My condo is considered an urban gem on a glacial lake surrounded by a wooded area with walking paths (insert birds singing here…) It is conveniently located 7 miles to the University of Wisconsin and downtown Madison and 1 block to 71 bus-line. It is 2 blocks to downtown Middleton with library, coffee and wine shop (Barriques), and excellent restaurant choices (Hubbard Ave. Diner, Vin Santo, Roman Candle, The Village Green, Louisianne's). Capital Brewery, the best brewery in Wisconsin is 3 blocks away with a fun summertime beer garden. For grocery needs and an excellent deli the Willy Street Coop is near by also.
The bedroom is welcoming and comfortable with a down comforter. The second floor bathroom has a one person whirlpool tub which is relaxing after a busy day.
Enjoy morning fair trade coffee, and wholesome fix your own breakfast items.
You will love the spirited environment of Madison and return to a restful relaxing haven as your home base.
Update: I will consider longer bookings for academic visitors.
Easy convenient parking
Washer and Dryer
Interaction with Guests
I am around enough to be helpful in an unobtrusive way. I highly value guests privacy!
Quiet respectful guests are welcome! Hearty laughter allowed!
I cannot overstate how great it was to stay with Mia for the past month. The location is adorable and within walking distance to several nice places to eat and drink. It is quite a bit away from central Madison, but there are plenty of bike paths as well as a bus stop about a block away.
Mia was an outstanding host! Polite, respectful, funny, great to chat with, down to earth, and so generous! She definitely made me feel welcome in a new town and had great ideas and suggestions on what to do with my time. This was my first airbnb experience and it was so much more than I expected. Thanks Mia!
Comfortable Sanctuary was exactly that! A lovely setting, a comfortable and simply but elegantly decorated bedroom. I was in town on business, and had a busy schedule, but coming home to a whirlpool and a quiet balcony overlooking the pond (complete with great blue heron) was a delight.
Mia provided not only the basics but also little extras, like treats from the Farmer's Market and snacks in the kitchen.
Mia could not have been more welcoming and gracious, and I would recommend this beautiful "sanctuary" for business guests and vacationing folks. Mia was respectful of my need for a quiet retreat, yet made me feel as welcome as family. I would definitely stay here again.
Mia is a warm and welcoming host — words do not describe how lovely her home is and how much I enjoyed meeting and visiting with her.
The neighborhood is safe, low traffic, walkable with ample sidewalks. Middleton Center is a quick walk in one direction, with a food co-op and great shops and restaurants nearby.
Truly, couldn't be better!
Mia's place is really lovely - in a peaceful and pretty spot by the pond. It is exactly as described: a comfortable sanctuary. You wake up in the morning to the sound of birds chirping, and it feels like you are far from the crowds and the noise. Mia and her housemate are amiable and very helpful too. To make it short: it really feels like home!
There's great coffee and some nice burgers to be had nearby (approx. 10 min. walk), and Madison is a short drive away. If you have little time on your hands, it would be best to have a car to explore the area.
Mia is the perfect hostess! She has a beautiful, serene, and peaceful house with every amenity a person could need. She knows the area well and enriched my stay with local knowledge on things to see and how to get there :) The very large bedroom she offers is beautiful and the bed is so very comfortable. Mia is respectful of your privacy while offering a gentle presence. She is relaxed and fun-loving with a great sense of humor and a contagious laugh. It was a gift to meet her!
I am a midwesterner at heart. My professional life in healthcare has taught me that every minute counts. Life is sweet, and meant to be fully savored. I enjoy state parks, music, books, a good meal, with spirited conversation, and travel. I am on the lookout for life's next great adventure!