Mama's Place: Ivory Room
Hosted by Cynthia + Rai
Cynthia + Rai is the host.
1 guest
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
1 guest
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
1 guest maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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A well-cared for, spacious brick home located in a beautifully historic area of Detroit. This cozy living space encourages you to make yourself at home in this quiet neighborhood nestled among canals and riverside parks. Perfect for weary travelers.

The space

Greetings from the motor city capital of the world, and welcome to Mama’s Place! As dedicated and seasoned travelers we understand the need for a perfect “home-away-from home.” Safety, cleanliness, and comfort are our top three priorities here at Mama’s Place and we are always striving to improve your travelling experience. This century-old home is large, spacious, and cozy; the perfect setting for hosting guests. Mama’s Place offers two floors of guest access. The first floor boasts a full kitchen, dining area, and common area. The kitchen includes a microwave, stove, and refrigerator lightly stocked with breakfast fixings and snacks for the duration of your stay. Cable television is available in the common area and Blast! speed internet wifi is available throughout the house. Office space is also located on the lower level, ideal for quiet study or a place to jot down a quick note or two. The second floor has three bedrooms: two single rooms, and one double with an adjoining private sunroom. There is also a full bathroom (tub+shower) located on this floor as well. All rooms are equipped with sound docks, alarm stations, and charging ports for your convenience. Fresh linens and towels are always a mainstay here, although we also provide guests access to hair dryers, flat irons, (and ear plugs) if you need them ;-)

There is free parking on the premises but for those of you who are in need of public transit Mama’s Place is only a half block from the 25 Jefferson/610 Jefferson bus lines which run frequently and can get you downtown in no time at all. Downtown Detroit has a variety of things to offer from the university/cultural districts, entertainment/shopping districts, as well as the internationally-acclaimed Detroit Medical Center (DMC). The 9 Chalmers and the 13 Conner routes are also nearby if you are looking to explore places outside of downtown. If taking the bus isn't your thing we highly suggest you use Uber. The app is free to download on smartphones and they offer extremely reasonable prices for luxurious driving accommodations.

Jefferson Chalmers itself is working diligently to restore its main shopping district, but there are grocers and restaurants nearby. The Grosse Pointe communities are also close for those in search of upscale shopping and dining options, and the Mama’s Place staff is also available to help you point you in the right direction.

Mama’s Place is a labor of love shared by a mother-daughter duo wanting to bring greater awareness and longevity to the city we have known and loved our entire lives. We both grew up in the Jefferson-Chalmers neighborhood and have experienced nothing but warm smiles, friendly people, and great memories. Given our attachment to the neighborhood we wanted to create a space that allowed us to show some fine city hospitality to weary travelers, while also allowing us to continue to strengthen revitalization efforts within the community. We are situated next door to Hope House, a wonderful non-profit, offering housing to students and occasional travelers. They host weekly events in their home for the surrounding community and would love to have you pop by for a visit. Our community is quiet, close-knit, vibrant, and will offer you a truly authentic Detroit experience. Treat yourself to a leisurely walk along our red cobbled street and enjoy the beautifully historic homes around you. There are a number of public parks along the nearby Detroit river, and the neighborhood is riddled with hidden canals and small single block islands with homes on them.

Rai, an occasional tenant here (and the daughter part of this team), is working on becoming a flight attendant, loves to dance and practice yoga, and is very involved in the revitalization efforts happening here in Detroit. She lives nearby and will meet you here to help get you checked in to Mama’s Place. We here at Mama’s Place want you to kick back and relax in this fully furnished, vintage home. We are family friendly here and hope to have you as a part of ours soon.

~Come make some memories and Enjoy Detroit!

Guest access

Guests will enjoy first and second floor access within the home. The first floor features a full kitchen, dining area, media office, and common area complete with cable television. The second floor contains the guest rooms and bathroom. Wifi internet is available throughout the entire home. :-)

Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet

Cleaning Fee $43 NZD
Security Deposit $143 NZD
Weekly Discount: 14%
Weekend Price $86 NZD / night
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check in time is flexible
Check out by 10AM
Self check-in with lockbox

This home is over 100 year old. Please treat it with the same respect and care you would give your own home.


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay.
From Oct 1 - Nov 30, 2017 the minimum stay is 5 nights.

3 Reviews

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Agnieszka User Profile
September 2017
This old house is so charming, and warm. The hosts added a modern Hollywood feel of the 50's era with decorative touches and furniture to make it extra special and sparkling. The hosts are very accommodating, treating their guests like Hollywood stars. Highly recommended.

Kaley User Profile
January 2017
If you want to get to know the real, lovely Detroit while supporting it's history and legacy--- this is the place! Cynthia and Rai are delightful hosts and made us feel right at home. We will definitely be back!

Courtney User Profile
November 2016
Loved my stay host were very welcoming!

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Detroit, Michigan, United StatesJoined in March 2015
Cynthia + Rai User Profile

Our names are Rai and Cynthia, a mother-daughter duo wanting to bring greater awareness and longevity to the city we have known and loved our entire lives: Detroit. Rai (daughter) enjoys dancing, reading, and yoga, and is currently working on becoming a flight attendant. Cynthia (mom), recently received her Ph. D in Educational Leadership, and strongly advocates for revitalization efforts in Detroit. Together we wanted to create a space that allowed us to show some fine city hospitality to weary travelers, while also allowing us to continue to strengthen revitalization efforts within our community.

Languages: English, Español
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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