Lakefront Homes in Dane County

"Lake, City, Lake."  The City of Madison's trademark perfectly reflects the geography of Dane County. Lakes Mendota, Monona, Waubesa, and Kegonsa, as well as a couple of smaller lakes, are all interconnected via the Yahara River in a watershed system called the Yahara Chain of Lakes. Often described as The City of Four Lakes, Madison and a number of communities situated on the chain of lakes throughout Dane County boast homes with lake frontage ranging from 50 to 300+ feet. For more information about real estate on Dane County's chain of lakes, lakefront lifestyles, and to browse listings by lake, scroll down or Click Here.

Browse Dane County Lakefront Homes for Sale

All Listings $300,000 - $400,000 $400,000 - $500,000
$500,000 - $600,000 $600,000 - $700,000 $700,000 - $800,000
$800,000 - $900,000 $900,000 - $1,000,000 Over $1,000,000
29 Properties Found. Page 1 of 2

2 Story Colonial, 5 Bedroom, 5.5 Bath, Executiv...

REDUCED 22% Photo of Listing #1836077

$2,899,000 Active

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

Single Family

57 Cambridge Rd, Maple Bluff, WI

MLS® #1836077

2 Story Colonial, 5 Bedroom, 5.5 Bath, Executive Library. Lakeside, The Home Features A Brick Tiered Patio, Retractable-covered Pergola & Private Walk Out Pier, Boat Dock, & Jet Ski Lifts On A Rare 100' Of Sandy Bottom Lake Frontage. 3 Fireplaces, Water And...

This Maple Bluff Beauty Has 103’ Of Lake-level ...

NEW Photo of Listing #1852130

$2,450,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.59 Acres
  • 6,562 ft²

Single Family

49 Fuller Dr, Maple Bluff, WI

MLS® #1852130

This Maple Bluff Beauty Has 103’ Of Lake-level Frontage. A Frank Riley Classic Giving Nod To French Provincial In This Elegant And Very Comfortable Home With Spacious Yet Cozy Living Areas Including 4-season Sun Room, Recently Renovated Kitchen, Family, Lib...

Spectacular Frontage, Lake Views, Lot Size And ...

Photo of Listing #1847092

$2,000,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.66 Acres
  • 5,352 ft²

Single Family

1946 Quam Point Rd, Dunn, WI

MLS® #1847092

Spectacular Frontage, Lake Views, Lot Size And Features! Architect Designed Custom Home With 210 Feet Of Beautiful Lake Kegonsa Frontage Has All The Premium Finishes You Want From The Cook's Kitchen To The Luxurious Master Suite To The Walk-out Lower Level ...

Motivated Seller! Experience The Lakeside Lifes...

REDUCED 5% Photo of Listing #1818823

$1,900,000 Active

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

Single Family

3506 Lake Mendota Dr, Shorewood Hills, WI

MLS® #1818823

Motivated Seller! Experience The Lakeside Lifestyle In This Sleek, Modern Home. Enjoy Three Levels Of Light-filled Living Space With Soaring Ceilings And Gorgeous New Maple Floors. A Professional-grade Kitchen Redo And Wet Bar Make Entertaining Easy. Ample ...

Fantastic Lake Mendota! Price Includes 2 Adjace...

REDUCED 2% Photo of Listing #1846927

$1,465,000 Offer-Show

  • 4 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.67 Acres
  • 3,162 ft²

Single Family

5718 Lake Mendota Dr, Madison, WI

MLS® #1846927

Fantastic Lake Mendota! Price Includes 2 Adjacent Lots (flat/level Land) Totalling Almost 30,000 Sq. Ft And 66' On Lake Frontage. Total Lot Is .67 Acres. Lot 1 Is A 4br, 2ba Home. Features Large, Open Concept Lr/dr/kitchen With Separate Fam Room W/ Lake Vie...

Lake Waubesa~ This Custom Built Home Is Situate...

Photo of Listing #1849030

$1,400,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.98 Acres
  • 4,141 ft²

Single Family

4463 Beale St, Dunn, WI

MLS® #1849030

Lake Waubesa~ This Custom Built Home Is Situated On 120 Ft Lot With Panoramic Views Of The Lake. Quality & Craftsmanship Throughout The Home. Great Rm Is Accented W/built In Bookcases & Fireplace. Gourmet Kitchen W/large Pantry, Snack Bar & Lighted Cabinets...

