About This Listing
House uniquely offers (1) sleeping accomodations for up to 11 persons, (2) thoroughly upgraded house with classical design set up clutter-free like a hotel suite, and (3) location on the edge of campus and close to everything by bus or cab.
In the past we rented our home for football weekends, and expanded that for most of the year.
You'll find a cozy living room with HD TV and stereo opens to a modern kitchen. There are two first-floor bedrooms (with full bath), one in the basement (with another full bath), and room for a slumber party in the loft (four beds and an air mattress). The garage is Ping Pong Central and the back yard offers a fire pit and gaming area.
No pets or smoking in the house, please. No pets. Enjoy the carpet upstairs with your bare feet. Use the bath fans when showering. You can place returnable bottles on the back porch; they're worth $.10 each. Treat the home as if it were your own. Biggest rule: Enjoy yourself!
John was an outstanding host and his home is perfect for a weekend getaway in Ann Arbor for a group of family and/or friends. Spacious and clean, the house easily accommodated our group of 10 who were in town for a reunion. The highlights are the location, back porch, yard and ping-pong/beer pong tables. Best yet, John left us a delicious cinnamon-raisin Zingerman's bread for our arrival. He is communicative and responsive. Can't think of a better place to stay with a group!
We rented this home from John for a wedding over Memorial Day weekend. John was super responsive and hospitable, answering questions before arrival and coordinating check in details, down to welcome bottled water and ground coffee. The location was perfect for a mixed group of UMich alums and some who had never been to MI! We could walk through campus and explore the city center during downtime between festivities. The layout of the house is ideal for large parties. We never felt cramped and you always had the space to hang as a big group in the living room or garage or porch. All in all we had a great weekend. Thanks John!
The listing was very accurate. This house was a great place for our reunion/bachelorette/bridal shower weekend. The house very comfortably slept 10 and there was an air mattress that we did not have to use. We grilled and enjoyed the outdoor space, but also had plenty of room in the open common area/kitchen to hangout there also. The house was clean, comfortable, and just as nice as it looks in the pictures. The neighborhood was great with a couple of nearby specialty grocery stores and coffee shops. Everything we needed was in walking distance. John was welcoming--leaving us a welcome message and great bag of coffee. Would stay again any time!
John has done a wonderful job with this charming house. Lovely kitchen and great furniture. The front porch is like another room. We also appreciated the wonderful bread and coffee he left for us along with lots of bottled water. The back yard and garage came in handy for our family gathering though the outdoor furniture has seen better days. Also, the garage, while large with two couches and a pingpong table, serves a store room for many tools not something we had anticipated! John was a great host and I would highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a central Ann Arbor location.
Great location, great house, great host...allowed us to spend lots of time with our 2 older kids and our graduate.
We used the house for a girls' weekend away for a bachelorette party and had a great time. There was plenty of room for the eight of us. Everything was clean and ready to go. We did not have any issues and the space was perfect for what we needed it for.