About this listing
This apartment is housed in a nifty 1905 Victorian building in the heart of downtown Madison. Two blocks from the Capitol; a short walk to State Street, UW campus and Monona Terrace Convention Center. Spacious and full of light and curiosities.
Bedroom 1: Features a queen size lofted bed and a futon that can be turned into a second queen size bed. Features a closet with space available for guests and a desk for working.
The apartment is in a classic red brick Victorian building. It maintains many classic features from the era, parquet/hardwood floors, a gas fireplace (non-functional), and large 4' wide windows with south and western exposures for lots of natural light. We have to bedrooms; the master bedroom has a pillow-top king size bed, and the guest room has two queen size beds (one of which is lofted). The living room also has a thick, comfortable futon bed in-between a full and a twin. If requested, we could also provide an air mattress.
Guest are free to use the whole space. We have a lot of cookware, do a lot of bulk shopping and are preservation enthusiasts, so there are a lot of things to work with, if you are so inclined.
Interaction with Guests
Every guest is different. When schedules convene, we like to chat and connect with guests.
We're proud Wisconsinites; Brad's lived in Madison for 9 years and done a lot of local traveling, so he's pretty familiar with the area. We're always happy to make recommendations and help you find what you're looking for.
We're located very centrally, so there's lots to do within a short walk. There are a variety of bars and restaurants, museums, shops, and clubs close by. James Madison Park is one block away. Strolling State Street or visiting a farmer's market are both classic Madison.
The front step is literally a bus stop. The capitol square is the main bus hub for the city, so you can get a bus going most anywhere from there.
Other Things to Note
While we will be utilizing lodging outside of town during your visit, our two cats will still be living in the apartment. They have an automatic feeder and water fountain; both are highly sociable and low-key. As ragdoll/siamese mix cats, they're considered hypoallergenic.
We live in a 110-year-old building, and we rent, not own; this means we get to enjoy the charms of a historical building, but we also have to accept its quirks. If you've never lived in an old building, a few things to note:
- It can get a bit dusty, despite regular cleaning.
- Because we have radiant heat and don't control the temperature - and are on the top floor - our apartment is nice and warm in winter (which we love!). However, occasionally guests find it a bit warmer than they'd prefer, in which case each radiator unit has a dial that allows a degree of control. Additionally, all the windows are equipped with screens and can be opened.
It's a lovely place with charm and character, but every now and then, a door squeaks, or a window needs to be propped up. We love our home not in spite of, but because of, these little quirks. We hope you will, too.
Respect us and our space and we should get along fine. No pets, and smoking outside.