Stunning 4 Bed Home On Lake Waubesa W/soaring C...

Photo of Listing #1844905

$1,100,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.25 Acres
  • 2,686 ft²

Single Family

4214 Morris Park Rd, Dunn, WI

MLS® #1844905

Stunning 4 Bed Home On Lake Waubesa W/soaring Ceilings, Spectacular Lake Views + Gorgeous, Sandy Usable Frontage. Open Main Level W/maple Flrs, Gas Fireplace, Kitchen W/stainless Steel Appliances, New Sueded Granite Counters + Stacked Stone Backsplash Makes...

Mvp $999,999-$1,200.000. Dreams Really Do Come ...

REDUCED 23% Photo of Listing #1846203

$999,999 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.57 Acres
  • 6,630 ft²

Single Family

W7703 Koshkonong Lake Rd, Koshkonong, WI

MLS® #1846203

Mvp $999,999-$1,200.000. Dreams Really Do Come True! Come See This Stunning Custom-built Home W/160 Ft Of Lake Frontage W/the Most Impressive Wi Sunsets Ever! Entertaining Is A Breeze In Gourmet Kitchen W/large Island & Seating Area While Enjoying The Lake ...

Stunning Lake Home With Breathtaking Views! Cus...

REDUCED 3% Photo of Listing #1823603

$999,999 Active

  • 6 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.23 Acres
  • 3,968 ft²

Single Family

3069 Sunnyside St, Pleasant Springs, WI

MLS® #1823603

Stunning Lake Home With Breathtaking Views! Custom Built 6 Bedroom 4 Bath Transitional 2 Story With Amazing Open Floor Plan That Offers Panoramic Views From Almost Every Room In The House. Entertain In The Gourmet Kitchen, Great Room With Gas Fireplace, Sun...

Best Lot On Lake Mendota! Double Level Lot Wit...

REDUCED 17% Photo of Listing #1850834

$990,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.73 Acres
  • 3,767 ft²

Single Family

4102 Veith Ave, Madison, WI

MLS® #1850834

Best Lot On Lake Mendota! Double Level Lot With 122 Feet Of Shoreline With A Sandy Beach And Sand Inlet For Your Water Toys. 2 Car Attached Garage, Extra 2 Car Garage For Boat Storage/workshop. Beautiful Sunsets. Ready For You To Build Your Dream House ...

Jump Into Lake Living With Some Of The Best Lak...

Photo of Listing #1851603

$925,000 Offer-Show

  • 4 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.18 Acres
  • 3,148 ft²

Single Family

5601 Tonyawatha Tr, Monona, WI

MLS® #1851603

Jump Into Lake Living With Some Of The Best Lake Views Monona Has To Offer. Relax & Enjoy Views Of The The City Skyline, Capitol & Gorgeous Sunsets. Vacation-like Lifestyle With Boating, Swimming, Skiing & Watching An Abundance Of Wildlife Year Round. This ...

No Showings Until 4/5. Why Wait For Vacation? O...

Photo of Listing #1851362

$914,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.2 Acres
  • 4,768 ft²

Single Family

2304 County Road Ab, Dunn, WI

MLS® #1851362

No Showings Until 4/5. Why Wait For Vacation? Own This House On Lake Kegonsa And Go Home For Vacation Every Day. Less Than Twenty Minutes From Downtown Madison! Custom-designed By Architect & Engineer, 4 Bed Has 3 Finished Levels W/exceptional Lake Views & ...

Luxuriate In This Contemporary Lake Home While ...

Photo of Listing #1851279

$899,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.27 Acres
  • 4,041 ft²

Single Family

1906 Waunona Way, Madison, WI

MLS® #1851279

Luxuriate In This Contemporary Lake Home While Drinking In The Sunset (or Sunrise) From One Of The Decks As You Enjoy Stunning Views Of The Capitol & Monona Terrace. In Cooler Months, The Lake Views Still Take Center Stage Thanks To The Two Story Wall Of Wi...

Room For All To Stay And Play! Lake Monona Fron...

