About This Listing
Come stay in Historic New Center, just 3 blocks north of the Fisher Building. There are three adorable blocks of turn of the century homes, including one street with a pedestrian boulevard.
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 such as yourself.
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 CVS drugstore for convenience purchases, and on Grand Boulevard there area a handful of bars/restaurants, a new coffee shop, convenience stores and also a cafe and restaurant in the beautiful Fisher Building.
Our house is your house! No secret areas you can't access as a guest.
Interaction with Guests
We'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 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.
We are walking distance from the Amtrak station.
We are near two "high-frequency" bus lines, Woodward/53 and Dexter/16, as well as the Fenkell and Hamilton routes.
There is also quick access to I-75, I-94 and M-10 for those arriving via car.There is ample, safe on-street parking along the block in front of the house.
*Let us know as soon as you know arrival and departure times
*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
From Mar 1 - May 31, 2015 the minimum stay is 2 nights.
Hannah and Aragorn are extremely accommodating and welcoming. They are super knowledgable in all things relating to their city. If you want to do the touristy stuff, they can help. But if you want to learn about the city, its history, and its people, ask -- they are deeply connected to this city and their many perspectives are critical, fun, and unbiased. I can't wait to return.
We felt very welcome upon our arrival and through our tour of the house. The accommodations were fun and comfortable in a grand home, located in a very nice urban neighborhood. What a great surprise to visit parts of Detroit we knew little about.
The house was very convenient for us to walk to all of our destinations and events and close to several nice food establishments.
Hannah & Aragorn were very welcoming, warm and friendly. They provided my husband and I with helpful advise/tips for things around town, and they even had a folder with information & tips for sights/restaurants/cafes/markets etc. They even helped me with my research!
When the weather suddenly changed, they were kind enough to let me borrow a jacket.
The house is a beautiful century old home, in a quiet neighborhood. The bedroom is spacious, and the sun room is a great place for reading, relaxing or writing. There was lots of space for parking in front of the house.
This great Detroit couple is a wonderful introduction to the city. I highly recommend this place :-)
Although it was just one night we had a nice stay at Hannah’s and Aragorn’s place. We felt very welcomed from the beginning and we loved their open minded attitude.
They gave a lot of recommendations for exploring the city.
Hannah and Aragorn were awesome hosts. They knew so much about Detroit, were willing to share that in the end, I wished I could have stayed longer to learn more.
The room was very comfortable and private. But the best thing was that staying at Hannah and Aragorn's place was joining a community. I'd totally return for a visit!
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About the Host, Hannah & Aragorn
Hannah (also go by Hank!):
I am interested in local Detroit culture, history and politics.
In general I'm interested in urban issues and politics, which describes my graduate and undergraduate academic careers, respectively. I indulge heavily in cynical and critical perspectives on local politics.
You can find me reading / ranting about: urban design, public transit, art, language, gender issues and social justice.
I enjoy good food, meaningful conversations, walkable places, local culture and maps. I also love some good blues and jazz which is in abundant supply in Detroit. I used to live in Mexico and also Chile, so I especially have a soft spot in my heart for latin culture and Mexican / Chilean cultures in particular.
I am a transportation planner by profession, but outside of work I weave, bike around and play soccer for a local rec league. I am a member of OmniCorpDetroit, a makerspace in Eastern Market. I volunteer with our neighborhood association, the Detroit Sound Conservancy, the Citizen Advisory Committee to the Regional Transit Authority, among other organizations. I'm likely to spend a weeknight going to a workshop, public meeting or board meeting.
I am also very passionate about Detroit! I enjoy seeing the changes happening here every day. I have so many good friends that are living their dreams, starting farms, triple bottom line food businesses, working in social justice, urban planning, and creating amazing art projects.
I am currently working in high performance/research computing at Wayne State University and am rehabilitating homes in my old neighborhood, Jefferson Chalmers. In what spare time I have I dabble in art, gardening, cooking, and hackery things at OmniCorpDetroit. I am a lover of travel, music, biking, dancing, books, and I try my best to stay informed about current events.
We are laid back, flexible and tidy, and we like to host people that are the same. Let us know what brings you to town, we enjoy hearing why people come to visit Detroit.