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View from the livingroomAfternoon - waiting for evening visit of the Sand Hill Cranes
Old Lake Cottage- "Shabby Shack"
Old Lake Cottage- "Shabby Shack"
4 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
You won’t be charged yet

Cute one hundred years old Lake Cottage on a quiet no wake lake in the woods. If you love wildlife, and a log fire, you will relax here. Air beds for 4. Heat & A/C . 2 Kayaks & a paddle boat . Bring sleeping bags ,Towels and food. NO PETS. Licensed by the State of Wisconsin. Water (well) is state certified annually as bacteria free. Has a slight odor/taste of iron as the aquifer is deep. Great for showering and washing hair , but not too flavorsome.

The space

Small lake cottage. Clean, with Heat and A/C. Kitchen, Living room/Dining room, log fireplace, big patio windows overlooking the no wake lake. One bedroom with double air bed .Second sleeping area with two single air beds. Bath room (shower). Lots of hot water.
Not a themed fancy mansion- but a clean little place on a quiet lake in the woods to rest and relax. Lots of wood for the log fire. BBQ-Gas and charcoal. All necessary cutlery, plates, pots, pans and stove, coffee maker, toaster, microwave, fridge, freezer. Soap and toilet tissue supplied. Just bring your sleeping bags, towels and food. We dispose of garbage bags and clean when you vacate .
No Pets.

Guest access

Absent hosts. The entire place is yours. Bring towels and sleeping bags. Watch flying squirrels, Deer, Cranes, ducks, geese, Many types of woodpeckers- even the odd Pileated woodpecker. All right out the windows. Boo Boo the bear and family may walk by. Turkeys ...... Two Kayaks and a paddle boat to play with. Fire pit for smores . Quiet deep woods feeling but only a mile from the highway. Perfect for walking, reading, resting, and watching the wildlife wander by.
Rural but not isolated. Not a great lake for fishing or swimming. Less than two miles to town and the local diner and supermarket.
EAA /Oshkosh -50 mins. IOLA Car show- 45 mins. Wisconsin Dells -40 mins. Madison -90 mins. Stevens Point- 25 mins.

Interaction with guests

Hosts are available if needed but we leave you to yourselves to relax and explore. If you want anything just let us know in advance.
We clean after you vacate and dispose of garbage bags.-a previous guest asked about that!

Other things to note

The EAA in Oshkosh is only 50 mins away. IOLA where the annual car show takes place is 45 minutes away. Wisconsin Dells is less than an hour. UW Stevens point is 30 minutes away.

Family/kid friendly
Free parking on premises
Air conditioning
Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Common spaces
2 couches
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check-in time is 3PM - 5PM
Check out by 11AM

Only rules are - be happy -be safe. Camp fires in the woods are fun, but care must be taken if breezy and we always prefer that you keep the garden hose nearby. Common sense prevails. NO PETS please.
Ideally smoke outside if you smoke.
Floors are all vinyl covered so if you have a spill -easy to clean up.


40 Reviews

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Dia User Profile
October 2017
Just as described. A secluded feel but only 5 minutes from a grocery, restaurant s, etc. Clean and quiet.

Jen User Profile
October 2017
The Shabby Shack is a perfect little place to get away from it all for a few days. Peace and quiet in a out of the way venue, it combines the minimum essentials with a warm and inviting accommodation, much nicer and more spacious than expected, with a beautiful view of the lake (featuring kayaking and paddle-boating!) and an excellent spot for a fire, either indoors or outdoors. They were excellent hosts, giving great tips up front and very responsive to subsequent questions during my stay. Cannot recommend enough.

D. J. User Profile
October 2017
This place lives up to its billing as a nice quite cabin in a good spot if you want quiet relaxation and simple amenities. The cabin is super clean and everything like heat & water work terrific. The hosts are extremely friendly and available if any needs would arise. I was there on a buddy trip to enjoy the disc golf in the area. We grilled 2X, had 2 campfires at night, and everything worked according to plan.

Cecilia User Profile
September 2017
The hosts were kind enough to meet us close by when it was dark outside and drove us to the cabin. This was appreciated, because there was no way I would've found the cabin in the dark.

Doug User Profile
September 2017
nice quiet place to get away from it all

Kit User Profile
August 2017
This was our first Air B&B and it definitely did not disappoint! Everything about the description was spot on and the hosts were so accommodating, texting on our trip up to make sure we didn't get lost- even willing to come find us if we did! They were warm and welcoming and made sure to tell us about the special details in the house and not to forget about the pie at Ron's, a must do! Loved kayaking and paddle boat, it was so private and quiet. Exceptional!

Eric User Profile
August 2017
The Shabby Shack is the perfect get-away! It's charming, clean, private and has everything you need! The view of the lake is spectacular. The kayaks and paddle boat are a huge plus. We enjoyed a memory-making family vacation. Our kids loved the campfires, cabin and kayaks. My husband and I enjoyed some much needed alone time sitting on the spacious deck! Our hosts were wonderful. Sylvaine helped me out greatly by returning my earrings that I accidentally left! If you want a worry-free and relaxing stay I highly recommend the Shabby Shack. We hope to return again! Beth Stopper

Wisconsin, United StatesJoined in March 2015
Sylvaine User Profile
European (Irish & French) husband and wife. Animal lovers. Empty nesters. Have travelled globally for business and fun. Favorite places: France, Singapore, Australia. Favorite foods: ALL ! Can live without football, baseball, basketball. Casual hosts, Chatty and fun. The…
Languages: English, Español, Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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