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.
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 Most pictures are outdated and accommodations are even a tad bit nicer.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 level has computer / Internet, laundry, exercise equipment 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What an amazing experience!! We were three colleagues from India on a business trip to the twin cities and later visited Madison and Chicago for pleasure. The November weather was a chilling / rainy 30~40 that we are not really accustomed to and thus we spent much time indoors. Ryan and Denise made us feel completely at home with all the creature comforts and privacy .... a separate living room for the guests, two bedrooms with super comfy memory-foam bed, large TV, high-speed Internet, Netflix, games and much more. Their place is at the southernmost tip of Lake Monona, surrounded by tall colourful trees and tastefully crafted bungalows, all so serene and beautiful. They have five elegant cats like those of Queen Nefertiti. The cats mind their own business and return in kind if you are friendly with them. Since we did not have a car, Ryan was kind enough to offer us a ride in his car to the Walmart superstore nearby. We even used their bicycles and got a chance to admire their mean-machine motorcycles that were parked in their garage. Ryan and Denise truly know how to live a life and above all, to share the joys with others.
Ryan and Denise were wonderful hosts with an immaculate home, friendly cats, and spacious accommodations. Highly recommended.
This was my first experience of AirBnB and I really enjoyed it! Ryan and Denise are lovely, friendly and accommodating people who welcome you into their home. They were so kind, giving me lifts in their car - thank you! The house is beautiful and clean. I highly recommend staying with them.
OUR FIRST AIRBmB STAY: nice
Great cats, friendly & easy-going owners.
Quiet spacious suite of rooms. Delicious coffee.
Terrific location, just far enough from downtown Madison.
Clean, comfortable, cool vibe.
We will go back.
My experience at Denise & Ryan's place was right in line with all the other reviewers: pleasant, comfortable, quiet, spacious, spotlessly clean, and very welcoming hosts. And the cats are super cute! I'd definitely book again.
This was a working weekend for me in Madison and I could not have been more pleased with Ryan and Denise as well as their accomodations. Their home is lovely and cleaner than any I've seen--amazing given the presence of 4 or 5 kitties. The kitties are docile and keep their distance--unless a guest really wants to pet them.( Bedroom and Bathroom are Cat Free Zones.) Ryan and Denise were most welcoming, friendly and non-intrusive. We had complete privacy in their lower level plus a refrigerator / freezer for me to store snacks and ice I needed to bring to my workshop. We were invited to enjoy the variety of beers they had stocked in the frig. Breakfast consisted of delicious home baked banana bread, a healthy variety of cereals, fruit, freshly ground coffee---they even had a french press should that have been our preference. I can't recommend this couple and their home enough. They made my first stay with airbnb better than any hotel I might have chosen. I had time to study in their quiet lower level family room, and felt very safe and refreshed for my workshop. My husband also enjoyed his overnight visit to Madison and our one evening out. There aren't enough stars to adequately express my delight ;-)
Staying with Ryan & Denise was a great alternative to a hotel. Their home is lovely, their cats were friendly, and they were more than amicable hosts. I wish only that I had had more time to relax there during my short stay. This was a very positive first experience with Air BnB.
I had a wonderful time at Ryan and Denise place. Both were welcoming and helpful when I needed, the place is super clean and quiet. I would definitely recommend staying at their place.