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2BR/1BA Downtown Victorian on Lake Mendota, W/Pier
2BR/1BA Downtown Victorian on Lake Mendota, W/Pier

Entire home/apt

4 guests

2 bedrooms

2 beds

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Spectacular apartment in our home on Lake Mendota. Close to Capital & campus. Full Kitchen, two bedrooms, sunny dining area plus crib in living room. Brilliant sunsets on your own deck. New mattresses, quality pressed sheets, organic cleaning products; we want your stay to be perfect.

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 with panoramic views of Lake Mendota and sunsets,
* a queen bed with a luxury mattress and pressed sheets; please note: this area is only semi-enclosed,
*a second queen bed in a romantic small turret room. There is a panoramic view of Lake Mendota from the master bedroom area also 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 and pier a short walk from the house 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.

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.

Other things to note

We have no pets, so allergy free home

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Check In: 3PM - 12AM (midnight)
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: 20 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: 65
Security Deposit: 100
Weekly Discount: 3%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 single bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check in time is 3PM - 12AM (midnight)

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.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

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142 Reviews

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Jake User Profile
July 2017
The room was just lovely! On the third story of the home, it felt like being in a castle. Excellent view of the lake. Small deck upstairs just for you. Easy walk to an excellent coffee shop (2 blks) and just a few minutes from the capitol! Really great little apartment.

Joe User Profile
June 2017
Sonja's apartment has to be the best airbnb in Madison. Her description is 100% spot on. The shower was terrific, as were the views of the lake. We walked to everything we wanted to see. We walked to the Chazen Art Museum, the state capitol, and State Street. We enjoyed great meals at restaurants that also were within walking distance. Everything was terrific.

Bob User Profile
June 2017
One of the best AirBnBs we've stayed in. Light, airy, spacious, comfortable, beautiful Victorian neighborhood, great location by the lake and within easy walking to capital and downtown. Sonja was very hospitable and flexible.

Daniela User Profile
June 2017
A beautiful, luxurious, very private, tastefully decorated two bedroom apartment suite with large open spaces, well equipped, immaculate modern kitchen, spacious dining area and comfortable living room. Designer bath and bedroom with gorgeous views of lake. The beds, linens, and pillows were particularly comfortable. Fantastic private dock which you reach by walking through romantic garden with fountain, Buddha, and blooming perennials. My adult son and I had such a cozy time eating our meals on the balcony or dining room table. Honestly we did not want to leave our apartment. Sonja,a long-time Madisonian, is a most gracious host who even brought us freshly ground gourmet coffee and delicious organic grapes. I hope to return soon. My only regret--I wish I had booked a longer stay!

Kristen User Profile
June 2017
Great spot with a lovely family!

Herchel User Profile
June 2017
This 3rd story apartment was lovely. It has a beautiful view of the lake and a recently remodeled bathroom. So convenient to everything. Grocery, coffee and restaurants all within walking distance. I would definitely stay here again.

Hollye User Profile
June 2017
This is the most amazing apartment! It just a few steps to a dock with a table and chairs right on Lake Mendota. Great place for dinner or just a glass of wine. It's absolutely beautiful! The apartment has a balcony too ( and the house has a beautiful front porch!). Sonja could not have been nicer or more helpful.

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Madison, Wisconsin, United StatesJoined in May 2012
Sonja User ProfileSonja is a superhost.

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.

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