Hamtramck, MI, United States Accommodations

Accommodations in Hamtramck

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The SpaceIMPORTANT INFO... * Make sure everyone in your group reads the whole listing, including "Interaction with Guests" below. We're happy to help with any questions prior to booking. * This listing is for 4 of DLY's 5 guest rooms, and does NOT include the Fire Room (2nd floor ~ 1 queen bed) OR you may choose to reserve all 5 rooms for $20 more/night using our other listing, "Detroit Loves You ~ all 5 Rooms" IF you choose not to reserve the Fire Room, at least half the time it will remain empty, unless reserved by carpenter/designer Gregg B. who has been helping renovate DLY since 2013 * CHECK-IN & OUT ~ Check-in is after 3pm. If you want to check in earlier please inquire when placing your reservation or ASAP. If there is no check-out and cleaning that day, earlier check-in may work. It's usually possible to drop off luggage on the first floor while the house is being cleaned, then return to fully check in later. Check-out is before 11am. If you want to check out after 11 or leave luggage to pick up later, please inquire when placing your reservation as soon as possible. If there is no check-in that day, later check-out may work. It's usually possible to leave luggage. * PARKING ~ Free, no permit on the street & cross street. Perfect safety record for guests' cars emptied of valuables/bags, doors locked. Gated back yard fits 6-8 cars. * CAR RIDES ~ $40 DTW airport or $10 Downtown / Amtrak / Greyhound / MegaBus station, up to 4 people & luggage in silver 2003 Ford Focus ZX3 hatchback. Rides usually available weekdays early morning until about 5pm/17:00. * PRIVACY ~ Only guests may access their rooms, plus Nathan the owner & housekeepers between reservations * LEFT/LOCKED LUGGAGE SERVICE ~ free, inquire * CHILDREN & PETS ~ Human guests of any age are welcome and count toward the total number of guests. Well behaved animal companions are welcome at no cost. Submit their name, gender, breed & age when booking. Be mindful to avoid furniture damage and clean up after shedding or accidents. * PARTIES/EVENTS ~ This is not a party house. That said, gatherings that respect our neighbors with small children are allowed with these rules: No glitter, confetti, etc. No noise must be heard by neighbors after 10pm/22:00. No sound equipment. Keep all windows & doors closed to keep noise in. 1 night reservations: rate determined by # of people entering house regardless of how many sleep there. 2+ night reservations: up to 2x additional visitors with names and phone numbers submitted in advance at no charge for 1 day. * SAFETY ~ Rest assured the Piety Hill neighborhood is friendly and DLY is perfectly safe (monitored alarm, security doors & cameras, window guards) Made in 1910, Detroit Loves You Guest Home is much like her city: built to last. She's been undergoing a makeover since 2010, mirroring Detroit's gradual progress. 12 beds sleep 24 comfortably, with floor space for 30-35 total Clean bedding & towels provided 10 Mbps fast WiFi 3RD FLOOR ~ accessibility: porch steps, 2 flights of stairs / must bend down to enter room AIR ROOM ~ AC ~ most private room Beds: sleep 3-6 on 2 queen beds & twin/king daybed + hammock Privacy: private door and soundproof stairs from 2nd floor hall 2ND FLOOR ~ accessibility: porch steps & inside stairs WATER ROOM ~ 2nd floor ~ walk-in closet ~ most comfortable bed Beds: sleep 2-4 on queen memory foam bed & full-size futon Privacy: electronically lockable door to 2nd floor hall EARTH ROOM ~ roll-out trundle bed ~ newest room Beds: sleep 3-6 on 3 full-size futon bunk beds Privacy: door to 2nd floor hall locks when inside Construction: The Earth Room is being expanded by removing the wall between it and a beautifully lit yet unfinished 2nd floor addition on the back of the house. There is currently an access-way cut into this wall, mostly hidden behind the room's large mirror. In October windows will be installed in the addition. In November the wall will be removed and the new space finished. Small not children should be in the Earth Room unsupervised. Please inquire for an update if booking in November or December of 2016. Thanks for your understanding as we improve the house for you! WEST BATH ~ toiletry cubbies ~ largest bathroom Shower: in tub Privacy: door to 2nd floor hall locks when inside EAST BATH ~ toiletry cubbies ~ newest bathroom Shower: in tub Privacy: door to 2nd floor hall locks when inside 1ST FLOOR... accessibility: porch steps MORTON ROOM / LIVING ROOM ~ record player ~ largest room Beds: sleep 4-8 on 4 queen roll-out beds Privacy: rolling barn-style door with locking latch connects to 1st floor hall KITCHEN ~ well-stocked + coffee & tea ~ lots of counter space Appliances: gas stove & microwave/toaster/convection ovens, refrigerator, blender, water boiler, percolator, French press, coffee grinder, etc. Food: help yourself to all unmarked foods, including staples, baking ingredients, spices, canned food, coffee/tea, etc. DINING ROOM ~ record player & vinyl collection ~ full of games, books & Detroit tips Table: seats 4-10, remove top to play Table Football/Foosball BASEMENT... accessibility: inside stairs LAUNDRY ~ detergent provided Appliances: high efficiency front-loading washing machine & dryer OUTSIDE... front porch accessibility: porch steps BACK YARD ~ organic fruit & vegetable garden ~ space for gatherings Features: parking for 6-8 cars ~ charcoal grill ~ bonfire pit Construction: The back porch is being rebuilt and is currently a small, contained construction site. Small children should not be in the back yard unsupervised. All are advised to avoid this area and fully enjoy the rest of the spacious back yard. Thanks for your understanding while we improve the house for you! FRONT PORCH Seating: Pew & couch seat 6-12 EXTERIOR Construction: House painting by local painter Angela is set to begin in late September. This will involve scaffolding and a crew of about 5 including Angela scraping and painting their way around the house. Thanks for your understanding while we improve the house for you! Guest AccessGuests have access to 4 of 5 guest rooms, both bathrooms, and public areas of the house: kitchen, dining room, basement laundry, front porch, backyard garden & fire pit. The only private spaces are the 2nd floor Fire Room and owner Nathan's basement office. Inquire about free access to the outdoor pool & Jacuzzi (late May to early September) and indoor gym & dry sauna (year-round) at the Lofts at Rivertown, 6533 E Jefferson Ave, east of Downtown. $100 deposit for entry key fob. Interaction with GuestsOwner Nathan works from his basement office, usually M-F ~7am/07:00 to ~5pm/17:00. He is always available by cell if not in person, and happy to provide guests with their desired level of privacy. Make yourselves completely at home and comfortable. Engineer Gregg B. has been helping renovate DLY since 2013, and designs restaurants made from shipping containers. He has the option of reserving the 2nd floor Fire Room when working on home improvements, and may or may not use it for all or part of your stay. Gregg is quite used to living and working around guests, so very communicative and respectful of privacy and space, he's also impossible to disturb. Make yourselves completely at home and comfortable. We're fixing up this house for you. If you would like to book the Fire Room use listing "Detroit Loves You ~ all 5 Rooms" The NeighborhoodPIETY HILL NEIGHBORHOOD... Piety Hill is an old, authentic central Detroit neighborhood; a quiet bedroom community named after the many gorgeous historic churches on nearby Woodward Ave. Compared with other Detroit neighborhoods, ours is quiet, friendly, and low crime, yet still emerging from the poverty, blight, and abandonment Detroit is infamous for. DLY is surrounding by an ever-increasing cluster of bright spots of development, including a children's park across the street, community development corporation, laundromat/fitness center & trail, market & commercial kitchen, aquaponics facility, dozens of rehabbed homes, an orchard & several community gardens - next up a community center across the street! As shocking as Detroit's decay can be at first, the direction of change is undeniable and its pace accelerating. SAFETY... Those not familiar with urban neighborhoods may mistake poverty for danger. Overcoming these mental projections to see the "gold beneath the grime" is part of what Detroit Loves You's mission is all about. Hundreds of guests have checked in over 5 years, so everyone in the community knows DLY, and nearby stores are very welcoming to guests who support them. Detroit's terrible reputation is overblown & outdated. It's actually safer for visitors than many other big US cities, and like most it looks far worse than it really is. Downtown is incredibly clean & secure - more so than many of our flashy suburbs. We advise guests to use basic street smarts (look & walk confidently, be aware of your environment, avoid unpopulated areas, use the buddy system at night, etc.) and remove or hide GPSs, chargers and other valuables in cars. DEE-TROIT CITY... Heidelberg Project to hipsters, Motown to mashups, derelict ruins to DIY culture, urban gardens and some of the friendliest people you'll meet this side of Polynesia – Detroit holds so much to discover! Just let us know what you're interested in and we'll be happy to give you recommendations for dining, art, nature, nightlife, biking, UrbEx, local events & more. Detroit is a city of contrasts. Its reality is sometimes stark, often artistic, and always expressed from the Heart. Come experience Detroit from the inside. Whether here for a day or the season, you'll soon feel the Detroit Love that drives us. Try saying hello to a stranger - it's the Detroit way. Getting AroundDetroit Loves You Guest Home is right in the heart of Detroit, just 4mi/6.5km to Downtown & under 2mi/3km to Wayne State University along our main central road, Woodward Ave (1st paved road in the US!) ~ Airplane ~ DTW airport 20mi/32km west of Detroit on I-94 ~ Car 10mins Downtown, 25mins DTW airport, 1 block to M-10/Lodge Fwy, connects to I-75/275, I-94, I-96/696, US 23, M-14 & M-59 ~ Uber ~$10 Downtown, ~$25+ DTW airport ($(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)/min +$0.75-4.05/mi) ~ Taxi ~$10 Downtown, ~$35+ DTW airport ($2.50 +$1.60/mi) ~ Megabus station @Rosa Parks Transit Center, 1310 Cass Ave (Downtown) also stops at Wayne State University on the Cass Ave side of the WSU Barnes & Noble @82 Warren Ave W (Midtown) ~ Greyhound station @1001 Howard St (Downtown) ~ Local Bus (Use (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) Maps Transit) Downtown/suburb-bound buses (#53) 24/7 on Woodward Ave connect to major routes at Rosa Parks & State Fair Transit Centers. $1.50 adult ($0.25 transfer/senior/disabled), up to 3 children under 44" free with adult. Pass: $14 5-day, $14.40 1wk, $27.50 2wks, $47 1mo ($17 senior/disabled, $49.50 regional 1mo) ~ Amtrak train station @11 W Baltimore Ave (New Center, 9 blocks from DLY). 