Angler's Cozy Cottage

On the beautiful Manitowish Chain of 10 Lakes
Located in Manitowish Waters, WI
On Hwy. 51 - Twenty (20) miles north of Minocqua




RENTALS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR 2017 (see calendar link for availability)



Call owner if interested in purchasing this cabin.
Call Owner Carol (855) 703-7000 toll-free or call my cell (773) 640-0765

LISTING PRICE $219,900 - Open to all reasonable offers. Anxious to sell. CABIN IS FULLY RENTED EVERY YEAR - GREAT INCOME!

(Please call for appointment)

SEND EMAIL FOR MORE CURRENT PHOTOS - anglerscozycottage@hotmail.com

5807 Birch Hill Road in Manitowish Waters, WI 54545.  20 miles North of Minocqua on Hwy 51.  Turn right at Birch Hill Road.  Follow signs to Hillcrest Resort.  Take 2nd driveway straight to Cabin 1 (#1 over entry door and a wooden sign ANGLER'S COZY COTTAGE)


Angler's Cozy Cottage is a seasonal 2-bedroom fishing cabin that is fully equipped with everything you will need to enjoy an extended vacation for R and R in the Up North fishing territory.  We have a chain of 10 navigable lakes that are brimming with your favorite fish to catch, such as, musky, northern, bass, walleye, crappie, perch, and other pan-fish.


*See 2017 availability below on  2017 Availability Calendar PAGE below

I have more recent pictures I would like to send to you so please email me so that I can send you the most updated photos of cabin and many amenities.  Only 25' setback from the water's edge and perched on the hill crest, this cabin has a magnificent view from the oversized picture window in the living room of the Manitowish River as the river broadens into Stone Lake.   There are six rental cabins in Hillcrest Resort, and Angler's Cozy Cottage is the end cabin on the "VIEW" side, which provides full privacy in a resort atmosphere.  The south side of the cottage is private property (open land) providing end-cabin privacy.  Wisconsin has a building code requiring all new construction to be 75 ft. back from the water's edge.  Angler's Cozy Cottage is only 25 ft. back and the forest of trees in your view are state woods so the view from this cabin is forevermore ensured.  Very private-Very nice.  Your cottage will come equipped with a fishing boat or there is plenty of room for you to bring your own boat as well. You can also catch some very nice sized fish while relaxing on the 6' bench at the end of the pier while the river current delivers the fish to you as the fish navigate from lake to lake.

   view of Stone Lake out oversized picture window 


Enjoy a relaxing vacation at our picturesque resort situated on a chain of beautiful Wisconsin northwoods lakes.  Filled with Walleye, Bass, Muskie, Northern, Crappie, and Pan Fish, you can enjoy fishing right outside your back door in some of the finest lakes around.  Since we are located in a no-wake zone, you can have a lot of fun just fishing from the pier while relaxing on the 6' bench at the end of the pier, also great for relaxing and star gazing at night.  We have 665 feet of shoreline in the resort.  There are 10 boat slips for 6 cottages, so there is plenty of room to bring your own boat as well. 

The playground, fire pit,  and wooded area and state woods can be seen from your
window.  The water can be seen from every room in the cabin.  A paddleboat and canoe are available on a first-come basis.  Basketball, volleyball and other toys, games, and equipment are available.  The resort also has a fish cleaning house with a freezer, electricity,  and sink for your use. 

Relax in front of the stoned-in FIREPLACE while you enjoy FREE NETFLIX MOVIES AND TELEVISION EPISODES.  Both a private password protected internet connection for your laptop and gaming fun.  Password is posted in the cabin for the cabin WiFi.

