Living Room,HDTV,Memory Foam,Cats!!

House - Private room · Greenleaf Dr, Madison, WI 53713, United States
Ryan & Denise
Your host, Ryan & Denise
115 Reviews
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The Space

Just off the southern shore of Lake Monona. Ten minutes from downtown / campus. Seconds from capital city bike path and ON the lake loop bike path which connects nearby to the other Madison city bike paths like the Madison arboretum path and the commuter path. Two blocks from city bus stop. Walking distance from food / shopping / gas.

No pets!

Large, private bedroom and full bath on mostly private 1,000 finished sq ft level.

If you're booking one or two guests, you will be in guest bedroom A. Don't worry, we don't book out rooms to separate parties, so guest bedroom B will be empty. If you have three or four people in your party, you will have both A and B.

Guest room A. The bigger room. Queen size bed. Memory foam mattress and pillows. Most pictures are outdated and accommodations are even a tad bit nicer.

Guest room B. The smaller room, but comes with Netflix! Queen size bed. Traditional mattress. Memory foam pillows.

***Guest bedroom B is for parties of three or more. If you would like to use both bedrooms, and have a party of 2, please indicate 3 guests upon booking, and pay the little bit extra. Thank you***

Guest level has computer / Internet, laundry, and large seating area w/ 32" flat panel LED TV, cable TV (U-Verse). Nintendo Wii w/ lots of games. Wii also has Netflix access! Stereo receiver is iPod/mp3/smart phone/laptop ready. Two WiFi access points in the house. You can also hard-wire into one of the routers. Kitchen and dining room can be used any time.

Privacy Details:
The entrances are shared. Stairs to the guest level are right inside the front door. The guest level is not separated from the main level by a door, but there are "push button" locking doors on the guest bedroom and bathroom.

Our canoe is available at Esther Beach (lake Monona) one block away. Just grab key and paddles, etc... on your way out. Canoe is waiting by the water.

We have two hybrid bikes available for use. Lights, lock/key. Just ask.

We want you to feel at home. Please let us know if there is anything else we can help with to make your stay more enjoyable. We may be able to help with transportation also.

Cat disclaimer:
We are animal lovers and have five cats. They are all very friendly, and the house is very clean, but they can make a little noise at night and they may want to become your friend(s). Those with cat allergies of course should beware. There are a few doors that have to stay open/close to accommodate the cats.

Room type: Private room
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $25 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Price: $475 /week
Monthly Price: $1200 /month
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Denise and Ryan are gracious hosts and provided so many lovely amenities during our stay. The house is beautiful, and the neighborhood is gorgeous! Thanks for introducing us to a new area of Madison, and making our stay there so comfortable-especially with friendly cats to host us!

    July 2014
  • Ryan and Denise (and their cats) were fantastic hosts and they made me feel at home, although I was several thousand miles away from my real home. They are very welcoming and ready to help in any way. The guest bedroom and living room are extremely comfortable and quiet, the bed is very comfortable, the wi-fi is super fast and reliable (thanks, Ryan), the bathroom is very conveniently located and well equipped. The location of the house is great, specially for biking (thanks for letting me use your bikes), since you're right at the Monona lake loop bike path, and the sunsets over the lake are awesome. Next time I return to Madison, this will be my first choice for a place to stay. If you're visiting Madison, and you like cats, try staying with Ryan and Denise; I am sure you'll love it.

    June 2014
  • Denise et Rayan ont une superbe maison très accueillante et un confort très appréciable. Ils nous ont reçu avec un grand sourire qui a dure tout le long de notre séjour. Leurs dangerosité et leur hospitalité ont fait de notre séjour a Madison mémorable. Merci a vous deux de tout cœur.

    May 2014
  • Ryan and Denise were great hosts! They were very responsive to all of our needs. In particular, they set up a crib for us for our daughter so we didn't need to bring a pack and play. That was a lifesaver and made our trip so much better. The house was also clean and comfortable and very convenient. Its right next to a bicycle path and for an avid walker or biker, it is quite easy to get downtown without a car.

    May 2014
  • We had a wonderful stay at Ryan & Denise's beautiful home. The accommodations were great because they are downstairs and so private. We had an additional guest so used the extra room too. Very comfortable beds and lovely furnishings. Nice bath towels! Handy to have a frig downstairs too. Very generous assortment of breakfast foods in the morning. The cats--though many--were not a bother at all. This was a great Airbnb experience.

    May 2014
  • Ryan and Denise were just great! I felt very welcomed into their comfortable home. The atmosphere was friendly and relaxed. The beautiful neighborhood was near the bike path and an easy drive into Madison. I appreciated their thoughtful attention to details that made me feel at home, while I was away from home.
    Highly recommended!

    April 2014
  • This place was great!

    April 2014
  • All I can do is echo the superlatives offered by previous guests: Ryan and Denise were gracious, hospitable and conscientious. In addition, Ryan was generous with both his knowledge about and supply of malted beverages.
    Their home is charming and cozy and the cats were not a problem at all.
    Finally, this home is in a great location for events at the nearby Alliant Center. Even on a blustery March day it was a fifteen minute walk along quiet streets and the bike path to the center.

    March 2014
  • Our stay with Ryan and Denise was short (only one night), but we felt right at home. Ryan and Denise are very accommodating hosts and their home is very warm, clean and inviting, including the the friendly cats. They have many amenities available which we hope to utilize in a longer future stay. If you're looking for a comfortable and quiet residential environment during your time in Madison, we strongly recommend this AirBnB if it's available.

    March 2014
  • Ryan and Denise were the ultimate hosts -- when we needed anything, they were there. Otherwise we didn't know they were around. Their family of cats are lovely, well-behaved and aren't and as with their hosts -- if you wanted them to talk to or listen to a problem, they were there. Otherwise they were off doing the things cats do.
    This location is convenient to downtown, lots of maps available for exploring inside and outside of Madison.
    My husband and I would recommend staying these folks any chance you get to travel to Madison.

    December 2013
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UW Veterinary Teaching Hospital (Denise), TDS Telecom (Ryan)
Married, no kids, five cats. We have lived in our current home near Lake Monona since 2008.
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