Bright, Creative Loft on the River Near Downtown.
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. The Space: [This loft is often booked. If it is, have a look at my three other spaces near by. See them here: https:// ... /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. 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. Sleep is very important to me (I am bringing Arianna Huffington's company, Thrive, to India), so I made sure the bed is amazing. 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. Sometimes a reprieve from sightseeing is needed and you just need to re-watch that Game of Thrones episode. I got you. I have an HDTV with a Roku and active accounts on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, and HBONow. There is also a large table with ample space and fast Internet if you need to get work done. Guest Access: 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. 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. Interaction with Guests: 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! The Neighborhood: I moved here in October, 2014 from the nearby West Village area where there are a few great new restaurants, like Craft Work, Detroit Vegan Soul, and Red Hook Coffee. The loft is on the Riverwalk, which is a bike/walk trail connecting you to downtown and Eastern Market via the Dequindre Cut, a converted rail line that runs off of the Riverwalk. I am also walking distance to the Belle Isle bridge. The building is kitty corner to a Coast Guard base, a U.S. Federal building, and the offices of a private security firm. The streets are lit and other residents of the building are frequently coming and going. I have always felt that the area around where I live is quite safe. I choose to move my mom here, which can also validate that feeling. Getting Around: Public transit in Detroit is not fantastic. However, the appearance of Lyft and Uber in the past year have made getting around the city a breeze. There are also MOGO bicycle rentals open 24/7 right across the street from my building. Other Things to Note: Please message us if you are wanting to use our space for more than just accommodation (i.e. photoshoots). 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 :) House Rules: • No smoking • Not suitable for pets • Check-in is anytime after 3PM