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CDT -#3 Ann Arbor (Bellanina) Guest House-Central Downtown-

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


Minimum Stay
1 - 3 nights

About the property

3 bedrooms, Sleeper queen sofa +1 full bath, sleeps 8

In the very heart of Downtown Ann Arbor, you will be only steps away from countless conveniences, shopping, and the best dining Ann Arbor has to offer. Attending a University of Michigan Football game? Walk there. Going out to a nice dinner or cocktails? Walk there. Visiting a student at U of M? You guessed it... walk! Everything is right outside your door. All the comforts of home can be found in this first floor duplex apartment. Full kitchen, living room, two bedrooms, a full bathroom, AND and amazing office space to accomplish any task that business demands. Fax/Copier/Printer. Monitor, keyboard, phone and large desk. Park your car and stay awhile!

Bellanina Day Spa & Spa Amenities: Bellanina Day Spa & Gift Boutique is a sister company, located in downtown Ann Arbor. Bellanina Day Spa is an award winning Spa with the finest services in skin care, massage and nail services, steam rooms, whirlpool hydrotherapy and a gift boutique. Just mention you are a Guest at the Guest House when booking your appointment and receive a free Steam shower when you purchase a massage or skin care service, Tuesday - Thursday. 734 327 1000

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Property Manager
Nina Howard
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2017

About Nina Howard

My life is ruled by my dogs, Ling-Ling and Chen-Chen. I never thought two tiny 5 dogs could have such power over me! When I am not playing with them, I am busy running 4 Guest Houses in Ann Arbor, and being Co-Owner of Bellanina Day Spa (4 blocks from this location) or Bellanina Institute (located on the first floor of the Kerrytown location). I travel a lot teaching a wonderful anti-aging technique called Bellanina Facelift Massage, to massage therapists, estheticians at spas and resorts around the country. I call North Carolina mountains my home but travel back and forth to Ann Arbor, enjoying my time in one of the 5 Ann Arbor Guest Houses. What a life!

Nina Howard purchased this house in 2012

Why Nina Howard chose Southeast Michigan

I lived in this property back in the 90's and mentioned a few years later, to the landlord, that it would make a great Ann Arbor Guest House. He offered it to me in the Spring of 2012 and I got busy pulling it together. It is a work in progress. I love staying here and remembering the 'good 'ol days' when I would dart in and out of my apartment enjoying the fun filled life of living right in the middle of town.

What makes this house unique

Everything is within a 5 block walk, U of M, Main Street, Kerrytown! Okay, walking to the Stadium takes a few more blocks to get there. Having a parking space in town is a big plus if you think you need a car. Teeming life on the streets on the other side of your front door.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Hello Nina,

We had an absolutely great time! Thank you for everything. You have created a wonderful space, we were so comfortable and truly enjoyed ourselves. We are already talking about coming again some time! :)

Thank you & Take Care,
Nov 2014
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Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)


Fantastic location!

  • 4 of 5

Neat, clean home, right by all the things you want to go to in downtown Ann Arbor. We had a wonderful weekend here and hope to do it again sometime.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I do appreciate it! We hope to see you again!
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Excellent Stay in Ann Arbor

  • 5 of 5

Thanks for the hospitality. The house location was great. The house was very well appointed and outfitted. Thanks for the stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Meeting on Ann Arbor Campus

  • 5 of 5

I was in Ann Arbor for a meeting on central campus. Rather than staying at the Bell Tower or another close hotel, I chose to stay at a VRBO near by. Nina's property on E Washington fit the bill perfectly. It is what you would expect from a campus house, cozy with lots of bedrooms, but also with a nice office arrangement to get work done. The kitchen had all the amenities you could need, though you are right in the heart of the restaurant scene by campus.

Nina was great to work with. She was responsive via email quickly and made sure I received all pre-trip information. On arrival, there was an electrical plug issue (see below) that she addressed right away.


Some of the electrical outlets, but specifically those in the main bedroom, are two and not three pronged. I charge my phone at night on my night stand and use it as my alarm, so with no way to plug the phone in there was no way to do this asI did not have a three to two adapter. I was able to find one in the house. Nina had a couple sent over the next day.

The bathroom is kind of small. If there were several people in the house, it would be difficult for everyone to keep their toiletries in the room.

Overall, I would definitely stay here again for a meeting. And I will be working with Nina again in the fall when my wife and I return to stay at another of her properties for an M football game!

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We enjoyed hosting your group and look forward to you and your wife's arrival in the fall!
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Lovely little home in a great location.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed 2 nights in this well appointed home. It is small but very comfortable. The location in downtown Ann Arbor is excellent. Easy walking to restaurants, coffee shops and shopping. We would definitely recommend this property to anyone wanting to experience downtown living!

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review our property. I will share your comments with our staff! We appreciate it!
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Perfect Home for the Weekend.

  • 5 of 5

Comfortably fit five and we were very impressed on the cleanliness and comfort of the home. The location was the best part, and literally walking distance from everything in Ann Arbor. I fell in love with the area and the house was the perfect getaway spot for the weekend. Nina did EXCELLENT in assuring that we had a great weekend. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying with us! We appreciate the business!
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Lovely house in a perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking to spend any time in downtown Ann Arbor, this is the place to be! It's extremely convenient and plenty big for a small group or family.

The inside of the house is very nice and well decorated. Plus the ease of check in/communication with owners was great! Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
U of M Graduation
Apr 28 2017 - May 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Art Fair
Jul 20 2017 - Jul 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
U of M Cincinnati
Sep 8 2017 - Sep 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
U of M Air Force
Sep 15 2017 - Sep 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Sep 29 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
U of M MI State
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 7 2017
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Oct 27 2017 - Oct 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Nov 3 2017 - Nov 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Nov 23 2017 - Nov 23 2017
1 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Nov 24 2017 - Nov 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Dec 24 2017 - Dec 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping $79 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

Event rates for Art Fair, holidays (3 day max event rate chg) and U of M events such as Graduation, Parents week, sporting events incur an additional charge of $25 per person per night over 4 people.

Rates are based on 4 person occupancy. Over 4 persons, there is a $25 per day charge for each person, up to 8. Please ask for a quote to determine your rate.

We refund your deposit up to 30 days prior to your stay. Stays less than 30 days and up to 60 days prior for stays over one month.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Ann Arbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Computer Available ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Printer
  • Scanner
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • fax
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Two twins are extra long (XL)
    Bedroom 4 - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa in liv room is a queen sleeper - memory foam matterss
    Bedroom 1 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 3rd bedroom has a desk, monitor, keyboard, printer/fax/scan
  • Pack-n-play available and sofa in living room turns into a queen bed as well.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch Furniture
  • Yard
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Housekeeping
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
The sofa bed in the livingroom sleeps 2. Office set up includes 3 in 1 printer/fax/copier. Wireless internet. Monitor, keyboard. Need an adapter for mac laptops for monitor connection. Large desk. The office bedroom also sleeps 2 in a trundle bed

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