The SpaceLicence# HOB-0117
Our stunning 3 story townhouse is located in a unique and modern renovated high school 10 min walk from Grand Rapids city center. The condo features 24 foot arched windows with a Southern exposure (lots of sun and great views of downtown GR), an outdoor balcony with great views of the city and two oversized adirondack chairs waiting for your arrival, original gym floors, old school lockers, exposed brick walls, metal trusses, and amazing architecture in the unit and throughout the building.
Your 3rd floor suite includes more than 600 square feet of living space, featuring a private bedroom, bathroom, loft/lounge and library. The bedroom includes a queen size bed with a plush, pillowtop mattress and high end linens, matching dresser and bedside table, and work desk. The room is stocked with extra pillows, blankets, custom artwork and a dimmer switch on the lights so you can set the perfect mood during your stay. Your private bathroom is fully stocked with feel-good bath and beauty products.
The loft is a perfect for lounging or working, equipped with a cozy loveseat, plasma TV with HD cable and HBO, and a snack size refrigerator, stocked with water, soda and samples of our world famous craft beer. We provide a generous snack basket with fresh fruit, sweet and savory products (including oatmeal and granola) gluten free treats and a gourmet coffee and tea station. The loft features local flowers and a library with books, games and resources to help you plan your perfect stay.
In addition to your private living space, you have access to high speed internet, laundry facilities, a full kitchen, and our 14x16 foot balcony overlooking the city.
You will have access to all the best amenities of Union Square including:
*Rooftop pool and hot tub (hot tub open year round, pool open May-Oct)
*Private rooftop deck with stellar views of downtown GR (May-Oct)
*State of the art workout facility
*Game room with plasma tv's, pool table and polish shuffleboard.
We want you to feel welcome and comfortable during your stay, and that this will be your destination of choice to explore Grand Rapids while you are here on business or pleasure. If you have a special occasion you are planning, please let us know how we can help make your dreams come true! Guest AccessOne of the best features of Union Square are the amenities, particularly the rooftop pool and hot tub with outstanding views of downtown. There is a workout facility and a community/game room with plasma tv's, a pool table, and polish shuffleboard. Interaction with GuestsBrian and Erica live here with our cat Chicago, and we live a very active social, work, and family life. We are available to answer questions and have been known to take our guests on tours to some of our favorite local spots. We will host you as much as you want to be hosted, or if you prefer to retreat and explore independently you have the space to do this too. The NeighborhoodUnion Square is a vibrant and diverse community filled with creatives, entrepreneurs, young professionals, empty nesters, and social change agents. Many in our community are passionate about living, working, playing and investing in our neighborhood, the historic westside. You are within walking distance of all the hotspots to dine and dance.
We live in the historic West Side, a vibrant revitalizing neighborhood filled with local brew pubs, coffee shops, and retail. There are lots of great restaurants within walking distance, including some of the best burgers, pizza, Mexican, Indian, and Polish and Italian cuisine. For the night owls, dance the night away at your neighborhood club or listen to live jazz, blues or rock and roll at one of our downtown venues. We are just a few blocks from the River and downtown GR. Getting AroundUnion Square is a 10 minute walk to center city, and right outside your doorstep is a permanent stop on the award winning Rapid bus line. We also have bike racks and an Uber driver in the building!
Union Square is conveniently located 1 mile from our public transit center where you can arrive/depart by bus or rail if you are using public transportation to get in and out of the city. Other Things to NoteOne of our core values is to give back to our local community. This is a big part of why we started our Airbnb. We give back 25% of our proceeds to local community organizations that are doing good work helping children, youth and families thrive in our neighborhood. Past recipients have included: ArtPrize (Education Programs), Well House (Housing Program), HQ (Drop In Center for Homeless Youth) and Challenge Scholars (College Scholarship Funds). If you have a particular cause you are passionate about, please let us know, and we will make a donation to that organization or cause in your name.