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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 - 4 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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 26, 2017

Why Grant Horn chose Southern Wisconsin

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


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


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


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Elm Island Waterfront 3 Bedroom in Southeastern WI (Fox River/Tichigan)
average rating of 4.7818184 based on 55 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: Apr 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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Great, enjoyable, relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Property clean, well maintained, warm and cozy. Would and have recommended to co-workers

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Relaxing!

  • 4 of 5

We loved our stay here!

Owner very cooperative.

Nice, quiet, peaceful area.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing and cozy!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our experience! The house was clean and well kept. It was great to be right by the water and fishing off the pier was plentiful. My 10 year old niece caught 37 fish during our stay (yes-she counted!).

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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West Bend, WI

Great family getaway!!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect property for our family - fenced in yard, close dock, great kid fishing. The property was exactly what we needed - well maintained, very clean, and stocked with all the extras. Great location - close to several attractions or quiet time away from the hustle and bustle. Grocery/liquor/bait/restaurants within 5 min. Couldn't have asked for more - we'll definitely be back. Thanks so much :)

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Elm Island house was fantastic

  • 5 of 5

The property was exactly as advertised and we had a very enjoyable stay. My favorite part was the fenced in yard because I have two dogs so it was nice to let them run around. The grill is awesome and the kitchen is well stocked with the necessary utensils for cooking. We took advantage of the paddle boat as well. The area is generally quiet and provides for a relaxing getaway. I will definitely consider a return trip!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Vicky, we have had so many great guests stay at our place, but I can't say how thankful I was to have you there this last week! Thank you for treating our home as though it was your own and for cleaning up before leaving. We are glad you enjoyed your stay : )
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $40 per person per night
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.