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Dave Weber

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english

Island View Hideaway - Scenic, Hot Tub & Sauna, Nature, Relax, Peaceful!

48 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Lake Wisconsin Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 4-6. Waterfront with great view and comfy place!

20% off mid-week stays during low and mid seasons! Ask about special pricing for couples! Same owner as smaller cottage next door.

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 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.

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!

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Dave Weber (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Speaks: english

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 fished 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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based on 48 traveler reviews

Island View Hideaway - Scenic, Hot Tub & Sauna, Nature, Relax, Peaceful!
average rating of 4.875 based on 49 reviews
Sterling Heights, MI

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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Comfortable, cozy cottage!

  • 5 of 5

When we walked in to the cottage, I knew we had chosen the right place. The light was on, and music was playing to welcome us in. The curtains were open, showcasing the terrific view that kept us enthralled all weekend. The owners really paid attention to details, such as pointing the swinging chair toward the sunset, plenty of towels, a book that's been kept and updated showing things to do, places to go, events, and other items of interest in the area. There were movies, magazines, books, and puzzles to relax with. The beds and furniture were comfortable, and everything smelled clean. There was also a nice sized television, which I know my husband appreciated. This is a great location, near Madison and the Dells, and some other small towns. We really loved our time here, and hope to return again someday.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Five paws!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you, Dave, for sharing your beautiful home with us. We were welcomed with a bottle of wine (delicious!) and immediately felt right at home. It was snowing when we arrived, so we didn't want to venture very far and had dinner at the Thirsty Moose. It was bar food but the atmosphere is fantastic - you feel like you're among friends as soon as you walk in the door.

We came back to sit in the hot tub and watch a movie.

Saturday, we walked the dogs down the country road just to the west of the house. After breakfast, we went to the open house at Wollersheim Winery (this is a MUST destination!) You should promote your cabin as a place to stay during the open house. We sampled brandy, gin, port wine, riesling, and learned about the operation of their winery/distillery.

More hot tubbing, more wine! It was a great weekend, and we can't wait to come back! Ike loved to run in your yard and dip his paws in the water. Thanks again. Ellen.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely accommodation and location

  • 5 of 5

Island View was everything it was described as on the Home Away ad. Upon our arrival we were greeted by a cozy decor complete with lovely holiday trimmings and a bottle of wine appropriate for our New Years get away week end. The view from the deck revealed the beauty of its woodsy location on Lake Wisconsin and the cottage was equipped with every amenity from a rice cooker to wifi. Being able to bring my dogs along on our trip was another huge plus because I didn't have to find a dog walker over the busy holidays. We highly recommend Island View to anyone looking for a change of pace and scenery from the busy city life.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Nice place for a relaxing time

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our time at this home on the lake. It was exactly what us two couples and two dogs were looking for, a quiet place to relax and visit. The deck and hot tub was a nice treat. The house was clean and the kitchen was equipped with most any utensil we could have needed. When we arrived the music was playing and there was a bottle of wine waiting. The only things that were a bit of an issue was the spiral staircase. It was a bit tricky to get used to, and would have been a problem if a person was overweight or elderly, ( don't think it was mentioned in the description)Would have been nice if there would have been a shower in the upstairs bath, but the claw foot tub was ok. Not too far from the Dells and would recommend to anyone who was looking for a quiet place to stay. the only other thing is they could use a new coffee pot. Took way too long to brew a pot of coffee.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Donna, So glad that you could be our guests! Sorry no shower upstairs but glad that you liked the claw foot tub, we get lots of people liking to soak in that! Hope the downstairs shower was to your liking. We didn't know about the slow coffee pot, thanks for letting us know so that we can replace it with a new one! Hope you can be our guests again in the future! -Dave
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Great cottage! Beautiful location!

  • 5 of 5

Six of us stayed for three nights. Played cards, visited, went to the Dells for Wo-Zha-Wa days, and visited Wollersheim and Rock & Wool wineries. Needed more time to use the hot tub and sauna! The spiral staircase to the upstairs bedroom was unique, but a couple of our ladies couldn't even think of attempting to climb it! Otherwise, the place was clean and well-kept and we had everything we needed for a very pleasant stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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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
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

Wisconsin Dells Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter Low Season
Feb 16 2016 - May 15 2016
2 night minimum stay
Spring Mid-Season
May 16 2016 - Jun 17 2016
3 night minimum stay
Summer High Season
Jun 18 2016 - Sep 1 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Fall Mid-Season
Sep 2 2016 - Oct 16 2016
3 night minimum stay
Low Season
Oct 17 2016 - May 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

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

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Lake Wisconsin Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • River
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
  • Claw-footed bathtub in second floor bathroom.
  • 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.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Boat
  • Boat Dock
  • Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Tennis Court
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • 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
Hot tub open year round. Sit and watch the river go by!! 42' LCD HDTV in living room with home theater system!

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