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Beautiful A Frame Chalet On Lake Minocqua Chain

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Space 2,200 sq ft
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

Located on the shores of beautiful Lake Minocqua, part of the Minocqua chain of lakes, this newly remodeled, completely furnished, 3 bedroom with Loft, 1.5 bath A-frame chalet accommodates 8 while providing all of the understated warmth and charm characteristic of the Northwoods lifestyle.

Nestled on a gentle slope and across 100 feet of shoreline, our chalet looks out upon pristine water and a completely natural landscape, with its southeast exposure providing some of the most beautiful sunrises the Northwoods has to offer while just a 5 minute walk from quaint downtown Minocqua.

A massive deck overlooking the lake with built-in deluxe gas grill, outdoor beverage refrigerator and beautiful furniture provide easy access to food and beverage whether entertaining on the deck or just hanging with friends in the large Adirondack chairs scattered around the fire pit. For more information, go to

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Randy J. Africano
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 June, 2018

About Randy J. Africano

I first fell in love with Minocqua when a college buddy invited me to spend a week with he and other college friends on Lake Minocqua back in 1978. Ten years later, my wife Diane and I purchased this particular property for our family. Our grown children spent 23 full summers with mom "at the lake" and me flying up on Thursday evening and back on Sunday night to our home in Peoria, IL.

Randy J. Africano purchased this chalet in 1988

Why Randy J. Africano chose Minocqua

This unique property has the best there is to offer in the island city. Unlike many homes on the Minocqua Chain, it looks out on the natural landscape of the lake without seeing any manmade structures other than lake homes. Second, the house is on city utilities unlike the vast majority of lake homes in the community. And while the rear of the home looks out on wooded property, the home is located a simple 5 minute walk to everything the town of Minocqua has to offer... parades, ski shows, shopping, restaurants and night life.

What makes this chalet unique

If you are a pilot/aircraft owner and are considering flying to Minocqua via private plane, we are more than happy to provide you with a courtesy car of the length of your stay as well as private hangar space for your aircraft.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in Minocqua in Oneida County

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • All children below the age of 6 must be accompanied by an adult when on the dock.
  • All children that are non-swimmers must wear a life jacket when on the dock.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Main Bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Upstairs Bath - Toilet
  • One full bath downstairs and a half bath on the first floor
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , This bedroom is lake facing...
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , No window access in this bedroom. Has a flat screen TV.
    Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , This bedroom is lake facing.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Our property does not have air conditioning due to its design and the lack of air conditioning is common in the northwoods of Wisconsin. We do have a fire pit with 4 chairs near the water for family gatherings and we supply the wood.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Beautiful A Frame Chalet On Lake Minocqua Chain
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

Awesome home. Very comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a great stay up North. We look forward to our next trip to the Northwoods.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy Home - Convenient Location

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed our recent stay here. It was very conveniently located within walking distance to town, and great spot for boating on the lakes. Our kids caught many fish right off the pier. The beautiful home that has everything you would need for a comfortable stay. Thanks so much for letting us share your home we had a great weekend.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review Cherie... our goal is always to make certain our home adds to the quality of your vacation. Glad you were able to enjoy our place with your family and make some lifetime memories...
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Beautiful secluded property, with top notch amenities and close to town - great time!!

  • 5 of 5

We had 5 days in heaven. Fantastic weather complemented wonderful memories and closeness with family who came from several locations across the country. We will definitely do this again!!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful experience!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin sits on such a lovely spot on the lake. Great access for our boat and for playing with all our water toys. Nice yard - great fire pit! Plenty of room for everyone and an easy place to bring a dog. Every detail is taken care of. This is our second visit and it didn't disappoint. HIGHLY recommend!!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words Carol. So glad that you enjoyed your stay in our home.
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Inverness Illinois USA


  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a place in Minocqua during the Christmas season. We found this beautiful place. The highlights for us were the high end finishes, comfortable atmosphere and wide open living space. It was so close to town and all the amenities. We had so much fun shopping, taking a horse drawn sleigh ride, cozying up in the local bars and restaurants for some holiday cheer! It was equipped with everything we needed to have a wonderful time. Thanks for letting us enjoy your property.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you SO much for your kind words Joe...
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Kansasville, WI


  • 5 of 5

The cabin is warm, inviting, and a beautiful place to stay. This tip was for a mom's weekend away, but my family would love it there also.

Thank you Diane, for letting us stay at your amazing property! You were very accommodating and made our stay easy for all us moms! Everything we needed was and bathroom supplies, campfire, ect.

Thank you again!!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, Karrie! Thanks so much for the nice review -- we're always very excited when our guests have a great stay! Our bookings for next summer are filling up quickly, so please send us a request if you have any interest for available dates. FYI, we are not accepting any credit card payments for new bookings since the fees through VRBO have increased significantly. We would handle all payments via check. Thanks, again, Karrie! Diane and Randy Africano
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Lakeland Airport (KARV)
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Otto's / Polecat & Lace / Yacht Club / Murtuaghs
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Timber Ridge Golf Club, Minocqua Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Otto's/Polecat & Lace/Boat House/Big Brown Jug
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Iron Mountain, Indianhead, Granite Peak
Nearest Beach
0.4 Miles
Torpy Park Beach

We have a new 2 and a half hour zip line experience just 5 minutes south of town... $105 per person. The Min-Aqua-Bats ski shows are free and they perform every Wednesday, Friday & Sunday at 7PM June thru Labor Day. Check out for additional activities.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £101.91
Pet Fee £52.84
Damage Insurance £59.64

Our home is not equipped with air conditioning and this is very common in the northwoods of Wisconsin. Also we have a fire pit near the lake for family gatherings and we supply firewood.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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