1-way fare/time: $6/20m Dearborn/The Henry Ford, $10/25m Royal Oak, $11/30m Birmingham, $12/1h Pontiac, $12-17/1h Ann Arbor, Toledo $15/1h, $18/1.5h Jackson, $24/2.5h Battle Creek, $27/3h Kalamazoo, $34/4h East Lansing, $51/7h Saginaw, $53/5h Flint, $58-72/2.5h Cleveland, $57-78/5.5h Chicago, $61/4h Grand Rapids, $61/6.5h Port Huron Other Things to NoteCHARITABLE MISSION... A stay at the Detroit Loves You Guest Home means you become part of the positive transformation Detroit is experiencing. 10% gross revenue is set aside to directly to improve the Piety Hill neighborhood. See Photos "How Your Stay Transforms & Uplifts Detroit" & "Guest Home Transformation Timeline" DLY has financially supported the local block club, nonprofit Community Development Corporation, Detroit Little Free Libraries, Green Cycle a recycling startup, exterior & neighboring property improvements including porch roof & steps, community garden, and tree trimming. Additional funds employ Detroit housekeepers. Remaining proceeds are invested in improving DLY to benefit future guests. Every bright spot makes a huge difference in Detroit's impoverished neighborhoods. If this resonates with you, please support our work, and thank you! CANCELLATION... Please familiarize yourself with Airbnb's Strict Cancellation Policy: * Cancelled 7 full days prior (from 3pm/15:00 day of arrival) = full refund * 1-6 days prior, day of arrival, or during reservation = no refund Cancellation for any reason is subject to the above policies, including not having read the entire listing, Gregg B. having reserved the Fire Room, and inability to see past Detroit's off-putting appearance 24/7 GUESTY SUPPORT... The team at Guesty, an Airbnb management company, handles all communications and can assist with any questions about the guest rooms, house, neighborhood, or city. DLY owner Nathan A. is always available to assist you personally if you wish; just ask. Let us know how we can best serve you.
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The SpaceFire Room Guest AccessNone Interaction with GuestsAs needed The NeighborhoodPiety Hill is an old, authentic Detroit neighborhood Getting AroundDetroit Loves You is right in the heart of Detroit Other Things to NoteNone
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The SpaceWelcome to The Detroit Homestead, a working urban farm and guest home located in the heart of Detroit! In September of 2012, we purchased and began renovating this circa-1916 brick duplex because of its convenient location in a friendly neighborhood and historic features. Now, we are happy to be a home away from home to travelers from around the world! THE BIRD ROOM at The Detroit Homestead is a newly renovated and colorfully appointed private QUEEN-sized bedroom with a ceiling fan, closet, and southwest-facing window overlooking our urban farm. In addition to your private room, when you stay at The Homestead, you also have access to the ENTIRE first-floor guest flat, which includes a dedicated KITCHEN and pantry for guests, BATHROOM with enclosed clawfoot tub/shower and bidet, (free!) LAUNDRY, and spacious DINING AND LIVING ROOMS with hand built and restored furniture! We have a spacious yard for pets to run around, a brick-lined FIRE PIT, and a ROPE SWING if you're feeling playful! We even have BICYCLES available for you to rent during your visit to Detroit (maintained and repaired by us, in our basement bike shop)! And if you need to print a boarding pass, we've got you covered there, too! Additional booking options available at The Detroit Homestead through AirBnB include: ~THE SEA ROOM: KING-sized PRIVATE bedroom with closet, ceiling fan, dresser and double window overlooking our urban farm; ~THE BUNK ROOM: a purpose-built room with FOUR TWIN-sized BUNK BEDS, each with individual light, work space, and privacy curtain AND a single-person HAMMOCK! ~ENTIRE first-floor guest flat In addition to the indoor portions of The Homestead, our urban farm is a critical part of our efforts here in Detroit. Although still small (though expanding!), the farm already gives us more fresh organically grown produce than we can use! We don’t believe in wasting what we have, so anything we can’t use or preserve goes to neighbors, friends, and GUESTS! If you stay with us during the spring, summer, and fall months, feel free to take a stroll through the garden with us and grab some fresh produce! We may even invite you to help us do some canning! The cost of your rental directly funds operation of and further improvements to The Homestead…by us! And since we occupy the upstairs flat at The Homestead, keeping the house clean, safe, well organized, and well maintained is our highest priority, while still respecting the privacy and plans of guests! Future projects towards which your rental will be contributed are: continued development of adjacent lots into farmland to provide vegetables, fruits, eggs, honey, and cheese for house and local residents, continued improvement to our bicycle repair and rental shop in the basement by your hosts (also trained bicycle mechanics), and collaboration with other groups and individuals making a positive impact on our city…one quiet, unassuming residential block at a time. Be an active part of the transformation of Detroit by helping us to improve our property, our neighborhood, and our city! Can't wait to see you here at The Homestead! Alyssa & Matt Guest AccessINCLUDED IN EVERY BOOKING -Shared (only if there are other guests) bathroom with vanity mirror, bidet, clawfoot tub, and 7'-tall shower -Shared (only if there are other guests) kitchen with pantry, gas stove, full fridge/freezer, microwave, coffee grinder and maker, rice maker, mixer, and a multitude of spices and other cooking supplies (just ask if you don't see something that you need!) -Keys upon arrival -Clean linens and towels -Wireless internet -Washer and dryer in basement (free!) -Fire pit with seating and rope swing outside -Additional information, advice, and tips regarding your stay at any time! Interaction with GuestsYOUR HOSTS (Alyssa and Matt): The Detroit Homestead is our home, business, and life, which means that we're almost always here. Conveniently, though, the building is a duplex, which means that while we're always on hand for guests' arrivals, departures, and to address any questions or concerns that may arise, we are uniquely able to create with a home-away-from-home atmosphere, with as much privacy and personal space as guests like. Guest space occupies the entire first floor flat, while your hosts reside in the second floor flat. You may also see us in the garden, traversing the stairs down to the basement/workshop/bike shop, or to clean/maintain guest space, but we do our best to make sure guests can enjoy as much time alone as they desire. The NeighborhoodOUR NEIGHBORHOOD: The Virginia Park neighborhood is located smack in the center of Detroit within about a 10-15 minute drive (or 30 minute bike ride) of most of the city. We're a friendly, family neighborhood with deep historic roots and a rapidly changing landscape that includes many long-time residents and new faces both, a good view of both Detroit's history as well as its future. Our neighborhood has a spacious residential character, and though still just a short car/bike ride away, you won't find the kind of dense city nightlife where there are bars or venues within walking distance here. What you will find is a quiet place to rest and catch your breath from the busier parts of the city, a community of friendly kids and neighbors, and some unparalleled porch sitting with the fireflies on display over the garden the tune of crickets in the air (at least in the summer). Practically speaking, The Detroit Homestead is located just a block away from a community center, several stores (including grocery and pharmacy), and small branch police station, but not within walking distance of many other businesses currently. Detroit is a little too large for walking to be a practical method of transportation between neighborhoods, so we recommend wheels of some sort or another to get around efficiently. Approximate travel time for several neighborhoods is given for driving/biking below. ~New Center (Fisher Building, shops, restaurants, hospital, professional offices): 5/5 minutes ~Midtown (Wayne State University, DIA and other museums, shopping, library, bars and restaurants): 10/20 minutes ~Hamtramck (Polish/Mediterannean food, shopping, loads of dive bars and local music): 10/20 minutes ~Eastern Market (food, bars, farmer's market, art galleries, print shops, distilleries): 15/20 minutes ~Corktown (currently the densest, hippest part of town with a lot of old and new bars, restaurants, venues, and shopping): 15/25 minutes ~Southwest/Mexicantown (food, street/public art, small shops): 15/25 minutes ~Downtown (Sports stadiums, COBO center, tons of amazing architecture, food, bars, venues, shopping): 15/20 minutes ~Belle Isle (State park on an island between Detroit and Canada, beach, conservatory, aquarium, nature): 20/40 minutes ~Dearborn (Middle Eastern food, businesses, shopping, Henry Ford Museum): 25/45 minutes Getting AroundGETTING AROUND: -Bus: several city bus lines are within just a few blocks on Cass Ave, Woodward Ave, Rosa Parks Bvd, Grand River Ave, and 14th St. -Car: located just two blocks away from M-10, it's easy to get to and from The Detroit Homestead via Detroit's freeways, by surface roads, we are located ~5 min from New Center and Henry Ford Hospital, ~10 min from Wayne State University/Midtown, and ~15 min from Mexicantown/Southwest Detroit, Corktown, Hamtramck, and Downtown Detroit. -Bike: Detroit is a perfect city for bikes - flat, straight, and lots of room! If you would like to see the city on two wheels, just ask and we can set you up with one of our rental bikes for a nominal, $15/day (includes lock and lights)! With a range of styles and sizes, we're pretty sure you'll be able to pick out a trusty steed for your time in Detroit! Other Things to NoteSAFETY: We understand that Detroit may have a gritty reputation and that its exterior may seem off putting to some. However, living in Detroit is not markedly more dangerous than other cities and safety can be assured by employing common sense, basic street smarts, and situational awareness. In order to minimize risks, we encourage guests to remove valuable items from vehicles, curb their tires when parking in the city, store bicycles indoors, and lock up when departing The Homestead.
