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Great location. Private & quiet, convenient to University of Michigan & downtown

Bedrooms Studio
Space 560 sq ft
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2

Location!! Loft-like second story studio with vaulted ceilings, full bath, laundry and kitchen in a charming, quiet neighborhood. Open floor plan, skylights, plenty of closet and drawer storage spaceclose to most anything you could want or need.

We are near several bus stops on the Ann Arbor bus line and four blocks to Michigan Stadium. There is a free University bus at the Crisler Center which is a ten minute walk. It is a five minute drive to downtown Ann Arbor. It's a twenty minute walk to the heart of downtown through the beautiful Old West Side neighborhood.

The studio is second story, above proprietor's workshop with a private entrance. Ideal for couple or two people who are willing to share one big studio space. There is a super comfortable queen bed. The second queen is a high-end sofa bed (see pic). We provide quality bedding and towels. There is a 32 inch flatscreen TV, Comcast cable, and wireless.

There is ample street parking on our block. Friendly managing couple lives in the house behind the carriage house.

Please note: We require a 30 day minimum booking. We currently have availability May and part of June of 2017. We also have availability for September 2017. Perfect for a student, UM affiliate seeking a quiet, comfortable, beautiful place to live. Great for a sabbatical or to spend a month in Ann Arbor in the spring.

More Details

Margaret Lansing
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2018

About Margaret Lansing

We added this upstairs retreat for friends and family more than 10 years ago and now we hope to share it with you. We live in the house behind the retreat so we are close if you need us but will honor your privacy. We have lived on this property since 1990 and in Ann Arbor for over 35 years. Ken teaches entrepreneurship part-time at the University of Michigan. Ken enjoys restoring woodworking machines in his workshop below the studio. Margaret works in communications for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and is a University of Michigan alumni. She loves gardening and putters in her perennial beds around the yard whenever possible.

Margaret Lansing purchased this studio in 1990

Why Margaret Lansing chose Allmendinger Heights

People from all over the world have enjoyed this special space; most people who visit plan to return. For some it’s the proximity to the university, others like the quiet and beauty of the yard. Everyone loves the location! We are easy to find, just 3 turns and 2.5 miles from the I-94 Ann Arbor Saline Rd. exit. We are close to downtown Ann Arbor, the University of Michigan and anything you might need.

You can’t get much closer to the athletic campus. We are a ten minute walk to Michigan Stadium. You can easily walk to most of the athletic campus venues in twenty minutes or less.

This is an amazing place for a short term lease--- hard to find in Ann Arbor. Perfect for short term stays for hospital staff, or a visiting scholar. It's less expensive than a hotel, easy access, closer to the action. Stay in a quiet neighborhood where you can relax, cook a meal, hang out and do a load of laundry.

What makes this studio unique

The studio space feels large. The open floor plan, with its high with vaulted ceiling, skylights, and windows, provide plenty of natural light. The upstairs deck adds an outdoor room. The building is made of structurally insulated panels; the thick walls hold in the temperature you want and keep out the noise. To achieve your perfect temperature, we have a wall-mounted mini split air conditioner as well as in-floor heating. If you are accustomed to the temperature oscillations that come with forced air heating, you are in for a treat. . In the warm weather you can enjoy the beautiful garden views and sitting out on your own beautiful deck complete with bistro table & chairs, and an outdoor outlet.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation studio rental in Allmendinger Heights, Michigan

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 560 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , full size washer & dryer
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 2nd bed is a brand new comfortable sleeper sofa.
  • We can have the sleeper bed made up and ready for you, just let us know if you prefer a couch set up, or the sofa sleeper bed set up. The mattress topper makes it comfortable. There is no bar, the couch opens up into a futon style one solid surface to sleep on.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • tennis
Privacy and quiet. Enjoy the peace. Everything is a hop, skip and jump away.


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Great location. Private & quiet, convenient to University of Michigan & downtown
average rating of 4.894737 based on 19 reviews
Dexter mi

Wonderful place to stay short or long term

  • 5 of 5

Bright and clean. Stone floors, skylights and many windows. Conveniently located. Comfortable bed and furnishings.great for a short stay but my wife and I were there for three months and were very comfortable . The kitchen is furnished and there is a full size washer and dryer. The property is beautiful with many plantings and there is a deck where you can sit in warmer weather and enjoy a glass of wine. Cable tv included. Very private with wonderful owners.

  • Submitted: 30-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming, cozy, light filled apartment

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful, charming and quiet neighborhood apartment full of light and very cozy. We loved the skylights over the bed where the full moon lit up the night sky. We stayed for three months while our house, just two streets over, was being remodeled. Fabulous landlords! A real jewel for any Ann Arbor visit.

  • Submitted: 28-Feb-2017
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Location

  • 5 of 5

The loft was great, clean, and well supplied. The heated stone floors were awesome! All the instructions were clear. They even gave us some ice melt for the stairs on the day it snowed.

  • Submitted: 2-Dec-2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely place to stay in Ann Arbor

  • 5 of 5

We were here for several days visiting family and were looking for an alternative to a hotel. Basically the studio is appropriate for a couple. It was great and had everything we needed in order to be self sufficient and do some minimal food prep. It had all the amenities in terms of TV, wifi, washer/dryer etc. The location was convenient and quiet and easy to access. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: 2-Nov-2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This home was a home away from home. It could not have been any better.

  • Submitted: 20-Sep-2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location! The property is warm & inviting can't wait to stay here again!

  • 5 of 5

The neighborhood is very convenient to U Mich, The Big House & the freeways. We loved it to moment we arrived! The studio was very clean, and welcoming. Perfect location for our trip to A2 to move our daughter into the dorms. Can't wait to stay again on a future visit.

  • Submitted: 6-Sep-2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
DTW (Detroit Metro)
Nearest Barpub
1.1 Miles
Wolverine State Brewing Company, 2019 W. Stadium
Nearest Train
2.3 Miles
Amtrack Station, 325 Depot St. Ann Arbor
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
I-94, Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Exit 175
Car: recommended

Ann Arbor has numerous Independent Bookstores and several museums.

Aunt Agatha's -

Literati -

Motte & Bailey Used & Rare Books -

Nicola's Books -

The Dawn Treader -

West Side Bookshop -

The central campus of the University of Michigan has numerous museums all within walking distance of each other.

UMMA = University of Michigan Museum of Art -

KMA Kelsey Museum of Archaeology

Museum of Natural History


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation studio rental in Allmendinger Heights, Michigan

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$644.25

Owner'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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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