|Minimum Stay||1 - 2 nights|
We have a 5 bedroom luxury log cabin that is 2 duplexes converted into a single family villa in the heart of a luxury Resort and adjacent to Jellystone. There is Dish Network, private parking(5 stalls and street), outdoor fire pit, fishing, ponds with swimming dock and paddle boats, Paintball, mini golf, basketball courts, hiking trails, snowmobile trails, ski trails, all directly accessible to the Interstate 90. Nearby 2 outdoor waterparks at Jellystone and a huge indoor Waterpark at Lodge(tickets sold separately), skatepark, 4-wheeler rentals and horseback riding. If you are a hunter, this is the whitetail deer capital of the world and there is plenty of public hunting land to use.
The 4 bedrooms have queen beds, and the loft has a king bed. We can provide additional beds, cots, and/or deluxe air mattresses to accomodate larger parties if requested in advance for an additional $20/night per bed. Washer and dryer r on site and free. There is free wifi at the Lodge and water parks. For an additional fee we also have a portable hotspot if requested.
There are golf carts available for rent by the day or the hour. A pond and dock for the children to swim in. A skatepark adjacent to the villa for $10/day. Fishing and golf clubs if requested. It is really an amazing place to spend your next visit to Wisconsin.
*CHECK IN - 3PM
*CHECK OUT - 11AM
If guests have not vacated the property by the check out time and have NOT prearranged with the owner in writing, along with completing the CHECK OUT PROCEDURES will forfeit their security deposit.
All lights, fans, and A/C must be turned off when guests leave the villa. Before leaving please strip the sheets and pillow cases from the beds and take all sheets and towels to laundry area. Blankets and pillows can stay on the beds. All garbage needs to be removed and placed in driveway. Im sorry but if checkout is not done completely then guest forfeits security deposit.
We are a family of sportsmen, and love hunting, fishing, sports, and the outdoors:)
I thought I'd be nice and not write a review on Michelle, but after reading everyone else's experience, I'd like to also tell you about mine. A day after we arrived, I sent Michelle a text regarding some questions I had. Below are her responses and mine. Please do not rent from her!
Michelle: TheWi-Fi works absolutely wonderfully so I'm not sure why you guys are having a problem. You may want to try to reset the router downstairs in the living room just unplug it and plug it back in.
As for the fridge I don't believe the house was ever advertised with a second fridge. I really don't understand why you would even ask me that. And as for the toilet paper each bathroom was stocked with an extra roll in the cupboard, if you guys use all of it then you need to go to the gas station and purchase more. I feel that we more than accommodated you with extras in villa in the kitchen, with towels, sheets and blankets at no additional cost. It should not be that much of an inconvenience for you to have to purchase a two dollar roll of toilet paper. I just had an emergency C-section delivery and unless it's an emergency can you please allow me time to rest rather than bombarding me with these kind of questions.
Sy: I think my questions are reasonable because I don't know the answer to them, have never rented here before and was not given a frequently asked or proper checkin because you were in a rush and you're the only person I can contact. Believe me, I'd rather ask someone else who is also knowledgeable enough to help answer and have respectfully and repeatedly asked if there's another person I can ask since you are in labor if I have questions. You're response is that there is no one else but you and I can call or text you anytime. I am spending a lot of money this weekend to stay at your cabin and feel I should be able to ask questions. It's not a problem to get the toilet paper on walmart and no, I didn't see the extra frig on the add but there's n extra kitchen with everything else an extra kitchen should have except a frig and we have extra food so thought I'd ask . You just had to answer the questions without the extra unnecessary verbiage to make me feel even worst about your situation. I have 4 kids of my own and know what being in labor feels like and even offered to drive you to the hospital. If you knew you were due and water broke, you should have a backup to check us in vs now telling us we can't ask anymore questions and to let you rest.
