10 Min Walk to Downtown & Big House

House - Private room · South 4th Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, United States

Clean, spacious, and comfortable, our guest room is the ideal place to experience the charm of Ann Arbor. Centrally located, enjoy your 5 minute walk to the shops & restaurants of Main Street or a 10 minute stroll to UofM's campus and Big House!

The Space

Our guestroom is the ideal place to experience the charm of Ann Arbor. Centrally located in the Germantown neighborhood we're only a 5 minute walk to the shops and restaurants of Main Street or a 10 minute stroll to the University of Michigan's campus. And come game day we're just a 10 minute walk to the Big House!

Our first floor apartment has the charms of original hardwood floors and fittings with the convenience of a newly remodeled kitchen and speedy wi-fi. We're discovering our Michigan green thumbs, so feel to enjoy our sprouting gardens on our front or back porches. The guestroom has great natural light to start your day and a new Sealy mattress for the day's end. We provide fresh towels and sheets for every guest. You'll share our bathroom, living, and dining room with us, so we hope you'll feel at home.

If you're driving to Ann Arbor, we have free parking directly behind the house or if you're flying in we're a 5 minute walk from the Blake Transit Center where the Michigan Flyer drops off passengers from the Detroit Metropolitan Airport.

During your visit, we recommend grabbing a locally brewed pint at Jolly Pumpkin before catching an art flick at the historic Michigan Theater. Or if you're here on a Saturday the Kerrytown farmer's market is not to be missed and an easy walk up 4th Ave.

Before moving to Ann Arbor for work and graduate school, we loved staying with Airbnb hosts as a way to discover local secrets in the heart of the city. So we'd love to pay it forward and share the best Ann Arbor has to offer with you. We can’t wait to share our home with you!

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $30 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Security Deposit: $100
Cleaning Fee: $35
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Rowena and Luke were fantastic. Rowena communicated with great clarity before and during my stay, and both hosts were very accommodating and helpful. The room was clean, comfortable, and offered privacy and a good place to work. It was extremely easy to walk downtown and UM's main campus, and being able to use their free off-street parking was very convenient (parking downtown is spare and pricey during the week so this was really great).

    Overall, my experience couldn't have been better. This was a neat, cozy, and welcoming place to stay and it is obvious they care about providing a good airbnb opportunity for people. Do not hesitate to book here!

    April 2014
  • A beautiful home in a perfect location. Easy walk to downtown––even less than 10 minutes if you can walk fast! Rowena was a wonderful, friendly host. She's thought of just about everything to make her guests feel at home. The room was spotless and came equipped with a dresser and rack for hanging clothes, which was handy. I can't recommend this place more.

    March 2014
  • I stayed with Rowena and Luke while visiting Ann Arbor to look at a graduate program. Rowena was highly responsive to my questions before the visit. They were both very welcoming on my arrival, and their home was neat and comfortable. Their apartment was located in a great location for exploring the town. Rowena was nice enough to answer my questions about housing in Ann Arbor and to send me some resources. Staying here greatly contributed to a very enjoyable trip. Thank you again!

    March 2014
  • Rowena and Luke were wonderful hosts! Their home is lovely, clean and cozy (despite the freezing weather outside!) They provided clear, helpful information in the lead-up to my trip, and great recommendations for places to eat, things to do, etc while I was there. They respected my privacy, while at the same time being friendly and gracious.

    Their place is a quick 5-10 minute walk from campus, and 5-10 minute walk from a great range of restaurants and bars. It was such a convenient place to stay if you have any business at the University. I highly recommend it!

    February 2014
  • This is a beautiful apartment in the perfect location. Rowena and Luke are super interesting, accommodating and extremely helpful. I couldn't have had a better stay!

    February 2014
  • Rowena and Luke are lovely hosts who have great recommendations for things to do. The apartment is in an ideal location and walking distance to almost anything you'd want to do while in Ann Arbor. The bed is really comfy and clean and the room is bright. Decor is beautiful throughout. This was our first experience using air bnb where the homeowners were around so it's more like staying with a college friend than at a hotel- which means you get great recommendations and somebody is actually friendly to you, but you do have to share their small bathroom, which is a little awkward. The shower is tiny but stays warm. They do give you a spot to keep your toiletries so that's really nice.

    The farmers market mentioned is definitely worth visiting- one of the better ones I've been to. They have excellent taste in food and drinks so take their advice! There are also a few beautiful churches in walking distance if you're looking for a place to worship.

    Most importantly- my husband and I were there for a football game for the opposing team, and they were still welcoming and didn't heckle us :)

    November 2013
  • It was a great pleasure to stay with Rowena and Luke. They have a cosy home. The location is just great, just a few minutes walk from the State Street and the Liberty Street as well as the University.

    October 2013
  • I needed a spot close to campus for an extended work stay, and found that Rowena's place was a very convenient 10 minute walk to my office! There are only a few hotels in the area, and are all expensive/booked the days leading up to game day, so I was really excited to have found this listing.

    Rowena and Luke are ideal hosts - they do a very thorough job planning for your arrival - sending you tips beforehand, leaving notes on local eateries and attractions in your room, and preparing an inviting, full sized bed. The house is quaint, clean, and overall welcoming for guests. The house rules are very reasonable, and really, mostly common sense for any house guest.

    I plan on coming back because of the convenience, charm, and nice hosts!

    October 2013
  • My friend and I embarked on a football trip to Michigan and stayed with Rowena and Luke, who couldn't have been more courteous and welcoming. I'm a newbie to airbnb, but Rowena welcomed us and made us feel right at home immediately - the accommodations were just as advertised, and she even helped us find a few town landmarks we needed. While our schedule had us on-the-go most of our 2 days, the time we spent with Rowena and Luke together was great. Very friendly couple, whose place was welcoming and comfortable - would definitely recommend, and someday hope to run into them again. Dave B.

    September 2013
  • Rowena and Luke were fantastic hosts - very communicative, hospitable, and their place is very cutely decorated and clean.

    The location is perfect. My husband and I were in town for a football game and a wedding. We were able to walk everywhere: the Big House was about 10-15min, Main Street was a few blocks away, and central campus was about a 5-min walk. We were really happy that the nightly rate came with parking, as we had driven to A2 from Chicago. No need to worry about finding street parking or paying for it in the lot.

    Our room was great, and they even had information printed/laid out about local activities/restaurants. Very thoughtful! One thing that should be noted is that the bathroom is shared, though Rowena and Luke were very nice about making sure they worked around our schedule.

    We had a fantastic time and would definitely come back in a heartbeat!

    September 2013
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Hi! My name is Rowena. My husband Luke and I recently moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan from Singapore. I am a sales executive and Luke is a graduate student in Urban Planning at U of M. Luke enjoys craft beers and great coffee. I love to cook and try out great restaurants. We both love to travel and explore new places. Our favorite cities include Mexico City. Bangkok, Melbourne, and San Francisco.
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