The 12 Best Airbnbs In Madison, Wisconsin

February 3, 2021
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If you’re looking for the best Airbnbs in Madison, you’ve come to the right place. We combed through thousands of Airbnb listings in Madison and the surrounding area to find the homes with the best amenities and the most positive reviews at the lowest prices.

#1 University Wisconsin Arboretum 2-Bedroom Home

6 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $120 per night, airbnb.com

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Are you searching for an ideal getaway trip with your family or friends? This cozy apartment is full of perfection, featuring two bedrooms perfect for a family of six. This duplex in a quiet neighbourhood on the edge of the UW Arboretum is comfortable, clean, fully equipped with whatever you might need, and very welcoming.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“You are renting Side B of a duplex. You'll have the entire 2 bed 1 bath to yourself, 100% privacy. The yards are shared between the two. The property is located in the famous Madison Arboretum.”

Amenities

Wifi | Dryer | Washer | TV | Air conditioning | Heating | Essentials | Hot water | Iron | Dedicated workspace | Ethernet connection | Bathtub

Guest Reviews

“Comfortable space for two people. Feels homey due to little decorations, books, wall art. Very comfortable mattresses.” – Natalie
Very cozy and well equipped third floor apartment. Easy access to the lake with private dock. Jim and Sonja were very welcoming and accommodating. Great location close to Capital square.” – Alexander
“Great space in a wonderful location in Madison. Take the time to walk around the Arboretum and soak in the nature.” – Jacob
“Location is fabulous. We loved the neighborhood and ease of getting around. The arboretum is lovely to hike or bike around.” – Fiona
“Sonja and Jim were fantastic hosts. The house is beautiful, and in a lovely historic neighborhood. The top floor apartment has very high ceilings and lots of windows. I would definitely stay there again.” – Phyllis

#2 3-Bedroom Suite In A Historic Home Near Willy Street

6 Guests | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $200 per night, airbnb.com

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This magical retreat located near the Dane Country Farmers' Market is ideal for families travelling with children, couples or friends. Guests will enjoy marble tiled bathrooms with reclaimed fixtures, high-quality furniture, a wet bar, a kitchenette, bedrooms with organic luxury, and a peaceful mien all around.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Three bedroom suite in the John George Ott house, a newly restored historic home in the Marquette Neighborhood near Willy Street and less than a mile from the capitol square. The house combines the best of old and new that celebrates the heritage of this 1873 Italianate home.”

Amenities

Wifi | Dryer | Washer | TV | Air conditioning | Heating | Essentials | Dedicated workspace | Iron | Hot water | Pack ’n Play/travel crib | Babysitter recommendations

Guest Reviews

“The house was very roomy, clean and well appointed. Beds are very comfortable. The house is beautifully decorated and refurbished.” – Laura
“Amazing place to stay when in Madison! Located in the adorable Willy St. neighborhood.” – Ali
“Perfect stay. Many nice touches and amazing coffee. Thank you for the great stay!” – Melissa
“I am beyond happy with our stay! The place went way beyond my expectations and the communication was amazing. We will definitely be booking again for our stay in the future.” – Bailey
“Retro kitchen was great, and Jackie had a spread of blueberries and cheeses for us to enjoy. Also a coffee grinder and french press in the mornings was delightful.” – Kevin
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#3 Secluded Country Home Close To Everything

10 Guests | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $150 per night, airbnb.com

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Situated at a quick 15-minute drive from downtown Madison is this amazing 3-bedroom home that's private and secure. Awesome for a group of up to 10 friends planning a night out, or for a family reunion, this home with sleeping arrangements for ten is well-suited to the larger groups. Featured is a fully-stocked kitchen with modern appliances that'll keep the whole group well-fed during the course of your stay.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“This modern, spacious (2,000+ sq ft), and luxurious 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath house is conveniently located 15 minutes from downtown. Situated on a large, tranquil estate, this house is fully equipped with premium amenities for your friends and family, including a huge yard, deck with a gas grill, pool, and hot tub. It comfortably sleeps 8 people.”

