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Lost Lake: Historic Family Estate Now a Vacation Retreat

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 306 m²
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Detached Unit, 1.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 7-10)

Looking for a classic Northwoods lake house vacation? CALL JACK 775-741-0132

A private family estate since the 1920s is now LOST LAKE PRIVATE RETREAT — a lake retreat for your getaway! This historic house was part of a private artist’s colony in the 1970s and ’80s. Original stand-up, whole log construction. Only a handful of this classic design remain in all the Northwoods.

Set among towering virgin White Pines and a nature preserve, this is a PRIVATE lakefront Retreat, with a long driveway through the woods, your own pier, swimming raft, fire pit and optional guest cabin (to add another bedroom and bath). Closest neighbor on one side is 500 feet away along the lake shore! The other neighbor is a walk through the woods to your friendly property owners.

Featuring two screened-in porches, a glass-walled dining room, large living room, three bedrooms (firm mattresses!), plus optional pull-out sofa sleeper and/or private guest cabin with full bath. Retro kitchen and baths — not luxury, but clean, functional and fitting for this nostalgic property. One guest commented that it’s “the kind of place where they’d film a movie—the kind of place you don’t want to leave.”

The Retreat includes rowboat, canoe, two mountain bikes. Friendly lake community … get to know locals and other vacationers at the twice-weekly waterfront softball games.

The Retreat is a 3300 sqft home on 5 wooded acres, with over 500 feet of private sandy shoreline.

541-acre Lost Lake is a serious fishing lake — ranked as one of Wisconsin’s premier fishing lakes by “Badger Sportsman” magazine. Lost Lake recorded award winning musky the last two years. The lake is also great for waterskiing and pontoon boating. Lots of great hiking and biking in the immediate area.

Retreat is perfect for artists, retirees, nature lovers and other low-impact guests who will respect this historic house.

Need to spread out for additional family, or privacy? Rustic side cabin available, sleeps two, with full bath.

More Details

Jack and Linda Peil
Member since: 2009
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
October 8, 2017


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation estate rental in St. Germain, Wisconsin

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 306 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , With shower stall and separate bathtub. On second floor.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , Located on first floor. Sink and toilet.
  • 1.5+
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , With walk in closet.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , With walk in closet.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , With walk in closet.
    Detached Unit - 2 twin/ single , Two singles or convert to king. With full bathroom.
  • All bedrooms on second floor.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • long term renters welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Living room has queen sofa sleeper for $150 additional charge, if cabin is not included, and over seven guests.


Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Rhinelander, WI.
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Sayner Pub
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Plum Lake Golf course/St. Germain golf course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 155
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Approx 10 to choose from
Car: necessary

The Retreat is located in 'The Northwoods' of Wisconsin. Surrounded by state land and dense woods. Vilas County has over 1300 lakes. Original settlers arrived just 100 years ago. This area is remote with a colorful history.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation estate rental in St. Germain, Wisconsin

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Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$631.35
Tax Rate 10.0%

Over 7 adults we Require adding the side cabin that has two beds and a bath with shower. rate is additional $350 plus tax.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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