About this listing
Looking for a clean, easygoing, comfortable stay with full house privileges? Welcome to my Las Vegas home!
I'm welcoming you to stay with me in my cozy townhouse in Sin City :)
Who lives in the house?
Hi! I'm the homeowner, Antoinette. I am a 32 year old PhD student (this is my second one, hence all the books on the bookshelves) at UNLV. I live with my roommate, Matt. Oh yes, and don't forget Lando Cat, a 6 year old indoor cat who pretty much owns the place!
What's the room like?
The room is the guest bedroom in my 3 bedroom townhouse. It is furnished with a queen bed, clean sheets/blankets/pillows, and small night stand.
You are welcome to read any of the books on the book shelves, but please don't take them with you! Unfortunately, I've had to start keeping count before and after having new guests because of a couple of important ones that have gone missing :( Important note: My first doctoral degree was in Human Sexuality, and my current one is in Cultural Anthropology...this is advanced notice so you're not surprised by the interestingly "eclectic" books on the shelves!)
For your peace of mind, each bedroom in the home is individually keyed, so you can lock the bedroom door on your way out, take the key, and feel safe and secure leaving your things behind while you're out and about.
What about the bathroom?
The bathroom is accessed from the hallway and is shared with Matt. It has a normal size shower/tub and plenty of counter space. Clean towels are available for you to use, and I have travel sized toiletries if you forget (or don't want to pack) yours. A hair dryer is included, under the sink. There's also an additional 1/2 bathroom downstairs.
**What about the rest of the house?**
- KITCHEN: I have a large kitchen table currently with seating for 6, but I have extra chairs and can easily seat 10. You are free to use any of the pots, pans, dishes, silverware, and appliances in the kitchen. I have a spectacular juicer that I'd be happy to show you how to use, if you're into that kind of thing. I am less than a mile to Sprouts (a grocery store), if you want to buy stuff to cook instead of dining out. Eggs, fruit (usually apples, oranges, and bananas), and coffee/tea are available for breakfast for free (or granola bars, instant oatmeal, and coffee/tea if I am not going to be home during your stay).
- LIVING ROOM: Living room is furnished with 2 couches, some armchairs, a 40" TV with cable, Amazon Prime, and Netfix (and a small selection of DVDs, but probably nothing to get too excited about), and a large coffee table. I have a few board games (Yahtzee, Balderdash, Scrabble, Monopoly, poker chips, and Taboo) that you're welcome to play, should you desire to have some time in instead of out.
Free parking is available in our guest lot (I'll give you a parking pass to hang in your car when you arrive).
I have a back patio/porch with a gas grill, if you feel like BBQing.
Washer and dryer are available for your use.
Wifi internet is available throughout the house.
I pride myself on maintaining a healthy, clean home. I'm not OCD, but this certainly isn't a bachelor pad or party house.
It's usually pretty quiet around here, although I sometimes have friends over for board game night on Saturdays, from time to time.
Minimum 2 night stay.
There are 2 pools and a hottub in our townhouse complex (closed during the winter), though the community rules require that I accompany you.
There is also a tennis court available, although I've never used it myself.
I may or may not be home when you are home, but I will be available via text or phone if I'm in the country, an via email or (website hidden) if I am not. You can come and go as you please. Let me know your arrival time ahead of time, and if I will not be home when you check in, I will leave your keys in the lockbox on the front door and provide you a code. Please let me know at any time if there's anything I can do to make your stay more enjoyable!
Interaction with Guests
Airbnb is not a “big business” for me; if you stay with me, I am simply opening the doors of my home to you. This is where I live, eat, sleep, and go about my daily life, too! Please be mindful of this :) I invite guests to contact me in any way at any point throughout your stay if you have a question, comment, or concern, no matter how silly it seems. For example, if you need the shower at a specific time, feel free to put a sticky note on the bathroom door to say so; if you need specific quiet time hours, please let me know what they are; if you have a favorite show that you want to watch on TV at a specific time, just say so :)
If you are looking for a Hilton experience, this is probably not the Airbnb stay for you. I find it strange and uncomfortable that I feel the need to say this, but as Airbnb becomes more popular, I seem to be receiving requests from more and more guests who are JUST trying to save a buck, without understanding the underlying philosophy of the original Airbnb experience, which includes appreciation for the quirkiness and uniqueness of in-home (rather than in-hotel) stays. As an Airbnb traveler myself, I often remind myself that part of what make Airbnb so awesome is not that it's just a cheap alternative to hotels, but that my hosts are normal people too, just going through the daily grind and trying to do the best they can in the world :)
What I love about about this location and neighborhood is that it is a safe community just far enough away from the hustle and bustle of the strip, yet close enough to access it easily when desired.
