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Relax at Our Wooded Retreat on the Shore of Green Lake

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

You are invited to share our summer home which is located just steps from the shores of Green Lake. This cottage offers all the comforts of home in a wooded retreat setting. Its spacious great room provides individual spaces for reading, playing games, or watching TV. The kitchen is fully furnished. This 4 bedroom home can accommodate up to 10 people. The two downstairs bedrooms have queen size beds. Each upstairs bedroom has a double bed and a twin bed.

Catch a fish from your own private pier. Sun bathe on its large deck or enjoy a refreshing swim.

Experience nature at its best! View breathtaking sunsets. Watch the clear night sky come alive with the brilliance of stars - even an occasional display of northern lights. Roast marshmallows over a crackling campfire. Listen to the night calls of the birds, the chirping of crickets, and hear water lapping at the shore.


Keywords: Wooded lakefront, quiet setting, private pier, picturesque views, spacious great room, campfires

More Details

Bob Taylor
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
5 April, 2018

About Bob Taylor

We are the primary caretakers of this family owned home and have realized our goal to live at Green Lake. We have retired from teaching and providing computer services. With help from our son and daughter-in-law we are privileged to maintain this property. It is a hands-on project, and satisfaction comes from comments from our renters - 'comfortable and clean'. Although we don't live in the cottage, we are close enough to help if needed but not to interfere.

Why Bob Taylor chose Markesan

This is a home that has been in our family since the early 1900s. The original vacation home on this land was the historic 'Windmill Cottage' - a cottage with a working windmill atop a three story structure. That building has been replaced by our four bedroom home 'Hidden Treasure.' It has been a summer place for our family since the 1950s. It has provided many fond memories for us and we hope that your time spent here be the highlight of your summer experiences.

What makes this cottage unique

We love being near the water and the scenic beauty of the lake, but we also enjoy the rich variety of wildlife which come to our yard - song birds, water fowl, wild turkeys, and deer.

Early mornings are special times when we enjoy a steaming cup of coffee on the pier and watch the mist rise off the still waters of Green Lake.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Markesan in Brooklyn

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Cats are not allowed
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Master bedroom with private bathroom, lakefront view
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Lakefront view
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Lakefront view
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Woodland view
  • Queen size Beds (3), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Toys ...
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Private pier for water activities - large platform for sun bathing, fishing, with ladder for water access. Boat hoist available for rent. Lawn furniture. Charcoal grill with charcoal provided. Campfire with wood provided. Cedar picnic table with patio furniture.


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Relax at Our Wooded Retreat on the Shore of Green Lake
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Great summer lake house

  • 5 of 5

Just stayed here for 3 nights/4 days with my family consisting of 6 adults, 1 toddler, and 1 small dog. We had a wonderful time - The home is amazing - you can't beat the views from the picturesque windows that span the entire width of the home overlooking the lake. It really makes you feel you are on vacation when you have views from almost any angle like that.

The home is very spacious - the shared living area was very roomy with tons of comfortable seating - the way it's arranged feels like it's naturally divided into different areas like dining, enjoying the view, conversing, watching tv, etc. The dining table is huge with seating for 10 which was great. The 4 bedrooms offered more than enough sleeping space for us. The master is the most updated, spacious and nice with lake views and it's own bathroom. No issues fitting a pack n play. The other 3 bedrooms are more standard. The main bathroom is spacious and the upstairs half bath is adequate. The kitchen has most of what you would need to prepare and cook your own meals, and the appliances all worked fine.

Outside was very nice as well. Multiple seating areas to enjoy the view, including a fire pit area. The back has patio furniture and a charcoal grill. Note: both the back and front of the home might be a bit cumbersome if you have very young children or anyone with any difficulty managing uneven terrain. The ground slopes and only some railings to hold onto. The pier was great - the bench at the end could fit 3-4 people easily and the end of the pier was extra large so you felt pretty safe fishing off of it. If you plan on renting a boat, the rental company will request you use a boat lift (this home has one you can rent if it's available).

Lastly, the customer service was above and beyond. Bob was super friendly and courteous. He checked in on us numerous times to make sure everything was ok, and made sure we had everything we needed. He even came by to make sure we had flashlights the night a storm was rolling in in case the power went out. He gave us an interesting history lesson on the home as well. You can tell he and his family take pride in it and want the best experience for the people who stay there. He was very accessible just being a few houses down if you needed to get a hold of him for any reason. We also met the neighbor to the right of the home, again extremely nice and friendly.

I would recommend this home to family types who want a relaxing stay.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Appleton, Wisconsin
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Reilly's Pub
Nearest Ferry
90 Miles
Manitowoc, Wisconsin
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Tuscumbia Country Club
Nearest Train
95 Miles
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
State Hwy 23
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Reilly's Pub
Car: necessary

Green Lake Conference Center, Boat Rentals and Fishing Charter Services on Green Lake, Thrasher Opera House and Concerts in the Park - Green Lake Village, Concerts on the Square - Ripon, Ripon College, EAA Museum - Oshkosh, Larsen Clydesdale Shows, Playground at County Park, Wisconsin Dells - 1 hour away


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £71.43
Damage Deposit £428.58

Lease Agreement will be sent to confirm reservation

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.