1927 Historic Apartment House. Clean & spacious COMFORT. Approx 700 sf comfort Living. Downstairs. Original hardwood floors, tile. Bath w/Original bath tub & newer sink. Comfy upscale IKEA King Size Bed & Mattress. 2 Walk in closets. 90 years old RARE APARTMENT HOME listed w/City of Phoenix as significant Spanish Revival architecture. Apt is clean, comfortable. Inviting. Clean Linens & towels provided. Cooking in? welcome pantry offerings & Spices to help! A bit of mid-century artistic vibe interior. Fully functioning vintage original kitchen w/eat-in area. Keurig Coffee maker w/coffee & creamer/sugar. Refrigerator. Private, covered porch. Air Conditioning. Cable TV. Wi-fi. Shared laundry, washer & dryer: gratis. Walk maybe 600 steps to Margaret Hance Park w Irish Culture Center + Japanese Gardens. Eats + drinks Carly's at 2nd St. & Roosevelt, or about 3 minute walk. Walkable coffee hangouts at Monorchid Art Gallery: 2nd St + Roosevelt, need another cup of java a few steps further?? Another coffee just opened up at 3rd St + Roosevelt Street. night life, niche arty cafes & hipster lounges, like Nash & best of Phoenix restaurants. DeSoto ‘s a few few minutes away. Convenient to Art Museum—which is FREE on Wednesday from 3:00- 9:00 pm. Heard Museum, Science Museums, Az Science Center: Children's Museum. Downtown City blocks are very short so you are quick steps from Roosevelt Row Art District. ASU is a few blocks South. Spaghetti Company is on Central. Matt's Big Breakfast is maybe 6 minute walk (on Food Channel ‘Diners, Drive-in, Dives’)serving breakfast & lunch. Crescent Ballroom. Orpheum & Herberger Theaters. Hardrock cafe. Coffee houses. Downtown bar scene includes Angel Trumpet eats/hipster brews . Mother Bunch eatery/brews. Check out NEW TIMES on-line to see events downtown. Light Rail is short 2 blocks away, approx 1000 feet. YMCA nearby. Let us know if you'll need off street car parking as that can be arranged: gratis. Don't forget downtown stadium/arena events such as Pro Diamondback Baseball & NBA Suns Basketball. Nice back yard. Refrigeration. 2 other full time residents in building are nice: working students & they sleep at night. No partying, yet enjoy in comfort. We live near this lovely spacious VRBO apartment. We know you'll be tickled not to have to call Uber when you want a unique experience: cause you are already there! But there is light rail close + of course Uber & Lyft waiting for you. This VRBO is your treasure best Phoenix find! We can't wait to greet you as our newest guest! Dave & Cindy
Downtown 1st Floor, Historical Large One Bedroom Apartment, 700 sf
Dave & Cindy Bakke
- Calendar last updated:
- Dec 18, 2018
About Dave & Cindy Bakke
He: the typical nerd engineer who started out in his family's logging business in Oregon as a kid, went onto to 4 years of donated construction work for a medical mission in Honduras. He's the guy you want around when something in the home or car breaks: handy in most of the construction trades & happiest when working on his 2 project cars, '47 flat bed Chevy, '30 Model A Coupe. Drafted into Army. He Returned to finish education/degrees & went into Air Force. He is both Vietnam Era (not in theater) Veteran and Desert Storm (in theater) Veteran. He served in Italy, Luke AFB, Air National Guard, both Phoenix. He went on to Retire from military... BUT NOT BEFORE MEETING HER... She: was his cheerleader and still is. Because she learned all the skills to make a place a nice inviting, comfortable place to call home. As a real estate broker, she is often advising clients how to make their properties more appealing. Creative magic happens as she: Designs others' construction flaws into desired construction features.
Dave & Cindy Bakke purchased this Apartment in 1995
Why Dave & Cindy Bakke chose Central City
Together we went on a 24 year journey of buying old buildings that no one cared about anymore & making them the jewel of the neighborhood. At one point, a Phoenix Neighborhood Policeman knocked on our door, & asked if WE HAD done all the lovely work on renewing our home, and he asked us to buy more of the blighted homes in the city. The Barbara Jean WAS NOT one of them..., we just found it driving around town & thought it was just a wonderful building. It was 'for sale'. And we had little hopes of purchasing it. A. military paycheck can only go so far. But the price was right & we felt blessed to be a part of the Barbara Jean's History. Only tortured-souls & starving artists lived at the Barbara at the time as the neighborhood was in a death spiral. At 5:00 p.m. Each day, the office workers in the area went home & the downtown area became once again blighted in a never ending daily turnstile of intensifying night-crimes area. By the morning, it would somehow begin to reorganize itself. To then cleanup for the fresh laundered office workers who would drive long routes to begin their downtown day, while beat patrol officers chased away the worn souls who'd used the wide city sidewalks as their home the night before. The cycle had to end, if not for the street humans who were at the mercy of a throng of stronger, younger crime seekers, but the decaying once majestic buildings being slowly left to linger & bleed in their past. We just knew the Barbara Jean had to be one of the ones that could pull out OK. The mansion building just to the West of the Barbara Jean had an arson fire. It caught Barbara Jean afire also in Feb. '97. She had moderate damage, but, as the mythological Phoenix Bird, managed to pull all her grace together & begin to shine in the light of City of Renewal Projects that were hastening & mushrooming In the area. Despite a few hiccups, the area is an art hub, bar scene, home to ASU.
