Casa/apto. entero

2 huéspedes

Estudio

1 cama


Casa/apto. entero

2 huéspedes

Estudio

1 cama

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Adultos
1
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Niños
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Máximo permitido de huéspedes: 2. Los bebés no suman en el recuento.
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Información sobre este anuncio

Cozy up in our 3rd floor studio in the D. This attic space is a getaway for two in a century-old restored house in a residential neighborhood in Motor City.


El alojamiento
Capacidad: 2
Baños: 1
Tipo de cama: Cama
Dormitorios: Estudio
Camas: 1
Llegada: A partir de las 16:00
Salida: 10:00
Tipo de habitación: Casa/apto. entero
Llegada con acceso libre: Caja de seguridad

Servicios

Precios
Gastos de limpieza: 41€
Depósito de seguridad: 92€
Descuento por semana: 10%
Precio por fin de semana: 51€ / noche
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Descripción

El alojamiento

Welcome to the Rockin' Kasbah.

This third floor attic space is a travel writer's getaway filled with treasures from around the globe. We welcome artists, writers, photographers, musicians, designers, and wanderers of all sorts to our little studio. Please note this is best for a self-sufficient traveler, and we prefer guests with Airbnb experience and at least one good review.

The first floor is home to full time renters, and the second and third are Airbnb rentals. The third floor is especially unique; you'll find everything from Moroccan leather and a Turkish lamp to an old steamer trunk and a vintage clawfoot tub in a hot pink bathroom. We want this space to feel like we're away on an adventure somewhere amazing (and Detroit definitely fits the bill!). Think hardwood floors, an Arabian Nights color scheme, and cozy sleeping nook at one end of the room.
We also wanted it to be comfy, so we have a full-size Tuft & Needle mattress (sleeps 2), room darkening blinds, a portable air conditioner in the summer, and electric radiator to supplement the single old radiator (***NOTE: there's no thermostat on this floor so the radiator kicks on and off with the ones on the floor below but the place is generally warm and cozy because heat rises***).
There's wifi shared from the 2nd floor and a small TV. The kitchenette (not a full kitchen!) comes with a sink, microwave, mini-fridge, and clever combination (teeny tiny) mini toaster oven/hot plate/coffee pot. It's our own little kasbah and we want to share it with you!
Now then, we ask you to understand that this is an old house, with all the attending charms -- and idiosyncrasies – that entails. For example, we added a shower to the clawfoot tub under a low ceiling. If you're much more than about 5 ft 10 you will find it cramped. It's radiator heat with no thermostat so you won't be choosing your perfect temperature. The AC cools the living/sleeping area, but not so much the kitchen or bathroom. We've done a lot of work on the house, but plenty remains to be done. This isn't the place to stay if you prefer everything shiny or new or perfect (when you see my plaster work you'll understand!)
Next, let's talk about Detroit. You've surely heard a lot about the city. A lot of it is true, including the exciting parts about the transformation underway -- the reason we moved our family to the city a few years ago. Plenty of the rest of it is true, too, and if the sight of empty houses creeps you out, an Airbnb here may not be for you. Everyday life in Detroit plays out on the street - sometimes that's fascinating, and sometimes it's unsettling, depending on your comfort level with inner city life. If you know this is out of your comfort zone, there are lots of other options. If you're an intrepid traveler and want to stay, take the precautions you would take in any big city; use your Spidey senses, don't leave valuables in your car, obviously lock it up, and be aware of your surroundings. But most of all, take it all in! Detroit today is a once in a lifetime chance to experience a re-invention.
We prefer guests who have Airbnb experience who understand you're staying as a guest in our home, and will treat it accordingly.
Look at you – you've read the whole description. That's a great sign and I want to thank you for it. When you send your inquiry, say the magic words “I'm a good reader" in your note and the odds we accept your booking go up exponentially.

