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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:
December 17, 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 Thurston

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:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • 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

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UM North Campus Home Away from Home - THIS IS WHERE YOU WANT TO STAY!
average rating of 4.9210525 based on 38 reviews
Chicago, IL
5

Great home!

  • 5 of 5

Such a great place, with shopping near by and all the items anyone would need in a home. Multiple living spaces to hang out in and plenty of bedrooms for multiple families. Would rent again.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Holly Springs, NC
5

Perfect fit for our reunion

  • 5 of 5

Had a 50 year reunion with 6 of my fraternity brothers. We all enjoyed the House. Everyone had a place to sleep and the living room with it’s large sofa provided the perfect location to seat around and chat and watch the TV.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

THIS IS WHERE YOU WANT TO STAY . THIS SAYS IT ALL THIS NOT A HOUSE IT IS A HOME

  • 5 of 5

For over 40 years our family has been coming back to AA for a family football week-end. Four years ago our parents died but we wanted to keep the tradition alive, we rented a couple of other places but stumbled on this HOME which is right around the corner from our parents Condo, how perfect we were at Home. We have rented this Home for two years now and will continue to rent it as long as Michael and Diane have it on the market.It think is very rare situation when the week-end tenants of a Home become close to the owners of the Home , we do not required Michael and Diane our week-end land lords we regard them as close friends and members of our family. We remain in constant contact with them and hopefully you could get to meet them. It is hard to write a review about the home and location because in the topic About The Property because they give you excellent description of the Home and surroundings they understate how great it is when they say" comfortable-roomy and cheerful" . What is missing in this rental property? ABSOLUTE NOTHING, that is why we call it our AA HOME, it is not a house. It is a HOME that has been in Michael's family since 1963 ,the front picture of the HOME gives you a small indication of what is inside when you open the door, . We can all find time to complain and be critics but seldom to we take time to say thanks. Michael and Diane thanks for letting stay in your Home so close to our old one and giving us the chance to bring back some old fond memories and create some new one's.You gave us First Class treatment for a First Class home. Price wise for what you get in this Home , from our experience we do not feel can be beat.In summary a great HOME , in a great location with great owners. We hated writing this review because we do not anyone getting our week-end. Michael and Diane thanks for your HOME and the memories and hope to see you in 2018. GOD BLESS YOU

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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minneapolis
5

Spacious and spotless!

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful, spacious, clean house...very comfortable and perfect for a college roommate reunion! The house is stocked with everything a group could want...the weather didn't allow us to use the beautiful back yard, but it would be PERFECT for a group in warm seasons.

Four bedrooms, all comfy, towels galore, and a quiet neighborhood.

Close to the main campus

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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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!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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