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Luxury cabin offers tranquility & awesome lake views!

Bedrooms 3
Space 222 m²
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Luxury Quiet Retreat Near 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.

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.

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.

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
4 August, 2017

About Linda

Over 30 years ago Spencer Dorothy and his son, Rick, purchased a 4-acre hill of dirt as a borrow site for their excavating business. Never did they dream that the State of Nebraska would later dam up Sand Creek for flood control and create beautiful Lake Wanahoo, a 662-acre lake, only 600 feet from their property! We hope that developing this land and sharing it with you is something that honors Spencer’s life. Spencer passed away on November 23, 1997, one year before the concept of Lake Wanahoo was born. Owners, Rick & Linda Dorothy

Linda purchased this cabin in 2012

Why Linda chose Nebraska

This wonderful parcel of land has been in the family for over 30 years. When the state of Nebraska decided to build the dam for Lake Wanahoo, we began developing the land as a special place for families and other groups to enjoy each other and nature.

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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Wahoo

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 222 m²
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 ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , Loft bathroom is rustic with knotty pine ceiling.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , bath with shower , Lower level bathroom has granite countertops.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with 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 large double bed , This has an adjoining deck & awesome views of the sunrise!
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 single bed , 1 child bed , Loft has 1 king bed and 2 built in bunks.
    Family room - 1 double bed , 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 centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • 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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Luxury cabin offers tranquility & awesome lake views!
average rating of 5.0 based on 61 reviews

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.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: 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

  • Review Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Magical memories made at Spencer Hill💕

  • 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!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Had my daughters 9th birthday there with a few of her friends. Things couldn't of been more perfect. The house was beautiful and the view was just as beautiful. We hopefully plan on another stay next year if possible it was not far from where we live but felt like we were a thousand miles from the hustle and bustle.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, relaxing, everything we were looking for!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this beautiful cabin for a girls trip and we had a wonderful time!! The cabin is just as pictured, if not more beautiful, and the views were great. Wahoo was close by for quick grocery store, gas, and ice cream runs; Omaha was close enough to not be inconvenient. The beds were all wonderfully comfortable, the owners provided tons of great info, and everything was great! Would definitely come back, and would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kelly, Thank you for taking time to provide us with your feedback. We are so happy to hear that you and your friends were able to celebrate your 30th birthdays together and make life long memories. We hope you'll come back for #40! :-) Warm regards, Rick & Linda
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  • 5 of 5

This home is perfect for family gatherings and this was our 2nd time!!! We enjoyed great cookouts and shared many stories.

Ages 94 - 5 yrs old....all enjoyed and sleeping arrangements are great.

Kids loved running in the yard and taking the pathway to the new playground. Grounds are so well kept.

Fun place to visit!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Patti, for taking the time to provide us with some feedback. It was great to hear that your mother was able to join you from the nursing facility nearby! We're glad to hear your grandkids enjoyed the playground as much as ours did. We think it's a fantastic addition to Lake Wanahoo! Thanks for coming to stay with us again! We hope you'll be back! Rick & Linda
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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

Cleaning Fee A$188.97
Additional Guest Fee A$25.2 per person per night
Damage Deposit A$629.9

Please contact us to inquire about our holiday rates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made