About This Listing
This is where you want to stay! Private home fronts Thurston Nature Center, close to UM Hospitals, North & Medical campuses. Features 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, kitchen, living room, family room,decks and 3 season porch.Only minutes away from downtown and the "Big House"-comfortable, roomy, and cheerful!
Everything in this home has been updated, freshly painted, new furniture throughout. Equipped kitchen with dinnerware for up to 24 guests, and lots of comfortable seating. Our home is both restful and vibrant, reflecting the balance we seek in life.
Wake from a restful sleep to enjoy your morning coffee in the family room or on the deck; or head out for your morning run at the nature center just out the front door.
The whole house is available for your enjoyment!
Interaction with Guests
We wish we could meet all the wonderful folks who come to stay, but this is also our "home away from home", so please contact us by phone or email if you need anything.
Our home is located in a well established neighborhood and fronts the Thurston Nature Center, which includes a natural prairie, pond, woods and is used as an outdoor education center. It is freely available for your pleasure. The neighborhood is well lit and very walkable. Within walking distance are two local malls with grocery and retail stores, restaurants, banks, drugstores, etc.
We are located north off Plymouth Rd. (near US23 exit 41) between Green Rd. and Huron Parkway. Public transportation is available at either of the two malls near the front of the neighborhood. Plenty of parking at home.
•This is our second home and while we want you to feel at home, we do ask that you treat our house, its systems and its furnishings with respect.
•This property accommodates 8 persons in 4 bedrooms as advertised. The maximum number of persons to stay overnight in this property is 10.
•This house, inside and outside, is a nonsmoking property. Any evidence of smoking will incur additional damage costs of $500 + $50 for every butt found.
•This is a pet-free home, both for visiting and for overnight stays.
•No campers, trailers, RV's or tents (camping or events).
•This is a quiet, family neighborhood, so please be mindful of the neighbors as you enjoy your stay, especially in terms of noise or loud music.
Michael And Diane,
This is the second family gathering for a birthday that we have done at your place. It is the perfect spot for us - lots of bedrooms - EVERYTHING provided for our comfort - close to grocery stores, restaurants, etc. It's really just like home!
We especially like the paint scheme (half of the house in U of M colors and the other half in Michigan State colors) because we are a "family divided." :-)
We really can't think of anything you could do to make our stay more pleasant. Thanks for everything.
Bob & Joyce Grimes and family
We really enjoyed our stay at this home on Prairie Street. Not only did it easily accommodate our group, with comfy beds and linens, but it provided a spacious separation between the TV fans and those not so inclined. My nephew said he was glad I found such an awsome TV. Our hosts were prompt and met all our needs. The location for us was perfect. Wonderful neighborhood.
Earth Force staff were grateful to have such a comfortable setting to think, work, eat and rest! The house was immaculate, well appointed and appealing to our green values - having recycling and composting access and Solatube lighting! Thank you for making your home available and giving us the personal attention of a phone call prior to our stay to ensure that our needs were met and any potential questions/concerns addressed ahead of time! We would DEFINITELY stay here again!!! THANK YOU!
Great house, great neighbourhood, and everything you need under one roof. Michael and Diane were wonderful hosts and I can recommend this house to anyone who wants to visit Ann Arbor. We'll be back next time we have business in the area!
Our stay in Ann Arbor for a wedding weekend was wonderful. Michael and Diane were so very welcoming that we felt as if we were staying with family. The house was immaculately clean with every convenience from irons to fluffy towels. Unfortunately, the weather did not cooperate or we would have spent time in the yard on the deck. Would definitely return.
About the Host, Michael And Diane
We are both graduates of the University of Michigan. Michael grew up in Ann Arbor and this is his family homestead. Diane and Michael are both librarians and enjoy reading, but also the thrill of the hunt while "booking" - yes it's a verb - at used bookstores, sales and "thrifting".