Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Cozy shingled cottage

Bedrooms Studio
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 90 nights


About the property

7 miles to University of Michigan campus, hospital, downtown Ann Arbor

Hamptons style shingled guest house steps away from owner's larger house. Available for 30 day minimum rental, only through April 2018 Situated on 3.5 acres

Huron river view. Beautiful wooded setting, quiet oasis yet just 10 minutes drive from football stadium, campus, downtown Ann Arbor restaurants and shopping, hospitals, etc. This large loft/studio has 2 levels, living/sleeping area on top level, separate fully equipped kitchen/dining area/bathroom on lower level. Washer/dryer & iron and ironing board in unit. Central AC/heat. Wifi and basic cable with Netflix, Hulu & Amazon Prime. Blow dryer. Private gated driveway. Easy parking. Sleeps 4 with a king sized bed and 2 twins (daybed), but this is studio loft- 1,000 sf of sleeping/living area but sleeping/living area is all in one large room. Please note- the guesthouse and the property are nonsmoking inside and out.

Barbara Reed
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 14, 2017

About Barbara Reed

We built the main house and guest house in 1999 but make no mistake- now that our kids are grown and gone, Bindi the dog runs the show! And now she has a little brother named Louie

Barbara Reed purchased this cottage in 1999

Why Barbara Reed chose King

We found 3-1/2 acres on one of the most beautiful sites in SE Michigan. We built our home and guest house the way we like to live- casual, lots of light, great views, access to the outdoors- comfortable but not 'fancy'.


King Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • separate vanity area shower only
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • 1 king bed 2 twins (daybed) in same loft living area
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

95% Complete
4% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Cozy shingled cottage
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 22 reviews

Great place!

  • 5 of 5

We were in Ann Arbor for our daughter's graduation from law school. We really liked being close (20 minutes) but in a completely different environment. We loved the privacy, the countryside. No hustle and bustle of a hotel, and lots of room for the three of us. The hosts were very accommodating, the kitchen is well stocked and the bed was sooooo comfortable. Wish we had known about this place three years ago when our daughter first started school in Ann Arbor!

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Wonderful stay at the Guest House

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay. Barbara our host was extremely gracious. The guest house was lovely, spacious, and perfect for our quick weekend jaunt to Ann Arbor. Convenient to Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti, yet located in serene wooded picturesque neighborhood. Will definitely book again!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Exceptional Place to Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this house. It is quite roomy...bigger than you think. Tasteful decorations and new upgrades. It is a great location close to Ann Arbor. We were able to easily get an Uber ride to the football game and also jumped into Ann Arbor other times in almost no time. The location along the river and with the pool right out the door is very peaceful and quiet. Great neighborhood. The owner was a pleasure to deal with and very helpful. Highly recommend this place and will likely stay again if we return to Ann Arbor in future.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0
Boynton Beach

The property was wonderful.

  • 5 of 5

The location was convenient to Ann Arbor and Detroit. Great place with plenty of room, with all the comforts of home. We really enjoyed the stay. Would recommend to friends.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Great Accommodations

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful, clean 2-story guest-house with lots of room and all the amenities of home! We recently stayed while dropping our son off at college and thoroughly enjoyed it. Very scenic location along the river, close to campus, and pool to relax by. We will be coming back!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

We had to come back !!

  • 5 of 5

We returned to Ann Arbor this year for my son to attend Basketball camp and we had to stay here. We raved so much about our stay last year, that my other two children wanted to come this time. The guest house is so charming and has anything you could possibly need or want, but that is only part of the charm. The owners of this property are absolutely delightful and go out of their way to make sure that you have everything. My kids really enjoyed the pool this year and my daughter thoroughly enjoyed playing with the dogs !! The property is very private and secure yet you are 10-15 minutes from downtown. I'm not sure who enjoys this trip more - my son or me !!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Sidetrack Ypsilanti
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Huron Hills (public) Radrick Farms (private)
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Amtrak Ann Arbor
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
US 23
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50

Sleeping quarters are up a flight of stairs.
If you prefer to pay by check, we can arrange for you to make a 50% payment upon reservation and pay the remainder upon arrival.

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.

You might like these similar properties