House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 2-8)
Linda Petry (owner)
About Linda Petry (owner)
We have enjoyed Wisconsin 'getaways' for years while raising our family of 3 children who now are all adults. It's just great to take our 'mini-vacations' whenever we can and go to our lakehouse for a stress-free experience. We love fishing, having the ever-growing family come up and enjoy our freshly caught fish dinners. Of course, we could not skip eating out at Blink Bonnie's, stopping at Cathy's ice cream shop or having divine Italian dining at Spang's--all within just minutes from our private 'resort'. We love watching the Eagles, hummingbirds, woodpeckers, bluebirds, deer just to name a few of the wildlife creatures we have witnessed up here. We have actually spotted bear on 2 occasions over the years, but that is very rare. We also like the convenience of shopping the unique stores in Minocqua and Eagle River. And of course, the Indian casino is only 30-35 minutes away. Golfing is under 10 minutes from our lake home, including an awesome mini-golf for the children. Go-karting, horseback riding, tubing on the waters is only a few miles on 70 toward Eagle River. It's gorgeous in the fall with a wide array of beautiful colored trees and nice weather with craft shows and festivals. Winter is a new beginning for the snowmobilers and skiiers since we are in the middle of snowmobile country--Eagle River being the capital of snowmobiling. Hop on our lake to get on a trail or just down to 'J'. Trails are plentiful! But come back to Petry lake house and with a push of a button, you will have a cozy gas log enclosed fireplace heating our great room in a matter of minutes. All we can say is 'enjoy, enjoy, and enjoy'. Our promise is that you probably will not want to go back home when the time comes for your departure! It can be a' fantasy land- 'that is for certain for adults as well as children.
Linda Petry (owner) purchased this House in 2001
Why Linda Petry (owner) chose St. Germain
It's far enough to call it the 'Northwoods'. We feel like we are 'getting away' with something by driving the 4 hours to come up here. We leave all of our stress back at home--it's kind of a 'cleansing' thing. lol You will know what we are talking about once you experience it. If you are like us, you will not want to go home on that final day! We love the fishing here, or just the soothing quiet with the sound of loon as we are drifting on the lake or sitting in our screened in porch, the shops, the eating, the peaceful, relaxing life, the many activities that we can do if we feel like it and on occasion the Indian casino! And it's just beautiful when the snows come. Snowmobiling is also quite a fun experience--we are only minutes from the snowmobile capital of the world---Eagle River! But when we arrive home, with a push of a button, our enclosed gas log fireplace pops on and heats the family room/great room in a matter of minutes. That's a good time to enjoy the satellite tv or our family collection of dvd movies we offer while cozying up on our leather pit group as well as the big leather recliner. Petry lake house is secluded but yet not far from conveniences of life. That's what we like--the best of both worlds.
What makes this House unique
One very important thing we neglected to mention is that on occasion we love bringing some of our good friends up so they can experience it as well. We enjoy 'sharing' our Northwoods'' home away from home' so that others may find the joy we do in getting away from it all. It's a great 'stress reliever' we have found. It has also been wonderful in doing alot of family 'bonding' with our family--children/grandchildren. Experiences we would not trade for the world. We hope you decide to experience it yourselves with Petry lake house!
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
Great location. Friendly owner!
The house was extremely clean and the owner was very accommodating. Would recommend this property!
Great place for family to gather!
The house was great! Very comfortable and beautiful views!
Great House/Great Weather:
Had an awesome time up north this year thanks in part to this wonderful house on Pickerel Lake. Owners were great to deal with. Always got back to us immediately. Only issue was the indoor temperature couldn't be changed. The thermostat was frozen at 73 degrees, a little warmer than we're are used to.
Other than that it was a beautiful house a hope to stay there again in the future.
Thank you for your review.. happy you had a great time! I wish you would have contacted me on the thermostat...I know the directions as to how to set it on the Honeywell is maybe a little complicated. I have spoken to the renters that arrived right after you to double check, and they said it was working fine for them.. no problems setting it higher or lower. We like it perfect for our renters’ trips to the “Northwoods”! Thanks again! Linda Petry..
Perfect Lakefront Vacation Home
We selected this well appointed lakefront home because of important comfort features not found in other rentals for the price and convenience. Three larger separate bedrooms with three full size bathrooms was a perfect fit for our over-the-hill aged group of five. Bedroom night stands in each bedroom were perfect for CPAP machines with accessible outlets. The carpeted stairway to the upper level provided easy access with wide staircase and handrail. The attached double car garage for guests with high overhanging door provided lots of room to unload and load our SUV while parked inside out of the rain, minimizing the distance to haul luggage and coolers. All very convenient.
This newer and well maintained house is well appointed and has modern features built into the design, not a result of numerous ill-planned additions common with so many lakeside cabin rentals. The west-facing lake view from the cabin provided colorful sunsets while tall pine trees shaded the house from intense western sun. The screened porch was ideal for reading and lounging while hearing the breeze through the trees and watching boating activity on the lake from mosquito-free deck chairs and loungers. WIFI was an easy computer connection and DIRECTV provided a wide variety of channels for evening entertainment. The kitchen is well appointed and overhead lighting made it easy to fix meals and cleanup afterwards.
Besides having all the comfort features of home in a relaxing environment with the smell of pines on a lake, the most significant feature of this rental is one you don't see unless you need it, and that's customer service. The owner, Linda, responded immediately and relentlessly when the provided router dropped the Internet signal from the moment I texted her to when it was ultimately restored by the provider. She cares about their property and cares about the satisfaction of her renters. I highly recommend this rental to others and although it is 2,000 miles from our home, I hope that we can stay here again for a longer time.
Thank you so much for this rave review! It was very nice, and we truly appreciate that you took your time to write these kind words. We love having kind and thoughtful renters like you. We take pride in offering our lakehome to people/families that appreciate a “ home away from home” environment. Keeping everything updated is very important to us. Thank you again.. Linda Petry
Great place, great stay!!!
A really nice lake property with all the amenities. Very clean, well done home. And owner very responsive in any requests. Strongly recommend the place for a north woods stay!
We wanted to give a big “thank you” to your review as well as all the other renters that have taken the time to write one! We are so happy that everyone seems to enjoy their stay at our beloved lakehouse. We strive to create a little “paradise” for all of your vacations! We love it when many of you return over the years!