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Lake front getaway in the heart of downtown Madison

Bedrooms 1
Space 475 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1 bedroom waterfront apartment within walking distance to the best of Madison.

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 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.

More Details

Leah Zalapa
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 June, 2017

About Leah Zalapa

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 - it 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.

Leah Zalapa purchased this apartment in 2013


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Marquette in Madison

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 475 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Small bedroom with a queen sized bed, great sheets and a closet to store your clothing.
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(33 traveller reviews)

Lake front getaway in the heart of downtown Madison
average rating of 4.969697 based on 33 reviews

Perfect way to experience Madison

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent 4 nights in this place. It was perfect. For two people you won't be wanting for more space. In fact we would be comfortable returning with our two boys some time.

Leah and Juan are great hosts - responsive to the occasional text message question, but otherwise left us in peace to enjoy our stay.

Madison, we have learned, is best seen on a bike. The B-Cycle station couldn't be any closer... just half a block away. We used the bikes for short trips everyday.

Not sure what else to say. It was just what we wanted. Perfect location, beautiful view of Monona, satellite TV, comfy furniture. Thanks a million.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We used this property as way to relax before the Ironman 70.3 event. It was a very relaxing atmosphere that helped us unwind before the race

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, quiet setting, lake views

  • 5 of 5

This is a cozy spot on the lake. We were 4 with two adults and two college aged children and it worked. Not spacious but well appointed and workable for 4, would be perfect for 2! Clean and updated, basics in the kitchen with enough for simple breakfasts and a glass of wine with snacks. Just don't expect to cook Thanksgiving dinner and you'll be fine.

  • Review Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for staying with us! I'm glad you guys had a good graduation weekend. I hope we see you again! Leah
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Nice, well located property

  • 5 of 5

Nice place where your front yard opens up right onto the lake. Fairly small but plenty large enough for 1-2 people to stay there. Easy walking distance to downtown Madison

  • Review Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us! We hope to see you again.
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Our awesome stay in Madison

  • 5 of 5

I stayed with two of my colleagues in this beautiful space on the lake. Brought a sleeping mat and we each slept comfortably on our own space!

This would be a perfect place for a family, a small group of friends wanting a cozy place to stay, or two couples if they didn't mind sharing space. Very clean and nicely decorated, with everything you'll need for a relaxing stay including lots of good books! (We panicked about taking one home accidentally, so maybe would be nice to let guests know that it's a "take one-leave one" situation?) Very nice to have coffee, soap etc. included in the rental. And of course use of the kayaks!

Great neighbourhood and amazing ambience with a lovely back patio, quiet street, and nice dock for reading. Really appreciated Leah's detailed recommendations for restaurants. Wish we'd had more time to explore; if I ever make it back to Madison will definitely be staying there again. Thanks very much for hosting us!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Robyn, Thanks so much for staying with us! Thank you for the suggestion about letting guests know they can take and/or leave books. I love to read and consider a good book essential to a good vacation. I hope we see you guys again soon! Leah
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We had a great visit in Madison. Waking up with coffee with views of the lake was fantastic.

  • 5 of 5

We were there to drop off our oldest daughter at the UW-Madison. Much better than a hotel and close to basically everything we wanted to do. We look forward to staying there again when we visit our daughter for a game. Kayaking on the glassy lake in the morning is a real treat. Until next time...

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for staying with us. We look forward to seeing you next time!
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Marquette, Southern Wisconsin

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £77.3
Refundable Damage Deposit £386.51
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 for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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