The cottage is fully equipped and decorated.  The kitchen has a stove, refrigerator/freezer, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, dishes, pots and pans, cutlery,  and all the utensils and other kinds of equipment that you would need, including wine glasses and popcorn popper.  A dish towel, dish cloth, and pot holder are provided, as well as dish liquid and a roll of paper towels.  A queen-sized bed in one bedroom and a double and a twin bed in the other will provide comfort and relaxation.  A ceiling fan is installed in both bedrooms and in the living room, as well as a couple of window fans in case of warmer temperatures..  The bedding, blankets, and pillows are provided.  The bathroom has been newly remodeled and has a tiled full-sized bathtub with shower.   A roll of toilet paper and a bar of soap are provided.  Although some life jackets are provided, be sure to bring the correct sizes with you for each person that will be boating.  The living room has a large picture window that has a beautiful postcard view of the water, trees, and wildlife (see picture in PHOTOS).  The sofa is a queen-sized sofa sleeper (6" mattress) and the bedding, blankets, and pillows are provided for it.  The wall gas heater was recently installed for your safety and is controlled by a thermostat for your comfort on those chilly fall nights.  Towels are NOT provided, so be sure to bring your own bath towels for the length of your stay..  

A picnic table
and a clean Weber grill grate are waiting for you outside your cabin door.  Another picnic table is on the screened-in porch so you will have lots of choices for al fresco dining.  You will love having a cup of coffee on the screened-in porch in the morning watching the sunrise or a glass of wine in the evening.  Or sit around the campfire at the fire pit making smores. RELAXING! 

This is a great cabin for the entire family or for any sorts of Anglers.  Enjoy exploring all the beauty and wonder that Vilas County has to offer.

Have fun and ...



#1 of Hillcrest Resort    ANGLER’S COZY COTTAGE     in Manitowish Waters, WI




5807 Birch Hill Road, Manitowish Waters, WI  54545

20 miles north of Minocqua on Highway 51.  Turn Right at Birch Hill Road.  Follow signs to Hillcrest Resort - Cabin 1 (over door) and wooden sign ANGLER'S COZY COTTAGE


Angler's Cozy Cottage is a 2-bedroom housekeeping cabin with detached owner storage in a fabulous location on the Manitowish Chain of 10 Lakes (easy access to all 10 lakes from your dock).  Centrally located on the chain and 20 miles north of Minocqua in the town of Manitowish Waters, WI, this cabin stands on the peaceful Manitowish River between Rest Lake and Stone Lake which is a mandated NO-WAKE zone, assuring quality fishing off the pier and friendly waving at the slow-moving boats as they pass by quietly at the posted speed limit that protects the shorelines. 


Angler's Cozy Cottage is being offered For Sale By the Owner and will be available for purchase during the rental season.  We would like to offer the cabin's unique coziness to the guests who have personally enjoyed its natural scenic views and plentiful amenities provided by Angler's Cozy Cottage and Hillcrest Resort, with hope that it will continue to be one of Wisconsin's finest rental cabins and to anyone who would like to continue providing the best rental cabin in these parts.  Of course, you have the option to take the cabin off the rental program and use it for yourself as well as most any purpose including living in the cabin year round.


Only GRANDFATHERED RENTAL RESORTS will be allowed to rent out any cabins legally all around the Manitowish Chain of 10 Lakes.  Therefore, as many of these grandfathered resorts are passed down to family and converted to year-round homes and when these new rules are more strictly enforced, the remaining rental units will become more valuable.  All of Vilas County have rules about renting out cabins and homes.  Most cabins are R1 Residential.  This grandfathered rental resort is zoned commercial.  All new construction and all cabins presently not zoned for rental will NEVER be able to rent on the entire Manitowish Chain as long as the 2007 zoning board rule is in effect. ANGLER'S COZY COTTAGE is in a grandfathered rental resort AND this ruling can be verified by the Zoning Dept.

From the opening day of rental in May, this cabin was fully rented through October. The 2016 rental season has only a couple of short rentals left in late fall.. Rentals from Memorial Day through Labor Day are weekly rentals from Saturday to the following Saturday at $900/week plus tax.  Spring rates are discounted to $825. Weekend and nightly rentals are available in both spring and fall..  


