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Quaint & Cozy Apartment Just 25 Minutes from U of M in Gorgeous, Rural Setting

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Last updated: 12/22/2014
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Ann Arbor bungalow description

Visiting your University of Michigan student for the holidays or coming into town to attend one of the big games? This is the PERFECT LOCATION if you desire a cozy, comfortable, private, and clean place to stay while visiting friends or relatives in the Ann Arbor or metropolitan Detroit areas.

This apartment is new construction and includes slate flooring, bay window and gorgeous view of the naturalized acreage in the backyard. There are two main living spaces to relax in: a spacious bedroom and 20x14 living area. The décor is neutral and features interesting little owner finds from their antique-ing, garage sale-ing and DIY-ing. Tons of storage is at your disposal if you’re considering an extended stay.

The kitchen area is fully equipped with everything you’ll need to make yourself at home: full-size refrigerator & apartment-size stove, pots & pans, dishes & stemware, cooking utensils, serving bowls and dishes. We’ve even thrown in the coffee & fixin’s to help get you going in the morning.

The completely private bathroom features full-sized tub and plenty of room to move around. There’s also access to the laundry area, with owner permission ahead of time.

Did we happen to mention the house sits on thirteen acres? The residence is set back from the road to afford you plenty of privacy, yet in a residential area so you’re not isolated by any means. You’ll love sipping your coffee on the porch in the morning, hanging out by the campfire at night, or taking a quick run through the fields and woods behind the house when feeling the need to get some quick exercise in.

Oh, and there’s a pool, too! You’ll want to bring your suit and beach towel and enjoy the private backyard area that features two BBQ grills (both charcoal and gas so you don’t have to choose!), spacious deck and five foot in-ground swimming pool. (For safety reasons, no one under 18 is allowed in the pool area without a parent or guardian present.)

The apartment is located on the back of the house. It will be like staying in a duplex.

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Property Type

  • Bungalow
  • 550 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            Requires supervision in pool area. There is an antique high chair and some toys in the apartment. ...moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            80# or less. Must be kept leashed and picked up after daily. There is a lengthy run and doghouse available to use....moreless

          • Smoking Allowed:

            Outdoors only, please. E-cigarettes are no problem indoors. ...moreless

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

          • Bedroom 1: 1 double

            Can possibly locate a pack and play for an infant if needed....moreless

          • Can sleep two in the bedroom. There is a fold-up single guest bed and the couch for the 3rd and 4th adults to sleep on in the great room....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Other Amenities

              • Help yourself to the veggies and herbs you'll find in the garden, as there's no way we'll eat it all. You'll want to make this your home away from home whenever you're in the area....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                We provide plenty of books and magazines....moreless

              • Games:

                Located below the TV in the entertainment center....moreless

              • Satellite / Cable
              • Television
              • Video Library

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Budget
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Library
              • Marina
              • Playground
              • Restaurants
              • Water Parks

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Horseshoes
              • Miniature Golf
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sledding
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

                  • Rural:

                    Gorgeous, semi-private residence with 15 wooded acres with trails behind the house. Very close to Crosswinds Marsh, a wetlands preserve with equestrian trails, boardwalk and canoe rentals. ...moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Basketball Court
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting
                  • Kayaking
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Sailing
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 3 people

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Clothes Dryer:

                    Must schedule ahead of time with owner....moreless

                  • Fireplace:

                    Electric fireplace for ambience or additional heat....moreless

                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Internet:

                    Wi-Fi available....moreless

                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room
                  • Parking:

                    Plenty of room for two vehicles, plus additional parking for guests if need be....moreless

                  • Towels Provided:

                    Bring your own beach towels to use in the pool area....moreless

                  • Washing Machine:

                    High efficiency detergent only. Must schedule ahead of time with owner....moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    Plenty for up to four....moreless

                  • Kitchen:

                    Fully equipped with all the dishes and cooking utensils you could possibly need....moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Oven:

                    Apartment-sized...moreless

                  • Pantry Items:

                    Coffee and fixings; staples such as S&P, flour and sugar. ...moreless

                  Outside

                  • Bicycles:

                    Feel free to ask the owner to use their bicycles....moreless

                  • Boat:

                    Nearby on Belleville Lake and the Huron River. Must bring your own boat....moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Plenty of room for lounging....moreless

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    Nearby on Belleville Lake and the Huron River. Must bring your own boat....moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Spacious meadow and wooded area with hikingtrails....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Both gas & electric!...moreless

                  Pool / Spa

                      • Private Pool:

                        Parent and/or guardian supervision REQUIRED when children under 18 are in the pool area. Owner will provide access information if use is desired. Bring your own pool towels....moreless

                       

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                      Fees:

                      • Pet Fee $10
                      • Cleaning $35
                      • Taxes Included

                      Notes:

                      $100 refundable pet deposit required for all pets. Will be returned within 48 hours of check-out if apartment is left in acceptable condition.

                      Last minute reservations considered. 3rd and 4th adult are an additional $10 per person per night. There is also a $10 per night charge for pets. Payment accepted through Paypal, which is very easy even if you don't have an account. Maximum 14 consecutive nights rental. First week is $500 and second week is $400. No long-term renters, please.


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                      Last updated: 12/22/2014
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                      Location

                      10 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW)
                      5 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Lots of Them in Town
                      5 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Lower Huron Metropark
                      20 Miles
                      Nearest Train
                      Amtrak - Ann Arbor
                      7 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      I-94 or I-275
                      5 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Lots of Them in Town
                      50 Miles
                      Nearest Ski
                      Mt. Brighton
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Banotai Park

                      Car: Necessary

                      Belleville is the perfect, unique location only 15 minutes from a big city. Enjoy the quiet, peaceful setting while enjoying a campfire and watching wildlife in their natural habitat. 5 minutes away is the quaint downtown area with enough to keep you busy for the evening, including restaurants, library and small-town stores.

