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Come Relax at our House on Beautiful Sunset Lake

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom (Sleeps 6)

Our house sits on a half-acre lot located on a quiet street that rings 61-acre Sunset Lake. At 55 feet, this NO-WAKE lake is one of the deepest in Portage County, and the water quality is excellent. (Note that our Sunset Lake is not the lake with the same name located in the Chain of Lakes. However, from our house it's only a half-hour drive to the Chain of Lakes.)


CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING-- The Iola Winter Sports Club (open to non-members) is located about 5 miles from our house.

SNOWMOBILES-- About one-half mile from our house is a trunk trail that leads to a major snowmobile trail going all the way to Green Bay. (Note that you have to trailer your snowmobile for that half-mile.)

SNOWSHOEING-- on the nearby Ice Age Trail and in other close locations.

ICE-FISHING-- on Sunset Lake.

(Winter accessibility: The house is on a township road that is plowed regularly, and the sidewalk and driveway are cleaned after any substantial snow.)


Enjoy swimming, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, windsurfing, and sailing on this no-wake lake.


RIDE BIKES-- on the low-traffic roads in the area.

HIKE-- on trails in the area.

You can do both also on the extensive Green Trail system in Stevens Point, located about 15 minutes from our house.


The split-level, 2,000 sq-ft house is cozy and comfortable. A master bedroom, two smaller bedrooms, and one bath are located on the top level. A game area with a pool table, a sitting area in front of a fireplace, and a second bath are located on the lower level. On the main level are the dining area, den, laundry room with washer and dryer, and kitchen. The kitchen is fully equipped, including stove/oven, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, cooking pots and utensils, and dishware. Bath towels and bed linens are supplied. There is an attached 2-car garage, central heating and central air, WiFi, cable, a flat-screen TV, and local and long-distance phone service.

From the dining area, step onto a deck that looks on a yard with mature trees that slopes down to 100 feet of lakefront with a sand shore. The swimming area is also sandy until about 4-5 feet deep, where it begins to get somewhat mucky. An aluminum dock at shore level is in place from approximately April through October -- no stairs to climb. There's good fishing, including walleye, panfish, bluegill, and trout. A fire pit is in the back yard. (Note that, per State regulations, due to oak wilt and pests, firewood from a source farther than 20 miles from our house can't be brought in. You can buy firewood from our manager at a very reasonable price.)

Many annual events are held in the area throughout the year--such as the Iola Car Show in July, the Energy Fair in June, the Iola Winter Carnival in February, the Waupaca Festival of the Arts in August, and the Hidden Studios Art Tour in October. The Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MERA) holds workshops in the area. The Central Wisconsin Environmental Station, which sponsors camps and workshops, is located on Sunset Lake a short distance away.

Central Waters Brewing Company, located in nearby Amherst, brews a variety of great beers and is open Friday-Sunday evenings. On Saturday and Sunday mornings (8 am until noon), nationally known Ruby Coffee Roasters has a tasting room open in nearby Nelsonville. Great gelato and pizza can be had at The Millstone of Iola Mills in nearby Iola.

No smoking allowed indoors.

No pets allowed. (We had to change our policy, due to problems with pets not being kept on a leash.).

More Details

Property Manager
Susan Luton
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 April, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Amherst Junction in New Hope

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , private porch off master bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Bunk Bed , double on bottom; twin on top
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming


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Come Relax at our House on Beautiful Sunset Lake
average rating of 4.774194 based on 62 reviews
Kimberly, WI

Perfect for our family Christmas weekend.

  • 5 of 5

It was the perfect place to host Christmas with our adult sons and their spouses. We were able to bring some personal holiday touches which made it feel more like home. There was plenty of room for all and the view of the lake was wonderful. We enjoyed playing games around the dining room table, watching a Christmas movie, shooting pool and opening gifts by the fireplace in the family room. There were lots of memories being made. We would definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house, beautiful setting!

  • 5 of 5

This place was perfect for our 4 person girls weekend. Great, clean and fully stocked house. (Only thing missing was extra toilet paper! ;)) Wish the weather was better so we could have enjoyed the beautiful, peaceful lake. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Milwaukee, WI

Awesome lake house!

