Vintage Beauty + All the Amenities: Lovely Queen Anne Victorian(29 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Our own well-beloved Victorian Queen Anne home, in a beautiful Kalamazoo local h
Within walking distance of downtown Kalamazoo and near Kalamazoo College and WMU campuses
Pet and family friendly. Absolutely.
4 bedrooms upstairs. Master with queen bed and en suite bath; second bedroom with comfy pull-out queen sofa. Third and fourth bedrooms used as library and sun room, the latter with an outdoor deck. The sun room has trundle twins; and we have a high-end Aerobed that can be set up in the small library, also quite comfortable! The downstairs living room also has a large Arts & Crafts sofa (see pics) that can accommodate an adult frame.
Library is complete with lots and lots of books! If you love history, theology, mysteries, good literature or historical preservation you're in luck. Also old-school record player with excellent classical record and CD collection - we love music.
Sun room opens onto spacious upper deck, including umbrella table and seating for four, overlooking green backyard with mature oaks; beautiful garden, brick patio, and rose garden (we love having dinner on the upper deck!)
Shady wraparound porch with comfortable wicker furniture
Fully stocked kitchen with pantry, including Bosch dishwasher and all staples available for your use. Dacor stove and top-of-the-line Samsung fridge.
All silverware, pots/pans, small appliances including our Pasquini cappuccino maker (!) and a Mazzer burr coffee grinder. Cuisinart, KitchenAid blender, etc.
Fully stocked spice drawer and many other supplies necessary for cooking up a storm.
Also: foyer, expansive living room with reader-friendly furniture , formal dining room, comfy family room.
Gas, water, electric included (we have a terrific Trane AC unit)
All linens, towels, and necessaries for your stay (paper products, dishwasher and small appliances, etc.). Fisher Paykel washer/dryer and half-bath in basement.
Plasma television with expanded basic AT&T cable; CD/DVD player; wireless for your computer needs.
Kalamazoo was incorporated in the 1830s and is a grand old town with modern artistic flair; we were named one of the 'Cool Cities' in Michigan in 2008! Our area, called West Main Hill, is one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city-- famous Henderson Castle, built in the 1870s, is across the street from us. The neighborhood is tree-lined and has curvilinear streets that are a joy to walk or bike. The city has fine and casual dining, good local shopping and unique boutiques in the pedestrian-friendly downtown; a lovely farmer’s market on Wednesdays and Saturdays; a Nature Center and the KalHaven trail for walking/biking; many summer music and other festivals downtown (check out the Arcadia Festival Site for goings-on!), antiquing, a terrific central Library----- basically all the necessities you’d need for a delightful stay. We are a three minute walk from Kalamazoo College’s beautiful Georgian quadrangle. We are 30 minutes east of Lake Michigan, and the lovely beach at South Haven. We’re 50 minutes from Grand Rapids, Michigan’s largest city which is also fun to explore; we’re 2.5 hr. drive from Chicago. Local highlights to visit also include Saugatuck (a great artist’s area on the coast of Lake Michigan, a 45 minutes drive), Grand Haven further north; and the arable land of SW Michigan with its vast orchards and wine growers. There’s also the Chocolate Garden in Coloma, MI which has the best truffles on the planet! ;-)
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Member since: 2012
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only:
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6
- Queen size Beds (1) Two queens: one in the master bedroom with en suite bath, the other a pull-out comfy sofa queen that comfortably sleeps two. We also have an Aerobed queen for another two sleepers; a great sofa downstairs in the living room which is designed for sleep-- and unlimited floor space for your kids and sleeping bags!...moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- Music Library:
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- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Roller Blading
Dining table (oak) in formal dining room, with six chairs; leaves may be used to extend. A second table in front living room can hold another 4-6 people. Small table in living room, breakfast....moreless
- Dining Area
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- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room
- Parking Off Street:
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine:
- Wireless Internet:
- Wood Fireplace:
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Ice Maker
Every possible amenity provided, including small appliances, dishwasher, Pasquini cappuccino maker, Mazzer Mini burr grinder; coffe and tea and spices available. All the pots/pans and cutlery you would require for a short OR extended stay!...moreless
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning Fee $30
- Pet Fee $10 + tax
- Tax Rate 6%
175$ US/night, double occupancy, two night minimum stay.
Additional 25$ per night per guest over 2, additional 10$ per night per pet (maximum of two dogs allowed).
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Victorian Queen Anne home in a beautiful local historic district, within walking distance of downtown Kalamazoo and near Kalamazoo College and WMU campuses.
Kalamazoo was incorporated in the 1830s and is a grand old town with modern artistic flair; we were named one of the 'Cool Cities' in Michigan in 2008! Our area, called West Main Hill, is one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city-- famous Henderson Castle, built in the 1870s, is across the street from us. The neighborhood is tree-lined and has curvilinear streets that are a joy to walk or bike. The city has fine and casual dining, good local shopping, a lovely farmer’s market on Wednesdays and Saturdays; a Nature Center and the KalHaven trail for walking/biking; many summer music and other festivals downtown ----- basically all the necessities you’d need. We are a three minute walk from Kalamazoo College’s beautiful Georgian quadrangle. We are 30 minutes east of Lake Michigan, and the lovely beach at South Haven. We’re 50 minutes from Grand Rapids, Michigan’s largest city which is also fun to explore; we’re 2.5 hr. drive from Chicago. Local highlights to visit also include Saugatuck (a great artist’s area on the coast of Lake Michigan, a 45 minutes drive), Grand Haven further north; and the arable land of SW Michigan with its vast orchards and wine growers. There’s also the Chocolate Garden in Coloma, MI which has the best truffles on the planet !
Year Purchased: 1996
About the owner: My husband and I are both Michiganders, one from the Detroit/Dearborn area the other from Lansing. We're academic types into history and religion; the hubby attended MSU and Yale, and I attended Kalamazoo College and the University of Chicago. We love living in Kalamazoo and part-time at our pied-a-terre in Chicago!
Why the Owner Chose West Main HIll, Kalamazoo, MI, USA:
We married and moved into 1325 Grand because we looooove older homes with lots of character and redolent with history. This place hasn't disappointed us....we're always 'lovin' on the house,' because these homes are living and breathing treasures that need care and attention. Kalamazoo is a city which also has 'town' qualities: unique areas, an interesting past history; it's also a College town with all the culture and interest inherent in that quality-- this is just a great place to live and work.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Folks, we're talking Queen Anne eye-candy here. Gorgeous hardwood, thick trim and built-ins, a great fireplace surround; a lovely wrap-around porch with seating for tea, plus a sun deck upstairs fitted out with a high-end umbrella table with comfy chairs! There is a small triangulate park that separates us from the larger street, so you get to look at more trees and beautiful homes on either side and in front. We're also close to downtown-- great location!
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The Home: height of Autumn
Living Room: Arts & Crafts coziness
Rose Garden, late June 2012
Upper back deck with seating for four, umbrella over table; great view of yard!
View of backyard from upper back deck-- but of course it's not sideways...lol
This listing was first published here in 2012.
Date last modified - Sunday, March 26, 2017
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