Bright1 BR/Bath Suite w/Living Room

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Packard Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, United States

The Space

Coming to Ann Arbor for Job training? Need housing while looking to purchase? Stint at the U? Need to be close to U Hospital? Spacious living area, consisting of 1-BR, full bathroom, LR, and use of fully equipped kitchen, W/D. Ideal for short term stays--weekends, by the week, or up to a month. We request that weekend stays be a minimum of two nights.

This is a private suite, the second floor of a home. Very clean, fully furnished w/ King bed, couch, desk, dresser, all linens, towels, hair dryer, iron and ironing board. Can accomodate 1 person or a couple, and also works for couples with a younger aged child or baby (we can provide a baby gate, high chair, portable crib/playpen, and unused outlets have safety plugs) WiFI access, parking, very close to bus line, 1.5 miles to UM Campus, 2.5 miles to downtown, 1 mi to MI Stadium, and easy access to expressways.

For more active moments we have an elliptical trainer for your use on a glassed-in porch or a full gym in the basement.

Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, Park, nearby, great neighborhood Coffee Shop. We provide a "starter supply" of coffee, tea, half and half, fresh fruit, homemade granola, yogurt and fresh eggs from our chickens for your first morning or until it runs out. Or we can make suggestions if you prefer going out. We can easily accommodate food allergy needs or gluten-free guests.

As hosts, we're friendly and we'll make sure you have what you need but otherwise leave you to enjoy your stay.

We do not charge a cleaning fee; it's included in our price.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

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  • We had such a lovely stay at Judy's annex. It's in a location that's a 10-minute bus ride from the heart of Ann Arbor, and walking distance from some good neighborhood spots. Judy and Ann Margaret were very hospitable, providing not only a clean and warm space with all the right amenities (comfy living space with a work desk, bathroom with shampoo and soap, kitchen), but friendly help with any of our questions about Ann Arbor. Highly recommend staying here - we were so comfortable, and it was just the right balance of privacy and warm hosting.

    April 2014
  • I had a very pleasant experience staying in this suite. Both hostesses were very friendly and respectful of privacy. The bed was extremely comfortable, and the whole suite has a very peaceful and relaxed vibe to it.

    There is a living room area downstairs, which allows you to spread out if you feel like you need to. Judy has an office that you walk through to get to the apartment suite, but there aren't many people going in and out, and generally you have privacy downstairs as well. The breakfast starter kit that they provided was also delicious, and there is a full working kitchen, coffeemaker, and teamaker for all of your cooking needs.

    This is a beautiful apartment, and I would definitely recommend staying here.

    March 2014
  • I had a lovely near-week staying in this cozy little suite, while I did research in Ann Arbor. Judy and Ann-Margaret were extremely friendly and hospitable hosts, and they were also very conscientious about not intruding into my private space while I was there. They generously left delicious food and coffee for me and my husband to eat and drink our first morning, and even gifted me with fresh eggs and milk later on. The shared kitchen space was well stocked with cooking implements and I was able to make breakfasts, pack lunches, and cook dinner throughout my stay, sometimes chatting with my hosts but never having to compete with them for the space as it is not their main cooking space. I was even able to do laundry, which meant I didn't have to hand-wash my long underwear :)

    The bed was very comfortable, the bathroom spacious, and the little living-room upstairs was wonderfully cozy (light-filled during the day with plenty of shades for privacy at night). They are not right downtown, but it is quite walkable to downtown (though I rented a car given the amount of snow and cold this winter has dumped on us and the distance to my research venue), and they had plenty of info about public transit.

    I would be happy to stay again if I go back to Ann Arbor to do more research!

    February 2014
  • Judy's place provided very good access to the surrounding area. The king size bed was awesome. The living space and bathroom were both very comfortable. The ceiling of the bedroom is a bit low, but unless you're 6'4" like me, it probably won't be a problem. Check-in/Check-out were both simple. Very good location to Ann Arbor. Several places to eat within walking distance and more within a short drive. If you're planning on reheating left-overs, there is no microwave - but there's kitchen with a conventional oven and stove, so it just takes a little longer. Overall an excellent place to stay if you find yourself in Ann Arbor.

