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View from deck overlooking Lake Mendota. Sunrise over Lake Mendota
Private room in cottage

Natural Quiet Retreat/Lake Mendota.


Natural Quiet Retreat/Lake Mendota.

5 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
2 private baths
5 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
2 private baths
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Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
Great location100% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.

On the shores of Lake Mendota across from the Capital. We are steps from Gov Nelson State Park with 5 miles of hiking/skiing trails. Enjoy the spectacular lake view from sunny decks as you sip your morning coffee or evening glass of wine. Wander down to the lake for a swim!
Our Lakeside Room has a Queen Bed and an adjacent room with a Twin. Our Blue Room has a Queen Bed and an adjacent small loft with a futon. Each room has private bath.


Free parking on premises
Indoor fireplace
Cable TV

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed

House Rules

No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in time is flexible
Self check-in with keypad


69 Reviews

DAwn User Profile
June 2018
Stay here to see Madison! The perfect base location for the entire area! A beautiful home with amazing hosts. I feel lucky to have stayed here!!
Alice User Profile
May 2018
Jan and Drew were really nice. We felt very welcome. The house and the view are wonderful, and we had a nice breakfast! The place is close to the nice state park. Everything was perfect, we highly recommand this place, and we hope to come back in winter time!
Jan User Profile
Response from Jan:
Thank you so much Alice. We would love to have you back again.....any time!
May 2018
Benjamin User Profile
May 2018
Fabulous space, with bed-side view of the lake and downtown Madison. Extremely friendly and welcoming hosts!
Michael User Profile
April 2018
Jan and Drew were great hosts and the setting on the lake is wonderful. Would recommend highly if you want to stay on the west shore and if you do not require fully private accommodations. Will return if ever in the area!!
Charlene User Profile
April 2018
Very hospitable and helpful with local places to eat.
Daniela User Profile
April 2018
What an amazingly beautiful place to experience! The house is unique and cozy. With an inviting and artistic, Frank Lloyd Wright flair in decor. The serene lake view from the living room and bedroom as well as the deck is spectacular both during the day and the night. Bird love…
Tammy User Profile
November 2017
We had a three generational party of four and our stay with Jan was a 10+ with everyone. We enjoyed the privacy of the location, home and host. We especially loved the easy communication and hospitality that was bestowed upon us throughout our stay. Thank you again for your warm …

Hosted by Jan

Waunakee, Wisconsin, United StatesJoined in June 2015
Jan User Profile
78 Reviews
Jan is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
My husband, Drew, and I love to travel--camping, hiking, biking. Family adventures are the best and we still go on many of our travels with our daughters and their friends. A unique place to stay always adds memories and enhances the adventure. We would love to share our home…
Response rate: 100%
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