¡Hola! We (along with our 2 cuddly cats and adorable dog) have a colorful, eclectically decorated apartment in MKE’s trendy Lower East Side, just a few blocks from bar-lined Brady St & Water St nightlife. We are also just a short walk from MKE’s beautiful lake front and riverwalk. Live like a local during your stay and come home to a cozy private bedroom with a full size bed and a smart Roku-enabled TV with access to Netflix, Hulu & more. Coffee, tea, and breakfast are included in your stay!
Our building was built in 1893 and our unit is home to beautiful Victorian-era archways, tall ceilings, and huge windows that let in a constant flow of natural light. Many beautiful and unique works of art from our travels are featured throughout our unit - feel free to ask about where they're from!
One of these pieces of art hangs above your room’s doorframe and gives your room its name: PuraVida. This is after the Costa Rican saying/philosophy meaning “pure life” or “simple life”. It’s an emotion, it’s an attitude, it’s happiness, and it’s a way of life. No worries, no fuss, and no stress, just as how we aim for your stay with us to feel like.
PuraVida is a cozy private bedroom, which features a full size bed with a comfy memory foam mattress; a smart Roku-enabled TV loaded with access to Netflix, Amazon Video, Hulu, and some cable network shows; a coffee/tea bar; as well as a love-seat surrounded by a set of tall bay windows that overlook our quiet, tree-lined street.
Other features of PuraVida include:
-Central heating, extra blankets, a space heater & a fan
-Traveler's guides to the city of Milwaukee, such as books about the history and attractions of various Milwaukee neighborhoods and the history of Milwaukee's architecture; official city guide maps; fun map of attractions along the lakefront; and step by step walking tour cards for downtown
-A box of various toiletries just in case you forgot something at home
-A closet with hangers & 1-2 spacious dresser drawers
-Fresh towels and washcloths
-Plenty of mirrors for getting ready in the morning
Servicios y zonas comunes
Shared areas include the bathroom, living room, and kitchen.
Wifi is available! We will provide you with the information over the Airbnb messaging app the day of your check in.
Coin laundry is available in the basement, or a laundromat (best option) is just a few buildings down from our place.
The bathroom has everything you might need in the morning. Feel free to use the shampoo, conditioner and/or soap. Also available are an iron/ironing board (upon request), a hair dryer, and a hair straightener.
Our living room is where we spend the most of our time. Feel more than welcome to join us while we watch TV, eat dinner, or otherwise socialize! We both are graduates of UW-Milwaukee, so we are always excited to share all that we know and love about this city and neighborhood. We are both avid world travelers and also love swapping travel stories with our guests.
The kitchen is always open to your use if you so desire. Breakfast is included in your stay - just let us know what you'd like! Cereal, milk, oatmeal, and eggs are always available. Roberto is a coffee fanatic so we are always ready with European-style cappuccinos or espressos if you'd like to request one or learn how to use a stovetop cafetera italiana and handheld milk frother :)
Atención a los huéspedes
Your stay can be as private or as social as you choose, as we understand the need for privacy during a trip. Let us know if you'd like any recommendations for sight-seeing or guidance on public transit, as we are both always available for any questions or concerns. On weekdays we are usually out until late afternoon, but on weekends we are typically at home. Either way - we are always just an Airbnb message away!
Check in is anytime after 5pm as we both have full time jobs. Check out is anytime before 4pm. Please make note of this when booking. If you need to check in sooner, ask us! We on occasion can accommodate an earlier check in depending on when the guest from the previous day plans to check out. It is also sometimes possible to check in your belongings earlier while we are setting up your room.
We only communicate with guests over the Airbnb messaging app (no text messages or phone calls please).
Please take off your shoes upon entering the apartment. You can then either keep them in the front or store them in your room.
Please do not eat in the bed! We have had issues with food stains left on the sheets :/ You are very welcome to eat at the dining table or on the couch/coffee table in the living room, otherwise there is a tray table behind your bedroom door.
If you are open to having the cats cuddle up with you at night or the cats and dog enter your room during the day you are welcome to keep your door open. If not, please remember to close your door.
If you have any requests or concerns during your stay (from making room in the fridge if you buy groceries to questions about the neighborhood or storage for your belongings), please let us know asap so we can address them! We want your stay to be wonderful and as each guest has different preferences, this is only possible with communication :)