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Beautifully restored lake house on the shores of Erler Lake.

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Lake house has the feel of "Up North" but is located just outside of West Bend.

Enjoy your stay at the Yahr House. This historic park house includes first floor master bedroom with a queen bed and private bathroom. The entire first floor is handicapped accessible. Second bedroom includes a full bed with ample closet space and dresser. The third bedroom has two twin beds, a closet and large dresser. The fourth bedroom includes a full bed, closet and large dresser. The house sleeps eight in beds with additional space on pullout sofa.

Two full bathrooms recently remodeled to meet the needs of occupants. There is a full kitchen with all appliances, microwave, cookware, dinnerware, and associated cooking utensils. A dining room table with nearby outside concrete patio with eight chairs. Large park grill is mounted in backyard.

A living room with new flat screen TV and Roku are provided, this house also has wifi. The basement includes a newly installed high-efficiency washing machine and dryer available for Yahr House renters.

A fire pit is provided in the backyard along with many picnic tables and ample room for backyard activities. Large parking area offers ample room for cars, trucks and snowmobiles during your stay.

The Yahr House is located in Leonard J. Yahr County Park. All of the county park amenities are available to Yahr House occupants. Enjoy Erler Lake and the public beach area. Trails are available for all seasons. Children will have fun on both playground areas located very near the Yahr House.

Washington County's Leonard J. Yahr County Park, opened August 14, 2007. Owned by the Carl Erler family since the late 1800's, the property was used as a sawmill that was eventually converted into a sulfur match factory in the late 1870's. In 1943, when Leonard and Ruth Yahr retained ownership, portions of the land were used as a dairy farm and later, as an apple orchard. The property was donated in 1999 by the Leonard J. Yahr family to the Washington County Planning and Parks Department for use as a County Park.

Located along the north shore of Erler Lake in the Town of Farmington, the 38 acre County Park provides many opportunities for outdoor recreation and relaxation.

Park amenities include:

Swimming Beach (no lifeguard provided)

Fishing Pier

Lakefront Picnic Area

Carry-in Only Boat Launch - no fee required

Playground Equipment

Heated Flush Restroom

Hiking Trail

Prairie Area

More Details

Eric Hyde
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 August, 2018

About Eric Hyde

Washington County Parks Department owns and operates the Yahr House which was recently remodeled for the purpose of renting for daily and weekly park visitors.

Eric Hyde purchased this house in 2007

Why Eric Hyde chose West Bend

Washington County hopes that visitors will enjoy the many benefits of staying in the charming beach house. Use the Yahr House as a base camp for hiking, bird watching, skiing, golfing, fishing, geocaching, snowmobiling, or just relaxing in Leonard J. Yahr County Park.

What makes this house unique

This remodeled beach house is located in an awesome county park. You will enjoy all seasons visiting this gorgeous property. The county park closes (to everyone except Yahr House occupants) at 9:00 pm. Enjoy the absolute silence at a backyard campfire or stargazing into the wee hours of the night.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in West Bend in Washington County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • rural ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Fully accessible.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • The Yahr House includes two bathrooms, one on main floor and one upstairs.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , First-floor bedroom that is fully accessible.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • The Yahr House includes four bedrooms. One on first floor and three upstairs. One queen bed is located upstairs.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • roller blading
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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Beautifully restored lake house on the shores of Erler Lake.
average rating of 4.714286 based on 42 reviews

We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

It was wonderful, very nice home!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gem of a location!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at the end of June and hosted a surprise birthday party for my husband.

It happened to be one of the HOTTEST weekends on record ... the beach and ability to set up shade tents was amazing!

The house is equipped with all the basic necessities for a comfortable stay along with some surprising extras like plug in fans in each room, wifi, board games, and bubble solutions for the kiddies.

There's plenty of parking for all guests, although the request to have everyone register their vehicles via website proved to be a mishap especially when entertaining the older generations.

Eric was a pleasure to work with and responded to inquiries and requests in a timely manner. The location is easy to find and there's plenty of room and flexibility to host an event, reunion, etc.

We look forward to gathering here on a yearly basis!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Yahr house provided a comfortable space for our family reunion with 18 people visiting.

  • 4 of 5

The house had enough room inside and out for groups to visit, play, walk and swim. The kitchen and outdoor grill were good for meal preparation. With enough seating in and outdoors for all. Thankfully the weather was absolutely perfect! The bathrooms were adequate, but locks - especially on the main floor would be nice to have! The only complaint is regarding the comfort of the beds for sleeping. Thanks for offering this location!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean and private, with all the necessities

  • 5 of 5

We live in West Bend and rented this cottage for some friends of ours (Mom, Dad, and two toddlers) who visited recently from North Carolina. It was perfect for all of our needs. The kids loved running around outside like little lunatics, blowing bubbles and drawing with the sidewalk chalk we brought over, and they also loved the little beach area, and going for nature walks. The adults loved making a fire in the fire pit after the kids went to bed, and looking at the stars. Everything we needed was in the kitchen, and the home was generally wonderful. Our friends were a little confused at the directions provided about the HVAC; they were instructed to set the thermostat at 74 (if I remember correctly), which resulted in the air conditioners being on sometimes and the heat being on sometimes... that was the only odd thing. The owner was very responsive to the e-mails I sent - even the one about a pair of shoes that were accidently left behind. Overall, we hope to rent it again next summer for our friends when they come back!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great getaway

  • 5 of 5

The house was beautiful and perfect for the 8 people we had there for our wedding weekend. The only downside was the size of the "beach" - much smaller than we originally thought from pictures. Still a very beautiful area and home. The host was also very accomadating with check out times if you asked - which was great!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for a family vacation

  • 4 of 5

Excellent setting, well equiped, perfect sandy beach for young children and swiming for adulds. Opening the key lockbox presented a problem; bathroom doors can not be locked. Overall a great value for a clean, cozy vacation property. We recommend it and hope to stay there again. Helmut

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £39.22
Refundable Damage Deposit £235.32

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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