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Elm Island Waterfront 3 Bedroom in Southeastern WI (Fox River/Tichigan)

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Beautiful 3 bedroom 2 bath home on Elm Island bay off of the Fox River in Waterford, WI. This home has all of the charm of an up-north cabin, but is fully updated and just a short 30 minute drive from Milwaukee and less than an hour from Chicago's northern suburbs. Single story home with little to no stairs required to get to the water less than twenty steps from the back door. Wood burning stove and tongue and groove pine finishes give you that up north feel, but all of the updates will make you feel right at home. Laundry on the living level and two full bathrooms offer convenience and comfort. Sleeping arrangements for 11 if needed: Master bedroom features a queen size memory foam bed, 2nd bedroom facing the water has a bunk bed with full size mattress on the bottom and a twin on the top, 3rd bedroom has a bunk bed with full size mattress on the bottom and a twin on the top, living room couch pulls out into a queen size sleeper sofa, and love seat folds down into a single bed. Kitchen table seating for six or seven people, with additional stools and eating area at the island. All kitchen appliances are less than 4 years old, including refrigerator, stove, and over the range microwave. Bring your fishing poles and swim trunks - the Fox River and Lake Tichigan are abundant with Largemouth Bass and Catfish, and provide plenty of opportunity for Bluegills, Northern Pike, Walleye, and an occasional Trout. Lake Tichigan is great for swimming or boating, and there are more than one restaurants accessible by boat and provide docking. Bring your own boat and keep it on the private pier or take advantage of the complimentary paddle boat that is already in the water waiting for you. Pontoon rentals are available at the marina (River City Marina-Waterford) less than one mile down the river by boat or automobile. Elm Island bay is a shallow low-traffic bay off of the Fox River and is home to swans and abundant wildlife. Fishermen frequent the bay in search of Largemouth Bass, Bluegills, and Catfish, all of which can be caught right from the pier. Swimming in Elm Island Bay (off the pier) is not desirable due to shallow water, lillypads, weeds and mucky bottom. In the evening you can have a fire in the back yard or in the house, but the furnace will keep you warm if desired or central air is there to cool you down. Upgraded to 60 Mbps Wi-Fi (June 2017) and 46" LED TV will keep you entertained if the fishing and lake cannot. Spectrum HD cable with approximately 120 channels available and also HD upconvert DVD player. Please come relax and enjoy all that the beautiful Fox River and Lake Tichigan have to offer year-round.

Grant Horn
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018

Why Grant Horn chose Waterford

Relaxation in a cozy atmosphere with serene view and the feeling of being away from it all.


Waterford House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , With Laundry
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Master Bath
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 7x9
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 10x15, two closets, full bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 9x10, closet, faces the water
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Elm Island Waterfront 3 Bedroom in Southeastern WI (Fox River/Tichigan)
average rating of 4.765625 based on 64 reviews

Great for B-Day Surprise Getaway ! ! !

  • 5 of 5

Rented this property to surprise my wife for her birthday and invited her friends and siblings to spend the weekend with us. As for the property, it was a perfect quiet and cozy lake house as described. The best part was the back of the property overseeing the lake with a great area for us to hang out around the firepit. We brought camping chairs with us, but didn't end up needing them. We are foodies that used the kitchen to its full potential, but brought a few items we use frequently from our home.

The owner was very responsive to inquiries and checked in with us to make sure everything was in order. Communication via the Home Away/VBRO app was easy to use with the owner.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words John, and thanks for choosing to have Emily's surprise birthday on Elm Island. It was a pleasure to host for you and we hope to have you stay with us again in the future : )
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Cozy cottage with lovely views of water.

  • 4 of 5

We felt right at home the moment we arrived. Comfortable beds, well appointed kitchen and lovely surroundings. We took our dogs for a walk around the neighborhood and were impressed by the friendliness of people in the area. Thanks for a wonderful, peaceful stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect location for time away.

  • 5 of 5

I wanted a place to get away from life for a weekend and celebrate my graduation and this place was perfect. The large parking lot accommodated everyone, the porch and lake view out back was perfect way to enjoy the unseasonably warm weather we had, and the house itself was cozy and accommodating. There wasn’t anything more I could ask for. Grant was incredibly responsive with any questuons that we had as well. Already looking for when I can make it back.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Foxtrot Fun

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic (frozen) new years weekend up at the cabin. We kept the fire crackling, played board games, cooked, drank and spent an evening in Milwaukee. The area is very pretty and Grant made the check in very simple. The house was clean and there was a cord of wood next to the fireplace. It slept 7 of us without any issues. Highly recommend this as a weekend getaway!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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beautiful wonderful relaxing

  • 5 of 5

clean and well organized

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect weekend

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was perfect for our family. Grant the owner was amazing, we will be back in the summer and hopefully several more times in the future. AAAAAA+++++

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
General Mitchell International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Doc's on the Fox
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Lake Express Port of Milwaukee
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Rivermoor Country Club
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Amtrak Racine
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Great Lakes Dragaway (Union Grove)
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
El Mezcal
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Wilmot Mountain
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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