House
4.38

Spacious Lakehouse w/ Deck, Kayaks, & Dock!

Property ID: 444560CambridgeWIUS
Sleeps 124 BR2 BA
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Description

Find your next lakefront getaway at this Cambridge 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom vacation rental! Settled onto the banks of Lake Ripley, this roomy house boasts 3,000 square feet of living space packed with amenities to make your stay special. Hang out in the seasonal game room after you whip up something delicious in the fully equipped kitchen! For some lake fun, take the included canoe and kayaks for a spin, cast a line off the new private dock, or just kick back on the deck with a view of the water!

Amenities

  • Waterfront
  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Central Heating
  • Deck
  • Wireless Internet (WIFI)
  • Free Parking
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Essentials
  • Cable/Satellite TV

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Location Details

LAKES: Lake Ripley - sandy bottom, swimming off dock (on-site), Hope Lake (3.1 miles), Red Cedar Lake (3.5 miles), Rock Lake (9.7 miles), Lake Koshkonong (10.3 miles), Lake Kegonsa (19.0 miles)

GOLF COURSES: Lake Ripley Country Club (0.7 miles), Yahara Hills Golf Course (15.0 miles), The Oaks Golf Course (15.6 miles), Monona Golf Course (19.7 miles), Willow Brook Golf Course (20.7 miles)

PARKS + ATTRACTIONS: Ripley Park (0.8 miles), Cambridge Winery (2.2 miles), Dancing Goat Distillery (2.6 miles), CamRock County Park (3.2 miles), Aztalan State Park (12.3 miles), Lake Kegonsa State Park (16.7 miles)

MADISON: Olbrich Botanical Gardens (21.3 miles), Kohl Center (23.1 miles), Henry Vilas Zoo (23.3 miles), University of Wisconsin-Madison (23.4 miles), Camp Randall Stadium (23.8 miles)

AIRPORT: Dane County Regional Airport (27.2 miles)

Reviews

4.38
13 reviews
  • Cute and comfortable!

    5/5

    The beds were comfortable, the home was very well stocked (both in the kitchen and in the games cabinet) and everything was as described. We had a great time on the lake and would recommend this place without hesitation!A couple notes depending on your situation:- There are a fair number of (somewhat tall and uneven) stairs down from where you park to get into the house and there are two curved stairways in the house as well, so this wouldn't be a great spot for folks with mobility issues- The nearby Ripley Park is a lovely spot with a nice playground and a great beach - but you do have to pay to get in ($5/adult, $2/kid) so be aware of that

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Evan R.
    Published October 3, 2023
  • Beautiful place

    5/5

    Me and my family had booked the house for our church conference weekend, and WE LOVED IT!! Everything was so nice and well organized, the house had literally everything we needed, the view outside was beautiful, we enjoyed our stay, the communication with the owner was great, definitely recommend! And definitely will keep this house in mind for our next trip there!

    Namtaka
    Published September 27, 2023
  • Great stay in a nice home

    5/5

    We had a great stay at this home. The house was inviting and spacious. The kitchen had was well stocked which was handy as we cooked all our meals during our stay. The bedrooms were nicely furnished and clean. Same with the bathrooms. The sitting areas were large and comfortable. The decor and family photos show how many happy memories this house has made.

    The deck was a nice place to gather. The card games were quite spirited. By the way, if you bring children you can leave the toys at home: the giant crate of Legos was well received.

    We had fun in the yard, and on the dock. Everyone who fished caught something, and kayaking was a great way to start the day. Tip: bring a net if you want to catch some frogs. The water is clear but yes there is some seaweed as it is a lake after all.

    We also had fun in the game room. Yes, my daughter did kick my tail in air hockey.

    So, yes , there are a lot of stairs to get to the house and down to the lake but that’s typical for this area. Yes, the lot is quite wooded so you may see spiders, etc but that’s also typical. Check in and out was easy and Marc was responsive to our only question.

    Keep the TVs off, only use the phone for photos and enjoy the people around you and this home.

    Daniel
    Published August 31, 2023
  • so so

    3/5

    The house was nice, but was left not cleaned up. It was as if we were the first people in the house this summer. The water was terrible, weedy, mucky. No way to get in and out of kayaks safely. Ladder at dock would make it more usable.

    There were many rules for guests to follow in a house that was left not ready for guests.

    The door across basement stairs did not latch securely, we did have a 2 year old and we needed to keep a cooler in front of it for safety purposes.

    The house did not give a fair warning about all the not so easy stairs outside, road to house stairs.

    The area was nice so would consider renting again in the area.

    michael
    Published July 1, 2023
    Manager's Response:

    Hi Michael, we want our guests to rest easy when they stay with us, and we apologize that you experienced some issues during your trip. We followed up with the owner after reading your feedback, and they wanted to share the following:
    - We use a cleaning service to have the home professionally cleaned before each guest's arrival. We wish you had reached out to the Guest Contact during your stay if there were any issues you needed addressing. We would have done everything we could to resolve them immediately so that you could enjoy the home.
    - Lake weeds are removed periodically, but not on a weekly basis. We try our best to provide a great environment for guests, but the amount of weeds in the water is simply out of our control.
    - We are installing stairs this summer for easier lake access for kayaks.
    - The latch on the basement door will be inspected on our next visit to the property.
    - The listing does state that the property has a lot of stairs and those with limited mobility may find it difficult, but we are sorry if this caught you off guard. Additionally, we use professional photography for the home, so the features you see on the listing are accurately advertised. We encourage guests to thoroughly review the listing before booking, to ensure they find the perfect vacation home for their needs.
    Thanks for your valuable feedback as we continue to improve!

  • 3/5

    The steps down to property were difficult and covered with leaves. After cleaning up the leaves, it was a bit easier. The lock box was very difficult. I have used lock boxes in the past, This one was very temperamental. The beds in the bunk bed room were not made up. There was a window open upstairs when we checked in. The basement door was also open. There was a tooth brush and underwear on the dresser in the bunk bed room.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Anonymous
    Published November 22, 2022
    Manager's Response:

    Hi there, thanks for taking the time to leave this review! The homeowner would like to share the following:
    -Thanks for bringing this to our attention and we sincerely apologize for some of the issues you experienced. While we do have ongoing yard service that manages and keeps the yard in good order, unfortunately, our landscaper has retired and we are in the process of a new lawn management company, but we’re sorry how this impacted your stay
    -Our check-in instructions state the key is located inside a lock box with the code provided. This is the first time a guest has provided this feedback and we have had no issues from past travelers
    -The safety of our guests will always be our highest priority and sincerely apologize for not having the windows and doors locked bars before your arrival, We've passed your feedback along to our cleaning team to follow up on all these issues to ensure our high standards are being met and exceeded
    While we try to accommodate all guests' comfort, we're sorry for the confusion with the storage space. The master bedroom has a dresser, to ensure everyone can see the current status this will be marked as the 'owner's property'. We have sufficient clothes storage, both bedrooms also have closets and entire empty dressers for clothes storage
    We appreciate your feedback, and we are confident that future guests will continue to enjoy five-star stays here!

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