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Beautiful A Frame Chalet On Lake Minocqua Chain

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 204 m²
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

Located on the shores of beautiful Lake Minocqua, part of the Minocqua chain of lakes, this newly remodeled, completely furnished, 3 bedroom with Loft, 1.5 bath A-frame chalet accommodates 8 while providing all of the understated warmth and charm characteristic of the Northwoods lifestyle.

Nestled on a gentle slope and across 100 feet of shoreline, our chalet looks out upon pristine water and a completely natural landscape, with its southeast exposure providing some of the most beautiful sunrises the Northwoods has to offer while just a 5 minute walk from quaint downtown Minocqua.

A massive deck overlooking the lake with built-in deluxe gas grill, outdoor beverage refrigerator and beautiful furniture provide easy access to food and beverage whether entertaining on the deck or just hanging with friends in the large Adirondack chairs scattered around the fire pit. For more information, go to

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Randy J. Africano
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
19 October, 2017

About Randy J. Africano

I first fell in love with Minocqua when a college buddy invited me to spend a week with he and other college friends on Lake Minocqua back in 1978. Ten years later, my wife Diane and I purchased this particular property for our family. Our grown children spent 23 full summers with mom "at the lake" and me flying up on Thursday evening and back on Sunday night to our home in Peoria, IL.

Randy J. Africano purchased this chalet in 1988

Why Randy J. Africano chose Northern Wisconsin

This unique property has the best there is to offer in the island city. Unlike many homes on the Minocqua Chain, it looks out on the natural landscape of the lake without seeing any manmade structures other than lake homes. Second, the house is on city utilities unlike the vast majority of lake homes in the community. And while the rear of the home looks out on wooded property, the home is located a simple 5 minute walk to everything the town of Minocqua has to offer... parades, ski shows, shopping, restaurants and night life.

What makes this chalet unique

If you are a pilot/aircraft owner and are considering flying to Minocqua via private plane, we are more than happy to provide you with a courtesy car of the length of your stay as well as private hangar space for your aircraft.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet rental in Minocqua, Wisconsin

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 204 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 35
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • All children below the age of 6 must be accompanied by an adult when on the dock.
  • All children that are non-swimmers must wear a life jacket when on the dock.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Main Bath - toilet , bath with shower
    Upstairs Bath - toilet
  • One full bath downstairs and a half bath on the first floor
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed , This bedroom is lake facing...
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double bed , No window access in this bedroom. Has a flat screen TV.
    Master Bedroom - 1 large double bed , This bedroom is lake facing.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • long term rentals available
  • limited accessibility
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Our property does not have air conditioning due to its design and the lack of air conditioning is common in the northwoods of Wisconsin. We do have a fire pit with 4 chairs near the water for family gatherings and we supply the wood.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Beautiful A Frame Chalet On Lake Minocqua Chain
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

Cozy Home - Convenient Location

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed our recent stay here. It was very conveniently located within walking distance to town, and great spot for boating on the lakes. Our kids caught many fish right off the pier. The beautiful home that has everything you would need for a comfortable stay. Thanks so much for letting us share your home we had a great weekend.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review Cherie... our goal is always to make certain our home adds to the quality of your vacation. Glad you were able to enjoy our place with your family and make some lifetime memories...
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Beautiful secluded property, with top notch amenities and close to town - great time!!

  • 5 of 5

We had 5 days in heaven. Fantastic weather complemented wonderful memories and closeness with family who came from several locations across the country. We will definitely do this again!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful experience!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin sits on such a lovely spot on the lake. Great access for our boat and for playing with all our water toys. Nice yard - great fire pit! Plenty of room for everyone and an easy place to bring a dog. Every detail is taken care of. This is our second visit and it didn't disappoint. HIGHLY recommend!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words Carol. So glad that you enjoyed your stay in our home.
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Inverness Illinois USA


  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a place in Minocqua during the Christmas season. We found this beautiful place. The highlights for us were the high end finishes, comfortable atmosphere and wide open living space. It was so close to town and all the amenities. We had so much fun shopping, taking a horse drawn sleigh ride, cozying up in the local bars and restaurants for some holiday cheer! It was equipped with everything we needed to have a wonderful time. Thanks for letting us enjoy your property.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you SO much for your kind words Joe...
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Kansasville, WI


  • 5 of 5

The cabin is warm, inviting, and a beautiful place to stay. This tip was for a mom's weekend away, but my family would love it there also.

Thank you Diane, for letting us stay at your amazing property! You were very accommodating and made our stay easy for all us moms! Everything we needed was and bathroom supplies, campfire, ect.

Thank you again!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, Karrie! Thanks so much for the nice review -- we're always very excited when our guests have a great stay! Our bookings for next summer are filling up quickly, so please send us a request if you have any interest for available dates. FYI, we are not accepting any credit card payments for new bookings since the fees through VRBO have increased significantly. We would handle all payments via check. Thanks, again, Karrie! Diane and Randy Africano
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Great Value

  • 4 of 5

My family and extended family visited this chalet in late July and had beautiful weather almost everyday. However, there were a couple of days that we wish A/C was available due to the unseasonably muggy and hot weather for Northern Wisconsin. The home is on a quiet area of lake Minocqua, so you don't have to worry about high speed boats coming right by your dock. It truly is a 5 minute walk to downtown and walkable to the closest boat landing. I would recommend this location for a medium sized group of people that are probably adults, due to the very nice finishes of the house. Everything we needed was available either onsite or at a nearby store. It is a very good price for the location and the quality of the home.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Lakeland Airport (KARV)
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Otto's / Polecat & Lace / Yacht Club / Murtuaghs
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Timber Ridge Golf Club, Minocqua Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Otto's/Polecat & Lace/Boat House/Big Brown Jug
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Iron Mountain, Indianhead, Granite Peak
Nearest Beach
0.4 Miles
Torpy Park Beach

We have a new 2 and a half hour zip line experience just 5 minutes south of town... $105 per person. The Min-Aqua-Bats ski shows are free and they perform every Wednesday, Friday & Sunday at 7PM June thru Labor Day. Check out for additional activities.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday chalet in Minocqua, Wisconsin

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2017 Fall
10 Sep 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
2017 Christmas Vacation
23 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
2018 Early Summer Rates
19 May 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
2018 Summer Holiday Rates
30 Jun 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
2018 Late Summer Rates
14 Jul 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
2018 Christmas Vacation
24 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection A$101.06
Cleaning Fee A$172.71
Pet Fee A$89.55
Tax Rate 5.5%

Our home is not equipped with air conditioning and this is very common in the northwoods of Wisconsin. Also we have a fire pit near the lake for family gatherings and we supply firewood.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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