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McGrady House—Historic Avondale neighborhood

SuperhostBirmingham, Alabama, United States
Entire house hosted by Angela
6 guests2 bedrooms2 beds1 bath
Entire home
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Private use of finished portions of a beautifully restored home from 1895, including front porch, lounge, 2 bedrooms, & bath. Walking distance to bike share, grocery store, and the Avondale, Forest Park, & Lakeview entertainment areas. Close to downtown, UAB, St. Vincent's, and airport. Continental breakfast included. Hotel-suite type kitchen amenities (microwave, mini-fridge, coffee/tea, toaster). We have 1 double air mattresses for extra guests.

The space
Although we do not have a full kitchen, there is a mini-fridge, microwave, toaster, coffee pot, hot water for tea, and dishes are provided as well. Note that the only sink is in the upstairs bathroom, but we provide water in the lounge. Continental breakfast included (fresh sourdough with butter and jam, granola, mik, OJ, tea, coffee).

Also note that although our listing accommodates "6" there are only beds for 4. I provide one double-sized air mattress for the extra 2 guests. You can include additional guests if you provide your own mats.

Guest access
Please do not use first floor other than the lounge, the rest of the first floor is under construction. Don't worry—we will not be there working during your stay.

Other things to note
Note that it is an old house, and as a result can sometimes be a little warm in summer or a little cool in winter (when temps outside are extremely hot or very cold). It is comfortable, but you cannot perfectly control the climate in those extreme cases. We do have central A/C, central heat, and plenty of fans.
Private use of finished portions of a beautifully restored home from 1895, including front porch, lounge, 2 bedrooms, & bath. Walking distance to bike share, grocery store, and the Avondale, Forest Park, & Lakeview entertainment areas. Close to downtown, UAB, St. Vincent's, and airport. Continental breakfast included. Hotel-suite type kitchen amenities (microwave, mini-fridge, coffee/tea, toaster). We have 1 double a…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed

Amenities

Wifi
Breakfast
Essentials
Laptop-friendly workspace
Dryer
Washer
Air conditioning
Heating
Free street parking
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Birmingham, Alabama, United States

We are within walking distance of several great entertainment districts, including the popular new Avondale area with brewery, live music, restaurants and bars. Also walk to Lakeview and Forest Park entertainment areas. Birmingham is a vibrant city with a lot to offer in terms of music, fine dining, parks, arts and history.

More about visiting Birmingham and Avondale:

Birmingham was ranked number four on Lonely Planet magazine's list of places to visit in the United States in 2016. The list ponders whether the Magic City is "the coolest city in the South" after seeing "a surge of pubs and breweries and good eats" in Avondale.

The national restaurant guide has ranked Birmingham No. 1 on its new list of America's Next Hot Food Cities. "Overshadowed for years by its neighbors Nashville and Atlanta, Birmingham has now come into its own as a premier culinary destination," Zagat editors said of the Birmingham restaurant scene.

The Travel Channel has some recommendations if you want to spend 2016 jetting around the world.... Birmingham landed on the list of top 11 destinations for 2016 and is the only U.S. destination mentioned.
We are within walking distance of several great entertainment districts, including the popular new Avondale area with brewery, live music, restaurants and bars. Also walk to Lakeview and Forest Park entertainme…
Getting around
75
Walk Score®
Most errands can be accomplished on foot.
31
Transit Score®
A few nearby public transportation options.
39
Bike Score®
Minimal bike infrastructure.

Hosted by Angela

Joined in February 2016
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I work in educational publishing and am a mother to two boys, ages 8 and 12. My husband home schools our kids by day, cooks us wonderful food from scratch while he does so, and is restoring our two historic Birmingham homes by night. I'm an amateur piano & guitar player, dabble in song writing, and love music. I am easy-going and flexible, and want to help people appreciate Birmingham and Mentone the way I do--they are both great places in Alabama!
I work in educational publishing and am a mother to two boys, ages 8 and 12. My husband home schools our kids by day, cooks us wonderful food from scratch while he does so, and is…
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  • Stephanie
During your stay
I live and work next door and am happy to meet you upon check-in if you wish (depending on timing), and am available in person or via phone/text to help throughout your stay. I'm happy to provide recommendations for things to do in Birmingham. I enjoy meeting guests when circumstances allow, but I am equally happy to respect your privacy if that is your preference. It's up to you!
I live and work next door and am happy to meet you upon check-in if you wish (depending on timing), and am available in person or via phone/text to help throughout your stay. I'm…
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Things to know

House rules
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
No pets
No parties or events
Smoking is allowed
Safety & Property
Carbon monoxide alarm not reported Learn more
Smoke alarm