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Carraige House! totally Private, Walk EVERYwhere in Downtown

Bedrooms 2
Space 700 sq ft
Property type house


About the property

Carraige House! , totally Private, Walk EVERYwhere in Downtown

Private Carriage house, Smack Dab Downtown Decatur!! behind Fidelity Bank (you'd never know it) Beautiful neighborhood, fenced yard, patio, bike, quiet sanctuary, 5 minute walk to MARTA train, The Square, banks, grocery, 30 restaurants, lots of retail.

After a two-year hiatus, we are putting this house back on AirBnB!!

Cozy, well-appointed, and a fully equipped kitchen, totally private and A FIVE MINUTE WALK to EVERYthing in downtown!!!

There is one proper bedroom that has a queen bed and the bunked beds (2 twins)

Other bedroom is small but has a Full-size bed . Queen sleeper sofa in the living room. If you need the crib I need some heads-up.

Cozy, furnished, two bedroom cottage.

Pet Friendly , $15 pet fee -- in the heart of downtown Decatur, two blocks from Taqueria Del Sol and Chai Pani, 4 blocks from Decatur Square, on a quiet cul-de-sac with friendly neighbors. Potentially the last neighborhood on earth where the kids play outside even after the streetlights come on. Several parks including the Adair dog park within walking distance. Farmers markets twice weekly nearby.

The cottage has a private fenced yard with outdoor patio with Adirondack chairs Dedicated parking space. Fully equipped kitchen with full size stove, microwave and refrigerator as well as toaster, kettle and. Full bath with tub and shower.

Hi speed internet, wifi,

CLICK ON THE GUIDEBOOK NOW!!! See all the incredible places in walking distance.

On a quiet residential neighborhood, truly in downtown Decatur, 2 minute walk to Emory's free shuttle. 3 min walk to MARTA train!!

Pets OK, plenty of places to walk. $15 @ pet fee

Kitchen has plates, pots, utensils, basic condiments, microwave, toaster oven, coffee pot, Fridge, stove, cleaning stuff


First of all, Safety: this is walk-around-at-night-and-arrive-in-the-dark-safe. Ponce/Vidal and Clairemont Estates is in the safest "zone" of all zones in Decatur; but that's kind of splitting hairs on a beautiful head of hair.

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Scott H. Thompson
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

About Scott H. Thompson

Decatur Native attorney married to Atlanta native attorney, 3 kids, urban gardener with about 750,000 bees (not on this property!) and exactly 26 laying hens (not here either). Youth coach, Rotarian, Mountain Biker, Birder, Geek. An old friend owns this house, she's living in Evanston, IL for the next few years, I'm helping her

. I couldn't have imagined what an incredible business experience this has been for a young lady. Letting her convert a few of our apartments into short-term rentals has given her first-hand business experiences that babysitting just doesn't cover!!

Scott H. Thompson purchased this house in 1985

Why Scott H. Thompson chose Great Lakes

I live a few blocks away

What makes this house unique

How civilized is it to walk 2 blocks for great sushi, the Brick Store Pub, Eddie's attic, or Ted's Montana Grill?

Late check-ins are never a problem since we'll assign you a door code, and you don't need to meet for your 'key".

We really want to maintain our flexible policy on check-in and check-out times. Here is my promise: I will do everything I can to accommodate your times if you can be patient for the guarantee. I've got to check with others to make sure it works... If you MUST check-in at 6am AND you need to know that when you make the reservation, you'd better book the previous night, because someone else might. I can't insist they leave at 5am (but I will ask them!!! cause sometimes they are catching a flight...) Early check-in and late checkout depend on both your requests and the preceding/ following guests', then me negotiating something reasonable. If the night before you is not booked (and we won't know until that afternoon!) we'd normally be happy for you to check-in at 8am... If you want to check out at 5pm and no one is coming that night, no problem!! We'll see as we get closer. But, we do have a space where you can store bags. Otherwise, here is what the HOUSE MANUAL (in your Itinerary) will say-- Check-in will be anytime after 3 pm and Check-out will be anytime before 11am UNLESS YOU REQUEST flexibility with some notice.


Great Lakes House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , 2 bunk bed , we need some heads up if you want the pack and play!
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Books
  • Games
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services


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Carraige House! totally Private, Walk EVERYwhere in Downtown
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews

Great location, few amenities

  • 4 of 5

This apartment is in a fantastic, quiet location. Easy walking distance to great shopping and restaurants in Decatur. We did experience some hiccups. First the fridge need some help. At first I thought the dripping I heard was coming from the roof. It was the fridge. The crisper drawers filled with water coming from somewhere. Second was the bathroom. We learned to manage the proximity of the toilet to the sink. They are very close together. For those who aren't awake when heeding nature's call, care must be taken. I almost knocked myself out on the edge of the sink. This is not the type of rental that caters to activities within its walls. There are very few books and the games that are there are disappointing. However, the neighborhood is a delight to walk.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy little place! Great location!

  • 5 of 5

We spent the weekend here and loved it! The carriage house is not posh, more of a shabby chic decor and just adorable. Everything you need is right there in the place and it is comfortable and conveniently located within a short walk to Decatur Square. Outside little garden and patio is so sweet. Stay here with people you are close to and don't mind sharing a small space with. There were 5 of us plus my daughter during the day. We missed Scott when he stopped by to say hello but it seems if you had any issues he would be helpful. Hope to stay here again when we come to visit my daughter.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Happy place

  • 5 of 5

Happy place

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
ATL Hartsfield Jackson
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
10 within 5 min walk!
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Decatur MARTA station
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
30 within 5 min walk
Car: not necessary

I assume you're looking here because you have already been sold on Decatur, right? 5 minute walk to MARTA train, SIX banks, Kroger grocery and about 4 little specialty markets, TWO local farmers markets, about THIRTY restaurants, TWO elementarys, THE high school, THE middle school, Emory's (free!!) Shuttle, SEVEN churches, THREE yogurt shops, FOUR coffee houses, Courthouse, Post Office, CVS, FOUR brewpubs, Post Office, tons o retail, THREE music venues, Agnes Scott College!! ONE magical doughnut shop, THREE Pizzarias, All that in 2-10 minutes walk... Don't get me started on our festivals: there's one for Books, and Beer, and Wine, and Beach, and Art,and Blues, and BBQ no kidding. i swear next year we'll have a Zombie festival (we've had a rash of filming of zombie movies. Decatur being used for either the PRE-apocalyptic scenes or the sole remaining unspoiled Post-apocalyptic refuge)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $35
Additional Guest Fee $10 per person per night
Pet Fee $15
Damage Deposit $100

Pet Fee, $15 per pet per stay. We have covers you can use to cover furniture/bedding if your pets are surfers!! The pet fee does NOT cover to cost of us having to wash/vaccuum or clean up after pets being on furniture.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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