Small upstairs studio apt with private entrance. Suitable for 1 or 2 people who prefer the independence of their own place (DOUBLE/FULL-SIZE bed might be small for two tall or larger people). Located in an OLD & quirky house in an OLD downtown neighborhood. See details in the SPACE and NEIGHBORHOOD sections below to make sure you will be comfortable here. No smoking indoors or out. Downtown-less than 1 mile, Notre Dame-2 miles, SB Airport-3.5 miles, Memorial Hosp-2 blocks.
This little vintage studio is suitable for solo travelers or couples who prefer the independence of their own space. One double bed. This place is old, vintage & quirky, so if you prefer new and modern it might not be for you :) This is an UPSTAIRS apartment; the private entrance is accessible by a stairway. Wireless internet is provided. There is no TV. The studio is pet-free. The space is completely NON-SMOKING inside and out. Some of the energy you use during your stay will be provided by our recently installed solar panels!
Please read the NEIGHBORHOOD section below for a full description of our neighborhood to make sure you will be comfortable here.
Studio details: The combined bedroom/living room has a small sofa, chair, work table, dresser, closet and a double bed. This bed may be small for two taller or larger people. The bathroom has a tile shower, small sink, and toilet---BUT please be aware that the bathroom is tiny and very narrow, with very little space for your legs when sitting on the toilet, causing most people to have to sit a little sideways on it. Plus you need to scooch around the toilet to get into the shower---SORRY!
The kitchen is intended for LIGHT cooking and no strong-odor foods. There is a stove, microwave, sink and vintage refrigerator as well as dishes, cookware, salt and pepper, standard coffeemaker, French press and Melitta pour-over cone. Locally roasted organic coffees (regular & decaf), organic teas, organic half-n-half, and organic sugar and stevia are provided, but for longer stays, please plan to replenish these items on your own if you need more. City tap water is fine, but a water pitcher with filter (Brita) is provided.
There are a total of 4 Airbnb apartments in the big old house. Walls and floors are solid, but not soundproof. Old floors creak. Thus, you will be peripherally aware of other guests in adjacent apartments, and they will be peripherally aware of you.
Sheets are 100% cotton. The studio is pet-free and smoke-free. Wireless internet provided. There is no TV. Recycling & outdoor compost bin are available.
LAUNDRY: If you need to do your personal laundry during your stay, you will have access to the laundry room, which is shared by the other tenants of the apartment house. For health and environmental reasons, only non-toxic products are permitted in the laundry room, and these products will be supplied during your stay.
Please be advised that our downtown neighborhood is OLD and time-worn. Some houses are rather run-down; others are more cared for; others are being worked on. Our block is fairly quiet, but the quiet is sometimes punctuated by urban sounds: music coming from cars, people socializing in the street, ambulance/fire truck sirens from the nearby hospital and fire station. Our neighborhood is multi-racial, multi-socio-economic, and multi-generational.
In terms of safety, we have lived on this block for over 30 years (many of them as a single woman) and have had very few issues. The apartment entrances are well-lit as are the parking areas. Our car has never been broken into, but we always take the precaution of locking the doors and removing any valuables. In our experience, walking to your destination is perfectly safe during the daytime. As for walking at night, we ourselves feel comfortable doing so, but visitors who aren't familiar with the area might be more comfortable driving or using a ridesharing service at night. That being said, the walking route from the Airbnb to downtown is getting better and better. The city has recently added pedestrian-friendly lighting to the streets, so most of the walking route to downtown is well-lit.
Although our block is old and time-worn, the neighbors, neighborhood association and the city are working to improve it. We ourselves are renovating two houses on the block. The city has torn down an abandoned house, and another neighbor has turned a vacant lot into a flower garden and installed a "Little Free Library." The neighborhood association and historic preservation group recently restored two other homes at the end of our block, and Habitat for Humanity recently built a new home on a previously vacant lot. A long-standing neighborhood bar with good food, Frank's Place, is just 1-1/2 blocks away. You can grab a coffee at The Local Cup, a neighbor-run community coffee house a short walk down Portage Ave (select limited hours). During the growing season, we have our own little neighborhood farmers market across from The Local Cup. A new locally-sourced restaurant is scheduled to open in November 2018 just two blocks away. Lots of good things are happening!
A block away, Just across Portage Ave/William Street, you will find the Chapin Park Historic District, which has brick streets and beautiful and colorful historic homes, and makes for a lovely stroll. Many downtown locations, including restaurants and entertainment, are .5 to one mile from the studio.. If you enjoy a longer walk, there is also a pleasant walking route to the campus of Notre Dame.
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South Bend, Indiana, Estats Units