This luxe 1 bedroom downstairs adults only space is the same floor plan of its upstairs sister, but is more intimate and packed with bold colors and is situated in an urban core Murray Hill/ Riverside area and is close to downtown , the interstates and the trendy restaurant district!
This well appointed ,chic ,private retreat has almost all of the amenites you will need for an overnight or extended stay. Newly equipped with state of the art keyless entry that's integrated with carbon dioxide and smoke detectors, this non smoking apartment provides maximum safety with piece of mind .The apartment has a fully furnished kitchen with a full sized stove and refrigerator and comes with dishes, pots and pans. Additional linens and towels are provided. Please note maximum occupancy is 2 people per unit and is an adults only space as I do not offer cribs or additional bedding. . I do not accept multiple pets but do accept one with an additional 50.00 non refundable pet fee for up to one week. The pet must be crated when left alone and must not exceed 35 pounds.
Guest will have access to the whole apartment as well as the yard which has been recently updated with privacy fencing, a fire pit area,chairs and chaise lounge. More improvements are in the works!
I will try to meet all guests as my schedule permits and will be more than happy to assist with dining recommendations, directions, points of interest and anything else you may need during your stay in Jacksonville. Please do not hesitate to ask!
Murray Hill /Rvierside is a tradtional urban neighborhood where most people know their neighbors, I actually have 4 rental properties on this block, but this is the only 1 of 2 fully furnished places I have. I know most people on this block.There is a good restaurant located aboout 10 minutes walk away called the Edgewood Diner which offers up tasty meals with an urban flair. The iconic "Dreamette" is a 70 year old ice cream shop which is an institution in this neigborhood and is only 7 minutes walk form the apartment. The best pizza and calzones in town can be found at Moon River Pizza about a 3 minute car drive from the property but about a 20 minute walk .Trendy Avondale is about 3 more minutes by car and Hip Riverside eateries,bars and clubs are only a 2 minute drive in the other direction. Please inquire if you need specific recommendations for restaurants while here. There are also many interesting homes in this part of town and this is one of the two parts of town where you can still find a few homes that were built pre 1900. My personal house is a 1915 Craftsman Bungalow. There is one of 2 known exsiting SEARS KIT HOMES in Jacksonville in this neighborhood. You will see 1920 houses next to 1950 houses and there virtually is no two homes alike in many parts of this neighborhood. Some of my neighbors have fallen on hard times as this is a working class neighborhood. Some are living paycheck to paycheck and many are eldery and have little or no extra funds for tidy manicured lawns and updated exteriors. If you are uncomfortable with discovering that some people may exist this way perhaps this may not be the best fit for you. I have lived in this neighborhood for over 15 years and would live nowhere else!
The public buses are about a 5 minute walk away but are cumbersome and take a while to get you anywhere unless your destination in on one of the main routes. A car is the way to go. UBER and LYFT are also options especially if going to concerts or sporting venues in the nearby downtown area. Keep in mind prior to booking unless you mention it, I am not aware of how you will be arriving, so if you need distances or travel times to events in the area please ask. Jacksonville is very large and very spread out. I do accept only 2 people in each unit and I do not provide cribs or rollaway beds. I do not allow sleeping on the couch.I do accept a pet with a $50.00 non refundable pet fee. For stays longer than a week there will be a higher pet fee . Please inquire! Pets must be crated when guests are out of the apartment. If your pet is a barker, this may disturb the upstairs guests. I accept only one pet per unit. Please no hate mail, or arguments regarding this. If you clean up pet mess nightly from your home maybe that works for you but not for me. Keep this in mind as pets may act differently when in unfamiliar territory. Murray/Hill Riverside is a true urban neighborhood which means its comprised of a very diverse cultural cross section of people. If you are uncomfortable with people that differ from you in terms of relgion,ethnic background, country of origin or sexual orientation perhaps this area may not be right for you. Please note I cannot control neigbors,or situations outsde of my unit but I can control the condition ,upkeep and the cleanliness of my space. If something is not to your satisfaction I will do my best to fix it within reason.If something is not to your liking please advise me upfront to see if there is anything I can do to rectify the situation. Letting me know of an issue after you check out is not the best way to remedy a situation!
