About This Listing
Comfy, private room in a sweet little house very conveniently located close to airport, Amtrak station, Old Market, CenturyLink Center and all the hottest attractions that Omaha has to offer.
It's a cute, cozy room with an extremely comfortable queen size bed, and two small dressers. Guests are more than welcome to use the dressers. The room has a ceiling fan, windows that open, and direct access to the shared bathroom. The room is the only bedroom on the main floor of the house, and is next to a very inviting living room that is great for reading, relaxing, or watching a movie. Please note that the shared bathroom with Jack and Jill doors is one of the reasons I keep the price low. If you're looking for total privacy, this may not be a good fit for you. Please make sure to read the house rules about the bathroom for more information and details.
Guests can use the entire main floor of the home which includes the front porch, living room, dining room and limited use of the kitchen. Guests can help themselves to drinking glasses and water as well as mugs and may make themselves hot tea with honey if they wish. There is plenty of parking in front of the house as well as a large parking lot immediately west of the house and another across the street north of the house. I do not have a garage. There is a University near by that patrols the neighborhood 24/7 so it's pretty safe but guests are welcome to store luggage, bikes or kayaks in the basement if they don't feel comfortable leaving items in their car.
Interaction with Guests
I try to give my guests as much privacy as possible, but am happy to interact with them and offer them information if they desire. As my schedule permits, I'm happy to be a local tour guide. On weekdays I'm usually up and out of the house by 8:30 am and I try to be quiet as possible so as not disturb my guests.
There is a bakery across the street that makes fresh donuts every morning except Sunday and a brand new coffee shop down the block. Also across the street is one of Omaha's most famous Italian steak houses. We are close to a small university that has great security which patrols the neighborhood 24/7.
We are three blocks from the bus stop. It's about an 8 block walk to the Old Market from here, and about the same distance to the zoo.
Other Things to Note
The bathroom is a jack and jill bathroom so it has two doors, one to the is to the guests' bedroom and the other is to my office. I request that guests keep the door between their room and the bathroom closed so that I don't disturb them when I use the bathroom. Also, when using the bathroom to please close both doors and make sure the door between the bathroom and the office is locked. I would also like to note that I am in the process of scraping the old paint off of my bathtub in order to repaint it. It's a pretty tedious process that makes for an unsightly tub, but I scrub the dickens out of it before the arrival of every guest.
I would ask that guests not invite others into my home. Guests may use the kitchen and dishes as long as they clean up after and wash their dishes. The door between the guests' room and the bathroom should be kept closed. There is no smoking allowed in the house or on the front porch but guests may smoke out in the yard if they wish as long as they clean up their butts.
Karen was very accommodating, friendly and helpful! Sadly, we were only there a night and had to leave early the next morning. She had a very clean and cool place right near a really beautiful area in Omaha. My wife and I's favorite stop on our western road trip!
Karen was great. She welcomed me and gave me tour of the house. The bedroom was nice, the bed was very comfortable and the bathroom arrangement was fine.
I would definitely recommend this room.
Karen was very welcoming when I arrived. The room was just as described and the bed was very comfortable. She had water and fruit available in the room and a drawer full of brochures of things to do in Omaha. I came to Omaha for the College World Series and was looking for an affordable room near downtown. This place was perfect. It is less than a mile from Old Market where I was able to rent a Bike (the B-cycle set-up in Ohama is awesome) and explore Ohama before the games. Karen also let me know about the farmers market and a very good breakfast place. The bathroom is a Jack and Jill bathroom that leads to her office but Karen was very upfront about this in her description and it didn't bother me at all. I was out and about all day long with all the festivities and ball games so aside from the great location the best part of this place was having a comfortable bed to sleep on.
Karen is a very welcoming host. The room was clean and comfortable. I can see how the bathroom situation might make shyer people feel awkward, but Karen and her son were both very respectful of my privacy. Would definitely recommend staying with her.
Lots of communication between Karen and I before I arrived which helped. The room was nice and the bed comfy. The porch at night was very nice to sit on and read.
I was in town looking for apartments, and Karen's was a great place to stay. Karen was welcoming and hospitable, letting me know I could have anything in the kitchen and walking me through her lovely home, and she was also very quiet and let me do my own thing. The room was nice, Karen had included several little amenities, and it was connected to the bathroom. Comfortable bed too! The neighborhood was great, pretty quiet and residential, and very close to downtown. I actually walked down to the Durham Museum one day (took 10 minutes), and to the Old Market from there (another 10 minutes), so it really is just a short walk or uber ride away from all that downtown has going on. Had a great visit and really appreciated the nice place to stay!
About the Host, Karen
I was born in Omaha but have a lived in a few other places and have been here since my son was born. My passions are travel, acroyoga, hunting for mushrooms, Settlers of Catan and FOOD! I enjoy reading, listening to podcasts and binge viewing a good series on netflix.
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