*Note: During the months of June - September 2014, I ask for a 2-night minimum reservation, but will cater to less depending on the days you are looking. Message me if you are interested in fewer than 2 nights.
The apartment is located in Midtown Detroit, next door to the Majestic Theatre, and right down the street from many other attractions.
The apartment is a 1BR with a kitchen, bathroom, and living area. There are also multiple closets with plenty of space available for storing clothes and other things.
1BR: Queen size bed comfortably fitting two people, with draws and closet
Living room: Two piece sectional comfortably fitting one person on each
*Also, there is a large ottoman and three smaller ottomans as pictured, and it's more than likely possible to have a fifth person sleep comfortably as well. I am not limiting my apartment to four people and you may bring more.
Bathroom: Huge bathtub which is great for bubble baths.
Kitchen: Gas stove, fridge with condiments. There are plates and plastic-ware available.
My guarantee: My place is always clean and organized. I will also provide freshly washed sheet for the bed and two towels for the bathroom. You are free to use anything inside of the apartment, even my drawers to store your items temporarily. The heat is delivered from water radiators which tend to get noisy as they begin working, and these radiators work well. I usually turn on the fan, which will be available, or open the window if necessary. An oscillator and fan are provided. Neighbors are quiet and friendly.
Nearby stuff to do:
Walking distance to:
Wayne State University (two blocks)
College of Creative Studies (two blocks)
Detroit Institute of Arts (two blocks)
Michigan Science Center (two blocks)
Charles Wright Museum of African American History (two blocks)
Museum of Contemporary Arts (next door)
Majestic Theatre (next door)
Slows-To-Go (two blocks)
The Whitney (across the street)
Union Street (across the street)
...and many many more bars, coffee shops, restaurants and venues within walking distance. You are also walking distance to Downtown Detroit, and a $2 bus ride to Ferndale or Royal Oak. MegaBus drops off travelers only a couple blocks away, and the Amtrak station is about half mile away.
When your book it, it's your place! Please enjoy and take care of it like it's your own home. I don't have any pets but feel free to bring them. Smoking is permitted, please keep the windows open. 420 friendly area as well.
This is a nice place to stay, the apartment is clean and prepared everything we needed. Chris was a warm host and willing to help you.
Chris's apartment is very conveniently located for both downtown and midtown, with plenty to do. His apartment is very welcoming and safe, and the free, easy parking was a huge plus. Chris provided plenty of amenities and his apartment was very comfortable. I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.
Chris was a good host willing to do whatever he could to make the stay comfortable.
Chris was great. Very nice and responsive. The apartment is good, it's right in the heart of midtown where you can find lots of things to do and Chris even helped me with a list of places to go. It's not fancy but it's comfortable and cozy.
Chris was a great host, very quick to respond to questions and concerns, and knowledgeable about the area. The apartment was clean. Very basic accommodations, but everything worked. I suggest bringing cards or games if you are going to be spending any time in the apartment. The location of the apartment is wonderful, in the rapidly improving midtown neighborhood, walking distance to restaurants and bars and easy access to down town. Thanks Chris!
The apartment was a nice place to stay. It's really close to some museums and downtown. Chris was really nice and everything was clean.
This midtown apartment is the perfect location for exploring Detroit! We were welcomed with a fresh pizza from around the corner and had everything we needed for our long weekend in Detroit. I would definitely recommend this place and Chris-he was very kind and accommodating and made sure we were all set up for our trip. Thanks a TON-we loved it!!!
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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.
After earning my B.A. in History at Wayne State University, I am now pursuing my Masters Degree at Harvard University focusing on the History of Education. I am also a part-time ESL instructor and English tutor, with a CELTA certification. I have been living in Cambridge, MA since January 2015 and a close friend is helping cover all the essential tasks of being the Airbnb host. I am still your personal guide during the stay, so you can always contact me via phone, text, email or Airbnb messaging. Actually, I will always be the one to ensure everything is as expected as soon as you arrive. There is also a guide I've created and left in each apartment with personal recommendations and accumulated suggestions from over 100 guests coming from every angle of the globe.
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! :)