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 Most pictures are outdated and accommodations are even a tad bit nicer.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.
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.
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
The accommodation is very clean, offers really _lots_ of space.
The bathroom also is very clean. It was for my exclusive usage.
All things are exactly as in the description.
If ve been there for a week and used the bike for all my daily travel to downtown area.
The bike was rechecked by the host before my arrival and it was technically top ok, ready to use and equipped with a lock and lights for a save travel in darkness.
The hosts provide lots of information material for exploring the Madison area.
The Denise and Ryan are great hosts. They make you feel really welcome.
They were very helpful in all things. Even in the usage of the computer and printer they provide to their guests.
It even was possible that they picked me up at my arrival, and brought me to the bus at my departure.
After the whole week, I felt like home.
If I come to Madison again, I definitely will stay there.
And if you like cats, you always will have a little friend there.
Both Ryan & Denise made me feel very welcome. They have information on bike trails, craft beer, toiletries and other niceties at your disposal. The space was very nice and well-maintained. The property is only a few minutes from downtown, in a quiet, nice neighborhood. I highly recommend staying with them.
This was a perfect place for a short visit to Madison. Plenty of room, very clean, and a gracious host. We'll definitely stay again next time we're in town!
Another great stay at the Young family home! Did I mention that you can see the Capitol all lit up from across the lake on your drive to their home? Absolutely stunning. Hot Dog, one of their kitties, has been especially welcoming. It is great to be greeted by him in the morning. This is a great home and neighborhood, I would recommend to anyone!
The house is super beautiful and comfort! Ryan and Denis are very kind, also have very good taste. In addition, the cats are so cute! We love to live here!
Ryan and Denise were so warm and welcoming, and the space was exactly as posted. I found the room very comfortable and spacious. Ryan helped us find a great place for dinner and craft beers, which made for a fun night! Overall, our stay was more than enjoyable and I'd definitely stay here again in the future.
What a wonderful place to stay! Ryan, Denise, Ivy and kitties are very welcoming. They have thought of all the details to make guests comfortable. I especially loved seeing the map of where other AirBnb guests have traveled from to stay with them.
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