What makes this Apartment unique
Location: Hot area. Middle of downtown Roosevelt Art action. ASU. Professional Downtown Phoenix Sports arenas. Hipster bar scene. I can see the light rail from this apartment, 2 blocks away. Coffee houses everywhere. Matt's Big Breakfast serves 'Diners, Drive-in & Dives' fans both breakfast & lunch. Spaghetti Company 2 short city blocks away. Margaret Hance Park, Burton Barr Library: 600 steps away & can be seen from back yard. Private covered front porch. Museums: Art, Heard, Children's, Science to name a few. When our child was a college student ... lived here. No parent wants to hear "I can drink at all the cool bars & eat at all the wonderful local restaurants & not need a car... just stumble-trip-stagger... back to apt!"
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
You really feel the love
Cindy and Dave are wonderful hosts. The apartment is furnished with love - and is walking distance from the Convention Center.
Clean, convenient, and comfortable
We spent four nights in the apartment which is conventionally located in downtown Phoenix within walking distance of many restaurants and activities. It’s comfortably furnished and we felt at home. The kitchen was well stocked with a variety of foods and beverages which was a pleasant surprise. The owners were accommodating and flexible. We will likely stay there again on our next visit.
Artsy with a lot of character
We loved this apartment. The owners were gracious hosts who were extremely welcoming and hospitable. The apartment was well supplied with all the essential foods, water, linens and toiletries.
The bed ( king size) was firm and comfortable.
At night it was very quiet and we enjoyed uninterrupted sleep.
The apartment is situated in the Roosevelt Arts and Cultural Districts. It is easy to walk to numerous restaurants, art galleries etc.
There is also easy access to the light rail which is fun to ride in order to explore neighbourhoods in Tempe and Mesa. With or without a car this is a fantastic location.
Charming delightful travelers who really appreciated our VRBO. They left our apt squeaky clean. They ARE the perfect guests!
We are truly grateful to guests as kind & gracious as they were. They kept us informed as to their arrival time & we simply could not ask for better guests.
Safe & Blessed traveling, my friends, & keep us informed on your further world adventures. You both are always welcomed back! Best regards—Your Hosts, Dave & Cindy
Location Location Location.
We opted for location over having a pool and we decided on this property. It was awesome. This place is vintage just as they describe, but people, it is really vintage so keep that in mind. It was a perfect ambiance for us and it was decorated adorably. But when I say vintage, I don't mean rickety. Just charming. There was so much food in the fridge that I thought maybe someone had forgotten to clean it out, but it was all for us. Coffee, water, snacks, deli, sweets, cereal and mild. On and on. The hosts were delightful and the location was perfect. The number of things within walking distance are too numerous to name, but I will say that there were 4 unique pub/bistro/watering hole places within one block. The light rail is a couple of blocks away and we used it with ease. Also, this place is one block off Roosevelt which is known for its graffiti and artwork on so, so many of the buildings. Just really special. We would definitely stay here again.
Glad you two adventurers were able to enjoy Baseball opening Day easily from our location. The grass isn’t likely to grow under these two high spirited, zest-for-life lovely duo: was thrilled that you recognized our terrific location and rode the close-in EZ light rail. The EZ walkable-within-a-few minutes...themed pubs, brewski huts, niche eateries & mucho coffee hubs were placed there strategically for our guests as appreciative as you! As were the Museums, public street art, live legitimate theater hubs ie Herberger, Orpheum etc., center city Hance Park, ASU Downtown, music venues inc Crescent Ballroom, Van Buren, The Nash etc. Phx Convention Center. Plus ASU Downtown & Phx Downtown Business Sector has attracted any venue that can team up with a wine/brew-enhancement bump such as Filmbar, Arcade BAR & more. If you two didn’t get the chance to see/be a part of ALL the crazy lively Events our location offered... time to start planning for next time. The new restaurant coming next door to our location has a December 2018 projected opening: yes, we are getting your Phx VRBO-to-restaurant time down to 30 seconds. You are welcome!
5 stars! The apartment is very clean, comfortable and charming! It is very well stocked and the owners are very generous and kind. We will definitely stay here again.
Great location to restaurants and events downtown and less than 30 minutes to anywhere in the metropolitan area. The property was clean and comfortable and stocked with lots of goodies.
Remember, Phx has a very active art scene & Roosevelt Row is the HOME of downtown arts, bars, culture, ASU, Dowgntown professional NBA Suns & Diamondback Baseball Teams