Some previous reviews:
"This place was awesome in every possible way and the hosts are very nice people. If I win the lottery I'm gonna buy this place."
"This is a great place to stay. Rooms are very comfortable, full kitchen, huge living room for everyone to gather in and ample parking for multiple cars, and Jody and Carol couldn't have been more accommodating. As a bonus, the house is seconds from the interstate and a stone's throw from the airport and downtown right in the middle of a great bunch of restaurants, galleries and shopping. Do yourself a favor and when you're in Phoenix, stay at Jody's. I know we will whenever we're back in Arizona."
This property is located in the heart of the Roosevelt Row arts district in downtown Phoenix.
* Top 1% of walkable neighborhoods in Phoenix, AZ
* Walk to Chase Field, Convention Center, Science Center, and pretty much anywhere else in the heart of Copper Square in 10 minutes or less
* Close to restaurants, sporting arenas, Phoenix Convention Center, Government buildings, The Arizona Center, Symphony Hall and countless art galleries and museums
* Salons, restaurants, bars, galleries, gift shops, and even a print-shop for your last minute conference needs -- right next door. This is the only vacation property in Phoenix that will give you this kind of an experience.
* 1650 square feet on a 7,000 square foot lot
* Sleeps up to 8
* Quaint bungalow built in the 1920's
* Wrap-around front porch
* Hardwood floors throughout
* 50" TV with cable and DVD player
* Beautiful red piano for entertaining your guests
* Office set-up with WIFI, inkjet and color printers, and extra office supplies
* Crib, playpen and high-chair available upon request
* 1956 O'Keefe Merrit Stove with the griddle in the middle (just like you see in the movies) - and a fully equipped kitchen
* 9' ceilings
* Private Parking for 12 cars in the parking area
* 6 blocks from the light rail
* bus stop right across the street, and Central bus station less than .5 miles away
Please continue reading after the description of the amenities of the house to gain a better understanding of this very special, very unique neighborhood. It truly is a one of a kind experience.
This fully furnished bungalow style house is located in the ever-growing Arts and Entertainment District in downtown Phoenix, Arizona, at 6th Street and Roosevelt.
* The centerpiece of the kitchen is a 1956 OKeefe Merritt stove, with a griddle in the middle.
* Enjoy homemade meals in a fully stocked kitchen with a side-by-side refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, juicer, coffee maker, water boiler, Cuisinart, plenty of dishes, and many other luxuries you will only find by staying in the home of a local.
* Sleeping arrangements include a king sized bed, a full sleeper futon, one twin sized bed (with the option for a second twin bed), three twin-sized aero-beds, and a very comfortable, clean couch -- making this the only place so close to all your favorite downtown activities that will also comfortably sleep 8 or 9 people.
* This is my home; so most modern comforts are included: wi-fi, cable television, DVD player, home telephone, inkjet and laser printers, iPod alarm clocks, heat, A/C, blenders, citrus and vegetable juicers, extra linens and towels, iron, ironing board, hairdryer, extra toiletries, and plenty of closet rods for everyone to hang their travel wardrobe for daytime adventures, and hot nights out in the city.
Phoenix residents call this area Roosevelt Row, after the many art galleries, restaurants, shops that have popped up in our charming neighborhood over the last five years.
This is the one neighborhood in downtown Phoenix where you can find three coffee shops in a .1 mile radius.
Looking for a bar? No problem... You are staying on Sixth Street, so just make a hop, skip and a jump to Lost Leaf Bar on Fifth Street -- serving hundreds of craft brews, and no driving is required.
Looking for an espresso and a Monte Christo crepe before your big day at the conference center? Walk two hundred paces, and you jump for joy at the amazingness of my favorite breakfast treat.
Two hundred paces too far to walk for breakfast? No worries! Tammie Coe cakes is directly across the street -- serving coffee, fresh bread, breakfast, lunch, pastries and of course, Tammie's world famous cakes.
Want nachos at 3am on a Friday night? Walk to NachoBot and have this insane, yet amazing desired fulfilled. Honestly, I never knew I wanted a nacho bar in the neighborhood, until it showed up. Now I can truly say I live in the coolest neighborhood in Phoenix.
Brunch on Sunday? $10 Pitchers of Mimosas? Walk from 6th Street to 4th Street, and you are at a full-service, joyous restaurant called Bliss/Rebar. There is a dining side, and a bar side -- so your brunch experience can be whatever you want it to be.
Vegan? Not a problem. Conspire Coffee Shop on 5th Street has you covered.
AND THIS IS JUST IN THE BACKYARD OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD!
There are so many wonderful independent businesses within walking distance to discover: The Downtown Phoenix Market (for locally grown, eco-friendly shopping), Revolver Records, Made Art Boutique, countless galleries, dance studios, Matt's Big Breakfast, Pizzeria Bianco,
And of course, you're staying here because you want to be close to downtown -- so all of the corporate establishments are also well within walking distance, as well. (My mom and I just walked to Chase Field for the Home Opener of the Arizona Diamondbacks, and I'm pretty sure it will remain one of my favorite memories - ever.) :)
That is exactly the reason why you'll love staying in my home - and exactly the reason I love sharing it.
