STUNNING WATERFALL ESTATE WITH PRIVATE COVE AND BEACH! TREES! SUNSETS!

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Jenna or Marshall Mandell

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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STUNNING WATERFALL ESTATE WITH PRIVATE COVE AND BEACH! TREES! SUNSETS!

Highland House Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, 1 half bathroom, sleeps 12

(See gorgeous video below) Incredible, unique estate located off a long private driveway! Charming, modern 'Swiss Chalet' on 4 acres of serene trees and views, with private cove and inviting beach on a wooded all sports lakefront lot! Stunning waterfall/pond feature is inspirational! You'll think you're dreaming! Granite full service kitchen with stainless fridge, range, dishwasher and microwave! Living room with fireplace and hardwood floors! 3 new full bathrooms! Finished walkout lower level leads to shaded relaxing patio next to stream/waterfall with a four foot fall! You stress will be washed away. Great sunsets off the giant deck! Boat launch on site! Lakefront fire pit with lots of tree stump seats just like at camp for roasting marshmallows! Closest neighbor is 200 feet away from house! Access the main lake under a convenient bridge that accommodates most recreational boats! Did I mention that you'll think you're dreaming? This estate inspired Heartbark.com, a website based in a virtual forest where you can make positive messages on the trees causing them to grow! Log on to Heartbark for free. No drive-bys without appointment!

Peaceful, Serene, Great Views and Amenities: People head north so they can find beauty, mature trees, a feeling of peace and to feel like they're far from the city. With this exceptional home on four forested and waterfront acres, you're already there. The waterfall makes you feel like you're in the mountains or out west! The beautifully designed and landscaped lot is big enough that you can take a walk or find a quiet peaceful spot all to your own! Enjoy the view of the lake and the house from the tip of the peninsula or sun yourself on the inviting beach and private sun/swim deck. Have a seat on the huge deck that looks down over the lot and enjoy the sunset on the other side of the lake! Watch for Deer, Raccoon, Blue Heron, Beaver, Otter, Ducks, Geese, Swans, Birds, Frogs, Fish. There's good fishing (please catch and release). You're not going to want to leave!

Local Fare & Access to World Class Entertainment!: If you like relaxing, skiing, golf, horseback riding, boating, swimming, shopping or great eating you're in luck. You'll love the Highland House, with a varied menu and great pizza. Walk through neighboring Milford's restaurants and shops. There's great golf at Dunham Hills. 25 minutes away is Twelve Oaks Mall that offers shopping including Nordstroms, Macy's, Lord and Taylor and great boutiques.

Catch major concerts at DTE Energy Theater, while the city and suburbs of Detroit offer world class dining, prime entertainment and classic museums. There is gambling at one of Detroit's casinos like the Motor City, Greektown or the MGM Grand. With a passport you can cross over to Windsor, Canada which is known for fine dining, great views of Detroit, gambling and shopping.

Clean Updated and Cozy!: All the beds are new, plush and supportive. There's plenty of room to spread out, even it is rainy. There's a living room with fireplace and and a roomy family room with second entertainment area. View the lake from many rooms. There's cable TV, videos library, book library, playing cards, board and video games and included free WI-fi. Note: The Waterfall feature may not be running during cooler weather due to possible freeze conditions.

Get inspired! This property and it's majestic trees inspired the website Heartbark.com, which is based in a virtual forest where the user can make positive messages on the trees, causing them to grow higher! Join us on Heartbark to get a feel for this inspirational home! Note: Our video was taken in the morning, when it's shady. Property is not as shaded in the afternoon for fun in the sun!

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Jenna or Marshall Mandell

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Speaks english
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Privately and family owned. Friendly, loving, understanding, family people with four kids. We'd love to hear from you and accomodate anything we can for you. Note: We're in the real estate business, so we have a pretty tight contract to make sure no one can harm our home, but we're really friendly and never have had a in issue with an Occupant.

Welcome to the Hearbark Home, which is place of serenity and beauty rarely found anywhere. The home is well cared for, clean, has modern amenities and a location close to town where you can get whatever you need with a short car ride. If you're looking for a place where you feel like you're on a private estate and like to relax surrounded by beauty and not other neighbors or occupants, then this is the place for you. Everybody loves this unique site.

