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Island View Hideaway-On the Water, Scenic, Nature, last Summer week discounted!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 4-6. Waterfront with great view and open layout!

Rent this furnished cottage to enjoy the beauty of nature on the Wisconsin River and Lake Wisconsin. Conveniently located on the Lake Wisconsin waterfront between Madison and the Wisconsin Dells, just 1.5 hours from Milw and 3 hours from Chicago.

This 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 2-story cottage has a bright, clean kitchen and a wonderful open layout on the first floor. Beautiful views out the large living room windows look onto green, sandy islands and the undeveloped distant shores of the Wisconsin River as it opens up into Lake WI. Explore the many channels, sandbars, and islands of the WI River and Lake WI. Two-person sauna on deck with great view of river and hills.

Same owner as smaller cottage next door.

SPRING, SUMMER, and FALL Adventures! Green trees, sunny sand-bars, and a lazy river await you. Tucked off the main channel the cottage has the best of both worlds…easy assess to the big water, a great view of the water and sunsets, but little boat traffic. Because of our shallow waterfront location, the choice is yours, launch your boat at one of 3 nearby boat launchs and head left for Lake Wisconsin or go right for the Wisconsin River. You’ve got it all right here! You can launch your boat daily and spend an exciting day on the open water of the lake (too shallow to get a boat of any size into our channel but you can park your trailer in front at the end of the day) or a quiet day exploring the Dells-like bluffs and the nearby islands, coves, and backwaters in your canoe or kayak. The shallow water in front is perfect for kayaks and canoes.

Enjoy shallow water fishing from the pier or while wading or head out in a boat to hit several of the best local fishing spots all within 5 minutes of the cottage: The Narrows, Fockes Bluffs, and Camp Rest Park. Good fishing for Walleye, Smallmouth Bass, White Bass, Catfish, Largemouth, Crappie and more.

The cottage has a green lawn for yard games or for kids to run around in, plus just a block away is a park with playground equipment and wading beach, perfect for small children and dogs. Tennis and basketball courts are just a mile up the road. Bike riding opportunities on winding country roads in the area are fantastic. Up for a challenge? Circle Lake Wisconsin on your bike, it's about a 50-60 mile trip with a free ferryboat crossing as a highlight!

This two bedroom, two bathroom house has a full kitchen and an open layout. The kitchen is equipped with all you’ll need to prepare any meal you like…or grill out on waterside deck on the gas grill! Feeling lazy? Kick back and enjoy the 42” flat screen LCD HDTV or enjoy the hot tub which seats up to six people, so...relax, sip a drink, even surf the web, and watch the river go by!

Beautiful views out the large living room windows and across the 16’x25’ deck look onto green, sandy islands and the undeveloped distant shores of the Wisconsin River as it opens up into Lake Wisconsin.

FALL & WINTER FUN! After the summer crowds leave you’ll find unique beauty and tranquility on the river. Tucked in among the surrounding bluffs and hillsides you’ll find gorgeous fall colors and dazzling winter scenery. Hundreds of wooded acres across the street are home to the Red Bellied Woodpecker, Wild Turkey, and White Tailed Deer, while the ever-changing river offers views of Sandhill Cranes, Bald Eagles, Beaver, and Muskrat. Scenic drives in all directions make interesting day trips more fun! Many nearby day-trip possibilities including the Wollensheim Winery, Wisconsin Dells, Devil's Lake State Park, Baraboo Circus World Museum, and so much more. Nearby ski hills include Cascade Mountain (15 min) and Devilshead Lodge (30 min).

So much to see and so much to do! Relaxing!

Fish for Walleye, Smallmouth Bass, White Bass, Catfish, Largemouth, Crappie, and more. Many nearby day-trip possibilities including the WI Dells, Devil's Lake State Park, Baraboo Circus World Museum, and more! Great bird-watching!

Keywords: Hot tub, Spa, Scenery, Quiet, Serene, Fishing, Beautiful Views

More Details

Owner
Dave Weber
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2017

About Dave Weber

I grew up and still live in Highland Park, IL and went to college in Wisconsin (UW-Eau Claire). We love to camp and fish and canoe and bike and hike! This area is perfect for that. Cheryl would only let me but a cottage to enjoy this area where I've enjoyed my whole life if we could find a way to help it pay it's way. So we started renting it as a vacation home on VRBO and Homeaway and the rest is history. We love coming up and staying at our cottages (we also now own a smaller cottage next door, called Quietwater Cottage)!

Dave Weber purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Dave Weber chose Lake Wisconsin

I have fished and enjoyed this beautiful area since I was a boy. We purchased this cottage to enjoy and share with others who want great memories. It is next door to our other cottage, Quietwater Cottage, which is a little smaller but equally nice.

