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Walk EVERYwhere Downtown Decatur Residential Triplex in Walking Neighborhood

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type house


About the property

free parking,walk-around-at-night-and-come-home-safely-in-the-dark neighborhood

There is one full bedroom that has a Queen bed.

Living room has a twin pullout sleeper sofa and a full-size futon sofa.

On a quiet street, truly in downtown Decatur, 2 minute walk to Emory's free shuttle, the Cliff!!

Videos - go to YouTube and search for 335C PONCE PLACE 30030


Pets could be OK, we'd need to talk about it; plenty of places to walk.

Kitchen fully stocked-- has plates, pots, utensils, basic condiments, microwave, toaster oven, coffee pot, Fridge, gas stove, cleaning stuff, laundry room.


More Details

Property Manager
Scott H. Thompson
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 28, 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.

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 1979

Why Scott H. Thompson chose Great Lakes

An old friend owns this house; she's living in Evanston, IL for the next few years. I'm helping her out. I live a few blocks away. Happy to give you a reference to another tenant in the house if you wish to confirm.

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
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Window, tiled, big walk-in shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Living Room - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , the futon is a full and the sofa pullout is a twin
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , this is the proper bedroom, the living room can sleep two
  • Queen in the bedroom, pull-out twin sofa bed in the living room and a full-size futon in living room.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Emory, Druid Hills, Dekalb Hospital, Veterans Administration, Lake Claire, Candler Park, LIttle Five Points, Inman Park, Decatur, Kirkwood, Atlanta, Midtown, World Health , WHO, Edgewood, Clifton, East Lake, Agnes Scott, MARTA, Dekalb Medical Center, Clairemont, Ponce, Ponce de Leon, Midtown, Woodruff Arts, Variety Playhouse, Verizon Theater, Dad's Garage, Beltline, Piedmont, Farmers Market, Book Festival , Arts Festival, 30030, 30307, 30308, 303017, 30033, 30315, 30002, 30313, 30312, 30303, 30361


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Walk EVERYwhere Downtown Decatur Residential Triplex in Walking Neighborhood
average rating of 4.4166665 based on 24 reviews

Perfect stay very close to Decatur Square!

  • 5 of 5

Just as described, very clean, cozy and conveniently walkable to Decatur Square. Scott was very helpful and responded quickly. We'd definitely recommend it!!

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Decatur location.

  • 4 of 5

Simple ground floor apt. in a pretty tree filled neighborhood.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Western NC

A fine rental in a fine location.

  • 4 of 5

Comfortable and in a very central location.

The kitchen has all you need and there is ample space.

It is a great value. If I will need to stay there again, it will certainly be high on my consideration list.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stay in Decatur

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying at one of Scott's places, and we were not disappointed! Scott was welcoming and kind and helped us out with anything we needed. The place is great and comfortable and a very close walking distance to restaurants, grocery stores and a train station. There was everything we needed, from towels and linens to an equipped kitchen and a tv which we could connect our phone to. We would definitely stay with Scott again if we have the chance to return to Atlanta!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Antonio, TX

Mixed review and feelings

  • 1 of 5

This is a tough review to write. The arrival info was stellar. Good info and thorough. When we were on our way there we got a text from Scott that he had a new cleaning crew and to let him know how was there... I said no problem. He has involved his freshman daughter to learn the business which appealed to us. That is one of the reasons we wanted to rent this place. It is in a great location for the Decatur area. We found it and got in no problem... until we walked in there was a used moldy smelling sponge in the sink area with no new one below, tile floor through out and it wasn't clean or swept up, the kitchen table needed to be cleaned, The fridge needs to be wiped out and the ice container in the freezer wasn't I cleaned that. the fridge also needs to have the legs on it balanced... It moved when you opened the door. Then we went into the bedroom and the bed sheets were not clean. hair on the sheets (she was a brunette) It smelled moldy in the apartment as well. there was Lysol under the sink so that helped the apartment. The bathroom was very dated but fairly clean. I just felt that I should not have to clean the place myself.

