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.
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.
This place is OK but very basic. There is a charm in this apartment building that feels like it hasn't been updated since the 1920's. Location in rapidly improving midtown is good - when the Woodward Ave. streetcar line is finished it will be great. We were here without a car and were able to walk downtown, Eastern Market, Tiger's stadium.... Nearby Avalon Bakery/cafe is awesome. Whole Foods and new Slo's BBQ both near too - very convenient!
The apartment was great! So close to everything. We got a (free, thank you Chris) pizza when we got the keys at the pizza spot which was awesome after a full days travel. There were bikes to use, which we regret not using. Would have been a quick ride to the river and downtown. We felt safe in the neighborhood and Midtown is always improving. As of 2015, there is a new light rail line being put in on Woodward, so plan for construction delays and some roads closed in the area. Could not hear any construction noise and the building was really quiet. Chris' suggestions were right in line with my in - town family, so I can vouch for his guide! The apartment can get hot as there is no AC but lots of fans kept us cool. Price is right!
Chris is an excellent host. Easy to communicate with and helpful. The apartment is in a great location with easy access to many wonderful places to eat and drink. Chris gave us lots of privacy as well. Overall a great refuge from the conference we were attending!
Great space and just as described! Located in great neighborhood and awesome that we got a large cheese pizza when picked up keys! Definitely would recommend! Thanks for everything!
We picked up the keys and a pizza from the pizza shop at the corner and had a nice snack before heading to a concert. The location of Chris' place was fantastic. We walked a lot. There was some construction going on on the main street but it wasn't a bother. Lots of things near by.
The apartment was as described and served us well (myself and partner and 2 kids). I would recommend for sure.
Chris was not in town but was available through text. He recommended some great restaurants.
We loved Detroit and would come again and stay here!
Chris' place is in an awesome location! We had a great time at the bars and restaurants nearby and made lots of friends! Everyone in Detroit was amazingly friendly! Chris gave us very clear directions and even got us a complimentary pizza on arrival! Highly recommend!
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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! :)