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Quaint & Cozy Apartment w/Solar on 14 Gorgeous Acres Just Minutes From Ann Arbor

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 51 m²
Property type bungalow

Overview

About the property

550 Square Foot 'Home' With Private Entrance, Kitchen And Bath.

Visiting your U of M student for the holidays or coming to the Detroit area to visit friends or family or do business? This is the PERFECT LOCATION if you desire a cozy, comfortable, private, and clean place to stay while visiting the Ann Arbor or southeastern Michigan areas.

This apartment is newer construction and includes slate flooring, bay window and gorgeous view of the naturalized acreage in the backyard. There are two main living areas to relax in: a spacious bedroom and 20x14 living area. The décor is neutral and features interesting little owner finds from their antique-ing, garage sale-ing and DIY-ing. Tons of storage is at your disposal if you’re considering an extended stay.

The kitchen area is fully equipped with everything you’ll need to make yourself at home: full-size refrigerator & apartment-size stove, pots & pans, dishes & stemware, cooking utensils, serving bowls & silverware. We even throw in the coffee & fixin’s to help get you going in the morning.

Your bathroom features full-sized tub and plenty of room to move around. A bench seat and plenty of plush towels are included. You also have access to the laundry area.

Did we happen to mention the house sits on nearly fourteen acres? It is set back from the road to afford you plenty of privacy, yet in a residential area so you’re not isolated by any means. You’ll love sipping your coffee on the porch in the morning, hanging out by the campfire at night, or taking a quick run through the fields and woods behind the house when feeling the need to get some quick exercise in.

Oh, and there’s a pool and two-person hot tub, so you’ll want to bring your suit. The backyard area features two BBQ grills (both charcoal and gas so you don’t have to choose!), spacious deck and five foot in-ground swimming pool. (For safety reasons, no one under 18 is allowed in the pool area without a parent or guardian present.)

While we're not environmental fanatics, we do what we can to minimize our impact on the planet. You'll find gardens, rain barrel, lots of naturalized area and solar panels on the property. We do compost and recycle, and encourage our guests to do the same.

Want a special meal prepared or to host an event for family or friends? A former Las Vegas sous chef lives next door - he is available for catering or small dinner party service, schedule permitting, of course.

Click the "Book It" button now to make a reservation. PLEASE CHECK OUR CALENDAR FOR AVAILABILITY first as it is always kept up-to-date. Or send an inquiry for an exact quote if that is important to you. The automated process sometimes includes items/doesn't include items in their quote so it is rarely correct. Make sure to mention if you're bringing a pet. We look forward to having you! (Maximum 2-week rental term.)

More Details

Owner
Tracy Ball
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
17 October, 2017

About Tracy Ball

Dave and I have known each other since our senior year of high school. We spent senior weekend together camping with a group of our friends and haven’t been apart much since. We've been married 36 years, and most of them have been pretty darn good.

Our daughter lives in Seattle; our son and his family are transitioning back here from Las Vegas. His family includes our first and only grandchild.

We love being empty-nesters, and we also love traveling the country to see the kids (who have also resided in Chattanooga, Texas and Virginia Beach.) I just got my own motorcycle so we can both ride together or alone. We adore – well, at least I do – our Great Dane, Memphis, and are on our 8th Jeep. Guess you could say we are trying to enjoy life while we can.

'We have our health and family. Life is better than we deserve!'

Tracy Ball purchased this bungalow in 2005

Why Tracy Ball chose Michigan

We have lived in the Belleville area for over 25 years ... it has been an amazing place to raise our family and grow older together. It affords us the best of both worlds ... rural setting to be close to nature yet close enough to the city so that when we want to mix and mingle it up with people, we're just a short drive away.

It has been a pure joy to hop on the bike (motor or pedal) and explore the surrounding area. Everything you might possibly want or need out of life is just around the corner from here.

What makes this bungalow unique

This property was the perfect place where we could care for our aging parents. The house is a ranch design, and we were able to create separate living quarters for them out of the attached garage.

Now that they no longer need it, we've decided to share this comfortable space with others. It's important to have a nice, clean, secure location while away from home. It is so much better than a cold and maybe clean hotel room or the awkwardness and perhaps inconvenience of staying with friends or relatives. We've used VRBO numerous times and always found it a great experience.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for helping us with Flash, our 2 1/2-year-old Bassador. He loved running around in the snow.
Feb 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW)
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Lots of Them in Town
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Lower Huron Metropark
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Amtrak - Ann Arbor or Dearborn
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
I-94 or I-275
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Lots of Them in Town
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Mt. Brighton
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Banotai Park
Car: necessary

Belleville is the perfect, unique location only 15 minutes from a big city. Enjoy the quiet, peaceful setting while enjoying a campfire and watching wildlife in their natural habitat. 5 minutes away is the quaint downtown area with enough to keep you busy for the evening, including restaurants, library and small-town stores.

At night you're only minutes away from some of the best nightlife in this area of the state.

15 minutes away is Canton: big box stores and franchises abound along with local treasures. You'll want to check out Sze-Chuan Restaurant and The Bowery Grille & Pub if you're hungry, and Canton is also home to an Ikea.

