Something for everyone. With 16 acres of woods, 2 large ponds and 1/2 mile of river frontage you will never need to visit the same spot twice. The home and grounds are so complete you only need to bring food and clothing. Two campfire pits, three picnic tables, and lots of lawn furniture add to your enjoyment. In addition, the Irish Hills of Michigan offer a wide variety of entertainment options starting with three weekends of NASCAR racing. The area includes over 20 lakes, most with public access, 3 golf courses, several children's parks from the old west to Go-cart and put-put golf to ridding horses right next to buffalo. Just minutes from several quaint towns that feature antique stores. Many of the local towns have events scheduled throughout the year from a mature dog shows to a Rodeo.
BR B Amenities: /B BR Fully furnished home with all appliances, laundry facilities, linens, towels, and a completely equipped kitchen.
Seven person hot tub, lots of out door furniture, charcoal grill, and even a large fire pit for campfires.
State of the art entertainment center with 50inch HDTV/DVD/VCR
Professional Pool table and high end Foosball in a separate game room.
In ground swimming pool, tennis/basketball court, baseball diamond.
Two large ponds and a half a mile of river frontage to try your luck at fishing.
BR B Activities: /B BR Hiking, fishing, swimming, tennis, basketball, baseball
Look for deer, cranes, kingfishers, turkey, fox, wood chucks and much more
BR B Area: /B BR Irish Hills of Michigan offer a wide variety of entertainment options starting with three weekends of NASCAR racing. The area includes over 20 lakes, most with public access, 3 golf courses, several childrens parks from the old west to Go-cart and put-put golf to ridding horses right next to buffalo. Just minutes from several quaint towns that feature antique stores. Many of the local towns have events scheduled throughout the year from a mature dog shows to a Rodeo. For more go to the Brooklyn, Michigan Camber of Commerce web site.
I can't say enough good things about this place and the experience of renting it. It had everything; it was like a mini-resort just for our family. We rented it for one week, and commented that we'd need it for at least a month to feel like we fully experienced it. We never left the property for a week, and every day was unique and full of new adventures. We drove the golf cart to the pool, we looked at the most beautiful river view from a comfortable swing bench, we looked for frogs and turtles in the ponds, we used the hot tub (outdoors, so we could watch deer and groundhogs while we tubbed!), we used the extensive indoor game area (with air hockey, foosball, etc), we shot basketball hoops and played tennis on our private court, we watched one of the 500 movies on the big screen TV, etc etc!
Our family had a reunion there with 4 toddler/preschoolers, and they LOVED it, and never wanted to leave. There were a few toys for them there too, like rocking horses, a mini picnic table, and a mini wishing well. Everywhere we turned there was something neat that we did not expect. There is one set of stairs between the upstairs and downstairs that you might want to block off if you have a toddler. (There is a stepladder in the utility closet that does a decent job, if you don't bring a gate).
The owner, Bob, was a pleasure to deal with and very responsive. He clearly cares a lot about the property, and it shows. Everything was in excellent condition and very clean. He came out a few times during the week to check on the pool and other things. He also provides all sorts of things, like toilet paper, body wash, laundry detergent, linens, etc that many other places don't provide, which is so convenient. It's also worth noting that the three of the four bedrooms can be configured as king beds or twins (the fourth can only be two twins). We had them made into king beds, and they were very comfortable. There is an extra bed in the game room as well, which has a door, so this is a viable extra room for someone too.
We have already recommended this rental to many others, and are considering making it our family vacation destination again next year. I made a photo of the beautiful view from the living room window (of the pond and field) my desktop background because I already miss the place. It's really a unique place and experience. Don't miss out!
Privacy, swimming pool and grandkids that all caught their first fish in the pond. Everything was clean and everything you would need was there. Bob did a great job going over details of property with us and told us to make the house our own. We have very large family but never felt cramped. Hate writing this review because I'm afraid others will find out about this hidden jewel. I'm calling Bob tonight to rebook for next year.