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Life is Fast. Slow it down. Vacation at a slower pace in our lakeside home!

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Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Tomahawk House Rental Photos and Description

Upper level, 3 bedroom- 2 bath, wrap around deck over looking Road Lake.

This beautiful home located in family-oriented and history-rich Tomahawk, Wisconsin, is 3 miles south of town on Road Lake, you'll find this private and peaceful getaway exactly what you need.

Your upper-level, 1750 sq.ft lakefront home comes fully furnished with 3 bedrooms (master has a queen bed, main floor bedroom has 2 twins, lower level has 1 queen. Sleeps 6 total. It boasts amenities including, 2 full bath, one of which is off the master bedroom and offers a deluxe tub to soak away your cares. A fully equipped kitchen, laundry room, sun room, large wrap around deck, dining table, great room, gas fireplace, WiFi, satellite TV, DVD player and movies, games for families, campfire pit, canoe, sandy beach, and more.

Let us paint a WINTER picture for you:

ICE FISHING is literally right outside the back door! Visit Timm's Hill, 9 mile, Inshalla Golf Course or the Underdown Recreational Area (all local) for miles of groomed CC SKI TRAILS, both Granite Peak and Harrison Hills offers local DOWNHILL SKIING or drive 90 minutes and enjoy numerous down hill slopes. One block from the home is the Northwood's SNOWMOBILE trails taking you to breathtaking spots in the surrounding countryside. SNOWSHOEING can begin right outside the front door or you can visit a local Virgin Pine sanctuary called "Bradley Park", or our local Hiawatha Trail (6.5 miles) or Bearskin State Trail (18 miles). This home provides the perfect romantic spot to end the evening in front of the fireplace. Put steaks on the grill and enjoy every moment of your weekend up north.

Now let me paint the SUMMER PICTURE for you:

Start your day with the gorgeous sunrise of the eastern sky while enjoying your morning coffee on the deck. Pick a day--adventurous or lazy--you make the call! Relax and put your feet up. Enjoy the scenery, take a stroll in the yard, soak in the fresh Wisconsin air, feast your eyes on the beautiful landscape, try out our new 2016 paddleboard or our new 2016 kayaks, dip your feet in the water, build a sandcastle, take a swim, bask in the sun. Reflect and reminisce on the stories of old around the campfire, watch the embers as they float away, that ooey-gooey marshmallow just put a smile on your face.

The home is designed for awesome opportunities to connect, build relationships, have quiet times and fun times. Peace, tranquility and lasting memories are at your finger tips. You will find us more appealing if you are people that enjoy the silent sports---canoeing, paddleboarding, swimming, and fishing. Our lake is a private 80 acre lake, we do not have access for you to bring in your speed boats BUT we will gladly recommend for you to enjoy them on one of our nearby public waterways be it on a river or lake. . Contact us now!

DETAILS: As your hosts we maintain a private access separate (completely insulated) apartment in the lower level. While we may not always be in residence, when present we will always respect your privacy. Feel free to email any questions or concerns regarding this.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Ross and Mary Nelson
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2016

About Ross and Mary Nelson

We have been married for 40 years. We have 5 children and 17 grandchildren. We built our home in 2003. We have hosted our youngest son's wedding in the yard. We have watched most of the grandchildren learn how to swim on the lake shore. We play volleyball, badmitten, croquet, and bocce ball as a family. We fish, swim, and play at the beach. Most importantly this home has provided us a place to come together, reconnect and care for each other. We love sharing family meals together around the dining room table and out on the deck. We celebrate birthdays and we learn to have fun together as a family. As we thought about our retirement package we realized how fun it would be to offer this place that has brought us so much enjoyment to others. We certainly hope you enjoy it as much as we have. We are so happy to welcome you to our property.

Ross and Mary Nelson purchased this house in 2003

Why Ross and Mary Nelson chose Northern Wisconsin

This is a perfect place to let healing, rest, relaxation, and fun happen.

What makes this house unique

If you are a gardener--either flowers or vegetables, you will enjoy a walk around the property. We have spent many years building on our beds.


based on 22 traveler reviews

Life is Fast. Slow it down. Vacation at a slower pace in our lakeside home!
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 22 reviews
Long Lake

Thanks for the memories!

  • 5 of 5

A suburb place for any family. We loved all the water toys, sand box toys and inside play toys for the kids. The home was immaculate, well equipped, easy to follow guidelines, and very, very comfortable. Beautiful scenery, large outdoor deck and super gas grill. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a fun, enjoyable, safe, and relaxing place to get away!!!