Amenities

Wifi | Dryer | Washer | TV | Air conditioning | Heating | Essentials | Iron | Hot water | Pack ’n Play/travel crib | Bathtub | Room-darkening shades

Guest Reviews

“Great master bed and bath. Comfy couch. Relaxing hot tub.” – Abijah
“This space is lovely! We wanted a cozy girls weekend in and this hit the mark. Great place and the hot tub was amazing.” – Molly
“Myself and 4 friends visited for a weekend. We found the space to be exactly what we needed. About 10-15 minute to heart of downtown Madison, but there is a secluded and private feel at the home as advertised.” – Robert
“Good location, VERY comfy beds, hot tub was a fave for us and overall big deck!” – Abi
“My fiancé and I spent the weekend here for his birthday and we had an amazing time! It’s tucked away and very private. It was so cozy and comfortable.” – Madelyn
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#4 Downtown Apartment In Victorian House On Lake Mendota

4 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $150 per night, airbnb.com

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If you are looking for a charming place for two couples or a family of four, this dreamy apartment is a perfect place to stay in Madison. It comprises a thoughtful exterior, great views of the lake, and easy access to walking and biking trails. Located at the banks of the adjacent Lake Mendota, it's a dream of sanctuary that you don't wanna miss!

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Awaken in a bed under a peaked ceiling and pull curtains aside for a leafy morning view. Have coffee on a classic front porch, then wander through a well-planted garden. Fire up the grill on the deck in time to dine al fresco with a brilliant sunset.”

Amenities

Free parking on premises | Full kitchen | Washer | Dryer | Dishwasher | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer | Iron

Guest Reviews

“Sonja and Jim were fantastic hosts. The house is beautiful, and in a lovely historic neighborhood. The top floor apartment has very high ceilings and lots of windows.” – Phyllis
“I lived in the Madison area all of my life until I recently moved to the DC area. Jim and Sonja’s home is the perfect place to experience the city. The location along the water offers beautiful views with a stunning sunset every night.” – Thor
“The penthouse is the attic of the host’s house. The photos are actuate snapshots of this beautiful place. The hosts were very nice and their dog was super friendly too.” – Ya-Lee
“Super cozy apartment in a beautiful Victorian house. We loved staying here for the weekend and exploring Madison. The location of this space is wonderful and we were able to walk to the downtown area.” – Phoebe
“The space is full of architectural character, however, it's updated. There are magnificent views from every window! And the deck!” – Jitka

#5 Private 2-Bedroom Apartment Centrally Located In Madison

4 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $70 per night, airbnb.com

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A sparkling clean 2-bedroom home located in a vibrant complex in the heart of Madison, this home is one that you can't miss! It's great for two young couples travelling together and is perfectly equipped with amenities to fit your bill. The University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum is nearby, and so is a very awesome marketplace where you'll find fast food and shopping.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Located just minutes from both downtown and the west and east sides of Madison, WI, Countryside Corporate Apartments makes short-term fully furnished housing easy, flexible, and stress free. Guests can rent for specific dates, or weekly/ monthly, even if your end date is uncertain. The apartment is located in an apartment complex, and there may be ambient noise coming from your neighbors.”

Amenities

Wifi | Dryer | Washer | TV | Air conditioning | Heating | Essentials | Hot water | Iron | Dedicated workspace | Free parking on premises | Pool

Guest Reviews

“I recommend it , very good place .. nice and clean” – Waddah
“Perfect place to stay in Madison. The staff were professional and helpful, the apartment was clean and antique.” – Saleh
“Quiet apartment building with some great amenities. Very relaxing and I would stay again!” – Jeffrey
“Professional and quick to respond. Our a/c unit wasn’t working and they had someone over within the hour to fix it. Very kind host, great amenities, location and space.” – Niki

#6 Lakefront Getaway With Sunset Views – For Monthly Rentals

8 Guests | 4 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $120 per night, airbnb.com

Do yourself a favour and book away this awesome home by lake featuring a private pier! Yes, you heard that right, you'll have undisturbed access to the lake to engage in the watersport of your choice. This Airbnb is abutted by lush green grounds and provides ample parking spots for guests. Whether boating is your thing, or you're more of the fishing-lover-type, feed fuel to your passion at this extraordinarily well-located home.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Lakefront home on Lake Waubesa, on the Madison Chain of Lakes. Home is located in low traffic area making a perfect getaway from the crowds of the city. Business class internet (400MB) and plenty of work-space make this home a remote work paradise. Arguably the best boating and fishing lakes in WI.”