                      At night you're only minutes away from some of the best nightlife in this area of the state.

                      15 minutes away is Canton: big box stores and franchises abound along with local treasures. You'll want to check out Sze-Chuan Restaurant and The Bowery Grille & Pub if you're hungry, and Canton is also home to an Ikea.

                      25 minutes away is Ann Arbor, home to the infamous University of Michigan. Ann Arbor is one of the coolest towns around and a designated Tree City. Their public transportation system is convenient and easy to use. You'll want to explore U of M's campus and the many interesting shops and restaurants that surround it. Hit up Main Street, REI and the Jamaican Jerkpit for starters.

                      35 minutes away is Detroit. Enjoy nationally-ranked sports teams. The Riverwalk is a MUST SEE if you have time - rent a Segway or a bike and spent hours riding along the waterfront trail and up the Dequindre Cut. You could spend the whole weekend in Detroit visiting all the museums, art institutes and historical places that abound.

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2005

                      About the owner: Dave and I have known each other since English class during our senior year of high school. We spent senior weekend together camping with a group of our friends and haven’t been apart much since. We've been married 34 years, and most of them have been pretty darn good. Our daughter is a graphic/web designer living in New York City. Our son and his family live in Las Vegas, where he is finishing up culinary school. His family includes our first and only grandchild, whom we miss seeing on a regular basis now that they're no longer residing in Michigan. We love being empty-nesters; we love traveling the country to see the kids (who have also resided in Chattanooga, Texas and Virginia Beach) and I just got my cycle endorsement so we can both ride. We adore – well, at least I do – our Great Dane, Memphis, and are on our 8th, yes 8th, Jeep. 'We have our health and family. Life is better than we deserve!'

                      Why the Owner Chose Ann Arbor:
                      We have lived in the Belleville area for over 25 years ... it has been an amazing place to raise our family and grow older together. It affords us the best of both worlds ... rural setting to be close to nature yet close enough to the city so that when we want to mix and mingle it up with people, we're just a short drive away. It has been a pure joy to hop on the bike (motor or pedal) and explore the surrounding area. Everything you might possibly want or need out of life is just around the corner from here.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Bungalow:
                      This property was the perfect place where we could help care for our aging parents as it is a ranch design and had separate living quarters for them. This would allow them to maintain their freedom and not feel like a burden, yet still have family close by. Unfortunately, it was never used for that purpose. So we've decided to share this comfortable space with others. We love it here and know it's important to have a nice location while away from home. It is so much better than a sterile (you hope) hotel room or the awkwardness and perhaps inconvenience of staying with friends or relatives. We've used VRBO numerous times and always found it a great experience.


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                      • View as you're arriving at your destination.

                        View as you're arriving at your destination.

                      • Private entrance to the apartment. Follow the path from the drive to your door!

                        Private entrance to the apartment. Follow the path from the drive to your door!

                      • Ample kitchen cupboards stuffed full of all your cooking needs.

                        Ample kitchen cupboards stuffed full of all your cooking needs.

                      • Your great room area.  Gorgeous!

                        Your great room area. Gorgeous!

                      • Beautiful view from the great room!

                        Beautiful view from the great room!

                      • Plenty of soft, plush towels plus room to sit down in spacious bathroom.

                        Plenty of soft, plush towels plus room to sit down in spacious bathroom.

                      • You'll love lounging on the deck while enjoying the pool and the view!

                        You'll love lounging on the deck while enjoying the pool and the view!

                      • Wildlife are in the yard constantly.  We've seen deer, fox and lots of bunnies.

                        Wildlife are in the yard constantly. We've seen deer, fox and lots of bunnies.

                      • One of our favorite photos of the 'front yard' while the flowers are in bloom!

                        One of our favorite photos of the 'front yard' while the flowers are in bloom!

                      • Only 25 minutes away to all things U of M!  Hail maize & blue!

                        Only 25 minutes away to all things U of M! Hail maize & blue!

                      • Calder's Dairy features lots of animals. Ice cream & milk to die for!

                        Calder's Dairy features lots of animals. Ice cream & milk to die for!

                      • Memphis may greet you when you arrive. Really big, but really a big pussycat.

                        Memphis may greet you when you arrive. Really big, but really a big pussycat.

                      • Interior apartment entryway.

                        Interior apartment entryway.

                      • Hang up your coat, grab a book and enjoy your stay!

                        Hang up your coat, grab a book and enjoy your stay!

                      • Plenty of comfortable seating for up to four plus the pub table.

                        Plenty of comfortable seating for up to four plus the pub table.

                      • Comfy cozy bedroom with dresser and mirrored closet.  Another gorgeous view.

                        Comfy cozy bedroom with dresser and mirrored closet. Another gorgeous view.

                      • Apartment is to the left. Pool is to the right inside fenced area.

                        Apartment is to the left. Pool is to the right inside fenced area.

                      • Owners entrance to the house, but feel free to set awhile on the front porch.

                        Owners entrance to the house, but feel free to set awhile on the front porch.

                      • We love our perennials.

                        We love our perennials.

                      • Crosswinds Marsh, a wetlands area biking distance from the house.

                        Crosswinds Marsh, a wetlands area biking distance from the house.

                      • The world-renowned Greenfield Village and The Henry Ford (museum)

                        The world-renowned Greenfield Village and The Henry Ford (museum)

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                      This listing was first published here in 2013.

                      Date last modified - Tuesday, December 23, 2014

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                      1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 4

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                      Speaks: english
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                      • Calendar last updated: 12/22/2014
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