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Gorgeous Victorian Vacation Rental Sleeps 8+ near Lake Ripley

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Beautiful Victorian Home with 2 Apts in Downtown Cambridge/Lake Ripley Area

There are 2 apartments in this Victorian home. Rent both for a Whole House rental that sleeps 6 adults & 7 kids.


See listing #1140868 for the second floor apartment info.

The Victorian of Cambridge is a beautifully renovated historic home centrally located in the quaint shopping district of Cambridge, Wisconsin. Two luxury apartments are available for your lodging needs. Rent both apartments for a larger group or each apartment individually. The Vic Lounge is also available for summertime events.

The first floor apartment offers:

• King bedroom with huge king beautifully carved sleigh bed plus a twin daybed with a twin trundle underneath (for extra sleepers) in this room.

• Queen bedroom has a queen bed plus a bunk bed for extra sleepers.

• Both the king and queen beds are topped with fabulous Stearns and Foster pillow-top mattresses, down comforters and fluffy pillows.

• Gorgeous living room with leather couches, fireplace, huge flat screen TV and wireless internet.

• Each bedroom is also furnished with its own TV.

• The bathroom has a gorgeous onyx marble walk-in shower.

• The kitchen is fully stocked kitchen with granite counter-tops and stainless steel appliances including front loading washer and dryer for your convenience.

• This apartment sleeps 4 adults and 4 kids comfortably.

Add the 2nd floor apartment (listing #1140868) for a WHOLE HOUSE rental which sleeps 6 adults & 7 kids.

Cambridge is not your typical Wisconsin small town. The vintage storefronts are home to art and gift shops, pottery studios, great restaurants and other inviting and unique shops. Access to Lake Ripley Park beach and Cam-Rock Trail is just a hop, skip and a jump away. Check out our website’s Activities section for all the fun things to do in the area .

Cambridge is perfectly situated just 20 miles from Madison, 2 hours from Chicago and 1 hour from Milwaukee and the Wisconsin Dells.

All bookings must be made a mininum of 1 week before arrival date.

Please be advised we do not rent to non-family groups under the age of 25. Minimum age requirement is 25 years old for all guests except for children under the direct supervision of parents.

We appreciate that you are interested in spending your valuable time at The Victorian and look forward to answering any more questions you may have. See more pictures on our website. Just search for Victorian of Cambridge WI.

Rates (lower rates may apply during Off Season). Check with us for Extended Stay rates:

$215 rate is for first floor apartment (sleeps 4 adults & 4 kids in 2 bedrooms).

$315 per night FOR THE WHOLE HOUSE (this listing plus list #1140868) (sleeps 6 adults & 7 kids).

** 2 night min applies ** (except some holidays may require 3 night min)

Cleaning Fee is $65 per apartment or $130 for whole house rental Plus 5.5% tax.

Security Deposit: $200 per apartment or $400 for whole house rental.

Whole house rental may be required for holidays.

Payment in full in order to complete reservation except for 5+ nights where 50% is paid down and balance is paid 30 days before your arrival.

Copy of photo ID, credit card info on file and signed rental agreement required for booking. Absolutely No pets allowed. Strict guest limit unless prior approval by us ($25 per extra guest per night may apply).

More Details

Carol Sapienza
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2017

About Carol Sapienza

Joe and I have been married for many years, we have 2 wonderful sons. We are Chicago natives that fell in love with Cambridge and now are proud to be non-native cheeseheads!

Carol Sapienza purchased this house in 2009

Why Carol Sapienza chose South Central

We're big city folks who fell in love with the beautiful town of Cambridge. We purchased this fantastic Victorian building in January 2009. We enjoyed renovating this historic building into what we believe to be the most beautiful vacation rental available. We installed wide planked hand-scraped teak hardwood flooring throughout and put in high-end leather furniture, carved wood sleigh beds, Sealy Posturepedic mattresses (2nd floor) and Stearns & Foster mattresses (1st floor) and luxurious linens. We've made the place comfortable for families. We created the best of what we would enjoy on a vacation. A comfortable home away from home. We just love this town!