Amenities

Wifi | Cable TV | Dryer | Washer | TV | Air conditioning | Heating | Essentials | Hot water | Iron | Dedicated workspace | Outlet covers

Guest Reviews

“We rented this house while attending a local wedding and it was wonderful. Stephan was friendly, accommodating and always available for quick questions if they came up. The house itself was super clean and spacious.” – Leanne
“Beautiful house with a beautiful view.” – Austin
“Great location with amazing lake views and lake access! Wildlife abounds and it’s extremely quiet and relaxing! Super clean!” – Marcia
“This was such an amazing lake home for our whole family to spend time together! Each adult couple had their own space and we were all very comfortable. The view of the lake was stunning as were the sunsets each evening.” – Lisa
“Very clean place with a nice view of the lake from the living room and master bedroom. The kids loved playing in the lake every day!” – Serene
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#7 Home Away From Home

8 Guests | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $160 per night, airbnb.com

Situated right off State Highway 14, and near Target and a Walmart, is this beautiful 3-bedroom house that's well-equipped for the larger groups. It comes with a full kitchen and a neat breakfast bar, a comfy lounge with plush sofas and an authentic fireplace, and a dining nook that opens up to the backyard, among others. You'll find the green backyard a relaxing feature, a place to sit and soak in the sunshine after a day out exploring or working.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“The home is located in a desirable West Side neighborhood offering high ceilings, spacious open concept living and plentiful outdoor entertaining space. Main level living room with vaulted ceilings, kitchen with dining area, and patio door leading to patio and backyard. Enjoy an exposed kitchen area and living room with a 55” Smart TV, and tasteful interior design. The home has lots of windows to allow for natural light and fresh air.”

Amenities

Wifi | Dryer | Washer | TV | Air conditioning | Heating | Essentials | Dedicated workspace | Iron | Hot water | Pack ’n Play/travel crib | Free parking on premises

Guest Reviews

“Todd’s place was exactly what we needed while visiting in Madison! There were 6 adults who had plenty of room to be together but also have their own space. The home has a fabulous kitchen and large family room.” – Julie
“Todd's place was clean, high quality and had all the amenities/appliances you could ever need – we would definitely stay again if we come back to Madison.” – Jake
“Todd’s home was perfect for our larger group. We had everything we needed, and the binder explained everything we needed to know about his smart home.” – Molly
The house was perfect for our stay! We had our two kids with us, plenty of room for the kids to play! The kitchen is beautiful, locationis is great! We will definitely be back! Todd was great to work with!” – Mary
“Spacious home in a pretty, walkable neighborhood. Large kitchen fully supplied to cook all meals safely at home. Large TV and plenty of living room seating, plus three bedrooms.” – Lojo

#8 Madison's Premier Guest House

12 Guests | 5 Bedrooms | 5 Bathrooms

Book Now: $470 per night, airbnb.com

If you're two families on a joint visit to the beautiful city of Madison and are looking for an Airbnb that'll satisfy all your cravings, you've come to the right place. This 5-bedroom house is huge, it's well-equipped, and is located right on the western-end of Lake Wingra. There are lots to do around you within quick drives, and you have a fully-furnished mansion to call home out in the beautiful capital of Wisconsin.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Bring your travel-pod to our updated 3000 sq. ft. historic landmark with 5 bedrooms each with their own baths, some with whirlpools/fireplaces. Includes a full, well-stocked kitchen and dining porch. Lots of free parking for business, family reunions, retreats, a celebration of life, and extended stays. The neighborhood is loaded with great restaurants, biking, running trails, the Arboretum and Lake Wingra. A mile to UW, 10 min to Capitol, 20 min to Epic.”

