Carter Cottage - Private Lakefront Getaway

Green Lake, Wisconsin

Escape your busy life with a stay at Carter Cottage on the North Shore of Big Green Lake. Drive down into the woods to a private cottage right on the shore of Green Lake. the large driveway parks 6+ cars. Enclosed front porch opens to a fully fenced shoreside yard with a private pier. Kitchen is fully furnished, making meal prep easy, and a small breakfast table encourages conversation. The living room is split into a sitting room and family room, complete with large flat screen and sleeper couch. TV is Roku/Fire Stick/Chromecast ready. House is equipped with high speed internet for all of your streaming needs, and cable is provided. On the second floor you'll find 2 full bathrooms (one shower, one tub) and four bedrooms, two of which sleep 2, and the other two which sleep 4.

And if you don't want to leave family members of the canine or feline persuasion back home, they are more than welcome here at the Carter Cottage. Our own dogs love the fully fenced in yard with plenty of sun and shade, not to mention the easy access* to the lake for a daily swim!

*The fully fenced yard does not include the pier. Gate access to the water requires an adult.

**Security cameras will be installed for the 2021 season. All cameras will be on the exterior of the house and none will be aimed at private areas (bedrooms/restrooms). The cameras will be on at all times.

- If you’re looking for some local places, we’d recommend (due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we cannot be sure what may be open when you arrive):
--->Little Corporal in downtown Green Lake has the best (and fastest) breakfast around. (They also have Chocolate Shoppe ice cream for summer afternoon cravings.)
--->Cristiano’s has some pretty great pizza, and is close enough for delivery.
--->The Green Lake Conference Center is an amazing place with more than enough to keep you busy. They have hiking, Judson Tower (the tall tower you can see from the lake) - it takes 121 steps to get to the top but the view is worth it! You can get the key from the information center, crafts, beach volleyball, golf, and a beach.
--->If you’re looking to do some shopping, take a 20 minute drive east on hwy 23 to Ripon’s historic downtown, or head west on 23 to check out the Princeton Flea Market and antiquing.
--->There is a bike path around the lake (on side roads and some county highways) a route is in the annual Green Lake Tourist book. (We’ve provided a copy for your use.)
--->The closest grocery store is Crossroads just outside of downtown Green Lake on 23, or head further east on 23 to Ripon for Webster’s. (If it’s sweetcorn season, the farm stand on 23 right before you get to Ripon is the best.)
--->For the Golfers in the family:
**Less than a 5 minute drive west will bring you to The Golf Courses of Lawsonia featuring The Links, which is highlighted in America’s Top 100 Public Golf Courses by Golf Digest. You’ll also find The Woodlands at Lawsonia, which features secluded tree-lined holes and plenty of wildlife, for another fantastic round of golf.
**Just under 10 minutes to the east will bring you to the histori Tuscumbia Golf Course, the oldest golf course in Wisconsin. Tuscumbia features an 18 hole course as well as a 9 hole executive course, which is perfect for families and kids just getting into the game, but provides a fun challenge even to experienced golfers.



  • Bird Watching
  • Water Sports
  • Antiquing
  • Boating


  • Cycling
  • Water Tubing
  • Hiking
  • Golf
  • Fishing
  • Water Skiing
  • Swimming


  • Cleaned With Disinfectant
  • Minimum 1-day Vacancy Between Guest Stays
  • Check In And Check Out With No Person-to-person Contact


  • Lake
  • Waterfront


  • Enhanced Cleaning Practices


  • Lake View


  • Necessary


  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Toaster


  • Non Smoking Only
  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Considered


  • Deck/Patio
  • Lawn/Garden
  • Porch/Veranda
  • Fire Pit
  • Outdoor Furniture


  • Washing Machine
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Heating
  • Paper Towels
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Toilet Paper
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Clothes Dryer


  • Dining Room


  • Games For Kids
  • Television
  • Books
  • Satellite/Cable


  • Emergency Exit Route


  • Smoke Detector


  • Deadbolt Lock
  • Exterior Lighting
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector


  • Family

Dining Checkbox

  • Dining

Houses Rules

  • 04:00 PM
  • 10:00 AM
  • No parties/events
  • Smoking allowed
  • Pets allowed
  • Children allowed
  • Max occupancy: 14


Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

12 Reviews

    Peaceful lakefront family retreat

    5/5 Stayed Aug 13, 2021
    Submitted Aug 16, 2021

    Our family enjoyed meals and games in the beautiful lakefront yard. The screened porch and family/dining rooms had great lake views and nice furniture so all felt at home.

    Fantastic Property!

    5/5 Stayed Jul 31, 2021
    Submitted Aug 7, 2021

    We have been renting in Green Lake for years with my family. This is hands down the most beautiful property we have stayed at. It is located on the center of the lake with great panoramic views and a huge shoreline. The property is private (which is hard to find on the lake) with a lot of space and great for dogs with a fenced in yard. Close to downtown and grocery. We really enjoyed our stay and plan to book for next year.

    Lovely cottage! Beautiful & relaxing lakeside location

    5/5 Stayed Jul 16, 2021
    Submitted Aug 7, 2021

    Wonderful spot to spend a week at the lake. Quiet neighborhood, beautiful vistas of the lake from the back lawn. Sat most mornings on back lawn to have coffee and enjoy the solitude and beauty. Took walks along the lush tree lined street in front of the house. Swam and fished off the dock. Just so much natural beauty to enjoy. House had all the necessities. Nicely upgraded bathrooms, small but functional kitchen, large sitting areas including a big screened porch for game playing or serving meals. The hosts are very accommodating and responsive. A joy to work with. Would stay here again in a heart-beat!

    Green Lake

    5/5 Stayed Jul 12, 2021
    Submitted Jul 24, 2021

    Beautiful location. Very comfortable!

    Our stay was wonderful! Love the property!

    5/5 Stayed Jul 8, 2021
    Submitted Jul 11, 2021

    Everything we needed was provided and had no issues with the rental.

    Great location and plenty of room to spread out

    5/5 Stayed Jun 18, 2021
    Submitted Jun 28, 2021

    Clean, roo.y and excellent location

    Golf trip

    5/5 Stayed Jun 3, 2021
    Submitted Jun 11, 2021

    Conveniently close to Lawsonia Links. The three seasons room and dock were great. Incredible view of the lake from the backyard. Highly recommend.

    Green Lake

    5/5 Stayed Aug 14, 2020
    Submitted Aug 26, 2020

    We had a wonderful time. Great Location. Large screened in porch was an added plus.

    Carter's Cottage

    5/5 Stayed Jul 16, 2020
    Submitted Jul 20, 2020


    Beautiful property, great location

    5/5 Stayed Jul 11, 2020
    Submitted Jul 21, 2020

    Great stay at the Carter cottage , how is well stocked and clean . The location was awesome , private but very close to town . Communication with David was easy and thorough .

    The house was perfect!!!

    5/5 Stayed Jun 26, 2020
    Submitted Jul 15, 2020

    Beautiful property! Enough room for us all! Fenced yard was awesome! Porch was amazing! We had a wonderful stay and would love to come stay again! Green Lake is so clean! The kids loved going to Sandbar!

    Great property

    5/5 Stayed Jun 18, 2020
    Submitted Jul 3, 2020

    Property is beautiful


      Green Lake, Wisconsin

      Rates & Availability

      12 Reviews
      Minimum Stay 3 Nights

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      Includes taxes and fees