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Dog-friendly, lakefront house with beach access, dock, AC, W/D, patio, & firepit
Meticulously planned and sitting on the banks of Big St. Germain Lake, this spectacular five-bedroom house is the perfect fusion of modern comfort and lake house charm, ideal for your next vacation with family and friends! Big St. Germain Lake is a 1,600-acre recreational lake ideal for water sport activities such as water and jet skiing, kayaking, canoeing, and swimming right from the dock! Fishermen can reel in trout, musky, walleye, and bass. St. Germain Sport Marine is less than five miles away, with plenty of boat rentals available, from jet skis to pontoons. Winter guests will even be able to rent snowmobiles for some cold-weather adventure. Take the family out to enjoy a good hike on Shannon Lake Hiking Trail, Awassa Trail, or Fern Ridge Hiking Trail, all five miles or less from the home.
Inside, the living area is bright and spacious, with spectacular lake views through wall-to-wall windows. Guests will love kicking back in the great room, dressed in luxurious furniture, a mounted flatscreen TV, and a stacked-stone wood-burning fireplace, with access to the covered back deck furnished with a swinging bench and comfy chairs. The screened porch is the ideal setting for catching up with old friends over glasses of chilled wine while the kids explore the yard with the family dogs.
The gourmet kitchen is the dream of any family chef, with gleaming countertops and high-end appliances that include a French-door refrigerator and dishwasher, a large pantry, and a center prep island with breakfast bar seating for four, plus a high chair for the little one. The handsome dining table has plenty of seating for up to 10 dinner guests and there is a barbecue dining area right outside the screened porch with two picnic tables and a gas grill, perfect for your next grill session. Good thing too, because after a day on the lake with the home's complimentary rowboat, kayaks, and canoe, there's nothing like throwing a little char on some freshly caught fish!
Gather everyone around the furnished firepit area to spend an evening savoring toasted s'mores and constellations while waves lap against the shoreline just beyond. When it's time to wrap up the night, you'll have five bedrooms and additional sleeping arrangements in the loft to take advantage of, each with its own mounted TV and unique furnishings. The main bedroom enjoys access to an en-suite bath through sliding barn doors, plus access to the covered deck.
Wake up to the aromas of freshly-brewed coffee and head out to the private dock to enjoy the sunrise with a favorite novel. Spend a day in the sun and don't forget to visit the wet bar when it's time to take a break from all the fun. The home's private washer/dryer will keep everyone's laundry sparkling clean, so you can afford to pack light for your trip. Challenge someone to a game of Ping-Pong while the kids play each other with the provided children’s games. Have some work to do while you're here? The home's high-speed WiFi makes it quick and easy for remote workers and students to complete their projects on time. The central AC will keep everything nice and cool during those hot summer months.
Rowboat, kayaks, canoe, paddle pontoon boat, ping-pong tables, cornhole set, towable tube, air compressor, & beach chairs available
Streaming services are available with guests’ personal accounts.
This property is managed by Vacasa Wisconsin LLC.
4 dogs welcome in this home. No other animals are allowed without specific Vacasa approval.
Parking notes: There is room for 5 vehicles in the paved driveway.
Dock details: Private dock in the water during the summer months that can comfortably hold two boats.
City/town permit number: AMAN-C2JTN6
You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.
Washer/dryer : Private
Heating & cooling
Meeting and events allowed
Kitchen & dining
Internet : Other
Nearby activities & attractions
Canoe available for guest use
Gas grill : Private
Boat rental available
TIffany E.Jan 2023
Huge space that is so open and welcoming. Our mixed generation family reunion had a great time and able to gather in a central location for cooking, meal prep, dinning together, game time and football viewing with a cozy fire.
The home has everything you’d want or need. The beds were comfortable, the quality of the lines, furniture etc was exceptional and everything well appointed. Impeccably clean as well. So nice to have our dogs with us vs having to kennel them.
Our group did some ice fishing and had a little luck even. We’d come again!
Mattie L.Jan 2023
If you’re looking for a place to have multiple families or a group, this is it! The owner made many smart decisions in terms of layout and spacing. The great room is spacious with a lot of seating for dining/games, the kitchen has so much room for your own food/ belongings, and each bedroom has plenty of walking room and closet space (and king rooms essentially have their own bathroom). The beds and linens are also very comfortable.
The mudroom, back screen room, fire pit, and garage space are all extra bonuses that are so helpful when renting a house. Again, the owner thought through everything one might need and want.
Vacasa was easy to work with and thankfully we didn’t have major issues during our stay, but with the fees you pay it’s surprising that you’re always supplied with the bare minimum. (Couple of rolls of thin toilet paper, a couple of dish towels, cheap paper towels, some laundry detergent). When paying a lot of money to rent a house, it’s nice to be supplied with quality and plenty of materials to keep your stay comfortable.
Lastly, we stayed during the winter so if you’re looking to ice fish or snowmobile, this is a great location. Walking distance to two bars/restaurants is also a huge perk. We look forward to returning!
Andrea E.Dec 2022
This beautiful home was the perfect impromptu retreat for our family Thanksgiving reunion. Our Mother’s health is declining and it was apparent this would possibly be the last holiday she would be have the capacity to participate in. The house easily accommodated our party of 12 and 2 four-legged family members. The beautiful open-concept chef’s kitchen
allowed us to make a cherished memory preparing our holiday meal as our Mom looked on. The amenities made us feel like we were at home.
Neal S.Oct 2022
The home is absolutely beautiful, and the kitchen is setup for a chef! We loved the view from the living room. So easy to get to and alot to do within miles. We will be back! Thanks for sharing your home with us!
Susan L.Oct 2022
Such a beautiful home and spectacular views of the lake. Very well equipped bacation home, we truly enjoyed our stay.
