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Private, Renovated Lakefront Cottage, Lake Namakagon, Chequamegon Nat. Forest

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, Newly Renovated Lake-front Cottage with Full Amenities + Fireplace

Serendipity Cottage/Cabin at Cable, Wisconsin

3 bedroom cottage on the lakeshore of Lake Namakagon's Mumm's Bay. Perched only feet from the lakeshore, this private location offers a panoramic lake view, sandy lake bottom for good swimming, stand-up paddleboards (SUPs & kayaks available - inquire when reserving), lakeside fire pit and private dock for easy access to these popular fishing and recreational waters.

Enjoy quiet campfires and the sounds of the waves breaking on the shore with the Loons in the quiet background. A private dock (pier) and nice seclusion make this a pristine choice!

Inside, cozy up around the fire in the great room on the large sectional. On rainy days, enjoy the entertainment system with Apple TV, blue-tooth enabled sound bar, and DVD player. Access the high-speed Wi-Fi from all the rooms. Or choose from our selection of games and puzzles for all ages!

Open kitchen, updated appliances, dishwasher and all the kitchen electronics and dishes you need to easily entertain.

Cozy beds + bedding in all rooms and plenty of sleeping spaces for the whole crew! The updated bathroom is elegant and includes all modern amenities. (Just bring your own towels.)

Outside, access all the outdoor sports and recreation you can imagine! From biking to fishing to cross-country skiing, the Cable/Hayward area provides miles of the best off-road trails in the midwest!

Serendipity is smack dab in the heart of some of Wisconsin’s best mountain biking single track, snowmobiling, cross country skiing and snowshoeing! Ride your snowmobile to the front door of your cottage rental when you stay at Serendipity! Easy access to Snowmobile Trail #8 and the trails around Lake Namakagon. Some of the most beautiful and challenging X-C ski trails in the Cable, Wisconsin Area and in the State of Wisconsin are only minutes from Serendipity, including the Rock Lake cross-country ski trails, Namekagon Ski Trail and the world-renowned American Birkebeiner Ski Trail.

Lake Namakagon is the tenth largest natural lake in Wisconsin. *Serendipity* cottage is located on the shoreline of Picnic Point on Mumm's Bay. One of only three Wisconsin lakes to be managed as a trophy musky lake, Lake Namakagon is a fisherman’s paradise. We regularly see musky catches of 40” or more! This lake also offers abundant walleye, bass, northern pike, crappies and pan fish.

Boat Rental:

There are numerous options for boat (and pontoon) rentals on Lake Namakagon:

Charlie Best also does pontoon rentals on Lake Namakagon (

If you'd like the Water Fun Package (includes 2 stand-up paddleboards + 2 kayaks + large tube) please let us know when requesting reservation and fee will be added to invoice before processing. The flat fee is $200 for unlimited use during your stay. Please inquire.

More Details

Jason & Colette
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 10, 2018

About Jason & Colette

Jason first fell in love with this home when he rented it from the previous owners! He had spent years visiting the Cable area for the Birkebeiner, Fat Tire, and to enjoy all the amazing outdoor recreation. He particularly loved Lake Namakogon - one of the most pristine and beautiful lakes Northwestern Wisconsin has to offer - and the privacy of this property. So when we randomly found out the previous owners were moving south and the cabin was up for sale, it felt like serendipity!

We were so excited to move into our little piece of paradise! We enjoy the privacy of our cabin, and love coming here year-round. The cabin has been recently renovated, with updated amenities and everything you could possibly need. The style is modern rustic, with beautiful countertops and fireplace, vaulted ceiling, updated wood interior, and plenty of Northwoods style decorations.

Sitting in one of the calmest areas on the lake, Mumm's Bay is known for fantastic fishing. The cabin is 25' from the water, so you're constantly reminded of nature's beauty, whether cooking, dining or relaxing. A great family stay for sure!

We are so excited to welcome you to our slice of heaven!

Jason & Colette purchased this cabin in 2015

Why Jason & Colette chose Cable

Great cottage style retreat, Lakefront property, with dock & great fishing. Shallow and level swimming. Private location on Mumm's Bay on beautiful Lake Namakagon in the Chequamegon Forest. Close to restaurants and shopping. Very clean with modern appliances. Kid friendly.


Cable Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full bathroom with bathtub/shower. Updated granite counter top and flooring.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Bunk + Twin => 3 Twin sleeping spaces
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 bunk bed , Bunk with a Double Bottom + Twin Top => 3 sleeping space
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
2 SUPs + 2 Kayakes available for rental from us directly (pay at time of booking). Please be sure to include your interest in your reservation inquiry. Boats, bikes, atvs, etc. can be rented locally. Please bring your own towels.


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Private, Renovated Lakefront Cottage, Lake Namakagon, Chequamegon Nat. Forest
average rating of 4.909091 based on 22 reviews

A little slice of heaven!

