Bedroom: Queen size bed with box-spring, dresser with available drawers, closet with hangers and space for your clothes, additional blankets available.Bedroom: Queen size bed with box-spring, dresser with available drawers, closet with hangers and space for your clothes, additional blankets available.
Entire home/apt
5 Guests
1 Bedroom
1 Bed
Per Night
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About this listing

You don't need a car! Nearby attractions include the Majestic Theatre, Detroit Institute of Arts, Masonic Temple and the Orchestra Hall. Comfortable queen-size bed, cozy sectional, updated kitchen, and restaurants/bars right outside your doorstep.

Bedroom: Queen size bed with box-spring, dresser with available drawers, closet with hangers and space for your clothes, additional blankets available.

Bedroom: Queen size bed with box-spring, dresser with available drawers, closet with hangers and space for your clothes, additional blankets available.

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The Space
Accommodates: 5
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: No Charge
Weekly discount: 15%
Cancellation: Strict


The Space

A 1920s historic gem, your temporary home preserves Detroit's cultural elegance and is an architectural contribution in the city's most prominent neighborhood. Once inside, you will experience original marble floors and a short walk to the first floor* apartment, where you will discover:

In the living room...
- A cozy sectional couch and a large ottoman
- small coffee table
- binder containing details about the Wi-Fi and nearby attractions
- microwave, toaster-oven, and a small selection of books
- two adult bicycles (male and female frame), one helmet, an air-pump
- yoga mat and additional high-quality queen-size airbed
- hardwood floors
- fresh towels will be placed on the ottomans

In the kitchen...
- fully stocked kitchen with updated stove and refrigerator
- ceramicware, silver/plasticware, glassware, mugs, pots and pans

In the bedroom...
- updated queen-size bed with box-spring, newer pillows, four blankets
- queen-size dresser with extra towels, sheets and available drawers for storage
- closet with hangers for your own clothes
- hardwood floors

In the bathroom...
- claw-foot bathtub
- stocked with premium bathroom tissue (toilet paper), paper towel
- shampoo and conditioner available inside mirror

- restaurants, bars, museums, some within one minute walking, the rest within a few minutes.
- access to public bus lines, taxi cabs and the future M1-Rail

* = The apartment is first-floor but is not ground level.

Guest Access

You will have access to every room and drawer of my apartment, including use of the bicycles!

Interaction with Guests

If I am in town, I will happily meet you in person and welcome you in.

The Neighborhood

You are in the center of it all! Here's how close you are...

Within one-minute walking:
- Pizza
- Chipotle-style shawarma+falafel restaurant
- McDonald's
- Coney Island/breakfast restaurant
- Majestic Theatre
- Wayne State Medical School
- Lawrence Technological University Detroit Center for Design + Technology
- Convenience store, bank, florist
- Coffee shop (Great Lakes Coffee!)
- Bowling alley
- Museum of Contemporary Art
- Populux (formerly the Magic Stick)
- Three different bars, all which have their own menus, including HopCat!

Within 5-10 minutes walking:
- You are living in the center of Midtown and the entire neighborhood is accessible within a ten minute walk. This includes the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Charles Wright Museum of African American History, Wayne State University, College for Creative Studies, The Michigan Science Center, Orchestra Hall (Max M. Fisher Music Theatre), Masonic Temple, and some of my favorite places such as Bronx Bar, Slows BBQ To-Go, Shinola, Motor City Brewing Works, Third Street Bar, The Whitney, and so many more places I've gotten to love during my time living here (and as an undergraduate student at Wayne State.)

Getting Around


By plane: DTW has a couple shuttle options, the most popular being RideSkoot, which will cost around $20. Private transportation via taxi, Uber or Lyft will run $45-60.

By Greyhound: The Greyhound Terminal on Howard Street is about a 40 minute walk or $6-7 cab ride.

By MegaBus: There are two MegaBus stops... Rosa Parks (downtown) is about a 40 minute walk or $6-7 cab ride and the Cass/Warren Ave stop (Wayne State) is about 10 minutes walking.

By Amtrak: The Amtrak station is located 1.5 miles from the apartment; about 25 minutes walking or a quick/cheap cab ride.


Midtown is easily walkable! You are near an abundance of wining and dining, cultural and scenic options. Popular destinations and duration include...

