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Spacious Retreat with Private Swimming and Fishing Pond Near Wisconsin Dells

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 3,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Loft, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 16)

Enjoy this unique 4 bedroom all season vacation home nestled in the Glacier Point development on Castle Rock Lake. This family-friendly rental is located just 20 minutes north of Wisconsin Dells across the street from the 4th largest lake in WI. After you enjoy a day of excitement in the Dells, you can retreat to your quiet getaway in the woods!

The home features vaulted knotty pine ceilings in the great room with a wall of windows overlooking the pond, an open concept kitchen with large granite island and stainless steel appliances. The spacious master bedroom/bath with king bed and an additional bedroom with adjacent full bath with queen bed, completes the main level. Overlooking the great room is a loft with sleeper sofa, futon, and full sized bed. The walk-out lower level includes a full bath and 2 more bedrooms with queen beds along with bunk beds in both. The rec room has a flat screen high definition tv above the stone fireplace and opens to a patio leading to the pond. The home features a Sonos Wifi 6 zone sound system for your listening pleasure, allowing you seamless access to your personal music accounts through your phone or ipad along with SiriusXM channels, Spotify, Pandora, and any of your other listening favorites.

Relax with a cup of coffee on the deck with the morning sun overlooking the clean, sand-bottomed 1/3 acre private pond (complete with Otter Island swim raft) while the kids enjoy swimming and chasing frogs. Deer, turkeys, owls and other wildlife can often be spotted from the home which is surrounded by pine trees on a spacious 3 acres. Walk alongside the lake on the public trail and enjoy beautiful views of the lake from the tops of the shoreline bluffs. Wind down your day by the outdoor firepit while roasting marshmallows and being serenaded by crickets and frogs. We even supply the firewood!

The pond is stocked with bluegill, black crappies, and large-mouth bass, allowing for a great catch and release fishing experience for the kids.

Enjoy our private beach volleyball court and horseshoe pits!

We have numerous kid-friendly amenities including toys, strollers, a booster seat, pack n play, and toddler bed. This allows for a few less things for you to pack!

A full library of movies and numerous games provides for rainy day fun. Your short drive to The Dells opens a whole world of entertainment including a movie theater, casino, mini golf, go-karts, roller coasters and nearly any other adventure you can think of!

A county park is just minutes away to launch your boat or other water toys. We offer a private pier for loading and unloading your boat. Sorry, there is no boat lift available and the dynamics of the large lake do not allow you to tie your boat to the pier. You are welcome to pull it up onto the common beach area or there are reasonable dock rentals available 10 minutes from the home.

There are pontoon and jet ski rentals just a few short miles away. Several restaurants and lake bars with great food and nightly entertainment await you.

Plenty of activities surround the home in winter as well. Snowmobilers have instant access to the Juneau County snowmobile trails which are right across the street. If you are looking to ski or snowboard, Cascade Mountain is only 40 minutes away and Christmas Mountain a mere 25 minutes from the home. Trails along the lake make for great snowshoeing. Several sledding hills are nearby along with cross-country skiing and sleigh rides. After a long day of playing hard in the snow, relax with a cocktail by one of the 2 cozy indoor fireplaces.

You won't be disappointed in this fantastic home and the entertainment and beauty that Castle Rock Lake and the surrounding area has to offer!

Keywords: house, private pond, fishing

More Details

Owner
Mark Wozniak
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
16 September, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

I'm writing this review after returning from an excellent week at the "Spacious Retreat." My wife and I were traveling with my parents and my brother, sister-in-law, two nieces and nephew. As we're all in different phases of our lives, we were all looking for something a little different in a vacation. Everybody left the home satisfied.



The home is absolutely beautiful. When we pulled around the corner and saw it for the first time, somebody commented that it looked exactly like the pictures. From the wood floors to the beams to the fireplaces to the decks, the home has a great woodsy feel. The pond, although a little deeper than usual after a rainy spring/summer, is just as advertised. We all had a great time swimming, laying out on the platform, and fishing.



The Dells are about a half hour away, so for those who are interested, it's an easy drive. My brother and his family went into town just about every day and had no issue with the drive. The rest of us only went in a couple of days because we didn't want to leave the the serene atmosphere to fight the crowds.



Another thing to consider is all of the opportunity for vacationers at Castle Rock Lake. There are boat rentals, lots of lakefront bars and restaurants, and a couple of county parks with beaches should you get tired of the pond (we didn't). We did have a great day out on a pontoon.



No matter where our days took us, they all began and ended together at the house. The two fridges provided ample room and all of the cooking implements worked great. The sound system was an added plus as we had music from the directv system playing constantly. They even have a couple of speakers outside so you can listen to tunes while floating. We finished our nights watching movies on one of the big screen TV's or in the backyard with a fire.



