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Wisconsin River Waterfront, Just Below Castle Rock Lake Dam

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

Newly Remodeled cottage with every option you could ask for in a vacation rental. Kitchen has hickory cabinets with granite counter tops and all new stainless steel appliances.Entire home has views of the water and wood floors in each room. The outside patio has plenty of seating as well as a grill. The bedrooms have a queen in one room and a double in the second room. There is also a fold out couch on the porch facing the water.This home is total luxury throughout.Total Comfort and relaxation is guaranteed.

Keywords: Cottage, house, bungalow

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 27, 2017

About The Owner

Grew up in Wisconsin as a child, and purchased property to insure my final retirement location.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2007

Why The Owner chose Castle Rock Lake

It is one of the most peaceful spots I have ever been.

What makes this cottage unique

Beautiful surroundings as well as incredible wildlife all around.


Friendship Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility ...
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Snowmobile trails just minutes away with unlimited access.Situated in a beautiful setting with unbelievable views of water and nature all around you.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Wisconsin River Waterfront, Just Below Castle Rock Lake Dam
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
Kimberly, WI

Fantastic Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We were so lucky to find this wonderful cottage for our visit to Mauston! The cottage was very inviting, clean, and modernly cozy. The open floor plan was well laid out and allows for both nice family gathering spaces and plenty of quiet places to just enjoy the quiet of the river frontage. The location of the cottage was perfect. Our son had a tournament at the Woodside Sports Complex; it was an easy 15 drive to the complex.

Upon arrival, we were greeted by the owner. He quickly made us feel welcome and was very accomodating. We really enjoyed our stay and are hoping to be back in the future! Thank you, Robert!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Accomodations

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed 3 days at our home away from home. It was very clean, and so very comfortable. The spacious sun room and dining area added to the appeal of the home. The kitchen was well stocked for anything we needed or forgot. Thank you! Owner very close, and accommodating. Would like to return. Thanks again Robert!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent place to relax

  • 5 of 5

Great location, and a nice, clean house near the bank of the Wisconsin River. Close to Castle Rock Lake and all the fun spots on shore. This place is pet friendly and the owner is very nice. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house & owner!

  • 5 of 5

We (2 couples) rented this house for our annual trip to Cranberryfest. What a great find and great place. Owner Robert was very nice, helpful and generous. Although we had to keep an eye on our 2 doxies due to roaming/flying wildlife, they enjoyed their wanderings and stay too. We would highly recommend and definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your comments, I enjoyed meeting all 4 of you. I will hold the place for you for 2015 Cranfest. Come back anytime, and bring that good wine. Take care...
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Springfield, MO

Everything it was described to be and so much more!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were more than delighted with this rental. My initial concerns were "are those reviews real or made up?, will it even be there at all or did we get scammed?, will it really be on the river, truly a waterfront view?" It was as described and the view evolves daily with the water flow levels. Watching my husband and dog splashing in the river while I relaxed in the wall-to-wall windowed sunroom with the music in the idea of a perfect vacation. The house was adorable and homey, very pleasing in every way. The owner has another home on the property and was invisible unless we needed something, then was gracious and kind in his concern for our comfort. This house is 1/2 mile from the dam, and my husband found that area to be a great place to catch his first (36") Musky while I relaxed at a picnic table nearby. The entire area around the house was sprayed with a pet-friendly, non toxic spray so we were not bothered by mosquitos. There is a great firepit to use and a huge pile of wood stacked and ready for you. The neighbors were friendly, two of them offering to take us to the secret fishing spot with their golf carts. The DirecTV channels were the same as we have at home in Missouri, so we had no problem finding great stations. The leather couch unit in the living room has two recliners...heaven, and the couch and loveseat in the sunroom invited me to plop down and not want to get up. The refrigerator was the biggest we had ever used and very convenient. The showerhead shoots out a great burst of water for a great showering experience. The only thing missing in my eyes was the bottle of champagne and strawberries!!! Kidding...the store is just 20 minutes away!!!

I can't say enough about this property, the price, the house itself, the owner's courtesy and helpfulness, and the entire visit. Suggestion: Book more days than you initially think you will want, because you will fall in love with it as we did. We look forward to stopping back again...experiencing other seasons there. Robert: Feel free to give out my work phone number as a reference if any other prospective renters are skeptical as I was.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your feedback , I really enjoyed meeting you both. Next time you stay. , I'll have the Champagne and strawberries for you, but your hubby needs to land a 48" Muskie. Take care, see you soon. Robert
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Chicago, IL


  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough wonderful things about this cottage, or it's owner, Mr. Cline! The location allows for breathtaking views of nesting eagles, egrets, wild turkeys and other wildlife. At night, the owls and crickets lulled us to sleep. In the morning we were awakened by the chirping of birds and the occasional fish jumping out of the water. The River provides a constant cool breeze making air conditioning unthinkable.What comfort and peace! The cottage itself is spacious, modern, very clean and thoughtfully appointed/stocked. My son, grandson, and I have made this our "favorite cottage ever". Mr. Cline, thank you for your gracious hospitality, your accurate portrayal of this property in your listing......and of course, your efforts in maintaining it. We can't wait for our next trip up!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mara for the review. It was very nice to meet you and your family. Come back anytime.
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Rates & Availability

Friendship Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mar 26 2017 - May 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
May 25 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 6 2017 - Dec 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Clean fee short stays $50
Pet Fee $50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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