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Kara's Kottages ~ Our Drift Wood Kottage

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Last updated: 08/13/2014
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Kalamazoo bed and breakfast description

To make an online reservation, visit our website at karaskottages.com or click on the 'Book It' button thru this listing.

Available for overnight, weekly or monthly rental, Kara’s Kottages is an excellent choice for business or pleasure and for short or extended stays.

About the home:
Kara's Kottages are nestled in between three beautiful and historic, neighborhoods and 2 colleges, all within walking distance to Downtown Kalamazoo.

All three private Kottages within this 3 unit home are furnished with all the comforts of home, including a well stocked kitchen, cozy living room, separate bedrooms and a spacious bathroom. Plus, all the warm touches you’d expect from a beloved bed and breakfast, like fireplaces, comfortable beds, European-style breakfast treats and even mini-bars.

While here, you can expect complete privacy in a peaceful and quiet setting. Each Kottage offers great views of the outdoors capturing wonderful, natural light amongst several mature trees and green space as as it's only neighbors.

About our Drift Wood Kottage:
This kottage is located on the 2nd floor and sleeps up to 5 guests. This warm, loft style space has an open concept living room and kitchen separated by a quaint, eat-in peninsula. Comfy furnishings include a lush sofa, chair and ottoman, electric fireplace, flat screen television and many more comforts. Both spacious and restful bedrooms include 1-queen bed in each and 1-pull-out twin sleeper in one of the bedrooms. The large bathroom offers a tub and shower, granite counter/sink, lots of natural lighting, very tall ceilings and soft water.

Breakfast:
Help yourself each morning to breakfast in your private, well stocked kitchen including such breakfast treats as waffles, pancake mix, oatmeal, eggs, bacon, sausage patties and links, cereal, granola, yogurt, scone mix, Pillsbury cinnamon rolls and coffee tea, juice and milk/creamer.

Attractions:
This location is central to lots of shopping, great restaurants, recreation trails, museums, theaters, festival sites and much, much more!
It's even within a short drive to the shores of Lake Michigan, lots of inland lakes with sandy beaches, ski resorts and recreational parks.

Rental Options:
Available for daily, weekly or monthly rental, this Kalamazoo Bed and Breakfast is a great choice for business or pleasure.

Check-in is anytime after 3pm
Check-out is anytime prior to 11am
*Both are negotiable.

To make an online reservation, visit our website at karaskottages.com or click on the 'Book it' button thru this listing.

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

      • Bed And Breakfast

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome:

                It should be noted that the upstairs Kottage has an open staircase and should be used with caution. A safety gate is installed at the top of stairs prior to check-in if children are to be present....moreless

              • Pets Considered:

                Medium to small dogs only...moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                Smoking outdoors only...moreless

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Events Allowed

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

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              • Bedroom 2: 1 double, 1 child bed, 1 baby crib

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              • All beds have very comfortable mattresses, soft linens, down comforters with duvet covers and lots of lush pillows. ...moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub

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              • There is a tub & shower surround with soft water and excellent water pressure, lots of natural lighting and tall ceilings. ...moreless

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dining:

                The dining areas is off of the kitchen. There is a peninsula with 2 dining chairs. ...moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                Lots of high quality utensils for cooking...moreless

              • Coffee Maker:

                Drip & French Press...moreless

              • Pantry Items:

                Many Staples...moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Toaster
              • Microwave
              • Seating for 2 people

              Amenities

              • Linens Provided:

                In the interest of conservation, linens are washed only between guests. A laundry room is provided for extended stay guests to launder linens and personal belongings as needed. Additional linens are provided in each room to accommodate needs....moreless

              • Parking:

                There is a large fenced in parking lot, a 2 stall garage and a gravel courtyard; all free to guests...moreless

              • Air Conditioning:

                A high efficiency a/c window unit is centrally located and able to cool the space nicely....moreless

              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                Because the parking lot is open, trailers and the like are able to park comfortably. ...moreless

              • Parking Off Street:

                West Main Court runs parallel to the home and parking is permitted at all times....moreless

              • Garage:

                A garage is provided and parking is open for guest parking...moreless

              • Covered Parking:

                Open concept garage is available for guest parking...moreless

              • Heating:

                Forced air furnace with an adjustable thermostat....moreless

              • Fireplace:

                Electric fireplace that can also heat the room....moreless

              • Living Room seats 6:

