Original cozy farmhouse homestead 2 blocks from the bike path and

Madison, Wisconsin

I live on the eclectic East side of Madison Wisconsin. My house in over 100 years old and is one of the original homesteads in the area (back in the day). This house is a 2 story house with 3 bedrooms, full bathroom upstairs and 1 bathroom with shower downstairs. Full kitchen and living room, fenced in back yard (dog friendly) with a fire pit for those who enjoy an evening campfire. The propery comes with an attached 3 seasons porch with a bar if one wishes to sit inside and chill. I live 2 2 blocks from the Madison bike path that will take you everywhere around Dane County. This bike friendly community offers a great opportunity to tour all of the local breweries throughout Dane and surrounding area. Please come and experience Madison, the State Capital, awesome State Street (which is a must visit if you have never!), Willy Street ( another must visit for an awesome cultural experience) and SO SO much more. Saturday’s farmers market around the State Capital is definately a stop in the morning to get a coffee in one of the local coffee shops and walk around and experience all of the local vendors offering organic foods! Madison, A great place to be.



  • Town


  • Swimming
  • Sailing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Skiing
  • Golf
  • Wind-surfing
  • Water Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Snowboarding


  • Recommended


  • Antiquing
  • Eco Tourism
  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Sledding
  • Water Sports
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • Wildlife Viewing


  • Fitness Center
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat


  • Museums
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo
  • Health/beauty Spa


  • Coin Laundry
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Living Room
  • Baby Gate


  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen


  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library


  • Lawn / Garden
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Furniture


  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Considered
  • Non Smoking Only


  • Dining Area

Suitability Chkbox

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters


  • Outdoor Lighting
  • Police
  • First Aid Kit
  • Medical
  • Fire
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Deadbolt Lock On Entryway
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Emergency Exit Route

Houses Rules

  • 02:00 PM
  • 11:00 AM
  • No parties/events
  • Smoking allowed
  • Pets allowed
  • Children allowed
  • Max occupancy: 6


Cancellation Policy

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

51 Reviews

    Great stay!

    5/5 Stayed Oct 1, 2020
    Submitted Oct 8, 2020

    My fiancée, our dog and I had a great stay at Kate’s place. The backyard is perfect for a pup and lots of places to hang out (particularly loved the covered Areas when it rained). Kate clearly takes great care to make guests feel welcome and happy at her place. Nice neighborhood, walking distance to a few breweries. Only small thing to note would be that there’s a slight spiral at the top of the staircase, not an issue for us but just to note if you have elderly guests or dogs!

    Great Madison rental

    5/5 Stayed Sep 18, 2020
    Submitted Sep 25, 2020

    The house was perfect for our one night stay in Madison. We enjoyed the fire pit and patio. Comfy beds. A nice cozy place to stay.

    Great 2 night stay

    5/5 Stayed Aug 29, 2020
    Submitted Sep 1, 2020

    The house is charming, organized, and super clean. The backyard is pleasant. We liked being in a quiet neighborhood a short walk (20 min) to the park next to the lake. Kate was very communicative and hospitable. We would definitely stay there again.

    Comfortable home with a great backyard

    5/5 Stayed Aug 8, 2020
    Submitted Aug 17, 2020

    We enjoyed our short stay and wish we would of had more daylight to hang out in the backyard area. Older home is well cared for and offers guests a comfortable place to stay. The only negative was no bathroom on the main level and over friendly neighbor.

    Host was great, loved the backyard

    5/5 Stayed Jul 31, 2020
    Submitted Aug 23, 2020

    Stayed for a weekend and everything went smoothly. Communication and check-in were easy. We loved the backyard and took advantage of it each night, relaxing by a small fire.

    Stunning respite

    5/5 Stayed Jul 20, 2020
    Submitted Jul 28, 2020

    Staying at Kate’s was a wonderful experience. My friend and I road tripped to town with our two dogs to see our families. We wanted to limit their exposure to us given the pandemic, so we decided not to stay with family and booked at Kate’s. It truly felt like we had our own home while in town. Kate is an excellent host and her hospitality was refreshing. She went above and beyond with cleaning and sterilizing to keep everyone safe. The house itself is beautiful and had everything we needed. Everything was clearly labeled with instructions, which made it easy to navigate and made the check in and out process simple. The yard is stunning. On top of that, it had a lot of things we miss about Wisconsin. We plan to stay here again in the future and have already recommended to friends! The *only* heads up (and this is true in most older homes) is that the staircase can be pretty steep for people who have difficulty. We were fine, but grandma needed help going up and down when she had to go to the bathroom.


    5/5 Stayed Jul 17, 2020
    Submitted Jul 26, 2020

    Kate has outstanding communication and went above and beyond in helping us feel comfortable. The whole house was clean and well cared for. We look forward to staying again!

