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Nina Howard

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Bellanina Guest House #3 -Central Downtown- Convenient, Home/Office

26 Reviews
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview

Ann Arbor House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, Sleeper queen sofa +1 full bath, sleeps 8

In the very heart of Downtown Ann Arbor, you will be only steps away from countless conveniences, shopping, and the best dining Ann Arbor has to offer. Attending a University of Michigan Football game? Walk there. Going out to a nice dinner or cocktails? Walk there. Visiting a student at U of M? You guessed it... walk! Everything is right outside your door. All the comforts of home can be found in this first floor duplex apartment. Full kitchen, living room, two bedrooms, a full bathroom, AND and amazing office space to accomplish any task that business demands. Fax/Copier/Printer. Monitor, keyboard, phone and large desk. Park your car and stay awhile!

Bellanina Day Spa & Spa Amenities: Bellanina Day Spa & Gift Boutique is a sister company, located in downtown Ann Arbor. Bellanina Day Spa is an award winning Spa with the finest services in skin care, massage and nail services, steam rooms, whirlpool hydrotherapy and a gift boutique. Just mention you are a Guest at the Guest House when booking your appointment and receive a free Steam shower when you purchase a massage or skin care service, Tuesday - Thursday. 734 327 1000

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Nina Howard (Property Manager)
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Member since: 2011
Call Manager
Speaks: english

About Nina Howard

My life is ruled by my dogs, Ling-Ling and Chen-Chen. I never thought two tiny 5 dogs could have such power over me! When I am not playing with them, I am busy running 4 Guest Houses in Ann Arbor, and being Co-Owner of Bellanina Day Spa (4 blocks from this location) or Bellanina Institute (located on the first floor of the Kerrytown location). I travel a lot teaching a wonderful anti-aging technique called Bellanina Facelift Massage, to massage therapists, estheticians at spas and resorts around the country. I call North Carolina mountains my home but travel back and forth to Ann Arbor, enjoying my time in one of my four Bellanina Guest Houses. What a life!

Nina Howard purchased this house in 2012

Why Nina Howard chose Southeast Michigan

I lived in this property back in the 90's and mentioned a few years later, to the landlord, that it would make a great Bellanina Guest House. He offered it to me in the Spring of 2012 and I got busy pulling it together. It is a work in progress. I love staying here and remembering the 'good 'ol days' when I would dart in and out of my apartment enjoying the fun filled life of living right in the middle of town.

What makes this house unique

Everything is within a 5 block walk, U of M, Main Street, Kerrytown! Okay, walking to the Stadium takes a few more blocks to get there. Having a parking space in town is a big plus if you think you need a car. Teeming life on the streets on the other side of your front door.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Hello Nina,

We had an absolutely great time! Thank you for everything. You have created a wonderful space, we were so comfortable and truly enjoyed ourselves. We are already talking about coming again some time! :)

Thank you & Take Care,
Nov 2014
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Reviews

4.7
based on 26 traveler reviews

Bellanina Guest House #3 -Central Downtown- Convenient, Home/Office
average rating of 4.6923075 based on 44 reviews
5

Perfect Home for the Weekend.

  • 5 of 5

Comfortably fit five and we were very impressed on the cleanliness and comfort of the home. The location was the best part, and literally walking distance from everything in Ann Arbor. I fell in love with the area and the house was the perfect getaway spot for the weekend. Nina did EXCELLENT in assuring that we had a great weekend. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying with us! We appreciate the business!
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5

Lovely house in a perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking to spend any time in downtown Ann Arbor, this is the place to be! It's extremely convenient and plenty big for a small group or family.

