1 pull-out twin sleeperThis view is at the top of the stairs and leads to all 3 rooms, the bathroom, bedroom & living room.
Kara's Kottages ~ "Douglas Fir"
3 Gäste
1 Schlafzimmer
2 Betten
1 Badezimmer
3 Gäste
1 Schlafzimmer
2 Betten
1 Badezimmer
Bitte leg die Anzahl der Erwachsenen fest.
Bitte leg die Anzahl der Kinder fest.
Alter: 2–12 J.
Bitte leg die Anzahl der Kleinkinder fest.
Unter 2 J.
Höchstens 3 Gäste. Kleinkinder werden nicht in die Gesamtzahl der Gäste eingerechnet.
Dir wird noch nichts berechnet

This 1 bedroom Kottage is lovingly referred to as our Douglas FIr Kottage. It accommodates up to 3 guests and is located in a quiet neighborhood, one mile from the Downtown District. This beautiful kottage includes a private living room, a bedroom with 2 beds and 1 bathroom, all located on the 2nd floor of my residence and is exclusive to travelers.

Der Wohnraum

This beautiful, 2nd floor, loft space is located within a 1920's bungalow that is my residence in a quiet, Kalamazoo neighborhood. It is newly renovated and includes a private bedroom, bathroom and living room, all within 1.5 miles from the Downtown District.
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 have lots of privacy as they have a door that separates their living space from the rest of the house. Upon arrival, guests will enter into the only kitchen and then proceed through a door to their private, 2nd floor "kottage".

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

Complimentary breakfast goodies include Kierig coffee and 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.

Zugang für Gäste

A few days prior to check-in, guests will receive detailed instructions including access codes allowing them to freely check themselves in. These instructions must be sent to guests personal email and not through airbnb as airbnb email is not compatible with my software.
Guest park on the street (free and overnight) and enter through the side door to the house on the driveway side. Once inside the house, guests are only steps away from a door leading to their "kottage" that occupies the entire 2nd floor of this residence.

Interaktion mit Gästen

I interact with guests on a case by case basis. Sometimes, I see guests often as they come and go and sometimes we miss each other altogether. I know that guests are not here to visit me, so I try and give them lots of privacy and freedom. However, I am a great resource and enjoy my interactions if guests need local direction.

Weitere wichtige Infos

I have two cats that live in this house. While guests are present, I will either keep them in my finished basement or to roam freely on the first floor (my living space). This will be on a case by case bases. The cats do not roam freely on the 2nd floor. However, if the door is left open, just as in typical cat fashion, they will run right up to explore, so guests will want to keep this door closed at all times.


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Wochenrabatt: 10%
Wochenendpreis 155 € / Nacht
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Schlafzimmer 1
1 Doppelbett (mind. 1,50 x 2 m), 1 Einzelbett

Rauchen verboten
Nicht für Haustiere geeignet
Keine Partys oder Veranstaltungen
Der Check-in ist jederzeit nach 15:00
Check-out bis 11:00

This space is designed to accommodate 1-3 people and no pets.

The indoor spaces are non smoking. Smoking outdoors is permitted.
Smoking is prohibited indoors. If it is determined that smoking has occurred indoors during your stay, a $200 charge will apply to cover damages.

Guests are expected to gently use this home during their stay while not inflicting damage to any surfaces. NOTE: Stiletto shoes are NOT permitted as they will damage the flooring! (it is a soft, pine wood floor).

The outdoor sauna is not available for guest use.

Child-Friendly Environment
Many attempts have been made to make all of Kara's Kottages child-friendly and safe for all of our guests, both inside and out. However, if we know that a small child will be present, we will happily go the extra mile prior to their arrival to implement additional safety features such as baby gates and receptacle protection.

Candle Safety
We ask that you exercise extreme caution while burning candles
• Do not bring your own candles to burn
• Candles provided are all soy based and healthy to burn
• Keep wicks trimmed so that the candle burns properly and safely
• Do not burn candles that are placed inside of a book shelf
• Do not burn candles while asleep
• Do not tip over candles while burning when wax has liquefied
• Guest will be charged for any damages associated with candles

Ecological Efforts
As die-hard stewards of the planet, we take great pride in our efforts to minimize our ecological footprint whenever possible. This includes such things as biodegradable cleaners, soy candles, compact florescent light bulbs (where we can), high efficiency appliances, aerated faucets, motion activated lighting, excessive laundering and recycling everything possible. In turn we ask that our guest recycle all possible paper, plastic, glass and aluminum in the basket provided in the bathroom next to the trash can. We'll make sure that all recyclable trash doesn't end up in landfills!
We also request that guest be conscious of waste on the part of heating, cooling and electricity.
• Please turn down furnace when you're away for long periods. It heat and cools very quickly when it is turned back up.
Please, always close the windows when using heating or cooling and when possible, do not leave lights on when you're away or during daylight hours unless needed.

