Kara's Kottages ~ Sleeps 3, Includes Breakfast, No Cleaning Fee or Security Dep.

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Last updated: 12/02/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:3
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Bed And Breakfast
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description


This beautiful, 2nd floor, loft space is located within a 1920's bungalow at 509 N. Clarendon St..
NOTE: This kottage is on the 2nd floor of Kara's personal residence in a quiet neighborhood and is located only 1.5 miles from the Downtown District.

This space is newly renovated and includes a bedroom, bathroom and living room.
NOTE: This kottage does not have it's own, dedicated kitchen.

Guests have lots of privacy as they have a door that separates their private kottage from the rest of the house. Upon arrival, guests will enter into Kara's kitchen and then proceed through a solid core door leading up to their 2nd floor kottage.

This space includes 1 queen bed and 1 very comfortable pull-out twin sleeper. A total of 3 guests are comfortable here so long as they are okay with sharing a bedroom as all beds are in the same room.

The spacious bathroom offers a soaking, slipper tub, plus a subway tile shower enclosure, a rain shower head, double vanity and lots of warm lighting and colors.

Enjoy evenings gazing at the stars through 2 over sized skylights or watching television and movies on Netflix in this intimate living room on comfortable furnishings that include an electric fireplace and views of the mature tree tops.

Guests are welcome to use the outdoor space & fire pit located in the back yard off of the kitchen.

Although there isn't a kitchen in this kottage, complimentary breakfast goodies are provided and include Kierig coffee and assorted teas along with half and half, bottled water, organic granola, Kefir, almond milk, dried cranberries and breakfast bars, all located in the comfort of this space in a mini-fridge and breakfast cart.

A mini-bar is available and located in the door of the mini-fridge with an assortment of soft drinks, beer and wine. Only the mini-bar items are for sale and all other items are free to guests.



Check-in is anytime after 3pm
Check-out is anytime prior to 11am
*Both are flexible with prior authorization

*1 night stays are considered Sunday - Thursday
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Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/02/2016

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 2
  • 1 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Bed And Breakfast
  • Bed & Breakfast


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    1-2 children are welcome. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is allowed outdoors only. ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 3

  • Located in the only Bedroom: : 1 queen, 1 twin/ single


  • The bedroom is large and has 1 queen bed and a comfortable, pull out twin sleeper. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower


  • The bathroom is very spacious and includes a soaking tub and a separate shower enclosure. It also includes 2 sinks, vaulted ceilings and lots of natural light. ...moreless


  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Extended basic with HBO and Showtime. Plus, movie channels. ...moreless


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


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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming


  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning:

    This kottage has it's own thermostat to control the a/c. ...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Electric Fireplace located in the living room of this kottage. ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    This kottage has it's own thermostat to control the heating. ...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Street parking is available and free. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided


  • Coffee Maker:

    A Keirig coffee maker and coffee pods are provided along with an assortment of teas, sugar, honey and coffee creamer. ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishes are supplied inside of the kottage. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    There is a small refrigerator within this kottage. ...moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    The deck is just off of the kitchen and available for guests to use. ...moreless

Building Type

  • House


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from 4 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


  • Tax Rate 11%


Minimum 2 night stay applies only to weekends and holidays.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 12/02/2016
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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 Westwood, Kalamazoo charter Township, 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 lots of privacy. All this, and on a heavily wooded lot with a great outdoor space in a safe and quiet neighborhood near Downtown Kalamazoo. This Extended Stay Bed and Breakfast allow for the flexibility of renting to 1-3 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!

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/02/2016

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016

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Kara's Kottages ~ Sleeps 3, Includes Breakfast, No Cleaning Fee or Security Dep.

Westwood, Kalamazoo charter Township, MI, USA #619661

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