Aerial photos, virtual tour and video of property with west-facing frontage on Shunenberg Lake

Checkout the tour of this Eau Claire Lakes area property for sale with King Realty.



Enchanting by all north woods standards, this 12.4-acre lakeside retreat features 404 feet of meandering, west-facing frontage on Shunenberg Lake and complete privacy near the end of Snowshoe Rd. in Barnes, Wisconsin. The property includes a lovely 4 bedroom/ 2 bath home; a detached, insulated 2-car garage with extra room for a work bench and work area; an indoor dog kennel with 2 runs; a matching garden storage shed; and a boat lift and dock.

The 1,805 sq. ft. home overlooks Shunenberg Lake and offers serene lake views from the living room, dining area and 3-season porch. An attractive wood stove in the living room adds to the warm ambiance of this home. Light is an important feature for year round north woods living, and the home’s living room windows filter in warm western and southern light. A tall, narrow window at the landing for the stairs to the lower level streams more all-day, southern light into the open layout of this home.

The kitchen and dining area are connected but defined. There is plenty of cabinet space both in the kitchen and the lovely adjoining hallway. Two spacious bedrooms, a full bath and a 15 x 12 three-season porch complete the main level.

The lower level walkout features the 14 x 18 family room with a wet bar, two bedrooms and a second full bath. Here you’ll also find a 14 x 16 storage room, the laundry area and a mechanics room. There’s lots of space downstairs for whatever you need – family time, hobbies, exercise, entertaining . . .

AND THEN – THERE IS THE LAND AND THE LAKE! The forested land stretches behind this charming lake home. The drive into the property winds through most of the 12.4 wooded acres. Shunenberg Lake is 44 acres, spring-fed and very clear. While the WI DNR says the lake is 6 feet deep, secchi clarity readings reported on their website are 15 feet with the disk actually hitting the lake bottom. So the lake is at least 15 feet deep – and totally clear from top to bottom! The fishery includes largemouth bass, panfish, walleye, northern pike and musky.

Shunenberg is part of the Eau Claire Lakes Chain. You can boat from this property into neighboring Smith Lake and down into Upper Eau Claire and to the rest of the 3,200 acre chain. “Eau Claire” is a French name that means clear water, and the 11 lakes in this chain share the attributes of sandy bottoms and pristine water quality.

Truly a beautiful property – with many features unique to Wisconsin’s north woods – this private lake home is a few minutes from Barnes (gas, C-store, post office), 18 miles from Cable, WI, a half hour from Hayward, WI and 50 minutes from Duluth, MN.