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Gary Braden

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english

Huntsville's 1st & Best VRBO | Health & Fitness Focused | All 5 Star Reviews

48 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

Providence Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Loft, Studio w/Queen-size bed & sleeper sofa, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

4 night Stay Minimum

ALL LODGING TAXES AND BASIC DEPARTURE CLEANING INCLUDED!

We pay the taxes so you don't have to.

Guest Review from April 4th, 2016:

“Comforts like home with Uniqueness”

'My wife and I stayed at Gary's loft for one week and we felt totally comfortable with the loft and the amenities. It was one of the cleanest and interesting places we have stayed through our VRBO experiences. We loved the location - being able to take a walk in the neighborhood and the nearby park; the restaurants nearby (Phuket is great Thai food) and being able to get to shops and stores all within close reach by car. We can't wait to return and we know that we will be treated with great respect and kindness by Gary and his family!.'

Within Walking Distance:

Several shops and eight!! restaurants only a 7 min walk from the Huntsville Studio Loft.

The Huntsville Studio Loft is not only a great place to stay for folks from the USA, but now the loft is a favorite with British and European travelers as well!

Since the Huntsville Studio Loft started, we have had visitors from France, England, Germany, and Italy. A big thank you to our new friends.

The Loft is located in the City Limits of Huntsville: Zip Code 35806.

WHAT NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC IS SAYING:

Huntsville has been named the 'top adventure town' for Alabama by National Geographic Adventure Magazine:

'High tech with a southern twang, Huntsville is a major base for NASA and the U.S. Army. Pedal 11 miles of singletrack in Wade Mountain Preserve or trek to the top of 1,100-foot Devil's Race Track for views into Tennessee.'

We have a fully furnished short-term accommodation within a 10 minute walk from the center of the Village of Providence in Huntsville, Alabama. With over 1100 square feet, the IKEA furnished modern living environment is a quiet & private getaway with all the amenities you would expect with several great restaurants, shopping, and dry cleaners are within a 10 minute walk from the loft.

STAY FIT WHILE TRAVELING:

To help you stay fit during your travels, there is the scenic & beautiful Indian Creek & 1.4 mile Greenway fitness trail for walking, running, and cycling within a 2 minute walk(literally) of the front door of the loft. Some of Alabama's best Mountain Biking is only a short drive away and, there are several state of the art fitness centers within a 5 mile radius of the loft.

In Huntsville, you can play a Robert Trent Jones golf course, visit the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, Space Camp & IMAX, and stroll down the historic streets of Huntsville’s Twickenham district. Nashville, Birmingham, & Chattanooga are all only 90 minutes away from Huntsville.

GREAT LOCATION:

If you are on temporary assignment to Huntsville, Redstone Arsenal, NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, the University of Alabama in Huntsville, and Cummings Research Park are within 10 minutes of the Studio Loft. What an awesome location; you can stay in the village loft and yet be 10 minutes away by car from shopping, museums, parks and much more.

GREAT VALUE:

The Huntsville studio loft has a private entrance even though it is attached to a house. The loft is very quiet, private, and secure. Business and holiday travelers will appreciate the home-away-from-home amenities. There is a fully-equipped, self-catering kitchen, full-size refrigerator, new stove, microwave, and small appliances surrounded by ample cabinets. Full bathroom, with bathtub/shower; towels supplied, private telephone line with unlimited free local calls (long distance by calling card), WiFi, stacked full-size washer and dryer, iron and ironing board, large closet, 47' HDTV Home Theater, Xbox, books, games, and a yoga area.

The loft is also equipped with wood and tile floors and functional IKEA furniture. There is a queen bed in the bedroom area and a pullout IKEA couch in the living room area. Walking is encouraged in the neighborhood. Jack Lynch Park and again, a great nature trail are just outside your door.

Huntsville, with its central location and a multitude of activities, is a great place to visit. Staying in the Huntsville studio loft will make your visit a very pleasant experience.

***IMPORTANT PLEASE READ BELOW***

ACCOMMODATIONS:

The Huntsville Studio Loft is suitable for sleeping a maximum of two adults and two children ages 8 and above.

PARKING: Parking is limited to ONLY ONE (1) medium-sized vehicle. Studio Loft parking is NOT available for RVs, large SUVs, large trucks and pick-ups, commercial vehicles, or motorcycles.

