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Beautiful Vacation Home on Manitowish River - Boulder Junction

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Vacation Home, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Sweet Emma's is located on the Manitowish River that connects to Boulder Lake and Rice Lake in the heart of the Northwoods in North Central Wisconsin, just a 1/4 mile from beautiful downtown Boulder Junction, WI - Musky Capital of the World!

In addition to being on the River, we are now directly connected to the paved, multi-city, Vilas County Bike Trail System, as well as being connected to 130 miles of well-groomed snowmobile trails, on trail #15.

We also rent bicycles and kayaks.

Keywords: Cabin / Vacation Home

More Details

Owner
Fran Thiel
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2017

About Fran Thiel

I love to garden and have had my own cleaning service for 20 years. Sweet Emma's was owned by Jud and Myra Clark a older couple I cared and cleaned for. When they passed away I bought the home and made it my big doll house I share with guests. I like to have people here to enjoy the house and the beautiful north woods.

Fran Thiel purchased this house in 2005

Amenities

Boulder Junction House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:30 PM / Check-out: 9:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Beautiful Vacation Home on Manitowish River - Boulder Junction
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 13 reviews
Milwaukee, WI
4

Nice place, perfect for two families.

  • 4 of 5

I would recommend this property. Fran really goes out or her way to make sure her guests are comfortable. As long as you don't mind the owner and other people stopping by at random times, go for it! It's on a busy road but the location is perfect - still within walking distance to town, within driving distance of many activities. Our kids loved renting the boats and going up and down the river.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Illinois
5

Great!

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay!

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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south beloit, il
5

great snowmobile family getaway

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming to Sweet Emma's for several years now and we always have a great time. Fran always goes out of her way to make sure we feel welcome and that everything is just right. The house is very clean, has everything that you need, and plenty of space inside and out (and we need space with snowmobile gear for 8 people and 2 large trailers) this place works great. The snowmobile trail is directly across the road and Boulder Junction Snowmobile Club always does a great job with their trails. I would high recommend this place to anyone who is planning a trip to the Boulder Junction area anytime of the year. Thanks again Fran for a great time.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review. I have had a lot of guests pass through my doors and this group has always shown so much respect for the house. I welcome them with open arms. Fran
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5

Great Family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Sweet Emma's is a great place to stay, has everything you need. All you need to bring is your clothes & if you plan on cooking food. The place is very very clean, Fran is a great host and keeps her place in tip top shape. The beds are so conformable. Your walking distance to town. Great place for family's. I can't say enough about this place. First time I've rented on VRBO what a great experience. I would highly recommend Sweet Emma's to anyone. Thank you Fran for a wonderful vacation. We, are hoping to come back.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: i could not have asked for nicer guests. I welcome there return.thank you for the nice review. Fran
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5

A great girls getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Fran was an excellent host. The place was extremely clean and much larger than expected! Stay on the river was a perfect option for us, as we were not bringing boats or anything of the sort. Renting kayaks and paddling to Boulder Lake was just what we wanted! The house itself is within walking distance to downtown so you are able to do a bit of shopping and eating. It was a great trip and I would recommend this place to anyone! Thank you Fran!!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was nice to have your fun girls energy in the house and thank you for being so respectful of my big doll house. I hope you will all come again soon. Fran
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Sheboygan, Wisconsin
4

A lovely well-maintained home...had everything we needed

  • 4 of 5

This cute little home on the Manitowish River, just outside Boulder Junction was no doubt our home away from home. The kitchen had everything we needed for cooking, bathrroms were stock with toiletry extras just in case...there were plenty of bath towels and wash cloths....bedrooms on the main floor were furnished with queen beds. It would have been nice for dresser space to be available...especially since we were staying for 5 days. Living room, dining room and three-season room were wonderful congregating areas. The three-season room was our favorite.

Outside was a nice firepit and ample space for parking. I nice little stairway to the river and pier made for a welcoming place to relax and watch "life go by".

We were in the area for a bicycling vacation and we were not disappointed. One of the routes went right by Sweet Emma's so we were always able to start our ride right from the house. The paved trails are beautiful and beautifully maintained. Mostly flat with some small rollers and almost entirely off the busy roads. Riders of all levels will enjoy riding here.

The only downsides to this property was cell phone service was not the best. There is no wifi but internet access was available in every restaurant we ate at so we weren't totally disconnected. Additionally, the only area of the house that's air conditioned is the second floor. We were fortunate to have warm (70's) days and cool evenings so not having AC wasn't an issue. Fran has oscillating fans placed throughout the main floor and both bedrooms on the main floor had ceiling fans so the air was always moving. I think it could be quite uncomfortable without AC on the main floor if the weather as warm day and night.

Overall, we really like Sweet Emma's and all it had to offer and recommend it to couples and families.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you for the nice review.
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
rhinelander

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Rates & Availability

Boulder Junction House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$145
$995
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night
Damage Deposit $125

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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