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Lake front getaway in the heart of downtown Madison

28 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Marquette - Casa Celeste

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 all 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Leah Zalapa
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
21 October, 2016

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 - is 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


based on 28 holidaymaker reviews

Lake front getaway in the heart of downtown Madison
average rating of 4.964286 based on 28 reviews

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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Beautiful place

  • 4 of 5

Super clean and cozy. Great sheets, towels, comfy bed. Kitchen is spare, works for breakfast, or sandwich lunch I would say. Good for couple or family with max 2 young kids who don't mind close quarters. Kayaks , gardens and lakefront dock terrific and peaceful!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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clean and amazing location to enjoy Madison!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay here wth our 6 year old twins while my husband had a conference downtown. There was a beautiful view every morning, great shades when we needed to sleep, comfortable and clean accommodations, and walking distance to a small beach and lots of interesting eateries. We brought our bikes and took advantage of being just steps from the many biking paths around the city, and found a new park or playground every day. We hope to make it back again!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The space was wonderful; perfect way to enjoy the lake.

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is clean and cuter than most rentals we have been in. The futon was comfortable and a great place to watch lightening over the lake.

The neighborhood is perfect for a quick walk to everything you need.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Centrally located, fabulous view, very comfortable

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

A great property, clean and comfortable. Our kids had a blast swimming in the lake ( they were too hot to care about lake slime, so we showered often)! The location is convienient to Madison central and we had no problem walking most places we wanted to see. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center
"The Monona Terrace is a short walk from the house and is open daily. It was designed by Fra..."
"This great restaurant is just around the corner. Dine in or on the terrace. Great menu!"
Olbrich Botanical Garden
"The outdoor Botanical Garden is fabulous in the summer - a real hidden treasure. The winter..."
Manna Cafe & Bakery
"Manna is a great example of Madison's breakfast tradition. The cafe has great baked goods, ..."
Blue Plate Diner
Graze Pub
Ella's Deli
"Ellas is great with kids. This place has got to be seen to be believed - it's full of train..."
Madison Children's Museum
"Recently remodeled Children's Museum is walking distance and sure to be an afternoon of fun ..."
Crema Cafe
"We love this place. The breakfast sandwich and blue bird sandwich are especially tasty. "
Avenue Club and the Bubble Up Bar
"This place is a supper club atmosphere and frequently voted best Friday night Fish Fry (a Ma..."
Marigold Kitchen
"This is another great place within walking distance to have breakfast or lunch. It's just a..."
Tex Tubb's Taco Palace
Eldorado Grill
Jolly Bob's -- CLOSED
"This is a long time local Madison favorite with Jamaican food and outdoor seating in the back."
Daisy Cafe and Cupcakery
"In addition to gourmet cup cakes, the Daisy Cafe has great salads and sandwiches."
Restaurant Muramoto
"Best sushi in town!"
Jenifer Street Market
"We love this market! It's tiny but somehow has everything. The produce is great as is the ..."
Bunky's Cafe
"Bunky's has an eclectic mix of mediterranean italian and middle eastern foods. "
Glass Nickel Pizza Co.
"Glass Nickel has good pizza and pasta but my real favorite is their salad. It's really fres..."
Ground Zero Coffee Company
"Great Coffee just around the corner."
Willy Street Co-op
The Green Owl Cafe
"Vegetarian - even Friday night fish fry!"
Wisconsin State Capital Building
"Tour the Wisconsin State Capital Building either with or with our a guide. This is a fun af..."
Alliant Energy Center
UW Hospital
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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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £82
Refundable Damage Deposit £409
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!

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Marquette in Southern Wisconsin

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 475 sq. ft.
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 ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • 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.

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