About this listing
No Car Needed!!!! Steps from Oakland City Marta Station. Located between airport and downtown on metro line. Free street parking. Must love dogs!
NO CAR NEEDED......
This listing is for one of the 5 private guest rooms in the Vintage Bungalow. Each of the well lit, cheerful, inviting rooms, has a Queen sized comfortable, well dressed bed, a big desk, and eclectic, vintage furnishings. ALL ROOMS HAVE EN SUITE VANITY SINKS, but NONE have private toilets or showers. There are 2 full bathrooms on the main level and 2 more downstairs for guests to use. Each of the rooms has an interior lock, but none of them lock from the outside. We don't allow instant booking, and only accept reservation requests from guests who are open, friendly, polite and totally pleasant upon initial inquiry. We also read profiles/reviews thoroughly and inquire about the plans and reasons for coming, to ensure it's a good fit for our communal home. Only Airbnb verified guests are accepted here.
The house....Loads of 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. This house is 100 years old, so of course it has quirks and inconveniences that are all part of the package when of living in an old house, as well as the patina that's achieved over the years of wear and tear. We do our best to keep a spotlessly clean and tidy home, but with multiple guests and 3 dogs, we won't always pass a white glove inspection. If you are a germaphope or someone who doesn't appreciate the patina of old things, you should probably look at other accommodations.
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, pleas(URL HIDDEN)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.
Easy going and creative....enjoy cooking, entertaining, local, organic food, yoga, good wine, all things vintage, history, architectural preservation, lots of good music, art, film, animals, nature, sailing, the ocean, traveling, calm and tranquil spaces, and try to find beauty in all things. Love to have fun and not take life too seriously. Enjoy hosting and meeting new friends from all cultures and backgrounds and don't really follow the mainstream of American culture at all. Love to buy houses and fix them up. 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 canine co-hosts in the house as well, so loving dogs is a must! Our properties are in lower income, inner city 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. Locals typically enjoy meeting and helping out-of-towners. Because we are in a lower income, less traveled neighborhood, we can offer stylish, affordable 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. The 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.