The apartment is interesting, comfortable, well provisioned, centrally located, & easy to access. It's fully independent for guest access & use. It's on the main floor (no stairs!) with high ceilings, exposed brick, & central air/heat.
The building is close to Elm St (the main drag), the Marriott (for the High Point Furniture Market shuttle), Amtrak & bus depot, hospitals, & universities (Elon Law, UNCG, NC A&T, Bennett, Greensboro College).
The main entrance doors are secure, and once you're inside the hallway, this apartment is around the corner and halfway down the corridor. All three doors you need to access are key-less (you'll receive the easy-to-remember codes after reserving). The apartment is on the second floor, but it is the main entrance from Market Street, so there are NO steps to enter (but to walk in/out on Friendly Avenue, you would have to go down/up one flight of stairs).
Accès des voyageurs
Just to be clear: we do NOT live here; we use this apartment for guests and hosting only, it is professionally cleaned after every guest, and we've set it up so you can be completely independent. There is NO PARKING provided with this unit; BUT you will find AMPLE ON-STREET PARKING and NUMEROUS PARKING GARAGES within steps of the building and in a two block radius (see our Airbnb Guidebook for specifics).
The HVAC is very efficient, and the building is well insulated. The windows are north facing and provide lots of indirect light; the apartment has very high powered track lighting as well as softer task lighting (you can use either or both). There are also nightlights that come on automatically in the kitchen/living room and bathroom. If you have a bike, there is a ceiling mounted bike storage pulley.
The living area: couch, coffee table, bookshelf, tv (with dvd/vcr and full cable), fast wired and wireless internet, ceiling fan. We have an inflatable bed that could be put in here, and/or the couch is very long and can sleep one person (it is NOT a pull-out).
The kitchen: complete complement of kitchen tools (dishes, utensils, pots and pans, etc.), fridge/freezer with filtered ice, filtered water, dishwasher with detergent, sink with soap dispenser, garbage disposal, oven and stovetop (electric), microwave. (You'll need your own food, but there most likely will be coffee, tea, sugar, salt, pepper, cooking oil, spices, etc.)
The dining area: either two stools for the bar / countertop, or four folding chairs for a small table. (Also, outside the back entrance of the building, there is a charcoal grill and a picnic bench for communal use, but it's not the greatest space.)
The bathroom: washer (with detergent) and dryer, iron and ironing board, towels, toilet paper, tissues. (You'll need your own toiletries, such as toothpaste, etc., but there is soap/shampoo and conditioner, as well as various new and open products we provide or that guests have left behind.) NOTE: The washing machine should be used on delicate cycle (for the sake of your clothes), and the dryer lint trap is prone to being excessively dirty because of the long exhaust run to outside.
The main bedroom: one queen bed with memory foam mattress topper, large closet with hanging space and space for luggage (with suitcase rack), dresser, chair, complete bedding (and a change of sheets), ceiling fan.
The second bedroom: EITHER two twins OR one "king" (the twins pull together to make a short king, held together with a furniture strap, and we top the two beds with a memory foam topper so you never know there are two mattresses underneath!), complete bedding for both set ups, small closet (with space for hanging clothes), bedside table and lamp, chair, ceiling fan. This room, as the floorplan photo shows, does not have a window (only the main bedroom and living room do).
After booking, we will ask you for your check-in and check-out times. The usual times are 11am check-out and 3pm check-in (to allow time for cleaning of the apartment). We cannot guarantee departures later than 11am or arrivals earlier than 3pm, but on occasion we can make exceptions. Please communicate with us in advance and we'll see what we can do.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
We live less than 10 minutes (and work less than 5 minutes) away by car, so if you need something, we're very close. Otherwise, you are completely independent in this apartment.
We take good care of this apartment because our families stay here when they visit us!
The building was originally a grocery store in the early 1900s. In the mid-/late- 20th century, it became law offices (because it's directly across the street from the Guilford Courthouse). In 2007, just before we purchased it, the building was completely renovated into 33 one- and two-bedroom apartments.
Upon booking, you will receive a "manual" with all the info you might need on the apartment; that manual is printed and attached to the side of the refrigerator in the apartment and included in the Airbnb system for paying guests.
When you check in, you might find any of the following: dishes (washed) in the dishwasher and not put away and/or laundry (clean) in the washer/dryer and not put away -- that's because the previous guests (and our cleaners) did as instructed, and we hope you will too. (We will endeavor to never leave too much laundry in the washer/dryer, but if you end up putting some on or away, please accept our apologies in advance -- the machines take a while to run, so sometimes previous guests / cleaners cannot get it all done before the next guest.) There may also be leftover dry goods (like tea, sugar, flour, etc.) in the cabinets, and unopened food in the refrigerator -- that's leftovers from guests too. It's a bit of a "pass it on" arrangement.
Weekly prices are $800 for the weeks around High Point Furniture Market, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year.
NO smoking. There is a smokers' station outside the front door of the apartment.
NO pets. (Some, but few, exceptions; contact us for details.)
CHECK IN: After booking, you'll receive information for keyless entry (four digit codes for the building and apartment doors).
Please do not let anyone into the building other than those in your party. In other words, no "piggybacking" at the front door; even if others at the front door tell you they live there, allow them to enter their door codes to enter. The Condo Association appreciates all guests respecting the privacy of the residents and of the residents' guests.
When leaving and coming back soon, please turn off lights and fans, turn off HVAC, and lock the door behind you!
When leaving and checking out, please start a wash load of laundry (towels and/or bed sheets), run the dishwasher (if necessary), do a very general cleaning / organizing (nothing serious), turn off lights and fans, turn off HVAC, and lock the door behind you! IMPORTANT: If you fail to do the laundry, then you will be assessed an additional cleaning fee (because it takes much more time for the cleaners to do the laundry and wait for the machines).
Other information is provided in the house manual, printed and available in the apartment, and provided electronically after booking.
We (Kailan and Aaron) travel extensively for work and pleasure. When traveling together, we take our son (born 2013) with us: he's already visited the West Coast a few times, crossed the border to Canada a bunch, and made a lot of trans-Atlantic flights!
Kailan is from Canada and has lived in Toronto, Philadelphia, Edmonton, and the Netherlands; Aaron is from West Virginia and has lived in Key West, FL; Long Beach, MS, New Orleans, Boston, and Bologna, Italy. We both lived in Rome for 11 months in 2011-12 (our picture in this profile is from our visit to a 1700-year old Roman aqueduct). We are professors at UNC Greensboro.
We rent a fully furnished apartment on Airbnb, and we've set it up as we would like it if we were traveling. Aaron lived in this condo for a few years before we moved in together. After leasing it long term for a few years, we now use it to host our parents, family, and friends when they come to visit. In addition, we make it available to short term renters like yourself!