About this listing
Restored 1915 home in the Old West Side Historic District, featured in the 2015 home tours. Scenic 10 minute walk to Main St. dining and entertainment area, Blank Slate Creamery (ice cream) and Argus Farm Stop (coffee, farmer's market) on the way.
Restored 1915 home in the Old West Side Historic District, featured in the 2015 OWS historic home tours. Scenic 10-15 minute walk to the Main St. dining and entertainment area, full of fine restaurants, art galleries, microbreweries, boutique shops, The Ark, Yellow Barn, and other music venues, special events, etc. Stop by the Blank Slate Creamery (ice cream) and Argus Farm Stop (coffee, farmer's market) on your way downtown.
The University is another 10 minute walk past Main St. We are right at a bus stop (route 29) and on a street with a bike lane. It is also a 5 minute walk (East, away from downtown) to the Eberwhite Woods (forest preserve) and the Rudolf Steiner Health Center. Easy drive to Stadium St. with a wide variety of stores and restaurants.
Recently finished large basement bedroom with queen sized sleeper sofa. Travertine bathroom and 60" LED flat screen. No TV channels/cable, but the flat screen connects to the Internet for Netflix, etc. We have a cable so you can hook up your PC laptop, along with Mac adapters (both 2008 and 2013 styles), and a separate cable for external speakers.
Private guest bedrooms upstairs with queen sized beds and second bathroom. We can host up to 6 guests (3 beds) if we are here and 8 if not (4 beds). Clean linens and towels provided.
Fast WiFi (30 Mbps download), full kitchen, dining room, living room, back deck with outdoor furniture and propane grill, tree shaded back yard with raised fire pit. Basic breakfast supplies available on request, also easy walk to Argus Farm Stop, Jefferson Market, and the Fleetwood Diner.
We live in two places (in different cities), so both, one, or none of us will be home depending on our schedules. We have a three-year-old cat that may be there (and only if we are). We use a Dyson Animal vacuum and have never had an issue with pet allergies.
The Old West Side Historic District is the oldest neighborhood historic district in the USA, full of houses from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Easy walk to the downtown area with the many of the hottest restaurants and shops in Michigan.
There is a route 29 bus stop right across the street (toward downtown/Main St.) and right next door (toward Stadium Blvd.). Route 28B also goes from the house to downtown, though it makes a big loop so it will take a long time to go from downtown to the house.
No smoking indoors, we are in a family oriented neighborhood so be respectful about noise levels, etc. Neighbors will call us about issues (obvious parties, etc.). Please take your shoes off when inside. Let us know if you need on-site parking, use the concrete driveway between the yellow (our) and blue house. There is also open parking on Eberwhite St. right across from us.
We are an academic couple that enjoys travel and adventure, everything from art museums to the great outdoors. We really appreciate having Ann Arbor as our primary residence and all of the cultural opportunities that it provides. There is always something going on in town and the university hosts many free events. We will be glad to share advice on sights, travel, etc.