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Lake front getaway in the heart of downtown Madison

Bedrooms 1
Space 44 m²
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1 bedroom waterfront apartment within walking distance to the best of Madison.

This one bedroom retreat is the first floor of our home and is located right on lake Monona. It has recently been remodeled and has 9 foot ceilings and huge windows overlooking the lake. The apartment is equipped with a large flat screen TV, cable, wireless internet. There is a queen bed with luxury sheets as well as a futon sleeper sofa for that will comfortably sleep 2 children. The kitchen is equipped with a 2 burner stove, microwave, mini fridge and sink.

This is also a great location to stay for Badger football, basketball and hockey games. Welcome Wisconsin Alumni and Go Badgers!

Although the apartment itself is designed to be a relaxing retreat, there is so much to do out doors you might not spend much time inside. Have coffee on the dock in the morning. Then spend the day on the lake fishing. Alternatively, spend the afternoon biking or running around the lake on the bike path, which you can pick up just a block from the house. Not the outdoorsy type? Don't worry, there are plenty of downtown activities within walking distance. The Capital is just a 10 minute walk, as are all the best restaurants, cafes and nightlife that Madison has to offer. The UW campus is about a mile and half and can easily be biked, walked or catch a bus across the street from the apartment. This downtown lakefront location really has the best of both worlds.

Our facility has been inspected and licensed by the State of Wisconsin and City of Madison.

This apartment is a non-smoking facility.

More Details

Leah Zalapa
Member since: 2014
Speaks english, spanish
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
23 March, 2018

About Leah Zalapa

My husband is an avid fisherman and has always dreamed of living on the lake. When this property became available, it was just what we had been looking for - it is our cabin/lake house right in the heart of town. As we love to entertain, it seemed like a perfect fit for us to open our home via VRBO.

Leah Zalapa purchased this apartment in 2013


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Marquette, Wisconsin

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 44 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
  • Small bedroom with a queen sized bed, great sheets and a closet to store your clothing.
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
This is a lakeside get away in the heart of Madison. Take out a canoe or Kayak and fish or just enjoy the water. Bikes available to go on a long bike ride around the lakeside bike path or take down town and explore the capital and UW campus. This is a great outdoor get away right downtown Madison.


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Lake front getaway in the heart of downtown Madison
average rating of 4.9772725 based on 44 reviews

What a wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5

This place was so nice & cozy. We had two adults & two kids here, the kids caught (and released!) fireflies at night while the sun set then headed to bed so we could relax by the side of the lake. The hosts were helpful, the place was clean. There was easy access to coffee at Ground Zero, groceries, music & entertainment. Thanks for a good stay!

  • Review Submitted: 13/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you guys had fun! Hope to see you next time.
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Cosy and cute lakeside stay.

  • 5 of 5

The owners were very accommodating and helpful. Highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 19/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean, cozy, beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

We found this lakefront getaway to be a perfect place to stay while visiting U of Wisconsin! It is impeccably clean, the linens/beds were comfortable, and the overall feel of the place was very “homey.” It is clear that this property is taken very good care of by its owners. We would definitely stay here again on another visit to Madison!

  • Review Submitted: 02/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Glorious getaway, on the water, in glorious Madison

  • 5 of 5

This one bedroom suite is immaculate, cozy, adorable, extremely well furnished and decorated down to the pillow soft bed and high quality toilet paper! We enjoyed the location, location, location on the Monona Lake waterfront every morning and evening, the peaceful, quiet neighborhood, and the closeness to downtown. It is hard to leave and hope we can return some day.

  • Review Submitted: 20/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's guests like you guys that make this so fun! We hope to see you again soon.
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Perfect in every way!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was perfect for my husband and I! Beautiful home ,beautiful view and perfect location!

  • Review Submitted: 02/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Privacy and nature within easy walking distance of everything

  • 5 of 5

Updated, clean apartment. Perennial gardens, patio furniture, and dock on Lake Monona. 1/2 block from Madison bicycle share station and a great coffee shop. It was perfect for our long weekend away.

  • Review Submitted: 22/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Dane County Regional Airport
Car: not necessary

The apartment is located just blocks from all the cafes and restaurants on Williamson St. It is just 2 blocks to the John Nolan bike path which is great for biking, walking and running. The Capital is a short walk to all the businesses, restaurants and nightlife.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in Marquette, Wisconsin

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$127.43
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$637.15
Tax Rate 15.5%

Help us keep the cleaning fees down by leavening the room tidy. The cleaning fee charged is for basic cleaning and linens. Any extra cleaning, such as steam cleaning the carpet due to mud, will be charged an extra fee. Please treat our home as you would your own. Thank you!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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