Spacious apartment with stunning lakefront view! Bright and cozy space in a charming neighborhood. Convenient location near bus line, bike path and Williamson St. Comfortable bedroom sleeps two, with complimentary coffee and breakfast available.
Our apartment is bright and comfortable with beautiful views of Lake Monona! It has a vintage feel with all the modern conveniences. The expansive living room features a flip-the-switch fireplace, cozy armchairs and plush couches.
Guests are welcome to cook in our fully stocked kitchen, and we have plenty of staple ingredients on hand if you should need them. Coffee, tea and cocoa are complimentary, as well as breakfast supplies like yogurt, fruit, and granola.
The spacious bath has fresh towels for guests and extra toiletries available.
Guests will have a private room to call home during their stay. The bed is freshly made with soft organic linens and comfortably sleeps two on the full-size pillowtop mattress. The closet and dresser offer plenty of space to store your items during your visit.
Interaction with Guests
We look forward to meeting our guests and helping them have a great time in Madison! We are usually around on weekends and evenings. We love to chat and swap travel stories, and are glad to give directions and recommendations for things to do and see around town.
We live in the charming and eclectic Willy St neighborhood, on Madison's near East Side. It is a friendly family neighborhood that hosts many festivals in the summertime. Orton Park is just outside our front door and BB Clark Beach is just down the street. You can find everything you need just a short walk away, including a natural foods co-op, pharmacy, restaurants, cafes, bakeries, shops, bars and breweries.
We are conveniently located a few blocks from the bus line, bike path, and a B-Cycle rental station. Our street offers free parking year-round.
Other Things to Note
We have a youngster around a few times a week. We have fun, but are respectful of our guests. We'll let you know if he'll be around during your stay and we'll do our best to be quiet. :)
Our apartment is on the bottom floor of a large house. We have upstairs neighbors that are usually quiet and respectful, but sometimes you can hear footsteps or other activity.
We are pretty laidback but we do request that our guests follow a few simple rules.
~Please leave your shoes at the door.
~No smoking or candle-lighting; we don't want to burn the house down...
~No drinking on the dock, please.
~No pets, please! We want to keep our home allergen-free.
This was a very sweet place to stay. Lauren left several niceties including delicious local chocolates. Dan gave us advice on where to eat, which was perfect. In the morning we walked on the frozen lake and saw some great birds (we're bird watchers). Lauren kept in touch with me to make sure things were nice. It's clear she puts a lot of thought into creating a lovely experience for her guests. I would definitely stay here again.
Lauren was a great host: chocolates, yogurt, popcorn and other goodies await you. The place is extremely neat and well-kept. The bed is very comfortable. All that you need (towels, etc.) are all laid out. All very professional and considerate.
The place is in a very cool neighborhood. There are several very good restaurants and watering holes nearby.
Lauren was extremely responsive via text when I had a question during my stay (even though it was something she had already written down, had I bothered to read it). I highly recommend staying here and would stay here again myself.
Stayed for Valentines weekend. Amazing views and wife commented that everything was nice and clean. Although apartment is in basement of building (some low ceilings, extra heating sounds, cold floors, etc), it is still beautiful space. We really enjoyed cuddling up next to gas fireplace. The restaurants that Lauren recommended were awesome (we especially enjoyed Sardine). This location is close to everything! Parking is extremely easy. OH, and the chocolate. WOW! We had to go and find the store and buy more. It was amazing!
Lauren and Dan were extremely welcoming and very friendly. The apt was quaint, comfortable and looked even better than the pictures online (pictures never do it justice anyways). The neighborhood was jampacked with cute little shops all within walking distance. Lauren and Dan were very helpful and gave us some great ideas for things to do in the neighborhood and in the greater madison area. We could not have asked for better hosts for our first airbnb experience. They were great hosts and we would be happy to stay with them again whenever we visit the area.
Great place, accurate listing, smooth process, nice people. It was a unique apartment, nice comfortable bed, great view, very smooth check in and check out. I'd definitely stay here again.
Madison war eine Zwischenstation auf unserer Winterreise durch Wisconsin. Wir haben zwei angenehme Winternächte in diesem Apartment verbracht. Es hat eine sehr gute Lage mit Seeblick und ist nur wenige Gehminuten von der Williamson Street entfernt.
Sowohl unser Schlafzimmer als auch gemeinsam genutztes Bad, Küche und Wohnzimmer waren sauber und gemütlich eingerichtet. Unsere Gastgeber waren durchweg sehr nett und hilfsbereit.
I had a lovely stay at Lauren and Dan's place. Awesome spot right by the river. Great views, warm and cozy on a winters day! They gave me a great welcome and left me too it. Would stay here again in a heart beat! Highly recommended.
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Meets Your Hosts: Lauren and Dan!
We are fun, outgoing and adventurous! We love life, cooking, chocolate, and making music. Sometimes, we dance and sing. Sometimes, we sing in tune! We like to bike around Madison, and sail and swim in the lakes. We especially enjoy exploring exotic eating establishments. We like alliteration.
We appreciate the simple pleasures, and like to indulge in a good ol' lazy Sunday every once in a while. We have dreams of traveling the world and would love to hear about your trips and favorite getaways. Also, if you happen to speak any Spanish, French or German, we would love to practice our language skills with you.
Dan makes educational video games and Lauren works at a chocolate shop. Did we mention that we love chocolate? You might just find a mint on your pillow if you stay with us!