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Quaint Cottage on Wamplers Lake 'Gold Coast' Shoreline

Sleeps15
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
cottage
Sleeps
15
Bedrooms
5
Bathrooms
1
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

Description

Brooklyn Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 5 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 13-15)

Five-bedroom cottage on all-sports Wamplers Lake in the Irish Hills. We are on the eastern shore, which means sandy bottom and spectacular sunsets. Eight-hundred-acre lake is all-sports, ideal for swimming, waterskiing, jetskiing, or just cruising on your pontoon boat. Perfect for kids--water is knee-high on adults even 50 feet out, and the bottom is total sand. Great (stocked) fishing, too, including large and smallmouth bass, pike, and pan fish.

Watch the sun set every evening from our sun porch. At night, roast marshmallows around the firepit as the stars come out over the placid water.

Jerry's Restaurant--famous for its quality and variety--is located on the south shore, a five-minute car ride or two minutes by water. They have evening entertainment many nights during the summer. The cottage is also close to MIS, MSU's Hidden Gardens, Hayes State Park, a handful of antique stores, and several golf and putt-putt courses.

As far as the layout of the house, there are four bedrooms and a half-bath upstairs. Three of the bedrooms have double beds, and the kids room has a twin, a double, and bunks. The fifth bedroom is downstairs (a queen), with extra sleeping available on the sunporch futon. Also downstairs is the main bath with toilet, sink, and shower stall. There is also a living room looking out on the lake, with a gas fireplace.

Bring your own boat or use our pedal boat. Lake access is at Hayes State Park -- just one mile from the cottage.

Keywords: Cottage, cabin, lakefront, waterfront, beachfront, Irish Hills

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Owner
Dave
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 13, 2016
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About Dave

This is our family cottage -- which we dearly love -- and which we're happy to be able to share with other families who enjoy the water and spending time together. We live about an hour from the lake, and spend several weeks here a year. We have two small children (and many nieces and nephews) who have learned to swim and waterski here since we bought the place in 2005. Every year, we try to add something new and better, and every year we have some of the same families come back and stay with us. We're happy to help create wonderful memories for so many!

Dave purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Dave chose Southeast Michigan

Wamplers Lake is ideal for watersports -- there is almost always a calm spot for skiing. The fishing is plentiful. It is very social and friendly, with people walking up and down Shoreline Drive all day. Jerry's is a great restaurant so close you could almost swim to it. The sunsets are spectacular. The water is clean and warm, and the bottom has no muck. As lake living goes, it has just about everything one could want.

What makes this cottage unique

People love our sunporch. It is large, has a 180 degree view of the lake, and is brightly lit all day long. The cottage itself is vintage, with plenty of character, and we've also recently repainted and wallpapered every surface in the whole place, plus new carpet, new furniture, etc.

Guestbook comments from the owner

As our families grow we needed a bigger place and this is perfect. The kids appreciated the toys and we all had a wonderful cozy time.
Oct 2009
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Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Quaint Cottage on Wamplers Lake 'Gold Coast' Shoreline
average rating of 4.5625 based on 23 reviews
4

Phenomenal location for family reunion.

  • 4 of 5

Cottage was clean with inviting rooms to a safe, kid friendly beach. Outdoor living at it's finest. Great patio area, fire pit, bar b que and outdoor games. Huge refrigerator for beverages by the sunroom.

Owner was very conscientious of accommodating us.

Cottage was a little funky but that added to the casual ambiance for our get together. We would have liked a better shower facility-even an enclosed outside shower for guests to clean-up before they went home. We were disappointed that the paddle boat and shuffle board were inoperative.

I am very happy that we were able to get this cottage for our family reunion. Thank you David and Missy.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great ice fishing trip.

  • 5 of 5

Great cottage , very comfortable cabin had plenty of room for 11 guys ice fishing. Plan on coming back during summer months and next year for another I e fishing trip.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location

  • 4 of 5

This house is spectacularly located right on a beautiful lake. The house is well appointed and was very clean when we arrived. The host was responsive and helpful, going out of his way to help us late at night with a question we had on the first night of our stay.

One item of information that I think would be of use to potential renters: the four bedrooms on the top floor have walls that are about seven feet high, but the ceiling peaks at about ten feet, so noise definitely carries between the bedrooms.

Overall a great place!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Comfortable and very accommodating!

  • 5 of 5

Ten friends in town for a wedding and every one of us were so impressed with Wamplers Lake and the beauty of it all. We are already talking about our next visit. Thank you for such a great first time experience!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

fun get away!

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at this rental over labor day weekend. There were 6 kids and 8 adults and this house had plenty of room for all of us. The lake was wonderful, very sandy up to at least 50 or 70 feet out, and i am very picky about walking in the lake. The kids could all touch which was nice , it gave them a lot of swimming area. We brought a boat and did some tubing and the lake was awesome. This house has a lot of character and definitely gives you that "cottagey" feel. The sunroom was large and very comfy, we were all able to sit in there comfortably together. We would definitely stay here again, everyone had a great time. I think our only wish was for an update with the shower, as it is very small, we wound up having the kids just bathe in the lake as that was easier for us with the small children. We were also bummed that the paddle boat was not working, but we had plenty of other things to do to keep busy. There is a cool bar on the lake as well that you can pull your boat right up to and it seems as if they have a lot of entertainment going om there as well throughout the summer.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great family get-a-way

  • 5 of 5

Plenty of room for family and friends. Wonderful shallow swim area for little ones, and perfectly placed bench for sunset and also morning coffee on the dock watching a swan family. Peaceful and pleasant with great neighbors!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Within 10 miles of Michigan International Speedway (MIS), Hayes State Park, and MSU's Hidden Gardens.

Rates & Availability

Brooklyn Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter
Dec 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$175
$800
 
 
Spring1
Apr 1 2017 - May 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
$200
$1,150
 
 
FSAE MIS race
May 9 2017 - May 14 2017
4 night minimum stay
$400
 
 
Spring2
May 15 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
$200
 
 
Memorial Day Weekend
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
4 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
June
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$275
$1,800
 
 
July
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,000
 
 
August
Jul 30 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$275
$1,900
 
 
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$300
From
$350
Fri,Sat
$1,850
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Cleaning Deposit $50

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Amenities

Brooklyn Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Downstairs Bath - toilet , shower
    Upstairs Bath - toilet
  • As has been mentioned in some of the comments, the shower in the downstairs bathroom is small.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Willow Bedroom - 1 queen , Downstairs
    Oak Bedroom - 1 double , Upstairs
    Pine Bedroom - 1 double , Upstairs
    Sycamore Bedroom - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Upstairs
    Maple Bedroom - 1 double , Upstairs
    Sunroom - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Downstairs
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (4), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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