Walk to Belle Isle, 6 min drive to downtown! A spacious 1BR corner loft overlooking the river and two parks. Lots of light and beautiful view. Convenient location off Jefferson Ave and Detroit's Riverwalk. Gated parking for one car.
First time visitors to Detroit and city regulars will enjoy using my loft as a base of operations. I've been a contributing author to Wildsam Field Guides, an eclectic guidebook publisher, and have great recommendations for most cravings in this unique city.
I have a few spaces in Detroit. If this one is unavailable, check one of my others: https://www.airbnb.com/users/6405993/listings.
This loft is beautiful, open, and full of light. A perfect retreat in Detroit. I grew up in Montana, lived in India for a few years, and ran a journalism startup in Detroit called Jaunt, so I have decorated my place with remnants of my travels. I also contributed to a Detroit guidebook called WildSam Field Guides, so I can help you put together a good itinerary or fill any holes you might have. I mostly live on my sailboat during the summer and I teach Marine Science on a sailing school vessel.
The loft is all open except for the bathroom. The bedroom is separated by a wall without a ceiling. The kitchen has all the basic essentials and utensils plus coffee, tea, cereal, oatmeal, etc. for breakfast.
I have an HDTV with Blu-Ray, Roku, Netflix, Amazon Prime, and an HD OTR antennae for NBC, ABC, FOX, etc.
Then there's the bed. Queen and super comfortable - I splurged on the bed because good sleep is really important to me. For extra guests, there is a queen pull-out sofa in the common area. The apartment can accommodate up to four (two in each queen bed) but you're starting to get a little cramped. I will decline requests for greater than four people unless you have a special circumstance.
There are two A/C units: one window-mounted right next to the bed and the other in the living room space. They do a good job on the loft 90% of the time, but if the sun is glaring and it is scorching hot, they won't be able to create the refrigerated A/C frigidity we are used to with central air. The bedroom unit works perfectly if you shut the door to the common area.
In the winter, you can turn the heat up as much as you like and make it toasty warm.
Disponible para huéspedes
The whole loft. Yipee!
I have one parking pass and gate opener that guests may use to park in the building's gated lot. These and the key can be left on the counter when you check out.
There is an elevator in the building but I did not list it as an amenity because it is very old and often does not work. I would not count on having elevator access.
Atención a los huéspedes
Whenever a guest stays here, they will have complete access to the loft. I am in and out of town frequently so my Mom will be available to give you the key when you arrive. We will also send you a detailed email with our favorite Detroit suggestions once you confirm your booking. Both she and I are easily reachable by email, text, or phone if any issues arise and if you want any tips about what to do in Detroit. I love introducing people to Detroit!
Otros aspectos destacables
This is not a luxury loft building and is not priced as such. It is an old factory building converted to lofts and is occupied mostly by artists and musicians. The ceiling is thin and you can hear my neighbors from time to time. Light sleepers may find this annoying. However, I have not had a problem with them being noisy at night and, living here, it does not bother me. Whenever it has been a problem, I have reached out to the offending neighbor and it has been fixed right away. Part of living in a shared building :)
Just follow the golden rule: treat the space how you would want your space treated and we should get along fine. Be respectful of my neighbors in your noise level. No candles please and NO SMOKING at all in the loft.
Do not open the windows or adjust air conditioning units in the windows. They are historic windows and are handled by the building staff.
Please observe the check in and check out times. We can sometimes accommodate early check in or late check out, but usually we cannot because of other bookings and our cleaning team. If you need to arrive early or leave late, send us a message and we will try our best.
As of 7/25/15 my dishwasher has been removed.
If you want to use my loft for filming, photography, or generally anything other than accommodation then you must discuss that with me in advance.
There is a $50 fee for a lost key and $75 fee for a lost gate opener.
There is an elevator in the building but it is usually broken.