Lisa's Hewitt house

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Private room in home hosted by Lisa

  1. 6 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 2 beds
  4. 1 private bathroom
Dedicated workspace
A private room with wifi that’s well suited for working.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the lockbox.
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The house & finished basement was completely remodeled in 2019. You're welcome to play the piano upstairs or spend time outdoors under the covered patio or in the backyard. You can even borrow my bicycle or tandem, as long as you be kind to and careful with them. I have clean bandannas should you wish to wear a helmet. You're also welcome to use my general sports gear.

The space
The basement bedroom has 2 twin beds (the low-to-the-floor bed rolls under the taller one). There's an overflow area just outside that bedroom for any guest(s) beyond 2 or if you need more space, especially if you are staying longer-term. That space can accommodate up to 4 additional guests on air mattress(es). The bathroom & utility area are just 'down the hall'.

The adjoining small kitchen space contains a medium-sized fridge, 2-burner stove, bar sink and basic utensils, cookware, cups, bowls, plates, etc.
In the 'dining space', there is a microwave-toaster combo (with local area brochures underneath), a small table with chairs, and a small metal stand with hangers.

In the space outside the bedroom are a metal open 'closet' unit, additional blankets and pillows, radiant heater (when it's chilly) and fan (when it's warm) available should you desire them. If you need anything that you can't find or have any questions/concerns, please let me know. I'm usually upstairs, outside or reachable by text/phone call.

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
Dedicated workspace
Free parking on premises
Washing machine
Dryer
Central air conditioning
Private patio or balcony
Private backyard – Fully fenced
Luggage drop-off allowed

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Where you’ll be

Carbondale, Illinois, United States

My immediate neighborhood is generally quiet & within walking distance of a small shopping center which includes restaurants, grocery & hardware stores and other local businesses. The Southern IL University campus is only about a mile away - easy bicycling distance. Carbondale & nearby towns also pride themselves on varied festivals, a state fairground, talented musicians, active theatre performers and holiday street celebrations.

Within biking or driving distance, the area has many options for outdoor recreation, such as summer music concerts, local parks, hiking & wildlife viewing areas (to include Green Earth sites). Additionally, Giant City State Park, Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge, Touch of Nature, numerous lakes & wineries are within a driving distance of 30 minutes or less. Not too much further is the Shawnee National Forest with various types of Wilderness areas and other Wildlife Refuges.

Hosted by Lisa

  1. Joined in September 2016
  • 86 Reviews
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Although I'm still fairly new to AirBnB, I have been a Couchsurfing user and host for a number of years now.

I've visited 49 U.S. states in 5 decades and have lived in 42 different places. Besides our bordering Canada & Mexico, I've so far been to Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Spain, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Poland, Venezuela, Panama, Cuba, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, Bahamas, Colombia, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica.

I enjoy most outdoor activities, in both leisure and work; have 3 cats; typically commute to work via bicycle; and tend to volunteer & work primarily in the education sector (mostly academic or environmental).

Besides being fluent in Spanish, I have elementary knowledge of American Sign Language and mere smatterings of Italian, Portuguese, and a few other tongues.

In general, I am a very conscientious, considerate guest and prefer clean, relaxing spaces.

I feel I am a rather accommodating host who prefers guests be conservative with resources and courteous of my requests, rules, household, and property in all respects.
Although I'm still fairly new to AirBnB, I have been a Couchsurfing user and host for a number of years now.

I've visited 49 U.S. states in 5 decades and have lived in 4…

During your stay

I mostly stay upstairs by myself, though occasionally have guests (to include my spouse who currently resides most of the time in Spain). Sometimes I travel, during which time, my across-the-street neighbor checks on the house and my cat.

Lisa is a Superhost

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  • Language: Español
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House rules

Check-in: Flexible
Check out: 12:00
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy