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Jim Woodward

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french

Woodward Cabin #2 with boat house

40 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Come and relax while you discover nature at its finest at our cabins at Lake Wabaunsee. Lake Wabaunsee is a beautiful, clear, spring-fed lake in Northeast Kansas.

This cabin is a completely furnished luxury cabin that sleeps six on the upper level. The upper level features three bedrooms, two full bathrooms (including an in-suite bathroom in the master bedroom), a spacious living room, an eat-in kitchen, a laundry room with a full-size washer and dryer, a front entry porch, and a spacious back deck with a scenic lake view.

An added bonus for this cabin is the boat house. This space has a rustic feel to it and features a loft with three queen-sized air mattresses. This makes an for ideal location in which teenagers can hang out.

Have more than six in your group? No problem-- the lower level features an additional bedroom and bathroom, as well as a living, dining, and kitchen area. It also features covered and open-air decks which overlook the lake. The lower level can accommodate an additional four people comfortably.

This cabin is located at an ideal spot on the lake to watch the slow parade of boats that cruise around the lake. This cabin and boathouse are in a 'no wake' cove across from the free swimming beach. The docks provide easy access to boats for the passengers.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jim Woodward (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french

About Jim Woodward

(Picture to the left is a Spring motorcycle ride on Skyline Road)

My wife, Mary, and I enjoy outdoor activities, meeting people, and sharing our place. We love the Flint Hills and Lake Wabaunsee.

We have the cabin to help us create good memories. We hope you will come visit and create some good memories of your own.

Jim Woodward purchased this house in 2000

Why Jim Woodward chose Kansas

Lake Wabaunsee is 30 minutes from our home. I first went to the lake on a fishing trip with my dad when I was 10. I had a great time and caught my fill of sunfish. It continues to be a good place to create great memories. There is something enchanting about the lake. It renews us both mentally and physically when we spend time here; it is the perfect break from the stress of everyday life.

What makes this house unique

A trip to Lake Wabaunsee is like going back in time, a more simple and peaceful time.


based on 40 traveler reviews

Woodward Cabin #2 with boat house
average rating of 4.675 based on 40 reviews

We love this lake Wabunsee lake house

  • 5 of 5

We had stayed at one of Jim's other rentals next door a few years back. We also loved that property when it was just our family of 3. This time we had extra family along, 4 adults and 2 young children. We had plenty of room and it was nice to have separate living areas as well as 2 kitchens. We really loved the boat house and spent a lot of time down there. Swimming, floating and taking our canoe out. We will be back again!! The sunsets and sunrises are just amazing from the boat house!!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words about the cabin/house on the lake. To say boat house really doesn't say how cool the "like a living room on the water". We are glad you enjoyed it like we do!
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AMAZING location!!

  • 5 of 5

Jim was SO amazing to work with!!! The houses were perfectly located, well stocked, beautifully furnished, very honey, inviting, neighbors were great!!! This was an AWESOME getaway!!! We will definitely be returning!!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lindsay, It really pleases me that you and your 29 female guests were so happy with all 4 of our cabins! Thanks for your great comments. Jim
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Great Spot for Family Time!

  • 5 of 5

The space is great. Well set up to grill and prep meals. The boathouse and kayaks made for easy access to the water. Jim was extremely accommodating – from getting our dates set to bringing in a firepit for our stay. I would definitely recommend this spot!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for an

  • 4 of 5

A well set up cabin with plenty of room. 3 full bathrooms make it a great place for medium sized groups. We spent a lot of time outside on 1 of the 2 decks. The kitchen is well stocked with dishes and meal prep essentials.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful getaway

  • 5 of 5

Took our staff retreat here - Jim was very accommodating and the perfect host. We hope to be back year after year!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Therese, Thanks so much! I hope you bring your staff back again next year! Jim
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  • 2 of 5

Unique location for a getaway. Cabin and area was quiet and nice. We had limited information about the cabin and few pictures to prep for expectations. (a good website could do wonders for your advertising business).. There was an extensive water leak in the plumbing from an upstairs bathroom cause a huge mess in the basement when we arrived. The owner made no effort to clean it up, give us a reduced rate or even warn us of it... fans running in standing water with the stink of mildew/mold... ridiculous... we made the best of that...

We were told there was a fire pit, so we brought wood... No fire pit... there is over 100 steps (wooden stairway)to the water/boat house, that is quite a trek up and down for anyone hoping to have easy access (not exactly what we were expecting). We spent the majority of our time at the boat house near the water which was pretty cool... But the boat house was quite dirty, and not in any condition to sleep in... (not well maintained) Just several things that were not really disclosed anywhere and came to a surprise to us I guess.

We made the best of our visit. The lake was very pleasant, we caught fish, skied, floated, tubed, kayaked and had a good time. Just be sure you inquire about any questions you have, DON'T ASSUME ANYTHING.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry we had a busy summer and had a plumbing problem that two local workers couldn't solve. We had to get my plumber from Topeka to come out on the weekend to solve it.
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
north shore
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
wabaunsee pines
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
north shore
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
across the cove
Car: recommended

Lake Wabaunsee is located on Kansas 4 highway. This is locally known as a scenic, native stone highway; it is popular for motorcyclists as the highway winds through the beautiful flint hills.

Lake Wabaunsee is 40 miles southwest of Topeka. It is also about 40 miles from Manhattan and Emporia.


Rates & Availability

Lake Wabaunsee House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer time
May 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
Fourth of July
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

maintenance repaair $60
refundable clean up fee $100

There is a lower level that is available for $50/night for groups larger than 6. The lower level has a another master bedroom with a queen bed and bath. There is an additional living room with a queen size pull out couch. It has a see-through gas fire place, separate kitchen and pool table. It is essentially another apartment. It is available if you need the room.

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Kansas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , with master bathroom attatched
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , a shared bathroom adjacent
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , bathroom adjacent
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , This bedroom is on the lower level
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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