We never thought we’d move closer into town but when we toured the 1915 brick house just a block away from coffee and ice cream shops … well, we both fell in love.
After that, we started dreaming of converting the second floor into an air bnb, short term rental, and the rest is history!
Here’s a peek at our “charming apartment less than one mile from downtown!”
The second floor has its own private entrance, a sweet little patio, and lots of old fashioned charm combined with fresh paint and updates.
The first bedroom has a large closet and beautiful trim work — with a vine covered window facing the east.
The second room has two matching twin beds and affectionately holds original artwork by my sister-in-law. This room faces the west and overlooks the floral shop just a block away.
There is one full bathroom which we had remodeled when we moved in since the floor had had a leak. It’s perfectly cozy, roomy, and comfortable!
The living room has four large windows which face the Capitol building just a mile away — we keep the board games stocked in here and I plan to turn the large closet into a “kid cave” in the future! Guests can use the tv and Roku to get to Netflix or their favorite channels.
Towards the end of the apartment is the full sized kitchen and a little sunroom/storage room. I adore the open shelves and coffee area in this space.
Eventually, we plan to update the flooring in the kitchen and to finish the sunroom, making it a beautiful sitting area. I did a lot of “shopping my house” when decorating the apartment but, over time, plan to buy a few items I’ve been keeping my eye on.
It’s been wonderful having a place we can welcome tourist or family — a place I hope is comfortable and cozy!
I’d love to know what you find most important when staying in an Air BnB! Please, share your thoughts on what makes your stay a five star stay!