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Beautiful Log Home With 700 Feet Of Private Frontage On Kusel Lake

Sleeps26
Bedrooms 10
Bathrooms6
Space 6,000 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

10 Bedrooms, 6 full Bath, Sleeps 24, Waterfront Estate

This large log home features soaring ceilings and fantastic water and woods views. Comfortably sleeps 24 with 6 beautiful baths. Custom kitchen, leather furniture, large screen TV. 700 waterfront feet provide rare privacy on a sand bottom, clear lake. Great swimming, skiing boating, tubing, canoeing and fishing. Enjoy a day on the water followed by grilling on the 2 tiered deck overlooking the lake followed by a campfire on the flagstone patio. Great hiking, biking and wildlife viewing. Many golf courses available within 20 minute drive. Sorry, but no pets. A family member is highly allergic to pet dander.


Owner
Dave Winkel
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
June 26, 2017

What makes this estate unique

I bought a campfire girls camp in 1995 that was 60 acres on two lakes. I kept the best 20 acres and the best 400 feet of water frontage and built a large log home for my 5 daughters and large extended family in 2000. Now that my daughters are grown and spread out I decided to share some of the beauty of this wonderful place. I recently purchased the 110 acres adjacent to my property that has over 1000 feet of additional lake frontage.

Amenities

Wild Rose Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 26
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
  • 6 full bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 26
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , master with attached bath and wirlpool tub
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2nd floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 2nd floor
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 2nd floor
    Bedroom 5 - 1 bunk bed , double on bottom and single on top, 2nd floor
    Bedroom 6 - 1 bunk bed , double on bottom single on top. 2nd floor
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen , walk out lower level
    Bedroom 8 - 1 queen , walk out lower level
    Bedroom 9 - 1 queen , walk out lower level
    Bedroom 10 - 1 queen , walk out lower level
    Bedroom 11 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , pull out quenn couch in lower level family room
  • 10 bedrooms with various size beds plus a queen pull out coach
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 12 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Log Home With 700 Feet Of Private Frontage On Kusel Lake
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews
5

Great stay!!

  • 5 of 5

This property is wonderful in more ways than one! The premises are neat and clean and provided our group a private seclusion while still enjoying our time outside. Lots of nature to go walking and enjoyed sitting down by the lake. Everything we needed was included in our stay and all of the bedrooms and bathrooms were perfect for everyone to have their own space. Dave was easy to work with and always available for communication if we had any questions. Will definitely be back again! Highly recommended!!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm always happy when guests have a great time! Travis and his group were excellent guests.
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San Francisco
5

A lovely stay in the most beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for a wonderful stay at your beautiful home! David's log cabin is a one-of-a-kind, beautiful home in a tranquil lake setting. The pictures on his vrbo page do not do the home justice. It is built to the highest standards, with high-end finishings and details. The setting on the quiet and tranquil lake perfectly complements the home. We enjoyed the evening sunset on the back patio with wine. David was very responsive and kind. He checked us into the property and showed us around, and was available throughout our stay if we needed anything. We stayed with a group of friends but this home would be perfect for a large family get together as well. Thanks for the lovely stay!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful weekend!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a 4 day weekend stay, arrived Jan. 13th, left on the 16th, there was 25 of us, plenty of room, a good time was had by all, and would highly recommend!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed every aspect of our vacation, the home was beautiful, very clean and we found everything we needed. Our family remarked how relaxing and peaceful it was and we had ample room for everyone. We will be going back next year. Dave was wonderful to work with.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3

Roomy but website was deceiving

  • 3 of 5

The setting for this home is picturesque and fairly private, although we went at Thanksgiving when the lake was pretty deserted. It is quite a ways from a main highway for those coming from out of state. It is a large area that was great for our gathering, although upon entry it was worn and not as clean as we hoped. We were a little angry upon our arrival to note that the 14th bedroom had now become an office, as we had a large party and had spent quite some time making sure everyone had a comfortable and private place to stay. Our first evening together was spent trying to shift people without upsetting anyone, knowing we were all paying the same for less than equal facilities. We had couples bunking with children and children in the living areas sleeping which was not the original plan. That really put a damper on our stay. Also note the bunk beds are not comfortable for adults.

