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Kara's Kottages ~ Sleeps 5, Includes Breakfast, No Cleaning Fee or Security Dep.

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Bedroom featuring 1 queen bed and 1 pull-out twin bed.

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Last updated: 01/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Bed And Breakfast
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Bed and Breakfast; http://www.karaskottages.com/

This kottage is located on the 2nd floor of our original W. Main St. location, only 1/2 mile from the downtown district 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, 2 chairs and ottoman, electric fireplace, flat screen television and many more comforts. Both spacious and restful bedrooms include 1 queen bed in each. 1 very comfortable, pull-out twin sleeper is available in one of the bedrooms. The spacious bathroom offers a tub surround, granite counter/sink, lots of natural lighting, tall ceilings, soft water and many convenient toiletries.

DIY Breakfast Combinations Include the following:
English Muffins, Cream Cheese, Bagels, Waffles, Eggs, Sausage Patties & Links, Assorted Cereal, Organic Granola, Greek Yogurt, Almond Milk, Fruit Juice, Peanut Butter, Whole Bean Coffee (regular & decaf), Half & Half, Assorted Teas, Oatmeal, Farina, Muffin Mix, Dried Cranberries, Real Maple Syrup & Cinnamon Rolls. In addition, guest enjoy a wide assortment of condiments and pantry staples.

NOTE:
There is a fairly steep staircase leading to this kottage (think historic). However, it's well lit, safe and has a very sturdy hand rail and optional gate at the top.

*1 night stays are considered Sunday - Thursday

Check-in is anytime after 3pm
Check-out is anytime prior to 11am
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Owner

Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 01/23/2017

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 2
  • 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:

    It should be noted that this 2nd floor Kottage has a staircase and should be used with caution. A safety gate is available to guests to place at the top of the stairs for safety. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking outdoors only...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Medium to small dogs only. Fee is $15/pet/night....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

  • Located in the smaller bedroom: 1 queen

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  • Located in the larger bedroom: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

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  • All beds have very comfortable mattresses, soft linens, fluffy 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 offering soft water along with lots of natural lighting through the floor to ceiling windows and tall ceilings. ...moreless

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, separate bedrooms, etc.. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Assorted selection...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Expanded basic cable tv & a bluray player with Netflix...moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Waterfront:

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Dining

  • Dining:

    There is a peninsula with 2, counter height bar stools in the kitchen....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 2 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central Air Conditioning...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    $1 coin operated...moreless

  • Covered Parking:

    A safe and well lit garage is available for guest parking. Additional, free and safe parking is allowed in my parking lot behind the house and on the courtyard next to the house. ...moreless

  • Fireplace:

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

  • Garage:

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

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

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

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

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

  • Living Room:

    Warm colors and very cozy. ...moreless

  • Parking:

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

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

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

  • Towels Provided:

    Lots of towels are provided in the kottage. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    $1 coin operated...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Password provided in check-in instructions...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Drip & French Press...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Lots of high quality utensils for cooking...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Lots of outdoor furniture for entertaining....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Large stainless steel gas grill....moreless

Building Type

  • House

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$179

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

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

Notes:

Minimum 2 night stay applies only to weekends and holidays.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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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: Kara is a Michigan native with an appreciation for nature, a passion for good design and a love for historic homes. She moved to Kalamazoo from the shores of Lake Michigan in 1990 to attend college. She remained in Kalamazoo because of it's youthful energy, amazing people and an up and coming direction which has since been realized. When she's not combing the earth for treasures to use in her kottages and working on DIY projects, she's often found running, cross country skiing, biking, kayaking and traveling.

Why the Owner Chose West Main HIll, Kalamazoo, MI, USA:
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. http://www.karaskottages.com/

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. http://www.karaskottages.com/


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 01/23/2017

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  • Bedroom featuring 1 queen bed and 1 pull-out twin bed.

    Bedroom featuring 1 queen bed and 1 pull-out twin bed.

  • 4 large windows with views of the neighboring, historic homes.

    4 large windows with views of the neighboring, historic homes.

  • Private living room featuring an electric fireplace and comfy furnishings.

    Private living room featuring an electric fireplace and comfy furnishings.

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

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

  • Open concept living room & kitchen gives this a loft feeling to this space.

    Open concept living room & kitchen gives this a loft feeling to this space.

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

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

  • Soft linens, abundant pillows and a very comfortable mattress await.

    Soft linens, abundant pillows and a very comfortable mattress await.

  • This brightly painted room faces east for beautiful sun rises.

    This brightly painted room faces east for beautiful sun rises.

  • Floor Plan

    Floor Plan

  • Enjoy beautiful and established gardens.

    Enjoy beautiful and established gardens.

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

    Mature ivy climbs the distressed wood fencing around the property.

  • Check out our website.

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  • 2 robs provided in each bedroom for guests.

    2 robs provided in each bedroom for guests.

  • This hallway connects the living room to the bedrooms and bathroom.

    This hallway connects the living room to the bedrooms and bathroom.

  • Enjoy several windows for great views of the tree tops from this 2nd fl kottage.

    Enjoy several windows for great views of the tree tops from this 2nd fl kottage.

  • Hallway view leading from the living room to the bedrooms and bath.

    Hallway view leading from the living room to the bedrooms and bath.

  • Enjoy preparing meals in your own, private kitchen w/ pre-stock breakfast items.

    Enjoy preparing meals in your own, private kitchen w/ pre-stock breakfast items.

  • This warm and inviting bathroom is well stocked and offers a tub for soaking.

    This warm and inviting bathroom is well stocked and offers a tub for soaking.

  • This warm and inviting bathroom is well stocked and offers a tub for soaking.

    This warm and inviting bathroom is well stocked and offers a tub for soaking.

  • Warm lighting, comfy bedding and views of the tree tops make this space restful.

    Warm lighting, comfy bedding and views of the tree tops make this space restful.

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

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

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

    Get inspired by unique and unexpected textures in each garden.

  • Front View. This kottage is situated on the 2nd floor of this stunning house.

    Front View. This kottage is situated on the 2nd floor of this stunning house.

VRBO #389211

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Monday, January 23, 2017

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