Amenities

Wifi | Indoor fireplace | Cable TV | Dryer | Washer | TV | Air conditioning | Heating | Essentials | Hot water | Iron | Dedicated workspace

Guest Reviews

“John was quick to answer all questions and made sure everything was perfect for our big day. If you’re looking for a space for an intimate dinner (15-20) I highly recommend!” – Becca
“Very comfortable and cute place. Great for a large group. The kitchen was stocked with breakfast items which was a nice touch!” – Erin
“We had an incredible time! We had our wedding here and I could not have asked for a more lovely space.” – Lyle
“This house has an old charm that mixes with very warm, and comfortable accommodations. We felt so relaxed and much preferred this over a typical hotel. Rooms were gorgeous, clean and made us feel like we were “at home”.” – Steph
“We had a nice visit! The bedrooms are pretty spread apart which was nice for the families to have their own space.” – Rachel

#9 Little Ranch Close To Parks And Library

6 Guests | 3 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $270 per night, airbnb.com

A beautiful home that's situated on the eastern end of Lake Monona is up for grabs. Work travellers, families, or groups of buddies looking for a suitable place in Madison to call home – we've got you covered! Use the self-check-in for a seamless no-contact experience as you enter a neat and clean home. Find free parking for your vehicles and a spacious backyard area for evening relaxation. The cozy lounge area is well-lit and features adequate seating for the whole group.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Business & Family-friendly. The Little Ranch is freshly remodeled & thoughtfully decorated with local art and a clean, mid-century modern vibe. 3 bedrooms; comfortably sleeps 6. Enjoy the quiet suburban neighborhood.”

Amenities

Wifi | Dryer | Washer | TV | Air conditioning | Heating | Essentials | Hot water | Dedicated workspace | Iron | Beach essentials | Children’s books and toys

Guest Reviews

“This is a wonderful home in a great location! Tami is very responsive and attentive. We will definitely be back!” – Betsey
“The Little Ranch is wonderful!! It's a beautiful, modern, and bright space and so well equipped – Tami has thought of everything you might think you want and a lot of things that you hadn't even thought of. Check-in was easy and location was perfect.” – Wesley
“With two small children, we appreciated its proximity to so many local parks and playgrounds, bike trails, as well as several beaches. We spent a lot of time at Schleuter Beach, recommended by Tami, which has an extremely family-friendly beach area and playground…” – Allison
“We had a wonderful experience staying at Little Ranch. The location is perfect – very close to the park and lake where there was a little beach and great views of Madison. We're a family of four and we had plenty of space to relax and unwind in the house, which was sparking clean…” – Simon
“I loved everything during my stay, beautiful home, well thought out layout and organization, as well as attentiveness and thoughtful responses. Thank you for your suggestions, I am in love with Monona!” – Christina

#10 Townhouse On The Lake For Up To 6 Visitors

6 Guests | 3 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms

Book Now: $450 per night, airbnb.com

Situated close to the green lawns of the Olbrich Botanical Gardens and the park, find this spectacular lakeside Airbnb! Located within quick walking distance to local cafes and a KFC, find this amazing 3-bedroom townhouse that's perfect for young families or a group of friends. You'll find a well-furnished living space that provides access to some splendid views from its airy rooms and big windows.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Newly remodeled and furnished large 3 bedroom townhouse on Lake Monona, great kitchen, laundry, sleeps up to 6, quiet, 2 decks overlooking lake, 2 garage parking spots and additional parking available.”

