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Nearby ski resorts for skiing and tubing! Same owners as smaller Quietwater Cottage (next door)! 20% discount for mid-week stays (no Saturday or Sunday nights) during low and mid seasons! Special pricing for couples!
Four seasons of happy memories with friends and family are awaiting you as you enjoy the beauty of nature on the Wisconsin River and Lake Wisconsin. Whether you’re relaxing on the deck, spending a day in the sun on the miles of open water, or watching a crimson sunset from the sauna you’ll always feel cozy and welcome at Island View Hideaway. So much for your family to see, so much to do!
Island View Hide-Away is conveniently located on the Lake Wisconsin waterfront midway between Madison and the Wisconsin Dells, just 1-1/2 hours from Milwaukee and 3 hours from downtown Chicago.
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 Pileated 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). Rejuvenate in the sauna after a day on the slopes!
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 waterfront location, the choice is yours, launch your small boat from a nearby ramp and head left into Lake Wisconsin or go right for the Wisconsin River. You’ve got it all right here! You can spend an exciting day water on the open water of the lake or a quiet day exploring the Dells-like bluffs and the nearby islands, coves, and backwaters in your canoe or kayak. Trailer your boat to a nearby ramp. The shallow water in front is great for kayaks and canoes but too shallow this year to pull a larger boat to the pier due to a sandbar that washed in.
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.
Though the cottage has a level green lawn for yard games or for kids to run around in, just a block away is a park with playground equipment and ankle deep 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, about a 50 mile trip with a free ferryboat crossing as a highlight!
This two bedroom, two-bath house has a bright, clean kitchen and a wonderful open layout on the first floor. The kitchen is equipped with all you’ll need to prepare any meal you like…or grill out on waterside deck! Feeling lazy? Kick back and enjoy the 42” flat screen LCD HDTV! Check email or surf the web at water's edge with our wireless internet service!
Beautiful views out the large living room windows and across the 15’x20’ deck look onto green, sandy islands and the undeveloped distant shores of the Wisconsin River as it opens up into Lake Wisconsin.
Deck: Relax, sip a drink, and watch the river go by!
Queen size Beds (1) Queen bed in downstairs bedroom.
Sleeper sofa in livingroom opens into queen sized bed., Double Beds (1) Upstairs futon folds down into very comfortable double (full) bed, Twin or Single Beds (2) Two twin beds in upstairs bedroom. These can easily be pushed side-by-side as King sized bed for couple., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Thick, firm, high quality full mattress on new 2nd floor futon. Also, there is a sleeper sofa in first floor livingroom with view out wall of windows to river....moreless
400 sq feet of deck facing the water, Private Pier to dock boat/fish, Views of Sunset from deck and livingroom, Sleeper Sofa in Livingroom, 42' wide screen LCD HDTV with Home Theater system, High Speed WIRELESS Internet Access, DVD/VCR Player, Stereo/CD Player, Linens/Towels provided, Second Floor entertainment area with TV for kids/second couple, Outdoor fire pit at water's edge. Outdoor sauna on deck with view across water....moreless
Satellite / Cable:
(2) 42' Wide Screen LCD HDTV in livingroom has home theater system, separate TV in upstairs sleeping/lounge area....moreless
A wide range of kitchen supplies including electric griddle, rice cooker, tons of pots and pans, turkey roaster, ice cream maker, waffle iron, blender, electric can opener, toaster, toaster-oven, coffee maker, coffee grinder, rice cookeretc, etc....moreless
12' rowboat is available for our guest's use....moreless
Deck / Patio:
Spacious main deck is 15' X 20' with rectangular patio table seating 6 plus reclining patio chairs great for reading in! 10' x 10' deck extention towards waterfront for 6-7 person hot tub....moreless
Kayak / Canoe:
A 17' aluminum canoe is available for our guest's use....moreless
Ski & Snowboard:
Three nearby ski resorts, Cascade Mountain (20 minutes), Devilshead (30 minutes) and Christmas Mountain (40 minutes)....moreless
Outdoor tennis courts are a few blocks away....moreless
Pool / Spa
A 2-3 person outdoor sauna is only steps from the sliding patio doors on the deck with a view of the water and hills....moreless
Spring Mid-Season May 15 - Jun 19, 2015 3 night min stay
Summer High Season Jun 20 - Sep 3, 2015 7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Pet Fee$20 + tax
* Cleaning, towels and linens all INCLUDED in rental fees.
* Rates are for up to 6 persons (ask about 2-person rates).
* Fall/Winter HOLIDAY periods are Mid-season rates 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
Weekends - 50% of rent is required to make your reservation with balance due 14 days prior to check-in.
Weekly Rentals - $250 is due to make reservation with 50% of balance due 60 days prior to check-in and balance due 14 days prior.
Preferred payment is by personal check. PayPal is also accepted.
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