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KARA'S KOTTAGES ~ OUR DRIFT WOOD KOTTAGE

Kara Keller

Advertiser since: 2011
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Speaks: english
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Kara Keller

Advertiser since: 2011
Speaks: english
Call Owner
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Book with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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KARA'S KOTTAGES ~ OUR DRIFT WOOD KOTTAGE

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Kalamazoo Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Bed and Breakfast

To make an online reservation, visit our website at karaskottages.com or click on the 'Book It' button thru this listing.

Available for overnight, weekly or monthly rental, Kara’s Kottages is an excellent choice for business or pleasure and for short or extended stays.

About the home:

Kara's Kottages are nestled in between three beautiful and historic, neighborhoods and 2 colleges, all within walking distance to Downtown Kalamazoo.

All three private Kottages within this 3 unit home are furnished with all the comforts of home, including a well stocked kitchen, cozy living room, separate bedrooms and a spacious bathroom. Plus, all the warm touches you’d expect from a beloved bed and breakfast, like fireplaces, comfortable beds, European-style breakfast treats and even mini-bars.

While here, you can expect complete privacy in a peaceful and quiet setting. Each Kottage offers great views of the outdoors capturing wonderful, natural light amongst several mature trees and green space as as it's only neighbors.

About our Drift Wood Kottage:

This kottage is located on the 2nd floor and sleeps up to 5 guests. This warm, loft style space has an open concept living room and kitchen separated by a quaint, eat-in peninsula. Comfy furnishings include a lush sofa, chair and ottoman, electric fireplace, flat screen television and many more comforts. Both spacious and restful bedrooms include 1-queen bed in each and 1-pull-out twin sleeper in one of the bedrooms. The large bathroom offers a tub and shower, granite counter/sink, lots of natural lighting, very tall ceilings and soft water.

Breakfast:

Help yourself each morning to breakfast in your private, well stocked kitchen including such breakfast treats as waffles, pancake mix, oatmeal, eggs, bacon, sausage patties and links, cereal, granola, yogurt, scone mix, Pillsbury cinnamon rolls and coffee tea, juice and milk/creamer.

Attractions:

This location is central to lots of shopping, great restaurants, recreation trails, museums, theaters, festival sites and much, much more!

It's even within a short drive to the shores of Lake Michigan, lots of inland lakes with sandy beaches, ski resorts and recreational parks.

Rental Options:

Available for daily, weekly or monthly rental, this Kalamazoo Bed and Breakfast is a great choice for business or pleasure.

Check-in is anytime after 3pm

Check-out is anytime prior to 11am

*Both are negotiable.

To make an online reservation, visit our website at karaskottages.com or click on the 'Book it' button thru this listing.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Kara Keller (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2011
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Speaks: english

About Kara Keller

I am a Michigan native with an appreciation for historic homes, a passion for good design and a love for the planet.

I moved to Kalamazoo from the Shores of Lake Michigan in 1990 to attend college. I remained in Kalamazoo because of the youthful energy, amazing people and an up and coming direction which has since been realized.

In my spare time, when I’m not combing the earth for treasures to use in my Kalamazoo Bed and Breakfast, I’m exploring life with my husband, Dean. We enjoy participating in recreational sports, the company of our friends & family and traveling.. All while being responsible stewards of the planet.

I’m also know around town as ‘The Painted Lady’, the proud owner of a painting, restoration and home improvement consulting business of 16 years called, Painted Lady.

Kara Keller purchased this cottage in 1996

Why Kara Keller chose Kalamazoo

This Unique, Kalamazoo Bed and Breakfast is a beautifully renovated, Italianate-style, three-unit home nestled in between three historic Kalamazoo neighborhoods and located on Kalamazoo College’s scenic campus.

All three private Kottages within this multi-unit house are furnished with all the necessities of home, including a well stocked kitchen, cozy living room, separate bedrooms and a spacious bathroom. Plus, all the warm touches you’d expect from a beloved B&B– like fireplaces, beds you melt into, European-style breakfast treats and even mini-bars.

Available for overnight, weekly or monthly rental, this Kalamazoo B&B is an ideal choice for business or pleasure.

What makes this cottage unique

In practical terms: I have developed a space that is unique and ideal for today’s modern travelers who desire all of the comforts of home during their stay; A separate spaces within a home that allow for additional visitors, multiple guests and total privacy. All this, and on a heavily wooded lot with a great outdoor space in a safe and quiet, historic neighborhood near Downtown Kalamazoo.

