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Quiet Farmhouse on Private Lake and 20 Acres...

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Located on 20 acres in the Helvetia Township, this vintage hobby farm provides wooded land, marsh, fields, and 650 feet of lake frontage for every type of activity. Relax by the wood fireplace on the main floor, sit in the outdoor hot tub and watch the stars, or enjoy a stroll throughout the wooded trails.

With 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 2,000 square feet of space there is plenty of room for the whole family, or a spacious retreat for a couple.

Centrally Located:

- Just outside of Iola, WI. Approximately 4 miles to the Iola Old Car Show Grounds.

- 18 miles to downtown Waupaca, WI, or 20 miles to the Chain of Lakes.

- 27 miles to downtown Stevens Point, WI

- 50 miles to Fox River Mall in Appleton, WI

- 60 miles to the EAA Aviation Center in Oshkosh, WI

Special Note: In order to maintain this vintage farmhouse we ask that guests refrain from bringing pets indoors, smoke outside, and remove shoes while indoors.

More Details

Dan and Kathy
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 23, 2017

About Dan and Kathy

We fell in love with this century old farm at first sight, with no intention other than returning the property to its original glory. After several years of cleaning, refinishing, and painting the property is nearing its full potential. We enjoyed going to our little retreat (only 11 miles away from our own old farm house), but realized we wanted to share it with others.

Dan and Kathy purchased this farmhouse in 2008

Why Dan and Kathy chose Central Wisconsin

We have a love for century old farms, history, and antiques. We needed to keep this home from falling into more disrepair.

What makes this farmhouse unique

This home has such a special feel, the minute you drive in. We loved the quiet lakefront and peaceful setting. From the nice little kitchen, the pretty sunroom (with a view of the lake), to the fireplace in the living room, we fell in love with the property right away!


Iola Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size bed (1), Queen Bed (1), Double Bed (1), Twin (1). New pillow top double bed purchased in 2017!
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 3 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • snowmobiling
  • tennis
You have peace and quiet on this beautiful country road. The view of the lake is wonderful as well as enjoying the large yard and comfortable home. The hot tub and fire pit are located behind the home, so your outdoor activity is kept more private.


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(28 traveler reviews)

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Quiet Farmhouse on Private Lake and 20 Acres...
average rating of 5.0 based on 28 reviews
Grand Meadow, MN

Hideaway Near Iola

  • 5 of 5

This property was IDEAL for our recent trip to the Iola Old Car Show! I first attended the show in 1985 and previously I've stayed in Wausau, Stevens Point and Plover. What a joy not to have to drive the longer distance and deal with backed up traffic.

It was so refreshing to be able to be at the show in 5 minutes. At the end of a long day at the show, just a short drive to our "home" and we could grab a quick shower to freshen up and then either prepare our evening meal in the well equipped kitchen or grill out in the yard.

An evening bonfire was the perfect way to spend our last night.

Dan and Kathy were very accomodating and a pleasure to deal with. Looking forward to staying here many times in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wauwatosa, WI

Wonderful farmhouse retreat

  • 5 of 5

Charming and surprisingly spacious farmhouse with many nice updates. Spotlessly clean, comfortable and private. Enjoyed exploring the lake and acreage and the abundant wildlife. We'll definitely return.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful bucolic setting

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed for 3 days as we attended a wedding in the area. It was so peaceful we wished we could have stayed longer. Dan and Kathy have made significant restoration to this property but it retains its old farmhouse character. We would like to return sometime in the future and would recommend this property to those seeking a quiet family place to stay in the Waupaca area.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Scottsdale, AZ

Aldo Leopold would have loved this place

  • 5 of 5

This property features a renovated two story farmhouse built circa 1908. The house is clean, comfortable, and comes with an impressive menagerie of visitors: deer, osprey, northern flickers, frogs, turtles and the occasional friendly farm cat. At sunset you can switch off the TV, put down the tablet and smartphone, and obtain an hour or more of entertainment from visiting cervids. We saw deer each evening. The twenty acres surrounding the farmstead are well maintained and feature the following: a sweeping lawn which runs down to a small lake and impressive sunsets; an intimate woods loaded with birds and squirrels; fruit tree stands that draw deer; a tall grass field with narrow footpaths cut through it; a bog and a marsh. This property draws a variety of wildlife and associated sign, and so is a wonderful self-contained ecological microcosm of outdoor Wisconsin. Anyone who enjoys birding, tracking, and studying flora and fauna will find this property a perfect getaway. For the more urban types it should be noted that the property is only minutes away from the quaint settlement of Iola and the city of Stevens Point. The owners, Dan and Kathy Remington, are superb folks. The comments regarding them contained in the other VRBO reviews are spot on.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very thoughtfully laid out place with walking trails through prairie on a large pond.

  • 5 of 5

The first and last impression surrounding this place is RELAX! (It's actually written on a workshop as you pull in). The farmhouse is functionally restored and beautiful with private spaces that do not compromise the community feel of the place. The 20 acres is accessible through mowed paths. There is a canoe and row boat, which we made heavy use of. The hot tub is functional and inviting--again, heavily used. The dining table is beautiful and large enough to host the guests in the home and maybe a few visitors.

3 bedrooms: 1 w king, 1 w queen, 1 w/ twin and full. We were able to put the 3 boys (youngest is 5) in the twin/full room. The surrounding gently hilled, forested roads were great for biking and running.

If you want to relax, whether as 1-2 couples or as a family, this is a great place and the hosts/owners are responsive and accommodating.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wisconsin Gem

  • 5 of 5

First of all, Dan and Kathy made us feel at home immediately...they are the warmest couple you'll ever meet. The sprawling property has endless exploring opportunities. We had 2 families staying at the farmhouse (9 people - 4 adults and 5 kids) and we were very comfortable. Hikes through the property were nature adventures. The kids caught turtles, snakes, frogs and a salamander. Many species of birds visit the property and the private is indeed very good for fishing. The largest fish included a 30 inch pike and a 17 inch bass that was 3 pounds. The kids caught perch, bluegill and small bass from the pier. Not far from the farmhouse is the town of Iola. A short trip for supplies and the Crystal Cafe is a must for homemade meals and the best pies around! The larger town of Waupaca is only 18 miles away if one needs more shopping. Every night we sat around a bonfire and gazed at skies full of stars and saw quite a few meteors shoot by while the kids relaxed in the outdoor hot tub. What a wonderful place. We are very grateful to Dan and Kathy for sharing such a special place. The privacy is incredible. You feel a million miles away from your daily routine and as everyone knows, we all need that once in awhile. That's what a vacation is all about. We came away with many memories we will cherish for years to come.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Appleton (ATW)
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
DJ's, Northern Lights (in Iola)
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Glacier Woods Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Highway 49
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Glacier Woods, Crystals, Old Mill Ice Cream
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Iola Ski Hill
Nearest Beach
9 Miles
Sunset Lake
Car: necessary

The Iola Winter Carnival is held the first weekend of February each year. Enjoy a traditional Norwegian supper, ice sculpting, and ski jumping (held at the Iola Ski Hill).

Iola offers a great fireworks display July 3rd each year.

The Iola Old Car and Swap Meet is held the 2nd weekend in July. Join the more than 100,000 car enthusiasts peruse the 2,200 show cars and 4,400 swap spaces on 300 acres of property.


Rates & Availability

Iola Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 5.5%

The rates being charged are for a maximum of 6 people per night. An additional $25 is charged per person per night after that.

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.
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