About this listing
My 1BR on Madison's Isthmus is across the street from beautiful Tenney Park. One block south of Lake Mendota, a block west of the bike path, four blocks from eating/shopping on Willy/Johnson Streets, and half a block from the bus line, it's a gem.
Guests will have access to the whole apartment and coin-free washer and dryer in the basement.
Interaction with Guests
I will greet all guests, whenever possible, and walk them though the apartment and answer any questions. I am also happy to be there when they check-out if that is preferable. In the event I am not there to greet guests, I will conscientiously ahead of time how to pick up keys. I will be staying just twenty minutes away with family, and therefore can be on call via text, mobile, and email for any emergencies, questions, other forms of assistance.
Our house is located on a block with a stop for multiple major bus lines (very easy to get to the Capitol (1 mile away) and UW campus (2.2 miles away).
Other Things to Note
I've been fortunate to have the most lovely guests who have very much enjoyed the space and their stay. One guest in February 2015 found the lack of cable television, the stairs leading up to the apartment, and the 1920s bathroom wanting (see reviews). To be clear: 1) there is a small television with digital rabbit ears, but no cable. PBS (I'm a nerd) and major non-cable channels come in crystal clear, but if you are an avid cable watcher and this is a deal-breaker for your vacation, then regrettably my apt. is not the space for you; 2) indeed, the house sits up high in elevation and thus has a long-ish staircase leading up to it, along with one flight of stairs up to my second floor abode; quite regrettable, this is not ADA compliant, and it might pose a problem for a guest who struggles with stairs; 3) our house is an old 1920s tudor and has limited heat in the bathroom only (the rest of the house is steam heat and quite toasty), so slippers in the winter are helpful (what can I say? "character" in a home comes with minor drawbacks *wink*); 4) contrary to one review, I do provide shampoo, toothpaste, body soap and lotion for guests, located in the bathroom closet, guaranteed.
My "house rules" ask guests to treat the space just as they would their own home (with respect for the things they love and in which they have invested). I prefer to book the apartment to traveling professionals, couples, visiting academics, and small families as opposed to groups interested in a football party weekend or an enthusiastic gang of bachelorettes (as fun as these visitors can be, I know from experience they are less fun for hotel room cleaning staff (wink)).
-NO pets (regrettably, because I do love the furry creatures)
-please be conscientious about ensuring that the house and apartment doors are locked securely when you come and go
-please be mindful of the other tenants (a nice couple who live on the first floor)
-be considerate to take your shoes off before entering the apartment if it is raining or snowing outside
Sigrid's apartment was a perfect spot for our short trip to Madison. It's a quick drive to the college and downtown area, nice to come back to her residential area after being out and about all day. The flights of stairs lack of TV only made the apartment more charming. It's impeccably decorated, clean and very spacious. Great stay.
Sigrid's apartment is just as it is pictured, and very impressively decorated. I had a long stay and had such a nice time soaking up Madison. Sigrid was very communicative and helpful and I could not recommend this spot more!
The apartment was so clean and well decorated. Sigrid installed air conditioner units for our stay just to be sure we would be extra comfortable. Everything was easy and great.
My husband and I had a great time at Sigrid's place! I absolutely loved the retro throwback decor and homey feel. Sigrid provided everything we needed and was super responsive when we had questions. When we come back to Madison, I would never stay anywhere else :)
Sigrid was a wonderful, responsive host and the apartment was well furnished and immaculate. We enjoyed our stay in Madison and it was a nice home base for us.
Holy smokes. Nothing short of inspiring. Sigrid's apartment is so beautifully done, with attention to details that I didn't think possible, I could only wish to have and design a place this well. Sigrid communicated well when needed, the place was extremely comfortable, interesting and engaging, and was superbly located. A beautiful park on the lake with a river is right across the street where you can rent city bikes for $3/30min and rent kayaks as well. You're a 10-15 minute bike ride from all things in the center of the city and walking distance to a fantastic bakery called Bakeshop and a number of other great places to grab a bite. We had such a great time and this airbnb was a big part of it.
This is such a welcoming and lovely apartment! When we arrived all of the windows were open and there was a pleasant breeze coming in and overall great vibe to the apartment. There is tons of vintage charm in this apartment. The amenities are wonderful, Sigrid thinks of everything! The location is great across the street from a beautiful park and within walking distance to a grocery store and restaurants and relatively close to downtown. Would definitely recommend staying here.
About the Host, Sigrid
Thanks for considering my listing. I'm Sigrid and I'm a graduate student and researcher living in Madison. If you choose to book my 1-bedroom, when not out of town for conferences or on vacation, I'll just be staying about twenty minutes away with family, and can assist you immediately if you need anything while visiting the city. I am a social scientist and journalism student. I study labor markets, social theory, urban places, and the restructuring of higher education. Any extra income I make from an airbnb booking helps me buy books and supplies for school, and supplements my slim grad student researcher's salary...so you'll be supporting a kindly student as well as the pursuit of knowledge, I hope. Looking forward to hosting you!