Lake Front Getaway in the Heart of Downtown Madison

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Last updated: 10/21/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

This one bedroom retreat is the first floor of our home and is located right on lake Monona. It has recently been remodeled and has 9 foot ceilings and huge windows overlooking the lake. The apartment is equipped with a large flat screen TV, cable, wireless internet. There is a queen bed with luxury sheets as well as a futon sleeper sofa for that will comfortably sleep 2 children. The kitchen is equipped with a 2 burner stove, microwave, mini fridge and sink.

We have NFL Sunday ticket! Watch all any and all professional football games from the comfort of our apartment. This is also a great location to stay for Badger football, basketball and hockey games. Welcome Wisconsin Alumni and Go Badgers!

Although the apartment itself is designed to be a relaxing retreat, there is so much to do out doors you might not spend much time inside. Have coffee on the dock in the morning. Then spend the day on the lake fishing. Alternatively, spend the afternoon biking or running around the lake on the bike path, which you can pick up just a block from the house. Not the outdoorsy type? Don't worry, there are plenty of downtown activities within walking distance. The Capital is just a 10 minute walk, as are all the best restaurants, cafes and nightlife that Madison has to offer. The UW campus is about a mile and half and can easily be biked, walked or catch a bus across the street from the apartment. This downtown lakefront location really has the best of both worlds.

Our facility has been inspected and licensed by the State of Wisconsin and City of Madison.

This apartment is a non-smoking facility.

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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 475 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum age limit is 25....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    No Pets please. This is not flexible....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    The apartment is accessed by walking down a flight of stairs from the street....moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Small bedroom with a queen sized bed, great sheets and a closet to store your clothing....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • This is a lakeside get away in the heart of Madison. Take out a canoe or Kayak and fish or just enjoy the water. Bikes available to go on a long bike ride around the lakeside bike path or take down town and explore the capital and UW campus. This is a great outdoor get away right downtown Madison....moreless


  • Television


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    The apartment is a short walk to the Capital....moreless

  • Lake View
  • Lakefront:

    The Apartment is on Lake Monona. The front door is just 100 feet from the water!...moreless

  • Water View
  • Waterfront


  • Dining:

    Small inside dining area or eat outside by the lake....moreless

  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Spacious living room with large TV with cable, sleeper sofa....moreless

  • Parking:

    One off street parking stall available....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    There is coin operated laundry in building next door....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    French press coffee, drip coffee. There is a tea pot as well....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    kitchen fully equipped with dishes and pots and pans....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Small kitchen with 2 burner stove, half refrigerator and sink. Make your own French Press coffee in the morning!...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator:

    small refrigerator with separate freezer....moreless

  • Stove:

    2 burner electric stove. There is no oven....moreless


  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayak and Canoe available for your use. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    beautiful landscaped yard on the lake...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Grill out by the lake....moreless



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My Standard Rate
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$190 $220
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Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $100
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 14.5%


Help us keep the cleaning fees down by leavening the room tidy. The cleaning fee charged is for basic cleaning and linens. Any extra cleaning, such as steam cleaning the carpet due to mud, will be charged an extra fee. Please treat our home as you would your own. Thank you!

Owner's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 10/21/2016
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  • Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center

    "The Monona Terrace is a short walk from the house and is open daily. It was designed by Fra..."

  • Sardine

    "This great restaurant is just around the corner. Dine in or on the terrace. Great menu!"

  • Olbrich Botanical Garden

    "The outdoor Botanical Garden is fabulous in the summer - a real hidden treasure. The winter..."

  • Manna Cafe & Bakery

    "Manna is a great example of Madison's breakfast tradition. The cafe has great baked goods, ..."

  • Blue Plate Diner

  • Graze Pub

  • Ella's Deli

    "Ellas is great with kids. This place has got to be seen to be believed - it's full of train..."

  • Madison Children's Museum

    "Recently remodeled Children's Museum is walking distance and sure to be an afternoon of fun ..."

  • Crema Cafe

    "We love this place. The breakfast sandwich and blue bird sandwich are especially tasty. "

  • Avenue Club and the Bubble Up Bar

    "This place is a supper club atmosphere and frequently voted best Friday night Fish Fry (a Ma..."

  • Marigold Kitchen

    "This is another great place within walking distance to have breakfast or lunch. It's just a..."

  • Tex Tubb's Taco Palace

  • Eldorado Grill

  • Jolly Bob's -- CLOSED

    "This is a long time local Madison favorite with Jamaican food and outdoor seating in the back."

  • Daisy Cafe and Cupcakery

    "In addition to gourmet cup cakes, the Daisy Cafe has great salads and sandwiches."

  • Restaurant Muramoto

    "Best sushi in town!"

  • Jenifer Street Market

    "We love this market! It's tiny but somehow has everything. The produce is great as is the ..."

  • Bunky's Cafe

    "Bunky's has an eclectic mix of mediterranean italian and middle eastern foods. "

  • Glass Nickel Pizza Co.

    "Glass Nickel has good pizza and pasta but my real favorite is their salad. It's really fres..."

  • Ground Zero Coffee Company

    "Great Coffee just around the corner."

  • Harvest

  • Willy Street Co-op

  • The Green Owl Cafe

    "Vegetarian - even Friday night fish fry!"

  • Wisconsin State Capital Building

    "Tour the Wisconsin State Capital Building either with or with our a guide. This is a fun af..."

  • Alliant Energy Center

  • UW Hospital

5 Miles
Nearest Airport
Dane County Regional Airport

Car: Not Necessary

The apartment is located just blocks from all the cafes and restaurants on Williamson St. It is just 2 blocks to the John Nolan bike path which is great for biking, walking and running. The Capital is a short walk to all the businesses, restaurants and nightlife.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: My husband is an avid fisherman and has always dreamed of living on the lake. When this property became available, it was just what we had been looking for - is is our cabin/lake house right in the heart of town. As we love to entertain it seemed like a perfect fit for us to open our home via VRBO.

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Speaks: english, spanish


  • Skyline view from the yard in winter.

    Skyline view from the yard in winter.

  • Kitchenette


  • Queen size bed with padded leather headboard - great for reading in bed.

    Queen size bed with padded leather headboard - great for reading in bed.

  • The apartment is the entire first floor.

    The apartment is the entire first floor.

  • Yard and dock - great place for morning coffee!

    Yard and dock - great place for morning coffee!

  • View of the living area and kitchenette

    View of the living area and kitchenette

  • Bedroom with queen size bed

    Bedroom with queen size bed

  • Sitting area with 46 in TV

    Sitting area with 46 in TV

  • Caught right off the dock!

    Caught right off the dock!

VRBO #570542

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Monday, October 24, 2016

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