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Sunset Bay Hideaway - charming lakefront cabin - romantic getaway / family fun

Lodi, WI, USA
  • Cabin2000 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights

A unique waterfront cabin sleeps 6 winter(8 other) with gorgeous sunsets on Lake

Sunset Bay Hideaway is a unique waterfront property on beautiful Lake Wisconsin.

Sleeps 8 total in Spring-Fall (Apr-Nov), 6 in winter (Dec-Mar) . Enjoy our pier, swimming area, firepit, cable TV, high speed internet and our famous sunsets. Five minutes to the free car ferry to Merrimac, twenty minute drive to Devils Lake State Park, and just a twelve minute drive to Wollersheim winery and distillery. Sunset Bay Bar and Grill and Fish Tales just a short walk from our door.

The main cabin has 2 bedrooms, 1 bath with attached gazebo and party room overlooking the lake. Our large 3rd bedroom is located above the modern garage with a 2nd bath/shower AND a 3rd bath with water-jetted tub for your enjoyment.

In our home:

Enjoy a charming remodeled 2 bedroom log cabin with cathedral ceilings throughout. The great-room includes a modern kitchen with gas oven and stove, a 4 person breakfast bar, dining room table for 8, new gas vented fireplace, and plenty of seating to soak up of the ambience of the lake and surrounding nature. With its skylights, open beams and natural wood ceilings, this room is truly a haven in itself. The entertainment area includes HDTV, cable TV and music service, DVD player, Music streaming via Chromecast Audio Cast, TV streaming Netflix, YouTube, Hulu etc. from your phone, tablet or laptop via Chromecast, High-speed internet and a variety of games.

With a new king size bed in one bedroom and a queen in the other, you will sleep easily in this quiet retreat. Our new easy-lounger couch in the great-room folds down into a comfortable bed for two.

The main bathroom consists of a toilet, sink, and lovely tiled walk-in shower.

Our screened-in octagon gazebo with comfortable furniture is attached to the great-room to give you even more lounge area with a lake view. The gazebo and great-room both open onto a large deck facing the lake with patio table and six chairs.

On our property:

Walk the gently sloping lawn to the lake, boat-house and pier. Great Fishing off the pier with a live-well fed year-round by a natural artesian spring. 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.

Swim in our sand-bottomed swim area accessed via two swim ladders on the dock, one at 18 inches deep and the other at 5 feet deep.

Relax at our outdoor fire pit with wrap-around bench and lawn chairs facing the lake and its stunning sunsets. See eagles, herons, geese and ducks, deer, fox and other wonders of nature right outside our windows.

Enjoy a gathering in our party/gathering room above the boathouse with it's wall of windows and deck overlooking the lake. Enjoy our Flat screenTV, chromecast streaming, DVD/VCR player, foosball game and small fridge.

Take one our two canoes for a paddle on our peaceful bay to the nearby island or out into the main body of the 9,000 acre lake.

Enjoy a barbecue using our new gas grill on the back deck.


A short walk down the road to two favorite dining spots, Sunset Bay Bar and Grill and Fish Tales. Take a short drive to the Wollersheim Winery, MacKenzie Environmental Center, Free Car Ferry to Merrimac, The Wisconsin Dells, Baraboo, antique shops or Devil’s Lake State Park. Area ski hills include Devil's Head, Cascade Mountain 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 HD TV, vented indoor gas fireplace and outdoor fire pit.

Just 30 minutes from UW-Madison and Badger games!


Minimum Age Limit for Booking Rentals:

You must be 24 years of age to make a reservation.

The Hideaway is not appropriate for Prom parties, group parties or events.

Children Welcome (include in the total count of guests)

Non Smoking Only anywhere on the property (for your comfort and safety)

Pets Not Allowed (some of our guests have severe allergies)


3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8

Bedroom 1 - King-size bed, closet, overhead fan, 2 reading lights

Bedroom 2 - Queen Size bed, dresser, 2 reading lights

Bedroom 3 - Two Queen size beds, Dresser, overhead fan, dorm fridge, coffee maker

Great Room - New sleeper sofa with full size mattress for 2 in case a guest prefers this bed to one of the beds in our bedrooms.


- 1 Bathroom in main cottage -Walk-in Shower, sink, toilet, linen cabinet, hair dryer and room heater.

- 2nd Bathroom next to laundry room in garage - Walk-in Shower, toilet (sink in the laundry room next to this bath), table, cabinet and hair dryer. and..

