About This Listing
Come stay in Historic New Center, just 3 blocks north of the Fisher Building. There are three adorable blocks of turn of the century homes, including one street with a pedestrian boulevard.
The house is a short distance from many of the attractions and amenities in the Cass Corridor and Cultural Center, but far enough away to be quiet and low-key.
We have a 4 bedrooms, which are inhabited by us, your hosts, and a mixture of short- and long-term travelers such as yourself.
There are spacious common areas for working, enjoying a cup of coffee or just relaxing. There is internet at the house, as well as a washer/dryer.
Down the street there is a CVS drugstore for convenience purchases, and on Grand Boulevard there area a handful of bars/restaurants, a new coffee shop, convenience stores and also a cafe and restaurant in the beautiful Fisher Building.
Our house is your house! No secret areas you can't access as a guest.
Interaction with Guests
We're moderately busy, like most working people, but we love sharing time when we have it. Our long term guests often become more like family than house mates. We like to joke around, share meals, invite each other out, watch movies together etc.
We have nice neighbors, beautiful midwestern architecture and wide range of building types from low to high density.
Our block has a quiet neighborhood feel - no major hustle and bustle. If you want to experience residential Detroit, this is a good place. We like to garden and sit on the porch on the weekend.
The house is a 5-15 minute bike ride to major cultural activities on Woodward / W. Grand Boulevard and Cass Corridor: restaurants/bars, Wayne State University, museums etc.
There are outdoor movies and concerts nearly every day in the summer at New Center Park, ~3 blocks away.
We are walking distance from the Amtrak station.
We are near two "high-frequency" bus lines, Woodward/53 and Dexter/16, as well as the Fenkell and Hamilton routes.
There is also quick access to I-75, I-94 and M-10 for those arriving via car. There is free parking on the street in front of the house.
*Please clean up after yourself, this is a shared house :)
*Close up the house (first floor doors/windows) if you are the last one out
*Let me know as soon as you know arrival and departure times
*We typically take shoes off in the house, if you are able to do so, we encourage you to take yours off too.
Hannah and Aragorn are really amazing host. Within an hour of my arrival we were grabbing groceries for a small friends and roomie dinner. If you like to cook, their kitchen has a nice chef style set up opening up to the dining room - it feels like the meeting hub for everyone staying at the house and where I had countless laughs and great conversation. Both Hannah and Aragorn are really engaged with what is happening throughout the city and are able to provide ample suggestions of how to make best use of your time. The room I stayed in was upstairs facing south - it was small but with so many windows it feels very airy and more than suffice for 1 person or a couple. They have a great set up in a very central location allowing you to get around easily..particularly to mid-town, downtown. But also there is enough within walking distance to stay entertained. Only reason I could say not to stay with Hannah and Aragorn is if you are seeking a place that you just share with the host; but you'd be missing out because their other roommates are equally as chill and everyone just has good vibes.
Hannah and Aragorn are great hosts, letting me feel at home in their warm house. I couldn't be better counseled about everything: planning of the trip, places to see,... Aragorn even gave me a lift from the railway station when I arrived. I had the chance to spend the evenings with them and their room mates who are friendly as well.
The house and the room are exactly as described and shown in the photos. The neighbourhood is charming. The location is quite central not far from railway station neither to downtown or the DIA and other museums (accessible by foot but easier by bus). Having a car is easier but it is manageable without depending on what you want to see.
I would recommend their airBNB to anyone who want or need to spend some time in Detroit.
Aragorn and Hanna were awesome! Super helpful and nice, Hannah showed and told me about some great places to explore!
Hannah and Aragon are great, I absolutely loved my stayed and I'm glad I stayed here besides a hotel. The room and pictures were accurate as presented. The next time I go to Detroit I will be staying here....
Hannah and Aragorn were wonderful hosts and very engaging. Their house is lovely and has a great kitchen setup, with all of the amenities. They were generous and shared some delicious dinners with us, and they are very conscious about eating well. We also enjoyed their roommates who were living there for longer term. The street their house is on seems very safe (we had a car issue and had to be towed one night. When the tow truck set the car alarm off, a neighbor cared enough to peek out their front door to make sure all was well). All in all, they are great people and their house was comfortable and enjoyable.
Our stay at Aragorn & Hannah's place was great !
Their house is comfortable as the room we had. They live in a charming street full of trees and birds you can hear in morning. The neighborhood is quiet and safe. You're close to the dynamic New Center where you have buslines that bring you downtown.
Aragorn and Hannah, as well as their roomates, are friendly and helpful.
We recommend them at 100% !
First of all I have to say that I really learned to love Detroit by staying with Hannah and Aragorn. Aragorn was suuuper friendly and helpful when it came to getting to know some sweet spots in town. The area where the house is located is a relaxed and pretty residential area. If you are a DJ, it is a 10 minute walk to a great record store called Submerge. The room is simple but sufficient. It is about a 10-15 dollar taxi ride to downtown. As for the house. it is big yet cozy. Thanks a ton guys!
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About the Host, Hannah & Aragorn
Hannah (also go by Hank!):
I am interested in local Detroit culture, history and politics.
In general I'm interested in urban issues and politics, which describes my graduate and undergraduate academic careers, respectively. I indulge heavily in cynical and critical perspectives on local politics.
You can find me reading / ranting about: urban design, public transit, art, language, gender issues and social justice.
I enjoy good food, meaningful conversations, walkable places, local culture and maps. I also love some good blues and jazz which is in abundant supply in Detroit. I used to live in Mexico and also Chile, so I especially have a soft spot in my heart for latin culture and Mexican / Chilean cultures in particular.
I am a transportation planner by profession, but outside of work I weave, bike around and play soccer for a local rec league. I am a member of OmniCorpDetroit, a makerspace in Eastern Market. I volunteer with our neighborhood association, the Detroit Sound Conservancy, the Citizen Advisory Committee to the Regional Transit Authority, among other organizations. I'm likely to spend a weeknight going to a workshop, public meeting or board meeting.
I am also very passionate about Detroit! I enjoy seeing the changes happening here every day. I have so many good friends that are living their dreams, starting farms, triple bottom line food businesses, working in social justice, urban planning, and creating amazing art projects.
I am currently working in high performance/research computing at Wayne State University and am rehabilitating homes in my old neighborhood, Jefferson Chalmers. In what spare time I have I dabble in art, gardening, cooking, and hackery things at OmniCorpDetroit. I am a lover of travel, music, biking, dancing, books, and I try my best to stay informed about current events.
We are laid back, flexible and tidy, and we like to host people that are the same. Let us know what brings you to town, we enjoy hearing why people come to visit Detroit.