    February 2014
    Judy
    Response from Judy:

    Good to point out--we don't want the added EMFs so don't use them and forget that others do! But we do have a small convection/toaster oven that heats up relatively quickly and sorry we neglected to point that out. Thanks for staying with us and glad you had a good experience overall.

  • Judy was a kind host, gave good directions to find our way through the town. The house was cute and clean and would recommend to others.

    January 2014
  • My wife and I had a very pleasant stay here, the king bed is very comfortable, the rooms were immaculate and nicely furnished, and our hosts made sure we had breakfast fixings for the first morning of our stay. The apartment is on the second floor of the house adjacent to where Judy lives; the first floor is where the kitchen is, as well as offices used by Judy (a nutritionist). One must walk through the office to get to the stairs to the apartment; however, the space is lightly used and we did not encounter anyone during the week we were there, perhaps because we were out almost all day; even on the occasions when I came back to the apartment during the day to pick things up I saw no one.
    There is no comfortable eating space, which didn't affect us because we were visiting our daughter, who lives two blocks away and we ate there. There are two short stools and small tables which drop down against the wall when not used. If you like to lounge over breakfast you will have to bring your food upstairs into the apartment.
    It is noteworthy that the bedroom has a very low ceiling; I don't think my 6'4" son-in-law could have walked into the room. Also, the ceiling slants over the walkway at the end of the bed so that even I, at 5'10" had to be careful not to hit my head.
    For those with claustrophobia, you should know that there is no window in the sleeping area. My wife and I loved it because we like dark sleeping (and quiet - which this was) sleeping spaces.
    We expect to stay here again the next time we visit our daughter.
    Judy was very responsive; one window in the living room area did not have a shade on it and when I asked to have one installed it was there by the time we returned in the evening.

    December 2013
    Judy
    Response from Judy:

    We're glad you enjoyed the apartment despite the low ceilings in the bedroom!

    As you noted, that the downstairs space is lightly used. My time seeing clients is very limited and the likelihood of a guest encountering anyone else but me is very small. I also work full time for a non-profit so primarily use a back office. I'm sorry if that uncertainty may have kept you from feeling comfortable walking through the downstairs. I do let guests know if I expect to be having clients come into the office at a time they they are likely to be there. But like you, most guests are out doing whatever brought them to town.

    We hope to see you again on return visit, and if there is something we can do to make having a meal downstairs more comfortable we're happy to try. Otherwise bringing food up to the apartment is fine.

    Thanks for staying with us,

    Judy

  • Judy was a really great host! She was there to give us the tour when we first arrived and then left us to make ourselves at home for the remainder of our stay. Very comfortable place -- a warm, clean and spacious suite. Walkable to the university and a nice coffee shop down the road. Highlight was definitely breakfast-- including some homemade granola, yogurt and fresh eggs from her chickens!

    December 2013
  • We really enjoyed our stay at "Judy's House" as my 4 yo calls it! She loved feeding the chickens each morning and we all enjoyed fresh eggs! Judy provided yummy homemade granola and yogurt as well as eggs and fruit for our first morning. We loved the eggs so much we bought enough to have soft boiled eggs each morning of our stay! Lovely, convenient and very private sitting room, bath and bedroom - giant comfy bed! - super close to downtown Ann Arbor.

    November 2013
  • Our stay was wonderful! Judy was incredibly accommodating and very easy to get in contact with. I would stay there again in a heartbeat.

    November 2013
  • We had a great time staying at Judy's. The room (actually all the upstairs floor) was very comfortable, we sleep perfectly. It was easy getting in and out of the house without feeling like you were bothering others. The whole place was super clean and ready for us when we got there.

    We meet Judy briefly and she was very nice and friendly. I would definitely stay here again.

    November 2013
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We welcome you to make this your home base while in Ann Arbor. Your suite is clean, bright and spacious and we'll do our best to make your stay comfortable without being intrusive. The space affords alot of privacy. The kitchen is fully equipped and ready for you to make breakfast if that's what you like, or we can point you to our favorite places in town. I enjoy making homemade granola and yogurt to leave in the refrigerator for along with fresh fruit and fresh eggs from our chickens (no roosters though, to wake you) if you'd like. Coffee, teas and half & half are provided.
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