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Private Garden Apt, 1918 House, UPstairs Lake Claire, Candler Park

Lake Claire, Atlanta, GA, USA
  • House650 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum StayNone

Private Apt, 1918 House in old neighborhood, walk!! , gardens, parking, laundr

Old hardwood floors, high ceilings, leaded glass windows, great breeze.

FULLY equipped kitchen, sheets, towels, hairdryer, soaps/shampoos, snacks, TV with Chromecast, WIFI, laundry, games, books, big comfy front porch, offstreet parking, walk to grocery and restaurants and MARTA. Gardens, chickens, bees (very safe) in backyard.

Bedroom has a queen bed AND a twin. There is a pullout sleeper twin in the living room and a full-size sofa pull-out sleeper. ALSO a twin size mattress hiding behind the bookcase. There's a great dining area right outside your kitchen door, at the top of the landing (see pic of glass table); it overlooks the garden and coop!

This big house was built in 1918 by the Southern Railway as an upscale boarding house where Northern railroad execs could bring their families and over-winter at what was then the terminus of the rail-line. So it was built as a quad, which means a few things, each apt has a good layout, not chopped up from a once-primary-residence, it's got high ceilings, leaded glass, plaster walls a foot thick, and it's across the street from the old railyard, which is now part of the Beltline. It's a well-put-together space yet welcomes you to settle in. Plenty of walking-to destinations; walk to MARTA train (either Edgewood or Candler Park). Walk to 4 unique restaurants, coffee shops, a local market, some retail. Get a growler from Candler Park Market and pull up a chair and watch what we call 'chicken TV' in backyard. The beehives are safely enclosed in the chicken run. See what's growing, pull some weeds...

My coop has been on the Urban Coop Tour lots (and lately, too).

NO Roosters live here (or nearby)!!!

Owner

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.
Response rate:
100%
Response time:
within a few hours
Speaks:
english, spanish
Calendar last updated:
Apr 03, 2018
About Scott H. Thompson

Decatur Native attorney married to Atlanta native attorney, 3 kids, urban gardener with about 750,000 bees and exactly 26 laying hens. Youth coach, Rotarian, Mountain Biker, Birder, Geek. Margot (10th grader!!) helps me with me pretty much everything in the Airbnb business. 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 1990

Why Scott H. Thompson chose Lake Claire

It was a huge project, but i wanted the land because of gardening/chickens/bees potential, which, you'll see, worked out great!

What makes this House unique

It's really INtown. Not out in the burbs. Funky neighborhood is kinda Austin wierd, that's a good thing. 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. I will do everything I can to accommodate your times. 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. FULL DISCLOSURE -- this is my urban working farmlet, so from time to time there will be beehive frames for repair in the yard, or mushroom logs to innoculate on the porch, or wheelbarrows or implements of gardening strewn about. This big, old, demanding mistress requires regular attention from me and my trunkful of tools!! The inside pictures are exactly "as is". Promise. My farm does not extend to your very clean, orderly, tidy apartment

Amenities

    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking

      Bedrooms

      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Living Room
        1 baby crib, 2 sleep sofa /futon, The twin mattress is hiding behind a bookcase in bedroom
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, 1 twin/ single, 1 baby crib, Bedroom has a queen and a twin day bed.
      • Bedroom has a queen bed AND a twin. There is a pullout sleeper twin in the living room and a full-size matress hiding behind the bookcase.

      Bathrooms

      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower, Tile floor,
      • I provide sheets and towels, soap, shampoo basics...

      Theme

        • Adventure
        • Away From It All
        • Budget
        • Family
        • Historic
        • Romantic
        • Spa
        • Sports & Activities
        • Tourist Attractions

          Meals

            • Guests provide their own meals

              General

                • Iron & Board
                • Air Conditioning
                • Hair Dryer
                • Heating
                  This heater is a beast. .
                • Internet
                  Smokin' hot internet - average 50mbps down, 40 average in the backyard and front porch!! Chromecast for streaming your Amazon or Netflix.
                • Clothes Dryer
                • Linens Provided
                • Living Room
                • Parking
                  Come up the driveway and park in the back yard, free parking, plenty of street parking for more cars or visitors. If the wire gate is across the driveway it means Margot's dog (Champ) is here!
                • Towels Provided
                • Washing Machine

                  Kitchen

                    • Coffee Maker
                    • Dishes & Utensils
                    • Kitchen
                      all the tools you probably need and a coffeemaker Honey from the backyard bees, Microwave, pots, pans, toaster oven, Some basic spices and pantry items
                    • Microwave
                    • Oven
                      gas oven
                    • Pantry Items
                    • Refrigerator
                      full size, with freezer
                    • Stove
                      gas stove
                    • Toaster
                      toaster oven

                      Dining

                        • Dining
                          There's a great dining area right outside your kitchen door, at the top of the landing (see pic of glass table); it overlooks the garden and coop!
                        • Dining Area
                        • comfy seating for 5 people