This Extended Stay Bed and Breakfast allow for the flexibility of renting to 1-5 guests for 1-90 days while offering each guest every comfort of home no matter what their length of stay.

In Idyllic terms: Attractive, peaceful and picturesque.. In good design, this has always been my objective and this Bed and Breakfast is no exception. What you will enjoy most about each Kottage is the attention to detail, gorgeous design and little extras. This home reflects my vast experience, healthy outlook, connection to nature and strong work ethic.

This conveniently located, Kalamazoo Bed and Breakfast is within walking distance to Downtown Kalamazoo, bike paths, shopping, great restaurants, 2 Local Colleges and much more!

Kara’s Kottages is also unique in that there is not a live-in innkeeper. This detail gives my guests more privacy and autonomy during their stay, giving this B&B a vacation rental flavor.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have had a fabulous time in your kottge. It was so cozy and I felt so comfortable. The kottage contains everything to make for a great time. I love the decor and furnishings, too.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
Oct 2013
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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 4 traveler reviews

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Kara's Kottages ~ Our Drift Wood Kottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews
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Kara's Kottages ~ Our Drift Wood Kottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p389211vb
-2694910765
Kalamazoo Southwest Michigan
Eastpointe, MI
5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5
Our family stayed in Kara's Kottages over 4th of July weekend. We rented Our Birch Bark and Our Drift Wood. The decor is very warm and welcoming. There were breakfast foods to meet a variety of tastes. I especially thought the granola was delicious. Kara thought of everything from Q-tips and Static Guard in the bathroom to sound machines in every bedroom. We ate one dinner out on the deck with plenty of room for 13 people. Thanks for your hospitality!
  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Kara's Kottages ~ Our Drift Wood Kottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p389211vb
-2694910765
Kalamazoo Southwest Michigan
5

Great place to Stay!

  • 5 of 5
The stay at the kottage included everything we needed for a weekend trip. Parking and access to the unit was quick and easy. The unit was clean and very comfortable with all the amenities you'd expect at home. The location provides easy access to downtown. I'd recommend to anyone. A much better option than ever staying in a chain hotel.
  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Kara's Kottages ~ Our Drift Wood Kottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p389211vb
-2694910765
Kalamazoo Southwest Michigan
Muskegon, Michigan
5

Charming

  • 5 of 5
Our family was in town for the WMU Graduation weekend. Great location. Plenty of room in the bedrooms and charmingly decorated with many small touches that made us feel at home. The owner was very kind and helpful. Thanks, Kara for a Great stay!
  • Submitted: May 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children
business
Kara's Kottages ~ Our Drift Wood Kottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p389211vb
-2694910765
Kalamazoo Southwest Michigan
Saginaw
5

weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5
Had a very nice stay. Was by far the nicest bed and breakfast I have ever stayed at.....very close to down town .
  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
5.28 Miles
http://azoairport.com/
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
http://comensolis.com/
Nearest Ferry
91.2 Miles
http://www.lake-express.com/
Nearest Golf
2.88 Miles
http://www.grandprairiegolfcourse.com/
Nearest Train
0.89 Miles
http://www.amtrak.com/home
Nearest Motorway
0.54 Miles
US 131
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
http://comensolis.com/
Nearest Ski
21.65 Miles
http://www.timberridgeski.com/
Nearest Beach
12.85 Miles
http://www.ross-township.us/index.html
Car: recommended

http://www.downtownkalamazoo.org/

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Rates & Availability

From $159 Per night

Kalamazoo Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$159
$1,043
$4,170
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $15 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes All reservations under a 30 day stay are per night, double occupancy and include breakfast.
Minimum 2 night stay for weekends and holidays.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Kalamazoo Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
  • There is a tub & shower surround with soft water and excellent water pressure, lots of natural lighting and tall ceilings.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib
  • All beds have very comfortable mattresses, soft linens, down comforters with duvet covers and lots of lush pillows.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • tennis
Notes:
The most notable feature to this unique bed and breakfast is the ability to have up to 5 guests in one kottage; a perfect space for families and small groups who wish to be together to play games, watch movies and visit without the fear of affecting other guests. This Kottage design also gives guests the ability to invite other visitors into their home away from home where they can entertain and host small events. Another benefit of this Kottage design is that it offers many comforts and necessities to extended stay guests to Kalamazoo who wish to have comforts such as a kitchen, living room, television, bedrooms, etc..

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