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Casa Mariquita atop Wonder Hills

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4 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 private bath
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Home at the top of the Wonder Hills neighborhood provides quiet and rest while being only minutes away from vibrant uptown.

We're located off US-50 and 2 minutes away from Richland Ave. and 5 minutes from OU. US-50 intersects with US-33 and OH-682 so we are easy to get to no matter where you are coming from.

If having a comfortable place to stay isn't enough to relieve your stress, we have a licensed massage therapist in house.

We take pride in providing a great space and hope it shows.

The space
The room is over 100 square feet with a queen bed for sleeping, a chair for sitting and resting, and a closet to store your things out of the way. There is also a small desk table should you need to get some work done. A TV with cable, Netflix, and other streaming services is provided for your entertainment. A private refrigerator, stocked with drinks, makes it convenient to store beverages and leftovers which can later be heated in the microwave. For a quick fix; we provide instant coffee, hot and cold purified water, and snack bars. And when you are ready to go out; the full length mirror will help you with looking your best. The room is lockable from the inside via a knob or the outside using a key to ensure your privacy.

We hesitate to call it a "retreat", but how many other listings also offer massage services?

We are easy to get to and just off the major roads in the area. Our driveway is large and provides easy off-street parking.

Guest access
The bathroom is private and directly across the hall from the room. It features a high flow shower head with detachable wand and multiple settings. There is ceiling heater fan which is nice when taking a shower during the cooler months.

We have an in-house licensed massage therapist and massage studio. She specializes in Swedish relaxation with some deep tissue depending on your needs. Please give us advance notice if possible if you are interested so that we can confirm availability. Guests receive a discounted rate of $35/30 min., $60/60 min., $80/90 min.

You are welcome to use the furniture on the front porch if you want to get some fresh air.

Other things to note
Some other random things that might interest you
-We strive to ensure a high standard of cleanliness. After every guest we change the sheets and towels and put them through a sanitary washing cycle (extra hot and long), clean the floors, and wipe down surfaces with disinfecting wipes.
-We are flexible on the check-in and checkout times, but let us know if you plan to do so at non-standard times as we may have to coordinate with other guests. For example, if it would help you to have a 3 PM checkout time we may be able to accommodate you if we don't have another guest checking in that day.
-We can accommodate more than two guests as we have an additional private sleeping area next to the room that members of your group can use, however, there is a charge for any guest over two.
-1% of our proceeds are donated to charities that support people in need of temporary housing.
-WiFi is provided.
-The TV has cable, Netflix, and Amazon Prime (and other SmartTV features). When prompted by Netflix, use the Airbnb profile. The cable is streamed using the Spectrum app on the TV.
-The room has a refrigerator which is large enough to store drinks and leftovers.
-The room has a microwave for the convenience of reheating leftovers.
-The room has a hot and cold water dispenser containing purified water (reverse osmosis). The hot water is great for instant coffee or tea.
-The room has a full length mirror.
-The room has multiple USB chargers for devices.
-There is a small desk that can accommodate a laptop.
-If you would prefer not to share a bed with your guest, we will provide an air mattress on request.
-We run a whole house humidifier during the heating season which increases comfort in a number of ways (ex. don't wake up with a sore throat) and provides health benefits.
-For those with allergies; we have dogs but they do not go upstairs. The upstairs heating/cooling system is separate from the downstairs and has a filter rated for small particles such as allergens. Our long-term renter has allergies and she hasn't had any issues.
-We have two beagle rescue dogs. They may bark when they hear the door open when you come in (they bark at us sometimes when we come in). They lose interest pretty quick and shouldn't bother you. Feel free to greet them. The small one is Ladybird and the large one is Ralph. They have access to the entryway so be sure to keep the door closed so they don't get out. If you don't like dogs (ex. you're allergic) let us know and we can put up a gate to keep them out of the entryway.
-We figure you are town for a specific reason and will be busy, but if you have some free time check out our list of recommended places. We are minutes from two different lakes, tens of miles of walking and mountain biking trails, and a 15+ mile multi-use paved rail trail. For dinner, Purple Chopstix is 5 minutes away and is owned by members of our family. Tell them we sent you. Reservations are recommended.
Home at the top of the Wonder Hills neighborhood provides quiet and rest while being only minutes away from vibrant uptown.

We're located off US-50 and 2 minutes away from Richland Ave. and 5 minutes from OU. US-50 intersects with US-33 and OH-682 so we are easy to get to no matter where you are coming from.

If having a comfortable place to stay isn't enough to relieve your stress, we have a li…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

Amenities

Fire extinguisher
Heating
Private entrance
Smoke alarm
Free parking on premises
Carbon monoxide alarm
Cable TV
Lock on bedroom door
Air conditioning
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Athens, Ohio, United States

Wonder Hills is an old established neighborhood. It's quiet, wooded, and the houses are well spaced and not on top of each other. The neighborhood road we are on is a loop that is exactly one mile in length and is perfect for a quick walk or run for exercise.
Getting around
1
Walk Score®
Almost all errands require a car.
4
Bike Score®
Minimal bike infrastructure.

Hosted by Atira

Joined in July 2017
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I'm a massage therapist living in Athens, Ohio. My partner and I like to travel every chance we get, but leave our beagle behind with grandma
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  • Richard
During your stay
The front entrance is private and the stairs to the upstairs room right inside the door. We respect your privacy, and you probably won't even see us during your stay, but we are available if needed.

We do have a long-term renter upstairs at the other end of the hallway at this time so we ask that you keep noise (ex. TV) to a reasonable level during typical sleeping hours.
The front entrance is private and the stairs to the upstairs room right inside the door. We respect your privacy, and you probably won't even see us during your stay, but we are a…
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    Things to know

    House rules
    Check-in: After 3:00 p.m.
    Checkout: 12:00 p.m.
    Self check-in with keypad
    Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
    No smoking
    No pets
    Health & safety
    Committed to enhanced cleaning protocol. Learn more
    Carbon monoxide alarm
    Smoke alarm