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UM North Campus Home Away from Home - THIS IS WHERE YOU WANT TO STAY!

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Space 222 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

BEST LOCATION! close to downtown Ann Arbor and the 'Big House'

This is where you want to stay! Beautifully situated just off UM North Campus at US 23, this updated private home fronts Thurston Nature Center, with short walks to grocery, retail, restaurants. FREE shuttle to Michigan Stadium from Plymouth Park & Ride lot. Located in well-established residential neighborhood, this 2 story, four bedroom home offers large yard, great outdoor entertainment space including detached 3 season room and spacious deck. Indoor living is just as sweet:kitchen, breakfast nook, dining room, family room. Living room with new reclining leather sectional and 60' plasma-over 200 channels and Big Ten Network, movies and more! On & off-street parking. 2nd floor bedrooms offer 2 KINGS (1new), 1 QUEEN & 2 TWINS (new). Large main bath with tub/shower and private master bath. Perfect location for runners, nature enthusiasts, cyclists. ENJOY!


Owner
Michael and Diane
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
19 November, 2017

About Michael and Diane

Your hosts Michael and Diane are both graduates of the University of Michigan. Michael grew up in Ann Arbor and this is his family homestead. We are both librarians, with deep roots in Ann Arbor and Metro-Detroit, are eco-friendly, and genuinely seek to live gently on the earth.

Michael and Diane purchased this house in 2012

Why Michael and Diane chose Thurston

This is where you want to stay! Private home fronts Thurston Nature Center, close to UM Hospitals, North & Medical campuses. Features 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, kitchen, living room, family room,decks and 3 season porch.Only minutes away from downtown and the 'Big House'-comfortable, roomy, and cheerful!

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Thurston

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 222 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Main Guest Bathroom - toilet , bath with shower
    Master Bath - toilet , shower enclosure
    First Floor - toilet
    Finished Basement - toilet , shower enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master with en suite - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 single bed
  • Our bedrooms have been designed with one thing in mind, getting a great night's sleep. New beds and high quality bed linens are found in all our guestrooms. In the finished basement is a trundle bed with two twin mattresses, great for kids and adults alike!
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • sailing
  • ski
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Everything in this home has been updated, freshly painted, new furniture throughout. Equipped kitchen with dinnerware for up to 24 guests, and lots of comfortable seating. Our home is both restful and vibrant, reflecting the balance we seek in life. Wake from a restful sleep to enjoy your morning coffee in the family room or on the deck; or head out for your morning run at the nature center just out the front door. The whole house is available for your enjoyment! Group events larger than 10 guests need prior approval. Our home is located in a well established neighborhood and fronts the Thurston Nature Center, which includes a natural prairie, pond, woods and is used as an outdoor education center. It is freely available for your pleasure. The neighborhood is well lit and very walkable. Within walking distance are two local malls with grocery and retail stores, restaurants, banks, drugstores. We offer easy self-check-in anytime after 4 PM and check-out before 11 AM

Reviews

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UM North Campus Home Away from Home - THIS IS WHERE YOU WANT TO STAY!
average rating of 4.918919 based on 37 reviews
Holly Springs, NC
5

Perfect fit for our reunion

  • 5 of 5

Had a 50 year reunion with 6 of my fraternity brothers. We all enjoyed the House. Everyone had a place to sleep and the living room with it’s large sofa provided the perfect location to seat around and chat and watch the TV.

  • Review Submitted: 29/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

THIS IS WHERE YOU WANT TO STAY . THIS SAYS IT ALL THIS NOT A HOUSE IT IS A HOME

  • 5 of 5

For over 40 years our family has been coming back to AA for a family football week-end. Four years ago our parents died but we wanted to keep the tradition alive, we rented a couple of other places but stumbled on this HOME which is right around the corner from our parents Condo, how perfect we were at Home. We have rented this Home for two years now and will continue to rent it as long as Michael and Diane have it on the market.It think is very rare situation when the week-end tenants of a Home become close to the owners of the Home , we do not required Michael and Diane our week-end land lords we regard them as close friends and members of our family. We remain in constant contact with them and hopefully you could get to meet them. It is hard to write a review about the home and location because in the topic About The Property because they give you excellent description of the Home and surroundings they understate how great it is when they say" comfortable-roomy and cheerful" . What is missing in this rental property? ABSOLUTE NOTHING, that is why we call it our AA HOME, it is not a house. It is a HOME that has been in Michael's family since 1963 ,the front picture of the HOME gives you a small indication of what is inside when you open the door, . We can all find time to complain and be critics but seldom to we take time to say thanks. Michael and Diane thanks for letting stay in your Home so close to our old one and giving us the chance to bring back some old fond memories and create some new one's.You gave us First Class treatment for a First Class home. Price wise for what you get in this Home , from our experience we do not feel can be beat.In summary a great HOME , in a great location with great owners. We hated writing this review because we do not anyone getting our week-end. Michael and Diane thanks for your HOME and the memories and hope to see you in 2018. GOD BLESS YOU

