Madison, WI, USA

Madison, WI, USA

We found 72 vacation rentals — enter your dates for availability


Find the best place to stay — Madison

Where to stay near Madison, WI?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 72 vacation rentals near Madison. From 30 houses to 0 , find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Madison for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

Enjoy a well-rounded vacation in Madison

Madison, Wisconsin, is a travel destination that provides visitors with culture, family fun, and nightlife all in the state’s capital city. What the city has to offer can’t be explored in only a day. To see the gardens and museums, explore the array of fine and fun Madison dining spots, take in a show, and spend an afternoon lakeside, you’ll need a home away from home there. Madison vacation rentals will be perfect for you and your family or friends.

There’s plenty to do with family and friends in Madison

Whether you choose to drive or ride a bike as part of the Bike Madison initiative, you will be pleasantly surprised at the sheer amount of activity in the Wisconsin capital. Spend the mornings shopping downtown and go see a Mallards baseball game at Warner Park in the afternoon. Depending on when you visit, there are plenty of seasonal festivals, farmer’s markets, and other events to round out your day. If you just want to explore the city like a local, head downtown to hear some live music or attend one of the many Madison events.

Art, science, and animals: Madison has it all

Learning and culture are important to the city, especially given that the University of Wisconsin is located here. While staying at Madison vacation rentals, you’ll want to explore attractions such as the Henry Vilas Zoo, the Madison art exhibition spaces, the Bubbler Gallery at the Central Library, and the Madison Arboretum and Space Place within the university. You and your friends may also want to check out the breweries and wineries the city is famous for. If you’re looking for something more family friendly, visit one of the many parks or the Madison Children’s Museum, which will entertain your little ones for hours.

Madison’s climate provides for year-round activities

Like most of the areas surrounding it, Madison weather is likely to vary immensely in temperature between January and July. Being prepared for the seasonal changes in the city also opens you up to a whole new experience when staying at Madison vacation rentals, as different activities are on offer depending on the time of year. In the winter, it’s candlelit snowshoe hikes and taking in a show at the theater, while during the summer, it’s picnics and visits to the lake. No matter what season it is, you’ll be glad you made the trip.

Madison: The city of 4 lakes

Though the downtown area is a buzzing metropolis and the rest of the city is separated into independent neighborhoods, Madison isn’t a solely urban area. The city got its nickname from the 4 lakes in and surrounding it: Kegonsa, Waubesa, Monona, and Mendota. There’s even a smaller, 5th lake in the city—Lake Wingra. These are definitely Madison points of interest, and you’ll experience no shortage of water-related sport and fun, whether you choose to spend a day at the beach or rent a canoe or kayak and head out onto the lake.