About this listing
Sunny room in comfortable, cozy 100 year old home on Madison's "Hip East Side." Walk, bike or bus to all of Madison's best features and events from this central locale on the Isthmus! Quiet street. Queen bed. Bikes for your use. Light breakfast:)
Our house is a lovely, solidly built, 100 year old family home that has a lot of color, light, and positive energy. We are not glamorous, but definitely comfortable and user-friendly. There are hardwood floors and attractive woodwork throughout the house. We are kid and dog friendly!
Our home is your home while you stay here. We are accustomed to having roommates and guests and you should feel free to relax in the living room, cook a meal in our easy-access open kitchen, or enjoy a beverage on the back deck. We have two bikes which are available for your use. There is wireless access of course. Free washer and dryer in the basement.
Interaction with Guests
We enjoy meeting people from all places and walks of life. However, as we will all be busy and you will be tired after a long day of sight-seeing, our conversations might be brief! Our favorite pasttime is enjoying a pot of tea and some homemade bakery while chatting and relaxing.
Location location location! Madison's "Hip East Side" in the heart of the Isthmus!
Our street is one block long and is quiet, residential and sweet. Walk or bike a few blocks in any direction and you will find: Barrymore theatre, fine and casual dining, coffee shops, quaint local markets, bike paths, parks with playgrounds, Lake Monona, Yahara River, bakeries, bustling "Willy Street"--gosh! What more could you ask for? A few more minutes will get you to the State Capitol, Lake Monona,and State Street. This is the sort of neighborhood where there are always people biking, gardening, kids are playing outside, parents are pushing strollers, dogs are being walked... Safe and friendly!
Bus stops are within a block or two.
Other Things to Note
Dogs are allowed under most circumstances.
No smoking indoors.
Staying with Susan was a wonderful experience! She was extremely friendly and accommodating during our entire stay; she provided us with many recommendations of things to do around Madison and offered to let us use her bikes. The room was very comfortable and clean. She was kind enough to provide snacks in the morning and tea/coffee in her lovely kitchen. Also, if you're a dog lover, Foxy is quite the bonus! :) We really enjoyed our stay here and would love to stay again next time we are in Madison.
This was our first airbnb experience and it won't be our last! Susan revels in being an airbnb host and truly enjoys meeting new people from all around the world. The house was warm, quaint and it seemed like there was always something cooking in the kitchen. Depending on the day it is bustling with many visitors. She could tell that we were tired from our trip and gave us space. We had dinner at Dobhan (Nepalese dishes with Mediterranean and Indian twist) and truly enjoyed it. We spent a lot of time walking around the Isthmus neighborhood. We also enjoyed lunch at the Weary Traveler and stopping for pressed juice at Willy Street Co-op.
I was a first time AirBnB user, but Susan was great. I even learned how to text! Close to everything I needed for a very pleasant stay. After three nights, I felt like we were longtime friends. Used a bike to take in the free concert at the Capitol Square. Even got to walk Roxy while Susan was out!
My stay was short and hassle free. Susan was good at getting back to me over text, arranged for a key to be available when I arrived, and leaving the next morning was easy. I met Susan briefly and she was very friendly. The house is on a charming quiet street on the isthmus about a 10 minute bike ride to the center of town. A great location. The room was clean, the bed comfortable, and the house friendly. Recommended.
Susan was a wonderful host~ by the end of my 3 night stay, I felt like I had made a new friend. She has 2 bikes that my daughter and I used a few times! Also, the house is just 2 blocks from the lake and walking distance to several good restaurants and a local market.
While we didn't get to have the time to chat at length with Susan, we absolutely adored the place and loved the homey lived in feel of the house. The attention to detail and accommodation for guests was very much appreciated by us. She accepted us very late in the evening and while we brought in our own bikes, she had bikes on hand for us to borrow. The guest mini fridge was a very nice and an unexpected amenity for us one morning when we had no options for breakfast. I would highly recommend that people consider staying at Susan's when they visit Madison.
Susan made me feel welcome by staying connected through email and text even though we never met in person. She introduced me to other guests and let me know what I might expect. I felt right at home in this clean house. My room was cozy and comfy and I enjoyed looking out at the stars through the ceiling windows. The neighborhood is great for walking and enjoying coffee and delicious meals at unique, non-chain restaurants. Everything was easy about my stay. If I make the same trip again, I will definitely try to stay here.
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