|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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This private shoreline cottage from the 1960s is at the end of a quiet lane on the mill pond of the Little Wolf River about two miles from the center of Manawa in the rolling farmlands of Waupaca County.
There is fishing right off the private pier: northern pike, perch, bass, bluegills, crappies, pumpkin fish and the occasional brown trout. This area has great spots for the fish to hide in.
Two bedrooms with room in the closets and dressers for your belongings, an orthopedic memory-foam queen bed & a new queen, hardwood flooring, a comfortable living-room with leather couches, new HD-TV, games, playing cards, books and a fully-equipped kitchen with new appliances and a dining area will help to make you feel right at home.
Get away from the hustle and bustle for awhile. Bring your binoculars to watch the birds. Cardinals, king-fishers, woodpeckers, nuthatches and chickadees live here and so do sand-hill cranes, Canadian geese and squirrels. You can take the portable fire pit and the camping chairs into the yard, lounge in the hammocks (1 double, 1 single) or settle in at the campfire site close to the water on the collapsible lawn chairs. Pull the boat into the water and use the oars to get around or ask Jason for the trolling motor. Have fun and see some of the open countryside on the twin 3-speed cruiser bikes. Bring your snowmobile in winter and use the miles of trails in the area; access them right at the pond. Watch the sun rise over the lake across the expansive level yard from the house and porch through the old-stand trees.
I am lucky to have a great care-taker who lives next door and watches over the house through all the seasons. This makes the cottage available for use all year 'round. He is a great fisherman who can swear by this private part of the pond as a fisherman's hideaway spot both summer and winter.
Note! Senior discount (65 years of age or older) of $25 if more than two persons, or $50 for a single person or one couple!
Special rates for returning guests. Ask about extended-stay rates.
Send for a vacation rental agreement after checking the calendar for availability. Reserve now for a weekend get-away or for your summer vacation accommodations!
Keywords: Ranch-style cottage
A fifth-generation California resident who lost her heart to Switzerland would not normally have a cottage in rural Wisconsin, but this is special. I live in Chur, Switzerland, and see my family in California about once a year. I have visited Manawa quite a few times to see where my good friend grew up.
Charlene Brunner purchased this cottage in 2005
When my friend showed me the area where she was raised, I was smitten with the beautiful farms, woodlands and lake areas...but especially with the quaint little ranch-style cottage I found there on the quiet man-made lake called Manawa Mill Pond. The 1-plus acre yard around the house with old-stand trees provides it with plenty of privacy and peacefulness, especially because of the 400-yard lake-shore access. There is no traffic because it is at the end of a country cul-de-sac lane.
This cottage gives vactioners a chance to spend time in an absolutely quiet place away from home. I recently had the opportunity to visit the cottage and loved the feeling of security and seclusion it gave me. Bird-watching, fishing, some swimming and barbecuing, but also reading and painting here are the highlights.
I have enjoyed the Mid-Western Rodeo in Manawa in July and have seen some of the old cars that are shown at the Iola Car Show.
Green Bay is worth a trip for many reasons. The Wisconsin Dells, too.
I furnished the cottage in 2005 from some of the local stores but especially from the antique shops in New London and Waupaca. For antique lovers there is also the big Osh Kosh show.
Manawa is a convenient distance from the Outagamie Airport in Appleton and not a bad drive from Chicago, where I can enjoy the Windy City before taking off to Switzerland or California.
The cottage has a well equipped kitchen, is spacious and very comfortable (and very, very clean). The real "gem" is the backyard which pictures simply cannot do justice. Old, beautiful trees surround the lot on all sides; it feels like you're on a private island. No city lights to diminish the magnificence of the stars at night and the sunrise from the back bedroom window is amazing. I loved the kayaking, grilling out every night on the Weber, and sitting around the campfire watching the moon come up.
My husband, son and I decided to celebrate my 40th bday with a get away to the northern woods. My 2yr old's first comment was "beautiful trees" as we got out of the car. I agree the lot is secluded and peaceful with large pine and maple trees along with a beautiful view of the Wolf River. The home was perfect for our needs. Jason was helpful with getting the boat set up. We can't wait to come back to visit. Only a 2 hour drive from Milwaukee.
We loved our stay! The house is very cozy and hado everything we needed. The bathroom is very nice. Plenty of space. The backyard is huge! We had a nice grill session using the weber grill that is provided and sitting around the campfire was very relaxing. We docked our boat by the dock and enjoyed some nice boat rides and fishing on the lake. Caught plenty of fish! Jason was very helpful and nice. The nearby grocery store is stocked up with anything you may need and cute ice cream/ coffee house is nice to go get a treat. Recommend to anyone who is trying to get away and relax!
Just returned from a 4 day stay in this charming home. Loved the "cook in" kitchen. Everything we needed to make nice meals and plenty of room for the two of us to enjoy it together. The bed was super comfortable and bathroom amazing.
Starting each morning sitting outside with coffee, listening to the sounds of birds and ending each night with a heaven full of starts was totally relaxing.
Plenty of small towns to explore. Great centralized location for visiting the 4 (not-too-far) casinos of the area too! Overall a wonderful fit for us.
We had a nice relaxing stay. The lake was beautiful and the cabin was well kept and comfortable. The area was quiet and peaceful. Surrounding neighborhoods were friendly but kept to themselves. The town of Manawa itself did not have much going on. It was alittle disappointing to see alot of the shops "downtown" out of business or closed. Overall we enjoyed our stay. I would recommend it to others. I bet it would be a nice get away and really pretty in the fall and winter also.
An absolutely clean, comfortable well-equipped lake house! Perfect for our needs. Quiet and restful among the dancing reeds by the waters edge and the whispering pines above. The stars at night are overwhelming in number and brightness! The "pond" (actually a fair-sized lake) was perfect for our canoe. And our dog loved romping around the big yard. The house is nicely updated, but still has that 50s lake cottage charm to it. The neighborhood is very friendly and a very well-stocked grocery store is in town not far away. We enjoyed having a log fire in the outdoor fire-pit every night. We had a very refreshing stay and highly recommend this property to anyone looking for the same "lake house" vacation. We've been VRBOers for over 15 years and this is one of the best. Perfect! Thanks Charlene and Jason!
Private ice fishing & river fishing nearby. Snowmobilers have access to trails from the pond.
There is shopping and antiquing nearby in Waupaca and New London.
Green Bay and Lake Michigan are about a one-hour drive: casino, football, zoo/nature reserve.
Swimming, fishing, etc: Bear Lake about 4 miles away south of Manawa and White Lake near Weyauwega about 12 miles south. Bigger lakes: Lake Poygan, Lake Butte des Morts, Lake Winnebago about 30 minutes, south of Appleton and by Osh Kosh.
Hartman Creek State Park about 18 miles west past Waupaca.
Mid-Western Rodeo Manawa and Iola Old Car Show in July.
EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh in August.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Sep 6 2016 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Pet Fee||$50 + Tax|
|Cleaning||$60 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
The first payment is the security/booking deposit. The second payment is the total vacation rental fee.
Children must be monitored 24/7 because of the lack of fencing and the proximity to the pond. Renters are solely responsible for their use of the boat and their activities around the open water (the owner may not be held liable).