  • Review Submitted: 23/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Spacious and spotless!

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful, spacious, clean house...very comfortable and perfect for a college roommate reunion! The house is stocked with everything a group could want...the weather didn't allow us to use the beautiful back yard, but it would be PERFECT for a group in warm seasons.

Four bedrooms, all comfy, towels galore, and a quiet neighborhood.

Close to the main campus

  • Review Submitted: 17/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Provided us a great venue to make it to the football game and relax with friends in the evening.

  • 5 of 5

Entry instructions were e-mailed the week prior and we had no issues getting into the home. The house is spacious and clean...we were a group of eight adults and we had plenty of room. The kitchen was generously stocked with appliances, glasses, plates, etc. There was an abundance of towels for every restroom. We were there to spend time with friends and enjoy the Big House--this house was perfect. Uber was readily available to get downtown. Trip took 10-15 minutes. The back deck had plenty of space to enjoy the evening together.

We had a great time, and we'll be back.

Thanks Michael and Diane!

  • Review Submitted: 20/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Canfield, OH
5

Excellent property for a group!! Great owners...

  • 5 of 5

Very well appointed property with all the fixins! We love the location away from the campus. Easy access and excellent local shopping. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 11/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A truly amazing property!

  • 5 of 5

The entire experience with this property was truly amazing. This was our first time renting a house instead of multiple hotel rooms for Ingress events. The amenities in the house were exactly what we needed, and provided a welcoming experience to the area. The highlights include multiple bedrooms and full baths to accommodate our group. The house was clean and comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: 30/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
DTW Detroit Metro
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Downtown Ann Arbor
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Huron Hills Golf Course
Nearest Train
2.5 Miles
Ann Arbor Amtrak Statin
Nearest Motorway
1.2 Miles
US 23
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Carson's American Bistro
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Mt. Brighton, Michigan
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Whitmore Lake
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Thurston

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Ohio State
24 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
AU$660
 
 
Big Ten Championship
1 Dec 2017 - 3 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
AU$793
 
 
Christmas holidays
22 Dec 2017 - 28 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
AU$654
 
 
New Year's
29 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$793
 
 
Winter Special
8 Jan 2018 - 8 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$514
AU$3,305
 
 
Michigan commencement
26 Apr 2018 - 29 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$1,124
 
 
Spring / Summer
1 May 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$588
 
 
Ann Arbor Art Fair
19 Jul 2018 - 21 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$1,983
Flat fee
 
 
Western Michigan
6 Sep 2018 - 9 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$872
 
 
Southern Methodist Univ
13 Sep 2018 - 16 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$872
 
 
Nebraska
20 Sep 2018 - 23 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$872
 
 
Maryland
4 Oct 2018 - 7 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$872
 
 
Wisconsin
11 Oct 2018 - 14 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$872
 
 
Penn State
1 Nov 2018 - 4 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$872
 
 
Indiana
15 Nov 2018 - 18 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$872
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
AU$588
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$330.48
Tax Rate 6.0%

Special events and longer term inquiries are welcome; ask us about special rates. Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

House Rules

• This is our second home and while we want you to feel at home, we do ask that you treat our house, its systems and its furnishings with respect.
• This property accommodates 8 persons in 4 bedrooms as advertised. The maximum number of persons to stay overnight in this property is 10.
• This house, inside and outside, is a nonsmoking property. Any evidence of smoking will incur additional damage costs of $500 + $50 for every butt found.
• This is a pet-free home, both for visiting and for overnight stays.
• No campers, trailers, RV's or tents (camping or events).
• This is a quiet, family neighborhood, so please be mindful of the neighbors as you enjoy your stay, especially in terms of noise or loud music.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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