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Luxurious Living on Madison's West Side, 1 Block from Lake

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,005 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

By VRBO travelers, for VRBO travellers

This cute, peaceful & luxurious cottage with a gourmet kitchen on a small quiet street is the owners' personal guest house. Everything is first class and charming at this gem of a place, from recently remodeled kitchen & bath, china and glassware, upscale furniture & furnishings , elegant bedrooms, upstairs and downstairs fireplaces, TVs (with cable, ESPN), fast internet, artwork, outdoor living, and landscaping. There is a beautiful outdoor patio (with Weber gas grill), mature landscaping, quality living (including sauna). For a larger group, there is a private downstairs with second living room and third bedroom.

The owners frequently rent VRBO (and competitors) on their own travels, and always bring the best experiences back home for their own guests.

We are 3 miles from hospitals, 5 miles from campus & stadium, and 6 miles from the capitol & Monona Terrace convention center.

Children are entertained by a basketball hoop, a pack-n-play, additional TV and bedroom in the basement, XBox One, a beach and playground within a few blocks.

Keywords: Charming, Yet Thoroughly Modern: Owner's Personal Guest House on West Side with Gourmet Kitchen, Patio & Sauna.

More Details

Rosemary Snellman
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017

About Rosemary Snellman

We love to travel and often stay in VRBO's ourselves. This is our personal guest house. My family lives very nearby, consisting of mom (me), dad, 3 elementary school children, and a 10-lb dog with a 'lion' haircut.

Rosemary Snellman purchased this house in 2011

Why Rosemary Snellman chose Madison

We have lived very nearby for over 10 years, and can't say enough good things about the location. As our family grew, we decided we needed a guest house, and so when this charming cottage came on the market we rushed at the chance to buy it.


Spring Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1005 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Two bathrooms. See photos.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(34 traveler reviews)

Luxurious Living on Madison's West Side, 1 Block from Lake
average rating of 4.852941 based on 34 reviews

Lovely home and very accommodating hosts!

  • 5 of 5

The hosts were very flexible with our schedule and needs. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Centrally located. Great for a toddler. Beautiful house.

  • 5 of 5

I came to Madison for less than fun reasons. My mom needed to be at a health facility for a special ventilator that her hometown didn't have. I was living in Thailand at the time. I packed up my 2 year old boy and we rented this house for a couple weeks to oversee my mom's care. My husband was traveling at the time for work and so it made for a busy life with a toddler, some work to do in my spare time :), visiting my mom regularly and so forth. This house was perfect for a number of reasons. It's well stocked with bedding, kitchen supplies, even spices, garbage bags, toilet paper, laundry detergent, dishwasher pellets for the dishwasher and for washing by hand. It has super easy to use appliances. It's all high quality. No hassles and nothing caused me more work. It's a one floor house and smaller than what I visualized from the pictures on line, but that was fine for us. I told the owners I was coming with a two year old boy. They had a height chair, a travel crib, and a gate to block the stairs to the basement set up (The basement is nice and finished with a tv and fireplace - great for not making noise after the toddler was asleep). I didn't have to bring that stuff from across the world on this trip. They even had toys in the basement that I used. They lent me a small kid pool for a few days when the weather was nice . They invited me over to where they live where they have chickens he could chase and talk too. The price was higher than what I usually pay for a house rental, but I wanted easy for a difficult time and I received that. Oh and the internet was great. It handled everything with my distance work and my Netflix addiction after the little guy went to sleep. The driveway is long and great for parking. And it was a 15 minute drive to the hospital and a 10 minute drive to where my niece goes to graduate school. All in all, I give this 5 star. Did I mention really nice owners? They were really nice and I felt safe during my time when I was alone in a new place learning as I went. Thank you!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming home in lakeside neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

The house is cozy and charming, located in a quiet neighborhood near the lake and just a short drive from downtown. Rooms are clean and tastefully decorated, and well stocked with luxurious duvets, towels etc. Jussi and Rosey are outstanding hosts - responsive, hospitable and very attentive. They left us a welcoming bottle of wine as well eggs, fruit and yogurt for breakfast. Jussi did an outstanding job shoveling the driveway after snow storms, even scraping the snow off my rental car. It was a stressful time for my family who had traveled from overseas to support a sick family member in hospital. The house provided a wonderful sanctuary for us to return to after daily hospital visits.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful home.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the house over the long Thanksgiving weekend while visiting our son. We typically stay at VRBO/AirB&B when we travel and feel this was by far one of the nicest. It was comfortable and homey. Would stay there again on our next visit.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dublin, Ohio

Great home for 5 adults

  • 4 of 5

This is a great home in a lovely neighborhood. The home is small, but everything is well done. The backyard is very nice.

The kitchen is very well equipped and laid out. I cooked dinner one night and had everything I needed. The house is a short walk to Lake Mendota.

Do not miss The Original Pancake House for breakfast. Excellent! Mid Town Pub was very good too.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Baltimore, MD

We LOVE this plave

  • 5 of 5

This is our home away from home, and the only place we like to stay when we are in Madison, WI.

It is perfect for a group or family, has everything you need, and is close to just about everything.

We really do love this place and the owners are awesome as well.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Spring Harbor Beach
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Spring Harbor Middle School
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Brennan's Market
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Pancake House
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Buck's Carry Out Pizza
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Shish Cafe
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Bus stop to downtown
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Imperial Garden Chinese
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Hospital Complex
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University of Wisconsin
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Rates & Availability

Spring Harbor House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 20 2017
5 night minimum stay
Epic UGM '17
Sep 25 2017 - Sep 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
epic free day
Sep 28 2017 - Sep 28 2017
1 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Sep 29 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 17 2017 - Jan 2 2018
5 night minimum stay
Graduation 2018
May 10 2018 - May 13 2018
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
Jun 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
Oct 5 2018 - Oct 6 2018
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Graduation 2019
May 9 2019 - May 12 2019
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2019
Jun 1 2019 - Sep 30 2019
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 14.5%

[To comply with city codes, only rentals of 30 days or longer will be considered, if the visitor is a "tourist" (defined as a person who is renting for vacation, pleasure, recreation, culture, business or employment)]

Minimum price for Thanksgiving is $1800; Christmas is $3100; Ironman & Cross-Fit is $3600; Epic User Group is $2900. (Plus tax)
IF YOUR DATES ARE NOT AVAILABLE, we sometimes can rent to you a lake cabin (about 20 miles from Madison), June-October only. Please inquire.
Contact us if you wish to pay direct and save on booking fees.
Discounts for longer reservations. No Tax on monthly reservations.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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