Convenient Place in South Buckhead

Apartment - Private room · S Colonial Homes Cir, Atlanta, GA 30309, United States
Your host, Sarah
51 Reviews
Response rate: 93%
Response time: within a few hours

The Space

Near center of Atlanta, 2 miles from I-75 exit, free parking, close to bus stop.

Within 10-minute walk,
Bus stop on Peachtree Road
2 parks
Fresh Market grocery
Many shops and restaurants

Half a block from the Beltline with its easy, safe path to Tanyard Creek and beyond. Great for stretching your legs after too much time in car or plane or even train (only 1 mile from Amtrak station).

All kitchen facilities are available. Breakfast is some combination of cereal, eggs, toast, jam/honey, oatmeal, fruit, low-fat milk, and tea, but you may have to fix your own breakfast, depending on my plans for the day. If you want something not listed, let me know ahead of time.

The bed is elevated, but the trundle rolls out for a second person or if you just prefer to sleep close to the floor. Professional cleaners come every month. The bathroom is shared.

Also available onsite are an outdoor pool, a gym, and, with 12- to 24-hour notice, free laundry--washed,dried and folded-- sometimes important if you're traveling.

Some foreign guests have chosen experience American life by joining me in some of my activities-- a church supper, bridge, voter registration, trivia, and book discussions, sponsored by Mensa.

I also
play duplicate bridge and trivia,
attend Science Tavern,
sort items for a food pantry,
go to movies,
and donate blood--discount for anyone who joins me on that outing.

One guest noted that there are two kinds of cats: 1) dumb and friendly and 2) smart and aloof. I have one of each. Both spend time outside every day; if Bernie is too friendly for your taste, you can escort him to the door.

NOTE: Four different carpet cleaners and hundreds of dollars since the flood two years ago have failed to get that stain off the carpet.

FULL DISCLOSURE: This is not the Hilton; I do not anticipate your every need. House policy is to turn off appliances not in use. If you want to surf the Internet all night, tell me and I WILL leave the wi-fi router on. If you want 6 pillows or a straight chair in your room, you'll have to tell me that, also.

Interaction with Guests

I will be present, in part because I love to meet my guests and in part because being absent or having a separate residence for airbnb guests seems to defeat the purpose. Young visitors, particularly international ones, often find me motherly; it's probably a combination of my age, calm and reminders to wear warm clothing/take an umbrella/wear sunscreen. I always offer to take guests with me to my activities because they may be interested in the activity itself or in meeting the others who attend.

The Neighborhood

I love that my apartment complex was built as a neighborhood of two- and three-story buildings. The mature trees and the abundance of grass makes it hard to remember that we're in the middle of an urban area. The Beltline part adds to that feel.

Getting around

The bus stop is less than 10 minutes away. The nearest transit stop is 1.5 miles away, a 17-minute trip on the bus. Drivers are within 2 miles of I-75 and I-85, two of the three major highways (freeways) in Atlanta.

Room type: Private room
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 0.5
Beds: 2
Extra people: $5 / night after the first guest
Weekly Price: $200 /week
Monthly Price: $525 /month
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • We had a great stay with Sarah! My boyfriend and I stayed two nights while we were in town for an interview. She was in the process of moving to her new place, but still made us very comfortable. She was nice and had a lot of information about the city. It was a lot like staying at your moms house! Very sweet host :)

    July 2014
  • Sarah was pleasent and welcoming. It was a beutiful area. Had a nice stay.

    June 2014
  • Sarah was a great hostess. I had great conversations with her and enjoyed my stay at her apartment. Thank you Sarah for sharing your home!

    June 2014
    Response from Sarah:

    Hope all is well. The move is tomorrow and I'm only 75% ready. Hug your kids for me.

    June 2014
  • This is my first experience renting via Airbnb (or any service). Having stayed for five nights, Sarah is a very pleasant lady who provides a decent room in a good location for a very reasonable $30 per night.

    May 2014
  • Sarah was friendly and easy-going; she offered to share food and have my laundry done when I was busy. Her place is very convenient! I enjoyed walking in the neighborhood, especially to the many great restaurants (and a Fresh Market!) within 5-15 minutes walk. I didn't need to use my car the entire time I was there, as the bus stop was also close by.

    May 2014
  • Sarah has been a gracious host. My stay was sudden but she still had the room set up by the evening. She also guided me well to the house wen I had trouble with roads being closed off due to construction. The place is sparse but homely. It's a really good deal given it's location.

    May 2014
  • I don't have any other airbnb experiences to compare my visit against as this was my first time using the service. Sarah was very flexible with check-in times, which was very helpful due the nature of the trip. She was very friendly and I felt very comfortable staying at her place.

    March 2014
  • I stayed with Sarah for a month and was grateful to see someone so untied to her possessions, she's very generous and makes you feel like her home is yours. Sarah is sweet and takes over mom role while you're staying at her place picking up laundry, providing breakfast, keeping fresh towels at hand, pointing you to places to visit in the city, and inviting you along with her on many outings. Everything in her profile is spot on. If you're looking for a warm, cozy home away from home when you travel and don't need the Ritz, her place is perfect.

    February 2014
  • I stayed here for 2 days. For the price, I can't complain much. It was cheap, but came with a price. Place was messy, and the bed sheets smell like it has not been washed since the past person's stay. No bugs, but floor was not vacuumed. I did not get to shower for 2 days because I couldn't bare to stand in shower without shoes. Sarah was very kind though. Personally I would pay 20-40 extra to stay at a cleaner place

    January 2014
  • Sarah was a wonderful and friendly host like mama :)
    She served delicious food and even gave an advice for enjoying life as a senior and also her room was so comfortable and warm. Also, When we have to go to bus terminal at midnight, she gave me a ride.
    If I have a opportunity to visit atlanta, I really want to stay her house.

    December 2013
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Former teacher/college professor, now an editor. Widow with two 20-something sons and a DIL. Family and friends scattered around. Lots of interests
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