About this listing
Walking distance to Chinatown and hundreds of awesome restaurants. Perfect for foodies! Very close to the Rio, excellent location for poker players.
**Bicycle Rental is Now Available!**
Stretch your legs in this fully furnished, generously sized room with your very own 32" flat screen HDTV, Blue Ray DVD player with internet connection for Netflix, Youtube, Pandora, etc, huge walk in closet, queen size orthopedic bed (very comfy) with soft satin sheets, tempur-pedic pillows, dresser, mirror, nightstands, and even your own desk! High speed Wi-fi internet is available.
3 miles away from the Las Vegas Strip and within walking distance to Chinatown. Only 5-7 minutes by car to the Strip, or 15 minutes by bus. 3-4 minutes away to the Palms or Rio (perfect for poker players!). I can also help you get discounted show tickets for Cirque du Soleil or other shows, as well as car or camper van rentals for road trips.
Lots of reasonably priced restaurants nearby, mostly within walking distance with great food, such as Vietnamese pho, all-you-can-eat sushi, Chinese food from damn near every province in China, dim sum, all-you-can-eat Korean BBQ places, and they're all open late (4am). Few bars within walking distance that offer 24 hour steak and egg specials also (usually 16oz New York steak & eggs for $9.95). They will also give you free drinks if you play on their slot machines. Grocery stores and drugstores within walking distance.
If you don't feel like going out to eat, there's always instant noodles in the house, and occasional fresh fruits (bananas). I also have a good selection of high end Teavana and Chinese teas (not the crappy bagged stuff), as well as coffee (with a French style coffee maker) and Ovaltine. Even protein shakes! Lots of delivery options nearby, from pizza, Chinese, Italian, even a Southern style restaurant that has excellent breaded catfish fillets.
Kitchen is available for use, as long as you clean up after yourself. Microwave, blender, fridge, steam wrinkle remover (easier than ironing), and an electric massager is available for you to use. Filtered water is available, with a very good ionized filter machine that can also produce alkalized water (stuff they sell for $3 a liter at Whole Foods).
The shared living room has a 55" LED TV with surround sound, Blue Ray player, as well as a computer with high speed internet and printer/scanner/fax that's available for guests to use. Of course, Netflix comes standard, and the Sony sound system is good enough to piss off the neighbors if you decide to rock out the iPod/Pandora/Spotify.
For those who'd never miss gym time, there is also a professional grade Octane Elliptical trainer, small weight bench, inversion table, pilates ball, P90X DVDs, and Total Gym pull up bar with ab attachment you're welcome to use.
Always a fully stocked fridge (usually with alcohol ;) - guests are welcome to it, but please be considerate and replace what you finish.
The room is available for 4 travelers max. I have queen and full size airbeds available if needed. There is a friendly male Border Collie/Lab mix on premises on occasion. He won't ever bite (unless you're a burglar who weren't properly introduced). If you're allergic to or hate dogs, this is probably not for you. No cigarette or cigar smoking indoors. Washer and dryer is available on premises.
I'm always available if you need recommendations on dining or nightlife, and can possibly help arrange discounted bottle service or skipping the lines at a few venues. Can also help with discounted Cirque du Soleil tickets for prime seats. Bike rentals are also available starting at $5/day. No pets please.
PLEASE READ THE FULL DESCRIPTION BEFORE BOOKING.
Some people booked the room and then were surprised when they see a dog in the house, even though it's mentioned in the room description.
So if you're too lazy to read through the whole thing, here's a summary:
1. THERE IS A DOG IN THE HOUSE. He's a very sweet older border collie/lab mix. He doesn't bother anybody, and will play with you or do tricks for doggie treats.
2. What I DO offer:
A. Local guide to the hottest Las Vegas night clubs,
lounges, and bars. Afterparties and pool parties in the
spring/summer. Most venues I can walk you in past
the long lines without paying cover, or discounted
cover for guys.
B. Open bar with all kinds of alcohol, even frozen
margaritas/daiquiris. Saves you a lot of money if you
pregame before going out. Just don't go too crazy.