The inside of the house is very nice and well decorated. Plus the ease of check in/communication with owners was great! Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect location and unexpected delightful amenities.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Bellanina Guest House #3 over a long weekend for a wedding. There were 5 adults and 1 child who split the property and there was enough space, albeit cozy. There were two amenities at this property that made it stand out - the fantastic spa toiletries and the specialty water filtration system. Another thing to mention is that the location of the property cannot be beat. It comes with a single parking space right in downtown Ann Arbor which is hard to beat and there are several other parking options within walking distance to the property but they do require payments. We were able to walk everywhere we wanted and needed to go and I absolutely would stay at this property again if I need to travel to Ann Arbor.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Location!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in Ann Arbor thanks in a large part to Nina's hospitality. The rental was clean and more spacious than I expected. Everything we needed was available and we were a short walking distance to the major points of interest in the town. My two young children (7 and 9) loved the town and the bedroom with two twin beds. I would definitely rent this place again if we were to return to Ann Arbor!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! We look forward to your return! Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your experience. My team, Tracey and Diane, work hard to keep everything looking good! Nina Howard
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5

Amazing Experience

  • 5 of 5

This is one of the finest rental properties we have used. Yes, it is an older home (which adds to the charm), but it is beautifully appointed. The owner has thought of every detail. The location is as good as it gets for a trip to Ann Arbor -- a treat for me for my first trip back after graduating 17 years ago. The campus is right out your front door, but the home is quiet. Having a parking spot in this area of town is very convenient as well.

This property is on our "short list" to return to some time in the future!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your lovely review. We try to think of everything to make your visit to Ann Arbor comfortable. It is great to get feedback that we accomplished our goals! Thanks again!
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4

charming house

  • 4 of 5

great location to night life for all ages and right across from a cute little market

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Detroit Metro or Ann Arbor Regional
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
Bar Louie
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
I-94
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Mani Osteria Restaurant
Nearest Beach
150 Miles
Lake Michigan
Car: not necessary

In the very heart of Downtown Ann Arbor, you will be only steps away from countless conveniences, shopping, and the best dining Ann Arbor has to offer. Attending a University of Michigan Football game? Walk there. Going out to a nice dinner or cocktails? Walk there. Visiting a student at U of M? You guessed it... walk! Everything is right outside your door. All the comforts of home can be found in this first floor apartment. Full kitchen, living room, two bedrooms, a full bathroom, AND and amazing office space to accomplish any task that business demands. Park your car and stay awhile!

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Rates & Availability

Ann Arbor House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
U of M Colorado
Sep 16 2016 - Sep 17 2016
2 night minimum stay
$775
Flat fee
 
 
U of M Penn St
Sep 23 2016 - Sep 24 2016
2 night minimum stay
$775
Flat fee
 
 
U of M Wisconsin
Sep 30 2016 - Oct 1 2016
2 night minimum stay
$775
Flat fee
 
 
U of M Illinois
Oct 21 2016 - Oct 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
$775
Flat fee
 
 
U of M Maryland
Nov 4 2016 - Nov 5 2016
2 night minimum stay
$775
Flat fee
 
 
U of M Indiana
Nov 18 2016 - Nov 19 2016
2 night minimum stay
$775
Flat fee
 
 
U of M Graduation
Apr 28 2017 - May 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$350
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$249
$1,533
$3,570
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping $79 + 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 4 person occupancy. Over 4 persons, there is a $25 per day charge for each person, up to 7. Please ask for a quote to determine your rate.

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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Amenities

Ann Arbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Computer Available ...
  • Dialup Access
  • Filtered Water
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Printer
  • Scanner
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • fax
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , The office can accommodate a single rollaway bed.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Two twins are extra long (XL)
    Bedroom 4 - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa in liv room is a queen sleeper - memory foam matterss
    Bedroom 1 - 2 queen
  • Pack-n-play available and sofa in living room turns into a queen bed as well.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Porch Furniture
  • Yard
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Housekeeping
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
Notes:
The sofa bed in the livingroom sleeps 2. Office set up includes 3 in 1 printer/fax/copier. Wireless internet. Monitor, keyboard. Need an adapter for mac laptops for monitor connection. Large desk.

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