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'A Home Away From Home' For 2 To 7 People No Smoking No Pets

Bedrooms 3
Space 900 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Over 900 + Sq Ft Of Usable Living Space..3 Bedroom: 2 Queen, 1 Twin + 1 Daybed

A feel comfortable Home, that invites you in to Rest, feel Comfortable and enjoy the space. .. Casual not rustic, Comfortable but not formal.

A queen size master bedroom with appropriate lighting to accommodate reading or planning the next adventure and a ceiling fan for a gentle breeze. A make up table and chair for the wife or significant other , a roll top desk for planning and or a lap top (electrical in the knee hole space). One 5 drawer dresser and an Armoire for clothes storage as well as hanging space w hangers in the closet. (You will find extra blankets and pillows there also. The bed is made and ready for your first night of 'R & R' and a week of fun and adventure .

Bedroom 2. Upgraded to a queen size bed with wall lights on each side as well as a night stand on each side A double dresser for cloth storage and a flat screen TV with basic cable and internet access. A ceiling fan for air circulation or the attic fan for air to the entire house

Bedroom 3 offers a twin bed, desk or make up area with dresser and night stand for storage, a rocking chair ready for you to take a load off your feet.

The closet in this room also has an Ironing Board and Iron if needed. Additional bedding items are on the top shelf.

and a extra air mattress Also some games for kids. The first floor single bath has towels for you to use and storage space for your personal things... There is also a full bath in the basement to the left of the stairs as you go down. This area has been completely renovated for the renters convenience .The basement area also has a washer and dryer for your benefit if needed and a freezer for your extra things during your week or more stay. If you go through the towel supply you can wash and dry another supply....just like home.

The linen supply includes 3 sets of white at least 3 sets of green and 4 sets of burgandy. There also should be two sets of bedding for each bed and a set for the day bed. All the pillows are down pillows. If you prefer foam there are three pillows in the basement area under the hanging clothes to the left of the washer and dryer.

The 'Living area' includes a round table w 4 chairs and an extra leaf creating an oval (under the bed in the Master bedroom )for eating and games. A comfortable sofa to seat three comfortably, a large round coffee table for games and eating, a swivel rocker and rocking chair and a Day bed for additional seating and sleeping . There are two additional short stools for seating as well as a childrens rocker with Mr and Mr Rabbit for a small one's needs.

Coat hooks and a bench seat when you enter the home

are available when things require hanging.

The living room at this time has a flat screen TV ...only Basic cable. Internet access is now available as well. The furnishings have real wood surfaces and are not coated for wet things. Please use coasters and cloth to prevent rings on surfaces. It is much appreciated.

There are some furnishings that are apart of the house but not a part of the rental package. The Step back cupboard and things inside are not a part of the rental usage. Please respect my personal things. Also the Armoire in this room has nothing inside you would need to use. The glass two door cabinet has ribbon and old VCr's also not available for rental usage. The two door red cabinet has some liqueur in it. Just want you to be

aware of this so your family members don't get into things they are not suppose to be in to . Thanks again

The closet in the Living room Houses 3 shelves of Kitchen small appliances and storage things for use in the kitchen. Use these items as you need them, and then, put them back when you got them. Thanks

The refurbished kitchen has granite surface counter tops with a two compartment sink w garbage disposal,

a drain rack in the second sink and a drying cloth for items on the counter. The toaster oven and microwave are ready for use. The Coffee pot (small or large)and other appliances ready for your use are in the Living Room Closet. The base cabinet to the left of the sink has pots and pans and things you might use duiring your stay. The upper cabinets to the right of the sink carry all table ware. the third cabinet door on the upper shelf has picnic things.

The frying pans for the stove are in the 3 drawer cabinet to the left of the stove. Some are Cast iron some are regular. Use the items you are comfortable with. Cast Iron takes different care than the regular pans. the first drawer has pot holders and lids.

The kitchen table accommodates 2 comfortable and 3 tight. The table in the living room accommodates extra people.

Cooling can be by AC window units or a Home Attic Fan

Use what you need to be comfortable while you are in the house. Other than High humidity and no wind the Attic fan cools very Comfortable. Using the two window units also works well to keep one comfortable.

The storage shed in the back has outdoor things that are available for your use while you are there. They include a gas grill, a small Webber grill, a round folding table and umbrella,a rectangular folding table some folding chairs, some lawn chairs and a Hammock. I hope these amenities and all the things in close proximity to my 'Homestead' make your stay comfortable and interesting for your week of adventure in Southwestern Wisconsin and Eastern Iowa

More Details

Allen Cejka
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
20 July, 2018

About Allen Cejka

My Father built this house in 1960. I grew up in Prairie du Chien. After my parents passing I inherited the property. My Uncle lived with my parents until health reasons caused his move to special facilities. After high school graduation I went from Wisonsin to Virginia and got a BFA degree in Interior Design from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1974 From there to Connecticut for 5 years and then to my present home in Ft Worth Texas. Been in Texas since 1979 . With intermittent visits to my home in Wisconsin

Allen Cejka purchased this house in 1960

Why Allen Cejka chose Southside

My father built the house His family came from Europe to this area in 1863. So 4 Generations have lived in this area.This regional area is a River resort Agricultural community, with relevant local history in the development of Wisconsin and American History.

Prairie du Chien is the second oldest city in Wisconsin, Green bay being first, and Prairie du Chien second 1863. It was the Fur trading center for the Indians and Trappers to trade. The Aster Fur trading Co was located here. The water ways were the means of transportation from the Mississippi to the Wisconsin to the Lakes to Canada . Lewis and Clark explored this area. Zachery Taylor was stationed here before becoming President. During the Civil War This city was a hospital center for wounded to recover. There is a Military Cemetery in the City. Artesian Water Wells produced a destination place for people to come and partake.

One of Wisconsin's first wealthy families 'Herculius Douhsman 'resided at the '' Villa Louie'' a restored and functioning historic residence open to the public with in the city. It is also the location of the First Ft. Crawford. One corner building has been restored and the grounds are plotted where the buildings were located on the property. The war of 1812 was also fought in the city as well. This historic battle is re enacted on a yearly basis as well as an Indian and Fur trading settlement working as it was during the early years. The Second Ft Crawford was built in another area of the city also near the Mississippi River. Dr Beaumont a medical Dr. has a Museum showing his works and contributions to the medical profession.

Along with these specific historic amenities, The River its Water activities and rentals, and historic sites there are also on the Wisconsin side of the River Wyalusing State Park with its paths and adventures and activities, there are also two Parks on the Iowa side of the River. Pikes Peak Park and Effigy Mounds and the 'Lady Luck Casino'

What makes this house unique

My dad built it. It has hard wood floors, a washer and dryer and a freezer, Mature tree's and shade. and Parking for 6 to 8 Vehicles in the drive way.

It is a great place for family and friends to gather. It a block away from a park with additional amenities and 5 blocks away from the Mississippi River boat dock Landing. Also a trailer park for additional campers and friends, just down the road..


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Southside

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Resort ...
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , single sink storage area for several people' s thng
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , Stool Shower and vanity in enclosed basement bath
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 single bed , tight to fit another sleeping bag but possible
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sofa bed/futon , Antique day bed to accomodate youth or under 5' adult in liv
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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average rating of 3.9 based on 10 reviews

Homey stay

  • 5 of 5

We greatly enjoyed staying here for 2 weeks. It is an older house so expect things that come along with that such as few 3 prong outlets, though they have multi-outlet cords to use. It was great having a whole house and a kitchen with everything we needed to us. Allen is great, and the older lady across the street was there to help us when we locked ourselves out. It is a cute little house and I would recommend it to anyone staying in the area longer. I think it is great that Prairie du Chien has such a great house to rent. If I wasn't moving back I would stay again, but I will recommend to any of my family visiting the area. Thanks for a great stay!