I was lucky to buy a house in a burgeoning neighborhood before all of these wonderful stores and galleries popped up. So, it seems like this little oasis in the middle of a burgeoning artistic neighborhood -- and it is. It truly is a one of a kind house, and a one of a kind experience -- and it is such a joy to share that experience with people like you. :)
Walking distance to Chase Field, Arizona Center, Phoenix Convention Center, US Airways Center, ASU Downtown, the Genomics Center, and it is only a quick trip on the FREE Dash Shuttle to Arizona Government buildings, like City Hall. There is also a ZipCar lot, for your short trips that require a vehicle, less than a half mile away.
I've created a "manual" to the neighborhood with suggestions to the closest conveniences, delivery services, light-rail/bus maps, and other little pieces of info that will make your stay here even more comfortable.
Client bookings of two weeks or longer will receive bi-monthly housekeeping free of charge.
Again, this is my home; so I'm looking for cool people that will respect my home and enjoy its artistic history. We look forward to hearing from you!
The place is big and quirky. It's in a noisy, hip neighborhood. Music until 2am on Friday and Saturday. Lots of coffee shops nearby. Conveniently near the freeway and downtown Phoenix. I can see people really enjoying being right in the middle of it all. That said, it was difficult to get to sleep because of the noise and light came straight through the blinds. The shower is really tiny, so if you're a big person, you cannot shower.. The wi-fi didn't work, neither did the cable. We were unable to reach the host by phone or email during our stay to address those issues which was disappointing.
The house itself is lovely, eclectic and in a wonderful location for walking to bars and restaurants and coffee shops in Downtown Phoenix. The presentation is beautiful and you can see care taken in the welcoming arrangement, from fresh bread and milk being provided to fresh fruit. Directions to the local stores and advice on restaurants was also very welcome. There is a lot going on at the weekends so if you are a light sleeper or don't want to hear the neighbourhood doing it's thing happily late into the night it may not be a good fit.
Internet and cable were out during the stay but it became apparent via many exchanges via text that Jody was dealing with a family crisis and so we understood she couldn't deal with it at the time, That's what happens when you stay in real peoples homes and it's what makes Airbnb, respect and understanding and a little accomodating on on both sides that "life stuff" happens and to get the best out of it.
Cool location right in the arts district of Phoenix. Funky house that was a pleasure to stay in. Easy process of getting into and out of the property. Overall enjoyable experience that was great for the price. As a heads up, though, there's only one master bed. The other beds are either futons (not the most comfortable) or small single beds.
Stay at this house whenever I travel to Phoenix. Very comfortable and spacious. And Jody and her mom keep the place immaculate.
Worse ever. Booked and confirmed it and never heard back. Had people visiting form other countries and had to make other I will be looking for a full
Refund as no one ever contacted much less replied to any of our voice mails or
Messages. My first time using
Airbnb and don't think is trust it again.
I wish we could live here! Such a fantastic property. Jodi's mom was very sweet and left food for us. Fully stocked home with all the comforts that really make a trip. We love Roosevelt Row and it's excellent location. Highly recommend the Lost Leaf and Jobot. Staying here makes me really miss Phoenix! Can't wait to stay again.
Beautiful property right in the heart of downtown! Very close to many Phoenix attractions, and transportation. Jody and her mother were wonderful hosts. Could not have asked for more.
Two friends and I stayed at Jody's home for 4 days and evenings in the Phoenix Roosevelt District and had a great time. Jody's place is (email hidden)ry comfortable and accommodating for a variety of needs. Jody's mom, Carol, welcomed us the first day and we knew she'd be easy to contact if needed (we never had a need).
We were gone most of the day, but found the neighborhood and home to be a nice place to hang out in the evenings, whether we were watching sports on the HDTV, looking for a place to grab good coffee, or have a drink.
The master bed mattress was very comfortable. The other beds were a little less "padded," so that might be a factor that folks with bad backs need to consider.
Otherwise, anyone looking for a place with character to stay within a 15 min walk of downtown (or a quick ride on the great light rail) should take a look at Jody's place.
If I hit Phoenix in the future, I'm looking up this home, first.
The location of this house is excellent, right next to a few vintage clothing stores where I found some amazing things. It's also one street away from a coffee/breakfast place as well as a convenience store. Most of my interactions were with Carol and she was fantastic, although we didn't get a chance to meet she was very easily reachable and checked in to make sure we had everything we needed. The house is very clean and there are a lot of different design aspects that are fun to look at. There were brochures and packets of all kinds of information for us, places to go and maps with directions to different places. If I'm ever in Phoenix again I will definitely look to see if this place is available again.