25 minutes away is Ann Arbor, home to the infamous University of Michigan. Ann Arbor is one of the coolest towns around and a designated Tree City. Their public transportation system is convenient and easy to use. You'll want to explore U of M's campus and the many interesting shops and restaurants that surround it. Hit up Main Street, REI and the Jamaican Jerkpit for starters.

35 minutes away is Detroit. Enjoy nationally-ranked sports teams. The Riverwalk is a MUST SEE if you have time - rent a Segway or a bike and spent hours riding along the waterfront trail and up the Dequindre Cut. You could spend the whole weekend in Detroit visiting all the museums, art institutes and historical places that abound.

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow rental in Belleville

Property Type:
  • bungalow
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 51 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
  • Big enough for two to move around in comfortably, with a bench seat and plenty of plush towels provided. We also provide lotions, shampoo and conditioner, and blow dryer.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , Can locate a pack and play for an infant if needed.
  • Can sleep two in the bedroom. There are a fold-up single guest bed and the couch for the 3rd and 4th adults to sleep on in the great room. We also have a twin bed we can provide upon request. We've had two couples share the space as well as four women for a bachelorette party and all found it very comfortable.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 2 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Help yourself to the veggies and herbs you'll find in the garden, as there's no way we'll eat it all. You'll love it here so much you'll want to make this your home away from home whenever you're in the area. Just read our reviews to remove any doubts!

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Quaint & Cozy Apartment w/Solar on 14 Gorgeous Acres Just Minutes From Ann Arbor
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Perfect for a weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This place was perfect for our weekend getaway. The house had everything we needed and was very comfortable. Tracy greeted us when we arrived. We spent some time in Detroit and Ann Arbor, so this location was ideal to visit both. I would definitely recommend this rental!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are a great location for both Detroit and Ann Arbor - thanks for mentioning that. And just 20 minutes from metro airport, too. Please come back and see us again!
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very clean and nice rural getaway

  • 4 of 5

felt like home and especially enjoyed the paths around the meadow with my dogs. Our dogs are not used to hearing other dogs so close so that was hard when first arriving-owners dog is well behaved and they are respectful of other dogs on the property

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed the trails - they're definitely one of the highlights of the property. And thanks for the compliments about Memphis - he is a great dog. Sorry yours had a little bit of a hard time adjusting, but glad they ended up settling in. Thanks for staying with us!
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Gracious Hospitality

  • 5 of 5

Many places provide a clean and fresh environment, but when those essentials not only "meet expectations", but far exceed expectations, you know you've found a place you'd love to return to again and again. Tracy and Dave's wonderful setting is made superb by their kind hospitality. Striking a perfect balance between "leaving their guests be" and "being sensitive to their needs and even wants", this couple is the perfect host and hostess . The complimentary bottle of wine was the icing on the cake.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Awwwww, you're making me tear up. It's so gratifying to know we are "doing it right." We loved having you as well, and hope you come back soon.
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Bungalow resort

  • 5 of 5

Totally enjoyable!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, William! Short and sweet - I love it! Hope to have you again next time you visit the kids at U of M in Ann Arbor. You're welcome any time!
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Great hosts, super clean!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with 3 friends for a girls birthday getaway and we all loved everything about it! Tracy and Dave are the best hosts. They really went above and beyond to make our stay enjoyable. Tracy even had cupcakes and a little gift for the birthday girls which was so sweet and such a nice and unexpected surprise! The place is super clean and nicely decorated and the property is beautiful. We felt like we were up north! We used the pool and hot tub, both of which were so nice and clean. After we arrived back from a nice dinner out, they had the bonfire started for us which was awesome. We all enjoyed every minute of being here! We were already talking about making this an annual trip before we even left!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a lot of fun for me, too, coming up with the little birthday special touches. And you all were so pleasant and appreciative! I can't wait to do it again next year with you. Maybe you can stay a whole weekend instead of just one night???
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A little piece of home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

I booked this place because it looked very clean and they were able to host pets. We had plans to stay here during Track Nationals. However, due to getting the stomach bug I was not able to make it, only the teams coach that we were hosting due to all his hard work and dedication to the team. I was very jealous of all the photos he sent. He felt very much at home and did not want to leave!!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having your coach stay with us. What a positive role model for our Junior Olympiads! We hope you have reason to stay with us in the future.
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday bungalow in Belleville

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Additional information about rental rates

EXTRA: $100 refundable pet deposit required for all pets. Pet deposit will be returned within 48 hours of check-out if apartment is left in acceptable condition. Cleaning fee if you bring a pet is $50, with no pets it is $35. 3rd and/or 4th adults are $10/night each.

First full week is $580 and second full week is $500. Two week maximum rental, please.

Payment accepted through PayPal, which is very easy even if you don't have an account.

NOTE: The rate quoted by VRBO is not accurate as it doesn't include additional fees for cleaning, extra adults or pets. If you would like an exact rate, please ask for a quote.

Full refund if cancelled 30 days prior to arrival; all but $150 deposit returned if less than 30 days cancellation.

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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