|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
Within 10 miles of Michigan International Speedway (MIS), Hayes State Park, and MSU's Hidden Gardens.
|Refundable damage deposit||$150|