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cathy barnard

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

Heaven for All Ages: Lake House W/ Beach, Dock. Fire Pit, Golf

63 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Southern Wisconsin House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 12 in beds)

THIS HOUSE HAS IT ALL! Elkhorn-Lauderdale Lakes is Located 15 minutes North of Lake Geneva & 10 minutes from Alpine Valley. If you want first class accommodations, as 1 of the guest describes it, this is the home for you. In the morning enjoy a hot cup of coffee on the upper and lower decks set among tall oak trees and enjoy a breathtaking view of the water. Then out for a day of boating,water skiing,lounging on the beach, fishing & 2 paddle boats for 4 & 2 kayaks (with life jackets). At night, gather around a stone fire pit for your very own bonfire with tons of seating.

THE HOUSE – VERY spacious 3,200 sq ft, New kitchen and 2 new baths, teak hard wood floors, 3 of the 4 bedrooms are lakeside,

Located on Middle Lake, of Lauderdale Lakes in Elkhorn, our home has 80 feet of lake frontage and the BEST private beach on the lake. Walk right into the water onto a sandy bottom, no muck!

Our house sits among tall trees; providing a secluded, peaceful, and panoramic view of the lake.

THE UPPER LEVEL has Teak floors, a travertine bathroom with a Jacuzzi, and stained glass wall. There are 3 very large bedrooms (2 king beds, 1 queen), a kitchen/dining room seats your entire group, family room with fireplace and laundry room and a new deck that runs the length of the house.

THE LOWER LEVEL has an enormous bedroom that has 1 queen and 4 twin beds; great for kids and adults alike! The Game/Family Room has everything needed for the young and young at heart (and if it rains!) T.V., stereo, ping pong table (beer pong not allowed), pool table, Foosball, game table, Corn Hole Toss ( for the lower deck) and many board games. Also another brand new bathroom! Walk out onto a new,enormous deck with a gas barbecue & dinner seating for 12. Long enough to play bean bag toss provided! Both the upper and lower levels have wood burning fireplaces. There is a basket full of brochures for fun things to do that others have enjoyed. I also send you more info, so much to do!

THE LAKE – Boating, Fishing, Swimming

If you want to go tubing, skiing, wakeboarding, or coast along the shore, you can rent our Supra Professional ski and Wake board boat & a driver who will give you free lessons and cruise the 3 lakes. This includes life jackets,skis, wake & knee boards, tubes etc. Just sit back and enjoy for 4 hours - $495. plus gas. Rent a pontoon boat $1200. pr/wk. or daily (call neighborPam 630-464-8944) or pull your own boat up to our dock. There are 2 kayaks and 2 paddle boats (seats 4) with life jackets. Our part of the lake is great for fishing. Some of the best fishing spots are just off our dock. Home to Bluegill, Walleye, Northern Pike, Large and Small mouth bass; everything for the avid fisherman.

THE BEACH - The beach is the largest and most private on the three lakes. Plenty of seating and sunning! Swim off the dock or wade into sand based water. The mound surrounding the beach has flowers blooming all summer long. The water is crystal clear being the third cleanest lake in Wisconsin.

THE TOWN –Elkhorn- Golf, Biking, Alpine Valley (skiing & concerts), 75 miles north of Chicago and 40 minutes from Milwaukee & Madison, 20 minutes north of Lake Geneva 5 minute drive to Lauderdale Lakes and Evergreen Golf Courses. If you want to Google earth my home you have to put W5620 Bubbling Springs Rd (not Cool Hill) which is the road that runs into my street. 12 miles away is Kettle Moraine State Park; providing hiking, and biking in the summer, and cross country skiing in the winter. You can rent skis close by. There is also horseback riding & hot air balloon rides. Alpine Valley, only 15 minutes away, provides summer concerts, wineries and winter skiing.

A deposit of 50% of the total is required at the time of booking to secure dates. The balance is to be paid 60 days prior to arrival. A security deposit of $500. It will be refunded within a week after guest departs. Payment methods are personal checks & money orders. If 14 days from date of rental, cashier check only. Cleaning fee $200.00

Don’t hesitate to call with any questions. 847-877-2006. We have grown up on the lake at several locations for over 40 years. We have seen and done it all! Wireless internet available. Please check calendar for availability. I update immediately after receiving deposit. No prom parties. Sleeps 12 in beds which is the maximum. Minimum age is 30 to sign contract.

Keywords: Lauderdale Lakes, 2 level decks,quality, quiet, barbeque, pool,ping pong, fooz ball, 2 fireplaces, largest beach on 3 lakes, located in Elkhorn,15 minutes from Lake Geneva,Heaven for all ages,

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
cathy barnard (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

I called to see if he had any questions and he said "This home is beautiful" I called his last day and he said they had a great time and relaxed. He wants to come back next year!
May 2008
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based on 63 traveler reviews

Heaven for All Ages: Lake House W/ Beach, Dock. Fire Pit, Golf
average rating of 4.84127 based on 64 reviews
West Chicago, IL

A Perfect Place

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for 7 days with family of 15 coming and going, tubing, fishing and sitting by a bonfire in the evening. I spent an afternoon sitting in a chair near the lake knitting, with my grand daughter and her grandfather fishing by the shore. A pontoon went by and a woman called to me, "you're in a perfect place". We all think it is a great house and would recommend it highly.

