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Quaint & Cozy Apartment w/Solar on 14 Gorgeous Acres Just Minutes From Ann Arbor

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 550 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow

Overview

About the property

550 Square Foot 'Home' With Private Entrance, Kitchen And Bath.

Visiting your U of M student for the holidays or coming to the Detroit area to visit friends or family or do business? This is the PERFECT LOCATION if you desire a cozy, comfortable, private, and clean place to stay while visiting the Ann Arbor or southeastern Michigan areas.

This apartment is newer construction and includes slate flooring, bay window and gorgeous view of the naturalized acreage in the backyard. There are two main living areas 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 & silverware. We even throw in the coffee & fixin’s to help get you going in the morning.

Your bathroom features full-sized tub and plenty of room to move around. A bench seat and plenty of plush towels are included. You also have access to the laundry area.

Did we happen to mention the house sits on nearly fourteen acres? It 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 so you can 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.)

While we're not environmental fanatics, we do what we can to minimize our impact on the planet. You'll find gardens, rain barrel, lots of naturalized area and solar panels on the property. We do compost and recycle, and encourage our guests to do the same.

Click the "Book It" button now to make a reservation. PLEASE CHECK OUR CALENDAR FOR AVAILABILITY first as it is always kept up-to-date. Or send an inquiry for an exact quote if that is important to you. The automated process sometimes includes items/doesn't include items in their quote so it is rarely correct. Make sure to mention if you're bringing a pet. We look forward to having you! (Maximum 3-week rental term.)

More Details

Owner
Tracy Ball
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 28, 2017

About Tracy Ball

Dave and I have known each other since 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 36 years, and most of them have been pretty darn good.

Our daughter lives in Seattle; our son and his family live in Las Vegas. 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, and we also love traveling the country to see the kids (who have also resided in Chattanooga, Texas and Virginia Beach.) I just got my own motorcycle so we can both ride together or alone. We adore – well, at least I do – our Great Dane, Memphis, and are on our 8th Jeep. Guess you could say we are trying to enjoy life while we can.

'We have our health and family. Life is better than we deserve!'

Tracy Ball purchased this bungalow in 2005

Why Tracy Ball chose Michigan

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.

What makes this bungalow unique

This property was the perfect place where we could care for our aging parents. The house is a ranch design, and we were able to create separate living quarters for them out of the attached garage.

Now that they no longer need it, we've decided to share this comfortable space with others. It's important to have a nice, clean, secure location while away from home. It is so much better than a cold and maybe clean 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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for helping us with Flash, our 2 1/2-year-old Bassador. He loved running around in the snow.
Feb 2016
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Amenities

Belleville Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • 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
  • Big enough for two to move around in comfortably, with a bench seat and plenty of plush towels provided. We also provide lotions, shampoo and conditioner, and blow dryer.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Can locate a pack and play for an infant if needed.
  • Can sleep two in the bedroom. There are a fold-up single guest bed and the couch for the 3rd and 4th adults to sleep on in the great room. We also have a twin bed we can provide upon request. We've had two couples share the space as well as four women for a bachelorette party and all found it very comfortable.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 2 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
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 love it here so much you'll want to make this your home away from home whenever you're in the area. Just read our reviews to remove any doubts!

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(56 traveler reviews)

Quaint & Cozy Apartment w/Solar on 14 Gorgeous Acres Just Minutes From Ann Arbor
average rating of 4.892857 based on 76 reviews
5

A wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Quiet county space. A haven at the end of a long day....and Memphis to bring a smile. Clean, well organized, and just right for us!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: And you guys were just right for us, too! So glad you were able to bring your sister-in-law at the last minute. We love being able to accommodate family that way. See you next time you're in town for quilting and family!
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Sagainw MI
5

Very cute and clean sweet place.

  • 5 of 5

great place off the beaten path, but not too far from a great Restaurant called Bone Heads. The bed was comfy and living room relaxing.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bone Heads is the best! And I can't wait to check out their new outdoor seating area. That's one of the best things about where we're located ... it's beautiful and out in the country, yet only a quick drive to good restaurants, shopping, recreation and cultural activities. We absolutely have the best of both worlds right at our fingertips. Thanks for the kind words.
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5

Awesome

  • 5 of 5

Our trip was a last minute decision, but glad we decided to stay here over a hotel. The location was perfect!!! The apartment felt like being in our own home!!! Tracy was so friendly and responded to all of my text messages and questions right away!! And Memphis was adorable!!!! Although we didn't have time to explore everything this property had to offer, our overall experience was well beyond what we expected!! We will definitely be back!!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad to have you last minute, as well, even though we wish it were under different circumstances. You all were perfect guests - left the place so clean it was hard to tell anyone had even stayed here. Look forward to having you back, that's for sure!
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5

Awesome owners and super clean apartment.

  • 5 of 5

Very clean apartemnt and owners go out of your way to make sure you have the things to enjoy your stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Clark. Come back again and we'll make sure you get some fish. (Not sure how, but we'll do our darndest!) And let me know who I should mail that white thermal shirt to ...
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5

Very nice quiet and great surroundings the nature makes you feel welcome

  • 5 of 5

May very well be back with my wife for an excursion.

Thank you for hospitality

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: And you are welcome back any time. We'd love to meet the missus!
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5

Country retreat close to everything

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 5 weeks while our condo was being renovated, and it was truly a home away from home. We loved looking at the stars at night and enjoying the quiet, the big yard and peaceful view. The place was extremely clean, with a kitchen stocked with coffee, spices, breakfast and dinner basics, in case you arrive and don't want to shop. There is a washer and dryer, which is great for longer stays. Tracy and Dave are kind, considerate hosts who give you privacy but are available if you need anything. Pet friendly, and our kitty loved being with us, and not staying in a kennel.

If you have kids/grandkids, this would be ideal - a tire swing, small pool, bonfire pit, and lots of room to run around outside. We live only 20 minutes away, but did feel like we were on vacation for the whole time. Truly the best of both worlds - easy drive to Ann Arbor or Detroit, and close to Deteoit Metro airport.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Elizabeth, for the positive, kind words. It was a pleasure having you staycation at our place, and nice to know you enjoyed your time here. And that's despite a lack of power for a number of days - but like you said, at least we had a generator, so you were better off at our place than at home. Hope your renovations turned out better than you imagined and you're loving your new kitchen and bathroom.
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Map

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

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Rates & Availability

Belleville Bungalow Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$95
$580
 

Additional information about rental rates

EXTRA: $100 refundable pet deposit required for all pets. Pet deposit will be returned within 48 hours of check-out if apartment is left in acceptable condition. Cleaning fee if you bring a pet is $50, with no pets it is $35. 3rd and/or 4th adults are $10/night each.

First full week is $580 and second full week is $500. Three week maximum rental, please.

Payment accepted through PayPal, which is very easy even if you don't have an account.

NOTE: The rate quoted by VRBO is not accurate as it doesn't include additional fees for cleaning fees, extra adults or pets. If you would like an exact rate, please ask for a quote.

Full refund if cancelled 30 days prior to arrival; all but $150 deposit returned if less than 30 days cancellation.

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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