The SpaceThe space includes a queen size bed, couch, desk, mini-fridge, Keurig coffee brewer, TV and DVD player, attached private bathroom and in room wi-fi internet access. Local HD channels are accessible over the air and DirecTV Now, Amazon Prime, Netflix and other streaming content is available via AppleTV. I have an optional 2nd guest room that is available for reservations of 4 guests (an extra $50 per night). If you are interested in booking both guest rooms please send an inquiry with the dates that you are interested in to confirm that the second guest room is available. Guest AccessThis private guest bedroom and attached bathroom are the only rooms on the street level and as such allow guests to come and go as they please whether through the garage or the front door as well as exclusive temperature control for the first floor. While my street is pretty quiet in the evenings, you will be downtown at street level and will have some traffic noise during the week that normally begins around 7am. The rental includes shared access to the kitchen and living room on the second floor, the laundry facilities and the rooftop deck. Guests will also receive a parking spot for one vehicle inside the garage. Interaction with GuestsI enjoy meeting new people and welcome interaction with all of my guests but also am respectful of their privacy and time and as such will provide as much or as little interaction as my guests desire. I will generally be present in the townhome although on a completely separate floor from the guests. The NeighborhoodThe townhouse is conveniently located downtown directly across from the Dallas Farmers Market with easy access to the Business District, Deep Ellum, the Arts District, West End, Convention Center and the DART.
You can literally walk to just about anything you need. Restaurants, bars, live music venues, shopping, public transportation, etc... D Magazine's top burger, pizza and BBQ joints are within a 10 minute walk. In addition, the location is just a few blocks from both the central expressway and I-30 allowing easy access to the rest of Dallas if needed. Getting AroundThe megabus stop is a 5 minute walk from my house. The heart of downtown, the St. Paul or Pearl St./Arts District DART stops and Deep Ellum are all within a 10 minute walk from my house. The Convention Center is about 15 minutes and the Greyhound bus terminal and Union Station are about 20 minutes.
*** From DFW airport ***
If you choose not to rent a car there are 4 ways to get downtown from the airport. A taxi is the fastest way downtown and you can hail one curbside outside of baggage claim and with no traffic you can get downtown in 25 minutes for approximately $50. Uber/Lyft can also pick up at the airport and you can hail them using their smartphone apps. Their drivers wait in a staging area at the airport and they can usually pick you up within 10 minutes with the fare to downtown running between $27 -$32 depending on traffic. A shared shuttle will cost $27 for one person so it really makes no sense unless uber/lyft for some reason are not available. Finally, the DART (light rail) is the cheapest option but also the longest. It runs every 15-30 minutes from about 4am until 1:12am during the week and until 11:42pm on weekends. You should plan at least an hour and a half from when you arrive at the airport to get downtown. The signage for the DART station at the airport is not very good but this is how you get there. First, you will need to make your way to the far north end of Terminal A on either the Skytrain (inside security) or the shuttle bus (outside baggage claim). From there, take the elevator to the bottom floor, walk outside the terminal and follow the pedestrian walkway to the right until you reach DART station. Take the Orange line (the only train that serves the airport) to either the St. Paul or the Arts Center/Pearl St stops. Trains leave every 15-20 minutes during the daytime (30-60 minutes after 11pm) and take approximately 50 minutes to get downtown. If you are traveling between 9:30am and 2:30pm weekdays it will run you $1.75 per person, all other times are $2.50 per person and you can buy a ticket using a credit card at the kiosk on the train platform or through the gopass downloadable app on your smartphone. From either the St. Paul or the Pearl/Arts Center stops it is roughly a 10 minute walk to my house.
*** Transportation around downtown ***
The city of Dallas provides a free downtown bus called Dlink that runs every 15 minutes Monday - Saturday from 11:00am to 11:30pm. The bus services most of downtown Dallas including the Arts District, West End, Convention Center, Main Street District as well as connecting service to Uptown and Bishop Arts via streetcars which are also free. There is a Dlink stop right in front of the Dallas Farmers Market which is 2 short blocks from my house. Other Things to NoteOne mountain bike and one road bike are available for guests to roam around town.
A pack 'n play is available for guests traveling with infants.
***International guests*** If you are visiting from outside the country and need a prepaid SIM card to use while traveling in the states please let me know as I try keep a few on hand.
*** Breakfast ***
I don't provide a traditional breakfast however I'm happy to offer my guests coffee, tea or hot chocolate and seasonal fresh fruit.
*** Cleaning fee ***
There is a one time cleaning fee of $24 that covers cleaning the room and changing out the linens and towels when you depart. Your room will not be made up during your stay.