Private bright & sunny room in century old home. Your hosts are connected in the community, love to entertain and will make you feel like you are family or old friends.
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Eddy and I have 2 bedrooms and a sunroom for rent in our historical home in Springfield, Jacksonville.
This listing is for our bedroom that has a FULL size bed (check our other listing for the other Bedroom wiht a queen size bed). We have 2 bathrooms to share with hosts and other guests. No private bathrooms (sorry). There's also wireless internet throughout the house.
We have 2 cats and 2 small friendly dogs who love company! One of the dogs is a barker! He welcomes you in the house as well as barks when dogs pass by outside. This can be a problem for people who like to sleep in.
Please let us know a few days ahead if you are interested in one of our rooms. We are very busy and need to make sure the house is ready for guests. A message with your intentions for your stay is also greatly appreciated.
The house is over 100 years old, it can be drafty in the winter months, but we make sure guests are comfortable. We provide warm duvets and space heaters. Summer months can be hot! We keep the AC at 80 (27c).
You have access to the whole house (kitchen, dinning room, living room, washer & dryer).
Other fun stuff you can borrow:
- Bike & lock
- Museum membership to MOCA & Cummer Museum & Garden
- Discs (freezebies) for playing the Disc Golf course in Klutho Park
- 2 tennis raquets (tennis court 2 blocks away)
Interaction with Guests
Interaction with our guests varies depending on each guests and on our schedule. We want our guests to have the best experience, so we adapt to their needs.
Historic Springfield is the oldest neighborhood in Jacksonville. Most homes are over a 100 years old. Like many urban areas in the US, Springfield deteriorated with the growth of the suburbs. It is now actively being remodeled, but you will see a lot of abandoned homes, still a lot of poverty and occasional gun shots (usually in the distance). It is a great community of people trying to bring back Springfield to it's original glory. Voted #1 comeback neighborhood of the South by Southern Living magazine and situated in the urbancore of Jacksonville, we are walking distance from Shands Hospital and a five minutes from downtown.
Lots of neighborhood charms; old homes, big trees, coffee shop, candy store, local bars & restaurants... Because of the proximity to downtown, we are centrally located and have easy access to I-95 as well as I-10 and about 20 minutes driving to the Jax Beach. We are also surrounded by great older neighborhoods like San Marco, Riverside and Avondale.
We are 15 minutes walk to the central bus station in Jacksonville. However, public transportation is not the best and your commute can be very long.
However if you are visiting downtown Jacksonville and around, we have a bike for guests to use. Walking is not too bad either.
We are 20 minutes from the airport by car or taxi. A taxi ride will run about $30. No convient bus route, sorry.
Other Things to Note
We often host supper club at our house. We call it Urban Feast. You can find us on (website hidden) for upcoming events. We will let you know if a dinner is planned during your stay.
Don't let the pets out!
No smoking allowed!!
Obvious, but must be mentioned:
Please, be respectful of our space, animals and other guests. This means: try to be quiet when people are sleeping. Pick-up after yourself in common areas. Be nice to our animals.
Had a great night stay! We kinda took over the living room (sorry Marie and Eddy) and watched a movie. Really comfy bed, hot shower and a lovely historic home. 10/10 would stay again.
Marie and Eddy were wonderful to stay with. I always felt welcome there, and they were both great to talk to. They made everything so easy. The room was beautiful and everything was clean and comfortable. I loved their animals as well.
10/10. What more can I say? Marie and Eddy were absolutely fantastic hosts. They made my boyfriend and I feel right at home. They were lovely to talk to and had some great ideas of what to see in the area which we would have never known about otherwise! Nice short trip to town although I would recommend a car if you really want to see all the sites Jacksonville has to offer. Wonderful stay and their pets are gorgeous too!
Staying with Marie and Eddy was our first Airbnb stay that really felt like we were staying with old friends! They were both incredibly hospitable, accommodating to our every need, and generous with their time to make us feel welcomed. They also have a beautiful home and two friendly dogs + a cat they were happy to share. A short 15-20min walk to downtown is just another reason we would come back (along with Eddy's delicious burritos!).
Very comfortable room and proximity to the downtown area. Marie is a great, kind host with very adorable dogs and a kitten inside the house! She also made a recommendation to a bbq place nearby, which i greatly enjoyed. Thanks for your hospitality again, Marie & Eddy!
We travelled to Jacksonville on the Christmas Day. The house was beautiful, decorated by colorful lights. The room was extremely clean and comfort! Marie even provided fruits and coffee for us in the morning, which was really sweet! There are 2 dogs and a cat in the house. They are all cute! We enjoyed a lot staying this place!
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I'm an art educator teaching art to children ages 0 to 12 at the Main Library / Jacksonville.
I'm orginally from Montreal and have been living in Jacksonville for the past 10 years! I love meeting new people and discovering a city through the eyes of the people living there. My husband is a chef and has 2 restaurants in Jacksonville (one in Springfield, one downtown). He's originally from Guatemala. We speak French, Spanish and of course English.