Apartment to Share in NW Las Vegas

Apartment - Private room · Bellota Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89108, United States
Thomas

Simple and clean 2 Bedroom 2 Bath Apartment of which one bedroom with private bathroom is available.

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Simple and clean 2 Bedroom 2 Bath Apartment of which one bedroom with private bathroom is available.

The Space

In the room at the end of the hall is a King size bed (sheets, comforters, pillows) plus a cheap light and small workspace at this time. You can use the wall to wall closet. This is your private space. No extra charge for a second person.

NO SMOKING ALLOWED. NO SMOKERS ALLOWED. NO EXCEPTIONS.

The kitchen is basic but you'll have enough utensils to make a nice meal. In addition to the usual microwave and toaster there is a wok, blender, french press and coffee grinder.

Please bring your own toiletries including your towel.

Wireless connection is available and you can set up in the common space on the dining table or in your bedroom. There is no Television. Find the wireless password inside a drawer of the small desk.

You should know that the cost of the room offsets 50% of my daily apartment housing and utility expenses, toilet paper, additional laundry and cleaning supplies plus Airbnb's listing commission. In no way is this a for profit enterprise.

There is "off street parking". in the apartment parking lot.

I am a rock climber who seldom parties and I work from the apartment. That means I get up at 5:00AM during the week; trade for a few hours and sometimes nap mid mornings unless I am going climbing or bass fishing. I would prefer someone quiet and somewhat neat.

I do have a long haired cat. If you leave the bedroom door open Amy cat loves to come in and visit. After all she considers it "her room" and "her bed". She has never damaged anything in there.

Summer 2014, depending on the El Nino conditions on the West Coast, I am planning for several shorter road trips. If you have plans to spend extended time (more than 29 days) in Las Vegas during August 2014 inquire and maybe we can work out a special offer in return for cat sitting during the times I am gone.

Food shopping is within walking distance or a short drive to shopping centers. Whole Foods and Trader Joe's are about 1 or 2 miles distant. We use the "99Cent Store" for a decent selection of lower cost organic produce. If you are on a budget you still have to watch your prices in the 99 Cent store. There are a couple "local" bar & grill establishments close by and near Lake Mead and the US 95 is a selection of restaurants and the usual fast food, but I don't frequent them so know little about the food or service..Pin Kaow on Rainbow and Lake Mead is decent Thai food. Tacos La Compita at Jones and Charleston is low cost but good Mexican food in a working class establishment..

You really need your own transport to use this location. This location has good freeway access, is close to Red Rocks (30 minutes or less) and 45 minutes to parking for the Hood at Mt.Charleston.

Going downtown is more problematical, especially during holidays when traffic is heavy. There is bus transport very close, but the public transport system in Las Vegas leaves a lot to be desired. You can find information about public transport at the Las Vegas Regional Transportation Commission site online..

Guest Access

Guests have full use of the kitchen, laundry room and common space which has a work out area (pull up bars, a few free weights and hang-board; ask to use the inversion machine)

Interaction with Guests

Staying here should feel very relaxed and comfortable - like staying at a good friend's house.

You'll have a much, or as little interaction, as you desire. Nobody cares if you come in late as long as you enter quietly after midnight. You are encouraged to use the refrigerator and kitchen facilities. Drink the bottled water; it's included.

Feel free to ask about the local attractions or destinations.

Several guests have asked about me picking them up or driving me around (for instance a ride to the airport).

While I might be able to make some arrangements for transport you would be responsible for any charges.

I am sorry but I do not do pick up guests or drive them around.. Please do not ask.

The Neighborhood

This is a working class neighborhood mostly (Black and Latino) which is run down, but safe and friendly; It used to be drug and prostitute ridden but frequent Las Vegas Metro patrols have run out the drug dealers. Children and animals play in the street - please drive very slowly in the neighborhood, I don't leave my Toyota Tacoma unlocked at night or anything valuable in view in the front seats, but I sometimes have a $55,000 bass boat parked out side and it hasn't been bothered in the two years have been here. It is an ideal location for climbing at either Red Rock Canyon or Mt. Charleston in the summer.

