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Bruin's Retreat - Little Star of the Manitowish Chain of Lakes

16 Reviews
Sleeps16
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Manitowish Waters House Rental Photos and Description

House, 5 Bedrooms, 3 1/2 Baths, (Sleeps 16)

If you want that rustic cabin feel with modern amenities, then this charming 5-bedroom lake-front, exposed ranch is the perfect getaway! Tucked in the woods, with 360 feet of private lakefront, is a great, year round, family and friends vacation spot. This home is big enough for the whole crew. Whether it is families, fishing buddies or your snowmobile gang everyone can sleep comfortable.

There are 3 bedrooms upstairs with 2 1/2 baths. Master bedroom/ private bath features king bed, sofa futon and bunk beds in alcove.Master bedroom features a 32' HD LCD TV. Bedroom 2 and Bedroom 3 both feature a king bed and bunk beds. Full hall bath w/ tub is between them. The exposed lower level has Bedroom 4 & Bedroom 5. Both rooms have a king bed. It also has a new bathroom with large vanity and shower on this level.

On the main floor there is a vaulted great room with a beautiful fieldstone fireplace, lake views and plenty of comfortable seating. A table for games or snacking is conveniently located here also. This room also features a new 55' HD LCD TV for your enjoyment.

The kitchen is large, inviting and fully stocked. Double ovens, microwave, dishwasher, and refrigerator with ice & water dispenser. There is seating for 12 overlooking the lake. Next to the kitchen there is a large laundry room/bar room with wet bar, washer & dryer, another refrigerator/freezer w/ice maker for your beverages and a half bath off this hall.

The lower level has it's own family room, fireplace, huge 72' HDTV w/DVD & PlayStation and with a door to go outside. It includes a large bar w/sink and another refrigerator/freezer.

Outside there is are plenty of tables and chairs on the large deck. A few steps to lake there is a large dock for you to tie up your boats or just set and relax watching the beautiful sunset over the lake on the dock bench. The side yard has a swing set for children and a fire pit. This house easily can accommodate several families for an unforgetable vacation or reunion.

Keywords: cabin, lakefront, retreat

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Owner
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About The Owner

We are a family that has enjoyed entertaining in our home with family and friends. We hope to share that with you and make many more friends.

The Owner purchased this house in 1993

Why The Owner chose Northern Wisconsin

As a child my husband grew up visiting friends in the 'Northwoods' with his family. We soon started coming up together and looking for a second home to vacation in. We have started a family and raised them in the same tradition of vacationing in the 'Northwoods'

What makes this house unique

We treat you more like a guest in our home than a renter. We have entertained a lot so we know what it takes to stock a house for fun. We try not to overlook anything and will make your stay enjoyable

Reviews

4.9
based on 16 traveler reviews

Bruin's Retreat - Little Star of the Manitowish Chain of Lakes
average rating of 4.875 based on 16 reviews
5

BEAUTIFUL & Fitting our needs

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful place and fits all our needs. The owners are wonderful to let us rent their place and answered our requests with a smile and speed. For our family union,, 13 people, the house is perfect with the hot tub a great plus. THe lake is also great for tubing and water skiing. for the younger set. Also got a lot of fishing in as the chain gives you many choices. The bikes supplied got plenty of use.There is plenty of parking space with areas for yard games as well. To top it all off the firepit with smores ended some days. The views of the lake from the deck or inside was just what we were looking for. We were so pleased we booked it again for next year.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Perfect place to watch a sunset

  • 4 of 5

We rented this house for a week to celebrate a 50th wedding anniversary. There were 11 of us (8 adults and 3 children). We had a fabulous stay! We enjoyed the room the house provided along with the hot tub, fire pit area, and private dock! We made many memories and can not wait for the opportunity to come back and make more!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bruin's Retreat Review

  • 4 of 5

The house is beautiful and the setting idyllic. We found gorgeous fireplaces, beautiful deck, and wonderfully comfortable beds. There was almost no firewood furnished, and it was difficult and expensive to find any locally. The spa was not used, as it had an odd odor and some dirt floating in the water.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I do try to furnish firewood however unfortunately no one has been able to get firewood yet this fall due to the heavy demand last year and the late spring. All of our suppliers are sold out. We are doing what we can to get a supply as I am on waiting lists. Hot tubs do sometimes have a different odor if you are unfamiliar when first opening the lid. I do have my cleaning crew clean and sanitize between guests,. If there was a concern I wish they had spoke with them as they were at the home as they arrived early while they were still at the home. I always stay in contact and spoke with the guests and nothing was mentioned at the time of the stay. Any requests or concerns are always addressed as soon as possible. Sometimes dirt and leaves can fall in the tub when opened as it does sit outside, however it is sanitized before everyone's arrival. I am happy everything else was great as you were a wonderful group to work with and I hope to again.
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5

