Downtown Madison Victorian House

House - Entire home/apt · E Gorham St, Madison, WI 53703, United States

The Space

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; a twin bed and a second queen bed in a small turret area. There is a panoramic view of Lake Mendota from the 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, but we are a friendly couple (with a cat), but we always keep the third floor apartment closed off so the cat is never up there.
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 are provided in your own kitchen as well as fluffy towels, soaps and a hair dryer in the bathroom which also has a turret. TV and WiFi are also part of the package.

Guest Access

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

The neighborhood is very walking and biking friendly, The best restaurants, the Capital, Willy Street, State Street, UW Sports events are all close by.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Extra people: $20 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $700 /week
Monthly Price: $2000 /month
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Cat(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Wonderful stay... Unfortunately did not meet hosts as they were away, but the place was lovely... conveniently located, tastefully furnished, nice and clean, great location, great view of the lake.. Just wonderful!

    April 2014
    Response from Sonja:

    Thank you, we appreciate your kind words. I hope we had one or two of our famous sunsets for you. We are so lucky to be in this spot.
    Please come visit again if you are in the area :)
    Sonja & Jim

  • Although I didn't get to meet Sonja, Erin was there and made sure I knew where to find everything and how to get around town. The apartment on the top floor is absolutely beautiful and I loved my stay there. I was greeted at the bottom of the stairs every morning by Homer, their sweet and affectionate cat (although he waits until invited to be petted, for those of you who aren't cat people). The house is walking distance to downtown, the university, the museums, and lots of good restaurants.

    December 2013
    Response from Sonja:

    Thanks you for the kind words. The guest house will be available, the third floor is probably booked, almost sure.
    Best wishes,

  • We enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving at this Victorian house BnB, with the whole turkey dinner for our family of 4 plus two guests. Sonja was away for the Holiday, but graciously allowed us to have access to her kitchen for needed items. The apartment was so beautiful, cozy, and tastefully decorated. The wifi was very strong, even with 4 devices going at the same time. We would definitely stay again!

    December 2013
  • Our stay at Sonja and Jim's home couldn't have been better! The number of our party grew and Sonja was extremely accommodating and flexible!
    Plenty of space, functional kitchen, great bathroom, wonderful views and the location made it easy to walk most places.
    Clean place, friendly owners, great location-- worth every penny.

    November 2013
  • My brother and I were in Madison to visit my son and stayed in the third floor apartment. It was beyond my expectations -- very clean, comfortable and beautiful. I want to come back in the summer to enjoy the little balcony and the views. We were close to my son and to everything else which was wonderful. Erin was gracious and welcoming. I will definitely stay there again if the opportunity presents itself!

    October 2013
  • We had a great! time at Sonja's place. Spectacular view, beautiful apartment with everything you could want. We had our daughters meet us in Madison and Sonja was very accommodating and flexible about the number of people that would be staying overnight. Although Sonja was out of town while we were there, her assistant, Erin, took wonderful care of us. The apartment is spacious and just lovely to spend time in with the window next to the bed overlooking the lake with beautiful sunsets. We were able to walk just about everywhere that we wanted to go while we were in Madison which was a plus. I can only hope that it is available the next time we come into town.

    October 2013
    Response from Sonja:

    Thank you so much, Melanie. I hope you do come again, and hope to meet you as well.
    You were a wonderful guest according to Erin.
    Best wishes,

  • The reservation was canceled 131 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    October 2013
  • I stayed for four days with two of my sons and a granddaughter while attending a wedding in Madison. We enjoyed every minute at this lovely house, filled with art and antiques and every comfort. The house is located in a quiet, leafy neighborhood by the shore of a lake and only a short walk from the city center. Our hosts provided everything we needed and every request received a quick and friendly response. I would certainly recommend Sonja's place and would be happy to stay there again.

    October 2013
  • Sonja has a beautiful house with great views. We really enjoyed our stay. Great location, 15 minute walk to the capital. We plan to be back at some point!!

    September 2013
  • A really cool place next to the lake and the Livingstone in for events, and within walking distance to restaurants. The whole crew, Sonja, Erin, and Homer (the house cat) were the best!

    August 2013
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