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Waters Edge 3/BR~Fish~Boat~Swim~Kayak~Hike~Nature~Relax~near Dells on LK WI

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6-8, 1 bath, Vented Gas Fireplace, Lg Deck overlooking Lk WI

Book your Summer Vacation now!

All summer stays are 7 nights, Sunday to Sunday, 2 or 3 night minimums for other times of the year.

Good times and Relaxation are yours when you rent our 3 BR/1 BA vacation home on Lake Wisconsin. Located Midway between Madison and The Dells, Water’s Edge Retreat is just off Hwy 90/94/39, only 90 mins from Milwaukee, 3 hrs from downtown Chicago, 2 hrs from Dubuque and 4 hrs from Minneapolis. Spend your time at area attractions or kick back, relax and enjoy the surrounding beauty! Bring your own and dock it at the pier which sits in 3-4' of water.

Situated in a peaceful neighborhood, the updated kitchen and great room have cathedral ceilings, fireplace and 22’ of windows for a breathtaking view of Lake WI. The Master Bedroom has a King bed and sliding doors that open to the deck with a Lake View. The 2nd Bedroom has a Queen Bed, the 3rd Bedroom has 2 Twin Beds, and there's a Queen Sleeper Sofa in living room. All bedrooms have new quality mattress sets! Feel like lounging inside? Enjoy a 55” HD Plasma flat screen w/DVD/Surround Sound while relaxing in recliners, or have fun with the puzzles & games. Beautiful sunsets await you!

Inside Water's Edge: Inside you'll find Three Bedrooms and One Bath with a Walk-in Shower. We are happy to provide towels for showering but ask that you bring your own beach/outdoor towels. Each room is furnished for your comfort. The Master Bedroom has a King size bed (with space next to it for your portable crib), and Sliding Glass Doors that Open onto the Deck with a View out to the Lake. The 2nd Bedroom has a Queen size bed, and the 3rd Bedroom has 2 Twin beds. All 3 Bedrooms have quality mattress sets and linens, TVs with Digital Cable/DVD, Dresser, closet and Nightstand. There is also a Queen Sleeper Sofa in the living area where you can wake to a PANORAMIC view of the Lake.

UWM Hospital & University of Wisconsin/Madison is a 30 minute drive South. Stay in comfort with a quick drive to visit or catch a Badger's game!

Kayaks - We have two non-competition adult size kayaks that you are welcome to use. They are flatter than competition style which makes them more steady.

Spring is a great time to see wildlife migrating through the area. White Pelicans and Bald Eagles are fascinating to watch when they make their appearances.

Enjoy beautiful autumn colors and fall fishing after the summer months. Bring your fishing pole!

Relax around the shoreline fire pit or indoor vented stone gas fireplace after a day of fun! Or, relax in our two recliners and watch a movie on the 55' flat screen TV with Bose surround sound after a day at The Dells, Local Wineries, Hiking Devil's Lake Trails, Boating, Fishing, Biking, Skiing the nearby Ski Slopes, Ice Skating, Ice Fishing or Riding the Snowmobile Trails.

Enjoy the Pier to fish or swim from. Entry into the water is from the pier, there is no beach along the shoreline. Ask about bringing your own boat or check into local rentals.

The water at the end of the Pier is 3-4’ deep providing enough depth for boats to dock. Lake Wisconsin has Walleye, Small Mouth Bass, Large Mouth Bass, Crappie and Catfish and is connected to the Wisconsin River which gives you access to even more fishing and areas to explore. Enjoy seeing Bald Eagles soar overhead, Turtles basking in the sun on fallen trees, Hummingbirds feeding at the honeysuckle vine and Herons fishing along the shore. During spring migration you might spot White Pelicans fishing in the bay or flying gracefully in the sky.

There's a Bench to wait for the fish to bite or watch the sun rise and set. Just a short drive away is a small Playground and shallow Wading Beach. You'll find lots of beaches to stop at and explore by boat.

Winter - Cascade Mountain is just 15 minutes away, 30 minutes to Devil's Head or Christmas Mountain. Bring your snowmobiles to ride the local trails.