Right now the Skeeter is parked at my fishing partner's house so you could keep and conveniently charge a bass boat here if you came to Lake Mead for the bass fishing.

Getting around

It is easy walking distance to two different bus stops, however as previously mentioned, this apartment is best used with a car or truck. Las Vegas main streets are, for the most part, constructed to a NS/EW grid pattern and it's difficult to get lost for long.

You can get around via public transportation but the transit system in Las Vegas is poor in my opinion. Look up fares and bus schedules information by accessing the Las Vegas Clark County Regional Transportation Commission

Other Things to Note

Please bring your own towel and toiletries. A few towels are provided.

Purified water is provided. I get this personally from a store which reverse osmosis filters onsite, not from a kiosk.

At the moment I am cat sitting my girlfriend/climbing partner's somewhat sick cat. Olliehou has hyperthyroidism and will urinate in the bathtub if you leave your bathroom door open. I all other ways he is a sweet and very smart cat Olliehou (hou for Houdini) is a great escape artist, but he has been de-clawed and has no canine teeth, so please be cautious opening and closing the front door.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $109 /week
Monthly Price: $435 /month
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Cancellation: Flexible
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
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  • Stayed with Tom for 5 nights. He was so hospitable and very accommodating to all my needs. You get your own private room with a comfy king size bed, and a private bathroom that is right next to your room. I would definitely stay here again.

    July 2014
  • Thomas and Julie were wonderful hosts. Their cats were so adorable too! My boyfriend and I felt comfortable and welcomed during our stay - in the heat of the summer, we appreciated the cool indoor temperature, strong shower pressure, and large comfortable bed. We would definitely stay here again. Thank you!

    June 2014
  • Thomas, his girlfriend, and the kitties were excellent hosts! We wouldn't have been able to afford our trip without his beyond reasonable price for the room! Everything was clean and very comfortable! You won't find a better deal in Vegas! I can't thank them enough! We will cross our fingers that they are available for next year's trip!

    June 2014
  • The host Thomas was very engaging and stayed up a little late for me to ensure I arrived safely after getting in from the airport around 11:30pm. Once I arrived at his spot, the place was clean, the bed was made (and is huge), and there was enough space to accommodate me and my brother during our entire stay in the room. The cats were definitely cool and friendly. My greatest appreciation for this guy is his willingness to help people. The host gave me and my brother a ride to our next location about 3.5 miles away since he saw we had a lot of stuff coming from LA. I wish I could have stayed longer but this guy books fast. I would definitely recommend this spot for anyone looking to visit Vegas.

    June 2014
  • Thomas & Julie provided me with wonderful hospitality. I would stay with them again.

    June 2014
  • Mr. Beck was accommodating and polite. The room and its counterpart bathroom were well-kept and his cats are super friendly.

    I had to go to bed early on a Friday night, and was worried that the TV would keep me up. But, as soon as I went to bed, the volume was turned down quiet enough for me to fall asleep. Very considerate.

    The neighborhood is not the nicest in the world, and I was a little worried about my car's security. But the streets are very well-lit.

    May 2014
  • Thomas was really nice and helpful, the house was clean and quiet, and his pet was very friendly too!

    May 2014
  • Tom and Julie (Toms girlfriend) were very helpful and friendly at our staying. When we were about to head out to Death Valley, Julie informed us a road blockage on the way. We were very thankful for the updates. We were at Toms place for 5 days and we felt very comfortable and safe. Amy and Ollie were the cutest cat we had ever seen. We strongly recommend anyone to stay at Toms place.

    May 2014
  • My experience with Tom was super-positive) he and Julie are very warm and welcome people. I felt myself like being at home. Highly recommended!

    May 2014
  • Thomas was nice, a little reserved but it's nice to have your own space sometimes. He's cat was very friendly and cute. Our room and bathroom was was clean and the bed was comfy. The neighbourhood seemed a little unsafe to me- we didn't leave anything valuable in our car but you can't complain for that price!

    April 2014
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