Waterfront, Whimsical Detroit Digs

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3 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Smart TV, fireplace, books
Smart TV, fireplace, books

Overview of Waterfront, Whimsical Detroit Digs

Entire home

Waterfront, Whimsical Detroit Digs

4.6/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
Detroit, MI

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationFisher Mansion15 min walk
  • Popular LocationBelle Isle Aquarium16 min drive
  • Popular LocationBelle Isle Beach22 min drive
  • AirportDetroit, MI (DTW-Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County)40 min drive

Space details

3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 12
1900 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
    1 bunk bed
    1 twin/single bed
Bedroom 3
    2 twin/single beds

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About this area


This vacation home is located in Jefferson Chalmers, a neighborhood in Detroit. Fox Theatre and Detroit Opera House are cultural highlights, while Masonic Temple is a notable landmark. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at Ford Field or Little Caesars Arena. Looking to get your feet wet? Kayaking, snorkeling and water skiing adventures can be found near the property.

What's nearby

  • Fisher Mansion - 15 min walk
  • Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory - 14 min drive
  • Dossin Great Lakes Museum - 16 min drive
  • Belle Isle Aquarium - 16 min drive
  • Belle Isle Beach - 22 min drive

Getting around

  • Bricktown Station - 15 min drive
  • Detroit Station - 17 min drive
  • Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) - 40 min drive


  • Red Crown — 6 min drive
  • Sierra Station — 7 min drive
  • Mama Rosa's Pizzeria — 7 min drive
  • Rose's Fine Food — 7 min drive
  • Village Grille — 9 min drive

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Waterfront, Whimsical Detroit Digs

Detroit vacation home in Jefferson Chalmers with kitchen and patio
Waterfront home on a real island in historic Detroit neighborhood! Tucked away from the hustle and bustle, but still within 20 mins of downtown and only 5 mins to Grosse Pointe. This is the city's best kept secret—a charming neighborhood surrounded by a series of canals. Where Venice meets the bayou, but with all the heart and soul of Detroit. Paddle board or kayak directly from your back yard to explore the canals or venture out to Lake St Clair. Bring your boat and the whole family!

Three bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms mean plenty of room for larger groups. Downstairs you'll enjoy two spacious living areas, a dining room with extendable table to seat 12, an eat-in kitchen and a half bathroom. The oversized couch is a great option for additional sleeping, as well as the queen air mattress. Upstairs we have three bedrooms and two full bathrooms. The master bedroom with king bed has two spacious closets and an adjoining bathroom (shower, no tub) complete with original pink tiles. The second bedroom has a queen bed and a separate twin bed, comfortably sleeping three adults total. The third bedroom offers a twin bed as well as a twin bunkbed over a futon, accommodating up to 4 people. The second full bathroom is spacious with a double sink and shower/tub combo.

The entire house and yard is yours during your stay. We provide paddle boards and a kayak for guests to use as they please, at their own risk. There is a boat launch nearby with direct access so you can bring your boat and park it at the house during your stay! From the house you have direct access to Lake St Clair and the Detroit River.

You may pass through different types of neighborhoods on your way to the house, but rest assured this is the safest, well-kept neighborhood in the city! Most residents have lived here for decades (who would want to leave?!) and take great care of their homes and their neighbors.
Air-conditioned accommodations at this vacation home offer fireplaces and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to patios. Accommodations are furnished with dining tables and kitchen islands. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Smart televisions are featured in guestrooms. Additionally, rooms include hair dryers and irons/ironing boards.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Speaks English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Free WiFi


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Kitchen island
  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Dining table


  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 3 bathrooms
  • Towels provided
  • Hair dryer

Living spaces

  • Fireplace


  • Smart TV with cable/satellite service
  • Books

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Fenced yard
  • Garden


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • Pet friendly


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Things to do

  • Water sports equipment
  • Kayak on site
  • Swimming nearby
  • Marina nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Ice skating nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Power boating nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 12
  • Unit size: 1900 sq ft (177 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 25


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit, and a deadbolt lock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Cozy Whimsical Detroit Digs House
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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 21 out of 28 reviews
5 - Excellent 75%
Rating 4 - Good. 5 out of 28 reviews
4 - Good 18%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 28 reviews
3 - Okay 4%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 28 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 28 reviews
1 - Terrible 4%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Perfect spot to stay for family visit
We were looking for a place for my family who lives out West to stay for a thanksgiving weekend without having to impose all of us plus our dog on my family. The location was central to family across the metro Detroit area and gave us our own space. It was just right for our needs in terms of space and amenities.
Stayed 4 nights in Nov 2021

5/5 Excellent

Family celebration
Very comfortable and nice location. Several upgrades and the beds were great.
Stayed 4 nights in Nov 2021

5/5 Excellent

Great mini vacay
This property was very clean and the owners were extremely nice and helpful. We will definitely stay here again

5/5 Excellent

Rent this property!
We absolutely loved our stay. We would stay here again! The house is beautiful and the neighbors are so nice. Our favorite part was being able to get into the water right from the property. They had kayaks and paddle boards for us to use & it was a lot of fun! I highly recommend you stay here!

4/5 Good

Little fishing
Our group enjoyed the stay. Good location. Good access to canal to park boats.