On four acres

Private quiet cove

Waterfall running during the warm season

Giant view deck

Towering mature trees

Lots of parking

Closest neighbor is 200 feet away

Large private beach

Private road leading to house

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Reviews

Property Reviews

Stunning Waterfall Estate with Private Cove and Beach! Trees! Sunsets!
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 9 reviews
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Stunning Waterfall Estate with Private Cove and Beach! Trees! Sunsets!
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Highland Southeast Michigan
4

Ladies Retreat

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
The Ladies from the church chose to stay here to have our Womens Retreat and we enjoy ourselves. The home had plenty of space for 10 women. We were able to use the paddle boat and canoe and use the firepit. Overall a great experience plenty of towels and blankets. Most of the ladies were from the city so spending the weekend in a wooded area was different but relaxing.
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Stunning Waterfall Estate with Private Cove and Beach! Trees! Sunsets!
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+1 248 737 6800 103
Highland Southeast Michigan
5

Adorable, cozy, peaceful, and unforgettable!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
My family chose this property for our extended family get-together - we had 9 adults and two kids (four generations!) in this house, and we absolutely loved it!! We would stay there again in a heartbeat. Jenna was a fabulous resource for amenities in the area, was super friendly and answered every one of our many questions, and we felt very well taken care of. I admit that before we got there I was nervous about all of us fitting, but upon arriving I was amazed at how roomy it was. The two living areas, combined with the decks, the beach, the swing and the numerous other places to go and relax on the property meant that we never felt cramped, but we were also close enough to enjoy our family togetherness. We were all very impressed with the updated and luxurious feel of the kitchen and bathrooms. The kitchen was perfect for the family dinners we cooked every night, and all the outdoor amenities kept everyone busy. The house was so well stocked with supplies and activities, it was so comforting and relaxing and truly like a home away from home - but with a waterfall, a beach, and a tranquility we don't get at home!
We had a ton of fun going to local restaurants, a mom&pop ice cream place, the enormous outlet mall nearby, and the kids loved the neighborhood playground. It was so relaxing on the property, and there was always someone on the swing, sunbathing on the beach, reading in the hammock, or having a cup of coffee on the deck. The landscaping was gorgeous and the little personal touches around the entire property lets you know this place is loved and cared for. I'd totally recommend this for people wanting to relax and enjoy nature, but still be close to shopping, restaurants, and in-town living. Great for families!
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time for the kind words and for staying at our home. We hope you visit again. Best wishes. Jenna and Marshall
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Stunning Waterfall Estate with Private Cove and Beach! Trees! Sunsets!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p275647
+1 248 737 6800 103
Highland Southeast Michigan
4

Serene experience

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
We stayed a week here and had a great time. The property is very private and serene. Great fun fishing right off the doc. The owner was very responsive to our questions and pleasant to interact with. The canoe was so fun and paddle boat too. Bonfires in the evening lakefront truely memorable. This place is unique in a beautiful way. The only reason I did not give five plus stars is because we did not want to swim in the lake in front of the home. But a short boat ride and we were in swim worthy waters. Would not deter us from staying at this lovely property again. There is lots to do in the area, including spash park, hiking, you name it.
Owner's Response: Thank you Anne for the great review and we're glad you enjoyed yourself. Our family loves swimming near the docks where the water depth is about 6-7 feet deep and is quite roomy, but yes, there is a lot of swimming out on the main lake as well. Again, much thanks and please come again!
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Stunning Waterfall Estate with Private Cove and Beach! Trees! Sunsets!
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Highland Southeast Michigan
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Great location

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
Very nice house on a wonderful large private almost secluded lot. It’s close to the metro area, but quite private with a very large lawn extending out onto the peninsula. Neighbors are pretty much hidden by the trees or way across the lake from the private cove. Having the canoe was great. We enjoyed watching the swan family with 3 cygnets every day. Fishing was good right at the dock. Beds were very comfortable, except for the convertible sofa of course. There was lots of outside seating. Close enough to stores and shopping. The listing was very accurate and complete.
The negatives were that the pontoon boat was unavailable due to maintenance issues. Other maintenance issues included a leak in the canoe. It was fixed within two days. The hammock was rotted out but the owner reimbursed us to replace it. Many of the windows did not have screens or cranks to open them. This was a problem when the power went out for 12 hours. Candles or flashlights would have been useful. Kitchen lacks mixing bowls, 9x13 and 8x8 baking pans, and a vegetable peeler.
The biggest disappointment was the weed infested cove. It wasn’t just the season. No other house that we saw in the lake had such a weed infested waterfront. It needs maintenance.
No property is perfect , and overall we were pleased with our 8 days there and would rent this property again.
Owner's Response: Thank you Kurt and Cindy for staying and for your good review. As a response, the pontoon boat is never included in any rental. The power was out for hundreds of thousands in the area. Just the same we will make sure emergency supplies are on site, which is a grood suggestion. I wasn't aware of a leak in the canoe and I'm looking to replace it. I will also increase our kitchen supplies. Other input is also valuable that we're looking into. Thanks again for the great input.

