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Island View Hideaway-On the Water, Scenic, Birds, Nature, Sauna, Relaxing!

Poynette, WI, USA
  • Cottage1000 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights

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.

Near Cascade Mountain Ski Resort, Devilshead, Christmas Mountain! Come back from skiing for a sauna and a soak in the hot tub!!

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


Dave Weber

Member Since 2006
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within one hour
Calendar last updated:
Apr 20, 2018
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 Poynette

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.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 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.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, tub
      • Claw-footed bathtub in second floor bathroom.

      Location Type

        • River
        • Waterfront


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Living Room
                      Large comfortable livingroom with great view across water to islands and distant shore. Great views of sunset.
                    • Air Conditioning
                      Central a/c
                    • Basic Soaps
                    • Ceiling Fans
                    • Fireplace
                    • Firewood
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Gas forced air heat.
                    • Internet
                    • Linens Provided
                      Linens and spare sheets and towels provided.
                    • Alarm Clock
                    • Local Maps
                    • Local Restaurant Guide
                    • Mobile Phone
                    • Paper Towels
                    • Parking
                      Parking for two cars in gravel driveway.
                    • Parking Off Street
                      Parking for two cars in gravel driveway.
                    • Sofa Bed
                    • Toilet Paper
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Wireless Internet


                        • Kitchen
                          Full kitchen with most anything you'll need to cook your meals during your stay.
                        • 4 Ring Stove
                        • Coffee Grinder
                        • Coffee Maker
                          Coffee filters provided, bring your own coffee.
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          Lots of cooking utensils, most likely any that you'll need.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Lots of dishes and kitchen utensils, most likely any that you'll need!
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Freezer
                          Top section of refrigerator is freezer.
                        • Grill
                        • Blender
                        • Lobster Pot
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                          Gas oven.
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                          Gas stove with broiler.
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              Table has center leaf to add for more seating.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 10 people


                                • Radio
                                • Books
                                • DVD Player
                                  Blu-Ray player.
                                • Games
                                  Various board games, cards, backgammon, etc.
                                • Games for Kids
                                • CD Player
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                  47' wide-screen with home theater.
                                • VCR
                                • Video Library
                                  Lots of good DVD movies to use. Plus access through DVD to your subscriptions to Amazon, Netflix, Etc.


                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Nice lawn for yard games next to waters edge.
                                    • Barbecue
                                    • Boat
                                      17' aluminum canoe, 12' aluminum rowboat with oars, paddles, life jackets provided.
                                    • Boat Dock
                                    • Canoe
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Large deck 15'x25' to relax on and watch the beautiful river, islands, and birds at feeders.
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      17' aluminum canoe, 12' aluminum rowboat with oars, paddles, life jackets provided.
                                    • Binoculars
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                    • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                    • Ski & Snowboard
                                      Cascade Mountain 15 minutes away, Devilshead Ski Resort 30 minutes away.
                                    • Tennis
                                      Tennis courts down the street.
                                    • Tennis Court
                                    • Wood Deck


                                        • suitable for elderly or infirm
                                        • wheelchair accessible

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Hot Tub
                                              7-person hot tub operates 4 seasons.
                                            • Sauna
                                              Two-person sauna on deck with great view of river and hills. Sauna has ceramic heaters and stereo system and is steps from sliding patio doors.


                                                • 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

                                                            • pier fishing
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • ski privileges optional
                                                            • skiing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • water skiing


                                                                • Hot tub open year round. Sit and watch the river go by!! 42' LCD HDTV in living room with home theater system!

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  76 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Nice family vacation home

                                                                  BobbyFamilySterling Heights, MI

                                                                  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.


                                                                  Donna D.

                                                                  I couldn't ask for a better place to stay. I'm a nature lover and happen to live by a fish and wildlife area so this was perfect:)

                                                                  Lots of bird watching. We saw eagles, hooded mergansers, loons and even pelicans just up the road toward Lodi.

                                                                  I didn't realize until we got to the cottage that we were located near Lodi which is where my husband and I stayed in a B&B 20 years ago for our honeymoon so it was very nostalgic.

                                                                  The cottage was very spacious and had everything you would need. The hot tub was a nice way to sit outside in the cold and watch the waterfowl and sunset:)

                                                                  We had such a great experience I booked another weekend to come back in the summer before we left:)

                                                                  It is close to The House on the Rock and Wisconsin Dells so we took the time to visit both places.

                                                                  The cottage had a pleasant and peaceful vibe and we all felt thoroughly relaxed when we headed back home.

                                                                  Thank you so much for the experience:)

                                                                  Clean, cozy, and relaxing!

                                                                  Brendi B.

                                                                  I came up to this wonderful lake house for a long weekend with my husband and our dog. I was greeted by a beautifully clean home and a bottle of wine from the owner( super nice guy!) which was An unexpected treat. This house had such a nice energy to it and I was immediately comfortable. The hot tub and sauna were amazing! Also, the kitchen had pretty much any amenity we could need and there was a really nice grill available for our use too! I could not say one negative thing about our stay and we will definitely be coming back!


                                                                  Great stay! Went away for a last minute get away. Owners were very accommodating property manager was great, beautiful spot, house was clean and comfortable with all the basic accommodations of home. Pet friendly which is great, as they are family too! Can't wait to go back!!!

                                                                  Last Minute Surprise

                                                                  Mike T.

                                                                  We booked this peaceful cottage for a last minute getaway, and we are so glad that we did! The serene river island view along with the wonderful cacophony of migrating waterfowl and local birds was very cathartic. The owners have clearly taken the time to think of all of the little things that make a stay enjoyable, easy, and relaxing. The manager even checked in to make sure that we had everything that we needed. We loved exploring Devil’s Lake State Park and visiting the Aldo Leopold Foundation. We look forward to returning in the future!

                                                                  Very cozy cottage. Loved the hot tub and sauna.

                                                                  Mandy R.Reedsburg, Wisconsin

                                                                  We enjoyed this cottage for a girls getaway.


                                                                  Poynette, WI, USA

                                                                  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.

                                                                  Rates & Availability

                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  Pet Fee
                                                                  Tax Rate

                                                                  * 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

                                                                  76 Reviews
                                                                  Wonderful 4.8/5
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