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Paradise at Castle Rock

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,250 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 8-12)

Walk in to our cedar trimmed cabin and immediately smell the aromatic pleasure of the northwoods.

Leave the bags at the front door, grab your suit and plunge into the warm depths of Castle Rock Lake just steps away. After a refreshing dip, stick a few logs in the outdoor sauna, have a beverage and melt away in the sauna.

The kids will climb the steps to their personal hideaway and dream of castles and kings in the treehouse. Put the steaks on the grill and enjoy the panoramic sunset from the cobblestone patio. After dinner, nestle in around the campfire, tell ghost stories to your guests, roast marahmallows and enjoy the sun as it gently falls from into the lake.

As you saunter off to sleep in the king size bed, listen to the symphony of the northwoods.

Keywords: Lakefront home

More Details

Gerald Canon
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 21, 2017

About Gerald Canon

I am Marshall, WI resident and have been vacationing at Castle Rock for over 40 years. Please make my family's home your vacation destiny and enjoy it.

Gerald Canon purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Gerald Canon chose Castle Rock Lake

We have vacationed at Castle Rock for over 40 years. My family summer, family vacations was enjoying the various campgrounds surrounding Castle Rock. The many days spent swimming, boating, biking, fishing and hiking are memories cherished by me. As I married and had children of my own, I wanted them to experience similar experience. Kids should know the freedoms the outdoors offer.

What makes this cottage unique

An adult become a child while vacationing at Castle Rock. The simple enjoyment of sitting around a crackling, outdoor fire or swimming brings out the peacefulness that we all should feel. Our home is situated on the east side of Castle Rock. The sunsets are panoramic. Kids and adults alike enjoy swimming into the warm and sand bottomed waters of Castle Rock Lake. We have a competitive foosball table for evening or rainy day enjoyment. The smell of the cedar walls and northwoods decor make you feel like Jeremiah Johnson. It is quite often that you will see deer grazing from the living room. Send the kids out back to enjoy the 10' high treehouse while you cook the steaks on our cobblestone patio. After the go to rest in the loft, enjoy a quick sauna in our wood burning sauna.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We arrived an was very pleased to discover the outdoor sauna. It is a classic. Wood burning---felt really authentic. Bedrooms were spacious. Cedar Cedar walls and decor make it feel like a true cabin. Thanks to the hot Memorial day weekend, the kids enjoyed the sand bottom area in front of the cabin. Lots of good memories. We would recommend.
May 2014
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Friendship Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Lake View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , one set of towels up to 12 are provided for stay
  • 1
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , loft abv bedroom that sleeps 3 kids
  • Futon (1) This is in the living room.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 3 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
We have an outdoor firepit overlooking the lake. In the backyard, we have a treehouse.


Good! 3.9/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Paradise at Castle Rock
average rating of 3.9166667 based on 16 reviews
Onalaska, WI

Great view, very comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

This is the fifth summer I've been back and my friends and I always have a great time. Plenty of space and has everything you need for a weekend getaway. Clean and neat. Full kitchen w/ a grill and fire pit outside. There's a boat landing area not far from the house and plenty of places to visit once you're on the water.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago, IL

Total Enjoyment

  • 5 of 5

I loved the view. Great fire ring and relaxing seeing sunset over water. Our dog ran free in the fenced in backyard. We had pizza at Dellwood-pretty good. Quiet and relaxing. The wood sauna was incredible-especially on the colder night. We plan on returning-a great value.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you George. Look forward to your next visit!
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Oak Forest


  • 5 of 5

We stayed for several days with 12 people very comfortably. There is plenty of room for a large group. We had everything we needed. There are beds for 10 plus we had a couple of air mattresses. Everything was clean and neat. One bathroom was never a problem. We always had hot water for showers. The fire pit in the front of the house is a great meeting place for the group both in the morning with our coffee and in the evening to discuss the day. It's only about a 25 minute drive into the Dells. We had a great time.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pecatonica, Il

