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This studio type apartment is on the second floor of a cir. 1863 building a short distance from the middle of downtown Grand Rapids. It is a bit of a unique set up based on the original layout of an old boarding house. My goal was to provide functional and affordable rather than compete with downtown hotels. It is nothing fancy :-) The apartment is cleaned and laundered in between guests. The bedroom has a queen bed and a loft twin bed.

The space

Cozy space with some new and some older charm. There is a queen bed and a loft twin bed. Please note: It is more kitchenette than full kitchen. There is a "hot plate", microwave, and small fridge. There is not a stove/oven in this unit. The shower is in the same room as the kitchenette (due to space constraints). It is a unique set up, but hopefully everything you need to stay for a day or a few.

Guest access

There is a front door with a keypad. Please verify with me that you have the correct address and code at least 24 hours prior to your arrival. I have more than one apartment at this location. My preference is that guests do not "explore" the building and/or disturb others during their stay.

Interaction with guests

Let me know if you have any questions or need recommendations for the area. I have lived here for about 15 years and know Grand Rapids well. I am happy to provide toiletries or any items you need to make your stay more comfortable.

Other things to note

This is not an apartment for strangers. I can maybe accommodate 4 guests by adding an airbed in the kitchenette area, but more than that will probably be cramped. Check out my other listing at the same location for bigger groups.

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Keypad


Extra people: 14 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Discount: 15%
Weekend Price: 77 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
Check in is anytime after 2PM

While this is a popular spot for "beer-cations", and other fun downtown GR adventures, there are likely other guests and regular tenants in other apartments. Please be respectful. Other than that the place is yours for the duration of your stay.



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Safety features
Smoke detector

1 night minimum stay

204 Reviews

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Jonathan User Profile
August 2017
This was a great place to stay if you're spending the day out and about in Grand Rapids. Check in was simple and while the room was spartan, it was quite nice. I would definitely stay here again!

Kaylee User Profile
August 2017
This place had everything basic you need for a few days stay and we had our privacy! It was a simple but unique apartment. Also the walk to our venue/downtown was less than 20 minutes (a nice safe walk through campus). Would definitely stay here again if visiting GR.

Anthony User ProfileAnthony is a superhost.
August 2017
Expect an older building with a long flight of stairs. Basic accommodation, that is being Improved. A curious blend of new, such as the shower, with an old building. For the money, it is perfect.I drove four minutes to the Founder's brewery

Ben User Profile
August 2017
This place was close to everything! Very clean and tidy. The backyard was great. Communication was spot-on. Anytime I messaged him with questions, he responded immediately. Thanks Richard!

David User Profile
August 2017
Rich was a fabulous host! Everything is exactly as described. It may be short on extravagance but it is very clean and comfortable.

James User Profile
August 2017
Richard was a great host. Easy to contact, and gave us check in and check out information in advance which helped make our stay easy and relaxing. Great value, and a good location near downtown. Apartment was as described and was clean. Thanks Richard!

Jordan User Profile
August 2017
Bare bones accommodations but as advertised. Great spot to stay for cheap if you're not going to be there for anything other than sleep! Check-in was easy even though we made last minute reservations.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan, United StatesJoined in August 2014
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