  • Review Submitted: 09/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Had everything necessary . The air freshener was too much though.

  • 3 of 5

Cute house and grateful to have had the opportunity to stay.

The air freshener covering up the smoke smell was too much though. Would stay again if that was taken care of.

  • Review Submitted: 07/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Worked well for our fishing trip.

  • 4 of 5

Plenty of room, better than jamming four guys into a hotel room. Close to the river, great parking.

  • Review Submitted: 08/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The men renting the house were great They were able to do their thing have the convenience of a bigger space outside amenities a safe place to keep their boats and equipment in a driveway big enough for their needs. They left the house in a neat and orderly fashion and would be happy for them to book their next fishing trip with my property in mind.
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Very Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed staying at this home. It was way better than staying in a motel and had more value for the price than a motel. It was easy to find and close to all of the places we wanted to go. Allen was very accommodating to us, especially in being able to adjust for us when a family emergency delayed our trip one day.

  • Review Submitted: 08/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our stay was very nice. Felt like visiting a family home. Allen was very helpful and available.

  • 4 of 5

This was a very comfortable home. We enjoyed our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 06/11/2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

We came to go camping, unfortunately could find cabin, yes the home had an odor to it from all the wood, but it was clean, quiet n home like. The woman I spoke with was so nice, and gave a lot of history information. I would stay again

  • Review Submitted: 24/09/2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Prairie du Chien Air Port
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Prairie du Chien Golf Course
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Mt Lacrosse
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Mississippi River
Car: necessary

Prairie du Chien is know for the Historic Dousman House 'The Villa Louis' One of Wisconsin's first Wealthy Families,

Near the Villa, is a full size replica of the First Fort Crawford with stone markings of the other buildings in the compound.

Prairie du Chien was the yearly gathering place for the Indians and Fur traders to meet. There is a reenactment of the camp and the life style of the settlers and the Indians every year.

The war of 1812 was also fought in Prairie du Chien... There is a re enactment of the battle every year as well

It is a River resort town with the Mississippi and the Wisconsin Rivers on two of its sides. It is located in a valley along the Mississippi River and the Wisconsin River.

There are three major parks with in 15 miles of Prairie du Chien. On the Wiconsin side of the River There is Wyalusing Park overlooking the Wisconsin and Mississippi River. Great Views and activities going on all season. On the Iowa side of the River is the Pikes Peak Park and Effigy Mounds. Both have different and interesting activities for all ages and all seasons. Both have views of the Mississippi River. Also on the Iowa side of the river is 'Lady Luck' the River Gambling Casino...Three floors of a variety of card and slot machine choices....One floor is non Smoking.

If your interested in Hamburgers... 'Pete's Hamburgers ' is a must. Not your usual cooking style. The grilled onions are a must.

Along with these local places to keep you interested The River, Boat rentals, and other water activities are an ongoing must do project. You can bring you own boat or rent one. My rental space has parking for 6 to 8 single car units.

Other thing to do 30 to 60 miles away would be Cassville Wi. a restored turn of the century ' small town' to visit. Also Governor Dodge park with the House on the Rock and museum: a

day trip will occupy your time here. There is also spring Green ...Frank Lloyd Wrights... Compound. This one may need reservations far in advance to get in.

There are also Dog races and another Casino in Dubuque Iowa just 60 + miles. Platteville, Wi A college town and a lead Mining exhibit. Dickeville A' Grotto 'to visit

Prairie du Chien is on the Great River Road with lot's of Views and vistas with many Eagles to watch along the way

Many small town along the river on the Wisconsin and Iowa side have antique shops and town halls and other buildings of interest.

Mineral point is also a mining town about 40 miles away with the Pendarvis house as an attraction also Shake rag village.


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