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Lakeside Relaxation!

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5.0 / 5Exceptional
65 reviews


  • Kitchen
  • Air Conditioning
  • Pet Friendly
  • Washer


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Stoughton Opera House
    7 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison
    20 min drive
  • Restaurant
    Pizza Hut
    7 min drive
  • Restaurant
    Main Street Pour House
    7 min drive
  • Airport
    Madison, WI (MSN-Dane County Regional)
    27 min drive

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  • Lakeside Relaxation!

    Room Amenities

    • 1500 sq ft
    • 3 bedrooms
    • 1 bathroom
    • Sleeps 6
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About this area


This cottage is located on a lake and in an area with good shopping. Capitol Square and Washburn Observatory are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Olbrich Botanical Gardens and Lake Kegonsa. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Alliant Energy Center or Kohl Center. Our guests appreciate the property's quiet location.

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Stoughton Opera House - 7 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison - 20 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Alliant Energy Center - 22 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Olin Park - 22 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Olbrich Botanical Gardens - 22 min drive

Getting around

  • Madison, WI (MSN-Dane County Regional) - 27 min drive


  • Pizza Hut — 7 min drive
  • Main Street Pour House — 7 min drive
  • El Rio Grande — 7 min drive
  • Red Robin — 18 min drive
  • Mr. Brew's Taphouse — 18 min drive

About this property

Lakeside Relaxation!

Give yourself the opportunity to kick back and relax! This is a charming one story home built in 1952, that features beautiful views of Lake Kegonsa from many rooms. We require a minimum age of 25 years for rental. This is NOT a party home. Our guests are able to relax in the spacious living room with couch and side chairs perfect for watching lake & yard activities, catching up with family & friends, catching up on reading or TV watching or playing a board game. With a flip of a switch, the gas fireplace creates a warm glow. Central air and heating and a ceiling fan add to the room's comforts. Just steps from the front of the house is a level lot yard and a dock in place from Mid May to September, weather permitting. The dock is a great place to launch a kayak available on site or to drop a fishing line. You may wish to bring your own boat (of less than 14’) and launch it from one of the nearby boat launches. The shoreline has been secured with large boulders so the dock is the best access point to this beautiful lake. PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU WISH TO BRING A BOAT. Boat owners are responsible for damage to the dock and boat bumpers caused by their boat. Lake Kegonsa is a 3200 acre lake with a 32 foot max depth and 17 foot mean depth. Musky, pan fish, large and small mouth bass, northern pike, walleye and catfish are fished from Lake Kegonsa where fishing is a year round sport. Enjoy the yard with a game of bocce ball or croquet--or relax in one of several comfortable places to sit--with a good book and something to wet your whistle. Bring a ghost story or camp songs for an evening fire in the fire pit. Kids of all ages need a s'more at least one every summer! A separate dining space has a table with comfortable seating for six. The dining room has a large pass through so it is easy to stay connected to fun in the living room. Use our internet to stay as connected as you prefer. The first bedroom features a queen size bed, original built in drawers and a walk-in closet. The second bedroom has a full size bed with a built-in desk. The third bedroom is the sun room. It features a comfortable king size bed, a dresser, side tables, ceiling fan and lamps. Like the rest of the home, the bedrooms are tastefully furnished. An updated fresh bathroom with a shower stall is conveniently located between the bedrooms. Linens are provided in the bathroom & kitchen and for the beds. Bring a favorite pillow or blanket--or enjoy ours! A full size washer & dryer are available for your use. The kitchen has many of the creature comforts of home. A large full size refrigerator, freezer, oven and microwave are at your fingertips. Small appliances such as coffee maker, toaster, waffle maker, blender and toaster oven are available for your use. A gas grill is just out the door and is available year round. The kitchen is stocked with dishware, pots & pans, utensils, glasses, mugs, and serving ware. Don't let the absence of a dishwasher ruffle your feathers. Grab a towel and solve world problems or get to know your family member better. We provide a stocked water cooler for convenient cold and hot water consumption and reverse osmosis filtered water at the kitchen tap. Book a few nights, a week or more at Cottage Life. Your hosts are nearby to help with suggestions or lend a hand if needed. Take the time to create some good memories for yourself--and your loved ones--at Cottage Life on Lake Kegonsa. Please note we do have a limit of six human heartbeats in this cottage. Regardless if Grandma or the babies are coming along, the limit is six. The cottage stay will be more pleasant for the guests and gentle on the property if it is not overloaded. This is a family home in a community of single-family residences. This is NOT a party house. Guests may not host events or parties at our cottage and, if they chose to do so, are subject to forfeiture of the security deposit, cancellation of the reservation and/or other unpleasant ramifications. Also, we sometimes keep a pair of our jet skis at the dock. These are not available for guest use or rental. You may see us cross the yard to access the dock. We will be respectful of your privacy and space. We look forward to meeting you!

