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 2 bedrooms and a sunroom for rent in our historical home in Springfield, Jacksonville.
This listing is for our bedroom that has a QUEEN size bed (check our other listings for the other options). This bedroom as a small flat screen TV with cable. It has a small closet and is the best for sleeping in. We have 2 bathrooms to share with hosts and other guests. No private bathrooms (sorry). There's wireless internet throughout the house.
We have a cat and 2 small friendly dogs who love company! One of the dogs 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.
Please let us know a few days ahead if you are interested in one of our rooms. We are very busy and need to make sure the house is ready for guests. A message with your intentions for your stay is also greatly appreciated.
The house is over 100 years old, it can be drafty in the winter months, but we make sure guests are comfortable. We provide space heaters and warm blankets. Summer months can be hot! We usually keep the A/C temperature 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. No convient bus route, sorry.
Other Things to Note
We often host supper club at our house. We call it Urban Feast. We will let you know if a dinner is planned during your stay.
Don't let the animals out!
No smoking allowed!!
Obvious, but must be mentioned:
Please, be respectful of our space, animals and other guests. This means: try to be quiet when people are sleeping. Pick-up after yourself in common areas. Be nice to our animals.
Marie and Eddy were great. They were extremely hospitable and very nice. Everything on the listing was very accurate. Marie made sure I was very comfortable and I really appreciated it. If you're in the area, this is a great place to be.
Marie and Eddie were incredibly kind and helpful during my stay. Their house is really great! The room was very clean and the bed very comfortable (with lots of pillows which scored them even MORE points in my book!) They are more than willing to go out of their way to help you out, for instance I was able to "bum" a ride downtown in the morning, which was great.
Perhaps my favorite part was being able to hangout and cuddle with their dogs! They have 2 really sweet chihuahas and a very friendly cat, all of which are pretty eager to hangout.
Nous avons été très bien accueilli par Marie. Nous étions là le jour du Super Bowl, elle a eu la gentillesse de nous inviter et de nous faire partager cette expérience américaine. Nous avons adoré ! La maison est cozy et correspond à la description. Marie et Eddy sont des hôtes chaleureux et sympatiques, nous les recommandons.
I stay with Marie when I am in town for work. I think I sleep better there than I do at home... But hey the kids are at home! :-) comfortable as always
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I'm an art educator teaching art to children ages 0 to 12 at the Main Library / Jacksonville.
I'm orginally from Montreal and have been living in Jacksonville for the past 10 years! I love meeting new people and discovering a city through the eyes of the people living there. My husband is a chef and has 2 restaurants in Jacksonville (one in Springfield, one downtown). He's originally from Guatemala. We speak French, Spanish and of course English.