House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8 plus futon)
About Mary Burke
Currently building green homes with smart technology
Mary Burke purchased this House in 2011
Why Mary Burke chose Waupaca
Conveniently located close to Chicago, Milwaukee, and twin cities. Family has spent 10+ years vacationing on the chain
What makes this House unique
Access to all of the 22 lakes, luxury home with all the modern amenities with keeping the north woods experience
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
We have rented this home several times and love it. It is well kept and has all the modern conveniences that make for an enjoyable stay. Location is great. We will be back again.
Heron Lodge on Limekiln Lake
Thank you very much for your information, phone calls, and kind helpfulness with regard to our renting of the Heron Lodge. We had a marvelous time, which I am sure our grandsons will always remember. The house is a gem with its stunning architecture, beautiful contrasting woods, and unusual stonework. And we found it to be exceedingly well appointed, from the lovely bouquet which welcomed us to the ice cream scoop, which was there when we needed one. The master bath is exceptional, and the sound system leaves nothing to be desired. We were particularly grateful for the lodge’s location with its lovely, varying views of the lake at different hours of sunlight, and with its quiet waters, which never brought noisy watercraft within earshot, as we had so often experienced before at the Chain. It is probably no accident that the only fish our boys were able to catch came from Limekiln. From Ding’s Dock we rented a pontoon boat, which tied up nicely to the dock and enabled us to fish or go boating as we chose.
We rent "luxury" lake homes throughout Wisconsin once or twice a summer and have reasonable expectations. On paper this is one of the best rentals on the Chain O' Lakes. Unfortunately, several issues arose that made this five star property feel less than that.
The biggest issue for us was the water depth and lake bottom. Swimming is out of the question. The bottom is covered in a smelly muck. My daughter had to be pulled out when she became stuck. There was only a foot to a foot and and a half of water at the end of the dock. We brought our boat and were unable to dock it, having to use the public launch eveytime we wanted to go boating. A pontoon can get in there but not much else. We did kayak and paddle board with success as long as we didn't get stuck in the muck.
The maintenance and cleanliness of the house was also not what it should have been at this price point. The property looked great as we drove up to the house but upon reaching the front door we noticed weeds/saplings growing out of all of the rain gutters. Upon entering, the place looked great but once settled we found many issues. There was a lot of black mold on the ceiling and floor of the master shower, burnt out/missing light bulbs, missing/broken light fixtures, worn/damaged living room furniture, a loose pantry door, uncovered receptacles, a broken master bathroom rain shower head, and sagging in the guest shower floor. The kitchen was understocked for a family who likes to cook. The bunk room also can only be used for pre-teens and under because the mattresses aren't near quality (I found that out the hard way). Now a few of these things would be reasonable to accept but all together it disappointed. I let the property manager know our feelings and gave her the list so hopefully this is resolved going forward. She offered to come to the house but we were leaving early because of bad weather. She told me she would speak to the owner.
If the owner/property manager address the housekeeping and maintenance issues I whole heartedly recommend this rental to anyone who can work with the swimming and docking situations. The house is beautiful and the Sonos system is a real plus.
Beautiful Home away from home.
House is beautiful, perfect for two families of 4. Just wish lake attached was "swimmable". Also would suggest dresser drawers to put your clothes in, in each bedroom. Also need 2-4 towel racks-on the walls, not over door, for each bathroom, and a garbage can in guest bathroom. The bed mattresses need to be replaced in all rooms. Just a few things to make it perfect !! If I could move this house to Dake, Miner, or Beasley, it would be perfection....The upstairs loft has so much potential, two bedrooms, and a bathroom.
Great house with all the bells . Great location on the chain. Quiet.
Great house, plenty of room for large family, has all the amenities ,quiet,on a. No wake lake. Water too shallow for swimming but nice dock for boat.
We spent a 3 day weekend with friends to attend a wedding in the area. The home is gorgeous. It was very clean and spacious. The large loft area was great for inflatable beds for additional guests.
The owner was very nice and met us at the house to show us around. He also owns the log cabin next door, which would make the property ideal for large multi-family reunions.