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Fabulous Lake Views, Peaceful Woods, Key West Sunsets, Chalet

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)


Best of both worlds on the water! Vista views!

Your vacation stay on Lake Petenwell, Wisconsin’s 2nd largest lake at 23,400 acres brings the best of both worlds...tranquility away from the tourist crowds and convenience, just 45 minutes north of Wisconsin Dells on desired east side of Lake Petenwell, close to area bars and restaurants.

From our property we have had the pleasure of viewing deer walking through, wild turkeys, foxes and bald eagles are quite common.

Enjoy spectacular sunsets from expansive decks in this privately-owned, newer, lakefront 2,000 sq. ft. chalet featuring soaring ceilings with skylights, lake views galore and a floor-to-ceiling fieldstone fireplace centered in prow, and flanked by a wall of windows & doors on each side.

Great room area includes comfy, overstuffed leather couch and recliner, cozy chair with ottoman, corner TV and Bose stereo. Great room opens to large wrap around deck, covered porch and gazebo.

3 large bedrooms. Upper level master suite features sliding glass doors leading to private balcony/deck with great lake views and interior loft/sitting area overlooking great room. Master suite also features king size bed and private bath with double bowl sinks. Queen size beds in other 2 bedrooms with additional full bath with double sinks on main level.

Full kitchen, side-by-side refrigerator, stove, microwave, dishwasher, toaster, coffee maker and island counter with bar stools. Adjacent dining affords great views and seats 6 comfortably.

All new furnishings and nicely decorated. Perfectly located for all area activities, perched atop a bluff with fabulous long views of Lake Petenwell.

Fully finished and furnished cedar gazebo with screens and sliding windows. Full unfinished basement. Central air conditioning.

Association pier for day docking 75 yds from home. Overnight docking available minutes away at marina or county park. 10 minutes from the much-anticipated opening (June 2017) of Sand Valley Golf Resort along with 2 other championship golf courses and ATV trails nearby.

Very nice, like-new, comfortable vacation home in a park-like, wooded, waterfront setting.

Stroll the lakefront walking path through the woods, enjoying many panoramic views of Lake Petenwell and beautiful lakefront homes.

For faster service...ALWAYS BEST TO PHONE FIRST! Dates marked TENTATIVE may be owner occupied and available...please call to request. Please no texting.

Keywords: Lakefront Home, private, wooded

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ken & Lindsay Young
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2017

About ken & Lindsay Young

My wife Lindsay and I retired in 2014 after 25 years publishing The Spirit of Geneva Lakes Magazine in the Lake Geneva, WI area. We have 2 wonderful adult children and 2 beautiful granddaughters.

We fell in love with this place the first time we viewed it. We spent the summer of 2004 searching for a waterfront home and viewed 30-40 other properties, but we just couldn't get this home out of our hearts. We purchased the home in Nov. of 2004 and it has added immeasurable joy and wonderful memories for our entire family.

Ken & Lindsay Young

ken & Lindsay Young purchased this house in 2004

Why ken & Lindsay Young chose Central Wisconsin

A view like no other in a wooded setting like no other! Sunsets are Key-West like and the lot to our west (our most prominent view trajectory) is vacant, affording almost complete privacy on this secluded culdesac development of just 5 waterfront homes. The home is also as beautiful as the setting and the lake views from the great room are fabulous! The wrap-around decking and gazebo add to the overall ambiance and tremendous lake views.

What makes this house unique

Lake Petenwell is Wisconsin's 2nd largest lake with 23,400 acres. It gives a Canadian Wilderness appeal without the heavy boat and jet ski noise often heard on smaller lakes. The peace and tranquility is second-to-none!

Atv trails are nearby and Lake Petenwell is renowned for its great sport fishing, wildlife viewing, hiking, biking and more!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Ken & Lindsay, Thank you so much for letting us stay at your rental home. It was wonderful, in every way. Everything that we were hoping it'd be, beautiful home, view & peaceful & relaxing. Candie was very surprised. One of our favorite places in the 15 years that I've been doing this surprise for Candie. Loved the Bose speakers, the gas starter in the fireplace. Thanks for having the fireplace stocked Friday for us and for the wood by the fire pit. We found the guy with the $3 wheelbarrow of firewood, too! Thanks for the awesome 4 nights. We have never stayed in the same place twice in 15 years, but we both commented that if we decide to do that, this would be the first place that we'd make a repeat visit! Thanks again, Jeff
Oct 2010
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Arkdale House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1) Beautiful view of the lake from nearly new king bed in loft master suite, Queen size Beds (2) 2 bedrooms on lower level have nearly new queen beds
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Fully enclosed cedar finished gazebo with furnishings, chalet style great room, sky lights, upper level master suite w/king bed deck and loft sitting area, park-like wooded setting, lake shore walking path, just 75 yards from association day pier, Key West-like sunsets, fabulous lake views, directly on Wisconsin's 2nd largest lake 23, 400 acres


5/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)

Fabulous Lake Views, Peaceful Woods, Key West Sunsets, Chalet
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Better than Advertised

  • 5 of 5

We were in the area for 3 nights and were extremely impressed with this property. From our first contact with Ken & Lindsay, to saying good bye when we left, everything was perfect. The views are spectacular & sitting in the gazebo late at night and early in the morning allowed us to enjoy the surroundings. We had deer walk by between the house and the lake and saw several small fawns in and around the driveway. The furnishings were top notch, especially the comfortable beds. Sitting in the great room looking out over the lake was priceless. The deck is large and inviting but we kept gravitating to the gazebo. We contacted Ken & Lindsay multiple times prior to arrival to ask questions and they were more than accommodating in getting us the information we needed (grocery stores, good restaurants, etc). The home is close to Petenwell County Park which is a hidden gem by itself. While there, we rented a boat slip for our pontoon and rented the picnic shelter. They also have a great boat ramp and swimming beach. They charge a minimal day fee but with the boat slip, they waive that.

If you are looking for a place to get away, relax and enjoy nature, this is the place to be. If we return to the Lake Petenwell area in the future, we know where we will be staying.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful 4th of July vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying at this beautiful lake home. The owners Ken and Lindsay Young provided us with a very enjoyable stay. The house has breath taking views and is beautifully decorated. There is plenty of room so everyone has their own area to relax. The house is so inviting and comfortable that when it is time to leave you will not want to. We hope to make it back next year. John and Jody Scott

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
4 Miles
new sand valley golf resort

just 10 minutes to the much anticipated opening (June 2017) of Sand Valley Golf Resort and also 2 other championship golf courses nearby with bar and restaurant. ATV friendly area with great trails along with nearby boat rentals, snowmobile trails galore, all through beautiful Wisconsin woods and countryside, 45 minutes from Wisconsin Dells.


Rates & Availability

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Cleaning Fee $85

rates are based on maximum of 6 persons. Additional guests must be inquired about ahead of booking. We are owner-operated and encourage questions anytime. We are here to make your stay the best choice possible. We are always accessible by phone and return calls with extreme promptness. NO PETS-NO SMOKING

personal check if booked 4 or more weeks in advance; money order preferred with shorter notice. Or, Pay Pal credit card (adds 3%). Security deposit to hold reservation 2 months or more out. Full amount due 2 months prior to arrival date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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