Beautiful 3 bedroom 2 bath home on Elm Island bay off of the Fox River in Waterford, WI. This home has all of the charm of an up-north cabin, but is fully updated and just a short 30 minute drive from Milwaukee and less than an hour from Chicago's northern suburbs. Single story home with little to no stairs required to get to the water less than twenty steps from the back door. Wood burning stove and tongue and groove pine finishes give you that up north feel, but all of the updates will make you feel right at home. Laundry on the living level and two full bathrooms offer convenience and comfort. Sleeping arrangements for 10 if needed: Master bedroom features a queen size memory foam bed, 2nd bedroom facing the water has a bunk bed with full size mattress on the bottom and a twin on the top, 3rd bedroom has a bunk bed with full size mattress on the bottom and a twin on the top, and living room couch pulls out into a queen size sleeper sofa. Kitchen table seating for six or seven people, with additional stools and eating area at the island. All kitchen appliances are less than 5 years old, including refrigerator, stove, and over the range microwave. Bring your fishing poles and swim trunks - the Fox River and Lake Tichigan are abundant with Largemouth Bass and Catfish, and provide plenty of opportunity for Bluegills, Northern Pike, Walleye, and an occasional Trout. Lake Tichigan is great for swimming or boating, and there are more than one restaurants accessible by boat and provide docking. Bring your own boat and keep it on the private pier or take advantage of the complimentary paddle boat that is already in the water waiting for you. Pontoon rentals are available at the marina (River City Marina-Waterford) less than one mile down the river by boat or automobile. Elm Island bay is a shallow low-traffic bay off of the Fox River and is home to swans and abundant wildlife. Fishermen frequent the bay in search of Largemouth Bass, Bluegills, and Catfish, all of which can be caught right from the pier. Swimming in Elm Island Bay (off the pier) is not desirable due to shallow water, lillypads, weeds and mucky bottom. In the evening you can have a fire in the back yard or in the house, but the furnace will keep you warm if desired or central air is there to cool you down. Upgraded to 60 Mbps Wi-Fi (June 2017) and 46" LED TV will keep you entertained if the fishing and lake cannot. Spectrum HD cable with approximately 120 channels available and also HD upconvert DVD player. Please come relax and enjoy all that the beautiful Fox River and Lake Tichigan have to offer year-round.
Most of our guests come to escape the city & their busy everyday lives to relax
- Calendar last updated:
- 25 Mar 2019
About Grant Horn
We have been HomeAway owners since 2015 and enjoy sharing our home with others when we are not there to take advantage of it ourselves. We strive to provide the best possible experience for every guest. Our permanent residence is close enough that we can respond quickly if needed and regularly maintain the property.
Grant Horn purchased this House in 2015
Why Grant Horn chose Waterford
Relaxation in a cozy atmosphere with serene view and the feeling of being away from it all. Priced affordably for everyone without cleaning fees, management fees, or hidden costs for groups of six or less, but can accommodate a larger family for slightly more if needed.
What makes this House unique
Our home is located on a peninsula which is bordered by the Fox River and Elm Island Bay. The bay looks like a small lake, but is connected to the river which is navigable with any outboard motor for nearly seven miles. Lake Tichigan is a beautiful lake north of our home that is a gorgeous, winding river ride away, boasting depths of 60 feet, sandbars, a nature conservancy, great fishing, wakeboarding, waterskiing, tubing, and swimming. It is the home of an annual hot air balloon festival, a fireworks show launched from the center of the lake on the 4th of July, and of course an annual boat tie-up party with a band on a barge. Waterford has fun for all seasons including hiking, biking, fall colors, Bird watching, ice fishing, cross country skiing, and two downhill ski hills within 25 minutes of our home. Elm Island Bay is home to swans, blue herons, sand hill cranes, ducks, bluegills, bass, catfish, and even some walleye and northern pike. Our pier/dock stays in the water and ice year round without damage, allowing anglers to fish as soon as the ice is gone and up to the minute that it first freezes.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
wonderful house perfect for a weekend getaway!
I stayed at this house with a few friends for the weekend in early March hoping to do winter activities. The house gave off a great cabin feel. We had a great time in the house and loved the the fire we were able to make! Would definitely return if had the chance.
Better than we could of ever asked for
We were looking for a place to stay during our son’s senior football season at UW-Whitewater. We’ve stayed at Grant’s place before and saw that the dates were available. We booked it immediately. The open floor plan was perfect for having some of our son’s teammates over for weekday dinners. This also turned into “Sleep Sunday’s” with guys crashed out on the couches and floor after a large breakfast. There are plenty of places to eat and drink around Waterford, but if you want to stay home, the kitchen is fully stocked and open to the living room. The dining table seemed to get the most action with 6-8 guys huddled around it and feeding their faces. Having a full laundry was worth it’s weight in gold as you could imagine. Grant had plenty of firewood and the wood burning stove heated the whole house in a matter of minutes. We wish we could explain the magnificent fall colors around this area, but it’s just something you just have to see for yourself.
Grant, thank you very much for allowing us to have this time with our son. Go Warhawks!
Mike and Tina, we have told the story to friends a number of times how you stayed with us during your son’s first year of college (and our first year with our lake house) and how rewarding it is to have you back and for an extended stay four years later during his senior year. We are certain the enjoyment of your stay was heightened by his team’s undefeated regular season, but we also were very fortunate and thankful to have had you as guests and to have met you.
Cozy and Perfect for my family
During our stay here it rained most of the time, but it did clear up and some fish were caught. Very clean, comfortable, and cozy. We were happy about the fenced in yard as well for our dogs. The wood burning stove made us even more cozy playing family games and enjoying our time. Thank you for sharing your home Grant and we will sure to be back!
The home was very clean and well maintained, we had a very relaxing stay.
Cute comfortable little house in nice community with nearby dining.
We had a wonderful and relaxing time on Elm Island Bay. The cottage had everything we needed and was very comfortable. Grant responded quickly to questions and was great to work with. Our friends who live nearby came over and enjoyed fishing with us. We'll be back when we visit WI again!