About This Listing
We have a peaceful guest bedroom in the basement of our lovely home, which is an older house located in central Rapid City, SD--close to almost everything. Guests have own bathroom, laundry, free parking, and kitchen at their disposal.
Our sweet home is the most convenient location to see the Black Hills while still being in Rapid City. You can walk across the street and be right at Starbucks, a local public park with tennis courts, a bus stop, a grocery, a chinese restaurant, Walgreens, and our beloved local Chocolate shop-- all within two blocks! We are a quick 3 minute drive (15-20 min walk) from historic downtown where all the local shops are. And in less than 30 minutes you can access either the southern or northern Black Hills including: Mt. Rushmore, Custer State Park, Sturgis, hiking trails etc.
The room itself features a queen size bed (suitcases could easily slide under), two windows for multi-directional lighting, a full closet, a table, and comfy loveseat, with a brand new tile floor.
You have the brand new remodeled bathroom next door all to yourselves (with toiletries), and can also use the living room in the basement for your comfort as well (feel free to use the piano or 47" SmartTV). There is also a laundry room across the hall with a washer, dryer, iron, and chest freezer that guests are free to use! We have a kitchen area upstairs that is also available to use if guests wish to do their own cooking, store food in the fridge, make tea/coffee, etc.
We have also generally finished an outdoor patio available for your use, complete with firepit and other features (please ask if you want to start a fire).
There is free parking right outside the house along the curb, and an external side door with easy access to the bedroom.
We have two lovely large pups that are friendly and well-trained; they are allowed everywhere but the carpeted library. They sleep across the hall from you in the laundry room, but they will sleep as long as we do. They have loved-on scores of guests but will still insist on barking at you upon arrival. Please don't be too alarmed! They won't jump, though, and will be doe-eying you in no time.
You are welcome to join us for hot breakfast upstairs if you're around when we are; we usually wake around 7:30-8:00am and eat a half hour later or so. On days where we're gone or busy, help yourself to whatever is in the kitchen (bagels/toast/cereal etc. is almost always in cabinets).
We're both regularly in and out of the house; our work schedules differ depending on the week and season. We have a spare house key if you're staying more than one night that you can use for access.
Feel free to enjoy our family room downstairs, the laundry room, and the kitchen upstairs.
Interaction with Guests
One or the other of us is almost always available to answer questions you may have about the Black Hills or help you get comfortable in our home. We are open, low-key people and would love to get to know you. But we respect the need for private rest-space too, especially when traveling.
Our neighborhood is centrally located, has a peaceful park only a block away, and is quite safe. Our home is partly on a hill and has a view to the south from our kitchen.
Rapid Ride has stops around town or call Rapid Taxi. The airport offers shuttle services for $22 one-way trip.
Other Things to Note
*If this is your first Airbnb experience, please let us know so that we can be mindful of helping you learn the ropes*
- All arrival times are just fine, however, please let us know the day before what your estimated arrival time is so we can get all in order for you.
- Keep 11pm-7am quiet enough for everyone to sleep.
- Downstairs TV is a Smart TV with Netflix and Amazon Prime; we do not have cable. Speakers are external and must be turned on for TV use. Please, no TV after 11pm.
- You can use the kitchen as you please, keeping in mind a couple things: (a) avoid using metal tools for the ceramic non-stick pan, (c) please clean up after you're done.
- If you want ventilation in the bedroom, please open only the large window that is bedside. There is a fan for your use in the bedroom as well (usually stored in closet). We open windows at night during the summer and keep them closed and blinds closed during the day to keep it cool. Please remember to shut your window in the mornings! (otherwise it can heat up the whole house on a hot day)
- In the winter, there are extra blankets in one of the closets.
My boyfriend and I stayed with Jessica and Jamin for two nights. Everything was extremely easy for us from arrival to departure. We stayed in the cozy bottom basement with a very comfortable bed and bathroom. They are doing some renovations on the other room in the basement and I am sure it will look great once completed. They do have two lovely and friendly dogs. Jessica made us a delicious breakfast on our last morning there. Everything was very close by including downtown and Mount Rushmore. Thank you again for everything and for a great South Dakota experience !
This was our first experience using Airbnb, we only needed to stay for one night in Rapid City while on a road trip. At first we were a little nervous walking into someone's home. Jamin and Jessica left the door open for us as they weren't home. Once we got inside we found the space to be clean, comfortable, updated, and quiet. We weren't looking to socialize much as we were exhausted from 10 hours driving. I had the chance to speak with Jamin briefly and he was great. He made me feel at home and made sure I didn't need anything. I also got to pet one of his dogs which is always a plus! Overall we were very pleased with the stay. We would stay here again if we were in the area!
Although it was a quick stop in Rapid City with Jamin and Jessica, it was much needed for our road trip! They responded within seconds to our request which made the process that much better. Their directions to their home were easy to follow and they were very hospitable when we got there. Loved sharing breakfast with them and their beautiful pups!
The bed was very comfortable and the house rules were clearly stated.
Staying here was fantastic! Easy access to black hills activities, with a fantastic bed to sleep in after a day full of activities! Bathroom was also very nice. The puppies are wonderful as well. Jamin was a very friendly host (never met Jessica). I would recommend staying here to anyone taking a trip to rapid city. Absolutely wonderful experience
A very easy and comfortable stay. We didn't meet the hosts as they were away, but the room was ready for us, very clean, everything we needed and more. The downstairs was directly accessible via the side door and so basically separate from the rest of the house - a lot of privacy! A great airbnb experience.
Great location and everything was very clean and easily accessible! Had a great time, only wish we could have stayed longer! Oh, and the bed is super comfy too!!
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About the Host, Jamin & Jessica
We are a young married couple who enjoy serving guests in our home. Jamin is a college professor and Jessica a counselor. We both live like hobbits, enjoying peace, tea, books, deep conversation, and plant and animal life. We both love the Black Hills and hope you enjoy your stay!
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