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Private Lakefront Home, Family Friendly, Sleeps 9

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 9)

Enjoy this Wisconsin vacation rental located on 30-acre Bughs Lake in Wautoma, Wisconsin. Experience the beauty of Central Wisconsin's woods from the comfort of our Spacious 3 bedroom vacation home, complete with a deck (with 2 gas grills), wood fireplace, 2 living areas, central air conditioning, sunroom, fire pit and a great waterfront address.

This beautiful vacation rental is our 1,300 square foot lake home (smoke free), it is completely private with its own entrance and private patio and private deck. Located just one hour from Wisconsin Dells for a great day trip, five minutes from great downhill skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing hill (Nordic Mountain), and just a mile or two from town where all the conveniences of life are, including awesome grocery shopping, wonderful retail shops and some of the areas best eats.

You can enjoy your vacations just how you always wanted to-relaxing and convenient. Stop for ice-cream at Milty Wilty or the Dairy Queen. Go out to dinner at the many fine restaurants such as Silvercryst Supper Club, Christiano's Italian Restaurant or The Moose Inn for fine dining. If you choose to 'cook-in' there are two grocery stores in town to choose from, Stoneridge Markets (great selection of meats and cheeses) or Copps.

This is ideally located for guests who wish to experience the great outdoors. In the Wautoma area are Two challenging golf courses, tennis courts, boating, horse-drawn hay and sleigh rides, downhill and cross-country skiing, ice skating, snowmobiling, horseback riding, hiking trails, canoe trips, bike trails, geo-caching, excellent restaurants and a performing arts center are just a few of the vacation delights awaiting you.

For the perfect getaway, our lakeside private home is just what you need. Beautifully decorated with many antiques, comfortable furniture and beds, books to read or borrow, games and 2 televisions with DVD player because sometime the weather doesn't cooperate. This is the perfect atmosphere to make your stay delightful. Set among tall pines, with a wonderful view over looking beautiful spring fed sand bottom Bughs Lake a cool breeze seems to always be blowing. Enjoy Bughs Lake, a no wake lake, with the row boat, paddle boat or the kayaks, swim to the 'swim raft' or simply play in the sand in the shade of the willow tree. Oh yeah you can also catch pan fish and bass right off of the pier.

Private spacious 1,300 square feet of living area, large living room (with a spare living room for the kids) with open kitchen and dining in the sunroom, including a beautiful stone fireplace at the center of it all.

The master bedroom has a beautiful hand made queen log bed complete with matching side tables and a view of the lake, making this room a perfect place to start and end your day. The second bedroom has another queen bed and two windows to bring in light and catch the breeze. The third bedroom has two sets of comfortable bunk beds (four twins) and an extra twin bed for a sleeping total of five. The bathroom includes bathtub with shower and a stackable washer and dryer.

Just a few feet away from the lake side deck is the outdoor bonfire pit with several log chairs and loveseats for your comfort when making s'mores around the fire and watching the stars.


More Details

Jay Lang - please feel free to call with ?
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
July 26, 2017

About Jay Lang - please feel free to call with ?

Fun at the Lake is what this property is all about

Jay Lang - please feel free to call with ? purchased this house in 2007

Why Jay Lang - please feel free to call with ? chose Central Wisconsin

We were looking for a simple home that still had that feeling of being up north without being on a lake of trophy homes. We found this home in July 2007 and have fixed it up and made many improvements to make it a great place to enjoy the simple life. This is a no wake lake so you won't have to worry about your children getting run over by a jet ski or a boat, so you can sit back an relax and let the children be children.

What makes this house unique

There is nothing pressing to do, but there are a million things to do. Play in the sand, catch a fish, swing on the swing, play in the sand, take the paddle boat out, catch a frog, have a snack, go for a walk, get a Dilly Bar from Dairy Queen, go for a swim, play a game on the deck, watch an eagle fly in the sky, play in the sand, order take out food from Christiano's, start a fire at dusk, have s'more, have another s'more, okay have another s'more, look at the stars, dream about doing it again tomorrow....

