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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 0 - 5 nights


About the property

2 Bed Room 1 Bath Lake Front Home- I do not list on CRAIGSLIST; only this site

I DO NOT LIST THIS CABIN ON CRIAGSLIST THERE ARE SCAMS GOING ON RIGHT NOW ON CRAIGSLIST. DO NOT BOOK THIS CABIN From anyone on Craiglsist. 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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 11, 2018


Waubesa Beach Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
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 ...
  • 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


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Great Location On Lake Waubesa, 10 Minutes from Downtown Madison and U W campus
average rating of 4.6734695 based on 49 reviews

Beautiful location!

  • 4 of 5

Awesome view! Love the lake view bar! Great kitchen... Well stocked! main bedroom bed was very comfy! Only real Issue was comfort of bunk bed mattresses for adults..


  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Comfortable setting with a well stocked kitchen. Great view of the lake and morning sunrises!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this cottage! The kitchen was well stocked, the beds were comfortable and the living room area was spacious. While we were not able to access the lake due to time of the year, it was lovely to look out at the lake during the day and to see the beautiful sunrises in the morning. It was fun to sit at the long bar facing the lake to have lunch and watch the birds. My family very much enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful and beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful lake view and fall colors can’t be beat!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Quiet, lakeside home

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here while in town for an Epic conference. Great location to downtown Madison, Airport and Epic. Great alternative to a hotel stay and much more reasonable. Would stay here again!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A gem

  • 5 of 5

Location near but not in Madison was perfect. Lake side on quiet street. Could not have been nicer. Fully equipped cabin with nice deck.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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in a home away from home. So relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

Coffee out on the pier, bonfires at night. Very clean, close to zoo and campus.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • 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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Cleaning 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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.