Not even that one day of rain hindered our remarkable annual family vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you so very much for your kindness. we would love to have you and your family back!
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Escape from Reality!!

  • 5 of 5

Well, this was our second time staying at this delightful summer home! We enjoyed it so much last year we had to come back...and have already scheduled for next year! We have stayed in a lot of places, but none keeps us coming back like this one! If you are in need of a peaceful and relaxing getaway, then this is the place for you! Mary and Ross are absolutely the best when it comes to trying to accommodate guests! When you walk in the front you first drive up....everything is so inviting! A walk through the front door leaves you looking at a home that is remarkably decorated, immaculately clean, and so inviting! And there is nothing lacking for a playful time.....from the canoe, the kayaks, the paddle board and the wonderful dock and raft to the fire pit at night! We have found our niche in this relaxing, secluded, and quiet home! So many things remain in our thoughts, but one is looking at the lake after dinner when it was a clear as glass and you could see the reflection of the trees in the water....just like a mirror! This is our time to reconnect with family and Mary, Ross and their beautiful home have certainly made that possible.....and for that we thank you!

See you next year!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was SO NICE having you again! So glad you take in the beauty of this property---it is exactly how I hope our guests take it in---enjoy it all with each other. So glad your grandson was able to meet our grandsons. Special memories. See you this winter!
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Peaceful and Fun - Very Family Friendly Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I were in great need of a peaceful, relaxing, and fun vacation after a series of busy and crazy weeks. The Nelson's property did not disappoint! We so enjoyed our stay! The flowers and garden areas were so beautiful; and the house very tastefully decorated, peaceful, and homey! (I spent a lot of time indoors the first day or two de-stressing- it was that peaceful!)

We appreciated the space each of our seven family members had. My husband and I shared a queen bed; our son was able to sleep on the futon in the attached 3 season room, while our two older girls enjoyed the twin bed room; and our youngest two girls shared the queen bed room in the lower level. (Loved the personal towels in the bedrooms!) The common areas were just perfect for our family's needs and desires. ALL of the rooms had GORGEOUS views of Road peaceful and serene! The lake is not affected very much by high winds, as it is a smaller lake; jet skis, speed boats, and pontoons are not heavily used, so it is very conducive to quiet water sports (i.e. kayaking, canoeing, row boating, paddle boats, paddle boards, etc.). Ross and Mary have respected the lake wildlife with a beautiful balance of a buffer zone with marsh/lily pad/tall grass growth and a sandy area for kids to play in with zero depth entry. VERY family friendly!

Ross and Mary's love of family is evident - indoor and outdoor games, popcorn and hot air popper, life jackets, sand toys in a bin, floating swimming raft our kids loved swimming to and playing "King of the Mountain" on , videos and DVDs, magazines and books, etc.

We had fun at the Kwahomet and Min-Aqua Bats water ski shows, Wildwood Zoo, Bambino's Pizza, and Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Restaurant.

When we first chose to book our stay, we weren't sure what to expect with Ross and Mary and their son living in the lower half of the home, but we found that it was nicer having them there to answer questions, tell us about favorite spots to visit, get to know on a more personal basis, and know the home was safe with them there. We didn't feel like we needed to lock up anytime we went anywhere! I liked the way the Nelsons had clearly designated locked doors with "Private" on them that were for their use only. They were very respectful of our own personal family time, but had a beautiful way of extending themselves to us and sharing in our fun.

We highly recommend this little "taste of heaven"; the Nelsons are gracious hosts!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was our pleasure serving your family. Thanks so much for clarifying the privacy, yet availability if need be, of our presence on the property at times. We are glad all your children could take part in beach play, swimming, and interactive games on the property without fear of danger. Please know that you are so welcomed back.
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Green Bay, WI

Simply Wonderful Lake Life

  • 5 of 5

We shared a week at Ross & Mary's home with family. It was wonderful accomodations for our family. We had little people and grandparents and everyone had a fun time! The home is simply that, homey: the kitchen is well equipped, the games fun, outdoor items (kayaks, paddle boards, boats, sand toys, etc) just make it simply easy to go and have fun. The sand beach and nice sand area in the water was great for the little ones, the swim raft was great for the older ones. Ross & Mary were kind and made sure we had what we needed. We appreciate the time away with such great accomodations.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So thankful we could serve you! Please consider coming back again. It was truly our pleasure having you. Respectfully, Ross and mary
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Franklin, WI