What makes this house unique

The thing we enjoy most about this property and Cambridge. in general. is the slower pace, the friendly people and the natural beauty. Every season offers fun things to do including swimming, boating and kayaking on Lake Ripley, downtown shopping, enjoying fine dining, apple picking, skiing, hiking, theatre-going and more. Our website has a great 'activities' section which shows you all of the fun things that this area has to offer.

Guestbook comments from the owner


Thank you so much for everything! The house was just beautiful and we had a wonderful time! I am afraid though that town will never be the same again!!! HAHA!!! Lets just say that Kurt's Place across the street allowed a few of us to be celebrity bartenders and we got to know the locals on a first name and nickname basis! The music in the park was fantastic and you were right- Lake Mills was a hop skip and a jump! If there is a place we can write a review, several of us would love to gush about your beautiful home!

Thanks again

Jun 2014
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Cambridge House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • First Floor Bathroom - toilet , shower , Gorgeous open/walk-in shower with onyx tile.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • First Floor King Bedroom - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , King carved sleigh bed with twin daybed plus twin trundle.
    First Floor Queen Room - 1 queen , 2 bunk bed , Queen bed plus twin bunk beds.
  • The 1st floor apartment has 2 bedrooms and sleeps 4 adults and 4 kids comfortably. Add the 2nd floor apartment (see listing #???) sleeps 5 (2 adults + 3 kids) which can be added to this reservation for a WHOLE HOUSE rental. Whole house rental includes both apartments and sleeps 6 adults + 7 kids.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
You can rent one apartment or both for a whole house rental. Madison is just 25 minutes away and the WI Dells are only 1 hour away from The Victorian of Cambridge. Camrock County Park is a perfect biking and hiking trail within walking distance of The Victorian. Lake Ripley is a beautiful spring-fed lake with a gorgeous beach less than a mile from The Victorian.


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Gorgeous Victorian Vacation Rental Sleeps 8+ near Lake Ripley
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The Victorian of Cambridge was great. We rented the whole house and it was perfect for my family that flew in from all areas of the country to watch the Wisconsin Badger volleyball team beat the Wolverines and the Spartans. We had a great Sunday making an early Thanksgiving meal for our daughter and her roommates. We would stay there again if we get the chance. Homey, great layout, comfy beds, great decor, and an easy drive to Madison.

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words! We love hosting our Badger families especially Badger Volleyball families who "killed it" this weekend! We are so looking forward to see what they do over the next few weeks. I'm happy that you enjoyed the comfortable beds and were able to host a fabulous holiday meal for your family! There's nothing better than a home-cooked meal for college students! Thanks again for staying with us. We look forward to having you back soon.
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Great Girls Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful property! Everything was updated and there were ample options for sleeping. Fall in Cambridge is beautiful and the Victorian made for a wonderful girlfriends weekend!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Liz. I'm so happy that you and your crew had a great time at The Victorian of Cambridge! We loved providing top-notch accommodations for you and the "girls" and I'm glad that they were happy with your choice! I hope they gave you a gold star or at least a glass of wine for your work getting the perfect spot for your weekend with friends!
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  • 5 of 5

Thank You Carol & Joe. Out family traveled from Nebraska to spend time at the Dells and Milwaukee. This was a perfect location to avoid a lot of driving with the little ones. The house is Amazing. We rented the whole house for 6 adults and 4 young children. It was Perfect!! Very much updated and Well Stocked with everything you could possibly need. Love the wooden floors. This house is very well maintained. Having two washer and dryers was a plus. We also had family come visit from Milwaukee so we put the beautiful yard and patio use. Thanks for internet access and awesome TV's so we could enjoy the Olympics. This is a Must Stay home if you are in the location.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love, love, love our happy guests that leave such beautiful review! Thank you so much! I'm so happy you relished in the luxurious beds (they are way better than mine at home) and appreciated the teak hardwood floors. My husband and I installed them ourselves. In addition to the great local activities in Cambridge, we are happy that we are centrally located close enough for a quick drive to or from the WI Dells, Madison and Milwaukee! I'm thrilled that you were able to share the beautiful backyard garden area with your friends and family. We can't wait to have you back again soon!
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The Victorian of Cambridge

  • 5 of 5

My family and I absolutely loved this home! we really didn't want to leave lol, but seriously this place is amazing. Great layout, wonderful Use of space, beautiful garden, just beautiful all around. There is a park close by and a bar for when the kiddies are all worn out .This place is perfect! I've already started recommending people to check it out!!!

