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Kara's Kottages | Golden Oak

4.82(11 reviews)SuperhostKalamazoo, Michigan, United States
Shared room in bungalow hosted by Kara
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 shared bath
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Kara's Kozy Bungalow ~ Close to Downtown | Beautifully Decorated & Very Quiet.
I host guests on the second floor of my home and since I love to travel, I invite guests to enjoy my home while I'm away (I live on the first floor). So long as travelers are ok with the layout of the house and the fact that the upstairs is host to other travelers, guests are welcome here!

The space
This 1 bedroom Kottage is located on the main floor of a 2 story, single family home and offers lots of living space as well as a custom kitchen, 2 outdoor spaces that include a screened in porch, deck with a propane fire pit and a wood fire pit in the backyard.

The second floor is dedicated to guests of our Douglas Fir Kottage and is nicely separated from the first floor by a door; both are accessed through a kitchen. This detail gives each space lots of privacy. The house is very soundproof too.

At the moment, due to Covid we are only allowing one Kottage to rent at a time at this location to avoid human interaction. With that said, guests have access to the kitchen for light use as needed.

Note: Housekeepers may need access to the upstairs and the basement should there be a turnover necessary during your stay. See floor plan for layout details.

Guest access
Guests of this 1st floor unit have access to the entire first floor and outdoor spaces, as well as light use of the kitchen.

*The guest renting the upstairs space also have light use of the kitchen (the kitchen is nicely separated from both units. We ask that the kitchen is left the way that it was found at check-out. In other words, we are not doing your dishes. Please place them in the dishwasher and run it at check-out and leave this space tidy. This helps to keep cleaning fees low.

*During COVID, we are temporarily blocking off the other kottage at this location whenever this kottage is rented. This way, guests will not encounter one another. We are also suspending many of the former breakfast items. At this time, we mostly supply coffee necessities and a few, light food offerings.

Other things to note
Due to COVID-19 we are taking extra measures and making alterations to make each space as safe as possible for our guests. Here are few concessions to date:
We are, temporarily suspending food offerings with the exception of Condiments, Coffee, Teas, Single Serving Coffee Creamer, Sweeteners, Pancake and Waffle Mix, Oatmeal Packets and Pantry Staples for cooking. No Mini-Bar.
We are using disinfectant cleaning products as well and wiping down frequently touched items such as door handles and knobs, light switches, key pads, remotes, etc. and using bleach in laundering.
In the interest of being "extended stay" friendly / ready, we are making minor adjustments that include pairing down on toiletries and paper products in each unit. There will be only enough to accommodate each short stay.
Also, depending on how COVID-19 plays out, we may propose to move an existing reservation to accommodate the needs of our extended stay guests. If this happens (and we have a very large inventory to choose from), we will reach out to those guests to propose a move that is a good fit for their group/occasion.
Thanks in advance for your understanding and patience as we navigate the landscape of this pandemic.

Check-in is 3pm (self check-in w/ instructions)
Check-out is 11am

Flexibility within these times is an option with a fee of $40 outside of the check-in and check-out times. Guests are required to have prior authorization, but in the event that this doesn't occur, the fee will be applied regardless.

Two-night minimum stay applies to reservations that include a Friday or Saturday. Exceptions are considered on a case-by-case basis. If a one-night stay is granted, there will be a $50 fee applied to the reservation. Please call for assistance.

This Kottage should be used in the exact same capacity as a hotel. If a party is desired, you may call me in advance and we can have a conversation about it beforehand. If an event is approved, there will be an additional cost, which will be 20% of the total cost of the reservation. If it is determined that a party has taken place without my previous consent, a $200 cleaning fee will be applied.

No pets allowed.
Kara's Kozy Bungalow ~ Close to Downtown | Beautifully Decorated & Very Quiet.
I host guests on the second floor of my home and since I love to travel, I invite guests to enjoy my home while I'm away (I live on the first floor). So long as travelers are ok with the layout of the house and the fact that the upstairs is host to other travelers, guests are welcome here!

The space
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

Amenities

Wifi
Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Dedicated workspace
Indoor fireplace
Breakfast
Dryer
Washer
TV
Heating

Accessibility

Getting inside

Well-lit path to entrance

Moving around the space

No stairs or steps to enter
Wide hallways

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4.82 out of 5 stars from 11 reviews

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Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States

The neighborhood is very unassuming, safe and quiet.

Hosted by Kara

Joined in November 2011
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Kara is a Michigan native with an appreciation for nature, a passion for good design and a love for historic homes. She moved to Kalamazoo from the shores of Lake Michigan in 1990 to attend college. She remained in Kalamazoo because of it's youthful energy, amazing people and an up and coming direction which has since been realized. When she's not combing the earth for treasures to use in her kottages and working on DIY projects, she's often found doing yoga, cross country skiing, biking, kayaking and traveling.
Kara is a Michigan native with an appreciation for nature, a passion for good design and a love for historic homes. She moved to Kalamazoo from the shores of Lake Michigan in 1990…
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House rules
Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
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