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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

Lake Front Rental- Hidden Bay- ****End of Summer SPECIALS RUNNING***

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Friendship House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-10)

Relax in this private, spacious tri- level lake home nestled on a wooded lot on Wisconsin's fourth largest lake. Swim, fish, play volleyball , or partake in one of the popular water sports.

Visit one of the many attractions at the nearby Wisconsin Dells. In the evening, gather around the large fire pit and enjoy the abundant stars.

Available in fall/winter for hunting and winter sports.

Pier on bay that allows you to doc your boat if the water levels are at the right height for your trip. Water craft rental items 5 minutes away from us.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Property Manager
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

Why The Owner chose Castle Rock Lake

We chose to buy this vacation rental because it is a beautiful house on a large popular lake.

What makes this house unique

Our home is off of the main lake in the bay allowing overnight docking of boats on our private 16 foot pier.

Reviews

3.6/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)
Lake Front Rental- Hidden Bay- ****End of Summer SPECIALS RUNNING***
average rating of 3.6 based on 10 reviews
4

Nice and Perfect place for multiple families

  • 4 of 5

I would definitely recommend this place for a group of 10. We and our friends thought of going out for a weekend, so families can have good time. So we were looking for a house around Wisconsin dells. We found this house near Wisconsin dells.

Its approximately 25 to 30 minute drive from wisconsin dells, 1 minute walkable distance to the lake and surrounded by large trees. The house is not visible from the road. It has 2 large bedrooms with 2 double beds and 1 king bed. It also has 2 rolling beds, 3 sofas and a camp cot. It also has full kitchen and 2 full bathrooms and 1 half bathroom. It has lot of space, I am sure that more than 10 people can even stay for a short vacation. We came around 4 PM to the house, had camp-fire in the evening to midnight, Cooked food, watched movie and had a good vacation. Our kids and families had a good time.

Kitchen has required utensils for cooking. Only dishwasher didnt work when we went there but that is not a problem for us. Because we dont use dishwasher even at home.

One thing that needs to be improved is that the house has induction stove. If it had gas based one or may be coil based ones then it will take only short time to cook. The induction one was taking long time to cook. The house is slightly outdated, but its not big deal if you want to have a good time with family and friends. This is the only reason I gave 4 stars.

It has large garage and also a basement. We never had a chance to use that. It has the charcoal grills, but I like one the gas based ones, as that is little easier.

Oh I forgot, It has a sun room too, which is not shown in the pictures.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Relaxing weekend away

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for a lovely stay! We needed a get away and this was just the relaxing place we needed.... We will be back next year for sure. I loved how the location on the bay makes you feel like your on a private lake but then you can enjoy the larger lake when boating....

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Milwaukee, WI
1

Very disapointing

  • 1 of 5

2 hrs after arriving at the location, we had to leave due to the family emergency.

Although we have called in and informed owners, we were told that we will receive NO refund.

Very disappointing that after we were at the house for only 2 hours, we have paid for ENTIRE week!!!

Nevertheless, I would like to share few not so obvious facts about this property:

- it is NEXT door to the dive bar

- access to the water front is not for swimming

- pier was there - however getting to and from the pier was through dense tall grass

- inside of the house needs serious remodeling: very outdated

- backdoor patio is not usable

Overall very negative experience. Stay away from renting this place!!!!!

PS: I have be renting properties using VRBO for quite some time, and this is ONLY negative experience we had.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your emergency yes was unexpected and I’m sure upsetting for you and your family. But as an Owner and Business professional we have guidelines and rules that we follow for all our renters. Unfortunately as in many contracts we have a cancellation policy. I received 2 phone calls from you one stated your emergency and had to leave and the other was more than a week after your stay ended. You asked about a refund I mentioned you would have to contact the office and speak with the office manager. She would have happily been able to address these concerns and your refund issues. But you never called or emailed her we had no clue you were unhappy. I feel the situation at hand was you were looking for a refund and because you only received your deposit back you felt the need to over embellishing the location of the neighbors and there establishment and discrediting the condition of the house. If the office had been given the opportunity we would have worked on making you happy. We wanted to make a compromise as we were not able to re-rent the property with such short notice; we were hoping to make it fair to you the renter and us. Compromise is part of being an ethical business owner and while we felt terrible that there was an emergency it seems from the review that you were very dissatisfied. That dissatisfaction was NEVER communicated to us so a proper resolution could not be offered. Posting negative comments seems quite an unethical and irresponsible way to handle this matter, given the fact that there was never anything communicated but a phone call regarding an emergency. We feel it’s truly disheartening to see customers leave negative remarks and not communicate directly with us to even see if a resolution is possible. We have been renting this home for 10 years and the locals have never been an issue for our renters and the home been so disappointing to someone we wish we had the chance to help correct the situation. We also have never experienced someone so blatantly telling untruths regarding the property, neighbors and communications between them and us. Although its very unfortunate your stay was so short lived we wish you the best in your future endeavors.
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5 0
Minneapolis
5

