Private Guesthouse in N. Central Phx - 1 Block from Lt. Rail
About Carol Kawell
I have lived in Phoenix for the past 35 years. Please contact me for additional information. I have always lived in North Central Phoenix because of the fabulous historic neighborhoods and quaint, locally-owned shops and restaurants. I purchased this home 28 years ago and have watched this neighborhood flourish and transform into one of the most desirable in the city. I love that I am so close to downtown Phoenix and I've watched it grow and mature into one of the nation's true 'hot spots'.
Carol Kawell purchased this Cottage in 1991
Why Carol Kawell chose Alhambra
Medlock Place Guesthouse is right in the heart of North Central Phoenix. Walk to dozens of locally-owned restaurants, shops, wine bars, and upscale grocery. Central Avenue & Camelback was voted to the "Hottest Intersection" in Phoenix because of it's architecture, responsible development, and easy access to light rail and walking/riding/bicycling options.
What makes this Cottage unique
Beautiful historic neighborhood with tree-lined pedestrian-friendly streets, easy walk to dozens of shops and locally owned restaurants.
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Cute and everything you need!
Had a great weekend enjoying sunny Phoenix with the pool right outside the door. Carol provides more than enough spaces to relax and easy access too. Thank you, we had a wonderful time!
Thanks for taking the time to post a review. I love the yard and gardens when they are blooming and I'm glad you got to enjoy some Phoenix sunshine relaxing by the pool. Walking to so many great restaurants and shops is why this location is so ideal. Hope to see you again soon.
This place was perfect for a couple to be close enough to downtown and yet have privacy. The Light rail train station was just 2 short blocks from the house and very convenient to get downtown. The Medlock Place guesthouse had everything we needed and the owner was very accommodating for our early flight arrival. Carol was very welcoming and easy to communicate with. The house was newly remodeled and very comfortable. The pool was an added bonus! I would highly recommend this place to anyone traveling to the Phoenix area.
Good location, clean inside with all the amenities but...
this is a TINY, old cottage behind the owner's residence. Located in in the back yard, it has a "third-world view" of the owner's unkempt patio and backyard sitting area which are both run-down and in need of some serious tidying up. Watch out for dog poop crossing the lawn to the cottage. Owner was flexible with our early arrival request.
I'm sorry you were so disappointed by your accommodations. Yes, the 1br. "guesthouse" is small - the square footage is listed on my site and occupancy is limited to 2 people, and yes, the "guesthouse" is located behind my historic home residence. "Old", Hmmm, my post clearly states that the property is in a Historic District (built in 1928) however my home and yard are well maintained and a professional landscaper comes weekly. The guesthouse interior was completely remodeled less than 7 years ago and I have continually upgraded the furniture, linens, rugs, and kitchen ware, etc. The furnished gazebo is exactly as it appears in the posted photos as well as the pool furniture. Please note that there were 2 thunder storms the week prior to your Saturday, April 1 arrival and the landscapers came on Friday morning. There was another storm on Friday night with 40+mph winds - followed by another wind & rain storm (40+mph winds) on Monday prior to your check-out which could have attributed to the yard's "unkempt" appearance. I'm not sure how to respond to "third-world view" - but I guess 47- "5 Star" reviews are response enough. As far as the dog poop, I do have one very old dog and 1/2 acre lot. The small lawn area adjacent to the guesthouse entrance typically isn't a spot where she would go, but if there was dog poop in this area, a simple call or text to me would have resolved the issue in a manner of minutes. You stayed the 3 night minimum during peak April season in Phoenix AND during the Final 4 Basketball Playoffs in Phoenix and paid the standard April rate of $135/night. My listing description and photos accurately reflect my property and I feel the rates very reasonable. Again, I am sorry your stay was not pleasant one.
Cozy, comfortable place to stay.
Carol was very accommodating. A kitchen if we needed it, free Wi-Fi. Definitely met our needs. Close to Camelback Rd.
Perfect for Us!
This is our second stay at Carol's guest house. We were here two years ago for a long weekend. No changes. The guest house is perfect for a couple. We stayed a week this time and loved it all over again. Clean, tastefully decorated, private, and has a pool! Close to everything.The kitchen is well equipped and the washer and dryer came in handy. We particularly liked AJ's Market for gourmet groceries and Postino's for Sunday brunch. We are Catholic and St. Francis Xaiver Church is just a couple of blocks away and very welcoming. Our reason for coming to Phoenix was Cactus League Spring Training. Location was good for that. One thing we really enjoyed about this "Home Away" was Carol''s beautiful yard - she has a covered deck area and it was wonderful to sit there and read and listen to the birds.
Truly enjoyed our stay in Carol's guesthouse. Clean as can be. Relaxed by the beautiful pool while trying to absorb as much of the fragrance from the orange blossoms as possible. I was so pleased with the location, in a quiet residential neighborhood within walking distance to great dining and shopping. We did not cook during our stay but appeared everything you might need was there. Carol made great dining recommendations and she and her dog were great hosts. Honestly can't think of anything that could be improved upon in this guest house. It was great.
Thank you for taking the time to write a great review. During our peak season (March) we need to work extra hard to make sure our guests feel comfortable and the house is well maintained because it is typically fully booked for Phoenix visitors seeking a little sunshine, spring training, or a little R&R. Our guests are always awesome and we appreciate that you enjoyed our efforts.
"Medlock Place Guesthouse" is one block from the Light Rail stop and minutes to Downtown Phoenix Convention Center, ballpark, sports and entertainment district, museums, art galleries, live theater, ASU Downtown campus, main library, financial district and court houses. 3 miles from Biltmore shopping, restaurant, and entertainment corridor. Hike Squaw Peak and Camelback Mountain both a few miles away. Easy access to Sky Harbor airport and all freeways valley-wide.