Spacious Retreat (Close to Chain on private lake)


Entire residential home hosted by Cheryl

10 guests, 3 bedrooms, 3 beds, 3 bathrooms
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Our bright, airy, 3 BR, 3 BA, spacious waterfront home is in the desirable Waupaca Chain 'O Lakes Area -located on a PRIVATE lake, NOT on the Chain. It's perfect for girlfriend getaways, families, kayaking, canoeing, pedal-boating, row boating, campfires, yard games, etc. Play on the Chain, shop, or explore the surrounding area all day and enjoy the tranquility found at our Retreat when you want to relax and enjoy the sounds of nature at the end of the day.

The space
Why go to a hotel when you can keep your group together and stay in our beautiful and spacious Retreat?!

47 minutes from EAA Air Venture in Oshkosh, WI
48 minutes from Lawrence University & Downtown Appleton, WI (ATW)
1 hour 20 minutes from Green Bay, WI (GRB)
2 hours from Madison, WI
2 hours from Milwaukee, WI (MKE)
3 1/2 hours from Chicago, IL (ORD)

Sleeping Accommodations:
Main House (3 beds plus Queen bed-height air mattress are the 4 beds included in # of beds in listing)
•1 King bedroom with Master bath, Smart TV
•1 (additional) King bedroom, Smart TV
•1 Queen bedroom with full bath, Smart TV
•Queen size elevated airbed (if desired) -stored under pool table in rec room
•2 couches, 2 loveseats

Bunk House/room (Bonus beds! 3 singles plus pull out sofa sleeper not included in # of beds in listing)
Rustic space attached to garage with a triple bunk bed (3 twin size mattresses/bedding) and pullout sofa - great for kids, tweens, or adults that want to act like kids again!
NOTE: Bunk House is "roughing it" for some; our kids who are now young adults love sleeping out there. Some 50+ year olds have also enjoyed trying to relive their youth in the bunks! Room has window, screen door, and ceiling fan.

•Flat, spacious backyard which can accommodate tents
•Long driveway, which can accommodate camper
•2 person cozy hammock by the water. Perfect for naps!

•Smart TVs (all 3 bedrooms, upstairs living room, and lower level rec room have flat screen TVs); Netflix, Prime Video, and YouTube TV
•Land-line (some cell plans have spotty coverage)
•Bose wireless speaker

(Please note: This is not our full time home & therefore may not have specific items you need; we do our best, but if you need something specific be sure to check with me in advance. If we don't have it, feel free to bring your own)
•2 full size fridges (1 in kitchen, 1 in rec. room storage for beverages)
•Utensils, coffee maker, dishes, pots/pans, spices, etc.
•Table/chairs to seat 4 (located in dinette)
•Farm table to seat 6-8 (located in front covered porch)
•Gas Hollander grill (gas hook-ups to house in front and back; no canisters required; Note: do a little research on Hollander grill cooking times to familiarize yourself prior to use, as they cook slowly!)

•Pool table with ping pong table top in rec. room
•Beanbag toss
•Ladder golf
•Soccer balls, basketballs & hoop
•Skateboards, scooters
•4 bikes (2 adult, 2 youth)
•2 kayaks
•1 row boat
•1 pedal boat
•1 canoe
•video gaming system with games (rec room) & LOTS of board games in living room entertainment center

Large fieldstone fire pit in backyard (firewood provided)

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
TV with standard cable/satellite
Washing machine
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony

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4.96 out of 5 stars from 23 reviews


Where you’ll be

Waupaca, Wisconsin, United States

The location is perfect for a walk or bike ride to the Wheelhouse for dinner, drinks, live music, or for a pizza cheesier than this description; to Scooper's for the largest portion of ice cream known to man; to the Indian Crossing Casino for cocktails on the deck, people & boat-watching during the day, or bands at night; Ding's Dock for the famous Crystal River Canoe Trip or pontoon rentals; Tom Thumb mini-golf; and Hartman Creek State Park. You can rent paddle boards or kayaks from a few outfitters in the area, or even go to Adventure Outfitters, formerly Taylor Marine (next door to the Harbor Bar) for Sunday paddle board yoga or to rent an aqua bike or water toys! You can enjoy a cold beverage, meal, and enjoy the live music at the Harbor Bar & Restaurant (they have a floating stage with bands every Sunday in the summer), have some of the best jambalaya ever at the Chain Bar, or choose from several local establishments in Waupaca, King, and surrounding areas. Explore downtown King's boutique shopping, or venture into historic downtown Waupaca to enjoy the feel of small town USA. The nationally recognized Chain Skiers are sure to provide entertainment and have water-ski shows a few times a week behind the Veternan's Home in King. There's also a nice public swimming beach at South Park on Shadow Lake in town. You might enjoy taking a step back in time and visit the historic Red Mill and Covered Bridge (Rich and I were married there years ago!)...Built in 1865, it's only a few miles away and well worth the visit. Enjoy some ice cream, coffee drink, or panini as you explore the Red Mill's grounds on the beautiful Crystal River. With plenty to do (or nothing at all if you choose) we're confident you'll enjoy our "Happy Place" as much as we do! In addition to us being readily available, most of our neighbors are full time residents and are helpful & friendly should you need any tips or advice on the area.

Hosted by Cheryl

  1. Joined in February 2015
  • 23 Reviews
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I love living life to its fullest and appreciate big city experiences as well as small town USA! From reading a good book in a hammock by the lake, to skydiving in the desert, I try to cherish life with gratitude. When we walked through the doors of our Spacious Retreat for the first time, I knew our search for a property was over. The feeling of peace, calm, and tranquility that came over me is a feeling I want to share with others, which is why we joined the Airbnb community. The Spacious Retreat is our Happy Place and gives us the perfect getaway from our crazy lives. We hope you enjoy it, too! Cheryl (& Rich)
I love living life to its fullest and appreciate big city experiences as well as small town USA! From reading a good book in a hammock by the lake, to skydiving in the desert, I tr…

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Check-in: After 15:00
Check out: 11:00
Self check-in with smart lock
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

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Nearby lake, river, other body of water
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