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Vintage Beauty + All the Amenities: Lovely Queen Anne Victorian

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • 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

Our own well-beloved Victorian Queen Anne home, in a beautiful Kalamazoo local historic district.

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!)
Glowing hardwood floors throughout.
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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Owner

Member since: 2012

Speaks: english, german
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/26/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    18 years of age...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Come one, come all!...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    You may smoke outside on our deck, patio, or porch. Absolutely No Smoking inside....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    House-broken dogs are fine, so long as they treat our property with respect and are completely controlled. We trust our guests with this charge!...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Bedroom 1

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  • Bedroom 2

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  • Other (See Description)

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  • 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

Entertainment

  • Music Library:

    Many LPs and CDs, plus use of our systems available. Classical, classic rock, gospel/blues/cajun and some ethnic....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    AT&T television cable with Expanded Basic; wireless...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Linn turntable upstairs in second bedroom/office. ...moreless

  • Television:

    Excellent Samsung LCD with a great picture....moreless

  • VCR

Theme

  • Historic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Roller Blading
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    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

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Trane....top of the line. Coolth personified....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Top-load dryer, also Fisher & Paykel-- both located in basement...moreless

  • Garage:

    Generally not available to our guests, except in special circumstances....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Of course. Forced air....moreless

  • Internet:

    Wifi and tv cable services; Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime available as well....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    all necessary linens available,...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    In driveway only....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Our driveway is available, fits up to four automobiles-- she's long!...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Top-load Fisher Paykel-- great machine!...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Ask for our password!...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    We only use in fall/winter, as may our guests upon request (there's a learning curve). ...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Chemex, plus filters. The best. Pasquini cappuccino maker. Please see videos on YouTube to learn usage. Mazzer Mini burr grinder CoffeeMate quick brew, for those not wanting a fuss....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Everything you could need, including pots, pans and cutlery....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Newer Bosch, whisper quiet functioning...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    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

  • Microwave:

    Simple microwave suitable for your needs...moreless

  • Oven:

    Dacor...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    All stock items-- flour, sugar, basic condiments, etc.--- available for your use. Please replace items which are used up....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Brand new top-of-the-line Samsung...moreless

  • Stove:

    Stovetop above oven, a gas range....moreless

  • Toaster:

    Toaster oven with baking and broiling functions included....moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Second-floor deck out back overlooking our backyard. Our 19th c. brick patio is below, and also has some seating. Tiki candles will keep bugs away!...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    large garden in back and side of hourse (please see photos). ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Very small Weber Jr. provided...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Sauna:

    Please note: not available at our home, but across the street Henderson Castle has both a sauna and a rooftop hot tub. Make inquiries re: availability and price....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$190

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $30
  • Pet Fee $10 + tax
  • Tax Rate 6%

Notes:

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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Location

10 Miles
Nearest Airport
Kalamazoo Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Bell's Brewery
1 Miles
Nearest Train
Downtown Kalamazoo
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US-131 and I-94
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Zooroona
35 Miles
Nearest Beach
South Haven, MI

Car: Recommended

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 !

 

Owner info

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!


Contact us

Speaks: english, german
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/26/2017

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Photos

  • The Home: height of Autumn

    The Home: height of Autumn

  • Living Room: Arts & Crafts coziness

    Living Room: Arts & Crafts coziness

  • Rose Garden, late June 2012

    Rose Garden, late June 2012

  • Upper back deck with seating for four, umbrella over table; great view of yard!

    Upper back deck with seating for four, umbrella over table; great view of yard!

  • Winter Wonderland

    Winter Wonderland

  • View of backyard from upper back deck-- but of course it's not sideways...lol

    View of backyard from upper back deck-- but of course it's not sideways...lol

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Sunday, March 26, 2017

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