- 3rd bathroom off of the 3rd bedroom above the garage. This bath has a jacuzzi tub, toilet and sink.


Gas stove and oven



Drip Coffee Maker

Cooking Utensils

Dishes & Utensils

Crock Pot


Electric Griddle

George Forman Grill (small)

Dining Area: Seating for 8 people at the dining table or 4 people at the breakfast bar. The area also includes a buffet cabinet.

Air Conditioning: Central Air in all but party/gathering room

Heating: Natural gas, forced air in cabin, heat pump in 3rd bedroom and bath.

Internet: High speed internet via wireless router

Linens Provided: Bed linens and kitchen towels & indoor bath towels provided. Please bring your own beach towels.

Great Room: Great views of the Bay and Sunsets! Includes 2 couches (one folds down into a full size bed), one coffee table, one decorative table, one ottoman and one wardrobe closet

Entertainment: HDTV, DVD Player, VCR Player, Cable TV, Cable Music channels, Streaming your favorite TV program or movie through your phone, tablet or laptop via Chromecast, High speed internet, Chromecast Audio wifi music streaming on a dedicated speaker, CD Player with 2 speakers.

Games: An assortment of cards and board games on property for your use.

Laundry room: Full-size Washer and Dryer


Pad in front of garage is large enough to fit 3 cars/trucks

Parking Off Street for your comfort and safety

Plenty of room in our yard to park your RV/Boat/Trailer:

Outside the Cottage:

Main Deck: Screened-in Gazebo area overlooking yard and lake with couch, 2 chairs and 2 ottomans. Large Deck with lake views.

Patio table, umbrella and six patio chairs on the main deck.

We have a play area with a covered sandbox and a baby/toddler swing near the main deck so you can relax while watching the kids play.

Back Deck: New Gas Grill on back deck with 4 burners, back burner and warming tray. Two rocking chairs on the front porch

Party/Gathering room above the boathouse:

two couches, small refrigerator, entertainment center with TV, Chromecast video streamng, VCR/DVD player and two tables. Foosball game.

Four patio chairs on the deck overlooking the lake.

Fire Pit with comfortable wrap-around bench seating on lakefront plus four comfortable outdoor chairs for extra seating.


Two aluminum canoes available for your use.

Boat Rentals available close by. Please check out: http://www.burhopslakesidelodge.com




Wisconsin River Outings https://canoe-camping.com

Madison Boats https://www.madisonboats.com

Also Boat and jet ski rental is provided by Power Sports Rental Network in Appleton, Wisconsin. They deliver to our area and pick-up the boats when you are finished.

See http://www.rentals-wisconsin.com


Level yard right on the lake in Sunset Bay. We have a private pier to dock your boat; there is a public boat launch less than 0.35 miles away. You can swim in the shallow water next to the shore or at end of pier. Two swim ladders on the dock, one at 18 inch water depth, the other at 5 feet depth. Does not have a sandy beach on property. Fish off the dock and save your catch in our live-well fed year-round by a natural artesian spring.

Local Attractions:



Live Theater



Theme Parks

Winery and Distillery Tours only 12 minutes away

Sight Seeing

Wildlife Viewing

Local Services & Businesses:





Medical Services

Leisure Activities


Gambling Casinos

Outlet Shopping


Sports & Adventure Activities:

Cross Country Skiing






Jet Skiing


Mountain Biking

Pier Fishing

Rock Climbing





Water Skiing

Water Tubing




Tim & Mary Moothart

Member Since 2016
Response rate:
Response time:
within one hour
Calendar last updated:
Apr 20, 2018
About Tim & Mary Moothart

Tim recently retired after working over 40 years in the construction equipment manufacturing industry. Mary is a counselor and therapist working in Dubuque Iowa.

Tim & Mary Moothart purchased this Cabin in 2016

Why Tim & Mary Moothart chose Lodi

We started renting properties on Lake Wisconsin to enjoy a lake experience with our family. We enjoy the beautiful sunsets all year long, the large but calm lake for boating, sailing, fishing and swimming in the summer; snow-mobilingand cross-country skiing in the winter. When we found Sunset Bay Hideaway we fell in love with the location, the decor and the relaxing feel of the property. We decided to share our delight with our VRBO guests.