Nice cabin

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at Paradise at Castle Rock July 18th-25th. I guess I did not ask enough questions and we were a bit disappointed that there was not swimming or fishing access across from the cabin down by the lake.There are docks but they are owned by the neighbors and you cannot walk on them. From the pictures and from the road you cannot see that the bank slopes down and there are just rocks and weeds in that particular area of the lake. Our grown children that came up for the weekend thought they were going to do some fishing but did not do any fishing. My husband and I stayed the whole week and did not find the fishing spots until the rest of our family had left. My husband and I don't really care about fishing, so we didn't do any anyway. We found Carlson's beach that is right down the street and Carlson's has a very pleasant restaurant across the street from the lake. But if we come back we know the ropes now. The cottage itself is very nice and comfortable. Our oldest daughter who is a cosmetologist and was born with the artistic, creative gene, said the cottage was nicer in person that it was in the pictures. There was nine of us adults and my 3 year old grandchild and we had plenty of room to sleep. I found the beds too hard for me but I slept on the love seat in the master bedroom and it was fine for me. As I said, our children and two of their spouses and my grandson only stayed for the weekend so my husband and I were alone Monday night to Friday morning. If you want absolute peace and quiet this is the place for you. All you hear is the birds and the wind in the pines. I am embarrassed to say it kind of made me nervous.During the day I was fine but at night I had a hard time sleeping with no one around but myself and my husband. The neighbours that have a home on the south side of the cabin came back late Thursday night and I actually slept better knowing someone else was on the street but us. My husband said I think there are bad guys on every street corner! But the cabin is very nicely decorated, comfortable, modern, and has just about everything you need. It was like a home away from home. My husband and I went on some day trips and it was nice to come back "home" to rest and cook out on the grill. We we went to Mauston and got some steaks and grilled them out and cooked some potatoes on the stove. It was fun! The water pressure was great in the shower and the water was nice and warm. We would go back. Bring your bicycles.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rockford, IL


  • 1 of 5

This cabin was nice to stay in, but the owner eludes to lake access in front of the cabin. All of the docks have surveillance and no trespassing signs. So we had to drive to this dinky beach filled with sticks and broken glass and the water was not worth swimming in. We weren't allowed to use the trampoline in the back yard and the washer/dryer was broken. It says it sleeps 12, but the beds were so uncomfortable that we had some sleep in a tent on a blow up mattress. I would not come back here.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cumberland, WI

Thoroughly disappointed

  • 1 of 5

I feel like I'm reading reviews about a completely different cabin. We were told someone had been there to clean, but there was evidence everywhere to suggest otherwise. We filled up the vaccume canister with dog hair and dirt, we wiped down the counters, and found evidence of moisture issues within an hour of being there. We ended up going home a day early because of the conditions. The owner did give us our money for the night we left back, but we were extremely disappointed as this is a trip we look forward to every year. We have stayed at many VRBOs in the Castle Rock Lake area in the past and never had an issue.

While it appears as though you can walk down to the lake you can see from the front yard, you aren't allowed because it's a private beach/boat dock.

The positives... the front yard with the firepit and the view of the lake from there are very nice.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Northern Bay-replicas like Saw Grass
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Carlson's Supper Club
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Christmas Mouintain
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Carlson's Beach and Tiki Hut
Car: recommended

First weekend of August-Waterfest Venetian Lights Boat Parade

Elroy-Sparta Bike Trail-32 mile Bike Trail

Boat docking -(3) within two miles

Boat piers-Adams County Castle Rock Park-day and weekly

Adams County Fair-second weekend of August


Rates & Availability

Friendship Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Summer exc Mem Day wknd
May 23 2017 - Jun 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 27 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 6 2017 - Dec 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200

CHECK IN: will be after 4pm on the arrival date.
CHECK OUT: on the date of departure will be by 11am
WEATHER AND WINTER CONDITIONS: There shall be no refunds due to inclement weather.
No Pets are permitted at Paradise at Castle Rock without prior approval. Violation is grounds for immediate termination of rental agreement with no refunds of rent or deposit. ALL RENTALS ARE TO FAMILIES AND RESPONSIBLE ADULTS ONLY. The Guest(individual signing contract) renting the property must be at least 25 years of age. No high school, college or civic groups, chaperoned or not, are permitted. Violation is grounds for immediate termination of rental agreement. Guest acknowledges that he/she will personally occupy the property for the entire lease period and will not sublet any portion of the property. Occupancy restricted to the maximum occupancy as set forth in this agreement. Violation of any of these terms shall give right to termination.

ZERO TOLERANCE: Guest and the members of his or her party shall not use or permit to bring into Paradise at Castle Rock any illegal controlled substances, firearms, or items hazardous to persons or property. Guest agrees that the premises shall not be used for any illegal or unlawful purpose. No fireworks allowed at any time.NO SMOKING: No smoking is allowed inside the home at any time.INDEMNITY: The Guest agrees to release and indemnify the Owner from and against all liability, should anyone be injured upon the premises during the term of the rental agreement, resulting from any cause whatsoever, except in the case of personal injury caused by the negligent act of the Owner.FIRE PIT: The front fire pit is available for usage. All fires MUST be extinguished at end’s use. Do not use fire pit in high winds or during HIGH risk times. Please make sure fire is extinguished before leaving fire unattended.
TRAMPOLINE: The trampoline is not to be used by guests under any circumstance.SAUNA: Our sauna is a wood burning sauna that needs

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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