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Kara's Kottages are in 3 seperate locations situated near the Downtown District. All are furnished with many 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 B&B, like fireplaces, beds you melt into, European-style breakfast treats and even mini-bars. Please read individual room descriptions for additional location details. Available for overnight, weekly or monthly stays, Kara's Kottages are an excellent choice for business or pleasure. Our Birch Bark Kottage is located on the 1st floor of or original W. Main St location, only 1/2 mile from the downtown district and sleeps up to 5 guests. This beautiful Kottage offers a modern and well stocked kitchen with lots of high end materials, a separate dining room that seats 4-6, 1 very spacious bathroom with a double vanity, soft water and a tub surround. Also, enjoy the privacy of two seperate bedrooms with a luscious queen bed in each along with an inviting living room with furnishings that include an over-sized and comfortable sofa, electric fireplace, flat screen television, and a leather love seat with a pull-out twin sleeper along with many more comforts. Our Driftwood Kottage is located on the 2nd floor of our original W. Main St. location, only 1/2 mile from the downtown district 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, 2 chairs and ottoman, electric fireplace, flat screen television and many more comforts. Both spacious and restful bedrooms include 1 queen bed in each. 1 very comfortable, pull-out twin sleeper is available in one of the bedrooms. The spacious bathroom offers a tub surround, granite counter/sink, lots of natural lighting, tall ceilings, soft water and many convenient toiletries. Our Pine Cone Kottage is located on the 1st floor of our original W. Main St. location, only 1/2 mile from the downtown district and sleeps up to 2 guests. This well appointed space is an open concept room encompassing a fully furnished living room, inviting bedroom and well stocked kitchen. Comfortable furnishings include a queen bed, lush sofa and chair, wicker bench, electric fireplace, bookshelf room divider and flat screen television. Its spacious and well stocked bathroom offers soft water, a glass shower enclosure, a pedestal sink and many stocked toiletries. Our Douglas Fir Kottage is a beautiful, 2nd floor, loft style space located within a 1920's bungalow that is within Kara's residence in a quiet, Kalamazoo neighborhood. It is newly renovated and includes a private bedroom, bathroom and living room, all within 1.5 miles from the downtown district. This space includes 1 queen bed and 1 very comfortable, pull out twin sleeper. A total of 3 guests are comfortable here so long as they are okay with sharing a bedroom, as all beds are located in the same room. NEW!! Our Redwood Kottage is located on the 1st floor of our Kalamazoo Avenue location in the heart of the Historic Stuart Neighborhood, 1/2 mile away from the downtown district and sleeps 4 guests. This lovely Kottage offers a modern, eat-in kitchen with lots of high end materials and very large living room full of comfortable furnishings that include a sectional sofa, electric fireplace/console, 48" television and many more comforts. Also, included in this kottage is a charming bathroom with a very unique and newly restored claw foot bathtub & shower combo. This space offers one bedroom that includes a luscious, Restoration Hardware style queen bed along with an Indonesian style daybed, great for lounging or for additional sleeping. Additional twin sleeper available in the chair and a half in the living room.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Self-Serve Laundry
Room features
Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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70Somewhat walkable
Grade: 70 out of 100
57Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
11Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
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Kara’s Kottage was perfectly lovely. Everything was comfortable and cozy and everything we could need or want had been thought of. There were hooks and shelves in all the right places, fluffy bathrobes, supplies to make breakfast for our entire visit, kitchen appliances and
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I am something of a hotel snob and not easy to please. For a Kalamazoo meet-up with a buddy, I was nonplussed at hotel options and decided to expand my search. I am so glad I did. The photos of the Birch Bark cottage were super-cute and I was almost afraid "nothing could be
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We rented #3 in the Pine Cone building. There is covered and uncovered parking which was a plus for us when it rained. Cute and compact room with all the amenities. I had difficulty with the shower but quickly resolved. This is a remodeled older home adjacent to the Health and
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Response from Kara K, Owner at Kara's Kottages
Responded Oct 25, 2018
Thank you for your detailed review. I do make good use of ambiant lighting as it's much more appealing than harsh, bright lights, especially in this atmosphere. However, I do have a very bright overhead light in the centrally located ceiling fan for guests should they require bright lights in the main living space. As for the lighting in the bathroom, I did notice recently that when my handyman changed the light bulb, that the replacement was not as bright as the previous bulb. However, I knew that a new fixture was going in this week and that there was another light fixture w/ 4 bulbs in it above the bathroom sink for guests to have adequate lighting for the meantime (the matter of a few days), so I opted to not bother changing it out at that moment. So, sorry if perhaps you didn't notice the light above the sink and find it useful for applying your makeup during your stay. I know how frustrating that can be. I also wanted to make a small correction and note that my refrigerator and sink are of standard sizes and only the stove is smaller. This is obvious in my listing photos, but I thought that it would be worth mentioning. I'm very happy that you found the location and most other aspects of this space ideal for your needs and I do hope that you enjoyed your stay overall! All my best, Kara
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Spent one night. Got what I had hoped for regarding cleanliness, and overall facility quality. Very quiet neighborhood. Short walk to good Indian restaurant; 10 minutes further to the bucolic K-College campus. I'd book again without hesitation.
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Kara's Kottages was great. We stayed in Douglas Fir Kottage even though we had booked a different one. Be very aware that Kara has many Kottages scattered around town – notice the adresse of the one you book, if the placing matters to you. Kara herself lives on the ground floor
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View of bed area with closet behind. Bathroom to the right of 6 ft man. Taken from the room entr
Living room area (fireplace to the right)
TV living room area view from room door (standing beside the stove)
Kitchen view from beside the bed
Looking to bathroom, kitchen, closet from beside the bed
"Tell owner what size your party is and why you are reserving when you send request."
"This is a B & B. Breakfast was limited."
"Each place is unique some have more bedrooms"
"We staid in the apartment on the bottom level and from one of the bedroom you could hear all the traific and the train going past"
"One bedroom, second story.Fridge, freezer, microwave, stocked breakfast, minibar (beers, wine), Smart TV (no DVD), shower (no tub)"
$109 - $199 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesMichiganKalamazoo
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