  • 5 of 5

Serendipity was everything we had hoped for and more! Beautiful cottage on gorgeous Lake Namakagon! The fishing, kayaking, and stand-up paddle boarding were superb. The cottage is located on Mumm's Bay, so although Lake Namakagon is large, it was very quiet at this location. The cottage was well appointed, with a fully stocked kitchen, charcoal grill, fire pit, great dock, and stunning lakefront views out the living room and kitchen windows. The open floor plan was ideal and the sandy bottom and level frontage were a plus. We hope to come again and will highly recommend it to all our family and friends!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Kathryn! We loved having you & hope to have you stay with us again!
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Great Place!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay here for snowmobiling! Just a heads up... when renting make note that there are no towels, it is clearly stated on rental agreement. i was the un attentive husband that didn't relay this to his wife!!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Snowmobile trip, great location!

  • 5 of 5

Quick weekend getaway Great Lake perfect location to go snowmobiling

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review Ryan. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you'll be back in the future!
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Clean, renovated, comfortable, great for kids.

  • 5 of 5

Cabin was extremely clean and felt almost new inside. Had all of the amenities you'll ever need. Having nice furniture and wifi was great since it was chilly outside. We were still able to play with the kids along the shoreline. Being that close to the water was very relaxing. The kids enjoyed watching the wildlife. Thanks for sharing your place, hope to return during warmer weather!

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review Luke. We’re so glad you & your family enjoyed your stay! We’d love to welcome you back during warmer weather, too.
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Comforts of home... at the lake!!

  • 5 of 5

Nicely decorated and furnished cabin for a long weekend! Close to the water and convenient and quiet location on the lake. Lots of games for our rain day.. perfect spot in any weather... Thanks

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review! Was great having you & hope you can visit again in the future.
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Quaint, private, and hassle free time away

  • 4 of 5

The cabin is very easy to find and is in a secluded bay. There were maybe 10-15 cabins in the entire bay, of which we saw very little activity. It seemed we had the bay to ourselves.

The water is about 4' deep around the entire edges of the bay and goes out quite aways, before quickly dropping to 18-20' toward the center areas.

The cabin is pretty straightforward - 3 bedrooms as you walk-in, a bathroom, a large living area to the right and kitchen to the left.

The decor is nicely done and not overdone. Whimsical signs and phrases, nothing tacky or distasteful.

There was plenty of seating both in the house and outdoor chairs available in screened in patio. There were also plenty of daily items you might be looking for: salt/pepper, dish soap, paper towels, etc.

The board game selection was fun - the sort of games we don't own, but played in the past. Easy rules and fast games, just easy fun - we played a game each night.

There were DVD's provided as well - mostly teen to adult selections, but you can always bring your own too. They had Garfield and Marmaduke - so we did have something to put on for the kids after a long day of swimming, boating, and fishing.

The lake itself is sprawling (we got lost for over an hour at one point) - we later discovered maps in the house that would have been good to look at before we went out :) - we had no idea how similar it would all look once we got to the North part of the lake.

Very minor gripes and nothing to dissuade someone from staying - the kitchen sink was a bit odd, you either get very slow running water, or very fast water if you hit the spray nozzle button. Maybe there was a trick, but we adjusted and made it work. Shower drained slowly and Jason/Colette said they'd get that info to their cleaner to remedy.

The property itself is long and clean. There is a neighbor on the one side, but there was no activity, and if there were, I think the trees and general respect would have shielded any noise. The other side is trees only. It runs long, a few hundred feet from drive to lake.

The dock is newer, is even, & quite long - made for plenty of dock fishing room.

5 minutes North is the Loon Saloon - groceries, bait, and good pub food. 10 minutes South are the Garmisch and Lakewoods resorts,

Overall we had a great time and it was hard to leave. We would recommend the cabin and property to others interested in a quiet space that has all you need to enjoy time away from city life.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review, Michael! Glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to have your family stay with us again.
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Serendipity Cabin is located on Mumm's Bay in the beautiful Chequamegon National Forest. This lakefront cottage looks out onto the gorgeous, secluded Lake Namakagon, one of the best all-around fishing lakes in Wisconsin. It's home to numerous sports activities - quoted as the best mountain biking in the midwest by International Mountain Biking Assoc. Cable is also host to the legendary American Birkebeiner and Fat Tire Bike Race.

In Summer, enjoy mountain biking, golfing, hiking, canoeing, fishing, boating, bonfires, swimming and stand-up paddle (SUP) boarding (there are a pair of SUPs & kayaks available for you to rent if keen - please inquire when reserving).

In Fall, experience the legendary changing of the colors of the Northwoods and the best in hiking, cycling, hunting and fishing.

In Winter, experience snowmobiling, snowshoeing, fat-tire biking, ice-fishing and cross-country skiing on the best trails in the world!

In Springtime, experience hiking, bird-watching, exploring the Chequamegon National Forest and relaxing with family and friends.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Inquire for SUPs/Kayaks $0
Tax Rate 9.5%

Credit cards accepted (not American Express). If you'd like the Water Fun Package (ubckydes 2 stand-up paddleboards, 2 kayaks, large tube) please let us know in comments when requesting reservation and fee will be added to invoice before processing.
$500 refundable deposit is required with signed contract. Rental is not complete nor confirmed until paid in full. It's first come, first serve. Whoever signs contract & pays in full, gets the rental. No verbal holds will be honored. All doors and windows must be secured and locked or damage deposit may be forfeited. NO PETS!!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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