About This Listing
Welcome! We have shared accommodation, as well as private guest rooms to serve you!
Accommodation: Queen sized bed in the Salt Lake City Downtown Neighborhood--right in the middle of all that's weird and wonderful about Salt Lake City. We can also add an additional twin bed with advance notice.
Your bed is in the Forest Room, on the main level of the main house. There is a full bath and kitchen. We have a large garden, sun-room and patio complete with fire-pit and grill as well as indoor commons area with TV for movie nights. We invite you to hang out anywhere and as much as you like.
Come enjoy Salt Lake City downtown...it's a cornucopia of funky and independent shops, galleries, bars & restaurants as well as large scale shopping centers and grocers. We've got amazing breweries; Epic, Uinta, Wasatch, Squatters, amazing Thai at Chanon Thai, several incredible pizzerias such as Settebello's Napoliana style pizza, a tea shop, 2 French bakeries, the delicious Banbury Cross Donuts, all within a few blocks. Catch a flick at the Broadway theatre, live music at the Urban Lounge or a show at Capitol Theater.
We have frequent block sized art gallery strolls. Check to see if there's one during your stay. Downtown Alliance Farmer's Market is every Saturday from June until October. You'll see washboard bands, teen violinists, bicycle pianos, Native American drumming circles at liberty park, fab art and funky attire all within walking distance of our front door.
Portions of the Urban farm are dedicated to well... farming. Feel free to check out our quirky birds and see what the garden is growing. Also, we are pet friendly!
We are on several major bus lines and one block from a designated city bike share route. By car we are 10-15 minutes from the airport, City Creek Mall, Temple Square and the Salt Palace Convention Center.
Feel free to stay as long as you like...we want our home to feel like home to you while you're here!
Guests should expect fresh linens and towels, complimentary coffee, fresh free-range organic chicken and duck eggs, complimentary Wifi. Guests will have a house manual with instructions, FAQ and local guide.
-Trolley/Train ("TRAX") line: 1/2 block
-Wholefoods: 2 blocks
-Smiths Marketplace: 1/2 blocks
-Trolley Square: 2 blocks
-SLC Public Library: 1 block
-LDS Temple Square: 13 blocks
-City Creek Shopping Center: 12 blocks
-Harmon's Grocery Store: 12 blocks
-Major bus lines: 1/2 block
-University of Utah: (5 min drive)
-SLC Int'l Airport: (10 min drive)
Lastly, this is a full home. It is likely you will other guests and housemates. We do our best to accommodate everyone. As such we have among the lowest rates in town. I will say that our home is not the Ritz. If you expect that then you may be disappointed. We've been told we have a hostel feel. This is the feel we are going for and these are the types of guests we hope to attract. If you are going to be rude or critical of our home then please book at a hotel. If you are going to be down to earth, friendly, respectful and communicative then we do our best to do the same and we would love to host you :)
If you need an additional twin bed let me know a week prior to your arrival and I can put it in the room
Feel free to park on the street but watch for the no parking sign. There is also one little parking drive in front of the house. Alternatively you may park in our backyard lot. Access is to the south of the house adjacent to us and then around back.
Interaction with Guests
We are open and friendly to interact with guests. Engage with us and we are likely to engage back :) Please know that we are not traveling as are you. We are here living our day to day. If we seem busy it is not because we are ignoring you or unfriendly, but likely just distracted. We will always try our best to say hi.
We are so close to everything. I love being able to walk everywhere I need to go.
Other Things to Note
Also, we are pet friendly!
Deadbolts to the house are to be locked upon entry and exit.
If keys are not returned it is a $20 charge
Mutual respect is all that is asked. Let us know if we can accommodate you in any way.
House specifics are located in the kitchen.
I have to say that Brent is one of the best hosts I have ever met through Airbnb. He is very nice, responsible, and easy to communicate. He gave me a very detailed check in instruction which made the check in process very convenient. Also Brent's suggestion of the city is also very good for a new comer of the city. And all of Brent's roommates are very friendly. The house is really cute, cozy and artistic, and is located in a very good place. It's quite convenient to walk around everywhere. I did feel like home in Brent's house. I would definitely recommend Brent's place with my whole heart.
Eclectic neighborhood, with both good and bad neighbors. The room was as advertised - certainly the least expensive option I found in SLC. 2 cats would rather sleep with a new person than anywhere else!
I got in super late from California and I had to get up early for my road trip to Denver. Unfortunately, Brent wasn't there I was kind of sad that he wasn't there so I could meet him. His roommate was pretty helpful though. The bed was super comfy and I fell right to sleep.
The reservation was canceled the day before arrival. This is an automated posting.
Wow. The BEST non-hostel hostel-like AirBnB experience I've had. As a former hostel worker at The Blue Moon Saloon & Guesthouse in Lafayette, LA. (one of the best hostels in this country imho) I have to say that Brent & Co. were welcoming and fun and have achieved a hostel-like experience in their home. It was close to everything downtown and the ducks, chickens, rabbits, and cats were all as friendly as the folks there. Kudos and thanks again for the stay.
Location was superb. Other roommates very friendly. The forest room was very comfortable - the bed was very soft (a dream for most but a little too soft for our chronic back pain issues). The bathroom downstairs is a half bathroom. Shower is upstairs, tub was high to climb into. Would not recommend for someone who has trouble going up steep narrow stairs or into a high tub. We really enjoyed our stay - in the perfect location. So glad we chose this place over Sugarhouse neighborhood. We would definitely stay again. Make sure you close the second door to the bedroom because the cute cats will get in. The cats woke us up the first night because they kept wanted to get in the room & they were creative they go in a few times. If you want to stay at a laid back late 20s type house - this is it. I feel like some people would be offended that the bathrooms were not cleaner. Perfectly acceptable in my opinion and the bedroom was very clean. I have a mild allergies to cats and was fine staying at this house. They also have another AirBNB bedroom on the first floor - it would be cool for a group to rent both and have the first floor of the house (I think that room might not be rented under the same host). Brent was extremely prompt and helpful with all responses. Only other concern is the houses right next door to this nice 5 bedroom AirBNB seemed very low income, not really a problem. But coming home late at nigh we definitely got some looks - just be aware of your surroundings & always remember to look & deadbolt lock.
Brent's place was just as described. A very hostel feel, with a changing cast of friendly, entertaining characters. Also very convenient for getting out and about.
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About the Host, Brent
I have been in Salt Lake City for 5 years now. I build furniture, restore things, travel, snowboard, cook, garden and enjoy being social. I have 5 quirky ducks, 20 hilarious chickens, two cuddly cats and two bunnies.
I want you to feel at home so I'll do what I can to prepare you for a comfortable and easy stay. I'll help with any questions you may have of the city or neighborhood.
I speak Italian and Spanish. I speak French at intermediate level.
In life, I believe in communication, respect and freedom.
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