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White House-Birdwatcher or 'silent' sport lovers 160 private acres w/Canoe!

Bedrooms 4
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10 - Includes Sauna!

The White House: Nature, Outdoor Sports, and Country Living

The White House, a lovingly restored, historic 4 BR farmhouse sits on 160 acres of private land in the Northwoods of Presque Isle. The updated vintage interior has old-fashioned charm with modern conveniences, and the view from the kitchen of a scenic pond abundant with wildlife will make your morning coffee extra enjoyable. Be sure to have your camera ready to capture one of the spectacular sunsets. This bright cottage is ideal for reunions, retreats, girls’ getaways, and fun yet relaxing vacations. The basement "man cave" is sure to please one and all. Birdwatchers, writers, snowshoers, canoers…you will love this property.

The White House is only a few miles from public boat landings and bike trails. And we welcome conscientious snowmobilers as this house is very close to trail #6. Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is just over 30 minutes away, providing hiking, waterfall viewing, the majesty of Lake Superior, and the Midwest’s best downhill skiing.

During peak season enjoy a Saturday-Saturday stay. Off-peak season there is a 3-night minimum.

Just added a up north sauna & custom pool table to the lower level rec room.

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Property Manager
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time
Within 2 days
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
1 August, 2017

About Julie

The mission of Northwoods Home Rentals is to provide more than a vacation destination rather, a lasting memory for families and friends alike who are seeking a home, condo or cabin retreat. Our clients always come first, we provide 24/7 Customer Service and look forward to serving you as we have for the last 20 years! Let our knowledgeable staff help you stay stress free as we assist you in comparing properties, finding deals, and promptly resolving any questions that you may have before, during, or after your stay.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Northwoods Home Rentals (NWHR), is a property management company that rents homes, cabins and lodges in Vilas County.

Most of our properties are situated on a lake and provide our guests with all the privacy that they desire. On site details, such as area information and garbage pick-up ensure a relaxing and joyful stay. All our homes are unique and offer something extra, whether it be canoes, kayaks, fishing boats, sunsets and sunrises, large decks for grilling and socializing or fire pits and fireplaces. Each property is well furnished and comes with home-away-from-home necessities. For your convenience, NWHR provides Pontoon rentals as well. Immerse yourself in all the Northwoods has to offer; four seasons of outdoor recreation, breathtaking views, fresh air, abundant wildlife and access to dining, shopping, music, and events.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Beautiful house & beautiful area. It was a great experience and we thank you for pulling through on short notice. Thanks again and God Bless. Go Badgers!
Apr 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse rental in Presque Isle

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - shower enclosure , Downstairs
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , Upstairs
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , Main floor
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Living Room - 1 sofa bed/futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double bed
  • Bedrooms 1 & 2 both have King beds Bedroom 3 has two twin beds Bedroom 4 downstairs has 1 full bed Living room has a queen sleeper sofa bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Nice firepit over looking the water...IF you need firewood we can help arrange that for a small fee.


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White House-Birdwatcher or 'silent' sport lovers 160 private acres w/Canoe!
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 7 reviews
Madison, WI USA

More amazing than the pictures can capture

  • 5 of 5

I hesitate to write this review only because I worry that we won't be able to stay at this beautiful house when word gets out at how amazing it is. That said, I can't contain my happiness that we were allowed a week in this piece of paradise. My family and I have been coming up to Presque Isle for a week in the summer for the past thirty years (since I was eleven years old). We have rented at a number of places, but this was our first year in the White House. When I found it online, I worried that my husband would be a little disappointed that he couldn't do much fishing in the pond. When we got there, though, we quickly realized that the beauty of the pond more than made up for the lack of fishing. The privacy and quiet are amazing. And the swans, the heron, the otter and the eagle kept us oohing and ahhing. Plus, he just went over to the big lake when he wanted to fish.

The house itself is gorgeous. It is perfectly outfitted and I really never wanted to leave. From the screen porch the beautiful dining room looking over the pond to the gorgeously executed kitchen to the useful mudroom ... Ah, and don't get me started on the bedrooms with their ceiling fans and great big, double-hung windows allowing for sweet night breezes. My family rents other houses in the area during the same week and we gather for dinner at each others' houses each night. No one could stop talking about how wonderful the White House is and I think everyone was trying to plot how they could nab it for next year!

Please, please let us keep renting this house for years to come! I really get a little emotional when I think about how our four-year old daughter may be able to grow up getting to come to this beautiful space once a year.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful Review: I thought I would let the home owner respond-- We are so pleased that your family fell under the spell of The White House. The house and the surrounding 160 (4/40s) acre parcel have been enjoyed now by five generations of our family. Like your 4 year-old, our kids who are now in college, grew up spending their summers at The White House, as did my generation, visiting Grandpa and Grandma. I am happy to say that some of their original furnishings still occupy the house, though we have worked hard to update it and still maintain the 1907 Farmhouse feel. We love sharing this family treasure with others and do hope that you and yours will continue to make the home part of your family history. We will be working on walking trails around the little lake this fall and spring—something to look forward to. Sincerely, the White House Family
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Minocqua, WI

The Real Northwoods

  • 5 of 5

I first stayed at the "White House" as a child in the 1950's. The house has been fully renovated since then. The peace and quiet combined with the wind rustling through the pine trees make this a place for total relaxation. The wildlife is endless. At night the milky way is clearly visible for excellent star gazing. Are you a romantic? Then this is the place for you. I particularly enjoy watching the sunset over the private lake while sipping on a cocktail or a fine wine.

