My First Airbnb Experience – Battle Creek, Michigan

My family and I were planning a quick visit to Battle Creek, Michigan and needed a place to stay. There isn’t too many options in little ole BC, so I told my dad about Airbnb. I pulled the website up and searched for hosts in Battle Creek. I found an amazing one right in the downtown area. He took a look and very quickly agreed to book it. I was excited, as this was going to be my first Airbnb experience as well.


After finding a place that satisfied all of our needs, booking was very easy. Several previous 5 Star ratings on the hosts made the decision even more easier. Because I was a first time user, I was able to use a $40 credit that was given to me. After I was verified by Airbnb, I was almost immediately confirmed by the Airbnb host, followed by several messages about gaining access to the loft.


Prior to arrival, our hosts, Cody and Caitlynn, sent me a code to get in the door. There was a keypad entry, so no keys to lose! Yay! The place was very easy to find and was located right in downtown Battle Creek. There was free parking in the lot in back of the building, and free 2 hour parking on the street, in front of the building. I entered the code. Access granted!

The Loft

The loft was beautiful! So this Airbnb has a little history behind it. Back in 1914, Allesandro Ratti built this building for his men’s clothing store. Above the shop, he ran a 15-room hotel for Italian immigrants like himself, who can to Battle Creek to start a new life. In July 2017, Restore (269) owners, Cody and Caitlynn Newman, bought the building as part of their restoration and development business. Today it’s a beautiful AirBNB! I love that they kept the historic architectural charm in it, then added some contemporary style to the space to make it unique.

Airbnb Battle Creek

This two bedroom loft has everything you will need for an amazing stay in Battle Creek, Michigan. The bedrooms are very spacious and has plenty of closet space for all of your belongings. If you’re planning on an extended stay, both bedrooms also has a large dresser in them. Enjoy a good nights sleep in its very comfortable queen bed complete with quality sheets and down comforters. I slept like a baby!

Airbnb Battle Creek

The bathroom is amazing! It’s equipped with a rainfall shower system, a beautiful claw foot tub, and a contemporary sink. It’s huge! The hosts were also very accommodating by providing a few essentials such as soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, and bubble bath for that amazing tub.

Airbnb Battle Creek

I absolutely loved the kitchen. It was beautifully designed with a mix of vintage and contemporary design and appliances to compliment the loft. It was also equipped with many kitchen essentials, such as dishes, glasses, utensils, and cookware. There was even a few snacks to enjoy! A Keurig was also provided along with a nice selection of K-cups. Off the kitchen was the dining room area with a table that could accommodate six diners. The table was made from a door! Very nice touch.

Airbnb Battle Creek

The living room space was very cozy. There was a very chic red couch and a couple ottomans to kick your feet on while you enjoyed the fireplace. The perfect place to sip on a cup of coffee on those chilly mornings. The living room also had a flat screen tv with cable and DVD player. If you’re traveling on business, this loft also has an workspace that is furnished with a desk and comfortable chair.

The design and detail that was put into this loft really is amazing. My family loved our first Airbnb experience thanks to Cody and Caitlynn. If you find yourself in Battle Creek, Michigan, do yourself a favor and book your next Airbnb stay with superhosts, Cody & Caitlynn.

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13 thoughts on “My First Airbnb Experience – Battle Creek, Michigan

  1. This looks so cozy! I still haven’t tried AirBnB yet and am excited too after looking at your review. They did a very good job at making things cozy and comfortable for people who come and stay. Thank you for the details!

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