the SHAW house - 5 ⭐️- w/Great Yard & Fire Pit ❤️


Entire residential home hosted by Michael

10 guests, 3 bedrooms, 3 beds, 1.5 baths
Michael is a Superhost
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Entire home to yourself
Self check-in
Committed to Enhanced Clean

All about Michael’s place

MICOOP 2021- Renovated 100 yr. 1605 sq. ft. house! (before/after pics). A perfect mix of historic character/modern amenities like a large/new kitchen. 3 Full Queen beds, (2) 50 inch Smart TVs & 2 queen air mattresses! Three bedrooms / Sitting Room / Living Room ALL have air conditioning (5) (also 4 room fans).  Awesome for 5 -10 friends on a peaceful night. Safe street in a developing neighborhood (rated- 4.7)/outside Historic Boston-Edison. 13 min from downtown Detroit, Royal Oak/Ferndale.

The space
I am crystal clear about guest-count requirements. Please do not invite more people over to my home than the guest count that you choose. I'm an incredibly experienced host and my reputation for enacting standards is well known within the AIRBNB community. The response to any issues will be swift, orderly, and no-nonsense. Thank you in advance for reading.

Please read the sections "WHERE YOU'LL BE" and HOUSE RULES carefully for suitability!

If the number of guests (more than 10) or the intent is not fully disclosed, we will charge a $2000 fee. By booking the SHAW house you agree to this charge if you misrepresent your stay at the SHAW house.

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Artistic groups interested in discovering cultural art, groups attending events, and business professionals attending conferences will especially enjoy the amenities and location. After the rush of the main Detroit attractions, it is great to retire to a cozy quiet home for the night.

Our home is a classic. 100 years old. the SHAW house has been FULLY renovated top to bottom and has a modern kitchen. Take a look at the "BEFORE" pictures in my listing. The kitchen includes a gas stove/oven, stainless steel sink, refrigerator w/ice maker, microwave oven, dishwasher, and granite countertops. Additionally expect to see a toaster, pots, pans, coffee maker, teapot, blender, and any utensils you will need to call Detroit home for a few days. AND......just in case you need to wash and dry your clothes during your stay or before leaving, head down to the lower level and you will find a state-of-the-art washer & dryer (w/ detergent).

There are 3 large bedrooms with Full Queen-sized beds, nightstands, lamps, and ample storage space. Three bedrooms, Sitting Room & the Living Room air-conditioned (5) (4 room fans). Room air-conditioning throughout the SHAW house. - no central air. The space is clean, tasteful, and peaceful with, great light and newer furniture. Enjoy 2 - 50" Smart TV that gives you access to your Netflix / Hulu account (and you're free to link up any of your other streaming accounts as well)! Starting February 1- the Disney channel - FREE!
Wi-Fi 1000MBPS

Enjoy your music on the go! the SHAW house is equipped with a wireless Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth speaker which connects to your smartphone, tablet, or other Bluetooth device & delivers full, natural sound with dramatically deep bass. PLEASE DO NOT REMOVE THE SPEAKER FROM THE CHARGER.

The backyard is a real jewel in the city as it's fully fenced in and has a good-sized deck (deck furniture) and firepit as well as a small two-person, charcoal grill. There is a two-car garage for your use and there is an open basement for short-term storage. the SHAW house & garage are monitored by Dusing Security. Inquire about the code and use of the system.
Save the earth and RECYCLE!

NEW to the SHAW house - "COMFORT SERVICES" - Fees NOT Included on AIRBNB

* Event Space (indoor/outdoor) blocks from Belle Isle, 15 minutes from the Shaw house, 2 miles from downtown. Capacity 25- 200 people - Based on availability.
*Event Rental - chairs, tables, DJ, sound system, tents.
* Airport transportation for two.
* Propane 4 burner grill. Gassed up and ready for your next small family cookout!
* Grocery shopping at Whole Foods to make your arrival less hectic.
* Fire Wood Delivery. (48 hour heads up).
* VIP access to the Detroit Athletic Club (proper dress attire or athletic wear)
* In House - Professional Massage - Based on availability.
* Transportation to and from Ford Field, Comerica Park, or Little Caesar's Arena.


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We believe in equality for all and welcome individuals to my home without regard to race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression & age.

Places for sleeping

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
1 double bed

What this place offers

Wifi – 1000 Mbps
Free parking on premises
50" HDTV
Portable air conditioning
Window AC unit
Patio or balcony
Security cameras on property

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Where you’ll be

Detroit, Michigan, United States

You'll see a brick single family boarded up home(s) and begging to be restored, and maybe some that are too far gone to be saved.

This neighborhood reflects the true historical charm and potential for the future that you hear about when people discuss Detroit's resurgence. The residents here love our city and have very little patience for anyone who chooses to emphasize the negative and not take a chance to explore all of the hidden gems our neighborhood has to offer.

the SHAW house is walking distance from Central HS and Life Remodeled in the old Durfee School bldg. There you have access to fields and a running track for exercise or flying a kite! Let me know if I need to pick one up for you. You can learn about Detroit's music history at the Motown Museum, just a 10-minute drive away. Make your way to the New Center neighborhood and explore the Fisher Building, home to local retailers and "Broadway in Detroit". You can catch the Q-line (street car), rent from MoGo bike share or hop on an electric scooter to make your way to one of the other popular neighborhoods-Midtown, Corktown, Downtown, West Village and more!

the Shaw house is a mile from where the '67 rebellion began on 12th (Rosa Parks Blvd) and Clairmount. There are new parks and displays at museums that honor the seriousness of the civil unrest and challenge at that time in Detroit. Our block is a diverse (young Wayne State students/ to the elderly) community which depicts the past and future. It's my pleasure to invite you to experience the SHAW house.
the SHAW house is monitored by Dusing Security. The code is given out upon request.

Taking photos during your stay? Make sure you tag #theSHAWhouse
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Hosted by Michael

Joined in November 2013
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My career path is marked by more than 20 years of demonstrated success in the financial sector. My financial career was followed by 12 years as CEO of a residential building company in the city of Detroit. I recently stepped down as the CEO at NEW (nonprofit) located in Ann Arbor. Currently I am consulting nonprofits under Michael R. Tyson & Associates. Our specialty, improving the bottom line for nonprofits. We provide this service drawing on 35 years of experience as an executive in the financial industry, residential developer and nonprofit executive leader. We're in the business of helping nonprofits identify and maximize their potential. We strive to improve the bottom line through an earned revenue model. I am a graduate of Eastern Michigan University and recently continued my education after being awarded a fellowship to Harvard Business School's Strategic Perspectives in Non Profit Management. I'm a passionate fun loving hard working individual with an entrepreneurial spirit. It is always a pleasure to host! I'm in love with Detroit and passionate about hosting and meeting new people.
My career path is marked by more than 20 years of demonstrated success in the financial sector. My financial career was followed by 12 years as CEO of a residential building compan…

During your stay

I have maintenance done on the property during guests stay. These projects include grass cutting, snow removal, trash cans pulled to curb & Orkin Pest Control.

I am available 24/7 for questions and bookings.

Michael is a Superhost

Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with building staff
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Committed to Airbnb's enhanced cleaning process. Show more
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Security camera/recording device Show more
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy