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Charming Cottage--Modern Amenities-Quiet Downtown Neighborhood

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,460 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

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

More Details

Owner
Judine or Michael Mecseri
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
June 27, 2017

About Judine or Michael Mecseri

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

Judine or Michael Mecseri purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Judine or Michael Mecseri chose Kansas

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…

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a Beautiful house which is very well equipped and nicely furnished. We were at home during our stay August 9, 2012-September 2, 2012.
Aug 2012
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Amenities

Manhattan Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1460 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Washer and Dryer are on site, iron and ironing board, Blue-Ray Player

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(55 traveler reviews)

Charming Cottage--Modern Amenities-Quiet Downtown Neighborhood
average rating of 4.9454546 based on 57 reviews
5

Little cottage in the little apple

  • 5 of 5

One morning I texted my sister to ask her if she wanted to go to Manhattan for the weekend. I forgot to add the Kansas. Despite my error my sister and our husbands had the best time in this little cottage tucked just 2 blocks away from the little apple. We could walk to the microbrewery, The Chef(wonderful Tex mex style breakfast ), and the Bourben and Bakery Tapas restaurant. The cottage is homey,decorated with whimsy and taste and very comfortable for relaxing, incredibly clean. So much better than a stuffy hotel. Jadine met us at the house upon arrival to make sure all was in order. We highly advise that you stay in this cozy turn of the century home updated for the 21st century.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place in great location

  • 5 of 5

My family of four spent a weekend here celebrating our daughter's college graduation. This house is clean and well appointed with attractive and comfortable furnishings. This is a great alternative to staying in a hotel in Manhattan. I recommend it highly.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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5

The Charming Cottage was just that -- Very Charming!!

  • 5 of 5

Our only regret about the Charming Cottage is that we weren't able to stay longer. Because of flight cancellations, we didn't arrive until 3:00 a.m. We were in Manhattan for an early evening wedding on Saturday which didn't leave time for much of anything else on Saturday and had early afternoon flights to catch in Kansas City on Sunday. The home was beautiful and equipped with everything you could possibly need. It was just unfortunate we weren't there long enough to enjoy it all. Maybe next time!!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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5

Very nice place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Very nice house with everything you need within walking distance of downtown Manhattan. Very enjoyable place to stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely cottage in Beautiful Manhattan KS

  • 5 of 5

Just like the description this was an hidden gem just one block from downtown Manhattan. We went out for Homecoming weekend at KSU to see our daughter. Unlike staying in a hotel with party goers up all night, this cottage afforded us total quiet and relaxation. We could not have been happier with the accommodations.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed as Alumni coming back for a football game weekend, this cottage did not disappoint. The home was clean, modernly decorated and came with all the necessities of a quick trip. The owner was easy to work with and get a hold of with questions. We had a great weekend and would love to use this place again in the future.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Map

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

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Rates & Availability

Manhattan Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
July 4
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
$220
 
 
Labor Day weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
$220
 
 
K-State Football Games
Sep 8 2017 - Sep 10 2017
2 night minimum stay
$220
 
 
KSU Football Game
Sep 29 2017 - Oct 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
$220
 
 
KSU Football Game
Oct 13 2017 - Oct 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
$220
 
 
KSU Football Game
Oct 20 2017 - Oct 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
$220
 
 
KSU Football Game
Nov 10 2017 - Nov 12 2017
2 night minimum stay
$220
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 20 2017 - Nov 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
$220
 
 
KSU Football Game
Nov 24 2017 - Nov 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
$220
 
 
Christmas
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
$220
 
 
New Years
Dec 30 2017 - Jan 2 2018
2 night minimum stay
$220
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$180
From
$200
Fri,Sat
$1,050
$3,150
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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