REDUCED 3% Photo of Listing #1830010

$875,000 Active

  • 6 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.28 Acres
  • 3,255 ft²

Single Family

4521 Winnequah Rd, Monona, WI

MLS® #1830010

Room For All To Stay And Play! Lake Monona Frontage (level Lot) + Two Adjacent Parks Supply Open Views & Great Light. All Brick House Designed And Built New In 1994 To Provide Room For Everyone And Everything With 6 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, 24 Closets, Den/of...

Enjoy The Lake Views And Sunsets From Almost Ev...

Photo of Listing #1851655

$765,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.18 Acres
  • 3,819 ft²

Single Family

2302 County Road Ab, Dunn, WI

MLS® #1851655

Enjoy The Lake Views And Sunsets From Almost Every Room In This House! This One Owner Home Has Been Very Well Planned And Maintained. Spacious Rooms, 2 Fireplaces, Open Floor Plan, High Ceilings, 4 Bedrooms Plus An Office And A Loft Upstairs Gives For Pl...

Rare Opportunity On Lake Monona! 3 Bedroom Home...

Photo of Listing #1848717

$750,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.13 Acres
  • 2,084 ft²

Single Family

1427 Morrison St, Madison, WI

MLS® #1848717

Rare Opportunity On Lake Monona! 3 Bedroom Home In The Heart Of Marquette With +/-44 Feet Of Lake Frontage. Classic Tudor Home Boasts Original Woodwork, Hardwood Floors, Leaded Glass Windows, Fixtures, Archways, Stone Fireplace, And More. Move-in Or Remodel...

50 Ft Of Lake Waubesa Frontage! Custom Built 2 ...

Photo of Listing #1839432

$739,900 Offer-Show

  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.17 Acres
  • 3,959 ft²

Single Family

2944 Waubesa Ave, Dunn, WI

MLS® #1839432

50 Ft Of Lake Waubesa Frontage! Custom Built 2 Story W/spectacular Lake Views From Every Room. Mstr Suite W/private Deck, Large Laundry Rm W/cabinets Galore, & 2 Add'l Big Bedrs Makes Upstairs Spacious. Australian Cypress Flrs, Corian, Cherry Cabinets, 3 Se...

Lake Living. Fantastic Sunsets! Located On Quie...

Photo of Listing #1847989

$678,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.2 Acres
  • 3,259 ft²

Single Family

6130 Overlook Dr, Mcfarland, WI

MLS® #1847989

Lake Living. Fantastic Sunsets! Located On Quiet Lake Waubesa Shores. Summers Coming. Recently Remodeled Open Floor Plan With Cathedral Ceiling Enhances Panoramic Lake Views From All Rooms. Efficient Time Saving Kitchen Is Open To Entertain Family And Frien...

Immaculate 3 Bedroom 2.5 Bath 2-story Home On L...

Photo of Listing #1849663

$665,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.21 Acres
  • 1,656 ft²

Single Family

2152 Colladay Point Dr, Dunn, WI

MLS® #1849663

Immaculate 3 Bedroom 2.5 Bath 2-story Home On Lake Kegonsa! Ideal Location On Barber's Bay With Southern Exposure And Large Windows Overlooking The Lake. Main Level Has Vaulted Great Room With Gas Fireplace, Open Kitchen/dining With Island Breakfast Bar And...

Tranquil Year-round Living Or Vacation Get-away...

REDUCED 4% Photo of Listing #1847351

$600,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.26 Acres
  • 2,464 ft²

Single Family

N953 Vinnie Ha Ha Rd, Koshkonong, WI

MLS® #1847351

Tranquil Year-round Living Or Vacation Get-away You Chose! Views Of Lake Koshkonong Are Breathtaking From The Interior & Exterior. Loads Of Windows Offering Natural Light Throughout, Along W/a 20x12 Sunroom Overlooking The Water. Entire Home Has Been Rebuil...

Relax, Living On The Lake Made Affordable With ...

Photo of Listing #1844393

$585,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.14 Acres
  • 2,668 ft²

Single Family

3432 Mallard Ave, Dunn, WI

MLS® #1844393

Relax, Living On The Lake Made Affordable With This Towering Home. There's Plenty Of Room For All Your Friends W/this Open Floor Plan Overlooking Calming Waves Of Waterfowl. Walk-out Lower Level Goes Straight To The Shore Where You Will Find A Pier & Boatho...