Ryan F.Aug 2022
The house is very spacious and great for a family! Tons of room in the kitchen, dinning and family room area. We really enjoyed the space and ability to spend time with everyone in the same area. We really liked the modern look of the home and the backyard area is certainly a plus for a family. Beds are very comfortable and sleeping for family of 15 was easy!! On the downside Maintenance and cleaning was lacking before our stay. Floors were not cleaned properly along with the oven and grill. We needed to clean a lot when we got there and the dishwasher leaked during week and was never fixed. Garbage is an issue as it was never picked up throughout our stay. I think the positives are greater than the negatives and we would recommend a stay with a large family!
Hi, Ryan! The grill has been cleaned, and the dishwasher is scheduled for repair. We hope the refund provided helps convey our apologies for the disappointments. Thank you!
Lynn B.Jul 2022
After admiring this home since it was built, we were finally able to stay there for our annual family Northwoods vacation. It did not disappoint! Over the past 23 years, our family has outgrown many St. Germain rental properties so this was a perfect fit for our multi-generation group. We absolutely loved the floorplan and spent lots of time on the covered porch enjoying the lake view. We really appreciated the plentiful and comfortable outdoor furniture. The dining table was huge (and beautiful) and it was perfect for our family card and dice games. Having all king bedrooms for the couples was a huge perk, no squeezing 2 people into a double. And the bunkroom for our teenage boys was perfect. The house is very well appointed, having everything we needed in the kitchen, laundry and bathrooms. We have never had so many towels! Communication with the house manager was easy and we felt well taken care of during our stay. We look forward to a return trip in the future!
Heather H.Jun 2022
We had a great time bringing together a large group of family and friends to enjoy the start of summer. The wrap around porch, all the outdoor spaces and direct lake access made a great week of outdoor enjoyment right out our back door. Plus the homes amenities and comfortable beds made the trip relaxing and enjoyable. Plus, there were lots of places to find a quiet place to relax and wind down. This is a great getaway location and home!
Jen k.Jun 2022
The size and layout of the home were great! Clean rooms. Great laundry. Location good, close to two supper clubs, good for walks. Sadly the lawn was not mowed, and the lot next door began construction. For one full day it was truck in and out loading fill. Bummer when you are trying to enjoy the peaceful north woods taking in the lake and sun contending with the loud truck. (7:00 am-8pm)The company we rented from indicated they would rectify the situation with a gift card but it would appear that the person in charge forgot to leave us the gift card. So that’s the only reason I’m not giving it a five star.
Jen, thank you for your feedback! We are pleased to hear you overall enjoyed your stay and were able to take advantage of its convenient location. We truly apologize for any inconvenience caused by the construction next door. We confirm the construction has been finished. We are in communication with our team regarding the gift card that was offered as compensation for the noise. We hope we can host you again soon!
Doni K.Mar 2022
Great house. Lots of room for a big group.
Kitchen is fully equipped with everything.
Nice Private beach for warm weather.
Jason P.Mar 2022
Perfect winter getaway home for extended family. Spacious, clean, beautiful location and directly off snowmobile trails. We will definitely be back next year!
Mandy H.Mar 2022
We loved everything about this home! The modern farmhouse decor was gorgeous. The Viking appliances were a dream. And beds for everyone! They covered every need. Highly recommend!
Steven J.Jan 2022
Overall the house is great. Location is perfect for trail access in the winter. It’s clean, modern and roomy. The prior owners supplied firewood, current does not though we left a full rack for the next renter at our expense. The outside lights on the front of the house were inoperable. (Not safe). The kitchen is lacking in some basics like a bottle opener, dish towels were pretty bad. Again at this price point one would and could previously expect these things.
Hi, Steven! Thank you for letting us know about your experience. The property manager is working to address the light bulbs, bottle opener, and dish towels. We hope to host you again!
Len & Carol M.Oct 2021
Susan K.Oct 2021
Wonderful place lots of space and openness. Great for family reunions. Needs to upgrade wi-Fi
Wendy B.Jun 2021
The house was gorgeous plenty of room for 6 adults and 6 kids. The kids loved the bunk bed room and the sand to play in outside. The location was also great being close to town and a few restaurants. However, the main reason we rented the home was so the kids could swim at the cottage and right off the dock. What we did not know about the swimmers itch or duck itch until it was too late. Most of the kids got it and a few adults. And were miserable all week despite everything we did to try and prevent it. I would not recommend swimming off the dock or at the cottage, if you you plan to make sure you have anti itch cream and medicine in case you get it. The other main issue was the WiFi was horrible. It kept going out and not working. And most of the TVs needed the WiFi connection to work. Only one garbage bag was left for us and one dishwasher pod. Those were things we thought would be supplied. We also tried to vacuum during the week but it had not been emptied when they cleaned so we just ended up sweeping when we could instead. I would recommend if you are looking for a gorgeous house and just planning on boating, enjoying outside. Would not recommend if you are looking for a cottage where you can swim at.
Hi, Wendy! We are so glad you enjoyed the house and apologize if you found any discomfort while swimming. Swimmer's itch is more common on shorelines and marshy areas, so we suggest staying in the deeper water. Please note we do only provide a starter pack of consumable items such as detergents and paper goods. Thank you!
Dennis C.Jun 2021
This property was phenomenal! I visited with family and friends for a week. We had everything we needed to prepare meals in the unbelievable kitchen, had an amazing time at the fire pit each night, and loved the ping pong tournaments in the spacious garage. The dock allowed us to dock the pontoon boat we rented and there was more than enough room to anchor the wave runner as well. Everyone in our group was impressed with how large, new, modern, and clean this house was. We would go back in a heartbeat!