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Beautiful, Secluded Lakeside Retreat with Separate Lake House

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wood Fireplace


About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-10)

Relax in our Spacious Lakeside Home as you watch Tranquil Sunsets over the Lake. Our Home is Secluded by Majestic Pines, but is within Walking Distance from Trails, Shopping, Restaurants, with many more activities. Families, Couples, Sportsmen/Women alike will appreciate the Multitude of Offerings here.

Rustic charm, and vintage decor beckon you, pull up a chair and sit 'for a spell'. Decorated with handmade Quilts and Antiques, you'll be transported back in time. Two spacious Bedrooms and Nearby Bathroom are located in the main house. Additional Queen size Bed located in the Secluded lakehouse. There you can read a book, enjoy the breeze blowing off the lake, or listen to the loons.

Grill your freshly caught Walleye, on the Large Deck set right by the Lake. Later, sit back and relax while the kids roast marshmallows over the fire, or just watch stars come out. You'll have many stories to tell of Times Spent at the Lake

Keywords: house, cabin, retreat, lakeside, handicap accessible, deck,

More Details

Dawn Perez
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english,
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2017

About Dawn Perez

I am a Wisconsin native and have 2 sons. I work as a Physical Therapist, and enjoy reading, hiking, and quilting in my free time.

My husband is a steam fitter, and also a retired c130 loadmaster from the Airforce. He enjoys fishing, and motorcycling.

Dawn Perez purchased this cabin in 2010

Why Dawn Perez chose Northern Wisconsin

Growing up, my family had vacationed in the Great Northwoods for many years. I had many fond memories of time spent 'up north' playing at the lake. A few years ago, my own family actually rented Grandma Dorothy's for 2 summers, when it became available for purchase. I couldn't bear the thought of not being able to spend time at Grandma Dorothy's. We wanted to continue the tradition of spending time here with family and friends. We bought the place and have been spending vacations up here ever since.

What makes this cabin unique

I love the convenience of living just on the outskirts of town, but having the feel of being secluded in a lakeside retreat. We can walk or ride bikes into town, or to the beach, etc, many times a day. The kids are never bored because there is so much to do.

One of my favorite things to do is take a stroll on the trail near the house, either early morning, or at dusk. Often times I will spot deer or other wildlife along the path.


Mercer Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Has large walk in shower, with hand held sprayer, which allows for easy access for handicapped individuals.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (1) 2nd queen size bed in lake house (not heated), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleeper Sofa or Futons (2)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Additional secluded lake house, set right on the water offers spectacular views (no heat, but electrical). Cabin is handicapped accessible all the way to the lake, via a boardwalk. Large deck available by beach area, with fire-pit for gatherings. Row boat and trolling motor included with rental . Within walking distance to tennis courts, Carrow Beach and large picnic area. Large bathroom with walk-in shower and washer/dryer .Screened in porch. 2 sleeper sofas available. Echo Lake is a 222 acre lake offering an abundance of bass and pan fish, as well as northern pike, musky , and walleye.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

Beautiful, Secluded Lakeside Retreat with Separate Lake House
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 23 reviews

Very warm and comfortable. Easy to get to ski areas north. Cranberry Inn was a lovely place nearby

  • 4 of 5

Loved the garage and entrance- boot room. Functional kitchen. Cute antiques!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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small village outside Madison, Wisconsin

Peaceful, relaxing getaway

  • 5 of 5

I wanted a three-day vacation in a peaceful, beautiful spot to rewind and recharge. I found the perfect place at Grandma Dorothy's! It was very clean and spacious with great beach access, especially for someone with mobility issues. I have a bad back so not having to clamber over steps or rocks was ideal.

Although it did rain (esp Saturday morning), I really enjoyed sleeping with the window open, listening to the rain on the tin roof and leaves and the waves on the lake. The view of the lake is gorgeous. Clean, fresh air!

It was nice to be secluded enough yet have easy access to town and amenities. I only wish I could come back with my husband and our dogs, but pets aren't allowed here due to allergies.

Highly recommend this property

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful stay

  • 4 of 5

Our whole family had a wonderful time at grandma Dorothy's. We looked for a place which could accommodate our elderly parents plus offer all the fun of a northern retreat for all ages. View was spectacular and cabin was very nice! We all can't wait to go back next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great scenic retreat

  • 5 of 5

Once again loved our time at Grandma Dorothy's, wonderful weather, great fishing and the great out doors. We are already booking next years stay. Love it

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful view of the water just on the edge of town.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at this cabin! Lovely retreat, close to town yet private! Beautiful view of the Lake'

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Algonquin, IL

Special Place

  • 5 of 5

We have a unique connection to this place. We enjoyed being back. The views to the lake are wonderful, the house is equipped with all the necessities, etc.

The Grandma Dorothy sign by entrance is broke...not sure if you knew.

Thank you for a great trip.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Carow Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Lake of the Falls
Nearest Point of Interest
Potato River Falls

close to ATV/snowmobile trails, local library


Rates & Availability

Mercer Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jan 12 2017 - Jun 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 3 2017 - Sep 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $14 per night, per additional guest
Fall and Winter
Sep 3 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $14 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 10.0%

Pricing is based on 4 person occupancy. Additional fees ($14 per night, per additional guest) will be charged for each guest over 4 persons (including children). No pets are allowed, and no smoking inside the living areas. Firewood is not provided. 25% down is required to hold reservation. Cancellation policy: 100% if cancelled 60 days or greater prior to the Check-in Date; 50% if cancelled 30-59 days prior to the Check-in Date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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