The kitchen was great for making meals with that large a bunch and note when renting the cleaning fee clause. We were under the impression that if we left the place in good shape, stripped the beds and brought everything down to the laundry room, we would get our whole deposit back. Evidently, unless you clean the whole house and wait for 13 bedrooms full of sheets and towels to wash and to put away, remaking the bed - cleaning the showers and bathrooms - vacuuming and mopping - all before checkout time of 11 am-you will be charged a cleaning fee that will come out of your deposit. That explains why the place was not as clean as we felt it should be. We assumed that the cleaning was part of our rental fee - like a hotel or resort.

The living room was perfect for visiting and it was nice that the pool table was downstairs. The website also said there were gaming systems and games but none to be found. It appears the website needs some updating. We enjoyed our visit but these are things you should be aware of before renting and signing the contract.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Although I respect every quest's right to their opinion, it is disappointing that this quest obviously got her websites and facts confused. 1. My home is advertised as 10 bedrooms, not 14 as the quest claims. The office was never a bedroom, but is in addition to the 10 advertised bedrooms. The website accurately contains the type of beds in each bedroom and states there are two bedrooms with bunk beds. Why this quest would have thought there are 14 bedrooms for her group of 24 is unknown. 2. Being from MN this quest should be aware that Wisconsin lakes at Thanksgiving would be frozen or near freezing , and there would be no boats or canoes on it. Why she would comment that the lake was deserted is unknown. 3. The location of my lake home is clearly set forth on the website, as is a potential quest's ability to look on any mapping website to see where it is located before booking it. Although my home's privacy is one of its many assets, it is located only a short distance from Wisconsin's main east-west highway. Why this quest would complain about the home's location when she can look it up before booking is unknown. 4. The comment on my home being worn and dirty is as inaccurate as this quest's other comments. I personally check- in all quests, and about 90% comment to me that the home does not look worn in any way and is nicer in person than the pictures depict. I use professional cleaners and always check their work. The home is always clean and ready for quests. 5. The cleaning fee is not only stated on the website as $17.50 per hour and averages $175, but it is also clearly stated in the contract that every quest signs. Why this quest "assumes" there is no cleaning fee is most disturbing, since I also clearly stated it to her in my emails when she inquired before signing the rental contract. I should note that her cleaning fee came to $170, or about the average stated on the site and on the contract. 6. There is a whole cabinet of games. This quest never telephoned or emailed me from the cabin asking its location if her group could not find it. What is perplexing is that this guest left me a note that they had a wonderful time and wished to come back in the summer when the lake was not frozen. Apparently when she received her security deposit back that had the $170 cleaning fee deducted per the contract, she decided to write an inaccurate review. I take great pride in my lake home and the fact that most quests desire to return.
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Minneapolis, MN
5

Absolutely fabulous place for a large family vacation

  • 5 of 5

My parents, siblings, their children, great grandchildren and other relatives either stayed here or visited for an afternoon during our week-long vacation stay. The house is huge, beautiful, and comfortable. It provides everything a group would want or need for a large family vacation. The lake is small and shallow, but we had lots of fun swimming (especially the little ones because it was shallow, warm and sandy) and fishing. The owner, Dave, was very accommodating and helpful. I would HIGHLY recommend this rental to any family. I only wish we could make it a yearly event!!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Wild Rose
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Across the lake
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Wautoma and Wapaca have great golf
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Across the lake
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
nordic mountain, Mt. Morris
Nearest Beach
20 Metres
Home has great beach
Car: necessary

Central Wisconsin convenience with that up north feeling

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Rates & Availability

Wild Rose Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2017
May 26 2017 - Sep 11 2017
5 night minimum stay
$950
 
 
fall 2017
Sep 12 2017 - Nov 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
$595
 
 
thanksgiving 2017
Nov 23 2017 - Nov 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$850
 
 
fall 2017
Nov 29 2017 - Dec 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
$595
 
 
christmas 2017
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
$900
 
 
winter 2018
Jan 3 2018 - May 25 2018
3 night minimum stay
$595
 
 
summer 2018
May 26 2018 - Sep 10 2018
5 night minimum stay
$995
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Refundable damage deposit $1,500
Tax Rate 5.5%

Monday to Friday or Sunday to Friday stays receive a discount rate of $800 per night for 2016. There is a cleaning fee of $17.50/hour that is taken out of your security deposit. It usually runs about $175. Security deposit is $750 for three nights and $1500 for 5 days or more. I add 2.5 % for credit card payments to off-set my fees. If you cancel I will refund your money less $500 re-booking fee only if a new renter books. Holiday rates are the same as summer rates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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