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Nina Howard

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

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

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

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Overview

Southeast Michigan House Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, Private Office/bedroom, Sleeper sofa +l1 full bath, sleeps 7

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

4.6
based on 16 traveler reviews

Bellanina Guest House #3 -Central Downtown- Convenient, Home/Office
average rating of 4.5625 based on 34 reviews
5

Wonderful Location

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for a wonderful girls weekend! We loved the location, as we could walk everywhere! It was perfect for a quick weekend getaway. And the shower water pressure and shower products were amazing!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great house in a perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

Nina's house worked perfectly for my families visit to Ann Arbor. It was well equipped and close to everything. The kitchen had everything we needed to cook a full dinner every night. I'm so happy we found this house and hope to come back soon!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a weekend visiting our son at UM. Perfect location, close to everything. We walked to campus, walked to the game, and walked to dinner. Great kitchen too!

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are so glad you had a great stay with your son and gave him an opportunity to have a "home" to come to where Mom and Dad were. I hope your special meal you cooked him was appreciated! We hope you come again! Warmest regards, Nina
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5

excellent accommodations and experience

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for a golf weekend and football game and were very happy with the experience. Location in downtown Ann Arbor is perfect. The interior is very clean with beds to accommodate 5-6 people. The kitchen was unusually well equipped for a VRBO rental. Great to have a parking space. Wifi.

Communication with the owner was easy, timely and helpful. We will definitely seek to stay here again next Fall.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your feedback. We enjoyed having you as our Guests and looking forward to having you back! Nina
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5

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Our son has been very ill this past year, often requiring last minute hospitalizations. Nina has gone above and beyond several times now to help us get into the rental at the last minute. She aways makes sure everything is as easy as possible. The house has been perfect for our needs, it's a great location, very clean and the little things - filtered water, great coffee bar, herbal tea and nice soaps in the bathroom make a big difference after a tough day at the hospital. Thank you to Nina and her crew for all their support and for access to this lovely home!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to post a review. Well aware of the stress you were going through, we made every effort to support you and your family in a time of need. We hope you don't come back! That means, we hope your son thrives and no longer needs medical attention. But if he does, we will be there as best we can! Sincerely, Nina
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Great location

  • 4 of 5

My family and I stayed here with my cousin and her family for another cousins wedding weekend at the University of Michigan. It was perfectly situated between the wedding party hotel and all the weekend activities. Bar Louie (where the welcome party was hosted) was across the street!

The manager was incredibly accommodating and allowed us to check out late. The rooms and furnishing were basic but appropriate for what we needed. We all enjoyed the spa shampoo and lotions.

Best for families with only 1 car.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate your review and we are glad that it suited your needs and that your family enjoyed it. Thank you and please come back soon! Nina
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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:
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Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Ann Arbor Art Fair
Jul 21 2016 - Jul 24 2016
2 night minimum stay
$289
 
 
U of M Hawaii
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 3 2016
2 night minimum stay
$775
Flat fee
 
 
U of M UCF Knights
Sep 9 2016 - Sep 10 2016
2 night minimum stay
$775
Flat fee
 
 
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
$239
$1,463
$3,570
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping $75 + 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

Southeast Michigan 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
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
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
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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