Private room

3 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Private room

3 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

A Real *Glamping* Experience !

This school bus turned private getaway is a unique nest in the heart of Atlanta! The bus has a single bed, desk, loveseat, and a whole lot of character. It is adjacent to the main house where you have access to full kitchen, bathroom, and lounge.

The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and other pet(s)
Property type: Other
Room type: Private room


Extra people: £20 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: £4
Weekly Discount: 14%
Weekend Price: £32 / night
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The space

**There is no a/c- it will be hot during summer months but the windows do come down and the back door opens to create a good flow.

**Please note: We heat the bus and common areas with as many space heaters as our delicate circuit breakers can withstand, the house hallways can be very drafty. This is why we keep our prices low in the winter. Please keep this in mind when booking or reviewing the property. Thanks!**

The school bus is located at the front of our gated property. There is electricity but no water on the bus. The common areas in the main house are open to any guests staying in the bus and bathrooms are inside of the house as well.

The main house was originally built in 1919 as a refuge for travelers. It has since lived many lives, including that of a house of charity and most recently as an artists' collective. The Art House still features events in the Back House Theater, including plays, musical performances, open mic nights, and monthly improv comedy shows. Guests of Art House are welcome to attend these events at no additional cost.

Guest access

Guests of Art House on Ponce have access to yoga studio/ballroom with balcony overlooking the Midtown skyline, bathroom, patio and gardens, many shared living spaces and a well-equipped communal kitchen with all the tools you need to make great food!

Interaction with guests

We love people!

The neighbourhood

We're located directly on Ponce de Leon Ave. between the Yaarab Shriner's Temple and the Deerfield Apartment Complex. We are nestled between the bustle of Old Fourth Ward and the quiet beauty of Historic Midtown. We are a stone's throw away from Piedmont Park, the largest park in Atlanta; the historic Clermont Lounge; and the Shriners' former HQ turned movie Palace turned world-renowned concert venue the Fox Theatre.

Getting around

Routes 102, 2, & 99 run nearby - if you are staying here for an extended amount of time and are relying on public transportation, we recommend downloading the marta app, which can be accessed via the marta website

Uber and Lyft are great car service apps: fast, cheap, and generally safer than cabs. if you don't have a smartphone, the best 24-hour cab company is Atlanta Checker Cab

the Beltline
Atlanta's answer to public transportation combines art, community, and green space - the biggest urban renewal project in the entire world (according to their website) and a short walk from the Big House! it can be accessed from behind the Kroger 0.2 miles away and is the fastest and generally safest way to walk through the entire city. Check out their website for trails, maps, services, and events

Other things to note

PLEASE NOTE: We keep our prices low in the winter, because our rooms our heated via space heaters. It is low in the summer too for lack of a/c.

**BURRR** Be sure to pack your warmer jammies (sleep wear) because nights get pretty cold here!

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 4PM

For the guests' safety, we ask that they do not start fires without our permission, smoke in the house, climb on the roof or over the balcony, or invite unknown guests to stay or park their cars overnight. That's all, folks!

Please no partying, unless we're invited.



Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

2 nights minimum stay

110 Reviews

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Carlie User Profile
February 2017
The host canceled this reservation 19 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Paige User Profile
January 2017
Unique and cozy with a chill vibe, the bus was a great experience!

Alan User Profile
January 2017
Loved this space and the feel staying in the bus. So many thoughtful details. Is probably better for 2 than 3 guests

Arturo User Profile
December 2016
Nice place to stay.

Nadine User Profile
December 2016
This place is a total gem in the heart of Atlanta! It's located next to Ponce City Market, a Trader Joe's and Wholefoods are down the road and lots of cute little places and restaurants. The bus had everything we needed and was surprisingly spacious. The decorations are unique and the whole place has a special charm. Once we found it (the gate and the house is surrounded by trees), Lee was very helpful and showed us the mainhouse and explained everything. Even if you already live in Atlanta, I would recommend everyone to stay there!

Brooke User Profile
December 2016
The hosts made sure I got a tour of the grounds and had everything I needed. They were quick to respond with questions and even moved my reservation at the last minute so that I could enjoy a full day at the location.

Kris User Profile
November 2016
I loved staying here. I was in town for a conference and looking for a hotel alternative. This was just about a mile from my conference, so it was extremely convenient. I found the hosts to be super friendly, the bus was very cozy, and I would stay there again in a heartbeat! If you're looking for something a little different, go for this for sure.

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Art++House User Profile

This property is a wooded oasis in the middle of Atlanta! The house is a century old; because of its age and size, it's a step off the beaten path... and then some! We are seven local artists / siblings that run the place cooperatively together - in addition to the Airbnb, we also host music, visual art, educational, and film events on the main floor & in the small theater area behind the house. When you stay here, you will have an experience that is atypical of the sterile hotel experience. Plus, you will be supporting the arts community in Atlanta! While most people are enchanted with the atmosphere at the Art House on Ponce, restoration is an ongoing process so we ask guests to please keep this in mind while booking. It's a down-to-earth magical mansion from another dimension sprouting in the heart of midtown Atlanta. We thank all of our guests for their support, without them this dream could not exist!

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PLEASE NOTE Check-in is after 4:00 pm. There is not a secure place to store luggage before checking in.

>>>>Before booking, please note:
-The house is not air conditioned, but we do use window units per room.
-As the weather warms up, there will be more mosquitoes though we try our hardest to make your stay as comfortable as possible by treating the premises and supplying personal bug spray per room!

>>>>Before booking, please note:

As long as you are aware of and prepared for a "GLAMPING" (glamorous-camping) type of experience during your stay with us, (our space is WITHOUT HEAT , so we provide lots of warm blankets and a space heater) we'd be glad to host y'all :-)
If you have never camped outside in winter, nor ever wanted to, please do not request to stay at the Art House; you WILL NOT enjoy yourself and WILL NOT get a refund, sorry but we are giving you plenty of warning here.

Thank you again,
Art House on Ponce

P.S. It might also be a good idea to keep an eye on Atlanta weather for the dates of your trip!

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