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Room at Common House

SuperhostLake Charles, Louisiana, United States
Private room in house hosted by D'Ellen
4 guests1 bedroom3 beds1 private bath
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Come, visit Lake Charles! A quick jump off the I10, seconds from the middle of downtown. Uniquely in transition, a 100 year old house into a Community Monastery for creative minds & spirits.
3 Bikes on property, 3 min ride to lake.
Visit: Famous Stellar Beans for a lite breakfast, stretch&flow at the Yoga Ctr, Luna's bar & grill, dining.
* Check out: ~ Guide book will give you plenty of things to do, see & taste ~ still designing your trip, plan to stick around a few days & Experience L.C.!

The space
Be aware, we do light incense and smug sticks periodically if you are sensitive to that.
Bunk-beds are in! Front room can accommodate 4 guests, having more of a 'Back-packer' feel; if you & friends are traveling as a group, two can share the queen bed and two can fight over who gets the top bunk.
If you are a couple traveling, 3 bikes are available in the shed for neighborhood and lakefront bike-rides.
Sheets are clean, though playfully miss-matched, and sparsely flawed.
We are on a usually quiet street, (there is a kind of rush-hour though) right downtown and just a short 3min bike ride or 10 minute walk to the lakefront and good food!

Guest access
Most of the house and back yard are yours to enjoy. My dad was the resident artist and enjoyed playing 'Basquiat' in the back rm. and shed so, they're a bit messier than shared spaces. There is picnic table and fire pit for evening gatherings.

Other things to note
There is a cat on the premises, He can be brought home for a play-date if guests prefer not staying with him. If you are allergic to cats, you might want to bring some Benadryl to be safe.
Come, visit Lake Charles! A quick jump off the I10, seconds from the middle of downtown. Uniquely in transition, a 100 year old house into a Community Monastery for creative minds & spirits.
3 Bikes on property, 3 min ride to lake.
Visit: Famous Stellar Beans for a lite breakfast, stretch&flow at the Yoga Ctr, Luna's bar & grill, dining.
* Check out: ~ Guide book will give you plenty of things to do…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 bunk bed

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Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Cable TV
Dryer
Washer
TV
Air conditioning
Smoke alarm
Hair dryer

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Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States

We are 3 blocks from downtown. 4 blocks from the lakefront. Take the bikes, ride around our charming Garden and Charpentier Historic District, (biking & walking boundary streets: north-Mill st./east-Enterprise/south-10th st. and west-lakefront.) Take in the sunrise/sunset on the lake, hunt for treasures at Cedar Chest Antiques, take a musing walk through 3 floors of the 1911 Historic City Hall & Cultural Center, or, enjoy the nightlife at Luna's or Crystal's or Stellar Beans, 'ono grinds' at Tia Juanita's Fish Camp, Blue Dog Cafe, Botsky"s gourmet dogs! ...
I love living downtown!
We are 3 blocks from downtown. 4 blocks from the lakefront. Take the bikes, ride around our charming Garden and Charpentier Historic District, (biking & walking boundary streets: north-Mill st./east-Enterprise…

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Joined in January 2015
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This is me & my dad at his birthday party in 2014 at the Willow's, (Website hidden by Airbnb) 'Ogden' was the proud proprietor of Common House, and his three season art studio, it was too cold in the winter, he would return home to Hawaii where he lived since the '60's. It was his dream to be apart of something that would become bigger than himself; so, to grow CH into an artful and spiritual community of mindfulness and creativity, we hope to be offering classes in Tai Chi, Yoga and meditation someday. This has always been our ambitious plan for CommonHouse. We aim to even have workshops in acting, writing, art and podcasting. And, looking forward to having a sizable garden in the future as well. So, all that remains a ‘vision under construction’ at present; our big, beautiful, blank canvas, is slowly coming into view and always anticipating splashes of gift and story. We do hold A few TaiChi classes on the platform Monday afternoons and Friday mornings and meditation Monday evenings. Ogden was a lifetime artist, dabbling in the abstract at the latter part of his life. (Check out the fun 'fridge-magnets' for a small donation) ~ Sadly, we lost Ogden in the spring of '17 and his presents is greatly missed, and his essence is everywhere. Though his art legacy fills the house - please, enjoy the space, his art, philosophy books and his spirit energy. Some of his prints have price stickers on them. If you see something else you like, let me know which one - I'm letting them go for the cost of reproduction, always working, to “let go of the attachment, yet hold onto the lesson". ~ We also have a kitty named 'Bodhi' who enjoys Common House and works hard to be a joyful ambassador. My father and I are both from the Oahu originally, so anywhere on the pacific rim is a favorite travel destination. Also, Canada and New Zealand hold stunning travel philosophies as well. I, D'ellen, had planned on staying in Lake Charles for a year ... 14 years ago. I love this town; the biggest little town I know! So Come! . . . Drop in on a Yoga class. Have a Primo Gourmet Hot-dog at Botsky's on Pujo. Or, ride the bicycles along the lakefront at sunset - springtime is packed with festivals, beautiful weather and crawfish ! Visit Lake Charles! The secret is out! :~)
This is me & my dad at his birthday party in 2014 at the Willow's, (Website hidden by Airbnb) 'Ogden' was the proud proprietor of Common House, and his three season art studio, it…
During your stay
There may be things going on, but like we mentioned, the Common House concept is new. After my father's passing I travel sometimes and are at home sometimes. It's just luck-of-the-draw that I may/may not be able interact.
Also, there is a CommonHouse Cat: 'Bodhi' is his name so, bring along your Benadryl if you have allergies.
There may be things going on, but like we mentioned, the Common House concept is new. After my father's passing I travel sometimes and are at home sometimes. It's just luck-of-th…
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House rules
Checkout: 12:00 PM
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
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Carbon monoxide alarm
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