Servicios y zonas comunes

You get the private third floor flat to yourselves: that includes your own bathroom with clawfoot tub and shower, small kitchenette, and a separate living/sleeping area. Plus you'll have access to the fenced in back yard with a fire pit you're welcome to use (shared with the residents) and laundry facilities (shared with the second floor) in the unfinished basement. You'll access the apartment through the back door and back staircase

Atención a los huéspedes

We live in a nearby historic district in case you have questions/issues. We'll handle everything by email, and you'll let yourself in with keys from a lockbox on the property. The guys that live in the first floor are around in case of emergency, and we have a rental property manager nearby.

We are available by email and phone would love to help you with ideas for your time in the D!

El barrio

You're out of the trendy, tourist zone, here in an old neighborhood of Detroit on a typical residential street. Yes that means there are some vacant houses, but this is an established neighborhood with long-term (think decades) residents who keep an eye on things.

We're just a few blocks from La Salle Park, a lovely, open green space circled by some fantastic, historic old homes. Previous residents in the area have included Aretha Franklin and Marvin Gaye. We're also super close to Motown, and convenient to Henry Ford Hospital. Midtown, downtown, and Corktown are all around 10-15 minutes away.
Again, this is *real* Detroit, and it's not in a section that's been glossed over. It will not be in the comfort zone for everyone, but intrepid travelers will most likely love just that. Just use common sense and take the precautions you would in any big city (for example, don't walk to the liquor store at night).

You'll receive the address after your booking is confirmed.

Cómo moverse

This is Motor City, after all, so you're going to want a car to get around. Uber and Lyft are handy, and of course you can rent a car at the airport if you're flying in. We don't recommend staying here unless you have access to a car.

Otros aspectos destacables

FAQ

*Is the neighborhood safe/will my car be safe/will I be safe?*
Here's the thing. Nobody can tell you that, and it's irresponsible if they do. I've stayed many a night and never had a problem. That doesn't mean I won't or that you won't. We have great neighbors and I feel perfectly safe, but I use my spidey senses, and common sense. That means not leaving valuables in the car, locking it up, not strolling down to the liquor store at night, and in general being aware of your surroundings. If you are afraid you won't feel safe, and don't like seeing abandoned houses and graffiti, this might not be for you, and that's ok.
*How do I get in? What time can I check in and when do I have to leave?*
We'll send you instructions for getting the keys from an on-site lockbox. We're super flexible, so if nobody else is there you can arrive as early as you like. Check-out is at noon so the cleaner can get the place ready for the next guests, but we can arrange for a later time if need be.
*Where is the house? Can I take public transportation? Do you have bikes?*

You'll get the address after booking, but it's in the LaSalle Gardens neighborhood, in the New Center area. While there is a bus, this is Motor City, and you're really going to need a car. Sorry, we don't have bikes, but you can rent them from Wheelhouse downtown.

*Can my dog/cat/bird/extended family come?*
Nope, I'm afraid your furry family can't join you.
It's a small space with one full-sized bed and one bath that is not meant for more than two people. Pick your travel companion wisely, because you can only bring one.

*Wait, is that a pit bull wandering down the street?*
That's Tiger. She belongs to a neighbor who believes in free ranging dogs. Tiger is way more afraid of you than you are of her. We're still trying to get her to come up to us so we can say hi.

*Can I cook?*

If you're handy with a toaster oven, you're all set. Ok, seriously, there's no stove, and the fridge is just a bit bigger than a dorm-sized one, but you've definitely got what you need to heat things up. There's silverware, dishes, and glasses, too. Need pizza right now? Call Papa's Pizza on Grand.

*Do you have wifi/cable/Netflix?*
Wifi is shared from the second floor and everyone has reported it works great. No cable but there's Roku on the small flat screen TV, and you're welcome to use our Netflix.
*Does it stay cool/warm/my preferred temperature? *
It's an attic, so you get an extreme version of whatever is outside.
In the winter it's COLD outside, and this is an old house. The radiator runs off the second floor thermostat, so it kicks on only when it runs on that floor. The good news is heat rises. The better news is we also have an electric radiator you can use to supplement the old fashioned one. I recommend putting it in the kitchen.

*What's my total booking price?*
Airbnb adds their fees to my price, so plug in your dates and it will show you.

