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Great Location On Lake Waubesa, 10 Minutes from Downtown Madison and U W campus

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bed Room 1 Bath Lake Front Home

Located directly on a lake but in a country setting, it is only 10 minutes from downtown Madison Wisconsin, 20 minutes from the airport, and 2 hours from Chicago's O'Hare airport. Lake Waubesa is one of the four lakes in Madison, known as the best fishing lake. Barbecue and relax on the deck while being secluded from the wind! Enjoy fabulous morning sunrises over the lake.

The log cabin is located on the lake. One level ranch has 2 bedrooms and a full bathroom. One bedroom has a queen bed. The 2nd bedroom has a bunk bed with a full bed and twin bed on the top. There is a large living room with lake views and pullout couch. Enjoy eating at the table while looking at the lake. Everything you will need to make your stay complete is provided, from linens, towels, a washer and dryer and condiments in the pantry.

We have a kitchen that is fully equipped with cooking and service ware for up to eight guests as well as new appliances. Plenty of pots and pans, dishware, dishwasher, microwave, coffeepot, and toaster to make eating in easy.

There is an air conditioner and many ceiling fans for the summer and if you are staying in the winter we have heat throughout.

The boat launch is 2 minutes away. For our guests we have canoe. We just added a rustic 65 foot pier for our guests use(will be in the water from mid May to August). Most everyone just walks right in at the lake front to swim. The lake bottom is rocky and/or sandy.

Coming in for a UW game? Want to stay on the lake in a cabin instead of a hotel? We are a 12 minute drive to campus. Coming for IronMan Wisconsin? We are a 5 mile bike ride to the start. Stay in the comfort of a home vs a hotel.

Madison has been recognized as one of the premier places to live. The best farmers market in the US, outdoor music, free zoo, art fairs, and great restaurants are minutes away. We would love to share our city suggestions with you.

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Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2017


Waubesa Beach Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , bunk bed has a twin top bunk and a double bed for the bottom
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(37 traveler reviews)

Great Location On Lake Waubesa, 10 Minutes from Downtown Madison and U W campus
average rating of 4.6216216 based on 37 reviews

Cabin on Lake Waubesa

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four adults just returned from staying at Nicole's Lake Waubesa cabin. The cabin is very comfortable with an amazing view of the lake. We were there to go to the Wisconsin Badgers vs Ohio State game. The location was perfect. We were able to get Uber to pick us up with no issues. Nicole was extremely accommodating in helping us figure out the TV, and heater when we had questions. She called us back promptly and also gave us advice on local eateries. We weren't there long enough to enjoy the nice deck and yard area. The living area is quite large and very comfortable. We would not hesitate to come back to this cozy cabin. Thank you Nicole for your hospitality.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

This was exactly what we were looking for. A charming cabin on the lake. Would like to go back in the summer!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Paul, Minnesota

Cozy lake front property close to downtown

  • 5 of 5

This rental was very comfortable. The view of the lake was gorgeous. The house had everything we could have asked for, and it was very easy to get everywhere we needed to be in Madison. I would happily stay here again if I my plans were similar.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mount Prospect, IL

Quiet, peaceful lake retreat but near the city

  • 5 of 5

Get the best of 2 worlds. Quiet, peaceful lake near Madison where you can partake of city attractions and then retreat to a restful paradise. The lake is merely steps away from the cottage so a quick dip in the water can be just that - a quick dip in the water. The cottage itself is quaint, with all the modern amenities. Plenty of attractions, restaurants, and things to see in Madison only 15 min. away. We've vacationed here 2 years in a row, and will happily return again in the future. We love feeling like we've come a long way for our vacation because of how remote the lake feels from our home, but it's actually only 2 hours away from the Chicago suburbs.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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south bend, IN US

Cozy lake cabin, great views, clean, close to Madison

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the lake cabin a great deal. It was clean and comfortable. The temperature outdoors was quite warm but the house cooled nicely with the AC. We took advantage of the grill as well as the canoe. It was very close to downtown Madison and to the University, only 15 minutes. We would definitely stay here again when in the area.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Renewed my faith in VRBO

  • 4 of 5

Coming off a bad experience in Minneapolis last summer, I was uncertain about trying again with this sort of accommodation option. However, from start to finish I had a very good experience with Nicole and with this comfortable Lake Waubesa cabin. It was very clean and cozy. I had my two sons (9 and 13) with me, as well as a standard poodle and my husband joined us for part of the time.

There was more than enough room for the four of us plus the dog. I found that the kitchen was better stocked than I had expected, with plenty of pots, pans, knives, etc. Also the cupboards were well stocked with salt and spices and cooking oil and things like that. We had a dinner party and were well supplied with everything we needed. The grill and patio area were lovely. Also, outside there is a shed that had inflatable rafts, and life jackets, as well as other outdoor stuff. My kids took out the canoe and paddled around a bit. The lake itself is very pretty, and the location in proximity to Madison was perfect for us. We had one mishap with a broken door knob and Nicole had a person out to fix it right away. I also especially appreciated the super deluxe washer and dryer.

The only reasons I haven't given it five stars: The windows in the bedroom wouldn't open and it was kind of hot and stuffy in there, even on cool nights. The bedroom is tiny, such that there's not a way to have a lamp or side table. (One idea for a solution would be to install a headboard with a shelf behind it so you'd have a place to put your glasses, book, a clock, etc.) Also, to me five stars implies it's fancy, which it isn't. This isn't a place with Egyptian cotton linens and luxury spa toiletries.The linens are actually kind of low end, and the furnishings show some wear and tear. For me, this made it seem more homey. Sometimes in a place that's too fancy I spend all the time worrying my kids will spill something. This is a clean, simple cottage in a pretty location. It's well run and you get the sense it's well loved. If that's the sort of thing you're looking for, I would highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Dane County Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Christy's Landing
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Christy's Landing
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Waubesa Beach Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Rates
May 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Memorial Day
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
IronMan WI
Sep 8 2017 - Sep 11 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
World Dairy Expo
Oct 2 2017 - Oct 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Winter Rates
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100 + Tax
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 5.5%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Reservations not confirmed until deposit is made.
Cleaning fee $100
Refundable Damage Deposit $300
Pet fee $100 on approval only with additional contract
Contact me directly if you have any rate questions.
The house fireplace is NOT USEABLE. Please do not use the fireplace. It will result in losing your security deposit.

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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