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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

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Lauderdale Lakes 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. for 5 days 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,zip lining. 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! Largest capacity 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
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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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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(68 traveler reviews)
Heaven for All Ages: Lake House W/ Beach, Dock. Fire Pit, Golf
average rating of 4.779412 based on 69 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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Great getaway LOVED it...we will likely be back!

  • 4 of 5

Spentt a week in the house with our 3 kids. Rented boat for the week and skied. Boys loved the pool table and ping pong table. Super relaxing. 10 minutes away from kettle moraine so went mtn biking twice. Drove to lake geneva 20 min away for dinner and walk the town. Happy to be away from the rush of lake geneva and enjoy the lake. Had several lunches across the lake at restaurant that we boated to. Enjoyed the two for cocktails and one for eating. Worked well.

Cathy was quick in her responses in helping us find a workable coffee maker which we did.

House is located on no wake part of the lake which keeps it very quiet. Have to boat through marsh highway which was easy to get to main part of skiing lake (maybe 5 min). Swimming across the bay in front of house not possible due to shallow water and water lilies but you may be able to swim along lakefront for workout. Main lake broken into three sections so it helps make good water skiing conditions as the smaller sections protect from wind and good water can always be found somewhere....even when windy.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3 generations of fun!

  • 5 of 5

Just spent the last 5 days at Heaven for All Ages. It was such a fun, family filled time. The house was perfect-just a great mix of very nicely done and family comfortable. Plenty of towels, plenty of dishes, plenty of beach toys, plenty of suggestions on things to do in the area. We walked into a perfectly lovely, clean home and settled right in. Our grandkids aged from 2 years to 5 years old, and the house was very kid friendly. We are looking forward to another splendid time there next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Libertyville, Il


  • 5 of 5

Our family of 11 (ages 70 - 5) had a memorial time!! The house was clean, plenty of space for all. The kids had a blast- playing by the beach, using the kayaks. Inside they loved all the games available and fooseball etc. Rented a pontoon and had tons of fun on the lakes. We enjoyed a fire each night. Could go on and on!!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peoria, IL

Great relaxing weekend

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for a girls weekend. Fit 10 of us just great. The bathrooms were updated and clean. The deck was in good shape. We enjoyed using the paddle boat and spending the evening sitting on the dock. Liked that this wasn't a busy area of the lake but close access to the deeper parts of the lake for boating. All the appliances worked and enjoyed having a washer/dryer for our beach towels. Perfect place to hang out, enjoy the lake, and comfortable main living area where we could all sit around together. Cathy was great to work with and very flexible with my stay. Would highly recommend this house. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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1 4
Chicago Il

Disgusting Lake House

  • 1 of 5

We just spent two nights at this house and it was disgusting. It was filthy and in horrible run down condition. It looked like it hadn't been cleaned or updated in years.The grill was disgusting with a large ant farm living in there. The house smelled and was very misty and mildew. Dishwasher didn't work either. Cathy, the homeowner called me a liar and won't return my security deposit because she claims we did things to the house that just aren't true. I have never had anyone accuse me of being a liar! And in a business I think that is very unprofessional. Not to mention how she was screaming at me and my daughter on the phone. Very sorry this had to end this way because we did have a good time and made the stinky part of the house part of our family experience. We paid lots of money to be there for extra hours and I never questioned all of her additional expenses. She was psycho crazy to me on the phone and actually hung up on me! She is one scary person who doesn't show her clients any kind of respect! I don't recommend this house to anyone. Especially because of the way Cathy, the homeowner, handled the situation with my daughter or me. But we did pay for her carpet to be cleaned now!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: "dirty, filthy, run down house" Look at past reviews and I am sure future reviews "hadn't been cleaned in years" Look at past reviews.I have no control over ants in the barbecue.Sorry about that.The day after your arrival I called you and left a message do you have any questions.You never called back.I would have sent the house keeper over to verify if broken or show you how to push the button. It was not broken.So that is why you left the kitchen a mess? You made my vacation home dirty by trashing the stairs & carpet in 5 rooms. No dogs allowed per contract.Who or what ate the corner of the coffee table book and the table leg.You left your ball in the yard.You broke the bracket on the refrigerator door.You say there were no cushions for the upper level love seat and chairs.So you took 4 chairs outside and left them in the rain.You deny u took them out. I have pictures of everything. The cushions were in the closet 4 feet tall.Just like the cushions for the lower level were in the closet. You agreed to $315. for 9 hrs. extra.I could go on and on about the things you said to me that were meant to prevent me from taking money out of your deposit. You are correct about 1 thing only. I have NO respect for you.You say if I don't return all of your deposit you will write a bad review. Black mail doesn't scare me as 2 other groups found out.I am embarrassed to say I charged you only $150.
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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

Lauderdale Lakes House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Rate
Jun 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 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 age 30 to sign contract. New Years if 2 nights $900. a night, if 3 nights $800. a night plus 5.5% tax, clean fee $250. and security deposit $500. No check ins or outs on Saturday.

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

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Lauderdale Lakes 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
  • 1 bicycles
  • 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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