Perfect group getaway

  • 5 of 5

There is a spacious back yard with horseshoes and a volleyball net and plenty of space for tents and other activities. There is also a fire pit and charcoal grill. The inside of the house is very spacious with a master suite with its own private bathroom. We really enjoyed the full kitchen so we could cook full meals. Although we didn't spend much time inside the house was very nice.

There is a pontoon/boat rental next door and "Mikey's" bar within walking distance if you want to play pool, darts and other activities. We had a short stay, and we loved it. We will be back next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Enjoyed our stay

  • 4 of 5

We stayed for an extended weekend. House was clean and space was more than adequate for our family and dog. Bathrooms are nicely remodeled. Enjoyed Castle Rock Lake Fri, Sat was too rough for our boat so went up to Sherwood Lake and enjoyed. Only issue we had was a lack of hot water, called Eric and he resolved. We returned from our day on the lake to nice hot showers. Suggestion - since no wifi, would be helpful to provide a list of area resources: groceries, gas, firewood, marine, etc. was a bit challenging for us but ended up talking with some of the very helpful locals (Damn bait shop owner, Tuff Enuff Auto Body Owner, Marina owner). On the overall, a very enjoyable weekend.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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2

Not Quite Our Speed

  • 2 of 5

Overall the property was not bad, and we enjoyed our stay. It appears they are working to update some of the home features. However, we were disappointed in several things for the price we paid. The lighting was very poor in every room, the dishwasher was broke, the ice maker was broke, the kitchen spray nozzle was broke, the DVD player was broke, and there was no cable TV in the rooms upstairs.

We enjoyed the size of the lake and some of the restaurants on the lake, but the water quality was very poor. The week we were there it had a green algae that covered most of the lake. We ended up traveling about 20 minutes North to Arrowhead lake to water ski and swim.

Compared to the many other lake home vacation rentals, this was definitely not as nice for the price we paid.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Castel Rock Gold Course
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Castle Rock County Park

Sand volleyball court on beach and fire pit on property

Photos

Rates & Availability

Friendship House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
End of Summer
Jul 25 2016 - Sep 1 2016
2 night minimum stay
$275
$950
 
 
Labor 2016
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 6 2016
3 night minimum stay
$400
$1,300
 
 
Off Season
Sep 7 2016 - May 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
$200
$700
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
$300
From
$325
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Peak Season (not incl holiday stays)Memorial Day-Labor Day Full Week Rental required exceptions may apply please inquire
Peak season rate $1,400/week. The week will run Friday 4pm (check-in)to Friday 10am.(check out)
Extra days will be $300/night added to the per week price
Stays over holidays require a min 7 night stay -Rate $1,550/wk
Off Season.....$150/night (3 night min)or $ 850/week
Rates are subject to change.

Off peak season DEAL - $200 per night 2 night min 3rd+ nights only $100 per night full week rate $700.00 Book Now!!!!!
$300.00 refundable Security deposit required
$100.00 refundable Pet Deposit
To book your reservation our rental contract and a deposit of half your weekly rate is required. Balance is due no later than 21 days before your stay.
Rates are subject to change.

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Amenities

Friendship House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2.5
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master - 1 king
    Second Room - 2 double , Room is large enough to add an air matress if needed
    Convertible bed(s) - 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • Upstairs bedroom one has one King size bed private full bath and TV. Upstairs bedroom two has two Double Beds and access to full common bath on same floor. Home offers two sofa beds on the first floor for additional sleeping.
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Private 16' aluminum Pier. Boat Launch approximately 50 ft away. Pontoon boat rental approximately 50 feet away

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