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Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed
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Ages 2 - 12
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We have been Airbnb certified Superhosts for many years. Recently airbnb changed their superhost policy to include # of check-outs. This is now difficult to qualify for when you have long-term guests (which we really enjoy). So check out our reviews : )

We still strive to provide a clean, safe and welcoming environment with a private Bedroom & Bathroom in our artsy & green home. The price includes breakfast foods. We are always happy to share local tips or leave you to explore.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1.5
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 12PM (noon)
Check Out: 4PM
Room type: Private room


Extra people $15 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee $15
Weekly Discount: 10%
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House Rules

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.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

14 nights minimum stay

71 Reviews

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Christie User Profile
March 2017
I stayed with Ken and Mariel for three months while working in Dearborn and it was a great experience. They have a beautiful home and the attention to detail to make your bnb experience perfect is so impressive. They were flexible on my check in time and immediately made me feel welcome. The house is kept clean, they kept me stocked up on my favorite breakfast foods and Ken and Mariel were always a joy to cross paths with. We had a wonderful dinner near the end of my stay and it was a pleasure to get to know them better. I would definitely recommend staying here. It is close to Ann Arbor but also in a quiet neighborhood, which was ideal for what I was looking for with a lot of early mornings in my schedule.

Anna User Profile
December 2016
We extended our stay, and we're glad we were able to do so. All the points from our old review still stand, but we would like to mention a few new things that again point out how caring the hosts are. On a particularly frigid week with heavy snowfall, Ken shoveled around, and cleared snow from, our car (multiple times!), and Ken and Mariel were eager to loan both of us heavier winter clothing when ours proved not up to the polar vortex. Thanks for hosting us!

Anna User Profile
October 2016
Mariel and Ken are extremely attentive and gracious hosts. They went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed and were more than comfortable. The house is extremely well maintained and clean, and located in a quiet neighborhood about 7 miles from campus. The room is spacious and comfortable, and worked really well with our extended stay. I highly recommend it and we'll stay again!

Eric R. User Profile
August 2016
The hosts were most gracious and friendly. They went the extra mile with little touches in the bedroom and bathroom. They asked us what we would like for breakfast and made sure we had those items. Their home was welcoming and clean. They were most accommodating. Very nice!
Ken And Mariel User Profile
Response from Ken And Mariel:
Thank you for your kind words, Eric. It was wonderful meeting & chatting with you : ). All the best!
August 2016

Lauren User Profile
August 2016
I had such a wonderful stay at Mariel and Ken's house! I am so thankful to have found this Airbnb for my travels to the Ann Arbor area. The house is beautiful, clean and has tons of natural light. I thought the room was more spacious than the pictures show and the bed was very comfortable. I had everything I needed to study and sleep in a peaceful quiet environment. I didn't get to meet Ken (next time!), but Mariel was a blast to talk and hang out with and I thoroughly enjoyed their gracious hospitality (assortment of breakfast choices even while on a gluten/dairy free diet, preferential treatment for me to park my car in their driveway, great movie selection and the list goes on). They put a lot of extra effort into making sure their guests are comfortable and well taken care of. I would highly recommend this Airbnb to anyone coming to the area for school, work or play. Thanks Mariel and Ken!
Ken And Mariel User Profile
Response from Ken And Mariel:
Wow Lauren -- what a fabulous review. You are the kind of guest that makes it easy to host! We appreciate your affirming & appreciate words -- and look forward to our next visit : ) Blessings!
August 2016

Betty User Profile
July 2016
Ken&Mariel are nice couple. They are friendly and thoughtfully. They provide a such a clean,wonderful and home sense room for me. As a guest visit Ann Arbor the first time, I feet luck and happy to live with the nice couple.
Ken And Mariel User Profile
Response from Ken And Mariel:
Thanks for the nice review, Betty. We so enjoyed your time with us, and consider you a new friend : ) We hope to see you again, as you build your education here in the area! Blessings!
July 2016

Jim User Profile
May 2016
Ken and Mariel are great hosts: welcoming us to their attractive home in a quiet neighborhood, conveniently located for easy access to Ypsilanti or Ann Arbor. Yes, their home is "clean and green," and the bed was comfortable too. Equally important, they really did make us feel at home, checking frequently that we had all necessities for a comfortable 6 day stay. And spring time only added extra appeal to the window views and their garden-like setting. We have no problem recommending their Airbnb accommodations--good for an extended stay any time of the year.
Ken And Mariel User Profile
Response from Ken And Mariel:
Thanks for the kind words, Jim. We too enjoyed providing a clean/gree stay for you & Rebecca with a variety of breakfast foods so that you could "eat and run" enjoying your family to the max. You were great guests; we hope we can host you again in the future. Best, Ken & Mariel
May 2016

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Ypsilanti, Michigan, United StatesJoined in July 2011
Ken And Mariel User Profile

Adventurous baby boomers: Ken is retired from Ford Motor Company after 32 years of dedicated service. Mariel is a retired school & home-schooling teacher and retired paralegal. Ken is presently employed part-time as a limo driver for executives and Mariel volunteers her time as a facilitative mediator and works very part-time at the Washtenaw Community College Health & Fitness Center caring for children.

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 chatting, 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!

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours
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