ALL 2017 RENTAL RESERVATIONS will be written into the sales contract guaranteeing that ALL RENTAL RESERVATIONS FOR 2017 WILL BE HONORED and any future confirmed rental reservations at point of sale will also be honored.


Angler's Cozy Cottage is located at the southern end of seven cabins, offering great privacy leaving the other cabin guests with no reason to ever be in your space.  There is a large yard on the private property side of the cabin, enough to park multiple boat trailers.  Even if anyone should ever want to build on the empty space between our cabin and the private property cabin far down, the required setback for new structures is 75' from the water's edge, protecting your view from Angler's Cozy Cottage forever, and our 25' setback is grandfathered and legal. 


From the water, Angler's Cozy Cottage looks like a private stand alone cabin due to the expansive distance between the resort cabins on one side and the far private cabin on the other.


The panoramic view out the oversized picture window is truly postcard beautiful and displays the Manitowish River broadening into Stone Lake.  The full rear of this cabin is filled with trees and is then bordered by state-managed woods, and we have a small forest on the far side of the resort ensuring that the beautiful wooded view on all sides will stay fresh and full of nature. This wonderfully unique cabin rents itself very well because of its breathtaking view, and it provides an awe-inspiring "Up North" vacation abundant in fishing, boating, and RELAXING! 



  • END CABIN, which provides total privacy in a wooded resort setting.
  • A SNOWMOBILE TRAIL crosses through the State-managed woods about 1/8 of a mile from the cabin.  If you ever decide to winterize the cabin, snowmobilers would love the location and easy access to the snowmobile trails.  During the summer, these trails provide a wonderful hiking and biking opportunity SO CLOSE TO THE CABIN. View nature upclose-albino deer spotted within 50' of cabin.
  • LITTLE STAR BEACH - Directly across the Highway from Birch Hill Road about 1/2 mile from our cabin.  This site will give you more information about this gem of a beach: http://manitowishwaters.org/component/mtree/attractions/little-star-beach.html. 
  • The Manitowish Waters AIRPORT and the local LIBRARY are within one mile of this cabin, and the TOWN OF MANITOWISH WATERS another half mile farther.
  • We are one of the closest resorts to the LITTLE BOHEMIA RESTAURANT, located just across from us on Hwy 51, now famed for its action packed scenes in the recent movie Public Enemies starring Johnny Depp.
  • 20 mi north of Minocqua, this cabin is close to shopping, restaurants, theatre, golfing, skiing, horseback riding, casino, nature center, and trails for hiking, biking, and snowmobiling. Vilas County is known for its natural resources and beauty. 



*Installation of Electric Fireplace with surrounding Wisconsin River Rock

*Addition of a Queen-size bed in one bedroom

*Full double Bed and a Twin Bed in the other bedroom



*New Roof on cabin and new roof on storage building for Cabin 1

*All-new Wiring throughout entire cabin including installation of new front and back porch lights and hardwired wall reading light over bed and smoke detectors (not an inch of old cloth wiring left)

*New Stairway with a stone path from screen door to the water's edge

*New L-shaped Pier with a 6' bench on the "L" (great to fish from and to gaze at the stars in the openness of the river)

*New lights on dock and on stairway with a 2-way switch at both the dock and on the wall outside the cabin door to operate both lights simultaneously

*New electrical outlet at pier

*New kitchen counter top with new kitchen sink and new faucet

*New bathroom vanity with new sink and new faucet

*New toilet

*New screens on both porches

*New storm windows to cover porch screens

*Indoor/Outdoor carpeting on both porches

*New screen door on porch

*New telephone line run underground (for private secured 3-meg internet connection for NETFLIX free streaming movies and tv episodes)--can also support a land-line telephone

*New refrigerator

*New Landscaping and planting of new pine trees all over resort and around this cabin

*Cabin and storage building and most of resort were newly painted

*New ceiling fan in living room (along with ceiling fans in both bedrooms)

