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Beautiful Classic Lake House

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom, 3.5 Baths, Panoramic Lake Views

The house of seven gables is a beautiful lake front property, which is located on Wonder Lake. This classic lake house features wall to wall knotty pine, four spacious bedrooms, a large lofted family room, a living room with a panoramic view of the lake, a bar with arcade style golden tee, and slot machine, a game room equipped with a pool table, foosball table and over 100 xbox games. Outside there are two decks, a beach, a screened cabana with couch and hammocks, a playground, a two hole putting green, kayaks, canoes, and a row boat. The house sleeps 12 comfortably, but can fit more if needed. The house is conveniently located just 60 miles from Chicago and Milwaukee.


Master bedroom – king size bed, futon, full panoramic view of the lake, private bath

Junior suite - two twin beds, tv with dvd/vcr, semi private bath

Balcony suite 1 – queen size bed, shared bath

Balcony suite 2 - full size bed, shared bath

Family room – two full size sofas, two chairs, and a wood burning fireplace (can also double as a dining area for large families or parties

Living room – pull out sofa bed, love seat, recliner, tv, gas fireplace, and panoramic views of the lake

The bar – a golden tee arcade game, slot machine, mini fridge, and a custom bar top which can double as a blackjack table.

The game room – has foosball table, pool table, poker table, half bath, and tv with xbox game system and games.

Don't need this much space? Check out our modern 2 bedroom coach house right next door which has a max occupancy of 6 (vrbo listing #600843). If you need more space then book the two properties together.


Special seasonal activities!


Local Ski Team shows performed weekly (fri 7pm)

Annual rummage sales

Fly a real airplane

Horseback riding

Boating, Fishing, Hunting, and Hiking

Strawberry picking

Farmers markets

Craft fairs and festivals

Donley's Wild West amusement park


Safe Trick or Treating neighborhood

Local farm events like apple picking, hay rides, and corn mazes.

Endless amounts of snowmobile trails

Ice fishing

Ice Hockey and skating

Snowmobile friendly community

Skiing, sledding, and snowboarding at Wilmot Mountain

More Details

Property Manager
Jason Kulchawik
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
17 July, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

I brought my salon staff to the house for a little retreat and we had a fantastic time. Jason was there to meet us and was very accommodating with questions. Lots of beds to sleep in- we had 11 people and 2 had to sleep on the couches but they were big and comfortable so no problems there. The lake was great, hardly any boat traffic on the weekdays and we had access to use the host's boats. Plenty of towels and extra bedding. The kitchen is very big and easy to cook in for so many people. We loved our trip and hope to stay here again next summer!
Aug 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Wonder Lake

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Teen parties are not allowed (prom, homecoming, graduation, etc).
  • Maximum number of children allowed is 8 (17 and under)
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , bath with shower
    Junior suite/common use - toilet , shower enclosure , Semi private bath for the Junior Suite
    Balcony - toilet , bath with shower , Shared bathroom for balcony suites
    Bar/Rec Room - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon
    Junior Suite - 2 single bed
    Balcony Suite 1 - 1 large double bed
    Balcony Suite 2 - 1 double bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(26 traveller reviews)

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Beautiful Classic Lake House
average rating of 4.423077 based on 28 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We rented out this beautiful lake house for a bachelorette weekend. We wanted to keep it smaller per our Bride. This beautiful house comfortably accommodated 9 of us. There are 4 bedrooms and each bedroom has its own bathroom. We spent majority of our weekend on the lake and grilling. We had a small hiccup with the renters next door, but I'm not taking stars away because there was a very clear language barrier, but once they realized we were all just trying to have a good time everything went smoothly. The discrepancy with the other renters was that we would be sharing the water crafts: canoes, life vests, kayaks and etc. Well they didn't understand that and everything from the "common area" and put it all on their side of the property by the deck. After one of our girls went over to explain that it was shared stuff they were super apologetic and cool afterwards. I would definitely recommend staying here with groups or family! The pictures don't do the house justice at all! I actually am in the process of planning another weekend stay, but this time with family members. Thanks for all the hard work and hospitality to make our weekend great!

