Upon arriving to the historic Corktown neighborhood and pulling up to Michelle's place I knew it was going to be a special stay. Like the neighborhood, the home and unit retains a quaint charm. The check-in process was simple and Michelle is a great communicator. The unit is on the first floor. There are 2 units in the house. The 2nd floor unit is occupied by residents. There is some subtle noise that trickles into the unit, be it the residents, neighbors, etc. None are obtrusive to your stay and in some way a nice reminder that you are amongst a tight-knit community. Bedroom is the room closest to the street, which was a bit unexpected but not an issue. The unit is large, with the bedroom, living room, dining room, and kitchen all very large. The bathroom, and particularly the shower is a bit on the smaller side, but certainly manageable. Amenities throughout were good.
The neighborhood has its own charm with great food, with highlights including the Detroit Institute of Bagels, Bobcat Bonnie's, and Astro Coffee. Easy to get anywhere in the city. I was a little surprised by the lack of foot traffic, but it was my first time to the "motor city", so I came to find out that driving is the norm. I was in Detroit for an interview, so free time was limited to food and coffee. The unit had solid wifi and a nice desk area to get some work done. Ironing board is a small table-top version, so it took a bit finagling to put the final touches on my interview suit, but worked it out.
Great experience, from Michelle's concern for her guests to the charming unit to the hip scene in Corktown.