About this listing
Conveniently located in Madison's isthmus, this listing is minutes away from campus, Capitol Square, and Willy St. shopping. It features all of the amenities of home (internet, laundry, and a full kitchen) for a fraction of the cost of a hotel stay.
Whether you're traveling for business or pleasure, you're sure to enjoy this clean, quiet, and charming home. Located within a mile of the Capitol Square, UW Campus, and Williamson Street (Willy St.) shopping and restaurants, everything you need is just outside the front door.
Enjoy many of the comforts of home with free high-speed internet access, on-site laundry, and off-street parking. The Master Suite features a queen-sized bed it’s own private bathroom (please note: the bathroom has a privacy curtain, but no door). During your stay you'll have access to all areas of the house (including the living room, dining room, kitchen, and laundry facilities) except the guest bedroom and home office.
Take a 15 minute walk to the Capitol Square Farmer's Market on Saturday morning. Stop by Sophia's Bakery on the way and pick up some of the most sought after breakfast dishes. Whether you walk, bike, drive, take the bus, or cab, you'll find transportation easy. Check out my Guidebook for more information on all that's happening in Madison's Isthmus).
You'll be hosted by Som (the owner of the house) and Shelby (a friendly 11 y/o dog). Som has lived in downtown Madison for over 13 years and will gladly point you in the direction of great eats, fine drinks, and some of the best entertainment in Madison.
Not too strict on the rules, treat the place like it was your own home!
I encourage everyone to use any part of the house they need
during their stay including laundry, dishes, pots and pans, etc. The only part of the house that's off-limits is the home office.
Please clean up after yourself, that's the only rule.
No smoking is allowed inside...
My brother and I were looking for a simple, quiet place to sleep each evening and that's exactly what Som's place was. When we first arrivede were first greeted by his friendly dog, Shelby.
We had our own shower and bathroom, and wifi access. Som was also nice enough to let us do some laundry in his basement.
If I ever come back to Madison, I'll definitely consider being hosted by Som once again.
We had such a fantastic experience at Som's! The room was spacious and had everything we needed for a very comfortable stay. We unfortunately didn't get to meet Som because of our busy schedule while in Madison, but Shelby was an absolute delight; I wish our dogs behaved so well! Highly recommended!
Som is a great host. He's prompt communicating with us from pre-booking to after check-out. Before I realized it, Som emailed about a pair of shoes being left behind. It's my favorite pair of "travel shoes". The next thing, I received another email from Som: the shoes were on its way back to me with Tracking Number attached!
We really enjoyed staying in Som's place:
Location is great - short walk to good eatery places and close to downtown.
Cleanness - very thing is tidy, neat and clean. We were impressed.
Comfort & wholesome - the bed is very comfortable; pillows, bed-sheet, and comforter are all cotton. It feels very good. The kitchen is well stocked with wholesome foods; coffee maker and organic teas in the dining room are for guests' pleasure. We were too busy to cook, but all the herbs and spices in the kitchen were eye candies for me.
Thank you, Som.
This was my second time staying here. Just as nice as the first time. Som is indeed a super-host. He's real friendly, pro-actively helpful, and fun to chat with. Comfy bed, handy en suite bathroom, nice shower, air conditioning, parking, friendly doggie... Everything I wanted and more.
We had a lovely stay at Som's house. We arrived rather late, which wasn't a problem at all and his cosy room was a wonderful surprise -- it looks just like the pictures and everything was spotlessly clean! Som's house is a 20 minute walk from the capitol on a quiet residential street. We'd be most happy to come back.
Som is the ultimate host! His home is incredibly tasteful, beautiful and cozy. The room is very private, the ensuite bathroom is a great feature. The shower is roomier than it looks! The bed was incredibly comfortable. I even checked for the brand of the pillows so I could get a set of my own! We basically had the place to ourselves as Som was out a lot and his dog was super quiet. I've been recommending his place to all of my friends! It was like a homey boutique hotel or bed and breakfast.
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About the Host, Som
I've lived in Madison for over 10 years now and absolutely love it. Madison is the only city in the world built on an ishtmus (the strip of land between two lakes), and I'm fortunate enough to live on that isthmus.
By profession I am a project manager. I've spent the last 8 years helping to design and implement IT systems projects for insurance companies around Madison. I recently received my MBA from the UW-Madison.
In my personal time I train for Ironman and other triahtlons, explore Madison's amazing restaurant scene, and volunteer with my local Rotary club.
My dog Shelby has been my companion for over 10 years now. She was a handful as a puppy, but has grown into a gentle and calm old girl. I walk several miles a day with her rain or shine, and I love that she keeps me active.