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Family Fun on Crystal Lake Island - minutes to Road America, hiking, PGA Golf

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms Sleeps 6-8

To reach Kettle House, you drive across a short bridge to a wooded island. Follow the curved lane past three houses, stopping at the fourth to turn in the driveway and park. Walk across the lane and open the gate. Your vacation begins!

To enter the house, pass through the large patio where a top-of-the-line gas grill sits waiting for its next steak. Going inside, you’re in the great room with a wall of glass doors that open to a balcony overlooking the lake. In addition to a 46” TV, the living space offers a dining area for six. A fireplace is on hand to warm you on cool evenings.

Entertain yourselves with WiFi and cable as well as a docking station and games. The kitchen is newly refurbished and well-equipped for a cook. Two queen bedrooms and one bedroom with a twin over full bunk comfortably sleep eight. Kettle House has two full bathrooms, one with a jetted tub and Kohler fixtures; the other is freshly remodeled.

Because it straddles an island, the Kettle House property has two shorelines. A screened porch with a bar overlooks the shoreline in front of the house.

The second shoreline, "Down back," is across the island, where cedar trees make it shady and peaceful. A large grassy field beside this shore will invite your group to play ball or cornhole. Or, launch one of the two provided kayaks. Float toys, water games, and life vests are also available.

Sometimes you can hear racing over at Road America. Many track events are open to the public, and it’s only five minutes away. A public golf course is within walking distance, and the PGA courses, Whistling Straits and Blackwolf Run, are a 20 minutes drive. If you enjoy biking, hiking, or snowmobiling, you’ll want to visit nearby Kettle Moraine State Park. Elkhart Lake is just up the road, and there you can stock up at the farmer’s market, enjoy the charming shops or eat at one of the town’s good-to-excellent restaurants.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
15 July, 2018

About Owner/Manager

I manage Kettle House and live in Chicago with my husband and young daughters. We co-own the property with my parents. We have already built a lot of sweat equity in Kettle House and look forward to making it even better in future years. We are members of the Crystal Lake Improvement Assn. and share their mission to protect the Lake's clarity.

Owner/Manager purchased this house in 2014

Why Owner/Manager chose Plymouth

Kettle House is only two and a half hours from Chicago, allowing us to run up here on free weekends.

What makes this house unique

Kettle House shares the clear water and glacial landscape available to everyone at Crystal Lake. We are lucky enough to have two separate shorelines, a grassy field for play and multiple outdoor spaces for relaxation and fun.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Plymouth

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed , Sliding doors to balcony overlooking lake. En suite bath.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed , 2 single bed , Twin over double bunk bed with a twin bed trundle
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Family Fun on Crystal Lake Island - minutes to Road America, hiking, PGA Golf
average rating of 4.866667 based on 15 reviews

Great time at the lake

  • 5 of 5

Owners met us at check in and were extremely friendly and helpful. House was very clean and well supplied. Our family had a great time and had no problems. Weather was fantastic and the whole family enjoyed fishing and kayaking. Would love to stay at the house again.

  • Review Submitted: 13/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Road America Home on Crystal Lake

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful home with stunning views. Downstairs screened outdoor living area is a gem. One thing of note the lane into the island is a small wooden bridge with a small weight capacity.

  • Review Submitted: 18/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very relaxing.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a terrific and relaxing stay. The house is very well equipped and Liz is very responsive. The best asset is the outdoor space. Two swimming docks, lower screened in porch, and outdoor eating area.

  • Review Submitted: 15/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Scottsdale, AZ

The Kettle house is wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful vacation at the Kettle house - it couldn't have been better. Many, many more family memories were made....

Thank you!

The Keil family

  • Review Submitted: 06/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beach Park, IL

Favorite place to be!!!

  • 5 of 5

We love the Kettle House! This is our third year there and even though the weather was not perfect we still had a great time. The downstairs sunroom is everyone's favorite relaxing spot when we are not out on the lake. It's such a great hangout spot, for reading, napping, playing cards or having lunch and provides such a pretty view of the lake as does the rest of the house. Even at night. We all had fun kayaking (2 provided), swimming, fishing and floating ( plenty of life jackets and floats are provided). The beds and linens are comfy and the owners have done a nice job of providing the comforts of home. We are going to have to stay longer next year. If you're looking to get away from it all, then this is the spot. There's just something so magical about this place. It takes you back to a simpler place and time and away from all the hustle and bustle of everyday life. We just love it!

  • Review Submitted: 07/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful, comfortable vacation home.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect setting for an outdoor wedding. It was a very special two weeks.

  • Review Submitted: 01/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Lake House Bar and Restaurant
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Contact Owner

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$134.78
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$673.9

During peak season, rentals are weekly and run Monday to Monday
100% refund if cancelled 30 days in advance
50% refund if cancelled within 30 days of reservation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.