Home for Rent or Home Exchange / House Swap or Home Sitting or House to Share

Ann Arbor Michigan 48103 United States of America

Listing # 100826

Rates From USD 400 Weekly
Independent Scholar
About Member
Last Updated: Sunday, November 11, 2018

Old Westside , Walk to campus/downtown-All Utilities/cable/wifi

House was featured on 2015 OWS Historic Homes Tour. EXCELLENT LOCATION! Central OLD Westside Neighborhood with tree lined streets and nesarby park. Flexible dates depending on whether you rent house or opt to share space. Additional cost if not sharing house. Dates are much more available if you rent either one of the bedrooms or the finished basement unit. Whole house rental is limited to only a period from mid December to late March.
. Google maps indicate 10 minute walk to central campus and downtown (18 places to eat within a 10 minute walk, including Washtenaw Dairy, Jefferson Market, Bills Beer Garden, Argos Farm Market, etc. a few blocks away). Hundred year old home remodeled and restored. Safe neighborhood, very large yard. Parking.
New Kitchen: gas stove, double ovens. Borsh Dishwasher. Granite countertops, maple cabinets. Heated travertine floors. Filtered water.
Living room/Dining room: Semi open floor plan, wood floors, sunny, high ceilings. Persian carpets, 55" TV, cable channels.
New shower, "endless" hot water system.
Central air. Laundry. Wood floors.
Dining room, sunny deck.
Bathroom 1: claw foot tub and new shower with additional vintage telephone sprayer. Heated travertine floors.
Features: highest speed internet, premium channels and Comcast DVD, ALL UTILITIES, CABLE AND INTERNET. , 55" flat screen TV. air conditioned, quiet office. Driveway for car.
TWO bedrooms on main floor, living room, dining room, deck, yard, garden.
Bedroom 1: New full sized bed, memory foam mattress, two windows, wood floors, original paintings, wood floors,light block window treatments.
Bedroom 2: twin beds, remodelled. Wood floors. Light block curtains and shades.

Or, if you choose, AVAILABLE From mid December through winter semester is basement unit. Base rate applies.
Bedroom in large Refinished basement unit: May be rented separately. Separated entrance with key pad. Comfortable, spacious, large desk and office chair, 2 Windows, laundry, wood floors, new ceiling, New queen bed with memory foam mattress with linens and additional private bathroom in remodeled basement unit. Shower has endless hot water system. basement unit available for separate rental (Minimal mock "kitchenette" in basement unit has microwave, hot pot, coffee, refrigerator, freezer, all cooking implements, grill, etc. Reviews and recommendations available. More pictures, FaceTime or Skype available. 734-546-1295 Lynn. We frequently host university researchers and visitors from a bnb site and have a list of excellent and detailed references. We have hosted guests from 14 countries. This unit is our most popular space for long term stays. We offer this unit without a lease, so if you are not happy, you can find something else without penalty. Everyone we hosted seems to really like it and we are still in touch with many of our former guests.
House sitting possibility is only for one person and requires an extensive list of home duties. Optional: Rent free for extensive duties including walking the dog twice a day, including @7amwalk.


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
1600 Sq. Feet
Suited for
3 people
Property Type


Available from Wednesday, December 12, 2018 until Saturday, June 1, 2019
Minimum Stay
1 week(s)
Flexible With Dates

*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Ann Arbor
Postal Code - State or Province 48103 MI
Country United States of America
Neighborhood Keywords Old Westside
Closest University University of Michigan
University nearby

Home Exchange:

We are open to a home swap with any destination!

Preferred Exchange Destination(s) and timing:

Destination 1:

Costa Rica

Dates Wanted:
Wanted from Friday, January 5, 2018 until Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Destination 2:


Dates Wanted:
Wanted from Monday, September 16, 2019 until Thursday, April 30, 2020

Destination 3:


Rental Price:

USD 400 Weekly
Rental Fee Comments
rates vary according to how many people, time period, and use of facilities. Please call for details.
Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Near Shops
  • Walk To Campus
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Available for Long Term
  • Off Campus
  • Architectural Gem
  • Holiday Term
  • Available for Short Term
  • Writing or Country Retreat
  • Historical Home
  • Summer Term


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Air-Conditioning
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Computer
  • Stairs
  • Reserved Parking
  • Security System or Doorman
  • Piano
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • Gym
  • Baby Furniture
  • Other:


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

Perform Housesitting Duties?:

  • Look after Pets
  • Care for Plants
  • Forward our Mail

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About Me
My wife and I are retired. She spent most of her working career as a school psychologist. I worked for 35 years as a defense attorney (and taught courses at the law school , which is a 12 minute walk from here). I have also been in the Peace Corps in Venezuela and volunteered for a year on the Wounded Knee Defense Team. We have done extensive work over the years remodeling and restoring our 100 year old historic home. We raised four lovely children who are all now in the sciences: medicine, engineering and computers. Our daughter (PhD/med school) and son in law (Dr) still live in Ann Arbor. Now we are looking to travel extensively, starting with an extended ski trip and then a long trip in Europe.

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