*New pillow top mattress for full bed

*New Sofa Sleeper Futon with 6" mattress and matching chair

*New Adirondack Chairs for yard

*Porch Furniture

*New Pillows and blanket



*New Septic (shared between cabins 1 and 2)

*New individual Deep Well

*New Tile on floors in kitchen, living room, and bathroom

*Rebuilt porch floor and bedroom floor

*Twin wooden beds and new mattresses

*New Side Chair in Living Room



*New Wall Heater with thermostat

*New bathroom remodel with new bathtub and shower and all new fixtures

*As well as other less visible but important changes and additions



*Screened-in porches

*All furnishings for inside the cabin, decorated walls and blinds and curtains on windows, and for porch.

*Stocked kitchen with microwave, coffee maker, wine glasses, popcorn popper, etc.

*Northwood Decor - sleeps 4 - 6 people (1 full bed, twin beds, and queen sofa futon sleeper (6" mattress), along with all bedding, pillows, and blankets)

*Oversize picture window with postcard view of Manitowish River broadening into Stone Lake

*Protected view of shoreline--due to DNR restrictions--all new cabins must be built 75' back from water, plus, one side of river has state managed woods on shoreline.  This cabin is 25' back from water.

*End cabin in resort - providing closest lake view and full PRIVACY

*Fishing boat provided.

*Outside of cabin:  full picnic table, charcoal grill, and grill ash can and 2 adirondack chairs

*Owner storage building (8 x 10)



FISH HOUSE with electricity, running water, sink, and freezer w/ice
FIRE PIT with table and chairs and custom built bench
PLAYGROUND w/swings, slides, picnic tables, sand box

DESIGNATED SWIM AREA - starting at about 12 - 18" deep; deeper swimming around the docks with a swim ladder on side of dock

ACROSS THE HIGHWAY FROM LITTLE STAR BEACH with sandy beach, picnic tables, and grills

FORESTRY - State Woods adjoining our wooded back yard and surrounding our property as well as our own mini-forests on all sides

SNOWMOBILE TRAIL within 1/8 mile of Cabin - great for hiking, biking, and nature sightseeing

MORE BOAT DOCKS in the center of the resort with picnic table and sunning lounges

Located 20 miles north of Minocqua and 1-1/2 miles south of the town of Manitowish Waters
FISH for Walleye, Bass, Muskie, Northern, Crappie, and Panfish


You can visibly observe that this cabin should not need any additional repairs or work on it for a very long time, due to our loving upkeep.



