About this listing
Retreat for couples, singles, buddies and business travelers. Two single beds. Private entrance & bathroom. Large sitting room. Refrigerator, electric kettle for coffee and tea w, microwave, table & chairs. Our Mahncke Park neighborhood is walking distance to botanical garden, restaurants, museum, park, zoo. Street parking. Good public transportation. Close to Pearl and downtown.
We have dogs & cats who don't allow other animals to visit. (Sorry!)
It's full of things we love, mostly brought back from trips.
Once you're in your space it's all yours -- kind of a private apartment with its own bathroom plus one large room with a sleeping area and a sitting room. There's a balcony overlooking the back yard plants and pond.
You'll have a private entrance to use. It's up some stairs on the back of our house.
You're also welcome to sit in the back yard or use the barbecue there.
Interaction with guests
We like to greet guests at the front door when they first arrive so we can introduce Chloe and Lex. Once you feed them a biscuit they'll be your new best friends.
After that you can be completely alone or you can join us for a visit.
If there's anything you need call or text us at any time or just knock on the front door. We live on the premises so one of us is usually here.
Mahncke Park has an eclectic mix of early 20th Century houses along with some newer construction. We live right on the park. It's a quick walk to the Botanical Garden, the zoo, Sunken Garden, a golf course, museums, etc. There's a fun beer garden a few blocks away and quite a few interesting restaurants.
There's street parking for your car. If you arrive by bicycle or motorcycle you can park in the fenced back yard.
There are bus stops very close by. Uber and Lyft also serve the area -- fare to downtown is about $9. And it's a very walkable neighborhood.
There's also a bicycle rental location within walking distance.
Other things to note
Feel free to ask if there's anything you need.
There is a private sitting area outside on a balcony for smoking.
This is a biggie: You absolutely can't flush anything but toilet paper!
Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
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We love to travel. We've stayed in homes in the US, UK, Germany, Italy and Africa using Airbnb and a housesitting site. So much better than hotels!
Being at home is nice, too. Our house is old and the neighborhood is interesting. We live on a park where we can sit on the porch with a glass of wine and watch the joggers and dog-walkers go by.
Gardening is a passion of mine. Possibly a form of mental illness. I've seldom met a plant I didn't like and the yard shows it.
We have two loud but sweet-tempered big dogs -- a boxer mix named Lex and a rottie named Chloe. If you like cats Zippy and Bell will keep you company in the yard. If you don't like cats you'll have to explain that to them. We no longer name the fish in our pond because it's too much of a tragedy when raccoons or herons eat them.