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First Class, Historic Home in Kerrytown

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 4,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Historic Home, 6 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 12-16)

John W. Maynard constructed this center-entry side gabled brick house in 1844. At the time the home was in the middle of a large, undeveloped block. Catherine Street did not extend between Division and State Streets until 1898. Maynard was a successful grocer with a store on Ann Street and his brother, William, was the city's most successful land developers during his time and the Mayor of Ann Arbor in the mid 1800s. Maynard street in Ann Arbor still bears their family's name as they were some of the early settlers of Ann Arbor. John and William Maynard were also responsible for donating land they personally owned in order for Ann Arbor to win the bid as the future location of the University of Michigan.

In the 173 year life of this home it has served as student centers, a church, and the home to many of Ann Arbor's finest residents.

Today the exterior of the home still has the most charm of any home in Ann Arbor but in 2006 it was meticulously restored and no expense was spared. The home has a viking range, sub zero fridge, wine bar, huge wrap around porch, patio, kohler fixtures, surround sound throughout the house, and much more. Probably the best feature of the home is that it is absolutely in the heart of Ann Arbor and within walking distance to anything and everything.

The house has recently served as a temporary residence for Neve Campbell, Hillary Swank, and other celebrities which should also indicate that it's one of the best in Ann Arbor.

The set up for the beds in the home is 2 bedrooms with king sized beds, 2 bedrooms with queens, 1 bedroom with a full, a full sized pull out couch, and 2 twin beds in a newly remodeled attic. There is also plenty of floor space for air mattresses if need be.

Although the home is already beautiful we have projects and refining done throughout the year to make it better and better. Without a doubt this is the best home to rent in the Ann Arbor area.

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2017

About David

Local business owner and golf junkie.

David purchased this house in 2010

Why David chose Ann Arbor

This home is also my place of residence. So it is cared for daily and is undergoing continuous updates/improvements.


Old Fourth Ward House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 2:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 7 - 2 twin/ single , 2 Twin beds in 500 sqft Attic Space
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Sleep sofa with double bed, 2 twin beds
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • tennis


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First Class, Historic Home in Kerrytown
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Beautiful house with great location and gathering space for large groups!

  • 5 of 5

Our third time staying at this beautiful house. Our group enjoys the wraparound porch, family room with huge TV, great location for campus, town, and stadium. Highly recommmed. Only issue is the cost.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time planning our family reunion around a UM football game. The house was large, immaculate, and perfectly located for seeing the sights in Ann Arbor. Unlike many rental places, there was nary a whiff of mold anywhere in the house, not even the large basement. The house is close to many bars and restaurants (2 blocks to Zingermann's), but not too close as to hear all the noise. The huge porch with rocking chairs was perfect for hanging out. David was great in showing us the house and talking a bit of its history when we checked in. I'll surely be back.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home

  • 5 of 5

Great stay at a beautiful house- large and well-appointed. It was perfect for our large family reunion, and the kids had a blast with the upstairs kid's room. Owner was very nice and available.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Maynard House made our Big Chill weekend

  • 5 of 5

When planning a special Ann Arbor weekend for my 25th undergrad reunion, as well as my husband's 20 B-School reunion, I came across this house on VBRO and thought it might be a great place to gather. The house was immaculate and very comfortably slept 11 of us. While we did flip for the two basement bedrooms, the bathroom on that level is very nice and no one felt shorted. The house was perfectly located for every weekend activity - Main St, Zingerman's, Angelo's and Michigan stadium all a short walk away. We were constantly gathered in the well appointed kitchen, comfortable LR and in front of the enormous TV to watch the Cub's win the playoffs. One of the best memories of the weekend -- our group photo on the front lawn reenacting the Big Chill movie poster. We are already plotting our return in 5 years and friends who were enamored of Maynard House have hinted that they will try to poach this house. Not on our watch!!! Thank you for making the booking easy and the stay such a pleasure. The house really was central to a memorable weekend.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5


My wife and I would like to thank you for your hospitality. Your house created an exceptional atmosphere for us to enjoy our son's commissioning into the United States Navy and Graduation from The University of Michigan. This is without a doubt the best VRBO property in all of Ann Arbor. Your location is ideal for shopping and dining. The house is everything you advertise it to be. Any large family with a son or daughter graduating from Michigan would be remiss if they didn't consider reserving your house for their special occasion. Again, thank you! We will cherish the memories from our very special weekend at your home.

All the best.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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More than the comforts of home in a perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

Everything about our experience was stellar. The property exceeded our expectations. It was meticulously cleaned and the layout was ideal. Despite the location on a well traveled street, our rooms were peaceful and quiet. One unforeseen bonus was the home's Sonos system.

"Good customer service" does not begin to describe the owner David. He was always prompt and reassuring when communicating via email, and he graciously met us at the house upon arrival despite the late time. His friendly demeanor enhanced our visit.

The house is located only a couple of blocks from Kerrytown. It is also an easy walk to both Central Campus and Main Street. We enjoy Sava's for breakfast and my vegan daughter loves The Blue Nile for dinner. I have an affection for the Kelsey Museum, whose exhibits are world class.

I highly recommend this property and look forward to returning to it one day soon.

Thank you David for making our visit to Ann Arbor a success.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $300
Tax Rate 6.0%

*Please note that all rates are still subject to the owner's discretion depending on availability and season.

2 Night Minimum at least $4000
Weekly Rate is $9000
Football Weekends $5,500 - $6,000 for 2 nights (Price will vary depending on demand)
Commencement Weekend $6,000

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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