    Nice Stay in Madison

    4/5 Stayed Dec 22, 2019
    Submitted Jan 5, 2020

    We enjoyed our stay at this house. The location was convenient to get anywhere in Madison. The owner was nice and very responsive.

    Great place for a small group or family!

    5/5 Stayed Nov 8, 2019
    Submitted Nov 11, 2019

    We came into town for a Badger football game and couldn't have been happier with our home base. Great attention to detail and nice added touches made you feel quite welcome. Would stay again - especially in warmer months to enjoy the yard too!

    Family time in Madison

    5/5 Stayed Nov 2, 2019
    Submitted Nov 10, 2019

    Cozy, clean, well-equipped for our party of 5

    Great stay in Madison!

    5/5 Stayed Oct 18, 2019
    Submitted Oct 23, 2019

    Our stay in Madison at Kate's house was wonderful! The house was very comfortable and really close to downtown Madison. Kate (and her parents as well) are pros at welcoming guests and making sure everything goes well during your stay. We also loved the homemade cookies & treats left for us by Kate's mom!

    Great find

    5/5 Stayed Sep 28, 2019
    Submitted Oct 4, 2019

    Cute place, great location, perfect fenced in back yard for the pups!!

    A great stay in Madison

    5/5 Stayed Sep 19, 2019
    Submitted Sep 25, 2019

    Wonderful house and location. Plenty big for our party of five. Kate takes great pride in making the place inviting and comfortable, and it really shows. If I had dates for next year I'd go ahead and reserve again. Highly recommended!

    Madison Wedding

    5/5 Stayed Aug 27, 2019
    Submitted Sep 3, 2019

    We were in Madison for our daughter's wedding. Kate's place was centrally located and a perfect jumping off location for our destinations within the city. Super close to the Capital, where the wedding took place. The beds were really comfortable - a major plus when you need a good night's sleep. A fenced in backyard for the dogs - a great benefit allowing them to get the exercise they need while you attend to what needs to be done. Kate is awesome. Always quick to return communication. Always upbeat in every conversation. You won't be unhappy staying at her place!

    Madison home base

    5/5 Stayed Aug 15, 2019
    Submitted Aug 21, 2019

    Perfect home base for visiting Madison. Beautiful backyard patio. Everything you could possibly need! Highly recommend!

    Great Place and a Great Host

    5/5 Stayed Aug 9, 2019
    Submitted Aug 13, 2019

    Very nice place with everything we needed for a group of 6. Kate was a great host who was flexible with our schedule and let us know everything about the place as soon as we arrived.

    Great House with Even greater Host

    5/5 Stayed Jul 30, 2019
    Submitted Aug 9, 2019

    First the house. Very clean and it had everything you needed including a BBQ and nice patio out back. Lots of towels , beds were good and the air conditioning was definitely used on those hot summer days. This is a very old house that has been well looked after, bathrooms are either upstairs or downstairs which was not an issue for us. The host Kate arrived on time and gave us the most thorough walk through and best welcome we have ever had (and we have used rentals all over the world). She explained where everything was and made us feel welcome in her home. She left us (actually credit goes to her Mom) homemade cookies and brownies and even restocked the jar part way through our week stay. They were delicious, thank you Kate’s Mom! Great communication with Kate, we had shortened our stay by a day several months prior with no problem. I thought the change fee applied by VRBO was excessive and though Kate was not responsible for this fee she felt bad and when we got there had a gift certificate to a local pub. Thank you for going above and beyond Kate we enjoyed our Friday night fish fry there. Quiet old neighbourhood, very easy to get out onto the freeway or to downtown Madison. Large trees around the house and evening walks in the neighbourhood were cool and relaxing. Loved our stay here. Thanks Kate.

    What a lovely stay!

    5/5 Stayed Jul 15, 2019
    Submitted Jul 18, 2019

    Kate was a wonderful host - she even had home-made cookies & brownies! The house was clean, cooled down in the summer heat (great A/C!), and she showed us around the house to make sure we were set and comfy. This was one of my best stays ever! Thanks for the beautiful mini-vacation, Kate!

    2 days in Lodi

    5/5 Stayed Jul 12, 2019
    Submitted Jul 14, 2019

    Kate’s house was really great. My friends and I came to go to a local fair outside Madison. It slept 3 couples easily and comfortably and it was a perfect house for people traveling with a dog. Big back yard for the dog to play, and very dog friendly house all together. Kate was an attentive host but also left us to ourselves once we got settled. I would return in a second!

    Clean and comfy

    5/5 Stayed Jul 4, 2019
    Submitted Jul 18, 2019

    We stayed the 4th of July weekend for a family reunion and the home was clean and roomy. All appliances and AC were in good working order so we were able to help with reunion cooking. Our dog enjoyed the fenced in backyard. Kate was the best host ever! She met us on arrival and gave a quick tour of the property and went over the house rules. Her mom made cookies and bars for us and made us feel very welcome.

