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Simply Elegant Home Located very near Lake Mendota Minutes from downtown Madison

Bedrooms 1
Space 744 sq. ft.
Property type house


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2

The 744 of space is exceptional, in our humble opinion. The area is large but cozy, clean and comfortable. You have the entire lower level apartment that has a living room and a bed room. A newly remodeled full bathroom, with a walk in shower, with two shower heads; as well as a bench just outside the shower and two hooks for towels to hang. There is also a refrigerator with bottled water and room for you to store any leftovers, or food of your own. We have a full sink, griddle, toaster oven, and toaster. We have a coffee pot equipped with coffee and cups, sugar and creme. We have dishware along with silverware.

You can close off the living room and bedroom for complete privacy. This room is large but cozy, clean, and comfortable with windows, cross-ventilation, room to sit and relax if you like, high end leather couch and matching leather chair and ottoman. A big screen TV. We also have free unlimited wifi.


We let the guest decide, if we are around, we enjoy meeting new people and chatting or if you prefer relaxing by yourself, you are most welcome. Please let us know if there are any questions you might have about the area or if there is any way we can make your stay more comfortable!

Our goal is to provide a restful, quiet, and clean place for someone to enjoy while they are in Madison. This is a wonderful, safe neighborhood built mainly in the 1950s; it is close to the University of Wisconsin campus, the hospitals, and 12 minutes to downtown by car or a bus. There is a great bike path nearby that can take you to campus, downtown or out into the green spaces surrounding Madison!

We would love to offer guests any information that they would like to have. We have some special restaurants that you may want to experience in our neighborhood. We also have some wonderful paths near the lake that are breath taking. We are abreast of all the activities going on in Madison and can help communicate those as well.

Lots of options when it comes to buses and bike paths!

We have parking for our guests in our driveway, a few steps to our house, tucked away from the road and in a well lit area.

Guest Access

We live on the first level. You will enter on the first level, at the side door, private entrance; immediately to your left; are the stairs that lead to your peaceful quarters.

We make sure you feel welcome from the moment you arrive.

The Neighborhood

We are nestled in a wooded neighborhood, that has been around for approx. 75 years. The trees are beautiful and plentiful. In addition to that, you are two blocks from the lake. There are many spots that you can walk out to from our home and be on the Lakeshore. There is a beach approximately 5 blocks away. There is a boat launch approximately 5 blocks away. It is low traffic and we feel as though we live on a culdesac. Our back yard is secluded by trees and very beautiful. You won't find a home with the peaceful environment we offer in the hustle bustle of other parts of Madison.

Getting Around

We live approximately 4 miles from the UW Madison Campus. There is bus transportation. We also live two blocks from the Lake and it is a beautiful area. You can use your own vehicle for transportation, a bicycle (which is very popular) and or the bus or Uber or a Taxi. We have city maps to help you navigate through Madison.

Other Things to Note

We have parking for our guests in our driveway, tucked away from the road and in a well lit area very close to our house. We also have tour books on Madison. We live on the bus line and it is easily accessible. We are closely located to the UW Madison campus as well as the Convention Center and the Overture Center. Interested in getting in your workout before you head out for the day? We have a treadmill that you are welcome to use; and you can view the big screen TV as you run or walk. We also have single dumb bells as well as an exercise ball. After your workout we have a remodeled, walk in shower with two shower heads.

You can prepare yourself breakfast on the hot griddle or use the toaster oven or toaster. We have coffee as well. We also check in with you, before you arrive, to see if there are any special beverages that you may prefer. We are humbled to serve any guest that stay in our home, serving you, the guest, is our main priority. We have several reviews on another website. We look forward to your visit!.

More Details

owner/property manager
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
30 April, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Spring Harbor in Madison

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 744 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with walk in shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Queen size bed and also a couch in the bedroom.
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Bicycles ...
  • Garden ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
We offer a peaceful home with a lower level that is entirely yours. There are sliding doors to give yourself the maximum privacy. Our location is two blocks from the Lake and 3 miles from the University Campus. There are many things to do from biking, to cross country skiing on the lake when weather permits, to UW football and basketball games. There are many wonderful restaurants and an Original House of Pancakes within walking distance from our home. We offer a quiet environment with as much privacy as you would like. Our space is large, clean and inviting for all that desire the premier stay in a highly rated town! We offer a place to relax and watch TV. We offer a remodeled walk in shower with two shower heads.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(10 traveller reviews)

Simply Elegant Home Located very near Lake Mendota Minutes from downtown Madison
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews

comfortable, private, convenient

  • 5 of 5

Positioned between University Street and the lake shore, this basement apartment has everything you might want - easy access by car or bus into downtown Madison or a delightful 2 hour walk along the shore of Lake Mendota and through a forested park to the university campus. Comfortable bed, excellent walk-in shower, fine kitchen facilities. I spent 4 pleasant nights there and hope to return.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place to stay! Very clean and quiet. We would recommend and would stay there again. Thanks again!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy & Accomodating

  • 5 of 5

I was in WI for a work trip and Kim's home was perfect. I visited during the cold snap of December, but the mother-in-law suite remained warm and cozy. Kim provided additional items as needed (extra bottled water, an iron, etc.). I highly recommend this unit for anyone needing quiet, comfortable and private accomodations in the Madison area.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pleasant lodging, great location

  • 4 of 5

This lower level apartment was quiet and clean. Access is very easy, even though we arrived with the owners were away. The location was very good for everything we wanted to do in the area. We enjoyed visiting nearby Brennan's for delicious fruits, cheeses and deli items to make up a picnic to take on our day hike. A variety of shops and restaurants are located within a short distance including an outlet of the UW Bookstore for all your Badger/Packers gear - an impressive array of offerings. I agree with other reviews that the ATT wireless coverage was very low, however there is very good wifi which covered everything we needed. The TV had some intermittent signal issues, but that wasn't a problem for us.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Pleasant Stay

  • 5 of 5

This rental was perfect accommodations for us while we attended a four day workshop in Madison, Wisconsin. It was very accessible for getting to the east side of Madison where our workshop was held. The first day we had a nice walk to the lake and the beach. We felt like we were up North on vacation. This property was very quiet and relaxing. The owners were very welcoming.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, comfortable, quiet, welcoming

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay; very comfortable and quiet setting with lovely surroundings and clean and convenient set up. Loved it!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Spring Harbor, Southern Wisconsin

Rental Basis:
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1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £23 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

cleaning fee £7.73
Tax Rate 17.4%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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