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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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
All reservations under a 30 day stay are per night, double occupancy and include breakfast.
Minimum 2 night stay for weekends and holidays.
Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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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.
A warm fire and cozy furnishings invite relaxation.
An eat-in dining peninsula separates the living room from the kitchen.
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 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.
Beautiful textures beg to be touched in this lush living room.
Complimenting textures galore are at home in this bright and cheerful bedroom.
Enjoy beautiful and established gardens.
Get inspired by unique and unexpected textures in each garden.
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Lush furnishings beg to be enjoyed.
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.
Soft textiles beg to be touched in this very spacious bedroom.
Soft pillows and high quality linens invite a good nights sleep.
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.
Lush planting invite you to come and enjoy this mature landscape.
Attractive planting surround this intimate patio area for all guests to enjoy.
Mature ivy climbs the distressed wood fencing around the property.
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