Sunken living roomChef's kitchen
Spectacular Lake Michigan Retreat

Entire home/apt

10 guests

5 Bedrooms

7 Beds

Entire home/apt

10 guests

5 Bedrooms

7 Beds

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About this listing

The space

The best revenge for hard work is harder relaxation. And the ideal getaway for this is The Retreat, a luxurious and scenic waterfront property where you and your guests are encouraged to relax, reward, and pamper yourselves in splendor. Nestled atop a bluff between Chicago and Milwaukee is a completely renovated 2-story, 5 bedroom/4 full bathroom, 4000 sq. ft. home on a ½ acre of land and 150' of pure unobstructed Lake Michigan tranquility. Let the endless sunrise greet you to your wake-up call and Orion and Cassiopeia entertain you from above at night. You will never get tired of listening to the waves crashing in or gazing at the moon shimmering upon the vastness of the lake. This splendid retreat is ideal for family, business, or social gatherings. It comfortably sleeps 12 people and features the following:

- Chef's kitchen with Subzero, Viking, and Wolf appliances including a wine cooler.
- TV room with 120' HD projector, NETFLIX, PS3, and XBOX 360 gaming systems (bring your own games).
- Outdoor hot tub for up to 6-7 people (will not be in use during winter months).
- 2 fire pits: main fire pit sits 15+ and 2nd fire pit for patio area.
- 9' professional pool table, ping pong table, and dart board.
- Workout area featuring a universal weight machine and treadmill.
- Gas bbq grill .
- 4 fireplaces (1 wood in living room & 3 gas).
- Volleyball/Golf/Badminton net during Summer season (balls, clubs, and rackets supplied).
- Basketball net.
- IPOD stereo docking system.
- 2 separate Patio areas.
- Fishing (temporary fishing permit required).
- Stairway leading to lake.
- Spacious Jacuzzi overlooking lake.
- All mattresses and bed pillows protected with anti-dust mite sheets & covers.

The retreat is located near the following sites:
- 5 minutes to golf course, public beach, Forest Preserve, and park with 3 playgrounds.
- 15 minutes to Racine & Kenosha Art museum and downtown area- 10 minutes to shopping centers.
- 20 minutes to Recplex water park for boating, canoeing, swimming, etc.
- 45 minutes to downtown Milwaukee, Lake Geneva, Key Lime Cove water park and Great America.
- 60 minutes to Chicago.

Off-season rates (Jan-March) start at:

Weekend: $1050 for up to 3 nights.
Weekly: $1650
Monthly: $4900
A modest $250 cleaning/laundry fee is required.

Sorry no pets allowed. I used to allow pets but it just didn't work out.

*CAVEAT: For the respect of my neighbors, this house cannot be used for loud outdoor events, wild parties, or weddings. The outdoor city noise ordinance is from sunset until 6 AM. All occupants must keep outdoor noise level and activities to a minimum during these hours. Use of outdoor hot tub is not permitted after sunset and large fire pit is not permitted after 11 PM.

Keywords: Lakefront/waterfront retreat/getaway/lake Michigan/lake.

Other things to note

Entry is via keypad code.

The space
Bathrooms: 4
Bedrooms: 5
Beds: 7
Check In: Anytime after 6PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: €230
Security Deposit: €461
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 6PM



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

3 nights minimum stay

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33 Reviews

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Steve User Profile
April 2017
Exceptional place and all had a great time. Hope to stay again!

Donna User Profile
April 2017
What a beautiful house and setting! It made for a perfect weekend "base" for my daughters's wedding. We had a lot of family coming from out-of-town who had a comfortable , lovely place to call "home". It was awesome!! Thank you, Daniel.

Rob User Profile
September 2016
Daniel's place is fantastic for a group gathering. Ample space, multiple living areas, multiple activities, great lake views, fantastic kitchen. Everything we needed was there. 10 of us for the weekend, amazing value, venue far exceeded our expectations.

Carl User Profile
August 2016
Our adult family of six had plenty of room and things to do at Daniel's house right on Lake Michigan for the week, and we all enjoyed the variety of indoor and outdoor games available to us. It is a really nice place to relax, and the views of the lake are super.

Juan E User Profile
April 2016
Daniel has a fantastic house with a very impressive sunrise view. Spacious property has lots of fun amenities. Will definitely recommend to anyone.

Amethel User Profile
April 2016
Our team of artists, writers, and editors truly enjoyed Daniel's exceptional property for our organization's annual retreat. Every year, we look for a quiet, suitable place that inspires creativity, focused dialogue, fellowship, and team-building. This lakefront gem was a perfect spot. With its many amenities and ample space for our group of eight, the house fulfilled our needs and beyond. For our meetings, we alternated between two large family rooms and a long table in the dining area, all with spectacular views of Lake Michigan. On most nights, our discussions went late into the evening, so we appreciated the comfortable seating and circular seating arrangements. The premium grade kitchen was excellent, sparkly clean, and delightful to use. Our team also appreciated the pool table, dart board, and basketball hoop outside. In the early morning, some of us took walks or jogs in the serene neighborhood. In the future, we hope to return during warmer weather and make use of the wonderful amenities outside, such as the large fire pit in the patio and the volleyball net. I have arranged MANY houses and hotels for my team’s retreats over the years, and this is now our favorite spot near Chicago. Thank you, Daniel, for your spectacular property and your friendly service.

Donna User Profile
March 2016
We rented the house for a long weekend with my 3 sisters and my mom to celebrate her 70th birthday! Just mom and her girls. We were totally blown away the moment we arrived. It was truly an escape from reality weekend. We took advantage of all the amenities the home has to offer. The hot tub, badminton, 2 fire pits, ping pong, pool table and of course the amazing views. It was very inviting and comfortable. Cozy, yet chic with a great floor plan. Tons of good linens and extra blankets if needed. Not only was the house perfect, but so was the host. Daniel was very accommodating, not only in his communications, but also in all the extra TLC's that we found throughout the house. I have rented homes in the past, and I must say that Daniel has gone above and beyond with all his extras he offers in the home. We plan on making this a yearly tradition, and look forward to staying at this home again.

Chicago, Illinois, United States · Joined in August 2011
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I'm a part-time abstract artist and a full-time dreamer who bleeds for Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms.

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