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Bellanina Guest House #1 - Historic Kerrytown

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Enter at the front door and go to second floor (private entry)

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Last updated: 08/27/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Bellanina Guest House is located in the heart of Ann Arbor's historic Kerrytown District and one block from Bellanina Day Spa. 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.

Bellanina Day Spa & Spa Amenities: Bellanina Day Spa & Gift Boutique is a sister company, located one block South on Fourth Avenue. 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

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Property Type

  • House
  • 550 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Concierge
  • Massage

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    I tend to refer to this Guest House as the honeymoon suite! It has a kitchenette so families would not have all the amenities they require. If you have a small child, we do have a high chair and pack n play....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    You can smoke on the patio outside the front door....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Pet must be pre-approved. No cats. Daily charge for each pet. You must bring coverings for furniture or don't allow animals on beds, sofas etc....moreless

  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Master Bedroom: 1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    ...moreless

  • Den w/ Queen Futon: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    ...moreless

  • 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....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • The bathroom is small but the bathtub is delicious and shaped well for a great soak!...moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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....moreless

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Theme

  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Ice Skating

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Dine in the office area adjacent to the kitchen...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 2 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    Two a/c units are adequate for the guest house....moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Very small but has a futon queen sofa and a side chair and a book shelf...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    your parking space is behind the building and is the 3rd space marked 'bellanina guest'....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    One off-street parking space provided....moreless

  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet:

    WIFI codes posted on the bulletin board...moreless

  • Fax

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    Many take out and order in restaurants within a few blocks. Wine store across the street. Great breakfast, lunch and dinner just across the street....moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Plenty of dishes, glasses, cups, wine glasses but light on the cooking utensils. This is not a 'cooking' guest house, per se....moreless

  • Freezer
  • Kitchen:

    The small efficiency kitchen does offer light cooking and heating (boiling/frying) with small appliances but it does not have a regular stove. We do have a small but full, refrigerator & full sink....moreless

  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    We do not have a regular stove. However, we do have an electric hotplate, electric skillet, toaster oven, microwave and toaster....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
U of M Hawaii
Sep 2 - Sep 3, 2016
2 night min stay

$538
flat fee
U of M UCF Knights
Sep 9 - Sep 10, 2016
2 night min stay

$538
flat fee
U of M Colorado
Sep 16 - Sep 17, 2016
2 night min stay

$538
flat fee
U of M Penn St
Sep 23 - Sep 24, 2016
2 night min stay

$538
flat fee
U of M Wisconsin
Sep 30 - Oct 1, 2016
2 night min stay

$538
flat fee
U of M Illinois
Oct 21 - Oct 22, 2016
2 night min stay

$538
flat fee
U of M Maryland
Nov 4 - Nov 5, 2016
2 night min stay

$538
flat fee
U of M Indiana
Nov 18 - Nov 19, 2016
2 night min stay

$538
flat fee
U of M Graduation
Apr 28 - May 1, 2017
2 night min stay
$310
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$199
$1,113 $2,850

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Housekeeping per 2 ppl $69 + tax
  • Tax Rate 6%

Notes:

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.


Manager's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking


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Calendar

Last updated: 08/27/2016
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Location

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

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2003

About: My life is ruled by my two dogs, Ling-Ling and Chen-Chen. I never thought a dog 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 (one block south of this location) or Bellanina Instiute (located on the first floor of this 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. 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 three Bellanina Guest Houses. What a life!

Why Kerrytown, Ann Arbor, MI, USA:
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!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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; Bellanina Day Spa down the street - A MUST FOR R & R!


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Speaks: english

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  • Enter at the front door and go to second floor (private entry)

    Enter at the front door and go to second floor (private entry)

  • Down pillows and 100% cotton sheets and duvet.

    Down pillows and 100% cotton sheets and duvet.

  • Flat screen TV can be seen while having breakfast in bed.

    Flat screen TV can be seen while having breakfast in bed.

  • This view looks from the bedroom towards the sitting room which doubles as a BR.

    This view looks from the bedroom towards the sitting room which doubles as a BR.

  • Our efficiency kitchen is very efficient for heating (but not cooking) food.

    Our efficiency kitchen is very efficient for heating (but not cooking) food.

  • You'll find goodies ...our own blends of Bellanina Herbal Teas.

    You'll find goodies ...our own blends of Bellanina Herbal Teas.

  • Office has Telephone, DSL hookup or WIFI, desk accessories and laptop table

    Office has Telephone, DSL hookup or WIFI, desk accessories and laptop table

  • Queen futon sofa in the sitting room. Notice steam heat. Toasty warm in winter.

    Queen futon sofa in the sitting room. Notice steam heat. Toasty warm in winter.

  • Bellanina Spa Products, anyone? Available to use in the shower.

    Bellanina Spa Products, anyone? Available to use in the shower.

  • Bellanina Guest House is located on the 2nd floor with parking in back.

    Bellanina Guest House is located on the 2nd floor with parking in back.

  • Heaven is....landing in this king bed with 600 - 1000 thread count sheets!

    Heaven is....landing in this king bed with 600 - 1000 thread count sheets!

  • Bedroom has Flat Screen TV/DVD and easy chair...This view is into Kitchenette

    Bedroom has Flat Screen TV/DVD and easy chair...This view is into Kitchenette

  • Bedside table, alarm, etc. Sound of music sometimes heard from Concert House.

    Bedside table, alarm, etc. Sound of music sometimes heard from Concert House.

  • Keep clothing and valuables tucked away in an armoire.

    Keep clothing and valuables tucked away in an armoire.

  • Convenient small appliances for all your needs.

    Convenient small appliances for all your needs.

  • Your cozy den doubles as a guest bedroom with the convertible queen size futon.

    Your cozy den doubles as a guest bedroom with the convertible queen size futon.

  • Unique, artistic details can be found in every room.

    Unique, artistic details can be found in every room.

  • Spa robe available for your comfort.

    Spa robe available for your comfort.

  • Plenty of white, fluffy towels!

    Plenty of white, fluffy towels!

VRBO #338632

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Sunday, August 28, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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