Guestbook comments from the owner

Ok, Great as usual, can't wait until next year, our stay was delightful!
Jul 2016
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Wautoma House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 2 bunk bed
    2 living room Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1), Bunk Beds (2)
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Private Lakefront Home, Family Friendly, Sleeps 9
average rating of 4.625 based on 15 reviews
Milwaukee, WI

Great vacation house

  • 5 of 5

The Lang family cottage was incredibly perfect for our two-family vacation! We had planned on doing all kinds of activities in the area but instead we stayed at the house almost the entire time. It's spacious enough for two families, super kid friendly, and a great atmosphere for relaxing, fun and creativity! Thanks!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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lazy week of summer until checkout

  • 4 of 5

Bugh's lake home was so tidy yet roomy. At one point we had 9 people yet plenty of room for everyone. Loved the hammocks and swings the best.

Beach could have been cleaner. I spent a morning pulling weeds and yuck off the sand.

The row boat needs maintenance. Broken oar lock.

Check out was quite labor intensive. As per contract, cleaned everything. For 1250 a week, washing oven, refrigerator, floors, seems a lot. I didn't hear a thanks for staying with us after either. We spent 3 hours cleaning and not a word. Neighbors described them as persnickety renters. Althuogh it was lovely and relaxing don't think we'll stay again. I was too worried about spilling on the carpeted areas.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Becky, Thanks for staying and I will look into the broken oarlock on the rowboat. We sent out your full security deposit refund and a thank you on Saturday, so you should see it today or tomorrow. You did go all out on the cleaning, we were very surprised and appreciate it!
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Watertown, WI


  • 4 of 5

This is a nice family cottage. It was clean and furnished with almost everything that you would need. It is a small, no-wake lake but was fine for using the paddleboat and other boats that were on-site. Very peaceful and easy to get to.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a great week! thank you for the nice review.
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Extremely pleased

  • 5 of 5

Dear Lang Family, I just have to tell you that our vacation at your lake home was absolutely WONDERFUL!! From the great beach and swimming area to the fantastic firepit for S'mores at night, I can't say enough! You have thought of every detail to make your home the perfect location for families to relax and enjoy one another! The home was very comfortable and very clean! We truly had a very enjoyable, relaxing week on Bugh's Lake and we each went home with some very happy memories! Thank you so much for allowing us to rent your cozy (such unique antiques and cute decorations) lake home! PS: We LOVED the kayaks and used them each day! The kids toys were such a welcome surprise! Everything is definitely KID FRIENDLY!!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thanks for making your vacation at our family cottage. We hope to see you again soon.
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Appleton, WI

Perfect family vacation

  • 5 of 5

With a family consisting of a teenager, two toddlers, two parents and a grandma we had many needs for a good vacation. This property met them all. We enjoyed relaxing, swimming, and hanging out by the fire, all in a peaceful environment with a nicely stocked cabin. We will definitely consider coming back!

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wilmette, IL

Great family cottage

  • 4 of 5

We loved this cottage! It's ideal for families with younger kids up to 12 yrs. or so. (The older ones may want more action on a big lake with jet skis and fast boats. The features that we enjoyed the most were the fact that you have a backyard with a little beach that sits right on a lake. Very easy to get up and get out to fish, swim, kyak or just watch the eagles. We also liked the kid's room, eating area (large and overlooks the lake), washer/dryer and access to the boats! Our kids golfed every day right around the corner at the public country club (very affordable and nice courses). There's a nice slide that goes right into the lake and a floating dock to sun on. There are some great restaurants, shops and a large lake down the road if you want to water or jet ski. Just when we were feeling that it was "our little cottage", we had to head home :)

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! It was a pleasure having you at our cottage on the lake. We are looking forward to seeing you again next year.
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The Silvercryst
Milty Wilty Drive Inn
"Vanilla Ice Cream Cone!"
Moose Inn
Four Star Family Restaurant
"take out is the way to go"
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Waushara Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
There are many Restaurants
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Nordic Mountain
Nearest Beach
20 Metres
75', private out the back door!
Nearest Point of Interest
N2592 Bughs Lake Road
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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