Thanks Cathy for sharing your beautiful home.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Darlene there from Aug. 8-19th It is "Heaven for all ages!" Glad you agree! Kids sure get a kick out of catching the blue gill etc. Sandy bottom- walk in, largest private beach on the lake. Very friendly people on the lake- relaxing, sunning, living and loving!
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Family get away

  • 5 of 5

RE: April 29-May 1

Here are some comments:

- The place was all and more than advertised

- Outside fire pit was great as it had plenty of room for all our group (10).

- The sleeping arrangements worked fine as we had three families with 6 kids. The adults had a separate bedrooms and the kids each had a bed.

- There was enough room for all 10 of us to comfortably watch TV

- The foosball, full size pool table and ping pong table were great as we had a tournament.

- We did break the only ping pong ball which needs to be replaced

- The only negative was that the weather did not cooperate.

It was a special event for us and if the need arises again we would definitely come back.

Cathy, thanks again,

Pat Kinney

  • Submitted: May 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great ski weekend with friends

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic experience at this house. 11 adults went on a quick 2 night ski weekend. There was plenty of space. Everyone had a very comfortable bed and the place was charming. We had the fireplace going each night and the huge leather couch in the living room was perfect for relaxing with a cocktail after a day of skiing. The basement was big with a pool table, ping pong and a foosball table. In the morning we watched people ice fishing from the living room window while drinking coffee. Kathy was great and easy to work with. Would definitely go back!

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Weekend Getaway with our adult children and spouses. Beautiful home, VERY CLEAN, with comfortable beds and plenty of space along with board games, ping pong and pool table. Kitchen was well-equipped with everything we needed. Wonderful neighborhood to walk thru during the day and quiet at night. Grocery store and Downtown Lake Geneva a short drive away. We would definitely consider staying again!

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Weekend Away!

  • 5 of 5

Cathy was wonderful to work with! I had been looking for months for a house big enough to hold my sister's Bachelorette Weekend festivities. The house had so much room to spread out , and beds for everyone. The scenery was beautiful in the fall. We went to a few wineries in the area (Stellar and Studio) both should be checked out! Cathy was always available if there were any questions. Everyone commented on how nice the house was, and that we should come back during the warmer months to enjoy the lake!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for a weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

I stayed with a group of 11 young adults. Everything was as described here - easy access to kayaks and paddle boats, easy to use grill, ping pong, billiards, foosball. Kitchen was had appliances and dishware. Grocery store about fifteen minutes away. Jacuzzi tub in the upstairs bathroom was great. It was nice to sit on the beach and play cards, or play board games inside after dark. We never noticed any mosquitoes, strangely. Only complaint is that noise travels freely within the house - you could hear the slightest movement at night.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
The Landing on the lake
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Geneva National, Evergreen, Lauderdale Lakes
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Holi Canolli, Lauderdale Lakes Landing
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Alpine Valley
Car: necessary

There is Zip Lining & indoor water park in Lake Geneva about 15 minutes south of Lauderdale Lakes. I have 2 paddle boats & 2 kayaks for your pleasure. Airplane jumping, wild west museum for the young and a small zoo. Ski show on Friday or Saturday early evenings on the lake. Pebble beach where you can park your boat and play football in the water or float with your favorite drink. Fire pit, great fishing off the dock & more indoor and out door toys for every age! Basket full of brochures for fun things to do in the winter & summer.


Rates & Availability

Lake Geneva House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 1 2016 - May 29 2016
2 night minimum stay
Summer Rate
Jun 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $200
Tax Rate 5.5%

From May 27 - Sept 5 minimum 3 nights. If 4th of July holiday, Labor day and Memorial Day additional $75. each night, minimum 3 nights. Minimum age 30 to sign contract. New Years if 2 nights $900. a night, if 3 nights $800. a night plus 5.5% tax, clean $200. and security deposit $500. No check ins or outs on Saturday unless already booked.

When you call me (847-877-2006) to have dates secured,I will hold them for 5 days until I receive the check of 1/2 of the total.I will immediately send you the contract.Balance due 60 days before rental date.Pontoon rental $1,200. pr/wk, available daily.Contact my neighbor Pam, 630-464-8944 for pontoon.Professional ski/wake/leisure boat our driver 4 hours $495.Includes all toys, life jackets etc.

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Southern Wisconsin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Ski in/Ski out ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 NEW, both with showers, 1 with jacuzzi and double sink
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , has down mattress top
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 4 twin/ single , lower level, lakeside off lower deck
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , new King, lake side view off upper deck
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , new medium firm pillow top king, lake side off upper deck
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (4)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Motorboat
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Pedal Boat
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Housekeeper
  • Private Chef
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
The reason I call it 'Heaven for all ages' is that this house has everything from 3 generations having a reunion, to a group of buddies to play golf, business meeting, mother/daughters to enjoy all that inside and out. The lower level is set up for the youngest to the older group with so many board games, ping pong (no beer pong), corn hole toss, pool table, game table,t.v.,stereo set up for 2 levels of different listening, Out door dinner seating for 12 on lower level for meals and additional lounging area with barbeque. Beach has seating/lounging for at least 12

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