  • 7-CABIN Condo Association which means that a SYSTEM IS IN PLACE whereby garbage is picked up, all yard maintenance is done for you, and other details are professionally handled through the association.  When you belong to a condo association, it means simplicity--even the opening and closing of your cabin is done for you at a time specified by you.  Our association also takes direct interest in the common areas of the resort.  It recently completed a project removing hazardous dead trees and planting new trees in their place.
  • ASSOCIATION DUES are $100/month and have not been raised in over 5 years and Treasurer provides FINANCIAL REPORTS annually.
  • The association keeps a RESERVE ACCOUNT  for emergencies and special projects, presently a balance of over $5,000
  • Since this is a condo association, your TAXES are under $1,000 per year.
  • One cabin owner lives on the grounds year-round and one other comes and goes all year, so someone is able to "keep an eye out for your cabin" during the winter when it is shut down.
  • You have the right, as written in your condo docs, to EXPAND YOUR CABIN by 10 extra feet on the road side.  You will notice that the doorway on the road side is not utilizing the entire width of the cabin so that equals considerably more than 10' x width of the cabin for an expansion.
  • You also have the right to WINTERIZE YOUR CABIN and have year-round rentals.  Since there is a snowmobile trail within 1/8 mile of your cabin, you would have no problem renting out during snowmobile season. (option to spend Thanksgiving or Christmas at your cabin)
  • CABIN RENTAL SYSTEM is already in place.  Hillcrest Resort has a website, an 800#, and one of our owners volunteers to take the calls for the 800# and secures rentals for every rental cabin.  Most of our rentals come from our ad in the Manitowish Waters Chamber of Commerce. Many are repeat renters.  Our reservationist sends an email to the owner and to the renter instructing the renter to send their $200 deposit to the owner.  When the owner receives it, they can send a receipt either by mail or online.  I usually add a FORM letter and plug in their name and dates of rental.  Easy system for a busy owner.  When I receive the final payment, then I mail a PAID-IN-FULL receipt with a form REMINDER letter.
  • CABIN CLEANING SYSTEM is already in place at a reasonable fee.  Our maintenance person is incredibly dependable and will mail/email you a bill for cleaning the cabin.  He is also very able to make most repairs, including electrical and plumbing.  That's it.
  • The rental season is from May to October.  The rental fee is $900/week.  This cabin is one of 3 cabins at Hillcrest Resort that accepts pets.  You  will have the option to be a pet-full or a pet-free cabin.  Allowing pets brings in a pet fee of $50/per pet.  I have one person who has brought 2 dogs every year, same week for at least 8 years now--extra $100 fee.  We have never had a pet issue, as we have always had thoughtful renters and we spell out the pet rules.  We also charge a fee of $25 for any extra people over 4 people.  All this EXTRA INCOME can be applied to your mortgage, thus reducing your yearly cost of owning this fine cabin.  This adds up to a good value.  Your working monthly expenses are the $100 association fee, weekly cleaning fee, propane gas and electric.
  • If you do have questions or experiences, you have 6 other cabin owners who may have dealt with your issue and be able to ADVISE OR HELP
  • As an owner, you have the OPTION to rent out the cabin or to hold it for only your personal use.
  • If desired, you may also assume ownership of the CABIN WEBSITE (www.anglerscozycottage.com) and the local telephone number (715) 95-CABIN to help enhance your cabin rentals.  You can be as involved as you want to be in the rental and management of your cabin. Most of the owners leave their rentals in the trusty hands of our reservationist.
  • If you claim rental expenses on your taxes, you can use the cabin yourself strictly for pleasure for 14 days per year with no tax penalties, not to mention all the other days you spend preparing it for rental.  This is a sweet deal! 


Call Carol to set up an appointment for an upcoming Saturday (when the cleaning takes place between rentals - between 9 am - 2 pm) to take a closer look at the cabin.  We would love to see one of our renters buy the cabin so the love and care will continue and, hopefully, the rental plan, as this is a very LOVED cabin by all who have stayed here.  Prior to owning the cabin, we ourselves were renters for three consecutive years.  The previous owners made a similar offer to their renters and we jumped on the opportunity.  It has been a wonderful experience and nothing would make us happier than to uphold tradition and provide a fellow renter the same incredible opportunity.


PRICE:  ($219,900).  All reasonable offers will be considered.  Recent appraisal available (appraised at $234,900).  There is very little for sale on this Chain because it is a very desirable waterway and very few properties are zoned to rent out.  I challenge you to find a better value or a better cabin for the money on our beloved and legendary Chain.  Now is the time to BUY as the interest rates will most likely soon be on the rise.


CONTACT:  Carol Mitchell

cell (773) 640-0765

toll-free  1-855-703-7000

local (715) 95-CABIN                       

email:  anglerscozycottage@hotmail.com

website:  www.anglerscozycottage.com




Angler's Cozy Cottage/Manitowish Chain of 10 Lakes

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Angler's Cozy Cottage
Cabin 1 of Hillcrest Resort
On the beautiful Manitowish Chain of 10 Lakes
Located in Manitowish Waters, WI
On Hwy. 51 Twenty miles north of Minocqua
ee (855) 703-7000 / local (715) 952-2246
email:  anglerscozycottage@hotmail.com
cabin website:  www.anglerscozycottage.com
 resort website:  www.hillcrestresortwi.com

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