What makes this Cabin unique

We have enjoyed the sunsets from one of our two decks facing the lake, the lounge chairs on the pier or the cushioned seats around our fire pit. Our party room over the boat house is unique and provides an additional space to relax while watching the fish jump out on the lake. Sunset Bay is calm for boating and swimming even when the larger part of the lake is churning i During the winter we have enjoyed the cozy atmosphere enhanced by our new gas fireplace in the great room.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3
        2 queen


        • 3 Bathrooms
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, shower
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, shower
        • Bathroom 3
          toilet, jetted tub

          Location Type

            • Lakefront
              We are right on beautiful Lake Wisconsin with geese, ducks, herons and a variety of fish as our neighbors. The sunset views from one of our decks, the cabin, the party room or the pier are fantastic !
            • Waterfront
              We walk into the water to swim or launch our canoe right from our shoreline. We also have a nice pier with plenty of room for your boats. Water depth 18 in. at shoreline, 5.5 feet at end of pier.


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


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Linens Provided
                          All bedding linens
                        • Air Conditioning
                          Central Air in main cabin and in bedroom and bath #3. Party room above boathouse is not air-conditioned.
                        • Fireplace
                          New Vented Gas Fireplace in Great Room
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                          Natural gas forced-air furnace in main cabin. Heat pump in bedroom and bath #3. Party room above boathouse is not heated.
                        • Internet
                          High speed internet via wireless router accessible throughout the property
                        • Clothes Dryer
                          April - November
                        • Living Room
                          Great Room with windows on three sides with great views of the lake and marvelous sunsets.
                        • Parking
                          Parking spaces provided on the pad in front of our garage for three vehicles. Parking for your boat trailers on the grass adjacent to the parking pad. No parking on shared driveway or on the street.
                        • Telephone
                          Cabin has Charter Spectrum Cable phone service with two wireless receivers.
                        • Towels Provided
                          Indoor towels and wash cloths provided. Please bring your own beach towels.
                        • Washing Machine
                          April - November


                            • Coffee Maker
                              One in main cabin kitchen and another in bedroom #3. Both drip-type with coffee, creamer and sweetener provided.
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                              All included
                            • Kitchen
                              Open to the great room with views of the lake. Prepare your snacks/ meals while watching TV or chatting with others in the great room. Skylight in the center of the kitchen plus numerous lights.
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                              Gas oven
                            • Refrigerator
                              Good size fridge with freezer on bottom.
                            • Stove
                              Four natural gas burners and oven
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining
                                  Dining room table seats eight or four at the breakfast bar.
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 12 people


                                    • Books
                                      A variety of novels and available
                                    • DVD Player
                                      DVD/VCR players for each of the three TVs
                                    • Foosball
                                    • Game Room
                                      Includes foosball table, HDTV with Chromecast streaming, DVD/VCR player. Plus a variety of board games and puzzles.
                                    • Games
                                      Foosball table in party/gathering room. Variety of board games and puzzles in main cabin and party/gathering room.
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                      Charter Spectrum Silver service with DVR in Great Room. Charter Spectrum Silver service also in Bedroom #3.
                                    • Stereo
                                      CD player in the Great Room and also Chromecast Audio system with speaker to stream via wifi from your mobile device or computer.
                                    • Television
                                      44 inch flatscreen HDTV in Great Room 32 inch flatscreen HDTV in Bedroom #3 22 inch flatscreen HDTV in Pary/Gathering Room
                                    • Video Library
                                      small selection


                                        • Balcony
                                          Two balconies: 1. Outside bedroom #3 with rocking chair 2. Outside party/gathering room right over the lake. This balcony has four chairs with cushions and a matching table.
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          Three decks facing the lake. Play area by the main deck with a covered sandbox and baby/toddler swing.
                                        • Kayak / Canoe
                                          Two Aluminum canoes, paddles and personal flotation devices (life jackets) available for your use
                                        • Lanai / Gazebo
                                          Gazebo is accessed either directly from the main cabin or from the main deck. Screened-in and equipped with upscale couch, two matching easy chairs with ottomans and two small tables for drinks/food.
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                          Walk the gently sloping lawn to the lakeshore, boat-house and pier. Swim in our sand-bottomed lake with two swim ladders off the dock at 18 in. and 5 ft. Great Fishing off the pier, variety of fish.
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          Gas grill with four burners with a warming tray. Gas is provided.


