Cozy Corner Bungalow
Hosted by James
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2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
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Cozy, clean and cool bedroom with Full size bed and private full bath right outside your room, 2 miles from downtown and near the Grand River and beautiful Riverside Park. Come relax and enjoy a campfire in our cozy neighborhood!

The space

The Cozy Corner Bungalow is a single bedroom with full bed on the main level of my home with amazing natural light and fresh air when the windows are open. It's temperature is easily adjusted for your comfort. I do have central AC as well for the hot summer months, but this space stays quite cool in the summer.

You are free to use most rooms in my home. The kitchen is available for preparing any food you might bring bring (there is a mini fridge, coffee pot and microwave in your room as well) as well as my lower level living room for youtube, HBOGO and Netflix watching (your accounts). I have a Chromecast for the guests to use, but no cable television.

There are three bathrooms in the house, one on each level. While guests are visiting, I shower and get ready in the morning in other bathrooms, leaving the closest one to your room free for you to use. I may use it briefly here and there, but it's yours to use in the mornings.

WIFI is available.

I also provide coffee, tea, some light breakfast foods and a few beers (qty varies depending on your length of stay) in the mini fridge and grey storage cubes in your room. There is also an umbrella for you to borrow should it rain, and for safety, I hung a fire extinguisher in your closet, you never know! (And I'm not sure if people ever see it in there, so I'm posting it right here :)

I will most likely be in the home while you are here, I'm very friendly, but am also open to giving you your space if you're looking for that. It's really up to you.

My neighborhood is nice and quiet. It's two miles north from downtown, and just a couple blocks from the amazing Riverside Park. There you can feed ducks, run, play disc golf, fish, launch a boat if you have one, or just mingle. It's very nice and spacious. I'm also working on a fire pit area in the back yard currently. I built the fence last Summer so we have a bit more privacy. Feel free to enjoy a small fire and drink a beer as your leisure, but please keep the noise down after dark and the fires small.

If you're a runner, it's 1/2 mile downhill to the park / river, and the park itself is about a mile long in the north south direction along the river.

The cabs in Grand Rapids are ok, but I would highly recommend using UBER. A trip to downtown from here is around $5-$7 and they arrive in less than 5 minutes. I may also have some bikes to borrow depending on weather (not during winter) but no helmets currently, sorry. i do have a lock for you to borrow.

Guest access

There is a digital keypad on the back door, and I will provide a code for you to use while you are staying. This makes coming and going very easy, as well as safe, as I change the code after each guest departs.

Interaction with guests

I will most likely be around, and as much or as little interaction is fine. I'm usually in my garage doing woodworking or out at a brewery with friends.

Other things to note

I do have soaps, shampoo and conditioners as well. I grab them when I travel for work :-) They are located in the bathroom medicine cabinet.

For those business travelers, my home is located:

5.3 miles from Meijer Headquarters (~8 minutes)
8.6 miles from Amway (~16 minutes)
12.1 miles from Steelcase (~19 minutes)
14.9 miles from Wolverine Worldwide (~20 minutes)

For fun ideas on things to do please just ask me or check out my "guidebook" here on airbnb. I listed a ton of my favorite spots.

Grand Rapids HOB License Number HOB-15-0095


Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 2PM - 11PM
Check out by 11AM

I expect guests to try to be quieter after 10 pm.
Please keep campfires small.
Absolutely no smoking.
Only the reservation holding guests in my home please (no parties).
No Fires in the fireplace.
Please park in the street (It's free).
Please use provided white towels if you didn't bring your own, and not other if present.
Please check to make sure you don't forget any clothing in the closet when you leave, or that you are accidentally taking any things of mine from the room.
Please take unwanted items from the mini fridge with you when you check out.


167 Reviews

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Vikrant User Profile
August 2017
Great and cozy place to stay. James being a great host our stay was good.

Pratik User Profile
July 2017
This place was perfect for our stay. Less than 10min downtown and close to the highway. James was responsive and he kept the place clean. Recommended.

Kevin User Profile
February 2017
Very accommodating and thoughtful host, place was comfy and immaculate

Paul User Profile
October 2015
This was our first Air BnB experience so we did not know what to expect. My wife and I stayed at James' home for two nights. James came home from work shortly after we arrived and gave a a warm welcome, a tour of our room and his home. We asked about restaurants and he give us a few selections. The neighborhood is in an older part of Grand Rapids. It was quite and we felt safe. James is a very accommodating host. Our room did not have an en suite bath. A bathroom was right next door that we shared with James. To accommodate our privacy James told us we could use the shower and bathroom in the basement which included a washer and dryer that he told us we could use if we wanted. Our room was clean and well appointed with a double bed, towels, coffee and a coffee machine and other toilet amenities. It also included a small refrigerator and microwave oven. Over all our experience was good. We would have preferred an en suite bath, but that its absence did not take anything away from a good experience.

Johnny User Profile
October 2017
James was a great host. The place was as described. Had a problem with the door code and he responded immediately to resolve the issue. I would totally stay here again.

Stephen User Profile
October 2017
This room is truly a cozy corner bungalow.

Tiffany User Profile
September 2017
This was my second stay at this property and just like the last time, it was top notch. James is a very conscientious and hardworking host and does a great job of making guests feel welcome and comfortable. I will definitely use again. Highly recommend to others.
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Response from James:
Thanks, Tiffany!
September 2017

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Grand Rapids, Michigan, United StatesJoined in January 2014
James User ProfileJames is a superhost.
Firstly I'm the father of two amazing little girls. After that, I'm an Industrial designer, maker, creator and lover of the great outdoors. I'm always open to adventure and meeting amazing new people. I grew up along the shores of Lake Michigan "up north", so I love the beach as…
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