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Martinsburg, West Virginia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We came to Kalamazoo for an unfortunate incident (a family member was in the hospital after an accident), and we needed a comfortable, affordable place to stay as a family. We were glad to find Kara's Cottages instead of having to stay at a hotel. It allowed us to save money by making some of our own meals and to...

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Indianapolis, Indiana
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in the newly created Acorn Kottage and it was exactly what we needed. We celebrated our 2nd anniversary and I wanted something off the beaten path (i.e. not a hotel). Kara's Kottages was the perfect spot. Located less than a mile from downtown Kalamazoo, it was a perfect location for our needs. We toured Bell's breweries and walked...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband had booked the wrong night at the hotel we were supposed to stay. That hotel was booked so we gave Kara's Kottages a try. The cottage itself is adorable. Very cozy! Everything is clean and nicely decorated. It was nice to have all the supplies for breakfast. I appreciated the more homey feeling compared to a hotel. We...

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Thank Jennifer L
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I were supposed to head to Savannah, but due to hurricane Matthew, we had a change of plans. We saw Kara's Kottages online and they are amazing! We stayed in the Douglas Fir Kottage which happens to be above Kara's personal home. We were afraid it may be a bit awkward, but it was just the opposite!...

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Muncie, Indiana
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

From the moment we saw the photos online, we knew that this was going to be a wonderful stay. We stayed for a weekend getaway, and found that our "Kabin" -- a lovely, newly renovated apartment in a historic home -- was prepared to meet every conceivable need. From the stocked kitchen to the sumptuous bedding, this spacious apartment was...

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Manchester, New Hampshire
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

My children and I stayed in one of the cottages and found it to be extremely comfortable, quiet and homey. There was free bottled water and snacks, which after a long day of travel, were very much appreciated. Lovely deep claw foot tub and cozy linens. Would definitely stay again!

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Thank Jodie B
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Kara was great to deal with and was also very accessible. The place was spotless and every possible thing you would need from bagels to band aids. I will gladly recommend and hopefully stay here again. Thank you

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Birmingham, Michigan
Reviewed 12 May 2016

We stayed overnight in the Douglas Fir apartment, which is the wonderfully renovated upstairs to Kara's home. Loved the decor, colors, window treatments, bedding, shower, and the skylight above the cozy bed. We did hear Kara's teakettle whistling briefly early Friday morning (not loud enough to wake us up), and I mention that only because other than that we had...

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Thank bubegg
Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

We stayed in the Birch Bark Kottage for just one night and all of us wished we could stay longer! Although our teenage son was leery of staying in a B&B, this was not a typical set up. We had a whole two-bedroom apartment to ourselves with a private entrance. The Kottage was decorated beautifully, with an upscale, earthy world-culture...

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Wellington, Florida, United States
Reviewed 15 September 2015

Great place for quiet, homey stay...All the comforts of home. Convenient to the action at WMU or K College, and also to the interesting spots downtown.. Brew pubs and Restaurants will not disappoint. Try The Union for music and casual food. Most well supplied B/B I have ever enjoyed. it is a self catering place but many good choices for...

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kara's Kottages

Address: 837 W Main St, Kalamazoo, MI 49006-3217
Region: United States > Michigan > Kalamazoo County > Kalamazoo
Price Range: €144 - €174 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Kara's Kottages 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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“One bedroom, second story.Fridge, freezer, microwave, stocked breakfast, minibar (beers, wine), Smart TV (no DVD), shower (no tub)”
 of 5 bubbles cjmiller2213, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The 2nd floor suite has some uncomfortable stairs...but the suite is lovely. Nice little Patio for cocktailsand shoyl be lovely in the fall.”
 of 5 bubbles JudithD550, 15 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Families of five can stay in the Birch Bark or Drift Wood Kottages with plenty of space.”
 of 5 bubbles tammyw386, 5 Jan 2015 | Read review
“I stayed in the Pine Cone Kottage... perfect for 1-2 people.”
 of 5 bubbles toddkraemer, 15 Jul 2014 | Read review
“Driftwood was awesome!”
 of 5 bubbles 67ryanm, 8 Dec 2013 | Read review
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