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122 reviews
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The SpaceGuests have their own private studio with separate entrance. Note: 2 small flights of stairs. Studio has 1 full size bed with frame. Very spacious, clean and comfortable. Good water pressure. Parking is on the street, but there is almost always a spot directly in front of the house, and never more than one block away. Private entrance to your apartment. Free and Fast WiFi. BlueRay Player. Smart TV. Back yard with a fire pit. Access to back balcony with porch swing. I love greeting guests when they arrive and making sure they have everything they need. Beyond that, I will give you your space and will not knock on your door unnecessarily. I am always available by phone for urgent matters. Come see what all the talk is about!! A great city with a lot to offer. Hamtramck is the donut hole of Detroit. It's a city within the City of Detroit. 2 mile square radius with 23 different languages spoken. No matter who you are, you will not stick out here. Everyone is welcome! They call it a piece of Europe in America! Walking distance to great restaurants (Polish, Middle Eastern, Greek, Indian, Yemenis, BBQ, diners) shopping, bars with great live music, markets and a theater just a block away! 2 blocks from I75 freeway. Culturally diverse. Safe and well lit. Plenty of street parking available. 5 minutes from Downtown Detroit. Hamtramck is a walking friendly city. Ubar/Lyft Car now operate in Detroit City bus 2 blocks away. Taxicab stand 2 blocks away. Please let me know if you need a ride to or from the airport. $30 each way depending on availability. Guest AccessPrivate entrance to your apartment. Free and Fast WiFi. BlueRay Player. Smart TV. Back yard with a fire pit. Access to back balcony with porch swing in the summer. Interaction with GuestsYou will access the unit with a lockbox. I am always available by phone for any urgent matters. The NeighborhoodCome see what all the talk is about!! A great city with a lot to offer. Hamtramck is the donut hole of Detroit. It's a city within the City of Detroit. 2 mile square radius with 23 different languages spoken. No matter who you are, you will not stick out here. Everyone is welcome! They call it a piece of Europe in America! Walking distance to great restaurants (Polish, Middle Eastern, Greek, Indian, Yemenis, BBQ, diners) shopping, bars with great live music, markets and a theater just a block away! 2 blocks from I75 freeway. Culturally diverse. Safe and well lit. Plenty of street parking available. 5 minutes from Downtown Detroit. Getting AroundHamtramck is a walking friendly city. Ubar Car now operates in Detroit City bus 2 blocks away. Taxicab stand 2 blocks away. Please let me know if you need a ride to or from the airport. $30 each way depending on availability.
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The SpaceWelcome to The Detroit Homestead, a working urban farm and guest home located in the heart of Detroit! In September of 2012, we purchased and began renovating this circa-1916 brick duplex because of its convenient location in a friendly neighborhood and historic features. Now, we are happy to be a home away from home to travelers from around the world! When you rent THE SEA ROOM at The Detroit Homestead is a newly renovated private KING-sized bedroom with a closet, ceiling fan, dresser, and southwest-facing window overlooking our urban farm. In addition to your private room, when you stay at The Homestead, you also have access to the ENTIRE first-floor guest flat, which includes a dedicated KITCHEN and pantry for guests, BATHROOM with enclosed clawfoot tub/shower and bidet, (free!) LAUNDRY, and spacious DINING AND LIVING ROOMS with hand built and restored furniture! We have a spacious yard for pets to run around, a brick-lined FIRE PIT, and a ROPE SWING if you're feeling playful! We even have BICYCLES available for you to rent during your visit to Detroit (maintained and repaired by us, in our basement bike shop)! And if you need to print a boarding pass, we've got you covered there, too! Additional booking options available at The Detroit Homestead through AirBnB include: ~THE BIRD ROOM: QUEEN-sized PRIVATE bedroom with closet, ceiling fan, and double window overlooking our urban farm; ~THE BUNK ROOM: a purpose-built room with FOUR TWIN-sized BUNK BEDS, each with individual light, work space, and privacy curtain AND a single-person HAMMOCK! ~ENTIRE first-floor guest flat In addition to the indoor portions of The Homestead, our urban farm is a critical part of our efforts here in Detroit. Although still small (though expanding!), the farm already gives us more fresh organically grown produce than we can use! We don’t believe in wasting what we have, so anything we can’t use or preserve goes to neighbors, friends, and GUESTS! If you stay with us during the spring, summer, and fall months, feel free to take a stroll through the garden with us and grab some fresh produce! We may even invite you to help us do some canning! The cost of your rental directly funds operation of and further improvements to The Homestead…by us! And since we occupy the upstairs flat at The Homestead, keeping the house clean, safe, well organized, and well maintained is our highest priority, while still respecting the privacy and plans of guests! Future projects towards which your rental will be contributed are: continued development of adjacent lots into farmland to provide vegetables, fruits, eggs, honey, and cheese for house and local residents, continued improvement to our bicycle repair and rental shop in the basement by your hosts (also trained bicycle mechanics), and collaboration with other groups and individuals making a positive impact on our city…one quiet, unassuming residential block at a time. Be an active part of the transformation of Detroit by helping us to improve our property, our neighborhood, and our city! Can't wait to see you here at The Homestead! Alyssa & Matt Guest AccessINCLUDED IN EVERY BOOKING -Shared (only if there are other guests) bathroom with vanity mirror, bidet, clawfoot tub, and 7'-tall shower -Shared (only if there are other guests) kitchen with pantry, gas stove, full fridge/freezer, microwave, coffee grinder and maker, rice maker, mixer, and a multitude of spices and other cooking supplies (just ask if you don't see something that you need!) -Keys upon arrival -Clean linens and towels -Wireless internet -Washer and dryer in basement (free!) -Fire pit with seating and rope swing outside -Additional information, advice, and tips regarding your stay at any time! Interaction with GuestsYOUR HOSTS (Alyssa and Matt): The Detroit Homestead is our home, business, and life, which means that we're almost always here. Conveniently, though, the building is a duplex, which means that while we're always on hand for guests' arrivals, departures, and to address any questions or concerns that may arise, we are uniquely able to create with a home-away-from-home atmosphere, with as much privacy and personal space as guests like. Guest space occupies the entire first floor flat, while your hosts reside in the second floor flat. You may also see us in the garden, traversing the stairs down to the basement/workshop/bike shop, or to clean/maintain guest space, but we do our best to make sure guests can enjoy as much time alone as they desire. The NeighborhoodOUR NEIGHBORHOOD: The Virginia Park neighborhood is located smack in the center of Detroit within about a 10-15 minute drive (or 30 minute bike ride) of most of the city. We're a friendly, family neighborhood with deep historic roots and a rapidly changing landscape that includes many long-time residents and new faces both, a good view of both Detroit's history as well as its future. Our neighborhood has a spacious residential character, and though still just a short car/bike ride away, you won't find the kind of dense city nightlife where there are bars or venues within walking distance here. What you will find is a quiet place to rest and catch your breath from the busier parts of the city, a community of friendly kids and neighbors, and some unparalleled porch sitting with the fireflies on display over the garden the tune of crickets in the air (at least in the summer). Practically speaking, The Detroit Homestead is located just a block away from a community center, several stores (including grocery and pharmacy), and small