About this listing
Our cool, relaxing, newly finished basement apt is located in charming Bay View in Milwaukee. WITH IT'S PRIVATE ENTRANCE this space was designed to give you a great place to stay while you visit Milwaukee. Only minutes away from lake and downtown. NOTE: THE BEDROOM AREA IS A BIT SHORTER, THE HEIGHT OF THE CEILING IS ABOUT 5'9" 6'0" FEET TALL, IF YOUR TALLER YOU WILL HAVE TO DUCK A BIT, THIS IS ONLY THE BED AREA, THE REST IS NORMAL HEIGHT.
ALL POTENTIAL GUESTS: PLEASE READ ALL OF THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION. WE ASSUME THAT IF YOU INQUIRE AND BOOK WITH US, YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTAND, AND ACCEPT THE FOLLOWING TERMS.
Our studio apartment is located in a safe neighborhood of Milwaukee. Bay View is known for it's artsy and family oriented style. Our space is located in the basement of our home. The layout of the space is an "L" shape open concept. It has larger community space and a bed in one of the more private corners. The studio includes its own entrance. It comfortably fits 2 adults but could potentially hold up to 4 depending on guest needs. Responsible adults and families are welcome! The best part of this space is its comfortable and peaceful with beautiful Lake Michigan just blocks away.
This space is considered an 'Shared Space' because even though it has completely different entrances (with different locks) than the main floor, we may at (predetermined) times need access to the washer/dryer. My husband, Carlos, and I usually stay in the upstairs area with our two friendly dogs. At times, we also rent our main level to other AirBNB guests. Depending when your stay is, we OR other AirBNB guests may be staying in the main level. Other than the washer/dryer being available only in the downstairs space, the downstairs and upstairs space can and do function as completely independent spaces.
Because this space is originally a 100+ year old basement, it has a few quirks. The back area is literally a step up and therefore had less head room. Those vertically gifted will most likely have to duck back there. Finally, like many basements, it has limited heating vents. In the winter months a couple of electric heaters are provided, although the basement is fully insulated and only in the very cold days are the electric heaters needed. In the summer it is a very comfortable living arrangement (naturally cooler). In the warmer months, air conditioning monitored from the main level is available, as well as fans.
Before you arrive, e-mail or phone would be the best way to contact us. When you arrive, please let us know right away so that we can assist you in getting orientated and headed in the right direction. I, or my husband, will do our best to be at the home when you arrive, but this may depend on your arrival time/date. If not, we will leave specific instruction on how to access the home.
Do note that dogs usually stay at the home (sorry if you are allergic) The dogs will be with us in the main floor. Note that the basement and the main floor have independent services and entrances, you will still have privacy and will rarely see us during your stay.
Street parking is available for free for the first three nights. Over night parking after three nights is available. Guests will need to purchase a $20 overnight permit so if you have a car, let us know so we can help you with specific instructions. The parking permit should be good for however long you are here. If you really need a garage we can arrange that for an extra fee as we do have a one car garage.
The home is 4.2 miles or a 12 minute drive north of Mitchell Airport.
There is easy access to the Milwaukee County Transit's "Green Line" which is the express line to downtown, running about every 15 minuets it's a great way to get around to all of Milwaukee's star attractions. The house is located about 7 minutes from Howell and Homer "Green Line" bus stop. City bus maps are available upon request.
Enjoy Milwaukee, it is truly a great city once you experience it, also check out the guidebooks for some more great places.
To start your day, there is a Keurig with a variety of coffee's and creamer. The apartment has a bar sink as well as a medium and small refrigerator. It does not have a stove, however a large toaster oven, skillet, panini maker, crock pot, blender, and/or juicer are available upon request.
We offer a grill, fire pit (with wood), bikes, and even a hammock in our communal but private back yard. If guests are planning to use the yard for a gathering, please let us know and we will do our best to ensure the yard is 'free'. Washer and dryer are available in this downstairs area:)
Anything that is visible can be used. There are three bikes which you can (and should!) use to explore. We are also located close to a golf course, the lake, bike trails, bowling alley, movie theater, all within walking distance. Wireless internet are here for your use as well. The kitchenette is stocked with basic cookware so feel free to look around to find what you need. Feel free to use basic ingredients (cooking oil, spices, etc). If you wish to have a beer or two, they can usually be found in the refrigerator. A variety of ethnic restaurants located blocks away from the home, anything from Asian, Hispanic, Servian, you name it, Bay View most likely has it. You will find some of our recommendations in our 'Welcome Home' binder.
Interaction with guests
The apartment has a private entrance and interaction is not necessary, but always welcomed. When you are here and need to contact us, texting is the best way as we may be at work and not able to answer a phone call. We will do our best during working hours to get back to you ASAP. During non-buisness hours, there should be no problem.
Other things to note
Our home is located in the charming neighborhood of Bay View, which was Milwaukee's first suburb. Bay View is one of the Milwaukee neighborhoods experiencing a revival of sorts. Just south of downtown, the "other East Side" boasts historical homes and new shopping, as well as a mix of old and new restaurants and bars. Some Bay View taverns have been around forever, it seems, while others are just hitting the hipster scene. The best part of the neighborhood that it is minutes from Lake Michigan. It is the cities most important feature and a great escape. I am fascinated with Milwaukee history and have studied it in my classroom with my students. If you enjoy 'living' like a local and need any help with navigating through the city, general questions or finding something to do, please ask away!
My home is yours during your stay with the common understanding that you are guests and I would appreciate that my space and belongings would be treated as you would treat your own. Guests are to refrain from using or accessing areas not designated for their use as agreed upon in my listing as well as my verbal and written communications. Please kindly clean up after yourselfs. For your own safety and security as well as mine I also ask guests to carefully follow all instructions regarding access to our home, making sure doors are closed and locked when they are out. I would ask that guests conduct themselves accordingly and behave in a manner that is mutually respectful to our neighbors. Lastly for your own sake we ask that you follow our parking guide lines to avoid ticketing during your stay.
I am flexible on check-in/check-out times IF they do not conflict with another guest's reservation.
Our guests will not smoke in the house.
No unauthorized overnight guests in the house.
Pets are welcome as long as you let us know ahead of time and they are appropriate pets, not aggressive pets as we have two dogs that usually stay here. For those who are traveling with pets, please dispose of all pet waste into garbage containers in the alley behind the house.
Thanks so much for your reservation! Please let us know if there’s anything you need to make your stay more comfortable!
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
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I am a public school educator in Milwaukee and my husband Carlos is a social worker who works with juveniles in Waukesha. We enjoy creating anything and hanging out with our dogs. We have used Airbnb on several occasions and find it to be awesome! We have traveled to many places, we appreciate all the hospitality we have encountered and now would love to give back and host.