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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 an hour
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
21 September, 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 Michigan

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!

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

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 4.9117646 based on 34 reviews
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: Sep 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 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: Sep 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 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: Aug 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great experience

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home, in a great location

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

What a great home. Plenty of room for the whole family. And only a few miles from downtown.

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time in Ann Arbor. My family and I flew out for a wedding and this was the perfect home base. Michael went out of his way to accommodate us. If we ever come back to Ann Arbor. This is where I want to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Central New York
5

Wow. Perfect for a large group!

  • 5 of 5

We didn't really have a large group so private bedrooms for all. Michael and Diane thought of everything to make our stay enjoyable. Well stocked and VERY comfortable!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
 
Michigan State
6 Oct 2017 - 8 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$757
 
 
Rutgers / UM Homecoming
26 Oct 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$757
 
 
Minnesota
3 Nov 2017 - 5 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$757
 
 
Thanksgiving
20 Nov 2017 - 23 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$624
 
 
Ohio State
24 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$757
 
 
Big Ten Championship
1 Dec 2017 - 3 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$757
 
 
Christmas holidays
22 Dec 2017 - 28 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
A$624
 
 
New Year's
29 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
A$757
 
 
Winter Special
8 Jan 2018 - 8 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
A$491
A$3,153
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
A$561
 

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit A$315.35

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.
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