USA Northern Wisconsin Wisconsin Manitowish Waters Listing #26617

Artist's Cove - Manitowish Waters, WI

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25 reviews
Max. occupancy: 5 1 Queen Bed, 1 Double Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 2 bedrooms 1.5 bathrooms No pets  4WD/traction may be required in winter
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Waterfront home between 2 lakes w/ heated porch, dock & kayaks

From fun in the sun to cozy nights by the fire, Destination Cove is the perfect retreat for whatever your heart desires. With a waterfront location on the shores of Wild Rice Lake (as well as a dock, two kayaks, and a rowboat to help you explore), Destination Cove offers the excitement of the popular Manitowish Waters Chain of Lakes while being quietly nestled in the pines. Gather together around the firepit to swap tall tales and old stories, roast some s'mores, and enjoy the quiet crackle of the burning logs. Destination Cove provides year-round possibilities for living your life your way!

What's nearby:
Ottawa National Forest is only minutes north, Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest is just a few towns over, and Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest is all around you. Whether you're looking for a meticulously groomed trail or you want to set your own tracks through a fresh layer of snow amid towering pines or old-growth hemlocks, the perfect trail is waiting nearby. In addition to skiing, many of the local trails allow snowshoeing and fat-tire biking as well.

Wild Rice Lake is a 384 acre lake located in Vilas County. It has a maximum depth of 26 feet. Visitors have access to the lake from a public boat landing. Fish include Musky, Panfish, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike and Walleye.

Things to know:
Free WiFi
Full kitchen
Pets not allowed
Rowboat and two kayaks included
No on-site laundry

This property is managed by Vacasa Wisconsin LLC.

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




Heating & cooling

Central AC


Partial AC

Gas fireplace

Wood-burning fireplace

Kitchen & dining






Lake view


Water view






DVD player

Wireless router

Nearby activities & attractions


On-site activities



Gas grill : Private







25 reviews

Susan M. Mar 2022
I stayed five days and couldn't believe how great the view was. The home was immaculate. Great access to snowmobile trails. Watching the snow come down was an added treat. So incredibly quiet. Can't wait to come back again. May try summer next time!!!
Tracy W. Nov 2021
LOVED the view. The layout of this property is PERFECT for a quiet get away. We especially lived the wood fireplace. Only draw back is there was no directions on the mantel as there were in the kitchen. We have experience with wood fireplaces, so no big deal. Just for future reference would be nice.
Once this property get finished with some of the upgrades that are doing, we would give it a higher rating.
We will consider renting again.
Manager response:
Thank you for choosing us for your stay, Tracy! We appreciate your feedback as a means to improve our future guest's experience, and we look forward to having the opportunity to host you and better impress you in the future!
Cheryl D. Sep 2021
Beautiful lake view from the house, porch and deck. Clean cottage with ample cookware we needed to prepare and eat our meals at the cottage. Quiet lake and road. Caretakers were attentive when I asked for a fix for the kayaks. I was unexperienced and disappointed with the type of kayaks you had available (holes in the bottom so you'd sit in water). Caretaker purchased plugs for one of the kayaks, but without an adult life jacket (boat cushions instead), I never felt comfortable taking it out.
Barb K. Aug 2021
This house was clean and comfortable, and well equipped with everything we needed! We would definitely stay again!
Heidi K. Jul 2021
We had the beat 4th of July weekend in the lake! Clean, beautiful and fun!
Betty T. Jun 2021
If you love a quiet, beautiful, serene place to relax then this is it. Wild Rice Lake is perfect - no development on the southern shore. We just soaked in the loveliness and fell in love with this place.
Eric C. Jan 2021
Worked Perfectly as base camp for my activities. Beautiful lake and location.
Mary R. Jan 2021
Cozy, clean place to stay for a Northwoods getaway. Convenient location. Close to highway, Easy to get to ski trails and other necessities.
Lysa C. Nov 2020
This is our second time staying at the Artist's cove this year. We absolutely love this home and the area around it. Lots of hiking options within 30 min drive, quite and secluded, spacious, comfortable home with all of the needed equipment for a long say, just wish for a washer and drier :-)
Susan M. Oct 2020
Quiet with the exception of the migrating Trumpeter Swans- so cool! Our morning visit from the neighborhood fox was fun as well!
Cynthia H. Oct 2020
We loved the lake view and the privacy. We loved the fireplace and the cozy atmosphere of the home. This was our second visit with my 93 year old mother who used to camp in the area all the time. This home gave her the "camping feeling" again.
Deborah M. Oct 2020
Perfect time for a fall getaway! The leaves were a brilliant color. We went on some nice walks and enjoyed going to the cranberry bog. There were also a lot of very nice restaurants in the area. We got to see flying squirrels out the window at the Aberdeen restaurant and Dillinger artifacts at the Little Bohemia restaurant. We missed being able to use the row boat for fishing since they put away the boat and pier the last two weeks in September. They place was very clean, comfortable and had a great view. Would recommend this place.
Tom and Laura C. Sep 2020
We were completely satisfied with the accommodations and amenities offered at this lake home. The weather was chilly so we did not spend as much time on the lake as we had originally planned but the heated porch and fireplace were perfect for relaxing when the outside air was chilly. We had everything we wanted and needed and more than we expected. We loved it and will book here again.
Susan M. Jul 2020
We loved it! a perfect mix of amazing views and solitude, with access to the best water in the world! Already booked an October stay which should be stunning with the opposite shoreline in full bloom.
Colin C. Jun 2020
This is a wonderful lake cabin for a family with young children. The house is great, fire pit for evening fires, shallow sandy beach, gas grill, plus two kayaks and a rowboat. I would recommend renting a pontoon boat in advance if you want to get more time out on the water. Excellent views of the lake from the house. Really nice place for a good rate - highly recommend.
Suzanne T. Jun 2020
This is such a beautiful spot to stay if you want to get away from it all and enjoy the north woods. The cabin is spacious and clean. The only suggestion I have is to offer more cleaning supplies, dishcloths and a dustpan. We cleaned the outside front windows to really enjoy the wonderful views. We were sad to leave!
Andrea L. Jun 2020
This cabin is just as it is pictured and has everything you need for a peaceful getaway! Clean, cozy, lovely views. We will be back!
Clint W. May 2020
This is a great place to stay. Everything was very clean and prepared for our arrival. We spent most of our time in the back yard catching some sun and fishing off the dock. We will be back!
Lysa C. May 2020
We loved our time at the Artist Cove!
The home is very well-equipped, was spotless at our arrival, beautiful backyard and surrounding areas + lots of hiking trails within 30 minute drive.
Matt O. Jan 2020
Very nice shack on a small lake. Not much for people around so it was mice and quiet. Local bait shop 3 miles away and a grocery store. Don’t have to venture very far if you needed something. I’ll be back here for sure.
Stephen W. Oct 2019
We stayed here 4 days in late October. This proved to be a great location for our running and hiking activities. We also learned a great deal about cranberries from the local gift store.
Sydney L. Oct 2019
This place had everything we needed. We needed a break from work so we drank our coffees by the fire and stared at the lake for hours and then watched netflix using the smart tv's. It was so stellar. Clean, easy to understand, and so dang comfortable. We couldn't stop expressing how cozy it was. Will for sure be coming back!
Hallye A. Oct 2019
We loved staying at this cozy cottage right on the lake. Waking up to lake views and spending time at night in the heated porch with a fire in the fire place was exactly how we wanted to unwind. We would absolutely stay here again and hope we get another reason to come back!
Cynthia H. Oct 2019
Loved how warm and welcoming this place felt. My 92 year old mother was so excited and happy to spend a couple of days back in the north woods and this house worked so well. The fireplace was great due to the very windy and cool weather we had. We had everything we needed to feel comfortable and the view over the water was great.
Greg B. Sep 2019
Had a wonderful time staying in the Artists Cove. Clean, spacious, and fully equipped. And the lakeview’s were priceless.