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Dan and Kathy

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Quiet Farmhouse on Private Lake and 20 Acres...

23 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Iola Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

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.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Dan and Kathy (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

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!

Reviews

5
based on 23 traveler reviews

Quiet Farmhouse on Private Lake and 20 Acres...
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews
5

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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Fantastic Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

This farmhouse is a hidden gem! The restorations have been flawlessly done and make this house a home you would love to live in. Everything you needed beyond your food and drink was generously provided. It made celebrating my siblings 65th birthday a total delight. Thank you Dan and Kathy for sharing your hidden beauty (and obvious years of labor and love) with us!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a girls getaway. The place is a little gem. Everything is exactly as described. The premises are well maintained and very clean. We were met by the owners when we arrived which is a nice touch. If you are looking for place to get away and relax this is the perfect setting. Sunsets over the lake are beautiful, as well as the night sky with all its stars. I would recommend this property and we are planning to go back again.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Great stay, clean home, well kept huge land

  • 5 of 5

My family really enjoyed our stay. The home was well maintained and clean. We enjoyed walking the trails and having a fire at night. Inside is very spacious so if we needed to be indoors we would have had plenty of room.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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What a great time

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the farmhouse was very nice! My son and I love to fish and even though we had to work a bit to get the boat to the main part of the lake it was all worth it. The lake is very nice and we caught a nice amount of fish.

The farmhouse lives up to its name. It was clean and quiet. Beds were comfortable and the little bit of technology that's there is perfect to get by.

All in all we had a wonderful time and Kathy and Dan are truly wonderful folks!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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absolutely wonderful

  • 5 of 5

The property was even more beautiful then expected. We had 3 couples total and there was plenty of room for all. The farm house is beautifully restored. The only thing I wish is there was access to the lake by foot.

Would come again. Owners were very accommodating. Thanks for sharing your hideaway.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Map

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.

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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
 
Memorial Day
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$230
 
 
4th of July
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$230
 
 
Car Show
Jul 6 2017 - Jul 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
$230
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$210
$1,470
$5,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Cleaning Fee $100
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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Amenities

Iola Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • 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 ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1.5
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size bed (1), Queen Bed (1), Double Bed (1), Twin (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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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