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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

Great Cottage on Big Green Lake with Private Pier and Hoist

6 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Green Lake Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

A little bit about our place...

A delightful, lovingly maintained lakeside cottage in one of the most beautiful places in the Upper Midwest.

Looking for 'ahh?'

Our cottage has an almost magical feel. Maybe it's the expansive view across 7,300-acre Green Lake. Maybe it's the cooling breeze to the shore. Or the star-filled sky while you're roasting 'mallows around the firepit.

You'll love our charming, 3 BR lake home that has a lovely mix of local Amish craftsman furniture. The huge deck overlooks the lake and has an electric awning that everyone seems to like. Our pier has a nice sitting area and a 4,000-lb hoist for your boat. A boat launch is a convenient quarter mile from the house.

The water is about 5.5 feet deep at the end of the private pier, and the lake has a sandy bottom that's very nice for swimmers. Kids love catching perch and blue gills off the end of the pier. If you're into fishing, Green Lake has offered up its share of big walleyes, perch, bass and the occasional northern. The lake is also a great size for waterskiing, sailing and jetskis.

The cottage sleeps a total of 8, offering a nice master bedroom with a king bed and two more bedrooms, each with 2 twins. Our beds are oh-so sleepable, with thick foam or down toppers.

The house has two gathering areas. The cozy porch room has a television, library and player piano, as well as a sleeper-sofa that sleeps 2. The living/dining room has a big antique oak table, which seats an army and offers those amazing views of the sunrise or a summer storm thundering across the lake.

We have one full bathroom with a tub/shower and a convenient powder room as well. We also have a washer and dryer.

The kitchen has all the dining and cooking items you'll need, in addition to a newer range, fridge, dishwasher and microwave. Outside we have a gas grill for you.

The yard has lots of birds, from cardinals and orioles to the occasional bluejay. The surrounding wooded areas are home to deer, raccoons and tons of squirrels and chipmunks.

Golf, horseback riding, fun restaurants and shopping are within 15 minutes. The local Amish community has several stores within a half-hour's drive. The Wisconsin Dells are about 75 minutes away.

From Chicago, we're about a three-hour drive. 2 hours from Milwaukee, 1 hour from Madison. We're on the west end of the lake on Lakeshore Drive -- between Beyer's Cove and the Terrace. The cottage fronts the lake directly.

Keywords: Green Lake, cottage, summer home, Wisconsin, lake, swimming, water skiing, sailing, July 4

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Lora (Property Manager)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

About Lora

We inherited this cottage and share it with our sisters, niece and nephew. It has been in our family since the mid-1950s and remains a cherished piece of our family history.

Lora purchased this cottage in 1955

Why Lora chose Green Lake

Green Lake was the up-and-coming summer place in central Wisconsin. I think they (our parents/grandparents) paid $5,000 for it at the time. Things have changed since then...

What makes this cottage unique

Huge views. Intoxicating breeze. Leinenkugel's, margaritas and world-class burgers on the deck. Swimming. Boating. Waterskiing. Nearby roadhouse bars and restaurants. Girls' shop 'n' lunch in Princeton. Taking the boat into Green Lake for Saturday morning coffee. Goofy player piano. 4th of July fireworks. Lightning bugs and tree frogs.


based on 6 traveler reviews

Great Cottage on Big Green Lake with Private Pier and Hoist
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

Great house with everything you could need

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this Cottage in June and we were pleasantly surprised with everything the house had to offer at such a reasonable rate. The house had everything we needed for a getaway with the family. The kitchen was well equipped with an ample amount of plates, glasses, silverware, pots/pans, cooking utensils, etc. They even had some additional items that we didn't even think of! The house itself was comfortable for our family gathering of 8 adults and 2 small children and it was very clean. We really like the small touches of Lake Life and the personal history of the home you could sense throughout the house.

The view of the lake is amazing and we spent every morning on the deck just taking it all in. We did use the kayak that's there and we brought our own river floats and enjoyed the water by the pier - the water is amazingly clear through to the bottom. The fire pit was a nice touch and was used every night. The awning was an awesome addition to the deck for enjoying our lunches and dinners on the deck.

We loved this cabin and we would highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kinds words, Mary and family! Glad you had an enjoyable stay and we hope you can return again in the future! :) Lora
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Denver, Colorado

Annual Family Gathering

  • 4 of 5

Our 3rd Year at this cottage and always wonderful to return. A perfect location and beautiful lake views. The cottage has everything you need to make it an enjoyable stay. Owners have taken personal care to make sure everything is very comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to have you back again this year, Jeff! Hope the family reunion was enjoyable!
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Denver, Colorado

Another great time at our favorite Green Lake Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We are repeat renters and always pleased with our stay at this cottage. We love the personal touches that the owners have used to furnish their cottage. A lot of wonderful history! We highly recommend this cottage and a good size for a couple or family.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Carlsbad, CA

A special getaway destination...

  • 5 of 5

We were so happy to spend the weekend at this cozy, clean and comfortable lake house! Everything about this home, the deck and the location is perfect. The views of the lake during the day and night are breathtaking. It was the perfect getaway for our family and a highlight of our summer! We will definitely make this an annual tradition. The owners take great pride in this home and it shows. Thank you for sharing your lake side gem with us!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you loved your get-away and we look forward to having your family again soon!!!
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Denver, Colorado

Great Family Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful cottage with a beautiful view looking out over Green Lake, The cottage is better than the pictures and is well maintained and very comfortable. We have rented it multiple years and it is equipped with everything you need and has always been clean and ready for our arrival. The cottage is well located for restaurants, golf etc. We highly recommend this cottage.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much. We love the place too and look forward to your family visiting for the Fourth of July next year!
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United States

The secret's out

  • 5 of 5

I hesitate to even write this review because selfishly, I'd like to have access to this wonderful property whenever I can - some things are too good to not share. Everything you need to have a wonderfully relaxing and peaceful vacation is here. In fact we've stayed at other places, more expensive places, on Green Lake and I have to say it can't be beat. So my advice is to book and book early, but then again, we could also keep it our little secret.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! Sounds like you'd better make a return visit! -- Tara Flanagan
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Rates & Availability

Green Lake County Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Early Fall special!
Sep 11 2016 - Nov 1 2016
3 night minimum stay
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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75
boat hoist $50
Tax Rate 5.5%

kitchen and bathroom hand towels are included

Deposit required up front. Rental agreement handled by local rental agency.

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Green Lake Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon , sleeps 2, full size
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4). Sheets provided.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
located approximately 1/4 mile from a boat launch.

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