Summer Fun

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful property for a large family. Great family room for ALL -especially if the weather isn't the best. A lot of privacy, very woodsy. The lake is beautiful, deep, crystal clear and relatively quiet. Laundry in the home - great kitchen for everyone to gather and cook. The owners are responsive to your needs. The only complaint - where does the week go!!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Honeymoon Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My newly husband and I stayed at the Bruin's Retreat for 3 nights and 4 days. It was really easy to get to (we traveled from La Crosse, WI). Upon arrival, we were in awe of the beauty that surrounded this property. It was perfectly secluded and felt like we had the entire lake to ourselves (as many were traveling home from the holiday weekened while we were traveling there). The house mirrored exactly to the pictures on this listing. The property owner even left us a congratulatory bottle of champagne for us in the fridge. We spent a lot of time fishing, relaxing in the hot tub, and had a small camp fire. We didn't want to leave. We had a wonderful experience and would love to visit again in the future!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brookfield,Wisconsin
5

Our family get away

  • 5 of 5

We were excited as soon as we walked into this home. It's exactly what we hoped for. We have a large family, Diana's home was a perfect for us. We spent a lot of time on the spacious deck and around the huge fire pit. I would highly recommend this location to anyone.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

17 ft. 3-person canoe

4- person paddleboat

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Rates & Availability

Manitowish Waters House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall 2016
Sep 6 2016 - Dec 7 2016
3 night minimum stay
$400
$2,150
 
 
Winter 2016
Dec 8 2016 - Dec 16 2016
3 night minimum stay
$450
$2,450
 
 
Holiday 2016
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 6 2017
4 night minimum stay
$500
 
 
Winter 2017
Jan 7 2017 - Mar 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
$450
$2,450
 
 
Spring 2017
Mar 16 2017 - May 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
$400
$2,150
 
 
Summer 2017
May 25 2017 - Sep 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,000
 
 
Fall 2017
Sep 5 2017 - Dec 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
$400
$2,150
 
 
Winter 2017
Dec 8 2017 - Dec 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
$450
$2,450
 
 
Holiday 2017
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 5 2018
4 night minimum stay
$600
 
 
Winter 2018
Jan 6 2018 - Mar 15 2018
3 night minimum stay
$400
$2,150
 
 
Spring 2018
Mar 16 2018 - May 23 2018
3 night minimum stay
$400
$2,150
 
 
Summer 2018
May 24 2018 - Sep 3 2018
7 night minimum stay
$4,000
 
 
Fall 2018
Sep 4 2018 - Dec 6 2018
3 night minimum stay
$400
$2,150
 
 
Winter 2018
Dec 7 2018 - Dec 21 2018
3 night minimum stay
$450
$2,450
 
 
Holiday 2018
Dec 22 2018 - Jan 6 2019
4 night minimum stay
$700
 
 
Winter 2019
Jan 7 2019 - Mar 14 2019
3 night minimum stay
$450
$2,150
 
 
Spring 2019
Mar 15 2019 - May 22 2019
3 night minimum stay
$400
$2,150
 
 
Summer 2019
May 23 2019 - Sep 2 2019
7 night minimum stay
$4,000
 
 
Fall 2019
Sep 3 2019 - Dec 6 2019
3 night minimum stay
$400
$2,150
 
 
Winter 2019
Dec 7 2019 - Dec 20 2019
3 night minimum stay
$450
$2,450
 
 
Holiday 2019
Dec 21 2019 - Jan 5 2020
4 night minimum stay
$700
 
 
Winter 2020
Jan 6 2020 - Mar 19 2020
3 night minimum stay
$2,450
 
 
Spring 2020
Mar 20 2020 - May 27 2020
3 night minimum stay
$400
$2,150
 
 
Summer 2020
May 28 2020 - Sep 7 2020
7 night minimum stay
$4,000
 
 
Fall 2020
Sep 8 2020 - Dec 9 2020
3 night minimum stay
$400
$2,150
 
 
Winter 2020
Dec 10 2020 - Mar 17 2021
3 night minimum stay
$450
$2,450
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $200
Tax Rate 10.0%

Deposit required with reservation, 50% due-60 days & 50% due- 30 days before arrival.
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Holidays are at summer rates.

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Amenities

Manitowish Waters House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master en suite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Between bedroom 2 & bedroom 3
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , LL for bedroom 4 & 5
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 bunk bed , Sleeps 2 adult & 2 children
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 bunk bed , Sleeps 2 adult & 2 children
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Sleeps 2
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , Sleeps 2
    Bedroom 1-master - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 bunk bed , Sleeps 2 adult & 2 children
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 6 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
every bedroom features a king bed. 3 rooms also have a set of bunk beds, fireplaces in greatroom and lower level family room, swing set for children

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