                Warm colors and very cozy. ...moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                $1/wash...moreless

              • Clothes Dryer:

                $1/dry...moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board
              • Towels Provided

              Other Amenities

                  • The most notable feature to this unique bed and breakfast is the ability to have up to 5 guests in one kottage; a perfect space for families and small groups who wish to be together to play games, watch movies and visit without the fear of affecting other guests. This Kottage design also gives guests the ability to invite other visitors into their home away from home where they can entertain and host small events. Another benefit of this Kottage design is that it offers many comforts and necessities to extended stay guests to Kalamazoo who wish to have comforts such as a kitchen, living room, television, bedrooms, etc.. ...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Games:

                    Assorted selection...moreless

                  • Books
                  • DVD Player

                  Communications

                      • Wireless Internet:

                        Password located inside of Kottage...moreless

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        Lots of outdoor furniture for entertaining....moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill:

                        Large stainless steel gas grill....moreless

                      Theme

                      • Adventure
                      • Away From It All
                      • Budget
                      • Family
                      • Historic
                      • Romantic
                      • Sports & Activities
                      • Tourist Attractions

                      Location & View

                          • Waterfront:

                            Located near Arcadia Creek; a creek that runs through Downtown Kalamazoo. ...moreless

                          Activities

                          • Cinemas
                          • Freshwater Fishing
                          • Fishing
                          • Tennis
                          • Hiking
                          • Cycling
                          • Cross Country Skiing
                          • Medical Services
                          • Massage Therapist
                          • Laundromat
                          • Hospital
                          • Groceries
                          • Mountain Biking
                          • Fitness Center
                          • Antiquing
                          • Shopping
                          • Horseback Riding
                          • Sight Seeing
                          • Walking
                          • Playground
                          • Churches
                          • Restaurants
                          • Live Theater
                          • Museums
                          • Health/Beauty Spa
                          • ATM/Bank
                          • Roller Blading
                           

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                          Rental basis: Per property
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                          My Standard Rate
                          1 night min stay
                          $159

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Pet Fee $15 + tax
                          • Tax Rate 11%

                          Notes:

                          All reservations under a 30 day stay are per night, double occupancy and include breakfast.

                          Minimum 2 night stay for weekends and holidays.


                          Cancellation policy:

                          Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                          Calendar

                          Last updated: 08/13/2014
                          Check availability
                          23 Available
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                          22 Today
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                          Location

                          5.28 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          http://azoairport.com/
                          91.2 Miles
                          Nearest Ferry
                          http://www.lake-express.com/
                          0.89 Miles
                          Nearest Train
                          http://www.amtrak.com/home
                          0.54 Miles
                          Nearest Motorway
                          US 131
                          12.85 Miles
                          Nearest Beach
                          http://www.ross-township.us/index.html
                          0.1 Miles
                          Nearest Barpub
                          http://comensolis.com/
                          21.65 Miles
                          Nearest Ski
                          http://www.timberridgeski.com/
                          2.88 Miles
                          Nearest Golf
                          http://www.grandprairiegolfcourse.com/
                          0.1 Miles
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          http://comensolis.com/

                          Car: Recommended

                          http://www.downtownkalamazoo.org/

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 1996

                          About the owner: I am a Michigan native with an appreciation for historic homes, a passion for good design and a love for the planet. I moved to Kalamazoo from the Shores of Lake Michigan in 1990 to attend college. I remained in Kalamazoo because of the youthful energy, amazing people and an up and coming direction which has since been realized. In my spare time, when I’m not combing the earth for treasures to use in my Kalamazoo Bed and Breakfast, I’m exploring life with my husband, Dean. We enjoy participating in recreational sports, the company of our friends & family and traveling.. All while being responsible stewards of the planet. I’m also know around town as ‘The Painted Lady’, the proud owner of a painting, restoration and home improvement consulting business of 16 years called, Painted Lady.

                          Why the Owner Chose Kalamazoo:
                          This Unique, Kalamazoo Bed and Breakfast is a beautifully renovated, Italianate-style, three-unit home nestled in between three historic Kalamazoo neighborhoods and located on Kalamazoo College’s scenic campus. All three private Kottages within this multi-unit house are furnished with all the necessities of home, including a well stocked kitchen, cozy living room, separate bedrooms and a spacious bathroom. Plus, all the warm touches you’d expect from a beloved B&B– like fireplaces, beds you melt into, European-style breakfast treats and even mini-bars. Available for overnight, weekly or monthly rental, this Kalamazoo B&B is an ideal choice for business or pleasure.

