Beautiful Room and Chef Services!

House - Private room · Glen Laura Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32205, United States

Beautiful home shaded with oaks in historic Murray Hill. A private bedroom with a separate entrance,the bed has an organic cotton futon with organic cotton sheets and a down comforter. Organic meals are available, with grass fed meats, pre-ordered.

Your host, Millie
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Beautiful home shaded with oaks in historic Murray Hill. A private bedroom with a separate entrance,the bed has an organic cotton futon with organic cotton sheets and a down comforter. Organic meals are available, with grass fed meats, pre-ordered.

The Space

I have a beautiful home heavily shaded with oaks in historic Murray Hill. The room has a double bed, TV, microwave, and desk. There is ample closet and drawer space. The sheets are cotton, the blankets and comforter are organic cotton and down. There are plenty of pillows so that you may sit up or read in bed, and a full size body pillow. A desk as well as a Lap desk is provided. There is an iron and ironing board, hairdryer, cotton terry cloth robe and shower cap.

There is Organic Shampoo, Nutragena Body Wash, Organic lotion, disposable razors.

I am a Personal Chef with a specialty in Paleo, Lactose and Gluten Free cuisine. I have a Meal Delivery Service that is available if 3 full days notice is given. Email me when booking and I will send you the menu and order form. More info is available at "Beyond (website hidden)" Menu is posted on webpage for the following week.

All cleaning and laundry products used here are organic and non-allergenic.

There is a refrigerator in the garage for your use. A coffee pot is provided in the room for heating water for tea and coffee, assorted teas, coffee, sugar.

There is a washer and dryer available. A dry cleaner is close by. WiFi is provided with high speed Internet. cable TV.

My home has wooden floors, there is ample space for you to do yoga and there are weights available for your use, a weighted hula hoop, as well as a chin up bar and yoga mat.

There is a beautiful patio out back for your use.

There is a Publix grocery store less than one mile away, nearby are several great Sushi Restaurants. Close by are Barbecue, Seafood restaurants. Avondale and 5 Points are very close and offer an array of both upscale and trendy bars, Grassroots Health Food market, locals shops and clubs as well as Sunray Cinema. Mossfire Grill, Blacksheep Restaurant,Restaurant Orsay, Biscotti's and The Brick are all amazing and close by.

Twelve minutes to downtown, 30 minutes from the beach. We have an ample array of books and magazines available! There is also a HUGE used book store about 5 minutes away called Chamblin's Bookmine (this place covers almost a whole city block). Public transit is quickly accessible

I have an outside cat, she has never been in the house (I am allergic).

Smoking is allowed but only outside; there are Adirondack chairs in the backyard, the yard is heavily shaded by large oaks.

These accommodations are for rental of the room only, There is no use of the living room as I live here. Check in is no earlier than 4:00 PM, no later than 9:00 PM, check out is 9 AM. Please add $15.00 to the daily fee if you are booking the same day you want to stay.

It is required that you send me a message about the purpose of the trip, your arrival time, number of guests and a little about yourself when applying for a reservation. Most tenants spend most of their time out enjoying the city. If you're looking to shut yourself in, look for a whole-apartment or Airbnb rental house as I have a home office and see Nutrition clients here.

Please remember that you will not receive my address or contact info until you have actually booked the room. Also, please take a moment and read the House Rules I have posted. These are visible after you have booked the room.

Guest Access

Washer dryer, shared bath, yoga mat, free weights, refrigerator (in garage), Microwave, screened porch. WIFI.

Interaction with Guests

Check in, check out, normal interaction, we do not share the living room.

The Neighborhood

My historic neighborhood is called Murray Hill, best known for the Craftsmen houses built in the '40's, and lots of huge old trees

Getting around

Public transportation is easily accessible, there is ample parking at the house.

