About this listing
Clean and light 50s raised ranch in quiet neighborhood close to downtown. Tucked into the slope rising up to a high point in the city, there is a series of outdoor steps leading up to the front door. All living areas are on one floor.
Perfect for 1 or 2 or 3, the west end of the main floor has its own hall accessing the two bedrooms each with a firm double bed and a bath for your exclusive use. The main entry and shared rooms are located between the guest suite and our owner suite.
Living/dining room, library, kitchen and back deck are all available for shared use. You may come and go as you please without concern for our schedule.
Interaction with Guests
Your privacy is important to us. We're here during your stay and available to help you get the most out of your visit (we love AA!) ... all you need to do is ask.
Our home is located amongst the old oaks in the Upper Water Hill neighborhood, about a mile from the north end of the Main Street business district and Kerrytown. While a small hill by most standards, the downhill walk to Main Street is about a 100 feet elevation drop and a healthy uphill walk back.
There is plenty of street parking if you arrive by car or need a car to get to your planned activities. Uber is also a popular alternative even for downtown destinations since parking can be hard to find and expensive.
It's a pleasant mile walk through the modest Water Hill neighborhood to Kerrytown/Zingerman's, the north end of the Main Street restaurant scene and the river path & trails. About another mile takes you through the heart of downtown to UM central campus or UM Medical Center or Michigan Stadium. Consider the Two Mile Challenge ... any destination within 2 miles is easily walked or biked, and better for your heart and your soul. We have extra umbrellas and ponchos if you need them.
Close to 4 bus routes -- #13 Newport, #12A & #12B Miller/Liberty, #18 Miller/University.
About a mile from Amtrak station, AirRide from DTW, and bus station ... we'd be happy to pick you up if you come to town through any of these stations.
Other Things to Note
While it's easy to bring a car, our location is ideal for those who enjoy walking as exercise and as a great way to get to know the community you're visiting.
To lighten your travel load, the suite includes a hair dryer, soaps, shampoo and extra towels. There's lots of hanging space in the closets.