branch police station, but not within walking distance of many other businesses currently. Detroit is a little too large for walking to be a practical method of transportation between neighborhoods, so we recommend wheels of some sort or another to get around efficiently. Approximate travel time for several neighborhoods is given for driving/biking below. ~New Center (Fisher Building, shops, restaurants, hospital, professional offices): 5/5 minutes ~Midtown (Wayne State University, DIA and other museums, shopping, library, bars and restaurants): 10/20 minutes ~Hamtramck (Polish/Mediterannean food, shopping, loads of dive bars and local music): 10/20 minutes ~Eastern Market (food, bars, farmer's market, art galleries, print shops, distilleries): 15/20 minutes ~Corktown (currently the densest, hippest part of town with a lot of old and new bars, restaurants, venues, and shopping): 15/25 minutes ~Southwest/Mexicantown (food, street/public art, small shops): 15/25 minutes ~Downtown (Sports stadiums, COBO center, tons of amazing architecture, food, bars, venues, shopping): 15/20 minutes ~Belle Isle (State park on an island between Detroit and Canada, beach, conservatory, aquarium, nature): 20/40 minutes ~Dearborn (Middle Eastern food, businesses, shopping, Henry Ford Museum): 25/45 minutes Getting AroundTRANSPORTATION: -Bus: several city bus lines are within just a few blocks on Cass Ave, Woodward Ave, Rosa Parks Bvd, Grand River Ave, and 14th St. -Car: located just two blocks away from M-10, it's easy to get to and from The Detroit Homestead via Detroit's freeways, by surface roads, we are located ~5 min from New Center and Henry Ford Hospital, ~10 min from Wayne State University/Midtown, and ~15 min from Mexicantown/Southwest Detroit, Corktown, Hamtramck, and Downtown Detroit. -Bike: Detroit is a perfect city for bikes - flat, straight, and lots of room! If you would like to see the city on two wheels, just ask and we can set you up with one of our rental bikes for a nominal, $15/day (includes lock and lights)! With a range of styles and sizes, we're pretty sure you'll be able to pick out a trusty steed for your time in Detroit! Other Things to NoteSAFETY: We understand that Detroit may have a gritty reputation and that its exterior may seem off putting to some. However, living in Detroit is not markedly more dangerous than other cities and safety can be assured by employing common sense, basic street smarts, and situational awareness. In order to minimize risks, we encourage guests to remove valuable items from vehicles, curb their tires when parking in the city, store bicycles indoors, and lock up when departing The Homestead.
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This property was deactivated by the owner. We have found several other available options for your stay.
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The SpaceWelcome to the heart of Historic New Center! The house is a short distance from many of the attractions and amenities in the Cass Corridor and Cultural Center, but far enough away to be quiet and low-key. We have a 4 bedrooms, which are inhabited by us, your hosts, and a mixture of short- and long-term travelers like you. There are spacious common areas for working, enjoying a cup of coffee or just relaxing. There is internet at the house, as well as a washer/dryer. Down the street there is a drugstore for convenience purchases, and on Grand Boulevard there are a handful of bars/restaurants, a new coffee shop, and a cafe in the beautiful Fisher Building. Guest AccessOur house is your house! No secret areas you can't access. Interaction with GuestsWe're moderately busy, like most working people, but we love sharing time when we have it. Our long term guests often become more like family than house mates. We like to joke around, share meals, invite each other out, watch movies together etc. We prefer social guests to room-dwellers, especially for long-term stays. The NeighborhoodWe have nice neighbors, beautiful midwestern architecture and wide range of building types from low to high density. Our block has a quiet neighborhood feel - no major hustle and bustle. If you want to experience residential Detroit, this is a good place. We like to garden and sit on the porch on the weekend. The house is a 5-15 minute bike ride to major cultural activities on Woodward / W. Grand Boulevard and Cass Corridor: restaurants/bars, Wayne State University, museums etc. There are outdoor movies and concerts nearly every day in the summer at New Center Park, ~3 blocks away. Getting AroundWe are walking distance from the Amtrak station. We are near two "high-frequency" bus lines, Woodward/53 and Dexter/16. There is quick access to I-75, I-94 and M-10 for those arriving via car, and ample, safe on-street parking along the block in front of the house and on nearby side streets. Other Things to Note*Please take shoes off at the door *Please clean up after yourself, this is a shared house :) *Close up the house (first floor doors/windows) if you are the last one out *Let us know as soon as you know arrival and departure times
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The SpaceThe space, like most of the house, is in a stage of renovation. The fourth wall is only drywall and what would be two closets between your room and the adjacent room is not complete. Unique set of artists, teachers, and activists sharing what was once a Motown Musical wizard's home. The home is full of "do energy" and creative vibes! We are friendly, busy people who welcome guests of all shapes, backgrounds, etc. but you must be accepting and realize our space is a shared space. We prefer people to book by the week at least. We might refuse a 2 night stay as it is just too much work for the great price we offer. Our space promises company if you want it, fun, openness and acceptance but it is NOT a hotel nor do we have maid service. Therefore, it is not spotless, but usually tidy and certainly livable. If you think it is too untidy PLEASE say something to us as we appreciate feedback of all kinds to our faces or privately. We have a very large yard and to us our space is a city oasis because it is beautiful and mostly quiet but within minutes of all the action. Guest AccessAccess to all common rooms: kitchen, living room, dining room, back deck, gardens, drive, porch, bathroom--mi casa es su casa--just clean up after yourself please! Interaction with GuestsWe all have different schedules--some are early birds (5 a.m.) and some are night owls (going to bed at 5 a.m. on weekends) but we are all conscientious, quiet, and have jobs. Some of us love a good acoustic jam, shared yoga space, and you are always sure to find someone to talk to if you so desire. We also respect privacy and individual needs. We are between the ages of 22-44 but we are child friendly for the respectful family. The NeighborhoodDetroit is very pocketed. Our house is on Boston, a neighborhood with roughly 8 blocks of amazing historic homes. However, Just around the corner Oakland looks quite different, and Detroit changes when you go east/west/north/south just a matter of blocks. Our hood is wonderful, but in Detroit street to street things change rapidly. We are also within cycling distance of Hamtramck which is an old Polish neighborhood with a small town feel and all the great food, shopping and restaurants you will need. The other direction there is the Midtown University district which is also attractive. Getting AroundPublic transit is good (in Detroit terms) on Woodward Ave, the main avenue coming out of downtown and only a few blocks up from the house. It is the ONLY reliable service called the SMART bus. Any other bus system is sadly unreliable. We will consider loaning a bicycle (bring your lock!) as we all cycle most places. We have parking on the street or in our backyard for anyone staying over 5 days (but only one car, please!) Other Things to NoteWe prefer people to book by the week at least. We might refuse a 2 night stay as it is just too much work for the great price we offer We welcome anyone who is positive about Detroit. No racists or fearmongerers here please. Detroit is a city with the bad parts of any city, but many, many more good parts than most. Music, food, and ethnic diversity makes Detroit very unique and while one must be cautious as one should be in any metropolis, the people here are friendly and helpful. More so than most other U.S. cities we have been in.