                          Entertainment

                            • Books
                              Tons of books.
                            • DVD Player
                            • Games
                              kids games and books
                            • Satellite / Cable
                              cable and HD channels , HBO
                            • Stereo
                            • Television
                              HD, cable and HD channels , HBO
                            • Toys
                            • Video Library

                              Outside

                                • Balcony
                                • Bicycles
                                  Tell me ahead of time, I rotate the bikes around the various houses
                                • Deck / Patio
                                  Huge front porch 2 sets of chairs and tales, beautiful sunsets.
                                • Golf
                                  Muni course in Candler Park!! 15 min walk Bobby Jones Course (East Lake Country Club) is 10 min drive
                                • Lawn / Garden
                                • Outdoor Grill
                                  big gas grill in the backyard by the coop
                                • Tennis
                                  A 15 minute walk to public courts in beautiful Candler Park!!

                                  Suitability

                                    • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                    • wheelchair inaccessible

                                      Pool / Spa

                                        • Communal Pool
                                          The Lake Claire Community Pool is 3 blocks away!!

                                          Onsite Services

                                            • Massage

                                              Attractions

                                                • playground
                                                • arboretum
                                                • churches
                                                • cinemas
                                                • festivals
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • library
                                                • museums
                                                • botanical garden
                                                • recreation center
                                                • restaurants
                                                • synagogues
                                                • theme parks
                                                • water parks
                                                • winery tours
                                                • zoo

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • outlet shopping
                                                    • photography
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • Babysitter
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • laundromat
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • basketball court
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • racquetball
                                                            • rock climbing
                                                            • roller blading
                                                            • swimming

                                                              Notes

                                                                • 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

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: Flexible

                                                                  Check-out: Flexible

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  12 Reviews

                                                                  Excellent4.7/5

                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Very nice

                                                                  Great location. We were able to walk to restaurants, coffee and a market. The place was clean, quiet and cozy. The bed was super comfortable and my wife and I both slept very well. The white noise machine near the bed was an added bonus. Owner was friendly and helpful. Would highly recommend!

                                                                  Very cozy!

                                                                  Carla R.

                                                                  We didn’t get to do much at the apartment itself. Because we were at conventions all day but the bed was very comfy and love the down comforter. Had a nice bath one night and read a book! Thanks for the snacks they were amazing!

                                                                  Complete paradise

                                                                  Olesja M.Glendale

                                                                  This old house/apartment is the coziest/most peaceful and homey place I have ever stayed. No luxury here, think country home. Perfectly clean. The atmosphere is priceless. The house has such positive nurturing energy! I was able to get a ton of work done, very quiet, super fast internet. Beautiful daylight throughout the house. Everything works great. You have everything you need, there were even snacks left for me, what a nice touch! I stayed 5 nights and did not want to leave. Thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality!

                                                                  Great location!!!

                                                                  My fiancé had a great time, even though the weather was terrible. Very cute apt and super close to little five points. Had some great meals while in town.

                                                                  Would totally stay there again!!

                                                                  Jenn

                                                                  Too noisy to sleep

                                                                  Jolleen C.

                                                                  Overall, the unit was charming and the owner was friendly; however, I'm basing my review on the intended use of the rental which was a restful weekend while taking our toddler to Stone Mountain. I figured this rental would be a cheaper alternative to a hotel suite so that we could put our daughter to bed early, and then be able to enjoy some TV and conversation afterwards. However, there is no door on the bedroom to block out noise or light after we put her to bed, so we basically had to read our kindles in the dark until our bedtime. While it is in a neat neighborhood, I wouldn't have rented it if I had known it backs up to a busy highway and mass-transit rail. The loud train went by roughly every 30 minutes until around 2 am, and the older windows seemed to let in all street noise including police sirens, dogs and people yelling. Also, the people renting the unit below us got in around midnight and we could hear practically everything they did. Once, they closed the door so hard it shook our entire floor and bed. Suffice it to say we were all awake most of the night, with everyone being able to sleep from about 2-5am when the train started back up. We packed up that morning and booked a hotel room for our second day/night and are very glad we did.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  There are four apartments in this big house. Out of hundreds of stays and hundreds of reviews, this is the only one to mention noise.

                                                                  Cozy apartment in a fun neighborhood

                                                                  Julia K.

                                                                  This little apartment was a great place to spend almost a week while attending a conference in Atlanta. It was comfortable, about a 10-15 minute walk from the MARTA (train) station, and within walking distance of a few different markets, restaurants, etc. Also near a beautiful community garden-community land trust area. It had everything I and a work colleague needed, and if we asked for something, Scott helped us right away. He was friendly and generous (but not too generous) with local information and ideas of where to eat, what to do, and how to get places. If in Atlanta again, I would definitely stay there.

                                                                  Location

                                                                  Lake Claire, Atlanta, GA, USA

                                                                  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

                                                                  Availability

                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  Tax Rate
                                                                  3%

                                                                  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!!

                                                                  $79avg/night
                                                                  12 Reviews
                                                                  Excellent 4.7/5
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