Incredibly cool bathroom.Front Entry
Underground Designer Apartment

Entire home/flat

6 guests

3 bedrooms

3 beds

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Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
6 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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About this listing

One of the most unusual accommodations you're likely to find anywhere, this apartment in historic downtown Provo became one of the most talked about news items of the year on Provo Buzz.

Very unique! Please read carefully before booking.

The space

R+D Underground is a VERY unique space, built in the basement level of a 120+ year old historic building in the beating heart of historic downtown Provo. It sits inside a bustling commercial building and is surrounded by activity. Inside the same building complex are 4 restaurants, an ice cream shop, a juice bar, 2 barbershops, clothing retail and more. Built as an owner's apartment for when the owner's are in town, this apartment is funky, fun, and definitely the coolest spot to stay if you're into urban living. The windows of the apartment open into a stone hallway under the sidewalk which has lights on timers to simulate daylight. Not much natural light at all, but very cool. You'll love the artwork, furniture, and just the overall vibe of the place. It's a great place to relax, play your music loud, watch movies, play some old school Xbox.
There are 3 bedrooms. Two have queen bed, and the third is a room suitable for kids that has a full size bed and a bonus full size convertible sofa. 6 guests is our maximum.
Oh, and there's a sauna, located just next to the bathroom!

A few words of warning, however:
This is INSIDE a commercial building and underneath a popular local restaurant. It's fairly noisy with the sounds of a restaurant and other upstairs functions between the hours of 9am to 10 or 11 pm. For some people that won't work and we totally understand. If you're looking for a quiet retreat, this is definitely not a good option. But if you don't mind the bustling sounds of local businesses around you, you'll love it. And the proximity to all the local restaurants, music venues and nightspots makes it all the more fun.

Bottom line: It's an awesome place for the right person, and guaranteed to be way more fun than anything else you'll come across!

Guest access

You'll have the run of about 2000 sq ft of cool underground apartment, including the biggest shower around and a great little sauna. This is the only living unit in the building.

Interaction with guests

You'll receive a brief intro and tour when you arrive and otherwise we leave you alone. There's a building manager and night security that will be available 24hrs for any emergency needs.

Other things to note

You'll have free parking inside our parking garage. Otherwise, please be wary where you park, as towing is common in the area.

The space
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 3
Room type: Entire home/flat


Security Deposit: 198
Weekly Discount: 15%
Weekend Price: 158 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 double bed, 1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events

We love the feeling of privacy & security you get from an underground apartment. It's a fun place to blast the music and entertain some friends. You're welcome to come here and have fun with it. Play games all night, talk loud, blast some music, have fun. But we love our place, so please be respectful. Big parties, sorry, no way. Have a few friends over for drinks, no worries, but rude behavior, damage, etc. will be dealt with very strictly and will result in ejection from the property and forfeiture of the security deposit. Keep it classy, be respectful and I promise you'll love it.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay

20 Reviews

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Mary User Profile
June 2017
It was a great trip! Thanks! Mary

Meghan User Profile
June 2017
Super unique place to stay! Romantic for a couple getting away, and private for someone on their own. Thanks guys!

Spencer User Profile
May 2017
Amazing space! Thank you for letting us use it. The pictures do not do it justice. Book this people!!

Holly User Profile
May 2017
This is, without a doubt, one of the most fun and unique places you could possibly ever stay in! The location is fantastic, as well. For people who may be sensitive to noise from the restaurant above... bring ear buds. We didn't need them, however, and slept extremely well. The apartment was spacious, spotless and communication was excellent. We are already planning a trip back to Richard's place. Thank you Richard & Daniel!!

Ronald User Profile
April 2017
A fun place to stay in the heart of downtown Provo. My family really loved staying here. Lots of room, and quite different from drab hotel rooms. Daniel was a great host and took care of our needs during our stay.

Lawrence User Profile
April 2017
This apartment is exactly as advertised. Unique, underground space in the center of downtown Provo. It has three bedrooms and one very large bathroom. Endlessly interesting space, well equipped kitchen, Netflix on the tv in the comfortable living room. As a middle aged couple in town to visit our daughter and new grandson, we probably didn't take advantage of half the opportunities this great location offered. Just know you can walk up the stairs and in less than a block hit a first class restaurant, excellent juice bar, and amazing ice cream parlor. Walk around the block for much more. We will happily return, if Richard and Daniel will let us!

Jose User Profile
April 2017
What a wonderful place! The building is a beautiful turn of the century (XX) jewel that is kept in great shape by friendly and knowledgeable staff. There are over 50 restaurants within a 1/2 mile radius, comedy clubs, shops, and all kinds of things to do. The apartment itself is clean, cozy, super spacious and hip. Look no further, like a famous local religious leader once said: "This is the place!"

Bali, IndonesiaJoined in March 2014
Richard User ProfileRichard is a superhost.

I'm an entrepreneur currently living in Bali, Indonesia with my wife DesNeiges and our two rowdy boys, Finn & Arrow. We're originally from Napa Valley, California then moved to Provo, Utah for a few years before moving to Bali in 2013. We're not exactly sure where "home" is these days, but if it's where the heart is, I think Bali might be it.
We've got quite a few irons in the fire with business in California, Utah & Bali. My background is in architecture, my wife's is in fashion and somewhere in the middle with ended up in the restaurant business! Go figure. :D

Languages: Bahasa Indonesia, English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

About the home

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This is Richard’s place.
Daniel helps host.
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

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