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Conveniently-located Pet-friendly 1 BDR Duplex

Entire townhouse hosted by Mike
4 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bathroom
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You’ll have the townhouse to yourself.
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Hey there! We’re Mike and Roze, a husband-wife team who have traveled the world. Our jobs brought us to purchase a fixer-upper duplex spacious enough for our dogs near a jogging trail and downtown Wilkes-Barre. Our travels as dog-owning vegans have shown us how difficult it can be to travel with multiple dogs & fix a healthy meal on the road. That’s why we love opening our lower-level duplex unit to the right people, and hope the right people find us!

The space
Private entrance here! This first floor duplex has lots of light permeating the living spaces, and with a modern kitchen featuring a brand-new electric stove, slow-cooker, and food processor, as well as a large dining room, we can offer the kind of experience that hotels cannot. Our kitchen has all the cooking essentials needed to make meals, and we have vegan items for guests who live plant-based lifestyles on the go. Similarly, our treadmill is readily available for guest use, along with a yoga mat for your yoga practice. Our TV features Chromecast for streaming from your smartphone or laptop (sorry, no cable here). For larger parties, we have a comfortable futon and a queen-sized air mattress. On a hot day, guests can use the A/C units in the bedroom and the dining room, or relax with a glass of wine on the comfortable and private front porch.

We cherish this space because until recently we lived here full-time, and are now in a position to host short or extended stays. Ideally, our guests would be respectful, self-aware, and have reasonable expectations regarding staying in a duplex. This property is not for people uncomfortable renting a space inhabited by pets and people year-round nor those unfamiliar with older houses of the East Coast. Any noise you may experience would be from our tenant in the separate upstairs unit on the second floor (they occupy the secondary unit in our duplex, a unit that has its own private entrance) . Another thing to note is that our one bathroom is accessible solely through the bedroom, so larger parties should take that into consideration. There are wonderful hotels in the area, and we encourage you to check them before selecting ours. We feel solid that offering pet-friendliness, convenience, and space at a reasonable price point (as we do not charge for pets) gives us an advantage for specific kinds of travelers.

You will have the entire lower duplex unit to yourself, however there will be some spaces that are also used by our upstairs tenant. Those spaces are: the un-fenced backyard and the basement. The basement has two entrances, one which is for the upstairs tenant and the other is for your own use. Also, both units have their own separate washer/dryer configurations in the basement, so you will not have to share laundry usage with anyone during your stay.

Driving distance to local amenities:
15 secs to biking/running trail
6 mins to kayak launch
15 mins to Mohegan Sun Casino
15 mins to the Delaware River
50 mins to Poconos/Camelback and Premium Outlets

10pm is cutoff for alcohol sales in the county but Philly’s Phinest, only 3 mins away, stops selling beer at 11pm, and Convenient Beer, only 8 mins away, stops selling at midnight.

Guest access
We offer privacy and solitude with personalized keyless entry check-in. The unit also has a private back entrance. Street parking is convenient and you don’t have to worry about tow-away zones.

The shared basement with the washer/dryer is accessible through the unit’s bedroom as well as through the side of the house. Heed all signs in the shared spaces, please.

Other things to note
For those traveling with dogs, we provide dog food bowls and a dog crate. Further, we always have dry dog food and treats on hand!

If you are interested in house cleaning during your stay, please reach out to inquire about rates/details.
Hey there! We’re Mike and Roze, a husband-wife team who have traveled the world. Our jobs brought us to purchase a fixer-upper duplex spacious enough for our dogs near a jogging trail and downtown Wilkes-Barre. Our travels as dog-owning vegans have shown us how difficult it can be to travel with multiple dogs & fix a healthy meal on the road. That’s why we love opening our lower-level duplex unit to the right people,… read more

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed

Amenities

Kitchen
Wifi
Dedicated workspace
Iron
Hair dryer
Essentials
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Heating
TV
Dryer

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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, United States

This duplex unit is located within Hanover Township near a dog-friendly running/biking trail that runs along one a main waterway in the area. We feel safe walking and biking around these humble, working-class streets where our neighbors and local business-owners know each other well (the car mechanic on the corner is the nicest guy!), and we enjoy taking long leisurely strolls with our dogs in the evening and biking downtown for dinner when it’s warm. Our home is a mere 10-minute drive to many important locations and universities. Downtown Wilkes-Barre is a great place to explore!

What you’re paying for:

-A pet-friendly place close to downtown.
-While hotels offer one bedroom with communal areas, you get the privacy of an entire lower duplex unit (bedroom with private bathroom, dining room, kitchen, an office, and a large front porch, all to yourself) with a small backyard in a corner lot in a solid neighborhood.

Ultimately, Hanover Township may not be your cup-of-tea if you’re looking for a private estate in newly-developed suburbia or if humble, working-class neighborhoods scare you. Sorry, but that’s most of Wilkes. However, compared to other neighborhoods close to downtown, we feel safe and extremely happy here, and we hope you do too!
This duplex unit is located within Hanover Township near a dog-friendly running/biking trail that runs along one a main waterway in the area. We feel safe walking and biking around these humble, working-class s…

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We’re Mike and Roze, a fun-loving, well-traveled husband-wife team with two pups to call our family! Our schedules keep us busy and on-the-move, which is how we know that can be a challenge to travel with pets. We enjoy opening our home to the right people, and hope the right people find us!
We’re Mike and Roze, a fun-loving, well-traveled husband-wife team with two pups to call our family! Our schedules keep us busy and on-the-move, which is how we know that can be a…
During your stay
We recognize that many of our guests are renting our place for solitude and privacy, so face-to-face interaction is minimal by default. However, we are available for any circumstance, either through text, phone call, or email, straightaway, and we are also ready to fix any issue in person throughout the duration of your stay. We pride ourselves in being there for our guests while in our home.
We recognize that many of our guests are renting our place for solitude and privacy, so face-to-face interaction is minimal by default. However, we are available for any circumstan…
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House rules
Check-in: After 16:00
Check out: 12:00
Self check-in with keypad
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
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