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 was great, very responsive. The place was central to lots of fun things to do and good food. It was just as described. Street parking was limited with the construction going on. The window lock needs fixing. At times it got very hot in the room, due to the lack of a/c. We constantly kept 4 fans going, with the window propped open, which helped some. Other than these minor things, we did enjoy our stay and recommend the place (as long as you don't mind the summer heat). Thanks for the hospitality and allowing us to enjoy our time in Detroit.
Chris was a cool guy and a good host. His place is an old building with marble in the hallways, right across the street from the some of the Midtown bars and next to Wayne State U. Also had a bike I could use to get downtown, which was super convenient. Like so much of Detroit, it's a place with a ton of character.
We loved the stay in Detroit. The part of town where it is located is central to a lot of things and up and coming. We found a lot of great things to do and eat within walking distance of the apartment which was such a pleasant surprise (like the whole foods and the vegetarian restaurant!). The place fit three people comfortably and could have fit a fourth. The only draw back for us was no air conditioning, since it's the middle of the worst of summer. But fans were provided and we got through. Even though contact with Chris was minimal, everything was explained and clear and I was never confused about what to do in this stay.
We did enjoy our stay in Detroit! The apartment is just great. Small, clean and cosy! It is very well located, all the nice restaurants, bars and pubs just across the street. Highly recommended!
Chris was an awesome host for our stay in Detroit. We came in later than expected due to our flight being delayed but he was able to leave us a key at the pizza place on the corner. He even bought us a 2- liter bottle of soda!!! The place was very clean and we loved how it was within walking distance from many restaurants, bars, and even the baseball stadium.
Had a very pleasant stay in Detroit. Chris was friendly and sincere in neighborhood advice upon arrival. Loved having the privacy of an entire apartment in a great location. Glad to have had our own car and bikes provided by Chris for easy access to all Detroit had to offer.
We had a great stay at Chris’s apartment in Midtown Detroit. Much better wifi than any hotel I've ever stayed in, which is useful when trying to plan a day's activities. Chris is a very helpful host; on-time and easy to communicate with. He even parallel-parked my rental car for me. And while Chris does a great job as host, the real appeal to his apartment is the location right in the middle of Midtown Detroit, with Woodward Avenue on one side and the Medical Center area on the other. Chris provides two bikes to use, so getting around town is easy even without a car. Plus, it’s within walking distance of Whole Foods, the DIA museum, Wayne State campus, Great Lakes Coffee, Brush Park, and West Canfield Historic District, and a longer but manageable walk to Eastern Market, Comerica Park, and downtown.
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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! :)