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Sonja Durkee

Member since: 2015
Speaks english

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

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of the Madison vacation house rental

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 1+ block 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" flat screen Sony TV, cable TV, Apple TV, DVD, and high speed Internet. Grind your coffee beans and prepare those fresh veggies that you've picked up at the Dane County 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, and a spacious walk-in closet. There are two full bathrooms. One has a walk-in shower, and one has a walk-in shower and whirlpool tub. Outside, enjoy a deck with gas grill, table and seating for 6, with a south-southeast exposure.

All of this and more will await you at the end of the day, whether you're in town for business, health care, visiting family, or simply enjoying the best that Madison has to offer.

The cottage 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 (3 blocks away), and the numerous other parks with walking and biking trails that dot the area.

Off street parking is available in the driveway. The home accommodates a family of four or two senior couples (a maximum of 4 people, including young 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."

*** OUR HOME IS FOR YOU, OUR GUEST, AND THOSE TRAVELING WITH YOU TO ENJOY. ENTERTAINING FAMILY AND FRIENDS WHO ARE NOT STAYING WITH YOU IS ALLOWED FOR UP TO A MAXIMUM OF SIX(6) PEOPLE TOTAL, INCLUDING YOU, YOUR GUESTS, AND CHILDREN OF ALL AGES. ***

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Sonja Durkee (Owner)
Member since: 2015
Speaks english

Location

Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Dane County Regional Airport
Nearest Golf
1.4 Miles
Bridges Golf Course (Public)
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Manna's Cafe & Bakery
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).

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Madison, Wisconsin

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Holidays
Dec 16 2016 - Dec 30 2016
5 night minimum stay
C$293
From
C$479
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Winter
Jan 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
C$293
From
C$346
Fri,Sat
C$1,596
 
 
Epic XGM
Apr 23 2017 - May 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
C$426
 
 
UW Graduation
May 12 2017 - May 13 2017
2 night minimum stay
C$1,064
Flat fee
 
 
Summer
Jun 15 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
C$346
From
C$426
Fri,Sat
 
 
Fourth of July
Jul 2 2017 - Jul 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
C$1,277
Flat fee
 
 
All-city Dive Meet
Jul 27 2017 - Jul 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
C$1,277
Flat fee
 
 
Crossfit Games
Jul 31 2017 - Aug 4 2017
5 night minimum stay
C$2,128
Flat fee
 
 
Ironman
Sep 6 2017 - Sep 10 2017
5 night minimum stay
C$2,128
Flat fee
 
 
Epic UGM
Sep 24 2017 - Sep 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
C$2,128
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
C$293
From
C$346
Fri,Sat
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$665
One-time Cleaning Fee C$160
Tax Rate 5.5%

Rates shown are based on max. 4-person occupancy

Maximum stay: 28 days

Short Term Rental Agreement available on request. First payment secures reservation and confirms Guest's acceptance of Agreement terms.

Any additional fees incurred by Owner for international guests' payments (ex. credit card fees) will be passed on to Guest.

Additional cleaning fees will be assessed for holiday meal prep, use of gas grill, fireplace. Please ask Owner for details.

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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Amenities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1364 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Village ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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 an upholstered bench and a rack for luggage.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • 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
Notes:
The Maple Bluff Country Club (MGCC) at the end of the 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.