DEPOSITS & PAYMENTS: A $300 security/damage deposit is required to secure a booking and will be returned within thirty days of departure, provided the Studio Loft is left in its original excellent condition. Full payment is required 30 days prior to arrival. If booking is made within the 30 days prior to arrival, the entire amount of the rental and deposit are to be sent in the form of certified funds via next day service. CC & PAYPAL ALSO ACCEPTED AS PAYMENT.

CANCELLATION POLICY - If a cancellation occurs during the time the owner has received the deposit, but prior to receiving the rental payment, the deposit will be forfeited, unless a new booking is secured and a successful rental is obtained. If a cancellation occurs after the owner has received the deposit and the rental payment, the entire rental amount is forfeited, unless a new booking is secured and a successful rental is obtained; however, the deposit will be refunded regardless.

Keywords: Private Studio Loft

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Gary Braden (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english

About Gary Braden

We have been in Huntsville for many years. It's a great place to live. Let us know if you have any questions.

Gary Braden purchased this apartment in 2005

What makes this apartment unique

The location of this VRBO is a huge asset to the property. The VRBO is located in a very safe, quiet, and private neighborhood that has a nice Greenway walking trial that is parallel to babbling waters of the beautiful Indian Creek. Come see for yourself.

If you are a fitness enthusiast, this is the place for you. There are several locations to run and bike. The world class University Fitness Center is just under 5 miles away.

Yoga & Spa Services: Weather permitting, the village's Lululemon Athletica showroom (about a 7 min walk from the loft) sponsors a FREE outdoor (or indoor if the weather is bad) Yoga classes in the common area across from Grille 29 every Friday afternoon. The indoor yoga classes are on the 2nd floor of Madison Drugs.

There are now seven (7) restaurants within walking distance of the loft. You have have breakfast, lunch and dinner every day of the week if you like.

We are sure you will love the Huntsville Studio Loft.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Awesome! I love it. It's clean, happy, and unique!

Bob, Amelia, Natalie & Caroline
Mar 2011
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Reviews

5
based on 48 traveler reviews

Huntsville's 1st & Best VRBO | Health & Fitness Focused | All 5 Star Reviews
average rating of 5.0 based on 57 reviews
Greensboro, NC
5

A Wonderful Week-long Stay!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here for a week while my daughter and her friend attended space camp and it was perfect! I work remotely and had a very comfortable desk from which to work while here. Everything I could have needed was provided - kitchen equipment, washer/dryer, comfortable bedding and furniture. The area is beautiful and very safe. The location makes it easy to get anywhere in Huntsville within 10 to 15 minutes. The owner was very attentive - even providing a basket of snacks and water bottles upon my arrival. I couldn't have stayed in a more comfortable or beautiful place (loved the artwork and lighting!). And Huntsville is a great town - friendly and lots of good restaurants. My daughter and her friend would like come back to space camp and if they do, I will definitely stay here again! Thanks for making sure my stay was a good one!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: WOW! Thank you Karen! We try to make the guest's experience the best we can. Thank you again and come back soon. Gary
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5

Comforts like home with Uniqueness

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at Gary's loft for one week and we felt totally comfortable with the loft and the amenities. It was one of the cleanest and interesting places we have stayed through our VRBO experiences. We loved the location - being able to take a walk in the neighborhood and the nearby park; the restaurants nearby (Phuket is great Thai food) and being able to get to shops and stores all within close reach by car. We can't wait to return and we know that we will be treated with great respect and kindness by Gary and his family!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Ron... We'll see you soon!
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5

Fabulous experience

  • 5 of 5

I was in need of a place to stay while in Huntsville for some training. I couldn't have found a better place. It was super comfortable and clean. Included every creature comfort you could ask for. The location was tremendous - safe, beautiful and convenient. Throughout my stay I was checked on to verify my comfort - what great care! I would recommend this loft to anyone who is looking for a quite beautiful place to enjoy Huntsville from. I would stay here again without hesitation.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the nice review HS. We always strive to surpass the expectations of our guest. As we rent properties from VRBO ourselves when we travel, we know what we like and we integrate those qualities of Security, Cleanliness, Privacy, & Amenities into the Huntsville Studio Loft. Thank you again!
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5

Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5

The loft is an attractive space and super clean. It has anything you need to make your stay comfortable...including a washer/dryer and umbrella. The neighborhood is beautiful and safe. As a single woman, I felt very comfortable even getting back late in the evenings.