    Wedding in Madison

    5/5 Stayed Jun 27, 2019
    Submitted Jul 1, 2019

    Great house for 6 of us at a Madison wedding.

    Great home and neighborhood, even greater (more great) host!

    5/5 Stayed Jun 21, 2019
    Submitted Jun 23, 2019

    We enjoyed our stay very much. Kate’s home was very clean and comfortable, in a lovely quiet neighborhood, close and convenient to what ever you may need. Also, Kate was extremely accommodating and kind. Highly recommend!

    Thanks Kate!

    5/5 Stayed Jun 18, 2019
    Submitted Jun 19, 2019

    Kate went above and beyond to make our stay comfortable and smooth. Nice place to stay in Madison.

    Short stay in Madison.

    5/5 Stayed Jun 14, 2019
    Submitted Jun 18, 2019

    Darling house with great yard for the dog. It is close to the University. It is very well appointed. Wish we had planned to stay longer.


    5/5 Stayed Jun 7, 2019
    Submitted Jun 9, 2019

    Kate was amazing,!!!! A home away from home!!! We’ll be back soon!


    5/5 Stayed Jun 6, 2019
    Submitted Jun 7, 2019

    Welcoming and had everything we needed!

    Cozy house in Madison

    5/5 Stayed May 31, 2019
    Submitted Jun 10, 2019

    Kate was a great host. Flexible with check in times and left lovely homemade cookies as a welcome! Our dog loved playing ball in the enclosed backyard while we enjoyed coffee or a drink. The house had just about everything you could need to make meals and a bathroom on the same level as the bedrooms was handy.

    Amazing hospitality

    5/5 Stayed May 9, 2019
    Submitted May 19, 2019

    The perfect spot for our family to stay while attending our daughter’s graduation. Kate was a thoughtful host with a charming home.

    Great Spot!

    5/5 Stayed Apr 27, 2019
    Submitted May 1, 2019

    Kate was very accommodating and even supplied us with some local beers to try since we were in town trying the local breweries! Definitely would stay again when we come back to Madison!

    Cozy and convenient

    5/5 Stayed Apr 19, 2019
    Submitted Apr 22, 2019

    Great time at a comfortable dog-friendly home. Kate made sure we had everything we needed, including some home made cookies to make us feel welcome. Well-equipped kitchen allowed us to enjoy family meals at home. We will be back!

    Wonderful wood furniture

    5/5 Stayed Apr 12, 2019
    Submitted Apr 17, 2019

    We enjoyed staying here. Very welcoming home. Kate was great! And we loved that she had made so much of her furniture. Beautiful work!

    Great Place to Stay

    5/5 Stayed Apr 5, 2019
    Submitted Apr 7, 2019

    Kate has a wonderful home, and was very accommodating. She stuck around until we came in (which was late), so should could answer any questions and assist us in any way. If we come back to Madison we would definitely stay here again.

    Great stay!

    5/5 Stayed Mar 22, 2019
    Submitted Mar 26, 2019

    Convenient location, and comfy beds. Kate's home is lovely. Would definitely stay again!

    Quaint, cozy and comfortable

    5/5 Stayed Mar 15, 2019
    Submitted Mar 17, 2019

    We enjoyed our stay at this property. Very comfortable and had everything we needed. Kate is very nice and accommodating.

    Clean & cozy house with a very hospitable host

    5/5 Stayed Feb 16, 2019
    Submitted Mar 1, 2019

    We love our stay here and highly recommend this property! It was a very quintessential Wisconsin farmhouse in a great location. We also love our host Kate, as she was very warm, friendly and easy to communicate with.We frequent Madison several times a year (and my wife went to college here) and we were still able to get great restaurant recommendations. We had 6 adults staying for a snowboarding trip. Between the 6 of us and our snowboarding gears that we had to put together (install bindings), the house is large enough, and very accommodating.

    Lovely home

    5/5 Stayed Dec 24, 2018
    Submitted Jan 3, 2019

    This home is well cared for and gave us a true home away from home! We appreciated the personal touches and cannot express enough how comfortable this home is

    Very comfortable home

    5/5 Stayed Dec 14, 2018
    Submitted Dec 16, 2018

    House is comfortable and welcoming. Kate is a most accommodating host. Great venue for a small family get-together. Beds were very comfy.

    Very cozy home with everything!

    5/5 Stayed Nov 30, 2018
    Submitted Dec 5, 2018

    We had a family get together and we loved this place! Kate was wonderful and was there to give us the full tour! Dog friendly was a bonus! Cookies on the counter and dog treats available too! Home away from home! Thank you Kate!

    Really neat cozy old house!

