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On Golden Pond in Central Wisconsin

7 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
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House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 11-12)

Beautiful split level 4 bedroom, 3 bath lake front home located on Big Roche a Cri lake in Adams County, Wisconsin. The property is just 30 minutes north of the Wisconsin Dells and has excellent access to all central Wisconsin has to offer. Big Roche a Cri lake is a stream fed lake that is 3 miles long and a half mile wide, approximately 200 acres. It is an excellent fishing, swimming and water-ski lake. The water is very clean and the fish bite early in the morning.

The area around the lake is rural and there are plenty of ATV trails and roads to explore. There are 2 championship golf courses just 10 miles north and Northern Bay GC is located just 10 miles south for those that like to golf. This property has it all and can accommodate a large family or two or three. The house is set up for entertaining and has a large kitchen table, deck and yard by the lake for fun and adventure. There is a pack and play for infants and there are two grills for the grill lover.

The weekly rental includes the pontoon boat and two kayaks.

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
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Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
July 4, 2016
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Why The Owner chose Castle Rock Lake

I have been coming to this lake for 30 years. This area is truly unique in Wisconsin. It is rural enough to feel like you are really getting away but is close the top notch fun. While staying here you can adventure to the crazy WI Dells for a day and still enjoy a quite barbeque that night.

What makes this house unique

The lake has some great wildlife in the area. There are several eagle nesting spots and great fishing. In addition there are several state parks in the area for hiking and bike riding. The property is designed so that you don't have to pack your car too full of gear. We have all the coolers, chairs, life jackets and toys you need to have fun on the lake. Most people like that they don't have to bring everything but the kitchen sink. The house is very well equipped.


based on 7 traveler reviews

On Golden Pond in Central Wisconsin
average rating of 4.428571 based on 7 reviews

Great Time!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed in the home mid July. Awesome time, great weather. Lake was nice and boat lift was a plus so I could keep my speedboat on the water all week. Had a group of 8 and the house was perfect. Lots to do and the air conditioning was nice as the weather was in the 90s all week! Would recommend the pontoon rental. We would definitely consider renting this home again.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Great Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this house last summer for a weekend. This house was clean and had all the amenities of home. We have two young boys and they were busy all weekend. We fished every morning and caught fish with almost every cast. The lake was clean and the kids enjoyed swimming. There is a large yard that allowed the kids plenty of room to play. We spent the night outside around the camp fire. We had a great weekend! We are hoping to spend another weekend there this summer. The owners were very nice and helpful with providing ideas of activities to do in the area.

Thanks for a great weekend. The Haugens

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place to stay for a summer vacation with kids

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this beautiful house last July and thought it was excellent! It exceeded our expectations. The house was very, very clean and had more than enough room for the kids to sleep and play.(could have held another family easily) All of the amenities you would have at home were there. The yard was very big with a huge fire pit for night time bon fires and roasting marshmallows. Even has two hammocks- one for mommy to relax and read a book in. The lake is just down the steps, and is beautiful, clean and not very crowded so it was perfect for tubbing with the kids.(we have three 9 and under) The pontoon boat was so fun and we are really glad we rented it so we could enjoy the whole lake with kids.(I would recommend doing this) We are planning our trip again this summer and will definitely be staying here again. The owners were more then helpful and accommodating to our family! Loved it! Oh and fishing was unbelievable, just off the pier my kids caught so many fish my husband couldn't keep up with getting them off the hook.

So much fun for us all can't wait to go again this July.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Madison, WI

Fun, Relaxing Lakehouse

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent Labor Day weekend at this lake house which is about 45 minutes north of Wisconsin Dells. We had a much needed weekend of relaxation and family time on this beautiful lake (Roche-A-Cri). We took the pontoon boat out daily and anchored for hours while the kids swam around, played,and fished. The area has a "North Woods" feel to it with plush green trees surrounding the lake...absolutely breathtaking. We also took the pontoon boat out each evening at sunset for a slow "sunset cruise"- the kids had fun spotting turtles that like to hang out on the branches near the water.

The lake is big enough for water skiers, jet-skiers, and inner tubers, but we found that it is not to big for the family to bike around (or at least part way around). Coming from a city, it was nice to enjoy biking in the wilderness.

The house itself was very inviting and felt like a home away from home. The kitchen had everything we needed to make home cooked meals (we also grilled out a couple of nights). There is a deck off the kitchen with a great view of the lake (Good place to have your morning coffee!) There was plenty of room in the living areas for the kids to play or to have some "down time" after being outside all day, although they will tell you their favorite part was the bunk beds.

Another great part of our weekend was having bonfires each night (and yes....of course S'mores). The fire pit is in the backyard and overlooks the lake- what a great way to spend the evening! We met the neighbors while having one of our bonfires and it turns out their grand kids who were visiting are roughly our kids age so they had some instant playmates and we got to learn a lot about the lake from them. It sounds like there are a lot of families around and quite a few people who have been coming up there for many years- I can see why!

The only thing I might do differently is add an extra day on and plan to take the kids down to the "Dells" for a day trip since it is less than an hour away. I will definitely plan on bringing my family back here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Week!

  • 5 of 5

Myself and a few friends rented the house this past winter for a week of ice fishing and relaxation. We had an absolute blast. Very peacefull and quite location the house is really nice with lots of room. Feels like being right at home. A great place to spend time with your family and friends!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2011
  • Stayed: Feb 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Summer Fun

  • 5 of 5

We've spent time here the past two summers and are looking forward to returning again soon. The location is excellent! Great wooded lot overlooking the lake. Watch the sunset as you grill in the backyard. Start the campfire, play some volleyball, or lounge in a hammock at this home in the woods. The house is big and clean. Great amenities too; dishwasher, laundry, and a boat if you need it. Thanks again for your hospitality and we'll see ya again next summer.


  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Friendship House Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $140
Pontoon Boat $800
Refundable damage deposit $200

Pontoon rental is $800. Pontoon boat seats 12 people. It is embankment lake. There is not a beach area. We enjoy taking the pontoon boat to the end of the lake by the dam to anchor/ hang out and swim off . It is fun for evening cruises and fishing as well.

We require a 50% deposit upfront and final payment 14 days prior to the rental date via check.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Friendship House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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