About this listing
Spectacular apartment in our home on Lake Mendota. Close to Capital & campus. Full Kitchen, two bedrooms, each with a queen bed, & one twin bed in living room plus crib. Brilliant sunsets on your own deck. New mattresses, quality pressed sheets, organic cleaning products; we want your stay to be perfect.
LOCATION & LAKESHORE LIVING. We have an entire apartment on the third floor of our house with a small kitchen, bathroom with shower which leads to a small deck facing magnificent Lake Mendota sunsets,
* a queen bed with a luxury mattress and pressed sheets; this area is only semi-enclosed,
*a twin bed in the living room,
*a second queen bed in a romantic turret room. There is a panoramic view of Lake Mendota from the master bedroom area and you can get a peek of the state capital from a small window. The small deck off of the bathroom overlooks Lake Mendota and James Madison Park, the views are breathtaking of the lake. A crib is also available.
We have a deck which is a short walk from the house that is on Lake Mendota and a sunny pier for sunbathing.
There is not a separate entrance, you go through our front door and up to the third floor.
We are very close to the Capital, the University of Wisconsin, State Street and Willy Street, and on a bus line. There are great restaurants within a few blocks, and the airport is a 10 minute drive.
Coffee pot and dishes, coffee and tea are provided in your own kitchen as well as fluffy towels, soaps and a hair dryer in the bathroom which also has a deck with views of the lake and sunsets. WiFi is also part of the package.
Access to our pier on Lake Mendota in the summer, for long lazy days.
Interaction with Guests
We enjoy our guests very much, and have made many friends. We will be happy to help with finding out more about our great city, as little or as much as you wish. We have often picked people up at the airport, and even dropped off football fans at the stadium !
We are LGTB friendly.
The neighborhood is very walking and biking friendly, The best restaurants, the Capital, Willy Street, State Street, UW Sports events are all close by. We also have great museums like the Chazen located on the UW campus, the extraordinary Madison Childrens Museum. and Ohlbrich Botanical Gardens.
Yes, the city bus stops across the street from our house.
Other Things to Note
Restaurant Week in Madison is coming!! January 18th to January 23, some of the finest dining will be available at our top Madison restaurants.
smoking not allowed; visitors are welcome to stay out late; we are not your parents :)
Pets, sadly, are not allowed to accommodate our guests who may have allergies
From Dec 01, 2015 - Feb 28, 2016 the minimum stay is 30 nights.
Sonja is a generous, thoughtful and gracious host. She immediately made me feel like a visiting friend and went out of her way to make me comfortable. The apartment is absolutely spectacular! Brilliantly designed, luxuriously equipped and extremely comfortable. The home, garden and dock are lovely. The neighborhood is nice and easy walking distance to campus and Capitol.
Sonja's place was wonderful and we wish we had more time to enjoy the apartment, the balcony and the pier. Sonja has a great eye for design inside and out and we very much appreciated the beautiful space, comfy beds, cozy nooks and convenient location!
Our stay at Sonja's house was absolutely wonderful! She was very accommodating and understanding of our schedule. The home is gorgeous with a fabulous view of lake Mendota. There is also a great little dock on the lake that is on the property which was great place to enjoy oir coffee in the morning. On top of that, the house was within a mile of all of the activities we were interested in! I can't wait to come back!
We just got back from a wonderful stay at Sonja and Jim's. The listing is very accurate. Lovely third floor of a beautiful home. It was a great location for us as we have family that lives in Madison but also an easy
walk to downtown for the farmer's market (not to be missed) and so
many great restaurants.
Sonja and Jim were wonderful hosts. We will definitely be back!
This was a perfect place to stay - a beautiful home, kind people, and access to the lakefront. Couldn't ask for more! There were four of us, and we fit well. It was a 15 minute walk to downtown, easy access to the university and conference hotels.
I highly recommend it!
We felt VERY welcome as Sonja's apartment. A great experience overall.! The rooms were cozy and felt like home.
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About the Host, Sonja
I'm a Kitchen Designer, married, we have three daughters and six!!! grandchildren. we love to travel and are having a wonderful time hosting our Airbnb guests.