About this listing
This first floor 1 BR is steps away from historic Piedmont Park. Originally built in the 30s, a few blocks from the Fox Theater & Highlands, easy access to MARTA, short walk to Ponce City Market & in the midst of fabulous local haunts.
Located in a renovated home originally built back in the 30's, this one bedroom ground floor condo has original hardwood floors, craftsman style accents, Jacuzzi tub, and washer/ dryer onsite, situated within the galley kitchen. Steps away from Piedmont Park, the Beltline, and tons of local restaurants and bars.
It is walking distance from the Fox Theater, The Margaret Mitchell House, The Federal Reserve, and a local art gallery (Beep, Beep Gallery) is literally next door.
Guests should expect a cozy chaise sofa, classically decorated rooms, antique furniture, a spacious bedroom, free Wi-Fi, courteous neighbors, but no TV. But in this neighborhood, who wants to stay inside?
Ponce City Market- originally the Sears and Roebucks building, then City Hall East, has now been converted to retail and restaurant space within walking distance to shop to your heart's content. The heart of the Virginia Highlands is a 20 minute walk in one direction for boutiques and bars. Peachtree St., the Fox Theater, the Federal Reserve, the Margaret Mitchell House, and the 999 Peachtree building is a 20 minute walk in the opposite direction.
Want that epic Atlanta skyline picture on the Jackson Street bridge? Drive 10 minutes south on my street and you're there. This condo is truly in the center of the city, but tucked away in a residential, completely walkable area.
If guests prefer public transit, they will find this spot nestled between the North Avenue and Midtown MARTA stations; both within a short walking distance. All parking is street parking.
If green space is your thing, Piedmont Park (Atlanta's oldest park and designed by the Olmstead Brothers, just as Central Park in New York) is your haven with bocce ball, volley ball, Lake Clara Meer, tennis courts and a dog park- both on leash and off leash sections, depending upon your dog. Feeling like you want to walk the city? Take a promenade on the Beltline, a paved walking path (3.5 miles in length) connecting Midtown to Inman Park, the Old Fourth Ward, and ending at the Krog Street Market. Find outdoor art, a skate park, and tons of restaurants and bars (even a Kroger) along the path.
-957 square feet on the first floor
-velvet duvet and curtains
-100+ year old bedroom suite
-galley kitchen with full appliances, including washer and dryer
-Ample linens, blankets, towels
-Shampoo and Conditioner
-Hairdryer, Iron and Ironing Board
-Coffee maker, coffee, tea, cream, sugar, spices
Stove, microwave, refrigerator, dishwasher, washer and dryer all within the unit
There are a ton of dining options, a movie theater, shops and bars within walking distance. A list of walkable restaurants with their addresses, numbers, and websites will be left for all guests. Some of these include: Empire State South, Gilbert's, Hob Nob, the Highlander, Aprés Diem (French), Mary Mac's Tea Room, the Flying Biscuit, RuSan's (sushi), Tenth & Piedmont, Zocolo's, and so many others!
If you need some R & R, Midtown Blue Spa is a 15 minute walk.
Guests are welcomed to make themselves truly at home. Guests have access to everything in the kitchen, aside from alcohol, and are welcomed to cook, bake and prepare inside and grill outside on the grill just outside my condo.
Toiletries are provided in the bath, and feel welcome to take a bubble bath in the tub- the jets are great after a walk along the Beltline or run in the park.
The clothes in the closet, desk and drawers in the bedroom are off limits, but there are extra blankets and sheets always provided for your comfort.
Interaction with Guests
I am happy to interact with guests as much as they wish, but prefer to let guests come and go as they please without interaction with me. That said, I respond quickly to messages within Airbnb and leave my cell number with every guest, should they have any needs during their stay.
Midtown is a wonderful mix of old Atlanta, as this neighborhood was one of the northern suburbs as the city grew from the downtown area. If you walk along Vedado and Greenwood, you will notice they are winding streets- constructed this way for the advent of the car with the intent of purposefully slowing traffic down as it came through the neighborhood streets!
Midtown is a lovely mix of families with strollers and young adults hitting up the restaurants, coffee shops and bar scenes. The contrast of the older homes to the bike paths, Beltline and contemporary skyline of the Midtown business district is gorgeous.
For guests looking to have a uniquely local experience, don't miss the Beltline, the 3.5 mile band of walking/ biking path connecting Midtown to Inman Park, Poncey Highlands, and Cabbagetown. Along the path are shops, restaurants, a skate park and lots of contemporary public art. Check out the Midtown Arts Theatre for an independent film, have drinks at Park Tavern overlooking the meadow, see an exhibit at The Beep Beep Gallery, brunch at the Flying Biscuit 10th Street location, sip coffee or cocktails at Aprés Diem or nibble on cheesecake at Café Intermezzo. The options are endless for this nook of Atlanta!
My condo is located between two MARTA stops: the North Avenue station and the Midtown station. It's about a 20 minute walk to both with luggage and it takes about an hour walking/ taking MARTA door to door to/ from the airport. Cab ride is about 30-45 minute ride, depending upon traffic.
Once you collect your bags at the airport, look above your head- you will see signs above that indicate the MARTA entrance. Breeze cards for taking transit can be purchased before you board- the machines are right there at the entrance.
From the airport, take the train north to the North Avenue Station. At the station, exit toward Peachtree Rd. and once outside on the street, you will walk east on Ponce de Leon Ave. The North Ave MARTA station is literally underneath the Fox Theater, which faces Peachtree St. and is almost at the intersection of Ponce de Leon Ave. and Peachtree St. Once you locate Ponce, walk east down Ponce de Leon (away from the Fox theater) until you get to my street (it's a few blocks). Take a left onto my street and walk away from Ponce de Leon ave. (north).
My building will be the first residential building on your left- a two story brick building. You will see the store "Scarlett Loves Rhettro" on the corner of Ponce de Leon and Charles Allen and then a row of businesses-Midtown Alterations, Midtown shoe repair, and the Beep, Beep Gallery-small, funky (and free) local art gallery that's open daily from 12-6pm.
Driving? My place has limitless parking on the street, with no permit required.
Other Things to Note
While my cat will not be present during a guest's stay, those who have cat allergies may wish to choose another location for their stay.
Because this is a small residential condo community in an older building, please be respectful and not slam doors/ be boisterous in the hall as voices, steps, and any other activities carry in the buildings. Feel free to use anything and everything in the kitchen, (with the exception of alcohol) just make certain it is washed and put back in its place before leaving.
I do NOT allow indoor smoking, and to accommodate there is a smoker's porch off of the bedroom.
Pets are welcome, as all of my neighbors have dogs or cats or both! All pets must be on a lease though and please be mindful of disposing of all dog poo.
Parking is on the street.