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Clair

Member since: 2001
Speaks: english

WHISPERS OF THE WILDERNESS

24 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Wisconsin House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, sleeps 6

Escape the hustle and enjoy the north woods as it is meant to be--with pristine, unspoiled vistas, peace, and quiet. We are located on a peninsula on the 200 acre Wind Pudding Lake and with 450 feet of frontage and water on three sides. Wind Pudding Lake is rated as one of the top 10 clearest lakes in Wisconsin by the U. of Wisconsin-Extension Program and Wisconsin has 15,000 lakes. Our house is situated just 60 feet for the shore and commands panoramic 180 degree views.

You will see no neighbors and and have this virtually undeveloped lake for yourself! This lake has limited public access, no resorts, so you can enjoy the serenity. The lake is a beautiful combination of open water with 34 foot depths and areas of lily pads and sedge grasses that attracts a variety of birds and fish. The lake front is unspoiled and teeming with wildlife.

If you are looking to water ski, use jet skis, motor boat, our lake is not where you would want to vacation. If, however, you wish to have peaceful, relaxing vacation with no noise and complete privacy (there are no neighbors in sight), where you can swim, enjoy the eagles nesting on the nearby island, do a little canoeing, fish for something other than trophy fish, we can't be beat.

This property is also available for purchase. If you purchase, rental price up to $1400 will be deducted from purchase price.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Clair (Owner)
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english

Reviews

4.3
based on 24 traveler reviews

WHISPERS OF THE WILDERNESS
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 24 reviews
5

Wonderful Fall Get Away!!

  • 5 of 5

This home tucked away in the woods was so beautiful and relaxing. The kitchen is very well stocked and the views are gorgeous. We were there during peak color and it was amazing. Very well maintained and clean. The beds were very comfortable. The owner was especially wonderful to work with and I would recommend this home rental to everyone.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Beautiful home on a very secluded pond

  • 4 of 5

The home was beautiful, clean and very comfortable. It was also well stocked with things you may need like - fans (although there is AC), candles (we were there right after a large storm and there was no electricity for 18 hours), board games, videos, wifi. It was also nice that the linens were included (I know some places make you bring your own). It is very quiet and secluded, we saw a ton of birds. We heard the loons but didn't spot them. We saw a few deer, frogs, and turtles. We took the canoe for a spin around the pond -- I would classify this as more of a pond than a lake. For the most part it is shallow. We didn't see any fish, although the pond was incredibly clear and pretty to look at. We found one deep area, if you are looking out at the lake - it is at 2:00 off the island in the middle of the pond. This was the only area we found where our canoe paddles didn't touch bottom. We did see one other fishing boat out on the water during our stay, but didn't see them catch any fish.

One note of warning, if it's raining -- don't drive right up to the house. There was a parking area of mainly dirt/sand that we almost got stuck in. Just keep to the gravel.

If you are looking for a quiet, picturesque getaway - this place is great.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, my place is more of a nature lover's paradise than motor lover's dream. You will not be disturbed by jet skis or motor boats here. The lake is 200 acres and the larger part and deepest part, 34 feet deep part, is behind the island nearly a half mile away. Unfortunately these rentals did not venture there. I'm currently improving the driveway and turn around area.
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5

Amazing

  • 5 of 5

This turned out to be one of the best vacations. The house was beautiful, the pictures online do not do it justice. We were very impressed with how well stocked it was. This house had everything. And the view was amazing. There are so many windows to look out of, and you basically have a private lake. We did try to ice fish and didn't catch anything but we didn't mind it was still a good time. The minocqua winter park is near by also and that was a lot of fun as well. We will definitely be staying here again. And the owner was nice to work with, and responded very quickly to all my questions. I dont have one bad thing to say about this house. Loved it.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Antioch IL
5

Very Impressed

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I were pleasantly surprised with this property. The secluded location on the lake, wildlife, and condition of the house were very impressive. The house was very clean and had all the amenities we would need, including the deck overlooking the lake. The owner was very responsive to our questions. It was only a few minutes to Minaqua and everything that town has to offer. We strongly encourage anyone looking for a secluded, relaxing time on a great property, but yet a short drive to civilization to check out this rental property. You will not be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Green Bay, WI
4

VERY NICE but not the water

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was very nice and clean. Nicely stocked with dishes, silverware, pans, 2 boats, life jackets firepit, chairs...etc. The outside of the house could use a good power washing and the landscape needs a little TLC. The dock is old & run down, needs some work, not a friendly place to hangout on. We were disappointed with the pond, the picture on the website is different than actual. There is a very little area to take the boat out, you can not get to the other side of the pond, very over grown with weeds and not good for swimming. BUT the cottage was immaculate and we still did enjoy our stay. If you do not care about the water, it's a perfect place to stay. Close to town for shopping and eating. Owner was very nice and responsive to emails.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Read the other reviews submitted in July 2015. The lake is fine for swimming and the other side of the lake is accessible.
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New England
5

Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

It was very quiet and peaceful. We used the canoe to go around the island and watch the eagles and other birds. Spent a lot of time just sitting on the dock watching for wildlife. It was a great home base to explore the area. The house was immaculate and well appointed. We had great wifi reception and no problem using our Verizon phones. Would love to stay longer in the future. Three days wasn't long enough.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Snowmobiling, Miniature golf, Wildlife viewing, Log rolling performances, Water ski shows

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Rates & Availability

Minocqua House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Late Peak Season
Jul 5 2016 - Sep 12 2016
2 night minimum stay
$220
$1,540
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$195
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.5%

Holiday July 2-6 rates, $245 per night, 4 night minimum
Refundable damage deposit
No Pets, No Exceptions.
If you reserve and later cancel, full refund if someone else rents for the dates you reserved.

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Amenities

Wisconsin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1440 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Half Bathroom - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Boat
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
12 foot row boat, 17 foot canoe, and outdoor fire ring available for your use.

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