The Magnolia House Downtown Ann Arbor 4bd/2.5bath
The Magnolia House Downtown Ann Arbor 4bd/2.5bath

Entire home/apt

8 guests

4 bedrooms

4 beds
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This bright and sunny home is close to downtown Ann Arbor, YMCA, restaurants, farmers market, University of Michigan hospital, museum, football, basketball, hockey stadiums and auditoriums such as Hill, Rackham and the Power Center. Main Street downtown is a 10 minute walk away. This is a carefully updated historic home on the Old West Side and was built sometime around 1880. It's spacious and professionally decorated with comfortable furniture and new firm mattresses with luxury linens. This home is good for couples, solo adventurers, business travelers, and families.

The space

This house was built sometime around 1880. The interiors were designed with reuse in mind. The mattresses, one bed, one rug and 4 kitchen chairs are new. The rest of the furniture and decor came from local resale shops, antique shops, Recycle, Habitat Restore, Recycle and eBay. Two of the chandeliers were handmade.
This is is a 4 bedroom house. Three bedrooms are on the 2nd floor and one on the 3rd floor. There is a powder room on the 1st floor and two full baths on the second floor. There are 3 queen beds and one full bed. The bathroom with the shower is located in one of the bedrooms. The house has a driveway that can hold up to 4 cars.
There is a private landscaped side yard that is great to relax, grill or eat. The outside table seats 4 people. There is a teak bench in the area also.

Guest access

Entire house

Interaction with guests

I'm am easy to contact and am available by cell phone once you check in. Please call me for any dining recommendations, directions, etc.

Other things to note

Our house was built sometime around 1880. It is located on a main corner in the historic Old West Side of Ann Arbor and is a registered historic home. It has been beautifully updated and restored. There are 3 bedrooms on the second floor and 1 on the third floor. Two full bathrooms are located on the 2nd floor and a powder room is on the first level by the front door. The house is very private and has a quiet side yard.

There is outdoor seating in the side yard and includes a grill. There are front porch chairs. In the kitchen there is a coffee pot, kettle, microwave, toaster, blender and all pots and pans you will need. I will provide you with Zingerman's coffee including regular and decaf and a selection of teas. There is also an array of spices, olive oil and balsamic for cooking.

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The space
Bathrooms: 2.5
Bedrooms: 4
Beds: 4
Check In: 3PM - 9PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Lockbox

Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet

Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $141 NZD
Security Deposit $1408 NZD
Weekly Discount: 20%
Weekend Price $845 NZD / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed
Bedroom 4
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 3PM - 9PM

Guests under 21 are allowed if accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Please do not flush anything other than toilet paper and the obvious down the toilets. The pipes are old.
Parties are not allowed in our house.
Please keep the noise to a minimum between the hours of 10pm and 9am in consideration of our neighbors.
Check in is after 3pm and check out is at 11am. If there is a problem please call us and we will accommodate you if possible.
Smoking and illegal drugs are not permitted in our house. Please do not engage in illegal activities anywhere on our property.
Please start the dishwasher, gather towels in the bathroom areas and leave used beds unmade prior to check out.
Please put your trash and recycles In the receptacles near the garage when you leave. This will help us get the house ready for the next guests.
Pets are not allowed in our house.
If you break or damage something, please let me know and arrange for its replacement or repair.
Please call us immediately if something is not working correctly in the house. We will try to get it fixed as soon as possible.
Maximum capacity is 8 guests. Overnight guests without previous approval are not allowed. Please call us if there is an issue with this.
Please remove your shoes when in the house. There is a shoe tray provided by the back door.
Please return your keys when you are done with your stay. Do not take the skeleton keys. They are original to the house and cannot be replaced.
Food is only allowed in the eating areas. Please do not take food upstairs to the bedrooms.
While this house is great for families, you must take responsibility for small children. There are a lot of stairs and the side yard is not fenced in. There are no baby gates provided. Please email us if there is an issue.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

10 Reviews

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Shannon User Profile
September 2017
Great place! Very thoughtful and easy process!

Daniel User Profile
September 2017
Absolutely lovely home. The whole thing felt like it was taken out of an interior design magazine. The home really speaks for itself, but Maureen keeps it clean and welcoming. She went above and beyond for myself and my guest. Wonderful host! Would recommend if you are staying in the area because the proximity is great for downtown exploration. We had a wonderful stay and would definitely return if the opportunity arises.

Stacy User Profile
August 2017
The house is beautiful and is within easy walking distance of all the shops and restaurants in downtown Ann Arbor. Maureen was great and communicating with us and we had a wonderful stay.

Dolores User Profile
August 2017
A beautiful, roomy space. Stocked with everything you could want and more. Very responsive hosts. I recommend it highly esp. to large groups.

Eric User Profile
August 2017
Maureen's house was perfect for the 4 of us travelling on business and would be good for groups of friends or a family. Clean and with a nice kitchen and a great living space we wished our time wasn't so busy while we were in Ann Arbor so we could have relaxed at the house more. If we have another reason to visit Ann Arbor we'll be happy to stay here again. Thanks!

Brandon User Profile
July 2017
Maureen was great. Very attentive to detail. House was clean and ready for us upon arrival. Walking to downtown Ann Arbor took about 15 minutes. House looked just like the photos - felt very comfortable. We would stay again!

Gloria User Profile
July 2017
I knew before we arrived that the house would be lovely but we were continually surprised and delighted by the level of care and detail and thoughtfulness that we found at every turn. We had eight people staying for a long weekend, plus two local family members joining us for dinner, and we had everything we needed. The dishes and serving ware and appliances are all brand new and top quality; it was easy to do meals, and the house lends itself to comfortable gatherings, with an easy flow between rooms. After a long weekend we were still finding charming touches and interesting pieces of art that we hadn't noticed at first; each room has its own character and style. Over all,it just felt light and airy and stylish as well as welcoming and comfortable. We were ready to move in permanently but we thought Maureen would notice. Maureen was, of course, a wonderful host who was very thorough and responsive; we knew that if we needed anything she would be there to take care of it. In short, I can't recommend Magnolia House highly enough. As one other reviewer mentioned, the house is on a rather busy corner, but inside the house you don't notice it at all. And the benefit of the location is that it is so close to everything and so easy to get to. We only hope we will have an opportunity to return.

Ann Arbor, Michigan, United StatesJoined in April 2016
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