Introducing the Newest Grand Rapids AirBNB: The Loft on Madison

Lauren, here.

So, you may or may not know this, but I'm a bit of a serial entrepreneur. Besides running my full-time interior design business, I have a side hustle ( creating beautiful websites for small businesses (not unlike LFID), I run our church art gallery and plan our bi-monthly gallery opening events, and I've also been working on something VERY exciting that I'm so pumped to reveal to the world!

Ready for it?

We turned our spare room + attic loft into an AirBNB! Crazy? Wonderful? Scary? All of the above? Yes.

I'm sure all of you have seen the latest AirBNB Netflix show, Stay Here, with brilliant interior designer Genevieve Gorder? Yeahhh, that might have given me a little bit of the AirBNB bug...

We've had long term renters in the past, but as we were exploring possibilities, we thought, what could it look like to turn the space into a vacation rental instead of a long term rental? We loved the idea of flexibility and not necessarily having to rent the space all the time. We also LOVE travel and exploring new cities, so the chance to curate an experience for people visiting our home city sounded like so much fun. And of course, we also liked that it gave us an excuse to fix up some of the things in our house we'd been wanting to do for a while but just couldn't justify fixing at the present.

So, of course, I couldn't just slap the space on AirBNB and call it good. Nope! Our space has a name, an instagram account, and a full-on dedicated website to give local recommendations and tips to our guests.

Here it is, folks! Introducing....

The Loft on Madison

a unique AirBNB in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids

Check out our website here.

And now for the are a few photos of the space, and you can see the full gallery in our portfolio here.