The Heartbark House
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Stunning Waterfall Estate with Private Cove and Beach! Trees! Sunsets!
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Highland Southeast Michigan
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Sweet Retreat

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2011
My family and I really enjoyed staying here. Everything was well set up and ready for our arrival. The lake was gorgeous. The kids had fun roasting marshmallows at the firepit and we fished a lot. Good local restaurants too. I recommend it to anyone!
Owner's Response: Thank you.
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Detroit Metropolitan or Flint, MI Airport
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
US 23/Highland Road (M-59) or I-96 and Milford
Nearest Beach
15 Metres
Out your front door!
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Many bars, restaurants in the area.
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Alpine Valley
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Dunham Hills (Gorgeous)
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Many, Many!
Car: recommended

10 minutes from restaurants, 24 hr. Meijer, horseback riding, Diehl Cider Mill, fine golf courses and Alpine Ski Resort. 30 minutes to a Twelve Oaks Mall, Ann Arbor, Flint Airport, DTE Energy concerts. One hour from Detroit Metro airport, Downtown Detroit, Frankenmuth and Windsor, Canada. Experience major shows, festivals, concerts, restaurants, or gambling. The home offers an 'up north' private estate setting, in a safe, suburban area. You'll love driving off into the woods to your private retreat, yet being close enough to great shopping and restaurants. Indeed a rare property and location!

Other Activities: Winter: cross-county skiing, ice skating, snowmobiling, ice fishing, ice hockey, hunting, skiing, sledding, make a snowman, bowling, boardgames, read a good book.

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Availability & Rates

Highland House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
"Spring"
Apr 1 2014 - May 13 2014
$100
$150
Fri,Sat
$1,550
$4,250
2 nights
 
 
Peak/ "Summer"
May 15 2014 - Sep 29 2014
$425
$475
Fri,Sat
$2,875
$12,050
3 nights
 
 
"Fall"
Oct 1 2014 - Nov 14 2014
$100
$150
Fri,Sat
$1,550
$4,250
2 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$100
$150
Fri,Sat
$1,265
$3,520
2 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Holiday Weekdays Add $50.00
Holiday Weekends Add $75.00 Per Night
Memorial day, Labor day, 4th of July , Thanksgiving, Christmas and New years eve.
There is a cleaning fee for any stay of $100
There is a boat fee of $35
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Amenities

Highland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Ski in/Ski out ...
  • Town ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Parking ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Laundry Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 11 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main Floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Lower Level
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , 2nd Floor
  • All New!
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 2 floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 2 floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Main Floor
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Lower Level
    Bedroom 5 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Lower-Fold out
  • The fold out couch is located in the lower living area.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Books ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Games ...
  • Toys ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Books for Kids
  • Games for Kids
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Pedal Boat
  • Wood Deck
  • Boat Dock
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • live theater
  • pond
  • waterfalls
  • library
  • museums
  • coin laundry
  • cinemas
  • zoo
  • restaurants
  • forests
  • playground
  • autumn foliage
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • bird watching
  • sledding
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • paddle boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • laundromat
  • hospital
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • swimming
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • cycling
  • skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • tennis
Notes:
-Relax on the huge deck, patio or beach. -Great swimming area. -Take a walk on the peninsula and watch the boats go by or enjoy the sunsets -Have an awesome campfire experience in the evening at the lakefront campfire set up. -Main dining table seats 6, but more chairs can be added to seat 8, plus people can eat outside on the deck and in the living room. There is also breakfast bar seating and additional dining for 4 in the lower level. -The living room couch would also be suitable for sleeping or napping, especially for kids with sleeping bags. -Great lower level family room that walks out to patio and waterfall with TV, videos, games. -Granite kitchen is remodeled with new appliances. -Laundry room with washer and dryer in lower level. -Forced air heat and central air. -Sorry, there is no crib or playpen, but arrangements may be made.

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