Michigan is filled with some fantastic and unique Airbnbs scattered throughout the state. The state is loaded for those perfect getaway locations, from lakeside views to ski weekend chalets. Now, one historic home right here in Flint has made the "Top 20 Airbnbs in Michigan" of the best places to stay.
Jones Around the World, a world travel and destination site, recently compiled a list of the "20 Best Airbnbs in Michigan for a Great Lakes Getaway". The list is described as offering travelers,
"The best in fascinating industrial centers, lakefront communities, and woodsy retreats with each offering its own unique charm and a distinct vibe that distinguishes them from the rest."
The list includes locations in Lansing, a Saugatuck lakeside cottage, and even a downtown Detroit flat, but one particular selection is all about Flint.
The historical Airbnb is located in the Mott Park Neighborhood as part of the iconic home designed by Norbert Dougherty. Dougherty was hired by General Motors to develop the neighborhood, for his family to live in. The original 1926 loft above the garage is the perfect little hideaway.
Charming and quaint, the space is ideal for 2 guests with one bed and a cozy sitting area. There is a small kitchen area as well as a vintage-style bathroom. Close to parks and the downtown cultural area, it's a perfect spot for a night or two away. Fancy it's not, but a piece of Flint history to take in for sure.
Rates start at just $54 a night. To book a night in the Carriage House click here. Take a little look inside below, and view the entire Top 20 here.
Historic Mott Park Carriage House Airbnb
This is a hidden gem! This Airbnb was part of the Top 20 Michigan Airbnbs according to Jones Around the World
. Fancy its not, but cozy and unique it is. Located in the center of the historic Mott Park Neighborhood is the iconic home designed by Norbert Dougherty, who was hired by General Motors to develop the neighborhood, for his family to live in. The Airbnb is part of the original 1926 garage loft and perfect for a little staycation or a weekend taking in the cultural area and downtown Flint. The best part, rates start at just $54 per night.
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When it comes to potential the possibilities are endless. The property is zoned for commercial use and the new owner could create a venue for weddings and parties, bed & breakfast, or additional lofts for living. It is currently listed for $3M, and the building is offered below appraisal and options for thousands of dollars in restoration grants. Take a look inside!