About this listing
Freshly remodeled private cozy room in century old home. Your hosts are connected in the community, love to entertain and will make you feel like you are family or old friends.
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Eddy and I have 3 bedrooms for rent in our historical home in Springfield, Jacksonville.
This listing is for our bedroom that has a Queen size bed. We have 2 bathrooms to share with hosts and other guests. No private bathrooms (sorry). There's also wireless internet throughout the house.
We have 2 small friendly dogs who love company! Sanchez and Rico. Rico is a barker! He welcomes you in the house as well as barks when dogs pass by outside. This can be a problem for people who like to sleep in.
A message with your intentions for your stay is greatly appreciated.
*we will not accept short term stays months ahead. But are happy to accommodate them 1-2 weeks before arrival*
The house is over 100 years old, it can be drafty in the winter months, but we make sure guests are comfortable (heat is at 70F). We provide warm duvets and space heaters. Summer months can be hot! We keep the AC at 80 (27c).
You have access to the whole house (kitchen, dinning room, living room, washer & dryer).
Other fun stuff you can borrow:
- Bike & lock
- Museum membership to MOCA & Cummer Museum & Garden
- Discs (freezebies) for playing the Disc Golf course in Klutho Park
- 2 tennis racquets (tennis court 2 blocks away)
- Badminton racquets
Interaction with guests
Interaction with our guests varies depending on each guests and on our schedule. We want our guests to have the best experience, so we adapt to their needs.
Historic Springfield is the oldest neighborhood in Jacksonville. Most homes are over a 100 years old. Like many urban areas in the US, Springfield deteriorated with the growth of the suburbs. It is now actively being remodeled, but you will see a lot of abandoned homes, still a lot of poverty and occasional gun shots (usually in the distance). It is a great community of people trying to bring back Springfield to it's original glory. Voted #1 comeback neighborhood of the South by Southern Living magazine and situated in the urbancore of Jacksonville, we are walking distance from UF Health / Shands Hospital and a five minutes from downtown.
Lots of neighborhood charms; old homes, big trees, coffee shop, candy store, local bars & restaurants... Because of the proximity to downtown, we are centrally located and have easy access to I-95 as well as I-10 and about 20 minutes driving to the Jax Beach. We are also surrounded by great older neighborhoods like San Marco, Riverside and Avondale.
We are 15 minutes walk to the central bus station in Jacksonville. However, public transportation is not the best and your commute can be very long.
However if you are visiting downtown Jacksonville and around, we have a bike for guests to use. Walking is not too bad either.
We are 20 minutes from the airport by car or taxi. A taxi ride will run about $30, uber is about $20. There is a city bus that will drop you off a few corners away from our house.
Other things to note
We often host dinners with friends and parties. We will let you know if a dinner is planned during your stay. We always encourage our guests to join.
Don't let the pets out! Please, keep the front door closed as you bring things in and out.
No smoking allowed!!
Obvious, but must be mentioned:
Please, be respectful of our space, animals and other guests.
- Try to be quiet when people are sleeping.
- Pick-up after yourself in common areas.
- Be nice to our animals. Don't ignore them
- Ask us before inviting "friends" over. Late night guests without prior
approval will result in terminating your stay.
- Personal hygiene is important (shower, use deodorant...)
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
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I'm an art educator teaching art in an elementary school.
I'm originally from Montreal and have been living in Jacksonville for the past 15 years! I love meeting new people and discovering a city through the eyes of the locals. My husband is a chef and is presently in Sedona, Arizona opening a restaurant. He's originally from Guatemala. We speak French, Spanish and of course English.