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Bruin's Retreat - Little Star of the Manitowish Chain of Lakes

Bruin's Retreat - Little Star of the Manitowish Chain of Lakes

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Dec 9, 2014
House, 5 Bedrooms, 3 1/2 Baths, (Sleeps 16)

If you want that rustic cabin feel with modern amenities, then this charming 5-bedroom lake-front, exposed ranch is the perfect getaway! Tucked in the woods, with 360 feet of private lakefront, is a great, year round, family and friends vacation spot. This home is big enough for the whole crew. Whether it is families, fishing buddies or your snowmobile gang everyone can sleep comfortable.

There are 3 bedrooms upstairs with 2 1/2 baths. Master bedroom/ private bath features king bed, sofa futon and bunk beds in alcove.Master bedroom features a 32' HD LCD TV. Bedroom 2 and Bedroom 3 both feature a king bed and bunk beds. Full hall bath w/ tub is between them. The exposed lower level has Bedroom 4 & Bedroom 5. Both rooms have a king bed. It also has a new bathroom with large vanity and shower on this level.

On the main floor there is a vaulted great room with a beautiful fieldstone fireplace, lake views and plenty of comfortable seating. A table for games or snacking is conveniently located here also. This room also features a new 55' HD LCD TV for your enjoyment.

The kitchen is large, inviting and fully stocked. Double ovens, microwave, dishwasher, and refrigerator with ice & water dispenser. There is seating for 12 overlooking the lake. Next to the kitchen there is a large laundry room/bar room with wet bar, washer & dryer, another refrigerator/freezer w/ice maker for your beverages and a half bath off this hall.

The lower level has it's own family room, fireplace, huge 72' HDTV w/DVD & PlayStation and with a door to go outside. It includes a large bar w/sink and another refrigerator/freezer.

Outside there is a 6-person hot tub, tables and chairs on the large deck. A few steps to lake there is a large dock for you to tie up your boats or just set and relax watching the beautiful sunset over the lake on the dock bench. The side yard has a swing set for children and a fire pit. This house easily can accommodate several families for an unforgetable vacation or reunion.

Keywords: cabin, lakefront, retreat

More Details
  • Sleeps 16
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Accept Credit Cards

Recent Review

About the Owner

We are a family that has enjoyed entertaining in our home with family and friends. We hope to share that with you and make many more friends.

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Calendar last updated:
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14 Reviews

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Bruin's Retreat - Little Star of the Manitowish Chain of Lakes
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p322625vb
+815 -520-8237
Manitowish Waters Northern Wisconsin
4

Bruin's Retreat Review

Bruin's Retreat Review
  • 4 of 5
The house is beautiful and the setting idyllic. We found gorgeous fireplaces, beautiful deck, and wonderfully comfortable beds. There was almost no firewood furnished, and it was difficult and expensive to find any locally. The spa was not used, as it had an odd odor and some dirt floating in the water.
  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I do try to furnish firewood however unfortunately no one has been able to get firewood yet this fall due to the heavy demand last year and the late spring. All of our suppliers are sold out. We are doing what we can to get a supply as I am on waiting lists. Hot tubs do sometimes have a different odor if you are unfamiliar when first opening the lid. I do have my cleaning crew clean and sanitize between guests,. If there was a concern I wish they had spoke with them as they were at the home as they arrived early while they were still at the home. I always stay in contact and spoke with the guests and nothing was mentioned at the time of the stay. Any requests or concerns are always addressed as soon as possible. Sometimes dirt and leaves can fall in the tub when opened as it does sit outside, however it is sanitized before everyone's arrival. I am happy everything else was great as you were a wonderful group to work with and I hope to again.
business
Bruin's Retreat - Little Star of the Manitowish Chain of Lakes
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p322625vb
+815 -520-8237
Manitowish Waters Northern Wisconsin
Chicago Area
5

Summer Fun

  • 5 of 5
This is a wonderful property for a large family. Great family room for ALL -especially if the weather isn't the best. A lot of privacy, very woodsy. The lake is beautiful, deep, crystal clear and relatively quiet. Laundry in the home - great kitchen for everyone to gather and cook. The owners are responsive to your needs. The only complaint - where does the week go!!!!
  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Bruin's Retreat - Little Star of the Manitowish Chain of Lakes
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p322625vb
+815 -520-8237
Manitowish Waters Northern Wisconsin
5

Perfect Honeymoon Getaway!

