ADORABLE COTTAGE ON ALL SPORTS NORTH LAKE AVAILABLE FOR SUMMER 2014

Steve Wild

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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ADORABLE COTTAGE ON ALL SPORTS NORTH LAKE AVAILABLE FOR SUMMER 2014

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Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Sleeping Porch, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-6)

I've been told that my old-school cottage ranks pretty high on the charm factor. I've certainly tried to capture the spirit of a 1940's era cottage. The cottage sits on 245 acre all-sports North Lake. Also nearby is the Potawatomi Trail which is popular for both mountain bikers and hikers alike. The cottage will sleep six people comfortably. The upper level features a spacious bathroom with washer and dryer, a proper bedroom, and a sleeping porch which is probably the best place to sleep and enjoy a fresh breeze off the lake. The lower level is essentially one large room equipped with a generous sized kitchen/eating area and a cozy living space for conversation, a book, or possibly a DVD. This lower level has a futon that will sleep two people. Off this lower level is another porch that is often used for dining, playing cards, and gazing at the lake. A metal fire-pit is available in the back yard to provide fire-side warmth on a chilly evening. The rental of this cottage includes the use of a row-boat. I have a pontoon boat that can be leased for an additional fee.

The cottage is about 35 minutes from Ann Arbor and a short drive from Dexter and Chelsea which both offer simple and fine dining. Chelsea has the popular Purple Rose Theater if you enjoy live theater put on by professional actors.

Keywords: cottage, charming, adorable, lake front, boat

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Steve Wild

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2009
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My name is Steve and I purchased this cottage as my own personal retreat and never planned to rent it but like any asset, I think it needs to earn it's keep. That said, I will say that I've set the place up according to my somewhat quirky tastes. I like old stuff and the cottage reflects that characteristic. An example of this is the refrigerator and stove which are vintage 1952/53 appliances. They're clean and they work fine but I know some people just want new stuff. If you want a cute old-school cottage, then this is the place for you.

Steve Wild purchased this cottage in 2003

I chose to purchase this cottage because it's only 35 minutes from my home in Ann Arbor. I'm a landlord in the Ann Arbor area and it's difficult for me to leave town. This cottage allows me to 'get away' while still being within easy reach of all the problems that arise from housing college kids.

This cottage provides me and others with the opportunity to relax and unwind.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Travel with confidence
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4.2
based on 4 traveler reviews

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Adorable Cottage on All Sports North Lake Available for summer 2014
average rating of 4.25 based on 4 reviews
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Adorable Cottage on All Sports North Lake Available for summer 2014
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Pinckney Southeast Michigan
Royal Oak, Michigan
4

A PLACE TO SLOW DOWN AND DECOMPRESS

  • 4 of 5
The minute I walked into this lovely vintage cottage I was in love. I felt the stress just melt away as it seemed like we walked into a slower quieter time. We've rented many a cottages through the years and were usually disappointed by tacky decor and an overall junky look. In this one each piece of furniture and artwork seemed well-loved and purposeful to provide an overall comfortable and stylish atmosphere. My favorite spot was the comfy wicker chaise on the upstairs screened in porch overlooking the water. Each evening we played Scrabble at the country table on the downstairs screened-in porch to the sound of records on the vintage record player. Even on a Sunday in July the lake was peaceful with only a few boats on the water. My husband and son had a great time reeling in bass and snorkeling around the lake.
The surrounding area has so much to offer. I took long walks along the country roads and picked gorgeous bouquets of wildflowers. Two darling victorian-like towns are nearby for shopping and lunch, Chelsea and Stockbridge. And the Potawatami Trail is great for hiking.
If you want to get away from stress I would definitely recommend this place.
  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words, Beth. I will continue to work hard to provide a homey and unique place for folks to unwind and relax!
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Pinckney Southeast Michigan
Bradenton, Florida
5

BACK IN TIME

  • 5 of 5
Great vacation at a true "Michigan cottage " from the old records to the knotty pine walls and the smell of the shed ! Like the 50s all was right !! The hike back to state recreation trails is a must , its 50 yards up the road , also major Mountian bike trails almost at your door step . The pontoon boat is a must !!
  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Adorable Cottage on All Sports North Lake Available for summer 2014
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Pinckney Southeast Michigan
New Boston MI
4

PINKNEY RECREATION AREA - LAKE COTTAGE REVIEW

  • 4 of 5
Upon arrival Steve took the time to show us around and acquint us with the house, property and boat which helped us settle in very quickly. The property is exactly as described on VRBO.

We spent a week on the lake and had a wonderfully relaxing time. The area is wonderful with the property in the heart of a state recreation area. The lake and neighboring area is uncrowded, even during the weekend and holidays. During our stay, there were several records set for high temperatures and having the boat available to cruise the lake, go swimming, float and cool down was a real bonus. We spent every night at the lakes edge relaxing, watch that lake activity, the two swan families, small fishes, and pontoon airplanes that landed and took off occassionally. The house is decorated with a nostalgic charm. We really enjoyed playing the LP records that returned us to another era.

We went to Zuckey Lake tavern in Pinckney several times to eat and watch Tiger baseball. We highly recommend this restraunt/bar which is only about 15 minutes from the cottage.

We had our two small dogs with us and the property was set up perfectly for the dogs. The back yard is contained/fenced so we did not have to worry too much about the dogs "wandering off". One of our dogs really enjoyed "fishing" at the dock, watching the small fish that came to visit. On several occassions a family of five swan came to feed at the end of the dock. The swans did not like the dogs, but the dogs really enjoyed meeting new "friends".

We are regular renters of property on VRBO. This is the first time we rented a property close to our home for vacation and highly recommend it. We avoided spending hours on the highway, and returned home fully relaxed and energized. My wife has recommended the property to friends looking for a lake getaway.
  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Adorable Cottage on All Sports North Lake Available for summer 2014
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Pinckney Southeast Michigan
Newar, DE
4

NICE VACATION

  • 4 of 5
Thanks to Steve for a nice cottage on the beautiful North Lake. The stay was very relaxing and I have
to admit the sleeping porch was a great night's sleep overlokking the lake. The place has a very nice
throwback style to it including a 1950's fridge with rotating shelves that was very cool. The pontoon
boat was a great way to start/end the day with a cruise around the lake. It also nice to drop
anchor and drop a fishing line into the lake and just relax. Steve was also very helpful in giving us a tour of the house and property which was helpful for our stay. I wouls definately recommend this cottage for a nice/quiet getaway. We had our vacation planned around a UM game with Ann Arbor
only about 25 minutes away. Some nice little towns around including Dexter which was very nice.
If you like golf check out Whispering Pines only about 15 minutes NE of the cottage.
  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Halfmoon Lake
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
The Inverness Inn
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Hudson Mills, Pierce Lake, Reddeman Farms
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
The Inverness Inn
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Availability & Rates

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Pinckney Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Cottage with Pontoon Boat
Jun 24 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$200
$1,200
$4,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$150
$900
$3,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
If you contact me far enough in advance, payment can be forwarded via mail by writing me a check. If you contact me on relatively short notice, you will have to provide cash upon arrival.
Notes When the pontoon boat is included the refundable damage/security deposit increases from $300.00 to $500.00.
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Amenities

Pinckney Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Broadband Access
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster ...
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Double Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) The futon in the living room flips out into a double bed.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • CD Player
  • Video Library ...
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
  • Television ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Games ...
  • Books ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Golf ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • hunting
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • cross country skiing
  • kayaking
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