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 Most pictures are outdated and accommodations are even a tad bit nicer.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
We didn't meet Ryan, Denise or ivy during our stay but they had everything set up for arrival! The room was super comfy and clean, the breakfast was sooooooo yummy (berries are my fave, thanks for that) thanks for letting us into your home! The area is private and clean with a great living space. We would highly recommend this listing to anyone traveling through Madison, the location is great and the room was perfect 10/10 ;)
Our two night stay was exactly what the 4 of us were looking for. Great hosts and location, clean and comfortable. Thank you!
This was a wonderful AirBnB experience. The accommodations were clean, comfortable, roomy, attractive and matched the listing description perfectly. Our hosts were friendly and hospitable. There was lots of material about Madison available to guests, and our hosts were ready to help with info and recommendations should we need them. We felt warmly welcomed! It had several additional benefits beyond the comfortable lodging itself--it's on a quiet street that's just a stone's throw from Lake Monona, so it's a perfect location for biking and walking and includes the loan of bikes! It's also easy and quick to get from the house to main roads that take you anywhere in the Madison area. We've already recommended it to others and would gladly return.
An excellent option for a welcoming and clean place to stay, close to the Lake, bike path, beach and Alliant Energy Center. I especially liked both the beds and the pillows AND how they had great coffee and breakfast cereals/yogurt for breakfast options.
Ryan, Denise and beautiful Ivy were great hosts and informative in providing helpful information about Madison which very well may be the coolest city to visit in the midwest! With the great biking network, the lakes, cool hip restaurants and one of the best farmers markets in the country, this is a destination spot!
A superb experience for my first Airbnb stay! Ryan and Denise were super nice and very generous hosts, along with their sweet daughter, Ivy! The downstairs area was perfect, with all the amenities. It was very clean, comfortable, and perfect for our needs! It was equipped with refrigerator and computer, and was close to the lake, trails, and Alliant Energy Center! They had 2 bikes, great coffee, and yogurt and breakfast cereals available for breakfast. I loved having the cats there, too!
Ryan and Denise offered helpful information about Madison, how to get to the Alliant Energy Center via bike or on foot, and where to see the fireworks. If I know anyone traveling to Madison, I will surely recommend their home! I feel fortunate to have found such a wonderful setting and great hosts! Thanks Ryan, Denise, and Ivy!!
This stay was my first Airbnb experience and one I think that will be difficult to top. The room and bed were super cozy and the bathroom had everything we could possibly need. As a part-way stop on a long road trip, Ryan and Denise's home offered a relaxing place to spend the night. We took advantage of one of their guidebook suggestions and had some good brews and food. We also went for a morning run in the neighborhood. I would absolutely stay with Ryan and Denise again if I am ever back in the Madison area.
This was the most awesome airbnb Madison 5 night experience. Super friendly hosts, cute baby, super clean and private space, breakfast options, microbrew options, and overall supreme comfort and privacy. I appreciated the use of the bike to travel to the university, the beautiful neighborhood and access to the bike trails. No doubt others I know will have an opportunity to stay as I recommend these hosts to anyone seeking an airbnb oasis.
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