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The SpaceThis is a 1600 sq ft. 3 Bedroom 2 1/2 Bath Loft Condo located in The Lofts at New Center in the New Center Section of Mid-town Detroit, less than 1 mile from the center of Wayne State University Campus. This very modern and chic styled loft condo which is right on Detroit's Main Street known as M-1 Woodward Avenue, an official All-American Road, as listed by the National Historic Scenic Byways Program. The Master Bedroom (Burgundy Room) is a fully furnished private bedroom with super comfortable queen size Tempur-Pedic Mattress bed (super snuggly linens/sheets, lots of pillows, and plush towels provided) with an en-suite (attached) PRIVATE full bathroom, with separate Roman Jacuzzi Bathtub and a separate shower stall with a powerful jet showerhead, full size mirrored dresser along with tons of walk-in closet space. The Second Upstairs Bedroom (Sky Blue) also has a Tempur-Pedic mattress topper along with comfortably soft sheets and lots of pillows as well. Plenty of closet space and a full bathroom is right next door. The Living Room has a black couch which folds down to a super comfortable sleeper while the upstairs linen closet has 2 cots, 2 air mattresses (with electric pumps), and a sleeping bag tucked in the corner and available for additional backup sleep options as well. The Third Bedroom is located on the first floor near the rear garage door entrance and has a queen size tempurpedic mattress topped bed along with desk/office area. A half bathroom is up a short flight of stairs across from the kitchen for easy use. The condo also has a HE (High Efficiency) washer and dryer tucked in a closet next to the 1/2 Bath on the main floor across from the kitchen. Basic Laundry supplies are also provided. This location is just north of Wayne State University in the New Center Area and 4 blocks away from the Fisher Theater/Cadillac Place and 6 blocks from Henry Ford Hospital Medical Campus and the Lodge Fwy (M-10) & Milwaukee Avenue/Grand Blvd exit--for quick and easy access anywhere in Metro Detroit. The modern kitchen is very well stocked with chef-quality culinary equipment and appliances including a dishwasher, microwave, gas-top stove, pantry as well as a laundry area with an HE washer and dryer. This is a truly fully furnished home and kitchen....Stocked with Pots, Pans, Plates, Knives-Forks-Spoons, Serving Utensils, Etc... Full house privileges include internet access as well. Both single serve and regular coffee machines are available and ready for use. Very clean, safe and secure. Parking is either in the condo driveway or inside the 2 car garage. Please note the garage will not fit any super-sized vehicles or full size pickups but these vehicles can be safely parked along the condo sidewalk in front of the garages. Nearby attractions include the first Henry Ford Mansion, the Berry Gordy (Motown) Mansion, the Motown Museum, the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Church, the home of World Heavy Weight Boxing Champion Joe Louis, New Center Park, the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA), MOCAD, the Fisher Building and Fisher Theater, Cadillac Place and of course world class Wayne State University and Medical Center. Guest AccessFull and private access of the home along with balcony and front porch to enjoy your morning coffee. ++++Please invite your other guests via the AirBnb email service so they get AirBnb credit as well as have access to all this information and be prepared for their stay.++++ Interaction with GuestsI stay very close to this location (5 min) and if in town, will usually drop by to say hello and welcome you and answer any questions during your stay. Automatic ACCESS available by entering the garage keypad code which opens up the garage door and leads to the entry door which is normally left unlocked upon check-in. Feel free to lock-it during your stay. When needed... Please remember the simple departure steps: 1- Remember to leave key and garage door opener on kitchen counter. 2- Place all dirty towels/wash cloths in the hampers. 3- Please wipe down counters and tables and then sweep up/swiffer the floors if needed and place garbage in the black garbage (courville) container in the garage. 4-Place recyclables in the plastic storage bins or use the blue recycle container in the garage as well. 5-Place dirty dishes/glassware in the dishwasher--no need to run it. 6-Please let me know if anything is not working or broken during your stay. I would rather know ahead of time and as long as it's nothing major, will waive any damage claim for you being considerate and upfront with me. Things happen... no big deal as long as I'm notified. Thanks. Doing these simple cleanup steps have helped people remember (or find) their personal items instead of forgetting or losing items that you will need after your stay. (These cleanup steps are not only for the cleaning assistance, it also helps you organize your departure) Finally, if you need to do any printing, there is a FedEx Kinko's about a mile away on Anthony Wayne Drive on the campus of Wayne State University. Phone number for hours is (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) If in a pinch and only need a few pages printed, the Hotel St. Regis, which is 2 blocks away has a business center and a friendly front desk staff who will allow you to print without it being an issue. The NeighborhoodThe Fisher Theater which is run by the Nederlander Family has Broadway quality shows and is only 4 blocks away. Check out my Guidebook which has over 50 places worth looking into! Getting AroundUber and Lyft all day long along with a personal friend who drives for Detroit Taxi and will provide personalized rates. Enterprise Rent A Car is around the corner and there are at least 4 ZipCars all within walking distance and are great to rent by the hour for any short term trips. Here is a link to receive $50 in free ride credit with LYFT! Terms apply. (URL HIDDEN) Other Things to NoteOnce again, please text/call me at (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) upon arrival and departure to let me know all is okay.
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The SpaceBright and clean apartment on second floor consist of one large room, which serves as the living, dining, and bedroom. Kitchen and the bathroom facilities are located in apartment. Washer and dryer are in the basement. There is free parking on street. Visit us at Veterans Park Hotel com. Guest AccessFront door lock with code and apartment door with key. Interaction with GuestsAssisting with check in The NeighborhoodSafe, well lit, street. Walking distance to local restaurants, bars, markets, shopping, coffee houses. Building over looking a Veterans Memorial Park with tennis Cort's, walk pads, baseball diamond and football station. Getting AroundMust have car and gps. Other Things to Notewww. ve(URL HIDDEN)
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The SpaceIMPORTANT INFO... * Make sure everyone in your group reads the whole listing, including "Interaction with Guests" below. We're happy to help with any questions prior to booking. * This listing is for all 5 guest rooms OR you may choose to reserve all rooms except the Fire Room for $20 less/night using our other listing, "Detroit Loves You ~ 4 of 5 Rooms" IF you choose not to reserve the Fire Room, at least half the time it will remain empty, unless reserved by carpenter/designer Gregg B. who has been helping renovate DLY since 2013 * CHECK-IN & OUT ~ Check-in is after 3pm. If you want to check in earlier please inquire when placing your reservation or ASAP. If there is no check-out and cleaning that day, earlier check-in may work. It's usually possible to drop off luggage on the first floor while the house is being cleaned, then return to fully check in later. Check-out is before 11am. If you want to check out after 11 or leave luggage to pick up later, please inquire when placing your reservation as soon as possible. If there is no check-in that day, later check-out may work. It's usually possible to leave luggage. * PARKING ~ Free, no permit on the street & cross street. Perfect safety record for guests' cars emptied of valuables/bags, doors locked. Gated back yard fits 6-8 cars. * CAR RIDES ~ $40 DTW airport or $10 Downtown / Amtrak / Greyhound / MegaBus station, up to 4 people & luggage in silver 2003 Ford Focus ZX3 hatchback. Rides usually available weekdays early morning until about 5pm/17:00. * PRIVACY ~ Only guests may access their rooms, plus Nathan the owner & housekeepers between reservations * LEFT/LOCKED LUGGAGE SERVICE ~ free, inquire * CHILDREN & PETS ~ Human guests of any age are welcome and count toward the total number of guests. Well behaved animal companions are welcome at no cost. Submit their name, gender, breed & age when booking. Be mindful to avoid furniture damage and clean up after shedding or accidents. * PARTIES/EVENTS ~ This is not a party house. That said, gatherings that respect our neighbors with small children are allowed with these rules: No glitter, confetti, etc. No noise must be heard by neighbors after 10pm/22:00. No sound equipment. Keep all windows & doors closed to keep noise in. 1 night reservations: rate determined by # of people entering house regardless of how many sleep there. 2+ night reservations: up to 2x additional visitors with names and phone numbers submitted in advance at no charge for 1 day. * SAFETY ~ Rest assured the Piety Hill neighborhood is friendly and DLY is perfectly safe (monitored alarm, security doors & cameras, window guards) Made in 1910, Detroit Loves You Guest Home is much like her city: built to last. She's been undergoing a makeover since 2010, mirroring Detroit's gradual progress. 