About this listing
Large ~1,000 sq ft 1/2 exposed basement space. One or two bdrms. We do not rent to separate parties @ the same time, so you will not find people in the other bedroom if you only rent one.
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 Most pictures are outdated and accommodations are even a tad bit nicer.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 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. No longer have cable TV starting 10/10/2014. 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 the downstairs router next to the computer if you can't get Wi-Fi to work. 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.
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.
The entire downstairs level and upstairs kitchen. Downstairs level: Up to two bedrooms (second bedroom for parties paying for three or more guests). Living room with entertainment and computer. Wi-fi access. Full bathroom, laundry room.
Interaction with Guests
We like to be friendly, but also give you your privacy. I guess it's a little bit up to you.
Close to the lake. Quiet, beautiful, mature (lots of trees), but still close to downtown. Great view of isthmus from nearby beach. Quick access to highway, but without the highway noise.
Bus stops nearby. We offer bicycles, and can pick you up/drop you off from the airport, or from bus drop-off when you arrive/depart. Conditional upon fitting with our work schedules.
Other Things to Note
We have a newborn daughter (Ivy)
No pets. Our cats don't like strange animals.
Our cats are not allowed in the guest bedrooms Reasons:
Cats can and have gotten locked in
Cats can and have gotten into guest belongings and food
We advertise this room as cat-free for the benefit of those with cat allergies
Please keep the laundry room doors open so that cats can get in and out
No smoking. Outside is o.k. Back porch is preferred.
Please no food in the bedrooms
Ryan, Denise and the beautiful smiles of Ivy was a great welcome. We felt very comfortable and right at home. The neighborhood is beautiful and the place was just as described.
Ryan and Denise were welcoming and friendly! Their description of the listing was very accurate. Nice place and a fabulous neighborhood! The bed was extremely comfortable!
The hosts were extremely nice and welcoming. The neighborhood was beautiful and serene. Plenty to do nearby, great accomodations, quite spacious. We especially loved nearby Esther Beach and the cats in the home. Their cat, Hot Dog, made us laugh all night. We would recommend this stay to anyone looking for a peaceful getaway in paradise. The hosts gave us a great tour, made us feel at home, and made us feel comfortable. We wish we could have stayed longer.
Thanks for a great stay! Everything was really comfortable and you were so accommodating with coffee in the morning and even a hair dryer in the guest bathroom (which really helped the night of the wedding!) Thank you!
Wonderfully thoughtful hosts, with great little extras like Madison tourist information and bikes to borrow for exploration. The ride downtown from their house is easy and beautiful, and their neighborhood quiet and calm. Thanks again!
Eleanor and I had a terrific stay with Ryan, Denise and Ivy. Communication was good and check-in was a breeze. The house is in a great location in a quiet neighborhood. The room is nice and private, and appointed with everything you need for a stay. The hosts are engaging, helpful and friendly, while at the same time good about respecting privacy. This is our second stay with them, and they'll absolutely be the first place we look on our next visit to Madison. These folks have this process nailed, and are top notch hosts that we highly recommend.
La maison est dans un quartier calme non loin du centre ville. Ryan et Denise sont charmants et discrets et Ivy très souriante. L'espace des invités est très spacieux et cosy, on s'y sent comme chez soi. Ryan nous a renseigné un bon resto. Ils nous ont prêté des vélos, très pratique pour aller au centre ville et laisser la voiture. Belle rencontre.
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