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

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Last updated: 02/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Bed And Breakfast
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Bed and Breakfast / Private Kottage/ karaskottages.com

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
To book a one night stay, visit: http://www.karaskottages.com/

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: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/23/2017

Property Type

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

Accommodation Type

  • Bed And Breakfast
  • Bed & Breakfast

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

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 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

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
  • Snowboarding
  • 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

Building Type

  • House
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.8
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Weekend
Feb 24 - Feb 25, 2017
2 night min stay
$139
Weekend
Mar 3 - Mar 4, 2017
2 night min stay
$139
Weekend
Mar 10 - Mar 11, 2017
2 night min stay
$139
Weekend
Mar 17 - Mar 18, 2017
2 night min stay
$179
Weekend
Mar 24 - Mar 25, 2017
2 night min stay
$139
Weekend
Mar 31 - Apr 1, 2017
2 night min stay
$139
Weekend
Apr 7 - Apr 8, 2017
2 night min stay
$179
Weekend
Apr 14 - Apr 15, 2017
2 night min stay
$179
Weekend
Apr 21 - Apr 22, 2017
2 night min stay
$179
Weekend
Apr 28 - Apr 29, 2017
2 night min stay
$179
Weekend
May 5 - May 6, 2017
2 night min stay
$179
Weekend
May 12 - May 13, 2017
2 night min stay
$179
Weekend
May 19 - May 20, 2017
2 night min stay
$179
Weekend
May 26 - May 27, 2017
2 night min stay
$179
Weekend
Jun 2 - Jun 3, 2017
2 night min stay
$179
Weekend
Jun 9 - Jun 10, 2017
2 night min stay
$179
Weekend
Jun 16 - Jun 17, 2017
2 night min stay
$179
Weekend
Jun 23 - Jun 24, 2017
2 night min stay
$179
Weekend
Jun 30 - Jul 1, 2017
2 night min stay
$179
Weekend
Jul 7 - Jul 8, 2017
2 night min stay
$179
Weekend
Jul 14 - Jul 15, 2017
2 night min stay
$179
Weekend
Jul 21 - Jul 22, 2017
2 night min stay
$179
Weekend
Jul 28 - Jul 29, 2017
2 night min stay
$179
Weekend
Aug 4 - Aug 5, 2017
2 night min stay
$179
Weekend
Aug 11 - Aug 12, 2017
2 night min stay
$179
Weekend
Aug 18 - Aug 19, 2017
2 night min stay
$179
Weekend
Aug 25 - Aug 26, 2017
2 night min stay
$179
Weekend
Sep 1 - Sep 2, 2017
2 night min stay
$179
Weekend
Sep 8 - Sep 9, 2017
2 night min stay
$179
Weekend
Sep 15 - Sep 16, 2017
2 night min stay
$179
Weekend
Sep 22 - Sep 23, 2017
2 night min stay
$179
Weekend
Sep 29 - Sep 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$179
Weekend
Oct 6 - Oct 7, 2017
2 night min stay
$179
Weekend
Oct 13 - Oct 14, 2017
2 night min stay
$179
Weekend
Oct 20 - Oct 21, 2017
2 night min stay
$179
Weekend
Oct 27 - Oct 28, 2017
2 night min stay
$179
Weekend
Nov 3 - Nov 4, 2017
2 night min stay
$179
Weekend
Nov 10 - Nov 11, 2017
2 night min stay
$179
Weekend
Nov 17 - Nov 18, 2017
2 night min stay
$179
Weekend
Nov 24 - Nov 25, 2017
2 night min stay
$179
Weekend
Dec 1 - Dec 2, 2017
2 night min stay
$179
Weekend
Dec 8 - Dec 9, 2017
2 night min stay
$179
Weekend
Dec 15 - Dec 16, 2017
2 night min stay
$179
Weekend
Dec 22 - Dec 23, 2017
2 night min stay
$179
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$149 $179
Fri, Sat

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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Last updated: 02/23/2017
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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:
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.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/23/2017

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Photos

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • Welcome guests!

    Welcome guests!

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Thursday, February 23, 2017

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