Sailing on Lake Mendota at sunsetLake Mendota Homes & Real Estate

Watch movies like On Golden Pond, Great Outdoors, & Indian Summer, and you'll understand what the appeal of living on a lake such as Lake Mendota is all about. Whether you're interested in fishing, swimming, boating, canoeing, waterskiing, or sipping coffee as the resident loons swim by as the morning fog rises off the lake – Madison lakeshore ownership offers something for everyone. Take a look at the Lake Mendota real estate listings that are currently available or to learn more about Lake Mendota and the top Madison destination for lakefront homes, Click Here.

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This Rare, Classic Red Brick Georgian Colonial ...

NEW Photo of Listing #1836077

$3,700,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.46 Acres
  • 6,431 ft²

Single Family

57 Cambridge Rd, Maple Bluff, WI

MLS® #1836077

This Rare, Classic Red Brick Georgian Colonial Home Is Now For Sale. Located On Lake Mendota In Prestigious Maple Bluff And Four Houses From The Governor's Executive Residence, This Home Includes 4 To 5 Bedrooms, A Piano Room, A Private Office/library, A M...

Magnificent Level Lot With 107 Feet Of Lake Men...

Photo of Listing #1830857

$2,000,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.55 Acres
  • 5,184 ft²

Single Family

21 Fuller Dr, Maple Bluff, WI

MLS® #1830857

Magnificent Level Lot With 107 Feet Of Lake Mendota Frontage, Gradual Sandy Bottom With Stunning Sunset Views, Three Miles To The Capital In The Highly Coveted Neighborhood Of Maple Bluff. This Home Has Many Upgrades, New Cedar Shake Roof, Copper Gutters/do...

This Stunning Contemporary Is Perched Along The...

REDUCED 13% Photo of Listing #1818823

$2,000,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.27 Acres
  • 5,774 ft²

Single Family

3506 Lake Mendota Dr, Shorewood Hills, WI

MLS® #1818823

This Stunning Contemporary Is Perched Along The Shore Of Lake Mendota In The Village Of Shorewood Hills. Large Windows Allow For Sweeping Views From All Three Levels. Extensively Remodeled By Architectural Building Arts:new Kitchen W/wolf Stove, Asko Dishwa...

Maple Bluff Lake Mendota Luxury Living. Imagine...

REDUCED 4% Photo of Listing #1829010

$1,875,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.55 Acres
  • 5,774 ft²

Single Family

1311 Farwell Dr, Madison, WI

MLS® #1829010

Maple Bluff Lake Mendota Luxury Living. Imagine Sitting On Your Deck, Drinking Coffee Or A Wine, The Gentle Breeze Is Blowing. You Look Up And See A Sailboat, Peacefully Floating Across The Lake. This Could Be Your New Home. High End Everything In The Kitch...

This Is A Once In A Lifetime Opportunity To Own...

Photo of Listing #1832903

$1,400,000 Offer-Show

  • 4 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.15 Acres
  • 3,800 ft²

Single Family

2209 Middleton Beach Rd, Middleton, WI

MLS® #1832903

This Is A Once In A Lifetime Opportunity To Own A Beautifully Appointed Lake Home. The Chef’s Kitchen With Walk-in Pantry Opens To The Living Area With Fireplace & A Window Seat Looking Out Over Beautiful Lake Mendota. The Master Suite Enjoys Breathtaking V...

122' Of Pristine Lake Frontage - A Once-in-a-li...

Photo of Listing #1814280

$1,390,000 Active

  • 0.71 Acres

Lots & Acreage

0.71 Ac Farwell Ct, Maple Bluff, WI

MLS® #1814280

122' Of Pristine Lake Frontage - A Once-in-a-lifetime Setting For The Estate You've Dreamt Of Building. Perched At The Apex Of Maple Bluff's Gold Coast, At The End Of A Cul-de-sac, This 3/4 Acre Lot Beckons You To The Water - To The Expansive Sky And Water ...

Custom-built Dream Home With 120 Feet Of Level ...

