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Bright, private studio for 1-2 people 4 miles from campus

State College, Pennsylvania, United States

Listing #58105


Studio or Loft | Entire Home
Rates from USD $950 | Monthly
Last Updated 12 days ago

About

My home was built in 2013 and the studio was renovated in 2016/2017. I offer a furnished ground floor studio that is light and bright, with french doors and a large window--perfect for 1 person or a couple. Depending on which bus route you choose, the bus ride can be 15-20 min to campus. The studio is on a separate floor from my living space and it has its own entrance so that your privacy is ensured. If it is snowy, you can enter through my house through the front door and use the interior staircase. The studio has a full bathroom with a large step-in shower. All utilities and high speed wifi are provided, and my laundry is available to share. The studio is served by central heat and air, but there is also supplemental heat under your control. I pay for lawn care and snow removal. The hot water supply is good. Floors are laminate and tile, clean and in good condition. Off street parking included, if needed. See below for details on other transportation options. The large room is L-shaped and it provides about 500 sq feet (~46 sq meters) of living space. You can store a bike under my deck. The yard is not large, but you can come upstairs and sit on my deck. Kitchenette includes: full size refrigerator, deep sink and stainless steel tables for food prep, microwave oven, dishes and silverware, coffee maker, electric kettle, counter-top oven, rice cooker, dining island and two chairs. I provide the following furniture in good condition: a clean and comfortable full size bed (full XL requires special sheets, provided), a sleeper sofa, rugs, leather chair, coffee table, table lamps, book shelf, small laptop desk, desk chair, and storage for kitchen items. There is a deep closet with a lock which can be used to store larger items. My house is ~3 miles from the west end of campus, ~4 miles from the student union at the center of campus (aka the HUB). Bike paths to campus are nearby. Two bus lines serve my neighborhood---walking time to each stop is ~5 min and ~12 min (0.6 mile). Hourly service to the second stop is available Mon-Friday, with fewer buses on Saturday and none on Sunday. The Penn State campus is enormous. Google maps gives accurate directions/distances to specific campus buildings and it also shows bus routes and stops, although sometimes it indicates that a campus location is not served by a bus when the bus stop is walkable from that location. Check the distance to your office to be sure that this location (Meadowhawk Lane) works for you. My house is in a lovely neighborhood of newer homes. Neighbors are friendly and the area is very safe and quiet. There is a winery and open farm land only a 10-15 min walk away. There are grocery stores and pharmacies downtown (near campus), including stores and the farmers market near the bus stop. Large grocery stores and Walmart are ~ 3 miles away from the house. A taxi or Uber to downtown State College is about $12-15, depending on where you are going. Two restaurants are in walking distance from the house (~1.2 miles): an excellent local diner serving breakfast and lunch, and a high-end restaurant and bar specializing in southern American food. I have a small dog who is quiet and hypoallergenic. She will be happy to see you when you come to do your laundry, but she does not go into the studio. I am looking for a tenant who is quiet, responsible, a nonsmoker with no pets. You will find a lovely, quiet, clean space, exactly as described. Please ask questions, even if you do not rent from me. I know the area well. Natives were so kind to me in Australia and England, I'm happy to pay it forward. good luck to you !! PS. I have two reviews---one is from a tenant at my former address in State College. Note that she describes a shorter walk to campus. See above for details about my new location.

Bedrooms
1

Bathrooms
1

Offices
0

Size
500 ft2

Suited For
1

Property Type
Studio or Loft

Availability

From January 1, 2022 until June 15, 2022

Minimum Stay

5 Months | Dates are flexible for this listing

Comments: I have some flexibility on dates---please tell me what you are interested in

Location

Studio or Loft in State College, Pennsylvania, United States

Closest University

Penn State University

Nearby Universities
Juniata College
Neighborhood

Hunter's Chase / Foxpointe

Nearby Cities

State College

Comments: Foxpointe, Hunter's Chase, West College Ave, Science Park

Surroundings

  • Off Campus
  • Bike to Campus
  • Suburban
  • Near Mountains
  • Near Woods
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Public Transportation

Rental Rates and Terms

Rates from USD $950 Monthly

Utilities are included

A cleaning service is not included

Comments: This is the fee for renting one floor of my house with its own entrance and full bath.

Considerations

The home is not suitable for young kids

Pets are not allowed

Smoking is not allowed

A car is not available

Comments: I have a small dog who does not go into the apartment. She is quiet and hypoallergenic

Features

Interior

Furnished

Connectivity

High Speed Internet

Wi-Fi

Exterior

Dedicated Parking

Accessibility

Stairs

Temperature Control

Air Conditioning

Appliances

Oven

Refrigerator

Washer

Dryer

Reviews

2
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