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Madison Wisconsin 53703 United States of America

Listing # 101493

Rates From USD 1350 Monthly
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Last Updated: Thursday, September 24, 2020

Classic Flat in a Great 'Hood!

Enjoy this well-maintained 1884 house, now a 2-flat, in the heart of Madison's happening 'isthmus'--the beloved Tenney-Lapham Neighborhood. Lots of cool nearby: restaurants (Salvatore's Tomato Pies, Sujeo, Humble Pie, etc.), cafes (Macha Tea Co, Johnson Public House), Burnie's rock/gem shop, Lake Mendota & lots more within 2 blocks. 10 min by bike/bus, 25 min on foot to UW campus.

This first-floor unit is bright & sunny, with dance-floor-esque openness. It is HUGE for a one-bedroom: 900 sf. That's bigger than most 2-bedrooms in this area. And CLEAN. Newly installed, upcycled roofing slate in kitchen & bath. Updated appliances. Nice furnishings (new double bed, dresser, couch, stuffed chair, coffee table, 2 dining tables + 4 chairs, refrigerator, stove, microwave, kitchen utensils, towels, bed linens, etc.). All you should need is your suitcase! Classic, CLEAN bathroom fixtures including clawfoot tub.

Backyard is great for hanging out, grilling, line-drying clothes, etc.

Heat, Electric, Water AND Wifi included!!!! Though we pay the utilities, you get a very energy efficient, comfortable house, and all EPA EnergyStar/WaterSense appliances. Also, dense-pack insulation in walls/attic, NEW window warmer shades, combined with a modern, ultra-high-efficiency hydronic heating (Viessmann boiler!)--makes for very even heat in winter. The insulation silences most outdoor sounds and keeps things nice & cool in summer.

Thanks to the efficiency measures, the apartment uses less than 1/5 the average Wisconsin household's electricity. Of that small fraction, 100% of the apartment's electricity is sourced from local rooftops through the locally-owned, member-owned Solar Legacy Coop. No coal. No mega-utilities. No mega-powerlines slashing across habitats and the landscape. NO Kochs. No political contributions to global warming denying politicians. Oh, and all this sustainability while keeping things cozy comfortable. So don't worry, at this apartment: conservation but NO deprivation! Less is MORE!

In the spirit of openness & disclosure: While the old house is CLEAN, well-maintained, and in better overall condition than 95% of rentals its age in Madison, it is OLD. 1884 Olde. The right tenant would enjoy all the quirks that go into old houses and old, mixed-use neighborhoods. This is *not* the suburbs. Madison is a festive place: There are festivals nearby in summer with amplified music (done by 10pm). This applies to any place within 3 miles of campus. Though the backyard is a nice, shady refuge, the street in front is busy with pedestrians, bikes, buses, cars.

In the interest of keeping things livable for everyone in both units, smokERs/burnERs--of anything, anywhere--are not eligible to apply for this apartment. And really, no animals. This apartment is only available through this site to individuals who are actually registered with Sabbaticalhomes.com.

Respectful & quiet neighbors. And we live nearby and we do our very best to keep things in good mechanical order and are very responsible & responsive in case of issues. Interested? While we will need your references, we would also be happy to give you happy tenant references for us as well!

Thanks for giving it a look!
-Mike & Pam


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
900 Sq. Feet
Suited for
2 people
Property Type
Apartment or Condo


Available from Thursday, October 1, 2020 until Thursday, December 31, 2020
Available from Friday, January 1, 2021 until Monday, May 31, 2021
Minimum Stay
1 month(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
Inquire about flexibility on start/end dates. Want it by 10/1/2020? Take $100 off last month's rent!
*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Madison
Postal Code - State or Province 53703 WI
Country United States of America
Neighborhood Keywords Isthmus, Tenney-Lapham, Capitol East, James Madison Park, Tenney Park, Lapham Elementary School,
Closest University University of Wisconsin-Madison
University nearby Edgewood College, Madison (Area Technical) College

Rental Price:

USD 1350 Monthly
Rental Fee Comments
2nd ten +$50/mo. Parking +$50/mo. Price valid for lease starting Nov 1 only.
Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Near Shops
  • Walk To Campus
  • Urban Environment
  • Near Ocean/Lake
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Available for Long Term
  • Off Campus
  • Available for Short Term
  • Summer Term


  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Air-Conditioning
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Stairs
  • Reserved Parking
  • Garden
  • Other: Parking: inquire


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

Perform Housesitting Duties?:

Housesitting Comments
Snow clearing (short sidewalk), keeping the place clean including entry; taking trash/recycling to curb; keeping owner apprised of any mechanical issues, generally taking care of the place.

