Living room with great rugs, and books and current magazinesLiving room and tuned piano

Entire home/apt

7 Guests

3 Bedrooms

4 Beds

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About this listing

Our historic, art-filled home is close to the UW hospital and campus, but is located in a quiet and pretty neighborhood. Madison is known for its open-mindedness, amazing farm-to-table restaurant scene, walk- and bike-ability, and lots of performing arts for the small size of the city. We're Superhosts in our fourth year and we'd love to comfortably accommodate you. (URL HIDDEN)

The space

We love hosting and are in our fourth year. Our house is pretty, cozy, bright and clean. We're on the desirable near-west side in quiet College Park, at the foot of historic University Heights, right on the bus line to downtown (about 7 mins.). Built in 1936, we have three bedrooms (and a sofa bed) and two bathrooms (basement bathroom has utility sink, to be upgraded in 2016). In all, we can accommodate six (seven in a pinch). Our house is beautifully decorated with art and antiques and maintained with lots of attention to detail.

The three bedrooms consist of one new California king bed; one extra-long twin in the office (new mattress); and one new full bed in the small third bedroom (all with down comforters in the winter). A full-sized sofa sleeper (with an optional feather-bed to make it comfier) in the living room can sleep two.

You may reserve our house for weekends and sometimes longer stays, we'll try to accommodate you! Please check our single-room listing if its only one of you who needs a room. It is available for a nightly rate of up to $79 most any time. If that's the case, we'll set you up and leave you alone!

In the house, you'll find a great wi-fi connection; a flat-screen T.V. in the kitchen and master bedroom (plus Roku and VHS/DVD player--no cable); iron/ironing board and hair dryer. There is a stereo with iPod hook up in the living room (no T.V. there, for peace and quiet).

Kids, we have toys and books for you! We live one block away from Stevens Park, a recently rebuilt neighborhood playground with basketball hoops.

Madison is an inclusive and environmentally sensitive city. We welcome all guests and we like to recycle, compost, and use only use dye- and synthetic-free fragrances.

We're a busy family of three who love art, music, travel, and locally sourced food and would be glad to help you find what you're looking for while staying in Madison.

Footnote: the view from the (website hidden) map from the street is not Kendall Ave. Also, Madison Airbnb hosts are now required to pay sales and lodging tax (included) and we are in compliance with the State Health Department's laws.

Guest access

Enjoy the entire house. The screened-in porch and patio are great for warm summer evening meals. The kitchen has everything within reach. Your organic breakfast will include fresh fruit, English muffins or granola, breakfast beverages, and French-press coffee or tea. If you'd like to use the garage, feel free, and laundry is in the basement. Since this is our primary residence when you're not here, please use the empty drawers or luggage and clothes racks provided outside of our closets (mirrors inside closet doors).

Interaction with guests

We will definitely connect through Airbnb/email to confirm plans. If you are new to Airbnb a connection over email or the phone is nice. We'd like to know of any special requests to make your stay terrific! When you rent the entire house, we will not be there although we may meet at check in if it works for all of us.

We will help you with your itinerary or restaurant recommendations. You may even want to cook while you're here (we're very close to Whole Foods and other grocery stores).

Other things to note

The Sunday NY Times is delivered to the house, so feel free to enjoy it here.

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The space
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 4
Check In: 3PM - 10PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $18 / night after 4 guests
Cleaning Fee: $70
Security Deposit: $100
Weekly Discount: 12%
Weekend Price: $298 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 3PM - 10PM

Please no smoking or pets. Treat our house kindly as there are many artworks, rugs and antiques (child friendly for well looked after kids). We would be grateful if you would remove your shoes upon entering the house. Please be mindful of keeping windows closed when the heat or A/C is on (or turn it off and open the house). If you plan to entertain guests not staying overnight, we'd be grateful to know in advance, and please clean up afterwards.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

63 Reviews

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Noah User Profile
May 2017
Couldn't be a better location if you want to be close to campus but not in the middle of campus traffic. Close to Whole Foods, Fifth Element coffee, restaurants, etc. Big plus is the porch with a patio table and day bed. Perfect place to sleep during the cool spring nights.
Samantha (And That Is Bruce) User ProfileSamantha (And That Is Bruce) is a superhost.
Response from Samantha (And That Is Bruce):
Thanks Noah! So glad you enjoyed your stay.
May 2017

Mary User Profile
April 2017
Girls Weekend! We had a great time. The home was perfect for our needs. We enjoyed making several meals and just hanging out in the living room,talking and laughing. Very close to downtown and any type of shopping you could possibly need. The owners were very nice and thorough. They were great at communicating and sharing information about their home and Madison's many attributes! The beds were very comfortable! We all slept well! Thank you again...we will be back!

John User Profile
December 2016
Sam and Bruce were great to work with and really took care of us!

Peggy User Profile
October 2016
A perfectly situated home very easy to locate and easy access to Madison , campus and Stadium . We had a group and enjoyed a weekend in town mostly , but this place is in a super quiet neighborhood so very peaceful and relaxing .
Samantha (And That Is Bruce) User ProfileSamantha (And That Is Bruce) is a superhost.
Response from Samantha (And That Is Bruce):
Peggy, thank you for the nice review! I have made updates to our house manual to make sure people know the third bedroom is small and to highlight that two bedroom closets have full-length mirrors. Happy Halloween!
October 2016

Chris User Profile
October 2016
This house was delightful and everything promised in the description. We were met by Sam, the host and she gave us the nickel tour and the things to be aware of. We got little chocolates on our towels. There was also breakfast fixings in the fridge for our consumption. Overall, we felt 100% welcomed. The house was in a great neighborhood - felt so safe. It was about 4 minutes drive from the heart of the University. I wish we had known that Madison was so bike friendly, we would have rented bikes to get around more. Parking for more than 1 car is a bit challenging, as the street in front only allows 2 hour parking during the day. But if you are up and about by 9:30am, you should be good. You can also park about 3-4 blocks further west where there isn't a restriction. Everything about this home was cozy and well executed. Sam clearly takes great care in getting the home ready for their guests' arrival. So super clean, plenty of supplies (towels, TP, etc). Even the bathroom in the basement which at first I was like "really?" became a quaint and comfortable place by the end. We also really appreciated the binder filled with great ideas on what to do in Madison - that's such a good idea for the visitor. It truly enhanced our stay in Madison. Finally, Sam was very responsive to our text communications, answering within a half hour most times, and 2 hours maximum. Highly recommended.
Samantha (And That Is Bruce) User ProfileSamantha (And That Is Bruce) is a superhost.
Response from Samantha (And That Is Bruce):
Chris, we appreciated such a thorough review! I am taking your advice and updating our Airbnb guidebook and have made a list of nearby grocery stores for the house binder. You were awesome guests!
October 2016

Starla User Profile
September 2016
Samantha was so accommodating for our late arrival! She was easy to communicate with. It's a charming house with a lot of character!

Sara User Profile
September 2016
Samantha (And That Is Bruce) User ProfileSamantha (And That Is Bruce) is a superhost.
Response from Samantha (And That Is Bruce):
Thanks Sara. Procured more hangers for guests, good idea!
September 2016

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Samantha (And That Is Bruce) User ProfileSamantha (And That Is Bruce) is a superhost.

I am the executive director for a chamber music festival and love to promote the visual arts, too. Bruce is a printmaker at the UW and artist. I can't live without travel and cooking and eating great, local food. We want to make sure you have a clean and comfy place to stay and we're happy to get to know you or leave you alone!

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours
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