nine years we were a top 25-30 first page Hayward listing until both websites changed the way they do business, dropping us all the way to the last page in their listings. I guess it is their way of saying thanks for our years of loyalty and paying a Gold level membership. I share the above information with you should you be at all concerned regarding our low ranking, and I further encourage you to read the website guest reviews on our property as they speak for themselves! Please know that we have three guest reviews for 2017 that are not included or showing on this listing because VRBO and HomeAway also changed the way guests add their reviews to both websites in 2017. Should you want to see these additional reviews let me know and I will email them to you. In addition, our rental rates are being blocked on both websites- disregarded any generated quote you see! Instead, email us regarding the week you are interested in along with the number of guests in your rental party (Max-12) and we will be happy to email you back with a accurate rental quote- thanks!

We currently have three weeks of availability remaining for 2018. The Off-Season weeks of September 8-15, September 22-29, and September 29-October 6. Email us today for rate and availability details!

For your further peace of mind, please know that since 2007 OGE has operated as a legally regulated Wisconsin vacation home rental business. This means that every year OGE is required to register and submit to State inspections prior to an annual operators licence and Seller's Permit being issue to us. In addition, OGE is a member in good standing with The Quiet Lakes Resorts Association, Hayward Lakes Visitor and Convention Bureau, and Wisconsin Seasonal Residents Association.

So now that you know that our website ranking has nothing to do with the quality of our rental-Welcome to 'Our Great Escape,' LLC (OGE)!

Isn't it time you 'escaped' the fast-paced craziness of today's stress-filled world and took a step back in time to a simpler way of life?

OGE is located just 23 miles East of Hayward, WI off of Hwy. 77, and then North on 'Upper A. Hayward features charming shops, the Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame, numerous festivals, and a variety of attractions. Just 7 miles from OGE's front door is a full-service convenience/ bait and tackle store for those last minute and emergency needs to include boat and auto gas. There are several dining/supper clubs and restaurants including a couple on Lost Land Lake, as well as golf courses, riding stables, and boat repair; all within a short driving distance. The upscale Ranch style home sits just 50 feet back from 183 feet of sugar sand beach featuring a Western view of soaring bald eagles, loons, and spectacular sunsets. OGE's panoramic front porch is located on Wilson Bay, just inside Green Point, on the quiet waters of Lost Land Lake. It is also worth noting tht OGE is located in the Chequamegon National Forest, so the beauty of of this Northwoods location is breath-taking with a very Canadian feel. Lost Land Lake is a 1304-acre gem connected by thoroughfare to 1049-acre Teal Lake; togehter they are part of the 'Quiet Lakes. These lakes have a mandated 10mph speed limit, with no wake allowed within 100' of the shoreline, and no motorized watersports allowed at any time to include: no water-skiing, jet-sking, or tubing. If you are looking for a fishing, sailboat, leisure sightseeing friendly lake, with all that nature has to offer regarding tranquility & wildlife then this is the lake for you! If, however you are looking for a recreational lake, this is not the lake for you.

Included in your rental is a 40' aluminum long dock with bench seat for summer night stargazing,lounging, and of course fishing for the little ones in your group as fishing right off of the dock is fantastic (weather permitting of course). Also included in your rental is a 14' V-hull 4-seat Alumacraft boat. Additional boat, boat motor, and/or pontoon rental is available from Wilson Bay Lodge just 5 minutes away by boat or car. So, whether you are an avid fisherman, nature lover, canoe, kayak, or sailboat enthusiast, or just want to unwind, it's all waiting for you, not just outside... but inside as well. It is OGE's desire that you experience the peace and quiet of lake living during your stay, while enjoying all the comforts of home.

The Ranch home is 1 1/2 stories with all rooms on one level, except the bedroom loft that overlooks the Great Room with its' river rock fireplace, and a finished full-service laundry room that is located in the basement. The open-floor plan is not only conducive to entertaining and socializing, but there are views of the lake from almost every room. In fact, the West facing windows and French doors in the kitchen, Great Room, and one of the two master en-suite bedrooms, bring the outdoors in to you. The fully equipped kitchen is a chef's dream (the owner was a former chef), so it has not only all of the expected conveniences but lots that you would never expect in a rental home. major appliances are stainless steel, and there is a large center island with seating for four. The dining area is adjacent to the kitchen island and features a large dining room table with a built-in lazy susan that comfortably seats up to ten. There is also a folding 4-seat dining table for up to four toddlers/small children. There are four good size bedrooms- two with connecting en-suite bathrooms, and a third bathroom between two hallway bedrooms.

Want to know more? For more detailed information and additional photos please be sure to email Rob.

NOTE: Our Great Escape, LLC, is rented by the week (Sat-Sat) only. There are no night or weekend rentals available. ALSO IMPORTANT! The On-Line Availability Calendar DOES NOT show pending reservations until the signed/initialed Rental Agreement and deposit are received by OGE. There are no off-season rentals to include no winter, holidays, or Birkebeiner rentals.

Keywords: lakeside,vacation,home,private,beach,fireplace,screened porch,families, seniors, handicap, beach, boat, dock

More Details

Property Manager
Rob Bohde
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018


Hayward House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private Bathroom attached to Bedroom 1.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Hallway Bathroom, accessible by Bedrooms 1,3, & 4.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Bathroom attached to Bedroom 2; access via Great Room also.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Lakeside facing bedroom with attached En-Suite Bathroom.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Bedroom off of Great Room with attached En-Suite Bathroom.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Hall Bedroom across from Hall Bathroom.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Hallway Bedroom with two twin beds.
    Loft - 2 twin/ single , Small Open Loft Sleeping Area with two twin beds-can sleep 4
  • Open Loft Sleeping Area has Double mattresses for each bed that can be laid side-by-side, to sleep two additional persons, to a max. of 12 persons. There are also two Pack-N-Play Portable cribs if needed.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch Furniture
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Yard
  • limited accessibility ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
Also included: In the event of a power outage the home is connected to, an auto transfer of power, whole house back-up generator. Plastic yard/beach chairs, a 12 seat wood picnic table for adults, & 4-6 seat plastic easy wash picnic table for toddlers. Also included are beach toys, a Little Tikes wagon, & a wood swingset for kids. The driveway is perfect for roller-blading & bike/trike riding. If you have bicycles, bring them as there are a number of on-road & off-road biking experiences to enjoy. If you have questions, we hopefully have answers, so please email or call Rob- email is the preferred method of communication as responding by phone while at work can be very difficult. We look forward to hearing from you, & thank for your interest in renting Our Great Escape!


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Hayward,Wi 'Relaxing Escape' for Families and Seniors
average rating of 4.982143 based on 56 reviews
Minneapolis, MN

Favorite week of the year!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This summer was our 5th year in a row renting Our Great Escape - everyone in the family refers to it as our favorite week of the year. We have 6 adults and 6 kids (ages 4-13) in our group and it is the perfect summer vacation home for us. The house is equipped with absolutely everything we need, and more. There is plenty of space, especially in the main areas and the kitchen, so even though we always seem to have great weather, the house is perfectly comfortable with a big group even on rainy days. The screen porch is perfect for relaxing, reading, enjoying morning coffee and we all spent a lot of time just watching the view of the lake from the porch. One feature of this property is that the kids can swim right from shore, without having to swim from a dock, which seems to be the case for most of the other properties on the lake. The fact that the kids can swim right from shore has made a huge difference for us since we have several small children in our group. We spend most days just swimming, fishing, and hanging out and enjoying the peace and quiet of the lake. The scenery is absolutely gorgeous - either sitting looking at the lake or walking/hiking in the area. One highlight for us every year is the bike ride we take on the roads leading to the house - highly recommend bringing road bikes for the adults that have them! The owner of the house is so attentive and responsive and does everything he possibly can to make your stay as comfortable as possible. The house is always clean and property very well kept and each year the owner works hard to make improvements and upgrades to the house so it is as comfortable as we remember year after year. I really can't recommend this property highly enough!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mendota Hts., MN

Heaven on earth!

  • 5 of 5

This was our fourth visit to Our Great Escape and it never, ever disappoints. We call it heaven on earth because not only is it beautiful, it's tranquil, perfectly maintained, spacious, and a lot of fun. We rented a pontoon from Wilson's Lodge down the road and used it all week. We boated, fished, photographed, swam, went into town (always fun!), hiked, strolled, cooked outdoors, watched the sunsets and the stars and relaxed. This year we experienced some very special moments: the breathtakingly beautiful northern lights!!!, a visit one evening from a doe, who stood in front of us as calm as a cat, gatherings of 7 to 9 loons, practicing feeding and socialization skills before migration, eagles and even some leftover great blue herons. One of the perfect features of this gorgeous cabin is a large and comfy screened porch, where we practically lived whenever we were in the house. We will look forward to returning next year and as long as we possibly can. This is indeed a little piece of "heaven on earth!"

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bill & Carol from Minnesota

  • 5 of 5

Our third year at OGE was the best yet. Super fun times with three generations of Family and celebration o two Summer Birthdays. Found a back door up to the town of Cable for Grocery and nice restaurant. Hope to rent a pontoon to see the rest of the Lake next year.Great July weather. Only one tough weather time during one night that knocked out power and Satellite TV. The Generator kicked in immediately and a service tech, thanks to the owner, fixed the Dish by the end of the day.