  • 5 of 5
My newly husband and I stayed at the Bruin's Retreat for 3 nights and 4 days. It was really easy to get to (we traveled from La Crosse, WI). Upon arrival, we were in awe of the beauty that surrounded this property. It was perfectly secluded and felt like we had the entire lake to ourselves (as many were traveling home from the holiday weekened while we were traveling there). The house mirrored exactly to the pictures on this listing. The property owner even left us a congratulatory bottle of champagne for us in the fridge. We spent a lot of time fishing, relaxing in the hot tub, and had a small camp fire. We didn't want to leave. We had a wonderful experience and would love to visit again in the future!
  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Bruin's Retreat - Little Star of the Manitowish Chain of Lakes
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p322625vb
+815 -520-8237
Manitowish Waters Northern Wisconsin
Brookfield,Wisconsin
5

Our family get away

  • 5 of 5
We were excited as soon as we walked into this home. It's exactly what we hoped for. We have a large family, Diana's home was a perfect for us. We spent a lot of time on the spacious deck and around the huge fire pit. I would highly recommend this location to anyone.
  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Bruin's Retreat - Little Star of the Manitowish Chain of Lakes
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p322625vb
+815 -520-8237
Manitowish Waters Northern Wisconsin
5

A beautiful property

  • 5 of 5
We arrived to a nice, clean property. Everything is as advertised. The Hot Tub was a hit with the family. Beautiful fire pit. However, bad mosquito year so could not use it. Home was very well furnished.
  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
business
Bruin's Retreat - Little Star of the Manitowish Chain of Lakes
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p322625vb
+815 -520-8237
Manitowish Waters Northern Wisconsin
Madison, WI
5

Great place to relax, beautiful sunsets!

  • 5 of 5
This was a great place to get our whole family together. We sat around the fire pit, gazed at the stars from the hot tub, went paddling in canoes over to Little Bohemia, and watched old home movies with plenty of couches and seating for us all to gather round. The view of sunsets were amazing!
  • Submitted: May 21, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Location

From the Owner

As a child my husband grew up visiting friends in the 'Northwoods' with his family. We soon started coming up together and looking for a second home to vacation in. We have started a family and raised them in the same tradition of vacationing in the 'Northwoods'

Activity and Interests

17 ft. 3-person canoe

Availability

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Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter Rates
Dec 5 2014 - Mar 7 2015
3 night minimum stay
$400
$2,200
 
 
Spring Rates
Mar 8 2015 - May 22 2015
3 night minimum stay
$350
$1,850
 
 
Summer Rates
May 23 2015 - Sep 5 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,500
 
 
Fall Rates
Sep 8 2015 - Dec 3 2015
3 night minimum stay
$350
$1,850
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$350
 

Additional information about rental rates

  • Cleaning fee $200
  • Refundable damage deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 10.0%

Deposit required with reservation, 50% due-60 days & 50% due- 30 days before arrival.
Call for special rates and/or discounts of groups less than 6
Holidays are at summer rates.

Amenities

From the Owner

We treat you more like a guest in our home than a renter. We have entertained a lot so we know what it takes to stock a house for fun. We try not to overlook anything and will make your stay enjoyable

Property Type

  • house

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub ...

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Lakefront

Attractions

  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

Floor Area

  • 3500 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower, Master en suite
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, combination tub/shower, Between bedroom 2 & bedroom 3
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet, shower, LL for bedroom 4 & 5
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet

Bedrooms

  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king, 1 bunk bed, Sleeps 2 adult & 2 children
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 king, 1 bunk bed, Sleeps 2 adult & 2 children
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 king, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 king, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1-master - 1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon, 1 bunk bed, Sleeps 2 adult & 2 children

Outside

  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • every bedroom features a king bed. 3 rooms also have a set of bunk beds, fireplaces in greatroom and lower level family room, swing set for children
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