You may enjoy the madding crowds, but you don't have to sleep in their din.... you can return after school or work to the east side where it's peaceful. You'd live with a university professional who has a good sense of humor and is happy to help when you need it.
(NOTE: The price of $495 is out of date but I seem unable to correct it here.)
$550 per month for an ample bedroom with a four-poster double bed, an upholstered chair, a table, and a bureau (dresser).
Good day! This sweet owner-occupied, two-bedroom home is perfect for mature students and scholars who want to live in a quiet, family-oriented neighborhood along with other professionals and families. It's in the Atwood neighborhood, near the Barrymore Theater, the Harmony Bar, many shops and restaurants, the Goodman Center, in the midst of a lot of funky east side culture. Freshly painted, clean, spacious, and quiet.
The house features two large bedrooms (one is yours), one full and one half-bath, a large living room, a mid-sized kitchen, a sweet front porch in the summer, and a beautiful back yard and flower garden.
I have considerable experience with international students and for many years, volunteered with Madison Friends of International Students prior to my sons' moving out. I've had visitors from every continent except Australia.
I have lived here for 24 years and raised my two sons here. I am 57 years old and have a lovely, mellow dog, Shelby, who is now 10 years old. See photos.
I work at the university. At home, I read quite a lot and work on projects. It is a very quiet house. I listen to classical music & BBC London, and subscribe to the New York Times and the New Yorker magazine.
The house is close to numerous buslines and a bicycle path that goes straight to the Capitol and downtown.
Free parking is available on the street but you do have to move it from time to time, as per city regulations. If you own a car and don't need to use it often, you might be able to place it in the driveway in front of my car, no extra charge. That way you don't have to worry about tickets nor snow plows. I have to park closest to the street as I often drive to the dog park.
The Goodman Center is two blocks away, and offers yoga classes and an exercise/weight room. They accept cash per visit.
All utilities are included with the rent; however, if you are a massive user of the Internet, we'd need to upgrade bandwidth and that would cost more. At present I stream an occasional movie and use the Web. Housemates also use the web but multiple users/devices will slow it down. (I'd prefer that people don't play video games, sorry!)
My expectations are that we share cleaning and each contribute to necessities such as paper goods, laundry detergent and dish soap; taking out trash and recycling; emptying compost; and so on.
If you are interested, please write a personal message and tell me about yourself: who you are, why you will visit, an area of study, your living style. I look forward to hearing from you!