From the moment you step onto the front veranda, you will appreciate the spacious feeling of this vacation retreat! Nestled in 3/4 acres of tall pines, this 1600 sq-ft home was designed to bring the light and views into every room - Italian, translation: House of Views. You'll bask in the beauty as the sunlight plays across the 11-ft ceilings into each room through the extended high windows. The 11-ft open verandas covering three sides of Camera de Vista opens your living space into the wondrous outdoors. (The one off the kitchen is screened-in, with outdoor ceiling fan for your convenience and comfort.) The spacious one-level design is a plus for those with mobility challenges.
The true beauty of Camera de Vista lies in the tasteful decor of the home. The daylight and ever-changing shadows across the rooms are enhanced with a simple elegance of white and beige tonal values, a striking contrast to the warm Pergo flooring throughout. Ease into the overstuffed furnishings and let the flowing window coverings provide the tranquility your vacation deserves. Two sets of oversized French doors leading to the front veranda and a gas fireplace completes your living room comfort.
The large master bedroom with 4-poster bed creates the perfect private suite. Bring your favorite robe, slippers, turkish towel and essential oils to create a mini-spa experience as you slip into the luxury of the deep soaking corner tub. The spacious tiled master bath boasts his-and-hers sinks and a separate corner shower. Your guests will also be pleased with the calm styling of the other two bedrooms and bath off the main hall.
Gather on the rear veranda and make use of the exterior ceiling fan during the warm summer days. Spend your days boating the 23,000 acres of Petenwell Lake. Bring your boat to keep under the covered veranda or rent one from the Barnum Bay Marina. It is a short hike or quick drive to the water and beach located there. An ATV trail runs past this home. For the perfect ending to your day - indulge in fireside chat and roasted marshmallows around the stone campfire, with a backdrop of pine trees and star-filled skies. Come escape to nature in peaceful luxury!
Camera de Vista is located about 45 minutes north of the Wisconsin Dells. Take time to explore our area. Enjoy fine dining, shopping, attractions, and events. Or take a day trip to the Frank Lloyd Wright center and House on the Rock. Nearby attractions include the Elroy Bike Trail, the Necedah Wildlife Refuge (largest in Wisconsin), the Rainbow Casino, horseback riding, championship golfing, hiking, fishing, canoeing / kayaking the Wisconsin and Lemonwier Rivers, skiing, snowmobiling, and ATVing. All this, and only minutes from the Wisconsin Dells experience! Relaxation or exhilarating activities... the choice is yours.
Vacation Rental Policies
Payment may be made in the form of personal check, money order, certified, cashier's check or PayPal credit card processing. If using credit card, there will be an additional convenience fee per transaction. Final balance, tax and security deposit is due 2 WEEKS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL and may be paid in the form of personal check, money order, or PayPal credit card invoice, which will be emailed to you.
Our standard rental period begins on Fridays, check-in anytime after 4pm ... and ends the following Friday at 10am, While we accept shorter stays, that stay must typically fall within the Fri-Fri timeframe (not branching between 2 weeks).
During the prime season, value season, and holiday season … we have a minimum 2-night stay. BOOK FOR 5 NIGHTS, RECEIVE THE 6TH AND 7TH NIGHTS FREE! Contact us for discount specials!
5.5% state and local tax (additional 8% room tax)
Reservations cannot be held without a 50% deposit; refundable if cancelled with at least 60 days notice prior to arrival date (minus a 10% administration fee of the base rental amount). A refund with less than 60 days notice, possible only if home can be rented during that time.
Security Deposit... In addition to your rental charge, a security deposit is held on behalf of the homeowner & returned within 14 days of departure if no charges are accrued. The security deposit is equal to the value season nightly rate listed above.
This amount is refunded within 14 days of departure, barring any damages or failures to comply with our rental policies. If damage to the premises occurs in excess of the security deposit, the primary renter agrees to be held liable and charges will be made to the credit card listed on the Guest Data Sheet.
In order to BOOK your reservation, you must call the Cottage Keeper to receive your unique reservation number. A reservation deposit of 50% of the total base rent is due within 10 days of booking.
Persons under 21 years of age must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian.
Bookings require a 2-week advance reservation.