Other Things to Note

Check in is no earlier than 4:00 PM, no later than 9:00 PM, check out is 10 AM. Please add $15.00 to the daily fee if you are booking the same day you want to stay.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $20 / night after the first guest
Weekly Price: $260 /week
Monthly Price: $850 /month
Security Deposit: $100
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 9:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Millie was a wonderful hostess with excellent communication skills and even a thoughtful guest manual full of restaurant recommendations. We weren't able to take advantage of those, only being in town for one night, but the room was perfect for our purposes. Not sure if I could have stayed too long, though, as my fiancée likes to claim bathrooms as her own and scatter her toiletries and makeup everywhere, but if you are a respectful, low-maintenance person who doesn't mind sharing, this won't be an issue for you. Millie's yummy culinary creations filled the air in a good way, reminding me of staying in my grandma's house. Warm and inviting.

    July 2014
  • At first I was nervous from all the rules listed although I knew I could abide by them easily. However the rules did give me insight into Millie's quirky spirit-- I only got to talk to her at the end relating to nutrition. She also gave me plenty of "me time."-- A+++ immediately.
    The room was clean and comforting especially with all the crafts also stored there-- I'm crafty myself so it felt more homely. I passed out on the bed but it IS kinda like a futon in feel. So not too too too soft. The sun also goes right into the room so you may want to bring an eye mask if that wakes you up. I barely strayed from my room so I have been easily pleased.
    Perhaps I missed it in writing but Millie also has one other roommate in the house. It didn't bother me-- I barely heard him-- but it surprised me a bit.

    May 2014
    Response from Millie:

    Danny, Thank you so much, great point!

    May 2014
  • Pu-leez! This was awful. Millie is a thief and a liar - and an ungracious hostess. This was advertised as having a real bed, but a futon is not a real bed. The kitchen was unbelievably DIRTY. I don't know how she calls herself a chef.

    I emailed Millie around 6 that I'd be there at about 9:30, and I was there then. My cellphone battery was dead, so I was NOT talking on the phone. I had no one to call anyhow, even if I had had a battery. I did need a little refrigerator space - not much for my yogurt & fruit. I got in as quickly as possible and went to bed. She was upset because she had had emergency surgery. I felt bad for her. In the morning when I left, the front door wouldn't close. On my way to Miami and back, I encountered a lot of traffic and construction. There was also a family emergency in Miami, so I was delayed. I called Millie - she didn't respond. I texted & she said I had to be there by 11:30. When I realized I couldn't make it, I called (stupid me!) and texted to ask her to put my things on the porch. She never got back to me, so I texted again. Every time I had to text instead of call, I had to pull over and find a lighted place to text. Calling meant just pushing a button, but she refused to understand that texting was delaying me. Then, after I finally arrived and picked up my things (I continued on toward Savannah and went to a motel), I found out the next morning that she had not included some things, so I texted her to send them and told her I would reiumburse her. She kept my things - over $200 worth of cosmetics and medications!! I feel that she stole from me - probably she figured she was teaching me a lesson. I didn't deserve that. No one does.

    I suppose she is nice to some people, but not to me. Millie made me feel like an intruder from the minute I arrived. I have stayed in many private houses, but I have never had an experience like this. She could have contacted me and cancelled after the surgery. I would have understood and would have made other arrangements.

    May 2014
    Response from Millie:

    Aston was an awful guest, I'll stay it again. I only informed her I had eye surgey when she was trying to hand her stuff to me to bring in the house (I cannot lift anything at this point). This was after she was TWO hours late and had not let me know, stood in the front yard talking very loudly (I assumed she was on the phone, I guess now she was talking to herself!). The bed is an organic cotton futon, with organic cotton sheets and comforter. I make it VERY VERY clear that there is no kitchen access, so why she is commenting on my kitchen I have NO Idea. BUT I did have two emergency eye surgeries in one week and my kids and friends have been coming to clean and help cook. I texted Ashton when I found her stuff (remember she had woken me to ask me to pack her stuff and put it on the porch, I did so, I missed her cosmetic bag. I txted her the next morning the minute I found it. She texted me 31 hours later and asked me to mail it, the trash had gone out and I had not heard from her at that point. I am NOT A thief, I wouldn't want her stuff. And the front door is hard to close, you have to push firmly...and this pissed her off because...??? She doesn't understand that she is staying in peoples home and need to arrive on time, be considerate of others and be responsible for their own actions. Please read the other reviews on here to see what kind of host I am.

    May 2014
  • Let's start by saying that Millie's response was fast and she accepted us on a short notice and thank her for that. But, Other than that we did not have a very good stay. We stayed there only for one night, thus I can not respond to all the aspects of the place. The room we received is NOT the one in the picture. It does not have a window, only a door to the back yard which we had to leave open for air circulation. The bed was not comfortable with a very thin mattress and the sheets had some smell to them. The room does not look look like a guest room, it is full with the owner's stuff. I would say it looks like a work space with a bed. All and all we felt that we are an intrusion in Millie's house- Like you would feel at a place of a distant relative that does a favor to you by letting you stay there. One more thing to mention- there is a train rails nearby and the train is heard very loudly in the room we stayed.

    April 2014
    Response from Millie:

    I have no idea what this guest thought they weren't "in the right room". There is a bed, desk, bed side table, a separate entrance (which is why I choose this room as a guest room, most people appreciate out as they can come and go and enjoy the beautiful back yard and huge patio!) When no guests are here I use it as a swing room, after all...I LIVE HERE!

    Of course trials are provided; they are a large closet the bathroom. All you had to do was ask if you couldn't find them.

    These guest booked last minute, arrived at 9 on the evening and left early the next morning. My profile plainly stayed that you are renting a room, not the whole house.

    April 2014
  • Millie was really nice, thank you so much for hosting me, =)

    March 2014
  • Millie was welcoming when I arrived. The room in her home was comfortable. The bathroom was shared but I never had a problem in accessing due to clear guidelines from the host. We had some very interesting conversations as Millie is a master chef and nutritionist, well worth the price of the stay! The location was convenient to most places in town and easily accessible.

    March 2014
  • Millie was great. She let us arrive very late and then we had to leave around 5am for a flight. The room looked different than pictured. But it was still fine. Overall we were happy to stay there.

    October 2013
  • Our stay at Millie's house was perfect ! She is a great host with who you can talk easily ! Her son and her are really friendly and they advices us for many places we probably wouldn't find out ! Her place is a good location close to Reverside (15min walk to the bus and 15min of bus) which is a great place to visit whit museum, art district, good coffee places and so on, and from downtown Jacksonville (around 25min by bus) ! I will definitely recommend her place to stay if you have to pass by Jacksonville ! We really appreciated the stay !

    July 2013
  • My stay at Mille"s was excellent! She and her son both, were awesome hosts. They both know most everything one would need to know about Jacksonville.

    May 2013
  • Millie was a great host. I had to change my dates of travel and check in time a few times and she was cooperative with all. Her home is very peaceful. I have a few back issues and it is always a concern to sleep in a new place, but the bed REALLY is an amazing comfort. If you are staying here or in the area I would definitely recommend using her chef services as she is an amazing cook and eating well/healthy on the road is close to impossible. I will definitely be using her services again.

    April 2013
    Response from Millie:

    Thank you, Gina! It was a pleasure having you as a guest!

    April 2013
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Self employed Chef, Nutrition Coach, Author.
I am a Chef and Nutrition Coach who operates a Gluten and Lactose free bakery and Personal Meal Service. I am an organic gardener, grow a lot of my own veggies. I enjoy yoga, Pilates, lift weights, hula hoop. I enjoy paper making, weaving, and sewing. I have a blog on nutrition, cooking, gardening and sustainable living- (website hidden). Info on ordering meals for your stay is available on the site. I love to camp and hike, dance to Reggae music, I am Jewish and maintain a Kosher kitchen, love to read and study, and I enjoy Scrabble. Life Motto; Carpe Diem!
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