Artists apartment a short walk to everything


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  1. 5 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 3 beds
  4. 1 bath
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A 3rd floor apartment at the top of a Victorian home just off the corner of Centennial Park. A short walk to everything downtown.

From our guests:
"The location couldn't have been better, and the apartment was SO spacious, with everything we needed. "

"This place is great - the attic is much larger than expected from the pictures, and comfortably fit 4 of us for a weekend. I loved the cute vintage artifacts throughout the attic"

"Awesome place! Awesome location! Very roomie and quaint!"

The space
We have a great location next to Centennial Park, a short walk (330 yards) to shopping and eating downtown, and just off of the Hope College.
The space is larger than people expect.
The apartment is clean. We do a full wipe down, vacuum, and mopping between each guest.

COVID-19 Considerations:
* The entrance to the building is used for two other apartments as well. It is very low traffic and you will more than likely not run into someone else in the hall space. We do not require the two apartments to wear masks in the indoor space but we do recommend it.
* We air out the apartment between guests and run an air purifier.
* We air out and clean the apartment and then sanitize all touch surfaces between guests.
* We have radiant heat so there is no vented air exchange between apartments.
* Pillow and mattress protectors are washed between guests. Pillows are also switched out between guests and allowed to rest.
* We ask that our guests wash their hands, maintain distance, and not travel if they are feeling sick.
* The apartment is city inspected and managed by the neighboring Bed and Breakfast. It is also part of our home.

A former attic turned apartment, the place is on the third floor of a Victorian house. We are hoping to cultivate a place that is restful that inspires people to think, read, write, create, draw, and engage. We are slowly adding to the spaces collection of art, books, and objects to stimulate thoughtfulness and engagement.
The place is called the Artists Attic because we are planning to offer a small artist residency through the space. Your stay helps support the dream (coming 2020), thank you!

A Victorian house built in 1892 for the first president of Hope College (Gerrit Kollen) and his wife Mary Van Raalte. Mary's father Albertus Van Raalte is said to be the "founder" of Holland and is represented by a large statue in Centennial Park. Our house was soon after split into multiple apartments and has been kept as multiple apartments since that time.

We have a 4 and 1 year old ourselves and know it can be harder to travel with kids in tow. We keep a baby gate in the apartment for the top of the stairs if you have a toddler or crawler. We do not keep toys in the space but please message us in advance if you need toys (we have a humble collection), a pack and play, a changing table, stroller, or any other items you may have forgotten or didn’t want to pack along.

It is worth a mention that running, jumping, and stomping (even for toddlers) reverberates throughout the house. You can be kind to the neighbors below you by limiting running, jumping, and stomping. Don’t worry about a little bit of running or jumping, it is only the nonstopped variety that can test the neighbors patience. If your children have unlimited and uncontainable energy that expresses itself as thunderous stomping for extended periods of time you might find our apartment frustrating.

The main bedroom has an olympic queen bed and the second bedroom is a smaller room with a queen bed. There is an additional room for sitting in addition to a main open room, a galley kitchen, and a bathroom.

FAIR WARNINGS (We don’t like surprises either!):
The stairs getting to the 3rd floor are steep. Not a problem if you are healthy, but possibly frustrating if you are carrying heavy loads or have health issues.
In the summer the air conditioners are installed in the windows of the bedroom.
No TV (We have Roku on a 24” monitor that can be brought up by request)

Where you'll sleep

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What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Air conditioning
Luggage dropoff allowed
Hair dryer

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4.96 out of 5 stars from 251 reviews


Where you’ll be

Holland, Michigan, United States

We are on the outside edge of the Hope College neighborhood. It is quiet, like a normal neighborhood but still a short walk to any place on Hopes campus.
We are also 3-4 blocks from downtown.
The beach is 10-15 minutes by car.

Hosted by Rob

  1. Joined in March 2015
  • 408 Reviews
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I was born and raised in Holland, MI and a strong believer in small towns, being creatively engaged, and the importance of listening to ideas and people who are unfamiliar.
I go by "robwalcott" on most social media platforms.


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During your stay

I am happy to meet you if I am available. By default you will check-in without me but if need help checking in or want a tour don't hesitate to ask. The front doors of the house will be open and your apartment will have a code set for self check-in
I am happy to meet you if I am available. By default you will check-in without me but if need help checking in or want a tour don't hesitate to ask. The front doors of the house wi…

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 3:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with keypad
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $250

Cancellation policy