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

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,005 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

By VRBO travelers, for VRBO travellers

This cute 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) and a Scandinavian sauna.

The owners frequently rent VRBO/Homeaway guest houses on their own travels, and always bring the best experiences back home for their own guests.

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.

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

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

More Details

Owner
Rosemary Snellman
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
May 26, 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.

Amenities

Spring Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1005 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
General:
  • 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 ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Two bathrooms. See photos.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)

Luxurious Living on Madison's West Side, 1 Block from Lake
average rating of 4.848485 based on 33 reviews
5

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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5

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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5

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
4

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
5

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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5

Great house with easy access. Everything expected as described.

  • 5 of 5

I booked this location for Epic's UGM my colleagues and I attended last week. It was tough finding hotels, so I turned to VRBO. There were several locations available, but this location was well worth it. It was only 25 minutes from the Epic campus and worked out very well for us. The house was fantastic. The accommodations were as we expected and had no access issues during our stay. We would stay here again. Communication with the home owner was prompt. Instructions outlined well.

Thank you again.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Point of Interest
Spring Harbor Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Spring Harbor Middle School
Nearest Point of Interest
Brennan's Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Flowerama
Nearest Point of Interest
Pancake House
Nearest Point of Interest
Buck's Carry Out Pizza
Nearest Point of Interest
Shish Cafe
Nearest Point of Interest
Bus stop to downtown
Nearest Point of Interest
Imperial Garden Chinese
Nearest Point of Interest
Hospital Complex
Nearest Point of Interest
University of Wisconsin
Nearest Point of Interest
Capitol

Photos

Rates & Availability

Spring Harbor House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 2017
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 20 2017
5 night minimum stay
$398
From
$449
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,349
$8,000
 
 
epic free day
Sep 24 2017 - Sep 24 2017
1 night minimum stay
$1
Flat fee
 
 
Epic UGM '17
Sep 25 2017 - Sep 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
$2,950
Flat fee
 
 
epic free day
Sep 28 2017 - Sep 28 2017
1 night minimum stay
$1
Flat fee
 
 
Purdue
Sep 29 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$1,350
Flat fee
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
$749
 
 
Christmas
Dec 17 2017 - Jan 2 2018
5 night minimum stay
$615
$3,400
 
 
Graduation 2018
May 10 2018 - May 13 2018
3 night minimum stay
$559
 
 
Summer 2018
Jun 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
$3,800
$9,500
 
 
Nebraska
Oct 5 2018 - Oct 6 2018
2 night minimum stay
$1,900
Flat fee
 
 
Graduation 2019
May 9 2019 - May 12 2019
3 night minimum stay
$559
 
 
Summer 2019
Jun 1 2019 - Sep 30 2019
7 night minimum stay
$3,900
$9,900
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$398
From
$449
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,349
$5,900
 

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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