556 Grant Park



Garden level, one bedroom, one bathroom spacious fully furnished and turn key apartment in Grant Park, bordering Cabbagetown and Reynoldstown. Just a block from restaurants, shops and Oakland Cemetery.

Remarks from owner:

Please note that our apartment is on the ground floor, what some would call a basement apartment, except that it is a full daylight apartment, with windows in every room except the bathroom and laundry area.

As a fully-functioning self-catering apartment, we’ve furnished our guest quarters to the same level of comfort the family enjoys upstairs, including wool rugs in winter over original wood floors, antiques, original artworks and handicrafts, a well-stocked pantry (food, snacks, coffee and teas), fully-quipped laundry, shower/bath, eclectic books and dvds, comfortable sleeping. It’s so quiet that you won’t know when it’s raining outside – yet we have dogs and kids and wooden floors, so it’s not always silent. Do note that the apartment is comfortable for a maximum of three guests, and is not fully childproofed.

At the entrance, a serene living room rich in blues and reds, with original pine floors. There’s a full bookshelf, and an ample video library with a flatscreen smart (roku) TV, where you can watch local channels, dvds, and netflix. 

The bedroom is done in restful greens and blues. Original art adds a little whimsy to our vintage ’70s wooden furniture. Plenty of dresser space, an enormous walk-in closet, king-sized mattress, cotton sheets, plenty of blankets and quilts, and a large choice of pillows. A flat screen TV means you can watch Netflix etc while lying in bed.

There’s a sun-drenched, fully equipped, well-stocked, eat-in kitchen with a gas stove and a full sized fridge. Everyone likes to spend time here, it’s so spacious – from the kitchen table you can see the whole apartment, and gaze out through our woods into far Cabbagetown. 

Beyond the kitchen is the laundry room with a washer and dryer, an iron and board, and a bathroom with tub and shower, extra towels, and all the essentials. We’ve even tie-dyed our towels!

We have ceiling fans and an air purifier to freshen the air; the windows open and are screened for those balmy summer nights; fans and window A/C units cool the apartment, central heating in the winter: you control the temperature. 

The apartment is roughly 800 square feet, and full of light – one half of the ground floor – 5 windows. Outside there’s a patio table and chairs for your use (especially for smokers – we’re 420 friendly but keep it outside), and a gently sloping wooded back yard with a winding path that leads to another, more secluded seating area and fire pit. It is uncharacteristically quiet for such a busy part of town. You can listen to the crickets, the distant traffic, the MARTA trains, feel the breeze, watch the sky, try to spot the elves. As long as you enjoy your stay in our little bit of fairytale land.

We are surrounded by restaurants within walking distance, even markets and supermarkets. The Zoo, a Victorian era cemetery, the Beltline – they’re all here. We’re barely a mile from downtown Atlanta and all its conferences. You couldn’t pick a more convenient place, tucked away, right in the middle of everything.

Please park in our driveway, or you can park on the street in front of the house. We live on the street level (and will probably be on the porch to greet you when you arrive). The apartment where you’ll be staying is separate from our quarters, and your front door is down off the street around the side of the house. The driveway is less than thirty feet from the door, down about a dozen steps and across a patio. It’s well lit at night, but the steps are old and uneven, so please be careful.


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