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

Madison, Wisconsin, United States

Listing #91940

Apartment or Condo | Entire Home | House Sitting Requested
Rates from USD $1250 | Monthly
Last Updated 20 days ago


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. New EnergyStar fridge and EPA WaterSense comfort-height toilet. New-ish gas stove. Classic bathroom fixtures including claw foot tub. Large, classic old historic original windows throughout—just restored to modern function & efficiency—provide a nice, light-filled, open feel. For added comfort & privacy, all windows outfitted with new window warmers. Super insulated house. 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, thorough 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 stay. Walk to coffee, art & lake. 15 min bus/bike to campus. This apartment is separately locked. Separately locked unit downstairs is occupied by a PhD candidate. Some disclosures: This 2-flat house 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 & comfortable. It is probably in better overall condition than 95% of rentals of its age in Madison. But 1884 Olde. 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: Johnson Public House (one of the top three coffee houses in town); Olde Towne Bikes; Burnie's Rock Shop (rockhound's/jeweler's paradise), Norris Court corner shop, Cork n Bottle (great wines & microbrews!), Robin Room (hipster lounge), Salvatore’s Pizza (a city favorite!), Festival Foods (full service grocery store); Tenney Park (Picnic Central in summer, Ice Skating à la Charlie Brown in the winter!); James Madison Park (famous for sunbathing/frisbee beach during our two weeks of summer). 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. Finally, we live nearby and try very hard to be responsible, conscientious, responsive owner/managers. We try to keep everything happy & mutually beneficial. We have former tenants who are now friends from all over the world; so we can also provide references!. Requirements: -Please read the price schedule. Unlike, most landlords in Madison, we try to be flexible to the extent possible; the extra charge for less than an academic year or less than the full summer accounts for vacancies that typically occur with this flexibility. -Only persons registered with SabbaticalHomes.com are eligible. -No SmokERS/No Pets (really) -References required. -Proof of banking account and credit card required.




700 ft2

Suited For

Property Type
Apartment or Condo


From June 1, 2021 until August 31, 2021

Additional Dates

September 1, 2021 until May 31, 2022

Minimum Stay

3 Months

Comments: Summer price for min 3 mo residence. Academic yr price for full academic yr minimum. Shorter stays negotiable at higher rate.


Apartment or Condo in Madison, Wisconsin, United States

Closest University

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Nearby Universities
Madison College, Edgewood College, Madison Area Technical College


Nearby Cities

Milwaukee | Chicago

Comments: Tenney-Lapham, Isthmus, Near-Eastside of Madison


  • Off Campus
  • Walk to Campus
  • Bike to Campus
  • Urban
  • Near Ocean or Lake
  • Near Park
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Neighborhood School
  • Near Shops
  • Near Public Transportation

Rental Rates and Terms

Rates from USD $1250 Monthly

Utilities are included

A cleaning service is not included

Comments: 2nd tenant +$50/mo (max 2 humans of any size/age); parking +$50; less than 3 mos (summer) or less than full academic yr +$100/mo


The home is not suitable for young kids

Pets are not allowed

Smoking is not allowed

A car is not available

House Sitting

I am looking for help while I am away

Comments: In winter: Snow shoveling a short sidewalk; taking trash/recycle cans to street; being respectful of neighbors, generally taking care of the place; keeping me informed of any mechanical or other issues. .





High Speed Internet




Dedicated Parking




Temperature Control

Air Conditioning








Comments: Heat/elec/H20/*WIFI* included; tv available $15/mo


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