About this listing
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We have a 1960's split level home with two bedrooms and an office. All bedrooms are located upstairs. We are looking to rent the spare bedroom for anyone coming in to see what Athens, GA is all about. The bedroom has a double bed, dresser, and closet. The guest bath is off of the bedroom in the hall. We have a large den and screened in back porch for relaxing while you are here.
We are located a mile from historic 5 points and about 10 minutes from downtown by car. The UGA campus is literally a stone's throw away and you can hear the cheers from Stanford Stadium on game days in the fall.
Our neighborhood is quiet with a mixture of professionals, families, and students. We have easy access to a nearby park and you are a short distance from UGA's intramural fields or the State Botanical Gardens if you would like to run or walk the trails. There are shops and a restaurant at the end of our street. If you go into 5 points, you'll find a few more shops and restaurants. Athens is known for its music, but our cuisine is also making a name for itself. Chef Hugh Acheson, as seen on Top Chef, has two restaurants in Athens. 5 and 10 is located in 5 points (1 mile from our home), and he has a hand in The National located in downtown Athens. We are the home of R.E.M, the B52s, and Widespread Panic to name a few. There are several venues to catch music, including the Georgia Theater and the 40 Watt, both located downtown.
Both the UGA bus and the Athens bus have a stop at the end of our neighborhood. Each will carry you into town or campus. There are also cabs available to/from downtown at reasonable prices if you do not have a car.
Our town has been hailed one of the best places in the world to visit and live.
Bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, coffee maker, back porch, deck, couch in den, TV in den, dining room.
Interaction with guests
We are here if you are renting the spare bedroom. We try to be out of the way-either working in our yard or hanging out on the back deck when the weather is nice-so that you can have as much privacy as you need. If you don't want to interact with us, we are okay with that, but we are also happy to make suggestions about where to go in town and offer breakfast one morning while you are here.
It is wooded and quiet. We are close to a park.
UGA and Athens buses pick up and drop off at the end of the street, a short walking distance from our house. Cabs are available from downtown-just be sure to get in a yellow cab. We have gypsy cabs and there aren't any regulations on fares. You shouldn't pay more than $7.00-10.00 from downtown to our house per person. $10.00 is even on the higher side of fares.
Other things to note
All of our bedrooms are upstairs. We don't hangout up there much as we like our den with our couch and the back porch. We will sleep upstairs and will try to be as quiet as possible. We have an old house with squeaky wooden floors. If you are a light sleeper, we can provide ear plugs.
No guests, no parties, no smoking, no drugs. During the week, we request quiet hours after 10 pm. On weekends, please be respectful and quiet if coming in late. We have three dogs who are sweet and people friendly, please be sweet and pet friendly in return. Make sure house is secure before you leave. Renter will pay to fix or replace broken or damaged items.
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
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Live in Athens Georgia with my husband and our three dogs. My husband and I both teach and airbnb has provided a way for us to travel on a budget and see cool places. We have had a lot of positive experiences when booking through airbnb and want to provide a warm and inviting space for folks to travel to us. We are also hoping to add to our travel fund, so getting paid to share our home works out. We've lived here for over 15 years since coming to UGA for our undergrad degrees. Athens is a town that gets into your blood and you'll never want to leave. We are excited to share our home and town with visitors and will work to make your visit here memorable.