C. Freedom to come and go as you please. Want to party
all night and come home at 5 AM? I'm OK with that.
Want to stay in your room all day studying or working?
That's fine too.
D. A comfortable, safe and reasonably clean place to
sleep and shower.
3. What I DON'T offer:
A. Breakfast or any kind of meals. Pointless since in
Las Vegas you can have steak and eggs breakfasts
for under $10, and all day 24 hour buffets for $44.95. I
do have juice, tea, coffee, instant noodle, and bananas
on occasion. You're free to cook your own meals if you
B. Cleaning or turn down service. Please clean up after
C. A perfectly manicured front yard. My landlord decided
to rip out all the grass and put rocks instead. But he's
too cheap to do it right, so now there's wildflowers all
over the front yard. Hopefully he'll come to his senses
one day and put the grass back in. My dog loves it
D. A hospital-clean environment. Tough when you have
an indoor dog. If my dog drops a piece of kibble on the
floor while I'm not home to pick it up and it freaks you
out, this is probably not for you.
No overnight non-paying guests allowed. Kitchen is available to use, but please no stinky foods. Please remove footwear while in the house. Indoor flip flops will be provided. Please do not feed the dog. All electronics and gym equipment is available for use, but please do not abuse. Please keep everything clean. Please wash you own dishes after you use them.
Please Do Your Laundry in One Big Load to Save Water and Energy
There is a charge of $5 per washing/drying if you do it between 1 pm - 7 pm in the month of June 1st - September 30th 2015
Everything was fine. Parking wasn't an issue, and there's some decent off-strip restaurants nearby. Rama had some other people staying while I was there, but they were all nice and I didn't have any issues.
I stayed in the private room for a week while playing at the World Series of Poker at the Rio. Everything worked out fine. I was glad to be staying outside of the casino. Rama's place is just five minute's drive from the Rio and there is a Smith's grocery store on Decatur Blvd nearby. I was thinking about biking to the Rio every day, which would have been fine (except for the heat), since there is a bike lane along Twain Ave (perhaps 10-15 minutes to the Rio by bike), although in the end I was glad I rented a car so I could get around a little quicker.
I stayed at Rama place again following a comfortable stay last year. The place is big and clean and very close to the strip. So easy to come and go.
I decided to stay longer but was booked so stayed at the other place on Flamingo and this was a lovely place as well.
The room was just like Rama said. It was very spacious and perfect for my trip. It was very convenient and it worked out great for me. Unfortunately I did not get a chance to meet Rama personally but everything worked out.
If you have access to a car, this is the best place to stay. Rama kept the place clean and easy access to nearby restaurants, malls, gas stations and 7-11s. Only 5 to 10 minute drive away to the Vegas strip with ample of free parking at the different resorts.
I even went for a morning and felt very safe. I will stay at Rama's place on my next visit.
Thank you Rama!
Amazing room. It was much larger than the picture shows. Desk/chair/wifi is perfect for anybody doing work on a laptop. Bed was big also which I liked a lot. The dog was extremely chill and never barks which is cool. Rama is very smart in terms of Vegas and what it has to offer. He will definitely give you great advice and suggestions as to where to eat and which casinos are best for what you are looking for. Overall had a great time and would recommend this place to anyone.
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About the Host, Rama
I've been living in Las Vegas for a long time, and can show you the side of LV that only locals know. I'm into nightlife (and daylife in the summer - lots of pool parties at the hotels), and can possibly hang out with you and get you into a venue without waiting in line if my schedule allows (I party responsibly ;)). Maybe even get you hooked up if you have a big group and need a table/bottle service.
I also have hookups with show tickets and can get you 30% discount on most Cirque du Soleil shows such as O, KA, Zumanity, Love, Criss Angel, and Zarkana. Also shows such as Jabbawockeez and David Copperfield.
I'm into travelling, and I love to meet people from all over. It's always good to know someone when you're in a foreign country.
2 things I live by: I would try anything at least once - and live life with no regrets.