*When do I pay you?*
You pay airbnb when you book (and they pay me the day after you check in).

*Where should we go eat/drink/play/explore?*
I'm glad you asked! Our guide https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/3957288#neighborhood has a few of our favorites, and I'm more than happy to send you info on more.


Normas de la casa
Prohibido fumar
No se admiten mascotas
No se admiten fiestas o eventos
La hora de llegada es a partir de las 16:00

This is a three-family building and other folks live here full-time and go to work. Please keep it quiet from 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. Definitely no parties, and no smoking allowed indoors. Also, we love animals, but no visiting pets please. Leave the place like you left it, and we'll let your next hosts know you were a great guest!

Aspectos que también debes tener en cuenta
Es necesario utilizar las escaleras

Cancelaciones

Moderada

Puedes cancelar hasta 5 días antes del viaje y recibir un reembolso completo, incluidas las tarifas de servicio.


Funciones de seguridad
Detector de monóxido de carbono
Detector de humo
Botiquín
Extintor de incendios

Disponibilidad
Estancia mínima de 2 noches

Tendrás los datos exactos de la ubicación cuando la reserva esté confirmada.

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Perfil de usuario de Stephanie
Mayo de 2017
The Kasbah is a total gem. It was so great to climb the stairs & discover this warm & inviting place at the top. I would say all the reviews & Jen's detailed description/caveats about the place are accurate. If you're cool with those, then you're bound for a really awesome stay. We could have easily stayed much longer & hope to be back one day. Thanks again Jen & Will!
Perfil de usuario de Jen (And Will)Jen (And Will) es Superhost.
Respuesta de Jen (And Will):
Stephanie - thank you for your review and staying at our Kasbah! It is a unique experience and one we glad you enjoyed. Please feel free to come and stay again, we hope you will tell your friends about our apartment as well!
Mayo de 2017

Perfil de usuario de Peter
Abril de 2017
Our experience of the kasbah was simply wonderful. The space was cozy and clean, welcoming and filled with warmth. Jen and Will really went out of their way to make sure we were comfortable and taken care of. They sent us recommendations and a guide to get us quickly accustomed with the kasbah and Detroit We did not get to meet our hosts but they ensured their friends and neighbours were on hand to take care of us. As mentioned, the neighbourhood is brimming with character, from the grand houses lining the street to the friendly locals we met walking around La Salle Gardens on our walk to the amazingly fun Motown Museum! Definitely a place to create special memories. Thank you Jen and Will =)

Perfil de usuario de Kayla
Abril de 2017
The location was great, it was simple to get to every where we were planning on going during the stay. Jen & Will left us with a list of recommendations of places to check out while here and it was very useful. Would recommend to a friend.

Perfil de usuario de Samantha
Marzo de 2017
Jen and Will were amazing. We absolutely loved our stay and have already talked about renting the Kasbah again on our next visit to Detroit. They seriously went above and beyond and were so kind and hospitable- I've told everyone about it. The Kasbah is cozy and adorable and I think I took like 30 pictures of that little gypsy escape. Thanks guys! -Samantha and Josh

Perfil de usuario de Heather
Marzo de 2017
The Kasbah was a perfect little getaway for the night! Cozy, tranquil, and more than comfortable. A perfect place to rest your mind and body! Jen was also very accommodating and a great host!

Perfil de usuario de Sean
Marzo de 2017
Jen (And Will) we're very accommodating and respond quickly to anything. The attic is accurate to its description. Very cozy and personable. I recommend having a car if you're going to stay here.

Perfil de usuario de Zoë
Febrero de 2017
The Kasbah was such a cool space! Very cozy. The hosts were great communicators and we had everything we needed.

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Detroit, Michigan, Estados Unidos · Se registró en Marzo de 2016
Perfil de usuario de Jen (And Will)Jen (And Will) es Superhost.

We are a young family who lives, works and plays in Detroit. We live just north of the house location, so we're always available if you need help or get yourself locked out. We also LOVE to eat and Detroit is a mecca for new restaurants (the Washington Post said so last year). Ask us and we'll recommend a few of our new favorites.

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