About this listing
Beautiful, newly renovated one bedroom casita, tucked away behind a historic property on Spaight Street. Eco-chic decor makes this property a restful retreat. Within walking distance of vibrant Willy Street/ Atwood neighborhoods and the capital.
~Queen size bed with organic pillow top mattress
~Cotton Percale Italian hotel bedding
~New, comfortable queen size pull out sofa bed (turndown service available)
~Organic cotton towels
~Flat screen TVs in bedroom and living area with smart TV access to Netflix and Amazon Instant Video, etc
~Tivoli Radio with ipod/phone/mp3 player hook up
~Radiant floor heating
~Wall mounted AC
~Kitchenette area with small fridge/freezer, sink, toaster oven, electric kettle
~Complimentary coffee/tea and welcome basket with local cheese, crackers and chocolates
~Detailed restaurant and shopping guide for the neighborhood and downtown
~Parking space available under the carport
~Check in time is 3pm
~Checkout time is noon
Living room: 13'x16', 202 sq. ft
Bedroom: 12'x15', 180 sq. ft
Kichenette: 6'x8', 48 sq. ft
Bathroom: 5'x8', 40 sq. ft
Hall: 4'x12', 48 sq. ft
Total square footage: 518
Interaction with Guests
As much or as little as you like. The casita is located behind our house and separated by a small garden. We are happy to chat, give recommendations of things to do, restaurants, etc. We do have children, a pug and a kitten. Babies and children are very welcome. We respect our guests desire for privacy and if a quiet stay is what you desire, please let us know in advance and we'll be sure to oblige.
The Williamson Street –Marquette area (“Willy Street” as residents call it) is perhaps Madison’s most thoroughly walkable and funky neighborhood. Located less than a mile from downtown, Willy Street blends an eclectic mix of historic homes, unique stores and wonderful restaurants and bars, all within walking distance of Lake Monona, the Yahara River and its anchor, the Willy St. Grocery Cooperative. But beyond the lively businesses, natural features, and stately architecture, is a diverse group of residents drawn together by their desire to live in a neighborhood that values community. Neighborhood festivals abound in the summertime.
~Bus service available less than a block away
~Taxis are available to and from the airport
~Many restaurants, coffee shops and grocery store within walking distance
~Bikes for rent are available throughout the city with Madison B-cycle program
Other Things to Note
Willy Street Co-op- 1221 Williamson St. (10 minute walk)
Full-service grocery store featuring local, sustainable, non-GMO grocery items. They also have a juice/coffee bar, healthy ready-made food, hot bar, sandwich bar and deli. I’m there every day
Madison Sourdough- 916 Williamson St. (5 minute walk)
Amazing bread, pastries, croissants and coffee. Lovely breakfast and lunch menu featuring eggs benedict, omelettes, quiche, sandwiches and soups.
Batch Bakehouse- 1402 Williamson St. (12 minute walk)
An even bigger selection of amazing bread, pastries, croissants, cakes, cookies, etc. Batch is a bakery. There are tables and chairs to stay and eat their delicious treats, but it’s not a restaurant.
Graze- 1 S. Pinckney St. (15 minute walk- near the capital)
Trendy gastropub that serves casual, locally-sourced Wisconsin cuisine.
Marigold Kitchen- 118 S. Pinckney St. (15 minute walk- near the capital)
A buzzing counter service café with creative, healthy food.
Tipsy Cow- 102 King St. (15 minute walk- near the capital)
Delicious sandwiches, burgers, salads served in a Wisco-pub atmosphere.
Himal Chuli- 318 State St. (20 minute walk if you cut through the capital building)
Himalayan/Nepalese restaurant with lots of great vegetarian options.
Food carts on the capital square or in library mall on the UW campus are usually open from 11am-2pm May-October.
El Dorado- 744 Williamson St. (7 minute walk)
Southwestern tex-mex style food with a modern twist. Cool interior and extensive tequila/margarita list.
Grandpa’s Pizza- 1374 Williamson St. (12 minute walk)
The newcomer to the neighborhood is a cozy, hip pizzeria that also features creative appetizers and salads.
Weary Traveller- 1201 Williamson St. (7 minute walk)
This watering hole is a neighborhood favorite. Features a good pub style menu.
Forequarter- 708 ¼ East Johnson St. (15 minute walk)
Local, organic, creative cuisine served small plates style. Amazing craft cocktails served in this hip, cozy bistro. Sister business is the Underground Butcher Shop- see below under Specialty.
Tex Tubb’s Taco Palace- 2009 Atwood Ave. (25 minute walk)
Fun, casual taco bar. Great for families.
Dohban- 2110 Atwood Ave. (27 minute walk)
Sister restaurant to Himal Chuli features a modern twist on Himalayan cuisine.
Ha Long Bay- 1353 Williamson St. (15 minute walk)
Specialize in Thai, Vietnamese, and Laotian Cuisines. A neighborhood favorite!
