This loft is in an old stove factory and is full of character. High ceilings, tall windows and exposed brick. This is the perfect home base for exploring Detroit, especially with a group.
You are a 6 minute drive from downtown and the Detroit Riverwalk is right out your front door. When you book, I will send you a list of my favorite Detroit things from my time as as a journalist here and contributor to the eclectic guide book, WildSam Field Guides.
[This loft is often booked. If it is, have a look at my three other spaces near by, including my sailboat. See them here: https://www.airbnb.com/users/6405993/listings]
I got this space for my Mom so that she could live near by and it is filled with artifacts from Detroit and our respective travels around the world. The loft is all open except for the bathroom but there are numerous dividers for privacy. The kitchen has all the basic essentials and utensils plus coffee, tea, cereal, oatmeal, etc. for breakfast.
Then there's the bed. Queen and super comfortable from Tuft and Needle good sleep is really important to me. For extra guests, there are two convertible sofas and plenty of pillows for everybody. Everyone also gets a towel and the bathroom has all the toiletries you forgot or TSA stole.
I have an HDTV with a Roku, giving you access to Netflix, Amazon Prime, and HBOGo. Sometimes a reprieve from sightseeing is needed and you just need to re-watch that Game of Thrones episode. I got you. There is also a large table with ample space and fast Internet if you need to get work done.
Guests have access to 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. There is a laundry room just down the hall. You provide the quarters, we provide the detergent.
Unlike our other spaces, we are open to hosting events here. These are things like dinners, photoshoots, and very relaxed social events. Parties that will create noise to disturb our neighbors are not allowed. Please message us if you are wanting to use our space for more than just accommodation.
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 or my Mom. 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.
If you want to use my loft for filming, photography, an event, or generally anything other than accommodation then you must discuss that with me in advance. Events for more than 12 people likely won't work.
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.
Whenever a guest stays here, they will have complete access to the loft. Since this is mostly my Mom's space, she 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. When there are guests, there is another apartment in nearby West Village that we stay in, so we give you space but are nearby if there is an emergency (there never has been). We love introducing people to Detroit!