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Elaine L Wickstrom

Member since: 2012
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Speaks english, german

Vintage Beauty + All the Amenities: Lovely Queen Anne Victorian

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of the West Main HIll vacation house rental

Our own well-beloved Victorian Queen Anne home, in a beautiful Kalamazoo local historic district.

Within walking distance of downtown Kalamazoo and near Kalamazoo College and WMU campuses

Pet and family friendly. Absolutely.

4 bedrooms upstairs. Master with queen bed and en suite bath; second bedroom with comfy pull-out queen sofa. Third and fourth bedrooms used as library and sun room, the latter with an outdoor deck. The sun room has trundle twins; and we have a high-end Aerobed that can be set up in the small library, also quite comfortable! The downstairs living room also has a large Arts & Crafts sofa (see pics) that can accommodate an adult frame.

Library is complete with lots and lots of books! If you love history, theology, mysteries, good literature or historical preservation you're in luck. Also old-school record player with excellent classical record and CD collection - we love music.

Sun room opens onto spacious upper deck, including umbrella table and seating for four, overlooking green backyard with mature oaks; beautiful garden, brick patio, and rose garden (we love having dinner on the upper deck!)

Glowing hardwood floors throughout.

Shady wraparound porch with comfortable wicker furniture

Fully stocked kitchen with pantry, including Bosch dishwasher and all staples available for your use. Dacor stove and top-of-the-line Samsung fridge.

All silverware, pots/pans, small appliances including our Pasquini cappuccino maker (!) and a Mazzer burr coffee grinder. Cuisinart, KitchenAid blender, etc.

Fully stocked spice drawer and many other supplies necessary for cooking up a storm.

Also: foyer, expansive living room with reader-friendly furniture , formal dining room, comfy family room.

Gas, water, electric included (we have a terrific Trane AC unit)

All linens, towels, and necessaries for your stay (paper products, dishwasher and small appliances, etc.). Fisher Paykel washer/dryer and half-bath in basement.

Plasma television with expanded basic AT&T cable; CD/DVD player; wireless for your computer needs.

Kalamazoo was incorporated in the 1830s and is a grand old town with modern artistic flair; we were named one of the 'Cool Cities' in Michigan in 2008! Our area, called West Main Hill, is one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city-- famous Henderson Castle, built in the 1870s, is across the street from us. The neighborhood is tree-lined and has curvilinear streets that are a joy to walk or bike. The city has fine and casual dining, good local shopping and unique boutiques in the pedestrian-friendly downtown; a lovely farmer’s market on Wednesdays and Saturdays; a Nature Center and the KalHaven trail for walking/biking; many summer music and other festivals downtown (check out the Arcadia Festival Site for goings-on!), antiquing, a terrific central Library----- basically all the necessities you’d need for a delightful stay. We are a three minute walk from Kalamazoo College’s beautiful Georgian quadrangle. We are 30 minutes east of Lake Michigan, and the lovely beach at South Haven. We’re 50 minutes from Grand Rapids, Michigan’s largest city which is also fun to explore; we’re 2.5 hr. drive from Chicago. Local highlights to visit also include Saugatuck (a great artist’s area on the coast of Lake Michigan, a 45 minutes drive), Grand Haven further north; and the arable land of SW Michigan with its vast orchards and wine growers. There’s also the Chocolate Garden in Coloma, MI which has the best truffles on the planet! ;-)

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Elaine L Wickstrom (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks english, german

Location

Victorian Queen Anne home in a beautiful local historic district, within walking distance of downtown Kalamazoo and near Kalamazoo College and WMU campuses.

Kalamazoo was incorporated in the 1830s and is a grand old town with modern artistic flair; we were named one of the 'Cool Cities' in Michigan in 2008! Our area, called West Main Hill, is one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city-- famous Henderson Castle, built in the 1870s, is across the street from us. The neighborhood is tree-lined and has curvilinear streets that are a joy to walk or bike. The city has fine and casual dining, good local shopping, a lovely farmer’s market on Wednesdays and Saturdays; a Nature Center and the KalHaven trail for walking/biking; many summer music and other festivals downtown ----- basically all the necessities you’d need. We are a three minute walk from Kalamazoo College’s beautiful Georgian quadrangle. We are 30 minutes east of Lake Michigan, and the lovely beach at South Haven. We’re 50 minutes from Grand Rapids, Michigan’s largest city which is also fun to explore; we’re 2.5 hr. drive from Chicago. Local highlights to visit also include Saugatuck (a great artist’s area on the coast of Lake Michigan, a 45 minutes drive), Grand Haven further north; and the arable land of SW Michigan with its vast orchards and wine growers. There’s also the Chocolate Garden in Coloma, MI which has the best truffles on the planet !

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in West Main HIll, Michigan

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2 night minimum stay
C$250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$33 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$13 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

175$ US/night, double occupancy, two night minimum stay.
Additional 25$ per night per guest over 2, additional 10$ per night per pet (maximum of two dogs allowed).

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Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in West Main HIll

Property Type:
  • house
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1) Two queens: one in the master bedroom with en suite bath, the other a pull-out comfy sofa queen that comfortably sleeps two. We also have an Aerobed queen for another two sleepers; a great sofa downstairs in the living room which is designed for sleep-- and unlimited floor space for your kids and sleeping bags!
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis