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Quiet Farmhouse on Private Lake and 20 Acres...

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Located on 20 acres in the Helvetia Township, this vintage hobby farm provides wooded land, marsh, fields, and 650 feet of lake frontage for every type of activity. Relax by the wood fireplace on the main floor, sit in the outdoor hot tub and watch the stars, or enjoy a stroll throughout the wooded trails.

With 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 2,000 square feet of space there is plenty of room for the whole family, or a spacious retreat for a couple.

Centrally Located:

- Just outside of Iola, WI. Approximately 4 miles to the Iola Old Car Show Grounds.

- 18 miles to downtown Waupaca, WI, or 20 miles to the Chain of Lakes.

- 27 miles to downtown Stevens Point, WI

- 50 miles to Fox River Mall in Appleton, WI

- 60 miles to the EAA Aviation Center in Oshkosh, WI

Special Note: In order to maintain this vintage farmhouse we ask that guests refrain from bringing pets indoors, smoke outside, and remove shoes while indoors.

More Details

Dan and Kathy
Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 17, 2018

About Dan and Kathy

We fell in love with this century old farm at first sight, with no intention other than returning the property to its original glory. After several years of cleaning, refinishing, and painting the property is nearing its full potential. We enjoyed going to our little retreat (only 11 miles away from our own old farm house), but realized we wanted to share it with others.

Dan and Kathy purchased this farmhouse in 2008

Why Dan and Kathy chose Iola

We have a love for century old farms, history, and antiques. We needed to keep this home from falling into more disrepair.

What makes this farmhouse unique

This home has such a special feel, the minute you drive in. We loved the quiet lakefront and peaceful setting. From the nice little kitchen, the pretty sunroom (with a view of the lake), to the fireplace in the living room, we fell in love with the property right away!


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation farmhouse rental in Iola, Wisconsin

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size bed (1), Queen Bed (1), Double Bed (1), Twin (1). New pillow top double bed purchased in 2017!
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 3 bicycles
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • snowmobiling
  • tennis
You have peace and quiet on this beautiful country road. The view of the lake is wonderful as well as enjoying the large yard and comfortable home. The hot tub and fire pit are located behind the home, so your outdoor activity is kept more private.


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Quiet Farmhouse on Private Lake and 20 Acres...
average rating of 5.0 based on 33 reviews

A perfect Memorial Day weekend

  • 5 of 5

Dan and Kathy were so accomodating from the start, making sure to happily greet us though we had been delayed for hours in traffic. The house was adorable. Very clean and with all the right touches to feel like home. Plenty of kitchen equipment and great grilling gear for our cookouts. We loved the hot tub under the stars, fire pit blazing, with the frogs singing in the distance. Great break from the city! The lake and hiking trails were delightful and the location was perfect for our days hiking at various state parks. We would definitely recommend this home. Thank you for having us!

  • Submitted: 9-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just what we needed

  • 5 of 5

My family spent 3 days at the farm and it was lovely. Quiet and peaceful, unless you wanted to play Frisbee in the huge yard, hike down the walking trail, row across the lake or go cycling down the country roads through the forests and fields. From the jacuzzi to the fire ring to the well equipped kitchen, everything was exactly where and how we needed it. The house was immaculately clean and the beds were comfy as well. The landscaping and plants throughout the house and property were beautiful. Kathy was an excellent host and we will definitely stay here again when we are up this way.

  • Submitted: 24-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Can't Wait to Return Next Summer!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect long weekend for our family. The house was super clean and spacious. There was tons of grass to run and play for our 2.5- and 5-year old. And the lake was "just the right size" for our kids. It was relaxing for all of us, and it gave us the opportunity to unplug and enjoy the outdoors (although the house does have WiFi when needed). Kathy met us at the property, showed us around, and was so responsive throughout the whole process. We look forward to returning again next summer for a family getaway! Thank you Kathy and Dan!

  • Submitted: 12-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Lenox, IL

So peaceful!

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a quiet, peaceful getaway and this place was perfect!! The house was so cute and the property was beautiful. Spent a lot of time outside just walking the paths and hanging out by the fire. Really nice road for a bike ride nearby; saw lots of wildlife...deer, turkeys, cranes. We would defined stay here again!!

  • Submitted: 4-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Serene, Peaceful, Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the farmhouse! We stayed for 10 days and it was wonderful. There was plenty of room for our boys to run and explore without concern for them disturbing anyone else. We caught fish every time we went out in the boat.

The owners were very friendly and accommodating and had many items available for use on the property. And there was plenty of room for visitors as well.

We highly recommend this place to anyone who wants to get away and relax out in the country.

  • Submitted: 4-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grand Meadow, MN

Hideaway Near Iola

  • 5 of 5

This property was IDEAL for our recent trip to the Iola Old Car Show! I first attended the show in 1985 and previously I've stayed in Wausau, Stevens Point and Plover. What a joy not to have to drive the longer distance and deal with backed up traffic.

It was so refreshing to be able to be at the show in 5 minutes. At the end of a long day at the show, just a short drive to our "home" and we could grab a quick shower to freshen up and then either prepare our evening meal in the well equipped kitchen or grill out in the yard.

An evening bonfire was the perfect way to spend our last night.

Dan and Kathy were very accomodating and a pleasure to deal with. Looking forward to staying here many times in the future.

  • Submitted: 13-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Appleton (ATW)
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
DJ's, Northern Lights (in Iola)
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Glacier Woods Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Highway 49
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Glacier Woods, Crystals, Old Mill Ice Cream
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Iola Ski Hill
Nearest Beach
9 Miles
Sunset Lake
Car: necessary

The Iola Winter Carnival is held the first weekend of February each year. Enjoy a traditional Norwegian supper, ice sculpting, and ski jumping (held at the Iola Ski Hill).

Iola offers a great fireworks display July 3rd each year.

The Iola Old Car and Swap Meet is held the 2nd weekend in July. Join the more than 100,000 car enthusiasts peruse the 2,200 show cars and 4,400 swap spaces on 300 acres of property.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation farmhouse rental in Iola, Wisconsin

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Labor Day
Aug 31 2018 - Sep 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
October Fall Special
Oct 1 2018 - Oct 31 2018
4 night minimum stay
4th of July
Jul 3 2019 - Jul 7 2019
3 night minimum stay
Car Show
Jul 11 2019 - Jul 14 2019
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$33 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$131.84
Refundable Damage Deposit C$197.76

The rates being charged are for a maximum of 6 people per night. An additional $25 is charged per person per night after that.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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