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Property manager

property manager

Liz Wolter

Speaks English



Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM

Special check-in instructions

Guests will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions.


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.


  • Pets allowed
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Property payment types


Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
    Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. A car is required for transportation to and from this property.

Property is also known as

  • Lakeside Relaxation House Stoughton
  • Lakeside Relaxation Stoughton
  • Lakeside Relaxation
  • Lakeside Relaxation! Cottage
  • Lakeside Relaxation! Stoughton
  • Lakeside Relaxation! Cottage Stoughton

Property amenities


  • Shared/communal pool


  • Internet access

Parking and transportation

  • Onsite parking

Family friendly

  • Toys


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Toaster
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils


  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Towels provided
  • Hair dryer

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Living room
  • Dining room


  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • DVD player
  • Games
  • Books

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Garden


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • On the lake

Things to do

  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Water skiing, sailing, and kayaking nearby


  • Sleeps 6
  • Unit size: 1500 sq ft (139 sq m)

Nearby things to do


Recreational amenities at the cottage include an outdoor tennis court. The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.
  • Sledding nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Snowmobiling nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Cross-country skiing nearby


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4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

    Exceeds Expectations

    My title says it all!

    5/5 Excellent

      Beautiful home beautiful lake

      This experience was everything we hoped it would be. The home was comfortable, decorated nicely, and very well equipped kitchen. The lake is beautiful, sunsets magnificent. We used the kayaks that were provided and had a bonfire in the back yard. The town of Stoughton was also very nice. So many nice people and shops ... HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

      5/5 Excellent

        Fantastic Lakefront Wisconsin Cottage

        The cottage is great for a family, and we are glad we stayed there! Thank you!

        5/5 Excellent

          Relaxing getaway in charming cottage

          Stayed with my husband and our teenage daughter and son. Location is a reasonable drive from NorthShore suburbs of Chicago. We went to Madison for a college tour and it was very close. We were a little concerned with algae in the lake but it was fine during our stay. We rented a jet ski for a day and the rental company brought it to the lake. My husband and son made good use of the kayaks as well. The neighbourhood was quiet and the dock and back yard facing the lake were nice and shady in the morning you could watch the sun set from the dock. The kitchen had all the equipment and tools needed and beds were comfortable. I would definitely consider going back in the future.

          5/5 Excellent

            Perfect Stay! Property as described and Owners are great!

            Booked this VRBO a year prior to staying for the Crossfit Games. Only about a 15-20 minute drive to Madison where Games are located. ABSOLUTELY PERFECT! Liz was wonderful, offering suggestions, directions, and staying in communication throughout. The property is exactly as described and the reviews are spot on. Upon Checkin, Liz left a handwritten note with cookies and milk in the fridge. Cookies are amazing. Complete binder with all directions and instructions provided, making everything really easy. Beds were so comfortable, ranging from one with a firm mattress, soft, and plush. So just pick your favorite when you check-in. Plenty of linens and towels provided! Honestly, I have already contacted Liz about renting again if we return to the area, cant go wrong.

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