Activities and Special Interests
This property provides access to the following activities and special interests:
» Horseback Riding
» State National Parks
» Wineries and Vineyards
Other Activities and Interests:
SWIMMING & BEACHES:
CASTLE ROCK COUNTY PARKS (Designated swimming area, playground, boat launch, camping)
Adams County / Daily vehicle sticker 608-339-7713
Juneau County / Daily vehicle sticker 608-847-7089
PETENWELL COUNTY PARK (Designated swimming area, playground, boat launch, camping)
Adams County / Daily vehicle sticker and boat slips 608-564-7513
WILDERNESS PARK (Designated swimming area, playground, boat launch, camping)
Juneau County (Petenwell) / Daily vehicle sticker 608-847-7089
FREE PUBLIC BEACHES & BOAT LAUNCHES THROUGHOUT
BIGHORN RANCH, Adams County 608-778-5551
RED RIDGE RANCH RIDING STABLE, Juneau County 608-847-2273
DOWNHILL, SNO-BOARDING & CROSS COUNTRY SKIING
(Listed in travel distance order - call for winter rates)
ROCHE-A-CRI STATE PARK (cross-country only)
WOODSIDE RANCH, Mauston 608-847-4275
CHRISTMAS MOUNTAIN, Wisc. Dells 608-254-3971
CASCADE MOUNTAIN, Portage 608-742-5588
NORDIC MOUNTAIN SKI AREA, Wild Rose 920-787-3324
DEVIL'S HEAD SKI RESORT, S6330 Bluff Road Merrimac, WI, 608-493-2251
RIB MOUNTAIN, Wausau 715-845-2846
FINE AREA RESTAURANTS
LAKESHORE (by boat or car... casual attire accepted in all)
CARLSON'S RUSTIC RIDGE (dinners, Sunday brunch) 608-339-6300
SPLASH (dinners, sandwiches) 608-339-3090
THE DIRTY TURTLE (bar & specialty sandwiches) 608-562-5931
SHIPWRECK BAY (bar & grill) 608-847-2401
THE LURE (bar & grill) Lake Petenwell 715-325-6555
ROMANO'S PIZZERIA (dinners, sandwiches) Lake Petenwell 715-325-6700
WOODBINE INN (dinners & buffets) 608-565-2122
BAY REST, Lake Petenwell (dinners, sandwiches) 608-564-7020
LAKE ARROWHEAD CLUBHOUSE (full menu) 715-325-3341
TRAIL'S END, Lake Arrowhead (dinners, sandwiches) 715-325-9898
ISHNALA SUPPER CLUB (fine dining/reservations) The Dells 608-253-1771
OTHER THINGS TO DO & SEE IN ADAMS & JUNEAU COUNTIES:
FAWN CREEK WINERY (wine, gifts, micro-menu), 608-253-4400
FLEA MARKET - every Saturday & Sunday during summer (Adams RR track)
GOLFING - Lake Arrowhead/Pines & Lakes (two 18-hole 4.5 star rated),
Mound View (9-hole), Castle at the Bay (18-holes, replica world-famous 9-holes)
Ridges (18-hole), Castle Rock (18-hole),
HUNTING - Public access lands, deer and wild turkey
SNOWMOBILING - Over 400 miles groomed and marked state and local trails
ATV - Developed ATV county trails
ROCHE-A-CRI MOUND STATE PARK - National Historical Register
BUCKHORN STATE PARK - Castle Rock Lake
THE McGOWAN HOUSE - Adams County Historical Society
Wisconsin Dells Attractions
Ringling Brothers Circus Museum
Necedah Wildlife Refuge
Sandhill Wildlife Area
Ho-Chunk Casino & Restaurant
House on the Rock
Frank Lloyd Wright Homes
Elroy Bike Trail
» Air Conditioning
» Internet Access
» Cable/Dish TV
» Children Welcome
» Ceiling Fan(s)
» Coffee Maker
» Full Kitchen
» Screened Porch
» DVD Player
» Foosball Table
» Game Room
» Pool Table
Other Property Amenities
Open living room w/ gas fireplace /
Three verandas (one screened with ceiling fan) / carport /
2 TVs with cable, DVD player /
Wireless internet /
Central air-conditioning /
Ceiling fans throughout /
Fully equipped kitchen /
Refrigerator / range / breakfast bar /
Dishwasher / microwave / coffee maker /
Dishes / silverware / glassware / toaster /
Kitchen linens / pots and pans / bakeware /
Bed linens / pillows / blankets /
Laundry room w/ washer & dryer /
Patio furniture / gas or charcoal combination grill /
Stone campfire pit /
Gas fireplace in great room /
Pool table and foosball table