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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 2,400 sq. ft.
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:
June 24, 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!

Amenities

Thurston House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • 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 , combination tub/shower
    Master Bath - toilet , shower
    First Floor - toilet
    Finished Basement - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master with en suite - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • 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 Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • 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

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

UM North Campus Home Away from Home - THIS IS WHERE YOU WANT TO STAY!
average rating of 4.892857 based on 28 reviews
5

Good place for a family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Property was good. And near by to the downtown, had good time with my family

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kansas City, MO USA
5

Huge fully equipped home with plenty of room to spread out; lots of towels in hall closet!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fun time staying here. The owners were even kind enough to let us arrive a few hours before scheduled. Quiet neighborhood. The house was perfect for us - everyone had their own bedroom - windows all open for nice breeze at night. Thank you.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome Marathon Weekend

  • 5 of 5

A group of us were in town for the Ann Arbor half and full marathon. This home was fabulous and met all of our needs. I have rented a lot of houses and I will say this was, by far, the best supplied home. There was an abundance of towels to wine glasses to dishes! The beds were comfortable and the bedrooms were well equipped. We wished the weather was a little nicer so we could have enjoyed the outdoor space. There were eight adults in our party and this house had room for everyone. The owner Michael was helpful and available when we had questions. It was a quick drive in the morning to get to the start line which was located at the U of M football stadium. Ann Arbor is a great town. If we have a chance to visit again we would definitely stay at this house.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Holiday Dinner.

  • 4 of 5

Nice neighborhood, close to stores and services. Well stocked kitchen and very clean.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

My son was married in Ann Arbor and some out-of-state relatives stayed at this cozy, clean, fully-equipped home. It was perfect for us. A wonderful gathering place, plenty of room, everything you need in a kitchen, lots of towels and I could go on and on! I've rented homes in many other places and this was by far the best!

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Irving, TX
5

Fall visit to Ann Arbor

  • 5 of 5

We visited Ann Arbor at the end of Oct. and stayed at this lovely home. The house was absolutely perfect for our family. It was very clean and spacious. Our family is looking forward to another stay at this house when we return to Ann Arbor.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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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

Thurston House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Ann Arbor Art Fair
Jul 17 2017 - Jul 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
$465
 
 
Florida
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
$600
 
 
Cincinnati
Sep 8 2017 - Sep 10 2017
2 night minimum stay
$600
 
 
Air Force
Sep 15 2017 - Sep 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
$600
 
 
Michigan State
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
$600
 
 
Rutgers / UM Homecoming
Oct 26 2017 - Oct 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
$600
 
 
Minnesota
Nov 3 2017 - Nov 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
$600
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 20 2017 - Nov 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
$495
 
 
Ohio State
Nov 24 2017 - Nov 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
$600
 
 
Big Ten Championship
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
$600
 
 
Christmas holidays
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 28 2017
4 night minimum stay
$495
 
 
New Year's
Dec 29 2017 - Jan 4 2018
2 night minimum stay
$600
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$395
$7,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250

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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