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Beautiful downtown retreat

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

800 Sq. Ft. Eclectic Space In 100 Year Old Home

Two bedrooms and quick convert Ikea (Friheten) sectional sofa sleeper. Sleeps a total of 6. Everything furnished new this year. New well stocked kitchen items and bedroom linens. New LG Smart TV with magic remote and web browser. Gas fireplace, and jetted tub. Including new Signature Sleep memory foam mattress, and a Serta Perfect Sleeper. Great downtown location. Seven blocks from the heart of the city and three and a half blocks to the University. Trax red line train is just around the corner.

This home is just enough out of the city and surrounded by large maple trees and attractive older homes. You will feel secluded but be in walking distance to many attractions. It has a big community garden in the parking strip in the front of the house that has been recently written about in a local magazine, and is popular in the neighborhood. The front and backyard are always available to guests and are fun and attractive spaces to hang out. This is a downstairs loft style apartment with tall ceilings and polished concrete floors, and exposed wood beams. Keyless (code) private entry allows you to arrive at anytime.

Guest Access

Guests have total access to the entire private space, which includes: two bedrooms, a large bathroom, living room and kitchen/dining area. They also have access to the patio in the front and backyard. Kitchen is stocked to serve 6. The table seats 4. There is an iron and ironing board, hair dryer and toiletries. Plenty of on street parking.

The Neighborhood

3.5 blocks walking distance to the University of Utah. 6.5 to The Tower theater for Sundance films. 1.5 to trax for downtown travel and to the airport. 3.5 to Trader Joe's and just a few more blocks to Whole foods. 4 blocks to bike rentals. This home is located on Broadway which is a popular street for cafés, shops and small bars. The heart of downtown is about 7 blocks away.

Getting around

Public transit could not be better at this location. Just around the corner (1.5 blocks) is the Trax red line (light rail). Transfer to the green line to get to the airport.

More Details

Owner
David Spicer
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 20, 2017

Amenities

East Central House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
Entertainment:
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants

Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

Beautiful downtown retreat
average rating of 4.5416665 based on 24 reviews
2

Difficult to access.

  • 2 of 5

Perfect location, waking distance to University of Utah. No sidewalk or pavement in front of building or along the side of the house to access rental. Hard to pull luggage on dirt trails. Parking is along a busy street.We never found parking near the residence in the evenings. We came with an 81 year old woman. The rock spiral entry stairs proved difficult to tackle as was the jacuzzi tub with a shower head installed overhead. Rental was spotlessly clean but every time my husband stepped on the rugs that covered the stained cement floors, he would slide across the room. Great beds but very little natural lighting in the entire residence. No thermostat. Room temperature must be determined by upstairs tenets. This vacation rental is perfect for younger tenants but we found it to be too inconvenient for us .

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It's got some things going for it.

  • 3 of 5

The only complaint I have is that the front bedroom's bed and the pull-out sofa bed were very uncomfortable. Otherwise it was quiet, fairly clean, well-stocked and centrally located. It is dark because it is in a basement, and really only big enough for two couples since you wouldn't want to use the sofa bed.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A great stay in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we stayed in David's apartment and it is very comfortable and in a great location. We love it so much we will be staying here again in a few months. David is a pleasure to work with.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cozy and located in a convenient area of the city. We enjoyed going for a morning walk.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay and felt very welcome.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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5

Great spot. We would stay there again.

  • 5 of 5

Very nice and clean basement apartment. Everything was as advertised and communication with the owner was good. Great rental property for the money.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great base for exploration

  • 5 of 5

Two adults, two cats, and a dog shared this location for 5 days and 4 nights quite comfortably. The place was very nice, well laid out, and furnished with quality items throughout. It was also very well stocked with anything we could possibly have needed during our stay (and then some). The location was great - easy walking distance to pretty much anything downtown, including Temple Square, the University of Utah, numerous restaurants (we highly recommend Tucci's for some amazing Italian), and a great climbing gym. It was also quite convenient to the highway leaving town to great hiking trails and climbing spots. We enjoyed the entrance to the place and the fact that it was a basement location - yes, it is a bit of a walk from the street, but the stairs down to the apartment from a lovely backyard garden make it seem like a private oasis. You do hear the home occupants overhead during the day; however, we had no issues in the evening or at night when the quiet actually matters. The only issue we had with the place was the internet - we had problems maintaining continuous VPN connections with work (we both work from home); however, we brought it up with David, who immediately contacted Comcast on the issue (while not completely resolved, we did see some improvement over the next day or two). We would definitely stay here again, and thank David for running such a great home away from home.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Map

Three blocks away is the university and a handful of restaurants. Check out the summer concert series at Red Butte near the University, it is a beautiful outdoor venue. Museums near the university as well.

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Rates & Availability

East Central House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$92
$580
$2,300
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.6%

For a full refund, cancellation must be made five full days prior to listing's local check in time (or 3:00 PM if not specified) on the day of check in. For example, if check-in is on Friday, cancel by the previous Sunday before check in time.

If the guest cancels less than 5 days in advance, the first night is non-refundable but the remaining nights will be 50% refunded.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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