About This Listing
Guests share my spacious studio apartment with me. Full-size living room futon has a very plush 9" mattress, down pillowtop. Privacy curtains create an alcove at night. Book the space to yourself at my other listing 'Entire Artists loft w/Amenities'.
Clean, spacious and bright studio apartment. Guests will sleep well on my plush living room futon. I sleep directly above the living room in my freestanding wooden loft. There are no walls. For privacy, futon fully encloses with beautiful curtains that remove easily or tie back during the day. *Please have a complete profile filled out with photo, some information about yourself and verified contact info BEFORE making any inquiries. Inquire with correct number of guests*. Apartment is in a renovated furniture factory building, remodeled for artists' live-work spaces with 14' ceilings. This is a Historic neighborhood near public transportation, downtown entertainment, arts, culture.
One large shared bathroom off full-size kitchen. Kitchen is available for your use, cleaning up. FREE in-unit washer, dryer, and dishwasher. Great space for international and active travelers. I am easy going and welcome your inquiry.
Breakfast of oatmeal, fruit and tea available upon request if our schedules permit. Help yourself! Juicer available; supply your own vegetables.
I will pick up and drop off from airport, bus or train station for $10 each way. Just ask and I may be able to accommodate other transportation needs if you cover gas.
Free wifi and access to building amenities.
Ceramics studio and woodworking shop (by request)
Interaction with Guests
I respect you by giving as much space as you need. I enjoy quiet and having my space but I like people too. Also happy to share a meal or conversation and give pointers on places to see and things to do. Just ask!
(See my Guidebook for fun things to do!)
10 minute drive from Mitchell Int'l Airport. 2 blocks from I-43/I-94. Centrally located on the city bus line. Culturally diverse neighborhood in the heart of the latin quarter. 5 minutes by car from 5 unique neighborhoods:
- Downtown Milwaukee: lakefront, beach, museums, bike rentals, restaurants, live music
-Lakefront Festival Grounds: Summerfest, cultural festivals
-Milwaukee's Latin Quarter - Latin music, restaurants, bars, live music
-The Third Ward - music, art galleries, cafes, restaurants, live music, theatre
Bay View - eclectic locally owned cafes, restuarants, parks, bars, boutiques, community theatre
Day/night street parking is moderate to good. Lots of free parking, some metered. Night street parking - up to 3 nights per month only - requires free simple registration online with the city; I will give link and instructions upon booking. Unlimited parking in private parking lot available for flat rate of $25. You will need to provide make, model, license plate number well in advance before arriving to park in the lot.
The city bus line has major stops one block and 6 blocks away that connect to all parts of Milwaukee city. Downtown is 10 minutes by bus and most other attractions I listed are within 10 minutes. I can provide transportation if my schedule permits; you cover gas.
-Good communication is the best and a must!
-Please remove shoes in the front hallway.
-No guests or visitors unless agreed on prior to your booking.
-No loud music or parties allowed, especially after 10:00pm.
-Absolutely no smoking of any kind.
-Please clean up after yourself and any pets. and respect the building property. There is a doggy walk station in the corner of the parking lot adjacent to the building.
-Please strip beds upon check-out.
Toiletries such as wash towels and soap, shampoo, hair dryer and ironing board are provided.
Help yourselves to as much oatmeal, fruit, toast, and tea as you want, whenever you want.
When I read "Sharing rooms", I thought that we were sharing common spaces such living room, kitchen. I assume that there would be some sort of a bedroom with privacy. It turned out that it was big bunk beds. It was bigger than typical bunk beds but I consider it as "Big bunk beds." Tia was sleeping on the top and guest sleeps on the bottom futon bed. It is completely in open space with no walls. You can hear everything in a small studio with bunk beds. I didn't expect to sleep underside of her giant bunk beds that she can hear my snoring. I ended up booking a hotel room nearby rather than sleeping in her studio. It has to be noted in her ad that there is no privacy in her studio.
I have to point out to you that when you arrived you admitted you did not read through and understand my description which clearly describes the living accommodations and my freestanding wooden loft. I invited you to ask me if you had questions before you arrived whic you did not do. At the top I mention you can book the entire space to yourselves in my other listing. That would have been a better fit for you and your female friend expecting to share a bed together. This tells me the decision was made in haste and that you did not read after the first paragraph in my listing. I made the mistake of accepting your booking before making sure you and your friend were comfortable with the limited privacy. Since I am renting this apartment, building walls is out of the question and I show the privacy curtains clearly in the photos. This was your first time using Airbnb and I'm disappointed my space wasn't what you expected. I hope you will inquire first next time before making a booking. Good luck!
We had a great stay at Tia's loft! Lots of light, space, and beautiful art. Definitely recommend it! We were only in town for one night and it was a great place to be--5 minutes to downtown, 5 minutes to Bay View.
Tia is awesome! She let me bring my cat, she accommodated me with an arrival change, was pleasant and kind. Her place is AWESOME. Very artistic!!! I was kind of reluctant about renting a shared space but it was not an issue at all. I like how she created a separate loft bedroom space for herself and she created the curtains for privacy in the lower sleeping area. Plus when she got up in the am, was not a disturbance at all. If you think renting a shared space is not a good option, I encourage you to consider Tia's place.
It was a pleasure to stay with Tia. I stayed for a weekend, while at a conference in Milwaukee. Although I didn't spend much time in the apartment, I was comfortable when I was there. Tia was a treat to chat with and made me feel welcome and I even had some tea and delicious juice!
My husband and I stayed with Tia when we visited Milwaukee for a quick weekend trip. Tia was a friendly host and gave us some great suggestions on how we could spend our time in the city. She was also very accommodating -- made sure that we were comfortable and provided oatmeal and tea for breakfast. The photos and information in the listing are accurate. There were no surprises, and the space was clean.
The apartment is centrally located and the freeway is close by. It took less than 10 minutes to drive anywhere. I enjoyed getting to know Tia and would recommend staying with her in Milwaukee.
good neighborhood, walking distance to bars and restaurants, nice loft with a comfortable Futon. Parking is easy and convenient, just follow the instructions. Tia is very helpful. She is kind and considerate. You can also find art everywhere in her apartment. I recommend this place to all of you.
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About the Host, Tia
I am a professional Community-Integrated Artist living and working in Milwaukee, WI. I teach collaborative murals, crafts and bookmaking with all ages using a therapeutic lens. I'm a founding member of Playback Milwaukee Theatre Company. We do improv theatre based on true-life stories people tell from the audience using movement, music, visual art and spoken word. I love meeting and hosting friendly people from around the globe. I also love jogging, biking, hiking, painting, afro-latin dance, animals, playing music, learning languages (Spanish & Arabic) and making crafts. Things I appreciate about life are: traveling, healthy food, talking circles, stillness, dark chocolate, nature, music, and being part of a good community.
My favorite travel destinations have been a 4-day jungle hike to Macchu Picchu (Peru), a two-day stay on the islands of Lake Titicaca (Peru), the Great Pyramid in Giza (Egypt), the giant Sequoia's in Yosemite National Park (California), and hiking at Devil's Lake (Baraboo, Wisconsin).
My travel style is light, organic and intuitive, like walking down a main street and seeing an interesting side street that nobody pays attention to - only to find music, laughter and dancing at the other end.
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