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Arts and Crafts Home in Family-Friendly Neighborhood

House • Madison WI United States

    6 Guests  
    3 Bedrooms  
    4 Beds  
    2.0 Bathrooms  
    1 Car space 
    Primary home  

Exchange types accepted



Listed  February 2019
Views  787
Response rate  100%

General overview

We have enjoyed living in our home for 30+ years -- we raised our four boys here and it is full of wonderful memories for us, which you will find traces of on our bookshelves and in the artwork that fills our walls. We love to cook, so our kitchen is fully equipped with everything you might need to prepare your own meals. We have a closet full of family-friendly games, a TV with extensive cable service, Wifi, and a lovely, private backyard to enjoy from spring through fall. You can even build a fire in the backyard firepit in the depths of winter if you dare! We are happy to share bikes, cross-country skis, golf clubs, tennis rackets. And the house comes equipped with piano, guitars, and a variety of African drums, among other instruments.

The space

The house has two stories, 2 bedrooms and one bath are upstairs, one bedroom, a study (which could be used as an additional bedroom) and another bath are downstairs. The kitchen, dining room, living room and a four-season sunroom are all on the main (first) floor. Laundry room and storage are in the basement. A detached garage is at the back of the lot.

Guest access

2 floors, one set of stairs links the 1st and second stories. Another set of stairs leads to the basement. There is a front door inside a small porch, which can be locked, and there are two back doors. Guests must be able to navigate steps at both front and back entries.


Cupboard / drawers
Hair dryer
Bed sheets
Fire extinguisher
Smoke alarms
First aid kit
Clothes dryer

Travel styles

    Long term
    Sport and leisure

House rules

    Suitable for infants under 2
    Suitable for children ages 2-12
    Pets not allowed
    No smoking


Our immediate neighborhood is fondly known as the "near eastside" of Madison. It is located just off the Isthmus, which separates the east and west sides of town, with Lake Mendota situated to the north of the Isthmus, and Lake Monona to the south. Our house is located two blocks north of Lake Monona, two blocks west of a neighborhood park with a children's playground, and two blocks from a small commercial district with a number small, locally owned businesses and restaurants. We are also close to bus lines and bike paths. While you're in Madison, don't miss: the Saturday Farmers' Markets around the Capitol, Memorial Union Terrace on the UW-Madison campus, the UW Arboretum, Henry Vilas Zoo, Olbrich Botanical Gardens, Batch Bakehouse, the Willy Street Co-Op, and the Jenifer Street Market.

Getting around

While the house includes off-street parking for a vehicle, it is very easy to enjoy Madison without a car. There are a number of shops and restaurants within easy walking distance (3-blocks). We are also located between 2 different bus lines (2-3 blocks to bus stops), and very close to several bike routes. Guests are welcome to make use of 3 bicycles stored in the garage.

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Madison, WI United States of America
Joined February 2019
Response rate 100%
LGBTQ+ friendly  
Travelling group
Member description
We are two, recently retired educators and one of our goals in retirement is to revisit places we love and discover more of the world we do not yet know!
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Desired destinations

Open to any destination
Can travel at any time

Cambridge, UK
Aug 11 - 18, 2021 (Flexible)
"Our son will be married in Cambridge, England on 8/14/2021. We'd love to find a home exchange for about a week around that time, either a simultaneous exchange or for a Globe. Our home will be available through early-mid September."

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