- Majestic Theatre: 1 minute
- Orchestra Hall: 1-2 minutes
- Masonic Temple: ~5 minutes
- Detroit Institute of Arts: ~10 minutes
- Downtown Detroit: ~25 minutes (includes Ford Field, Comerica Park and Fox Theatre.)
- Detroit River: ~35 minutes (includes walking to the Riverwalk, overlooking Windsor, Ontario, Canada.)


Southbound: Near the corner of Alexandrine and Woodward Avenue (in front of PNC Bank), you can catch the 53 bus into downtown.
Northbound: Also near the corner of Alexandrine and Woodward Avenue (in front of the Garden Bowl), you can catch the 53 bus towards the New Center neighborhood or further destinations.


I have two bicycles, feel free to use them! Please make sure to keep them locked using the U-Lock which should always be on the Yukon Giant. A key is provided along with the building and apartment keys.


Parking is available on street and sometimes driveway. Taxis, Uber and Lyft are available to get around the city.

Other Things to Note

There are two water-radiators (for heat) in the apartment, while they are being restarted it will be noisy for about ten minutes. The radiators are automatic and controlled centrally. This takes place in the evening.

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House Rules

When your book it, it's your place! Please enjoy and take care of it like it's your own home. No smoking please.

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Safety Features
Fire Extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay
Bedroom: Queen size bed with box-spring, dresser with available drawers, closet with hangers and space for your clothes, additional blankets available.

Bedroom: Queen size bed with box-spring, dresser with available drawers, closet with hangers and space for your clothes, additional blankets available.

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Detroit, Michigan, United States · Member since September 2011

Hello! I'm Chris. I've been using Airbnb for lodging since 2010 and became a host in 2012. Since then, I've accumulated over 100 positive reviews and met tons of great people. Some of my favorite memories include sharing an apartment with three roommates in Brooklyn, NY during summer 2012, sharing an apartment in Boston, MA for a month and discovering a hostel through Airbnb during my visit to Pittsburgh. (As I type this description, Pittsburgh is currently still without an "official" hostel, but the Airbnb equivalent is available and superb!) Airbnb has given me opportunities to meet travelers from all over the world, including guests from Lithuania, Nepal, China, Japan, Australia, Paraguay, Lebanon, Syria, Nigeria and most of Western Europe. For more information about my experiences with Airbnb, please click on my "Airbnb symbol" towards the bottom left of this page.

Personal Information: I grew up in a suburb three miles outside of Detroit and moved into the city around 2008. Growing up, my family operated a convenience store on the east side of Detroit where I spent much of my teenage years working. Through this store, I learned how awesome the people of Detroit are and felt a great sense of community. A lot of customers shared meals with us (there's a lot of great BBQ in this city) and welcomed us into their homes. I even remember several times where we would play our cultural music on the store speakers (look-up "Middle Eastern Khigga") and we would dance with the customers. Of course, this isn't a provocative dance and was only about good fun. That's the kind of relationship that existed with many of our friends in the neighborhood.

I moved into the Detroit apartment listed in 2011, while I was finishing my undergraduate studies at Wayne State University. A couple friends had pooled money to buy a house in a nearby neighborhood and restore it to its historical elegance. This was something I was very excited to contribute to, and we eventually made it a roommate situation. Since I didn't want to pay rent for two places (and saw this as an opportunity to raise money for the other place) I put my apartment up for rent on Airbnb. As the saying goes, "The rest is History." Travelers immediately booked the place and I was of course nervous my first few times hosting. I wanted to make sure I got everything right and there were no problems. I imagined, the worst thing that could happen to me while I'm on vacation, is something unexpectedly going wrong and negatively effecting my experience. Thus, it's been a learning experience and after several years of being a host, I think I have it all down to ensure every traveler into Detroit leaves with great memories.

Please, if you have any questions about the city, I am at your disposal. I will of course sell the city to you, but I also want you to take a moment to read each of my reviews. The city has left many guests in awe and wishing to return, and I think you'll leave with the same feelings.

Remember when you were a little kid and how you felt the first time you walked into the candy store? A sense of excitement, belonging, and your subjective definition of "happiness". Detroit is your candy store. Come and find out for yourself! :)


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