About this listing
My home is located in one of the best neighborhoods in Madison. The Near East Side is full of great places to eat, drink and shop. I'm on the Isthmus in between two lakes and you'll be a quick drive or bike ride downtown. Must love dogs.
I am 1 of 9 licensed bed and breakfasts (without the breakfast) in the City of Madison. There are about 300 hosts renting on Airbnb. Nobody opposed my decision to become a bed and breakfast during the public hearing held with the city and I passed the health inspection. I'm good to go!
I have a young Airedale Terrier. He's almost three years old now but still very much a puppy! Since he's a terrier he doesn't shed, but he does bark sometimes at dogs walking by and is a bit jumpy and mouthy. It doesn't hurt by any means, he's just excited to meet and greet you! When you arrive, he'll definitely be excited. We're working everyday on this. When you arrive, please ignore him as I try to keep him sitting politely for you. If you aren't a dog lover, my place probably isn't the place for you.
I live in a 1916 charming home that is located in one of the best neighborhoods in town. The Atwood neighborhood is located on the near east side of Madison and has some of the best cafe's, restaurants and taverns.
One of the three rooms is available with access to a shared bathroom that has a claw foot tub. The room is quaint with a private porch and a view to the neighborhood. There is a full size bed with fresh sheets and clean towels in the bathroom. I have a French press and coffee/tea that you are welcome to make.
The kitchen was recently redone and is stunning and spacious. I'd prefer to have only one person or a couple. Though I'm happy to accommodate a few more! We can always blow up an air mattress or someone can sleep on the couch. Street parking is available, however you're welcome to pull up along the side the house in the alley way.
If you'd like to stay with me, or rent the whole house, please send me a message with a little bit about yourself and why you're coming to Madison. I'm looking forward to hearing from you!
Guests have access to the whole lower level being the kitchen, dining room, living room and back patio. During the nice weather months, the back patio is a lovely place to sit in the morning and drink coffee or have a glass of wine in the evening under the party lights.
The guest bedroom is at the end of the hallway upstairs. The bathroom is right next to it with fresh towels and travel soaps and shampoos if you need them. The guest room also has a balcony!
There's a ping pong table in the garage you're welcome to use in the warmer months!!! It's a new addition : )
Interaction with Guests
I work from home so I'm in and out during the week and on the weekends. My three year old Airedale wakes me up around 7/8am so we'll usually take off then for the dog park or a long walk so we don't disturb you. I'm always up for socializing with my guests but if you prefer to not, that's fine with me.
The Barrymore Theater is right around the block, two of my favorite restaurants in town Lao Laan-Xang and the Alchemy are also about a block away. There's the best chocolate shop right by the theater as well. So many amazing places in walking distance! I haven't mentioned Williamson Street yet, but that's also one of my favorite areas that is very close. A little further past that is the Capitol and then the UW campus, which are in biking distance and only a short bus ride away.
You'll see on the map there are lakes on either side of where I live; Lake Mendota to the west and Lake Monona to the east. The summer months are my absolute favorite as there is always something to do. Madison is great for biking as well! The bike path is near by as well as the bus line.
If you want to bike but don't have a bike or can't bring your bike with you, Madison B Cycle is a great way to get around. There are many stations with bikes all around town. One is just down the block from me.
I'm here to answer any questions you have. I just ask that while you're a guest that you treat my place like your own. One last request is that you please don't smoke on the property.