Just enough room for work and for relaxing.If you don't mind, if you are out, I might like to request access to my desk.
Private Rm, Walk to Hospital or west end of the UW
Private Rm, Walk to Hospital or west end of the UW

Private room

1 Guest

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Private room

1 Guest

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

Our historic and art-filled home is close to the UW hospital but is located in a quiet and pretty neighborhood. We'll help you figure out how to get to where you need to go and fill you in about Madison (for example, the overwhelming majority of people here are tolerant and welcoming of everyone). We love to comfortably accommodate our guests inviting you to use the inviting screen porch, back garden patio and well-equipped kitchen.

The space
Accommodates: 1
Bathrooms: 1 (Shared bathroom)
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Room type: Private room



The space

We are happy to be in our fourth year of hosting Airbnb guests and we'd love to host you. If you are looking for a single room while visiting the UW-Madison hospital, campus, or downtown, our house is close to all and is pretty, cozy, bright and clean.

Built in 1936, our house is in quiet College Park, at the foot of historic University Heights. Your room has a new extra-long single bed with lots of pillows and a down comforter (in winter), and blackout shades on the windows. When you're here, I'm not in the bedroom/office. If it is mutually agreeable, I might ask to use my desk to run a chamber music festival, when you are not at the house. You are welcome to use the downstairs living spaces, also, when you're here. You can become part of our family or keep to yourself, whatever you are most comfortable with.

In the house, you'll find a great wi-fi connection, a flat-screen T.V. in the kitchen, iron/ironing board, and hair dryer upstairs.

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.

If you are looking for an entire house, check out our other listing (Cozy Artist's House)...our three bedrooms, two-bath home consists of one king bed, one extra-long twin in the office, and one full bed in the third bedroom (all with down comforters in winter). A full-sized sofa sleeper (with a feather bed) in the living room can sleep two.

Footnote: the view from the (website hidden) map from the street is not Kendall Ave.

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--we're happy to try to accommodate a special request, please let us know in advance--will include fresh fruit, granola, breakfast beverages, and French-press coffee or tea (WI State law won't permit us to officially offer perishable items).

If you'd like to use the washer and dryer, they are in the basement.

Interaction with guests

We will definitely connect through Airbnb or email to confirm plans; if your arrival plans change, please keep us updated. We'd like to know of any special requests to make your stay just right for you. We may or may not be here to greet you personally, but will arrange to leave you a key and connect when we get back. (Note that we're not the best option for late night arrivals or crashing after a big night on the town.) We're a busy family of three who love art, music, travel, and locally sourced food.

We will help you with your itinerary or restaurant recommendations. We can discuss dinner options with us if you are staying for several nights or you may even want to cook while you're here (we're very close to Whole Foods, Regent Street Market and other grocery stores).

The neighborhood

Our neighborhood is tree-lined and excellent for strolling. It's quiet but near the UW hospital and campus. Madison is also a great place for foodies! Visit one of three nearby farmers' markets on a Saturday morning for amazing cinnamon rolls, fresh goat cheeses and hickory nuts. For dinner, hit Oliver's Public House, Lombardino's or Sushi Box, (Humble Pie for dessert!) which are all within walking distance of our house. If you like to run or walk, go to picnic point on Lake Mendota or through the beautiful UW Arboretum's gardens or wooded trails. Frank Lloyd Wright's Unitarian Meeting House is within walking distance for architectural history buffs. Of course, you can usually catch a Badger game, too!

Getting around

We are very close to the UW-Madison hospital (12 minute walk), and a short bike ride, bus ride (Madison Metro) or 30 minute walk to the heart of campus. We are two short blocks from a major bus route (University Ave.), which can take you to campus, the stadium or Kohl Center, the Capitol Square (for the Monona Terrace or Ironman), shopping at Hilldale or at boutiques along Monroe Street or just about anywhere else you want to go! We also live on a designated bike route, Kendall Avenue. Bike to campus or bike paths that take you to the beautiful city trail. Street (Farley & Kendall) parking is limited to 2 hours on weekdays. From the airport, you can take a short cab ride or Uber to our house, about 15 minutes. Madison is too small to have a subway.

Other things to note

Parking – Tell us your needs; your best bet is free street parking on the weekends and evenings. Free two hour (at a time) street parking on weekdays. No parking 8AM - noon on Thursdays across from our house on Kendall. All-day free parking on weekdays is a 1/2 mile west on Bluff Street (Kendall turns into Bluff). All-day free parking on Farley Ave. on weekends. We can help you figure it out!

Bus or Airport Arrivals - We're a short cab or Uber ride (4 minutes) from the Chazen Museum, the stop for Megabus, Badger Bus and Van Galder. We're about 20 minutes from the Dane County airport.

The State of Wisconsin and City of Madison require Airbnb hosts to be in compliance and permitted with state and local laws, which we are.

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)

Let us know your check in/check out times in advance, if possible--and tell us if you've been delayed! Treat our house kindly, no smoking or pets. We love guests who remove their shoes upon entering the house. Please be mindful of opening and closing doors quietly upstairs: we're usually sawing logs between 11 PM - 6 AM.



Cancel up to 24 hours 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
Lock on bedroom door

1 night minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

119 Reviews

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Olivia User Profile
May 2017
I had a lovely time staying with Sam, Bruce and Lilly - such a kind and welcoming family with a beautiful home. It was in a great location, not too far from downtown (I walked every day), close to some shops but nice and quiet and residential. They were fabulous hosts and I loved staying with them, would certainly stay here again if I get to come back to Madison!
Samantha (And That Is Bruce) User ProfileSamantha (And That Is Bruce) is a superhost.
Response from Samantha (And That Is Bruce):
You're welcome back ANY time!
May 2017

Annette User Profile
May 2017
A sweet house, close to great walking, biking and running trails along the lake.

Mark User Profile
April 2017
The best!

Janamejaya User Profile
April 2017
Sam and Bruce are wonderful hosts.

Yulun User Profile
March 2017
My first time airbnb experience and it could not be even better! Sam picked me up to the house and made me feel at home. Very nice family. Recommend for people visiting the hospital.
Samantha (And That Is Bruce) User ProfileSamantha (And That Is Bruce) is a superhost.
Response from Samantha (And That Is Bruce):
Thanks for the review and thanks for giving Airbnb a try. Glad you had a good first experience!
March 2017

Linda User Profile
March 2017
Sam and family were so friendly and welcoming! My room was very comfortable with everything I needed, and it was nice and quiet for sleeping. Everything was very clean. The art pieces In the house are beautiful! Sam & family made it so easy for me to enjoy my stay.
Samantha (And That Is Bruce) User ProfileSamantha (And That Is Bruce) is a superhost.
Response from Samantha (And That Is Bruce):
Linda, we loved having you, you fit right in! Come back any time.
March 2017

Shawn User Profile
March 2017
Bruce is very nice and the room is lovely! The house is very close to the university and it is quite at night. Perfect room with perfect location, I do recommend this!

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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!

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