About this listing
No car needed. We are only 2 blocks directly east of the Oakland City Marta Station. A couple stops south of downtown. A few stops north of Airport. But plenty of free street parking, if you do have car.
Very Convenient Location - Steps from Metro Stop (Oakland City Marta Station), located near downtown(3 stops south of five points station), super easy commute to Airport(4 stops north of airport). Capitol View is a residential neighborhood (no cafes, restaurants, shops, etc, other than the quickie mart up the street), with a bohemian mixed with inner city vibe. Transitional neighborhood with lots of urban pioneering going on.
5 bedroom brick 1920's brick bungalow with creative, stylish decor, classic vintage details, spacious rooms, and nice big kitchen available for guests to use.
Each room has an en-suite vanity sink with mirror, desk, and closet. Linens, towels, and robe provided
3 full bathrooms are shared by guests. We live downstairs in the in-law suite and have our own bathrooms.
Easy going hosts that are helpful and want guests to feel like they are staying with family or friends. Guests are usually very considerate and interesting to chat with.
3 very sweet, clean, and loving dogs(Mayfield, Pepita, and Veruca) who co-host. When upstairs, hey are only allowed in the kitchen.
Social atmosphere, but also peaceful, calm and tranquil.
No TVs here, only music.
Free WIFI, Parking, and laundry facilities.
Very fresh and clean. Quality cotton linens and bedding.
This is one of 3 properties in the same neighborhood that I host guests in, with similar decor and amenities. If coming on Marta, let us know, so we can pick you up at the station.We very much look forward to hosting you and want to make your stay here in Atlanta the best it can be! Tracy and Forrest
Guests have access to full kitchen, herb/veggie garden, horseshoe pit, front porch, all common areas, backyard and patio, grill, and laundry.
Interaction with Guests
This home is set up exclusively for guests. It feels like a boutique bed and breakfast/hotel/hostel. There could be be from 2 to 15 other guests staying at the property, between the 5 Private Rooms on the main level and the 5 Crash Pads on the garden level. It's pretty easy to enjoy privacy and keep to yourself or to seek out interaction with us and other guests. It's really up to you as to how much socializing you do.
Have lived in the neighborhood since 1999. Love how undeveloped it is. No traffic jams, no one is in a hurry, people take time to say hello and chat for a bit. It's old school, dirty south, although gentrification is surely inevitable :( since it's so close to downtown/MARTA/airport/highways, and the housing stock is desirable, comprised of mainly Craftsman Bungalows built in the 20's and 30's. Locals are super friendly and have so much love in their hearts, even though most live a very hard life, just struggling to make ends meet. Folks are just keepin it real around here, SO opposite of the upscale areas like Buckhead.
3 minute walk to Oakland City Station
Other Things to Note
We have a very strict cancelation policy. please be certain before reserving a room.
Please do not use candles in the rooms.
Please keep cell phone conversations at a minimal volume as well as your cell phone ringer off. You are welcome to talk at full volume outside.
Please use headphones when listening to music and/or watching TV or videos, as the walls are thin and sound carries to other rooms.
Laundry hours are from 2pm until 11 pm.
Dogs! Yes, we know they are adorable! Irresistible, even! But they are master manipulators when it comes to food. We ask that you please do not give them any people food. There is a jar of dog treats in the kitchen which you are free to give them as many as you like. Also, please make sure to keep the plastic gate closed that separates the kitchen from the living room.
There are bins in the refrigerator/freezer, as well as on the shelves in the kitchen for your groceries. Please label your name with labels provided.
Please try to walk as quietly as possible, especially in the morning and late at night. This is an old house and heavy footsteps can disturb the guests downstairs. Also, try to close doors gently.
When parking, please don’t leave any gaps between driveways or other cars, to optimize number of spaces.
Feel free to enjoy fresh fruit, herbs, and veggies from the garden out back!
No visitors, without making prior arrangements with us.
Don’t forget to leave the key behind on hook in your room when you checkout.
Password: mayfield must be checked out of their rooms by 11 AM, unless a later check out time has been arranged in advance. You are always welcome to leave bags and belongings here for the day after you check out of the room, though.
Please use headphones when listening to music or watching TV/movies.
Please only talk on the phone when in your room with the door closed, or step outside to the porch or backyard.
Please try to be quiet when coming in late at night, take off shoes if necessary, the hardwood floors are very loud with high heels, boots, etc..
It is really great experience that we had. Tracy and others are friendly that we felt like home. The house is very quiet and has a nice back yard view.
Everything was as expected, a great stay. Host was hospitable and personable. Will definitely stay here again in the future!
The Vintage Bungalow is a great place to stay! Tracy was an excellent communicator and gave us a tour of the place. A beautifully decorated home and a place to put everything: Available closet space, a desk to set up a laptop if you needed, space in the fridge with a label, and a dry goods basket as well! The dogs were a great touch for me because well I love them! They greeted us when we came and when we went. They brought great joy to the house! I would definitely stay here again!
We felt very comfortable. The house is as beautiful as the photos! It's only a block from Marta but very quiet. We had peaceful night sleep. Despite not being in a great neighborhood it's a very nice place to stay.
Tracy picked us up at the train station! Her instructions on getting there from the airport were spot on. Her Airbnb house has great accommodations and the common kitchen was convenient. We met several other guests and enjoyed good conversation and a couple of meals out. I got sick while in Atlanta and our room was the perfect quiet place to rest.
The place was very clean and neat. Although we could not meet the host she was very courteous and kept checking on is to see if we were fine. Our room was very nice and we had a great morning in the garden. Kitchen was well equipped and spotless. Everything else was meticulously planned by host to make our stay comfy. We will definitely recommend the places. The dogs in the house are very gentle and friendly. All in all it was a great stay.
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About the Host, Vintage Bungalow
Easy going, creative types. We like cooking, entertaining, local, organic food, yoga, good wine, lots of good music, art, film, animals, nature, sailing, the ocean, traveling, calm and tranquil spaces,and try to find beauty in all things. We love to have fun and not take life too seriously. We enjoy hosting and meeting new friends from all cultures and backgrounds and don't really follow the mainstream of American culture much at all. We love to buy houses and fix them up. We have quite a few places where we host guests and try to be as accommodating as possible. When staying in a private room, you will be in a room in one of our houses, most likely, there will be a couple of dogs in the house as well, so animal lovers usually love staying with us. Our properties are in lower income neighborhoods where real, local ATLiens live. You won't see many tourists around, mostly, just typical working class folks who love to sit on the front porch and unwind as part of Southern culture. We always say hello to each other in passing, so please be friendly and observe our friendly custom when encountering locals, they will appreciate the gesture. Because we are in a lower income neighborhood, we can offer more upscale accommodations to travelers on a budget. Also, for travelers relying on public transportation, we are on the Marta line conveniently situated halfway between the Airport and downtown. Our rates are very reasonable and not subject to negotiation. Rates, terms, and policies are fixed and applied equally to all guests. We look forward to hosting you one day soon.