13 beds sleep 26 comfortably, with floor space for 30-40 total Clean bedding & towels provided Enjoy luxurious Comphy Co. spa quality microfiber sheets & pillowcases on all beds. Inquire about purchasing Comphy brand sheets for your home using DLY's wholesale account. 10 Mbps fast WiFi 3RD FLOOR... accessibility: porch steps, 2 flights of stairs / must bend down to enter room AIR ROOM ~ AC ~ most private room Beds: sleep 3-6 on 2 queen beds & twin/king daybed + hammock Privacy: private door and soundproof stairs from 2nd floor hall 2ND FLOOR... accessibility: porch steps & inside stairs WATER ROOM ~ 2nd floor ~ walk-in closet ~ most comfortable bed Beds: sleep 2-4 on queen memory foam bed & full-size futon Privacy: electronically lockable door to 2nd floor hall FIRE ROOM ~ bay windows ~ best work space Bed: sleep 1-2 on queen bed Privacy: door to 2nd floor hall locks when inside EARTH ROOM ~ roll-out trundle bed ~ newest room Beds: sleep 3-6 on 3 full-size futon bunk beds Privacy: door to 2nd floor hall locks when inside Construction: The Earth Room is being expanded by removing the wall between it and a beautifully lit yet unfinished 2nd floor addition on the back of the house. There is currently an access-way cut into this wall, mostly hidden behind the room's large mirror. In October windows will be installed in the addition. In November the wall will be removed and the new space finished. Small not children should be in the Earth Room unsupervised. Please inquire for an update if booking in November or December of 2016. Thanks for your understanding as we improve the house for you! WEST BATH ~ toiletry cubbies ~ largest bathroom Shower: in tub Privacy: door to 2nd floor hall locks when inside EAST BATH ~ toiletry cubbies ~ newest bathroom Shower: in tub Privacy: door to 2nd floor hall locks when inside 1ST FLOOR... accessibility: porch steps MORTON ROOM / LIVING ROOM ~ record player ~ largest room Beds: sleep 4-8 on 4 queen roll-out beds Privacy: rolling barn-style door with locking latch connects to 1st floor hall KITCHEN ~ well-stocked + coffee & tea ~ lots of counter space Appliances: gas stove & microwave/toaster/convection ovens, refrigerator, blender, water boiler, percolator, French press, coffee grinder, etc. Food: help yourself to all unmarked foods, including staples, baking ingredients, spices, canned food, coffee/tea, etc. DINING ROOM ~ record player & vinyl collection ~ full of games, books & Detroit tips Table: seats 4-10, remove top to play Table Football/Foosball BASEMENT... accessibility: inside stairs LAUNDRY ~ detergent provided Appliances: high efficiency front-loading washing machine & dryer OUTSIDE... front porch accessibility: porch steps BACK YARD ~ organic fruit & vegetable garden ~ space for gatherings Features: parking for 6-8 cars ~ charcoal grill ~ bonfire pit Construction: The back porch is being rebuilt and is currently a small, contained construction site. Small children should not be in the back yard unsupervised. All are advised to avoid this area and fully enjoy the rest of the spacious back yard. Thanks for your understanding while we improve the house for you! FRONT PORCH Seating: Pew & couch seat 6-12 EXTERIOR Construction: House painting by local painter Angela is set to begin in late September. This will involve scaffolding and a crew of about 5 including Angela scraping and painting their way around the house. Thanks for your understanding while we improve the house for you! Guest AccessGuests have access to all 5 guest rooms, both bathrooms, and public areas of the house: kitchen, dining room, basement laundry, front porch, backyard garden & fire pit. The only private space is owner Nathan's basement office. Inquire about free access to the outdoor pool & Jacuzzi (late May to early September) and indoor gym & dry sauna (year-round) at the Lofts at Rivertown, 6533 E Jefferson Ave, east of Downtown. $100 deposit for entry key fob. Interaction with GuestsOwner Nathan works from his basement office, usually M-F ~7am/07:00 to ~5pm/17:00. He is always available by cell if not in person, and happy to provide guests with their desired level of privacy. Make yourselves completely at home and comfortable. The NeighborhoodPIETY HILL NEIGHBORHOOD... Piety Hill is an old, authentic central Detroit neighborhood; a quiet bedroom community named after the many gorgeous historic churches on nearby Woodward Ave. Compared with other Detroit neighborhoods, ours is quiet, friendly, and low crime, yet still emerging from the poverty, blight, and abandonment Detroit is infamous for. DLY is surrounding by an ever-increasing cluster of bright spots of development, including a children's park across the street, community development corporation, laundromat/fitness center & trail, market & commercial kitchen, aquaponics facility, dozens of rehabbed homes, an orchard & several community gardens - next up a community center across the street! As shocking as Detroit's decay can be at first, the direction of change is undeniable and its pace accelerating. SAFETY... Those not familiar with urban neighborhoods may mistake poverty for danger. Overcoming these mental projections to see the "gold beneath the grime" is part of what Detroit Loves You's mission is all about. Hundreds of guests have checked in over 5 years, so everyone in the community knows DLY, and nearby stores are very welcoming to guests who support them. Detroit's terrible reputation is overblown & outdated. It's actually safer for visitors than many other big US cities, and like most it looks far worse than it really is. Downtown is incredibly clean & secure - more so than many of our flashy suburbs. We advise guests to use basic street smarts (look & walk confidently, be aware of your environment, avoid unpopulated areas, use the buddy system at night, etc.) and remove or hide GPSs, chargers and other valuables in cars. DEE-TROIT CITY... Heidelberg Project to hipsters, Motown to mashups, derelict ruins to DIY culture, urban gardens and some of the friendliest people you'll meet this side of Polynesia – Detroit holds so much to discover! Just let us know what you're interested in and we'll be happy to give you recommendations for dining, art, nature, nightlife, biking, UrbEx, local events & more. Detroit is a city of contrasts. Its reality is sometimes stark, often artistic, and always expressed from the Heart. Come experience Detroit from the inside. Whether here for a day or the season, you'll soon feel the Detroit Love that drives us. Try saying hello to a stranger - it's the Detroit way. Getting AroundDetroit Loves You Guest Home is right in the heart of Detroit, just 4mi/6.5km to Downtown & under 2mi/3km to Wayne State University along our main central road, Woodward Ave (1st paved road in the US!) ~ Airplane ~ DTW airport 20mi/32km west of Detroit on I-94 ~ Car just 10mins to Downtown, 25mins to DTW airport, 1 block to M-10/Lodge Fwy, connects to I-75/275, I-94, I-96/696, US 23, M-14 & M-59 ~ Uber ~$10 Downtown ($(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)/min +$0.75-4.05/mi) ~ Taxi ~$10 Downtown, ~$45+ DTW airport ($2.50 +$1.60/mi) ~ Megabus station @Rosa Parks Transit Center, 1310 Cass Ave (Downtown) also stops at Wayne State University on the Cass Ave side of the WSU Barnes & Noble @82 Warren Ave W (Midtown) ~ Greyhound station @1001 Howard St (Downtown) ~ Local Bus (Use (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) Maps Transit) Downtown/suburb-bound buses (#53) 24/7 on Woodward Ave connect to major routes at Rosa Parks & State Fair Transit Centers. $1.50 adult ($0.25 transfer/senior/disabled), up to 3 children under 44" free with adult. Pass: $14 5-day, $14.40 1wk, $27.50 2wks, $47 1mo ($17 senior/disabled, $49.50 regional 1mo) ~ Amtrak train station @11 W Baltimore Ave (New Center, 9 blocks from DLY). 1-way fare/time: $6/20m Dearborn/The Henry Ford, $10/25m Royal Oak, $11/30m Birmingham, $12/1h Pontiac, $12-17/1h Ann Arbor, Toledo $15/1h, $18/1.5h Jackson, $24/2.5h Battle Creek, $27/3h Kalamazoo, $34/4h East Lansing, $51/7h Saginaw, $53/5h Flint, $58-72/2.5h Cleveland, $57-78/5.5h Chicago, $61/4h Grand Rapids, $61/6.5h Port Huron Other Things to NoteCHARITABLE MISSION... A stay at the Detroit Loves You Guest Home means you become part of the positive transformation Detroit is experiencing. 10% gross revenue is set aside to directly to improve the Piety Hill neighborhood. See Photos "How Your Stay Transforms & Uplifts Detroit" & "Guest Home Transformation Timeline" DLY has financially supported the local block club, nonprofit Community Development Corporation, Detroit Little Free Libraries, Green Cycle a recycling startup, exterior & neighboring property improvements including porch roof & steps, community garden, and tree trimming. Additional funds employ Detroit housekeepers. Remaining proceeds are invested in improving DLY to benefit future guests. Every bright spot makes a huge difference in Detroit's impoverished neighborhoods. If this resonates with you, please support our work, and thank you! CANCELLATION... Please familiarize yourself with Airbnb's Strict Cancellation Policy: * Cancelled 7 full days prior (from 3pm/15:00 day of arrival) = full refund * 1-6 days prior, day of arrival, or during reservation = no refund Cancellation for any reason is subject to the above policies, including not having read the entire listing, and inability to see past Detroit's off-putting appearance 24/7 GUESTY SUPPORT... The team at Guesty, an Airbnb management company, handles all communications and can assist with any questions about the guest rooms, house, neighborhood, or city. DLY owner Nathan A. is always available to assist you personally if you wish; just ask. Let us know how we can best serve you.