Whole unit is clean and well maintained. Very wonderful attention paid by the owner for any need. We will be back for year four!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time staying at "Our Great Escape" and we can't wait to book again next year! This place is everything as advertised and more. The family memories we created during our stay are truly priceless. The home is located in a breathtakingly beautiful National Forest. We "ooed" and "ahhd" on the drive on upper A to get there. My 6 year old daughter thought it looked like scenery right out of a fairy tale. Upon arrival, we were just blown away by the home and the lake! The place is well maintained and the layout is phenomenal for large groups! We had a total of 10 people staying there and it never seemed crowded. The kitchen is a dream for a groups of any size and we shared family meals every day on the large dining table. The screened in porch was the adult favorite for morning coffees and afternoon/evening cocktails. The kids loved the beach and dock for swimming and fishing. We were lucky to be staying here during a solar storm and were able to view the Northern Lights! The best seat in the house for watching the Northern skies? The bench at the end of the dock of course! A truly remarkable moment that everyone is still talking about. I highly recommend renting a pontoon from Wilson Bay Lodge. We used it to fish, swim, and to just "tootle" around the lake. We enjoyed going down the thoroughfare to Teal Lake and the fishing on Teal was just as great as our Lost Land Lake!

We cannot wait for next year and can't thank Rob enough for sharing this gem with us!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Family Vacation Spot!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time staying at "Our Great Escape" and our first visit to Lost Land Lake. The house was the perfect accommodations for our large group. There were a total of 12 of us, ages 8-76, and the spacious, open concept home allowed us to spend quality time together and never feel crowded! The home is so well maintained, comfortable and fully stocked for cooking, relaxing, playing games and winding down in the evening for a family movie night. The kitchen is a dream to cook in--especially since you have a lovely view of the lake and yard as you prepare meals! There is a large table and island for dining at, which allowed our large group to have a big family dinner each night--as we watched the lake and sunset of course! The backyard gently slopes down to the lake, dock and a beach area and there were more then enough comfy beach chairs and loungers for us all to relax, watch the young ones swim and fish and enjoy the peace and quiet of this pristine lake. My mother does not get around very well and it was a priority for me to find a house that had very easy access to the lake and close enough that she could watch all of the festivities. I can't imagine a property that would have better lake access, proximity and yard space than "Our Great Escape" -it was the perfect spot for our age range of guests. The sandy beach was awesome for swimming and wading in--my dad enjoyed using this shallow area to get in and out of his canoe with ease! We rented a very nice pontoon boat from Wilson Bay Lodge and went out on the water every day--except one that was a bit rainy. The lake is so clean and quiet for swimming in and of course the teenagers and little ones enjoyed fishing! Mom and I enjoyed our morning coffee on the screened in porch and were treated to a visit from a heron nearly every morning--often it would land in the yard and walk out on the dock! The screened in porch was the favorite spot of my mom who was out there every morning and evening taking in the beauty of it all. Rob is very thorough in all of his information which helped us prepare for the trip and he keeps his property in excellent condition with detailed info. to make guests feel right at home and at ease in using all aspects of this beautiful home and property. We loved our time at "Our Great Escape!"

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Yorkville, Il.

Perfect Vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd time staying at "Our Great Escape". Three generations of my family (ages 70 - 15) gathered to rest, relax and enjoy the beauty of the Northwoods and that we did! The first couple of days were chilly and rainy. The power went out but within seconds, there was a seamless transition back to normal as the back-up generator kicked in. Once power was restored, the generator turned itself off. I think I want one of these for my home! Anyways, the rest of our week was great. Every morning we watch a momma duck and her ducklings swim the length of the lake frontage. My 18 year old son fished sun up til sundown. We rented boats and motors from Wilson Bay Lodge...nice new boats and motors. In my opinion, the best room in the house is the screened in porch. Plenty of seating for 8-10 people and AWESOME sunsets! There were 11 of us in all and the house was spacious enough for everyone. Rob has done a great job of making you feel right at "home".

Vicki V.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Please contact the Hayward Lakes Visitors Bureau and/or the Hayward Lakes Chamber of Commerce for more information on all the Hayward Lakes area has to offer.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 5.5%

VRBO and Homeaway are preventing you from seeing our seasonal rates, so please email me specifying the week you are interested in and the number of guests in your rental party (Max-12) and I will email you back an accurate rental quote-thank you, Rob B.
Pets of any type are not allowed on the property, nor are unregistered guests/visitors. Only registered guests/visitors up to a maximum of 12 total are allowed on OGE's property per day; only registered paying guests/visitors are allowed on OGE's property. OGE's property cannot be used as a staging destination for unregistered friends &/or family members staying at other properties! These policies are strictly enforced, & will result in 100% forfeiture of booking deposit if violated- Please do not book with OGE if you will not abide by these terms and conditions!

The maximum number of guests/visitors allowed on OGE's property is 12-additional charges apply, so clarify these charges with the manager when discussing booking the property; A $500.00 refundable Booking/Security Deposit is required when booking property; Final Payment is due in full 90 days prior to arrival. All Terms & Conditions are binding per OGE's Rental Agreement & Cancellation Policy.

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