  • Review Submitted: May 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you were able to return to the White House! Thank you so much for choosing to stay with Northwoods Home Rentals! The homeowner and I greatly appreciate your business and feedback. We strive to provide our guests with the highest level of satisfaction, and are always looking for ways to improve our service. The homeowner and I hope that your trip to the Northwoods was filled with great memories. We hope to see you again soon!
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Ventura, California

Country Charm

  • 5 of 5

I have been reading Country Living Magazine for a long time. Staying in the White House was like living in the pages of that magazine. It was charming, relaxing, beautiful and functional. The area has a lot to offer if you are into anything outdoorsy and I really enjoyed taking my morning coffee in the canoe while checking out the wildlife on the private pond. The bedrooms are comfortable, there's lots of nice hot water for showers and baths and the kitchen is fully stocked if you want to cook. Loved, loved, loved our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for choosing to stay with Northwoods Home Rentals! The homeowner and I greatly appreciate your business and feedback. We strive to provide our guests with the highest level of satisfaction, and are always looking for ways to improve our service. The homeowner and I hope that your trip to the Northwoods was filled with great memories. We hope to see you again soon!
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Batavia, IL

White house review

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely stay. The house was well appointed and comfortable. The swans gave us a lovely visit each morning. The first floor bedroom and bath is great for seniors.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for choosing to stay with Northwoods Home Rentals! The homeowner and I greatly appreciate your business and feedback. We strive to provide our guests with the highest level of satisfaction, and are always looking for ways to improve our service. The homeowner and I hope that your trip to the Northwoods was filled with great memories. We hope to see you again soon!
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The White House

  • 5 of 5

The place was absolutely incredible! Walked in and we were just amazed. The home has beautiful wooden floors, very comfortable settings and a gorgeous view.

There is 1 bedroom downstairs. A full bath and a wonderful screened in porch.

The upstairs had 2 bedrooms with king size beds that were very comfortable and 1 bedroom with twins. The upstairs bathroom was very spacious with a small shower.

Being a foodie and an ex-chef, the kitchen was what I needed to enjoy and help me relax, but was able to barbeque a couple of times while watching a breathtaking sunset.

The Bear Restaurant is a stone’s throw away for one of the best Supper Clubs around.

Seeing a pair of swans and their little one was a pleasure every day and they seemed to enjoy us, since they came up to visit on a regular basis. There are ducks, hummingbirds, wild turkeys and even loons flying overhead from time to time.

There is wireless internet & satellite TV, but who needs it, it takes away from the peaceful surroundings.

We will definitely be returning and would highly recommend to everyone.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: “Thank you for your fantastic review of our family home. It is so nice to see that 25 years of restoration is bringing peace and joy to others. Come back and visit any time. The swans are incredible to watch. I’ve seen them hatch and fledge!”
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  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect place to stay to relax and yet do some biking and nature walking! We enjoyed watching the wildlife in the morning while having coffee. They have swans on the wetlands just outside the house! There are ducks,geese, and we saw a blue heron! There are bike trails nearby in adjoining towns and if you want a day trip,Lake Superior is just over an hour away!

The beds were comfortable. Everything was so clean and organized. We will come again, I hear the fall is a must see time here!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: “So happy that our family home became your home. And yes, Autumn is a great time to be in the Northwoods. The tamaracks on the pond turn blazing yellow and the young swans learn to fly.”
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Manitowish Waters Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Retreat Bar
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Trout Lake Golf
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Hwy 2 or Hwy 51
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
SkyView Supper Club, Smokey's, Bear Bar/Restaurant
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Indianhead Mountain Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Presque Isle Lake
Car: necessary

IF you go to the local Presque Isle, Boulder Junction or Manitowish Water Chamber we have all the events listed. Presque Isle does the 39th

Visit Cranberry Marshes in Manitowish, Waters Falls, many beautiful lakes and biking trails. Discovery Center that offers birding, outdoor activity, many children friendly events. Win Man Trails for silent sport enthusiast .


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$157.47

Payments: First payment of 50% will be taken on our online system via credit card. The remaining balance will be charged via credit card seven days prior to arrival. If alternate payment options are preferred, they must arrive prior to the final charge date. An email reminder will be sent out ten days prior to your stay.

Cancellation Policy: Peak Season (Memorial Day Weekend – Labor Day Weekend) 60 days prior to arrival; Off Season, 30 days prior to arrival; Monthly, 90 days prior to arrival. Any cancellation within or after above terms will be subject to a $75.00. If we are able to fill the reservation after the terms, your deposit will be returned less a $75.00 administration fee. If we are unable to fill the reservation after the terms, the full advance payment will be forfeited.

Snow Condition Policy: 30 days prior to arrival. Cancellations due to snow conditions are refundable ONLY if the snowmobile trails are closed or low (un-rideable) the days of your stay. No cancellation between Christmas and New Year’s Day allowed due to trail conditions. Within these terms, you may reschedule your reservation at no charge, or fully cancel less a $75.00 administration fee. Rental Agreement to follow booking.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.