Photo of Listing #1769397

$1,199,000 Active

  • 6 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.33 Acres
  • 7,198 ft²

Single Family

2898 Tomahawk Ct, Middleton, WI

MLS® #1769397

Custom-built Dream Home With 120 Feet Of Level Lake Mendota Frontage And Sweeping Lake Views! Permanent Hoist On Quiet Inlet. Home Has A Northwoods Feel With Hand-hewn Log Millwork Throughout The Home, From The Staircases To The Beams Upstairs. Stone Firepl...

Design + Function Live In Harmony In This Bauha...

Photo of Listing #1831636

$865,000 Offer-Show

  • 2 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.18 Acres
  • 3,322 ft²

Single Family

2413 Middleton Beach Rd, Middleton, WI

MLS® #1831636

Design + Function Live In Harmony In This Bauhaus Style Home W/40' Of Level Lake Mendota Frontage. You're Welcomed In W/a Professionally Landscaped, Private Courtyard & Once Inside Are Treated To Endless Lake Views. A Sprawling, Open Living Area Was Designe...

The Epitome Of Living Downtown On Lake Mendota!...

Photo of Listing #1832229

$799,900 Offer-Show

  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.25 Acres
  • 2,628 ft²

Single Family

1020 Sherman Ave, Madison, WI

MLS® #1832229

The Epitome Of Living Downtown On Lake Mendota! Stunning Home On The Coveted Sherman Avenue With Walkability Rating Of 100%, Great Location For Biking Too. Breathtaking Water Views From Most Rooms, Large Master Suite With New Bath, Eat In Kitchen And Forma...

Beautiful Queen Anne Gem On Lake Mendota, Just ...

Photo of Listing #1833195

$799,000 Offer-Show

  • 5 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.19 Acres
  • 2,362 ft²

Single Family

1054 Sherman Ave, Madison, WI

MLS® #1833195

Beautiful Queen Anne Gem On Lake Mendota, Just A Few Blocks From Tenney Park. Listed On The National Historic Register, This Home Was Built In 1897 For The Goodchap Family. It Offers A Gracious Front Porch, Eleven-foot Ceilings, Hardwood Floors, A Newly Rem...

Priced Competitively To Allow Renovations To Yo...

Photo of Listing #1835134

$785,000 Offer-Show

  • 4 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.32 Acres
  • 3,515 ft²

Single Family

517 Woodward Dr, Madison, WI

MLS® #1835134

Priced Competitively To Allow Renovations To Your Taste Or Consider Building New, The Focal Point Of This Property Remains The Stunning Lake & Direct Capitol & Downtown Views. This Mid-century Modern Design By Official State Architect, Shinji Yamamoto Captu...

Vrp $525,000-$540,000. Rare Opportunity, First ...

Photo of Listing #1831405

$525,000 Offer-Show

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,257 ft²

Condo

#402 - 5355 Hansons Landing, Westport, WI

MLS® #1831405

Vrp $525,000-$540,000. Rare Opportunity, First Time On The Market! Luxurious Penthouse Condo With Boat Slip And Frontage! This 2 Bedroom Condo With Office/den And Potential For 3rd Bedroom In Loft, Has Cathedral Ceilings & Floor To Ceiling Windows That Over...

"theatre On The Water" - Your Ever-changing Vie...

Photo of Listing #1833853

$350,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,171 ft²

Condo

#514 - 5379 Mariners Cove Dr, Westport, WI

MLS® #1833853

"theatre On The Water" - Your Ever-changing View Is Inspiring! This Fantastic Top-floor Waterfront Condominium Delights W/lovely Hardwood Floors, Spacious Bedrooms (one As Family Room For This Owner), Fantastic Closet Space, Remodeled Bathrooms, Vaulted Ce...

Enjoy Beautiful Sunsets From The Balcony Of Thi...

