Please read carefully before you book!
We are located within a walking distance to downtown West Lafayette where all the entertainment goes down and, of course, the Purdue campus.
We maintain cleanliness and simplicity in all rooms, and service our guests with sincerity and integrity. We are proud to have hosted over 550 guests from 44 countries from all 5 continents. This proves that the international scholars, parents, students and alumni at Purdue entrust their accommodations to us.
This quiet private attic room is one of the rooms that we list on Airbnb in a historical house, built in 1930 in the historical neighborhood of New Chauncey, West Lafayette.
The room is a little cold in late fall and very cold in winter (Nov-Mar), a little hot in late spring and very hot in mid-summer (Jul-Sep) since there is no furnace or air conditioner in the attic. Therefore, we provide space heaters for you in winter as well as many blankets, and a big fan in summer. Please check the temperature before booking.
The walls and ceiling of the attic are unfinished and covered with pieces of wood and carpets to keep it as well-insulated as possible for winter. There are useless objects that we store on the other side of the attic which will not affect your living condition.
Please keep in mind that it is just an attic. It is not a pretty space, but there is absolutely nothing wrong with it. We do our best to keep it clean and livable for you.
There are 1.5 bathrooms in the house. The full bathroom is upstairs and the partial bathroom is in the kitchen downstairs.
Accès des voyageurs
You have the run of the house during your stay except other tenant's bedrooms. You will share the bathrooms and the kitchen with other guests. You can do the laundry in the basement which has a washer, a dryer and detergent. You can cook or store your food in the fridge in the kitchen. Paper plates, plastic utensils and cups are on the refrigerator. Ceramic plates and bowls are in the cupboard and the silverware is by the microwave.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
Most of the time I am busy with school and homework so I tend to be out of your sight. However, please feel free to message or call me if you need help or have any questions, issues or concerns.
• The doorbell does not work, so please knock on the door when you arrive during the day. If you are checking in late at night, please message me shortly before your arrival, and I will leave the door unlocked to avoid you waking up other guests.
• You will receive a house key on arrival. Please make sure the front door shuts all the way and that you lock it when leaving the house for security (just turn the lock to the upright position with your hand from the inside and close the door behind you). When you come back, please also lock the front door but NEVER slide the bolt, as other guests may be coming in later. There was an incident in which a guest was really upset because another guest slid the bolt and he could not get in the house.
• Should you run into any problems that prevent you from staying conveniently, please contact me immediately 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please also knock on the door for help in case of being locked out. Please remember that you pay to stay at my place, so do not even feel bad because you think you disturb me. Just do it without hesitation!
• The house was built in 1930 and has been kept in its original condition. Therefore, it is not unusual to see the paint peeling or cracking, hear squeaks as you walk, or spot any marks of wear and tear that you probably take as a sign of uncleanliness. However, we do our best to make sure the house is spotless and your bed is clean and ready by the time you arrive. Due to the nature of an ancient house coupled with a lack of understanding of it, some of the guests regard the house with disdain and leave negative reviews while the majority of them appreciate the affordability, the proximity to the campus, and the fact that this place is a favorable alternative when all hotel rooms are sold out or too expensive, so I humbly ask you not to expect the house to be a 4-or-5-star hotel room for the price you pay for and take all these aspects into consideration before you book.
• Please keep the noise to a minimum, especially at night as you may be staying with other guests in the same house. This includes but is not limited to stomping, running, talking loudly, slamming doors, and music. I am serious about this because some of you will violate this rule. There are ways you can go about doing this such as using earbuds, trying to walk as gently as you can and holding the door firmly when closing it to avoid banging it. Basically, have common sense and use it. Please keep in mind that this wooden house is very old. If you do any of those things loudly, the other guests in the same house can hear it as well. This is not to say that you cannot make any noise at all. A little bit of controlled noise is okay as long as you are being mindful of it. I can easily tell someone stomping without care from walking while trying not to wake people up.
• Please make sure the lights, fan and heater are turned off when leaving the house.
• Please clean up after yourself in the bathroom and the kitchen.
• Please keep the blue curtain inside the shower stall when showering to prevent water from wetting the floor.
• Please DO NOT flush tampons, sanitary napkins, condoms or excessive amounts of tissues. The toilet can get clogged easily and turn into a disaster!
• Doing laundry is allowed for a 3-night minimum stay.
• No laundry after 9 p.m.
• Please do not use the towel or the washrag to remove any stains. Use the tissues provided.
• Please do not take anything that is not yours from the house.
• Please never take the food or drink that is not yours from the kitchen.
• After 12.00 pm. the room MUST be cleared. Please leave the key in the room where you found them. If you decide to check out late or cannot make it back in time, you can definitely leave your belongings in the living room. Please DO NOT take the key with you outside.
• I reserve the right to reprimand you if you do not follow the house rules and charge you for any damaged or lost property.
• Please book other place if you think you cannot comply with the rules.
Hi! My name is Mai. I have hosted over 550 guests from 44 countries from all 5 continents. My husband and I love travel, adventures and meeting cool new people everywhere. I have been to Canada, Indonesia, India, Thailand, Myanmar and Cambodia. I have also lived and worked in New York and Indiana, and plan on relocating to Florida after my husband completes his study at Purdue University.
My husband also drops off guests at any airport or destination for a fare cheaper than Uber or Lyft. Please ask for a quote and availability.