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Charming Cottage--Modern Amenities-Quiet Downtown Neighborhood

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet
  • Barbecue


Minimum Stay
2 nights

Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet
  • Barbecue

About the property

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

More Details

Judine or Michael Mecseri
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 February, 2017

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Manhattan, 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(52 traveller reviews)

Charming Cottage--Modern Amenities-Quiet Downtown Neighborhood
average rating of 4.9423075 based on 54 reviews

Very nice place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Very nice house with everything you need within walking distance of downtown Manhattan. Very enjoyable place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage in Beautiful Manhattan KS

  • 5 of 5

Just like the description this was an hidden gem just one block from downtown Manhattan. We went out for Homecoming weekend at KSU to see our daughter. Unlike staying in a hotel with party goers up all night, this cottage afforded us total quiet and relaxation. We could not have been happier with the accommodations.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed as Alumni coming back for a football game weekend, this cottage did not disappoint. The home was clean, modernly decorated and came with all the necessities of a quick trip. The owner was easy to work with and get a hold of with questions. We had a great weekend and would love to use this place again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place!

  • 5 of 5

Super location for our family weekend. We really enjoyed the spotless well appointed house!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoyable stay in midtown Manhattan

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed staying in the Houston Street Cottage. Its location is good and the atmosphere inside also. We look forward to staying there again on our future visits to Manhattan.

Sigi from Iceland

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A welcome respite.

  • 5 of 5

Judine was so nice to meet us after my son's surgery. The home was spotless and there were plenty of clean Linens. The beds were super comfortable. My son made a quick recovery. I was able to be with him and feel safe and secure in this well apportioned home. Thanks again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • 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

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
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

Refundable Damage Deposit £160
cleaning fee £80

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