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Judine or Michael Mecseri

Member since: 2011
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Charming Cottage--Modern Amenities-Quiet Downtown Neighborhood

44 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Kansas - 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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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Judine or Michael Mecseri (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks English

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


Judine or Michael Mecseri purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Judine or Michael Mecseri chose Kansas

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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based on 44 holidaymaker reviews

Charming Cottage--Modern Amenities-Quiet Downtown Neighborhood
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 46 reviews

Nice well-equipped cottage and easy walking access to downtown Manhattan

  • 5 of 5

This is a very nice cottage on a quiet street in downtown Manhattan. Downtown restaurants and stores are just 1-2 blocks away. The house is exactly as described on the web site. It is the best equipped house of any that I've rented - nice furniture and the kitchen is very well equipped. The owners have done a very nice and tasteful job of remodeling the home, and it is clean and well maintained. I'd highly recommend the home to anyone wanting to stay in Manhattan.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location to celebrate events at KSU.

  • 5 of 5

We had some family members staying at the new Holiday Inn Express, which is only a few blocks away. Judine and Michael are very accommodating hosts, and we would not hesitate to recommend this house for others visiting Manhattan.

  • Review Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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wonderful cottage

  • 5 of 5

our 2 nd visit. Love the cottage. very comfortable. close to everything. looking forward to coming back

Thank you,Lisa

Phx Az

  • Review Submitted: May 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was a GREAT place to stay. The owners have made this cottage very warm and comfortable place to stay. Fully stocked with all your needs. Very clean ! Loved all the details .Close to everything. Perfect home for everyone

Looking forward to our next visit to the cottage.

Thank you, Lisa

  • Review Submitted: Apr 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another Enjoyable Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We have enjoyed all our stays at the Houston Street Cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best AirBnB Experience Yet!

  • 5 of 5

Having less than a 24hr notice that I needed to move to Manhattan for work, I was very fortunate to have found Judine and Michael's Cottage. They were the most accommodating and pleasant people I've ever dealt with on VRBO and were extremely friendly and prompt to respond to any of my inquiries. They definitely helped to relieve any stress or worry I had about finding a wonderful place to stay for a month on such a short notice.

The Cottage itself is in immaculate condition. Everything is well beyond clean and organized and fully stocked. All I had to do was bring my suitcase, and I was home! I can't praise enough the high quality of furniture and linen they provide, and how beautifully decorated the entire house is- comfort and style! There was almost nothing I needed that they didn't already provide. The location is absolutely perfect: on a safe and quiet street with ample parking and only ~2 blocks away from the quaint shops and restaurants of downtown.

My only regret is having any future stays elsewhere be a letdown compared to the Cottage! I will definitely book a stay here any time I need a place to call home in Manhattan. Lovely people renting out their lovely cottage- the package couldn't be more perfect!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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within walking distance of Manhattan Convention Center, Discovery Center, Wareham Hotel, Houston Street Ballroom, Mall, Manhattan Historic Depot, in Historic Neighborhood, canoe river


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Manhattan, Kansas

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Special Events
26 Aug 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Graduation weekend
11 May 2017 - 14 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

cleaning fee £57
Refundable Damage Deposit £152

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Kansas, USA

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1460 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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
Washer and Dryer are on site, iron and ironing board, Blue-Ray Player

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