About This Listing
The Central Room is located in the centre of Aberdeen in the 3rd floor of an old tenemant building. Its a 15 minute bus ride to either university and handy for shopping or as base for adventuring around Aberdeen! I also live in the flat.
The flat is within good walking distance of the train and bus stations, the main shopping centers and has good travel links to both the cities Universities. The flat sits on the 3rd floor of a tenemant building dating back to 1890 and it commands a great view over Holburn Street and is perfect for anyone wishing to get out and enjoy the sights.
The walls are adorned with various art works from music posters to screen prints by Obey, E Boy and many others. I have a keen interest in classical and modern art, especially graffiti.
The garden is a work in a progress at the moment but I'm hoping to have some communal benches and a fire pit finished in time for summer BBQ's.
Due to working Mon - Fri I can either let you in around lunch time or after 5pm. Late arrivals are fine and once your in you will be able to come and go as you please during your stay.
The room has a comfy double bed and storage space for belongings. The room is lockable for extra security. Wi-Fi access is available on request.
The bathroom is shared usage and is cleaned regularly. Shampoo, shower gel & fresh towels will be provided for you during your stay.
The kitchen is at your disposal so if your self catering feel free to buy groceries, fill the fridge and make use of the cooker but please be careful not to leave things switched on.
The living room has comfy sofas if you wish to relax, perhaps even pick a book from the book case or put on a film in the evening.
If you have a car and a penchant for surfing then you can borrow my 8ft longboard and go for a paddle in the North Sea. A full wetsuit will be required but I can put you in touch with a local surf shop for wet suit hire etc.
Interaction with Guests
I normally work Monday to Friday 9 to 5 but spend my evenings relaxing or working on art projects. I have a studio space in the loft so if you require help with anything I will be around at the weekends.
I'm happy to provide information about what to do in Aberdeen and where to go for day trips. I can help you plan your stay and make the most of what Aberdeen and the North East has to offer.
If your worried about getting to the flat then I can provide links to (website hidden) maps and if I am free will come and meet you at the station.
The flat is situated in a residential building in the city center. The bedrooms are at the rear of the property on the 3rd floor so weekend noise isn't a problem. I also live in the flat and will be around in the evenings.
Parking is available on street but spaces do tend to fill up quickly, there are no dedicated spaces.
Have a look at my Guidebook and you'll get an idea of what there is to see and do, where to eat and where to check out for some good beers!
The main bus & train stations are only a 15 minute walk from the flat. The flat is 2 minutes from Union Street where buses to all destinations can be boarded also.
Other Things to Note
There's no tv in the room your welcome to watch tv in the living room.
I keep a bottle of whisky in the room for guests to sample along with some locally brewed beers (Brewdog & 6D North) and for breakfast you can sample some Aberdeen Rowies (imagine a squashed croisant), normal croisants, tea or coffee & fresh apple juice.
No smoking in the flat!
If you have pets then we can discuss.
Please try to keep noise to a minimum after 10pm Sun - Thur and 3pm Fri - Sat.
Jon was a very helpful host. He gave me some very useful advice on where to go around Aberdeen. The room was so cozy and Jon had left local beer and breakfast in the room. Also some other surprises. The flat was clean and so was the neighbourhood, placed very central, close to all busses and the central bus-station and railwaystation. My stay was only 3 nights. There is so much to see and do so I advice you to stay longer.
Thank you a lot Jon. You are such a good man. Your help and support make me feel that Aberdeen is wonderful and friendly place.
If it had more than 5 star to describe our stay we would have put again the maximum !
Jon really is an exeptional host and perhaps he is an exeptional human ! May be this explain that !!
He is generous, cheerful, helpful....and lot more.
He made a real effort to made his home YOUR home too and your stay pleasant from befor coming to after going!.. the best it s the effort for him come naturally !!!
-The room is quiet even for a city center
-The living room is fabulous (particularly when u seat in the sofa and snooze under the full sunny windows ;-)
-The kitchen is huge and it s pleasure to cook in it !
-The bathroom is sparkles !
AND it s have the secret studio we dont get time to explore it but next time definitely we will have to put our nose in it :-P (under roof studio for the creation of Artist Jon !! )
In summary FLAT FANTASTIC.
FOR ALL TRAVEL PURPOSE
If you want to stay in Aberdeen;
For job -Jon is so discret you will feel just like you come to your home back.
For tourism - Who better than a 100% local who LOVE his city for advice you about wish place to go ? Jon have the adresse for absolutely all type of going out ! Couple, Friend, Partypeople, Artistic people, Sportif people, Country side people.....
We just can't wait to go again to Aberdeen !! And this time definitely for longer and for holidays purpose !
Thanks again for just be YOU
I had a really great time staying at Jon's in Aberdeen. He was incredibly friendly, kind and helpful! He's also really attentive to detail and I felt immediately at home in the flat. The flat's location is great - really close to everything, with lots of restaurants around and right by a supermarket, as well as buses to the university (where I had to go). The flat is lovely, very comfortable and the bed is truly a real bed - I slept really well. Also, Jon took me to a gig that was happening at the Cathedral the evening I arrived and made sure I knew of all the highlights and cool things to do in Aberdeen. I had a lovely stay and would definitely recommend.
I used Jon's flat to accommodate some musicians I had booked to play in Aberdeen. Jon couldn't have been more helpful! The flat is awesome and in a great central location. I would totally recommend anyone to stay here, Jon is a great host!
About the Host, Jon
Creative and fun with an interest in the local and international art scene with a special interest in graffiti and street art.
I've lived in Aberdeen my whole life and have a good idea about whats happening with gigs and exhibitions so I can recommend a ton of things to do in the city and some really cool historical sites beyond Aberdeen.
I've been skateboarding on and off for 15 years so if you want to explore the city on 4 wheels or even 2 then it can be arranged.
Aberdeen is a great city and looks beautiful in the summer time, lots of great bars and restaurants but its good to have someone in the know as even though the city is small its not always easy to find what your looking for.
If your staying with me then you can expect a nice clean flat and a bottle of wine or some speciality beers upon your arrival :)
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