Welcome to the Red Maple Retreat! Here you'll find a cozy, peace-filled home tucked along a quiet street in the charming village of Milford. The Retreat is loved for it's comfy beds, hotel-quality linens, fully-equipped kitchen and extreme cleanliness. Surrounded by nature, yet just 6-blocks from downtown where food, art, shopping and entertainment abound. Perfect for the discerning business traveler, couples, solos and small families who appreciate exceptional comfort, cleanliness and convenience.
- House2400 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Min. Stay1 - 2 nights
2 bedroom, 2 bath house with finished basement and cheerful sunroom.
- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- 23 Sep 2018
Speaker, Seeker, Storyteller. Business Owner. Creative Collaborator. Lover of art, adventure and nature. I left the state for 10 years to travel the world and experience life in a handful of more southerly climes, but, in time, the lure of the Great Lakes State pulled me back. Milford has been my home base for 17 years. I look forward to sharing my home and my town with you!
Colleen purchased this House in 2000
Why Colleen chose Milford
This house was built to last in the early 1950s. I fell in love with its hardwood floors, plaster walls, cove ceilings and window-filled, year-round sunroom. It has a special charm and a good vibe that people immediately feel when they enter. The updated and finished lower level offers an equally inviting area to work or relax. Surrounding the house are many hardwoods, pines and perennials providing plenty of peaceful outdoor spots to enjoy a good book, work on your computer or nap in the hammock. This home is perfect for business travelers, festival-goers, outdoor enthusiasts, individuals who want to unplug, families, writers seeking an inspirational place to create and couples desiring a romantic getaway. The charm, the peace and the convenience can't be beat.
What makes this House unique
My goal in creating the Red Maple Retreat is to provide a peaceful space for visitors that is cozy, safe, convenient and comfortable - the kind of space I like to stay while on the road. That's why I also provide hotel-quality sheets and towels and all the essential kitchen accessories you'll need to make simple meals while you'e away from home. I've carefully designed my vacation home to spoil you and ensure your peace and comfort during your stay. For those dedicated to green living, we encourage recycling, offer composting of organic waste and provide filtered drinking water.
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100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Red Maple Retreat truly is charming
This was our second stay at the Red Maple. Just as I remembered it. Sun-filled, quiet, totally charming. The layout and furnishings couldn't be better. My sister remarked on the wonderful top quality bedding. It was (again) spotless. Not only does Colleen recycle, she also composts. Am returning later this month for a mini reunion with old Milford High School friends. I've found the perfect place to stay for trips home.
Thank you for your kind words! Truly, your comments make my efforts so worthwhile. I love what I do. I love providing a clean, comfortable, quiet home-away-from-home for travelers and it gives me great pleasure to know that you feel all the love we pour into the Red Maple Retreat. Your comments are so appreciated! You and your family and friends are always welcome! ~Colleen
Perfect home for 4 generations to enjoy!
Beautiful and clean home! Attention to detail is evident in each room! Loved that Colleen makes a commitment to our environment to recycle and provides a kitchen compost bin! Both of which we do at home! Thank you for sharing your home with us!
It gave me such pleasure to see the photos you shared with me of your family enjoying the Red Maple Retreat. I love that I was able to provide a comfortable and safe place for 4 generations of your family to stay together during your visit to Milford, Michigan. I hope to host you all again! Thank you for your business. ~Colleen
We had a great time, was very quiet, clean, and comfortable. Was great to have the basement for the kids to have their own space. The yard was amazing. And the neighborhood was walkable. Would highly recommend this property.
Very clean but some information about the house should be improved
We arrived at the house and found it to very clean but we found no information about the TV or thermostat and the second bath was in a smelly basement. There were only four bath towels for our almost 2 week stay. After a week we were offered extra linen and a change of sheers for an additional 100 dollars. We already paid over 2000 to stay. The location is very good. Milford is a great little community.
Thank you so much for your feedback. Your comments will help me create an even better experience for my guests than I already do.
