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Beautiful Executive Lake Home on Peninsula with 657 ft Lake Frontage

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

657 feet lake frontage on Spider Lake surrounded by 2 acres of tall pine trees

Welcome to our paradise in the northwoods! We are located on a secluded lake peninsula. Enjoy a morning cup of coffee on our beautiful deck overlooking the clear waters of Spider Lake in Mercer, the premier lake in Northern Wisconsin. Walk down the stairs to your personal dock and take your boat out to fish, tube, ski or whatever your pleasure. Stroll our 657 feet of private lake frontage and enjoy an evening bonfire at the lake's edge. Summer or winter, our lake lodge offers you all the comforts of an upscale resort with the privacy you desire.

With over 3,000 sq ft of finished living space you have plenty of room to spread out and enjoy your stay. We have decorated our home with beautiful rustic log furnishings. We have three bedrooms and a bonus room that will accommodate eight adults. The house also has three full bathrooms, two stone fireplaces, a finished entertainment area that includes a large screen TV, shuffle board table and bar for your enjoyment. The kitchen is fully supplied for all your culinary needs. A washer and dryer are provided for you convenience. Three seasons room and large outdoor deck with gas grill.

If you are looking for wildlife our guests normally see, deer, turkey, bald eagles, loons, flying squirrels, pileated woodpeckers and more... Our retreat offers our guests the privacy they want while only being 5 miles from stores and restaurants of downtown Mercer.

Please click on our VIDEO to see more of this beautiful lake home.


If you love those aspects of a vacation that can delight and motivate you, that can rekindle the wonder, the passion, the fun & excitement of life, then the quality & amenities of our lake retreat and the beautiful vibrant natural treasures that surround it will be the correct prescription for you. Add to these delights the large variety of engaging and pleasurable activities in the vicinity of our lodging and you have a recipe for the perfect vacation.

All of these enlivening features assure that our guests will leave Tall Pines with a rejuvenated, positive energy and refreshing outlook on life.

Come...Let us help show you the way to fulfill your vacation dreams.

More Details

Property Manager
Tim & Lisa Wightman
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 24, 2017

About Tim & Lisa Wightman

We are a family of 8 who love everything about the outdoors. There is no better place to enjoy summer and winter activities than the Northwoods of Wisconsin.

Tim & Lisa Wightman purchased this house in 2013

Why Tim & Lisa Wightman chose Northern Wisconsin

We have been enjoying summer and winter vacations in the Manitowish Waters/Mercer area for over 20 years. We have been looking for the perfect home for our family of 8 to enjoy. When we found Tall Pines, we knew it would be the perfect vacation retreat for our family, friends and future renters.

What makes this house unique

We fell in love with the 657 feet of beautiful lake frontage on secluded 2 acres surrounded by tall pine trees. Being at the top of the hill looking down on the lake provides fantastic views.

The house is very comfortable and spacious with plenty of room for a large family.

Guestbook comments from the manager

I have surveyed several sites and probably a few hundred vacation properties. This property, by far, met and exceeded all of my needs. I am looking forward to August!!
Jan 2016
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Mercer House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 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
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 13 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Guest Bathroom - toilet , shower , Main Level
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Lower Level
    Master Bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Master Bath
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Main Level
    Guest Bedroom - 1 queen , Main Level
    Guest Bedroom - 1 queen , Lower Level
    Bunk Room - 1 bunk bed , Lower Level
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
We have installed a house generator that will provide power in case of electrical service disruption.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(56 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Executive Lake Home on Peninsula with 657 ft Lake Frontage
average rating of 4.910714 based on 58 reviews

Beautiful and Exceptionally Clean with Amazing Views!

  • 5 of 5

We were greeted by the Property Manager Diana and she walked us through everything and let us know that if we needed anything to give her a call. The house was exceptionally clean and well taken care of. We loved the scenery and sitting on the deck for morning coffee. We will definitely rent this property again! Thank you for everything!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic long weekend!