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The SpaceBright and clean apartment on first floor consist of one large room, which serves as the living, dining, and bedroom. Kitchen and the bathroom facilities are located in apartment. Washer and dryer are in the basement. There is free parking on street. Guest Access Front door lock with code and apartment door with key. Interaction with GuestsAssisting with check in. The NeighborhoodSafe, well lit, street. Walking distance to local restaurants, bars, markets, shopping, coffee houses. Building over looking a Veterans Memorial Park with tennis Cort's, walk pads, baseball diamond and football station. Other Things to Note(URL HIDDEN)
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The SpaceBright and clean apartment on second floor consist of one large room, which serves as the living, dining, and bedroom. Kitchen and the bathroom facilities are located in apartment. Washer and dryer are in the basement. There is free parking on street. Guest AccessFront door lock with code and apartment door with key. Interaction with GuestsAssisting with check in. The NeighborhoodSafe, well lit, street. Walking distance to local restaurants, bars, markets, shopping, coffee houses. Building over looking a Veterans Memorial Park with tennis Cort's, walk pads, baseball diamond and football station. Getting AroundMust have car and gps. Other Things to Note(URL HIDDEN)
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The SpaceBright and clean apartment on first floor consist of one large room, which serves as the living, dining, and bedroom. Kitchen and the bathroom facilities are located in apartment. Washer and dryer are in the basement. There is free parking on street. Guest AccessFront door lock with code and apartment door with key. Interaction with GuestsAssisting with check in The NeighborhoodSafe, well lit, street. Walking distance to local restaurants, bars, markets, shopping, coffee houses. Building over looking a Veterans Memorial Park with tennis Cort's, walk pads, baseball diamond and football station. Getting AroundMust have car and gps. Other Things to Note(URL HIDDEN)
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    The SpaceWelcome to The Detroit Homestead, a working urban farm and guest home located in the heart of Detroit! In September of 2012, we purchased and began renovating this circa-1916 brick duplex because of its convenient location in a friendly neighborhood and historic features. Now, we are happy to be a home away from home to travelers from around the world! THE BUNK ROOM at The Detroit Homestead is a cozy, PRIVATE, purpose-built bunk room with FOUR TWIN-sized BUNK BEDS, each including a reading light, work space, and privacy curtain AND a single-person HAMMOCK! Perfect for groups and individuals traveling on a budget! In addition to your private room, when you stay at The Homestead, you also have access to the ENTIRE first-floor guest flat, which includes a dedicated KITCHEN and pantry for guests, BATHROOM with enclosed clawfoot tub/shower and bidet, (free!) LAUNDRY, and spacious DINING AND LIVING ROOMS with hand built and restored furniture! We have a spacious yard for pets to run around, a brick-lined FIRE PIT, and a ROPE SWING if you're feeling playful! We even have BICYCLES available for you to rent during your visit to Detroit (maintained and repaired by us, in our basement bike shop)! And if you need to print a boarding pass, we've got you covered there, too! Additional booking options available at The Detroit Homestead through AirBnB include: ~THE SEA ROOM: KING-sized PRIVATE bedroom with closet, ceiling fan, dresser and double window overlooking our urban farm; ~THE BIRD ROOM: QUEEN-sized PRIVATE bedroom with closet, ceiling fan, and double window overlooking our urban farm; ~ENTIRE first-floor guest flat In addition to the indoor portions of The Homestead, our urban farm is a critical part of our efforts here in Detroit. Although still small (though expanding!), the farm already gives us more fresh organically grown produce than we can use! We don’t believe in wasting what we have, so anything we can’t use or preserve goes to neighbors, friends, and GUESTS! If you stay with us during the spring, summer, and fall months, feel free to take a stroll through the garden with us and grab some fresh produce! We may even invite you to help us do some canning! The cost of your rental directly funds operation of and further improvements to The Homestead…by us! And since we occupy the upstairs flat at The Homestead, keeping the house clean, safe, well organized, and well maintained is our highest priority, while still respecting the privacy and plans of guests! Future projects towards which your rental will be contributed are: continued development of adjacent lots into farmland to provide vegetables, fruits, eggs, honey, and cheese for house and local residents, continued improvement to our bicycle repair and rental shop in the basement by your hosts (also trained bicycle mechanics), and collaboration with other groups and individuals making a positive impact on our city…one quiet, unassuming residential block at a time. Be an active part of the transformation of Detroit by helping us to improve our property, our neighborhood, and our city! Can't wait to see you here at The Homestead! Alyssa & Matt Guest AccessINCLUDED IN EVERY BOOKING -Shared (only if there are other guests) bathroom with vanity mirror, bidet, clawfoot tub, and 7'-tall shower -Shared (only if there are other guests) kitchen with pantry, gas stove, full fridge/freezer, microwave, coffee grinder and maker, rice maker, mixer, and a multitude of spices and other cooking supplies (just ask if you don't see something that you need!) -Keys upon arrival -Clean linens and towels -Wireless internet -Washer and dryer in basement -Fire pit with seating and rope swing outside -Additional information, advice, and tips regarding your stay at any time! Interaction with GuestsYOUR HOSTS (Alyssa and Matt): The Detroit Homestead is our home, business, and life, which means that we're almost always here. Conveniently, though, the building is a duplex, which means that while we're always on hand for guests' arrivals, departures, and to address any questions or concerns that may arise, we are uniquely able to create with a home-away-from-home atmosphere, with as much privacy and personal space as guests like. Guest space occupies the entire first floor flat, while your hosts reside in the second floor flat. You may also see us in the garden, traversing the stairs down to the basement/workshop/bike shop, or to clean/maintain guest space, but we do our best to make sure guests can enjoy as much time alone as they desire. The NeighborhoodOUR NEIGHBORHOOD: The Virginia Park neighborhood is located smack in the center of Detroit within about a 10-15 minute drive (or 30 minute bike ride) of most of the city. We're a friendly, family neighborhood with deep historic roots and a rapidly changing landscape that includes many long-time residents and new faces both, a good view of both Detroit's history as well as its future. Our neighborhood has a spacious residential character, and though still just a short car/bike ride away, you won't find the kind of dense city nightlife where there are bars or venues within walking distance here. What you will find is a quiet place to rest and catch your breath from the busier parts of the city, a community of friendly kids and neighbors, and some unparalleled porch sitting with the fireflies on display over the garden the tune of crickets in the air (at least in the summer). Practically speaking, The Detroit Homestead is located just a block away from a community center, several stores (including grocery and pharmacy), and small branch police station, but not within walking distance of many other businesses currently. Detroit is a little too large for walking to be a practical method of transportation between neighborhoods, so we recommend wheels of some sort or another to get around efficiently. Approximate travel time for several neighborhoods is given for driving/biking below. ~New Center (Fisher Building, shops, restaurants, hospital, professional offices): 5/5 minutes ~Midtown (Wayne State University, DIA and other museums, shopping, library, bars and restaurants): 10/20 minutes ~Hamtramck (Polish/Mediterannean food, shopping, loads of dive bars and local music): 10/20 minutes ~Eastern Market (food, bars, farmer's market, art galleries, print shops, distilleries): 15/20 minutes ~Corktown (currently the densest, hippest part of town with a lot of old and new bars, restaurants, venues, and shopping): 15/25 minutes ~Southwest/Mexicantown (food, street/public art, small shops): 15/25 minutes ~Downtown (Sports stadiums, COBO center, tons of amazing architecture, food, bars, venues, shopping): 15/20 minutes ~Belle Isle (State park on an island between Detroit and Canada, beach, conservatory, aquarium, nature): 20/40 minutes ~Dearborn (Middle Eastern food, businesses, shopping, Henry Ford Museum): 25/45 minutes Getting AroundGETTING AROUND: -Bus: several city bus lines are within just a few blocks on Cass Ave, Woodward Ave, Rosa Parks Bvd, Grand River Ave, and 14th St. -Car: located just two blocks away from M-10, it's easy to get to and from The Detroit Homestead via Detroit's freeways, by surface roads, we are located ~5 min from New Center and Henry Ford Hospital, ~10 min from Wayne State University/Midtown, and ~15 min from Mexicantown/Southwest Detroit, Corktown, Hamtramck, and Downtown Detroit. -Bike: Detroit is a perfect city for bikes - flat, straight, and lots of room! If you would like to see the city on two wheels, just ask and we can set you up with one of our rental bikes for a nominal, $15/day (includes lock and lights)! With a range of styles and sizes, we're pretty sure you'll be able to pick out a trusty steed for your time in Detroit! Other Things to NoteSAFETY: We understand that Detroit may have a gritty reputation and that its exterior may seem off putting to some. However, living in Detroit is not markedly more dangerous than other cities and safety can be assured by employing common sense, basic street smarts, and situational awareness. In order to minimize risks, we encourage guests to remove valuable items from vehicles, curb their tires when parking in the city, store bicycles indoors, and lock up when departing The Homestead.
