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

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,305 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 10 nights


About the property

By VRBO travelers, for VRBO travellers

This cute, peaceful & luxurious Craftsman-style cottage with a gourmet kitchen on a small quiet street is the owners' personal guest house. High-end furnishings and decor, including remodeled kitchen & bath, china and glassware, furniture & furnishings , elegant bedrooms (with great mattresses and bedding), 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 privacy, there is a private downstairs with second living room and third bedroom. SIGNIFICANT DISCOUNTS FOR LONGER STAYS

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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 4, 2018

About Rosemary Snellman

We love to travel and often stay in rental homes ourselves. This is our personal guest house. My family lives very next door, consisting of mom (me), dad, 3 children.

Rosemary Snellman purchased this house in 2011

Why Rosemary Snellman chose Spring Harbor

We have lived very nearby for over 15 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:
  • 1305 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 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


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Luxurious Living on Madison's West Side, 1 Block from Lake
average rating of 4.8378377 based on 37 reviews

Ironman Wisconsin- 2nd Time Stay

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying at the cottage for Ironman Wisconsin. We stayed comfortably with 4 adults and 1 child. We cooked almost all meals at the house. Great kitchen tools/appliances....crockpot, blender, lot of cutting boards etc. So close to a lot of great restaraunts, mini-golf, National Mustard Museum, and the Ironman course. Mile 9/22 turn around of the IM run course is an easy 5 minute drive to a parking lot to cheer your athlete on! Super easy to get to the festivities and all areas of the course. Nice, quiet neighborhood. Friendly proprietors who are available for any questions or help if needed...but give you plenty of space to have your own family time as well. Lots of "little extras" for kids, princess castle, Lincoln Logs, etc. for use in the basement. Vast supply of paper products, towels, hand soap etc. Homey environment with professional, laid back owners...thanks for another great stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best vacation rental ever!

  • 5 of 5

We rent vacation rental homes often, and this was a great experience. First, I always look for enough high-quality beds, and the needs of our group of six was well-met. Next, I check to make sure that there is air conditioning if traveling in the summer (check). A modern and well-equipped kitchen is nice. (check - one of the bast in recent times) Also, when picking a place I check to make sure that there is a nice bathroom or two (check), safety, privacy and quiet (check) and that the owners are not deferring any upkeep (check). It's always nice when there is a code door lock, because that way our group can split up (and it's even nicer when the code changes between guests).

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wembley, Western Australia

Great little cabin

  • 4 of 5

We rented this place for two weeks this summer and had a great time. I can't speak highly enough of the owners and how impressed I was with them responding immediately and thoroughly to a few early issues when we settled in. It was nothing that couldn't be rectified in a few minutes but their willingness to help was amazing. They truly want you to have a comfortable and relaxing stay in their home. We wen't huge fans of the third bedroom being down in the basement but with it just being two adults and our two young daughters, we just used the upstairs rooms. The house is quite small but it has everything you need to be comfy and cosy throughout your stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: June 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: April 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: January 2017
  • Source: 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

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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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.