The Watersedge of Lake Geneva is a fun waterfront home with spectacular lake views, breathtaking sunsets and is truly a one-of-a-kind experience! It's within walking distance to three restaurants and bars, too!
The home has over 3,500 square feet of fun that includes six indoor gathering places, 7 bedrooms (most with sitting areas too), a lakefront deck, a stunning rooftop deck, a private yard, private beach and a large private pier where you can park your boat(s).
It's located on the south shores of Lake Como in Lake Geneva which is a quiet, non-crowded lake that is approximately 11 feet at its deepest. It's the perfect lake for swimming, tubing, boating, waterskiing, fishing and more.
The house was built in the 1880's and was used by notorious Chicago gangsters in the 20's and 30's because of its secluded lakefront location and close proximity to the city. This house has been referenced in many biographies including those of Baby Face Nelson, John Dillinger and George "Bugs" Moran.
While the home has been updated throughout and offers all the modern amenities you'd expect from an upscale vacation rental, it's maintained its historic charm. Relics from its past can still be seen in the home today. The counting room, where money from local bootlegging and gambling operations was securely counted has been converted into a beautiful bedroom suite with a private bath. The original counting table is now in the dining room and is large enough to seat 16 people.
The home features 7 bedrooms, 4 full baths and sleeps up to 18 people. It has a great floor plan spread out on two floors and is perfect for families with kids as well as adult groups of friends and family.
There are three first floor bedrooms and four second floor bedrooms. We have a pack and play and high chair available, if needed. There's so many places to gather both in large groups and in small.
There's a beautiful parlor with a gorgeous lake view that leads out to the lakefront deck. It's a great place to relax and soak in the lake scene. The parlor opens to a game room that is complete with darts, a large shuffleboard table, game table and a huge supply of board games, cards, dice, etc. It's the perfect place for kids to escape, and adults too!
There's a fully stocked and brand new kitchen on the first floor. It is completely modern with brand new granite countertops, new stainless steel appliances and everything you'd need to prepare a meal with your friends and family. From dishes and pots and pans, to blender and crock pot... we have it all there for you! The dining room table has 10 chairs plus two benches that can be pulled up for additional seating. There's room for two more at the breakfast bar adjacent to the table and there's also a sitting area with a television in the kitchen, as well.
There are three bedrooms on the first floor including the Counting Room Suite with a king bed and private bathroom, another bedroom with two twin beds and the third has a king bed. There's also another full bath and a laundry area with full size washer and dryer on the first floor.
The kitchen and parlor are also on the first floor and open up to a large deck with plenty of seating and a gas bbq grill. We supply the propane. The lakeside deck has a stairway down to the fenced yard with two large picnic tables and yard chairs. You'll also find a private beach and a large "L'" shaped pier. Feel free to bring along your boat, jet ski, kayak, canoe or sailboat to use while staying at the Watersedge. If you'd like to arrange a rental of a boat, let us direct you to a local marina which will deliver a rental boat to the Municipal pier at the end of our block and you can drive it to the Watersedge home pier for use during your stay. The piers are typically in the water from April-October, depending on the weather.
We have yard games including Corn Hole Toss and Bocce, as well as plenty of sand toys and rafts.
The house continues to the second floor through a foyer with black and white plaid walls, original wood doors (kept in their natural raw state), and a red cobblestone brick floor as a tribute to the homes history.
At the top of the staircase is a cozy reading loft. There's a large selection of books and a nook to sit back and soak in all the history.
The second floor has a large bedroom suite that sleeps four with a queen bed and two twins and also has a private bath and access to the amazing roof top deck. There's plenty of seating outdoors along with a pergola to provide some shade and it's here you will find the most beautiful lake views you can image! The home overlooks Geneva National Golf Course and it's three championship courses across the lake so the view is second to none!
The second floor also has a large family room to gather and it has a wet bar with microwave, refrigerator and a Keurig coffee maker. There's a large floor to ceiling picture window overlooking the lake that gives you the feel that you are literally on the watersedge!
The second floor also has three additional bedrooms in addition to the suite:. One with a king bed and two twins, another bedroom with a queen bed and another with two twin beds.
The bedding is all high quality and brand new and you can expect a comfortable and peaceful night sleep. The artwork throughout the house will take you on a journey throughout the early days in Lake Geneva. It is really a one-of-a-kind vacation rental! You will love every minute in this home!
The Watersedge is located just three miles west of Downtown Lake Geneva and all the shopping, entertainment, theaters and restaurants it has to offer. You'll find this to be the perfect location, less than a 10 minute drive to downtown, but far enough away to avoid the congestion. It's the ideal home for couples, girl's weekends, families, team building and adult groups of friends.
If you're interested in golfing this is where you'll want to stay! We overlook Geneva National Golf Course that is located on the north side of the lake and are just a short drive to the Grand Geneva's Brute and Highland Courses; Hawks View's Como Crossings or the 18-hole par three Barn Hollow. There are courses for all levels nearby.
There's plenty to do within walking distance of this home, as well, including three restaurants and lounges. Stephana's in the French Country Inn is about 5 houses away and offers wonderful dinner options and lakeside dining. They host the infamous Bash on the Bayou every Sunday afternoon in the summer with live entertainment on the multi level lakeside deck and it's the place to be for everyone in the area! They also have live entertainment (most small groups or solo acoustic players) on weekend nights in their bar, Two Brothers Lounge. The Mars Resort and Piano bar is about 10 houses away and is one of the most popular places in town. They have a great Friday Fish Fry, incredible burgers and sing-a-longs around the piano most weekend nights. In the summer months they have afternoon entertainment on many Saturday afternoons on their lakeside deck.
The Ridge Hotel has an incredible restaurant, Crafted Americana and Bar 55 on the Veranda (with a giant fire pit) that are just up the hill on Hwy 50. They serve great food and offer entertainment on most weekends. You'll enjoy being able to walk to all these restaurants and lounges without ever having to start your car!
The local resorts have year round activities to keep our visitors busy all year. Winter is a great time to visit, as we are located near two ski hills, have ice fishing on the lake, great cross-country skiing, ice skating and sledding less than a block away.
Autumn is a beautiful time, as well, with gorgeous foliage throughout the area including breathtaking views across the lake. There are also orchards for apple picking and many fall and Halloween events to enjoy. Spring, too, is a great time. With the ice gone, Lake Como and Geneva come back to life! There is a strawberry and blueberry farm for picking up the street and plenty of other fun seasonal things to do and see.
You'll instantly feel at home in our clean, comfortable home. We provide towels, sheets, blankets, pillows, utensils, dishes, pots and pans, cable tv, wifi, dvds and board games - all the amenities you need for a relaxing retreat. A high chair and pack and play are available, as well.
This is the newest property owned by Stay Lake Geneva and by far, our most exciting venture yet! This property has been a vacation rental/B&B for over 30 years and had 5 star reviews under the previous owner's listing. We are just beginning to build our reviews and history for this property however, we have been in the Vacation Rental business for over five years and take great pride in providing our guests with memorable experiences. Please refer to our other property's reviews to gain an understanding of the quality you can expect from us here at the Watersedge. The listing numbers are #7011863 and #4706188.
For larger groups, check out our other rentals on the same block: listing #7011863 and #4706188, each sleep 12 and #4834933, sleeps 17. This home has been fully booked for the last 10 summers with the previous owner, so reserve early!
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