Email for Low and Mid Season - midweek Senior Discount rates.

All children are included in the guest count.

Rinse off with the seasonal Outdoor Hot Water Shower!

Cleaning, bedding and indoor towels included.

**Rates Are For 1-6 People** Maximum 8 guests (including all children) w/daily fee.

Our Property has Conditions of Use as outlined in our Rules form.

More Details

Mary Falkenrath
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
March 29, 2017


Poynette House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • River
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , Walk-in shower
    Outdoor - outdoor shower , Hot Water Outdoor Shower May to Oct weather permitting
  • Walk in shower w/hand held shower head. In addition to the inside bathroom, there is an Outdoor Hot Water Shower with Foot Spray available late spring through fall. It's great for showering or rinsing after swimming, or just to cool off!
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 20'' TV/DVD in 3rd Bedroom w/2 Twin Beds
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 32'' TV/DVD-Sliding doors to deck, lake view, room/your crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 20'' TV/DVD in 2nd Bedroom w/Queen Bed
  • **Rates are based on 1-6 guests, all children are included in the guest count. Master Bedroom has sliding glass doors to deck with view of lake, plus room for your portable crib, cot or inflatable mattress next to King bed. Bistro table and chairs in Master bedroom. Queen Sleeper Sofa in the living area. All bedrooms have dressers, night stands, alarm clocks, ceiling fans and flatscreen TVs with Digital Cable/DVD. Central Air Conditioning.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
* Limited handicap accessible - steps into the house and down from deck into the yard. Once inside, all living space is on one floor with walk-in shower and easy access to wrap around deck. Bathroom doorway is narrow for a wheelchair. * Pier and Dock will be in water mid-May to October, weather permitting. 55 inch Plasma Flat Screen High Definition TV with Digital Cable, DVD, and 20-32 inch Flat Screen TVs with Digital Cable & DVDs in all 3 Bedrooms. Stereo System for indoor music with charging system (bring your cable), Broadband Internet, WiFi, Free Long Distance. Seating for four at kitchen counter in addition to eight at the dining room table. High Chair available upon request.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(75 traveler reviews)

Waters Edge 3/BR~Fish~Boat~Swim~Kayak~Hike~Nature~Relax~near Dells on LK WI
average rating of 5.0 based on 75 reviews
Pewaukee, Wi.

Water's Edge on Lake Wisconsin

  • 5 of 5

From the time you open the door, until the time you leave, you will have experienced one of the true gems of lake living. Relax, and float, fish, hot tub, go for a boat ride, all the amenities that make your stay special. Enjoy evenings of peace and quiet as you sit on the deck, and watch the world go by. You may even catch a glimpse of an eagle cruising by. Go for a boat ride and see the expanse of Lake Wisconsin, and the Wisconsin river. It was amazing to be in our fishing boat and see the depths of the different areas of the lake and river.

There are plenty of areas to explore, and restaurants to try.

Our evenings were spent, after sunset, to watch movies on the 52" television with bowls of popcorn.

The home is secluded in a way that you can walk around in your swimsuit and not feel like a geek. It was fun.

The best part for us was sharing and reconnecting with our family!

PS The home is pet friendly, we brought our 6-1/2 year old golden retriever, which we brought her crate for when we were away, who enjoyed the lake, and sat on the deck with us.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kathy - we're glad that you and your family had such a good time at Water's Edge Retreat this summer and look forward to having you back. Summer of 2011 reservations open up in October - I'll be in touch then! Thank you, Mary & Randy
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Little piece of heaven...

  • 5 of 5

We have been blessed to share many lovely homes through VRBO and this is no exception. The home is warm and inviting; and the hosts are the same. You can tell how much time the hosts put into making their vacation home welcoming... high end appliances, washer/dryer, outdoor shower, hot tub, and all the supports you might need before you arrive and during your stay.

