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.
The location was awesome close to everything in Midtown. The place was well equipped and clean. Thanks for such a great place to rent Chris!!!
Easy to collect keys and was great of Chris to provide a free cheese pizza. Apartment is clean and in a good location - easy to Uber to downtown and Greektown.
Great location! Close to everything. Chris is a great host and gives very good recommendations!
Chris is a fantastic online host who answered all my questions even though the time change made some responses late at night. He even helped me figure out the driving distances from locations other than his apartment, and he met us at the apt when we arrived. The photos of the apt are accurate-- apt is small, simple, in a a quiet environment, and very safe with multiple security locks in the building ( city living). It is a vintage building, but the kitchen has upgraded fridge and stove. The shower is a converted vintage claw tub to step up to get into it. Don't be deceived by it's appearance, it is clean. Everything is clean. However, there were little inconveniences that we we encountered. Before you go, contact Chris on the availability of specific things you might need in case they have been overlooked or need replacing, I believe he will respond positively: enough food utensils, large food knife, coffee maker, manual can opener with bottle opener, shower soap. Fortunate for us, we arrived during perfect weather and the air fans were adequate (the white noise helped with deep sleep). Chris organized a book of places to visit, and gave us helpful tips about the best time to park on the street near the apt. Thank you for the bottled water!
The apartment is in a great location near the Wayne State University, therefore there are places such as Hopcat Bar, Motor City Brewing Works, Jolly Pumpkin Pizzarria and Brewery, Great Lakes Coffee Roasters, and Sgt. Pepperonis pizza within walking distance and Whole Foods Market is nearby.
Be sure to ride the 75 cent People Mover for a quick view of downtown. In Dearborn: delicious Middle Eastern dining at Al Ameer and Shatila Bakery (try the rose water ice cream with pistachios). Also have the vanilla frozen custard at Greenberry Village. Great experience!
Chris was a gracious host who made us feel very welcome. He was very interesting to talk with--his schooling, books, and views of Detroit. His airbnb is the perfect place to tour Detroit on foot from. We walked to the Eastern Market, Detroit Riverwalk, the abandoned Michigan Central train station, Detroit Institute of Art and then back downtown for a ride on the people mover and dinner in Greektown. A great time. Thanks Chris for the accommodations!
Chris's place was is a great location. He is very welcoming and hospitable. We had a pleasant stay!
Chris was very hospitable! He helped to clean the apt from a previous guest quickly so we could check in a little earlier than anticipated and was readily accessible via for any questions we had.
Apartment was as described and was comfortable for the 3 days we stayed. Neighborhood is great, basically the cultural and food hub of Detroit right now.
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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! :)