Photo of Listing #1834506

$335,888 Offer-Show

  • 2 Beds
  • Baths
  • 1,130 ft²

Condo

#403 - 3100 Lake Mendota Dr, Madison, WI

MLS® #1834506

Enjoy Beautiful Sunsets From The Balcony Of This 4th Floor Two Bedroom Condo In The Cove. Situated Along Some Of The Best Frontage On Lake Mendota, This Recently Remodeled Home Includes New Cabinets, Quartz Countertops, Stainless Appliances And All New Floo...

Highly Upgraded, Brand New Construction Garden ...

REDUCED 4% Photo of Listing #1828344

$249,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,280 ft²

Condo

#20 - 5350 Westport Rd, Westport, WI

MLS® #1828344

Highly Upgraded, Brand New Construction Garden Unit With Yahara River Access! Zero Steps Entry To This Fabulous Two Bedroom Condo With An Open Concept Layout, Private Entry, Attached, Fully Finished 2 Car Garage And Gorgeous Finishes Throughout! Kitchen Off...

Lake Mendota Overview

Lake Mendota is the largest lake in the Yahara chain of lakes in Dane County, Wisconsin. Lake Mendota is a 9,842 acre lake with a maximum depth of about 82 feet. Visitors have access to the lake from 11 parks, 10 public boat landings, and 7 public beaches. Fish include Musky, Panfish, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike, Walleye, Sturgeon and Catfish. The lake's water is moderately clear. Lake Mendota’s bottom is almost 30% sand. 

 Lake Mendota Facts & Figures  

Size (in acres): 9,842
Elevation (feet above mean sea level): 850
Maximum Depth (in feet): 82
Mean Depth (in feet): 42
Number of Beaches: 7
Number of Boat Landings: 10
Parks: 11
Bottom: 29% sand, 29% gravel, 2% rock, 40% muck
Fish: Musky, Panfish, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike, Walleye, Sturgeon and Catfish
Sources: Yahara Waterways, Dep't of National Resources, Dane County Lakes & Watershed Commission

Lake Mendota Architecture

Homes on Lake Mendota range from modest one-story ranches to spectacular multiple level, multi-million dollar homes complete with elevators and extensive parking and storage for your all your toys. As more and more of the older homes on Lake Mendota are torn down and replaced with new homes, prices on Lake Mendota have soared, especially in Madison, Shorewood Hills, and Middleton. Homes located on Lake Mendota in Maple Bluff tend to be larger and more worthy of restoring but some have nonetheless been torn down and replaced as well, resulting in some of the areas most incredible lakefront homes and estates. Maple Bluff is where you'll typically find the largest Lake Mendota lots, although there are still some wonderful opportunities on the north side of Lake Mendota in nearby Westport. In addition to wonderful vintage gems and modern showcase homes on Lake Mendota, you'll also find both old and new Lake Mendota condos for sale in and around the Madison area.

Lake Mendota Lifestyles

The University of Wisconsin-Madison borders the south shore of Lake Mendota, making areas lake homes in Shorewood Hills especially popular with U.W. professors and doctors who need to remain within short commuting distance of the U.W. Hospital & Clinics. Madison Wisconsin summers offer a mild climate with average temperatures of 67 degrees. Wiling away the time will be relatively comfortable in the summer and you'll certainly be able to enjoy sunrises and sunsets from the comfort of your pier or deck. Lake Mendota is a sports-friendly lake so be sure to bring your motorboat, your sailboat, your jet skis and your waterskis. Stick around in the winter and there are no shortage of cold weather activities to enjoy on Lake Mendota either: ice skating, ice fishing, snow shoeing, cross country skiing, kite flying and kite skating, just to name a few! 

Lake Mendota Resources

Betty Lou Cruises 
Boathouse Bar & Grill 
Captain Bill’s 
Friends Of Lake Mendota (FLAM)
Governor Nelson State Park
Hoofer Sailing Club
Mariner's Inn
Memorial Union Terrace
Mendota County Park
Mendota Rowing Club
Mendota Yacht Club
Nau-Ti-Gal 
The Edgewater 
The Statehouse
Warner Park
Burrows Park
Tenney Park

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