                                            • churches
                                            • cinemas
                                            • health/beauty spa
                                            • library
                                            • marina
                                            • restaurants
                                            • theme parks
                                            • water parks
                                            • winery tours

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • scenic drives
                                                • antiquing
                                                • gambling casinos
                                                • miniature golf
                                                • outlet shopping
                                                • photography
                                                • boating
                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • sledding
                                                • walking
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • pier fishing
                                                        • cross country skiing
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • ice skating
                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • skiing
                                                        • snowboarding
                                                        • snowmobiling
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • water skiing
                                                        • water tubing


                                                            • Swim in our sand-bottomed , protected swimming area. Two swim ladders, one at 18 inches deep, the other at 5 ft. deep. Children's play area away from the water. Firepit with wrap-around seating.

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              18 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Beautiful place

                                                              Darko A.

                                                              Worth every penny spent! clean, cozy, and beautiful!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              We're happy that you enjoyed Sunset Bay Hideaway and the marvelous Lake Wisconsin area. It truly is a great destination for any time of year.

                                                              We hope you can stay with us again soon !

                                                              Tim & Mary Moothart

                                                              Beautiful, Clean, Family Friendly.

                                                              Monica G.

                                                              The cabin was asthetically beautiful. The set up was perfect for a group of friends! Incredibly clean with a wonderful view. Gorgeous hiking less than a few miles down the road. Convenient and close bar at the end of the street. The fireplace was perfect and kept the house so toasty. The outdoor fire pit was perfect with good seating and accommodates a group well. Would highly recommend. Fantastic hosts who welcomed us with wine, hot chocolate, and treats. They even checked on us prior to arrival, but due to the serene weekend, I had already ditched my phone. Incredibly good vibes from them though, they seem available and willing to be gracious hosts.


                                                              Teresa B.

                                                              Loved it! Very clean and comfortable. And easy to book and communicate with owners!

                                                              Owner's Response:


                                                              We're so happy you enjoyed it as much as we do. You and your group are always welcome. Hopefully you can come back this winter to enjoy all the skiing, snowmobiling and nearby restaurants and then return to a cozy cabin on the lake with a warm fireplace.

                                                              Tim & Mary Moothart

                                                              This property worked great for our group

                                                              ryan s.

                                                              This property was perfect for our group for a late season fishing trip. There was plenty of room for the group and we were able to keep the boats in the water each night tied to the pier. Once we know our dates for next October, this property will be the first place I will look for based on the space and near by restaurants after a long day on the water

                                                              It is a clean and beautiful home. Appreciate the opportunity to stay there,


                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              You are always welcome to return. Perhaps you can enjoy the nearby ski hills, cross-country and snow-mobile trails this winter in our area and return to a cozy cabin with a warm fireplace.

                                                              Tim & Mary

                                                              Cozy, beautiful get away

                                                              Dawn M.

                                                              Our small family enjoyed the hide away but it would have also accommodated a larger group. Everything you need to enjoy a relaxing get away. They thought of everything to make their guests comfortable!! And much to explore in the area. Hiking, boating, swimming and fishing made for a memorable weekend.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              We're so happy you enjoyed your stay. In addition to the summer activities you mentioned our guests have enjoyed the Fall colors and winter events. This unique area and unique property are the reasons we purchased Sunset Bay Hideaway.

                                                              We hope you can join us again !

