Kara's Kottages ~ Sleeps 2, Includes Breakfast, No Cleaning Fee or Security Dep.

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Last updated: 10/26/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

This well appointed kottage is located on the 1st floor of our original W. Main St. location, only 1/2 mile from the downtown district and sleeps up to 2 guests.
This open concept space encompassing a fully furnished living room, inviting bedroom and well stocked kitchen. Comfortable furnishings include a queen bed, lush sofa and chair, wicker bench, electric fireplace, bookshelf room divider and flat screen television. Its spacious and well stocked bathroom offers soft water, a glass shower enclosure, a pedestal sink and many stocked 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, Real Maple Syrup & Cinnamon Rolls. In addition, guest enjoy a wide assortment of condiments and pantry staples.

*1 night stays are considered Sunday - Thursday

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

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Property Type

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

Accommodation Type

  • Bed And Breakfast
  • Bed & Breakfast


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • 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


  • 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 guests contact us at least 10 days prior to their arrival date if their travel plans have changed or if they need to cancel a reservation to assure that they will not be responsible for any costs associated with that reservation. If a guest cancels or makes alterations to their reservation less than 10 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. Check-In/Out Times Check-in is anytime after 3pm. Check-out is anytime prior to 11am. Both times are flexible with advanced notice. ...moreless


  • 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


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist 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
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Tennis


  • Dining Area


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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

Building Type

  • House


Write a review 4.7
from 3 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$149 $179
Fri, Sat
$1,043 $4,470
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


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


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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Last updated: 10/26/2016
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5.28 Miles
Nearest Airport
0.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
91.2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
2.88 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.89 Miles
Nearest Train
0.54 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US 131
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
21.65 Miles
Nearest Ski
12.85 Miles
Nearest Beach

Car: Recommended


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:
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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Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • A warm, electric fireplace that also produces heat.

    A warm, electric fireplace that also produces heat.

  • Warm lighting.

    Warm lighting.

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

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

  • Mature ivy climbs rustic fences and large trees.

    Mature ivy climbs rustic fences and large trees.

  • Enjoy unexpected texture and easy balance while admiring plantings.

    Enjoy unexpected texture and easy balance while admiring plantings.

  • Check out our website.

    Check out our website.

  • Lush linen curtains add to the high end feeling.

    Lush linen curtains add to the high end feeling.

  • Enjoy your choice of many breakfast items.

    Enjoy your choice of many breakfast items.

  • Cook away in your very own kitchen.

    Cook away in your very own kitchen.

  • Beautiful and lush plants surround the property.

    Beautiful and lush plants surround the property.

  • Welcome guests!

    Welcome guests!

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Friday, October 28, 2016

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Kara's Kottages ~ Sleeps 2, Includes Breakfast, No Cleaning Fee or Security Dep.

West Main HIll, Kalamazoo, MI, USA #400272

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