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H1 #5 Downtown at Big House - Modern Luxury

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

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 Ann Arbor 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!

Property Manager
Nina Howard
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

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 retired founder of Bellanina Day Spa in Ann Arbor. 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 Ann Arbor

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!


Ann Arbor Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 11:00 AM
  • /
  • Check-out: 4:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1- Q - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 -Twn - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 -Sleeper - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Living room sofa
    Bedroom 4 -RW - 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Rollaway and crib available
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf


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H1 #5 Downtown at Big House - Modern Luxury
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 23 reviews

FANTASTIC! If you are looking for a convenient place to stay in Ann Arbor, this is your spot!

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic place to stay! We stayed here for our son's commissioning and graduation in April. This guesthouse is beautiful and clean and the location cannot be beat. We walked across the street for graduation and watched as other fought traffic. Nina provides so much more than expected - the little things that make you feel really welcome and appreciated as a guest. You cannot go wrong staying here!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! Thanks Jennifer for a great review. I am so happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed the Guesthouse as you did! We appreciate your business!
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The property was very clean and nicely furnished.

  • 4 of 5

Satisfied our needs very nicely.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Game Day Location!

  • 5 of 5

Best location for a Wolverine football game! Right across the street from the Big House with a convenient outdoor area for watching pre game fans. The apartment is clean, well equipped and full of game day spirit. The twin and queen size beds fit our group perfectly and check-in and parking was stress free. Hope to be back next year. Thank you Nina!

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome location, great amenities.

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was perfect. Great location and amenities. It includes a parking spot so easy to park and walk the town.

We would definitely return again.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Gayle for taking the time to let fellow travelers know about our awesome Guesthouse. We hope you come back and stay with us again! Nina
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Best location ever!

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our time in Ann Arbor for the Gopher/Michigan game! The guesthouse was the perfect location. We could easily walk to downtown and campus. It was comfortable accommodations too. Nina was very responsive and allowed us an early check-in and late check-out. Ann Arbor has much more to offer than we expected - lots of great restaurant and bars! Stay at this guesthouse if you want a great game-day experience!

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Laura, for your kind review. We hope to have you and your party back again!
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Excellent location

  • 5 of 5

Across the street from the big house!

Nicely appointed

Would definitely stay again!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Detroit Metro
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.2 Miles
U of M Golf Course
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Car: recommended

This location as a guest house is 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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping $75 + 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. For up to 2 additional people, for events or standard reservations, rates are $25 pp per night.

Manager'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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