|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Houston Street Cottage is a 1460 square foot Victorian Cottage built in 1904. Retaining much of its historic charm, the home is now modern in all of its amenities. This 2-bedroom, 2-bath house is located in a quiet neighborhood on Manhattan’s historic Houston Street. Upon arrival, guests may park on the street in front of the house or, off street, adjacent to the alley out back. Original limestone curbs line the Street and brick sidewalks carry pedestrians past the historic homes. A smaller brick sidewalk leads you to the front porch where you enter into a domain of peace, relaxation and tranquility.
Once inside, guests will immediately notice the attention to detail and eclectic decorating style throughout. You’ll first be greeted by the comfortable parlor that includes a chase lounge, loveseat and reclining chair. Next is the living room decorated in modern décor, with its large sectional couch, swiveling chair and 43” HDTV with Blue.ray player. Connecting the living room to the Kitchen and Dining areas is the gracious hallway with the bedrooms occupying opposite sides of the hall. The dining room is set up with a table that seats six and a buffet/serving table to the side. Tasteful trash and recycling bins occupy this space as well. Adjacent to the dining room is the spacious kitchen with full sized appliances, including a full sized washer and dryer. The cabinets are stocked with all the items necessary to cook your favorite meal and there is still room in the cabinets for your dry goods. Off the dining room is the ¾ bath, which is a little odd yet oddly convenient. Both bedrooms feature queen sized beds, night stands with lamps, full sized dressers with mirrors and armoires with extra towels and blankets. The master bedroom also has the attached full bath and a private deck.
We have designed the Houston Street Cottage to be quaint and charming yet spacious and comfortable enough for you to spread out and truly relax. We hope you enjoy your stay as much as we enjoyed creating this place for you.
Cheers! Your hosts,
Michael and Judine Mecseri
Keywords: house, bungalow, historic, charming, quaint, cute, single story, downtown, quiet neighborhood, off street parking, hardwood floors, 2 bedrooms, 2 bath rooms, modern amenities
We (Michael and Judine Mecseri) both grew up in the mountains of Colorado but, moved to Manhattan in the late 80s to finish our college degrees. We ended up staying, building careers and raising our daughter. Manhattan has become “home” and Michael runs his own design/build business, Timber & Stone while Judine is the Director of Program Operations for Homecare & Hospice. We enjoy Manhattan and all it has to offer and wanted to make a place that would allow others to do the same, if only for a short while. It is such a pleasure to live in a community that is constantly improving itself. It's fun to see all the progress and take part in a town that's 'on-the-move'. As much as things have changed over the years, Manhattan still retains the great small town atmosphere while providing some great amenities.
Our vision for the Houston Street Cottage is to provide a home-like setting for visitors to Manhattan while they are enjoying and experiencing the town. Houston Street Cottage is a second home for Michael’s parents, who live in Colorado. It is a place they can call home while visiting with their children and grandchildren. From our house to your home—we hope you enjoy your Home Away from Home at the Houston Street Cottage!
Michael and Judine Mecseri
Judine or Michael Mecseri purchased this cottage in 2010
Houston Street Cottage is excellently located in downtown Manhattan where guests can walk to many of our best amenities. Just a few steps away, you will find Manhattan’s downtown historic district which boasts the Strecker Nelson Art Gallery, the Wareham Opera House and, Manhattan’s new convention center, Flint Hills Discovery Center, Union Pacific Depot, Houston Street Ballroom, Riley County Courthouse, Manhattan Public Library, Several Churches, the Town Center Mall and some fine eateries. One can enjoy breakfast or lunch at the Chef Café rated “Best Breakfast in Kansas” by the food network and super Coffee is at Radina’s Coffee House right across the street from the Chef. Della Voce Italian restaurant is just around the corner as well. Jump in the car and you’ll find Kansas State University a hop, skip and a jump away with McCain Auditorium, The Beach Museum of Art, Bill Snyder Family Stadium and much more for anyone interested in all that is K-State. Other nearby attractions include historic Aggieville with its unique assortment of bars, restaurants and shops, City Park, with the aquatic center, spray park and park pavilion, Sunset Zoo, Linear Park Trail and Manhattan Marketplace to mention but a few and all, minutes away. Want to get in a round of golf? Call for a tee time at one of Manhattan’s premier golf clubs; Colbert Hills, Stagg Hill or Wildcat Golf and Fitness. For those who enjoy hiking, the Konza Prairie Research Natural Area will certainly not disappoint with its unbeatable views of the Flint Hills and gorgeous Kansas sunsets. Want more options for outdoor activities? Try visiting Kansas State University Gardens, Tuttle Creek Lake, Tuttle Creek State Park or Wildcat Creek Sports Center all within 10 – 15 minutes by car. So much to do, so little time…
What a Beautiful house which is very well equipped and nicely furnished. We were at home during our stay August 9, 2012-September 2, 2012.
My husband, daughter, Mom & I stayed in this lovely cottage for a week. To echo what others have already said, it is ideal. The cottage is spacious, light & airy; it has the right balance between country charm and modern living. Inside, everything is clearly labeled & well-stocked; we could cook, bake, BBQ & do laundry comfortably. The cottage was spotlessly clean, and the garden/deck were nice to have. The cottage is within easy walking distance to downtown, the library & Blue Earth Plaza (Radina's Bakehouse & a good wine shop!), and one can walk in about 20+ minutes to Aggieville/City Park. We have traveled around the world and stayed in many vacation apartments, and this is, honestly, one of the nicest. Thanks again!
My mom, husband, daughter & I stayed here for a week. We have stayed at many vacation apartments before, and this was one of the best! Not only was it spotlessly clean, light and airy, but well organized too (the labeling and guest binder are quite helpful). From details like teapots and storage containers to shower gel and extra towels, the owners clearly thought of everything that weary travelers might need to feel comfortable. The BBQ on the deck was a bonus. Thank you!!
we came to visit my son who is playing baseball for Kansas State. we were wonderfully surprised at how homey, charming and organized the cottage was. it had everything you could need. Close to town and Aggieville. very comfortable beds with extra pillows! we will visit again!
My husband and I rented The Cottage for a week as a quiet, comfortable place to stay when our son returned from deployment. Perfect beyond words. The owners have done everything to insure renters are comfortable and have what is needed for a house stay. First, it was shiny and spotless when we arrived. The restoration and decor are lovely. The kitchen was well organized with plenty of everything for dining, serving, cooking, baking, and entertaining. It is convenient for walking to downtown and an easy drive for shopping and dining. Whether you want to stay inside and relax or use The Cottage as a hub for activities and entertaining, it is a most satisfactory place to stay.
Our family came to KS from DC, NY & NJ to spend X-mas w/ my very pregnant sister, who couldn't travel for the holidays. The house was exactly what we were looking for -- a cozy place to sleep, but large enough to accommodate the whole group for dinner, opening presents, etc. The location was fantastic -- we could easily walk to coffee shops, restaurants, etc. -- and the house itself was well-stocked and managed (and more spacious than the pics suggest!). Highly recommended.
Our annual "girl's weekend" was held in Manhattan this year and the Houston Street Cottage was perfect. We were close to downtown and could walk to restaurants and shopping or we were able to just relax together at the cottage. The hosts were so accommodating and the cottage is very clean and well equipped. They have thought of everything for the comfort of their guests. We will definitely return and highly recommend it to others.
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2 night minimum stay
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|Refundable Damage Deposit||$200.00|
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