                          The Unique Benefits at this Bed And Breakfast:
                          In practical terms: I have developed a space that is unique and ideal for today’s modern travelers who desire all of the comforts of home during their stay; A separate spaces within a home that allow for additional visitors, multiple guests and total privacy. All this, and on a heavily wooded lot with a great outdoor space in a safe and quiet, historic neighborhood near Downtown Kalamazoo. This Extended Stay Bed and Breakfast allow for the flexibility of renting to 1-5 guests for 1-90 days while offering each guest every comfort of home no matter what their length of stay. In Idyllic terms: Attractive, peaceful and picturesque.. In good design, this has always been my objective and this Bed and Breakfast is no exception. What you will enjoy most about each Kottage is the attention to detail, gorgeous design and little extras. This home reflects my vast experience, healthy outlook, connection to nature and strong work ethic. This conveniently located, Kalamazoo Bed and Breakfast is within walking distance to Downtown Kalamazoo, bike paths, shopping, great restaurants, 2 Local Colleges and much more! Kara’s Kottages is also unique in that there is not a live-in innkeeper. This detail gives my guests more privacy and autonomy during their stay, giving this B&B a vacation rental flavor.


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                          • A warm fire and cozy furnishings invite relaxation.

                            A warm fire and cozy furnishings invite relaxation.

                          • An eat-in dining peninsula separates the living room from the kitchen.

                            An eat-in dining peninsula separates the living room from the kitchen.

                          • Lots of breakfast treats for guests to help themselves to each morning.

                            Lots of breakfast treats for guests to help themselves to each morning.

                          • This cozy bedroom features a queen bed, comfy seating area, and extra bedding.

                            This cozy bedroom features a queen bed, comfy seating area, and extra bedding.

                          • This spacious bedroom features a leather ottoman that pulls out into a twin bed.

                            This spacious bedroom features a leather ottoman that pulls out into a twin bed.

                          • Unconventional color and textures inspire in this spacious and well lit bath.

                            Unconventional color and textures inspire in this spacious and well lit bath.

                          • Beautiful textures beg to be touched in this lush living room.

                            Beautiful textures beg to be touched in this lush living room.

                          • Complimenting textures galore are at home in this bright and cheerful
bedroom.

                            Complimenting textures galore are at home in this bright and cheerful bedroom.

                          • Enjoy beautiful and established gardens.

                            Enjoy beautiful and established gardens.

                          • Get inspired by unique and unexpected textures in each garden.

                            Get inspired by unique and unexpected textures in each garden.

                          • Check out our website.

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                          • Floor Plan

                            Floor Plan

                          • Lush furnishings beg to be enjoyed.

                            Lush furnishings beg to be enjoyed.

                          • A textured back splash adds warmth and reflection to this lovely kitchen.

                            A textured back splash adds warmth and reflection to this lovely kitchen.

                          • This view show the entrance via a staircase in this 2nd story kottage.

                            This view show the entrance via a staircase in this 2nd story kottage.

                          • Soft textiles beg to be touched in this very spacious bedroom.

                            Soft textiles beg to be touched in this very spacious bedroom.

                          • Soft pillows and high quality linens invite a good nights sleep.

                            Soft pillows and high quality linens invite a good nights sleep.

                          • Large windows and decedent materials make this bathroom as cozy as a bedroom.

                            Large windows and decedent materials make this bathroom as cozy as a bedroom.

                          • This cozy bedroom features a full bed, comfy seating area, and extra bedding.

                            This cozy bedroom features a full bed, comfy seating area, and extra bedding.

                          • Lush planting invite you to come and enjoy this mature landscape.

                            Lush planting invite you to come and enjoy this mature landscape.

                          • Attractive planting surround this intimate patio area for all guests to enjoy.

                            Attractive planting surround this intimate patio area for all guests to enjoy.

                          • Mature ivy climbs the distressed wood fencing around the property.

                            Mature ivy climbs the distressed wood fencing around the property.

                          VRBO #389211

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                          This listing was first published here in 2011.

                          Date last modified - Monday, August 18, 2014

                          $159 per night (USD)
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                          2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 5

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