Guests will have access to the privacy fenced in back yard, fire pit and garden area.
I will try to meet and greet all my guests on arrival however may use the self check in option for very late arrivals or if I have to venture out of town. I would be happy to do "Facetime" or video walkthroughs if I cannot meet you in person so I can explain the amenities, features and location of everything.
Murray /Hill Riverside is a gentrified urban core older neighborhood consisting of modest bungalows with smaller sized lots. it is well placed and close to both major Interstates 95 and 10, and only about 3 miles from the downtown. From initial appearances it may not look like there is much nearby, but with 100 seconds you can drive to over 100 restaurants, bars and nightclubs. The area is very culturally diverse and if you feel uncomfortable around people who may differ from your religion, color, sexual orientation or socio- economic status this area will more than likely not be the best fit for you. I live 3 blocks from the unit and would not live anywhere else in this town
Please read all the details and descriptions carefully and fully. Please note I cannot call you as Airbnb will block phone numbers on any unconfirmed bookings. Please no vague emails such as" I need more information on this unit". If you have a question that is not answered in my descriptions, pictures, availability calendar, pricing area or anything here by all means please reach out to me. Please note if you are interested please check the calendar for availability and pricing. It will show which dates are available and once you put in the dates it will calculate an approximate cost. I do not charge tax but Airbnb does charge a minimal booking fee. Thanks for looking!Please no third party bookings. If the person staying in my unit is not the person on the reservation I will report to Airbnb and cancel the reservation.
Guests will have direct access to the privacy fenced in back yard, fire pit and garden area.
Interaction with guests
I will try to meet and greet all my guests on arrival however guests may self check in with electronic key codes in the event for very late arrivals or if I have to venture out of town. I would be happy to do a video walkthrough if I cannot meet you in person so I can explain the amenities, features and location of everything.
Other things to note
Please read all the details and descriptions carefully and fully. Please note I cannot call you as Airbnb will block phone numbers on any unconfirmed bookings. Please no vague emails such as" I need more information on this unit". If you have a question that is not answered in my descriptions, pictures, map or availability calendar, pricing area or anything here by all means please reach out to me. Please note if you are interested please check the calendar for availability and pricing. It will show which dates are available and once you put in the dates it will calculate an approximate cost. I do not charge tax but Airbnb does charge a minimal booking fee. Thanks for looking! Please note constructive criticism is welcome. I have made many positive changes and upgrades based on guest feedback but I also have informed Airbnb and other potential hosts of unreasonable guest commentary and expectations and mean spirited comments .Murray/Hill Riverside is a true urban neighborhood which means its comprised of a very diverse cultural cross section of people. If you are uncomfortable with people that differ from you in terms of relgion,ethnic background, country of origin or sexual orientation perhaps this area may not be right for you. Keep in mind you are reviewing me , my amenities, my service and my unit. I do not feel that it's fair to make comments about things beyond my control , such as neighbors, noise , how someone's house on the next block looks and many other quirky comments I have received. My description and pictures are accurate, and my description is very to the point. If you elect not to read your hosts details or fail to ask questions, or voice concerns you are in no position to complain about something you failed to read, ask or inquire about!
Lades and gentlemen are expected to act as such and are expected to be respectful of the furnishings as well as other guests who may be in the upstairs apartment. No one likes noisy neighbors so be respectful of other guests need to relax in peace. This is a non smoking unit however you are free to smoke outside in the yard. If you think of smoking inside You will be reported to Airbnb and you will find few to no hosts will take you once your review is published.Common courtesy is expected after 9 pm as the guests in the other unit may be relaxing or sleeping . If you experience an overly loud neighbor in the upstairs unit please call me!
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.
I am a 57 year old man who has been employed in the hospitality industry for the past 35 years. I am recently retired from working for Amercian Express travel. In my off times myself and my partner have 9 rental units in addtion to our own home which keeps us very busy. In our free time we are both avid travelers and have been to Iceland, Ecuador, Panama, Dubai ,London, Lisbon and Barcelona in the past few years just to name a few and travel often to Maine and Pennslyvania to visit our respective familes and also take other short hops around the US. I am an avid trance/dance music enthusiast as well acomplished cook and I frequently enjoy preparing meals for family and friends.