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Charming Cottage--Modern Amenities-Quiet Downtown Neighborhood

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View of the dining room, kitchen and hall with a glimpse of the second bedroom

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Last updated: 07/03/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Manhattan cottage description

Houston Street Cottage is a 1460 square foot Victorian Cottage built in 1904. Retaining much of its historic charm, the home is now modern in all of its amenities. This 2-bedroom, 2-bath house is located in a quiet neighborhood on Manhattan’s historic Houston Street. Upon arrival, guests may park on the street in front of the house or, off street, adjacent to the alley out back. Original limestone curbs line the Street and brick sidewalks carry pedestrians past the historic homes. A smaller brick sidewalk leads you to the front porch where you enter into a domain of peace, relaxation and tranquility.

Once inside, guests will immediately notice the attention to detail and eclectic decorating style throughout. You’ll first be greeted by the comfortable parlor that includes a chase lounge, loveseat and reclining chair. Next is the living room decorated in modern décor, with its large sectional couch, swiveling chair and 43” HDTV with Blue.ray player. Connecting the living room to the Kitchen and Dining areas is the gracious hallway with the bedrooms occupying opposite sides of the hall. The dining room is set up with a table that seats six and a buffet/serving table to the side. Tasteful trash and recycling bins occupy this space as well. Adjacent to the dining room is the spacious kitchen with full sized appliances, including a full sized washer and dryer. The cabinets are stocked with all the items necessary to cook your favorite meal and there is still room in the cabinets for your dry goods. Off the dining room is the ¾ bath, which is a little odd yet oddly convenient. Both bedrooms feature queen sized beds, night stands with lamps, full sized dressers with mirrors and armoires with extra towels and blankets. The master bedroom also has the attached full bath and a private deck.

We have designed the Houston Street Cottage to be quaint and charming yet spacious and comfortable enough for you to spread out and truly relax. We hope you enjoy your stay as much as we enjoyed creating this place for you.

Cheers! Your hosts,
Michael and Judine Mecseri


Keywords: house, bungalow, historic, charming, quaint, cute, single story, downtown, quiet neighborhood, off street parking, hardwood floors, 2 bedrooms, 2 bath rooms, modern amenities

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1460 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Alternative Lifestyle
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining
          • Stove
          • Oven
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Refrigerator
          • Ice Maker
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Dishwasher
          • Kitchen
          • Microwave
          • Seating for 6 people

          Amenities

          • Clothes Dryer
          • Washing Machine
          • Parking Off Street
          • Air Conditioning
          • Linens Provided
          • Heating
          • Towels Provided
          • Living Room
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • Washer and Dryer are on site, iron and ironing board, Blue-Ray Player

              Entertainment

              • Satellite / Cable
              • DVD Player

              Communications

                  • Wireless Internet

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Lawn / Garden

                  Activities

                  • Restaurants
                  • Hunting
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Cycling
                  • Golf
                  • Tennis
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Fishing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Hiking
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Boating
                  • Antiquing
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Horseshoes
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Shopping
                  • Zoo
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Museums
                  • Cinemas
                  • Live Theater
                  • Sledding
                  • Swimming
                   

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                  2 night min stay
                  $180 $200
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                  $1,050 $3,150
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                  Fees:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
                  • cleaning fee $50
                  • Taxes Not included

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                  Last updated: 07/03/2014
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                  Location

                  within walking distance of Manhattan Convention Center, Discovery Center, Wareham Hotel, Houston Street Ballroom, Mall, Manhattan Historic Depot, in Historic Neighborhood, canoe river

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2010

                  About the owner: We (Michael and Judine Mecseri) both grew up in the mountains of Colorado but, moved to Manhattan in the late 80s to finish our college degrees. We ended up staying, building careers and raising our daughter. Manhattan has become “home” and Michael runs his own design/build business, Timber & Stone while Judine is the Director of Program Operations for Homecare & Hospice. We enjoy Manhattan and all it has to offer and wanted to make a place that would allow others to do the same, if only for a short while. It is such a pleasure to live in a community that is constantly improving itself. It's fun to see all the progress and take part in a town that's 'on-the-move'. As much as things have changed over the years, Manhattan still retains the great small town atmosphere while providing some great amenities. Our vision for the Houston Street Cottage is to provide a home-like setting for visitors to Manhattan while they are enjoying and experiencing the town. Houston Street Cottage is a second home for Michael’s parents, who live in Colorado. It is a place they can call home while visiting with their children and grandchildren. From our house to your home—we hope you enjoy your Home Away from Home at the Houston Street Cottage! Michael and Judine Mecseri Proprietors

