About this listing
Huge room at 500sf. Home is currently available for 30+ day stays only. If you need a shorter stay, please send us a message with your dates, number of guests as we have other properties to offer.
Welcome to our home! We are a young-ish couple (in our mid-30s) who are having a blast hosting AirBNB guests.
This listing is for the guest space we have opened up in our upstairs game room. Not only is this room HUGE with lots of room to spread out, but it has a thick, super-comfy futon. There's also a big couch and an air mattress we can set up if you need room for 3-5 guests (additional $15/night for the couch, $25/night for an extra bed).
****Please let me know when booking how many guests you have and if you need the couch or air mattress set up so I can adjust the price to reflect the number of beds needed. Also, while pets are welcome to stay here we do charge an additional $5/night per pet and require that you have a place to keep your pet (i.e. dog crate, pet carrier, etc.) while you may be away from the house.
This is the only room upstairs in our home, so you have a lot of privacy. Sheets, blankets, and pillows are all provided.
In terms of the house itself, you have access to a private bathroom stocked with toiletries, towels, and hair dryer, so you can pack light. There is also another half bath available as well. We do have another listing, so if there are guests in that space the bathroom is shared with them.
We are big believers in "Make yourself at home," and you are welcome to use anything in the house that you need. The kitchen, laundry room, and bathrooms are fully stocked for you. The workout room has a bunch of DVDs, weights, and yoga equipment, so fitness nuts can get a great workout in. We also have two friendly dogs who will snuggle if you miss your own fur-babies.
Our home is located in a quiet neighborhood in the South Mountain area of Phoenix. We are 5 minutes from great mountain biking and hiking in South Mountain Park, plus we have walking/biking trails, tennis courts, basketball courts, and more within walking distance of our home. The Bougainvilla and Aguila Golf Courses are both within 5 minutes from our house.
If you are coming to Phoenix to explore the city, a quick drive will get you almost anywhere in the city. We are happy to help you plan your adventures if you would like suggestions. From white water rafting and trapeze lessons, to wine tastings or musems, we have found a lot of fun things to do in the Phoenix area!
If you are going to be travelling around the Southwest after your time in Phoenix, you can feel free to leave bigger bags here and use this as your base. San Diego, LA, Las Vegas, and the beaches of Mexico are all about 5 hours away. The Grand Canyon, Sedona, White Mountains, and AZ's wine country are 2-4 hours. Take your carry-on, and leave the big stuff while you explore. We have been to almost every corner of the state, so if you want to know the hidden treasures, we would be happy to tell you our favorite places to visit.
We have a wide variety of sports and camping equipment to get you outside and enjoying the AZ scenery during your visit. Some of the items you are welcome to use are:
- Mountain bikes and helmets (local use only)
- Golf clubs (left and right handed sets)
- Water bottles and hiking backpacks
- Camping equipment (tent, sleeping bags, air mattresses, camping cookware, lanterns)
- Backpacking backpacks
- Tennis rackets
- And more!
Looking for Super Bowl accommodations? Please see our whole house listing as we will not be doing single room reservations that week.
If you have any questions on the listing, or Phoenix in general, just send us a message. We look forward to getting to know you!
Groups will have access to all areas of our home, except the master bedroom. There is a ping-pong table and big screen upstairs in the loft that we are happy to set up for you.
You also have access to the laundry room if you've been on the road for a while, and the kitchen in case you want to cook a home-cooked meal.
Interaction with Guests
We love to interact with our guests! We often find ourselves having a weekend breakfast together, or hanging out watching movies at night. If you prefer more privacy, that's not a problem at all either.
Laveen is a farming community that has started to fill in with housing developments. It is very unique to the Phoenix area because of its rich mix of cultures. We chose to live here because of the area's diversity, as well as the occasional farm smell that drifts into the neighborhood (it reminds us of growing up in the Midwest).
We HIGHLY advise having a car if you stay with us, and we have off-street parking available for you. Phoenix is a SUPER spread out city (50+ miles in all directions), so while we do have public transportation near us, it can take a while to get to your destination by bus. By car, we are 20 minutes to many popular destinations.
Feel free to ask about distances, and I'll let you know average drive times.
Other Things to Note
We love hosting fun people, so bring your sense of humor and energy!!
Not too many rules here. We just ask that you respect our home and the quiet neighborhood.
The house is non-smoking. If you need to smoke, please use the backyard or front drive. No drugs on the property. If you like to drink, please be responsible and drink in moderation. We don't want to have clean up your drunken mess.
We don't mind if you make yourself at home, but we ask that you be relatively clean. If you spill something, clean it up, etc.
You have your own fridge and space for your food in the laundry room. If you nee more space for your items, we can clear out a shelf in our pantry too. Feel free to use any of the dishes/pans/cooking stuff in the kitchen.
Well mannered pets are welcome here, but you MUST have a crate to leave them in while you are out. Sometimes even the most well-behaved animals get anxious in a new room, so to protect our home, they need to be in a crate if you aren't here.
Check-In and Check-Out can be flexible depending on other guests leaving/arriving.
About the Host, Amanda
Married. Entrepreneurial. Amanda was born and raised a South Dakota farm girl. Graduate of Augsburg College in Minneapolis. Escaped the snow and cows by moving to Phoenix. That's me in a nutshell. Jon is from small town Indiana, in fact it's THE small town that John Cougar Mellencamp sings about in "Small Town." We've each been down in AZ over 10 years, but are Midwest kids at heart.
I am a bit of a domestic fanatic, and do pod-casting with the Quick and Dirty Tips network (the Domestic CEO). I absolutely love to show off my domestic skills by hosting people in our home as well as the places that we manage for others. I have always had dreams of owning a bed and breakfast. AirBNB is my way to do that.
Jon, is an entrepreneur too. He or I both work from home often, so there is usually at least one of us here to answer questions about things to do in the area.
Both of us also responds to requests from guests so you may speak with him as well either in messages or by phone or email if you decide to book with us.
We have 2 dogs: Ringo, an Australian Cattle Dog, and Roxy, a Heinz 57 who got more beauty than brains. Both are friendly, and great with kids.
When we aren't working, we both enjoy working out, camping, mountain biking, travelling, and spending time with friends. We aren't big partiers anymore, and we are a pretty mellow couple, so our house is fairly quiet and drama free. :-)
Amanda's favorite travels to date have been Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands, and a couple weekends to London. My most embarrassing "lost in translation" moment was when I told my hosts in Ecuador that my legs were sore because I rode a "caballero" for 4 hours. After the shock wore off, they realized I meant "caballo," but it was too late.... If you don't speak Spanish, look up those two words. The difference is small, but significant.
Jon enjoyed visiting parts of Japan that many don't have the privilege to see as well as white-water rafting the Pacuare River in Costa Rica.
Thanks for reading our long bio. We look forward to meeting you!