About This Listing
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.
Chris is an amazing and very organized host. He takes initiative when it comes to communication.
Walking into the ( very clean) apt. He has a binder of everything one might want/need to know about the apt., the building and the neighborhood. He is extremely friendly and knowledgeable about the area. He has always been prompt in getting back to me. On top of all of this he is very flexible, which is a huge plus to a traveler such as myself.
The apt. Is exactly as described and in a great part of Detroit. Highly recommend
Chris' place was in the perfect location in Midtown. In addition to the standard amenities, he was kind enough to leave a handmade guidebook for tips on the area, bicycles to explore the city, and even a hot pizza from the corner pizza spot! We definitely recommend this to other air bnb travelers.
This was my first time using AirBNB and I secured the accommodations for a law professor visiting Detroit from China. My overall experience with AirBNB and Chris could not have been better. Chris was incredibly accommodating, flexible, responsive and overall a pleasure to work with. He even offered to pick the guest up and drive him to his apartment when I was unable to do so myself. Chris was also incredibly patient as we tried to confirm dates for the guest's stay, which hinged in large part on visa approvals (which took longer than expected). He really went above and beyond in his role as host and I would strongly recommend him to others looking to stay in Detroit. His apartment was in a great location and was very clean. I cannot thank Chris enough for going out of his way to help us out and ensure a pleasant trip for our Chinese scholar. We will definitely be considering his apartment for all future visitors to Detroit.
Chris was an excellent host! He was very responsive and happy to answer all of our questions. (And we had many!) We arrived to a pizza which, after driving all night long, was exactly what we needed. The place was perfect for out needs and the location couldn't be better. Chris left us some fresh towels, which we very much appreciated. He also leaves a binder full of useful information about the area for his guests. Very helpful. We would definitely stay here again! Thanks, Chris. : )
Perfect place for the perfect price. Location was awesome and host was a true Gent. Good times well be back for sure throughout the year. Thanks again Chris!
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About the Host, Chris
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! :)
A concert venue that has bands coming from all over the world. Ive went here to see Lupe Fiascos performance. Check their website to see if anybody you like is performing - its right next door.Woodward Ave Detroit MI 48201
Nice bar right across the street from my apartment. They close earlier than the other bars. They do have a decent menu, I usually come here for their burgers.Woodward Ave Detroit MI 48201
The Magic Stick is a bowling alley that makes their own pizza (called Sgt. Pepperonis) and the Garden Bowl is the oldest bowling alley in the country. There is also an upstairs for performing bands.Woodward Ave Detroit MI 48201
Just across the street is this coffee-shop, a gem in the area. Reclaimed wood, extremely nice decor, industrial stools, craft beers, and their coffee is uniquely made. Must try!Woodward Ave Detroit MI 48201
The Whitney is a gorgeous, historically preserved mansion that has been converted into a restaurant and bar on the top floor. A bit pricey, but a really classy place for couples to spend their dinner.Woodward Ave Detroit MI 48201
Great selection of contemporary art, on the same block as my apartment. There is also live music, great selection of books, and delicious coffee to enjoy.Woodward Ave Detroit MI 48201
This Rite Aid is just two blocks over from my apartment. Has a pharmacy.Woodward Ave Detroit MI 48201
Biggby coffee is a relaxed coffee-shop, mostly frequented by the local university students. Great coffee and WI-FI access if needed.Woodward Ave Detroit MI 48201
A delicious vegetarian restaurant only a couple blocks away. They serve amazing General Tsos Cauliflower which goes great with some yam fries.E Forest Ave Detroit MI 48201
This bakery is to die for! Avalon has made a great reputation for itself because their baked goods are appealing to the taste buds. Right down the street from the apartment!W Willis St Detroit MI 48201
World famous Slows BBQ is on Michigan Avenue (about 1 mile away), but this carry-out is only a couple blocks away. Voted Best Macaroni in the USA. Must try to visitors! Carolina Style Pulled Pork!Cass Ave Detroit MI 48201
The ultimate dive bar! Cheap drinks, furniture that doesnt make sense, a huge backyard with a beer pong table, additional seating/tables, fountain, outdoor bar, pool table, and live music.Cass Ave Detroit MI 48201
Cass Cafe is a nice little bar/restaurant along the Cass Corridor, just a block away from the apartment. Cheap drinks, solid burger/steaks (their lentil burger is popular) and plenty of local art.Cass Ave Detroit MI 48201
This is the home of the most popular beer in the area, the Ghettoblaster. Brewed here, along with other great beers. Also a great place to get food - excellent pizza and sausage.W Canfield St Detroit MI 48201
Featured on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, Traffic Jam is a great place to grab some food, or even have a drink. Great menu, up-north decor, and awesome sweet potato fries.W Canfield St Detroit MI 48201
Whole Foods just a couple blocks away! They carry many local brands and fresh foods.Mack Ave Detroit MI 48201
Honest Johns is the only bar I know that sells 40-ounce bottles. Pretty sweet place, with a CHEAP breakfast menu. They start selling booze at 7am!Selden St Detroit MI 48201
Cheap drinks, make your own Bloody Marys, great burgers, a Pacman/Centipede machine, and great overall place! A great dive bar that I frequent.2nd Ave Detroit MI 48201
CVS pharmacy located just a few blocks away, open 24/7.E Warren Ave Detroit MI 48201
The worlds largest permanent exhibit for African-American culture, this museum is massive in size with an abundance of educational resources available.E Warren Ave Detroit MI 48202
The Michigan Science Center is a kid-friendly, amazing place to go with the family. It is one of the ten largest science centers in the country, and offers great exhibits.John R St Detroit MI 48202
From their website: The DIA, a beacon of culture for the Detroit area for well over a century, creates experiences that help each visitor find personal meaning in art. A world-class art museum.Woodward Ave Detroit MI 48202
A more upscale restaurant with a great selection. Prepare to pay about $30 per entree, but well worth indulging into. My favorite here is the Lamb Bourguignon and duck breast.Woodward Ave Detroit MI 48201