How far to the strip (Las Vegas Blvd)?
It is about 4.5 miles directly west of us, and generally takes about 15 minutes by car.
There are 2 city bus routes that go to/from the strip with bus stops within 1/2 mile from our doorstep. Bus route #202 has a stop on Flamingo & Pecos (.5 mile north of us) and route #201 has a stop on Tropicana & Pecos (.5 mile south of us), each which takes about 25-30 minutes. #201 drops off at the corner of the New York New York, MGM Grand, the Tropicana, and the Excalibur. #202 drops off at the corner of Caesar's Palace and the Bellagio fountains. Single ride tickets are $2, and a 24-hour ticket is $5. They run 24 hours a day, at intervals of no more than 30 minutes.
* If you need a ride somewhere (including the airport), I MIGHT be able to help you out, but that generally depends on my school schedule. Please ask, and I'll see what I can do :)
Other Things to Note
What did I forget? If I haven't answered something, shoot me a message and I'll do so :)
- Don't let Lando Cat outside (he will try to be tricky and sneak by you if you're not careful).
- No smoking inside.
- You are welcome to use any towels, sheets, dishes, etc. that you need, but please be respectful of our things and treat them as you would your own (or better!). Help yourself, just please clean up after yourself :)
- Respect others’ space and privacy; enter common areas/spaces and your designated room only
– Do NOT enter other private bedrooms.
We never got to meet Antoinette since she was out of town but the room was nice and clean, the housemates were cool and really helpful and the area is perfect.
Everything was great ! Bed was comfy, house was super clean and location was good to get to Vegas. We had bathrobes, cleaning utensils, parking passes and breakfast provided which was super nice :)
La chambre et le logement étaient plus que convenables. Ils avaient tout ce que nous pouvions souhaiter pour se faire a manger soi-même. L'endroit était très calme par ailleurs. Le supermarché le plus proche peut se faire a pied ce qui, à Las Vegas, est plutôt rare. Les hôtes ont été très sociables et aidants. Le seul point négatif, n'est pas a propos de l'appartement, mais plutôt de la ville. Si vous n'avez pas de voiture, prévoyez beaucoup de patience et de temps pour le transport en commun ou 20$ de taxi pour revenir ou rejoindre la Strip. Si vous aimez les chats, vous apprécierez très cetainement la compagnie de Lando, le chat!
Es war ein ganz tolle Zeit in Las Vegas und die Unterkunft ist wirklich gepflegt und ordentlich. Wir haben leider nur ihren Mitbewohner kennen gelernt, der aber super nett und lustig war.
Antoinette hat mir immer schnell zurück geschriebenund hat meine Fragen sehr sorgsam beantwortet.
Insegsamt kann ich es nur weiter empfehlen!
Had a great experience at Antoinette's place! Although I did not meet Antoinette herself, she was very friendly through messaging. Her roommate Matt was awesome and let my boyfriend and I check in earlier than expected and check out later than planned. The bedroom itself was great and the bed was comfortable. Thanks again!
I had a great time in Vegas and it certainly helped that I was staying with some awesome people. Couldn't have asked for a better host. Antoinette's roommate was even kind of enough to give me a ride to the airport at 4 am. Highly recommended!
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About the Host, Antoinette
I am an academic by heart (2 graduate degrees and going), and a natural busy-body. I go stir-crazy with too much down time!
I've traveled to a number of countries across the globe, including to Germany, Switzerland, Italy, The Netherlands, Tanzania, Ireland, and others.