It is very convenient to Redstone Arsenal and also to downtown Huntsville sites. I wouldn't hesitate to stay here in the future.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Julie for the very nice review! Please travel safely in what ever you do and come back soon!
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Bellevue, KY
5

Great space in walking distance to restaurants

  • 5 of 5

The Huntsville Studio Loft is an amazing space in a walkable neighborhood. I stayed for the month of February for work and I could not have found a better situation. The loft has everything you need to be comfortable - kitchen is fully equipped (multiple coffee options - drip, french press, and nespresso), there is a desk for a work station, very nice TV/entertainment setup, nice bathroom (lovely shower with good water pressure and plenty of hot water), and a comfortable bed. The space is very cheery due to the bright artwork and lots of natural light.

Gary and Anna were super sweet. While there I experienced two snow storms. Gary kept the walk cleared, removed snow from my car, and even called to see if I needed anything from the grocery!

The neighborhood, Providence, is a beautiful, planned community. There are a number of restaurants to choose from within a 0.5 mile from the loft. A walking/running path extends along the Indian Creek and while it is not too long - only about 0.8 mile - it was a nice addition to my runs in/around Providence.

It was an overall great experience and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking to stay in the Huntsville/Madison area.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Bethany for spending the month of February at the Huntsville Studio Loft, and for the very nice review! All the best and come back soon.
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5

Wished it was mine!

  • 5 of 5

First off, Gary and his wife were so gracious to let me stay. They had actually planned to not rent it that particular weekend, but since I couldn't find a hotel anywhere for some reason, they opened the place up for me. Let's talk about the neighborhood first! It's picturesque, like something out of a Kincaid painting! The Providence area of Huntsville has everything from a restaurant strip, to quaint picket fenced neighborhoods with houses of every shape, size and color. It felt like some New England old style suburb only in the South! Next, the loft itself. I am an artist and I'm actually very particular with how and where I live, feeling that inspiration and creativity are very important when picking a place to hang up your hat for an extended stay. After staying here, I'd have to say I almost wish I could move in full time! The place was very artsy in it's design, very cozy and homey! The place is VERY clean and the moment you step into it you find yourself wanting to explore every nook and cranny, admiring all the art and seeing what collections or comfy spots you can find to sit down with a good book or recline and watch TV! Hands down, one of the best places I've stay in the South!

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Andre for such a great and detailed review. Come back soon!
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Map

Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Huntsville International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Grille 29
Nearest Golf
22 Miles
Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail in Hampton Cove
Nearest Train
90 Miles
Birmingham , AL
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Alabama Highway 72 West
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Grille 29
Nearest Ski
90 Miles
Mentone, AL
Nearest Beach
355 Miles
The Beaches of South Walton Florida
Car: recommended

Awesome Golf, Art Museum, mountain biking, hiking, running areas, and lots of other great activities.

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Rates & Availability

Providence Apartment Rental Rates

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4 night minimum stay
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$695
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300

***ALL Lodging Taxes & fees are INCLUDED in the 2013 Rates. See Calendar for Available Dates. ***Maximum Rental Period is 90 days.*** Ask other VRBOs and Hotels what the rate is including all taxes and fees Huntsville Lodging tax is 12% plus $1 per night fee $109/nt - $695/wk - $88/nt 30 nts.

Year Round Located in the City of Huntsville, Alabama....Visit Rocket City !!! New 2013 Rates:(NOTE:2013 FedGov Per Diem rate available for stays over 30 days) $109/nt (3 nt min) $695/wk $99.29/nt 7-29 days $88.00/nt 30 days or more.

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Amenities

Providence Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), & (1) Queen-size sleeper sofa The Loft sleeps two adults and two children comfortably.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
Notes:
Hotel-style Safe for valuables || TemperPedic-style mattress topper (very comfy!) || 47' Flat 1080p Screen TV with HDTV programming || MP3 Player connection to entertainment center || Xbox 360 || Park view ||Nature Trail

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