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Charming Cottage--Modern Amenities-Quiet Downtown Neighborhood

Judine or Michael Mecseri

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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Charming Cottage--Modern Amenities-Quiet Downtown Neighborhood

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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Manhattan - Houston Street Cottage

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

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

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Judine or Michael Mecseri (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2015

About Judine or Michael Mecseri

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

Proprietors

Judine or Michael Mecseri purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Judine or Michael Mecseri chose Manhattan

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…

Guestbook comments from the owner

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.
Aug 2012
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Reviews

4.9
based on 38 holidaymaker reviews

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Charming Cottage--Modern Amenities-Quiet Downtown Neighborhood
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 40 reviews
Hamburg, Germany
5

Excellent vacation cottage!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: May 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Hamburg, Germany
5

Fantastic place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

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!!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Very charming and well organized cottage

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Lexington, Virginia
5

Will rent again!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Washington, DC
5

Wonderful X-mas stay

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 30, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Girl's Weekend

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Location

within walking distance of Manhattan Convention Center, Discovery Center, Wareham Hotel, Houston Street Ballroom, Mall, Manhattan Historic Depot, in Historic Neighborhood, canoe river

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Prices & Availability

From $180 Nightly

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Refundable Damage Deposit $200.00
cleaning fee $75.00
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Manhattan in Kansas

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1460 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Washer and Dryer are on site, iron and ironing board, Blue-Ray Player

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