About This Listing
Spacious and comfortable guest suite in cute intown neighborhood. 20 minutes or less to airport, downtown, stone mountain, midtown, Decatur. Easy walk to shops, restaurants, and parks.
Lower level of home converted to sun lit, private guest suite including bedroom, living room, kitchenette, and full bathroom. Kitchenette includes a microwave, mini-fridge, coffee maker, electric kettle, and full set of dishes and silverware. Living room has a large screen TV for watching DVDs (NO CABLE TELEVISION), queen sized sofa bed, and WiFi access. Queen sized bed in bedroom. Guest suite has a separate entrance with off street parking as well as a separate heating and cooling system. Both the living room and bedroom have ceiling fans.
Home is located in the Kirkwood neighborhood and is a short walk to area restaurants, library, and a lovely park with playground. This suite is ideal for families traveling with young children. We have a travel crib available as well toys and games for young children.
We are very "family friendly" as we are a family with young children. You may hear footsteps or other sounds coming from our two young, active daughters. If you are looking for complete silence, we may not be the best fit for you.
The East Lake YMCA (large, new, and well kept facility) is just minutes away, and is within walking distance.
Home is located in a safe neighborhood minutes away from freeway access. We are about 15 minutes to downtown Atlanta, 20 minutes to the airport, and 5-10 minutes to Decatur.
There is a $5 per person charge for more than two adults. If you are traveling with children under 12 years old, please indicate that you are two on the reservation form, and explain to me in your message how many children are in your party. There is no additional fee for children under 12 years old.
This is a smoke free and pet free home.
Guests have access to the lower level suite of the home. This includes a private living room (with sofa bed), kitchenette, bedroom, and full bathroom. Guests also have access to the large backyard, which is particularly nice for families with young children.
Interaction with Guests
Usually I am home to meet guests when they arrive. After that, guests come and go as they please through a private entrance and I rarely see them. Guests definitely have as much privacy as they want.
Kirkwood is an up and coming neighborhood with a handful of new establishments (including a Mexican restaurant, coffee shop and craft beer bar, and a brunch & lunch cafe). Just of I20, Kirkwood is easily accessible from the highways and you can get to most other Atlanta neighborhoods within 20 minutes.
It is definitely recommended to have a car. We are not in easy walking distance of a MARTA station.
Other Things to Note
We do not have television service. We do have DVDs and wifi.
Please wash dishes after use
Do not flush feminine hygiene products down the toilet. The toilet has a special pump, and these products will damage the pump, causing very costly repairs for us.
Turn off AC and lights if you will be gone for most of the day. Running an additional AC unit is costly, and by turning it off when not in use you will help me to keep the price low.
Please strip bed and place used sheets and towels in the laundry basket before checkout.
Dana was so amazing and accommodating! The space was inviting and we felt very taken care of during our stay. It was exactly as described (if not better), clean, and the perfect place to relax after a long day in Atlanta. Dana also gave so many great recommendations for restaurants and things to do in the city.
Dana couldn't do enough to make our stay wonderful. Knowing we were travelling with young children, she had snacks, milk, fruit, etc available on our arrival. She was happy to give us information on where to go (and her advice was spot on!) and even lent us a stroller for our little one. Nothing was too much trouble for her! The apartment was perfect for us. Immaculately clean, a great bright space and the children loved all of the books, toys and puzzles.
Thanks for everything Dana. You were just wonderful. We greatly appreciated everything you did for us :)
Wir haben uns bei Dana sehr wohl gefühlt. Die Wohnung war sauber und hatte alles was man braucht. Dana war sehr nett und hilfsbereit. Wir waren mit kleinem Kind unterwegs und Dana versorgte uns mit allem was wir benötigen. Spielsachen, Hochstuhl und sogar Milch für die kleine als wir es nach unserem langen Flug nicht mehr schafften einzukaufen.
Die Nachbarschaft ist sehr ruhig und kinderfreundlich.
Dana was wonderful and very accommodating! This was the perfect space for my group when we visited Atlanta for a convention! Thanks so much!
About the Host, Dana
I am currently a stay at home mom with two young children. Before my daughter was born I was an elementary school teacher. I taught English as a second language and have always enjoyed traveling and meeting people from around the world. My husband, Mike, is a physics professor at the University of Georgia. We have always enjoyed traveling together and have found renting homes to be an interesting and affordable way to do so.
Mike and I enjoy spending as much time outdoors as possible. We have recently taken up gardening as a family hobby. We love cooking and sharing meals with friends.
We would like to help make your stay in Atlanta as comfortable as possible. We have done a good bit of traveling with our daughter and understand the needs of a family away from home.