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Cozy lake home in Stanley, east of Chippewa Falls WI

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Loft, sleeps 10+

Beautiful 3-level lake home with great features for family get-aways!

10 people can be accommodated in 5 queen beds, with additional space for more. The main floor has 2 bedrooms with a balcony in the master. The upper level has a bedroom with balcony and an open loft with 2 queen beds. The lower level has 2 futons if needed. The 3 bathrooms are conveniently located on each level of the home. Extras: portable infant crib, twin mattress, and 2 cots.

Upon arrival you'll see a vaulted great room with cedar ceilings and a kitchen with a large quartz island and stainless steel appliances. To the left is a sunroom with a wood-burning stove that can heat the entire home using firewood stacked right outside the door. No worries if the fire goes out because this home has radiant heat flowing under the ceramic tiles and wood floors! In warm weather we provide a room air conditioner for the main level plus several fans throughout the home. Enjoy outdoor bonfires, the lake, and a relaxing evening on one of the decks as you gaze at the stars.

The lower level of the home is a walk-out with a dry cedar sauna, games, a ping pong table, a large screen projection TV, and laundry facilities.

The property sits on 2 acres with trees, over 100 ft of natural shoreline, plus a spring-fed creek. There's a dock for your own boat, or use our non-motorized boats: a rowboat, 2 canoes and a paddleboat. It's a 600 acre lake with islands and a county park and beach at the north end. More parks plus shopping, sightseeing, biking and snowmobile trails are available in nearby Stanley and Chippewa Falls. This is an easy highway drive from the Twin Cities, Eau Claire, Wassau, Madison, etc.

Reservations are available for a minimum of 4 nights. No longer available for less than 4 nights. No pets. No pontoon rental.

More Details

Nick and Juleen Cardenas
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
17 July, 2018

About Nick and Juleen Cardenas

We are Minnesota natives but love our lake property in Wisconsin and hope to retire there someday. We styled our lake home with features we liked at other vacation homes, and we enjoy sharing our retreat with family and friends.

Nick and Juleen Cardenas purchased this house in 2007

Why Nick and Juleen Cardenas chose Stanley

Nick's mother loved camping and fishing here. We were impressed by the lake's size, scenic islands and eagle sightings. It sometimes reminds us of the peaceful Minnesota Boundary Waters area.

What makes this house unique

Warm up by a crackling fire with marshmallows and a favorite beverage. Gaze at the stars from the deck. Read a good book while sitting on a balcony above the creek. Play ping pong and other games, or watch movies on the projection TV wall. On the water, go fishing, row a boat or canoe, or float and look for eagles. On land, go for a walk, a bike ride, or build a bonfire. In snow, use the snowshoes or bring your cross country skis or snowmobile. Warm up by the fireplace or use the indoor sauna! In town, enjoy the small town shopping, pizza, or a visit to Munson Winery or the Leinenkugel Brewery. Lots to do during your get-away to our lake home!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Stanley

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Main floor bath - toilet , bath with shower
    Upper level bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure
    Lower level bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure
  • A bathroom on each of 3 levels with pine cabinets and linens.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Crow's Nest - 1 large double bed , Upper level
    Bear's Den - 1 large double bed , Main floor
    Master - 1 large double bed , Main floor
    Sunroom - 1 sofa bed/futon , single size pull-out
    Lower Level - 2 sofa bed/futon
    Loft - 2 large double bed , Twin mattress and portable infant crib available
  • Master bedroom with queen bed, TV, DVD, patio door, private balcony overlooking the creek. Bedroom 2, the 'Bear's Den' is on main floor with queen bed. Bedroom 3, the 'Crow's Nest' is on upper level with queen bed, patio door, private balcony overlooking the creek. Loft has 2 queen beds. All bedrooms have wood floors. The home also has 2 futons, a portable infant crib, and spare twin mattress.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Snowmobilers should contact Chippewa County Snowmobile Trails 715-723-0331 for trail information.


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(58 traveller reviews)

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Cozy lake home in Stanley, east of Chippewa Falls WI
average rating of 4.8448277 based on 58 reviews

Great private getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our group enjoyed our stay at “ Plum Creek”.. Upon arrival the house was clean, organized and setup very well to accommodate any large group. More than enough beds, bathrooms and space.We never found ourselves asking, “ if only they had this”. Everything was covered .

Even though the weather was cold and rainy/ snowy we had plenty to occupy our time. There were board games, card games and a ping pong table.

Just a short drive from Leinenkugel Brewery and many other local attractions, specialty cheese shops, microbreweries and quaint towns such as Thorp, Stanley and Chippewa Falls. Otter Lake is a beautiful setting and during warmer months would definitely offer plenty of recreational water sports and fishing.

Thank you to the owners for a great stay and helping to make our trip so enjoyable.

We would recommend this property to anyone who is visiting the area or looking for that “getaway “ in the woods.

  • Review Submitted: 05/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We’re glad you enjoyed staying at our home, what we fondly call “Plum Creek.” Your review should be helpful to others looking for a similar vacation spot. Hope you’ll be back!
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Fourth Time is a Charm!

  • 5 of 5

Six of us have stayed at this home once a year for four years now. We love the layout, woods, stream, wildlife, and the location. The home is beautiful and very comfortable for all of us. Each time we take the opportunity to sit around and cook steaks over the fire, play cards, and just enjoy. Highly recommend the home and Cardenas have always been great to rent from.

  • Review Submitted: 26/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Everything you could need!

  • 5 of 5

Spacious and accommodating! We really felt at home here. The location was very convenient for us. Fabulous views, they even have a chess board!! Absolutely wonderful!!

  • Review Submitted: 18/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Photos don't do it justice!!!

  • 5 of 5

The pictures of this home do not even come close to doing it justice! It's truly such a beautiful home in a fantastic setting! We had a wonderful getaway and couldn't of been happier. We also had a great time doing a Lienenkugels tasting! Otherwise most our time was spent canoeing around the lake! Great, great weekend!

  • Review Submitted: 01/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love it, will be back

  • 5 of 5

Owners were great to work with, easy booking, lots of room for everyone. We really enjoyed our time at Plum Creek!!

  • Review Submitted: 24/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great gathering place for a large group/family!

  • 4 of 5

The house was perfect for our annual Labor Day family reunion. Loved all the different gathering places. The furniture was comfortable!!! Beds were great! We were a group of 9 adults and 4 children, 6 and under. We all commented on how we felt so comfortable and at "home". Everything was very clean and well stocked!! Loved the fire pit area. The ONLY negative was the water front. But in light of everything else that was a small thing. The lake was beautiful and peaceful. Fishing wasn't good at all for us. I highly recommend this place!!! Also, Thorpe is close and so much to enjoy there.

  • Review Submitted: 18/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Eau Claire
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
County Park on Otter Lake
Car: necessary

Choose this location for relaxation, whether you like to boat, fish, hike, read a book, watch a movie, play games, or just hang out with family and friends. View eagles, blue heron, otters, turtles, deer and more wildlife. The small town atmosphere is only 8 miles away where you can reconnect with shops, a movie theater, restaurants, or court sports and playground at the city park. In the winter, use our snowshoes or bring your ice fishing poles and snowmobiles. Warm up by a bonfire, the fireplace or the indoor sauna!


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$101.11
Property Damage Insurance AU$106.5
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$269.62

50% deposit and a signed Rental Agreement confirms the reservation. Remainder is due 30 days before arrival. Refer to Rental Agreement policies. Minimum stay 4 nights. Must be 25 or older to rent. Standard check-in is 4pm and check-out is 11am. Rates and Rental Agreement are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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