About this listing
Room with a queen bed in a quaint 1920s bungalow. The room is adjacent to full bathroom with Jacuzzi-size tub/shower. Full kitchen with upscale appliances. Charming front porch. Comfortable living room with seating, large screen TV, and DVD player. I do not have cable television. Wireless Internet.
The house is three miles to main campus of the University of South Carolina, three miles to the Vista and downtown Columbia, and four miles to the 5 Points area (bars, restaurants, and other attractions). For those coming to town for Fort Jackson events, it's about ten miles to the fort. I'm close to Riverfront Park, which has a five mile trail alongside the river. If you're into hiking/nature, Harbison State Forest and Congaree National Park are not too far away. Also, kayaking and canoeing are great.
For traveling medical professionals, the house is conveniently five minutes from Palmetto Health Richland and ten minutes from Palmetto Health Baptist.
The best places for fried chicken in Columbia are: Bernie's, Zesto's, and Publix. The best places for BBQ are: Shealy's (Batesburg-Leesville), Little Pigs, True BBQ, Hite's, and Hudson's. The best coffee is at Immaculate Consumption and Drip. Now you know, even if you don't stay with me. :)
I have two cats--one friendly, one scared of life. They are long-hair cats. I would not recommend staying here if you have any allergy concerns. The house is fine for school age children but it's not toddler or baby proof.
Use all the pots, pans, and china in the kitchen cabinets. I wash all my knives and pots by hands, but dishes can go in the dishwasher. The china cabinet in the dining room is off limits. Please help yourself to coffee and tea and Coke if I have any.
Interaction with Guests
I live here. I work at the house a good bit. I make every attempt to stay out of guests' way, but, as you can tell from my reviews, also love to chat!
Public transit is challenging to use in Columbia.
I really think this is basic etiquette, y'all.
Do: Use all the dishes and pots and pans that are in the kitchen. Use the refrigerator, dishwasher, washer/dryer. Help yourself to any of the towels in the bathroom cabinet. Feel comfortable asking if you can have someone come over for a meal or a drink up to a reasonable hour--I might like them too! Help yourself to coffee and tea. You'll get the wireless password when you arrive. Please park in the driveway, even if I'm home.
Please Do Not: Eat the food that is here (with the exception of coffee/tea/creamer/salt/pepper, etc.) Feed my cats anything. Smoke inside or put anything up your nose while you're here. Leave windows open.
My house is fine for school-age children, but not for small toddlers or babies. The cats have been around children sparingly, and I would hate for something to happen. If you have any allergy concerns I recommend you find another property.
It works best for guests to arrive in the afternoon, and leave by noon.
About the Host, Melissa
I am a performing and teaching artist. I like a lot of the things you expect me to like: music, coffee, NYT, NPR, antiquing, fashion, art, cooking, cocktail parties. You know.
I might add that Air BnB is not a dating site.