About This Listing
This one bedroom is a separate private apartment in the upstairs of my house with its own entrance. Located within easy walking distance of the restaurants and shops on Main Street, the 1912 Center, McConnell Mansion, Latah County Historical Society, Sisters Brew, Moscow Co-op, East City Park and the University of Idaho (about eight blocks away).
The house is eight miles from Pullman, Washington, so is also a good choice for those coming for Washington State University events.
There is a shower/tub, a small kitchen with coffee and tea provided, a comfortable twin bed, tv with dvd player and wireless. At this time the apartment has a single bed only so this rental is a one-person rental.
The house is located in a pretty, tree lined, residential area, known in Moscow as the "Fort Russell" area. There is parking on the street, however, because the house is close to the high school, parking spots between 8 am and 3 pm are limited during the school year.
My friendly dog lives in the downstairs apartment of this house and while he doesn't go in the upstairs apartment, I do allow renters with dogs so this is probably not the best rental for those with severe dog allergies.
NOTE: Due to damage from a recent guest, I have had to add a refundable security deposit.
entire upstairs apartment
Interaction with Guests
I work during the day so if you are arriving before 4.30 let me know and I will leave a key for you.
If you are going downtown or to any University events, they are all walkable.
No smoking. Cancellation policy for non-special events is 48 hours but for special event weekends please give one week's notice. This includes include Mom's Weekends, Dad's Weekends, Graduations, and Homecoming for both University of Idaho and WSU, and for the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival. For more information, please email me.
Kelly was a very warm and kind hostess, and the apartment I rented was cozy and comfortable. It was a very hot summer weekend and the air conditioner cooled the space off wonderfully. The location is fantastic, her dogs are sweethearts- I would definitely stay here again!
I found Kelly's apartment to be totally ideal for me. The cute craftsman home is perfectly located in the Fort Russell neighborhood, nestled on a quiet, shady corner. It's a short walk from Main Street, the Co-op, the Library, basically everything you need is a five minute walk away. Kelly was gracious and incredibly attentive, but I always felt autonomous and happy. I was never self-conscious that I was living above my lovely host. I totally fell in love with her two dogs who were so gentle and sweet. I often worked from home and never found them to be distracting or noisy in the least. The apartment itself was roomy and had a really well-curated collection of books, which I appreciated. The kitchen had everything I needed, everything was clean, and the bathroom had nice little amenities that I wasn't expecting. Absolutely an ideal experience for me, and I am already planning to go back this summer! You really can't beat the price either. Highly recommended!
My stay in Kelly's run-down old house was disappointing. You can tell there are maintenance issues before you even set foot on the property, because the gate latch is broken, and the gate requires two hands to open and close. Inconvenient when you're trying to carry in luggage and/or groceries and need to set things down on the ground. Even less fun in the rain. Paper grocery bags don't do well being set in puddles and then carried up a flight of stairs...
The unit is large, but consists of many small rooms. The bathroom has no window and no fan, which violates building code. Speaking of which, there's no smoke detector either, and only one way in or out (a steep and narrow flight of interior stairs).
There is about one outlet per room, except that I couldn't find one in the bathroom. So if you have to charge a cell phone, camera battery and laptop, you wind up scattering your electronics all over the unit.
The one twin bed is slanted so that I felt I was perpetually going to roll out of it. There are magazines under the legs of the bed, I suppose in an amateur effort to keep it somewhat level, so it can't readily be moved. Don't try to sit up in bed, or you'll smash your head into the ceiling.
There's a tiny, bare-bones kitchen. The sink backed up the last day I was there. (I had done nothing but rinse out four bottles in it.) The sink filled with dirty water and old food that had been in the drain for several days (at least five, prior to my arrival). It stank and would not drain back down. Gross!
I spent four night here, and was woken up every single morning by Kelly's two large dogs barking incessantly. It was a very unpleasant way to have to wake up while I was on vacation!
Kelly insisted that I leave the front door unlocked, which made me feel very insecure. I also didn't want to leave anything valuable in the unit, since it only had a doorknob lock and no deadbolt. So I packed and unpacked my valuables every day, rather than risk having anything stolen from the unit.
The night I checked in, after a long day of driving several hundred miles in the rain, Kelly asked me to look at her camera. She said she was having trouble changing a setting on it. While I would've been happy to do so almost any time during my stay, I felt her timing was awful. I was exhausted and just craving a hot shower and a mattress. I looked at the camera anyway, but couldn't figure out what the problem was. I offered to look at it again for her during my stay, but I never saw her again.
The first night I checked in, I lowered all the blinds. They were difficult to lower and several needed to be coaxed into the fully down position. Because the blinds were a hassle, I left them down the entire time I was there. When I went to raise them the morning I was leaving, the third blind I touched fell off the window and onto the floor. I left Kelly a note explaining what happened, and left the remainder of the blinds down.
Four days later I got an email from Kelly accusing me of breaking her blinds. Kelly insisted that I pay to replace the blind that fell down. I explained to her that nothing I did caused the blind to fall; in fact, I was trying to push it up with one hand while pulling on the cord with the other since it wasn't moving easily. Raising and lowering blinds should be a simple, one-handed task.
The broken gate, the flimsy blinds, and the clogged drain are all signs that this unit, house and property are not maintained well.
Finally, know that you can get a hotel room for the same price as this unit in Moscow, and it will likely have functioning window coverings and drains and a deadbolt and a bathroom fan and a smoke detector and no early morning barking dogs. And if you get a hotel room and something breaks, the hotel will fix it, or move you to another room. If I ever go back to Moscow, that's what I'll do, and save myself a little money and a lot of hassle.
Kelly was just the type of host i was looking for. She greeted me when I arrived and said goodbye when i left. I was in Moscow working for several days and desparate to find someplace during graduation weekend. I am so thankful for her very comfortable apartement. The single bed was REALLY comfortable. The apartment was clean and well appointed with a full kitchen, TV and wireless internet access.The towels were fluffy, the soap was really great! It is a terrific location for walking to dinner, shops and grocery stores. Communication was easy for needed items by using the entryway table and a note pad if she was not available. She is a thoughtful host who is trying to make the experience comfortable for her guests. Thanks Kelly!
Kelly (and her pups!) were great. Easygoing, accommodating, and terrific to talk to. The upstairs apartment is quiet, comfortable, and the space is rather large with lots of interesting books on the shelves. It's also just a few blocks walk down to Moscow's charming main street and very close to the U of I. All in all, I had a very pleasant stay in this little gem of a town.
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