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Enchanting cottage nestled at end of uniquely designed driveway.

People3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 390 sq. ft.
Property type cottage

Overview

About the property

Living room-kitchen/dinng area-full bath; secluded deck and yard-perfect for two

This large "tiny house" (390 sq.ft) was showcased in the 2014 Old West Side Home Tour and enjoys the largest yard on a two-block street. The secluded locale is hidden under a canopy of walnut and maple trees with lush foliage, bordered by a large hand painted mural wall, making it unseen by passer-bys and when Googled. This is a "shabby-chic" cottage with understated interior "mood" lighting, paintings and artifacts which make for a unique and inviting retreat located just 5.5 blocks from a sea of University of Michigan home games' "frenzy". The driveway will accommodate 2 cars which makes for a perfect tailgating setting. This secluded cottage has been praised by visitors for being an inviting and magical hideaway, feeling large and spacious for its actual size (13'x30'). It is located in a very quiet neighborhood of professionals and academicians, offering a soothing "retreat" for temporary or long term professional stays. It is hidden steps away from the U-M "Big House", numerous downtown restaurants, bars and shops, plus The University of Michigan's main campus and University Hospital...virtually all within walking distance. Auto, public bus or train provides easy access to Detroit, Lansing, the Detroit Metro Int'l Airport or Chicago.

Special rates for visiting professionals and academicians needing accommodations for short term (2-6 weeks) and long term stays may be available....TBD.

The neighborhood consists primarily of professionals working at the University of Michigan, the Michigan Hospital network,, Google and various research companies located in Ann Arbor and Detroit.

PLEASE NOTE:

* In case you miss it in the specific offerings of this cottage, there is no air conditioning available. This is usually not a problem

as the tree canopy keeps the cottage comfortable most of the time....especially for home game football weekends!!!!!

* THIS IS THE PERFECT LOCATION FOR FOOTBALL ENTHUSIASTS (as well as other campus sports throughout the year)....all in

walking distance!

* You will find Starbuck coffee with cream awaiting you!

More Details

Owner
Roth Woods
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
12 October, 2017

About Roth Woods

I have lived in this cottage for 35 years, first renting what was affectionately called a "shack". As a tenant I did major landscaping in what was a barren yard except for a huge black walnut tree… at one time I could park 12 cars on a football Saturday! Since my purchase in 2003 I have designed a driveway and walkway which did not previously exist and have converted this 13' x 30' home into what others call an "artist's cottage". The original small front porch has been expanded to include a secluded deck with a pergola.

I am a graphic designer, painter and interior designer and have projected my interests throughout my cottage. I share my space with 1 friendly, senior cat. For the past 30+ years I feed night time visiting raccoons who come to enjoy fresh water and dried dog food. They will not bother you. I will make sure that the raccoons are fed during your stay in the cottage. Note: I feed one feral cat and may ask you to put

out one can of cat food each day.

Roth Woods purchased this cottage in 1927

Why Roth Woods chose Ann Arbor

Aside from the uniqueness of the cottage's interior decor, the hidden landscaped location in what is Ann Arbor's historical district is considered to be too perfect for attending home games plus is easily accessible to Ann Arbor's numerous downtown offerings and The University of Michigan's main campus. Together the cottage interior combined with the exterior porch/deck area can nicely accommodate up to 20 guests for parties…thus reinforcing the saying "less is more". The full sized bed is perfect for two, and when necessary the living room's sofa/bed will comfortably sleep two additional guests.

NOTE: This street primarily houses professionals affiliated with the university, the renowned university hospital and Detroit executives. This can be a perfect "retreat" for visiting professionals on a short term or semi-long term stay.

What makes this cottage unique

You will find larger homes throughout the city, but you will definitely not find one of this artistic environment and uniqueness. Although it is a small space, it constantly surprises visitors for its generous warmth and roominess. This is a "happy house" with strong bones and good vibes and you are invited to make this cottage your home while in Ann Arbor.

Special rates for visiting professionals and academicians needing accommodations for short term (2-6 weeks) and long term stays can be available....TBD. The neighborhood consists primarily of professionals working at the University of Michigan, the Michigan Hospital network,, Google and various research companies located in Ann Arbor and Detroit. Great location with easy transportation access.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Old West Side in Ann Arbor

Property Type:
  • cottage
Building Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 390 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Full bath with shower; no bathtub. Spacious room between kitchen and bedroom. Window has an ornate metal panel providing privacy from the street. Toilet is comfort-seat height.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Full size / firm mattress overseen by a large oil painting. Additional sleeping for two on living room sofa/bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • tennis
Notes:
Owner will provide Starbuck coffee with cream and a welcome bottle of wine. Owner can stock refrigerator upon request and will submit all receipts for reimbursement. Located in a very quiet neighborhood of professionals and academics, this cottage offers a soothing "retreat" for temporary or long term professional stays.

Reviews

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Enchanting cottage nestled at end of uniquely designed driveway.
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews
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Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

Roth's place was great! Quaint and cozy, but perfect for 2-4 guests.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely wonderful little cottage!

  • 5 of 5

This small cottage/home is an absolute gem! The home was clean, organized, and the owner extremely friendly. Convenient for both the stadium as well as the Main Street area.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just as advertised - cute cottage well-located

  • 4 of 5

The cottage is just as described and pictured - a small space but very endearing with its owner's art and decor a unique aspect. The kitchen/bath are updated and the place is clean throughout. The expansive garden and front porch add greatly to the enjoyment of staying here. Only one downside to the surrounding trees is that the cottage itself does not get a lot of light coming in. Very close to UM stadium, and for us, also walking distance to campus or the shops/restaurants on Main. Roth was very welcoming - we really appreciated having coffee provided as we arrived later in the evening and didn't need to go out first thing in the morning to get our hit!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
26 Miles
Detroit Metro
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
University of Michigan across from stadium
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Downtown Ann Arbor - South Division st
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Zingermans Deli - Kerry Town - Detroit Street
Car: recommended

Property is nestled less than 10 blocks from the center of down town Ann Arbor and The University of Michigan; positioned approximately 2 miles from the I-94 exit and approximately 4 miles from the I-23 exit. Virtually anywhere you want to go could be explored via walking.

Special rates for visiting professionals and academicians needing accommodations for short term (2-6 weeks) and long term stays may be available....TBD.

NOTE: The neighborhood consists primarily of professionals working at the University of Michigan, the Michigan Hospital network,, plus Google and various research companies located in Ann Arbor and Detroit. Great location with easy transportation access.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Old West Side, Southeast Michigan

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£296
for 1 night
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£176
 

Additional pricing information

cleaning fee £75.82
Refundable Damage Deposit £379.1
Property Damage Protection £44.73
Tax Rate 3.0%

$100 cleaning fee for up to 31 days visit; $200 cleaning for longer (will not exceed $200)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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