This Property Has A Unique Floor Plan That You ...

REDUCED 8% Photo of Listing #1839158

$549,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.2 Acres
  • 2,530 ft²

Single Family

2782 Waubesa Ave, Dunn, WI

MLS® #1839158

This Property Has A Unique Floor Plan That You Must See. 2nd Floor Has A Master Suite, Walk-in Closet And 3/4 Bathroom Plus A Loft Office/library With Vaulted Ceilings. Main Level Has A Bedroom And A Full Bath. The Main Level Has A Kitchen, Fireplace, Wo...

This Older Cottage (a 2-bedroom Ranch), With Fa...

Photo of Listing #1849296

$458,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.17 Acres
  • 937 ft²

Single Family

2784 Waubesa Ave, Dunn, WI

MLS® #1849296

This Older Cottage (a 2-bedroom Ranch), With Fabulous Sunrise Lake Views, Is One Of The Few Remaining Cottages On Lake Waubesa. It Has 50 Feet Of Lakefront (7,670 Sq. Ft. Lot). It Is On The South West Side Of Lake Waubesa Near The End Of Waubesa Avenue, Ap...

Yahara Chain of Lakes: A Brief History

During the last Ice Age that took place approximately 15,000 years ago, the last of four large glaciers originating in Canada blanketed much of Wisconsin, sliding over what geologists believe were ancient river and valley park lands, creating a wide terminal moraine a few miles south of Lake Kegonsa. As the glacier melted it carried massive amounts of sand, rocks, and sediment into the old river valley, partially filling it. The melting ice also dropped huge loads of glacial rock and debris on the park lands. The old valley, now dammed in areas by glacial debris, is now home to Madison’s famous “Four Lakes”: Lakes Mendota, Monona, Waubesa and Kegonsa. The chain of beautiful lakes that resulted was formed on top of the glacial debris that buried the ancient valley floor. Present-day Yahara River serves to connect all four lakes.

Lakefront Home Styles in Dane County

 Thinking of buying or building of one of Dane County's lakes? Be prepared to tear down a small cottage or, if you're lucky, you might find something that can be renovated, restored or added onto. The closer you buy to the capitol the more you'll pay of course. And most likely you'll be looking at building a 2 or 3-story home since lots are often narrow and there are strict setback and zoning laws that prohibit homeowners from blocking the lake views of their adjoining neighbors. When building new you can choose from a wide variety of architectural styles of course, however some styles work better than others for maximizing outdoor spaces such as a deck off a Master bedroom or main floor, or a patio off a walk-out basement. If you have a long narrow lot you might consider a detached 3 or 4 car garage where you can store your boat in the off season rather than pay to have it dry docked. Older homes more typically have partial basements or crawl spaces with varying degrees of accessibility. Living on the lake is not particularly conducive to a dry basement so when building new, you'll want to consider eliminating basement crawl spaces and relocating your storage to above a garage, or in a spare room along a hallway on a high floor. Leave room for an oversized mudroom with shower facilities as you and your guests will be frequently in and out of the lake and may easily drag dirt, sand, or lake water into the house if you're not careful.

Lake Living & Lifestyles

Be prepared to put up with bugs when you buy a home on a lake. It's true, you'll encounter a lot more bugs due to the proximity of the water but that's just a reality of living on a lake. More importantly, whether you decide to make your Dane County lake home your permanent full-time residence or to take up residence in warmer climes in wintertime, you'll have regular access to gorgeous sunrises and sunsets that will make you forget all about inconveniences like bugs or pulling up your pier at the end of the season. Whether you want to spend your free time boating, sailing, water skiing, fishing, birdwatching, canoeing, kayaking, ice skating, ice fishing, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, or sipping cocktails on your patio or pier, we've got a lake and a lakefront home to fit your lifestyle! If a lakefront home is not for you, check out our lakefront condos page.

Regardless where you plan to make your next home, we've got the lakefront expertise to guide you. Contact a Lake & City lake homes specialist today!

Please provide a valid email address.

Back to Top