Guest room, funky Decatur/Oakhurst

Private room

3 guests

1 bedroom

2 beds

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About this listing

Our home is unique, because its builder--a demolition contractor--used salvaged architectural materials. We have filled it with family pieces and art to increase its warmth and character. You also will love our neighborhood of shops and small cafes.

The space

Antique double bed (new mattress) with reading chair and desk, lamps, art on walls; hallway bathroom (devoted to the airbnb room) w/ shower and tub combo. Living room welcomes you with wood fires in winter, cool quiet in summer.
Professional singles, couples or students will be most comfortable in this generous-sized bedroom. Bed has pillow-top mattress. Antique frame of bed also DOES HAVE A FOOTBOARD, which you should note if you are tall--it's not possible to hang feet over/off the end of the bed.
Antique furniture and original art throughout house; lovely porch or garden areas offer outdoor seating/reflection; chickens, dogs and cats at your convenience for petting. Hosts are native Southerners, long-time Atlanta-area residents with two grown children (one currently living at the home), and can give tips on entertainment, navigation and general well being. One host recently completed her doctorate.
One and one-half blocks to Village of Oakhurst for dining, shopping and entertainment; easy walk or bike ride to Agnes Scott College, downtown Decatur, or East line of MARTA rail (can drive to Eastlake MARTA station in under five minutes, or walk it in 10-15 minutes. ASK hosts about the best route to MARTA; a GPS often takes you out of your way and causes you to spend extra time in transit.) Convenient, 15 -20-minute drive to downtown Atlanta, Emory University or main campus of Centers for Disease Control, depending on traffic. MARTA from Eastlake to downtown also takes about 12-15 minutes, once you are on board the train.

Guest access

By using the front door (we come in and out of the back), you will feel as if you have a private entrance. Wireless and off-street parking are standard. Iron, ironing board, hair dryer in closet. Small fridge and hot-water kettle, plus a coffee pot, and a small microwave are in the room for your use while here. There is a laundry and dry cleaners one and one-half blocks away to take care of your clothing.

Interaction with guests

We are happy to recommend restaurants and entertainment, drink coffee, tea or wine with you, or leave you entirely alone--it's your choice. If you are around and amenable, we may ask you to share a holiday meal with us. If we are out of town, a neighbor will serve as concierge.

Other things to note

Our safe, convenient location, and the charm of our home and neighborhood make this airbnb listing the place for you!
You are as close to the MARTA rail here in Decatur as you would be at any in-town space--at a much more digestible price.

The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1 (Private bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: 3PM - 2AM (next day)
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s), cat(s), and other pet(s)
Room type: Private room


Extra people: 10 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Discount: 10%
Weekend Price: 54 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed, 1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 3PM - 2AM (next day)

We look forward to welcoming you with coffee/tea and conversation, and other gestures of hospitality. Please, no smoking on premises. You are free to enjoy the art, antiques and books, but take away only memories. Many of these pieces are family heirlooms with plenty of history and significance to the owners.
Extra charge for more than two persons.
No access to kitchen or laundry facilities on site--sorry. But one and one-half blocks away are a laundromat and many choices for eating out. Also, room has a fridge and microwave, in addition to utensils and dishes.
Instructions on keys, access, etc. will be given before you arrive at the home.
Full set of house rules and cautions (about greeter dog), Internet connections, etc. are framed and placed in the guest room. If the owners are not at home, a neighbor will serve as concierge.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

198 Reviews

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Malcolm User Profile
July 2017
It was great to spend a night at Ann's place! Ann was friendly and helpful and the bed was comfy; an ideal trip.

Pengyu User Profile
July 2017
Very style room with unique furniture.

Istvan User Profile
July 2017
Very clean and cozy little room in a nice home in a quiet neighborhood close to Emory University. The bed is a little bit small for two people, though. We had the bathroom next door to just ourselves. Ann is accommodating and flexible with check-in. We had a great time and plan to return in the future.

May User Profile
July 2017
An inspiring place in a really convenient neighborhood. I normally hate going to Atlanta, but this part of town was pretty sweet. It was surprisingly wooded, and within a walking distance of a number of great restaurants. I recommend Revival ;)

Jennifer User Profile
July 2017
Ann's place was just as described. Her husband, Bob was there to check us in and give us the keys and offered us some dining recommendations in the area (which were abundant). For the most part they were vey hands off, but available if we did need anything. I also should mention how incredibly thoughtful Ann was and sent a message to me asking me about the temperature of the house/room as I am pregnant. We didn't meet Ann until it was time to check out, but she was incredibly friendly. We would definitely stay here again.

Hyejung User Profile
June 2017
It was very pleasant to stay at Ann's place! The room was spacious and equipped with useful home appliances. I had a restful night there thanks to the hosts. They are very flexible as well! :)

Amanda User Profile
June 2017
Ann's place was great! I stayed one night in each room (there are 2 listings) since one was booked on my second night + both had everything I needed. Best water pressure in the shower! I even got to do a load of laundry + come home with clean clothes! I walked a lot going to town and ended up using Uber to get around too. Ann + her family were kind and welcoming. THANKS Ann + family!

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Decatur, Georgia, United StatesJoined in June 2012
Ann User ProfileAnn is a superhost.

A native of the South Carolina Lowcountry, Ann Ritter has made her home in the Atlanta, GA, area for the past 38 years. She is an author, performer and business woman, who also teaches and practices yoga and yoga therapy. Her partner for airbnb, Bob Holmes, is a commercial landscaper with a degree in ornamental horticulture and a life-long interest in golf. He grew up in NC on a private golf course and estate managed by his father and owned by the Avery Rockefeller family. Ann and Bob have two recently grown children.

Ann likes films, books (she is in three book clubs) and long walks. When she has lots of time, she loves to cook. Among her favorite films are The Red Violin, Catch Me if You Can and The Green Mile. Bob enjoys golf and likes music, from classical to country. His favorite artist likely is Carlos Santana.

The home in Oakhurst is most fortunately located in a highly walkable/bikeable area with many trees and gardens, and just about all you could want in conveniences--from a coffee shop to a quick mart, and nine restaurants and pubs located one and one-half blocks away.

After raising two children in Decatur and hosting many, many visiting students over the past 25 years, Ann and Bob look forward to getting to know other travelers from around the globe, and to welcoming them with good coffee/tea and conversation.

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Response time: within an hour
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