~ Comfort, Culture and Cuisine ~

Apartment - Private room · Valley View Lane, Dallas, TX 75240, United States
Your host, Marcus
27 Reviews
Response rate: 90%
Response time: within a few hours

The Space

~ NOTE: For guests traveling with family or friends, and would like additional room/space, I offer an extended guest room as an added convenience. This additional room is ONLY available if you reserve this listing first. For questions, please contact me prior to booking. https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1912954 ~

Nice, new, clean and relaxing townhome located 12 minutes from downtown. Centrally located, its perfectly accommodating if you are traveling on business and need a quiet retreat, or an alternative to a typical hotel stay.

Enjoy a tasteful private guest room on your own floor, with full bath and walk in closet. The private laundry room on the first floor is perfect for guests staying for a week or more. Complete use of kitchen, study and full bath on second floor. Television in guest room and living room. Always complimentary wifi and parking. There is no cable television in the home, but the guest room has a DVD player and a decent selection of movies. Also, Apple TV and NetFlix is available on the 2nd floor/living area television.

Relax and enjoy your morning coffee on the balcony or soak up the Texas sunshine on the nearby hiking and biking trails. White Rock Creek Trail is located walking distance away, at Valley View Park. This 7 mile biking/running trail takes you through some awesome views, all the way to White Rock Lake. For experienced bikers or runners, take the round trip tour from the White Rock Creek to the White Rock Lake Trail, around the lake and back again. It's 26 miles. Yep: a MARATHON!

There are 2 bicycles that are free for guests to use, if they wish to explore the nearby trail(s).


CURRENT SPECIAL (For guests who book a stay of 4 nights or more):

Enjoy a cultural and creatively prepared dinner as my guest. As a chef, the best way I can show my hospitality is through great food and great company. Let me cook a meal for you or show you the ropes on how to create something delicious in my Texas kitchen! (Dinner is usually on the first night of check-in).


I'm the proud father of a beautiful 2 year old, Charli. She stays with me the 1st and 3rd weekends of every month. I left these days as "AVAILABLE" on my calendar for those who are don't mind the potential noise associated with a typical toddler. Just keep this in mind however, before making booking a stay on these days.

ALSO: it is advisable for guests to have a vehicle of some sort if staying, especially for more than a night or two. Public transportation in Dallas is relatively difficult to use/navigate, and nearby shopping/dining/shops are relatively far from walking distance.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $400 /week
Monthly Price: $1350 /month
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Marcus is a fantastic host. If you want a fun host to chat with he's your guy. If you prefer to do your own thing that's cool too. Either way, the unit was clean, easy to access, and perfectly located in a nice neighborhood. I had a great time staying at his place and look forward to my next Dallas trip.

    July 2014
  • I truly enjoyed my stay with Marcus. His space is modern comfortable and was a breeze to book. Marcus was a great host and very helpful. I would recommend his place if your in the Dallas area visiting.

    June 2014
  • We greatly enjoyed our seven day stay at Marcus's home - and are glad to have met him. The highlight of our stay was the dinner he prepared for us - he is truly a gifted cook; and he put real effort into demonstrating his command of fine cuisine - the meal was delicious and very memorable. Besides this (in our experience) unique delight, we can add positive comments on all the more usual aspects of airbnb travel. Marcus's home is well located in north Dallas - with easy access to N-S (into central Dallas) and E-W highways. Our room and its adjoining bath were quite comfortable, neat, and clean. Marcus made us feel at home in the living-room and kitchen areas as well. Access to the internet worked easily. Parking was without difficulty. The area was quiet, and everyone we happened to meet there was friendly. Take time to talk with Marcus; we were glad to have had the opportunity to get to know him a bit. He is easy to talk with, and he is an interesting person - interesting ideas, experiences, and plans. We highly recommend him, and we look forward to staying with him again.

    April 2014
  • The reservation was canceled 3 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    March 2014
  • Marcus is a fantastic host - and chef! His place is immaculate and exactly as portrayed by the pictures on Airbnb. I agree that the location is excellent however a car is recommended to get around. I would definitely book with Marcus when coming to Dallas.

    January 2014
  • What can I possibly say about this place and host that hasn't already been said? :-) The bed was super comfy and for any pillow snobs out there, guess what? you'll be glad to hear that Marcus has got you covered. I don't remember very well but I know there was a foam pillow, a medium firm one and a softer pillow...oh and I think I saw an extra pillow in the closet. There is a big selection of DVDs to watch and books to read. The room is nicely decorated and feels quite peaceful. Marcus is not only a gracious host but also a very approachable, friendly guy. Would definitely stay here again.

    January 2014
  • Faced with an unexpected last minute need for a few extra nights in Dallas over the holiday's I'm so glad I found this spot on AirBnB! Not only did Marcus cook an amazing dinner for us the first night of our stay he went above and beyond making us not only feel welcome but also comfortable with Dallas and the surrounding area.

    He is an excellent host and you will not be disappointed in choosing to stay with him. I couldn't have been happier. If i find myself in Dallas again I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.

    January 2014
  • My husband and I had a fabulous stay with Marcus. He is the consummate host and an amazing cook. We were fortunate to meet young Charli and also some of Marcus' friends. Marcus went out of his way to make our stay enjoyable and also took us to a phone shop so we could organise US phones in his car which was a very generous thing to do for us. Just a note to prospective guests tho and that is u really need a car while staying here. We paid $30 to go downtown in a cab which we were fine with, but obviously that cost needed to be factored into our stay.
    Overall, an awesome stay in a lovely clean and warm room.
    Good luck with ur biz plan Marcus :)
    We would both love to host u in Melbourne, Australia,

    December 2013
  • Marcus provided us with a very comfortable clean and comforting room.
    His hospitality and service was exceptional.The stay with Marcus was definitely one of the highlights of our trip to the US.

    John and Gail Shadforth

    December 2013
  • Marcus’ condo was clean, tastefully decorated, and conveniently located for our needs.

    We spent time with Marcus and a couple of his friends, and found them gracious, friendly and amazing human beings. Our trip would not have been nearly as enjoyable without these great people – including Marcus’ ever so cute little girl Charlie.

    I would recommend this accommodation to anyone. What a wonderful experience.

    December 2013
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Bonjour! I am a local business owner and chef. I enjoy traveling, exploring cuisine and getting to know new people. I am somewhat new to Airbnb. I have been a guest and I am now excited to turn the tables and host. I am looking forwarding to exploring this community and welcoming you into my home. If you have any questions please ask!
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