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

4 guests

2 rooms

2 beds

1 bath

4 guests

2 rooms

2 beds

1 bath

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About this listing

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.


Extra people: $20 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $65
Security Deposit: $100
Weekly Discount: 3%


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.

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. We also have great museums like the Chazen located on the UW campus, the extraordinary Madison Childrens Museum. and Ohlbrich Botanical Gardens.

Getting around

Yes, the city bus stops across the street from our house. Walking to all amenities is easy. Bike rental close by, maps and information available.

Other things to note

We have no pets, so allergy free home

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check in time is 3PM - 12AM (midnight)
Check out by 11AM

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, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

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129 Reviews

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Kevin User Profile
April 2017
Great place, great people, great price, nuff said

Linda User Profile
January 2017
The place was perfect, thanks! You've done a beautiful beautiful job with the house! We were comfortable and had everything we needed.

Zoe User Profile
January 2017
Sonja and Jim's place is perfect to give you that homey feeling but allow you your privacy. It felt like having our own apartment with an amazing view of the lake. We were concerned about our tendency to stay up very late but she said she never heard us at night time and we didn't hear noise in the morning, so the house must be well insulated. There was plenty of space to move around in and all the comforts of home. Sonja even offered us a ride which became a short tour of the UW campus where we attended many years ago. The neighborhood was nice and convenient to East Side amenities such as restaurants, coffee places and super market. Downtown/campus was a short cab ride away and a pleasant walk downhill to return. (The bus runs in front of the house, but we were lazy!)

Charidy User Profile
November 2016
We really enjoyed staying here. She had toys for our two year old and everything was very cozy. We've had bad experiences with Airbnb beds, but these were very comfortable. Sonja was terrific and even let us check in early when we arrived sooner than we expected.

Buzz User Profile
November 2016
Our second time and definitely not our last. Fabulous place, fabulous hosts.

Suzanne User Profile
November 2016
We were in the attic of the house, making the ceiling lines interesting, with sky lights and lots of big windows overlooking the lake and the park behind the house. We were very comfortable and everything we needed to have was there. The weekend we were there was homecoming weekend, and also the weekend of a marathon that required that all cars be removed from the street overnight and through part of the next day, so parking was a problem here, and everywhere else in town, too. So once we found a parking place, we just walked everywhere.......that was easy, and the places we wanted to be weren't too far away. This is a lovely place to stay!

Nick User Profile
October 2016
The place was perfect and Sonja was very accommodating! Would highly recommend

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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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