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Mark Wozniak

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

Spacious Retreat with Private Swimming and Fishing Pond Near Wisconsin Dells

43 Reviews
Sleeps16
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Overview

Southern Wisconsin House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Loft, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 16)

Enjoy this unique 4 bedroom all season vacation home nestled in the Glacier Point development on Castle Rock Lake. This family-friendly rental is located just 20 minutes north of Wisconsin Dells across the street from the 4th largest lake in WI. After you enjoy a day of excitement in the Dells, you can retreat to your quiet getaway in the woods!

The home features vaulted knotty pine ceilings in the great room with a wall of windows overlooking the pond, an open concept kitchen with large granite island and stainless steel appliances. The spacious master bedroom/bath with king bed and an additional bedroom with adjacent full bath with queen bed, completes the main level. Overlooking the great room is a loft with sleeper sofa and full sized bed. The walk-out lower level includes a full bath and 2 more bedrooms with queen beds along with bunk beds in both. The rec room has a flat screen high definition tv above the stone fireplace and opens to a patio leading to the pond. The home features a 6 zone sound system for your listening pleasure complete with ipod connection portal.

Relax with a cup of coffee on the deck with the morning sun overlooking the clean, sand-bottomed 1/3 acre private pond (complete with Otter Island swim raft) while the kids enjoy swimming and chasing frogs. Deer, turkeys, owls and other wildlife can often be spotted from the home which is surrounded by pine trees on a spacious 3 acres. Walk alongside the lake on the public trail and enjoy beautiful views of the lake from the tops of the shoreline bluffs. Wind down your day by the outdoor firepit while roasting marshmallows and being serenaded by crickets and frogs. We even supply the firewood!

The pond is stocked with bluegill, black crappies, and large-mouth bass, allowing for a great catch and release fishing experience for the kids.

Coming in 2016, enjoy our private beach volleyball court and horseshoe pits!

We have numerous kid-friendly amenities including toys, strollers, a booster seat, pack n play, and toddler bed. This allows for a few less things for you to pack!

A full library of movies and numerous games provides for rainy day fun. Your short drive to The Dells opens a whole world of entertainment including a movie theater, casino, mini golf, go-karts, roller coasters and nearly any other adventure you can think of!

A county park is just minutes away to launch your boat or other water toys. We offer a private pier for loading and unloading your boat. Sorry, there is no boat lift available and the dynamics of the large lake do not allow you to tie your boat to the pier. You are welcome to pull it up onto the common beach area or there are reasonable dock rentals available 10 minutes from the home.

There are pontoon and jet ski rentals just a few short miles away. Several restaurants and lake bars with great food and nightly entertainment await you.

Plenty of activities surround the home in winter as well. Snowmobilers have instant access to the Juneau County snowmobile trails which are right across the street. If you are looking to ski or snowboard, Cascade Mountain is only 40 minutes away and Christmas Mountain a mere 25 minutes from the home. Trails along the lake make for great snowshoeing. Several sledding hills are nearby along with cross-country skiing and sleigh rides. After a long day of playing hard in the snow, relax with a cocktail by one of the 2 cozy indoor fireplaces.

You won't be disappointed in this fantastic home and the entertainment and beauty that Castle Rock Lake and the surrounding area has to offer!

Keywords: house, private pond, fishing

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Mark Wozniak (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

I'm writing this review after returning from an excellent week at the "Spacious Retreat." My wife and I were traveling with my parents and my brother, sister-in-law, two nieces and nephew. As we're all in different phases of our lives, we were all looking for something a little different in a vacation. Everybody left the home satisfied.



The home is absolutely beautiful. When we pulled around the corner and saw it for the first time, somebody commented that it looked exactly like the pictures. From the wood floors to the beams to the fireplaces to the decks, the home has a great woodsy feel. The pond, although a little deeper than usual after a rainy spring/summer, is just as advertised. We all had a great time swimming, laying out on the platform, and fishing.



The Dells are about a half hour away, so for those who are interested, it's an easy drive. My brother and his family went into town just about every day and had no issue with the drive. The rest of us only went in a couple of days because we didn't want to leave the the serene atmosphere to fight the crowds.



Another thing to consider is all of the opportunity for vacationers at Castle Rock Lake. There are boat rentals, lots of lakefront bars and restaurants, and a couple of county parks with beaches should you get tired of the pond (we didn't). We did have a great day out on a pontoon.



No matter where our days took us, they all began and ended together at the house. The two fridges provided ample room and all of the cooking implements worked great. The sound system was an added plus as we had music from the directv system playing constantly. They even have a couple of speakers outside so you can listen to tunes while floating. We finished our nights watching movies on one of the big screen TV's or in the backyard with a fire.



