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Beautiful, Secluded Lakeside Retreat with Separate Lake House

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


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
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

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 Mercer

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
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 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.


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Beautiful, Secluded Lakeside Retreat with Separate Lake House
average rating of 4.882353 based on 34 reviews

Great time!!

  • 5 of 5

We have a great time at Grandma Dorothy's cabin. Close to town and the snowmobile trails. Views of the sunset are second to none. Cabin was clean, nicely decorated with plenty of space. Can't wait to come back again!!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lisbon, WI

More than we hoped for

  • 5 of 5

The size of the cabin surprised us, In a good way! I've stayed at many up north lake cabins and never had so many areas to sit and spread out! Multiple tables, couches, and arm chairs in the common areas made it feel like everyone could have there own space and still be close enough to talk about the day of fun we just had! Cabin was warm and comfortable, we will be back for more snowmobiling trips in the future! Trails were perfect and the people in the Mercer can't be beat.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint cozy lake cabin

  • 4 of 5

This lake cabin was very clean and cozy.

The location was perfect for our snowmobiling trip.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Simply Amazing

  • 5 of 5

Loved this rustic cabin. Very well kept and maintained. Gorgeous view overlooking Echo Lake. Everyyhing you need is here. Book this place, you’ll love it for sure.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything was just as advertised. Had a great time!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the cottage. Very clean and peaceful. Had a lovely time!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Nice!

  • 5 of 5

Grandma Dorothy's is a very comfortable and cozy vacation rental, in a lovely setting

and excellent customer service from the Owner.

We will return someday. Thank You!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • 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




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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.