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Nina Howard

Member since: 2011
Call Manager
Speaks english

Bellanina Guesthouse #5 - Big House across the street with Modern Luxury

11 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Ann Arbor holiday apartment

2 + BR across from The Big House

This 2BR apartment is located directly across the street from the Big House (U of M Football Stadium) and is directly below another Bellanina Guesthouse so that we can have large groups together for a joint vacation. It has been newly renovated and decorated (Summer 2015) with all new bathrooms, carpet/flooring, all new kitchen, granite counter tops with bar and patio to the outdoors. Modern and clean, crisp white sheets and lots of towels and with team spirit!

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • long term rentals available
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Nina Howard (Property Manager)
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Member since: 2011
Call Manager
Speaks english

About Nina Howard

Friends, Nina Howard and Denise Firoozi joined forces to put together this first joint venture for Bellanina Guesthouses. Nina, is the the founder of Bellanina Day Spa in Ann Arbor, Bellanina Institute and Bellanina Guesthouses. Denise is the Executive VP and Co-Founder of PAC Group, a global Engineering firm headquartered in Troy, Mi. Denise Firoozi shown in photograph.

Nina Howard purchased this apartment in 2015

Why Nina Howard chose Southeast Michigan

The obvious reason that we set up this unique property at this location is to support our travelers with an easy way to come to Ann Arbor and to be able to walk across the street to "mecca" (aka Big House). The lucky person who rents this Guesthouse has a front row/center opportunity to sleep, eat and enjoy the football weekend as a whole experience!

What makes this apartment unique

Modern, full kitchen including brand new appliances (dishwasher), brand new furniture, modern art, modern bathroom, patio, walking distance to downtown, walk across the street for football, close to Whole Foods, comfortable and beautiful! Go Blue!

Reviews

4.9
based on 11 traveller reviews

Bellanina Guesthouse #5 - Big House across the street with Modern Luxury
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews
5

Great location for a game!

  • 5 of 5

I've stayed in Nina's houses before, and they are lovely. This one is decorated in Maze & Blue and right across the street from the Big House. Not too far to walk into town for dinner, either. About 7/10 of a mile and you're on Main by all the restaurants. This one also has a dining table that seats 6 plus 3 bar stools if you're eating in.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments for our future guests. We do appreciate it and appreciate your business!
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5

Great stay across the street from Big House!

  • 5 of 5

This is a fantastic place to stay especially for attending game at Big House - it is literally across the street! Everything was great about the stay, when we arrived on Friday evening the sofa bed was even set up for us with bedding, knowing we'd have two children who'd be sleeping there. The condo was clean, comfortable, lots of towels, and the coffee was good too. My ONLY comment is that the TV had digital antenna with poor reception - a bit of a pain not being able to watch TV; would suggest owner upgrades to more reliable TV service. Overall would highly recommend the place to any visitor to Ann Arbor.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Phenomenal stay!

  • 5 of 5

Shared this apartment for a weekend with four friends. Beautiful apartment, extremely comfortable, and the location can't be beat! The unit is well stocked and impeccably decorated. Would highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We strive to make our Guesthouses the most comfortable and visually pleasing that we can. We are glad we accomplished our goal!
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Curitiba, Brazil
5

I had an excellent experience!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was impeccable when I arrived with my group. The amenities such as toaster, coffee maker, dishwasher were a must and coffee and tea + sweetener and seasonings and spices were very handy. The maintenance and housekeeping were available for minor things we needed and they were very prompt to sort out a problem with the key. Very caring staff and very professional.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Nina Howard is the reason VRBO is popular!

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we have rented a VRBO property owned or managed by Nina Howard. We frequently rent using VRBO, and if she rented more properties around the world, we would rent exclusively from her. Nina provides all the little things that truly change your stay: high quality, soft sheets, an abundance of white clean towels, plenty of toilet paper, Kleenex and paper towel, dish soap, sponges, filtered water .., when you arrive in a new city it is such a pleasure to have all of these "extras" provided for you - and a week's worth at that! We have stayed in so many rentals that are stripped bare but not Nina's place. Nina goes above and beyond, stocking the apartment with her fabulous spa body wash, shampoo and conditioner from her Bellanina day spa, along with white spa robes. Plenty of dishes, glasses and silverware, and all matched, too. And everything in the place is sparkly clean.

The location of the apartment was easy, with a large parking lot. It is literally across the street from the stadium - though we were not there during football season.

Definitely rent from Nina Howard. Enjoy!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You don't know how much I appreciate it that someone 'gets' my vision of what a traveller should receive when booking one of my guest houses. Thank you, thank you, and thank you!
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5

Love it

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is lovely arranged, cleaned and close to everything. The kitchen is well stocked!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Detroit Metro
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Gratzi
Nearest Golf
0.2 Miles
U of M Golf Course
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Amtrack
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
I-94
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Gratzi
Car: recommended

This location as a guest house will be the envy of all football goers! Located across the street from the Big House, you have everything at your finger tips to enjoy a wonderful weekend with family and friends. A short walk to downtown for dinner or take your car! This Guest House, with parking for one, is convenient to all.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Rental Basis:
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Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Christmas
23 Dec 2016 - 24 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
A$656
Flat fee
 
 
New Years
30 Dec 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
A$656
Flat fee
 
 
U of M Graduation
27 Apr 2017 - 1 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$504
 
 
U of M Cincinnati
8 Sep 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$1,193
Flat fee
 
 
U of M Air Force
15 Sep 2017 - 16 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$1,193
Flat fee
 
 
U of M OPEN
29 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$1,193
Flat fee
 
 
U of M MI STATE
6 Oct 2017 - 7 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$1,220
Flat fee
 
 
U of M Rutgers
27 Oct 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$1,193
Flat fee
 
 
U of M Minnesota
3 Nov 2017 - 4 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$1,193
Flat fee
 
 
U of M Ohio
24 Nov 2017 - 25 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$1,220
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
A$294
A$1,777
A$4,393
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$34 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping A$106 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

Rates are subject to change until this reservation is confirmed. We refund your deposit up to 30 days prior to your stay less a 5% cancellation fee for stays less than 30 days and up to 60 days prior for stays over one month. This Guest House can be expanded to include the apartment above to double your group size. Please inquire! All holidays, U of M events i.e. ball games, graduation, and art fair incur additional fees due to supply and demand. Holiday and event rates are based on 4 people flat fee of $397.50 per night. For up to 2 additional people, for events or standard reservations, rates are $25 pp per night.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1- Q - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 -Twn - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 3 -Sleeper - 2 sofa bed/futon , Living room sofa
    Bedroom 4 -RW - 1 single bed , 1 cot , Rollaway and crib available
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • long term rentals available
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf