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Tammy Wolter

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Welcome to The Dragonfly Cottage, near Waupaca! Accepting Sept Bookings!

12 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Waupaca House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2.5 Baths, (Sleep 4+)

Located just 2 hours from the Metro-Milwaukee area, 4 hours from Chicago and 5 hours from Minneapolis. Save the airfare and drive to the most beautiful lake setting in Wisconsin. Spencer Lake is a 70 acre lake with the clearest water around. This lake offers everything from having fun on your jet ski or motor boat (you can rent locally if you wish) to a quiet and relaxing paddle around in a canoe or kayak (one canoe and two kayaks included with the rental)

Note: During fall/winter/spring - please make your reservation at least 1 week in advance to be considered. We need to prepare the house for you.....it takes a little time. Thank you for your understanding.

This home is designed for YOU to enjoy, so everything is included from luxury bed linens, a great sound system and large flatscreen TV, Directv, wireless internet, fully appointed beautiful kitchen, relaxing soaking tub in one bathroom and spa multi/head shower experience in another. The bedrooms are tucked away in private areas of the house and there are multiple sleeping areas throughout for extra guests to sleep comfortably.

The property is listed with a 4 person occupancy. This is because there is private sleeping for 4 in 2 bedrooms. Other sleeping throughout the house would be appropriate for children, teens, young adults - those without the need for private sleeping. Occupancy is based on the ages of our guests and if the home and septic can handle your request. If you feel that your group would be a good fit for our home, please ask - we will consider all reasonable requests. The property is totally perfect for couples, two couples or for smaller extended family groups, ie: Grandparents, their kids and a couple grandkids. Thank you for your consideration. It is our desire to keep the property in pristine condition for our guests.

Scroll down to check out our pictures......they tell the story best. Also, please check out our Youtube video link here on this page.

Rate for the week of July 4: $3000 based on 4 adults.

Thank you for looking!

Keywords: lake, lake home, luxury, families, Waupaca, romantic, wooded, swimming, boating, canoe, kayak, Spencer Lake

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Tammy Wolter (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Why Tammy Wolter chose Central Wisconsin

I have spent time on this lake most summers for the past 45+ years! It is a great place to relax with a loved one, re-connect with family and to entertain special friends. The beautiful, crystal clear lake will call you back year after year! I love the local shops and restaurants and being near the Chain of Lakes area. The property is not on the Chain which makes our lake very private and peaceful but we still can take advantage of all that the Waupaca vacation area has to offer! It is a great area for families and couples.

What makes this house unique

This is a great place to spend time alone or to entertain guests. I believe that you will not be disappointed with your stay here. The lake is pristine and the local community is full of a variety of really nice restaurants and shops and galleries. I have spent time in this area almost every year since I was a small child - I currently live only an hour away but it still feels like I've completely gone on vacation when I step inside this lake home. My favorite times involve sitting at the end of the pier. Enjoying my morning coffee or a glass of wine during a sunset......good stuff!

Reviews

5
based on 12 traveler reviews

Welcome to The Dragonfly Cottage, near Waupaca! Accepting Sept Bookings!
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
5

A fabulous and beautiful getaway

  • 5 of 5

A very comfortable and relaxing place to stay with many special touches and a beautiful secluded location. The owner was very accommodating and went out of her way for our group.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Carol for taking the time to write a review on our home. You were a great guest and are welcome back anytime! Tammy
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5

Peaceful, beautiful place to vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time with our toddler at the cottage! It's appointed really well. We enjoyed kayaking several times a day. The house is very spacious and comfortable, we had friends and family visiting and it never seemed crowded. Tammy thinks of everything! Nice towels and linens, the house instructions are clear and concise & Tammy is available for assistance should you need it. We are looking forward to renting again !

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kila! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at The Dragonfly Cottage. You were great guests - come back soon! :-) Tammy
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Marion, Iowa
5

Outstanding Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

I rented this home for a surprise birthday present for my wife. I had been searching the internet for a cottage on a lake in Wisconsin, our home state, and after reading nothing but positive reviews about the Dragonfly, I signed up for a three day weekend. What can I say about this place that has not already been said in the other 5 star reviews? It is truly gorgeous, fully supplied with every type of device one could possibly hope for in a lake rental. The kitchen was fully stocked with every imaginable appliance, utensil, plate, dish, etc. The entertainment center was state of the art. The lake toys were top quality. The décor was exceptionally well done. The views of nature were relaxing and mind-clearing. My wife said I couldn’t have picked a nicer place. We would absolutely recommend it to anyone who wants to stay on a wonderful Wisconsin lake in a luxury accommodation.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review of The Dragonfly Cottage. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time away. You were perfect guests and are welcome back anytime!! Thank you again! Tammy
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Oconomowoc
5

Simply AMAZING

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a family vacation and had an absolutely excellent time! The home is so beautiful and there was plenty of room for all of us (during the weekend we had 8 adults). The lake was warm and clear and not nearly as busy as the lakes 'on the chain'. We rented jet skis and paddle boards and there is plenty to do. Groceries are close and there are plenty of great restaurants in the area. Communication with the owner was easy and they are very accommodating. We will definitely be going back!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Casco, Wisconsin
5

Awesome!

  • 5 of 5

My family of four stayed here for a week of summer vacation. Our children are 12 and 13 years old. The cottage is outstanding. The area is fantastic as well. We only traveled from Green Bay so we were vaguely familiar with the 'Chain of Lakes.' After being here the first day and kayaking on Spencer Lake and then taking our fishing boat over the Chain of Lakes... I am so glad we did not stay 'on the Chain.' The Chain is only five minutes away so it was easy to go and enjoy it... we rented a pontoon boat on the chain and swam off of it etc... but it was so busy and the lakes so crowded. If I had stayed on the chain even two days I would have been sick of it. Coming back to the peaceful Dragonfly cottage was much better. We also loved swimming in Waupaca at Shadow Lake in a city park called 'South Park.' The park had a huge raft with a high dive and slide in a natural lake with a beach. We spent a whole day there. We also spent a day at Hartman Creek State Park biking... Absolutely loved it. The cottage has everything and more. Great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you SO much for taking the time to write such a nice review. Delighted that you had such a great time here. You guys are welcome back ANYTIME!!!
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5

Absolutely gorgeous!

  • 5 of 5

My siblings and I were so thrilled to spend our reunion in this spectacular, well appointed, tastefully decorated home. We did not want to leave and will surely try to come back. The kitchen is a dream place to chat and have a glass of wine with friends while preparing your meal. And the firepit at the lakefront is an enchanting way to wrap up the evening. Tammy is amazing and anticipates your every need. She couldn't have been more helpful and on top of things. We loved our stay here.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So very pleased that you enjoyed your time at our lake home. You are welcome back anytime! Thank you for the great review - appreciate it so much! Sincerely, Tammy
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Map

Tw Martin's Public House
"Favorite place for a Pub atmosphere in downtown Waupaca. Be sure to try their Central Water..."
WheelHouse Restaurant
"PIZZA! The best! "
Ding's Dock/Crystal River Canoe Trips
"Fun adventure for families with older children - the Crystal River Canoe Trip. "
Clear Water Harbor
"Rent a pontoon for the day and cruse the Chain of Lakes. Pontoons are a little rustic but h..."
Rosa Theatre
"Quaint.......old style small town theatre. "
Little Fat Gretchen
"Wonderful food and over the top homemade fabulous desserts! Take one home if you didn't sav..."
South Park--City of Waupaca
Hartman Creek State Park
"Beautiful place for hiking, swimming"
Kings Table Restaurant & Catering
Car: necessary

A canoe and two kayaks are available with the property and can provide you with rental information for some local places who rent speed boats, pontoons and jet-skies by the day or by the week. Most provide delivery.

There is a winding 300 foot raised boardwalk through a wooded area for easy access to the beautiful and crystal clear Spencer Lake. You can see the lake from the house even in the summer when the trees are full of leaves - it is a breath-taking view all seasons of the year as you can see from the pictures we have included.

There is a creek along one side of the property for a fun to kayak down - the mouth of the creek is just to the left of our pier. Our lake front area is in a quiet and secluded part of the lake...a safe distance from where the motor boats go past so there is lots of room for safe swimming and raft floating all day long. We also have some blow-up rafts and noodles for you to use if you wish.

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Rates & Availability

Waupaca House Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay
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Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.1%

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Amenities

Waupaca House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Private Bedroom - King mattress set purchased in 2011 - Beautiful Iron four poster canopy with high end bed linens located on the second floor with great views of the lake and surrounding area - there is a private balcony off this bedroom. Private Bedroom Lower Level - Queen mattress set purchased in 2010 - Attractive wood and iron bed located in a cozy lower level bedroom with amazing views of the wooded boardwalk out the patio door. High end bed linens provided. OTHER Sleeping Provisions: 3 Twin Size Futons located in different areas of the house 2 Full Size Bed - Foldout Sofa and a Murphy Bed located in the lower level of the house. Linens/Pillows provided for all.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
The property is listed with a 4-6 person occupancy. This is because there is private sleeping for 4 because there are only 2 bedrooms. Other sleeping throughout the house would be appropriate for children, teens, young adults - those without the need for private sleeping. Occupancy is determined based on the ages of our guests and if the home and septic can handle your request. If you feel that your group would be a good fit, please ask - we will consider all reasonable requests. The property is totally perfect for couples, two couples or for smaller extended family groups, ie: Grandparents, their kids and a couple grandkids. Thank you for your consideration. It is our desire to keep the property in pristine condition for our guests.

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