Dinner- a little fancy
Sardine- 617 Williamson St. (12 minute walk)
Beautiful lakeside bistro serving upscale French-inspire cuisine.
L’etoile- 1 S. Pinckney St. (15 minute walk)
Madison’s premiere local/sustainable fine dining establishment.
Red Sushi- 106 King St. (15 minute walk)
Great sushi and innovative entrees served in a cool, cozy space.
Osteria Papavero- 128 E. Wilson St. (15 minute walk)
Fresh, innovative Italian cuisine. Lots of interesting specials daily. Variety of small plates and entrees.
Tornado Steakhouse- 116 S. Hamilton St. (23 minute walk)
Madison's premier downtown steak house offering white-linen dining in a supper club atmosphere.
Tempest Oyster Bar- 120 E. Wilson St.
Fresh, sustainable seafood and oysters served in a nautical-chic atmosphere.
** Full- Disclosure: We own Tornado Steakhouse and Tempest Oyster Bar!
Brunch (Weekends Only):
Sardine- 617 Williamson St.
Tempest Oyster Bar- 120 East Wilson Street.
Heritage Tavern- 131 E. Mifflin St.
Graze- 1 S. Pinckney St.
Ground Zero- 744 Williamson St. (5 minute walk)
Closest place to get your morning cappuccino (beside Madison Sourdough.)
Mother Fools- 1101 Williamson St. (5 minute walk)
Serving organic coffee and vegan pastries in a funky, living room style atmosphere.
Ancora- 112 King St. (15 minute walk)
Buzzing hangout of Madison’s politicos. You can get made-to-order breakfast sandwiches and grilled cheese. They have grab and go salads and sandwiches too.
Underground Butcher- 811 Williamson St. (7 minute walk)
Underground Butcher is a full-service whole animal butchery specializing in pasture raised meat from local farms. They have charcuterie, handmade fresh sausages, in addition to a well-curated selection of cheese, wine, beer, grocery items & culinary accessories.
Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier- 2086 Atwood Avenue (30 minute walk)
Best chocolates ever! Single origin, hand-crafted chocolates with really interesting flavors- tea inspired, adventurous, beerific.
This home is just as beautiful in person as the photos show! It's tucked in back between houses so is also very quiet. Great little getaway!
Jakie was a wonderful host, her house was amazing and in a great location, near 3 lakes, coffee shops, restaurants and more. We highly recommend this place.
Jackie and her family were extremely responsive to all of our questions leading up to the trip and really made us feel welcomed by providing delicious snacks of fruit and cheeses, along with baskets of toys and instruments for our young son. We were also grateful that they didn't mind that our son played with their children's toys and shared the backyard the entire time we were in town.
The "little house" was so comfortable...amazing water pressure in the shower, comfy bed and luxurious linens, and such a clean and welcoming minimalist space to make us feel at home.
Jackie and her family were wonderful hosts for our visit to Madison. As other guests can attest, we were greeted with delicious Wisconsin cheese and chocolates, and that was only the beginning. The apartment was immaculate – just as described and pictured. Cozy, clean, comfortable, not to mention well designed and styled. Four of us stayed in the little house and there was plenty of room. There was tons of closet and floor space, towels, etc. I'd absolutely recommend it to others and would stay there again in a heartbeat!
I rented the Boutique Eco Hideaway as a writing retreat for a few days -- I actually live in the same neighborhood but wanted a quiet getaway to finish a project. I may be biased since I live nearby, but it's the best neighborhood in Madison. The house is on a quiet, pretty, residential street by the lake, within walking distance to great cafes and shopping on Willy Street.
Jackie made me feel totally welcome. She was easy to communicate with, and getting into the house was a breeze. The house felt totally private, immaculately clean, airy, and open - just like the pictures. I would move in permanently if I could!
Jackie was absolutely amazing. She and her family were out of town the weekend we visited but still managed to make us feel very welcome and accommodated even while she was away on her own trip. The place was easy to find, excellently laid out and decorated, and beautifully situated near some interesting Madison spots. And, to top it all off, there was a cheese plate in the fridge when we arrived. Jackie and her family were also incredibly gracious and let us use their grill for our Fourth of July meal.
We would definitely love to stay here again next time we're in Madison.
What a great place to stay! Jackie was very friendly and welcoming and thought of every detail. The location was excellent - we were able to walk or bike to everything. Fruit, cheese, and crackers were waiting for us in the fridge. The recommendations for restaurants were very helpful. The house was very clean and comfortable. I would highly recommend.
About the Host, Jackie
I use to LOVE travel, but that's on hold because I'm a busy mother of 3, so I enjoy hosting instead. I love to bike, cook, design, dream up little projects for myself and wander all over this great little city and the beautiful Wisconsin countryside. Henry, my husband and partner in crime, owns two amazing restaurants in Madison and we both LOVE food.