I texted Scott and then my husband and I sat there and had a glass of wine muling over what to do. We decided to leave after about 50 minutes and not hearing from him. We are past the age where an apartment with a "college feel to it" suits us. So when I texted him and told him we were leaving we did get a call from him a bit later. He had been in a meeting and wanted to come over and sweep and change out the sponge and sheets...but we had made alternate arrangements. It was just under an hour when we heard from him but It is tough to sit when you are on vacation and wonder if you are going to get help or not. I also think sitting there watching him clean the whole place would have not been fun. In the meantime we have received our deposit back but I emailed Scott and asked that we get at least one of 2 nights rent back but to date haven't heard. I thought that was fair but apparently it is being thought about at this point. Very small apartment with very old furniture in a great location. The furniture reminded us of the stuff we had when we were in college and we used to cover it all with blankets to be able to sit on them comfortably. The one star was for the cleanliness, otherwise arrival info was great...lots of potential with this apartment but we just hit it at a bad time I guess

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: They arrived in the middle of the business day. 40 minutes later I called them as soon as I got out of a meeting. They had already gone. There were new sponges under the sink and there was indeed a single brown hair (on top of the folded up blanket at the foot of the bed!).
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Location! Location

  • 4 of 5

Great location, clean and comfortable. Would not hesitate to stay here again. Scott was great to deal with!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fernbank Museum of Natural History
"great planetarium, IMAX , dinosaurs"
Emory University
The Brick Store Pub
"go-to beer with boys"
Your Dekalb Farmers Market Cafeteria
"best lunch buffet in town"
Leon's Full Service
"nationally rated gastro-pub"
Dancing Goats Coffee Bar
"walk 3 min to this classic Decatur meeting place"
Thumbs Up Diner
"Biscuits!! ask for the chicken spinach sandwich, it's not on the menu anymore"
Revolution Donuts
"DOUGHNUTS -- not just for breakfast anymore!!!"
Taqueria Del Sol
"awesome, creative taquitos! not exactly kid friendly.... actually not really friendly, b..."
Cafe Lily
"my favorite dinner out, great date place"
Twain's Billiards & Tap
"yes!! another brewery! and you can play pool... darts... and that game where you slide puck..."
Farm Burger
"the kids' choice for dinner out... try the mac and cheese with pork cheek. The green goddes..."
Eddie's Attic
"premier music venue.... a Decatur original"
The Iberian Pig
"well, we do love us some pig!!"
Seventeen Steps
"i'm not a big shopper, but i'm adding 17 Steps because my girls are always in there"
Kroger Grocery
"the family's go-to takeout"
The Cook's Warehouse
"great wine selection... cooks will love browsing... ask for Perry, my garden buddy!"
Community Q BBQ
"just wow... is all. This place and Burnt Fork, walking distance from the house"
Burnt Fork BBQ -- CLOSED
"one of our two go-to BBQ places. they've actually got a vegan BBQ that i keep hearing abou..."
Cakes and Ale Restaurant and Bar
"my wife's perfect fancy dinner out!"
The Corner Pub
"yep... another pub, good food, fried fish!"
The Square Pub
"what?? another pub? bangers and mash baby"
Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Hartsfield Jackson ATL
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
actually, truly, there are about 10
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Druid Hills and Eastlake
Nearest Train
0.2 Miles
MARTA train and the main bus station!!
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
75 85 i-20
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
30 of them
Car: not necessary

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,

Emory, Druid Hills, Dekalb Hospital, Veterans Administration, Lake Claire, Candler Park, LIttle Five Points, Inman Park, Decatur, Kirkwood, Atlanta, Midtown, World Health , WHO, Edgewood, Clifton, East Lake, Agnes Scott, MARTA, Dekalb Medical Center, Clairemont, Ponce, Ponce de Leon, Midtown, Woodruff Arts, Variety Playhouse, Verizon Theater, Dad's Garage, Beltline, Piedmont, Farmers Market, Book Festival , Arts Festival, 30030, 30307, 30308, 303017, 30033, 30315, 30002, 30313, 30312, 30303, 30361


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $15
Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning fee $35
Tax Rate 3.0%

Pet Fee is $15 per pet, per stay--
PET OWNERS - We are dog and cat people, too. We need your help in order to maintain our open policy to pets. Pets are not allowed on furniture/beds without drop cloths or sheets. We have a few at each listing. $15 per per , per stay fee does NOT apply to carpet/furniture/bedding cleaning!!

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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