What makes this cottage unique

The open layout this cottage with the great views of the water and islands sold us on this wonderful getaway! We loved the big deck on the water side and the gently sloping yard to the water. It's close to so many fun things to do. We provide a canoe and rowboat for our guests and shallow water in front make it easy to get out on the water and enjoy the beauty of the river and sandy islands.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My husband my 4 children and myself really had a great time at the cottage. It was a very relaxing week. The cottage is very well kept and stocked. It was great to meet you Dave and be able to put a face to the voice I spoke to so many times to arrange our week. I cant say enough good things about the cottage and the people. We had a great time and look forward to returning soon for a weekend together.
Sep 2009
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Madison Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Remy's Thirsty Moose on the water by Walen's Grade
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Merrimac Ferry - FREE
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Golf courses in Lodi and Portage
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Portage
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
I94/90/39
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Half a dozen restaurants within 10 minute drive
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Cascade Mtn. Three ski resorts within 40 minutes.
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Small playground and beach located a block away
Car: necessary

Beautiful waterfront area, home to Sand Hill Cranes, White Pelicans, Great Blue Herons, Bald Eagles, Pleated Woodpeckers, and more. Good kayaking and canoeing on the Wisconsin River or boating on Lake Wisconsin. Water too shallow at pier for larger boats, but 3 launches within 2 miles. Many nearby attractions including the Wisconsin Dells, Devil's Lake State Park, fishing for Walleye, White Bass, Smallmouth Bass, free ferry boat, historical Portage, Wisconsin, more.

Amenities

Poynette Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • River
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
  • Claw-footed bathtub in second floor bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Full futon
  • Second floor has new twin beds that can be pushed together to form one large bed. Second floor futon has a high quality full sized mattress. Living room has queen sized sleeper sofa. Inflatable mattress available upon request.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Hot tub open year round. Sit and watch the river go by!! 42' LCD HDTV in living room with home theater system!

Reviews

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average rating of 4.8235292 based on 69 reviews
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Nice family vacation home

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful views of river included magnificent bird-watching and gorgeous sunsets. The kids loved the nearby park and use of the canoe and rowboat were huge hits. A very relaxing retreat that provided all the necessary modern conveniences. The mosquitos were certainly voracious but the bug spray seemed to tame them a bit. The wine and flowers upon arrival were appreciated as well! Would definately return under the same circumstances.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2009
  • Stayed: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Field and Stream Meet Modern Conveniences

  • 5 of 5

This comfortable cottage is situated in what appears to be a small fishing village mostly composed of other unassuming homes and small fishing boats hugging the edge of the Wisconsin River. Traveling with my neighbor, her pre-teen daughter and 2 dogs, we approached our first morning after arrival with a brisk October walk down the country road that leads to the cottage. Just a short distance down this winding road is a small playground/park that provides a small riverside "beach" area for water play on warmer days and access for boats. There is even a small supply of life vests to use and return on the honor system. Further down the road we discovered the tennis courts, as described, in the overview.

Not detailed in the overview, however, is the neighborly flavor of the this community. With every car that passed by; every walker that we met; every neighbor that was tidying up or relaxing in his/her yard, we received a friendly wave or hello. One gentleman, who like many of his neighbors had built an outdoor fire to enjoy on that Sunday morning, offered a place for us to roast marshmallows if we wished. We (regretfully) declined with smiles and made our way back to our sun-filled abode.

A delightful breakfast of pancakes cooked on the griddle provided in our cottage's kitchen followed our beautiful autumn walk. These were enjoyed in the sunny dining area; a gas fireplace chasing away any morning chill from the room. That was followed by a pursuit to acquire a few groceries found at an Aldi easily accessed from the nearby highway, just 20 minutes away. There were many other shopping options on this same road but we opted out of exploring and chose to get back to the hot tub ASAP!

The rest of our long weekend was spent soaking in the tub; listening to music on the stereo; more cooking/baking in the kitchen; lounging in the cozy loft watching a movie; hiking at devils lake (a must while being so close); enjoying views and hanging out with the dogs on the enclosed deck; grilling burgers on the convenient gas weber grill; and finally, roasting marshmallows over fires each night by the riverside.

This cottage offered a beautiful rural experience (for a few city dwellers) without compromising modern conveniences. It just made life easy for a bit. We hope to return for more such moments.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

It was very nice and quiet. Enjoyed the fire pit, hot tub, and sauna.

  • 5 of 5

My girls very much enjoyed our stay. It was close to a lot of small towns for day trips which we enjoyed. The nights were very quiet and calm which is what we were looking for. Home was well furnished with everything you could need. Very comfortable place to spend time

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
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4

Cute little bungalow on the river. A real chamer.

  • 4 of 5

A nice family spot for a quiet get away. Liked that it was close enough to the Dells for occasional day trips. Had a lovely time.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great mini family getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful views! Kids loved the sandy island which you can easily walk to in the shallow waters which is great for kids! We all enjoyed the hot tub and boat! We made a day trip up to Devils Lake for hiking which I highly recommend! Our only regret was not staying longer! We also celebrated our son's 10th birthday here. We will definitely be back sooner than later that's for sure! Thank you for letting us stay and enjoy your relaxing property!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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5

Beautiful and peaceful setting!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the property and amenities that were offered. We will definitely be making this a year round trip!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $20 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.5%

* Cleaning, towels and linens all INCLUDED in rental fees.
* Rates are for up to 6 persons.
* Some Fall/Winter HOLIDAY periods are 3 nite min
* Each approved pet is $20 per night.
* For WEEKLY rentals, normal check-in: 4 pm (Sat), check-out: 11 am (Sat)
* There are rules/conditions associated with cottage use

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.