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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- 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 ON CL 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
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Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017


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 4.6666665 based on 45 reviews

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: Sep 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: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Had a great weekend boating, grilling and sitting by the bonfire.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great time at the Lake

  • 5 of 5

Lake Waubesa house was very comfortable. Kitchen well equipped, laundry facilities, touch pad lock very convenient.

The deck and view were outstanding. Partial shade almost all day so we spent most of the time outside. Lake is very quiet. Proximity to Madison was great.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mount Prospect, IL

Great little cottage

  • 5 of 5

Right on the lake and close to town. This is our 3rd year here. Will be coming back again.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very pleasant and well equipped cottage by the lake

  • 4 of 5

I would definitely recommend this property and would book it again in the future. I am a "city girl" myself so I enjoyed the fact that it was close enough to Madison to be able to easily run into town yet still in a wonderful peaceful location on the lake. Appreciated the fully equipped kitchen, extras like life jackets, beach towels, etc. Appliances very nice. The only reasons I wouldn't give it 5 stars is that the second bedroom with the bunkbed -- double on bottom, single on top isn't really fit for a couple on the bottom... Mattress very poor for two adults. (we stayed there with my parents so needed both doubles). One child would sleep well there though. Also, the dock doesn't have bumpers to protect a boat from banging against it.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 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

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $100
Damage Deposit $300

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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