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USA Northern Wisconsin Wisconsin Manitowish Waters Listing #45142

Dons Bay Retreat - Manitowish Waters, WI

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Max. occupancy: 18 3 King Bed, 2 Queen Bed, 6 Twin Bed, 1 Futon 5 bedrooms 4.5 bathrooms 2 dog max 
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Worry-free booking

Enjoy peace of mind with flexible travel options.

  • 7+ days before check-in: You can reschedule your trip, or cancel and receive 100% of the cost as a Future Stay Credit.
  • 30+ days before check-in: You also have the option to cancel for a refund (minus the booking fee).

Exceptions apply. Read our full policy for details.

Expert cleaning

Pro housekeepers clean each home with an EPA-approved disinfectant.

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Secluded lakefront home on 10 lake chain with private dock and swimming

Perfect for a much-needed family getaway where the hustle and bustle of the city won't be a problem, this three-story, secluded home is ready for you! As soon as you enter the main level of the home, you'll notice floor-to-ceiling windows and a bright interior with gorgeous wooden accents throughout; this gives guests that chic rustic feeling no other homes can achieve so elegantly. The open floor plan is ideal for family gatherings; no matter what you're doing, no one will ever feel left out. Kick your feet up and relax in the inviting living room as you let the sun rays lull you to a peaceful experience. If it's too cold for your liking, you can throw some logs into the wood-burning fireplace and listen to the fire crackle. On your way to the kitchen, you'll come across a dining table with space for up to ten people, plus four more seats at the kitchen bar. On the spacious patio, there is an outdoor dining table offering six more spots.

This kitchen is like no other; it's a gourmet kitchen equipped with modern stainless steel appliances and utensils that will make cooking a breeze. Spacious and well equipped, this kitchen will surely help you channel your inner Jamie Oliver and surprise guests with mouth-watering meals. Right off the kitchen and to your right is another living space with inviting sofas and a recliner. There is a TV equipped with an Amazon Firestick streaming Hulu, or you can catch up on your favorite Netflix series (please, use your own account). On this level of the lakefront retreat, you'll find one bedroom with a king bed and an ensuite bathroom, and a half bathroom. Outside, the patio is spacious and offers unparalleled Little Star Lake views. Gather around the firepit after dinner and experience beautiful sunsets while making 'Smores. On the lower level, you'll find two bedrooms, each with a queen bed and twin bunks. In the common area, there is one futon, a day bed with a trundle, and your very own Ping-Pong table. As you climb up the stairs all the way up to the upper level, you'll find two bedrooms, each with king beds and en-suite bathrooms. One of the greatest perks of this getaway is that you can bring your dog along with you. Yes, Don’s Bay Retreat is dog-friendly!

What's nearby:
Don’s Bay Retreat offers a secluded location on the shores of Little Star Lake, a clear, deep-water lake attached to the 10 Lake Chain. The State Park beach is located a half-mile away. The small town of Manitowish Waters is a short three-and-a-half-mile drive and is located in a scenic area off Route 51. This town has a great abundance of locally-owned restaurants and the shops add to the overall relaxed vibe. Outdoor enthusiasts will have a blast here all year long with all the opportunities to try several and different outdoor activities such as boating, kayaking, canoeing, swimming, and fishing. There’s no shortage of land-based activities, either, with snowmobiling, snowshoeing, skiing, and miles of hiking and mountain biking available. You'll be sitting near snowmobile trails and you'll have snowmobile access to the lake. A paved bike trail from Manitowish Waters to St. Germain offers a unique way to tour the area while getting some exercise.

Things to know:
Full Gourmet kitchen
Free WiFi
Central A/C
No smoking
Dog-friendly for a small, nightly fee! Up to two dogs are allowed.

This property is managed by Vacasa Wisconsin LLC.

You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.


Common areas

Game room


Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC

Wood-burning fireplace

House rules

Meeting and events allowed

Wedding venue

Kitchen & dining






Water view





Wireless router

Netflix streaming

Nearby activities & attractions


Golf Nearby

On-site activities

Board games

Ping-pong table


Gas grill : Private



Boat rental available



1 review

Steve S. Dec 2020
We enjoyed 3 weeks in this beautiful home. Plenty of comfortable space for an extended family gathering.