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ONE OF A KIND vacation rental with a view

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Unique A-frame vacation rental perched atop a hill with great views over looking the Beltline, UW Arboretum and the city of madison. Excellent central location with easy access to all parts of madison and surrounding areas. I'll be happy to do whatever I can to make your stay a pleasant one. This is my personal home so please keep things clean and be respectful. This home should not be used for parties or events. If you have any questions please feel free to ask. I look forward to sharing my home with you.

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Features: Two car garage, one off street parking spot and additional street parking - Screened in porch with a great view over looking madison - Patio with a gas grill - Two fire places. - Sauna - Four large smart TV's with digital cable, amazon prime and netflix - High speed wireless internet - Central air conditioning - Washer and dryer - Fully stocked kitchen - Dishwasher - Clean comfortable furniture.

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Master Bedroom Loft - King size bed - 50" smart TV with amazon prime - Fireplace - Bathroom with unique walk in shower and Sauna.

Bedroom Two - Queen bed - Twin foldaway bed - 120" projector TV with amazon prime.

Bedroom Three - Queen bed - Twin foldaway bed - 120" projector TV with amazon prime.

All beds are new as of October 2017. For more info about the beds search on Amazon for: "Zinus Memory Foam 12 Inch / Premium / Ultra Plush / Cloud-like Mattress, King"

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Location: Great central location in the beautiful Arbor Hills neighborhood with easy access to all of madison and surrounding areas.

- Walk to madison bike trail system.

- Walk to UW arboretum hiking trail system.

- 4 mi to UW campus.

- 5 mi to downtown madison and state street.

- 7 mi to willy street

- 7 mi to west side of madison

- 10 mi to east side of madison

- 10 mi to airport

- 10 mi to Epic

More Details

Owner
Josh
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
19 April, 2018

About Josh

I have owned what I call the Arbordale House for 15 years. I have recently refurbished the interior and have prepared it to be used as a vacation rental. My goal is to turn the home into a very unique and comfortable place for my guest's to use as their home-base when visiting Madison. It will always be a work in progress with the hopes of turning it into the best vacation rental that it can be. I will usually be nearby to help my guest with anything they may need. I'll look forward to hearing any suggestions from my guests about how I can make this a great place to stay.

Josh purchased this house in 2002

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Madison in Dane County

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main Level Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Master Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Loft - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
  • Master Bedroom Loft - King size bed. 50" smart TV with amazon prime. Fireplace. Master bathroom with unique walk in shower and Sauna. Bedroom Two - One queen bed. One twin bed. 120" projector TV with amazon prime. Bedroom Three - One queen bed. One twin bed. 120" projector TV with amazon prime. All beds are new as of October 2017. For more info about the beds search on Amazon for: "Zinus Memory Foam 12 Inch / Premium / Ultra Plush / Cloud-like Mattress, King"
Entertainment:
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

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ONE OF A KIND vacation rental with a view
average rating of 4.625 based on 8 reviews
5

Character and Comfort

  • 5 of 5

The house is as described and a great spot for a small group. A group of six stayed here and we were comfortable the whole time. Cooked a couple meals over the weekend and watched a few march madness basketball games. The bedrooms were perfect with a queen and one single in each of the main level bedrooms. The living room and loft were comfortable and easy to relax in. The only thing I was not aware of was the attached apartment, but this didn't effect our stay. Our group took Uber/Lyft to get downtown, which was very easy. Hope you enjoy your stay!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

This is a nice, clean and comfortable house. Would definitely recommend for small groups!

  • 5 of 5

The house was as described and everything was in good condition. All of the TVs, projectors, and internet worked well and we had no problems with them. Check in and out was very simple and our host was very responsive to questions about our stay. I would recommend this property without reservations.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Unique quiet house

  • 5 of 5

The house is very beautiful and in a quiet neighborhood. It came with everything we needed to be comfortable. Each bedroom had it's own tv which was nice. We enjoyed our stay very much.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bug Infestation Problem-Do not stay here

  • 2 of 5

Email sent to owner explaining problems with this home along with pictures for proof:

Hello Josh,

I wanted to send you an email and a few pictures to discuss our recent stay before I go forth and rate this with VRBO.

Upon arrival to your home, there was an immediate dank and musty smell to the house. It desperately needed aired out.

When we had unpacked, my son went to sit on the couch and a stink bug climbed out from under the cushions. A few minutes later I sat down to read and ANOTHER stink bug climbed on the pillow. As the day went on, I found more and more bugs and to be honest it was gross and made my skin crawl. When I went to open the sliding glass door to let the stink bug outside, I noticed quite a few dead bugs behind your couch and between the glass door. It looked like the house hadn’t been cleaned at all before our arrival.

When we all went to bed, upstairs in the loft there were ladybugs flying around in our bedside lampshade and one flying on the tv. And to no surprise-another stink bug in the upstairs shower AND the hallway to the bathroom closets.

