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Peaceful Refuge Just 1 Mile From Charming Downtown Decatur City Center!

Bedrooms 1
Space 320 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Peaceful Refuge Just 1 Mile From Charming Downtown Decatur City Center!

*Please Note: This property requires a five-night minimum reservation with the exception of "gap nights".

Kindly do not request stays of less than five nights prior to checking the calendar for this listing.

See notes below for more details.

This clean and bright Craftsman-style apartment provides room for two with a cozy loveseat and a custom Wesley Allen queen-size bed featuring a luxury double pillow-top mattress, genuine down comforter, and Egyptian cotton linens.

High-speed wifi and a Roku TV with HD antenna (60 local channels), commercial-free Hulu, Sling, streaming Netflix, and many additional movie and TV channels are included.

The studio also features a kitchenette with microwave, toaster oven, refrigerator, and storage, as well as a versatile Bunn coffeemaker that prepares K-cups (provided), tea (provided), pods, loose coffee, and hot water for oatmeal or soup. Electric kettle also on hand.

Real and disposable silverware, plates, and glasses are provided for your use.

The apartment contains two closets, an additional closet to store luggage, and a vintage-style bathroom with tub seat. A storage cabinet stows away all of your toiletries, and plenty of soft towels and natural soap are provided.

VOC-Free paint and EcoSmart flooring ensure good air quality for those with chemical sensitivities and opportunity is provided for guests to recycle their used paper, plastic, and glass.

A brand-new heating and cooling system allows for whisper-quiet temperature control.

The apartment utilizes a keyless entry system with provided codes that are easy for guests to remember.

Every one of our guests should rest assured that all bedding and the rest of the space are thoroughly washed and cleaned with eco-friendly products as well as a bacteria-eliminating floor steam cleaner after each stay.

We take pride in employing a professional house cleaner, who provides an immaculate atmosphere that guests may relax in without worry.

Your studio apartment is accessible to so many wonderful venues!

Located a quick 20-minute walk to the center of beautiful downtown Decatur, where over sixty bars, gastropubs, and restaurants await your tastebuds, you'll find out why so many flock here to eat and drink.

The MARTA rail line is also located in the center of this downtown area, and we are happy to pick you up from the station if you are flying in without a car ("Decatur Station" has easy access from ATL Airport). ZipCars are available in downtown Decatur for your convenience.

You can also take advantage of Uber promo code christinab175 ($20 value) or Lyft code Christina1910 for a free first ride if you have not used the services previously (must download Uber or Lyft app).

A few minutes' drive to Emory University, Emory Hospital, Atlanta VA Hospital, and the CDC, your new home is also accessible to I285, the nightlife areas of Virginia Highlands and Little 5 Points, and Fernbank Museum.

If you have any questions about our area, please feel free to contact us for more information, questions, or directions.

Although your hosts are always available by text, email, phone, or face-to-face interactions, guests are generally left in peace and solitude to come and go as they please at any hour of the day.

We love for our guests to be comfortable and feel completely "at home"!

Historic downtown Decatur, GA is one of the most charming and safe areas in the South. Downtown Decatur proudly boasts the titles of "#1 Foodie City in America" and "Greenest City in the Southeast".

Here you will find plentiful trees, wildlife, nature paths, and parks, as well as friendly folks, fantastic restaurants, boutique shopping, and lively nightlife within walking distance of the carriage house.

Recently renovated Glenlake Park, which features tennis courts, a public pool, and ball fields is located within two blocks of the apartment. It is adjacent to a beautiful historic cemetery where you can stroll peacefully among flowers, picturesque landscaping, and native flora and fauna.

Downtown Decatur City Center - 1 m

MARTA Bus & Rail Decatur Station - 1 m

Veterans Affairs VA Hospital - 2 m

Emory University and Hospital - 2.5 m

CDC - 2.5 m

Virginia Highland Bar Area - 4 m

Little 5 Points Bar Area - 4.5 m

Midtown Atlanta - 6 m

Downtown Atlanta - 7 m

Buckhead - 7 m

Georgia Aquarium - 7.5 m

Stone Mountain Park - 12.5 m

Atlanta Airport - 16.5 m

MARTA rail and bus transport is located within 1/2 mile/15-minute walk from the apartment, and we will most likely be available to pick up you and your luggage from the Decatur Station with prior notification.

* Please note that Downtown Decatur Carriage House has a strict 5-night minimum.

Unfortunately the apartment is not available for less than five consecutive nights, with the exception of blocks of nights showing available between already-booked reservations that total less than 5 nights.

Requests for these "gap nights" may be declined if entire block of available gap nights is not requested for reservation. Minimum of 2-night stay for gap nights - please send a message if you are interested in booking gap nights.

Requests for reservations of less than five nights other than "gap nights" will unfortunately not be approved.

More Details


Great Lakes Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 320 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen bed with luxury memory foam mattress
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Peaceful Refuge Just 1 Mile From Charming Downtown Decatur City Center!
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
Hoboken, New Jersey

An amazing studio in Decatur

  • 5 of 5

This property is impeccably clean, exactly as described, and lovely. We never met our hostess because she is amazingly unobtrusive, but she was so warm and lovely in her emails! She provided us with milk and cereal from her own kitchen, and even left a small gift for our newly-born granddaughter on our doorstop before we left. I highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words - we hope you'll stay again!
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Christina Breitenfeldt
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 27, 2017

About Christina Breitenfeldt

Happily married since 2011: Frank is a Partner in a German-based accounting firm and Christina is an antique dealer, photographer, and property manager living in beautiful downtown Decatur, GA.

We love nature, travel, hiking, Geocaching, and animals, and have two overly-friendly 9-pound chihuahuas named Guinness and Violet. We also foster small dogs and work in animal rescue, so often have more than just our two running around and making fast friends with guests!

Frank is a native German so will be happy to help our German-speaking visitors.

We love to explore new places while leaving as little "footprint" as possible, and conserve and recycle whenever we can.

I would consider us conscientious hosts, who strive to create a space where people feel a sense of peace and solace when they are away from the comfort of their own homes while enjoying the privacy of their own separate space.

Thanks for reading about us!

Christina Breitenfeldt purchased this apartment in 2010

Why Christina Breitenfeldt chose Great Lakes

Sharing the unique aspects of our city, Decatur, GA, is truly a pleasure for us.

We have watched this place grow and flourish over many years and aspire to contribute even a tiny part to what makes this area unique, friendly, and fun.

We love when our guests ask about where to go, what to see and do, and - most importantly - where to eat! Food is an integral part of why Decatur is so exceptional and we hope visitors take advantage of the amazing culinary opportunities that lie in wait for them here.


Nearest Airport
16.5 Miles
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Brick Store Pub
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Marta Downtown Decatur
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Cakes and Ale
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $60
Refundable damage deposit $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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