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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
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
19 August, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Waubesa Beach in Madison

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • 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
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Living room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , bunk bed has a twin top bunk and a double bed for the bottom
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • 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 4.642857 based on 42 reviews

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.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: 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.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: 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.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything was great!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time! Everything was clean and ready for us when we arrived. We lived sitting out on the deck in the sunshine watching the boats go by. Highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kansas City, Missouri

Beautifully peaceful cabin on lake Waubesa

  • 5 of 5

I was planning a girls getaway weekend and this cabin was perfect. The cabin was clean, organized, and the amenities were spot on. Nearly everything you could need is provided. The majority of our time was spent on the back deck and pier overlooking the lake. The BBQ grill on the deck worked perfectly and served our dinner needs. The addition of a fire pit made for lovely evenings. Everything was just beautifully taken care of and the area was wonderfully peaceful. Nicole was very helpful and responsive to emails. She was a great host. I would definitely recommend this cabin for your next trip.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ann, Thank you for choosing our cabin for your girls get away. I appreciate your positive feedback about our cabin. We do take pride in catering to our guests’ needs the best way we can. If you’re traveling to our area gain soon, don’t hesitate to call us. We hope to host you again, Nicole
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Cabin on Lake Waubesa

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four adults just returned from staying at Nicole's Lake Waubesa cabin. The cabin is very comfortable with an amazing view of the lake. We were there to go to the Wisconsin Badgers vs Ohio State game. The location was perfect. We were able to get Uber to pick us up with no issues. Nicole was extremely accommodating in helping us figure out the TV, and heater when we had questions. She called us back promptly and also gave us advice on local eateries. We weren't there long enough to enjoy the nice deck and yard area. The living area is quite large and very comfortable. We would not hesitate to come back to this cozy cabin. Thank you Nicole for your hospitality.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • 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


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Waubesa Beach, Southern Wisconsin

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Summer Rates
1 May 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Labor Day
1 Sep 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
IronMan WI
8 Sep 2017 - 11 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
World Dairy Expo
2 Oct 2017 - 8 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
Winter Rates
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £77.99
Pet Fee £77.99
Damage Deposit £233.97

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 for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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