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Quietwater Cottage - Near Skiing/HotTub&Sauna /Scenery/Water/Nature/Peaceful!!

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights


Poynette Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Peaceful retreat 15 minutes from Cascade Mountain Ski Resort and easy 30 minute drive to Devilshead Ski Resort.

Ask about low and mid-season discount for couples and 20% discount for mid-week rentals!

Peaceful with GREAT VIEWS ACROSS THE WATER! Enjoy the beauty of nature on the Wisconsin River and Lake Wisconsin in this rustic, yet cozy river/lake cottage. Relax with friends or family in the hot tub after a day canoeing or kayaking around the sandy tree-covered islands. Watch crimson sunsets from your bed, from the 16'x 25' deck, or under a shady grove of maple trees at water's edge. Whether it's the knotty pine walls of the livingroom and kitchen or the view of the water from bed in the main bedroom you’ll always feel cozy and welcome at Quietwater Cottage. After a fun day of excitement relax in our outdoor hot tub and sauna! You'll enjoy yourselves so much you'll be anxious to come for another visit!

Quietwater Cottage is conveniently located on the Lake Wisconsin/Wisconsin River waterfront midway between Madison and the Wisconsin Dells, just 1.5 hours from Milwaukee, 3 hours from downtown Chicago, and 2 hrs from Dubuque. This cottage is located next door to the Island View Hideaway and is operated by the same owners.

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 shallow waterfront location, the choice is yours, launch your boat at one of 3 nearby boat launchs and head left for Lake Wisconsin or go right for the Wisconsin River. You’ve got it all right here! You can launch your boat daily and spend an exciting day on the open water of the lake (too shallow to get a boat of any size into our channel but you can park your trailer in front at the end of the day) or a quiet day exploring the Dells-like bluffs and the nearby islands, coves, and backwaters in your canoe or kayak. The shallow water in front is perfect for kayaks and canoes.

Enjoy shallow water fishing from the pier or while wading or head out in a boat to 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.

The cottage has a green lawn for yard games or for kids to run around in, plus just a block away is a park with playground equipment and 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, it's about a 50-60 mile trip with a free ferryboat crossing as a highlight!

This two bedroom, one bathroom house has a small but efficient kitchen and an open layout. The kitchen is equipped with all you’ll need to prepare any meal you like…or grill out on waterside deck on the gas grill! Feeling lazy? Kick back and enjoy the 37” flat screen LCD HDTV or enjoy the hot tub which seats up to six people, so...relax, sip a drink, even surf the web, and watch the river go by!

Beautiful views out the large living room windows and across the 16’x25’ deck look onto green, sandy islands and the undeveloped distant shores of the Wisconsin River as it opens up into Lake Wisconsin.

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 Red Bellied 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).

So much to see and so much to do! Relaxing!

Keywords: Hot tub, Spa, Scenery, Quiet, Serene, Fishing, Beautiful Views

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Dave Weber
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
December 6, 2016
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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 own a larger cottage next door, called Island View Hideaway)!

Dave Weber purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Dave Weber chose Lake Wisconsin

I have fished and enjoyed this beautiful area since I was a boy. We purchased this cottage a year after we bought Island View next door to enjoy and share with others who want great memories. It is next door to our other cottage, Island View Hideaway, which is larger but equally nice.

What makes this cottage unique

The knotty pine walls in the living room of this cottage with the great views of the water and islands sold us on this wonderful getaway! I built a big deck on the water side to better enjoy the great view of 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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(58 traveler reviews)

Quietwater Cottage - Near Skiing/HotTub&Sauna /Scenery/Water/Nature/Peaceful!!
average rating of 4.8965516 based on 58 reviews

Beautiful view, very clean and comfortable. Just as described and more beautiful than the pictures.

  • 5 of 5

We just had a wonderful family vacation at Quietwater. Cottage was very clean and comfortable. The view of the river is so peaceful and the bird watching provides ample entertainment. We enjoyed taking canoe rides, splashing around in the river and roasting marshmallows. Thank you for the bottle of wine! Such a nice welcome! We appreciate you sharing the cottage with us. We look forward to visiting again next year. We loved Quietwater.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Castle Rock Co.

