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
what can we say...it was awesome to stay with hannah & aragorn in their cozy home. our room was great, spacious and bright as well as the kitchen where we´d loved to cook. hannah and aragorn have been wonderful hosts and we would like to come back to this exciting city!!!
Our stay at Hannah and Aragorn's was our first Airbnb experience, so we didn't really know what to expect, but everything worked out fantastically. Before we even met, Hannah and Aragorn were amazingly quick to respond to our trip planning questions and generously shared an Uber coupon with us. They welcomed us with a helpful introduction to the house and other guests even though we checked in very late and they had to get up early for work the next day. We loved our room—it had a crazy comfortable bed, more than enough closet and drawer space, a big binder of Detroit maps and visitor information, and even an awesome attached sunroom. The house is in a quiet residential neighborhood, conveniently located near many bus routes and businesses. Our only regret is that we didn't have much time to hang out in the house and get to know our hosts. If you're looking to stay with friendly, laid-back, and knowledgeable local residents, Hannah and Aragorn's is the way to go.
Great stay in Detroit. Good neighborhood and really nice home. My interaction with the hosts was limited but communication was great and I had no problems. Would definitely stay again. Also, the bed was super comfy.
While I didn't get a chance to meet Hannah & Aragorn in person, their roommates were extremely welcoming, and the space was lovely. Everyone was very communicative and were accommodating to our late arrival due to holiday traffic. My friend and I had a wonderful time exploring Detroit and would definitely stay here again. Sleeping on that bed was one of the most comfortable experiences I've ever had!
Our stay with Hannah was wonderful. It was just a short overnight as we came in to see a show at DIA but it couldn't have been better. Hannah was outside picking greens for making her dinner salad when we arrived and we were greeted warmly and shown our room which was bright and cheery and I didn't realize the room also had a porch surrounded on 3 sides with windows. It was a perfect place to stay and we took a neighborhood walk which was only a few blocks to the beautiful Fischer Building. The neighborhood was diverse and architecturally very interesting with large well-kept homes. Should we return to Detroit, we'd love to stay with Hannah and Aragorn again. Thank you, we felt very much at home.
Wonderful experience. Beautiful home, beautiful location, friendly people. I could not have asked for more!
Great place to stay if you're in Detroit. The hosts were very friendly and accommodating with any questions I had. The room is as depicted on the picture. There is also an enclosed porch that is accessible from the room with lots of natural light.
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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.