About this listing
We are Airbnb certified Superhosts and strive to provide a clean, safe and welcoming environment with a private Bedroom & Bathroom in our artsy & green home. Includes breakfast foods. We are always happy to share local tips or leave you to explore.
Visiting U of M? Wanting to enjoy an Ann Arbor holiday? UM Conference? Graduation or UM football game? UM Hospital visit? Residency? Interviews or auditions? EMU visit?
Looking for an alternative to the standard hotel-stay and want a truly "local" experience?
We have a beautiful & clean home located in a safe, small & quiet neighborhood close to both UM and EMU campuses. We strive for a green home and use natural cleaning products.
Your large bedroom is complete with a queen bed, desk, dresser and ceiling fan.The comfortable bed is made up with 100% cotton sheets and pillows. We also use 100% cotton protectors for the mattress, box springs and pillows. We have a Pak-n-Play & mattresses available for young children.
You will enjoy your own private bathroom, a washer and dryer, WiFi, and an exercise room in the basement. Ping Pong, Billiards, Air Hockey and Board games are also available; we love to have fun with our guests.
We are primarily vegetarians who enjoy serving organic food to our guests. Meat and gluten-free food are available upon request. There will be a shelf available in the refrigerator and our fully equipped kitchen is available for your use. If you enjoy cooking, A2 has some fantastic grocery stores, from basic (Trader Joe, Kroger) to high-end organic (Whole Foods, Arbor Farms, Plum Market), and just about any ethnic store you can think of. Our restaurants are diverse and plentiful.
We enjoy providing breakfast foods; breakfast can include organic yogurt, fruit, granola, juices, steel cut oatmeal, and bread (enjoyed at your convenience) Mon through Sun. We have filtered water, fresh coffee (Keurig) & black & herbal teas always available.
Our first floor is hardwood, with some ceramic tile in the mudroom. There is an abundance of wall art and many plants that make for a serene and oxygen-friendly environment.
For those of you traveling to Ann Arbor, UM or EMU games/events, we are approximately 15 minutes travel to UM or EMU. We know of free parking areas. As we are just outside of Ann Arbor, and the AATA will not have a close bus stop until next spring 2016, it works best for our guests to have a car.
Also, there are many biking trails into Ann Arbor downtown & campus, and surrounding areas. Your bike can be stored in our locked garage. We have a bike & helmet to lend. Hiking and cross country-skiing (in season) are very close by.
No worries if you forget your toothbrush; we have complimentary toiletries & a hairdryer for your use.
We have Bucket List info for Ann Arbor. Whenever possible, we take our guests on a fun tour, complete with interesting facts from a local perspective : )
Our daily rate is listed. The $15 additional fee is for extra family guests beyond 1 that stay in the same guest room.
We enjoy hosting children, including babies, and are set up to provide for their needs. No extra charge for young children : ) We only offer one guest room with a private bathroom for each reservation.
By agreeing to be our guests, you agree with reading & keeping our house rules (included under the airbnb House Rules tab).
Ann Arbor can be characterized as a beautiful city boasting of culture, academia, & diversity. We truly enjoy meeting a diversity of guests from around the nation and the world. We strive to provide a B&B experience (healthy, fun, clean, & comfortable) that we ourselves would like to experience. We will be happy to greet you and point you in the right direction to take in some of the sights.
As a poet once said: "Home is not only where you live, but where they understand you." That's our goal ; )
Our guests have access to all areas in our home except our master bedroom and bathroom.
Interaction with Guests
We are respectful of our guests' privacy. While we are open to swapping travel stories and life experiences, and playing ping pong (!), we let our guests lead as to how much interaction they would like.
Our neighborhood is away from the maddening crowd -- peaceful and safe.
Parking is free, onsite, in our driveway.
Please remove shoes and leave in entry way. Exclusively indoor-shoes are fine. Using our condiments i.e. ketchup, mustard, mayo, is fine.
We like to keep the house as fragrance-free as possible.
If you break something, agree to fix/replace it, or pay for damages.
Lock all windows & doors whenever leaving the house unattended.
Please, no food or drinks in bedroom, except water.
Adventurous baby boomers: Ken is retired from Ford Motor Company after 32 years of dedicated service. Mariel is a retired school & home-schooling teacher now working as a freelance paralegal. Ken is presently employed as a part-time chef at NorthRidge Church and Mariel volunteers her time as a facilitative mediator.
We both enjoy biking, hiking, dancing, swimming and staying fit with exercise & healthy food. We are proud parents to children & grandchildren.
It has been delightful to welcome guests into our home as we enjoy learning from others and serving hospitably : ) We love to exchange ideas, share experiences, and give plenty of input on how to optimize your stay. We enjoy making our guests' stay as fun and as comfortable as possible. If that means you like privacy and not to be bothered, we are respectful. If it means you'd like to spend time with us over breakfast, have us recommend the hidden secrets around town, and/or play backgammon or ping pong, we're IN!
One life motto of ours is the Golden Rule. We provide a bed & breakfast that we would like to experience ourselves!