  • 5 of 5

Had a great girls getaway weekend - the house had everything we needed and more. We fished from our kayaks, grilled, walked and took in the stunning autumn colors, and even brought the fixings along to bake a couple of fall pies! Beautiful calm lake, felt very private even with neighbors on either side. We’d stay again!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great VRBO!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second trip to this VRBO, and I suspect it won't be the last. The house was clean and it looks like there have been some upgrades since our first visit (which was back in 2013). The high-speed wifi and smart TV, neither of which was at all expected, were a nice bonus that we took advantage of (along with the billiards table) due to poor weather. Overall great place!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful vacation getaway spot.

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I have been participating in girls' weekend for many, many years. We have rented many different cottages, condos and homes in different areas of Wisconsin.

A few years ago we found this rental home on Sunset Lake in Amherst Junction, WI. This past weekend we returned for our 4th time and enjoyed one of the most relaxing girls' weekends ever.

Unlike some of the places we've been to in the past, this beautiful home is well kept and always clean upon our arrival. It has a fully equipped kitchen and more than enough linens, towels, etc, to accommodate our needs.

There are also plenty of nearby places to eat, drink, shop, etc.

Both the owner of the property and the manager of the property are very friendly and go out of their way to please us. They are also easily available should you need to reach them. They have gone above and beyond to make every one of our trips there memorable. (EX: Upon leaving this past Saturday, my car would not start. In our desperation, with the lack of our mechanical abilities, we contacted the manager, Glenn. I was shocked when he said he'd be right over. Fortunately, we were able to get the car started with the help of a friendly neighbor before Glenn arrived a few minutes later. I apologized for calling him out and his response was "It's my job". I couldn't believe it.

It's wonderful have founding a place that we all so much enjoy. There is not one thing that we have been unhappy with since we started going there and plan on returning again in spring and many years after.

I definitely give this place a 5 star rating.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home, great location!

  • 5 of 5

My family and friends had a great stay at Sunset lake. The home is spacious and comfortable, with all the modern amenities. The yard, lake and dock are all well cared for. Glen, the caretaker, even came and jump-started our car! Communication with him and with the owner prior to our stay was great as well. Super easy to work with!

I only wish the weather had been better. :-) Only 2 suggestions for the kitchen - a wine bottle opener and a pizza cutter would be great! Everything else was well appointed and very much appreciated.

We will definitely be looking to book again the next time we visit the area. Thanks for a lovely visit!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great suggestions for additional kitchen items. Thanks, Andrea.
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Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Central Wisconsin Airport, Wausau/Mosinee
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Central Waters Brewing Co., Amherst Junction
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Glacier Wood Golf Club of Iola
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
U.S. Hwy 10
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Ambrosia Bar & Grill, Amherst Junction
Nearest Ski
Ice Age Trail (cross country skiing)
Nearest Beach
Sunset Beach
Car: necessary

Ice Age Trail (hiking)

Tomorrow River (fishing)

Iola Old Car Show (every July)

Energy Fair (every June)

MREA (Midwest Renewable Energy Association) workshops

Iola Winter Sports Club (cross-country skiing)

Sunset County Park (swings, grills, sandy beach, swimming, sailing, canoeing and kayaking)

Iola Winter Carnival (every February)

Waupaca Festival of the Arts (every August)

Hidden Studios Art Tour (every October)

Central Wisconsin Environmental Station (on Sunset Lake)

Cycling (low-traffic roads)


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Amherst Junction, USA

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Season
1 Mar 2018 - 31 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
High Season
1 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
Mid-Season 2018-2019
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Feb 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

cleaning £57.39


Rates are subject to change without notice.

Note that when VRBO calculates an Instant Quote it doesn't distinguish between adults and children to apply the policy that "Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10.00 per night, per additional guest." The owners consider people 12 and older as adults. Therefore, if children 11 or under are in your group, you will probably be given a small refund after your stay at our property.

Manager'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.
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