Private room with private bath, perfect for students, interns, travelers and business people in town for short or long term rotations, internships, visits or projects. Laptop friendly desk for studying, 5G wi-fi, within 20-25 minutes of virtually anyplace in the city. Walk, run, bike, come in and out all hours of the day or night in extremely safe and quiet residential neighborhood.
Located in one of Jacksonville's nicest neighborhoods just south of Historic San Marco is what is commonly known as The Duck Pond. Just a few doors from there I have a comfortable room with queen bed and an attached private bath. Lots of natural light brings in some green from the outside.
This is a perfect location for tourists, business travelers, students, interns and other visitors to our wonderful medical facilities - either short or long term. Many interns have taken advantage of the proximity to medical facilities and businesses. You are 20-25 minutes to the beach, twenty minutes to Mayo Clinic, ten minutes to Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital, and minutes to Historic San Marco, downtown and Riverside - where you will find St. Vincent's Medical Center, the sports complex, Nemour's/Wolfson's Children's Hospital, Ronald McDonald House and Baptist Medical Center and clinics, along with assorted office buildings, shoppes, clubs and restaurants.
The neighborhood is quiet and safe and there is secure parking in the back of the house, though many have chosen to park on the street, which is also safe and quiet. If you are a runner, walker, or cyclist you can run, walk and cycle for miles without ever having to go near a busy or noisy main street, all the while feeling safe as you walk, run or ride through some of Jacksonville's most beautiful neighborhoods.
The only caveat is that you must love dogs. I live with two pups - a little, very friendly Chihuahua and a medium sized mutt, who acts as the official greeter. Both love people and are quiet for the most part, though they do sound the alarm if another dog walks by or someone approaches the house. They take their job as watch dogs very seriously.
I occasionally work from home - I run an NGO, am a professor, writer and entrepreneur so I am often available should you have questions, special requests, etc. 5G wifi and plenty of places to sit and read, talk and/or relax are available.
Students have found the space comfortable while they stayed for 1 week to several months completing internships at local medical facilities, the VA, or worked on special projects with professors at University of North Florida. The proximity to downtown has also been convenient for business people in town for meetings and conferences.
Have a specific question, need or request? Please ask. People move into this neighborhood and stay for a lifetime - once you experience it you will understand why.
Disponible para huéspedes
This room has a small private bath attached and if you like to cook you will have use of a well tooled kitchen, wifi, desk in the room, hanging closet space and a small chest of drawers --- whatever you need for a short term or long term stay. My guest rooms are located on the opposite side of the house from the kitchen and the master bedroom for more quiet or privacy.
Atención a los huéspedes
If you would like some interaction, I will be as available as you need me. Since I work from home I am often here to answer questions and provide suggestions and directions.
If you happen to join me for a cup of coffee in the morning or sitting around the TV or computer later in the evening, I'd love to get to know you as we solve the problems of the world, discuss travel, cooking, culture, or just discuss the day's activities.
If privacy and no interaction at all is preferred, I simply go about my business as I would otherwise.
Otros aspectos destacables
This location is very conducive to short and long term stays, and especially for internships, summer jobs, etc. Special situations are not a problem. Even if the room does not look like it is available the entire time you may need it, just send me a message to see if I can make something work for you.
A full list of the house rules is provided when you check in. This provides the most important items, some of which can be deal breakers.
Since I work from home I have plenty of flexibility to help with any needs or requests you may have during your stay. No request is too strange, though I do reserve the right to say no ;-). Here are a few things that you will want to consider in advance.
1. No smoking - of anything.
2. You must love dogs. They are part of my family and are very friendly but they come with some rules. Please do not let them out unless you first check with me. This is for their safety and my sanity.
3. If you have an interest in watching the TV, please be aware that the dogs like to sit on the sofa when someone is watching the television, so be prepared for company.
4. There is secure wifi here in the house. If you need access, I can provide you with the access code.
5. No additional guests - if you make new friends during your stay, please connect and socialize with them in one of the many bars, clubs, restaurants and coffee shops that are close by.
6. For short term stays, please leave any used towels on the bathroom floor before you leave so I know what needs to go in the laundry.
If you are staying long term (a month or more) you will be responsible for keeping your room clean - though I do have a housekeeper who cleans bi-weekly, which is usually enough for most people. Cleaning supplies are located in the bathrooms and elsewhere in the house if you would like to do any additional work between housekeeper visits.
7. When coming and going, parking is in the back of the house behind the gate; please close and lock the gate -always. This contains the dogs, and prevents them from escaping into the street where bad things can happen to these precious but clueless creatures.
8. No candle burning. I know they create wonderful ambiance but they are a fire hazard, not matter how careful you are.
9. Please remember that this is my home - I will do everything I can to make you feel at home, but some of the amenities you may be accustomed to (turn down service, mints on your pillow) may not be provided - LOL!! However, I hope that what you don't get in amenities and services are more than made up for by the AirBnB experience of cultural exchange, conversation, and good fellowship.
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I am a corporate refugee from sales and marketing who is now a college professor, author and the director of a program hosted by University of North Florida that helps entrepreneurs grow their businesses. My personal mission is to help people live up to their full potential through their work and I now get to do that every day. With a folder full of book ideas I am looking forward to writing and traveling more so I can spend more time taking my ideas from file to flight. My most recent trip was the trip of a lifetime - to India. If I could do it all over again I would be a cultural anthropologist.
From the time I was a young girl I was always curious about people who were not like me. As a host I get to meet so many interesting people that there are days when it seems I have already started my cultural anthropology career.
What do I like? I have a passion for the earth, animals and old houses. My favorite food on the planet is Indian. I can't imagine life without my dogs, my books, my computer, yoga, and my hiking shoes. I love being outdoors and am a pretty good vegetarian cook, throwing small dinner parties with a handful of close friends. I meditate daily, travel a couple of times a year and as an 11 year cancer survivor, truly appreciate the gift of every sunrise.
I grew up in Central New York state in the U.S., but have lived in the UK - London, Southern California, Texas and Florida for most of my adult life. I always find it interesting how much it feels like home when I go back to upstate NY, London or California to visit. Sometimes, our first homes are wonderful places to be from :-).
I have a basic understanding and working knowledge of Spanish, and a housemate who speaks French. We are always trying our best to share, learn and grow. Hope to meet you soon!