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Carriage House-Beautiful Views of Nature On 60 Acres-only 7 miles from Ann Arbor

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Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

Carriage House/Loft Guest House On 60 Acres

Charming carriage house loft -( 1200 sq ft ) situated near owners main house -on 60 acres of land. Beautiful nature setting - mature trees, meadows, lush gardens, ponds, trails. Only 10 minutes from the downtown Ann Arbor and the football stadium, campus, hospitals, shopping, cultural events and wonderful restaurants. The carriage house loft has a large open sleeping/living/bath area on the second floor - with French Doors and a balcony overlooking the property. Wonderful ambiance includes a gas fireplace, skylights, and open airy feel. WiFi - Cable with HBO/Showtime. The lower level has a fully equipped, eat in kitchen with Sub Zero refrigerator, washer /dryer, ironing board/iron. Central AC/Heat. Sleeps 4 - with a king sized bed and pull out queen sofa (all linens included). Gated property. Please note: The Carriage House and surrounding property are all NON Smoking inside and out. This property is perfect for a couple or family - but is not a party house.

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Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2017

About Christine

Our main house was built in 1860 - and we have renovated it from top to bottom (multiple times). We built the carriage house on our property in 2000 - and at one point used this as our office. We love how the conversion to a loft guest house came out ---it is such a wonderful space.

Christine purchased this cottage in 1983

Why Christine chose Michigan

We love this property - it is so beautiful and peaceful - yet we are so close to downtown Ann Arbor - we have the best of both worlds.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

Carriage House-Beautiful Views of Nature On 60 Acres-only 7 miles from Ann Arbor
average rating of 4.965517 based on 29 reviews
Lafayette, LA

nice getaway

  • 5 of 5

The carriage house was perfect for our weekend getaway. The property has beautiful paths to wander. The kitchen had everything that we needed and more. The house was clean and comfortable. The decor was a plus too!

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely accommodations in all aspects. Hope to stay again when in the area.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Open, airy countryside retreat within city reaches

  • 5 of 5

Excellent location! Excellent amenities! Excellent view! Excellent experience! Excellent hosts!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Scenic Anniversary!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary by recreating our very first date and stayed at The Carriage House. Everything was perfectly laid out for us and our hosts were very kind. We arrived late at night our first day, but they made sure to leave the light on (and also turn on the heat) for us. Communication was great and check-in and check-out super simple. The Carriage House is nicely situated close enough to downtown Ann Arbor to make it to the football game with time to spare, but far enough that you can have quiet and private moments to yourselves. There is a back deck off the living area with seating facing a gorgeous pastoral view. We helped ourselves to the full kitchen below the living area to make breakfast both mornings. It was fully outfitted with all the utensils needed to make meals. We only stayed for a weekend but have plans to stay here again when we visit. If you are planning to visit the area I highly recommend The Carriage House.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice words. We were delighted to hear you had a special anniversary weekend in the Carriage House. We look forward to having you visit again. Christine
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Heaven, best of all worlds

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful property! No matter how long you stay it won't be long enough. Best of all worlds. Close to Ann Arbor, Plymouth and Detroit Metro area, but yet in the country with woods and farms surrounding... creates the perfect retreat. The condo was beautiful, new, and tastefully decorated. Kitchen high end appliances and new. Amazing to wake up to nature sounds, yet be so close to anything you might want to do. Bonus is just a 1/2 mile down the road are trails if you want to hike as well. Owners are super, and every detail one could want in property attended to. Would be a perfect getaway for any reason. I LOVED it. Hoping to find a reason to get back to that area just so I can stay there again.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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First visit to Ann Arbor area

  • 5 of 5

Clean, comfortable, beautifully decorated space; pride of ownership is evident. Great location for visiting Ann Arbor and Dexter, and local cider mills. Beautiful grounds. We would definitely stay again; Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Detroit Metropolitan - DTW
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Sidetrack Ypsilanti
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Huron Hills (public)
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Amtrak Ann Arbor
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
US 23 - M14
Car: necessary

Our Carriage House offers the best of both worlds - a tranquil pastoral setting situated on 60 acres of land. We are surrounded by nature. Enjoy hiking trails, walking, mountain biking etc. Yet - we are so close to downtown Ann Arbor 7 miles to Main Street. Ann Arbor offers so many cultural, sporting and other events - not to mention great restaurants. We are very close to the University of Michigan - 3 miles from East Medical Campus; 5 miles from North Campus and- 7 miles from the main hospital and main campus.


Rates & Availability

Superior charter Township Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
U of M Graduation
Apr 27 2017 - May 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
U of M vs Cincinnati
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 10 2017
2 night minimum stay
U of M vs Air Force
Sep 15 2017 - Sep 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
U of M - Open
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
U of M vs Michigan State
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 7 2017
2 night minimum stay
U of M vs Rutgers
Oct 27 2017 - Oct 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
U of M vs Minnesota
Nov 3 2017 - Nov 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
U of M vs Ohio State
Nov 24 2017 - Nov 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60
Pet Fee $100

If you prefer to pay by check, we will advise of address to mail check. Payment in full is required to hold reservation. Will consider a 3 - 6 month short term lease between Nov - May.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Superior charter Township Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • King sized bed in open loft area. Pull out sofa bed in same loft living area
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • tennis

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