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UM North Campus Home Away from Home - THIS IS WHERE YOU WANT TO STAY!

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Space 2,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

BEST LOCATION! close to downtown Ann Arbor and the 'Big House'

This is where you want to stay! Beautifully situated just off UM North Campus at US 23, this updated private home fronts Thurston Nature Center, with short walks to grocery, retail, restaurants. FREE shuttle to Michigan Stadium from Plymouth Park & Ride lot. Located in well-established residential neighborhood, this 2 story, four bedroom home offers large yard, great outdoor entertainment space including detached 3 season room and spacious deck. Indoor living is just as sweet:kitchen, breakfast nook, dining room, family room. Living room with new reclining leather sectional and 60' plasma-over 200 channels and Big Ten Network, movies and more! On & off-street parking. 2nd floor bedrooms offer 2 KINGS (1new), 1 QUEEN & 2 TWINS (new). Large main bath with tub/shower and private master bath. Perfect location for runners, nature enthusiasts, cyclists. ENJOY!


Owner
Michael and Diane
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2018

About Michael and Diane

Your hosts Michael and Diane are both graduates of the University of Michigan. Michael grew up in Ann Arbor and this is his family homestead. We are both librarians, with deep roots in Ann Arbor and Metro-Detroit, are eco-friendly, and genuinely seek to live gently on the earth.

Michael and Diane purchased this house in 2012

Why Michael and Diane chose Thurston

This is where you want to stay! Private home fronts Thurston Nature Center, close to UM Hospitals, North & Medical campuses. Features 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, kitchen, living room, family room,decks and 3 season porch.Only minutes away from downtown and the 'Big House'-comfortable, roomy, and cheerful!

Amenities

Thurston House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Main Guest Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master Bath - toilet , shower
    First Floor - toilet
    Finished Basement - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master with en suite - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • Our bedrooms have been designed with one thing in mind, getting a great night's sleep. New beds and high quality bed linens are found in all our guestrooms. In the finished basement is a trundle bed with two twin mattresses, great for kids and adults alike!
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Everything in this home has been updated, freshly painted, new furniture throughout. Equipped kitchen with dinnerware for up to 24 guests, and lots of comfortable seating. Our home is both restful and vibrant, reflecting the balance we seek in life. Wake from a restful sleep to enjoy your morning coffee in the family room or on the deck; or head out for your morning run at the nature center just out the front door. The whole house is available for your enjoyment! Group events larger than 10 guests need prior approval. Our home is located in a well established neighborhood and fronts the Thurston Nature Center, which includes a natural prairie, pond, woods and is used as an outdoor education center. It is freely available for your pleasure. The neighborhood is well lit and very walkable. Within walking distance are two local malls with grocery and retail stores, restaurants, banks, drugstores. We offer easy self-check-in anytime after 4 PM and check-out before 11 AM

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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UM North Campus Home Away from Home - THIS IS WHERE YOU WANT TO STAY!
average rating of 4.8863635 based on 44 reviews
4

Great, once we got in!

  • 4 of 5

The stay did not begin well as we could not get into the home. The code was incorrect and that took a while to rectify. The basement bedroom was too cold for comfort. Other than that, the home served our purposes beautifully for the family wedding weekend. Other rooms were very comfortable. Plenty of towels and equipment in the kitchen.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Literally our home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

We are part of a very large family (12 children!) that gets together for a family reunion in Ann Arbor regularly. Our out-of-town members are regular repeat guests of Michael and Diane and absolutely love the home, the neighborhood, its location and its ambience. The entire house is very well-equipped, with a lovely kitchen, fantastic beds, a large living room with a huge sofa (perfect for family conversations), a lovely backyard and "Florida Room"--all that's needed to make your stay comfortable and relaxed. The information binder is very useful and easy-to-follow, with clear instructions on equipment, nearby resources, helpful hints and more. The combination of ceiling fans and whole house air conditioning were a huge help in the 90+ degree temperatures, and the basement is a lovely island of coolness. The house is very well-kept and clean, with extra blankets, pillows, towels, etc. We had a delightful stay and look forward to returning to our "alternate" Ann Arbor home soon!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Home was comfortable and more than met our needs.

  • 5 of 5

Our family gathered with the folks in Michigan from KS and CA. We had a great time. Location was great.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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4

The property was in exellent condition. Very well maintained.

  • 4 of 5

We were only a the property to sleep and have breakfast. Finding the broken window on our second day would indicate it was already broken or someone attempted to break in while we were gone. We never used the deck area as we originally planned so no idea what might have happened.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very convenient and enjoyable!

  • 5 of 5

This house is well-equipped and conveniently located near grocery, a few restaurants, a playground and near north campus. The kitchen had plenty of everything. The owner is very responsive to questions ahead of time or during the stay. The third bathroom is a little less convenient if you have a big group, since it is in the basement (which was a lot colder than upstairs in winter) so the four bedrooms upstairs have one ensuite for the master and the one in the hall accessible to the other three bedrooms. It wasn't a problem for us, but might be for others.

It was easy to access the house with instructions from the owner, and there was good information for renters left in the house. The neighborhood is quiet, and we had one car in garage and one in driveway. There is plenty of on street parking too.

A very pleasant experience and we would return if we were back in the area.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Comfortable home, plenty of space

  • 5 of 5

7 of us stayed in the home. Plenty of space. Comfortable beds. Large living room with giant curved couch. Separate recreation and dining rooms.

Large TV (65"?) and good sound bar.

Near grocery store and excellent restaurant (Carsons)

Definitely would stay again.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
DTW Detroit Metro
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Downtown Ann Arbor
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Huron Hills Golf Course
Nearest Train
2.5 Miles
Ann Arbor Amtrak Statin
Nearest Motorway
1.2 Miles
US 23
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Carson's American Bistro
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Mt. Brighton, Michigan
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Whitmore Lake
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Insurance $59

Special events and longer term inquiries are welcome; ask us about special rates. Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

House Rules

• This is our second home and while we want you to feel at home, we do ask that you treat our house, its systems and its furnishings with respect.
• This property accommodates 8 persons in 4 bedrooms as advertised. The maximum number of persons to stay overnight in this property is 10.
• This house, inside and outside, is a nonsmoking property. Any evidence of smoking will incur additional damage costs of $500 + $50 for every butt found.
• This is a pet-free home, both for visiting and for overnight stays.
• No campers, trailers, RV's or tents (camping or events).
• This is a quiet, family neighborhood, so please be mindful of the neighbors as you enjoy your stay, especially in terms of noise or loud music.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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