  • 5 of 5

Six of us (all adults) stayed at this property for a long weekend of snowmobiling. The house met our every need -- location, cleanliness, amenities...I could go on and on. The property owners and the manager were responsive and easy to work with. Highly recommend this property. I hope to return again soon!

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property in a secluded setting....remarkable!!

  • 5 of 5

I could go on and on about our experience of this past weekend. Tim & Lisa have a great home away from home.... To say the least. To rent it out to strangers an to put trust/faith into people, speaks loudly of who they are. Thanks again for allowing our snowmobiling crew to rest in your home (even if there wasn't good snow conditions-the cabin was a great place to hang out)

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The property is simply magnificent with a great location and breathtaking views. If you enjoy quiet, cleanliness, and an elegant décor, this place is for you!! We will definitely be back again.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Warrenville, IL

Perfect. Gorgeous. Will be back.

  • 5 of 5

Cabin was pristine in a very secluded setting but still accessible and not too far off the beaten path. Owner and property manager made everything very easy for us. Will be back for sure!

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home - Immaculate Condition!

  • 5 of 5

This home is well crafted and very clean. We enjoyed our stay very much. With a 6 place trailer we had to back up the driveway, which is the ONLY drawback for this property. Easy access to snowmobile trails and Mercer. Great restaurants available in Manitowish Waters. We will stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Manitowish Waters Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Multiple in Mercer, Manitowish Waters, Winchester
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Tahoe Lynx Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
US 51
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Multiple in Mercer, Manitowish Waters, Winchester
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Indian Mountain, Big PowderHorn, Blackjack
Car: necessary

Fishing and boating on Spider Lake right from your own private dock - 352 acres and 49 feet deep. Species of fish include walleye, muskie, northern pike, smallmouth bass and panfish. ******************** Paddling the Turtle River - Connects 17 different lakes including Spider, many launching and landing locations, 27 miles of intermediate paddling, Class I and II rapids. ******************** Hiking, Biking, X-Country Skiing & Snowshoe on the MECCA Trail System - The trails are open year round for hiking and biking in the summer and offers 28km of cross country trails for skiing and snowshoeing. ******************** Waterfalls - You will find 11 waterfalls in the surrounding areas. Some are easily accessible while others are located off the beaten path.

******************* Hunting - Big game of white-tailed deer and black bear to the smaller game of wild turkey, grouse and waterfowl. Public hunting grounds consist of over 377,000 acres throughout the county. ******************** ATV/UTV - Largest All Terrain Vehicle trail system in Wisconsin, with over 250 miles of picturesque and demanding trails. During the winter, ATV's are welcome on most Iron County snowmobile trails. ******************** Alpine Skiing - Four major downhill ski areas for your pleasure; Big Powderhorn, Blackjack, Whitecap and Indianhead Mountains. ******************** Snowmobiling - 450 miles of groomed and signed trails and 200 inches of snowfall during snowmobiling season - the stage is set for another great season. ******************** Memorial Weekend ATV Rally features trail riding and poker run during the spring bloom. ******************** June - Lupine Junefest Bike Tour event is a ride, not a race and is part of an all-day festival that encourages outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy the Northwoods & the native spring wildflowers. Distances of 10, 26, 28 or 48 miles along paved roads. ******************** July 4 - Mercer's 4th of July Celebration has the best fireworks display in the Northwoods, a parade, games, food, arts/crafts and live music. ******************** August - Annual Loon Day Arts and Craft Show featuring over 250 vendors, flea market, food, kids games, music and the famous Loon Calling Contest. ******************** October - Pumpkin Run ATV Rally features trail riding and poker run during a fabulous changing of the fall colors.


Rates & Availability

Mercer House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
Jun 10 2017 - Aug 25 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
July 4th Week 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Labor Day Week 2017
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Winter 2017
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Holiday 2017
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.0%

$500 Security Deposit Refunded Within 14 Days of Rental if No Damage.
3% Credit Card Processing Fee if not paid by check or PayPal.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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