About this listing
No Car Needed!!!! Steps from Oakland City Marta Station. Located between airport and downtown on metro line.
NO CAR NEEDED......
The room....... EXTREMELY comfortable and well dressed bed, desk, and vintage furnishing make for a perfect place to rest and rejuvenate. ALL ROOMS HAVE EN SUITE VANITY SINKS, but none have private toilets or showers. Perfect for just a night passing through Atlanta (only 4 quick stops from the Airport, then a 3 minute walk to the house) or even for an extended stay (so close to downtown)
The house....Original details such as hardwood floors, high ceilings, big original windows, glass door knobs, etc...tastefully furnished with vintage housewares mixed with modern and elements of nature. Modern kitchen with appliances available to guests, as well as WIFI and laundry facilities. Guests are usually well traveled, friendly, educated, interesting to chat with, and in the habit of good house sharing etiquette. Sorry, no children or pets allowed. However, we do have 3 super sweet, friendly pooches that live with us. They mostly stay downstairs with us, out back, or in the kitchen. They are not allowed in the other guest areas, so no worries about any dog hair or mess.
The neighborhood...Capitol View/Sylvan Hills, an up and coming community close to downtown. It's a slow paced, residential inner-city Atlanta neighborhood comprised of mostly single family homes. Transitional neighborhood with lots of urban pioneering going on, so it's a mix of longtime lower income, working class families and older folks mixed with artsy, liberal minded, socially conscious type people moving in, which gives sort of a Bohemian/ inner city vibe. Overall, people are very friendly and hospitable, a great way to experience real old style Atlanta southern culture, since neighborhood hasn't been gentrified yet. If you are looking for an area bustling with trendy cafes, pretentious people, and posh shops, this neighborhood is not for you. You should look for listings in Inman Park, Midtown, Va Highlands or Buckhead. Beautiful Perkerson Park is nearby (5 to 10 minute walk) with tennis courts, basketball, frisbee golf course, running track with workout stations, and plenty of beautiful open space.
I have 3 houses very close to each other, when you book a room, you will be staying in one of the 3 houses. All are very charming and offer the same amenities.
Slow paced, laid back, not pretentious, just real folks who may not have much in the way of material possessions, but are friendly, happy, and always willing to help a neighbor or guest in need. Have lived in the neighborhood since 1999. Love how undeveloped it is. No traffic jams, no one is in a hurry, people take time to say hello and chat for a bit. It's old school, dirty south, although gentrification is surely inevitable :( since it's so close to downtown/MARTA/airport/highways, and the housing stock is desirable, comprised of mainly Craftsman Bungalows built in the 20's and 30's. Locals are super friendly and have so much love in their hearts, even though most live a hard life, just struggling to make ends meet. Folks are just keepin it real around here, SO opposite of the upscale areas like Buckhead.
3 minute walk to the Oakland City Marta Station
Other Things to Note
Must schedule a time to meet for check in. Do not just show up unannounced. Please keep all communications on the Airbnb message thread for easy reference.
Please review the following requests:
Please do not use candles in the rooms.
Please keep cell phone conversations at a minimal volume as well as your cell phone ringer off. You are welcome to talk at full volume outside.
Please use headphones when listening to music and/or watching TV or videos, as the walls are thin and sound carries to other rooms.
Laundry is available for long term guests(5 days or more). Please limit to 2 loads per week, provide your own soap, and always make arrangements with us, at least a day in advance, evenings preferred.
Dogs! Yes, we know they are adorable! Irresistible, even! But they are master manipulators when it comes to food. We ask that you please do not give them any people food. There is a jar of dog treats in the kitchen which you are free to give them as many as you like. Also, please make sure to keep the plastic gate closed that separates the kitchen from the living room.
You are welcome to use the communal kitchen, as long as you leave it exactly as you found it, never leave dishes(clean or dirty )in the sink or on counter, wipe up after you prepare food or eat, push your stools back in, rinse out the sink and dry it, wring out sponge thoroughly, fold towels back up after use and replace as they were, refill water pitcher if you use the last bit, pitch in with loading and unloading the dishwasher, take out trash and recycling, etc... Always take your bulky trash like pizza boxes, shoe boxes, etc.. directly to the street . Do not leave bulky trash in the kitchen! Always turn the exhaust fan on high when cooking. Always cover food with plastic or tupperware before putting in fridge, stinky onions in ziplock baggies, please ccc ! There are bins in the refrigerator/freezer, as well as on the shelves in the kitchen for your groceries. Please label your name with labels provided. The communal kitchen works really well, as long as everyone practices meticulous kitchen sharing ettiquette.
Please try to walk as quietly as possible, especially in the morning and late at night. This is an old house and heavy footsteps can disturb the guests downstairs. Also, try to close doors gently.
When parking, please don’t leave any gaps between driveways or other cars, to optimize number of spaces.
Feel free to enjoy fresh fruit, herbs, and veggies from the garden out back!
No visitors, without making prior arrangements with us.
Very nice accomodation. Felt right at home the moment I stepped in. Tracy was real nice to me and even gave a couple of good tips! The room I stayed was nice and comfortable. Also loved the dogs!
Tracy was very welcoming by her prompt text responses to my questions and requests, my king room had a plush robe and slippers and the kitchen had three options to make coffee...what more could I ask for! AND her three little 'greeters' were bundles of love that I enjoyed giving treats to ( they all really enjoy having their backs scratched!) My trip in Atlanta was a 10 out of 10! The people are kind, helpful and welcoming and I would definitely stay with Tracy because she is a fantastic Host!!!
I really enjoyed this rental. I was not there for too long, but it was perfect! I would recommend this owner to any of my friends and will definitely book again. Thank you once again!
Tracy is the best!!! The room is awesome, the bed very comfortable. Just the greatest overall experiences!
Really great place, one of my favourites I have ever stayed in. Very comfortable and every detail has been thought of. I had a lovely stay and would recommend it to anyone.
Very Nice! Really had a fantastic time and enjoyed this relaxing Bungalow in ATL after a hard day of work it felt like home and not a hotel. Will definitely come back.
It was great the house was always clean, its right there in the mist of all the action. Nice backyard to smoke, very comfortable bed, theres a coffee shop feel, I came back a lil noisy one night after drinking and I was aked to keep it down some but with no t.v all you want to do is party. But I had so much fun I wanted to move in, very nice people it was a great experience.
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About the Host, Vintage Bungalow
Easy going, creative types. We like cooking, entertaining, local, organic food, yoga, good wine, lots of good music, art, film, animals, nature, sailing, the ocean, traveling, calm and tranquil spaces,and try to find beauty in all things. We love to have fun and not take life too seriously. We enjoy hosting and meeting new friends from all cultures and backgrounds and don't really follow the mainstream of American culture much at all. We love to buy houses and fix them up. We have quite a few places where we host guests and try to be as accommodating as possible. When staying in a private room, you will be in a room in one of our houses, most likely, there will be a couple of dogs in the house as well, so animal lovers usually love staying with us. Our properties are in lower income neighborhoods where real, local ATLiens live. You won't see many tourists around, mostly, just typical working class folks who love to sit on the front porch and unwind as part of Southern culture. We always say hello to each other in passing, so please be friendly and observe our friendly custom when encountering locals, they will appreciate the gesture. Because we are in a lower income neighborhood, we can offer more upscale accommodations to travelers on a budget. Also, for travelers relying on public transportation, we are on the Marta line conveniently situated halfway between the Airport and downtown. Our rates are very reasonable and not subject to negotiation. Rates, terms, and policies are fixed and applied equally to all guests. We look forward to hosting you one day soon.