Safety against theft
Due to the fact that there isn't a 24/7 innkeeper at the house at all times we ask our guest to be mindful of their possessions and the protection of the home.
Theft has never been an issue and we would like to keep it that way. Your efforts include:
• Not leaving valuable items in plain sight inside of your vehicle and locking vehicles at all times.
• Closing doors behind you so that the house is locked at all times. Doors lock automatically.
• Not leaving valuable items out on the patio

Außerdem musst du Folgendes beachten:
In diesem Haushalt lebt mindestens eine Katze



2 Nächte Mindestaufenthalt an Freitagen und Samstagen.

57 Bewertungen

Genauigkeit der Angaben
Nutzerprofil von Jacqueline
September 2017
Kara's Kottages are clean and beautifully furnished. Check-in is always a breeze and Kara responds right away, should you need anything. I booked last-minute when a work meeting ran late and the place was ready upon arrival. I highly recommend Kara's places. I've stayed in a few of her Kottages and each has its unique charm.

Nutzerprofil von Dwayne
August 2017
I have traveled all over the world and stayed in some of the nicest hotels and homes. Kara' s Cottage is the most amazing place I think I have ever seen. So thoughtful in the layout and design. Kara is extremely gifted and passionate about serving others. My wife was overwhelmingly happy with her staycation Birthday surprise bnb. Thank You!
Nutzerprofil von Kara
Antwort von Kara:
Thanks Dwayne, it was my pleasure to host and meet you both and I do hope to see you back some day!!
August 2017

Nutzerprofil von Rob
August 2017
Very cozy and comfortable with abundance of amenities. Cold beer waiting in fridge is always appreciated. Great place to relax and catch up on work. Has everything a business traveler would need. Bathroom and bedroom among the best you will find.
Nutzerprofil von Kara
Antwort von Kara:
Hi Rob, Thanks for the great review, I'm really glad to know that you enjoyed your stay and the space. Thanks too for keeping my 2 cats company, I'm sure that they appreciated it! : )
August 2017

Nutzerprofil von Chris
August 2017
We really liked the fact you have an entrance that takes you almost right in to your space. It felt like we had the place all to ourselves, the house was very quiet. The neighborhood was quiet as well, rarely did we see anyone else on the street. The decor and feel of the space was just as nice as the pictures show. Everything felt high quality, and you could tell a lot of thought had went into the design. We only needed a comfortable place to sleep after work, and this greatly exceeded our requirements! Kara is a great, friendly host. We bumped into her near the end of our stay, and she was only concerned with improving our stay. I would certainly recommend her if you need somewhere to stay in the area.

Nutzerprofil von Tom
Juli 2017
It's been an absolute pleasure! Accommodations: Right, it's a shared home, as you know from reading the description. The sharing is limited to the kitchen and outside areas; you do get the entire upper level to yourself, which includes a lounge, bedroom, bathroom, and plenty of storage. Every room is a work of art. Really, look at the photos, right now, I'll wait! See? The details are stunning. We've stayed at hotels much higher priced, almost none achieved this level of attention to detail. Lounge and bedroom feature ceiling fans, the bedroom additionally has air con. During our stay, Michigan tried to murder us with temperatures above than 36°C (or roughly 8'345°F) -- didn't work. We stayed nice and cool. Location: You're off West Main Street (M43), not far from downtown Kalamazoo and all its glory. A few dining options are within a three-minute walk to the home. Despite the central location, expect next to no noise or activity that would interfere with the serenity of your stay. Host: Kara is wonderful! She's extremely helpful with any questions and issues you might have during your stay. Also, she has two cats living in the house, which, to us, was a huge bonus, because we love animals. If you don't, please never go anywhere, ever. Joking aside, though, Kara genuinely enjoys hosting, and it shows. Other: Warm water takes a moment to arrive at your faucet but it's an old house, so expect old house quirks. The floors may occasionally squeak, but the house is a substantial build, so you'll hear nothing from Kara and she shouldn't hear anything from you either unless you bring your herd of pet elephants. Don't do that; they'll struggle with the stairs. One thing to keep in mind is the generous skylights over the bed and bath respectively. Neither has blinds, so you see what's outside. If you can't sleep without total darkness, consider blinding yourself before your stay. However, there is nothing more lovely than lying in bed or the bath, cozy and warm, watching the rain as it gently taps against the glass! Throw wine into the mix, and things get brilliant. Do I really have to say it? Yes? Alright... we'll be back!

Nutzerprofil von Valerie
Juli 2017
This space was absolutely perfect for me. I needed a few days away to myself to just read and relax. This kottage was a great getaway. I spent the entire first day inside relaxing in the big, comfortable tub and lounging on the couch. The skylights above the tub and the bed are an extra special touch. Kara's communication was immediate and she is a fantastic hostess. I would definitely recommend this property.
Nutzerprofil von Kara
Antwort von Kara:
Victory, mission accomplished, lol!! I'm so glad that you found this sweet spot and that it was such a good fit for you. I hope you continue to give yourself this much needed time to recharge and hopefully, my kottages will be the place that you choose to do it. :)
Juli 2017

Nutzerprofil von Aimee
Juni 2017
Kara has an impeccable aesthetic and obviously spared no expense to outfit her b and b with great luxuries from the claw foot tub to the wide sky lights. We will definitely seek her places out again if in the area.
Nutzerprofil von Kara
Antwort von Kara:
Hi Aimee, Thanks very much for the great review, I'm so happy to know that you enjoyed the space and appreciated the "extra mile"! I hope to see you again. : ) Kara
Juni 2017

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Nutzerprofil von Kara

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 sweet kottages and working on DIY projects, she's often found running, cross country skiing, biking, kayaking and traveling.

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