  • Review Submitted: 26/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful, well equipped and spacious home for a family getaway.

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous time. The house was a perfect fit for our family and the accommodations were great. Everyone enjoyed the water activities available and the lake front and dock area was an amazing place for family fun, laughter, and even tranquility. The house has great charactor with its hardwood floors and old trim. The wood wall panels and old hurricane wall lights are an elegant decor touch. The views from the windows and decks were beautiful. Wonder Lake is a hidden gem for sure. We hope to return.

  • Review Submitted: 10/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Excellent location and space, some rough edges though

  • 4 of 5

The location definitely delivered on what was promised. Would have given a 4.5 if that was possible only because some the rooms were a little outdated and no shampoo for the showers. Also a couple of the floors were dirty/dusty in areas that should’ve been easily cleaned. I would’ve hoped the cleaning fee was put to better use. Very superficial faults only though!

  • Review Submitted: 25/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful house for a family grouping with young kids

  • 4 of 5

We reserved the lake house for a weekend with our family. We were 4 households: parents, 2 families with 2 kids each and 1 single. The kids were ages 5, 3, 2 & 1. The living spaces and privates areas worked great for all of us. The views of the lake were peaceful and renewing.

- The amenities were a treat: Weber grill, swing set playground with sandbox, boats, fire pit, multiple chairs for sitting outside, grassy area to run and play, swimming access if the water had been warmer, game room downstairs (pool, foosball, video games and more), and laundry. Those plus all the space in the house made it for our family.

- The large dining room table was very nice and the spacious house was great for our big family.

-Loved the provided baby gates and strollers for guests to use. We took advantage!

Jason was prompt with resolving any issues. An example: we wanted to take the kids out in the row boat and needed some smaller life jackets. He brought them over within 10 min. Thanks Jason.

We highly recommend this house for family groupings wanting a place to stay together.

  • Review Submitted: 13/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property with a lot to offer!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here a weekend in September and had a blast! The property has a lot to offer. We spent most of our time sitting out by the water or hanging out on one of the porches taking in the amazing view of the lake. We took the kayaks, canoe and rowboat out on the water, which was a lot of fun. I contacted the property manager Jason a few times asking questions before our arrival and he always replied right away and was super helpful. I would defiantly stay at this property again.

  • Review Submitted: 28/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect family reunion weekend

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent a long weekend there and had a perfect time. The weather was great the house is located where you can watch the the sunset. It was nice that Bruce the owner has kayaks and row boats for guests to use. The fire pit is right by the water, perfect for night fishing for some while others gathered around a warm fire at night. Jason was amazing from the first time we talked. He was super attentive and friendly. The fishing was decent, my 10 year old son won the "friendly" fishing contest we had with a 28 inch catfish. Lots of bass. The house is very spacious. We loved it and hopefully will be back! Thank you again Jason and Bruce!

  • Review Submitted: 12/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Galt airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Port of Blarney
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
6 to choose from
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Mchenry/Woodstock/Fox Lake Metra
Nearest Motorway
24 Miles
I94 or I90
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Grand Old Mill
Nearest Ski
Wonder Lake (water ski)/Wilmot Mt (snow ski)
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Wonder Lake

Wonder lake is a private lake with it's own nationally top ranked water ski team, which puts on free shows every weekend and holiday. The area is also bustling with many activities such as horseback riding, fishing, kayaking, antiquing, hiking, water skiing, cross country skiing, snowboarding, and sledding.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Wonder Lake

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
summer 2018
6 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
2 Sep 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
1 night minimum stay
summer 2018
3 Sep 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
1 night minimum stay
off season 2018-2019
4 Sep 2018 - 25 Apr 2019
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning AU$203.22
Pet Fee AU$67.74
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$406.44

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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