I like your idea of making the information for the television and thermostat a bit more prominent than its current location on the shelf under the television. But I am so glad I was able to come over to the house and help you with the television and the thermostat within two minutes of your call.
Like every other area of our house, our lower level is meticulously cleaned. It also very dry and sweet smelling under normal circumstances. As I explained to you in a text of apology I initiated and sent the day after your departure, we had an unusual situation occur. It seems a little critter had found his way into the exterior dryer vent and had become trapped and perished sometime during your stay. The cleaning team and I noticed the odd smell the second we entered the lower level because it was so out of the ordinary. I immediately called my handyman who was able to quickly repair the tiny security breach in the outside vent and clean out the dryer exhaust vent from top to bottom, thus rectifying the issue. I wish you would you would have let me know about the an odd smell that had developed after your arrival, so I could have taken care of it for you. I pride myself in being very responsive to my guests, as you saw when you called for assistance using the television. Our lower level is meticulously cleaned, is kept very dry and has always smelled fresh and clean prior to this unusual incident.
The mid-stay cleaning we offered you (and all our guests) for $100 includes a complete house cleaning from top to bottom, a change of bed linens and all fresh towels. You declined this service. I was happy to have extra towels delivered when we did, but imagined you were using the laundry facilities prior to that. I should have communicated more clearly with you about that. My apologies.
I have very high standards for my business and take exceptional pride in the level of service and the degree of cleanliness I provide my guests. In the 17 months since I began hosting travelers, I have never received anything but a 5-star review. I appreciate your comments and will use them to improve. Thank you for your feedback and your business.
Comfortable & Peaceful Stay
Well planned space and spotlessly clean. A perfect gathering space for our small family . Milford has plenty of excellent eateries that are convenient to this quiet location. Colleen is a kind and attentive host .
Perfect Place to UnWind
Once you step out of your car, you will notice the attention to detail of this awesome 50's ranch home just a short distance from downtown Milford. Super clean and comfortable on a beautiful tree lined street and close to some of the most beautiful historic homes ever. If you are looking for a relaxing getaway with no worries....Milford and the Red Maple Retreat is your solution.
Thanks for your kind words and taking such great care of my place! it was a pleasure hosting you and your friend for your girl's shopping weekend. You are the inspiration behind our new Milford Shopping Guide and we can't thank you enough for that! Hope to have the opportunity to host you again.
The Red Maple Retreat is conveniently located to so many destinations in southeast Michigan.
12 Miles to Downtown South Lyon
13 Miles to Downtown Novi
15 Miles to Brighton
16 Miles to Downtown Northville
18 Miles to Pontiac
31 Miles to Downtown Ann Arbor
36 Miles to Bishop International Airport (FNT) Flint, MI
39 Miles to Detroit Metro Airport (DTW) Romulus, MI
40 Miles to Downtown Detroit
40 Miles to Downtown Flint
This home, this space is perfect for business travelers, professionals on an extended work project, families in need of comfortable accommodations while their home is being renovated. doctors on rotation, festival-goers, outdoor enthusiasts, families on vacation,
writers seeking a quiet place for inspiration and couples seeking a romantic getaway. The charm, the peace and the convenience of the home and its proximity to recreational activities and Downtown Milford can't be beat.
Additional pricing information
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. The Red Maple Retreat is perfect for 2-4 people and can accommodate five. To keep our fees as low as possible, our nightly price is based on two people. An additional charge of $15 per person, per night applies when the guest count exceeds 2. The Red Maple Retreat is not ideal for pets. In some cases, small, quiet, well-behaved, trained dogs may be allowed.This will be determined on a case-by-case basis. Pet fees are $100 per pet / per stay or per week for stays in excess of 1 week. A cleaning fee of $100 is required for all stays. For stays longer than one week, our cleaning team will visit once per week to clean the house and change out the linens. A required cleaning fee of $100 per week will apply.