View from upstairs.Kitchen.
Beautiful Lake Michigan Home
Hosted by Allison
Allison is the host.
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
2 baths
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
2 baths
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Colorful, historic, and sunny 1910 home overlooking Lake Michigan and steps from downtown Kenosha. Centrally located - walk to the lake, museums, streetcars, library, restaurants, shopping, and more. 10-15 minute walk to the Metra station.

The space

This stylish and artistically furnished home boasts warm, wood floors, colorful walls, and lots of sunlight throughout. With gorgeous views of Lake Michigan and Wolfenbuttel Park directly across the street, this house includes a private garden where guests are welcome to relax and enjoy themselves, and a screened porch out front, to sit and watch the sunrise and contemplate the beauty of the lake.

Guest access

Guests are encouraged to use most rooms in the house, including the kitchen and living room. A private garden with two seating areas and a charcoal grill, and a screened porch in front are also free to use. Only the owner's personal room, office, and attic spaces are off limits, as well as the dining room which was recently converted to a bedroom to accommodate my 93 year old father. Both bathrooms (one downstairs and one upstairs) are shared, but each has a shower, so there shouldn't be much competition in the morning.

Interaction with guests

Since I work at home, I'll be available all day, M-F to assist you or answer any questions. On weekends, I will be around less, but still available.

Other things to note

Guests are welcome to use the wireless/Internet on their personal computers. You are also welcome to use the refrigerator/freezer, and cook during your stay. So long as you clean up after yourself, I'm easy going about using the kitchen and appliances. The butlers pantry is reserved for guests, which I've stocked with a few pots, pans, dishes, coffee pot, and utensils for use. The downstairs living room has a stereo system, and television with DVD/Netflix for streaming. No cable however. I have a cat, so hopefully, you aren't allergic.


Amenities
Kitchen
Internet
TV
Essentials

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 12PM (noon)
Check out by 11AM

A $100 security deposit is requested, for the return of the keys to the house and room, which will only be applied if you forget to return these things. I ask that you be reasonably quiet and respectful during your stay, and clean up after yourself. I work at home, and generally get up between 6:30-7:00 am for work (M-F). The upstairs bathroom is across the hall from the guest bedroom. I will be quiet, but if you are a light sleeper, be forewarned. I don't allow smoking in the house, but you are free to smoke in the private garden, or outside. Sorry, no pets allowed.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - Stairs have sturdy railings. There are 8 stairs to the landing, and another 7 stairs to the second floor.
Pet(s) live on property - I have a cat.

Cancellations

27 Reviews

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Isabel User Profile
October 2017
Allison and her father were really kind and generous with us. Their home is amazing. We really loved the location (right across Lake Michigan) and the amenities. Everything worked just well: good communication, a comfy room, a nice bed, and a really gentle host. Totally recommended!
Allison User Profile
Response from Allison:
Thank you so much! I enjoyed having you both and hope to see you again someday.
October 2017

Natalie User Profile
September 2017
Allison and her father are a joy to share a living space and a conversation with! She was extremely helpful with recommending local gems to dine and drink at as she checked in on us throughout our stay. She always left the porch light on for us even when we had a late night. The bed was SO comfortable and everything was spotlessly clean. The room is a bit small but we honestly didn't even notice because of the beauty outdoors and all the neat local places to check out. I am a huge fan of essential oils and natural smells so I loved the scent inside the house - if you have a sensitive or picky sense of smell you may want to let her know in advance.
Allison User Profile
Response from Allison:
Ha! It's always interesting to hear what people notice. I don't even smell my house anymore. But, yes, I do use lavender on the sheets/bedding. I'm so glad you enjoyed yourself - take care, and I wish you both the best of luck.
September 2017

Rock User Profile
August 2017
Very calm & peaceful location on the lake. Allison is a very gracious hostess
Allison User Profile
Response from Allison:
Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. I hope your trip back to Houston is uneventful, and that everything is ok with your family and property (boo Harvey)! I'll be thinking about you!
August 2017

Jenifer User Profile
August 2017
Allison is a great host! She was able to accommodate my husband and I and allowed us a late check in. The house was clean and orderly and it was absolutely gorgeous! Totally jealous of her office space with the beautiful window facing the marina. The room we stayed in was directly across from the bathroom, which we liked. The bed was comfortable and Allison provided clean towels and soap for our stay. There was mention of a cat and we only saw the cat once. If you are weary of pets, I would not let that be a concern for Allison's home as the cat was very shy and hid from us. All in all, we loved our stay at Allison's and I highly recommend staying here!
Allison User Profile
Response from Allison:
Hi Jenifer - Thanks so much for staying here with me and Isla. We enjoyed having you. I hope the review I left for you is showing. I wrote it 5 days ago, but there has been a glitch with the Airbnb website. I'm only able to see your review today. Thanks so much for a great review! Take care! Allison
August 2017

John User Profile
July 2017
Allison's home is perfect for a weekend getaway in Kenosha. The location couldn't be better - it's right across the street from Lake Michigan, and a short walking distance from lots of restaurants, as well as the farmer's market along the harbor. Allison had great recommendations for us, all of which we enjoyed. Her historic home is charming and the room is well equipped for a short stay.
Allison User Profile
Response from Allison:
Thank you so much. It was really a pleasure hosting you both. Good luck with the new baby!
July 2017

Karen User Profile
July 2017
Charming home. Allison was very kind and accommodating.
Allison User Profile
Response from Allison:
Thanks so much, Karen!
July 2017

Gretchen User Profile
July 2017
Cozy accommodations in a beautiful location. Allison is very helpful with suggestions of sights to see and a wonderful hostess.
Allison User Profile
Response from Allison:
Thanks Gretchen - it was so nice to meet you!
July 2017

Kenosha, Wisconsin, United StatesJoined in January 2016
Allison User Profile
Open, easy going, kindhearted person who loves to travel, meet new people, and enjoy the world. While I'm not traveling as much myself these days, I'm always happy to welcome new people into my home. My 93 year old father also lives with me. While he's slowing down quite a bit…
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