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Family Fun on Island Retreat in Crystal Lake Near Road America and PGA Golf

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms Sleeps 6-8

To reach Kettle House, you drive across a short bridge to a wooded island. Then you 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. Now 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 overlooks the lake. These open to a wrap-around balcony that’s ideal for relaxing and boat-watching. 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 seven. 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, nestled among cedar trees, which makes 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. A large secluded deck overlooks this grassy field.

Sometimes you can hear the hum of 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 world class PGA courses, Whistling Straits and Blackwolf Run, are a half hour's drive. If you enjoy biking and hiking, 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 cute shops or eat at one of the town’s good-to-excellent restaurants.

More Details

Owner
Owner/Manager
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few days
Response rate
70%
Calendar last updated:
23 April, 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.

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Plymouth

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • 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 ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Family Fun on Island Retreat in Crystal Lake Near Road America and PGA Golf
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews
5

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
5

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
5

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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5

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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5

Great Spot - we will be back!

  • 5 of 5

Great Spot - we will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 10/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property. We had a blast! Will definitely go back!

  • Review Submitted: 31/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Lake House Bar and Restaurant
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$130.38
Damage Deposit AU$651.9

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.
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