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'TUMBLE DOWN' WATERFRONT SUNSET WONDER, ALL SPORTS LAKE, FISHING

Melisa Burnett

Advertiser since: 2012
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Melisa Burnett

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Calendar last updated:
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'TUMBLE DOWN' WATERFRONT SUNSET WONDER, ALL SPORTS LAKE, FISHING

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Brighton Cottage Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

Historic waterfront cottage known as 'Tumble Down' with amazing sunsets. Originally built in 1923 by a well known gentleman who built many field stone cottages in the area, several of which are on West Crooked Lake. Tumble Down is located on low boat traffic, West Crooked Lake with water access to East Crooked Lake. Both are all sports lakes. Relax and barbecue on your private deck overlooking the lake, swing on the porch swing, enjoy the hot tub or roast marshmallows over the campfire. Sunbathing on the shore, deck or dock. Paddle around the lake in the 16' canoe or paddle boat both provided, bring your own boat or rent our 25 foot Bennington pontoon boat for $100 per day (gas included). Boat launch 1/2 mile away. Great fishing. Property has extensive gardens and was featured on the LACASA garden tour in 2010. Be sure to explore the secret gnome garden. Courtyard with fountain.

Tumble Down has much to offer year round. Enjoy foliage color in the fall, cross-country skiing and ice fishing in the winter. We look forward to sharing our slice of paradise with you.

Keywords: Waterfront, all sports lake, boat rental, fishing, dock, paddle boat, hot tub, firepit, sunsets, historic

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Melisa Burnett (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2012
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 13, 2015

About Melisa Burnett

We love to travel, spend time with friends and family, garden, enjoy good food and wine, host parties, and of course spend time on our lake!

Melisa Burnett purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Melisa Burnett chose Brighton

We have lived in this community for almost 20 years. Living on West Crooked Lake is like living 'on vacation' all of the time. We looked at every lake in Brighton and settled on West Crooked Lake based on sunsets, quality of water, visual interest, boat traffic, wildlife and quality of residence development.

What makes this cottage unique

We love watching the circle of life on our lake year round. We have multiple bird families that make West Crooked Lake their home; Multiple Swan families, Canada Geese, Wood Ducks, Blue Herons, Egrets, Sandhill Cranes, Hawks, a pair of Morning Doves that nest in our garden and a mischievous Muskrat that lives in our neighbor's wood pile.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.7
based on 19 traveler reviews

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'Tumble Down' Waterfront Sunset Wonder, All Sports Lake, Fishing
average rating of 4.6842103 based on 19 reviews
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'Tumble Down' Waterfront Sunset Wonder, All Sports Lake, Fishing
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p411061vb
-2485200671
Brighton Southeast Michigan
Windsor, ON Canada
5

Romantic Weekend Away

  • 5 of 5
We celebrated our 1st Wedding Anniversary in October at the cottage and it was the perfect location to get away as a couple. Melisa & Roger were available if needed, but we essentially felt like we had the whole lake to ourselves. We were fortunate with amazing weather & the scenery is simply gorgeous in the fall. Cozy little place to escape reality! Hope to visit in the summer eventually. Thanks for making our anniversary as memorable as the wedding day!
  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
'Tumble Down' Waterfront Sunset Wonder, All Sports Lake, Fishing
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p411061vb
-2485200671
Brighton Southeast Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
5

Idyllic Lake House

  • 5 of 5
This rental experience was perfect as the weather we had when we got there. The communication beforehand/during/after was excellent. The cabin had everything we needed. The outdoor space (including pier, fire pit, hot tub, pontoon rental) were awesome! Melisa and Roger were excellent hosts: they went above-and-beyond preparing a part of the property for a special event and were also available if we needed anything while never being overbearing. My only hesitancy in giving this rental five-stars is that we plan to go back next summer and I don't want it to be fully booked!!!
  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
'Tumble Down' Waterfront Sunset Wonder, All Sports Lake, Fishing
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p411061vb
-2485200671
Brighton Southeast Michigan
Wichita Falls, TX
5

Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5
First time renting a place on VRBO, hope they all go as well as this time. Everything was as stated in their listing, the property was beautiful, the owners a pleasure to work with.
  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
'Tumble Down' Waterfront Sunset Wonder, All Sports Lake, Fishing
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p411061vb
-2485200671
Brighton Southeast Michigan
5

