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 small 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. We also have a deck with views of the lake and sunsets. Wi-Fi and TV included.
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.
smoking not allowed; visitors are welcome to stay out late; we are not your parents :)
Pets, sadly, are not allowed because of potential allergies to other guests.
From Dec 01, 2015 - Feb 28, 2016 the minimum stay is 30 nights.
Exactly as described: beautiful setting, lovely apartment, and very clean. Absolutely recommended.
Our stay in Madison with Sonja and her husband was wonderful! The house is incredibly welcoming and nice. Sonja and her husband were also very welcoming and accommodating. The apartment is on the third floor of the home. You have the entire floor to yourself, including 2 large beds, a day bed, a living room area, kitchen, bathroom and patio overlooking the lake! It was very clean and so cute! The neighborhood is the perfect Madison experience, close to James Madison park and within walking distance of the state capital, state street, and the UW-Madison campus. We had a great stay here and will definitely be back again!
This apartment was one of the most elegant, beautifully appointed spaces we've been to. The 3rd floor afforded us views of the lovely gardens below and Lake Mendota beyond. Our bedroom overlooked the park next door and the lake through a beautiful, large Victorian window. The kitchen and bath were perfectly situated in the middle of the space while the sitting room in the front of the house afforded an ample area in which several people could read, lounge, or watch tv. The second bedroom was next to the sitting room and like ours, had a comfortable bed for our friend traveling with us. This is an amazing find with gracious hosts and welcoming spaces.
Sonja and her husband Jim were very nice,made us feel very welcome. The place was great and the location was perfect! Thank you for a great place to stay for our nieces wedding. Hope to visit again,would definitely recommend. Jeff and Di,
This was a wonderful place to stay just outside of downtown Madison. The apartment is beautifully decorated, clean, spacious, and just as described in the listing. Sonja is very welcoming and friendly. She even had a crib, high chair, and toys ready for our 1-year-old daughter. The neighborhood is quiet with a lovely park and lake view. You could definitely walk to nearby restaurants or downtown, or it's just a quick 5 minute drive. I highly recommend this property for a relaxing stay.
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.
Dropping our son off at Madison was our summer vacation and we planned to celebrate all that this lovely city had to offer. Sonja'a home has been the perfect venue. Our walks all over town began adjacent to Lake Mendota, great views of lakes and gardens, The upstairs apartment was spacious, functional and filled with light, and room for all. Furthermore the quality of the kitchen and cookware really made it easy to relax for an early breakfast or a late dinner; it was very well equipped. The beds were more than comfortable and the linens wer pampering.
All ages have been considered as is evidenced by a crib, toys, books, boardgames and music in addition to a TV and a pier onto the lake.
The beds were comfy and while the space was airconditioned, care was taken to provide a máximum of cross breeze, and there were quiet ceiling fans.
Sonja was gracious, helpful and discrete. We felt pampered and enjoyed immensely.
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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.