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Kara's Kottages ~ Our Pine Cone Kottage

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Last updated: 11/20/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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 Pine Cone Kottage:
This sweet, 1st floor Kottage sleeps 2. This warm and inviting space has an open concept room encompassing a fully furnished living room, inviting bedroom and well stocked kitchen. Comfortable furnishings include a queen bed, lush sofa and chair, bench, electric fireplace, bookshelf room dividers and flat screen television. Its spacious and well stocked bathroom offers soft water, a glass shower enclosure and a pedestal sink.

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
  • 1 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Bed And Breakfast
  • Bed & Breakfast

Meals

      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

      Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Included

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only:

            Outdoor smoking is allowed. Cigarette butts must be properly disposed of in the trash....moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Small to medium size dogs allowed with prior permission. Pets are not allowed on the furniture unless completely covered. House is located next to a fenced in park for dogs to run freely....moreless

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            The bedroom is not separated from the living room....moreless

          • The bed is very comfortable and includes soft linens, a down comforter with a high end duvet cover and lots of lush pillows. ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1

            ...moreless

          • Your own private and well stocked bathroom offers a glass shower enclosure, a pedestal sink, plenty of space to store your belongings and wonderful soft water. ...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Cancellation Policy: Kara’s Kottages are designed to be a user friendly and flexible lodging choice for today’s modern traveler. This means that we will hold a room for our guests from the point of their reservation until their check-in. In return we ask that our guest contact us at least 7 days prior to their arrival date if their travel plan have changed or if they need to cancel a reservation to assure 100% refund of the cost of their stay. For your convenience, rain checks are available and have a 1 year expiration date. If a guest cancels or makes alterations to their reservation less than 7 days prior to their arrival date, we must hold them responsible for the entire reservation. In this case, we will make every effort to advertise that Kottage and refund any nights that we are able to re-book. Unfortunately, rain checks are not available under these circumstances....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                Books provided for guests enjoyment. ...moreless

              • DVD Player
              • Games:

                Board and card games provide for all guests to enjoy....moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Expanded basic cable television...moreless

              Theme

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

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Restaurants
              • Zoo

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Horseback Riding
              • Miniature Golf
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Walking

              Location Type

              • Downtown
              • Waterfront:

                This house is located near Archadia Creek; a small creek that runs through Downtown Kalamazoo....moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Basketball Court
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Skiing
              • Snowmobiling
              • Tennis

              Dining

                  • Dining Area

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning:

                    A high efficiency a/c unit is provided and cools the space nicely....moreless

                  • Clothes Dryer:

                    Coin operated; $1 to dry...moreless

                  • Fireplace:

                    Electric fireplace provides a warm atmosphere and heats the room. ...moreless

                  • Garage:

                    The garage is not reserved parking, therefore all guests are welcome to park there....moreless

                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating:

                    Forced air furnace...moreless

                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided:

                    An abundance of high end linens are provided. ...moreless

                  • Living Room:

                    Lots of comfortable furnishings and set up well for visiting. ...moreless

                  • Parking:

                    Free parking in a fenced in lot....moreless

                  • Parking Off Street:

                    Free off street parking on the road west of the house....moreless

                  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                  • Towels Provided:

                    Lots of soft linens provided. ...moreless

                  • Washing Machine:

                    Coin operated; $1 to wash...moreless

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    Password posted inside of Kottage and in your entry instructions prior to check-in....moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker:

                    Drip and French Press...moreless

                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Kitchen:

                    Guests enjoy their own well stocked, private kitchen for meals. ...moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Pantry Items:

                    Lots of pantry staples are provided, so only bring what you need. ...moreless

                  • Refrigerator:

                    Standard size...moreless

                  • Stove
                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Comfortable seating and dining furniture and a gas grill for outdoor cooking....moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    A large, stainless steel gas grill is provided on the patio area for guests to use. ...moreless

                  Payment Type

                  • Amex
                  • Discover
                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa

                  House Cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Included
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      My Standard Rate
                      2 night min stay
                      $139
                      $903 $3,570
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

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

                      Notes:

                      All reservations under a 30 day stay are per night and subject to 11% state sales and lodging tax.

                      Minimum 2 night stay applies only to weekends and holidays.


                      Cancellation policy:

                      Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                      Calendar

                      Last updated: 11/20/2014
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                      Location

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

                      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.

                      Why the Owner Chose Kalamazoo:
                      If you’re seeking an innovative and modern b&b experience, you’ll enjoy our notion of doing something different rather than doing the same thing better. However, if what you’re seeking is a traditional b&b experience which includes prepared breakfast with other guests, daily housekeeping, frequent interactions with the innkeeper and renting only one room, I might recommend another option. 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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                      Photos

                      • Winter fun at Kara's Kottages

                        Winter fun at Kara's Kottages

                      • This open concept room is surprisingly efficient in it's simplicity.

                        This open concept room is surprisingly efficient in it's simplicity.

                      • Enjoy your choice of many breakfast items.

                        Enjoy your choice of many breakfast items.

                      • Lush linen curtains add to the high end feeling.

                        Lush linen curtains add to the high end feeling.

                      • This very cozy couch will encourage serious vegetation!

                        This very cozy couch will encourage serious vegetation!

                      • Cook away in your very own kitchen.

                        Cook away in your very own kitchen.

                      • A warm, electric fireplace that also produces heat.

                        A warm, electric fireplace that also produces heat.

                      • Warm colors and tall ceilings in this well stocked bathroom.

                        Warm colors and tall ceilings in this well stocked bathroom.

                      • Warm lighting.

                        Warm lighting.

                      • Mature ivy climbs rustic fences and large trees.

                        Mature ivy climbs rustic fences and large trees.

                      • Check out our website.

                        Check out our website.

                      • A fully stocked kitchen with gas stove and full size fridge.

                        A fully stocked kitchen with gas stove and full size fridge.

                      • This space is perfect for couples!

                        This space is perfect for couples!

                      • Warm colors and textures make this space hard to leave.

                        Warm colors and textures make this space hard to leave.

                      • Burlap lamp shades and filament light bulbs.. Oh, my!

                        Burlap lamp shades and filament light bulbs.. Oh, my!

                      • All that you need to cozy-in for the weekend.

                        All that you need to cozy-in for the weekend.

                      • A spacious bathroom with glass shower enclosure.

                        A spacious bathroom with glass shower enclosure.

                      • Queen bed with a night stand and writing desk at the foot.

                        Queen bed with a night stand and writing desk at the foot.

                      • Beautiful and lush plants surround the property.

                        Beautiful and lush plants surround the property.

                      • Enjoy unexpected texture and easy balance while admiring plantings.

                        Enjoy unexpected texture and easy balance while admiring plantings.

                      • Welcome guests!

                        Welcome guests!

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                      This listing was first published here in 2012.

                      Date last modified - Thursday, November 20, 2014

                      $139 per night (USD)
                      1

                      1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 2

                      View calendar: Updated 11/20/14
                      Minimum stay: 2 nights
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                      Member since: 2011
                      Speaks: english
                      • Calendar last updated: 11/20/2014
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