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Water's Edge 3/BR-Ski/Snowboard/Tube-Skate-Nature-Shop-Relax-near Dells on LK WI

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


About the property

3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6-8, 1 bath - Nature, on Lake WI

Cascade and Devil's Head Ski Slopes are open! Book your Winter Getaways now!

All Winter stays are 2 or 3 night minimums depending on the dates as shown on rates and calendar page. Minimum age of 25 unless a family group, No Smoking, Base fee 1-6 people including children, $25 per night for up to two additional/8 maximum. Approved dog welcome with a daily fee and rules - Inquire if interested.

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 vaulted 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 the 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 (2) recliners, or have fun with the puzzles & games (Monopoly, Life, Sorry, Taboo and more!). 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, ceiling fan, alarm clock radio, 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 and PFD’s that you are welcome to use during your stay. If you would like more kayaks, T&G Canoes has them for rent and they may be able to deliver them to the house.

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

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! WI fishing licenses are available online.

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, Snowboarding or Tubing on 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 using a stair type ladder which also works for getting into the kayaks. There is no beach along the 18" deep 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 watching Bald Eagles soar overhead, Turtles basking in the sun, Hummingbirds feeding at the honeysuckle vine and Herons fishing along the shore. During spring migration you might spot White Pelicans fishing in the bay, flying gracefully in the sky or floating on the lake while they fish.

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 sandbars and beaches to stop at and explore by boat.

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

All children are included in the guest count.

Shower or Rinse off with the seasonal Outdoor Hot Water Shower! Mid May to October depending on weather.

Cleaning, bedding and indoor towels included.

**Rates Are For 1-6 People** Maximum 8 guests (including all children) w/daily extra person fee for 2 additional guests.

Approved well behaved pets welcome with a Daily pet fee, rules for their owners and a signed pet agreement.

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
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2018


Poynette House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
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 2 - 1 queen , 20'' TV/DVD in 2nd Bedroom w/Queen Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 32'' TV/DVD-Sliding doors to deck, lake view, room4your crib
  • **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
  • 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
  • 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
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.


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Water's Edge 3/BR-Ski/Snowboard/Tube-Skate-Nature-Shop-Relax-near Dells on LK WI
average rating of 5.0 based on 79 reviews

Perfect Vacation Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This was such an enjoyable relaxing vacation! The Cabin is beautiful, has just the right amount of charm, rustic feel, modern amenities, gorgeous view, open concept and large beautiful kitchen, cozy bedrooms, very nice hot tub and wonderful pier to make it a perfect cabin getaway for us and our 2 young adult sons. The owners of this cabin have thought of just about everything you would need during your stay. They have everything so organized and streamlined and make it so easy to just show up and feel right at home. During our stay we golfed, rented a pontoon boat for the day, went to the winery in Prairie du Sac, visited quite a few wonderful restaurants, enjoyed the hot tub, drank wine on the deck, drank coffee on the pier, jumped off the pier to cool off, and much more. There is a lot to do in the surrounding areas and the scenery and view while driving is wonderful. A very quiet area! We really enjoyed this cabin, its so clean and fresh. We would love to come back each year!!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Terri! It was a pleasure having your family as our guests. I'm glad that you were able to do so many fun things while relaxing. That's the best kind of vacation!! We appreciate you taking care of the house as if it was your own during your time at Water's Edge. :) Please keep us in mind for a future stay to the area. We'd love to have you back. Have a great summer!
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Perfect family getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Water's Edge is our family's favorite! Each year we book a different family getaway with our adult children in order to spend time together. The cottage was even better than described, very clean and organized. We kayaked, rented a pontoon, swam, enjoyed the hot tub, visited a winery and apple orchard and had some great meals. Mary the owner was so helpful and accommodating. She sent a very thorough packet that included lots of great suggestions. Our family has rented many homes but Water's Edge and Mary the owner are truly the best😊

The Duffy family

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wheeling, IL

Beautiful, lakefront property!

  • 5 of 5

My experience with Mary began when I was looking for a rental property for Labor Day weekend. I am a pretty organized and researchy person so it took me quite some time to find what I thought would be the perfect property. Mary was a delight to work with during the booking process and beforehand provided us with a TON of information. As a type A personality, I greatly appreciate all of this. The house was beautiful and described exactly to a tee, in fact they have had some upgrades so it looked even better the pictures. We stayed there with another couple, our babies and a dog and there was more than enough space for everyone to run around. The house was in pristine order and everything was very well labeled. I will absolutely be coming back here next year, do not hesitate to book this wonderful house!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lillia was very thorough with the reservation process so I felt confident that she would take care of our home during their stay and she did not disappoint! Not only did they take care of things during their time at Water's Edge, but they left it in great condition. I look forward to hosting Lillia again in the future. Thank you!
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Very nice vacation property, clean and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five stayed in this lakefront property before our grown children departed for school, etc. The owners are obviously not new to hosting vacationers. Every little detail was thoughtfully provided including cell phone chargers, multi colored bath towels so everyone knew which was theirs, mosquito repellent, well labeled TV, light/fan switches, etc. Even the in house washer/dryer were labeled for easy use. We enjoyed mountain biking and golf at Devil's Head but our best times were had sitting on the deck or pier overlooking the lake, nightime fires in the firepit, playing a few of the many board games provided, kayaking or watching a movie from the home's DVD selection or Netflix. Young adults used the jacuzzi which is nicely maintained.

The house is clean, appliances new, knives sharp, and it feels quite private. There is an empty lot on one side of the property with soft sand that is a public access but no one used it the entire time we were there except our dog. The home on the other side of the property is shielded from view by trees extending down the property line. The entire yard is fenced which was very nice for our dog. The large pier has two areas for seating and there are chairs to carry out in addition to the permanent one. We saw a river otter one morning swimming under and around the pier.

I'd recommend this property for a relaxing vacation. The owners have thought of everything to make it welcoming and comfortable. We really appreciated being able to bring our dog as well.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lisa and her family (including their well behaved dog), were perfect guests! The reservation process went smoothly as did any communication during their stay. I'm so happy that they were able to take advantage of so many things that Water's Edge and the surrounding area have to offer. They took care of things during their time there and our home was left in great condition! I would be happy to host Lisa in the future and recommend her to other hosts. Thank you!
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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: June 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: June 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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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
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 $285/night - except for Prime Summer rates - see rate chart for available summer weeks 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- $570/2 nights & $725/3 nights,
Low Season special - $1300 7 night stay January 7 through April 30, 2018, 1-4 guests
Mid Season- $855/3 nights, $225 additional nights
Summer/Peak Season- 7 night Sunday to Sunday required
Plus tax & Refundable deposit

Summer/Peak season excluded from Standard Rate and discounts

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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