Thanks Carol

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Serina: Thank you so much for you kind words! I'm so happy you loved it. It's fun to have Kurt's Place right across the street. We've had some other guests end up dancing on the bar top (believe it or not). Gotta love WI!! It's nice you were able to enjoy our local parks within walking distance. I love that Lake Ripley park is so close as well. We are lucky to have fun activities in the area and are thankful you enjoyed the comforts of The Victorian when you returned from your fun-filled day. We look forward to having your family back again soon! Thanks for staying with us, Carol
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Awesome home and location!

  • 5 of 5

My family thoroughly enjoyed this beautiful home and the location only steps away from shops and cafes! We will be back again someday!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank so much for you kind words! It was so nice to meet your family and we are happy you had a such a fantastic experience at The Victorian of Cambridge! Carol
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  • 5 of 5

I was absolutely blown away! Carol was so accommodating and she was very responsive when we had questions. The house is gorgeous and completely up-to-date. All the beds were extremely comfortable and the bedding was modern. There was plenty of room for everyone and we had an amazing girls' weekend. I will definitely be back in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Karley! We loved hosting your girls weekend at The Victorian! We look forward to having you back again soon. You can thank my husband for the comfy beds. He insisted in us spending more money on high-end Stearns & Foster beds. I'm the frugal one, but he realized the value in making our guest's experience the best it can be. It's funny how many people mention the comfort of the beds and pillows. We really wanted The Victorian to be a place that is MORE comfortable than your own home. Otherwise, why leave home? Right? That's what we expect when we go on vacation and wanted to give our guests that experience as well. We can't wait to have you back! Best wishes, Carol
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Dane County Regional Airport Madison WI
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Plow Restaurant, Camrock Cafe, Keystone Grill
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Lake Mills Golf
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
I-90 and Route 73 or I-94 and Route 89
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Plow Restaurant (Farm to Table)
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Cascade Mountain, Portage WI
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Lake Ripley Park

The Victorian of Cambridge is located in the quaint village of Cambridge. People come from all over to see the Victorian storefronts containing jewelry, furniture, gift and boutique shops. The world-famous Rowe Pottery is the anchor to this artisan town along with some great restaurants. Spring-fed Lake Ripley is a stone's throw away. The beautiful public beach at Lake Ripley Park is a gem and has tennis courts, picnic canopies, a wonderful playground, basketball courts and plenty of room to run.

The Victorian is located in the main shopping district so you can walk to everything. Take a few steps to the local bakery, café or coffee shop. There's outdoor seating and usually some great music at the restaurants in town also. The people are so friendly that you feel right at home. We welcome you to come visit and stay a while. You'll love it as much as we do.

Cambridge is only a 20 minute drive to Madison where you'll find free museums and much more.

Other Activities: kayaking, sailing, paddle boarding, boating, snowboarding, snowmobiling, hiking and exploring.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $65
Damage Deposit $200

Standard Rates:
Add the 2nd floor apartment for a WHOLE HOUSE RENTAL (See listing #1140868)
$159 rate for 2nd floor apartment (sleeps 2 adults & 3 kids). Listing #1140868
$215 rate for first floor apartment (sleeps 4 adults & 4 kids in 2 bedrooms). THIS LISTING
$315 for the whole house/both apartments (sleeps 6 adults & 7 kids). THIS LISTING PLUS #1140868 Property
Higher rates may apply to holidays.

Lower Off Season Rates: (after Labor Day and Before Memorial Day)
$199 1st floor
$149 2nd floor
$299 Whole House
Call for long term rental rates.

** 2 night min. applies ** (except holidays which may require a 3 night min.)

CLEANING FEE: $130 for whole house rental or $65 per apartment rental.
Cancellation fee applies. See our website Rate page for details.

Payment in full in order to complete reservation except for 5+ nights where 50% is paid down and balance is paid 30 days before your arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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