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KT - #1 Downtown Historic Kerrytown/Farmers Mkt

Bedrooms 1
Space 51 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4

Ann Arbor (formerly Bellanina) Guest House is located in the heart of Ann Arbor's Historic Kerrytown District. This exclusive and private residence is on the second floor of a 170 year old home surrounded by antique perennials. We are across from Kerrytown Shops and Market and the famed Kerrytown Farmer's Market (open Wednesdays & Saturdays in season). The area is vibrant with life and activity. With the Kerrytown Concert House next door, classical and jazz music often escapes their confines and fills the Guest House! We renovated this Guesthouse in February 2018 and it is fresh and new and sparkly after being open since 2003. We have new paint, new carpet, new bed, new draperies and window coverings, new kitchen appliances and more! The charm of this house keeps regulars, such as parents of kids at U of M or those coming for football weekends coming back. It becomes their home away from home. We have housed many professors for short and extended stays or couples come to escape their work-a-day world in search of a little peace and quiet from the kids and a night on the town.

Property Manager
Nina Howard
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
21 March, 2018

About Nina Howard

My life is ruled by my 5 pound dog, Ling-Ling. I never thought a dog could have such power over me! When I am not playing with her I am busy running 6 Guest Houses in Ann Arbor. My dog, Ling-Ling and I call North Carolina mountains my home, where my art studio (and garden) is located, but travel back and forth to Ann Arbor, enjoying my time in one of my Ann Arbor Guest Houses. What a life!

Nina Howard purchased this house in 2003

Why Nina Howard chose Kerrytown

I rented this property in 1994 on the first floor and began working out of my home offering massage and facelift massage. I also painted abstract art in the front room of the first floor. As time went on, this building turned into a Spa and I took over the second floor. Now, a couple of decades later, this building has re-invented itself and houses an apartment upstairs and the offices to the Institute and Spa downstairs. This property has been a gift to me and allowed me to re-invent my businesses over and over again!

What makes this house unique

Unique benefits in Kerrytown - the list is long:

Kerrytown Concert House next door (I've listened to Wynton Marsalis LIVE while lounging in bed sipping champagne); The Farmer's Market across the street; Kerrytown Shops and great food, shopping and cappucinos; Zingerman's a block away.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We have stayed all over Ann Arbor for the past 7 years - visiting our daughters at UM. The Bellanina Guesthouse is the very very best! Outstanding charming apartment, well appointed, high ceilings, hard wood floors, greta light, super comfy king bed, good futon for our other daughter, sweet kitchen with coffees, teas, and very well organized. We could put yummy supplies from the Kerrytown shops and Farmer's Market (right across the street) in the full size frig. Cannot overstate how excellent the location is. Walk to Main Street, meander to the Farmer's Market, Zingerman's, Co-op, campus, everywhere. There is a good off street parking spot as well. The den with supplies for doing business tasks was great. Sweet bathroom with plenty of hot water. if anything the photos don't do the Guesthouse justice. We loved everything about it and appreciated the extra touches, clear instructions, recycling bins, and all the little extras. It was so festive there that we had our graduation "picnic" in the kitchen and the 4 of us enjoyed the amenities immensely! If we are coming back to Ann Arbor we will definitely stay at Bellanina if it is available. Thanks, Nina, for such a wonderful spot. Truly a gem in Ann Arbor!
Apr 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Kerrytown, Michigan

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 51 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Broadband Access
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
  • The bathroom is small but the bathtub is delicious and shaped well for a great soak!
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon
    Den w/ Queen Futon - 1 sofa bed/futon
  • The bedroom is extra large with a King bed. The living room/sitting room is extra small with a queen sleeper sofa. We also have a pack 'n play available for toddlers upon request as well as a high chair.
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • Radio
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • long term rentals available
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • ice skating
Pets allowed by pre-approval with a $75 pet fee plus $10 per day. This unit is a second-floor unit. There is no elevator or ramp access.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(25 traveller reviews)

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KT - #1 Downtown Historic Kerrytown/Farmers Mkt
average rating of 4.64 based on 55 reviews

Warm and welcoming!

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful location. We parked our car and walked everywhere we wanted to go for three days. The suite was clean and beautifully appointed and the bed extremely comfortable. There is a charming reading room and a very functional little office. Nina was very accessible and helped us immediately with a small problem we had.

However, for some reason when the suite was updated they did not renovate the bathroom which is not up to the quality level of the rest of the suite. They also only upgraded half of the kitchen so that you have old cupboards and an older sink on one side and new appliances and one new cupboard on the other. The building definitely needs to be rewired as there are detailed instructions in the kitchen on what to do when the power goes out due to the system being overloaded, which apparently happens often. ( If this happens at night, it involves going down two flights of stairs, which do not have proper handrails, in the dark, and out of the building and around the side to where the fuse boxes are located.) So if you stay, pack a lantern or flashlight.

That being said, we had a delightful time. It is a short walk to Zingerman’s Deli, Footprints shoe store, Crazy Wisdom bookstore, and the Amadeus restaurant, where we had an amazing old world meal.

We would definitely recommend this to our friends or relatives and we look forward to our next stay.

  • Review Submitted: 12/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Northern Michigan

The best!!

  • 5 of 5

Nina has the perfect place!! A wonderful blend of comfort, and convenience!! And so clean!!

We walked to too many places to list. This is really a perfect place, and we look forward to always staying here when visiting Ann Arbor in the future!!

  • Review Submitted: 26/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review the Guesthouse. We appreciate your response and having you as a guest. We look forward to having you back!
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Nice place in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect spot for a weekend in Ann Arbor. Great price and perfect location. The owner was very accommodating. We would definitely come back!

  • Review Submitted: 16/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to post a review. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay. We plan for an upgrade/renovation in 2018. When you return it will be new and improved!
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Great location

  • 4 of 5

It was a great experience. The location was perfect and place was nice.

  • Review Submitted: 10/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable and clean house. Nina is very professional and accommodating. Can't ask for a better location.

  • Review Submitted: 25/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Grand Rapids, MI

Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

This guest house was perfect for our short stay in Ann Arbor. We walked downtown at night for dinner and drinks and then across the street to the Kerrytown shops for coffee, the farmer's market and some shopping. Communication was great beforehand and renting this guest house was very easy. We will definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 22/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Cafe Verde, zingerman's
Car: not necessary

Downtown Ann Arbor, Historic Kerrytown District, Farmer's Market, Zingerman's Deli, Kerrytown Shops, Bellanina Day Spa, Main Street


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Kerrytown, Michigan

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
1 Mar 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
27 Apr 2018 - 29 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
7 Sep 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
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14 Sep 2018 - 15 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
21 Sep 2018 - 22 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
5 Oct 2018 - 6 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
12 Oct 2018 - 13 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
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2 Nov 2018 - 3 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
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16 Nov 2018 - 17 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
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30 Nov 2018 - 1 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$32 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping AU$75.18 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

Event rates for Art Fair, holidays (3 day max event rate chg) and U of M events such as Graduation, Parents week, sporting events incur an additional charge of $25 per person per night.

In addition, rates are based on 2 person occupancy. Over 2 persons, there is a $25 per day charge for each person, up to 4.

A dog fee of $75 for dogs with prior approval plus $10 per day, first dog $5 per day 2nd dog. 2 dog limit. Dogs must be crated if guest is away from guesthouse. Dogs allowed on furniture as long as you provide sufficient blankets or sheets to protect furniture and bedding.

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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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