Bottom line, if you're looking for a relaxing, quiet home within driving distance of the Dells, I don't really see how you could do better. My wife and I are already talking about getting some friends together and heading back in the future.
Jul 2014
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Mauston

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Minimum age of 25 strictly enforced, underage guests will be removed from the premises with no refund. Damage deposit will also be forfeited
  • Underage drinking and loud parties will not be tolerated. This is grounds for immediate removal from the premises. No exceptions
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
    Basement Bathroom - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
    Main Level Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Master Bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Loft - 1 double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon
    2nd Main Level Bedroom - 1 large double bed
    Basement bedroom - 1 large double bed , 1 bunk bed
    Basement bedroom - 1 large double bed , 1 bunk bed
  • Child Beds (1) toddler bed in spacious master closet!, Baby Cribs (1) pack and play Additional futons in basement and loft
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 12 beach chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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Spacious Retreat with Private Swimming and Fishing Pond Near Wisconsin Dells
average rating of 4.9770117 based on 89 reviews
5

Awesome!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a family vacation and enjoyed every minute of it. The cabin was a perfect size for our family. The swimming pond was great, we spent a lot of time swimming and just floating around soaking up the sun. We will be coming back!

  • Review Submitted: 19/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Iowa, United States
4

You never need to leave!

  • 4 of 5

We loved the layout of this home for our extended family. When other reviewers said you don't need to bring anything - they weren't lying! Pool/pond toys, inflatables, yard games, fishing poles - it's all there. What is NOT there are condiments and cooking supplies (nonstick sprays, etc), so remember those! Mark, the owner, was very responsive to our requests. We did have fertilizer applied when there, so that made using the yard impossible for a couple of days (we have toddlers/babies). The sound system and fire pit were great and we used them daily. TVs in all bedrooms. Plenty of towels and dishes. There were plenty of toys for the kids to use as well. I can't give a 5 star for a couple of reasons - the cleaning was not up to my standards and many of the home items needed replaced (IMO - outdoor lawn chairs, carpet). Otherwise we loved our trip!

  • Review Submitted: 04/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Stacey, Thanks for staying at the Spacious Retreat! We do strive to provide every anticipated need for our valued guests and I'm glad your family was no exception. As part of that, we do also try to communicate with regards to any caretakers that may need to access the property. I'm sorry to hear that you felt the yard was off limits for a couple of days post lawn treatment. I would have hoped that you would have relayed your concerns to avoid that particular scenario when I sent you their arrival information. As far as the cleanliness, our crew is fantastic and I'm sorry you found the home to not be quite up to your standards. They unfortunately do miss some things from time to time. In this particular situation, I actually sent the cleaner back specifically to address your particular concerns. We continuously update the home and take great pride in the product that we offer. Thank you for your suggestions to make it even better!
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5

Great vacation home! Stay here instead of in the Dells! Enjoy the peacefulness!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed this house. It was spacious and laid out very well for our family of eleven to spread out and still enjoy time together. It has a great location close enough to the touristy things, yet has a very private ,secluded feel . The house is beautiful and the pond is a real plus for swimming and fishing and was very well maintained.

  • Review Submitted: 29/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jeannie, Thanks for your kind review! We really enjoyed having your family stay in our home and are especially excited that you appreciated the peace and tranquility that the home has to offer. We look forward to hosting you again sometime in the future!
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Madison, WI (USA)
5

Great property with many amenities and plenty of room

  • 5 of 5

Great property with many amenities and plenty of room. Sleeps 16 or a few more. Lots to do for younger kids...…..swimming, fishing, paddle boarding, relaxing on the floating deck on the private pond, etc. Sand Volleyball and horseshoes too. Firepit for burning logs on a campfire. This was our 3rd stay. Mark, the owner is a super nice guy and very responsive

  • Review Submitted: 26/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bill, Thanks for your kind review! We have enjoyed hosting your family for the last 3 summers and look forward to having you back again. As you stated, there is so much to do right on the property...most importantly to keep the kids entertained.
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5

Wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5

This place has it all! Show up and relax! This home is stocked with anything you could need all nestled in a beautiful setting!

  • Review Submitted: 05/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Brenda, I’m so glad your family enjoyed the home! Summer months are fantastic at the Spacious Retreat, it’s like you have your own little resort all to yourself!
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5

Perfect getaway with the Family

  • 5 of 5

Everything you would want. Great location. Great amenities. Great sleeping with comfortable beds. Perfect for a big family. Kids and grandkids had so much fun! We will be back.

  • Review Submitted: 20/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Melissa, We really enjoyed having your family stay with us again this year. Glad everyone had a great time, happy we got you some good weather this year. Looking forward to having you back again next year!
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Map

Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Portofino Bay
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Castle Rock Golf Course
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Christmas Mountain
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Castle Rock County Park
Car: necessary

Located 5 miles from Woodside Sports Complex

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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$172.94
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$553.4

Memorial Day and Labor Day weekend stays require a 4 night minimum, $550/nt. Other holidays may have minimum stay restrictions. Additional nights beyond the 2 night minimum for October-April stays for a reduced rate of only $300!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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