Bottom line, if you're looking for a relaxing, quiet home within driving distance of the Dells, I don't really see how you could do better. My wife and I are already talking about getting some friends together and heading back in the future.
Jul 2014
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Reviews

5
based on 43 traveler reviews

Spacious Retreat with Private Swimming and Fishing Pond Near Wisconsin Dells
average rating of 5.0 based on 45 reviews
La Crosse, WI, USA
5

Girl's Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this home in December 2015 for girl's weekend. The rental process was very easy and the owner responded to questions in a timely manner. The home was clean and equipped with everything we needed. We loved the place and found plenty to do (played games, fished, hiked, made lefse, had a campfire). The layout of the home was perfect, the furniture was in great shape and comfortable. It's always great to get together with good friends in a place where everyone can relax!! Loved the home and we would definitely rent it again!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Iowa
5

Labor Day Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We stayed over Labor Day weekend this year with our family. 5 adult couples, 2 of which had children. We couldn't have been happier with our trip. Short of food there is nothing else you would need to bring to enjoy your stay. Secluded location, pond, entertainment system, fabulous kitchen with attached deck. Large living room with amazing view. Property was very clean and inviting. We never felt cramped at all or ran out of stuff to do.

We left an item at checkout and owner went above and beyond to help us find it.

Would absolutely recommend to anyone!

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Women's Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Eleven of us spent the weekend at the Castle Rock Retreat. It was a great experience! We are a group of friends that meet regularly through the year and spend this weekend together annually to plan the year ahead. This was our first time renting this property.

We found the layout ideal: several bedrooms, ample bathrooms, a generous kitchen and several common areas to use for dining, relaxing, smaller group conversations and enjoying the outdoors.

Our only challenge (we're all over 50) was in managing the sound and entertainment systems. We could've used more step-by-step instructions for moving the DVD, for example, but that was a minor issue.

It was a comfortable, beautiful and supportive place for our group and we hope to return next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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5

Wisconsin retreat to rest ~relax~regenerate

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home inside and out! Peaceful and serene. The only sounds you hear are from nature.Great for multi family gathering. Very clean!! Not your parents "cabin". This property is a fully equipped home. Loved it!!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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cedar falls, ia
5

Excellent cabin, exceeded expectations

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is fantastic, the pictures look great but it's even better in person! It has so many amenities included that all you really need to bring are your clothes and food. Some of the unexpected items that were provided included: firewood, fishing gear, a stocked toy room, strollers, cooking utensils and appliances, knives , paper towels, bedding, etc.

The integrated sound system (both inside and outside the home) was also a big hit!

The close proximity to the Dells along with all the amenities provided with the cabin makes this an excellent place to stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

50th Wedding Anniversary

  • 5 of 5

Our family (8 adults and 7 children) spent a fantastic week here... the weather was beautiful, almost picture perfect!

I have RA and had to use a power chair to go to the lower level via the outside. Very easy task!

The accommodations were wonderful, and all that we had expected plus much, much more! All our family had a marvelous time from the youngest (5 year olds) to the oldest (72 and 73)... something for everyone to do! Some did go into the Dells for a few hours but for the most part kept very busy on location!

We would highly recommend this rental for everyone who might be seeking a great time, and a restful location!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Kozy's Pizza
Shipwreck Bay
Wisconsin River Meats
Dirty Turtle
Pine Cove
Way Station
Woodside Ranch Resort
Point Bluff Resort
Mirror Lake State Park
Devil's Lake State Park
Christmas Mountain Ski
Cascade Mountain
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Portofino Bay
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Castle Rock Golf Course
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Christmas Mountain
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Castle Rock County Park
Car: necessary

Located 5 miles from Woodside Sports Complex

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Rates & Availability

Castle Rock Lake House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Mid Season
Apr 29 2016 - May 25 2016
2 night minimum stay
$450
 
 
Holiday
May 26 2016 - Jun 3 2016
4 night minimum stay
$500
$3,500
 
 
Pre-Prime Season
Jun 4 2016 - Jun 10 2016
7 night minimum stay
$3,500
 
 
Prime Season
Jun 11 2016 - Aug 27 2016
7 night minimum stay
$4,000
 
 
Post Prime
Aug 28 2016 - Aug 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$500
 
 
Holiday
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 5 2016
4 night minimum stay
$500
 
 
Mid Season
Sep 6 2016 - Oct 2 2016
2 night minimum stay
$450
 
 
Value Season
Oct 3 2016 - Nov 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
$400
 
 
Holiday
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
$450
 
 
Value
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 15 2016
2 night minimum stay
$400
 
 
Holiday
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 1 2017
5 night minimum stay
$500
$3,500
 
 
Value Season
Jan 2 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$400
$2,500
 
 
Mid Season
May 1 2017 - May 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
$450
$3,000
 
 
Holiday
May 25 2017 - May 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$500
 
 
Pre Prime
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,500
 
 
Prime Season
Jun 10 2017 - Aug 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,000
 
 
Post Prime
Aug 27 2017 - Aug 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$500
 
 
Holiday
Aug 31 2017 - Sep 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
$500
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 5.5%

Memorial Day and Labor Day weekend stays require a 4 night minimum, $500/nt. Other holidays may have minimum stay restrictions. Additional nights beyond the 2 night minimum for October-April stays for a reduced rate of only $300! I am in disagreement with VRBO's decision to implement a "service fee." I am happy to offer alternative payment options to avoid this fee should you desire.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Southern Wisconsin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower
    Basement Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
    Main Level Bathroom - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Loft - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    2nd Main Level Bedroom - 1 queen
    Basement bedroom - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed
    Basement bedroom - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed
  • Child Beds (1) toddler bed in spacious master closet!, Baby Cribs (1) pack and play
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 12 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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