We have a newly renovated suite in our private home. We are just a few blocks from UM's central campus, the Law School and Medical Center; two blocks from the Nichols Arboretum; two miles to the football stadium; on a quiet tree-lined residential street in the Oxbridge neighborhood. The suite has a lovely bedroom with two twin beds (new pillow-topped mattresses, duvets, and William Sonoma bedding), two big windows with light blocking shades and custom curtains, a well-stocked bookcase, and a large closet. It also has a small sitting room with two comfortable chairs and ottomans, a Video/DVD player (the TV has no independent reception), wifi access, small refrigerator and electric kettle. A new, lovely, marble accented bathroom with a Marble-tiled shower stands between these two rooms. The suite has its own staircase (from the kitchen), and is separated from the rest of the house by a door and short hallway. We want you to feel as if you are staying at a lovely small hotel while you are here. We can provide you with a coffee maker upon request.
One block away, there is a free bus that will take you to campus if you choose not to walk; the bus arrives every ten minutes. City buses that can take you farther are just two blocks away on Washtenaw Avenue. If you have a car, there is parking on the street in front of our house.
We have been fortunate to have universally polite guests since we have been hosting through airbnb these last few years. We appreciate it when guests remove their shoes and leave them at the bottom of the private stairs going up to their suite--it keeps the rugs looking lovely for our next guests! We appreciate that you not smoke, make a great deal of noise, or damage the space in any way. Beyond that, we look forward to hosting you!
The location was excellent, walking distance to museums and the University. Our beds were comfortable, the bathroom more modern than ours at home and the extra sitting room was a pleasure to use. Our rooms had extensive bookshelves which provided spare-time reading material. Susan and her family were welcoming.
This house is in a neighborhood of frats and sororities. We were concerned that it might be noisy, but it was very quiet, thankfully.
When we first arrived the suite was cold (Ann Arbor was having a cold spell) and we didn't find the electric heater until the next morning--that was our only possible criticism.
This is my third time staying with the Susan and Bruce. They are so friendly, gracious and accommodating. Others have mentioned as well that the neighborhood is lovely and full of older homes but still just a short walk to central campus or the stadium. The arboretum is one of my favorite walks anywhere and is close to their home. We look forward to more visits as we visit the area in the future.
Susan and her family were extremely welcoming hosts. Their suite was an ideal place to stay during our visit to Ann Arbor.
Susan was a great host. She made me feel welcome the entire visit. suite was very clean and functional.
Susan was a great host replied promptly to my initial request and followed up prior to and during my stay. The suite of 3 rooms was as described in the listing and very comfortable. The separate sitting room for reading etc. and newly renovated bathroom were especially nice.
The house is conveniently located in a nice old neighborhood, an easy 10-min walk to UM Central Campus. The football stadium is about 2 mi away and a nice 25-min walk on game day. The UM Nicholas Arboretum is a 5-min walk away and a nice place for an afternoon stroll while in town. Main St in Ann Arbor is about 2 mi away as well. Look into the free UM Oxford and Northwood Express bus ((website hidden)) for getting to campus or closer to downtown.
Susan and her husband were great hosts that made sure my stay was pleasant. I would recommend this location to anyone visiting Ann Arbor.
We had a delightful stay in Susan's home. She was away on business, but arranged -- in advance -- for us to be warmly welcomed by family members, including sweet Ella, their rescue dog. Her guest suite is a peaceful oasis, outfitted with all the amenities one could request. We especially appreciated the elegant separate sitting area (with wifi and mini-fridge). DH often stays up late working; the glare of his screen is not conducive to my slumbers when we share a hotel room, so I was very pleased to have a door I could close between us when I wanted to sleep. The modern shower with glass door and bench was spa -worthy. The bedroom is spacious and outfitted with window treatments that could be closed for black-out, another feature I greatly appreciated, as I am often awakened too early by sunrise. It was very convenient having the ability to park in her neighborhood, away from the crowds on game day (this was U of M's Parent Weekend). Walking to the Big House, campus, Starbucks and other downtown shopping was easy and pleasant --except when a severe storm required evacuation of 100,00 of us from the arena before the game ended! I holed up in the first dry, warm bar I could find (Ashley's) while DH and son, soaked to the bones, swam/slogged back to Susan's to get our car and borrow an umbrella. I have stayed at the famed Campus Inn and at Kensington Court: both hotels were fine, but very expensive for their mediocre service and quality, lacking charm and amenities. The next time I travel to Ann Arbor I will definitely hope to book with Susan again, her suite would be my first choice for accommodations in Ann Arbor.
My daughter and I stayed at the Parrish home while visiting UM. Both Susan and Bruce were very gracious hosts and we felt right at home. The suite is great - a sitting room, nice bathroom, and 2 twin beds. Also a small fridge. Very clean and comfy. Location was perfect - we parked our car on their nice street and just walked to campus and to the football game. 2 blocks from the arboretum which is a must do for anyone visiting. We would definitely stay again and highly recommend their suite.
I grew up in New York City and Boston, and have been happily living with my family in Ann Arbor for nineteen years. I am an English Professor, an avid baker and knitter, and love to run with our dog in the Arboretum that's just a block from our house.