Perfect ending

  • 5 of 5

The description on line was to the t. The cottage had practically everything you needed. The senery was beautiful and relaxing. The boys had a blast with having the boats for use when ever they wanted. We hope to come back again. Only thing missing was a clothes washer, that is the only thing keeping it from being perfectly flawless. Thank you for sharing your piece of tranquility.


  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2008
  • Stayed: Jul 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lisa, Thanks for being our very first guests at Quietwater! Glad you enjoyed it, I could tell the boys would when I saw them bound out of the car and run for the waterfront.They caught a turtle within no time! I hope you found the little laundromat just four miles up the road in the tiny hamlet of Harmony Grove. It's across the street from the Pizza Parlor. Looking forward to you being our guest again. -Dave
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So quiet and relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

Great weekend get-away with friends--we're already planning to come back next year!

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

We are just returning from our trip to Lake Wisconsin and are very sad to leave. Dave's property was extremely well stocked and comfortable. We especially loved watching the birds at the feeder while soaking in the hot tub. We were also impressed with the DVD collection at the house, even though we were mostly outside during our visit. The house is well located and definitely feels like home away from home.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Filthy and disgusting

  • 1 of 5

The property would be nice if it were not so neglected. The carpet, walls and ceilings as well as the bedding is stained and dirty. Mold in the shower, cobwebs and dead bugs in the corners and all around the ceiling. Even the welcoming notebook on the table had stains all over it. I talked to the property manager, the cleaning woman and the owner about it but all just wanted to argue that it was clean enough. The owner Dave told me if I wanted a clean room I should get a hotel. We booked it for a week but left the first morning.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Quietwater is thoroughly cleaned after each guest. We are proud that 55 out of 56 past reviewers rated Quietwater at 5-stars, both before and after this guest’s 12-hour stay, and many of our reviewers mention how clean the cottage is in their reviews. On the day of check-in I called this guest while he was driving up to Wisconsin and invited him and his wife to check-in early. During this phone call I noticed they didn’t sound happy, perhaps they’d been arguing. I suspect they weren’t in agreement to stay at a rustic lake cottage and after one night tried to get out of their 8-day reservation. They arrived in the evening then drove off first thing in the morning phoning to demand a full refund, threatening to “ruin me” with a bad review. Despite refunding most of their rent in good faith (and under no obligation to do so) the guest still wrote a mostly false review. He lied about my brief conversation in which he barely let me talk and also about his discussions with our staff when they called him on the phone after he left the cottage. Our cottage is a clean and comfortable rustic lake cottage and is not accurately described by this reviewer. -Dave
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Verona, WI

Comfortable & cozy vacation get away

  • 4 of 5

Great vacation getaway that felt miles away from Madison. Loved that there was music on in the home to greet us upon our arrival. Relaxing atmosphere with a great view. The amenities, including the dock and the hammock, were designed to help you unwind and stay unwound. Home was the perfect size for a family of 2 & our dog. A peaceful location away from many more populated vacationing areas on the lake. A true home-away-from-home experience! Be sure to sign the guest book while you are there.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for being our guests, you should check it out in the Winter sometime!
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Madison, WI
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Remy's Thirsty Moose on the water by Walen's Grade
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Lake Wisconsin Ferry to Merrimac
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Golf courses in Lodi and Portage
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Portage, WI
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
I94 at exit 115 Hwy CS
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
At least 6 restaurants within 10 minutes
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Cascade Mtn. Three ski resorts within 40 minutes.
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Small playground and beach located a block away


Rates & Availability

Poynette Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low Season
Oct 17 2016 - May 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring Mid-Season
May 19 2017 - Jun 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer High Season
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 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 4 people (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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Poynette Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 625 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Nice clean bathroom with large sink and curved shower stall.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1) View out onto water from main bedroom with queen sized bed., Bunk Beds (1) Twin-sized over twin-sized A. Brandt Ranch Oak bunk beds in second bedroom.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
400 sq feet of deck facing the water, Private Pier to dock boat/fish, Views of Sunset from deck and livingroom, new wide screen LCD HDTV, Home Theater System, wireless Internet Access, DVD/VCR Player, Stereo/CD Player, Linens/Towels provided, wooden twin-over full bunk beds, outdoor fire pit at water's edge. 2 person outdoor sauna on deck, steps from patio doors. Enjoy music and view of river and hills while relaxing.

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