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UPSCALE COTTAGE: Near Beach, Playgrounds, Governor's Mansion

Bedrooms 2
Space 126 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Newly remodeled one-story, 2-bedroom, 2-bath home in family-friendly community

Enjoy upscale comforts fit for a Gov in this charming, well-furnished, one-story, cottage-style home located two blocks from Wisconsin's stately Executive Residence on Lake Mendota.

The small home has just undergone a major 6-month remodel inside and out and is now ready for guests! Find new bathrooms; an expanded and open kitchen-dining-living area with new stainless steel appliances, tile floors and backsplash, granite counter tops; refinished hardwood floors; first floor laundry and back entry; fresh paint; new deck and attached garage.

The south-facing kitchen, dining, and living room area is filled with natural daylight. There's seating for 6+, a 40" Sony Smart TV, cable TV, Apple TV, DVD, and fast high speed Internet. Grind your favorite coffee beans and prepare the fresh veggies that you've picked up at the Dane County (seasonal, Saturdays) Farmer's Market on Capitol Square in the well-equipped kitchen.

There are two bedrooms - one with a king bed and one with two extra long twin beds. There are bedside lamps and USB recharging stations, plenty of closet space, and racks and benches for your luggage.

One of the two full bathrooms has a walk-in shower, and one has a walk-in shower and whirlpool tub. Outside in the warmer months, enjoy the deck with its S-SE (morning sun) exposure, a gas grill, and a patio table with seating for six.

All of this and more awaits you, whether you're in town for business, a special event, a UW football game, health care, visiting family, or simply enjoying the best that Madison has to offer.

The upscale, cottage style home is conveniently located near the airport in the small, family-friendly community of Maple Bluff, a "hidden gem" that hugs Lake Mendota's eastern shore. Enjoy Fireman's Park and Playground that abuts the back of the property, Beach Park and Playground with its awesome panoramic views of the Capitol and new playground equipment ~ an easy 3 block walk from the house, or any of the many other nearby parks.

The home nicely accommodates a family of four or two senior couples ~ up to a maximum of four people (including children).

"Our cottage isn't the Governor's Mansion and our gardens aren't weed-free. But we think you'll find it to be a comfortable, family-friendly alternative to one of Madison's finer hotels."

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Sonja Durkee
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Madison, Wisconsin

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 126 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master bedroom bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Main bathroom - toilet , shower
  • Lighted make-up mirror, night light, hair dryer. Starter supplies: Toilet paper, Kleenex, make-up remover pads, body wash.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , Two XL twin beds
  • Bedrooms are well-lit and have hardwood floors. They share a walk-in closet with drawers and plenty of hanging space. There's also an upholstered bench and a rack for luggage, USB charging stations in each bedroom, and a printer.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The Maple Bluff Country Club at the end of our street is a grand, private, historic golf club with dining, pool, tennis, fitness and meeting facilities that has reciprocity with many other private clubs across the U.S. If you're a member of a similar club in your home community, you may be able to enjoy some of the same privileges that MBCC members enjoy. Ask Owner for details.


Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Dane County Regional Airport
Nearest Golf
1.4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Manna's Cafe & Bakery; Bear & Bottle
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Devil's Head or Cascade Mtn.
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Beach Park & Playground
Car: necessary

Bicycle or walk on the sidewalks of tree-lined neighborhood streets, past the Governor's Mansion (1.5 blocks from house), beaches, and numerous parks. Continue to the Capitol on Saturday mornings for the infamous Dane County Farmer's Market on the Square, the Art Fair on the Square event held the week-end after the Fourth of July each year, and the numerous other festivals and activities held there throughout the summer (13 minutes on bicycle).


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Madison, Wisconsin

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late June week-end
Jun 22 2017 - Jun 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Epic UGM 2017
Sep 24 2017 - Sep 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

One-time Cleaning Fee C$163.98
Refundable Damage Deposit C$683.25
Tax Rate 5.5%

Rates shown are based on max. 4-person occupancy.

Please see Agreement for policy re. entertaining others.

Fees incurred by Owner for INTERNATIONAL credit card fees will be passed on to Guest.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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