Wonderful Tomahawk Getaway

  • 4 of 5

We picked this home for our family to stay at while visiting Tomahawk for a wedding. We were very happy with our choice! There were six adults and one child and there was so much room for us, that you could easily have more people. The open concept living space makes you all feel connected. The sunroom off the deck still lets you look into the living area. This home is very nicely decorated and has everything you need and having two bathrooms is also a plus. The lake was beautiful with a sandy bottom. The canoe, kayaks and paddle board that are available were used a lot! This home is not air conditioned, but has ceiling fans in all the bedrooms, living room and sun room. It might have been helpful to have a screen on the front door to get a cross-breeze. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you so much for your helpful suggestion. I do welcome you and your family back anytime. Thanks for coming.
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Brooklyn, NY

Perfect family vacation spot!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a fantastic time! Coffee on the deck, fishing off the pier, kayaking, paddle boarding etc made for many unforgettable days. The house is beautiful and very well stocked. The flowers and landscaping are gorgeous as well! We loved swimming out to the raft and the kids spent hours playing in the sand and splashing on the water. Marshmallows on the fire were a treat too. They also enjoyed the toy closet! Mary and Ross are incredibly gracious hosts and they have truly thought of everything. You will not regret spending some time at their beautiful place! We certainly hope to be back! Thank you so much!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was truly our pleasure to serve your family and we would love for you to return so we can do it again! You were a JOY!
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Central WI Airport
Nearest Barpub
on the Lake
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Edgewater Country Club/ Inshall Country Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US Hwy 51 / I-39
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Granite Peak/cross country skiing on nearby trails
Nearest Beach
Our very own
Car: necessary

We are located in the center of beautiful scenic roads bringing you to some of the great highlights of our area. Start out by visiting: 1.) Grandfather Falls (12 miles), 2.) Timm's Hill (tallest spot in WI with a lovely coffee shop--20 miles), 3.) the Underdown Recreational Area, 4.) Hiking Trails, Biking Trails, ATV and Snowmobile Trails, 5.) Take in a breathtaking hike into Bradley Park (one of our local virgin Pine stands left in the state--4 miles ), 6.) 2 local golf courses, 2 ice cream shops (the Windmill-- a local destination on a walking/biking trail), 7) Visit one of many beautiful lakes with their own beaches. 8.) Rent a pontoon for the day from Tomahawk Sports Center and float yourself on a leisurely trip down a choice of 4 connected rivers to take in all the native wildlife. 9.) Tomahawk boasts of it's own local winery, grass-fed beef farms, a quilt shop, and a nice assortment of antique shops and locally owned unique shops (including a local cheese shop, quilt store, a natural soap shop, a lovely "Scarlet Garden", "Silver Threads", and "Standard Mercantile"). 10. Tomahawk boasts of a large locally owned grocery store --Nelson's County Market--no need to buy extra groceries until you arrive!! ***Please check out Tomahawk Chamber of Commerce for events, Tomahawk Sports Center, and Changing Gears for any local renting you might desire.***


Rates & Availability

Tomahawk House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 18 2016 - Dec 20 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Christmas Holiday
Dec 26 2016 - Jan 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jan 4 2017 - Apr 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Spring 2017
Apr 16 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
May 26 2017 - Sep 14 2017
5 night minimum stay
Harley Weekend
Sep 15 2017 - Sep 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Fall 2017
Sep 18 2017 - Dec 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Years
Dec 26 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
Jan 3 2018 - Apr 15 2018
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 5.5%

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Tomahawk House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Attached to Master Bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Newly remodeled in 2015
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - upper level - 1 queen , new mattresses purchased in the fall of 2015
    Guest Bedroom - lower level - 1 queen , new mattresses purchased spring of 2015
    Guest Bedroom - upper - 2 twin/ single , mattresses purchased spring of 2015
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
We provide guests the opportunity on the lake for silent sports---canoeing, paddleboarding, swimming and fishing. We do not have a public boat landing for a speed boat. We will gladly recommend beautiful nearby waters where you can tube, ski, or even jet ski. Our local Tomahawk Sports Center will gladly rent out boats right from their facility unto their connected Lake Mohawksin. ***We offer the opportunity to go ICE FISHING, CROSS COUNTRY SKIING, DOWN HILL SKIING, SNOWMOBILING, AND 4WHEELING all from outside the front door.

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