Amenities

Indoor fireplace | Dryer | Washer | TV | Air conditioning | Heating | Essentials | Hot water | Iron | Bathtub | Free parking on premises | Kitchen

Guest Reviews

“This townhouse is very spacious with a great floor plan! The location is very quiet and provides nice views of Lake Monona.” – Martha
“Tom's place is in a great location, within walking distance from Olbrich Park which has a small beach, and access to rent kayaks & stand up paddle board. We took in the Biergarden at Olbrich one evening and it was such a beautiful view of the lake. ” – Valerie
“Great location! Very spacious unit with super fluffy towels.” – Ellen
“Place is prime location for anyone in Madison. Beautiful view of downtown from across the lake. Host was great to us!” – Paul
“Tom and Julie's place is spectacular. Just steps from the lake shore with lake views from each balcony! 3 floors of space with a master bedroom and huge king sized bed.” – Joe

#11 Lakefront Downtown Home With Sauna And Kayaks

6 Guests | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $230 per night, airbnb.com

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This great suite is an excellent choice for families of six looking for a relaxing weekend getaway in the capital of Wisconsin, the beautiful town of Madison. Situated right on the lakefront, this Airbnb is relaxing and provides some spectacular views to help you relax and unwind. You're in a very walkable part of town, where shops, eateries, and sights are very close to you. A great choice, right?

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Stay in your own private 3 BR, 2 bathroom section of our lakefront downtown home. Not only will you have lake access, but you'll be steps away from amazing restaurants. In addition to being in the Willy Street neighborhood, we are on the bike path and a short walk to the Monona Terrace, Capitol, and State St.”

Amenities

Wifi | Indoor fireplace | Cable TV | Dryer | Washer | TV | Air conditioning | Heating | Essentials | Hot water | Iron | Dedicated workspace

Guest Reviews

“We had an excellent stay here! The house and location are both great, and Kristopher was a very hospitable host.” – Dan
“We had a great stay: the place was immaculate, the view was beautiful, and we were able to walk to different areas to eat. We will definitely stay here again if we take another trip to Madison!” – Lisa
“Loved this place! Awesome view on the lake, spacious, comfy, great book of tea, beautiful tiles on the fireplace. Highly recommend!!” – Bonnie
“Beautiful and comfortable home right on Lake Monona and easy access to all of Madison. Kristopher is a great host. He offered to help us setup a fire outside and operate the sauna and the ride on the pontoon boat was great fun!” – Jacob
“Lovely, modernly furnished home with lovely view and plenty of sleep space. Kristopher was very responsive whenever we contacted him about our minor problems with the gas fireplace and the garbage disposal.” – Cynthia

#12 Richard's House

12 Guests | 5 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $380 per night, airbnb.com

A whole house comprising of 5 bedrooms, and lots of amenities, is up for grabs on the western end of Madison. Excellent for large families or a group of friends looking for a suitable base for their time-out, this home is well-appointed and spacious so that everyone has their own space. You'll love sitting by the indoor fireplace during the winter nights as you watch your favourite shows on Netflix with the whole crew!

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Sunny five-six bedroom house plus sleeping porch, large living, dining, family rooms, and dinette. Large deck, patio, and outdoor sitting area. House is on a large wooded lot and offers privacy rarely found in the city. It is just off University Avenue(near Brennan's) Has wood burner, outdoor fireplace, and off-street parking. On bus route. It is about 4 miles west of campus and Camp Randall.”

Amenities

Wifi | Indoor fireplace | Dryer | Washer | TV | Air conditioning | Heating | Essentials | Hot water | Iron | Dedicated workspace | Free parking on premises

Guest Reviews

“Big older house, very clean. The fire pit was great during fall. Generous stock of paper goods and cooking gear.” – Lauren
“This house has tons of space indoors and out, including multiple locations for remote work/school. We especially loved the outdoor fire pit and indoor wood stove. Communication and check in were easy.” – Beth
“Richard's House is great for big family/friend gatherings. It's totally equipped: tons of beds, cooking supplies, firewood to burn (and 3 spots to burn it), 2 grills (one gas one charcoal), and so on.” – Jeremy
“We really enjoyed our time at Richard’s. He was very helpful and quick to respond to questions. His place was very clean and in a great location!” – Ashley
“Spacious, sparkling clean, plenty of outdoor space, and a short hop to campus.” – Cory
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