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Kara's Kottages ~ Our Birch Bark Kottage

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Last updated: 04/26/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property 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 Birch Bark Kottage:
This Kottage is located on the 1st floor and sleeps up to 5 guests. This beautiful Kottage offers a modern and well stocked kitchen with lots of high end materials, a separate dining room, 1 very spacious bathroom with two sinks, soft water and a tub and shower, two comfortable bedrooms with a queen bed in each, an inviting living room with furnishings that include an over-sized and comfortable sofa, electric fireplace, flat screen television, a leather love seat with a pull-out twin sleeper and many more comforts.

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.

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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 1 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Bed And Breakfast
  • Bed & Breakfast

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    This kottage is very safe for children of all ages....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Okay to smoke outdoors in an area where other guests are not affected....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Medium to small dogs allowed. Dog beds provided. No barking allowed....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

  • Convertible bed(s): 1 twin/ single

    Pull out sleeper in the living room...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • 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

    two sinks...moreless

  • 1 bathroom with 2 sinks

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 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

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo:

    Docking Station for iPods & Bluetooth Sound Bar...moreless

  • Television:

    Large flat screen tv...moreless

  • Video Library

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
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    This is the last residents before entering the business district. ...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Located near Arcadia Creek which runs through Downtown Kalamazoo. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Roller Blading

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Coin operated: $1/load...moreless

  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace:

    Electric fireplace within the tv console...moreless

  • Garage:

    A garage is provided and parking is open for guest parking and is not reserved....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Forced Air Furnace...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Our ecological efforts include laundering only between guests or weekly for extended stay guests. Additional linens are provided in each room to accommodate needs....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Free parking. ...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

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

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

    Coin operated: $1/load...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Passwords posted on entry instructions & inside of kottage....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Drip & French Press Provided...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Fully stocked.. Drip coffee maker, Toaster, Blender, Food Processor, etc.....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    gas...moreless

  • Pantry Items

Outside

  • Deck / Patio

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$159
$1,043 $4,170
* 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:

Minimum 2 night stay for weekends and holidays.


Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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Last updated: 04/26/2015
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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

 

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:
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. Kara’s Kottaages offers much more privacy, flexibility and space than most b&b’s, which includes self check-in’s at anytime, kottages that can accommodate entire families, diy meals of what you want when you want, the option to host small gatherings indoors or out and an innkeeper who does not enter the kottage unless requested to do so. Each kottage is lovingly designed for those who wish to be on their own schedule in a peaceful and private space without the constant presence of a live-in innkeeper and other guests.


Contact us

Speaks: english

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Photos

  • Stylish art.

    Stylish art.

  • Enjoy a queen bed along with warm lighting, cheerful colors and 2 large windows.

    Enjoy a queen bed along with warm lighting, cheerful colors and 2 large windows.

  • Soft robes ~ 2 per bedroom.

    Soft robes ~ 2 per bedroom.

  • Gaze into this warm, electric fireplace/console in the living room.

    Gaze into this warm, electric fireplace/console in the living room.

  • A view from the living room into the dining room. The chair is a twin sleeper.

    A view from the living room into the dining room. The chair is a twin sleeper.

  • Original built-in book shelves next to an exposed, brick chimney.

    Original built-in book shelves next to an exposed, brick chimney.

  • The great colors, lighting and textures in this space make it cozy and inviting.

    The great colors, lighting and textures in this space make it cozy and inviting.

  • The dining room with a round, antique table that seats up to 6 and original art.

    The dining room with a round, antique table that seats up to 6 and original art.

  • The well stocked bathroom.

    The well stocked bathroom.

  • This room has a queen bed, a large closet and an adjoining door to the bathroom.

    This room has a queen bed, a large closet and an adjoining door to the bathroom.

  • A view from the bedroom into the living room. Not shown is a modern ceiling fan.

    A view from the bedroom into the living room. Not shown is a modern ceiling fan.

  • Modern print pillow.

    Modern print pillow.

  • A very spacious living room with cozy furnishings and a bay window.

    A very spacious living room with cozy furnishings and a bay window.

  • The living room is centrally located to both of the inviting bedrooms.

    The living room is centrally located to both of the inviting bedrooms.

  • Warm, textural blankets kept conveniently in the living room next the the couch.

    Warm, textural blankets kept conveniently in the living room next the the couch.

  • Enjoy your choice of many breakfast items.

    Enjoy your choice of many breakfast items.

  • Enjoy this beautifully remodeled and well stocked kitchen for all your meals.

    Enjoy this beautifully remodeled and well stocked kitchen for all your meals.

  • Spacious bathroom with 2 sinks and tub/shower along with soft water.

    Spacious bathroom with 2 sinks and tub/shower along with soft water.

  • Floor Plan

    Floor Plan

  • Check out our website.

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  • Sleeps
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  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Property type
    Bed And Breakfast
Owner
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within 24 hours
  • Response rate 87%
  • Calendar last updated 04/26/2015
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