About this listing
Positive vibes in a potentially Romantic Canopy room in an active, diverse, artsy neighborhood with restaurants (vegan+), coffee shop with wi-fi, bar and grocery within walking distance (this is not common in Detroit). Simple, ecofriendly with conscious housemates ages 23-35. 3 night min. stay-.
Lovely porch and backyard dining and bonfire possibilities.
House internet not guaranteed due to continually poor service, but coffee shop only a few meters away has reliable wi-fi and has good coffee!
Detroit is much like a Berlin; full of creativity, interesting history and the paradox of good and bad sections. This location is in an, active, artisitc neighborhood right by the beautiful Belle Isle. The house is simply decorated with a wonderful porch (they call it the stoop here) to relax on. It is not fancy but clean, natural and beautiful. IF YOU ARE THINKING OF BUYING IN DETROIT PLEASE SEE OTHER THINGS TO NOTE!
Internet in house is not guaranteed due to consistently poor service, but wi-fi at local coffee shop one block away (hours 6 a.m.-6 p.m.). Much space in the house and front porch and back deck. We are in a historic neighborhood close to connective motorways, downtown, the riverwalk and the coolest neighborhood around!
Discount for stays of one week or more--just ask!
($25 off per week for up to 2 weeks, $30 off per week for 3-7 weeks, more than 2 months will need a discussion.
Motto: "Live fully, tread lightly!"
Detroit has a fantastic variety of experiences for all interests including Art (The DIA (Detroit Institute of the Arts) has one of the largest and most significant art collections in the United States), film, theater, music (Detroit is the birthplace of Motown and Techno). The nearby Greektown and Downtown areas are home to a vibrant night life as well. The DIA is THE place to go on a Friday night as it is open late and has free world class live music regularly. Check the schedule online to see who is playing.
The Moth Storyslam occurs the 1st Thursday of each month and is a must see for anyone in town.
*Full kitchen priviledges & SMALL Black fridge/freezer just for B&B guests-just clean up after each use
Shelf in butler's pantryfor groceries as needed
Full house privaledges Kitchen, stereo, books, etc. and back deck with bonfire possibilities. Only request is that you CLEAN AFTER USE.
*Leave all as good or better than you found it
Front porch, dining room, piano, instruments--all shared
Interaction with Guests
We love our guests as you bring the world to us when we are not travelling ourselves. Share your adventures and stories and join us for dinner or a drink. Let us know if we can help you in any way whatsoever. We are all different ages and busy with our own lives and projects so our time with you will vary, but please reach out; we do love having you!
We live in what is considered one of the 'coolest' neighborhood in Detroit. It is mixed, friendly, artsy and exciting with local bars, restaurants and grocers all within walking distance (not typical for Detroit) with downtown only a 15 min cycle ride away and only a 10 minute cycle ride to the beach at Belle Isle to cool off in!
Rent our bicycle as it is the best way to see the city and people talk to cyclists! Rental is cheap--only to cover oil and basic maintenance.
Otherwise the only reliable buses are the ones going down Lafayette, Jefferson and woodward or the Smart bus on Gratiot. This was the motor-city, remember, and it shows.
Other Things to Note
Great micro-breweries, restaurants, grocers, etc and the river walk all within walking or cycling distance! Try the locally made beer and Vodka--they are excellent! Favorites are Dirty Blonde Ale and Valentine's Vodka!
Please greet Detroiters and neighbors with a hello or a nod. We like those who recognize the other humans around them and acknowledge them with a friendly wave, hello or nod.
Detroit is so intriguiging and unique, that some of my guests end up searching for homes to buy here and many do go ahead and buy. I want to share this wondeful city with all those who wish to explore, learn, see and give back and I am excited when good people buy either to live here or to be reasonable landlords. However, I feel I must warn everyone that who you use as a realtor makes all the difference in the world! There are many, many layers of scams still going, and you never wish to experience a Detroiter scorned; believe you me! I don't wish to go into detail about those who have chosen poorly and the types of things that can happen. I am a solutions person, not a moaner. So instead, I would like to share the name and place of business of the best Realtor I know who I can personally vougue for. If I have a sister here in Detroit, she is it and I trust her completely! Her name is Sherry Noble and she works through the firm REMAX First. She is warm, kind, loves her job and most of all you can trust her. I decided to share this because I have now seen too many of my wonderful guests (many who become friends) get swindled. I am doing my part in spreading the good word. We also have an insider's list of fair and professional contractors. This is not the city where you should think, 'oh, i can handle that myself.' The people here have survived through many storms and they did that via cooperation and word of mouth of who to trust and who to avoid. So if you do get a home and are getting work done, feel free to also ask about the insider's list.
This leads to HOUSE PREFERENCES:
*Shoes off at front door--communal slippers for use or bring your own.
*YOU USE IT, YOU CLEAN IT-LEAVE AS GOOD OR BETTER THAN FOUND
*NO EATING IN ROOMS PLEASE! we do not want a rodent problem!
*full payment required in cash upon arrival if any remaining balance!!!
**Internet is available via house wi-fi from 6 a.m. - 1 a.m. and available at local coffee shop on corner (open 6 a.m.-6 p.m.)
*Welcome to use all that is in the common areas as well as the kitchen, stereo, books, etc. as long as first principle is followed
*Full kitchen privileges with small space in Fridge/Freezer as long as 1st principle applied
*PLEASE keep drain protector in the drain in the shower and CLEAN YOUR OWN HAIR OUT & THE TUB AFTER EACH USE! We have old pipes (house is historic) and hair will cause drains to clog. Cleaning is essential is no one wants to clean up another's hair or step in grime!
*Put shower curtain INSIDE tube during shower then Pull shower curtain closed after each use to prevent mold
*hold toilet handle down till it flushes as it is a bit tricky
*please leave shoes on shoe rack and wear indoor shoes or flipflops inside only if muddy
*NO SHOES IN BATHROOM
*HAVE FUN AND SMILE!
*Noise low after 11 p.m. Weekdays; midnight weekends
Life is all about attitude and how we choose to journey through it. I have found Travel has helped me become more empathic, less judgemental and has given me a view on the world which would have been impossible without it. I love sharing my home with fellow travelers who might also be on journeys of self-discovery. I am on a journey and do my best to learn, love wholly and tread lightly everyday. My work, like my interests is varied and eclectic, but usually involves creativity & evolution of self or environment.