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About Me
My wife, Pam, & I live in Madison, Wisconsin, a classic Midwestern college town. We are all about mutual reciprocity & respect. We've been told by people in-the-know that we're friendly, respectful, good-humored. SabbaticalHomes has been a fun way to make friends from around the world! Pam is a physical therapist clinical instructor. Mike is a free-lance community energy efficiency consultant and civic activist working on behalf of pedestrians, cyclists and bus riders. He holds a Masters in Geography from UW-Madison. We like exploring places by bicycle, on foot and by local transit. Indeed, when we were searching for a place to settle, we picked Madison because it is very progressive on people-oriented transportation. We really try to be something more than just impersonal landlords; we hope to provide some local perspective that you would never get at a corporate apartment complex. We hope to bring our community alive for our tenants. A big part of my growing up was in Heidelberg, Germany where I so very much enjoyed biking hostel to hostel. I always marveled at the graciousness & eternal patience of the hostels' Hausmuttern und Hausvatern, putting up with a bunch of feral teenagers from all over the world, traveling on their own. In the late 80s Pam & I were both lucky enough to be stationed in Vicenza, Italy where we learned to speak Italian fluently (well, Pam learned "el dialeto Vixentin"!). On our bicycle peregrinations around northeastern Italy, we really came to understand the concept of "La Frasca," the art of making friends of strangers passing through town. Indeed, if you ever need recommendations from happy tenants of ours, past & present, and from all over the world, we'd be happy to provide them!

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A great place to stay! Plenty of natural light, tons of room (especially for a one-bedroom) with furnishings. The landlord is extremely nice, accommodating, and easy to work with! I love Madison and really enjoyed living here. Excellent benvoliobenji 8/24/2020 2:35:00 PM
It is really a great apartment in a very hip location of Madison, which meets all requirements. It is clean, everything works very well, it is warm, even in the deepest winter, and if there are any questions, the landlord is always available. Mike is not only very trustworthy and correct, but also incredibly attentive to the wishes of his tenants, very courteous and fair. In the course of the Corona crisis I had to leave one month earlier - we were able to agree on a solution very quickly so that I did not have to pay the full rent. That's what I call fair, quick and extremely helpful. I highly recommend this place! Excellent Michael 3/29/2020 9:24:00 AM
Sono stato in questa casa per quattro mesi. Durante tutto il soggiorno Michael si è dimostrato una persona professionale, disponibile ed estremamente corretta e gentile. La casa è molto comoda e accogliente. Se dovessi tornare a Madison tornerei volentieri in questa casa Excellent Lorenzo 1/8/2020 7:56:00 AM
Meine Erfahrungen mit der Wohnung sowie mit Mike als Vermieter sind durchweg positiv. Die Wohnung war komplett möbliert, sauber und ruhig. Die Kommunikation mit dem Vermieter verlief jederzeit problemlos und immer, wenn ich Fragen hatte oder Kleinigkeiten ausgetauscht haben wollte, wie etwa der Wasserhahn in der Küche, kümmerte sich Mike umgehend darum.

In unmittelbarer Umgebung der Wohnung befinden sich Restaurants, ein Supermarkt und Bushaltestellen, die regelmäßig zum Campus fahren. Ich würde jederzeit wieder von Mike mieten. Absolut empfehlenswert!

Excellent Sabrina 12/22/2019 10:48:00 AM
I stayed for 3 months in Mike's apartment and my experience was great! The apartment is spacious, clean and has all the amenities you might need. Also, the location is excellent. Restaurants, bars and a good supermarket are all at walking distance and the University campus is just a small ten minute bike ride. Finally, communication with Mike was very easy and he was always there to make sure my experience in Madison was a good one. Thus, I highly recommend Mike's apartment if you are looking for a place to discover Madison from!

Excellent lars 12/7/2018 1:07:00 AM
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