Stay with me and my pups in my cozy house on the west side of Grand Rapids. My house is close to downtown, breweries, parks, trails (bikes available), highways, public transport, restaurants and has full amenities (parking, workout equipment, full kitchen, multiple living spaces). I will have coffee for you in the morning as well as homemade jam and local bread or breakfast bars available for breakfast! Great for couples, solo adventurers, business travelers and dogs! Guest must love dogs. :)
My place is my favorite getaway spot and place to relax. 5 minutes from downtown, you will feel pleasantly disconnected from downtown to unwind but conveniently close when you wish to venture out. I have enjoyed living here, and have an extra room to share with someone who needs a place to stay that is private but not a hotel or apartment. My full house and amenities are open to my guests, including parking, workout equipment, full kitchen and multiple living spaces. I also will have coffee and breakfast options available. In the guest room, I have 1 bed and 1 futon (with bedding, including pillows). I also have a down mattress topper for the futon, as I know futons are not ideal for sleeping (But this one is!). The room is pictured with different bedding depending on whether I am having female or male/couple guests. My dogs are nice, kennel trained, bathed regularly, and I clean up after them! I have two showers, however the downstairs shower was the only thing not rennovated in my house remodel so I always ensure you have access to the upstairs shower by your bedroom. I will use the basement bathroom for your stay and always use my closet to get ready, so I will not ever be in conflict with your bathroom schedule. The low cost cleaning fee ensures you have a clean experience. If you do not, I will gladly refund. I have a robot vacuum, air purifier and oil diffuser in the house to mitigate allergens and odor-causing bacteria from the dogs, however please note if you do not like dogs or have dog-related allergies that this may not be the best place for you.
Everything: multiple living/TV rooms, laundry (upon request), bikes (upon request), multiple bathrooms, kitchen, workout equipment, driveway or garage parking, beach supplies (upon request) and first aid kit (in room).
Interaction with guests
I will be available to you (in person or via text/phone) but will not bother you. There are many living areas (and I am super busy), so we will barely see each other. I tend to stay in my room and take my dogs with me wherever I go! I also use the basement bathroom and always use my closet to get ready, so I will not ever be in conflict with your bathroom schedule. Let me know if you prefer to meet or if you prefer we never do (I seriously don't care; it's your vacation!).
Other things to note
I have two dogs, Nala(the friendly one) and Lionel(the shy one), that stay in the house with me (pictures in post). I have a robot vacuum, air purifier and oil diffuser in the house to mitigate allergens and odor-causing bacteria, however please note if you do not like dogs or have dog-related allergies that this may not be the best place for you. I also want you to know that while I have two showers, the downstairs shower was the only thing not rennovated in my house remodel, so I will always ensure you have access to the upstairs shower by your bedroom. I will use the basement bathroom for your stay and always use my closet to get ready, so I will not ever be in conflict with your bathroom schedule.
Lastly, I provide a 15% discount for stays 7 days long as well as a 30% discount if you stay for a month. There is parking available in driveway or street for no charge. If you stay for over 7 days, the garage is yours for no additional cost. Otherwise, garage parking is available for a small charge(to refund someone who is paying me to park in my garage currently).
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My name is Alli, and I am a local to Grand Rapids. Born and raised on the west side, it's no wonder why I moved back after college. I work at Amway in Human Resources, have graduated with both my Bachelor's and Masters from Davenport University, where I ran on their track team. My family consists of two dogs, Nala and Lionel; they are my life! If you choose me as a host, you may also meet my boyfriend Freddy. I stay busy, as my whole family is in the area and lots of my friends (oh, and breweries). I also like to stay active and hike/run with my pups. As I state in my profile, my home is my favorite getaway. I hope you choose it as yours, too!