                  Why the Owner Chose Manhattan:
                  Houston Street Cottage is excellently located in downtown Manhattan where guests can walk to many of our best amenities. Just a few steps away, you will find Manhattan’s downtown historic district which boasts the Strecker Nelson Art Gallery, the Wareham Opera House and, Manhattan’s new convention center, Flint Hills Discovery Center, Union Pacific Depot, Houston Street Ballroom, Riley County Courthouse, Manhattan Public Library, Several Churches, the Town Center Mall and some fine eateries. One can enjoy breakfast or lunch at the Chef Café rated “Best Breakfast in Kansas” by the food network and super Coffee is at Radina’s Coffee House right across the street from the Chef. Della Voce Italian restaurant is just around the corner as well. Jump in the car and you’ll find Kansas State University a hop, skip and a jump away with McCain Auditorium, The Beach Museum of Art, Bill Snyder Family Stadium and much more for anyone interested in all that is K-State. Other nearby attractions include historic Aggieville with its unique assortment of bars, restaurants and shops, City Park, with the aquatic center, spray park and park pavilion, Sunset Zoo, Linear Park Trail and Manhattan Marketplace to mention but a few and all, minutes away. Want to get in a round of golf? Call for a tee time at one of Manhattan’s premier golf clubs; Colbert Hills, Stagg Hill or Wildcat Golf and Fitness. For those who enjoy hiking, the Konza Prairie Research Natural Area will certainly not disappoint with its unbeatable views of the Flint Hills and gorgeous Kansas sunsets. Want more options for outdoor activities? Try visiting Kansas State University Gardens, Tuttle Creek Lake, Tuttle Creek State Park or Wildcat Creek Sports Center all within 10 – 15 minutes by car. So much to do, so little time…


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                  Photos

                  • View of the dining room, kitchen and hall with a glimpse of the second bedroom

                    View of the dining room, kitchen and hall with a glimpse of the second bedroom

                  • Shaded yard in front of house with gas grill and seating for four on the deck

                    Shaded yard in front of house with gas grill and seating for four on the deck

                  • View of entrance from inside the Sitting Room

                    View of entrance from inside the Sitting Room

                  • View of Living and Sitting rooms

                    View of Living and Sitting rooms

                  • View of Living room from wide central hall

                    View of Living room from wide central hall

                  • Dresser w/mirror in Master

                    Dresser w/mirror in Master

                  • Second bedroom - a bit larger than the master but without the dedicated bathroom

                    Second bedroom - a bit larger than the master but without the dedicated bathroom

                  • Second bath off of the Dining Room

                    Second bath off of the Dining Room

                  • View of the fully outfitted and spacious Kitchen with all new appliances

                    View of the fully outfitted and spacious Kitchen with all new appliances

                  • Dining Room with a glimpse of the hall and master bedroom

                    Dining Room with a glimpse of the hall and master bedroom

                  • Floor Plan of Houston Street Cottage

                    Floor Plan of Houston Street Cottage

                  • Another nearby neighbor

                    Another nearby neighbor

                  • Close up of the front door, flower beds and brick sidewalk

                    Close up of the front door, flower beds and brick sidewalk

                  • Sitting room inside the front door complete with chaise, recliner and loveseat

                    Sitting room inside the front door complete with chaise, recliner and loveseat

                  • View of the Sitting Room from the Living Room

                    View of the Sitting Room from the Living Room

                  • View of Living Room from the Sitting Room

                    View of Living Room from the Sitting Room

                  • Master bedroom w/queen bed, attached full bath, private deck, & dresser w/mirror

                    Master bedroom w/queen bed, attached full bath, private deck, & dresser w/mirror

                  • Master Bath - viewed from the bedroom

                    Master Bath - viewed from the bedroom

                  • Second bedroom - dresser w/mirror and door to the wide hallway

                    Second bedroom - dresser w/mirror and door to the wide hallway

                  • Kitchen from the Dining Room showing the Washer/Dryer, dish washer & corner sink

                    Kitchen from the Dining Room showing the Washer/Dryer, dish washer & corner sink

                  • Dining Room viewed from the Kitchen

                    Dining Room viewed from the Kitchen

                  • Dining Room looking down the hall toward the two living areas

                    Dining Room looking down the hall toward the two living areas

                  • View of the neighbor's house just west of Houston Street Cottage.

                    View of the neighbor's house just west of Houston Street Cottage.

                  • Front yard view of beautiful downtown Manhattan, KS just 1 block away

                    Front yard view of beautiful downtown Manhattan, KS just 1 block away

                  VRBO #367606

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                  This listing was first published here in 2011.

                  Date last modified - Monday, September 02, 2013

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                  2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 4

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