Shaky Knees is a festival that caters to a broad spectrum of rock fans: from pop-punkers and emo kids who came of age in the halcyon days of Myspace to Pitchfork reading beard strokers who queue-up to buy limited release Tame Impala 12” LPs on Record Store Day.
Incubus, Interpol and Face to Face are playing too, which is chill. Shaky Knees takes place in Central Park, Atlanta between the 3rd and 5th of May. Along with great bands, the festival offers a wide range of innovative eating options, thanks to a bevy of incredible food trucks and vendors.
There’s a lot to take, so you’re going to need a great place to stay while you’re there. Here are some of our favourite Airbnb homes surrounding Central Park, Atlanta.
A converted loft for $850 per night
The characteristics of the original warehouse still holds a strong presence in this renovated loft. White-washed, exposed brick walls share space with polished concrete floors, while rooms are separated by dividing walls which still leave space above them to the soaring ceilings.
It is a brilliant example or adaptive, urban living; but with modern luxuries like goose down comforters to ensure a high-end experience. The home sits right on the Atlanta Beltline, a former railway route that has been transformed of mixed-use green space and hiking trails.
It is an admirable community project, and will ensure Shaky Knees isn’t the only great memory you have of Atlanta.
A downtown loft right by the festival for $1,250 per night
With exposed brick walls, an open plan living area and kitchen, and floor to ceiling bay windows that flood the space with light, this loft is a stylish option in the heart of downtown.
The two bedroom loft has two bedrooms, a full kitchen and plenty of room to lounge. Unique design touches and eclectic charm to the utilitarian aesthetics of the building.
Best of all, the loft is right by Shaky Knees Central Park location.
A midtown castle for $599 per night
Granted, it’s not a literal castle, but for anyone seeking the southern gothic with modern luxuries won’t do much better than this contemporary citadel.
The three bedroom house features an extravagant interior of arched doorways, varnished wood furnishings and wrought iron fixtures. The master bedroom is located on the third floor, offering excellent views of Atlanta.
Above that, you’ll find an expansive roof deck complete with outdoor grill and enough seating to impress a crowd. The home is right by the Beltline, the famous Ponce City Market and a short walk to Central Park.
A stylish mansion for 10 for $500 per night
A few blocks north of Central Park, you’ll find this expertly redesigned five bedroom mansion. The interior is all clean lines and understated designs, including a fully-equipped kitchen with white cabinetry and a elegant tiled back splash.
Colorful Mid Century furniture and loaded book shelves add personality to one of two living rooms, as does an impressive, broad fireplace. Each bedroom has its own unique charm, but the real highlight can be found in the one where the bed is enclosed by a curving, glass-tiled wall.
The outside of the house is in its original craftsman style, making its modern interior all the more striking.
A contemporary home surrounded by trees for $450 per night
Wide open rooms and natural light abound in this modern home, which has clearly been designed to maximise a sense of space throughout the house. The living area is enclosed by sliding glass doors which, when opened, extend the room to and covered outdoor terrace, where guests can enjoy Southern nights by the fire.
Furniture is both modern and classic, including a white leather Eames chair; while the two bedrooms are spacious and bright, with both opening on to a balcony.
This one of those homes we struggle to recommend for a festival like Shaky Knees, as you may never want to leave the house.
An artist studio on the Beltline for $1,000 per night
Words won’t really do this home justice. After all, take a look at it. It’s as if a curator threw together an exhibition with their eyes closed and somehow pulled off the show of the year.
Its white walls are lined with original artwork, while the bedrooms seem to be out of an ever-so-slightly subversive day-dream—in a good way. Maybe it’s all a reflection of the evolving Beltline on which it sits, or its just a warehouse space that demands creativity.
Whatever the case, it will provide a unique spot to stay during Shaky Knees.