Property Management of Hayward: Gander’s Nest

A Hayward, Wisconsin vacation rental

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  • Bedrooms - 3
  • Bathrooms - 2
  • Sleeps - 6
  • No Pets Allowed
  • On the Chippewa Flowage
  • WEEKLY ONLY June through August. Off-season nightly.

Gander’s Nest is a stunning modern chalet, newly constructed in 2017. The rental is located on a large, shaded lot that slopes gently down to a private dock on the Chippewa Flowage. Inside, the main level encompasses an open, modern kitchen fully equipped with granite counter tops, dinnerware, cooking utensils and appliances. A breakfast bar and two stools abuts a small dining table with chairs for four guests. The living room is comfortably furnished with a sofa, reading chair and ottoman, and a large picture window shows a clear view of the lake. A rough-cut log staircase leads up to the bedrooms. A brick patio at the back of the house looks out over the lake, complete with a charcoal grill, a fire pit and a picnic table.

Sleeping Arrangements: Gander’s Nest offers three private bedrooms. Bedroom one is equipped with a queen-sized bed. Bedrooms two and three are equipped with two twin-sized beds each, for a total overnight capacity of six guests.


  • Linens Provided
  • Furnished Kitchen
  • Vehicle and Trailer Parking
  • Outdoor Firepit
  • Outdoor Grill
  • ATV/Snowmobile Trail
  • Pier/Dock
  • Deck or Patio
  • OK to Bring Firewood
  • WiFi Internet
  • Year-round Rental

Unique Features

Gander’s Nest offers easily accessible, level frontage on the Chippewa Flowage, with a short staircase leading to a wide, private dock. Guests can enjoy the lake views and breeze from the dock and from the outdoor dining patio.

Things To Do

The Chippewa Flowage, or the “Big Chip” covers more than 14,500 acres, and has a sandy bottom pleasant for wading and swimming. With a depth of up to 92 feet in some places, the Big Chip is home to a variety of game fish, including large and smallmouth bass, pan fish, bluegill, musky, northern pike, sturgeon, walleye and catfish. In fact, the Big Chip is locally famous for having produced the world-record holding musky, and continues to produce impressive musky of fifty inches or more. The Chippewa Flowage and the wider Hayward area are a nature-lover’s paradise, surrounded by the trees of the Chequamegon Nicolet National Forest, and abundance of lakes, and natural wetland habitats.

Visitors to the area are likely to run across wildlife, including loons, beaver or otter, whitetail deer or elk, timber wolves, black bear and rare birds of prey. The national forests contain a system of interlocking trails, which are maintained during all seasons for hiking and biking, snowmobiling and ATVs, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Hayward is also home to a selection of unique local restaurants and taverns, live music shoes, golf courses, and a charming main street with unique shops.

Guests to Gander’s Nest are provided with a map of the lake as well as a GPS, to help navigate the beautiful natural features and exciting attractions.

Rates & Specials

$300 - $300 night

$1500 - $1800 week

Gander’s Nest rents on a weekly basis during peak season — from Memorial Day to Labor Day — at a rate of $1,800 per week. During the off season, the rate may lower to $1,500 per week. Please contact the manager for information about nightly rentals during the off season.

We require a deposit of 1/2 the rent + $79.13 booking fee. The balance + sales tax is due 21 days prior to your arrival. If you reserve within 4 weeks of arrival, we do require payment in full at time of reservation. A security deposit is a hold on your credit card during your stay - If no damage occurs during your stay, we release the hold. Check-in is 4:00 pm and check-out is 9:00 am.

No additional charge for children 3 years of age or younger. Additional $25/per night or $175/per week + sales tax for additional guests.

Contact Information

Hayward, WI 54843
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About the Owner/Manager

Property Management of Hayward is State Licensed and fully Insured. We can find the perfect 4-season vacation home rental (small cabins to luxury retreats) for your family or group thanks to our large selection of Northern Wisconsin cabins and lake homes in Hayward and Cable. We are in our 22nd year of providing quality vacation home rentals and are proud members of the Sawyer County Snowmobile and ATV Alliance.

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