We shared the trip with our two jack russells (who had never seen a deer until one wandered past the windows one evening). It is becoming harder and harder to locate a rental home that will allow pets; so thank you for being open to allowing our fur-friends to join the fun. Your jar of doggie biscuits did not go unnoticed. We were left brochures of all the restaurants, attractions, shopping, activities one could possibly squeeze into one week. Hummingbirds and bald eagles can be seen off the deck if you are able to find a quiet moment. The fishing was great fun as well. My husband caught a 25" walleye his first day out, and each evening he could be found sitting on the end of the dock catching a variety of walleye, bass, and bluegill. We look forward to returning and thank you for all your behind the scene work to make our week PRICELESS!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad that you were able to spend a week on Lake WI and found time to relax during all of your outings including fishing with and without a guide, excursions in your new boat, shopping, etc. We look forward to having you back next year! Have a great summer!
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Stickney, IL

Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time my husband, dog and I have been to this home. One in 5 feet of snow, one in summer. Both had it's own adventure! Winter is for snuggling up and watching snowmobile races. Summer is warm, fun and relaxing! Being from Chicago area, we never have a time out. This place forces to to do that. We only had TV on for news in am, and late night shows. You just want to sit outside and watch the water and listen to the boats. We are not fisher-people, but it would be the perfect place to rent/bring a boat or just drop a line from the dock. The dock is so close to the home, you can keep your eyes on your family while they fish and you relax on deck.

What was amazing is there were not a lot of mosquitos for being on the lake. The only night they really came out was when it rained. The layout is open and comfortable. My husband who is in a walker had no problem navigating. We were able to park by a gate on the side of the house, and he was able to go up a few steps to the deck to enter the home. Plenty of furniture on the deck, we used it all!

We don't look for a lot of activities to do when doing a trip to Wisconsin, but the surrounding area has plenty to offer!

Pup and I took 4 mile hike at Devils Lake, beautiful!!! Went to a couple of restaurants for lunch, but all we really needed was the Piggly Wiggly for stuff to make at the house.

Mary was phenomenal to work with. She was so accommodating in every way, from reservation to a plumbing issue (can't stop mother nature) Maintenance was there in 15 minutes to fix the issue That is unheard of ! Cannot wait to go back! Perhaps a fall trip next time to see the colors across the lake.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having you back for your warm weather visit! So glad that it worked out with a walker in the one level house and deck. That's important to us. :) We look forward to having you return for another stay. How about a fall weekend next time with the beautiful colors, migrating birds, fishing from the pier, hiking, biking, and of course relaxing! Scout will love it! Have a great summer! Mary
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Perfect weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

We were very lucky to find Waters edge. Its only about 1 1/2 hours from Milwaukee and the location is perfect. House is very well furnished, clean and spacious. If you are into fishing or just want enjoy nature and relax, this is a perfect place. I can't recommend it enough. Mary is also very accommodating and pleasant to deal with. We will certainly be back.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Perfect Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

When I contacted the owner her response was very prompt and professional. This was my first experience on home away and Mary made it exceptionally easy and hassle free. Wonderful follow through and very thorough.

The house was amazing, located less than 10 minutes from the Interstate and right on the water. The view from the back windows and deck was amazing and the hot tub was perfect after a long day or hiking and touring the area.

There were six in our party and we had more than enough room to spread out and relax. The house was very clean and everything was labeled and organized.

We had an amazing time and highly recommend The Waters Edge for your next get away weekend in Wisconsin.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Madison, Wi

Great Experience

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week here this summer with our two teenage boys. The house was very clean and we had everything we needed. It was a peaceful setting and we enjoy time on the deck, hot tub and in the yard. We brought our own boat and was able to dock it without any trouble. Mary left us fixings for s'mores and a lovely bottle of wine. There was plenty of room - the house had a very nice open floor plan. The teenage boys loved the big screen smart TV when we were in for the night. We boated to a few great restaurants and explored some close by parks. Great experience.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad that your family had such a good time! There's something to do for all ages in the surrounding area when you're not boating with The Dells, Baraboo and Devils Lake State Park just a short drive away! The 55" TV is a favorite with teens (and quite a few dads!). Especially with a recliner to watch it from! We hope you'll be back for another visit some time soon. Mary
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Madison - Dane County Regional Airport (MSN)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Remi's Thirsty Moose @ CS & V
Nearest Ferry
11 Miles
Merrimac Ferry - Last Free Car Ferry in Wisconsin!
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Portage (Amtrak station)
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
90/94/39 & CS - Exit 115
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Lakeside Grill/ Sports Bar w/Karaoke on weekends
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Cascade Mountain 15 mins - (Devil's Head 26 mi.)
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Camp Rest playground/beach - Great for small kids
Car: necessary

