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Super comfortable Queen bed with ceiling fan, windows, and lightA cozy place to rest and relax!
Private room in house

Comfy Sanctuary

Comfy Sanctuary

2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
2 shared baths
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
2 shared baths

I live in a great location: the near West Side of Madison, with easy access to outdoor areas, shops, library, UW campus, the hospitals, the bike path, restaurants, and downtown. My house is cozy and welcoming; I love having guests!
I am licensed by the City of Madison and pay all appropriate taxes and fees.


Wireless Internet
Indoor fireplace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules

No smoking
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check-in time is flexible
Check out by 10AM


Wide doorway to the home’s entrance
Wide doorway to the bathroom

196 Reviews

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Nicole User Profile
June 2015
Joan is a standout host and woman in general. Her house is absolutely beautiful and extremely fitting to how she describes it-a comfy sanctuary. She is an interior designer and her wonderful house really demonstrates her amazing skill! Her neighborhood is wonderful as well. M…

Sam User Profile
April 2018
Joan was an excellent host! Her home is spacious and spotless, and her baking is delicious!

Rosetta User Profile
April 2018
The posting is very accurate. The area is a lovely neighborhood with a local park just behind the property so all is quiet and yet you are 10 minutes from town at most and a half hour walk from many different amenities. It was a great place to unwind and I did not miss the usual …

Brian User Profile
April 2018
Joan’s sanctuary is warm and cozy. It is on a quiet street with easy parking and backs up to an open green park. It has lots of window light flooding natural wood floors. The home is a short and easy car ride to downtown. Joan is super hospitable. Highly recommend.

Jennifer User Profile
April 2018
This was my second stay with Joan and it felt like coming home! She's a lovely person who has an art-filled, relaxed home in a great location. I'll be back!

Emily User Profile
April 2018
Joan’s place is on a quiet, peaceful street but about a three block walk to a larger street with a shopping strip, restaurant, ice cream store and library- perfect destination after a long day in the car. Her house and room are a delight for the eyes - Joan is an artist and it sh…

Jennice G User Profile
Jennice G
March 2018
This was a great part of Madison. So much free things to do. Joan was wonderful. She recommend a great Thai place. I was so at home. Great stay!

Hosted by Joan

Madison, Wisconsin, United StatesJoined in April 2013
Joan User Profile
420 Reviews
Joan is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
I'm a 60-something artist/interior designer, native Madisonian. Easy going, low maintenance, love the outdoors, runner, bicyclist, non-smoking, no drugs, mom of two grown kids. My life motto is: be brave!
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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