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Madison Wisconsin 53703 United States of America

Listing # 91940

Rates From USD 1190 Monthly
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Last Updated: Monday, October 5, 2020

A Classic Apartment on Madison's Isthmus--1.5 mi to UW Campus

Nice, one-bedroom apartment in a well-maintained 2-flat Victorian in the heart of the very walkable Tenney-Lapham Neighborhood. Beautifully restored woodwork. Gleaming parquet floors & newly installed slate in kitchen & bath. Brand new EnergyStar fridge and EPA WaterSense comfort-height toilet. New-ish gas stove. Classic bathroom fixtures including claw foot tub.

Large windows throughout provide a nice, light-filled, open feel.

Super insulated building. In summer, a window AC does a nice job of cooling the whole apartment. In winter, the modern, ultra-high-efficiency hydronic heating provides very even heat.

On-site EnergyStar front-load washer included.

Nice furnishings: Full-sized bed + all linens (sheets, pillows, towels), chest-of-drawers, living room & kitchen furniture, microwave, kitchenware (cooking pans, utensils, plates, silverware, etc) and vacuum (new Miele) are provided. All you should need is your suitcase!

Easy for a car-free or car-lite stay. One block to coffee, art & lake. Easy walk to the Capitol! Quick bus/bike to campus. Bus lines: 2, 5, 9 & 10 (campus express), 28 (commuter express to capitol, campus & hospitals) and 81 campus late night bus a half block away.

Responsible, conscientious, responsive owner/manager lives nearby (me).

Bike storage in locked garage.

Your apartment is separately locked. There is another, separately locked unit downstairs, occupied by a post-doc.

A note on the house in the spirit of openness & disclosure: It is old. Very old. Though we have done major upgrades and have always maintained it, it is OLD. 1884. It is not perfect. There is a slight slant to the floor. But everything is serviceable & comfortably habitable. All that said, it is probably in better overall condition and livability than 95% of rentals of its age in Madison. So it is most ideal for people who understand & are used to the quirks of old buildings. It is not the suburbs. It is not a modern high-rise.

The Neighborhood: Tenney-Lapham, on Madison's isthmus, is one of the most beloved neighborhoods in the city. It is very walkable, very convivial. It is a mix of grad students, young professionals, families headed by professionals, blue collar workers and service industry workers. Many of all of the above are involved in a myriad of creative pursuits Madison is known for. This neighborhood captures everything that makes Madison the easy-going & fun place that it is. It is close but not tooooo close to the campus action.

Nearby locales: Taguara, a Venezuelan restaurant, is a new & much loved addition to the hood; it is a block away. Johnson Public House is, in my opinion one of the top three coffee houses in town; it is across the street. A classic sole-proprietor bike shop is across the street. Burnie's Rock Shop is a rockhound's/jeweler's paradise, beloved far & wide, just down the block. Half a block away is a classic owner-operated corner shop. But wait, there's more! Too much more for me to list here....!

Tenney Park, 3 blocks away--Picnic Central in summer, Ice Skating Central in the winter. (Skates are rented there, so anyone can enjoy it.)

James Madison Park is two blocks away. It is famous for it's bathing/frisbee beach during our two weeks of summer. The rest of the year it is a great place to watch waves freeze in mid-curl!

Last, and least, depending on the season, there might be a car parking space available for rent on site (just ask). There is usually an on-street parking spot within a block, but driving and parking around here is (thankfully) not suburban convenient. The city's parking restrictions are byzantine (to put it mildly). I don't own a car, so I can't explain them.

Only persons registered with SabbaticalHomes.com are eligible.

No SmokERS/No Pets (really)

References required. In the interest of fairness & reciprocity, we can also provide references from past & current tenants. We try to keep everything happy & mutually beneficial; we have former tenants who are now friends from all over the world. In 25 years of renting places out (we just have 3 houses, one of which we live in), we have never had legal action brought against us by a tenant, and we have never brought legal action against a tenant.


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


Available from Tuesday, December 15, 2020 until Monday, May 31, 2021
Available from Tuesday, June 1, 2021 until Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Minimum Stay
1 month(s)
Flexible With Dates

*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 Tenney-Lapham, Isthmus, Near-Eastside of Madison
Closest University University of Wisconsin-Madison
University nearby Madison College, Edgewood College, Madison Area Technical College

Rental Price:

USD 1190 Monthly
Rental Fee Comments
2nd tenant +$50/mo (max 2 humans of any size/age); parking +$50
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
  • Historical Home
  • Summer Term


  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Air-Conditioning
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Stairs
  • Reserved Parking
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • Other: Heat/elec/H20/*WIFI* included; tv available $15/mo


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

Perform Housesitting Duties?:

Housesitting Comments
In winter: Snow shoveling a short walk; taking trash/recycle cans to street; being respectful of neighbors, 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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