    5/5 Stayed Nov 21, 2018
    Submitted Nov 24, 2018

    We would definitely stay there again!!! The house had everything you could need, very dog friendly, and a super value. Kate was very welcoming 🙂

    Great hospitality!

    5/5 Stayed Nov 10, 2018
    Submitted Nov 12, 2018

    We just needed a place to sleep, but host was prepared with all sorts of amenities.

    Super cozy house, wonderful host!

    5/5 Stayed Nov 9, 2018
    Submitted Nov 12, 2018

    We had an awesome time staying at this house in Madison. We were there for a quick stay with our pup and it was perfect for us. The fenced in yard was great for the dog and the house was super clean and comfortable. Kate was a great host and personally met us at the house when we arrived. Would stay here again if we make it back to Madison!

    beautiful house, excellent host, perfect location

    5/5 Stayed Oct 12, 2018
    Submitted Oct 26, 2018

    Some family and I stayed here for a weekend and it couldn't have been better. Kate has this house set up with guests' needs considered at every turn. If i could give her 6 stars I would!

    Fresh and cozy farmhouse filled with lots of extras😎

    5/5 Stayed Oct 5, 2018
    Submitted Oct 7, 2018

    Kate meets you with a smile and lots of information to add to your visit. We found Fresh flowers in the bedrooms, bakery treats in the kitchen and lots of Bucky Badger Love around❤️ Comfortable queen beds in all bedrooms. Excellent value for a clean and comfortable stay. We will definitely stay in this comfortable farmhouse again 👌😎❤️

    Nice, cozy home with a yard for pets and play

    5/5 Stayed Sep 14, 2018
    Submitted Sep 17, 2018

    Good location and easy to get to. Pet friendly yard was a plus and owner was very nice and helpful. Provided lots of info on the area and even provided us with baked treats!

    Great value in a good location

    5/5 Stayed Sep 6, 2018
    Submitted Sep 10, 2018

    Kate was a great host and the house is exactly as described - close to the bike path, big backyard, and lots of character. Thanks for a great stay!

    Highly Recommended!

    5/5 Stayed Sep 1, 2018
    Submitted Sep 13, 2018

    Kate is a wonderful hostess and her place is very clean and matches the description. She is very accommodating, we appreciated the fact that she gave us access to her place , couple of hours before scheduled check-in. We visited Madison with our adults sons, we all enjoyed her hospitality. Kate is responsive, detail-oriented , and ensured that we had a comfortable stay at her place

    Very clean home, great attention to detail, host goes above and beyond...

    5/5 Stayed Aug 27, 2018
    Submitted Aug 29, 2018

    Very clean home, great attention to detail, host goes above and beyond... Home is located in a great spot in Madison - many restaurants/bars/pubs in close proximity. Thanks for making me feel welcome, Kate!

    Great spot to access the best in Madison

    5/5 Stayed Aug 24, 2018
    Submitted Sep 7, 2018

    We loved our stay at Kate's house. It was such a comfortable spot to enjoy Madison. We were visiting our son before the start of his senior year and this spot gave us a great place to just hang out on a rather rainy weekend. We even used the backyard grill to create a feast from our bounty from the Madison Farmers Market.

    Great location, quiet neighborhood

    5/5 Stayed Aug 15, 2018
    Submitted Aug 18, 2018

    Incredibly clean home with very thoughtful host. Kate has thought of everything anyone might need and has it ready. She is very helpful with information and suggestions. The location of the house is close to the bike paths and you can easily bike to nearby spots to eat. We are 65 and 75 years old and the steps up to the bedrooms were not an issue for us. I’d stay here again

    Everything promised, and then some!

    5/5 Stayed Aug 8, 2018
    Submitted Aug 10, 2018

    Kate is an amazing host and has set up her place for a great stay. She takes organization and hospitality to a soaring level, with well marked cabinets, cookies on the counter, iced beer in a cooler, cleanliness and order, a cute little porch bar and a backyard that invites relaxation (and a very happy dog). The neighborhood is quiet and offers easy access to all the delights of Madison. The house and decor are charming. Anyone with physical limitations needs to be aware that getting to bedrooms and bathrooms requires a flight of stairs. Other than that, it is a perfect place! (Note: We are senior citizens, with iffy knees.) You won't find a better hostess than Kate!

    Perfect for what we needed!!

    4/5 Stayed Aug 1, 2018
    Submitted Aug 16, 2018

    The home was great to stay at and had everything we needed and more. It even had a cooler stocked with drinks! The location was great and close to everything downtown— we bikes everywhere. The back yard was nice to use as well, we grilled and had a bonfire! Be aware that a dog stays there when guests aren’t so if you are allergic or aren’t used to dog smell, you may be surprised. Everything was very clean though. We expected it and are used to having dogs around so we didn’t mind.


      Madison, Wisconsin

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