7 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, Lakefront Decks, Gorgeous Views, & Beautiful Decor
About Wendy Murphy
I live in Lake Geneva with my family and know the community inside and out. I am happy to share all the best places to eat, shop and fun things to do, to help you make the most of your Lake Geneva vacation!
Wendy Murphy purchased this House in 2018
Why Wendy Murphy chose Lake Geneva
This home was built in the 1880's and was a popular hang out for Chicago gangsters including Bugs Moran and Baby Face Nelson. When Bugs and his wife were divorced, the owner of this home married Bug's ex-wife Lucille and she ran a casino and speakeasy in the basement during prohibition.
What makes this House unique
The home is meticulous and has been updated throughout. The history of this home has been integrated into the artwork throughout to help you understand how each of the infamous characters were connected to this home. It's a one-of-a-kind experience and a vacation you'll remember for a lifetime!
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:30
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Thanksgiving at Watersedge Hideout
Thirteen of us ranging in ages from 12 to 73 had a great Thanksgiving feast prepared by us here. The kitchen was well supplied . A quirky sink situation but we worked through it. Views of the lake were beautiful. We all loved being here together in this historic home that suited us so well.
Great place to stay with friends (12 of us). Beautiful property, perfect location, lots of history. The property does not have an open floor plan so it’s a little hard for everyone to lounge together indoors, but we made it work. Overall, we had a great weekend!
Perfect for large groups on the lake!
Great house for lots of people. Perfect location to the Mars Piano Bar which is a blast. Really cool story about the house/ basement. Wendy the owner was super helpful when we had questions.
High School group getaway
A group of 10 friends gathered here to celebrate our friendship of over 50 years. We couldn’t have found a better place! The house had plenty of beds for us, and the roomy house gave us plenty of places to hang out. The kitchen and large table allowed us to prepare and serve food easily. We all would recommend this property for your next group outing. It was fabulous!
Amazing views, comfortable beds, great dining room table!
We loved our stay here! We came for a girl's weekend getaway and it was a perfect location. The house has stunning views of the lake and some great sitting areas for group gatherings. In particular, we loved the history behind the long dining room table! We also loved being able to walk to Mars Resort Piano Bar for drinks each evening. One consideration when booking is that ubers are available but can be a long wait. The main part of Lake Geneva is a drive - 10 minutes or so tops - so this is something to factor into your planning.
Overall, I couldn't recommend the property more. Wendy was a great host and we were very grateful to stay here for the weekend!
Great location, owner and convenience
With quick and easy access to Downtown Lake Geneva, you're just minutes away (3 miles,) yet far enough away to escape its crowds.
There are many great dining and entertainment destinations within walking distance to this home. The French Country Inn and it's restaurant Stephana's is just a few houses away and Mars Resort Piano Bar and Restaurant and Crafted Americana at the Ridge Hotel are just a block away. Freddie's West End and In the Drink and all are accessable by boat.
Year round physical activities are prevalent and include several top golf courses, skiing at Alpine Valley, Wilmot and Grand Geneva, fishing, boating and swimming on Lake Como, Lake Delavan and Geneva Lake.
Autumn is a special time due to the spectacular Fall colors.
There are also two ziplining facilities, bowling alleys, golf, movie theaters, miniature golf, petting zoo and many wonderful shops are within minutes of the house.