I have a simple and clean double-room to rent to either a single guest or a couple. I would describe my home as comfortable, colourful and just on the right side of cluttered! I live here with my partner James, and my cat, Ari, who you probably won't see as she's adorable but extremely anti-social! My house is situated on a pretty, tree-lined and quiet avenue, not far from Manchester city centre. You can walk to the centre of town from here in about 30 minutes or you can take 1 of several local bus routes and jump off in Piccadilly in about 10 minutes. For those wishing to go in the other direction, there are also bus routes to Didsbury village and Withington a short walk away, and no matter which way you're going, you can always stop in at the Curry Mile for a plate of thali and a cup of chai before you go. Delicious! For those of you coming from the airport, I live about 6 miles away and a taxi ride will cost you between £15 - £20 to get to my door; there is also the Number 43 bus which leaves the airport and comes through my area, which you can jump on for a fraction of the cost of a taxi. There's plenty of room here for parking on the street outside the house if you come by car.
If the weather is nice then my colourful yard out the back is a great sun-trap and the perfect place for a cup of tea and toast with marmalade in the morning. Sometimes I even get to hear my neighbours singing in their showers before work! It's also the place where you are more than welcome to sit and have a cigarette or 2, if you are so inclined. If the weather is bad - as it often can be here - then I even have an umbrella you can borrow when you're out there! And for the rest of the time, I have a comfortable lounge where all of my guests can hang out, listen to the radio and write in travel journals or plan the next leg of the trip...
I have a basic Virgin package with digital TV, and this includes Wifi, which guests are of course welcome to use. There is a small flat-screen TV in your room, plus several local guide books and a map of the city-centre, to help you find your way. I am also happy to provide clean bed linen and bath towels, so no need to worry about packing these things.
As a host, I always make the effort to make sure people have what they need when they stay in my home. I want people to feel welcome and comfortable. As a local Manchester lass, I have a great knowledge of the city's layout and all the neighbouring towns... from here you can go up into the hills of Derbyshire or The Lake District (both an hour away), you can go and catch a Manchester United football game at Old Trafford, or maybe visit the lights and coast of the classic British holiday resort of Blackpool. Manchester has an eclectic array of music venues, cinemas, restaurants, sporting venues, museums and galleries, and I will always be happy to point my guests towards the things they may enjoy. I want people to leave my home and my city having had a good time, with fond memories, but before then, I look forward to welcoming you...
|Room type:||Private room|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||No Charge|
|Minimum Stay:||2 nights|
|Weekly Price:||$344 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$1292 /month|
|Check In:||4:00 PM|
|Check Out:||12:00 PM (noon)|
I spent four weeks at Laura's and James' home. As it was my first Airbnb experience I was a bit afraid, but Laura and James were so welcoming and nice that I felt at 'home' immediately. Their house looks exactly as on the pics. It is clean, colourful and cosy and really reflects Laura's and James' personality. I really enjoyed that they treated me more like a part of their everyday life rather than a paying guest. I celebrated Laura's birthday and met her family and friends, watched Top Gear with James, had pizza with them and chatted the days away...Both, Laura and James, are absolutly warm, caring and thoughtful people who are ready to help you. If you want, but just if you want, you can be more than just at guest at Laura's and James'! I had a fantastic stay and can wholeheartedly recommend them.
This was our first Airbnb experience, and Laura and James made us feel very welcome. On arrival Laura brought us a nice pot of tea to our room, which was just what was needed after a long drive in the rain. The house is lovely, clean, and cosy. The location is good for buses into the city centre, and a short walk to the curry mile. The whole experience was very enjoyable, and enhanced by the friendliness of our hosts, and has encouraged us to use Airbnb when we next travel.
Laura and her partner were fabulous hosts. As soon as I stepped into their house I was warmly welcomed. Had some great conversations with them and always felt great to be with them. Whenever I had a question for them, they were always willing to help answer my question. I highly recommend anyone looking to stay here. Bus stop is around the corner and never had to wait too long for a bus into the city centre.
Exactly as described, the room is great and the hosts are very friendly. Location offers convenient access to central Manchester
Laura's house is a very special place where one immediately feels comfortable and at home in. The room was lovely and cosy, and Laura was a fantastic hostess. It was a great stay!
I want to say Thank you Laura Bailey! I had a great time while I stayed at your place. You made me feel very welcome and comfortable. You are a very kind and friendly person. I felt at home and free to move in your house. I would recommend you to friends but your address is my secret now. I am thinking about another weekend. If there is another time I would want to bring my husband and enjoy Manchester with him. Don`t change your cell. phone number. I might need it again. Thanks again Laura xxx Sharon van der Wijden-Richardson Say hi to mom and James
It's not that hard to write a rewiev when everything was just perfect. Laura is great host, room in which we were sleeping is super, bed is big and soft. If you want to visit Manchester go to Laura you will feel like at home after few minutes. Thank you Laura and i hope that we are going to visit you one more time.
If you forget the fact that you are paying for it, staying at Laura's is like staying at some friend or relative place. This simple.
The loveliest people in all England. We felt ourselves at home since the very first minute. The warmest welcome you'll never expect. Great location to reach the city center and above all, a very quiet and peaceful area. The bed is very comfortable: a five star to sleep.
Lovely house, and friendly hosts who are interested in other foreign customes so, you'll have plenty of time to chat about your country. Laura is a good listener and storyteller.
Don't hesitate, if you want the best staying in Manchester, Laura's place is your choice!!
We're counting the days to meet her again.
Mónica and Mikel.
We loved staying at Laura's! She s a lovely friendly welcoming warm person, lovely location and beautiful house to match her personality. We felt at home from the moment we walked in, the room was lovely, the location was perfect, near the curry mile and close enough to the city centre to just walk. We had food in all the 3 places she suggested and it was great. Just wish we had more time to spend there...it will be for next time! Thank you Laura and all the best with all your plans! Licia and George