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.

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
Weekly Price: $500 /week
Monthly Price: $1200 /month
Cancellation: Flexible
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • 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
  • Paul hosts a very lovely place to stay! It was clean, comfortable,warm and friendly! Paul was helpful in giving us some tips about places to explore, very generous with his hospitality, and fun to chat with. We will definitely stay here if we come again to Detroit. As a bonus, his home is in a lovely old neighborhood near some great places to eat and drink. Much recommended

    January 2014
  • Staying with Paul during the holidays was perfect! We had a quiet oasis away from the chaos of family and friends. The Buchanan House has been beautifully restored and Paul is so gracious to share it with us. We can't wait to stay with you all in the future!!

    December 2013
  • Paul was an amazing host, very welcoming, helping and flexible. House is beautiful, cozy and well decorated. Our room was very clean and warm with big comfortable bed.
    Location is very convenient within walking distance to Detroit downtown. There are several good food places nearby and if you want to have some fun in the evenings MGM Grand Casino is 5 minutes away.
    You can't go wrong with this choice! I highly recommend staying with Paul.

    November 2013
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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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