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    The SpaceWelcome to The Detroit Homestead, a working urban farm and guest home located in the heart of Detroit! In September of 2012, we purchased and began renovating this circa-1916 brick duplex because of its convenient location in a friendly neighborhood and historic features. Now, we are happy to be a home away from home to travelers from around the world! When you rent THE ENTIRE GUEST FLAT at The Detroit Homestead, you rent: ~THE SEA ROOM: KING-sized PRIVATE bedroom with closet, ceiling fan, dresser and double window overlooking our urban farm; ~THE BIRD ROOM: QUEEN-sized PRIVATE bedroom with closet, ceiling fan, and double window overlooking our urban farm; ~THE BUNK ROOM: a purpose-built room with FOUR TWIN-sized BUNK BEDS, each with individual light, work space, and privacy curtain AND a single-person HAMMOCK! ~Queen sized air mattress/cot as needed (for larger parties) ~ENTIRE first-floor guest flat, including a dedicated KITCHEN and pantry for guests, dedicated guest BATHROOM with enclosed clawfoot tub/shower and bidet, (free!) LAUNDRY, and spacious DINING AND LIVING ROOMS with hand built and restored furniture! We have a spacious yard for pets to run around, a brick-lined FIRE PIT, and a ROPE SWING if you're feeling playful! We even have BICYCLES available for you to rent during your visit to Detroit (maintained and repaired by us, in our basement bike shop)! And if you need to print a boarding pass, we've got you covered there, too! In addition to the indoor portions of The Homestead, our urban farm is a critical part of our efforts here in Detroit. Although still small (though expanding!), the farm already gives us more fresh organically grown produce than we can use! We don’t believe in wasting what we have, so anything we can’t use or preserve goes to neighbors, friends, and GUESTS! If you stay with us during the spring, summer, and fall months, feel free to take a stroll through the garden with us and grab some fresh produce! We may even invite you to help us do some canning! The cost of your rental directly funds operation of and further improvements to The Homestead…by us! And since we occupy the upstairs flat at The Homestead, keeping the house clean, safe, well organized, and well maintained is our highest priority, while still respecting the privacy and plans of guests! Future projects towards which your rental will be contributed are: continued development of adjacent lots into farmland to provide vegetables, fruits, eggs, honey, and cheese for house and local residents, continued improvement to our bicycle repair and rental shop in the basement by your hosts (also trained bicycle mechanics), and collaboration with other groups and individuals making a positive impact on our city…one quiet, unassuming residential block at a time. Be an active part of the transformation of Detroit by helping us to improve our property, our neighborhood, and our city! Can't wait to see you here at The Homestead! Alyssa & Matt Guest AccessINCLUDED IN EVERY BOOKING -Shared (only if there are other guests) bathroom with vanity mirror, bidet, clawfoot tub, and 7'-tall shower -Shared (only if there are other guests) kitchen with pantry, gas stove, full fridge/freezer, microwave, coffee grinder and maker, rice maker, mixer, and a multitude of spices and other cooking supplies (just ask if you don't see something that you need!) -Keys upon arrival -Clean linens and towels -Wireless internet -Washer and dryer in basement -Fire pit with seating and rope swing outside -Additional information, advice, and tips regarding your stay at any time! Interaction with GuestsYOUR HOSTS (Alyssa & Matt): The Detroit Homestead is our home, business, and life, which means that we're almost always here. Conveniently, though, the building is a duplex, which means that while we're always on hand for guests' arrivals, departures, and to address any questions or concerns that may arise, we are uniquely able to create with a home-away-from-home atmosphere, with as much privacy and personal space as guests like. Guest space occupies the entire first floor flat, while your hosts reside in the second floor flat. You may also see us in the garden, traversing the stairs down to the basement/workshop/bike shop, or to clean/maintain guest space, but we do our best to make sure guests can enjoy as much time alone as they desire. The NeighborhoodOUR NEIGHBORHOOD: The Virginia Park neighborhood is located smack in the center of Detroit within about a 10-15 minute drive (or 30 minute bike ride) of most of the city. We're a friendly, family neighborhood with deep historic roots and a rapidly changing landscape that includes many long-time residents and new faces both, a good view of both Detroit's history as well as its future. Our neighborhood has a spacious residential character, and though still just a short car/bike ride away, you won't find the kind of dense city nightlife where there are bars or venues within walking distance here. What you will find is a quiet place to rest and catch your breath from the busier parts of the city, a community of friendly kids and neighbors, and some unparalleled porch sitting with the fireflies on display over the garden the tune of crickets in the air (at least in the summer). Practically speaking, The Detroit Homestead is located just a block away from a community center, several stores (including grocery and pharmacy), and small branch police station, but not within walking distance of many other businesses currently. Detroit is a little too large for walking to be a practical method of transportation between neighborhoods, so we recommend wheels of some sort or another to get around efficiently. Approximate travel time for several neighborhoods is given for driving/biking below. ~New Center (Fisher Building, shops, restaurants, hospital, professional offices): 5/5 minutes ~Midtown (Wayne State University, DIA and other museums, shopping, library, bars and restaurants): 10/20 minutes ~Hamtramck (Polish/Mediterannean food, shopping, loads of dive bars and local music): 10/20 minutes ~Eastern Market (food, bars, farmer's market, art galleries, print shops, distilleries): 15/20 minutes ~Corktown (currently the densest, hippest part of town with a lot of old and new bars, restaurants, venues, and shopping): 15/25 minutes ~Southwest/Mexicantown (food, street/public art, small shops): 15/25 minutes ~Downtown (Sports stadiums, COBO center, tons of amazing architecture, food, bars, venues, shopping): 15/20 minutes ~Belle Isle (State park on an island between Detroit and Canada, beach, conservatory, aquarium, nature): 20/40 minutes ~Dearborn (Middle Eastern food, businesses, shopping, Henry Ford Museum): 25/45 minutes Getting AroundGETTING AROUND: -Bus: several city bus lines are within just a few blocks on Cass Ave, Woodward Ave, Rosa Parks Bvd, Grand River Ave, and 14th St. -Car: located just two blocks away from M-10, it's easy to get to and from The Detroit Homestead via Detroit's freeways, by surface roads, we are located ~5 min from New Center and Henry Ford Hospital, ~10 min from Wayne State University/Midtown, and ~15 min from Mexicantown/Southwest Detroit, Corktown, Hamtramck, and Downtown Detroit. -Bike: Detroit is a perfect city for bikes - flat, straight, and lots of room! If you would like to see the city on two wheels, just ask and we can set you up with one of our rental bikes for a nominal, $15/day (includes lock and lights)! With a range of styles and sizes, we're pretty sure you'll be able to pick out a trusty steed for your time in Detroit! Other Things to NoteSAFETY: We understand that Detroit may have a gritty reputation and that its exterior may seem off putting to some. However, living in Detroit is not markedly more dangerous than other cities and safety can be assured by employing common sense, basic street smarts, and situational awareness. In order to minimize risks, we encourage guests to remove valuable items from vehicles, curb their tires when parking in the city, store bicycles indoors, and lock up when departing The Homestead.
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    The SpaceThis is a large house located on the edge of Hamtramck in Detroit. The apartment which has three guest rooms is on the upper level. I stay in the attic and and have studio space in the house. The lower windows are still boarded up. I love music, and have a big space in my heart for Detroit music :) It's nice to relax in the evening over a few beers, with some nice music playing. In the summer we like to sit in the garage, which is a small art space. A few former guests have built some of the murniture or painted a mural. Thanks!!!! You enter the house through a lower flat studio space which is under construction. The house is called KEINHAUS , and is located in a diverse and artistic neighboorhood. with people living here from all over the world. This is a good space to stay for a longer period of time, or if you are interested in arts / music/ research. Hamtramck is a diverse walkable community surrounded on foursides, like an island by Detroit. It was a small downtown with a european feel, bars , shopping, and restraunts from all over the world, bangledesh, polish. yeman. It is 4 miles from midtown detroit, although you may just want to explore here(URL HIDDEN) I love Detroit! Help yourself to any fruit / coffee / tea / etc. There are towels in the bathroom. If you need soap or shampoo help yourself. BEDROOM: This is a tiny cozy nook bedroom with a single bed, and fold out desk. ( really really tiny) but cozy and dreamy PETS: sam a ginger cat is very cuddly and friendly. He will sleep on your bed if you do not shut the door. Dilla is a big black dog, who likes to cuddle. KITCHEN: for now I will have to say there is no kitchen, but there is a fridge, a coffee maker, and a toaster oven WIFI : sorry wifi is currently down, hope to fix this soon!!1 BATHROOM: Bathroom is on the second floor, shower, toilet, sink. OTHER: Front porch/backyard with fireplace/Event space BIKES AVAILABLE for rent ARTISTS/MUSICIANS/MAKERS I also run the space as an art residency space, and am open to proposals for events/exhibitions/residencies etc/ Parking: On street or in garage Guest Accessdownstairs/backyyard/front porch Interaction with GuestsMy space has a bit of a youth hostel feeling. Sometimes there are concerts or events here. The gallery located behind me often has openings. I am staying in the space as well, and hope to be around for at least a drink with you. I love detroit. Getting AroundDetroit does not have good public transport but there are some buses. I am an advid biker and bike everywhere. Hamtramck is walkable.
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    The SpaceBright and clean apartment on second floor consist of one large room, which serves as the living, dining, and bedroom. Kitchen and the bathroom facilities are located in apartment. Washer and dryer are in the basement. There is free parking on street. Guest AccessThe front door locks with code and the apartment door with a key. Interaction with GuestsAssisting with check in The NeighborhoodSafe, well lit, street. Walking distance to local restaurants, bars, markets, shopping, coffee houses. Building over looking a Veterans Memorial Park with tennis Cort's, walk pads, baseball diamond and football station. Getting AroundMust have car and GPS. Other Things to Note(URL HIDDEN)
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    Located in Downtown Detroit, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Fisher Theatre, Motown Historical Museum, and Detroit Institute of Arts. Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History and Fox Theatre are also within 3 mi (5 km).