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The Lakehouse at Willow Shores 1 - - Beaver Dam

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,300 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 bedroom 1 1/2 bath house on the lake with pier

Enjoy the relaxing sounds and sights from the private dock at our quiet lakehouse near the end of a dead end road on Beaver Dam Lake. The fishing is very good and watersports a good option.

The lakehouse is located 1/4 mile from a county campground and park. There is a public launch at the park or the property has it's own small launch on ~75 Ft of frontage.

House is recently remodeled/updated.

1 1/2 bathrooms (powder recently redone with vessel sink/granite top)

3 Bedrooms (1 King, 1 Queen and 1 Full bed)

Unit includes:

Bedding (Pillows/sheets/blankets)


hair dryers/iron/board


Shower (no tub)


Direct TV-DVR/Blue Ray DVD

Stainless Stove/Frige - newly updated

Microwave/Toaster/coffee maker/crock pot/waffle maker


Various DVDs/games/books/puzzles

2 Canoes/2 Kayaks/paddleboat

2 bikes

Fire ring/hammock

Gas Grill and Charcoal Grill

Patio chairs

Picnic Table

Private dock

Plenty of room to park car/trailer in driveway

I'm sure we have a fishing pole to spare if needed . . .

Children, families, groups all welcome.

Please leave your pets home.

More Details

Judy & Brian Radke
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
22 September, 2018

About Judy & Brian Radke

We purchased our first lakehouse on Beaver Dam Lake about 10 years ago while we lived in IL. We now reside in the Madison WI area and purchased this second lakehouse (next door to our own) in '13. We've been busy remodeling and updating it and have been renting it since July '14.

Judy & Brian Radke purchased this house in 2013

Why Judy & Brian Radke chose Beaver Dam

This property is the second one from the end of a dead end road. It's quiet and private. Derge Park/Campground is 1/4 mile down the road.

What makes this house unique

Quiet, private and beautiful views. Good fishing right off the dock.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Beaver Dam

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Not pet friendly.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , Washer/Dryer in Bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , granite with vessel sink
  • Hair dryers. Towels provided. Hand soap and TP provided
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double bed
  • All bedrooms include pillows/blankets/sheets Nightstands and lamps suitcase racks
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • snowmobiling
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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The Lakehouse at Willow Shores 1 - - Beaver Dam
average rating of 4.7555556 based on 45 reviews
Port St Lucie, FL

Awesome property on the lake.

  • 5 of 5

Owners were easy to work with as our travel plans were pretty messed up getting there. Everything you want and more in a vacation spot on the water. Great yard for our granddaughters to enjoy. The canoes and kayaks were a hit with my son(loved the dock to fish everyday)(Caught two dinners worth of Perch during our stay, as well as some monster catfish and a big dogfish and some small walleye) and 2 nieces who came to visit. Close enough to town, in case you have to run in, but far enough to forget about work and enjoy the week! Owners recommended a supper club in their book...The Buckhorn I believe. Awesome food(Walleye, perch, haddock..and Old Fashion's, none of which we can get in FL) and worth the drive. Thank you for sharing your beautiful cottage, and all the games inside that kept us busy in the evenings when the mosquitoes were biting.

Dave and Maria

Port St Lucie, FL

  • Review Submitted: 10/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad you all enjoyed your stay! It's good to see a nice variety of fish being caught! (some years we see primarily catfish . . . not '17!)
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Very nice!

  • 5 of 5

We have been renting cottages for 3 years and this was the nicest we have ever rented. It is a very clean home with an outstanding view. Brian and Judy were great as well.

  • Review Submitted: 18/09/2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent vacation spot!

  • 5 of 5

We had an awesome time! There were so many things to do to stay busy and to keep our 10yr old occupied as well. We rented a pontoon to cruise the lake and fish at our leisure. We also had access to 4 piers to fish from and a park down the road, and access to their bikes for extra leisure. Overall, our stay was awesome. No complaints! Very quaint home with everything we needed to make our stay enjoyable! Thank you for sharing your home with us!

Melissa Sonchek

  • Review Submitted: 13/09/2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cabin On the Lake

  • 5 of 5

It was great would go again in the future

  • Review Submitted: 16/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect balance of lake life and openness of country living

  • 5 of 5

My family had a great time! Both Judy and Brian were super friendly and helpful with any questions we had. The house is at the end of a quiet, dead end street. Great for young kids riding bikes. It is also nearby a park/campground which my kids enjoyed as well. While its on the other side of the lake from the town of Beaver Dam, we actually preferred that. Felt like we were really away from the hustle of Chicago. It's also close to the town and lake of Fox Lake, which has a couple cute restaurants. House was very clean, nice, up-dated bathrooms, and has everything you need to feel at home. Loved it!

  • Review Submitted: 31/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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quaint, relaxing

  • 4 of 5

very quiet, location. cottage was very clean, comfortable. Kitchen very well stocked with dishes, pans, silverware ext. many board games. plenty of picnic tables and lawn chairs. yard was very well kept. very nice area to go walking and biking. quaint county camping area just down the road within walking distance. safe neighborhood. Lake had a lot of algae on the surface, but the bottom was sand and rocks. We still went swimming, but fishing wasn't all that great. kayaks and canoe, and paddle boat were available. we went kayaking as well and that was a lot of fun. We saw a bunch of huge fish jump up out of the water all times of the day every day we were there. Beautiful wildlife to watch out there. great bird watching. A lot to see and do, and not to far of a drive from tourists attractions if that is what you are in to.

  • Review Submitted: 27/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Car: necessary

Located ~ 1 hour from Madison. Home of the Mallards Baseball, Zoo, WI Capital and UW.

~80 min to Milwaukee. Home of the Brewers, Zoo, Museums, State Fair, Summerfest, Harley.

Green Bay - Packer Hall of Fame.

Oshkosh - EAA, Rock USA, Country USA

WI Dells - Ducks/boat tours and waterparks.


Rates & Availability

Contact Owner

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$109.78

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.