Waterfront property on beautiful Lake Wisconsin, just around the bend from the Wisconsin River. Enjoy nature at its best Boating on the Lake, in a Kayak or Canoe on the River surrounded by the natural beauty of the area. From the Majestic Bluffs and Breathtaking Sunsets to Fishing for White Bass, Walleye, Smallmouth Bass, Swimming, Skiing, and other Water Activities - there's something for everyone!

Just a short drive away are the Wisconsin Dells, Ski Hills, Museums, Golf Courses, Winery, Free Car Ferry, Madison, Portage, Baraboo and Devil’s Lake State Park. Most attractions are within a 30 minute drive or less.

Fall/Winter: The view is spectacular year round! Rolling hills and beautiful countryside are the perfect setting for viewing fall colors and winter landscapes. You can also enjoy a show of fall colors or a winter snowfall right from your own deck or inside the 22' wall of cathedral high windows. After a day on the ski slopes or snowmobiling, unwind in the outdoor hot tub and relax by the indoor vented fireplace.

Other Activities: Great hills for Biking! Fishing, Boating, Swimming on Lake WI right in your Backyard!

Cascade Mountain (15-20 minutes) and Devil's Head Ski Resort (25-30 minutes) are within a short driving distance.

Just 30 minutes from UW-Madison and Badger games!

Golf: Several golf courses are within a short drive. You can even boat over to the Lake WI Country Club Golf Course which is open to the public.

Inquire for Mid-Week (M-TH) Winter Specials! You'll witness spectacular views no matter what the season! Rolling hills and beautiful countryside are the perfect setting for viewing fall colors and winter landscapes. Take a short drive to the Wollersheim Winery, MacKenzie Environmental Center, The Dells, Baraboo, antique shops or State Parks. Area ski hills include Devil's Head, Cascade and Christmas Mountain. Enjoy Lake Wisconsin's Snowmobile Trails, Ice-Skating, Tubing and local Cross Country Ski Trails! After a day on the slopes, return to your own private 'lodge' with hot tub, 55" HD TV, surround sound, vented indoor gas fireplace and outdoor fire pit.


Rates & Availability

Poynette House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jan 3 2017 - May 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
Early Summer/mid
May 18 2017 - Jun 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 4 2017 - Aug 31 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Mid/Early Fall
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Oct 23 2017 - Nov 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving - 3 nt minimum
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
DAILY Extra Guest Fee $25 + Tax
Pet Fee $20 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.5%

**Mid-week Specials! Inquire for accurate pricing!**

Sorry - no Prom groups, parties or events.

Standard Pricing/Base rate $275/night - except for Prime Summer rates - see rate chart when available beginning December 1st.

*Daily fee for approved dog

Standard Pricing Base Rate does NOT include Peak/Summer season. Mid and Low seasons only.

Rates based on 1-6 Max 8 people (w daily extra person fee), children included in count
Contact owner for accurate quote

Low Season- $550/2 nights & $695/3 nights, $200 ea. additional night
Mid Season- $795/3 nights - $200 additional nights
Summer/Peak Season- 7 night Sunday to Sunday
Plus tax & Refundable deposit

Summer/Peak season excluded from Standard Rate.

Special **$1,200/7 night stay for 1-6 people Jan 6 thru April, 2017.**

We no longer have a pontoon for rent.

Local & County Government Conditional Use Restrictions apply to this property.

Rate 1-6 ppl Include cleaning, linens, indoor towels. 5.5% Sales Tax. Minimum age 24 unless part of family group. Max 8 ppl w/fee, children included in count. $350/Summer $250/low/mid deposit
Daily Pet Fee

Peak Season Sun-Sun Check-in 4pm, out 11am Sunday $350 Damage/Security Deposit required; returned 10-14 days of departure
$250 Deposit for 2-3 night mid/low season

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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