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The Muse Gallery Guesthouse - unique art gallery accommodations in a c1889 home.

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Guesthouse for 6. Up to 10 allowed for an additional fee with rent of BnB rooms

The Muse Gallery Guesthouse is a quality, licensed lodging between Milwaukee's airport and downtown and just down the street from the Lake Express ferry port. The Muse is also an art gallery featuring for your viewing pleasure and for sale the works of prominent and emerging artists from the Milwaukee area. It is ideally and conveniently located in Bay View - one of Milwaukee's trendiest neighborhoods. The guesthouse accommodates 6 people. Parties of up to 10 people can be accommodated by adding rooms available in the bed and breakfast inn on the first floor of the house. Please inquire of the owners the options and terms of adding these additional rooms.

Bay View, overlooking Lake Michigan on the city's southeast side, is home to an abundance of Milwaukee's newest restaurants, popular bars, eclectic shops and galleries, the Avalon theater, verdant parks, the Oak Leaf bike trail, a seasonal farmer's market and Humboldt Park's summer Chill on the Hill weekly music festival. Some are just steps away, and all are within walking distance. In this neighborhood there is so much to do that you never need to leave it!

The Muse Gallery Guesthouse is the perfect guesthouse for Bay View residents to host out-of-town guests, as well as the perfect place for guests to be able to entertain in their home-away-from-home. Close to downtown for business travelers. Also close to the Bradley Center and Miller Stadium for sports enthusiasts visiting town for ball games. The Muse Gallery Guesthouse provides inspiring accommodations for artists/actors/theater and art critics in town for openings.

New in 2015... The Muse Gallery Guesthouse has expanded to include two bed and breakfast rooms with ensuite bathrooms on the first floor of the building that can be rented in addition to the second floor guesthouse to accommodate an additional 4 guests. Please inquire about availability of the these rooms if your party wishes to expand into the whole house by renting the bed and breakfast rooms in addition to the guesthouse. Additional charges will apply when renting the bed and breakfast rooms and breakfast can be included.

More Details

Mary Ellen Hermann and Andrew Meechan
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
10 June, 2018

About Mary Ellen Hermann and Andrew Meechan

Hosts Mary Ellen Hermann and Andrew Meechan

Mary Ellen Hermann and Andrew Meechan purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Mary Ellen Hermann and Andrew Meechan chose Bay View

It is an opportunity to experience the beauty of living in an art gallery.

What makes this apartment unique

A c1889 Victorian home furnished with in a modern and artful decor. The location can not be beat as it is just steps away from some of the most fun bars and restaurants Milwaukee has to offer while still being in a residential neighborhood.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Bay View, Wisconsin

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • City Centre
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Cheryl's room bathroom - toilet , bath with shower , Original clawfoot tub with shower next to Angela's suite.
    Cheryl's room bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure , This bathroom is across the hall from Cheryl's room
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Cheryl's room - 1 large double bed , Sitting area for two. Vintage dressing table.
    Angela's suite - 1 extra lg. double bed , 2 single bed , Suite of two separate but adjacent rooms, porch, fireplace.
  • Books ...
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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The Muse Gallery Guesthouse - unique art gallery accommodations in a c1889 home.
average rating of 4.928571 based on 28 reviews

The Muse is magical

  • 5 of 5

This was a Mom/Daughter weekend and we had it all at the Muse.

  • Review Submitted: 31/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had fun! Please consider us your Milwaukee home and visit again soon!
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Very nice place with super host.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely spacious property with lots of amenities for travelling guests.

  • Review Submitted: 09/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tastefully decorated with a rustic, homely feel; includes all provisions necessary, and then some...

  • 5 of 5

The old age of the house coupled with modern, stylish decor, as well as the Muse Gallery's artwork contribute to a quaint, rustic and homelike air, as well as a modern, stylistic flare. The room included everything one could possibly need, and then some, including two full bathrooms, two kitchens equipped with ample amounts of utensils, condiments, spices, etc. Additionally, the house was fully furnished with cozy beds, extra blankets, sheets, and bath robes were available in the bathrooms. All in all, the owners of the Muse House and Gallery do an incredible job furnishing, equipping, and maintaining the house for your stay, going so far as to leave personalized letters and cookies made from scratch; when staying in Milwaukee's Bayview area, the Muse House should come as highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 26/11/2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed another stay with us. You are always welcome. Please consider The Muse your home away from home and come visit again soon.
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The Muse Gallery guesthouse is a great place to stay!!

  • 5 of 5

MaryEllen and Andrew were there to answer all of the questions we had about the property and Milwaukee area. Their property was like a home away from home. We were 5 adult women and we had a great reunion. We found the Muse Gallery to be in a good location for the attractions we wanted to see while in the area. The property was clean and we appreciated all of the refinishing of the older home. We ate a few meals in and the dishes and kitchen supplies that were furnished were all we needed. The beds were comfortable and furnished very nice. Nice bath towels. The house was very comfortable for visiting and decorated very nice. Any one that would like to stay here would be very comfortable and have a great experience. The location is with in walking distance of many eating places. I would highly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: 24/09/2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The Muse Guest House was perfect in every way. The Victorian house is decorated with the perfect combination of antique, vintage and modern decor and art. The location is just a block from Bay View's eateries and quaint shopping. The owners were awesome giving much history of the house, the neighborhood, and community. Five of us ladies spent a week there and it was hard to go. I highly recommend this apartment for an extended stay in the Milwaukee area. Thank you Mary and Andrew for having us.

  • Review Submitted: 12/08/2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Welcome, comfort & location.

  • 5 of 5

The owners, Mary Ellen and Andrew were most welcoming and helpful. We were even invited to an art exhibition that they were hosting next door which we enjoyed. The apartment was spacious, comfortable and well equipped. The location of The Muse Gallery was excellent. There is a great range of bars and restaurants within five minutes walk and there is a bus stop right outside to take you to the west plus within three minutes walk, a bus to take you to the north or south of Milwaukee. Thank you, once again, to Mary Ellen and Andrew from Colin, Jenny and Tom.

  • Review Submitted: 03/06/2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Mitchell International Airport
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Lake Express Ferry
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Grant Park
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
South Shore Park

Bay View has the newest restaurants and bars in town. St. Josephat's Basilica can be seen down the street from The Muse. The Muse Gallery Guesthouse is on the green bus line which will take you directly to the airport or downtown - both of which are only 3 miles away.


Rates & Availability

Contact Owner

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$100.79
Damage Insurance AU$79.29

A refundable $250 damage deposit payable by check and mailed to The Muse Gallery Guesthouse is an available option in lieu of the the damage protection insurance plan offered by VRBO.

The Muse Gallery Guesthouse has a bed and breakfast inn on the first floor. Parties larger than 6 people are welcome to add rooms to the guesthouse if desired for an additional fee depending upon the number of people/rooms desired. Please inquire.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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