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Lake Wanahoo Luxury Cabin!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,400 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Luxury Retreat With Awesome Views of Lake Wanahoo

This luxury cabin is located on Spencer Hill, a secluded treed acreage conveniently located just 30 minutes from Omaha or Lincoln and footsteps away from Lake Wanahoo. This splendid retreat is ideal for couples, families, business or social gatherings or anyone wanting to get away from the hectic pace of life.

Due to parking and bathroom restrictions we limit events to 30 people or less. Because of our desire to offer solitude for others we are no longer booking weddings.

The cabin features a 2400 sq. ft. open floor plan decorated with modern/rustic furnishings, knotty pine cathedral ceilings, reclaimed antique barn wood flooring and granite countertops. The 3 bedrooms/3 baths are appointed with luxury linens. The 4+ acre property is 600 ft. from Lake Wanahoo which offers biking, hiking, kayaking, fishing and is a bird watcher's paradise!

The cabin is situated on 4.5 beautifully landscaped acres with complete privacy. Many large windows offer awesome views of Lake Wanahoo. The only noise is that of Mother Nature and an occasional crowing rooster. A tepee is situated on the property and is a great place for telling stories to the little ones in the dark!

Guests will have full access to the cabin which includes 3 levels:

Main floor has a fully equipped kitchen, a great room with dining capacity for 10-20 and amazing views of the lake, a gas fireplace, a master bedroom with a queen size log bed. The deck is accessible from the great room and master bedroom and is equipped with a Weber stainless steel gas grill and has dining capacity for 6-10.

The cozy loft features knotty pine ceilings and is furnished with a king size bed. The loft has a full bath, 2 built-in bunks (1 is child size), a small deck for enjoying your morning coffee and a small hideout for the kids.

The lower level has more large windows with views of the lake, a bedroom with 2 sets of bunk beds (top are for 80 pounds or less) a full bath and a flat screen television with a DVD player and DIRECTV. There is also a full size sofa sleeper for extra guests. The walkout is to a patio equipped with a Weber charcoal grill and has dining capacity for 6. There is a fire pit adjacent to the patio with firewood and skewers for roasting marshmallows.

Music is available through a SONOS adapter and can be heard throughout the cabin and outdoors via built in speakers.

The quiet town of Wahoo is located 1 mile south and offers many conveniences from fast food to restaurants, banks, a bakery and two grocery stores. The town also has an 18-hole golf course, a large park and swimming pool and is the site of the Saunders County Fair. Omaha's world class Henry Doorly Zoo, the College World Series and the annual Berkshire Hathaway meeting are an hour's drive away. The Wahoo Municipal Airport is also located just 1 mile east.

We are sorry but due to allergy issues we cannot accommodate pets. We also do not permit smoking or excessive drinking on the premises at any time.

More Details

Rick & Linda
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 11, 2018

About Rick & Linda

Rick and Linda are a blended family with 4 children and 11 grandchildren. Rick grew up in Wahoo and Linda in Springfield. We now live in Omaha and enjoy dining out, playing tennis and traveling.

Rick & Linda purchased this cabin in 2012

Why Rick & Linda chose Wahoo

This wonderful parcel of land was purchased by Rick and his father, Spencer Dorothy, over 40 years ago to be used as a borrow site for their excavating business. At that time it was a hill of farmland. Spencer passed away in 1997, a few years before discussions of a dam being built for flood control. We hope that developing 'Spencer Hill' and sharing it with families around the country for their special gatherings, honors his life.

What makes this cabin unique

The views of the lake are what prompted the building of this first cabin on Spencer Hill. Wanting a special rustic feeling, we chose various woods for the finishing. The decks are perfect for birdwatching and provide a private, quiet relaxing place to reflect with God and view nature.


Wahoo Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Loft bathroom is rustic with knotty pine ceiling.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Lower level bathroom has granite countertops.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main floor bathroom is adjacent to master bedroom.
  • A bathroom is located on each of the 3 levels.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , This has an adjoining deck & awesome views of the sunrise!
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 1 child bed , Loft has 1 king bed and 2 built in bunks.
    Family room - 1 double , Family room has full size sofa sleeper.
    Bedroom 3 - 4 bunk bed , 2 sets bunkbeds (top bunks for children under 80 lbs.)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
Several of our groups have hired a private chef. Contact Linda for more details.


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Lake Wanahoo Luxury Cabin!
average rating of 5.0 based on 64 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Spencer Hill is pure luxury with a country feel. I have stayed in many places through online rental sites and this one is top notch.

We didn't want to leave.

Gorgeous setting. Very tasteful and fun decor.

Plenty of space for everyone and so well thought out.

I highly recommend Spencer Hill.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Karen, for your nice comments. It's always fun to share our place with a group of girlfriends, as it seems they get a chance to catch up on each other's lives while enjoying the peaceful surroundings at Spencer Hill. We hope you will come back again! Warm regards, Rick & Linda
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Incredible place.

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed in many VRBO locations-- from Alaska, to Utah, to Colorado, to Wyoming--and I think this might be my favorite.

It is true luxury with a country feel.

Hope to return someday!

A wonderful place!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Well built home with excellent views of and a short walk to lake Wanahoo!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Spencer Hill. The windows offered great views of the lake and when the adults wanted to cool off inside they helped us keep eyes on our littles. The trail down to the lake was very convenient and easy to use. The cabin itself is very well built and feels warm the moment you walk in. Additionally, the close proximity to Wahoo made picking up supplies very easy. Overall, a great experience!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: John, We're glad you found us and that our location was a nice alternative to a more costly vacation out of the area. We appreciate your business and hope you will be back again to experience our new (larger) cabin, scheduled to be open next year! Warm regards, Rick & Linda
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The property is beautiful; the home is thoughtfully stocked.

  • 5 of 5

Everything a foodie would desire in the kitchen; nice bath products; blankets in a basket by the back door; board games, etc. Beautiful view. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Christine, Thank you for your kind remarks. We thoroughly enjoyed hosting your family and are happy you found us! Please come back and stay with us again. Warm regards, Rick & Linda
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It was very nice staying for me

  • 5 of 5

Dear Linda -san

I am planning to go back to Omaha from Mar 28th(Tue) early morning to 29th(Wed) evening.

I would like to stay at your lake house with my son if I can stay for one night.

But I know the minimum stay is two nights and it will be immpossible to do that.

Please think about the possibility and even if I cannot, it is totally OK because I am just asking the possibility.

Thank you,

Takashi Hisatomi

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Omaha, Nebraska

Magical memories made at Spencer Hillđź’•

  • 5 of 5

My family recently stayed at your beautiful property and had such a wonderful time! The cabin is truly amazing. From forks to towels we had everything we needed. The memories we made will last a lifetime and I am filled with such gratitude. Linda made everything easy from check in to check out. Can't stop gushing to friends about our magical adventure. Thank you so much!!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Omaha Eppley Airfield
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Wahoo Country Club
Car: necessary

The luxury cabin is located on Spencer Hill, a secluded treed acreage conveniently located just 30 minutes from Omaha or Lincoln and footsteps away from beautiful Lake Wanahoo. It is the perfect destination for those wanting a retreat from the hectic pace of life. We are 1 hour's drive west of downtown Omaha where the College World Series is played.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $150

Please contact us to inquire about our holiday rates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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