This home is located in the city of Milwaukee, but on the northwest side of the city, about 7 miles from downtown Milwaukee, and only 2 miles from downtown Wauwatosa, which is a quaint village with restaurants and shops.
This private room, named after my paternal grandmother, is perfect of a single traveler. The room includes a 3/4 bed (we refer to as a "king-size" twin bed), sheets, blankets, pillows, and towels. There is a parking space in the alley behind the house and plenty of alternate street parking is available free for three nights (registration done online at time of arrival).
This two story, air conditioned, hardwood floors throughout, brick colonial is located in a peaceful neighborhood and has three available bedrooms, all on the second floor. The bedroom would share a bath (shower / tub) with owner and potential other guests. There is also a half bath in the lower level. There is a nice size deck with a pub table and chairs and firepit in the backyard.
For those that might be allergic to cats, Kiko (grey tabby) likes to keep to herself and is fine if you completely ignore her.
A light, simple, self-serve continental breakfast (coffee, tea, juice, milk, fruit and pastry) is available. We also offer a sweet treat upon arrival..
When you arrive you'll notice a Little Free Library in the front yard. The concept behind the library is promote literacy and the philosophy is to "take a book and leave a book". There are no due dates on books taken from the library and they can be returned to any Little Free Library. Bring a book with you on your trip to Milwaukee, feel free to leave one in the library, but if you don't have a book feel free to still help yourself to a book to enjoy during your stay or on your travels.
Please ask if there are things you forgot at home:
* cork screw
* wine glasses
Access to the house includes shared living room, dining room, and (website hidden) is not of importance in this house, so we only have the ability to watch local channels and movies via VHS or DVD. Wi-Fi internet is available if you want to catch a TV show via your laptop. Washer and dryer are available for extended stays. Please respect the privacy of the other bedrooms occupied by guests and the owner.
Interaction with Guests
I like to let my guests determine the amount of interaction with the host. I am always willing to chat with guests and learn about them however, I also respect your privacy and quiet time.
The house is located in a quiet neighborhood with other residential homes and easy access main street and highways.
Cream City Colonial is located 2 blocks from a city bus stop and several restaurants. We are located just two miles north of downtown Wauwatosa. More information is available on local attractions, restaurants and events.
Other Things to Note
The list includes: (listed closest to furthest)
* Downtown Wauwatosa (~ 2 miles south)
* Mayfair Mall (~ 3 miles west)
* Miller Brewery and tours (~ 4 miles south)
* Growing Power (~ 5 miles north)
* Milwaukee County Zoo (~ 5 miles south)
* Wisconsin State Fairground (~5 miles south)
* Palemeros Pizza factory tour (~5 miles southeast)
* Miller Park (baseball stadium) (~ 5 miles southeast)
* Potawatomi Casino (~6 miles southeast)
* Captain Frederick Pabst Mansion (~ 6 miles southeast)
* Mitchell Park Conservatory "The Domes" (~6 miles
* Downtown Milwaukee (~7 miles southwest)
* Harley Davidson Museum (~ 7 miles southeast)
* Milwaukee Public Market (~7 miles southeast)
* Grand Avenue Mall (downtown) (~7 miles southeast)
* Historic Third Ward (~ 7 miles southeast)
* Milwaukee Public Museum (~ 7 miles southeast)
* U.S. Cellular Arena (~ 7 miles southeast)
* Milwaukee River Cruise Line (~ 7 miles southeast)
* Bayshore Mall (~8 miles northwest)
* Summerfest (~ 8 miles southeast)
* Milwaukee Art Museum (~ 8 miles southeast)
* War Memorial Center (~ 8 miles southeast)
* Discovery World (~ 8 miles southeast)
* Bradley Center (` 8 miles southeast)
* Charles Allis Art Museum (~ 9 miles southeast)
* Lake Express Ferry (~ 10 miles southeast)
* Boerner Botanical Gardens (~13 miles south)
* Taste of Home Outlet- Greendale (~15 miles south)
* Frontier Airline Center
* Jelly Belly Visitor Center - Pleasant Prairie (~ 45 miles south)
* Lake Geneva Canopy Tours (hiking, biking, zipline, skybridge) (~ 45 miles southwest)
* Milwaukee Food Tours
* Cedar Creek Winery - Cedarburg
* Downtown Wauwatosa & Farmer's Market
* Downtown Hartford
* Downtown Cedarburg
* Downtown West Bend & Farmer's Market
* Downtown Lake Geneva
Perhaps you have loved ones staying in the places listed below
* Mt. Mary College
* Medical College of Wisconsin
* Wisconsin Lutheran College
* Marquette University
* Milwaukee Area Technical College
* Milwaukee School of Engineering
* Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
For those of you working in the area:
* Northwestern Mutual Insurance
* Harley Davidson
* Milwaukee Electric Tool
* Cooper Electric
* Rexnord Corporation
* Rockwell Automation
I'm flexible with check in and check out times. However, I ask that you communicate with me. If you are going to be later than initially expected, please let me know.
Late arrival subject to $50 late fee.
This was my first airbnb experience and it was an excellent introduction. Dawn generously provided snacks and information about Milwaukee. I definitely recommend this site.
I was welcomed with a sweet treat and offered nice breakfast options. connected to wireless easily. her home is spotless and decorated to the hilt.
To really experience the welcoming comforts of a Milwaukee home, an evening in Dawn's home is all it takes! She treats her guests with great accommodations (a variety of teas, coffees, snacks and treats) and also provides a variety of toiletries (soaps, shampoos, quips, etc.) for her guests. Her home is as beautiful as the images seen but is even more in charming in real life. I look forward to my next visit in Milwaukee to stay with her again. This truly is a home away from home. Thank you Dawn.
Dawn made feel welcome in her beautiful home as soon as I arrived. The neighborhood was tree lined, peaceful and close to downtown Milwaukee. I loved waking to homemade banana-oat bread and muffins for breakfast and thoroughly enjoyed her hospitality and attention to detail.
I was in Milwaukee to take on some tough challenges at a couple of national championship races in my sport. The pleasantness (I use that word with its strength, not an anemic pleasantness) that Dawn provided for me and other visitors was greatly appreciated. Shaded parking was good to have. The aromas from Dawn's cooking were looked forward to upon returning from event activities.
The experience was great - like staying at home. Dawn was a gracious host who accommodated one's needs. I would stay there again.
Inclement weather prevented me from traveling to Milwaukee but Dawn has been great about keeping up with me and helping me reschedule my visit.
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It is my pleasure to serve / assist others visiting the Milwaukee area with Midwest hospitality. I've studied Hotel & Restaurant Management and operate my home as a bed and breakfast at an affordable price to my guests.
My interests include home decorating, perennial gardening, cooking, baking, reading, knitting, sewing, and other DIY crafts.
My goal is to make your stay in Milwaukee the most enjoyable and provide you with excellent customer service (leave you alone if that is what you prefer or socialize with you about the area and discover areas of interests for you).
I look forward to meeting you and sharing with you all that Milwaukee and the surrounding areas have to offer.