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KT - #1 Ann Arbor (Bellanina) Guest House - Historic Kerrytown

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 550 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet

Overview

About the property

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4

Ann Arbor (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 160 year old home surrounded by antique perennials and 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! Our floors are creaky but are covered in Natural Seagrass flooring and antique oriental rugs. 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
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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2017

About Nina Howard

My life is ruled by my dog, Ling-Ling. I never thought a dog could have such power over me! When I am not playing with them I am busy running 5 Guest Houses in Ann Arbor. My dog, Ling-Ling and I call North Carolina mountains my home 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 Michigan

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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Amenities

Kerrytown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • 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 ...
  • fax
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The bathroom is small but the bathtub is delicious and shaped well for a great soak!
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Den w/ Queen Futon - 1 sleep sofa /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.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • ice skating
Notes:
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.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

KT - #1 Ann Arbor (Bellanina) Guest House - Historic Kerrytown
average rating of 4.65 based on 50 reviews
Grand Rapids, MI
5

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.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Quiet and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great location. Apartment very well cared for and beautifully decorated.

  • 4 of 5

Nina was very responsive and helpful in responding to our questions. The apartment is in an old building, but it's beautifully decorated and very well supplied with anything guests might need. We had a wonderful stay and would be happy to return. Our only hesitation is that we feel it is somewhat overpriced.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Clean and Cozy

  • 5 of 5

I've stayed in this flat twice and would stay again. Comfortable and relaxed with easy access to anything in downtown Ann Arbor.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

An incredible spot in a wonderful location!

  • 5 of 5

The Bellanina Guest House was an extremely comfortable place to stay with tons of amenities (including a speaker system wired throughout the house to enjoy tapes & CDs); a kitchen stocked with cooking utensils, coffees & teas; and you can't beat staying in Kerrytown. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed having you as our Guest and happy you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for your feedback!
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5

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in this cute and comfortable apartment! I would highly recommend to other travelers. Great location for walking and entertainment, with good restaurants close by.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Zingerman's Delicatessen
"The best deli in America! 7 blocks away!"
Cafe Zola
Michigan Stadium
"Go Blue! Michigan Stadium is across the street from this location."
Whole Foods Market
Kelsey Museum of Archaeology
Mani Osteria
"My favorite restaurant and it is only 2 blocks away on Division and Liberty!"
Zingerman's Delicatessen
"The best deli in America! 7 blocks away!"
Michigan Theater
Ann Arbor Farmers Market
Starbucks
"Two Starbucks nearby, one on Liberty and State (4 blocks) and one on Liberty and Main (4 blo..."
TeaHaus
Bellanina Day Spa & Gift Boutique
"Our sister company! The best spa in town!"

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

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Rates & Availability

Kerrytown House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
U of M Cincinnati
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 10 2017
2 night minimum stay
$658
Flat fee
 
 
U of M Air Force
Sep 15 2017 - Sep 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
$658
Flat fee
 
 
U of M -OPEN
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
$658
Flat fee
 
 
U of M MI STATE
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 7 2017
2 night minimum stay
$678
Flat fee
 
 
U of M RUTGERS
Oct 27 2017 - Oct 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
$658
Flat fee
 
 
U of M Minnesota
Nov 3 2017 - Nov 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
$658
Flat fee
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 23 2017 - Nov 23 2017
1 night minimum stay
$229
Flat fee
 
 
U of M Ohio State
Nov 24 2017 - Nov 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
$658
Flat fee
 
 
Christmas
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
$458
Flat fee
 
 
New Year's
Dec 31 2017 - Jan 1 2018
2 night minimum stay
$458
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$199
$1,043
$2,670
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping per 2 ppl $69
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.

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