                                                              Tim & Mary Moothart


                                                              Lodi, WI, USA

                                                              Lodi, Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce http://lodilakewisconsin.org On Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/LodiWiChamber/ Portage Area Chamber of Commerce http://portagewi.com Baraboo Area Chamber of Commerce http://baraboo.com Wisconsin Dells Area Chamber of Commerce http://dellschamber.com Winter Activities: Skiing and Snowboarding: - Devil’s Head Resort - Merrimac, WI (20 miles from our cabin when ferry is closed, 8 miles when ferry open) - Cascade Mountain - Portage, WI 53901 (24 miles Northeast) - Christmas Mountain Village - Wisconsin Dells (37 miles North when ferry is closed, 25 miles when ferry open) Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing: Lakeland Hills Country Golf Course - Lodi, WI (7 miles Southeast) groomed trails - free Trail head is located on the corner of Vilas Hibbard Pkwy and Strangeway Ave Devils Lake State Park (18 miles when ferry is closed, 6 miles when ferry open) ski trails start in the Steinke Basin meadow No trail fees but park admission sticker required 608-356-8301 for trail conditions Indian Lake County Park - Berry, WI (18 mile drive south) A trail has been developed around the entire lake, and miles of cross-country ski and nature trails in the wooded hills provide many recreational opportunities and access to a log cabin warming house Mirror Lake State Park Reedsburg, WI 53959 (31 miles north when ferry is closed, 19 miles when ferry is open) Over 17 miles of groomed trails No trail fees but park admission sticker required Several groomed trails at three different parks and golf courses in Madison (see http://www.cityofmadison.com/parks/facilities/skiTrails.cfm For other area trails and maps see https://www.skinnyski.com/trails/ski/listings.asp?region=se-wi CROSS-COUNTRY SKI RENTALS: in Madison, WI. (34 miles South) • Elver Park (daily)  • Odana Hills Golf Course (weekends) • Yahara Hills Golf Course (weekends) Various ski shops In Waunakee, WI (19 miles south) http://www.vil.waunakee.wi.us/639/Cross-Country-Ski-Rentals Snowmobiling: Yellow Thunder Trail - (enter 0.3 miles South on Hwy 188) On the frozen Lake Wisconsin (when conditions allow) Ice Fishing On the frozen Lake Wisconsin (when conditions allow) Year Round Activities: Hiking: - The Lodi Marsh Wildlife Area - Ice Age Trail (Nearest start is 2 miles south on County road Y - go east through Gibraltar Rock County park) Devils Lake State Park (18 miles when ferry is closed, 6 miles when ferry open) Various trails through forest, lake and plains No trail fees but park admission sticker required Bowling: - Lodi Bowl Inc (8 miles Southeast) - Sauk City Bowling Lanes (10 miles Southwest) - Riviera Bowl (10 miles Southwest) - Waun-A-Bowl Inc (19 miles Southeast) Cinemas: Bonham Theatre & Video (8 miles Southwest) 564 WATER STREET PRAIRIE DU SAC Portage Theatres 7 (25 miles Northeast) 322 W. Wisconsin St. in downtown Portage AMC Star 15 - Baraboo (30 miles Northwest if ferry is closed, 18 mies if ferry is open) Live Theater and Performing Arts: - American Players Theater - Spring Green WI ( 34 miles west) - University of Wisconsin Performing Arts (34 miles southeast) Other performing arts http://www.travelwisconsin.com/things-to-do/arts-culture/performing-arts/ Restaurants: - Sunset Harbor Bar & Grill - Lodi, WI (0.1 Mile Southwest) - Fish Tales - Lodi, WI (0.2 miles Southwest) - Lucky’s - Okee, WI (3 miles East) - Fitz’s on the Lake - Okee, WI (3 miles East) - Green Acres - Sauk City, WI (11 miles Southwest) - Remi’s Moose Lodge (13 miles East by car, 7 miles by boat) Nearest Fast Food: In Lodi - Arby’s Subway, A&W Others in DeForest , WI (19 miles southeast on the interstate hwy.) Pizza: - Toano’s Pizza - Lodi (7 miles Southeast) - Pizza Pit - Lodi Theme Parks - Wisconsin Dells area (37 miles North when ferry is closed, 25 miles when ferry open) Winery and Distillery Tasting and Tours Wollersheim Winery and Distillery - Sauk City, WI (11 miles South on Hwy 188) Rock n’ Wool Winery - Poynette (17 miles East) W7817 Drake Road Wildlife Viewing - The Lodi Marsh Wildlife Area - Ice Age Trail - thousand-mile footpath that highlights formations created by glacial ice Nearest start is 2 miles south on County Road Y - go east through Gibraltar Rock County park - Devils Lake State Park (18 miles when ferry is closed, 6 miles when ferry open) - The MacKenzie Environmental Center - near Poynette W7303 County Hwy CS (15 miles East) 500 acre property with Interpretive trails that wind through forest and prairie habitats, an arboretum, wildlife habitat and exhibits. 608-635-8105 - Free Summer Activities: Boating: Boat Rentals available close by. Please check out: http://www.burhopslakesidelodge.com http://www.skipperbuds.com http://donsmarine.com/about/boats/ http://www.blackhawkriverruns.com Cycling Fishing Golf Hiking Jet Skiing Kayaking Mountain Biking Sailing Swimming Water Skiing Water Tubing Wind-Surfing

                                                              Rates & Availability

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                                                              Base rate $300 - except for Prime Summer rates, Event weekends and winter discounts - see rate chart. Rate are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Check-in 4pm, out 10am Minimum guest age = 24 unless with family No prom groups Maximum number of guests 1December - 31March = 6, 1April - 30November =10 Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest (10 total guests maximum)

                                                              18 Reviews
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