Corktown's Buchanan House, Room #1

House - Private room · Bagley Avenue, Detroit, MI 48226, United States

The Susan Buchanan House in Detroit's Corktown neighborhood was built in 1896 for the Buchanan family, from County Tyrone, Ireland. We are close to multiple restaurants and bars, and just a 15 minute walk to the center of the city.

Your host, Paul
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The Susan Buchanan House in Detroit's Corktown neighborhood was built in 1896 for the Buchanan family, from County Tyrone, Ireland. We are close to multiple restaurants and bars, and just a 15 minute walk to the center of the city.

The Space

This is a private room in a shared home. Both guest rooms in this house were renovated in 2013, and include brand new mattresses and bedding. The Azure Suite contains a queen-sized bed and can fit two guests.

I work regular hours Monday-Friday at a museum in Midtown. Generally I check in guests after 5pm, but other arrangements can be made if you wish to check in during the day.

Guest Access

Guests have access to the entire house, including:

Kitchen -- Feel free to use our appliances, dishes, etc. Space in the refrigerator and cabinets is always set aside for guests.

Bathrooms -- The upstairs bathroom includes a claw foot tub with shower. The is also a half-bath downstairs.

Laundry room -- Guests are welcome to use our washer, dryer, detergent, and iron in the second-floor laundry room.

Downstairs contains a parlor, TV room, and dining room, all of which are open to guests. Wireless internet is also available (password "susanbuchanan").

Interaction with Guests

I tend to leave guests in peace, but you're welcome to hang out or join me at the table for a meal.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Cancellation: Flexible
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • The bumblebee house, as Paul calls it, is in a nice, quiet and safe neighbourhood within walking distance from downtown. The house is incredibly clean and quiet. Chances are birdsongs are going to wake you up in the morning. Paul is an amazing host, very responsive and reliable. Will certainly go back

    May 2014
  • Paul was very welcoming when we arrived and throughout the trip. He made us feel at home, and gave us recommendations on what to see, where to eat, local spots and safety tips. The house was beautiful - an older home that he had spent several years renovating - and was very clean. The neighbourhood felt very safe (tree-lined street) and we were able to park our car right outside of the house. The kitchen, living room and dining room were available for us to use, and Paul was very relaxed about sharing the space. Would definitely recommend staying here, and we will return (if available) on our next trip to Detroit (which was a great city to visit)!

    May 2014
  • Paul has a lovely home. It is well kept and extremely well situated in downtown Detroit. While I didn't have a chance to meet him in person, through several phone calls and emails it was abundantly clear that Paul is a conscientious host. I loved the details -- both in the decor of the house and in the little elements he left for us in our room towels in a basket!

    April 2014
  • Paul was a great, knowledgable host. Had a perfect stay in his beautifully renovated home. Room was very nice -comfortable and quiet.

    April 2014
  • A lovely, comfortable room in a beautiful historic home! Paul was welcoming and gave us a very positive experience with an affordable rate.

    April 2014
  • I had anexcellent stay with Paul, he is a calm person and you will enjoy having the best home ever , I stayed there for 3 weeks and it was very clean, safe, comfortable stay, I really recommend him 100%

    March 2014
  • We stayed in Room #1 in historic Corktown. Paul has done an excellent job restoring this grand old lady.The room was lovely,surprisingly quite and the bed comfy.Paul was a great host and gave us suggestions without being too intrusive. Paul's house was within walking distance from the Rosa Parks bus stop but there is a bus stop close by. There is also a Breakfast/Lunch cafe ,bagel shop and PJ's pub close by.Paul also showed us room #2 which was equally as lovely.

    February 2014
  • Paul is super nice. He picked me up from the Mega bus station and drove me around the city several times. The house is extremely clean and neat. I would love to stay there again sometime soon!

    January 2014
  • Paul was a good sport about my late arrival and early departure. Neighborhood offered safety, easy parking and a few great spots for drinks and food. I was only there for a night but would come back here if staying in Detroit. Very nice house. Very clean room. Can't ask for more.

    January 2014
  • Paul was really helpful and picked me up when I arrived in Detroit. I enjoyed my stay is this charming place. Would definitely come back when I visit Detroit.

    January 2014
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Detroit Institute of Arts
I'm a 33-year-old bookkeeper at a museum. I enjoy vegan cooking, classical music, and fixing up and researching old houses.
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