I am not a person who write reviews unless it's necessary, and usually write reviews to give the best stars. I do rent vacation homes at least 2-3 times a year for family reunion, friends reunion and etc and I always make sure, we keep everything back and clean everywhere before we leave. We never had the history of not getting our deposit in full. I just saw a review about this owner is after your deposit and make up stories to take deposit from you. The owner complained about not finding the second pair of the house key, which we never used or saw. Then other complaint was one of the fish pole was broken, that we didn't notice at all. But we think since it was all tangled up and when we tried to take one, it fell and may have broken. Anyways, I didn't want to argue and told the owner to cut it from the deposit. but i totally felt they are after trying to take money from your deposit and felt the owner attitude is mean at the end. The first floor is really dirty, kitchen is dirty, all the furniture is dirty on all living rooms and dining rooms. My aunts were complaining we never took a rental home that was this dirty. They had to clean it up before they can cook something on that kitchen. But all bedrooms were neat and clean. Also one good thing the owner let us check out couple hours late.
The property met our space needs perfectly. We had 10 adults and 9 small children, and there was plenty of room for meal prep and hanging out. The amenities described are all accurate, and the property is well-maintained. Location within the park grounds is convenient - close to Three Bears and a short drive to all of the Jellystone amenities (choose the Jellystone wristbands vs. Three Bears for the most/best amenities and entertainment offerings!). Firepit in backyard was great - close to neighbors, but everyone was super friendly and it created a fun nighttime atmosphere. Property is essentially two units, though an inside hallways connects the two so we still felt like one big group when we wanted to. Sound barrier was pretty good - we couldn't hear every step/door closing/etc., as we have been able to in some of the Warrens Rental properties that we've rented in years past. Washer/dryer were a great addition, as well. Michelle was very responsive when we had questions. Just be sure to follow the rules outlined, respect the property and report any damaged items/items not working when you check-in, and you shouldn't have any problems!
Place is what was described. Unit is older and could use some updating. Owner was quick to respond and allowed us to check in earlier. Place was dirty and could use a good cleaning but we were there and wanted to get settled in. Floors were dirty...didnt take off our sandals. After our stay is where things went down hill. Before we left we swept the whole house, cleaned kitchen and tidy up the house. All garbage was brought to exterior of house in the front since we mostly ate in. Garbage bags were put into Garbage cans. We made sure everything was exactly where we found in when we walked in. We didn't hear back from the owner about our deposit so my sister in law contacted her only to find out that we had left the place in a mess and that we weren't getting our deposit back. Now there were only adults that stayed there and she's accusing us of not taking the garbage out, leaving them under the deck ( it was there when we got there) and putting a hole in one of the lamps. We tried explaining to her that the garbage was there to begin with and that we did not put the hole in her lamp. We asked for photos with dates of what shes accusing us with and still waiting for her response. We have always cleaned up way more than expected before we leave...we're women! So, we've filed a complaint and wanted to share our unfortunate experience with everyone so don't rent this unit. Not unless you want to deal with a headache and be accused of things you didn't do.
Our group stayed at one of the villas and before we checked out we made sure it was clean and the way we found it. We received good guest ratings from Michelle but then after that she accused us of dumping trash underneath the stairs outside the villas, a broken lamp, and not turning the A/C, and not taking the bed linens off the beds before we left. She refused to give us our deposit back. First of all, the trash was there even before we got there. If the cleaning crew did their job correctly, they would've seen that. Also, in the picture she forwarded to us, the garbage consisted of Capri Suns, little Dixie cups, and Beer bottles. We were a group on women...we did not have any children with us. We did not drink capri suns nor did we drink beer or use little cups. Also, we were told through a text after we left that we needed to take the linens off the beds. This place was not worth the money and We were wrongly accused. This is probably some scam so that she can keep the deposit money.
We were a party of 17 (12 adults and 5 kids). There was plenty of space for us to all sleep and hangout comfortably. The two kitchens were a bonus, we had plenty of space to prepare meals for our large group. Michelle was easy to work with and helpful. This was my first experience with Home Away and it was a positive one. We would definitely stay here again.
|Refundable damage deposit||$150|