Beautiful Location and Home

  • 5 of 5
My family had such a great time at this home. The views are breathtaking and make those not from Michigan to purchase a home in Michigan. My hubby and son enjoyed fishing (caught a pike), paddle boating around the islands, and campfires! The home is clean and decorated so darn cute! Melisa is extremely personable. She provided our family with suggestions for food, activities, and more importantly made us feel like it was our home! My only suggestion, is if you are a tall man, like my hubby, the rooms are small and he was head to toe sleeping. Even with that, he loved the house and there were other places to sleep he just chose the room! We can’t wait to go back. This was our first time ever using VRBO and our experience was out of this world. I sincerely can’t express how much Melisa welcomed us, and how clean this home is!
This home is totally worth every penny! Thank you so much Melisa for making this a wonderful memory my family will never forget.
  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
'Tumble Down' Waterfront Sunset Wonder, All Sports Lake, Fishing
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p411061vb
-2485200671
Brighton Southeast Michigan
Dayton, Ohio
4

Fun Time!

  • 4 of 5
The house was wonderful, but felt like visiting a Hobbit's house (my wife and I are over 6 feet tall). The view cannot be beat. We enjoyed the evenings sitting on the porch and around the fire pit making smores. The paddle boat was great to explore the islands in the lake. Ann Arbor and Brighton are cool towns to explore (the kids loved searching for Fairy Doors). The landscaping is immaculate! There are 45 steps down to the entrance so be careful, or Tumble Down will earn its name. The owners were great and very accommodating (they live in the attached house, but there is significant privacy). The hot tub would have been awesome, but there were some technical difficulties. It was a good introduction to Michigan for this Texas boy. I would stay here again anytime!!!
  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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'Tumble Down' Waterfront Sunset Wonder, All Sports Lake, Fishing
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p411061vb
-2485200671
Brighton Southeast Michigan
Waterville, Ohio
5

Great trip

  • 5 of 5
Our annual fall get-a-way was a blast. Despite the weather (it was cold and rainy some of the time) we had a wonderful time. The cottage itself was truly a delight. We had plenty to do and we never turned the T.V. on which I truly enjoyed. We used the hot-tub, ate on the deck, played games and took a canoe ride. Even though there are several steps leading down to the cottage....we enjoyed the challenge. I would highly recommend this rental. The owners were very pleasant and easy to work with.
  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Detroit Metro Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Brighton and Howell
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
The Jackal and Oak Pointe Country Club (Club Corp)
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Ann Arbor
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
I-96 and 23
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Brighton and Howell
Nearest Ski
2 Miles
Mt. Brighton
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
On our Lake
Car: necessary

Enjoy cross-county skiing and ice fishing on the lake during the winter. Magnificent fall colors on property as well as several state parks in the area, Kensington Metro Park and Island Lake.

3 mile drive to Mt Brighton for skiing/snowboarding in the winter and golf at the Jackal in the summer. Many additional golf courses, restaurants, shopping, antiquing, etc are very close by. Travel adviser book provided in the cottage for recommendations.

Downtown Brighton (4 miles) and Howell (6 miles) offer many events in the summer including concerts, sidewalk sales, holiday parades, farmers markets, Howell Balloon Festival, Ann Arbor Art Fairs, Brighton Art Festival, Howell Melon Festival, Brighton's Smokin' Jazz & Barbecue Blues Festival, etc.

A close drive to U-M (30 minutes), MSU (30 minutes) and Detroit (45 minutes), a great place to stay for all college and professional sporting events.

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Rates & Availability

From $193 Per night

Brighton Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
May 22 2015 - Sep 7 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,350
 
 
July Fourth
Jun 28 2015 - Jul 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,000
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$200
$1,200
$3,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Property Damage Protection $49
Tax Rate 6.0%
Notes Seven day minimum rental from Memorial Day through Labor Day weeks. Friday, Saturday or Sunday check-in/check-out preferred. Check-in is 4 pm and Check-out is 11 am.
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Amenities

Brighton Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Golf Course View
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen, Bunk Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Waterfront Cottage with amazing sunsets. On low traffic, West Crooked Lake with access to East Crooked Lake. Both are all sports lakes. Property has much to offer year round. Relax and barbecue on your private deck overlooking the lake, swing on the porch swing, enjoy the hot tub or roast marshmallows over the campfire. Sunbathing on the private beach, deck or dock. Paddle around the lake in the paddle boat provided, bring your own boat or access to pontoon boat for an additional fee. Private beach for all the sunbathing you want. Boat launch 1/2 mile away. Property has extensive gardens and was featured on the LACASA garden tour in 2010. Shared courtyard with fountain.

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