The downstairs bedroom to the left when walking down the hallway (with the blue comforter) has a serious water leak from your roof. My son placed his glasses and iPhone on the ledge to the left of the bed (when facing the bed) and when he awoke the next morning, his glasses and phone were sitting in a pool of water. I have also taken pictures of that so you can see the water damage on the wood leading down to the wooden shelf above the bed.

I am beyond astonished at what we paid for this house. Not worth the money AT ALL. I feel that some sort of refund/compensation should be offered by you in good faith as we felt the residence was poorly maintained and we were mislead that we’d be sleeping in a clean home.

Lastly-when sitting at your kitchen table, my son turned on the overhead light and there were at least 20 dead bugs sitting in the light. Then I went to grab a coffee cup and it was filthy and obviously not washed. I took pictures of that as well.

I will await for your response on this disappointing situation before I proceed with contacting VRBO and then leaving my review.

Owner sent an email stating my perception of his home was ‘wrong’ and that if I agreed not to write a review, he’d refund me $100. Sorry-I can not be bought to be quiet. This home is bug infested.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jenifer first contacted me a week after she checked-out. She sent me about 7 photos along with a request for a refund for her stay. The photos were of a single lady bug on a lamp shade. A single lady bug on a TV screen. A single box elder bug on the floor. 3 dead lady bugs behind the couch. A hanging ceiling light with about 15 dead lady bugs in it, which collected there over a 4 month period. (I have added this light fixture to my cleaning list) There was also a photo of a dirty coffee cup. I politely explained to Jenifer that I instruct my guest to put all dirty dishes in the dishwasher. If a guest puts a dish back in the cupboard that was not properly cleaned that is something I might not notice. I do not take all of the dishware and cookware out of the cupboard to inspect them for cleanliness each time a guests checks-out. She also sent a photo of a six inch wide puddle on a shelf. I politely explained to Jenifer that this very temporary leak was caused by an ice dam that had formed on the roof and forced water up under the shingles. This happens at this location of the roof when there is a lot of fresh snow (which we had the night before she arrived) followed by days where the temperature hovers around the freezing mark. this is a very rare occurrence. The last time this leak happened was about 4 years ago. I explained to Jenifer that the guests who stayed immediately before her had given a five star review and there was no mention of bugs. And the guests immediately after her stay also left a five star review and no mention of bugs. I also live at my house when it's not rented and do all the cleaning myself, and I have not noticed a bug problem. I politely explained to Jenifer that I thought the review she was planing on leaving was something I considered to be misleading and unfair, but I was truly sorry that she had a bad experience at my home. As a compromise I offered Jenifer a refund for the cleaning fee since she had left the place so clean. In return I ask her not to leave a review that I believed to be unfair and misleading. I realize some people are more sensitive to bugs than others, and I want all my guests to have a great experience. So I had the heat ducts professionally cleaned to make sure there was no bugs. And I soon will be applying a pesticide outside the house. If you do decide to book a stay, the place will be very clean when you arrive and there will be no bug problem. Thanks for taking the time to read my response.
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5

Something different!

  • 5 of 5

Don't stay in a boring motel or plain old house. This 3 bedroom gem has comfort and beauty at a good price! See that blue ceiling in the loft bedroom? That is "indian"-type cloth lit by black-lights; very cool.

Josh's place had every thing our group of ladies needed for a Madison weekend. The kitchen was well-equipped for making margaritas and an Asian pork dish. The beds had comfy pillow tops and everything was clean. It was a short drive to the Alliant Center for the WPS Garden Expo and to downtown to go out to eat.

There is a TV in every room for those who like that sort of thing; we watched some of the winter Olympics in the living room. The view outside from there is to the north, overlooking the Arboretum. Room for 2 cars in the garage.

We'd gladly rent Josh's place again! Thanks, Josh!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5 out of 5 would recommend....

  • 5 of 5

This place is so cool. Me and 5 buddies stayed here for a pond hockey tournament. While the 50 degree weather we got that weekend made skating on frozen ice hard, Josh made getting comfy super easy in this awesome, 4 BR artists' pad.

Outfitted with weathered world atlas wallpaper in the entranceway, a spiral staircase up to a tapestry-laden A-frame lofted master bed, a shower-adjacent sauna, 2 TVs, 2 projectors, 2 car garage, AND screened-in porch, you'll be blown away by the amenities and aesthetics in this crib.

Do yourself a favor and book this for your next Madison, WI trip.

- Mack

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Dane County Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.7 Miles
Badger Tavern
Nearest Golf
1.3 Miles
Nakoma Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
13.5 Miles
Madison International Speedway
Nearest Restaurant
0.7 Miles
Bonfyre American Grille
Nearest Ski
21.5 Miles
Tyrol Basin
Nearest Beach
2.5 Miles
Wingra Park

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Madison, Wisconsin

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
UW Graduation
11 May 2018 - 12 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
£1,208
 
 
Iron Man
6 Sep 2018 - 9 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,899
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£269
for 2 nights
From
£96
From
£134
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£748
£2,359
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £19 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £351.95
Cleaning Fee £70.39 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Special rates may apply to special event: Thanksgiving; Christmas; UW graduation; Ironman; Cross-Fit; Epic User Group. etc.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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